Friday, October 11, 2013

Color By Kristin Giveaway! of New Fall Colors Inspired by my Garden

(This is a long one folks - but it is good so read through because I have a great ending for you.) I was so glad to wake up yesterday morning after arriving home from Detroit very late Wednesday night to find that the frost had stayed away and my garden is still blooming and growing. Good news for me -- I will have flowers for my book photoshoot next week and won't have to spend money. 

Autumn is my very favorite time of year. The light is so gorgeous, the air is so crisp and the colors take on a gold glow. I love the garden flowers when they are getting towards their end - it seems their color is extra rich. It may be my imagination, but I think it is that the angle of the sun makes everything just look gorgeous. I love how all the plants fall over, creep around and just make the last ditch effort to set seed.


No surprise --- I used my garden flowers as inspiration for the New Fall 2013 Colors of Color By Kristin. If you have been following my designs over the years, these colors probably look familiar. When Classic Elite Yarns brought my favorite blend (formerly called Julia) back to life last season, they couldn't bring in all the shades. This year, they wanted me to choose 6 new shades and here is what I came up with.....


Leading off the pack, Blue Thyme 3220. This color is a lovely light teal shade - it is a complex teal - not just a blue green. It has hints of red in it and it mixes beautifully with all the other colors. I didn't have any thyme in the garden this year but I've photographed it with some lambs ears and lacinato kale.

Next in line is Coleus 3260. This is one of my favorite dark shades - not purple but more a very dark maroon. You can substitute it for any dark shade. It will add a richness to any garment.
For fun, I photographed it with the new shade Lady's Mantle 3235. When I plucked the coleus from the garden, I couldn't believe the synchronicity of the moment - the edging of the coleus was exactly the same as the new Lady's Mantle. Gorgeous.

Here Lady's Mantle 3235 is photographed with a Green Envy zinnia. Love those flowers although they do not produce very well for me. 

 

Anemone 3295 is such a useful purple shade. Here it is photographed with Verbena Bonariesis.  
 

Rock Henna 3255 is photographed with Hot Biscuits Amaranth. This color is a lovely dark rust with overtones of red and gold.


Lastly, how did we exist without Sunflower 3250 Color By Kristin? I'm not sure. 

You can download a color card of the entire Color By Kristin color range here.  You will find the new colors on the bottom of the color card. 

Here's what I have for one lucky winner today -
one skein each of the new colors of Color By Kristin.

and one copy of each of the new two new pattern books - Color By Kristin Books 4 and 5.


Here's how you enter..... Answer the following question in the comments section.
Which is your favorite of the 6 new colors of Color By Kristin?
Lady's Mantle?
Blue Thyme?
Rock Henna?
Coleus?
Anemone?
Sunflower? 
What will you do with the yarn if you win it? 

Contest ends Tuesday October 15th at 11:59 p.m. Please US Addresses only.
PLEASE LEAVE AN EASY WAY TO GET A HOLD OF YOU - E-MAIL OR RAVELRY ID.

And because I am sharing here today - check out Cleo - a fun Fair Isle scarf made with lots of the new colors of Color By Kristin. I knit it on short circulars and edged it in a flared rib. You can find the pattern here on Ravelry. "Heart It" if you like it. The pattern is from Book Five which is available at your local yarnstore or on Ravelry here.

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Bonnie said...

I loved seeing the yarn with the plants that inspired it! My favorite is Anemone 3295.

Kim Har said...

Which is your favorite of the 6 new colors of Color By Kristin?

Blue Thyme-YES
Rock Henna-YES

Sunflower-YES
What will you do with the yarn if you win it?
I think they would make an awesome color-work sweater or vest, scarf & matching hat

Rav ID = sleddogz

RubyC said...

I love the Lady's Mantle and Coleus and toss in some Sunflower of course. I would make a colorwork scarf if I won some yarn.

Rav: MzCruse

Leah S said...

I love all of them.....they are so beautiful all together. If I had to pick one favorite I guess it would blue thyme. Thank you for all of your beautiful patterns, books and yarn!
Leah S
Leahb2123@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Love them all - but my favorite would have to be Rock Henna. I would love to make some color work mittens with it when I win.

Awesome!!

Andrea said...

Very hard choice, but i'm going with Blue Thyme. I think I would make some of the knitted sunflowers from your book, or maybe that colorful scarf. Hope I get the chance to find out!

Rav ID = andymeg

Gramma Phyl said...

I love all the colors you have, but I think in memory of my mom who was a U of Minn grad I'd go with the Rock Henna and sunflower. What would I make? Well when you live in the Finger Lakes of NY you need hat, mittens, scarves. Well you get the idea.

Grammaphyl47@gmail.com

patty said...

Lady's Mantle 3235 is my favorite at this point in the day. I might changes my mind later. If I win this yarn I will make myself a colorful cowl using all the colors.

Patty

Ravelry id is also Patty

The biggest fan in Maryland

M.E. Masterson said...

Lady's Mantle 3235 and to be honest love the green that went with it....I would love to give this as a Christmas gift to my dear friend Barbara who spends her day with her needles. She can create some beautiful things with all of these colors and it would just brighten a very good friends heart!
marye.masterson@gmail.com

Taloferia said...

Oh that Lady's Mantle is my favourite! But they are all so beautiful, and I'm really impressed with how they work together. I think I would love to make a colourwork infinity cowl with them.

LauraM said...

