Friday, October 25, 2013

New Garden Effects Regia Sock Yarn by Kristin Nicholas + Giveaway Friday!


Let's start today with a beautiful photo of our sheep on the hill in the midst of autumn foliage.....

 

For the second season, I've teamed up with the fine folks at Regia for my Garden Effects Sock Yarn. Seriously - how exciting is this for me.... to have my colors all over the world. Whoa! Pinch me!


You all know how I wax poetically about the influence my garden and its plants and blooms have on my work. Sometimes I just think I can't think of anything else to say. But a few weeks ago, when I was photographing the new Garden Effects Sock Yarn colors, I was astounded by the truth. Here - in living color - you can see the summer flowers from my garden next to the new sock yarn colors. Wow! It really is true.




These are the new shades I designed. They add to the already established Garden Effects colors you can find on the Regia webpage here.


Check them out at your local yarn store. You'll need 2 balls for a pair of adult socks.  Can't find them at your LYS? They are available on-line here.

It's Friday and I'm celebrating the launch of the new colors. Here's what I have for FOUR lucky winners......... 2 skeins of one of the new shades of Garden Effects (my choice of colors) - enough for a pair of socks for you or a lucky friend. 

Here's how to enter.....
Answer the following question in the comments section......
Q: This winter I want to knit or crochet WHAT?

Please, US addresses only. As always, leave an easy way to get a hold of you - Ravelry id or email or blog address. 

Contest ends Tuesday, October 29th at 11:59 p.m.

187 comments:

Patty said...

I'm first?! This year warm socks for me and the hubby.
Patty= ravelry name

Patty in chilly Maryland

Leesy said...

This winter it's going to be socks. Socks, socks, socks. I have four designer kits I've amassed and at least that many skeins of hand dyed. I give away almost all the socks I knit though to my mother, my sisters, my aunts, my daughters, and my cousins. So I can never knit enough pairs.

Andrea said...

This winter I will finish the afghan I started three years ago. Really.

Rav ID andymeg

Suzanne said...

I want to knit a sweater.

delia said...

This winter I'm knitting a sweater for the only 1 of my 4 children (now all grown) for whom I've not knitted one!!! It's a promise to myself.

Sasha said...

This winter I want to knit hats and mittens for the whole world! I keep seeing folks in drab winter acrylic. They need brightly colored wool to keep the chill away.

lemonade sandwich said...

This winter I'm going to start colorwork. You heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

Other than knitting warm socks, all three of my grandchildren need new, bigger BLANKIES. One is almost done. Yarn and pattern picked for the second one.
Your new yarn colors are sensational!
Leslie
bagatelle@comcast.net

Becky said...

This winter, I'd like to knit a sweater. I have the yarn, but am hesitant to start a "big" project. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to knit some socks too!

Margo said...

I love your new colors. This winter I want to knit more socks and a sweater or two. I also want to make an afghan in Tunisian crochet.

Ravelry ID: Margostitches

JLT said...

Beautiful new colors!! I'm planning to knit tons of socks and then I'm going to finally knit myself a sweater!! I'm looking at the shades of your new line (solids) and trying to decide now.

RubyC said...

I am loving these sock yarns and this winter I want to do some socks. But these colors are just gorgeous.

Rav: MzCruse
Ruby

Bonney said...

I'm knitting lots of socks for Christmas but then I'm going to knit a bunch of socks for myself Your sense of color is always exciting!

Casey said...

This winter I'm knitting a jacket!
Their is always time for a pair or two of socks.
ashefamily(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kate/Massachusetts said...

It probably would be easier to answer what I don't want to knit this winter rather than what I do want to knit...frankly, I am going to knit just about everything! In the queue is an Amy Herzog sweater using her Custom Fit program, scarves, socks, a shawl for my sister, hats for donation, mittens using one of your designs, maybe some gloves...I guess the real question is "what do I plan to finish this winter"!! ;-) Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Renae Woolsey said...

I have a fair isle sweater I've been wanting to knit forever. But socks are great too. :-)

Salsathebugs1@yahoo.com

Cozy Knitting said...

After I finish the two sweaters on the needles, I have another sweater waiting around to jump onto the needles. Usually I only knit one sweater each winter, but this year I hope to have three completed. Whew!

