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Winning prizes is so much fun!

Have you thought about joining us in Aiflow Non-Mystery Kal? It will be so much fun! Well, I hope so :-) Clue 1 is going to be released today so the real knitting is about to begin very soon, but before I click “update”, I’d love to present to you our great prize donors.

Elena Nodel aka Anadiomena

Elena, who is my dear friend, can be called a Renaissance woman. She designs fantastic knitwear for children (not only for girls!) and adults. But that is not all, some time ago she started dyeing her own yarn, thus creating Colour Adventures brand. Her yarns are truly amazing and the color options she offers seem to be endless. Please check out her Etsy store.

The wonderful color of Airflow has been created by Elena herself (colorway Rust). If you would like to make the cardigan with yarn dyed by Elena, feel free to use the 15%-off coupon code which you will find in your libraries. The code can be used in her Etsy store once and it expires on 16th July.

One of the winners of Airflow Non-Mystery KAL will receive a skein of Colour Adventures yarn generously donated by Elena Nodel Anadiomena – the winner gets to pick the base and color.

Red Riding Hood Yarns

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Hannah Gordon, who is better known as Little Miss Red, is also offering a yarn prize during Airflow Non-Mystery Kal. She started knitting 4 years ago when her second son was a baby and once she started she couldn’t stop! Her love and passion for all things yarn was born and naturally led to dyeing her own yarn, then onto dyeing for friends, and in no time Red Riding Hood Yarns was born! Check out her FB page or website for stockings or yarn clubs.

Isabell Kraemer aka Lilalu

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Isa’s designs are very popular among knitters. They are simple, casual, versatile and so enjoyable to make. Isabell, aka Lilalu, is also generously offering her patterns as a prize in the Kal. Please do visit her designer page to admire her work. I bet you will not be able to stop queueing all of them :-)

Monika Sirma aka mdcim

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Monika Sirma, who has been my friend since the first dress I made for my daughter (designed by Monika of course), is also generously donating her patterns. She loves simple lines, sleek and modern designs with a small twist to make them unique. She believes each piece should show itself, that it was worth to create it, something special to look at, to be a heritage piece maybe. She loves perfection in every detail and she hopes her patterns illuminate that as well, making the process as enjoyable as possible. I can only recommend visiting her designer page!

Georgie Hallam aka tiKKi

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I did make a couple of designs by tiKKi for my kids and they were a pure pleasure to work with, but that does not mean Georgie designs only for kids. Take a look at her website to see all the beautiful sweaters, vests and accessories for everyone! She loves simple clean lines, seamless knits, bold colours, beautiful yarn and the quick thrill of creating kids knits.

Jenn Emerson

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New to the designing world, but full of fresh ideas, Jenn Emerson is also one of our prize donors. Her designs are colorful, beautiful and easy to make. Check out Jenn’s designer page to admire her work!

Lady in Yarn

LadyInYarn-logoEla, just like me, designs from Poland. I must say I’m really impressed with her Brioche stitch creations and each piece she makes is a true piece of art. Do visit her designer page! One of these designs may be gifted to you as a prize!

Fastenation Studio

Buttons! Who doesn’t love buttons? Well, I sure do. I love when they can be custom-made to match the yarn, stitch pattern or the knitter’s imagination. And this is what Hannah does. She created buttons especially for my son’s Carabe Kid and now she can make them for you. Do visit her Etsy store to see what prize I’m talking about :-)

Magic Loop

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Magic Loop is a LYS located in Warsaw and run by two yarn aficionados, Aga and Tomek. They offer a wide range of  Malabrigo, Holst and most importantly,  lovely Filcolana. They will be offering Eucalan to the prize winners to make sure your knits get proper care :-) Do visit their store to check the fabulous offer of yarn!

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So?  What do you think? I must say I’d love to participate myself to receive at least one of these prizes :-) And I’m so grateful for such generous friends!

What about a prize from me? I will offer prizes too, don’t worry! It might just take a little bit of time till I show you what exactly I have planned for you (apart from patterns, of course!) so let’s consider this a surprize :-)

Happy knitting everyone!