Love Raspberry! :)

Caroline aka FiberTribe on Rav said...

oooh...can't choose just one. I'd say Blue Thyme and Rock Henna. Maybe use them together in a pullover?
thanks, Kristin

Betz White said...

Gosh they are so beautiful together! Well done! I love Lady's Mantle but even more when it is combined with your other colors. If I were to win this yarn I would try out a project from Kristin Knits.

Mary in VA said...

Well my kneejerk reaction is usually greens, but that Amaranth looks like it would be even more beautiful in person. I'd make a colorwork scarf or cowl if I won this.

Rav ID vaknitter

Kathleen said...

I would use all of them to knit fall gloves, but my favorite is Blue Thyme. I would knit fingerless gloves with cables!

Kathleen said...

Ravelry ID for previous account is anlsknittingmeme

Nicholas said...

That Lady's Mantle shade is amazing and named after one of my favorite garden plants.

If chosen, I'd probably use these to whip up a beautiful pair of colorwork mittens for someone for the holidays. So, so beautiful.

I'm faygoredpop on Ravelry. Fingers crossed!

Tina said...

Hi Kristin! How brilliant to photograph your new yarn colors with the lovely flowers of the season!!! My favorite color (and I do love them all)is the Rock Henna, gorgeous color!!! And what would I do if I won? After I jumped up and down I would dig in and make one of your pillows on Creativebug...... perfection I think! Thanks for the kind chance to win!

Patty said...

I think I must go back to read your recent blog entries come January when Mother Nature's palette grows way too subtle for me at times. I love the wondrous anemone, but really love the full orchestra of the six together. A project? Perhaps some color perfect Fair Isle mitts to warm the fingers of our four little grand-daughters. Those would be mittens not easily lost in the New England snows.

From the Banana Belt of VT,
The Vermonster
Patty7737 on Ravelry

Barbara44 said...

How beautiful the colors are. This is would really be a win win.

Barbara
begarcia44@yahoo.com

Marcia said...

All the colors are lovely. I like their saturation! (Hope that's the correct term.)
Blue Thyme leads the pack for me.

I'm partial to quick results so I'm thinking a scarf of some kind.

Patty said...

usually I would pick anything blue but I love the way Lady's Mantle and Coleus go together. I would make the Cleo scarf for my college student niece. She would love it!
Patty
pclark204@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Love your patterns,blog, and yarn. I like the new purple Coleus especially with the Ladies Mantle. I would make the colorful gloves with embroidery.
peggy
ravelry ID peggyspins

Heather L. said...

Oh what beautiful colors! And I love how they match the garden!!! Anenome is my favorite of the bunch. As for what I would do with this colors......well, a knitted Log Cabin blanket for a child would be gorgeous....so would more clothes for my girls' Maggie Rabbits, or maybe a few tea cozies for fall (maybe that is the best idea!!!).

Cynthia Nicole said...

What luscious gorgeous colors. Hard to choose one, but I'm attracted to Lady's Mantle first.
I would add these to a sweater i'm planning for this autumn's project.

Anonymous said...

Hard to pick a favorite! However, I am drawn to Coleus,
due to its richness. I would likely use it in colorwork mitts
or a scarf for a Christmas gift. All these
beauties are a fall gift for
all of us....thanks, Kristin!

Hester from Alanta said...

My favorite color is Blue Thyme. I am a pinky purple kind of knitter and I'm always looking for colors to use as accents or design elements with the pinky purple yarn colors. I think this Blue Thyme would work very well either way. I would like to make a woman's vest in medium pink with Blue Thyme vertical stripes.
Best - Hester




Here's how you enter..... Answer the following question in the comments section.
Which is your favorite of the 6 What will you do with the yarn if you win it?

Sheri said...

If I have to pick one... Anemone would be my favorite. I love the Cleo scarf and would start with that. Going over to Raverly now to heart it.

Craftyslm: Rav. ID

Natalie B. said...

I love them all! But the Anemone is jumping out at me.

I would probably end up knitting mittens and gloves if I won!

Bonney said...

Oh My!! These are so rich and beautiful; I love each one of them but my favorite is the Lady's Mantle. I'd love to knit a sweater from this gorgeous color!

Mary Buchan said...

I like them all, but especially the Coleus - very autumnal. I'm not sure what I would knit with it, but it would be fabulous!!

pudgypooh said...

They are all beautiful, but I especially like Anemone. It would make a lovely baby cap!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to display the yarn shades,I really find it difficult to choose as I love them all. I would knit a cowl and fingerless mitts with the Rock Henna 3255.
So warm,toasty and snuggly.

Maid Marrion on Ravelry.

Holly in CT said...

The colors are beautiful. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Anemone 3295 but I would so want to pair it with Lady's Mantle 3235 !

Margaret said...

Anemone!

Englandknits on ravelry.

Carol Perecman said...

Rock Henna--I love it! I would definitely make the scarf; great for a grey winter's day. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new yarn colors--
Carol (ceejay on Rav)

Sheila said...

That's a real toss-up between Anemone and Blue Thyme. Eeny, meeny, miny, mo. I think I'll pick Blue Thyme as my favorite.

SheilaOKeefe on Rav

Shmily243@aol.com said...

I think my favorite color is anemone. It is so hard to choose.
I just finished making a pumpkin hat using color 3285 for the pumpkin and key lime (by Julia) for the stem...for my 5 month old Granddaughter. I think it looks adorable...
Some of the new colors would look lovely with some of the older colors too.
If I won I would use the yarn to make a winter hat and fingerless mitts for the baby to keep her warm this winter.
Have a great knitting weekend....

phaedra96 said...

