Thursday, April 05, 2012

Kristin's Garden Effects Sock Yarn - New from Regia!

Exciting news today for you all! Drum roll please.......


 

Introducing my new Sock Yarn being distributed WORLD-WIDE by Regia.....

 


Regia Design Line Garden Effects by yours truly Kristin Nicholas

 

This project has been in the works for several years! From an initial meeting with the Regia Product Manager at least 4 years ago, it has finally happened and it is in local stores worldwide now.... 

 

Check your local yarn store. It should be there if they have ordered it. It comes in 50 gram balls so you will need 2 balls for a pair of socks.

And now for something really fun - I'm hosting a Garden Effects Sock Yarn Giveaway! Two lucky winners will receive 2 balls each of 3 colors of my new sock yarn. 

To enter, answer the following question in my Comments section.....

Question: What is your favorite summer knitting project?
As always, please leave an easy way to get a hold of you - blog address, Ravelry name, or email. Contest ends Easter Sunday at 11:59 p.m. 

Good luck everyone!

184 comments:

mk said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!! :) :) :)
My favourite summer knitting project is the dress :) I'll knit two dresses for me and a lot of for my daughter for this summer:)
My e'mail is mezgantiskaimas@gmail.com

Vermont Designs said...

I always have at least two sock projects going for summer and for travel, set up in my Humbug Bag (101 One Skein Wonders). Using my own pattern, A Sock for All Seasons, with an easy eyelet mock cable design for the cuff (to keep me awake, otherwise I am on auto-pilot!). Picking up some Cubix square #2 dpns today to "kick things up a notch"..... Shelagh Smith, vtshelagh@aol.com

Sally said...

WOO HOOOOO! Made my day, and I just woke up! SOCKS! Best summer project b/c who wants a lap full of yarn when it's hot? Plus you can even knit them on the beach without getting them all full of sand. This is great news Kristin. (B/c I also love Regia sock yarn.) Heading out to buy some this weekend! Congrats! I'm seedesigns on Ravelry.

Becky said...

This is very exciting! Congratulations! My goto project during the summer is cotton dishcloths. They make great litte "happy" gifts for during the year. Becky, rmvandy on Ravelry

Margo said...

Congratulations! My summer projects are small items like dishcloths, marketbags and socks.

Dee said...

Love the yarn. Congrats! In the summer, I love to knit socks because they're light weight and can even go with me to the beach!

Taloferia said...

Congratulations Kristin! I love how they knit up in the photo, just like garden colours, beautiful. For the summer, I save up my small projects: mittens, hats, and cowls. I am also trying to dip my toe into the sock world, having knit my first pair last summer.
Tamara, taloferia on ravelry

Kamin said...

The colors look just like you! (and that's wonderful news for sock knitters) Congratulations! I see buying new sock yarn in my future. Socks have got to be the absolute best summer project for knitters. Small, colorful and easy to take anywhere.
Have a great Easter with your family.
Kamin tsuhara@comcast.net

MarmePurl said...

I'm a big Regia fan. Love the new colorways!
I accually like to knit socks in the summer. Small enough that they don't get my hands and lap overheated in the warm weather. Then when fall rolls around, I am ready.

Creative Design said...

Well done you! I LOVE the colors! I am not a sock knitter, but love sock yarn and use it to make crocheted lace scarves! I also incorporate it with another yarn for granny work! They come out beautifully!

Best,
Sheila
szachariae@yahoo.com

Diana said...

What gorgeous colors! Congratulations!!! And this would be perfect for me this summer because I'm all about the socks. :-)

tennismom said...

Congrats on the new line-awesome colors-looking forward to seeing them knit up!
I use summer to finish all the big projects I started in the winter. Then I knit socks, mitts, hats, pieces for baby blanket- in other words, portable knitting.
Tennismom on Ravelry.

Hilda said...

Wow, beautiful yarns. Since I only know how to knit socks--my summer knitting is my only knitting, SOCKS!

StephaniePlum on Ravelry said...

Beautiful yarn. Congratulations. I always have socks on the needles in every season. Usually in summer, I knit a shawl or summer tee.

mkg in Vermont said...

Socks are my favorite summer project--of course! You can carry them everywhere. I even hike with my knitting because a sock project is so small and light to carry.

phaedra96 said...

I am currently working on two sweaters for ME!(wanted to see how the colors worked together so both were started), a baby dress, baby booties, and a bonnet. My favorite...whichever is completed first!

Elise said...

I will knit just about Anything in the summer. Usually I start a summer sweater that does not get finished till winter. This year I am going to start small purses to give to my sisters for Christmas

Anonymous said...

I always see summer as the time to do the smaller projects that get put away as holiday gifts -- socks, mitts, hats, etc. I love Regia sock yarn and am excited to see the new colors, How fun!
Bigdg on Ravelry

Sarah said...

Socks and shawlettes are my summer projects!

Barbara Chema said...

