Last year, for the annual Spring Festival, many of the fiber artists of Kamloops B.C. beautified their city with a yarn make over. It was exciting to see, as this was the first local yarn bombing that I had witnessed. You can see some of the photos that I took here.
This summer The Kamloops Art Gallery, in collaboration with the City of Kamloops, KCBIA, Electrictree Yarns and community volunteers, all got together and once again downtown Kamloops was transformed with a colourful, yarn make over. The difference between last year and this was that instead of a few random yarn bombings spread throughout the downtown core, every tree that lined the main street was brightened up with its own knitted, crocheted, or what have you, yarn cozy. The following are just a few examples......
This one reminds me of a giant jelly fish...
...and this last one proves that everyone can participate in a yarn bombing, even if they don't knit or crochet.
Welcome to Monday everyone! Mondays are always exciting when we have a give-away. It's going to be short and sweet today, and we will get right down to business with announcing the winners.
The first winner is Deborah who commented "hi! love all of your patterns!". Thanks so much for your comment and congrats! You will receive the crochet pattern for the Cabled Owl NeckWarmer and 3 balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% Merino, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere) in the colour "Slate".
The second winner is cmerton who said "I LOVE these two patterns!!". Congrats, we are so glad that you got your hands on one! You will receive the crochet pattern Felted Baby Slip-ons and 1 ball of Patons Classic Wool(100% Wool)in the colour "Rich Red".
Thanks everyone for participating and for leaving us such wonderful notes. They made us smile! : )
Also, don't forget about the sale that we are currently running. To receive 25% off of your entire crochet pattern purchase, simply visit knotsewcute.etsy.com and enter the coupon code sept25 at the check out. Offer expires September 20, 2013. This is our last sale of year, so be sure to stock up for your winter projects!
tara and kim.
crochet pattern for the Cabled Owl Neck Warmer and - See more at: http://knotsewcute.blogspot.ca/2013/09/random-friday-freebie-and-sale.html#comment-form
This cowl features the best of both worlds....beautiful cascading cables, and the look and feel of pretty lace!
This crochet pattern is a simple 2 row repeat, but I've marked it as intermediate as you should be comfortable with basic cabling and triple trebles.
The crochet pattern calls for 1 skein of Malabrigo® Sock 100 g (3.5 ounces)/402 meters (440 yards ) per skein, but the pattern is flexible enough for you to experiment with your favorite yarns. Pattern includes written instructions as well as a chart.
Finished Size: Unblocked: 16.5 cm (6.5”) to 17¾ (7”) wide and 57” cm (22½”) long. Blocked: 15¼ cm (6 “) wide and 78¾” cm (31”) long. Please note that measurements are approximate and will be affected by the gauge and the
We have had a crazy busy summer and we feel like we've been neglecting you. To make it up to you, and to celebrate what we consider to be the beginning of crochet season, we are having a giveaway and a sale...that way everyone wins!!!
Since the sale will run the longest we will start with the details of the sale. To receive 25% off your entire crochet pattern purchase, simply visit knotsewcute.etsy.com and enter the coupon code sept25 at the check out. Also, our regular offer of buy 5 patterns in one transaction and receive 1 free still applies. Just leave us a note in the "Message to Seller" section at checkout regarding your 6th free pattern choice and we will automatically send you your free pattern.
The 25% off sale expires September 20, 2013.
Now for the giveaways (did we forget to mention that we are having 2 giveaways)...
3 balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (55% Merino, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere) in the colour "Slate (340009)" as shown in the picture above. This will give you enough yarn to complete 1 Cabled Owl Neckwarmer. If you have never worked with a yummy, cashmere blend then this is your chance! The 3 balls of yarn will be sent via standard mail to the winner, and a PDF of the pattern will be emailed to the winner the same day.
1 ball of Patons Classic Merino Wool (100% Wool) in "Rich Red" - as shown in picture above. This will give you enough wool to complete two pairs of the Felted Baby Slip-ons. These make a sweet gift for a new mom-to-be. The
yarn will be sent via standard mail to the winner, and a PDF of the
pattern will be emailed to the winner the same day.
The draw will begin today and it will end Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at midnight (Pacific Standard Time). The winners will be randomly picked using random.org on Monday, September 16th, and will be contacted the same day via email. Be sure to check on Monday to see if you are the winner!!
To enter the draw:
Just comment to this post, even to say "Hi". Please make sure to leave us your email address in your comment so we can contact you if your name is drawn. If you prefer to keep your email private, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive a second chance to win, simply tell your friends about our blog via facebook, twitter, personal blog, whatever and come back and share the link with us in another comment. Again, please leave us your email address. Maximum of 2 entries per person. Each entrant is eligible for one prize only.All entries must be in by Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at midnight PST to be valid. The draw is open worldwide so we look forward to hearing from our international customers too!
Look in any decorating magazine and you will find a pouf of some kind. I love them! Don't you? Create your very own with rope for a pouf fit for a magazine!
The pattern includes simple instructions on how to sew your own pillow form to stuff inside the cover. Once the pouf is complete, the cover is not removable. Pattern also sources an option for the rope to complete the project.
Have you ever tried crocheting with rope? I've been wanting to try forever now and I finally got my chance. It has resulted in another pattern! Here is a peek at it. You will probably be able to guess what it is. It is functional, modern, and completely cool!!