I love them all but if I HAVE to choose one....blue thyme. I have the sunflowers book and would love to play with making some of them this winter. bonnieanne on rav

Meg C said...

Hi Kristin,

My usual favorite would automatically be Blye Thyme, but the Coleus is so rich I can't take my eyes off it. If I won the yarn I'd see which of the patterns in your pattern booklet I could finish with as many of the colors as possible. If your wonderful glove pattern is there, that would probably be the winner. I love to knit gloves.

Enjoy your garden while it lasts, and hope to see you at the Amherst Farmer's Market.

Meg (MegSpins on rav)

cate polacek said...

Coleus, I think is my favorite of the new colors. I'd use all those colors to make a very colorful scarf or long cowl. Sorely needed on a gloomy rainy day like we're having here today in Maryland.

mmorans said...

Love them all, but I'll pick coleus to start with. I love making hats and mittens, and can't wait to see the combinations these skeins will make.

Cami said...
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Jo Morgan said...

How can I choose between Coleus and Anemone? Thanks so much for the giveaway! Jo

Cami said...

All the colors are lovely, but Lady's Mantle is definitely my favorite. I think I will make a scarf and mitten set with the yarn. Thanks for a fun give away!!

camipaul @ comcast dot net

Maryanne & Duke said...

If I had to pick just one favorite, I'd have to choose coleus. It's such a saturated and rich color, I can't resist it. When I look at these skeins all together, I see mittens, many pairs of colorful mittens for this winter.

Wil4ds on Ravelry

Diana Burrell said...

They're all gorgeous but Blue Thyme jumped out at me. I would love to knit this with Sunflower. If I won the pack ... well, I'd head over to Hub Mills and probably buy some more, LOL.

Diana (mom2o at Rav)

jennifer.auroradesign said...

I'm a designer so it is the interplay of the colors that really interest me. I love the coleus combo but if I HAD to choose one color it would be sunflower. It is such a joyful color. I envision a pair of snazzy mittens....or maybe some slipper socks with embroidery.

Diane said...

Love Rock Henna and Blue Thyme. I would make a color-work scarf or mitts. Yowela@hotmail.com

lemonade sandwich said...

Do I have to pick just one color? The entire palette is perfect for me! But if just one - anemone. I'm getting ready to dip my toes into colorwork this fall, and this would push me right over the edge!

Paula said...

Although I love purples (and do like the anemone), my favorite is the Blue Thyme.

I would use the yarn to finally teach myself fair isle to do some mittens from the book "Kristin Knits" and for the edgings of the "circles, bobbles and stripes" sweater from the same book for which I have most of the yarn I need

Paula/purlplessk on Ravelry

Els said...

Well ..... it's REALLY difficult to pick ONE out of this beautiful range : they all look gorgeous !
Coleus (or rather Anemone ?) if I had to pick one.
What would I make of it ?
Probably a sarf or/and hat (fairisle or double knit) for my youngest grandson (1 1/2) with some nice autumn colour to keep him warm and cosey through out the autumn and winter !!!!

Anne said...

HMMMMMM.... How could I pick one favorite? Rock Henna for sure...and Lady's Mantle...Probably Lady's Mantle as my #1 favorite. Or Rock Henna...:) I would knit slippers and hats if I won!! Anne paulsons4@arvig.net

Suzanne said...

My favorite is Coleus. I think maybe I'd make some fingerless mitts or some mittens

Sarah said...

Hard to pick just one but I would have to say Blue Thyme. I would probably pair it with another color and make a pair of stranded mittens maybe something in a floral theme to honor the yarn names!

Ravelry - sarahland

biologista said...

love the sunflower!
anninadeleo @ gmail . com

Anna Conway said...

My favorite is sunflower and I would make a really awesome multicolor scarf if I won.

Anonymous said...

Oh my. How to choose a favorite colour! They are all very special, but Blue Thyme likely would be my first choice, because, as my friend says, I always choose blue. :) I would love to make mittens, a hat, and scarf or cowl, fair isle or all striped with those amazing colours. samm@ravelry

Anonymous said...

Coleus and Lady's Mantle, if I had to pick a fav, all of the colors are lovely. What would I make???? hmmmm something for me or someone special, that's for sure but the yarn would have to tell me what it wanted to be.
Thanks for the opportunity to win! jeanninesims_1999@yahoo.com


Anonymous said...

I love all the colors and I would make something from your new books using as many of them as I could. Maybe sunflowers too. I've been wanting to make some and didn't have the right colors. Thanks, sharonski10@att.net

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! I could just swoon! The colors are so lovely and deep and such a great reflection of nature. Anemone is my current favorite but the sunflower is a pretty close second. I would make one of your hats with the yarn
mary kate
pwitry@rcn.com

Robin C said...

I just love them all but oh the sunflower. My favorite flower.

If I were blessed to win, I think I would try the free scarf pattern. I've never done color work.

Wendy said...

Coleus is my favorite but they are all so beautiful. I would use it to finish the edge of a hooked rug.

Kathy said...
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Auntie Shan said...

Granted, I've always had a soft spot for "Coleus", however, the Rest are just as LOVELY! And, appear to mix so well together... [I suspect that they're being on the *same* Tonal scale helps!] - It's a wonderful combo! - Worthy to be put into the "SPECIAL-STASH"... !

Anyhoo... Glad to see that You're Home safe & sound. And, hope that You had a GOOD "I LOVE YARN DAY"!
:-D

Kathy said...

