Friday, September 12, 2014

New Design Line Sock Yarn from Kristin Nicholas/Regia + Giveaway

Attn Facebook Blog Readers - To enter this contest you must enter your comment on blog comments, not the Facebook hi-jacked blog post. Go to getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com Thanks!

I have a passion for ethnic handmade fabrics whether they are woven, knit, embroidered or hand-dyed. When I was in college, I learned an intricate dye technique called Ikat Dyeing. For those not familiar with Ikat, the warp is wound for the loom and then the threads are dyed in a particular pattern. The warp is then used to dress the loom and the threads are woven into a beautiful fabric. It is rather painstaking, to say the least. After I dyed and wove a few pieces of ikat fabric, I realized the skill it takes to produce the incredible patterning of these fabrics. 

Above is a photo from the Author Susan Meller's website and newish book Silk and Cotton (which I'm asking for as a birthday gift M & J!) of hand-dyed IKAT fabric on a loom. Isn't it incredible? If you have time and the interest, check out Susan's website full of gorgeous fabrics. There are some beautiful hand-dyed and woven ikat fabrics here

When Regia asked me to design another collection of colors for sock yarn, we began with the idea of ikat fabric. Although this sock yarn is spun and dyed in a factory, it has the shifted, mottled look of ikat. There are 6 colors in this line and you can see them knit into socks below. 


Here is a photo of how the yarn looks in a ball. As you knit, an ikat inspired pattern will appear on your knit fabric. How very cool. Below you can see the 6 colors without the balls bands. I have included the names and numbers too in case you would like to order them.

Check your local yarn store for the new colors. They have been shipping in the US since August. 

To celebrate the world-wide launch of these 6 new shades, I am hosting a giveaway. SIX lucky readers will win 2 skeins of the new Kristin Nicholas Design Line - enough yarn for a pair of socks.

Here's how to enter the contest....

Answer the following question in the comments...... Facebook readers, please go to my blog, don't comment on Facebook. Type in getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com on your browser to get to the blog to comment. Thanks!

What are your upcoming crafting, stitching, knitting or creative plans for this fall?

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday September 15th. 
US and Canadian addresses only. 

Please leave an easy way to get a hold of you - Rav id, blogger id, or email. Thanks for entering everyone.  Good luck

Don't forget to check out the new Regia Kristin Nicholas Design Line colors at your local yarn store. 

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M. K. Nance said...

My plans are to finish a large number of wips

kathynancygirl on rav

Vicki Knitorious said...

Well, my grandson is growing -- and quickly outgrowing Grandma's handknits!! Winter is coming, and we can't have that, so I'll be knitting a bit for him and trying to finish a few things of my own but we all know that I'll cast on the next thing that strikes my fancy...

Thanks for a great contest!

Vicki
"knitorious" on Ravelry

Karen Helbig said...

I am going to make an afghan. Never made one before. Each block will be a different pattern. Then on to socks!! I

ajz said...

I am going to make socks and cowls. annejz on rav

Elsee said...

Besides the numerous pairs of "Jelly Bean Baby Socks" for friends grand-babies soon to arrive, I want to make beautiful socks for my immediate family. I've never made a pair, but have become inspired by the baby socks I'm knitting. This patterned yarn is gorgeous!
~ Barbara < blc@writeme.com >

Cheryl M. said...

Plan to tackle the growing pile of UFOs that accumulated over the summer. Clearing the decks for new projects in 2015!

Lovely yarns!
Cheryl
Rav ID: prairieknits

Anonymous said...

This fall I plan to finish all my wip's and knit more socks. Love these new colors Kristin!!

Connie
connknits @ ravelry

Carla said...

I've recently been losing weight and need a handknit sweater to wear - something that fits!! Plus, I can ALWAYS use new socks!

Trudy Kluge said...

I am knitting a cardigan raglan sweater from the pattern on an old sweater wheel. My mom and Grandma both used one and I was lucky enough to inherit both. I always have socks going and can't resist patterned yarns like your new ones, Kristin. And it is time to tackle at least a few UFO's. I am fortunate to be home where I can knit all day and night!

Allison Kelsey said...

I have a WIP from 2008 that's a Marie Walling design that will be finished by Jan, come hell or high water! And a pair of scoks for my new husband -- who has size 13 feet, I'd like to add! I love the new colorways, esp Persian Carpet! Great job! thanks for the chance to win. AllisonInPhilly on Ravelry

Meg C said...

After a marathon of knitting fleece-lined mittens for the past month, I'm ready to cast on for my first Orenburg shawl. This is my spinning and knitting Grail. There are still Christmas presents to be finished: one ear-flap hat,one shrug, three more pairs of socks, but I hope to keep up steady progress on the Orenburg. There's a Leicester Longwool (endangered breed) lamb's fleece all scoured and ready to be combed and spun into lace-weight yarn. What are the odds?

Thanks for a contest, Kristin!

Anonymous said...

I am crocheting a rug from fabrics strips, and I have several WIP and a few Christmas projects

Fracksmom on ravelry

Lila B said...

Thank you for the contest. I can't wait to see these yarns in person at my LYS.

Carolyn said...

Like many others I will be knitting some socks. My teenage grandsons actually love hand knit socks. They like to skateboard, and they claim the hand knit socks give them more control of the board.
I will also knit or crochet something for myself- haven't decided what it will be.
Carolyn
tippydel on Ravelry

shortoldlady said...