Sheri said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Congrats on the yarn line. This winter I want to finish one sweater already started and knit a second one different pattern. Thanks again.

Sheri
Rav. ID: Craftyslm

Spiffypaws said...

Socks. It's basically all I can knit since I now live in Florida.
spiffypaws

Dana said...

Great colors! And just in time, too. My sock yarn stash was getting shockingly low.

As for your question, this winter I want to knit sweaters. Lots and lots of sweaters, but I can't decide which pattern to start with. So I'll knit more socks in the meantime.

ddboots on rav

Johnston4kids said...

I'm hoping to knit Moyen Age after Christmas gifts are finished. Johnston4kids

Jamame said...

This winter i WILL knit sox and mittens - your pattersn only - but i also want to knit an fisherman sweater for my 11yr old grandaughter.. She loved your new yarn colors..i think the stitch designs in the fisherman patterns should stand out beautifully - i love reading/hearing from u 2!

Cami said...

This winter I want to knit a few cowls as gifts. And two pair of socks or fingerless mitts if I win this yarn!! Thanks!
camipaul @ comcast dot net

Patty said...

This winter I want to knit a vest ! Love the new sock colors....I always have a pair of socks going on the needles :-)

robin silver said...

I live in Canada and would love to be able to get in on these contests even thought I never win!

Marti Dyer-Allison said...

I'll be knitting Hats for Sailors. One of those garden colors will make some US Sailor very happy!

Jo said...

These colors are amazing! This winter I plan to set monthly knitting goals and finish many UFO's! Maybe I'll change my Ravelry name which is thestarterknitter. Lol, Jo

Sylvia Buonanni said...

Congratulations on the new line!

This winter I will be helping the author of "The Wishing Thread" meet her donation goal of 50 hats for newborn babies.

Sylvia B.

Michele B said...

My knit list:
- his first pair of hand-knit socks for my grandson
- warm socks for my daughter
- fun socks for me
- dog sweater from your pattern
- cowls?
- cute headbands
- and more gifts and donations!
Thanks for your lovely blog,
Michele

Mabovero@yahoo.com

Margo said...

Would love to knit a sweater for me! And SoCKS.....I can't knit enough socks now that I have learned how!
Margo

Savannagal said...

I really want to finish the Tea Leaves Cardigan I started something like 3 years ago. It's been on hiatus long enough. Thanks for the giveaway.

Corina Sahlin said...

Lots and lots of socks. And a really complicated cabled sweater for my husband!

Judith said...

Knit a sweater from my hand-spun yarn.

Rav ID- zbyszkoknits

sandi said...

This winter I want to knit a Fair Isle sweater for me! Just for me. And not have to write or grade a pattern for it.

Lindsay said...

This winter, I'm aiming for fingerless mitts for my kids, plus lots of socks and hats!!!

lindsay79 on Ravelry:)

Tobie said...

These colors are scrumptious.
I would like to knit at least 3 sweaters this winter.

mn_bird said...

I was planning to start another cardigan with a zipper. However after adopting two kittens, I need to adjust my plans. Young kittens and knitting don't mix well together. The kittens are distracting. They are so much fun! Also, they are rambunctious.

Until they settle down, I'm going to work on smaller projects. There are a number of hats, mittens and the like that I want to work on. Also maybe a shawl or two. I made the pattern "hitchhiker" from the last version of Garden Effects yarn and really liked how it turned out.

minnknitter (ravelry)

Patti said...

fingerless mitts and socks! two Sebastians down, and more have been requested!

pudgypooh said...

This winter I want to knit socks!

Cathyann Paape said...

Well right now I'm thinking that my feet are cold so I should start s new pair of socks. I also want to have a new pullover that's not too warm for the California chill we call winter.

Beautiful new yarn. I loved all of the colors.

Cherie Martin in EP CO said...

Hi Kristin,
I love knitting in fall and winter. Sweaters, socks, scarves and mitts are all on the list. I am using your "Leaves" Regia for a pair of socks right now. It looks like autumn and feels soft and scrunchy.

Rav ID. cherielynne538

madknitter said...

I'm new to sock knitting but would love to knit a pair of sock in the leaves colorway.
Love the pictures of the sheep and hills in the fall.