Coleus is my favorite. I'd knit a new sweater with Lady's Mantle as a trim/accent color. At Ravelry, I'm Kathyquilts.

Beth said...

Blue Thyme closely followed by Lady's Mantle. I knit baby and granddaughter sweaters!

JoBleudeMaine said...

My favorite is Blue Thyme though Lady's Mantle is a close second. I think I'd make that hat in the pattern book. (The one on the woman not the one on the snowman!)

Cathy said...

All the colors are gorgeous!! I fell in love with Coleus instantly, which surprises me since I tend to gravitate towards anything teal or aqua.

endersDOTcjATgmail.com

Cathy said...

Oops - I forgot to say I'd knit a hat and scarf and maybe fingerless mitts!

Anonymous said...

Great new colors!
Johalley on RAV

Anonymous said...

hmm sunflower, but the blue thyme is trying to get me to say pick me. I have several of your patterns, and i would think with this prize I would finally tackle a fair isle........... ( I still have some Julia in my best stuff stash container)

Fracksmom on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I, too, am a Fall fan--love the browns/rusts/purples/wines. My absolute favorite of the new colors is rock henna. I'd probably knit a scarf or a cowl--and probably share with a friend. I love all your colors, Kristin, and all the sheep stories as well.

Lompocgal on Ravelry

Nuna Knits said...

Being a lover of all shades of purple, I love the Anemone the best, but Blue Thyme and Coleus are very close runners-up. I'm dreaming of a cardigan with colorwork bands near the bottom of the body and sleeves and maybe on one upper arm.

LoonyNuna on Ravelry

Sherry Schacht said...

Coleus is my favorite--rich and lovely. I'm deep into mitten-knitting for a charity org called "Mittens for Detroit" and would use the yarn for this happy work--we're going to make lots of hands warmer this winter!

Sherry Schacht, Romeo, Michigan
sherryschacht@yahoo.com

Stephanie W. said...

I'm torn between the Coleus and the Lady's Mantle but if I could only have one, I'd choose the Lady's Mantle. I'd love to say that I will knit a cardigan but I might be the slowest knitter around. The scarf in this post (Cleo) looks doable and it looks like good meeting knitting.

Stephanie (woerner on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

It is hard to pick a favorite! I will have to go with Anemone. I have been wanting to try more color work so I would make mittens or a hat. N-Baxter@comcast.net

Jennifer Essad said...

I forgot to mention that I would love to make a lap blanket if there's enough yarn. I love every color in this line-I especially go for "odd" shades! Also, the new books look awesome-would love to flip thru them.

Jennifer Essad said...

My favorite color is Coleus

4jessad@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Lady's Mantle in a beautiful colorwork scarf and hat. Yum!

blldgmom4@aol.com

Hilda said...

If I had to pick one color, it would be Sunflower...but they are all beautiful. I'd love to win and try to make the Fair Isle scarf!

Sarah Furstenberg said...

My favorite is Coleus, I love deep plum colors--and I love the way they work with greens and browns. If I win the yarn, I will without question use some of it to knit my teenage son a hat. He is emerging from a several year jag of rejecting the idea of wearing anything I might make him, and I'm delighted that he's asked me to make him a (second!) hat this fall.
Sarah
clover2004 is my ravelry id

hudsonvalleyknits.com said...

I can't pick just one!! But if I had to,

Which is your favorite of the 6 new colors of Color By Kristin?

Rock Henna

What will you do with the yarn if you win it? Buy more yarn and make a colorwork yoke sweater.

Anonymous said...

Anemone is my favourite and would probably make a scarf. They are all lovely though and would love to win the books.

Bev

Anonymous said...

Anemone is my favourite and would probably make a scarf. They are all lovely though and would love to win the books.

barrade@iinet.net.au

Bev

tjf said...

All of the colors are beautiful! And, together, they are amazing. My favorite is Lady's Mantle and then Rock Henna. If I won the yarn I would make a felted fair isle bag.

Tricia
thefankells@mesanetworks.net

Brenda said...

I have red hair, so Lady's Mantle is my favorite color. If I win, I will make some new mittens---some for me, and some for Wool Aid. My Rav ID is brenda0312.

Anonymous said...

It is very hard to pick just one color, I love them all. I would make a very colorful hat for the coming winter. My ravelryid is rmusso.

Anonymous said...

I like Anemone.
I'd make a cowl.
Kc137f@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Lady's Mantle, if I have to choose one, but they are all gorgeous. It is time to make a colorful vest, so they would be the colorful part of the vest! (Rhowenknits:RavID)

Anonymous said...

Anemone.....love the color and would use it in a vest.

Wild Thyme Creations said...

Such rich, fabulous colors! It's SO hard to choose a favorite.....but, I think I might like the Rock Henna 3255 best, Wouldn't it be BEAUTIFUL paired with the Blue Thyme 3220 for a colorwork hat.....or scarf....or mittens....or cardigan....h-m-m-m-m-m-m!

Rita said...

Blue Thyme is my favorite. If I have the opportunity to use all of the colors I think they would be beautiful in a large travel bag. Any leftovers would be used for hats and/or fingerless mittens. Too be sure none would be wasted!

chris m said...

I really love all the colors but if I had to pick a favorite it would be anemone. If I were lucky enough to win I would make some colorwork mittens, a hat and a cowl. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! My ravelry id is CTChris, email is majchrzakmj@msn.com. thanks!

Melia said...

