Here are the yarns...
1. Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Lakeview
2. Mountain Colors Bearfoot ~ Wild Raspberry
3. Fleece Artist Merino ~ "Raspberry" (FA don't name their colours)
4. Pink Cottage Yarn (Exclusive Hand-Dyed yarn from Fringe)
[The colours are a little more subtle than in this pic. Lovely "Autumny/Fall" colours]
Contest: Suggest a pattern for one of the above yarns (there's no right or wrong answer, I'm just looking for ideas).
PRIZES: TWO WINNERS will be randomly selected.
~ A Steve Parish 2007 "Koalas and Kangaroos" calendar (approx 17.5cm x 19cm)
~ CHOICE of 2 balls of Patonyle sock yarn OR 3 skeins of Cleckheaton Country Silk
(winner gets to choose which yarn they'd like and what colour)
~ A Steve Parish 2007 "Discover Australia" calendar (approx 35.5cm x 24cm)
Rules: Please make suggestions by posting them on my blog. ONE SUGGESTION PER POST (this will make it easier to randomly pick the winners). Have a question? Please ask it.
Closing Date: midnight (AEDST) Wednesday January 10th
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I think the Pink Cottage yarn might look good as "Falling Leaves" by Jessica Landers on knitty.com.By wendy, on 03 January, 2007
I have some Autumny yarn that I'm planning to knit to this pattern.
For the Lake View yarn I think this would look beautiful as a pair of Pomatomi (also knitty.com). Your yarn is very like the yarn the designer usedBy wendy, on 03 January, 2007
How about a really simple ribbed sock to really show off the gorgeous colours of the Bearfoot?By wendy, on 03 January, 2007
The colourway you have is really lovely by the way - it looks good enough to eat!
I just knit the Lichen Rib sock from Nancy Bush Knitting Vintage Socks in Socks that Rock for that same reason - picture here
The Lorna's Laces in the Pomotamus pattern in Knitty, although I love every one of those yarns.By Cindy, on 04 January, 2007
The Monkey socks from the new Knitty would look lovely in the Fleece Artist.By Jenn, on 04 January, 2007
My four suggestions are:By trek, on 04 January, 2007
1. Shepherd Sock - Mossy Cottage's Dublin Bay Socks
2. Bearfoot - Grumperina's Jaywalkers
3. Fleece Artist - my Arizona Lace Socks
4. Pink Cottage - my Autumn Sunset Socks
And each pattern is free.
Happy Sock Knitting!
Does it have to be a sock pattern? Well, then maybe Elfine:http://autoscopia.com/amelia/assets/elfinesocks.pdf for the lakeview yarn. But I would feel tempted to make a scarf or a shawl!...By tar, on 04 January, 2007
How about the Aran Braid socks for the Mountain Colors Bearfoot http://www.knitlist.com/97gift/aransocks.htmlBy Susan, on 04 January, 2007
Sorry the correct address should be:By Susan, on 04 January, 2007
What gorgeous yarns,I am so jealous!!!!!By Sometimes Unwilling Guru, on 04 January, 2007
2 falling leaves
a simple cable sock to show off the colours
These are fabulous yarns, yum!By limedragon :-: Harriet, on 04 January, 2007
I know you've already knit a pair of Gentleman's Fancy Socks from KVS, but if you liked knitting that, I think any of these colorways would work well with that pattern.
Otherwise, here are a few suggestions.
Wyvern Woman's Socks gives sizes S M and L, for the Fleece Artist.
Tropicana Socks with the Bearfoot.
Textured Triangle Socks" for the Pink Cottage.
Twisted Socks with the Lorna's Laces.
Have fun!! :)
My fave pattern for Lorna's Laces right now is the Go With The Flow socks from Interweave Knits Summer 2005. I just knit them in "Cool" for a Christmas present. The pattern works great with the variegation and blends it so it doesn't look stripey or pooled.By Natalie, on 06 January, 2007
Monkey socks!I am totally sold on the Monkey right now for any or all of them.By LaVerna, on 08 January, 2007
Wow, some fabulous pattern suggestions! Thanks.By OzKnitter, on 08 January, 2007
There's about 48 hours left to enter.
hi;By adrienne, on 09 January, 2007
you have a wonderful selection of yarns to pick from. love all the colors.
here are two suggestion: rainbow ripple
and hanauma bay (my design ;o} - but i think it's cute!)
have fun picking a pattern!
For the Raspberry sock yarn I would use the Lovemeknot illusion hearts sock pattern it is free;)By , on 09 January, 2007
Since Valentines Day is coming up and it is also me and my hubbies Anniversary.Darcy Watts Airforce Wife Exstroardinaire;)firstname.lastname@example.org
Gorgous yarns!By Tina, on 09 January, 2007
How about the good old Broadripple for stripy ones or Jeanie T's Maple Leaves for the fall colours? I also have some cute zigzaggy patterns in a magazine at home, could scan to show you.
Hi I dont know if the posting of the comment takes a while, and this will be number three in a row, if so, apologies, but I get the impression, the first postings did not get through, so here again:By nana, on 10 January, 2007
I would use Jeanie Townsends maple leaf pattern for the autumn coloured yarn, and the other ones I would match up with a contrasting yarn, and go wild on peerie patterns on the leg, and the heel and toes I would make in contrast colour, and the foot with either stripes or the hand painted yarn solely.
Inspiration for peeries here:
I really hope you will like peeries as much as I do.
I could make all my handpaiteds into those patterns, they are so simple and great looking.
I'm partial to the Pomotamus (sic?) in the Lorna's Laces. I've been eyeing the pattern myself for some time and I do love that colorway.By Cindy, on 10 January, 2007
Thanks for ALL of the entries! I'm just about to draw the winners, so check back in a few minutes.By OzKnitter, on 11 January, 2007
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