Gorgeous sock yarn!!! Must get some!!! I knit socks all year around. In summer, I do like to knit with cotton or cotton blend, usually a sweater for a grandchild.
Barbara

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! May you have many years of sucess with the new yarns.
This will be my first summer of knitting, so technically know my favorite project. Am dreaming of learning all the sock structures. Looking at Cat Bordhi videos right. It's already 80 degrees and humid, so I'm quickly finishing a prayer shawl and a cable vest to get them off my lap. So socks seem like the perfect summer project.
Thanks.
Ravelry: jio

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

I'd have to say socks are a favorite summer knitting project.They're the perfect size for beach knitting.
(congrats on the new yarn line--it's beautful!!).

Betty said...

In the summer I like to experiment with new projects, try new patterns, do some freeform, etc. Congrats on the beautiful new yarn!

Susanne said...

Wow Congratulations!! I imagine this is a(nother) feather in your cap! Nice colours too. I love to knit socks all year but particularly in the summer. I always have 2 or 3 pair on the needles. I knit 2 socks on 2 circs.
I also knit wraps, stoles or shawls in the summer. The lace weight yarn is light enough that it isn't heavy on my lap.
Susanne in snowy wet Edmonton, Alberta CANADA! It's almost EASTER mother nature!! scheusie@shaw.ca

ohdessa said...

That yarn is beautiful!! In the summer I like to knit shawls and fine gauge colourwork mittens.

Kim said...

Lace - on tiny needles and with very fine yarn. Of course that's always my favorite knitting project. Then I knit socks to keep things interesting.

lark said...

Great news Kristin!!! Congratulations- the yarn looks amazing! As always, your colorways are lovely :) Will have to pick up a few balls as I will soon start knitting socks for holiday gifts (yes, thinking ahead!). If I don't start on gifts during the summer, they never get finished in time!! Guess it feels good that hand knit items are a hot commodity ;)

Email monicajoybarnett at gmail.com

Reneelynn said...

The yarns look lovely!! In the summer I knit socks so my lap isn't full of wool. I have 3 pair on needles right now.....
R.lang@live.com

Anonymous said...

Socks, of course! Shawls also make good summer knitting. Congratulations! Yummy colors in a great yarn. gnlmutti at gmail dot com

Kelsie Butler said...

Socks are my favorite summer projects. Our lives are so hectic in the summer because all 3 of my kids always have their activities at 3 different locations. So I need something portable and fast. Plus we live in Oklahoma so summer temps are triple digits daily. Socks are cool to knit. Congrats on the new line. The colors are beautiful. I would love to win this! Rav id: soonerknitter

Jenny Hats said...

My favorite summer projects are quick headbands and scrunchies to sell at upcoming Fall craft fairs. I also like to take the time and make things for myself since the rest of the year is spent working on custom orders or preparing for Christmas :)
jennlikesyarn @ gmail . com

Diane said...

Congrats!!!! Great news!!!
My latest favorite summer project is lace knitting-- pretty, delicate goodies.
thanks for the giveaway-- can't wait to buy your yarn:)
ditetre on ravelry

Betsy L said...

hat beautiful colors!! Can't wait to buy them.
I knit hats all summer long
Congratulations
Betsy

dorothy said...

My favorite summer knitting project is socks....no huge piles of wool in my lap when it's so hot and I end up with great Christmas presents! YOur new yarn looks like it will make beautiful socks....e-mail dot12394@gmail.com

Judy said...

Dear Kristin, Congratulations! The colors are beautiful and look just like you and your work. My favorite knitting project for summer is socks, all sizes from tiny ornaments up to adult sizes - I love sock knitting.

Savannagal said...

What a great giveaway. Such vibrant summer colors. My favorite summer knitting project is whatever I have been working on. I don't make items specific to the time of year. I slowly plug away at whatever I'm working on. I usually have a highly portable sock on the needles and something bigger that gets worked on at home. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Joyce said...

Beautiful colors! Because it is so hot here, I spend more time indoors in the summer and outdoors the rest of the year. I sometimes tackle the bigger projects in the summer under the a/c. I always have smaller ongoing projects to take-a-long. Sock yarn makes darling baby things!

K~ said...

oooh, very prety. Since this is only my second summer knitting, I do not have anyting specific I like to work on. I do plan on tackling a pair of socks though, and I guess it's never too early to start on Christmas gifts! :) shoddygirl on Ravelry

Bonnie said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic!! I tend to knit presents during the summer. It's easy for me to be excited about making something I think someone else will love, and I can get them done and set them aside until the holidays.

Sheri said...

Why socks of course! They really are.

Craftysly (rav. name)

MelissaH said...

My favorite summer knitting project is always socks. They're small so they don't make your lap sweaty. They can be as plain or fancy as you want them to be. And in the end, you wind up with socks, which nobody ever seems to have enough of.

MicheleinMaine said...

My knitting doesn't change much through the year. I knit shawlettes, socks, and sweaters pretty much year-round. I suppose if it were really hot I would reach for a shawlette instead of a sweater. But it's usually cool in Maine!