The Coleus is my favorite. I was looking at the group and thinking that my daughter has been bugging me to make her a pair of your Sebastian Cabled Gloves. Wouldn't they be great in this new colorway?

melia1127@hotmail.com

Carolyn said...

I love the rich coleus color.
Carolyn

Unknown said...

I love the blue thyme and coleus colors. I haven't had the courage to do a lot of colorwork, but this palette is inspiring!

hivetender said...

Lady's mantle...always been a garden favorite. I would make new fingerless gloves from your color book. Made some three years ago and loved them but the new puppy ate not one but both mitts! Good thing he's cute!
Hivetender on ravelry

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful collection of colors! I would have to say Lady's Mantle is my favorite! I would love to try a colorwork project designed by you with all those colors! Thanks!!
Lee (mamagiff on ravelry)

Susan Slack said...

How do you pick just one? At the moment I'm drawn to Anemone. This is my Aunt's favorite color. All her knitting projects go to family and friends. I've never seen her make anything for herself. A colorful tote would hold new projects and would be useful when shopping for more yarn. You can never have too many bags!

susanjslack@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

How to choose? I've missed these colors from your collection & am so glad they're back plus more! I would make a felted purse or a shawl.
Nlwilson46@yahoo.com

Betsy (Betsys1963@gmail.com) said...

I'd like to make a cardigan from Lady's Mantle for winter. I think all the colors in this collection are beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Sunflower - I would use it with the other colors to treat myself to your fair isle hat from creative bug.
mary kate
pwitry@rcn.com

aggie325 said...

Blue thyme is my favorite...but ask me again in 5 minutes and it'll be a different answer! If I win, I'd make a basketful of colorful hats for Christmas gifts for my family.
diann325@gmail.com

Lisa Viviano said...

I love the sunflower color the best. It's such a happy color. I would make either a pillow or a cover for my ottoman. I stashed plenty of your Julia yarn and would love to add these colors. vivianos3@aol.com

massmom24girls said...

Only one. That's like being asked to choose your favorite child! Each has very special qualities. But if compelled to name one I'm going for sunflower. In mittens. With color work. How cheerful!

Anonymous said...

I love all the colors. My favorite is Anemone, I am a purple lover. But I would use all the colors for a cowl, hat, or scarf. I live in upstate NY and it will get cold very soon.

Thanks for the give a way.

Cheryl

Ravelry ID is Clemons3781
Craftycrtnsbyc@aol.com

jaschipf said...

I LOVE these colors! Blue Thyme would be my favorite. I can see some gorgeous mittens or a scarf with all the colors. It would be like getting a new box of crayons! Rav ID: Ettenna

Anonymous said...

How do you pick just one of the beautiful new colos to be a fav.....I guess it would be coleus. The depth of color is amazing. I would make hats and scarves for my grandchildren if I win.
Leslie B in NJ

peggy said...

Picking a favorite color would be like picking your favorite child they are all beautiful in there own right. I would need to cuddle and squish for a little bit to find out what they wanted to be. Thanks for the give away.
Peggy
pegmac0728@yahoo.com


Cathy G. said...

Good Morning, Kristin!

I am in love with Lady's Mantle! It won my heart in its first iteration as part of your "Julia" line and I have been smitten ever since. I am delighted to herald its return. If I were lucky enough to win your beautifully hued skeins, I would pour all those plump puppies into your multi-striped new cardigan, Kate. It's the quintessential fair-isle-without-being fussy look I am drawn to and it would ratchet up my Fall wardrobe. Hurrah for you and your love of color!

Cathy G. (cwgeewhiz on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

All the new colors are to die for. My favorite is Blue Thyme. Teal is a favorite color of mine which you can see in quilts I make. So since I am starting to knit, I will bring the color teal into my knitting.
I would make a scarf and hat to use while wrapped up in a quilt while watching the stars, football game, or outside reading.

Sandy C. said...

If I have to pick on it would be sunflower but I can see using all of these in a fair isle knitting project. What a nice combo.

Susanne said...

I love the Blue Thyme! I try and try to move myself away from blues but I always gravitate towards any shade of blue. I often put other colours with it but the main is always some shade of blue..Lovely colours Kristin!
scheusie@shaw.ca

cllcraft said...

I love all of the new colors - they are like a fall symphony together. The colors are so rich and beautiful. All could be favorites, but Rock Henna would make a beautiful cowl, and would be my pick!

Casey said...

Thanks for the chance! I would have to say that Rock Henna does it for me, next would be coleus. A color work hat and mitts would be on my needles in no time.
ashefamily(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

All colors are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. My fav - anemone for fingerless gloves with a long arm warmer arm.

Unknown said...

Hard to choose just one fav color. But, Sunflower is just so Autumn. I definitely must knit the Cleo scarf.

Anonymous said...

Love them all but if have to pick one it would be Anemone. Would make the Cleo scarf, looks like it would be fun to wear.

Anonymous said...

it is hard to pick just one color as I love them all. Blue thyme would be my first choice. I make items for our Church food pantry clients. fvandagriff@att.net

hawknitr13 said...

i love the deep Rock Henna because i love the ammaranth plant too!! so unique! i would make a tree hugger for my light pole so i could enjoy them all winter!!
thank you!!
linda

Savannagal said...

Rock Henna and Sunflower are my favorites. I love them both equally. I would love to make your Lola hat. I love all the colors. I really love your home too. It's the most magnificent piece of artwork. Savannagal on Rav.

Denise said...