Casual Lace KAL

Some time ago, in August to be exact, I published a lace cardigan. 

When my testers and I worked on the instructions it turned out the design is not as simple as one might think, so we decided it would be best to have a KAL with it. All knitters wanting to make the cardigan would be able to ask questions about instructions, chat about yarn choices or anything else they’d wish to. And I guess that if the KAL involves some prizes it’s even better :-) You can find all necessary information here – in Casual Lace KAL group.

CONTESTS

There will be three contest during the KAL:

Beauty Contest
After finishing your Casual Lace please post pics in the Casual Lace Catwalk thread. The thread will be open until 16th December. After that time it will be locked.
Until Dec 20th everyone will be able to vote for the best FO. The project with the biggest number of “love” clicks will win the 1st prize.

Random Draw in Catwalk Thread
The winner of the 2nd prize will be chosen by a random draw. All FO pics posted in the thread will be eligible to the prize.

Speed Contest
Just like the name says, the first person to finish and post FO pics will receive the third prize.

Also during the KAL I’ll be hosting random draws in various threads so everyone will have a chance to win something :-)

Note:
All projects eligible to prizes must be finished by 16th Dec. They must be tagged with CasLaceKAL13 and letesknits and contain at least one FO pic.
One person can win only one prize – it does not apply to random draws hosted by me during the KAL!

PRIZES

1st prize
30 euro voucher which can be used for yarn shopping in meinwollshop.de and my single patterns of your choice – the total value $20.

2nd prize
10 euro voucher which can be used for yarn shopping in meinwollshop.de and my single patterns of you choice – the total value $15.

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3rd prize
RingO´s (meinwollshop Edition). It´s a set of 10 stitch markers in a little box and my single patterns – the total value $10.

Many thanks to Stephanie and Andreas from MeinWollshop.de for such generous donation!

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Happy knitting and see you there on Monday!

Just look at these beauties!

Last two months were truly enjoyable for me not only because my family was finally able to go on holiday by the Baltic Sea, but also because I had pleasure to host Goldilocks KAL.

During the months of June and July a lot of fantastic knitters made their own Goldilocks. We could watch the WIP and FO pics pop up in the thread and every one of them was eye candy, so you can imagine how hard it was to pick only three winners.

One prize was really easy to decide on – Crowd Favorite (which means a project page with the biggest number of hearts). Monika Sirna, known on Ravelry as mdcim, stole the hearts of over 50 fellow knitters. She made her dress in my favorite Madelinetosh yarn Tosh Merino Light (color Vintage Sari). No wonder so many knitters “hearted” her Goldilocks. The dress, the scenery, the little model striking poses, everything is just perfect.

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Second winner in Beauty Contest was chosen by my family and friends. Oh, that choice was so hard! There were so many projects picked by the judges that I decided to award runner-ups with some designs too. However, the person who unquestionably got the biggest number of faves was Natalia, known as Natknitz, with her Goldilocks. Just look at this little model! And the matching shoes! How cute is that?

Natalia used my second best yarn – Malabrigo Sock in color Tiziano Red, which a lot of people might consided too dark for a little lady. They would be so wrong, wouldn’t they?

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Finally I had to pick My Personal Favorite. Oh geez! That was so hard as there were so many truly inspirational versions of that little dress. Some of them with fair-isle, some striped, some with regular sleeves instead of sleeve caps, but the moment I saw this cute little tee version, I just knew that this is it! Kristin, know as blogiete, added some wonderful finishing touches which made the design as if new. I admit the strings on the back totally won my heart!

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Of course, there were many more beautiful versions of Goldilocks and you can see them all here.

This Kal wasn’t my first KAL as I used to have some in the past, but it was definitely the most educational one. Thanks to feedback received from girls I was able to simplify the instructions. Goldilocks is not a pattern for faint-hearted as a lot of things are happening from the very first row – contiguous saddle shoulder, different increases in every row, mock cables, sleeve caps and neck shaping… I mean a lot. Thankfully, at the end of this “dress journey” there is a cute FO!

I’d love to thank everyone for those magical two months. All participants and prize donators!