I'm going to try knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks! And have yarn for a couple scarves and of course shawls and Hats for Sailors!!

Rav ID: shortoldlady56

Denise said...

Thanks for the contest, Kristin!! I have a couple UFOs I would like to finish so I can knit more SOCKS! Love the new colors!

Denise
RAV: rustynoodle

Kam said...

I'm making a hat and scarf set for both of my boys. Plus I have some UFOs that I need to finish. Also have a sweater or two I want to knit. Love the colors! Thanks!
Heather
AKA Kamerina on Rav.

molly drummond said...

Love to know how this would knit up for a toddler's sweater

Unknown said...

Finish a diaper cover to match the pumpkin hat.
Lamb pillow that I am embarrassing slow. And squeezing socks in between
I want to get these colors .. Will have to order online since I don't have a store near me
Ellen

MelissaH said...

I plan to learn how to write up and grade my own patterns!
Rav MelissaH

Anonymous said...

Socks if I win! Otherwise cowls, shawls and hats for holiday presents.

rav id ledaloux

Savannagal said...

I absolutely have to finish my Suzie Sweater. I started it over a year ago. I really want to wear it this winter. I also received a lovely gift of Lopi yarn from my boss from his travels to Iceland this summer. I'd like to make a sweater using the yarn. Savannagal on Rav.

Fibercrafter said...

I plan to make a number of charity hats, and a cozy simple pullover for myself. Lovely yarns!

Elaine said...

I have several fleeces that have been washed and are awaiting my processing and spinning. That should take me through the inter especially since the Polar Vortex is supposed to be back!!
Rav id. Elmpark

Beth in Maryland said...

All these colorways look beautiful! Regarding projects, I've been back and forth on this subject so this is a good opportunity to make up my mind. I think I will... (long pause)...(dithering)...(throwing darts at the mental dartboard of potential knits)...make spiral scarves for the little girls for Christmas. There, now I said it!

amy w. said...

well, i'm always crafting something but you know i'm making your holiday stockings for my cousin. just started #4 of 6 (the 6th will be a sock monkey inspired stocking). after i'm done knitting them, i'll do the embroidery. would post them on facebook as they progress but my cousin is one of my FB friends.....maybe on ravelry???

Anonymous said...

Oh Kristin -- the colours are so beautiful in this line of sock yarn!

My plan is to finish 3 current socks projects I have on the go, and then branch out into something that will take me to a new skill level in my knitting!

Take good care,
Sabrina
Rav ID: mousekin
smctaggart@hotmail.com

Lisbeth Whitney said...

I love all the color variations but I think the Autumn colorway is my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I'm alwYs knitting socks for family.

Catherine Conrad
Rav ID: omanitz

GayleT said...

Among the many knitted hats and mittens I need to finish up, I also have 2 traditional hooked rugs and a punch rug to finish... Oh, and the appliquéd quilt for my granddaughter, .... Not nearly enough time in a day!
gayletorrey on Rav

Lisbeth Whitney said...

Ravelry id is Portiafalcon

Bonney said...

These colors are gorgeous! I'm in the middle of Christmas knitting and these yarns will surely be in the mix for socks. I love them!

Kate G. said...

This is the year I dive deeper into stranded work and trying to knit two-handed. Even though the Regia skeins are pre-dyed I think the Persian Carpet colorway would make a stunning pair of mitts. I would wear them and be inspired!

Well done, Kirsten. You continue to color the world.

Katy Huppert said...

I really need to finish the stuff I've started. Oh, and find a new job!

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Teresa said...

Those yarns are absolutely lovely - I'm especially fond of the Autumn Harvest and Smiling Pansy colorways. As for the fall, first I have three samples to finish knitting and then I plan to knit some nice warm sweater jackets for myself!

Mary C. said...

My plans are to finish several wips in the next month and a half and then start on some Christmas gift knitting. Your yarn looks wonderful!
Rav ID is mcknits

TracyK said...

It's time for me to plan my holiday knitting. The who and what usually take me a bit to get figured out. In the meantime, I'm working on a beautiful shawl just for me. I'm loving your new line with Regia and at least one of these will find its way into my stash for after-Christmas, selfish knitting. Delightful! I'm elephantsknit over on Rav

Sheri said...

The Hiro sweater is in my queue and of course socks, socks, socks!

Rav. ID: Craftyslm

Anonymous said...

I didn't have any plans other than use up some stash - and of course, Christmas knitting! Beautiful yarn, Kristin!

Helen Griffin said...

Most of my crafting will be knitting. A tight budget means home made gifts--socks for my SIL (he is so sock worthy!) and hats or lace scarves for friends. My grand daughters will get some clothes and toys...(sewn, since i sew too!) As always my list of things to do is far greater than the time available!

nancy said...

I have some wips to complete: two shawls and a large cowl. I'm also going to venture into sock knitting-- with a class on two at a time toe-up on a single needle. Before you know it, I'll be ready to try out your lovely new yarn!

Rav id is nelknits.

Patty said...

Fall is such a great time to take stock and get all those UFOs finished before the holidays. First in line is a Pimpelliese for my sweet cousin.

Patty M.
Patty7737@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

My fall plans include finishing a beautiful gradient shawl I've been knitting (for myself!) and starting on some knit Christmas gifts. Thanks for the giveaway - love the new sock yarns!

Rav ID: jmurphree

Janelle Wertzberger said...