RAV ID madknitter07

Mary Mortensen said...

Wow, beautiful colors. This winter I'm planning to knit a cardigan for myself of yarn that has been in my stash too long!
Mary
Rav ID emelem

Shannon Adams said...

This winter I would really love to knit the Gnarled Oak cardigan for myself from Coastal Knits!

Shannon Adams said...

Ooops! I forgot - my Ravelry name is Wldnovacat. Sorry.

denise said...

THis winter I would like to knit myself a sweater

Anonymous said...

Mittens for me and everyone on my gift list. Seriously, the new sock colors are incredible! Jackie
Ravelry - JackieZydeck

Sherri said...

This winter I want to crochet a scarf and start an afghan.

Pam E. said...

This winter I'm going to knit a pair of fingerless gloves and at least one pair of socks.

depe60@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love to knit all kinds of things with sock yarn - hats, mitts, cowls, and toys. This fall, I'm going to try mittens for a friend made from his dog's hair! mkb_all@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This winter I want to knit a pair of socks for my husband, a sweater for me. Love the colors!
jmiller532002@yahoo.com

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

This year I want ot knit THE Hoodie I've knit about 9 sweaters that were goint be hoodies, but everytime I got a ways into the project, the yarn tells me it wants to be a different kind of sweater. I've made up my mind that the next sweater will be the hoodie. As soon as I finish this one, which changed its mind and decided to be shawl collar instead.

Christine Thresh said...

This winter I want to knit a red sweater (my old red sweater that I wear all the time just got a hole in the elbow).

Laura said...

I want to knit vests for all my sons and a sweater for my baby girl!

Laura
Linguist77@yahoo.com

Tracie said...

This winter I want to knit a sweater that I can wear - which means it must be sewn together as well as having the pieces knit.

Anonymous said...

This winter I want to make lots of socks. Made my very first pair last week! Now all I want to knit are socks!
Mdionne2013@yahoo.com

Erin said...

This winter I will be making a sweater for my soon to be 5 year old son, and reindeer hats for the whole family!(I hope!)
eowyn1220 (at) comcast (dot) net

Anonymous said...

This winter I want to knit MORE socks just for me and my BFF! j9knits

jeanninesims_1999@yahoo.com

Teresa said...

This winter; right after I finish the baby blanket, socks, three shawls, and two hats already on my needles for other people; I really want to knit a sweater and some socks for myself.

kareanne1@comcast.net said...

Want to make socks for my grandkids & myself. Fingerless gloves also. Beautiful colors!!

Anonymous said...

This winter I am going to fill my sock drawer with hand knit socks. I spent most of the year making gifts for others and just noticed I need more socks. Ravelry ID msesq

Maryanne & Duke said...

These colors are truly lovely, but I have such a huge case of startitis that the question of what to knit is kind of hard to answer.

I think I want to knit a poncho, but I haven't decided what it should look like yet. I know I have yarn for 2 shawls, and I want to knit mitts to go with another shawl I just finished.

My teenage daughter has requested a fox hat, and since she wouldn't dare wear hand-knits for many years, I'm going to start this soon.

Of course, None of this includes finishing the many projects that are decorating my work are...

Wil4ds on Ravelry

Robin V said...
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Robin V said...

This winter? I have a shawl in my queue that I want to knit for my niece. And maybe I'll finally get around to tackling socks for myself!

RobinV on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

This winter I'm going to finish up a projects--a prayer shawl, a sweater, a scarf. And always, always, continue knitting socks. I love your yarns--so soft and such lovely colors.

On Ravelry, I am rjfjc.

Holly Anne said...

A sock yarn hat to keep me warm while I'm trying not to turn the heater on in the house.

Holly Anne said...

Holly Anne

Sorry missed giving my ravelry name

NittanyKnits

Anonymous said...

socks and shawls and i have an afghan to finish, only the afghan is crochet, but when there is a fun KAL/CAL on Ravelry I usually join in

love your farm stories so much.

Fracksmom on Ravelty

Anonymous said...

What I want to knit this winter...everything! Socks, My Favorite Things Scarf, a blanket, a hat, mittens, a felted bag....So I could really use the Garden Effects - especially when I need to be reminded in Jan/Feb that spring will come soon!
gailjny on ravelry

may knits said...

