Spicule (plus giveaway)

Want a hat?  Wait, actually, want three hats?  Maybe with a little something extra thrown in for fun? Because if so, I think Spicule might be just the thing.

d-1 copyThat’s three lovely, snuggly, cozy hats (just perfect for the cold weather that I suspect will arrive any day now).

d-6 copyPlus three unspeakably adorable ornament versions that will look just darling dangling from your tree or tied on top of a present (massive massive bonus points if you knit someone a hat, wrap it up, and put the ornament sized version on top of the package as a present topper).

crownsNow of course, each one is totally cute enough to stand on its own.  The cables on each are lovely and intricate (I’m such a sucker for twisty little cables).  And the crowns are rather marvelous if I do say so myself.

ornament 2But cute though they are individually, there’s something about putting them together as a set (especially with the ornament sized ones in there) that’s just more fun than it has any right to be.  I couldn’t resist bundling them all together, and I suspect you won’t mind!

d-3 copyI used different yarns for the full sized versions and the ornament versions.  For the ornaments, I wanted something tiny to keep the scale of the things reasonable (I’m a fan of small ornaments, these come in at about 3.5 inches across).  I used Gloss Fingering (in the undyed color called bare) from Knit Picks for them.  But for the hats, I wanted something more substantial, both so the stitches would show up and so the project wouldn’t take too terribly long.  I went with Swish Worsted (also in the undyed color called bare) also from Knit Picks.

They were both a lovely match for their projects, and I just happen to have a skein of each to pop in the mail.  I think it would be best to share the love, so how about we do two winners.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me how you feel about knitted ornaments.  Already got a tree full?  Totally going to sneak some in before the holidays?  Putting them on top of all of this year’s presents?  Not quite sure what the fuss is about?  There’s no right or wrong answer, I just like to know how you feel!

And while I can’t quite manage to send yarn to everyone, I can give everyone a discount.  You can use the code ORNAMENTAL to get a dollar the price between now and Friday.  Just put Spicule in your ravelry cart, click on the ‘use a coupon code’ button, and type in the code ORNAMENTAL.  You’ll see the change in price reflected right away.

DSC_2256 copyComments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Friday, November 4, 2016 will be entered to win.  I’ll pick winners, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to send yarn their way.  Be sure to use a real email address so I can contact you if you’ve won (I won’t do anything with those email addresses besides notify the winner).  If I do email you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.  Sorry, but I can only ship physical prizes to US addresses.

Oh, and for anyone paying alarmingly close attention at home, the ornaments sized versions were originally released as part of the Adorn ornament collection put out by Knit Picks last year.  So if you have that, you already have the mini versions.  The full sized versions are only available in the Spicule pattern (though you might be able to wing it if you’re feeling adventurous).