My fave is Rock Henna - gorgeous shade, love the name.
What would I make? Well, I live in Phoenix, so maybe a scarf and hat for a friend up north.
flgirl1987 AT yahoo DOT com

stufenzumgericht said...

My favorite color is Rock Henna because I love all sorts of red and this one fits perfect to automn. I think, I'd knit a scrarf from all these funny colors ;-)
Take care! Martina

Jane's Designs said...

I'm very partial to the Coleus and the Lady Mantel combo. I'm think a pair of cozy sock/slippers. Then I can sit and knit and admire my toasty toe covers.

MelissaH said...

Definitely Anemone, as I'm still a sucker for purple. Looks like gloves to me!

Dana S. Whitney said...

Oh, Lady's Mantle 3235 for sure, because, in my world, maroon (or deep deep mauve) is the new black!
I'd combine some colors for a slip stitched cowl (or two).
PainterWoman @ Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Blue Thyme. And a colorwork hat-and-mittens ensemble would look great. Maybe I could get two out of all those skeins?
-- stashdragon (my Rav id)

ARC said...

Oh gosh--I think my favorite color is the blue thyme--but I love how ALL of the colors work together.

My rav user name is eweknittoo

Great job!

Unknown said...

My favorite would have to be Lady's Mantle since I love all things green. But I really love it combined with Coleus, perhaps for a warm, cozy wrap of some kind to help usher in the new season. It feels like a very Thanksgivingish combination to me.

Persimmontree on Ravelry

Deb and Robin said...

I love anemone and would knit a scarf because it's a great color for me and I love knitting with your yarn!

madknitter said...

Love the new fall colors. So hard to choose. Blue Thyme would have to be favorite, but the Lady's Mantle/Green Envy Zinnia is stunning together.
I would make the Cleo scarf -- bold design and colors.

RAV ID madknitter07

Winsome said...

Oh my goodness, they are all so beautiful and rich! I love them all, but if I am forced to choose one it would have to be the Coleus. The color is so deep, and would be lovely for fall. I am not quite sure what I would make, however, the Cleo scarf looks tempting!
Thanks Kristin!

Rav ID: WinnythePu

Judy Wilkinson said...

My favorite is Anemone, followed very closely by Sunflower. I would make a hat or scarf from one of your new books!

Judy W RAV ID Mimisgirl

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Lois Lennon Lewis said...

My favorite is definitely Anemone - BUT the combination of the six colors together is most inspiring. I love to color block and I'm thinking of a cardigan pattern that has wedge sections for the back. I have several patterns w/this design idea, but the 1 I believe I will try is Star Paths #486 by Valley Yarns.
I love your color combo because they are sophisticated versions, not just saturated and bright. So for that reason, I think they will blend nicely.

Debbie said...

Rock Henna is my fav. Thanks!

lindag1947 said...

I love them all. The blue is probably my favorite though. Always making hats. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Sunflower! It makes me happy inside and gives me hope.

I'll combine all the yarns into a cowl to help fight the seasonal blahs that is winter in the city of Chicago.

elevatedknitter

Anonymous said...

Lady's Mantle is my favorite as this color is hard to find. But all the colors are great. Would make a cool hat and/or scarf. Melanie1 on rav

Deb said...

I loved all the colors, too hard to choose one ! but coleus ,lady's mantle and sunflower would make great mittens for my granddaughter using some of the fair isle designs from Color by Kristen...so love the time you take for your bog and the photos.

Nancy G said...

Gosh, I don't know if I can choose just one favorite color! I guess I would go with Anemone, followed closely by Blue Thyme and Rock Henna. Mittens and hats would quickly go on the needles with these yarns.

cjrgemini said...

All are so gorgeous but I would choose coleus to make a scarf or shrug!

Helen said...

Thanks Kristin. These are all lovely. I like Coleus the most - not the best because they are all beauties!

Jules said...

I absolutely love all of the colors, but I would have to choose Blue Thyme, because it is closes to my daughters favorite color. And because of that I would make a hat/mittens set for her with that being the dominant color and rest as accents. Can't wait for the new season of Knit & Crochet Now!! I still watch all the re-runs! my ravelry ID is julesg370 and my email is julie@halladays.com. Thanks!

Shing said...

I love the combo of Coleus and Lady's Mantle and I'd have to order more of the same colors if I win so i can do a colorwork throw. Beautiful colors!

Shing on ravelry
shing.hsieh@comcast.net

TracyK said...

What an opportunity! Favorite? Coleus, definitely Coleus. If I were forced to choose a second? Blue Thyme all the way (though I agree with pretty much everyone else here that they're all amazing!). What would I do with it? Let my imagination run wild and figure out some crazy color-work something (hat? mittens? cowl? who knows!) that would show all of them off to their best individual and collective advantage. Oh, the possibilities!!! I'm elephantsknit over on Rav.

Anonymous said...

Anemone is perhaps my favorite color, but they are all absolutely gorgeous.

goatlady said...

coleus! love the depth of color saturation in your line! mittens are what we need here! 3 little girls!
monicagodwin@msn.com

Bonnie said...

Lady's Mantle
Blue Thyme

I love the combo for the coleus.
I love the Lady's Mantle because it seems new and fashionable. I would make something for my kitchen table out of it or hand warmers. I am so glad you have some yarn available now. Rich colors.

kbuckingham@carolina.rr.com

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful colors, and such a difficult decision. My first choice is Blue Thyme but only by the narrowest of margins. My second choice would be Coleus.