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer project is knitting lace shawls with very fine wool. Anything else, other than socks, is just too much for the hot New York City weather. I have knit my way through many a summer.....with lace. -Catherine Conrad
omanitz.ny@verizon.net

sandi said...

My favorite summer knitting is socks! Congratulations on your new yarn line. Can't wait to play with it.
knittingworkshop@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Hello all;
I would have to say socks,gloves and mittens.
Very portable, easy to tuck into my purse!
Carolyn
cpemt@aol.com

lorraine said...

i love to knit jumpers and other winter stuff in the spring and summer..i have lots more free time in the summer and its easy to draw inspiration from other designers who usually show their fall/winter collections in spring :)

Janelle said...

For summer, socks are my go-to project - of course! They are small and not hard to carry when I'm on the go, and they don't make me too hot to hold. Sometimes I'll bust out a BSJ, too - but mostly it's socks socks socks in the summer. Love your new line!

La Tricoteuse Heureuse said...

Socks and Shawls are my goto summer projects - lightweight and generally easy to carry with me.

I love the new line - your color-sense is simply amazing!

jesseknits on Rav or jessica@myknits.com

dianenorth said...

The new yarn colors are SO yummy!! Down here in Florida it is always hot but we still keep knitting regardless! I am part of a prayer shawl ministry so there is always one shawl on the needles. Each time I finish one mMy husband says they are so beautiful, please make one for yourself..maybe that is just the ticket with this beautiful yarn. My e-mail is dianenorth@aim.com

Karen said...

Congrats, the colors are beautiful. I would expect no less from you! My favorite summer knitting is absolutely socks. They are very portable, and I don't have a lap of wool while sitting next to the pool! Plus if it's done in simple stockinette, I can sit it down, jump in the pool, and easily pick it back up with out having to remember where I was in the pattern. It's also easy to do while chatting with friends over cocktails on the deck!

Manise said...

Congratulations Kristin! That's wonderful news! I tend to knit shawls during the summer- perfect to wear when air conditioning becomes too much and I need a bit a of warm on my shoulders.

Manise said...

Oh and I see Julia colors peeking out of those skeins. :-) Beautiful!

bensedin art said...

I would like to win:)))!
Yarn is great!

katie f said...

What beautiful colors! My favorite summer projects are baby sweaters. After a winter of heavy, wool adult sweaters, tiny cardigans in bright colors and light yarn make me so happy. rav id: katief114

Bafb Chio said...

Great News Kristin!!!My favorite summer project is light weight shawls in my made up pattern. I try to have a WIP and one in reserve..If to hot to knit that I make I-cord candy canes or cotton dish clothes for Christmas gifts.
My e-mail is bschio@firstenergycorp.com

stufenzumgericht said...

Congratulations, the sock yarn looks really fine! My favourite summer knitting project is a crocheted shawlette *LOL* Happy easter, Martina

may knits said...

I don't have specific things I like to knit in the summer. Some people don't like to knit with wool, but I am strictly an indoor knitter, so with the air conditioning it is not a problem. This summer I will probably be knitting mostly baby things since I have a new nephew on the way and I have several friends who are expecting. If I win your lovely sock yarn then I guess I will be knitting socks as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

Summer knitting, in the beginning, is anything lace. By the end of summer, I've started Christmas knitting...Congratulations on the new yarn and I really enjoy your blog and the great photos!

Kristina
P.S. In case I win, my email is
vulpes13@yahoo.com

Dianna said...

Small projects are my favorite - socks, mitts, hats - things that don't "lay" on my legs! I have been known to knit a sweater during the summer and once I knitted a blanket, but only in the house with the air conditioner on!

I'm really glad to see a new yarn for you - and love all the color ways.
Dianna @ much2knit@hotmail.com

Kate said...

Pretty colors!

I love lace in the summer, or small light projects like plain socks, baby items or anything with a bit of cotton. I still like to knit warm thing too though because it never gets THAT warm here in summer, especially in the evenings.

meppybn said...

Congratulations and celebrations indeed!! I can sort of tell you are excited :):) The last few years I have found myself doing smaller projects - baby anything, fingerless mitts, in lightweight yarns = Garden Effects would make delicious ones ;)
k1w1 at olypen dot com

Sabrina said...

This is gorgeous stuff -- I cannot wait to use it. Congratulations on this new line!

My fav. summer project is a light summer shawl in a fresh sorbet color!

Susan said...

During the summer I make more complicated shawl projects. I am a teacher with time off so I spend "couch time" with items that require more concentration. So cool that you have another yarn!

Susan
candscamp@q.com

Anonymous said...

My favourite summer knitting project is definitely a lacy shawl! Something light and airy to knit in a Muskoka chair by the lake all afternoon :)
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Sarah (SarahVV on Rav)

Anonymous said...

Summer knitting for me is socks, small and portable. Can you have too many?

Elizabeth from Oregon
fivearanch@aol.com

Chppie said...