I have already finished Flippant from form Knitty, Deep Fall 2013. Now I am working on Aidez. After this I have a couple of other sweaters I want to get done. I have tried to cut back on shopping for new cloths, so I guess this means I now want to knit myself more clothes.
If I were to win this yarn, I would definately be knitting more socks.

phaedra96 said...

Right now I am working on a Central Park Hoodie(ready to start cables), a Ginny sweater from Harry Potter knits(still on ribbing) and a lap blanket in red, white and blue for the VFW home in Philly. I love the blue and would actually make socks with it....after I make DH's boot socks!!

Robin T said...

I'd love to knit myself a shawl. I haven't tackled one so far, but I'd love to give it a go ! I'm robcroknit on Ravelry.

Auntie Shan said...

well.. right now, I'm literally taking 2 minutes out from crocheting a scarf AND knitting a hat that BOTH NEED TO BE DONE for Monday - as well as another hat and a half... And then, I have to MAD RUSH PREP for a Craft Show on Saturday. After that, there's another Show... WHEN it's all OVER, then *maybe* I can get started on a VEST for my Dad! - Still haven't decided on whether I want to knit or crochet it...

But the "good news" - at least I don't have 300+ sheep to look after! Just about that many BALLS of YARN!
:-D

BTW, I can always USE *MORE*!

Betty said...

A fair isle scarf in unexpected colors. (bettysloft on Ravelry)

crik said...

Socks Socks Socks

Nekofarm@frontiernet.net



Crik

mmorans said...

This winter I will be knitting a simple straight skirt and a lacy cardigan. ( tmoran on Ravelry) your yarns are gorgeous!

Craftymomfromerie said...

This winter i want to knit a 3/4 sleeve cabled sweater for me. Right now i just finished crocheting a shawl and am working along on my husbands vest which hopefully will be finished by christmas:).

Anonymous said...

This winter I want to knit a rug. And some socks with new colors of yarn!
d_karen@hotmail.com

The picture of the sheep was amazing.

Jane said...

Socks, always socks. I knit socks for everyone. I am also knitting hats and mittens for my grandchildren.

Joan and Kevin said...

This year I want to knit a pair of socks!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This winter I want to finish knitting for the TKGA master level knitting 1 and finish my Adamas shawl.

Paula
(purlplessk on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

I seem to always have socks in process. Usually by the time I hit the heel, the yarn has told me who will be the recipient.
My other winter goal is one of Amy Herzog's Custom Fit sweater? Love the blog..the apple harvest cake was a huge hit!

Johalley on Rav

Kathy Conrad said...

This winter I want to knit more socks, some hats and scarves, maybe a sweater. I would also like to finish much of that.
conradk on Rav

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I'm going to knit my first Stephen West design...I think....and for crochet..I have several baby hats that have been requested....and a monkey..and an owl...

Cathy said...

These colors are gorgeous!! It looks like you took your garden and spun it into yarn! I want to finish a pair of socks that has been ignored and make another pair. Doesn't sound like much, but I also want to sew!

endersDOTcjATgmailDOTcom

Hilda said...

This winter I hope to get more socks knitted. Your yarn colors are beautiful, and I'll probably have time, since I'm having another total knee done! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This winter I will knit a doll for my colleagues Down syndrome daughter. She just got an insulin pump and I want to give her a gift for being so brave!
mary kate
pwitry@rcn.com

Therese Inverso said...

I want to knit my husband's fourth gansey. I'm using black Gansey wool from the UK,and knitting it at 9 sts/inch, and I want him to wear it this Winter!

Lorraine said...

I want to knit a sweater for myself. I probably will be good and knit a gift or other obligation, but I really want a new sweater.

Kathrine said...

This winter I want to create a lace border for a cape I created last year. I knew it needed something more and when I participated in a KAL this summer for a lace shawl I knew I found the solution! Classes can stretch you as a knitter and to apy that knowledge to your own design is very rewarding. Ravelry KathrineO

Paula said...

