Knitting for Friends-A Slippy Cowl Giveaway!

I love knitting gifts for friends, and I love receiving hand-knit gifts. As I knitter, I appreciate the love and hard work that goes into creating a gift just for me.

Kathleen's Slippy Cowl in ModeLuxe DK
Kathleen’s New Slippy Cowl in ModeLuxe DK, shown in Pearl and Community Clinic

This past Christmas, Annie knit me a new Slippy Cowl. I accidentally felted the Slippy Cowl I knit for myself (that’s another blog post for another day!).  I was surprised and SO HAPPY! I seldom receive any hand-made gifts; it made my Christmas. I’ve been wearing it nearly every day, and I’ll be wearing it in our booth as we travel this year, so you all can see it too.

Over the years I’ve knitted my fair share of gifts for friends. Hats, mittens, fingerless mitts, cowls, scarves (including one epic Dr Who scarf for my closest guy friend. He took it to Seattle with him when he moved.). I truly hope they were all loved and worn. I don’t want to know if they were given away or donated.  I have a part-time job at a Goodwill boutique and we get a shocking number of donated hand-knits (well I’m always shocked. I don’t think my co-workers care.)

About two weeks ago we sent some yarn and a Slippy Cowl kit off to Virginia to Kimberly at Some Bunny’s Love. She knit it up (along with a matching hat) and gifted both to Kathy, her FedEx driver. Kathy was thrilled with her gift, and posed for this gorgeous photo. We think her smile is everything!

used with permission from Kathy and KimberlyKathy’s Slippy Cowl is knit in our ModeWerk Worsted; the colors are Daenerys’ Eyes and Chabazite. Kimberly’s project notes are Raveled here. The hat is Kimberly’s creation, knit from the leftover Modewerk Worsted and some Nashua Julia. (Photo used with permission from the model and from Kimberly)

There are SO MANY beautiful Slippy Cowls on Ravelry! Take a look at all the creative color pairings and design elements.

Go ahead, I’ll wait right here for you.

Aren’t they beautiful? Have you knit your own Slippy Cowl?  Did you know the pattern is free? That’s right. It’s free both on Ravelry and on our website.

Because we love you, we are giving away a Slippy Cowl kit in ModeWerk Worsted, in the colors of your choice.

All you need to do is leave us a comment telling us what two colors you would choose, and sign up for our newsletter.

All entries will go into the RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR, and we’ll choose a winner. Entries close at midnight on Sunday, February 14th. It’s our little Valentine to you, and our way of saying Thank-you! 

A Gallery of Slippy Cowls! (All photos used with permission)

Ch-ch-ch-CHANGES!

Hey Folks!

madison_knit_in_booth12015 is SUCH an exciting and busy Summer, if it seems that at times The ModeKnit Yarn Team of Annie & Kathleen (& Becca part time!) has been incommunicado, it’s because we’re crazy busy.  And busy is GOOD!

As we grow our company and develop some wholesale accounts, do more fiber shows and just generally get a better handle on WHAT we’re actually doing, we’ll be making changes and improvements (hopefully the changes WILL be improvements!) on our product and on our website!

So stay tuned, we’ll be updating you here on the blog, and also in our newsletter (sign up here!)

Mini Skein Changes

A Few Of Our Current Mini Skein Sets
A Few Of Our Current Mini Skein Sets

We’re changing the put-up of our mini skein sets, and the number of colors included in each set.  The Mini Skein Sets are a labor of love and we really enjoy making them, but the truth is, they are pretty labor intensive.

In order to create a better and more consistent product, we’ll be changing the number of colors in each “No Spoilers” set to SIX, and the skein sizes will be 25g (6 skeins x 25g = 150g set) and 50g (6 skeins x 50g = 300g set)

AND WE WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP!

CONTEST!

Current Knitting Dead Colors
Current Knitting Dead Colors

Help us decide WHICH colors we should keep in each mini skein set! Choose your favorite colors and you could WIN a set!

Pick Your Favorite No Spoilers Colors Contest!

One set of each colorway will be awarded to at random to a registered survey taker. Pick your favorite six colors from each set!

The contest closes on Saturday, July 18th at 11:59 pm. We’ll announce the winners via email and this blog on Monday July 20th.

CHANGE NUMBER TWO

We’ve added a new yarn, ModeLuxe DK, and boy is it DELICIOUS! ModeLuxe DK is a 4-ply 50% Silk / 50% Superwash Merino DK weight blend. If you’ve been to our last few shows, you’ve had the opportunity to see and feel this amazing yarn.

Backyard leaves By Annie Modesitt
Backyard leaves By Annie Modesitt

You’ll be able to see  Annie’s popular  BackYard Leaves Scarf knit up in this beautiful yarn in August at Stitches Midwest, where we’ll be in booth #730.

Stitches Midwest
August 6-9
Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL
ModeKnit Yarn is Booth #730

It’s our first time at Stitches, and we’re very, very excited! We’ve got a new booth set-up, new products, and new garment samples, as well as Annie’s new book for sale (see future blog posts!)

The times, they are a changin’, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!

And we have a winner!

The random number generator has spoken and the winner of the skein of semi-solid ModeWerk Worsted is Michelle H!!

Her winning comment: “My favorite color in third grade was hot pink, the same exact shade as the dye tub in that first pic. Now it’s purple, with turquoise as an honorable mention”.

Michelle H, you have been emailed! Thanks to everyone who left a comment!!