So excited to see your new yarn. It looks great! Really like the Kristin color stamp - so different than what's out there.

I live on the coast and we have fog in the summer so it's not unusual for me to be knitting a sweater (wool even) but for summer activities I like to have a scarf or shawlette to pick up and go with. And nice for visiting warm places.

Susan B. said...

Congratulations! The colors are beautiful. I can't wait to knit some up. My favorite summer knitting is lacy shawls and mini-shawlettes. My shoulders always get cold in air conditioned buildings so light shawls are something I can wear right away in the summer and they are not hot to knit (not a lot of wool in my lap while I'm working on them!).

Sue said...

What beautiful yarn! The colors just pop!

My favorite thing to knit in the summer is something warm. I work and live in Air Conditioning and my hands get cold. I knit with something warm (usually wool). I'm working on a pair of mittens now and need to get back to finishing the sock I've had going for months.

suedriskozago said...

What beautiful yarn! The colors just pop!

My favorite thing to knit in the summer is something warm. I work and live in Air Conditioning and my hands get cold. I knit with something warm (usually wool). I'm working on a pair of mittens now and need to get back to finishing the sock I've had going for months.

Joan and Kevin said...

I love your new yarn!
I love to knit socks in the summer!

Anonymous said...

Lovely yarn!

Summer knitting at the edge of the Rocky Mountains includes doll clothes, dishcloths and hand warmers. I may need to find a sheep pattern to knit - the pictures of yours are wonderful!

Best regards from cpiKnitter on Ravelry

elliemae said...

Love knitting socks and shawls! Love the colors of the yarn. Congrats!!!!!

Clauda Horner said...

Ooooh, yummy colors! This is wonderful news and I'll be on the look-out for your new sock yarns at my LYS. My favorite summer knitting is anything smaller that can travel with me either on my vanpool commute, or on a summer vacation, or maybe just to my favorite lawn chair in the backyard for a Saturday morning coffee and knit session. I need my projects to be packable. They could be baby gifts for a shower, or shawls and hats for Christmas, or maybe maybe just something for me. At the moment I am working on a scarf made with four colorways of sock yarn, in varying two-color stripes. It is really fun and and I think your new yarn line would work really well for another scarf after this! Thanks! Claudia Horner at yahoo dot com

csndyrn said...

This summer I will be working on baby projects as I have a new great-grandchild expected in October. So excited.

Claire said...

Summer knitting this year will be a nice light cotton top for me because I never knit anything for myself normally - so it's me time :)

Anna Conway said...

Beautiful! My favorite summer knitting project is socks, socks, socks.

Bonnita said...

Congratulations! My favorite summer project is usually small stuff. Socks, mittens, bags to felt, or Christmas stuff. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

EvelynU said...

My fav summer knitting is socks! And with this new yarn? For sure!
EvelynU on Ravelry

Jane said...

Your new colors are beautiful! Congratulations! In the summer I like small projects like socks that can travel with me. I also knit teddy bears for our local hospital's emergency room.

Conie K. said...

My favorite summer knitting is all kinds of accessories - fingerless gloves, bags, scarfs, and hats. They're lightweight, quick to finish, and they give me a head start on Christmas.

greyowl (rav id)

Suzanne said...

Love the colors, now I will keep my out for it. My favorite thing to knit in the summer is probably lace. It's lightweight and just fun to do.

Sue N said...

My favorite summer knitting project is socks! I always seem to make more socks during the summer months (June, July and August) than any other time. My second favorite project in the summer is lace knitting, it's a double bonus when the socks have a lace pattern! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love to knit shawls out of fingering/sock weight. You can knit them anywhere, even the on beach. The shawls can be used immediately on a cool summer night or they can be used warm your neck in the winter.

Rav id - love2read

Anonymous said...

I like to knit dishcloths in the summer (then tuck them in as little extras w/X-mas gifts). hats are also great, as they don't generally touch/cover my skin while knitting. your sock yarn is vibrant and gorgeous! nancywalters44@hotmail.com

Beth said...

Well, I want it to be socks! And your yarn would be the best thing to learn with, I'm sure! Congratulations on this new venture and thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Fibercrafter said...

Lovely colors! Charity hats are my favorite summer knit - using up leftover bits with interesting patterns to liven up a plain hat. Thanks for the chance. Fibercrafter on Rav

Annie said...

My favorite summer project is socks, coincidentally! ravelry name: nassau

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Oh my, that yarn is lovely! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway! My favorite summer knitting is small stuff that isn't laying in my lap and HOT!!! Like...socks, mittens, hats. Sometimes I like to crochet doilies in cotton. My email is:
dfuller55 at verizon dot net

gayle said...

What gorgeous colors!
Socks are the best summer knitting for me. Easy to tote around, and, unlike lace, not so much brain power needed. (Summer is always overloaded with activity - easy knitting is good knitting...)

Auntie Shan said...