I am about to start a sweater that is intended as a Christmas gift, so I'd better get going. I also want to finish a wool blanket that is about halfway done. But I ALWAYS need a pair of easy socks to work at the office or on the go, and self-patterning yarns are perfect for those. My son loves handknit socks and he's always outgrowing them. I think some Kristin Nicholas Regia yarn is in my future, whether or not I win it here!

Southern Gal said...

Fall plans
socks for sister and mother bday
rhinebeck sweater (???)
socks for christmas
finish shawl for me
more socks. love socks!

am dying to try your new yarn!

Margo Watkins said...

Love the new colors! My plans include socks (even if I don't win), knit a sweater or two and I have started an afghan of knitted and crocheted mitered squares.

Ravelry ID - Margostitches

Regina said...

Colors are gorgeous! They scream Kristen and that is a beautiful thing!

Charlotte said...

I plan to make a cowl or scarf/shawl for a close friend for Christmas.

I love the sunflowers -- especially the Orange Ruffles --- more sheep and sunflower pics please!!!

Charlotte said...

Sorry I forgot the ID. I'm lakeshoreknitter on Ravelry.

Charlotte

Venessa said...

On my needles today is a steeked fair isle cardigan. I am a teacher on strike and am walking and knitting on the picket line. We are hoping that negotiations will resume today. The future of public education is at stake in our province. Thank you for this contest and colourful distraction, Kristin!

Venessa tinking@telus.net

Mary Marsh said...

I've started making a baby blanket for a new family arrival coming. Then socks for Autumn/Winter, and Christmas ornaments!

Theresa Nance said...

My plans for the fall are (as they are every year) to finish up all the holiday gifts that are left. I actually started back in January so I think I'll have time to knit myself a pair of socks with your new yarn :-)

Anonymous said...

I plan to finish the wrap I started last spring and then onto more mittens and hats for my daughter who lives in Canada. Brrrrrrr, it's cold up there!

Kathy
Apple.farm@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would say I have to get in the hat and mitten mode!
Maybe start a sweater!

Pam - aquilterknits on rav

Anonymous said...

I would say I have to get in the hat and mitten mode!
Maybe start a sweater!

Pam - aquilterknits on rav

Anonymous said...

I would love to finish my husband's sweater, I have a "wood sweater"(-- i go out to the wood pile and get wood) that needs finishing, some thick socks on the needles. A fit to flatter cardigan, and I have been lusting after some sweaters on Patternfish when you were the head design director at CE.

Rav id: Patty

Patty in Sparks

Brenda Cooper said...

I plan on finishing my sweater & hat to where to Rhinebeck in October and then to complete several Christmas knits. My Christmas presents always include socks, so this give away would be WONDERFUL! I love those colors!
Thanks Kristin!
Brenda-
b-girl on ravelry

Kathleen said...

I am crocheting an afghan in college colors fro my nephew, making socks for my daughter and crocheting a huge pillow pouf for a little boy...all Christmas presents.

schorknit on ravelry

Geraldine said...

Going to knit itty-bitty socks for my newest granddaughter that lives in cold weather country!
gerscott at yahoo dot com…thanks for the chance to win such lovely yarn!

Shing Hsieh said...

So many things in my queue and I want to get to too many of them. Am planning on finishing log cabin baby blanket, 3 hats for family members, more socks. Hope to continue growing my lizard Ridge blanket. And I want to cast on and knit a Hitofude, Tea Leaves and Belfast Hoodie cardigans. Needless to say, not getting to all those, really.

Shing on Rav

Francie said...

I'm always knitting. I just started a test knit short-sleeved sweater this morning and the first clue of Susanna IC's beaded shawl MKAL comes out tomorrow. I'm waiting on a yarn shipment to begin a blanket for a little 5 year old boy at our church who has leukemia.

Also, I attend a polymer clay retreat at Mammoth Cave every October so that is coming up soon.

Thanks for the chance to win. Your new yarn looks like so much fun.

Patti said...

Fingerless mitts, socks, stitching tea towels and finishing a sweater! Your new Regia sock yarn will be perfect for my projects. I'm partial to Ikat - when first learning to weave mid-80s I dyed the warp to weave ikat. I still have the scarf I wove from cotton string. It was fun pulling the warp ends to create the ikat in the warp. Classic textiles evolve and I enjoy watching the process. Can't decide on Autumn Harvest or Persian Carpet. All will make great projects.

Deb Scorse said...

I am hoping to get a couple of winter hats finished for some new additions to our extended family and to knit myself a cowl. Other plans abound but with any luck I'll get the hats and cowl finished this fall. Beautiful colors in your yarns, love the idea of the ikat patterns. Deb

Jessica said...

Wow, it would be so fun to win! My fall knitting plans: right now I am working on some items for an Advent/Christmas swap I'm doing. I'm going to a Knitters Fair tomorrow so I might come home with some yarn to make myself a shawl this fall.
Janebg1923 on Rav

Pam said...

My current fascination is hand piecing quilts! Would love to try your new sock yarn, though. :)

p.h. said...

Well I am not sure where my email address went in my comment. Will try once more (sorry for the duplication)...
I am hoping to get a couple of winter hats finished for some new additions to our extended family and to knit myself a cowl. Other plans abound but with any luck I'll get the hats and cowl finished this fall. Beautiful colors in your yarns, love the idea of the ikat patterns. Deb email is dscorse@wolffpack.com

Anonymous said...