Have you seen the movie Julie and Julia? Well, instead of cooking my way through a book I think it would be fun to knit my way through a book. "The knitters book of socks" by Clara Parks is on the menu once the Christmas knitting makes it off the needles. YarnChanteuse on Ravelry.

createjoy said...

This winter I am going to knit, uh finish knitting, UFO's. Yes. I. Am. And in my head I will start knitting a sweater, and a shawl/scarf out of sock yarn, and small felted bowls, and miniature sweater ornaments, and mittens, and a toy kitten, and a blanket, and...

As always, I love your colors!

Ravelry ID = handmadejoy

Jessica w said...

This winter I plan to knit an Icelandic sweater for my husband. After I finsh his Newfoundland mittens and my sister in law's clapitois.

Jessicamw on ravelry.

tjf said...

This winter I want to knit a Wonderful Wallaby, some socks and a couple of Christmas stockings. I love the new yarn colors!

Tricia
thefankells@mesanetworks.net

Debbie said...

Lots of socks and the Dreambird shawl. Thanks

Esther said...

This winter I want to knit up a pair of socks because I haven't made any in a while. I love the colors you have desiged and how closely they reflect the colors in your garden. Thanks for your generous offer.
RavID: emrubin

Southern Gal said...

socks socks and more socks

just started knitting socks this year and am addicted. going crazy over sock yarn

sogalitno on rav

Wanda said...

I am going to knit gnome hats full of color and mischief!!!
e-mail = huffwanda@gmail.com

kitty03 said...

I am working on an afghan from a picture i have found at this site, Buscando Comienzos. The pattern is unusual--for me anyway. The color choice grabbed my eye and I knew I would have to make it. But I changed the colors to your usual mix. When I first saw you on Knit and Crochet I fell in love with your mix of colors. So of course i'm interested in your new yarns! Carol

Melia said...

I want to finish the NOEL letters from "The Knitters Year". I have had the N done since last winter!

melia1127@hotmail.com

Pam said...

Love the colors. I am going to knit some cowls this winter. I also want to make some sunflowers out of your book that I purchased early.

Pam said...

Love the colors. I am going to knit some cowls this winter. I also want to make some sunflowers out of your book that I purchased early.

steph said...

i always have socks on the needles....summer fall winter spring.....the reason i have so many odd bits around...so this winter, i'm GOING TO FINISH (i hope!!!) my 3rd!!!!! mitered square sock blanket.

soyknits on rav

Barb T. said...

Socks, socks, and more socks. Just S. P. McPhee's recipe from Knitting Rules. The yarn would be perfect!!!!
barblt99@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This winter I am knitting shawls..... Just love the comforting feeling of them.... The will be for my family....

hivetender said...

After I finish current shawl I would like to make something for nieces baby...maybe colorful monster?

Anonymous said...

This winter I want to knit socks, socks, and more socks!

Lee (mamagiff on ravelry)

Donna said...

Winter is the time for me to knit socks for the family!

Anonymous said...

Oops

Donna's email: puma48@aol.com

Amy said...

This winter I am going to knit..
an Oaktrail hat from Botanical Knits. I bought some yarn in Dublin that's the perfect shade of olive green. And my head is cold.

Email: amy.baumannk@gmail.com

jillshoke said...

I'm in the mood to knit SOCKS, Hats, Mittens.... YAY!

RavID JillShoke

Wanda said...

What a coincidence! I want to knit socks!

Ana said...

I want to knit myself a few shawls....I've given so many away! Then...my winter challenge? First pair of socks! Also on the list is a Sock Bunny....
Ana
anahuron@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I want to knit and crochet so many things but I'd like to start crocheting or knitting a market bag.
As always I really enjoy the beautiful photos of your land.
My 17yr old son also has Type1 since he was 3. After all these years it's still a drag.
Have a great weekend!
Susan

peggy m said...

Lets see maybe some socks, a sweater for a cousins baby due in Feb.sweater for myself, a hat or two because they make good take with project. That is probably enough. Love the colors of the new sock yarn.
I'm pegmac on Ravelry.

Patty said...

Definitely SOCKS to keep my feet toasty warm....and my eyes delighted with warm colors of summer!

from VT where the frost is thick upon the windshields,
the Vermonster
Patty M.
Ravelry: Patty7737

csndyrn said...