SWEET!! :-D

Despite being a diehard "Hooker", after 40yrs, I've taken up knitting again! Still can't read a pattern... But, I've been happily stitching away for the last several months "creating" my own Hats... Chomping through my newly acquired *STASH* of natural-fiber "Lux" yarns -- I'm seriously LOVING working with my bunch of "JULIA"!!

Anyway, for me there are no "summer" projects, just *CONSTANT* ones of crocheting, and now "knitting"! And, succombing to my YARN-*BUYING*-ADDICTION! :-D

Really? Can Anyone ever have *too* much STASH??!!

sally said...

Congratulations on your new yarn. It is beautiful!!! I've recently returned to knitting after thirty years, and am knitting my first pair of socks. My favorite summer knitting would be socks, especially if I won your yarn.

Rooibos said...

Wow, congratulations on the new yarn! Lovely colours, just in time for summer knitting of socks. Yes, I'll admit, I knit socks in summer, with the odd linen top thrown in. Lace scarves too, simple ones, very portable, like socks.

SaraGL said...

I knit anything small enough not to cover my lap and make me hot - hats, scarves, baby stuff, small shawls, cowls ...
I don't knit socks but would love to make a hat out of this beautiful yarn - thanks for the drawing!
I'm SaraGL on ravelry.

Kim sparks said...

My favorite summer project is my favorite year round project- Shawls! The main difference is yarn weight. Your sock yarn is gorgeous. I am BeachBlythe on Ravelry. I hope this new venture is hugely successful.

Robin V said...

Those colors are gorgeous - congratulations!

Summer knitting? I'll probably be working on another Elijah the Elephant - always a satisfying project.

Cami said...

My favorite summer knitting is definitely socks. They are portable and easy! Thanks for a great give away! camipaul @ comcast dot net

ZT! said...

I live in Arizona, and it's freaking hot down here from about, oh now (for real, it was 92 the other day) until September. I usually enjoy it until about the end of May. By mid June, I've become nocturnal. By July, I've retreated into a state of estivation (hibernating due to heat instead of cold). By the end of July, I'm knitting hats and mittens and scarves because they're small, portable, don't lay over my body and I'm dreaming of winter. By the end of August I'm listening to Christmas carols as I knit...

Zombie Tomato (on Rav)

Brwngrl said...

although i itch to knit during summertime, i cannot bring myself to touch yarn. wool is too hot and cotton rough on my hands. maybe this year will be different with this weird weather pattern.

Auntea said...

My favorite is socks. The variety is endless and they aren't hot in your lap. Larger projects lay across me and while I love it in the winter, not so much in the summer. Auntea on Ravelry. p.s. Gorgeous, gorgeous colors.

Anonymous said...

Those are wonderful sock yarns! I like to work on small projects in the hotter weather---baby hats, toys, and of course, socks!
Lee (mamagiff on ravelry)

hahnak said...

like so many others, i love to knit socks in the summer time. congrats on the beautiful colorways!

Kathryn Samuelson said...

I don't know that I have a favorite summer project. I am actually entering this contest so that I can gift the yarn to my friend Joan because she likes to knit socks. (Unless I can figure out a baby sweater or something to make with it instead - selfish me.)

NancyP said...

Congratulations on the new yarn! I wondered if maybe you were up to something when a yarn shop in Chincoteague, VA just announced it has in stock sock yarn associated with your name. I'm going there next week for SoXperience and cannot wait to see and touch your new yarn. I've been considering suggesting to Caroline and Dan (www.carodanfarm.com), that they consider you as a teacher. You would love the area if you've not been there. Although it is a bit of a distance for you. Back to your lovely contest. About midway through the summer I begin thinking about fall. In my mind fall means pumpkins. That means knitting and felting pumpkins and gourds! Once I start, I just cannot seem to stop. I have a nice collection of them as do many friends and family members. Again, thanks for another super contest! NancyP

bookagent said...

Congratulations on the new yarn, it looks fabulous! My favorite summer knitting is socks, but I also try to renew my supply of washcloths and scrubbies.
Pam
phopkin1@rochester.rr.com

Natalie Servant said...

The yarn looks great! My favourite summer projects are small and light - shawls, hats, socks...

steph said...

Oh--those colors!!!!!!!!! Fabulous job!
Summer knitting for me is anything and everything BUT adult sweaters....just can't get in to those during the heat! Baby sweaters, socks, afghan blocks, shawls shawls shawls!! And rarely knit with anything heavier than fingering wt---can't wait to see those colors up close and personal!

43Carolyn said...

Congratulations Kristin - beautiful yarn. I tend to work on smaller projects in the summer - socks, shawlettes, hats, mittens, etc.
I am KnitteronCapeCod on Ravelry.

Susan Blair said...

I love knitting socks all year long and can't wait to try your new Regia sock yarn!

Jo in Beverly said...

Beautiful yarn!

My favorite summer knitting is knitting a simple k4p2 rib sock on the beach. Every summer I end up with a couple of new pairs to get me through the winter.

Jobleudemaine on Ravelry

margaret said...

