Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Giveaway!

Hello, dear Hogwartians! Once again it's time for the Friday giveaway.

I'll keep this short and sweet, and get right to this week's winner!


By now, the spell doesn't take long to execute:

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...and the winner is:

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Congratulations, stitchywitchy! You've won this week's kit. Please message me on Ravelry with your mailing address so I can send out your kit.

I just wanted to give everyone an update -- being sick has really thrown me off, so I've been behind on sending out prizes. I'm really sorry, but thank you for being so patient!


Next week's prize is a copy of Yarns To Dye For: Creating Self-Patterning Yarns for Knitting by Kathleen Taylor.




Leave a comment with your favorite yarn, and you'll be entered for a chance to win!

Love and scales,
theherocomplex

25 comments:

Crystal said...

ooh first??

This is hard question... so far my favorite yarn is anything I own so that I actually get to PLAY with it!

bijou3owl said...

It really depends on what I'm in the mood to knit; sometimes I have a strong desire for a good, basic wool, sometimes I want something silky with good drape, and sometimes I just want sock yarn.

Though I must say the most awesome yarn I've ever used has been Misty Alpaca Chunky. That stuff is soft like BUTTAH! :D

Tricia said...

Hi, I'm SFCorgi and I am a Malabrigo Junkie.

My favorite is actually Dos, a yarn they haven't even released yet. I am that much of a Junkie.

Candace said...

I love sock yarn. I can't resist it. I have a problem.

I think my fav sock yarn is Opal, they really make lovely self patterning yarns, especially the Harry Potter ones. Too bad they aren't producing the HP line any more.

01Tangled said...

My most favorite yarn of all time is the I Love This Yarn found at Hobby Lobby. The average skein you pick up is a worsted weight, although there is a sports weight as well, and a variation in cotton too. It's always super soft-- which is nice for those of us with sensitive skin-- there's a great choice in colors, and it's available at a good price too! There's not much you can't do with I Love This Yarn...

Vertigo1414 said...

Well...i think i'd have to say Valley Yarns Superwash DK. i used it for my Wave and Dimple Kimono and it's like being wrapped in a kitten.

blackpebble said...

Mmmmalabrigo! :)

Anonymous said...

Fiber type/?? Totally Cashmere & Alpaca; but I don't think that's what you meant. For brand name, it's Hobby Lobby I love this yarn all the way (being allergic to wool, we have to get more creative).

-- PennyIA

Elizabeth said...

I have to agree with 01.Tangled. I Love This Yarn! is amazing. It has taken my teeny tiny graduate student budget, and allowed me to knit lots of things for my family and friends. Its soo soft, and it can just be washed in the washer. Which is a plus when two of my recipients are boys under the age of ten who get really dirty.
I also love undyed sock yarn. Dying with kool-aid yarn has become one of my favorite pastimes.

joseybug said...

Oooh - I've been oogling that book.
Also - tough question. Loving some nice wool right now. Also love Malabrigo. And Alpaca.

Miss Elle said...

Laughing Yaffle sock yarn. OMG the colours! They are amazing!

www.laughingyaffle.com

Susan from Michigan (sdhsmc86 on Ravelry) said...

Oh - I hope I'm not too late to comment. I love sock yarn. I am addicted to sock yarn. My favorite? Please don't make me choose.

Anonymous said...

This is a hard one - I love trying as many new types of yarn as I can.

- m8land

akasha111182 said...

Malabrigo. Preferably the sock yarn. Mmmmm...

:-) Akasha111182

Anonymous said...

it Is a difficult question! i'ma go with whatever's on my needles :P
though i have a long list of yarns i'd love to try...
- frimptes (:

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kdyorkie said...

ok, so i miss read the assignment; thus i deleted my previous posts.

so, what is my favorite yarn... well, i am not a sock or lace knitter, so that is out. i have just found the most wonderful yarn Mirasol Tupa, it is like working with butter. I am also in love with Malabrigo, Rios is my fav at the moment as it is washable; and with children that is a plus!!

linuxchic said...

Fav yarn? There are so many for so many different things... for things for me it is probably anything Araucania. -linuxchic

Joannie said...

My favorite yarn is a colorful worsted weight wool. I can use it for a variety of projects, it's easy on my hands, and I love watching the colors change. But really, I'll knit and crochet with almost anything. - JMN of Hufflepuff

Annie said...

Besides my handspun, I have to say that my favorite yarn is ECO Wool, followed closely by any amazing sock yarn that happens to strike my fancy.

Amy said...

This is a hard one for me to answer because I'm still finding out what I like! I guess, so far my favorite yarn to buy, work with, and wear is WoolEase. I recently won a skein of Malabrigo Lace and I loved it, but it will be awhile before I can buy it for myself!
AmyPC

MindySue said...

My favorite yarn would be Cascade 220. It has a multiple of colors and is worsted weight. I do love alpaca yarns with their softness, but the versibility of Cascade 220 can't be beat.

Jedi Meg said...

It's hard to pick just one favorite yarn, but right now my fave is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes.

jedimeg16

FlyKytten said...

Oh, oh, OH! I would love a book on dying!

Right now my favorite yarn is malabrigo sock. Even though I'm not working with it because I am saving it for something special! lol I'm hoping to get my hands on some mal silky merino in the next month or two. And I love Manos del Uruguay silk blend!

I'm also in love with Elann Tremelo, which I am working with right now. Nice stuff, tho discontinued (sad 1).