I would use the yarns to make a colorwork scarf and matching fingerless mitts. Gorgeous!

Jan (IUGrad - Ravelry ID)

joheintz@hotmail.com said...

All the colors are great-I really love the anemone. I might make a felted coin purse, fingerless mitts,or knitted acorns. Fun, fun, fun.
JoAnne

Rosemary said...

No questions that the answer would be Anemone. I love the presentation with your flowers. I have followed you and your family and farm for a long time. You are so generous with your posts. rosevta@gmail.com and rosevta on ravelry

Judy said...

My favorite color is Lady's Mantle 3235, a color that makes patterns pop. Blue Thyme 3220 is a close second. If I won I would knit a colorful afghan to keep me warm and cozy during the winter.

D Louise said...

Although, technically, sunflower should be my fave here, I'm smitten with anemone. Love the way it looks in the coleus pair. I think the yarn combo would be lovely in a Cleo for meo.

Louise Cady-Fernandes said...

Such a beautiful garden photo Kristen. It would make a great greeting card. It's really hard to pick a favorite but if I must I'll say Coleus. I'd turn these turn miniature sweater ornaments for the Christmas tree. xo

Lori in Texas said...

I love Lady's Mantle. I've tried without success to grow it here in Texas. I'd make a fair isle scarf if I won this beautiful yarn. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Ravelry id is loriburris

Leanne said...

What beautiful new colors!! I love the Coleus and Lady's Mantle combinations! It just sings!! I would love to try my hand at a color work project.
RAVID leannegoddard

Tracie said...

I love the rock henna and sunflower.

I would make a beautiful scarf with some of the flowers that I learned to make at your retreat.

Julie said...

I love them all, but my favorite is the Coleus. That dark, deep, rich color draws me in. If I won this collection, I would take a big challenge (for me) and do my first color work scarf. RAVID: Tanknit.

Beau said...

How lovely! ...... and quite difficult to choose. If I could only have one, I would select blue thyme. What would I make if I won? I would design a lapghan that would use a combination of stitch textures and color. 'Course, I might find something which intrigues me more in your books. Shoot, I would probably end up buying more of your yarn and doing several projects. I loved using the Julia. Feels so good to knit and the colors touch me!

Good job, Kristin!

mn_bird said...

Selecting a favorite yarn color is like trying to select a favorite cat!

I really like purple, so I'll go with Anemone, but I also love Ladies Mantle, Sunflower and Coleus.

Rock Henna looks like a nice color, so it would be fun to try.

If I won, I would knit up a bunch of Quarters Caps in children's sizes and donate them.

I'm so glad that these colors or yarn are available, again, and I really like the patterns in both of your new Color by Kristin books.

Patty said...

Love the green of the Lady's Mantle! And I really enjoyed seeing the yarns with their inspiration flowers :-)

Manise said...

When Julia disappeared those were some of the colors I could not find at WEBS and was sad when Classic Elite picked your yarn line up again to find those colors missing. What a lovely surprise to see them back! Coleus is one of my favorites especially paired with Lady's Mantle. Being at opposites ends of the color wheel they each make the other pop in a such wonderful way. I may finally make your colorful scarf from one of your books that WEBS carried as a kit way back when only now I'll have all of the colors if I win. :-)

Many thanks,

Manise ( same name on on Rav)

Susan said...

My birthday is Wednesday....please please please...can't imagine a better way to turn 47 than with anemone!!!!

Betty said...

What a wonderful giveaway, Kristin! Thank you. My favorite color is Lady's Mantle. If I win, I'll make stranded mittens, combining all the lovely colors.

Sue J. said...

All of the colors are beautiful, and blend so well, it is hard to choose! Lady's Mantle and amemone are probably my favorites, but that is almost a random pick ;). I can see a hat and fingerless mitts in my future if I'm the winner!

Janelle Wertzberger said...

Blue Thyme is my favorite... I'm all about blue and green and blue-green and teal and all its variations. Could not love it more.

I think I would want a whole sweater out of Blue Thyme! But all these colors harmonize so well that perhaps I would choose something with a colorwork yoke to use various colors, keeping the main body in Blue Thyme.

Gorgeous color curation as usual.

createjoy said...

Oh, I love them all!!!! Maybe sunflower or Lady's Mantle because they remind me of the aspen leaves changing from green to gold in autumn. Your creativity is so inspiring!
Rav id = handmadejoy

Jane said...

I love fall too! I think all the new colors are beautiful but I choose Sunflower.

Anonymous said...

Blue Thyme!

And I would probably knit a vest for my 3yo to surprise him with on his birthday. :-)

Linguist77@yahoo.com

woolyjooly said...

My goodness, how to choose a favorite . . . I'd go for the Coleus, but would have to get the Lady's Mantle too -- I'm picturing a triangular or Faeroese shawl with lace edging! It's getting cold here in MN and I need a gift for a gardening friend's birthday . . .

Your biggest fan in northeast Minneapolis, Julie, aka woolyjooly@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colors. I love the complexity of your colors. They remind me of natural dyes at their best. My first choice was blue thyme but rock henna keeps haunting me. I love how cheerful sunflower is. At this moment rock henna would be my pick. Tomorrow ..? These colors beg to be knitted in color work hats and mittens. It would be fun to try different combinations of colors together and see how the colors shift when next to a different color. gnlmutti@gmail.com

Patt said...