Congratulations on the new yarn, I love the colors! My favorite Summer projects are small projects that I will use as Christmas gifts, such as dishcloths, potholders, dishtowels, hats, mittens, scarves, shawls, and making squares to put together for afghans and lapghans come cooler weather. I look forward to trying your new yarn!

mamaross said...

What fun! I love the bright colors. I love to take a warm afternoon in the summer and knit quick mittens; I like to pretend they soak up a little of the summer sunshine to get us through winter.

Jolene said...

Small things are my favorite summer knitting, especially baby things or socks. I've learned that wool afghans are VERY HOT to knit, even on a long trip in an air conditioned car. The sock yarn looks beautiful and cheery. Congratulations!

josyknits on Ravelry

Celeste said...

Lace, always lace in the summer.
Love the colours.

celeste@celesteknits.ca

Anonymous said...

~ oh, my, what amazing colors ! ~
In Summer, I like to knit Waldorf inspired toys, bandana cowls, fingerless gloves, felted flowers, and of course, socks & baby socks !
loVe, loVe, loVe the yarn Kristin.
What gorgeous baby sweaters it would also make !
Best,
Shell ~
YarnSoup@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I like to knit small projects like socks or Kristin's flowers in the summertime!

Zina said...

I like to knit socks in the summer because the wool is so lightweight that your not likely to get so hot!

You may contact me at: his.glory@hotmail.com

Pat Whatley said...

Congratulations! I have been making cotton squares, to be put together at a later time into a blanket. These blankets can be made for babies, or throws. I also like to keep a sock project going. AuntPaaat

Anonymous said...

Fracksmom@ravelry.com

wow, love that you have a new yarn. I have some Julia waiting to become a sweater. I knit the same things no matter the weather. I go by what I'm in the mood to do, I do love to knit shawls out of sock yarn. I keep a small project in my purse.

Debbie said...

My fav summertime knitting is socks. No heavy warm items in your lap! Debbie H gussek on Ravelry

Bethany said...

Anything in linen is my favorite for summer - sweater, wrap, whatever.

chathamgrad on Rav

Sharon said...

How amazing! Love the colors. My favorite summer knitting is anything small and light, so it can be socks, baby hats/sweaters, and fingerless mitts.

Sharon

Mary Ellen said...

Can't wait to get my hands on your new yarn - CONGRATS, Kristin! My summer knitting usually involves a summer top for myself, but it is most important to have socks going year round - the perfect portable project! I also like to use leftover yarn to make Christmas ornaments so I have them handy for gift giving around the holidays! I just recently started to make teddy bears from my leftover sock yarn...busy hands!(Ravelry -> rxqueen314)

Carolyn said...

I love knitting soft drapey shawls and also bright multi-color shawlettes for that splash of color over linen tops.

Krista said...

Can't wait to get my hands on that beautiful sock yarn. My gosh - the infatuation never ends!!!! Those colors would be gorgeous in soft summer shawls and shawlettes, my favorite summer knits.
Krista

Biddywink said...

Congratulations, Kristin! Lovely colorways. I love to knit socks anytime of the year, but especially summer, as they never get too long to cover me and cause me to sweat!

Anonymous said...

I love to knit all year round. My favorite project is a Chanel type jacket I am knitting for my mother-in-law. In addition, I like to spend an hour a day knitting or crocheting for a charity. I think an hour a day for someone else isn't that much! Amanda Murphy
ravelry contact amandagmy

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

I have got to come back here later for some good ideas. My favorite summer spot to knit is the end of a dock in northern MN. So for most of the summer, a wool sweater makes a good project for early morning knitting. Especially if it is for A4A!

Jan said...

Hello, Kristin, I am also a sheep breeder (purebred Romneys) and love to follow along with you on your blog. Congratulations on your new yarn, the colours are gorgeous! I recently started knitting socks and have finished 3 pairs. I am now working on a pair using the Magic Loop method; the perfect project to take anywhere during the summer!

dunedinfarm on Ravelry

Sarah said...

I like to knit socks and other small items during the summer. When it gets too hot the idea of any project on my lap is just too much for me! The new yarn is just gorgeous!

Ellen said...

Those are some fantastic colors! Lately, I've been working on chenille washcloth patterns as graduation gifts in the early summer and socks once the grad season is done.

I wrap a chenille cotton washcloth around a bar of fancy handmade soap and then put a check in the card. Never a complaint . . .

Ellen said...

And Ellen would be Humbledaisy over at Ravelry!

Anonymous said...

With me it's spring scarves to dress up my colored tee-shirts that are part of my workout clothing for work. Happy Easter:)

cdeck21@sbcglobal.net said...

Beautiful new sock yarn. Congratulations! My favorite summer project is socks. Light, and not all that yarn on your lap. Perfect for a littl something to bring with you wherever you go!

Carol
cdeck21@sbcglobal.net

Daisy said...

Socks are my fave! Easy to knit when being driven long distances, etc.