First - finish a bunch of UFOs, including socks for myself. Then maybe a small colorwork bag, also for me which is unusual. I'm at mkb_all@yahoo.com.

Patt W said...

I have just moved to Nome Alaska! We have been here 9 days now. I shipped some of my WIPS to myself before I left and they just arrived a few days ago. All of my other stuff is on the barge coming in the 1st of Oct. Lord willing and the weather holds and the sea doesn't freeze. Nome has no yarn shops! Some red heart in the grocery stores. Have met some people and made inquiries to start a knitting group at the local coffee shop. Plenty of people craft but get their yarn from "outside." I hope to start the knitting group and begin teaching knitting this fall. In the Spring I intend to go out to the Tundra and pick up musk ox down. I am sure that I will be able to wear lots of hand knits this fall and winter. I hope to win some sock yarn, as I can never have too many pairs of socks for me or my husband.

Robin V said...

I have half a skein of yarn waiting to become a hat; a number of knitted but not-yet-assembled Christmas ornaments; a linen stitch scarf that will see progress (but probably not completion any time soon!); hats and gloves to knit for charity... Hmm, that list is longer than my knitting speed can accommodate, so we'll see what actually gets finished!

RobinV on Ravelry

Rebecca F. said...

I'm doing a variety of projects, starting with Scandinavian slippers for my sister for Christmas. Almost always have a pair of socks on the needles. Love the new colors here!

And my email is rjfjc59@gmail.com

Jennifer Edwards said...

I am knitting another of my Dreamy Poncho patterns using all greens and I hope to finish this fall. I am also combining watercolor and collage to create floral and animal mixed media works to sell prints and the originals...so much fun! But I knit socks in my downtime and would love to win any of these colors! They are beautiful! Drawn2Knit on Ravelry.

Kristi said...

I'm finishing a wonderful wallaby and starting on a Kozue scarf! I just started following you on instagram and your pictures always brighten my day! Klcknit on Rav

Becky said...

Socks are on the radar screen. I could really put your yarn to use - if I am a lucky winner! In addition, I'm knitting Noni's lipstick and using up my cotton for quick washcloths.

Cheryl said...

Working on a tank top (yes summer is almost over in New England), have started a baby blanket for for a gift and would love to knit socks for each of my girls for Christmas. The yarn is beautiful! Rav ID cmhopson

Beth Ridenour said...

I LOVE to know I knit Christmas stocking and I am thrilled to have your patterns. I'll be making stocking soon. Thank you for this oportunity.

Turtle said...

finish some Wips... also work from my stash of yarn, fabric, beads etc.... to keep moving and be productive :) my fibromyalgia sometimes knocks me back but i must just keep moving :)

PghCathy said...

The yarn for the Bee sweater in the latest Interweave Knits arrived last week. I'm busy swatching. This sweater is for me...someone I rarely knit for.

Love the new colors!

pghcathy on Rav

Auntie Shan said...

seriously, WHEN am I *NOT* being "STITCHY" in preparation for FALL/WINTER Craft Shows?! -- Just finish a Floppy Hat *earlier* this morning... There'll be ANOTHER on the Sticks by Nightfall, *once* I've decided on WHAT Colours! - [so much yarn... so *many* combo Choices!]
;-D

Claire said...

I'll be finishing some sweaters



Cmkknits on ravelry

knitting08816 said...

Since I just started 4 new projects, I do hope to finish a few before I am forced to buy more yarn! I love the colors of your new yarn!
bagatelle@comcast.net

Tori said...

I have a brand new grandson - my first grandchild! It his fall I plan to make matching socks for me and him!

Rav: wideanglemind

Thanks for the chance to win!

Beverly Davis said...

I plan to finish the two sweaters I've been working on, then slippers for the holidays for the 4 grandkids. After that my mind is filled with potential projects: vests, sweaters, and of course more socks.
bdgrammy on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

The darling granddaughter needs winter clothes! Too many patterns, so little time!

Madammarple

T.M. said...

I am busy trying to finish the many socks I have on the needles. My mom and sister will only wear handknit socks now (I've spoiled them) and they have thrown away all store-bought socks! I have to knit "like the wind" to keep up with the demand.
Knitsensei on Ravelry.

JackieLemon said...

I'm finishing up my lace knitting which I like to do during the summer and I have several sweaters in their project bags all ready to dive into for the fall. My sock knitting will also begin again. I love the look of this yarn, very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be knitting a pair of your ikat socks! I just love the patterning of your line. This fall I'm also finishing all of my WIPs, and participating in Spinzilla. KnitsWithSnicks on RAV.

Diane S said...

I am making a sweater for my sister for the first time! ddknitter on Ravelry

tappinan said...

Finish up several little yellow ducks and my 10 stitch lapghan!

Ellen C said...

My plans are to visit as many fiber festivals as possible and make some socks, shawls, and washcloths along the way.

ecr14 on Ravelry

Helen Hart said...

Enjoy fall, knit socks and weave wool.

Pauline said...

I hope to finish a pair of socks, then move onto my lined mittens before winter arrives!

Shannon A. said...

This fall I plan on finishing a couple of sweaters for my two girls ages 6 and 5. I also have a pair of socks in the works for my Dad. Your sock yarn colors are simply lovely! Happy Knitting!

You can find me on ravelry as wldnovacat, or email me at wldnovacat@aol.com

Pat said...

I'd like to finish spinning enough merino wool into
yarn, to knit a soft infinity scarf.
woolleygoodness on Rav.

phaedra96 said...

