Saturday, November 26, 2011

And The Winners Are!

I'm happy to announce the winners of my Yarn Giveaway! Drum Roll Please!
The First Place Winner (Wollmeise Yarn) is...

First Place Winner Number 17 Jessie!

Jessie said...

I liked you on facebook :)
dodington at gmail dot com

November 16, 2011 1:52 PM

and  The Second Place Winner (Sanquine Gryphon Yarn) is:

Second Place Winner Number 76 Kristin!

Kristin said...
I just retweeted your tweet about the possible 2nd winner! Hope it happens !
November 20, 2011 12:09 PM

Congratulations Jessie and Kristin! Please email your names and mailing addresses to me at so that I can send your beautiful yarn!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in my yarn giveaway! 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Nutcracker Knitalong

I can hardly believe that it's that time of year again! The Nutcracker is upon us! As you all know, my 14 year old daughter takes a LOT of ballet and dance classes and is cast in her ballet company's annual Nutcracker performance.  It's her 8th year performing and this year she is a Maid, Small Fairy, and is in Snow and Chinese.  That's a LOT of rehearsals and performances!  Sunday November 27th marks the beginning of the Eight Magical Days of the Nutcracker at our house.  What's that, you wonder?  Starting next Sunday, there are in-studio rehearsals and tech rehearsals and dress rehearsals at the theater all culminating in the performances on December 2, 3 and 4th.  I can't wait to see my daughter as a Small Fairy..the little girls are first cast as angels and they dance with the Small Fairies and so it is very exciting to get to this, uh, pointe.  And favorite part of the Nutcracker! I. cannot...wait...until...the...performances! I'll be at all four! But first, lots and lots of hours at the theater and studio for rehearsals so I will have lots and lots of holiday knitting with me.

And that is what the Nutcracker Knitalong is all about! Just share here what you have been knitting for holiday gift giving.  A little Nutty inspiration to share!  Tweet me your pictures so I can add to blog updates. The Nutcracker Knitalong will run from Sunday November 27th through December 31st.  Enough time to get started and, hopefully, enough time to finish!

So get cracking on all those knitty gifts!  (sorry I loves me a bad pun!)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Are You Ready For Some Football?

I am! With the weekend just starting, I went into my stash to find some yarn to knit another pair of Hedwig and Friends Socks.  Think I'm going to try to see how the pattern works with a sport weight yarn and Size 3 needles.

I'm using KnitPicks Stroll Sport in Stream Heather.  It's a nice denim-y blue, perfect for weekend socks.  And, hopefully, a perfect fit for my husband.  Think I will skip the beading on these socks though.  Can't wait to get through with Saturday errands and chores so I can start these!  Which football games will you be watching today?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yarn Giveaway!

Like all of you, I am planning some holiday gift knitting.  As I was going through my stash, I realized my hubby was probably correct and I do, in fact, have much more yarn than I need.  So...
Wollmeise Yarn 100% Merino Superwash in Kornblume
To celebrate my updated blog (have you seen my patterns page?) and my Facebook Page, I'm having a Yarn Give-Away.  Look at this great Wollmeise fingering weight yarn! It's 100% Merino Superwash in Kornblume (574 yards, 150 g), a vibrant blue with sublte variations, just perfect for socks or a shawl.

How do you get a chance to win?

•  "Like" my Facebook Page.  Come back and let me know that you have for an entry into the giveaway.

•  You can also follow me on Twitter  Come back and let me know that you have for an additional entry.

•  F ollow my blog.  Leave a comment here to let me know for an additional entry.

•  Tweet about it!   Then leave a comment here.

               "I just entered to win iknit2purl2's yarn give-away at"

                 You may tweet about it as many times as you like and each tweet may be counted as a separate entry as long as you come back and leave the link to your tweet every time you tweet for additional entries.

•Blog about it! Write a blog post with a link to this giveaway in your blog post. Come back and leave 5 separate comments with your blog link in the first comment (ie Comment #1, Comment #2..) for FIVE additional entries!

Giveaway Details:

•Participants must be 18 yrs old or older to enter.

•Participants must live in the US or Canada to enter.

•(1) Winner will be selected by random number generator and will receive (1) skein of Wollmeise 100% Merion Superwash 574 yd in Kornblume

•Giveaway runs from 11/16/11 - 11/25/11, 11:59pm EST

•Participants must provide an email address to be contacted if he/she wins. Email addresses will not be used for solicitation purposes.
PLEASE leave each individual entry in a SEPARATE comment so that they all get counted by the random number generator. Your comments may not show up immediately as all comments are moderated.

I'll announce the winner on Saturday November 26th so that I can send out early the following week!

Good Luck! And Thank You for reading my blog!

Update on November 18th...If my Facebook Page  gets at least 30 likes on it by Monday November 21 9am, , I will add a Second Prize (for a second winner), this delicious  skein of The Sanguine Gryphon Eidos fingering weight yarn to the Give-Away.    The Colorway is Scylla, a deep blue with touches of green.  At 420 yards, this 100% superwash merino wool yarn is more than enough for an average size pair of socks or shawlette. 
The Sanguine Gryphon Eidos Yarn in Scylla!!!

Thank you for joining in the Give-Away Fun!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hedwig & Friends

Hedwig and Friends is a new sock pattern now available free on Ravelry! Just a few rows of cables create this fun pattern.  The rest is knit and purl stitches.  Plus, a few beads for some added cute-ness! And, best of all, just in time to sit down and knit while watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part II on DVD!

The yarn above is Tern in Back Bay by Quince and Company.  At 221 yards per skein, two skeins are more than enough to make a pair of women's size medium socks.  Tern is a dream to work with, 75% wool and 25% silk.  A great fingering weight yarn, hand wash, lay flat to dry.

My prototype sock was knit with KnitPicks Stroll Fingering in Jack Rabbit Heather.  To say I love this yarn and this colorway is a huge understatement! It's wonderful! 75% Merino Wool and 25% Nylon, this Fingering Weight Yarn is machine wash and tumble dry low.  At 231 yards, 2 skeins,again, was more than enough to knit a pair of women's size medium socks.