I am already making hats and soon to start mitts. I have a shawl and hat pattern waiting in the wings. Looking forward to a cozy fire and knitting in the evenings.

Robin C said...

I want to make some socks. Love your new colors

yardsailor said...

Once my Christmas projects are done, I really want to learn how to knit socks, have tried a few times, have not stuck to it. 2014 is the year of the sock. yardsailor on Rav

knitster said...

always socks and a fair isle sweater

Mary Pat Morris said...

I need to finish one of the many WIP and find more time to knit with my grandaughters!

Julia said...

Those colors are so fresh and floral! This winter I am planning to knit two things: a big throw as a gift for my partner's family, and a sweater for me. I'm twyst on Ravelry.

Denise k said...

Socks. Socks. I would LOVE socks with natures colors. Rav ID kittykatz

sacree5421@netscape.net said...

would love to make some bright fingerless gloves for winter biking…..

thanks for the opportunity….

s cree

Barbara Daiker, Ph.D. said...

Wow! Usually I have a couple of projects underway simultaneously. Perhaps a front-zip sweater - versitile and warm.

Ravelry bldaiker

Anonymous said...

I'm feverishly knitting for an expected granddaughter. I need to get to the booties!

madammarple Rav Id

Judy said...

This winter I want to knit socks for my family. The ones I knit years ago are getting thin and need mending, so new socks is on the to do list. I hope I am the lucky recipient!

Helen Hart said...

Beautiful colors, wonderful photos of your place. That said, I have a few ufo's to finish--socks, scarves and am going to knit a cowl for myself to keep out the cold Wyoming winds. Thanks. HelzHart@aol.com

TheAntiquePalette said...

All winter, all year, I knit socks! Always more techniques to try.

Thank you for give-away!

theantiquepalette@yahoo.com

Patty Clark said...

This winter I want to knit a wrap for me and gloves for my boys! Adults boys so my husband is included. I haven't tried fingers so this will be a learning experience for me
Patty

pclark204@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

~ Stellar colors Kristin ! ~
I wish to knit socks for little children friends, knit-felted slippers by the basketful and also teach my knitting students to make Christmas stockings.
I am working on a cozy shrug for myself currently.
Thank you Kristin.
Best,
Shell ~
YarnSoup@yahoo.com

keatime said...

Love these colors! This winter I want to knit a sweater for each of the granddaughters plus another sweater for me.
Melissa
melissamac46@comcast.net

adodds said...

I am anxious to knit a beautiful fine gauge sweater this winter. A classic that will be loved for years, a beautiful color and texture. I'm still narrowing my choices but I know I will knit it.
Anita
Adodds@bresnan.net

Cheri said...

Hi Kristin ... This winter I am crocheting a fun multicolor blanket for my new grand baby. Cheri in Idaho

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristin ... This winter I am crocheting a fun multicolor blanket for my new grand baby. Cheri in Idaho
Mafaithful@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Fingerless mitts for my husband and a hat for my son, the two lucky ducks who are going on a school trip to London and Paris! And consolation knits for the rest of us, including a cardigan for me. :) --Bookaholic13 on Rav

hudsonvalleyknits.com said...

This winter I will be knitting a sweater for my husband. He has been very patient for one.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors! This winter I plan on finishing several knitting projects!
Yippee:-)

RAV ID charmedgardens

Susan from Wisconsin

massmom24girls said...

Love the colors -- just learned "toe up" -- no seams in the toes --hooray! Would love to try in these great colors...

Winsome said...

This winter I would like to try socks, have never made them before! That will be an adventure, and should keep me busy for awhile.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Rav ID: WinnythePu

Sharon Abbott Cowan said...

Well so far I have planned at least two pair of socks, several hats, cowls, and scarves. Also on the agenda is fingerless mitts and maybe a pair or two of mittens. I make finish about five projects a week. I also want to do a sweater or two and maybe a vest. One of the colors would be perfect for either pair of socks I have planned.

Sharon Abbott Cowan said...

Oh forgot to add email is s.cowan4738@hotmail.com and Rav ID: is scowan4738,

Dagny said...

I've been knitting lots of hats recently and the more colorful they are the better. This yarn would be perfect for hats.

dagnym96@gmail.com

Peggy said...