Oh, my!! Love the yarn! I am working on a shawl for my daughter, a color-affection shawl for me, a mitred square baby blanket....need to create a wedding gift and a baby gift. It never ends!
Anne-bonnieanne on Rav

Suzanne said...

I plan to finish a sweater for my mother and then to start one for me. Also want to knit some gifts and go to some fiber festivals.

Joan and Kevin said...

I am going to knit my new grandson a sweater.
Thanks!

Beach Knitter said...

My first grandchild is due in January so I am knitting a blanket that has abc's and monkeys on it. It is a bit of a challenge for me but so far fun.

robin silver said...

Kristin
Those new colours are FANTASTIC!! I love all of them!

My plans for now are to get as many pairs of socks as I can done before Christmas and to finish a Fair Isle sweater I am doing for my sister, just have the yoke to finish…

Thanks for the great blog!!

Donna
luvsknittin on Ravelry

Kamin said...

Hi Kristin,
Great sock yarn. I'm knitting hats, cowls and warm things for Hanna in Madison Wisconsin. I saw your sunflowers, gorgeous.

Kamknits on Ravelry

Happy autumn
Kamin

lindag1947 said...

Love colors. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Lovely new yarns! i am planning to knit my first lace and my. 60th pair of socks! jan37129atyahoodotcom

Tracie said...

I will be knitting baby items as I will become a grandmother in December!

tracienix on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

My upcoming plans would be to try and get a couple more pairs of socks made for the cold winter coming. I might just have to order some of this awesome new yarn. I would also like to find time to make myself a sweater for winter but I think that is wishful thinking at this point.

Heather Crawford
crawfordgang@hotmail.com
rav. id - mommytofive

Dianne said...

Theses new colors are amazing! I love them....my plans for the upcoming Fall and Winter are to finish WIP's then on to as much knitting as I can fit into my spare time I love knitting socks and gifting them to family and friends who are amazed that there are actually people who do knit socks LOL .

Thanks for the contest and thinking of us.

dianne
ravelry id is dkbc52

Brwngrl said...

2 baby blankets; sweaters, scarf, hat, socks and fingerless gloves for moi!
dahliabear196512@aol.com

RobinBrz said...

The new yarn is lovely and perfect for my latest sock obsession!
This fall I'll be working on more socks and finishing a colorful cotton afghan!
RobinBrz from www.crochetnirvana.weebly.com

Frances said...

Kristin, I am a great fan of the Ikat weaving technique and can well understand why you'd be inspired to design these beautiful sock yarns for Regia.

(I am also a fan of Regia sock yarns.)

I've got lots of fall projects planned and some are underway already. Shetland fair isle knitting inspires more accessories for my etsy shop. Aside from those projects that are keeping my fingers busy, I also want to knits some cabled design, making them us as i go along, become cushion covers ...destined to be Christmas gifts. Somewhere along the way I also hope to get out my crocheting for more gifts, and to ...wait for this...knit some socks for my brothers, who's already happy with previous custom knit socks from my double points.

Ikat would be grand!

Best wishes to you and yours. xo

Lee said...

I am involved in a WIPs KAL and am trying to focus on 11 projects! I'd put them all aside to knit these pretty socks, though!
Mamagiff on ravelry

Gauss said...

For this Fall, I want to continue knitting simple, wearable knits that will actually fit into my lifestyle, rather than the more ornate, "knitterly" items that are fun to make but hardly ever get worn.

Lavonn Gettmann said...

A few WIPs and then cast on a pair of socks, start a vest and have a look at baby patterns as we have a new grandbaby coming soon. Love the new sock yarns, Kristin. My fave is Persian Carpet!
Lavonn
Bonnieknits on Ravelry
knit29@sc.rr.com

ellen kirkendall said...

Holiday gift knitting is in full swing, with a hat and mitt set, shawlette, hat, and a pair of socks already in the bag. I have a sweater about half done.

Regia is my favorite sock yarn. So long wearing. Your colors are, of course, excellent.

Dee said...

I have to tackle my many WIPs.

Anonymous said...

I have 4 shawls to knit and one pullover to complete that has been re knit 3 times already! Argh!
Ajamie@shaw.ca

Dawna said...

I plan to finish the two sweaters I have on the needles and then I want to knit more socks and lace shawla.

BirgitR said...

I am going to finish a cardigan, and am looking forward to knitting socks with the leftover yarn.

Anonymous said...

Right now I am working on a small beaded lace shawl/scarf using my handdyed handspun yarn in a beautiful sapphire blue color. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Rav ID is peggyspins

mel said...

I'm knitting a bunch of accessories for holiday gift giving: socks, hats , scarves, mittens. Thanks for the chance to win! Melanie1 on Rav

cllcraft said...

Christmas is coming fast, so my plans include knitting scarves, socks, and ponchos to give as gifts. I'm working on restoring a vintage tea cart, reupholstering a chair, and finishing a quilt. This fall is extra busy!

Therese Inverso said...

I'm planning to knit mittens, from fingertips down to wrist.

Doing it as a project with other knitters.

Therese

Anonymous said...

I plan to knit a cowl for my sister. And maybe a scarf for my m-i-l. Love the sock yarns! nancywalters44@hotmail.com

Beau said...

Big plans. If I accomplish 75%, I will be doing good:
1) 3 scarfs (cable patterns)
2) 6 sets of fingerless mittens [3 must do]
3) 3 hats
4) afghan
5) cross stitch ornaments
6) knitted ornaments
7) cabled cardigan

auntiemichal said...

