Saturday, February 05, 2011

FO Giveaway

A little over a year ago, I made a resolution to knit only what I want to knit. It's been great for eliminating the stress I was putting on myself to finish things. There has been a downside, however. I have a whole pile of knits with no home! So I am offering them up to anyone who wants them. First come, first served. To claim an item, email me or leave a comment. I prefer email because Blogger doesn't have a good reply system. My email is kubackit AT hotmail DOT com. Please write something in the subject line that indicates you are responding to this post. I'd like to give one item to a person, but go ahead and list everything you like. If your first choice isn't available, then I'll send the next on the list. If no one claims the second item you like, I'll mail that to you, too. I will leave this open until March 31, or whenever everything has been claimed, and I'll indicate which items have been claimed.

I'll list the pattern and the yarn I used, and link to both my Ravelry page and the pattern's website, if it has one, so you can see the inspiration.

First item: Claimed!

Capucine in Suss Twisted (100% Cotton) (Ravelry link). This was fun to make. I think it will look best on someone with long hair. Note that it's made from cotton, so it will stretch. The top pom pom is just tied on so it can be removed. I don't have the skills to make a cute bird for the side, so I hope whoever chooses this will adorn it with something cute. The designer's blog has a lot of great examples.

Second item: Claimed!

Faux Bois in Berroco Inca Gold (Ravelry link). I have a thing for faux bois. These are stranded knitting, which I'm no expert at. They are a bit tight, therefore, I'd recommend them for someone with small hands.

Third item: Claimed!
Marram in Rowan Pima Cotton DK (Ravelry link). While I was knitting it I knew I should add another repeat of the pattern. I didn't. This is short, so it would probably fit a smaller head better, maybe a child's head.

Fourth item:Claimed!
Veyla in Datura Fiber Arts 100% Superwash Merino Wool (Ravelry). These were fun to knit. The yarn is a bit thin, so these are also best suited to smaller hands. My hands fit fine, but stretch them a little too much for my tastes. I can add buttons before I mail these (please give me time to find some--there aren't any buttons in Elko), or I can leave them off so you can add buttons of your choosing.

Fifth item:
Café au Lait mitts in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (Ravelry). Please look at the original pattern to get a better idea of how these look. The lace pattern is somewhat lost in this yarn, but they are very soft and warm.

Sixth item: Claimed!
Herringbone Hat in Berroco Inca Gold (Ravelry). This is my own design using the herringbone stitch pattern from the Harmony Guides: Knit and Purl. I felt like trying out a new stitch pattern on a hat, and this is the result. I love the way the decreases on the crown turned out.

Seventh item:
Susie's Reading Mitts in Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino (Ravelry). These are luscious in a suri alpaca, merino blend.

Eighth item: Claimed!
Noro Hat in Noro Chirimen (Ravelry). I like the fun striping in Noro, but the mohair content in the majority of their yarns makes it impossible for me to use. This was another attempt at using a non-mohair Noro yarn. The yarn just isn't for me, even though I love the color changes. Believe it or not, this hat works for either a man or a woman.

Ninth item: Claimed!
Kaura (no pattern website) in RYC Cashcotton 4 ply (Ravelry). I love this yarn. I felt like knitting some bobbles when I chose this pattern. It's a dense fabric, so the hat will be very warm.

Tenth item: Claimed!

Daybreak in Zwerger Garn Opal and Colinette Jitterbug (Ravelry). I felt like knitting a shawl, which is unusual for me, and the examples of this were so nice. I knit the smallest size, so it can be worn like a scarf tucked into a coat.

Ten items! If this is successful, I think will try to giveaway knits once I've accumulated another ten items, which should be soon, since I've nearly finished another hat!

My apologies to anyone reading this in a reader. I don't know how to edit the post without reposting it.


emily said...

You could open up your own shop! You are quite prolific. Seriously though, beautiful FOs.

TK said...

Thanks! Can I send you anything?

Tatiana said...

I just lost my hat. I'd be happy to take that pink one or the cream one off your hands.

TK said...
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TK said...

Tatiana--pink being the Herringbone one? It's yours. It's more of a burgundy, which will look beautiful on you. I have to loosen the bottom edge first, but I'll send it soon

Tatiana said...

Yes, the herringbone one. Loosen the bottom? Does that mean my noggin is too big for it?

Joan said...

If the beige hat is still available, I would love it. Someone took my hat and I live in Chicago!

TK said...

Yes, Tatiana. My head is too, and I have no hair right now. All the blood to your brain would be cut off if I sent it the way it is now. The whole hat was an experiment, which is why the bottom is too tight. You'll look great in it, though!

Joan, that hat's yours. It's really thick so it should be very warm for Chicago. Please email me your address.