I do like to knit socks so would welcome your yarn. Right now I'm spinning wool I dyed to knit up a bright orange yellow sweater for myself. Can't wait to start knitting. Rav Id is peggyspins.

Anonymous said...

This winter, I want to knit a sweater for MYSELF versus another project to gift. Though I do still adore making gifts.

elevatedknitter on Ravelry
(what did we do before this site?)

ZT! said...

A pair of purple mittens for myself that are remotely close to the same size.

Sheila said...

The evil moths got several pairs of my handknit socks a couple years ago, so I'm still working on rebuilding my sock drawer. I want to get several more pair knit this winter. A pair in one of your gorgeous Garden Effect colorways would be a treat!

Brwngrl said...

I want to knit several more hats, and at least two sweaters.

Mackenzie Graham said...

This winter I want to knit a sweater. I have never done such a big project before, but I am going to give it a try. I also want to knit myself a TARDIS hat and mittens set. (From the TV show Doctor Who) I designed the hat and mittens, now all I have to do is buy the yarn!

kayteau said...

In temporal order - finish the sock yarn bunny for next week's baby shower, knit 3 hats and a cowl for winter holiday gifts for my team at work, finish the sweater that lacks a few inches on the front and two sleeves for me, and get past the mile of yarn (really) used in a lace weight blanket I'm making for my beloved. Oh, and mitts because the pair I lived in last winter look pretty ratty now.

Julie said...

I want to knit more socks. RAVID: Tanknit

carol fun said...

Oh I have lots of socks I want to knit -- they are my favorite project. Love the yarns, such beautiful colors!

Brenda said...

I am on a mitten binge, and when that winds down, I want to knit with my handspun---I love to spin, but I don't really use up the yarn I make. I have a little rigid heddle loom, and I would like to experiment with weaving with my handspun, too.

Rav ID: brenda0312

Mary said...

This winter I'd like to knit a few more sweaters and some socks!

Rosemary said...

Hello Kristin:
I love sock knitting and have over 100 skeins and some are yours. This winter I want to finish the Great Aran Afghan blanket. I am thinking of using the cream color for all and the sweater sewn into a square of a variegated color yarn. Love your blog. rosevta@gmail.com

MicheleinMaine said...

This winter I hope to get my sock mojo back. The ones I've made in past years are getting past darning.

Love the new colors!

Marianna said...

I would love to knit a afghan for my son and his fiance this winter. Will it happen?? I'd better get started soon!
Love the colors and thanks for the giveaway.
yarnbasket on Ravelry

Patt said...

This year I am knitting hats for winter. It started the other day when knitting a sock for a friend that I decided the pattern I used had enough stretch to be the bottom of a hat instead of ribbing. Into the stash and I have a lot of Julia, as I bought it before I could no longer find it. The first hat I made was terrific. It was soft and turned out just like I wanted. Then I started making the same hat, different sizes. They are all so wonderful. I think all of my children, their spouses and all the grandchildren will get one this Christmas. I am getting 5 sts to the inch on a 7 needle so they knit up quick.
auntiddaknits@yahoo.com

purlynn (rav id) said...

This winter I am knitting a shawl for a friend...but I could start some socks for me! Just sayin'... :)

Kathy Ouellette said...

I mostly crochet, but love the way knitting looks and feels. Drives me crazy that I'm not good at it. So far I've only knitted scarves. I am happy about the results, but I really want to know how to make socks. I have a couple of books and the needles. That's what I intend to do.

Cate said...

Socks! After working for a year to recover from de Quervains tendonitis, I'm about to tackle socks again. My son has requested a pair and I'm happy to be healthy enough to honor it!

I love your colors :)

Anonymous said...

I really like your new sock colors! I want to knits some hats and mittens that don't have to match but do look like they are related. We have a very odd lot of hats and mittens and they don't look related at all. I am also eager to knit myself a sweater based on EZ's 1 and 3 pattern. I knitted two sweaters based on that pattern years ago and it was fun seeing how different they looked because of the colors I picked. I have a new set of colors picked out just waiting for me to finish some other projects. gnlmutti@gmail.com

Emma said...