That wasn't supposed to be anonymous!!!! Try again....

Kristen, what beautiful sock yarn! This fall I'm crocheting orange potholders & hot pads for newlywed nephew's orange kitchen, finishing a handspun by me shawl for me, and starting knit hats for holiday gifts. Aaak! I'll have to find more movies and books to listen to!

Linne said...

first, finish the Bavarian crochet afghans I'm making for my two sons and six grandchildren, plus a great-nephew.

Then finish the Fair Isle style long barn cardi (needs sleeves, button bands and maybe a hoodie).

After that, work on the dozens of wips I have stored in a friend's attic and try to do that without buying more stuff . . .

Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely sock yarn, Kristin. My email is: maelinne@hotmail.com

~ Linne

she knits said...

I have lots of plans and not quite enough time, but I want to finish a sweater for myself, knit for Christmas swaps on Ravelry, knit for my children for Christmas and always, always have at least one pair of socks on the needles :0)
-Mel womaninashoe on Ravelry

Sara said...

I am the new chair of my local knitting guild and I have to get my act together for that! And Iplan on going to Vogue Knitting live in Chicago - am also going to Mnpls/St.Paul to visit a new grand niece and a class at StevenBe is required!
SareBearKnits on ravelry
saraebyron@gmail.com

mly said...

Almost halfway through the fun fibery events that constitute my personal time off / vacation getaway weekends, more or less every other week. Up next: Fibre Fallout retreat offered by the North Country Spinners. October: Spin to Weave, Fleece to Shawl demo, and Rhinebeck sheep and wool fest! The fleece to shawl efforts have forced a new interest in dyeing for weaving projects. Ikat is very cool

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Unknown said...

I'm working on a feather and fan blanket for my sister's Christmas present. When I finish that, I plan to make some cowls for Christmas gifts.

Terri at t.dobie1@gmail.com

balsam said...

I plan to knit lots of gifts, socks for the adults and hats for the kids.
Love your yarns Kristin.

balsam said...

I plan to knit lots of gifts, socks for the adults and hats for the kids.
Love your yarns Kristin.

Deb said...

I am participating in two swaps, so plenty of gift knitting there. Those will be done by Nov 1st, and I'm not doing any Christmas gift knitting, so I hope to finish a couple of shawls for myself by the end of the year. :-)

Thank you for the giveaway. Your new yarns look fantastic! :-)

Anonymous said...

I am working on several toddler sweaters- your pattern- Simple Arans- for my brother's grandsons. Another wip is Kate Davies A Hap for Harriet...plus to finish my measurement for an Amy Herzog Custom Fit! And nearly always on needles are socks- my go to de-stress project. Thanks for the opportunity...
Johalley on Rav

Kim said...

I plan to knit only what I want for a while. I have had do many deadline projects lately. Now it's time for me. And my queue is endless.

Anonymous said...

Every winter I have a small work in progress (socks, lots so socks!) in addition to my holiday projects and something for myself. This year I'm making myself a beautiful holiday shawl And a sweater for my granddaughter from your book Knitting For Baby (love that book!).

Tina said...

There is always something on my needles, but this year I am back to weaving! I love making fabric. You always have some great inspiration!

Thanks

Tina.

MarmePurl said...

Having accomplished all my knitting bucket list goals, my attention this winter is to become an efficient spinner.
Lovely new yarns K.

steph said...

I'm a crazy knitter all year round, so fall doesn't change the madness much----although for some strange reason, crocheting has reared it's head (which hasn't happened in awhile). I should be finishing up the granny circle throw this weekend, then I'm finishing up 2 sweaters that are well underway----i made the 'mistake' of ordering a new book that has two more sweaters that are screaming to be cast on----and then, there are the endless pairs of socks; there is always a pair of socks going!!! I'm definitely going to be looking for that new yarn.....love each of the colorways!!!!!

Jen said...

This fall I will finish a pair of Estonian-patterned mittens that will be donated to a school auction, then keep working on a top-down Aran for my sweetie. sunnydayknitter on Rav

aggie325 said...

Currently making myself a sweater (which is rare to be making something for myself), then getting busy on socks for Christmas gifts. Hoping I win!
diann325@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have a husband sweater (black stockinette) to finish. I'm on the sleeves (2 at a time!) so the end is in sight Helen
I'm HelenMatheyHorn on ravelry
I love Regia's colors and you did a nice job in your collaboration.

Teresa said...

I am lagging behind in two mystery KALs right now and want to finish those before the snow flies.

Nancy said...

I'm working on a large table runner for a friend. She needs it a specific size so am doing my very first design. It's been interesting & challenging. Also have a couple knit projects to finish.

NancyP said...

Thank you for offering us a chance to win your beautiful yarn! I started a new position a couple of months ago. Having been warned that winter days can be very cold in the office, I have started to knit fingerless gloves for my new co-workers as holiday gifts. My husband and I no longer carpool to work so my knitting time has become more limited. It may take a couple of a years to complete gloves for everyone. Returned to making finger and hand puppets for the local hospital.
Nancy P

Casey said...

I have plans for a beaded lacy shawl and a alpaca sweater. Throw in some yarn bombing and that should take care of things for awhile!
ashefamily(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa Viviano said...

