Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Random Again

Last week I was random on Wednesday, and this week it's more of the same. 

~ If you enjoy a mystery KAL, see what Corrina Ferguson is cooking up.


She's using Lillian for her project, and I'm offering a discount on yarn orders.  The fun starts on June 11.  You'll find more details on the PicnicKnits Mystery KAL page.

~ May is almost gone, and that means it's time for the monthly giveaway.  Leave a comment and tell us what you're working on. What colors are you knitting with?  Do you have any book or podcast recommendations?  I'm always looking for suggestions.

The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of Dirty Water DyeWorks yarn - winner's choice.  The contest closes on Monday, June 1, 2015.

~ Speaking of giveaways, the winner of the newsletter gradient bundle giveaway is Cindy S. If you want to receive the newsletter, sign up here.

~ Finally, a little quiz to test your knowledge of knitting around the world.  Just when you thought you knew it all . . . 

37 comments:

Sheila said...

What colors am I knitting with? Well, I'm near finishing a pair of green socks out of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock, about halfway thru a purple hap out of Huckleberry Knits Cascara Lace, and about a third of the way thru a teal linen top out of Quince Sparrow. What are my favorite colors listed in my Rav profile? " teal green, purple " Rarely do I manage to have all the above on my needles at the same time. Podcasts? The hap is for the KnitBritish audio podcast hapalong, and I recommend it.

AtPlayWithFiber said...

I'm trying really hard not to start new projects when I have a bunch that I started in 2013. I'm knitting with all kinds of colors but my favorites are purple, blue and red. I don't really do Podcasts so I don't have suggestions.

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jensimoneau said...

I've got a shawl and a tee on the needles that are different shades of red. Trying to knit down the fingering stash.
Read "All the light we cannot see", ♡"d it!

lisa said...

Pale pink for a baby sweater and dark stormy grey yarn for a sweater for me. Need to get some bright colors on my needles.

Marianne said...

2/3 of the way done on Declan's hat in Mistral olive. 2/3 through a pair of socks in a Regia shades of blue Thumbs to finish a pair of Newfie mittens pink & teal...you know...pick the project for the activity and level of concentration required. Need to finish something!

Lee said...

I'm working on a fair isle cowl as a sample knit for a yarn company. The colors are blues and tan and it's very pretty, but I'm waiting for the day that I can work on my own (multiple) projects-one of which will be with your gradient set in blues! Can't wait!!

Dee said...

I am drawn to bright jewel colors right now--to reflect my mood with the warmer weather. Winter? What's that?

Mokki said...

I'm working with jewel colours on one project and I'm still working on an autumnal project too. I work slowly!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

I am just finishing up a vest I did for the first Harrisville Designs KAL. It has 10 bazillion ends to weave in; easy but makes me crosseyed! I'm done with the knitting. My next project is a mystery shawl KAL that I am looking forward to.

I have a new book that I am finding inspiring to read through. It is Anna Zilboorg's Splendid Apparel, a handbook of embroidered knits. Its just plain beautiful!

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I am totally ad just starting to learn! I love all colors and look forward to playing with different mixes together.
determineddebby at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that should say totally new and just starting...

Her Indoors said...

I'm knitting with neon pink and crocheting with navy blue - neither is easy on the eyes

beth jillette said...

Just finished a sweater for a friend in NYC in blues and greens I know she won't wear it till fall but it was a fun knit.
I Live in AZ so I knit for friends a great deal not too much cold weather here.😓🌵

Miskate said...

I'm working on a hitchhiker shawl in a lovely variegated yarn with reds and creams and greys, a pair of socks in some purple, pink, blue, and green self-striping yarn, and a purple and green lace weight cowl for my sister.

Margot Schips said...

Two projects are getting most of my attentio right now: Ruby by cocoknits in carvoal and Caireen ny Susanna IC in a green called lily pad. Enjoy the Frolic, sounds like a lotta fun!

Pamela said...