I want to finally knit myself some fingerless mitts. Thanks for such great giveaways!
toemma (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to knit a sweater--specifically fish 2 WIPs. Lovely sock yarn.

laurenb on Ravelry

NanaJen said...

WOW...what lovely colors! I will be knitting many of the Christmas gifts for my family this year, and socks are always on that list. Along with many baby/toddler-sized items for my granddaughters. The Lupine and Summer Colors are my favorites. Ravelry ID: jaydawnrn

Chelsea W said...

Oh goodness, what don't I want to knit! But socks for myself are right on the top of the list. Thanks for the chance :-)

Lexi said...

Hi Kristin! This winter I will work on completing the blanket I am knitting to send off to college with my daughter! So glad things are going so well for you! Lisaandrod.mims1@gmail.com

Hester from Atlanta said...

This winter I want to knit a warm wool large sweater for myself! And finish . . . . . .
Hester from Atlanta

Ridgely said...

Hoping to finish knitting the humongous kimono/sweater that I've been working on for a year! It's made up of octagons and joining diamond shapes...takes an hour per octagon!!!

camby said...

I'd like to finish my first sweater that I started in the summer and start (and finish) my first pair of socks!

Camby on rav

PghCathy said...

I would like to make myself something for a change. I think a charcoal grey cozycoat from the Unofficial Downton Abbey magazine would make me happy.

Kathy said...

I'm going to knit for ME this winter. Something bright and cheerful! A new sweater would be nice. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Regia is smart for teaming up with you. Great yarn in fabulous colors for awesome socks and mittens!
Thanks for the giveaway! My Ravelry name is Kathyquilts.

Maureen said...

Every winter I knit something for my doctor for Valentine's day...socks, hats, mittens, scarves, etc. She absolutely LOVES brightly colored socks so that's first on my "to do" list after the holidays. She's a love and it's both an honor and a privilege to give her something special in return!

Susan said...

I am determined to knit socks this winter. rav id is pyemb

Susan said...

I am determined to knit socks this winter. rav id is pyemb

Sue said...

I will be making scarfs. I don't know whether they will be crocheted or knitted. I just picture a mug of coffee, my project, and old black and white movies playing...cozy inside while snow falls outside. s_e_sleeper@hotmail.com

Holly M said...

I would like to make socks!! Beautiful yarn! My Ravelry ID is mergie2nd.

Anonymous said...

SOCKS, SOCKS AND MORE SOCKS!!

Did I mention I love knitting socks! Ravelry ID IZZYBELLARINA

Bethany said...

Warm things. And socks!!

chathamgrad @ rav

bookagent said...

This winter I'm going to learn to knit mittens then make them for my granddaughters!

Pam
phopkin1@rochester.rr.com

technikat said...

This winter I'll be finishing a cardigan I started in the summer; then I'll be knitting some shawlettes. I love having different colored scarves to wear with my coat and just decoratively.

That lupine colorway in the sock yarn is just sooo my colors ;-).

Suzanne said...

I will be finishing 2 blankets, 1 scarf and some Christmas bunnies...then it will be time for socks!
Ravelry ID suzymarie

Mrs. Dube said...

What am I doing to knit this winter?????????????? A ribwarmer for my mother, a christmas stocking (one of yours) for my first grandson, a warm alpaca sweater for me (top down, Elizabeth Zimmerman), a pair of purple socks. I love your colors.

Leanne said...

Beautiful yarn! This winter hope to catch up on some gift knitting which includes finishing my first pair of socks intended for my mother. First it was for her birthday, now I'm hoping Christmas. I'm stuck on the heel of the 2nd sock. First one went like a dream and when I got to the heel of the 2nd one I realized I didn't follow the pattern but actually like the end result but now can't recreate it! Ugh! RAV ID leannegoddard

Helen said...

Socks for my husband and a hat for my son.
I also want to finish the two sweaters on the needles before I start a third.

LakeviewChica on Rav.

Mimi F said...

I really want to knit some more things from Botanical Knits, and also more socks. Love your new yarn colors!
mimifan on rav

Anonymous said...

Just finished 17 paid of mittens so will pass on mittens for a while. Maybe small lane scarves. Also finish embroidered fair cardi from Kristen knits. Ravelry leepnlinda