Loving the colors. Sock yarn is my poison. Persian carpet and Midnight sky are my favorites. Time to add to the stash! My nieces want new socks....so of course I'll be knitting socks!

Anonymous said...

Knitting with Persian Carpet of course! after I finish a crochet cardigan and knit blanket from some wool I am trying to spin....

loopology@ravelry

Sally said...

Oh! So many plans; so little time. I'm working on a baby quilt and the "guest book" quilt from my daughter's wedding, and I'm making socks for everyone on my Christmas list. WooHoo! LOVE your new sock yarn, Kristin!!!!!

LannieK said...

Love your new sock yarn colors! (You need to design a skein that would go by the name of 'Sunflowers' for all of us that love sunflowers) Fall projects... I really need to finish 4 of my wip. Really. Then I would like to start a pair of socks for my dh and me! Thanks for the chance to enter. :-)
RavID: LannieK

suedriskozago said...

I'd love to start some projects for my girls (daughter and her 2 girl cousins).

Lisa said...

I just finished a wool quilt for my nephew to take to art school, and now I'll be working on some projects for me! Maybe some crewel embroidery, thanks to a certain Craftsy class. Lisavt on Ravelry

linda in chicagoland said...

I need to get started on holiday gift knitting. Not a big list, but it's definitely time to get going!

RAV ID: pawsandknit

Celeste said...

Love your colours.
Thanks for the give-a-way.

Julie said...

I am hoping to get some quilting done this fall. I love the new yarn line. RAVID: Tanknit

Cynthia Walat said...

I have a lace scarf to finish and want to create two pairs of socks for my nephews for Christmas

Yarngirl32 said...

I have TWO wonderful fall sweaters I would like to knit for me! Also I always have a pair of socks on the needles,

Ravelry ID
Yarngirl 32

Vickie said...

I want to knit myself a warm jacket - heavier than a cardigan. I've never done that before, and I'm taking a long time picking the pattern.

Laura Timmerman said...

I want to make a warm hat for Robin.

Juliann said...

I am going to spin the yarn for my annual handspun, handknit sweater. I make one each winter.
Thanks for the chance.
juliannking@yahoo.com is best way to contact me.16073

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I get a lot of yarn from a thrift shop where 2 lbs of unrelated yarns are shoved into a bag for a few $$. To get yarn I want, I often wind up with some fun fur/eyelash/glitter ribbon, etc. This year I'm rushing to make a bunch of boas and stoles, hoping to sell them in time for Halloween or New Years partiers to snazz up their outfits. Wish me luck.

Ellen said...

I've been watching a lot of Korean television and one thing you see there is a lot of fabulous knitwear. This fall, I've been knitting cowls like crazy and I am also starting two larger projects - a Cranberry Capelet and an EZ pelerine - to keep my shoulders warm as well.

Debbie said...

My plans are to work on some of my UFO's and work on an I Spy quilt for my Grandson. Thanks

Debbie said...

Ooops I forgot my Ravelry ID. It is gussek Thanks

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

I want to finish my Lane splitter skirt for Rhinebeck and a crochet tunic. Also have 4 shawls on the needles. Love the new patterns...I'm Gracey or Tammyg on Ravelry...

Spiffypaws said...

Lots of socks

adodds said...

I'm going to knit all the time. I have two sweaters that I know I will make . Also a few more socks. The new colors are overly.
Anita
Skibum on Ravelry

Ana said...

Hi Kristin! I want to make my 9 & 7 year-old sons Purl Soho Pullovers, a bunch of cute slippers for friends for Christmas, and for myself? A "Romy"...hope I win this BEAUTIFUL yarn!!

Sheila said...

I am going to knit a three-color shawl that's been in my plans for over a year. It's mainly green and purple with a little orange, so it's definitely fall/halloween colors. I WILL finish it this fall.

SheilaOKeefe on Rav

Anonymous said...

Kristin - my plans are to take one project at a time...AND finish! At the top of the list is the "Longstocking Muffler" on the Churchmouse Yarns & Teas site.

Jogaba

Anonymous said...

I am going to learn to knit mittens, by gum. And if I win this sock yarn I'll learn to knit socks too!

Melissa M
tinissa@epix.net

Lois said...

With a new baby coming in the faa
mily I have blankets, booties and hats. I'm also trying to knit socks for all my nieces and nephews. Your new colorways are gorgeous. Can't wait to see them in person.

Gale Dupell said...

Finish a hooded shrug for my sister & a wall quilt based upon Alaskan carving for a friend. Next some handwork on original domestic art items

Elo said...

I plan to do some serious stash busting and finishing up WIPs.

Jessica said...

I am planning to spin, knit socks and quilt this fall!!
jpeled on ravelry

Unknown said...

finish up a ginormous shawl that is now going to be a king size blanket. I weave, and would love to try that yarn as a faux ikat in some weaving.

Lora

Carla said...

So many fall plans finishing three lace project started in summer, two pairs of mittens, and some socks for family christmas presents.
Rav ID: Carla

Anonymous said...

Anything Christmas gift related...gotta get those knitting needles going and I need to start reviewing a years worth on Pinterest pins...

Rav Id: HillyDilly

Marilyn Mantik said...

Oh my, what aren't I working on! I enter several craft fairs in the fall so I am knitting, crocheting, felting and embroidering home and personal accessories that I design, plus making the same out of upcycled sweaters, clothing, doilies, buttons and other bits and bobs I find at thrift stores. Thanks for including us Canucks in your contests again. Love your Brimfield pics. Great colours for your new sock yarn...I'd love every one.
Marilyn
theloftfibrearts@gmail.com

Catherine said...