I am working on a cabled pullover in glazed pecan and a pair of socks in red, yellow and brown.

I hope to see you and the Fiber Frolic.

Shanna said...

I'm knitting a vest for my brother that I promised him three Christmases ago... I'm sure I'll finish it eventually....

I'm loving that the Canary Knits podcast is back - she's a cool indie knitting pattern designer with an aesthetic I like.

Diane O'Brien said...

Currently on the needles are Bryce Canyon Shawl in a colorway named buttered toast, Brickless in a variegated with primary brights and black and Monkey Socks from a pink/purple/blue sock blank. I go for brighter colors in the summer.

rurallyeverafter said...

I'm working on finishing up some socks and impatiently waiting for the KAL to start. IPA and Sea Breeze will soon be on my needles!
Rav: iownapaint

Dari Trout said...

Trying to finish a baby dress and cardigan for a shower next week! Peach dress, white cardigan.

yardsailor said...

I have two small shawls o the needles right now, one is a blue/gray and the other is pink/blue/gray.

chathamgrad said...

I'm working on Fine Sand - an open front cardigan in a cotton linen twist - one fiber is blue and the other is lt grey - a lovely tweedy mix.

chathamgrad on Rav

Judy11 said...

Starting back on a Downton Abbey KAL that began in January. Knitting Hiatus due to hand surgery - complications - therapy etc. Things (hand function) becoming somewhat more normal and hoping to begin a long period of knitting. Would love any give-away from you, Stephanie. Enjoy some time to relax off the show circuit and see you again in the fall. Judy11 on Rav

Lynne Chamallas said...

I am working on a shawl using colors of the medeterranean sea.they are just luscious colors and I can't wait until I'm finished to wear on cooler nights in Greece.

Sarah Dun said...

Patterns I'm knitting at the moment- so square socks (knitspot pattern), on your toes (sweater by green mountain) and sugared violets. I'd second All the Light You Cannot See and add Life after Life. I also listen to the podcast The Moth. Amazing stories, great to listen to when knitting.

Laura said...

I'm currently working on an Aestlight shawl in two colors - a grayish blue and a great maroon-ish color. And, only ten years or so late, some Jaywalkers! And a sweater dress for my daughter. And...OK, I'll stop there. :)

Kate Wuerschmidt said...

I am finishing a shawl in a deep green while I wait for Corrina's MKAL to start. Also have a cardigan waiting in shades of green blue and purple with a bit of red tossed in. And a list of other projects a mile wide. Between books and looking for a good beach read.

Maomama05 said...

I am working on a Gap-tastic cowl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gap-tastic-cowl in a purplish-brownish and a pair of red/green Christmas socks using the Sideswipe pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sideswipe that I adore. Thanks for the giveaway!

Elena McVicar said...

I'm knitting a beautiful green Stockholm Scarf. Starting on my fourth and final skein!

Yarngiraffe said...

My default color is blue :) but I've noticed that I've been buying a lot of pink lately!

Have you ever listened to "Wait, wait, don't tell me?" it's an NPR podcast. Informative AND funny. It makes me laugh every week.

Yarngiraffe on Rav and Gmail

Kathy Davis said...

I am crocheting on a cowl scarf with natural colors.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

NicoleS said...

I'm working on a dark brown sock and reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (I'm not far enough along yet to know whether I'd recommend it).

NicoleS said...

(Forgot to leave contact info - I'm NicoleS on Ravelry.)

CathyB said...

I am working on my yard........but it is time to go back inside and knit. Will be starting PicnicKnits KAL using dirty water yarn. I have been waitin for an excuse to buy some.

Claire Sutherland said...

I am entering on behalf of my mum who is the knitter, she has just completed a blanket in a multi coloured pastel yarn x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Janine said...

I am working on a Tonic Water in a gray alpaca. I am also working (slowly) on a Maren cardigan - the Craftsy Icelandic sweater - I am getting close to steeking it.
My rav name is janineny2001.