30 November 2009

2009 FO Contest Extension

The 2009 FO Contest has been extended through the end of January due to some recent changes in my moving plans.

The thread for submitting your entries is here.

30 September 2009

2009 FO Contest

2009 Finished Object Contest


Knit, crochet, or weave all that Joy of Life yarn up into finished projects.

  • 1 lucky fiber artist will win the Grand Prize which will include 2 KIP bags by ruddawg (1 mini, 1 small -- in the same print as the ones from the August drawing), 1 skein of Joy of Life Cozy Toes & 1 skein of Joy of Life Merino.
  • 2 fiber artists will be drawn at random from the remaining entries to win 1 skein of Joy of Life Cozy Toes.
General Rules (Drawing & Contest)
  • Each FO must be a minimum of 50 yards.
  • Pictures must be posted somewhere (projects page on Ravelry, blog, crafting site forums that are accessible to me).
  • 1 entry per FO.
  • 1 entry per blog entry (or crafting site post) with pictures and reference to my shop.
  • Projects must be completed by December 31st at midnight Pacific time.
Contest Rules for Grand Prize

I will post a thread on Ravelry where you will post -
  • 1 post for each FO
  • 2 pictures of each FO
  • details about yardage, pattern, etc.
Voting will decide the winner of the grand prize by -
  • most love button clicks
You will have the first week of January to get your posts up, and then there will be one week of voting.

Details on where to post and reminders of deadlines will be posted here near the end of December.

27 September 2009

Benefit Auction for Prune Belly

Starting tomorrow, Claire of The Mom Claire blog is hosting a benefit auction for Prune Belly Syndrome, a devastating illness that kills 20% of infants before they are born and 30% within two years due to kidney problems. I hope anyone who wasn't able to donate to the benefit will go over and check out the auction items.

I've donated these earrings:
(freshwater seed pearls, sterling silver, and silver plated brass.)

21 September 2009

Prizes from August

Well, I just got back from my 2 week vacation to see my family in Minnesota, and I realized that I don't have pics up yet of the prizes that roccermom and soapturtle won!

So, here you go:

Each contained - 1 skein of Joy of Life Cozy Toes sock yarn, 1 mini KIP bag by ruddawg, 1 set of stitchmarkers by jlyarnworks, 1 mini sock blocker key chain by RedB, 2 buttons by BarrelOfMonkeys (both are shown with a knit & a crochet button, but I substituted a Crafty Gal button for the non-crocheter).

(Larger pics on Flickr)

Warm Tone Prize - Winner = Roccermom.

Cool Tone Prize - Winner = SoapTurtle

02 September 2009

August Drawing

August Drawing Winners!

Congratulations to Roccermom (warm tone) & Soapturtle (cool tone)!

Congratulations Ladies! Your prizes will be mailed out shortly!

To those who didn't win:

I'm planning another drawing and I will have details when I come back from vacation -- the basics though:

Start knitting up that JoL yarn! The drawing will be for every Finished Object from 2009, whether knitted, crocheted or woven (minimum approx 50 yards). There will be extra entries for such things as blogging about your FO. Details to come later.

31 July 2009

August Drawing at Joy of Life

Every Skein Purchased is Another Chance to Win!

August Golden Birthday Drawing

$80 worth of Prizes!

This year I'll be turning 28 on the 28th of August -- my Golden Birthday. To celebrate this milestone, I am hosting a drawing at Joy of Life this month.

Every skein you purchase from August 1st - 31st will get your name in the drawing for one of 2 KIP bags by ruddawg pictured above in a summery peridot (modern birth stone) and carnelian (ancient birth stone in some cultures) print. Each bag will have a full skein of Joy of Life Cozy Toes
Superwash Sock (450 yards) and some other fun goodies for the fiberly inclined.

You may choose whether to enter the drawing for the KIP bag with warm tone contents or cool tone contents. Simply indicate "warm" or "cool" in your comments field when you place your order.

NOTE: If you buy multiple skeins I will allow you to split your chances to win between the two bags, but you can't win twice. If I happen to draw the same name for both bags I will allow the winner to choose which they would prefer - warm or cool. and then draw again for the other.

01 July 2009

Demeter Vest

WIPs Wrestlemania FO #1
Demeter Vest

shown over long-sleeved brown tee

Finally finished! Today I wove in the ends and blocked my Demeter Vest. The pattern is basically the Demeter Camisole from Sensual Knits worked in Noro Kureyon Sock. I made some modifications though, due to the striping yarn. Firstly, I changed the neckline by working straight across, back and forth. The cute little split in the original version was going to wreak havoc with getting my stripes to line up.

shown over long-sleeved black tee

Then on the bottom lace edging I originally thought I could make it come out half black / half purple so that the fact that it's worked sideways wouldn't show in the stripes too much. However, the stripes weren't long enough for that and it was coming out colorblocked. I frogged and went with 2 repeats of the lace pattern from Marigold Socks then 1 row knit, 1 row purl, and a purl bind off. This gave it a nice wavy, lacy edge.

detail of edge