Beautiful yarn indeed! I plan to knit another shawl, socks, and several cowls. Rav id: KnittedinMaine

Barb T. said...

I am knitting almost entirely from stash right now, so this would be lovely. I am finishing a pair of socks as we speak--Helen Socks by Anne Hanson. I have a sweater's worth of Green Mt. Worsted weight for a sweater but can't make up my mind, and Christmas knitting.
Ravelry ID barblt99

Denise@knittygrittysavings said...

I plan to do the Brioche class I bought on Craftsy a million years ago!
Denise @ Knittygrittysavings.com

katybee said...

What fun patterns! I'm working on a tiny Aran sweater. I love making sweaters for little people. And sewing, sewing, sewing. So much fabric - so many ideas - so little time.

Ytknits said...

I've always loved patterned sock yarn and the colour of the new lines makes my fingers itch to cast on ;-) I'll be starting my holiday knitting this week and it will be socks and cowls Christmas gifts this year.

Yolande

Suburban prep said...

I have been wanting to knit a few shawls and some cowls since the cold weather is coming upon us. Actually it has hit where I live. It was a surprise. But I have a number of gifts that I want to give to people since they have birthdays coming up as well. I love to knit the gifts because I want a more personal touch to the item.

Judi A. said...

I have a sweater vest for a friend that has been languishing in my bag for way too long and needs finishing. I am determined to get it done and give to her. I also have a girl's sweater that has also been in completed pieces for way too long, but not sewn together and blocked. I now have a little gal to give it to, so want to get that done, too.

Love the new yarns!

Zowmom on ravelry

Susanne said...

I have two sweaters ready to go and I always,always have at least 2 or 3 pairs of socks going. Lots of hockey and indoor soccer to watch and sometimes waiting so always have a pair in the car and in my purse. Thanks for such an interesting contest.
Susanne
scheusie@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Berrygal on Rav
Finish one pair socks le envelope by Sally Melville and create a space for me to work better

Anonymous said...

I'm knitting and crocheting baby props for coworkers babies....then on to YOUR pillows on crafty
Thebeesds on Rav
Bemeschoen@aol.com.com

Anonymous said...

I'm knitting a vest designed by Kennita Tully, and will soon be starting an infinity scarf and a pair of socks. I love your new sock yarns, Kristin.....beautiful colors!!
I am lkroberts on Ravelry.

Elizabeth said...

A new sweater for myself from the BT new collection, I did the swatch last night. And then Christmas knitting: a Cowichan-inspired cardigan for my husband since the kids got them last year.
Thank you for the contest.

communicato@gmail.com

Jane said...

My knitting plans are to finish a pair of mittems from a KAL, and work on the second panel of a intarsia world map afghan.
I just finushed a baby sweater from sock yarn, and I think this yarn would wonderfully for that pattern. Thank you for the chance.
Jane

Anonymous said...

Although I enjoy knitting lace scarves and shawls, (especially if I can add beads to the mix) with an eye toward winter and Christmas I know I'll be knitting lots of clog slippers to felt.

I've knit socks using Regia yarn and with your lovely new color line it looks like I'll be knitting socks, also.

Thanks, Kristin, for your occasional give-aways; it's always fun to read the comments.

RASmartWay@gmail.com

Kate said...

I am working on some Christmas gifts, in particular a sweater for my daughter and some socks and slippers for other members of my family. Some new sock yarn could help with those!!

Catherine said...

My head is spinning with ideas from all the new fall patterns just being released. Top of the list: a light-weight cardigan to start off the transition to the cooler days. And socks of course. Always good to have socks on the needles. Thanks for the opportunity.
Ravelry: eastbayknitter

Ann M said...

Hats for the homeless, scarves for breast cancer patients like me, and more fingerless gloves for me!!!

Margo said...

I want to get back to my rug hooking and I've fallen in love with knitting socks!

ronnie Gosnell said...

Well the weatherman is talking about this being a very cold fall- so I am feverishly working on making two fall colored cabled sweaters for my sister in law and brother. It is hard to find good men's sweater patterns- but I finally found one he likes on Rav... now, my son in law wants a Christmas sweater and he wears a 4x so I have to buy a bunch of yarn for that project. My mother, and two daughters and grandson, grand nieces (4 of them) will all get SOCKS! ... and there is something about knitting and watching football that makes me just love the fall, so I am all revved up to get it done! Thanks for the contest- I sure could use the beautiful yarn for the socks part of my projects!

RJ Gosnell
rjgosnell@gmail.com

mn_bird said...

I would love to win any of the yarn colors in the new sock line!

My big fall knitting project is a cardigan. The pattern is from the latest Twist Collective issue and I'm using Julia yarn in the color persimmon. It's very different to not be doing stranded knitting. It also very different to not be using purple!

I'm thinking about also starting a stranded sweater.

minnknitter (Ravelry)

Unknown said...

I love your vision and work!

I took a weaving class in June and am hoping to buy a Cricket Loom this fall. I want to use up my kitchen cotton stash and make dish clothes and towels.

My everyday knitting, at the moment, is a pair of socks that I lug to meetings. I tell my colleagues that even if we don't accomplish much, I'll have warm feet at the end of the semester.

Cheers,

Karen

Judy said...

My plans are to knit for my soon to be born grand daughter!

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