I'm really liking the Anenome. I am not a wearer of purple, however I want to try to incorporate a little in my wardrobe. If I won the yarns, I think I would design a hat and mitten set.
Patt
auntiddaknits@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

All the colors are just wonderful. I never thought I would choose purple but I think the anemone has to be my fav. If I win it, I will probably make some kind of scarf. They are still about my favorite thing to do.
Thanks for the info & the give away.

schwip said...

I love the Anemone but if I had to pick one for a project it would have to be Coleus 3260. The color is so rich and blendable with both boy and girl colors for sweaters for my grandkids.

schwipknits@gmail.com

NanaJen said...

I really enjoy ALL OF THEM, but if I simply MUST pick a favorite...It would be Blue Thyme or Coleus. So Beautiful! jaydawnrn on Ravelry

Rose said...

I love the Blue Thyme the most but I really love how you showed all of them next to flowers! So pretty! My Ravelry ID is rosehorton. Fingers crossed! By the way, are you headed to Rhinebeck?

Allison Kelsey said...

They're all so wonderful together, which is the point, of course. I love Coleus and would purchase 2 or 3 other color ways and choose a pattern from one of your books!
AllisonInPhilly

Esther said...

Congrats on the new colors. They are all gorgeous, but I'm especially drawn to Coleus. If I was lucky enough to received this gift of your yarn, I'd make a scarf and some fingerless gloves. Thanks for your generous offer.
RavID: emrubin

Adaliza said...

Oh wow - those colours are AMAZING. My heart tells me I love Blue Thyme best, but they're all delectable. Although I know you post to US addresses only, I hope I can enter and leave you with my friend's US address - she's visiting me over here before Christmas and has come laden with goodies that I've had sent to her before! I'd have to make something for me - just like Gypsy Rose blanket that is always close by - I love your yarns. Well done Kristin - more brilliant additions to your collection.

Cate said...

Honestly, as I read the post, each color became my new favorite - I love the pairing with garden cuttings!

But, in the end, Blue Thyme wins out.

What would I do with it? I've got lots of colorwork mitten patterns queued up, so that is probably it. But, mostly, it would absolutely take my birthday (10/15) over the top if I won!

Unknown said...

Love all the new colors, but Anemone is my favorite! That scarf is beautiful, and the flared rib is so clever and different!

Laura from beautiful West Michigan
lerounds1953@gmail.com

Tobie said...

It's hard to choose a favorite 1 color so I think I would go with the coleus colors--

Johnston4kids said...

Coleus is an amazing color, especially paired! Colorwork mittens would be so fun to make with these colors.

Karen said...

Definitely Blue Thyme for a textured scarf. Beautiful "happy" color.

Unknown said...

Almost the blue thyme, but I'm going with the coleus. I love the idea of substituting dark colors for dark neutrals.

I would probably make your Olivia's and Celia's Mittens for my children.

Janine Karabelas said...

While the Hokie in me like Coleus, my bright personality travels my eye to Anemone. Having just finished a Felted Laptop Cozy, I'm envisioning what other colors I can pair with it for other bucket list patterns, such as Chill Stopper, Last Minute Mitts, or the Hen Party Pullover ... Fun, Fun!!
My email is psuhokie@aol.com.

Mariah said...

Lady's Mantle, hands down. It has the ability to set other colors off, so that almost any other color goes well with it. I've had a copy of Anna Zilboorg's Magnificent Mittens for a while but never made anything from it due to an inability to decide on a color palette. Your color sense makes it easy, so I'd finally make a pair of those mittens!

Debbolib said...

It's hard to choose a favorite among these great colors, but I am always drawn to purple, and Anemone is lovely! I haven't done lots of colorwork, but I would really like to try a hat and/or mittens in these colors. Thanks for the chance.

Taylor said...

Oh... tough to choose! Today I'd say it's a tie between Lady's Mantle and Rock Henna. I have been meaning to cook up some version of the Inspira Cowl for a while: (rav link) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inspira-cowl

Candy said...

Impossible. Rock Henna is different so I'll go with it. I think the colors beg to make up in something geometrical - maybe mitered corners or entralac using all the colors in different combinations. Thanks so much for giving us these lovely shades to work with.

onescrappychick said...

Being fall is my favorite season.. I love them all. However, Rock Henna is my most favorite (at this moment). In a minute or so sunflower might move in, or that gorgeous deep purple.. so very pretty!!!

justplainbeth on Rav.

bookagent said...

I love the combination of Coleus and Lady's Mantle and I immediately thought of a Daybreak Shawl. I think it would be beautiful. I do love all the new colors though, well done Kristen!
Pam
phopkin1@rochester.rr.com

710 East Myrtle Avenue said...

Blue Thyme is my favorite! If I win I will make the colorful Cleo scarf.
Thank you for the give-away!
eevavalentine@gmail.com

Sally said...

Hard to pick one since this is my pallette! Perhaps Rock Henna??? If I had one of each, I would probably make cuffed mittens or socks from Kristin Knits! I'm seedesigns on Rav.

Anonymous said...

I love the new color Blue Thyme. It would make a nice baby sweater, or some kind of cool socks with a twist. I like the scarf pattern.

d_karen@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Blue thyme has to be my fav. Although they are all wonderful colors. The road map scarf would be my project. I am knit crazed on Ravelry.

Sue said...

I had a hard time narrowing it down to one color but I would chose Rock Henna. It reminds me of the velvety colored berries of sumac in the Fall. I would knit a scarf for my best friend,Vaune,after all...she has knitted me two,already.

s_e_sleeper@hotmail.com

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