I love the new yarn! Congratulations! I'll have to check our my LYS tomorrow!

Chantelle said...

Anything small and portable...like socks hint hint;)

Jen H said...

My favorite knitting projects for summer are head-starts for winter holiday gift-giving. It always feels great to plan ahead and be ahead of the game, and the projects are usually small ones (mittens, socks, etc.) that make for good warm-weather knitting.

Congratulations on the Regia line -- gorgeous colors!

Jo said...

I should say socks, but I really love working on something complicated...cables or lace and knitting on the deck in the cool of the morning. The sock yarn colors are scrumptious!

Emily Potato said...

This summer, I am hoping to do a bit of knitting for my niece (who is due in a few weeks!) and her brother, who is 3. I want to do some little booties and sweaters for her, and a couple knitted toys for him. I've got my eye on a Susan Anderson reversible. These things seem good for a hot humid summer - small, portable, quick.

You can find me on rav under EmilyPotato.

Stoney said...

My fave thing to do is to use up all of my winter knitting leftovers to create dozens of quarters caps, using your pattern, for a children's charity near me. I use four different colors for each hat and I just go crazy with color. The recipients seems to love them, as reported to me by the adults, so here's to a summer of happy, take-along knitting.

Stoney
spirit.in.stoney@gmail.com

Beau said...

Animals and the small Christmas goodies. Too hot for any project of size. Come fall I will begin an afghan.

Beautiful yarn!

adodds said...

Anything but heavy winter sweaters. It is an interesting question because I never realized that I change according to the season. Last summer I made three small shawls, a linen tunic, and a few hats.
Congrats on the new sock yarn.

T.M. said...
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T.M. said...

Socks. And I get a head start on gloves and mittens for winter (especially your patterns...my sister loves them!) Thanks for the chance! I'm Knitsensei on Ravelry.

PICAdrienne said...

I may be strange, but I live to make a new wool cardigan for the fall in the summer. Living in the Pacific Northwest, my wool cardigan's get worn year around, whether as an extra layer with the weather is cold and damp, or as a snuggly item after the sun has gone down.

PICAdrienne on Ravelry

Allabitrandom said...

Well done! Lovely colours, but what else can we expect form you! Summer knitting is much the same as winter knitting for me - largely because I knit slowly and the seasons just roll into one! I used to knit man jumpers, but nowadays it is shawl(ettes), bags and socks and maybe a child's jumper if I am feeling adventurous. I am Allabitrandom on ravelry ( and in general to be honest).

grammynan said...

Congratulations, Kristen!
I actually do enjoy trying cotton yarns even though wool will always be the favorite. Right now working on a short sleeve cardigan (cotton) for my grandaughter. nurnanc@gmail.com

Frances said...

Oh I do enjoy using Regia sock yarns and your colors (as would be expected!) are wonderful additions to the Regia family.

In early summer, I am generally trying to finish up some lingering winter project ... perhaps some wool socks? Then as summer gets warmer and warmer, I often defy the city heat and work on some quick projects like cushion covers, exploring new color and/or stitch combinations...these often become Christmas gifts when December rolls around.

Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Your yarn is lovely! In summer, I continue to knit hats and baby sweaters but I tend to use cotton yarn.
Marcia
westitch@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

It takes me so long to complete a project so my summer knitting will be a winter cardigan! :)

steph-carlson@cox.net

Shelly J Davis said...

Hi Kristin
I love the sock yarn colors. Very fun. My favorite summer knitting project is hats for infants and small children. In the fall there are always hat drives for various charities. I like to be ready to give. Sock yarn makes great baby hats!
Shelly - bluedragon_sjd@yhahoo.com

kingshearte said...

I've only just started knitting socks, but I foresee them being a good summer thing, because they're small and use nice light yarn. That said, I have a nephew due in August, so I see this summer producing lots of baby things.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I think Regia is the workhorse of sock yarns. It looks great, knits well and lasts forever! Looking forward to seeing Garden Effects.

My favorite summer knitting is the project I think about - a little linen something - possibly the slip/chemise/nightie from MasonDixon Knitting.

Rav: PJKnitsUFOs

Jane said...

How exciting to see those lovely colours. And what better summer project than knitting a pair of socks in your new yarn!

Ravelry: trixiebacon

Best wishes
Jane

Ytknits said...
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Ytknits said...

Ooops! I got carried away by the colours, I think, and forgot to say what my favorite summer projects are: socks, socks and more socks! They are easy to carry and work with in the warmth of summer.

Bobbi said...

Congratulations to you and hooray for knitters. I've committed myself to knit 1 pair of socks per month this year and now have more yarn to choose from. Love the colors. I will be knitting socks this summer.

Karen said...

Socks. I love your new yarn.

philogirl said...

Socks are my favorite summer project. Easy to carry, cool on the lap! The sock colors are so awesome! Congratulations.

Beth

Carmen said...

Congrats, Kristin!!! You always seem to have something up your sleeve.

Summer knitting eh? It really depends on what inspirations I've run across. I've been known to knit hats, mittens, and just started knitting socks, so I'm sure I'll make a few pairs this summer.

You can reach me on Ravelry under Estrellita023.

Nancy said...

I love to do small projects in the summer - will probably be baby hats for a local hospital - would be fun to make them out of fun, stripey sock yarn!

Anonymous said...

I usually knit socks and mittens in the summer---right now, I'm using one of the Kaffe Fassett Random Stripes colorways.

iabrenda0312@aol.com

Laura Timmerman said...

I like knitting with cotton in the summer and because I am so busy farming that I get totally sleepy at night, I don't do a lot of summer knitting. When I do knit, I like very simple projects. It's a good time to make pot holders.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Congratulations! What a gorgeous color palette - suits you very well.
I always move on to small, simple, and portable projects in the summer - the kinds of things that can be easily tossed in a bag and transported to the park, the patio, the lake. Baby knits, hats, light and lacy shawls and scarves are all in my summer knitting bag.
knitsinclass on Rav

Anonymous said...

I like to have something small on the needles for summer ... usually baby hats or sweaters.

Congratulations on your newest adventure!

bookboxer on ravelry

Daisy said...

What beautiful looking yarn! My favorite summer projects are hats. They knit up quickly and we always need hats for Fall because we seem to lose them. This summer, though, I thought I would try a cowl... and maybe a pair of socks!
My email address is daisygirl12us@yahoo.com.

Daisy

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy. No one does color like you. Best summer project for me is socks (quick, portable, & no sweaty hands).

Susan
smurph1144@yahoo.com

Mar said...

Congrats on your new sock yarn. I really enjoy your blog, having been raised on a farm. In summer I knit everything I usually knit in other seasons; mostly bags, hats, mitts, scarves, and of course, socks. You can find me at solsticefibre@gmail.com. I've got my fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristin,
I love your colors and want them all. Win or not, I will get them!

I love knitting socks of all colrs all summer. There is a Rav group called Summer of Socks that I love to knit with and watch all the fabulous socks!

Congrats.

Lu

Pat said...

Favorite summer knitting? A no brainer, SOCKS!! Plus your new colorway with Regia, double fun!

Happy Easter,
Pat
Rav Name: skyhag

Anonymous said...

Super color combinations in your new yarn.

I don't distinguish between summer and winter in my knitting. After all, I live in Arizona. Regardless of season I knit whatever strikes my fancy.

Denise said...

My summer project is usually the winter project that I didn't finish in time to use.
flgirl1987 AT yahoo DOT com

Anne said...

Beautiful Yarn Kristin! you are the color goddess! My favorite summer knitting projects: cotton dishcloths and hats. Simple, small, portable.
annegp on ravelry

Patt Ward said...

Kristin, how wonderful! I will buy some whether I win or not! M favorite summer knitting is socks as I travel in the car because there is air conditioning and my hands won't stick to the yarn. I also like to make things with cotton, dishcloths, lace,curtains, etc. You can reach me at auntiddaknits@yahoo.com thanks for your great blog!

Mirjam said...

Congrats on these great colour combo's!
In summer I like to prepare for winter: shawls, mittens, baby hats etc. There's no rush in the hopefully long summer months, no need for skimping on cuff length. I tend to go for brighter summer colours and like to think some of the relaxing summer warmth lingers in the stitches.


mirjamvdb at telfort dot nl

Rachael said...

Hey Kristin, great colours and I can hardly wait to pick some up for my summer sock knitting! Love your sheep pictures :)

slmiller8 said...

In the past, I always worked on summery things, like cotton tops. Later in the summer, I would begin to shift over to sweaters I could wear in early fall. This, summer, however, I'm going to concentrate on socks, I think.

toomanyufos on ravely

M Griffin said...

My favorite summer knitting projects are socks! On the cold days of winter, I remember knitting them on the deck or on the beach when the sun was warm. Thanks for the chance Kristin! You can reach me @ MgKnits4@gmail.com

Tina said...

well you know I'm just crazypants for the new KN yarn. To tell the truth, I'm on a wicked sock jag. Wicked. My favorite summer project? Socks and mittens. Smallish things that become gifts, it's a fab thing! Happy Easter dear Kristin!

Maryanne & Duke said...

Wow, those colors are amazing! I can't wait to see this yarn in person.

My favorite summer knitting is anything small: socks, hats, gloves, etc. I love to knit with wool all year, but try to keep the project size small during the hot months.

Wil4ds on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Crap, I forgot my Ravelry handle.

Sock for commuting! Light lacy scarves for future gifting.

Kim in Chicago
On Ravelry: ElevatedKnitter

Casey said...

Socks, socks and more socks!!
Casey at ashefamily@yahoo.com

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Oh well, I missed the giveaway, but just wanted to say how I love, love the colors in your new sock yarn. You are so good at the color thing!

Marilyn said...

Socks or baby clothes/toys are always on my summer project list. This yarn is wonderful.