Pavonated & Elemental Affects (giveaway)

I’m using the Curls preorder to introduce the patterns and yarns from the book. I’ll be featuring a new pair each day. Most of the yarn companies have donated lovely prizes, so come back every day to see what’s new!
 Pavonated in Civility Sport from Elemental Affects 

5 elemental affects smallDo you ever find yourself feeling indecisive?  It doesn’t hit me often, but when it does, it hits hard.  I found myself plagued with indecision when I swatched for this piece.  I simply could not decide which side of the fabric should be the right side.  They are both lovely (and quite distinct), and either could easily be the public face.  I finally let the knitting dictate right and wrong (no one wants to do double decreases on a purl row if they can avoid it), but I firmly believe both sides are equally lovely, and I want you to wear it however you like it best!

Perhaps my uncharacteristic indecision is due to the marvelous yarn from Elemental Affects.  This blend of 70% merino and 30% silk comes in three weights (worsted, sport, and fingering) plus a special version of the fingering weight with extra twist that is just perfect for socks.  All those options mean you could make just about anything out of this yarn, it’s no wonder I couldn’t make up my mind!

And one of you lucky folks is going to get to find out just how many possibilities there are in a skein of this yarn. The lovely folks at Elemental Affects are giving one of you a skein of Civility Sport for you to experiment with! To enter, just leave a comment telling me which of their delicious colors you’d like most.

Comments left between now and the end of the day (eastern time) Thursday, November 27th, 2014 will be entered to win. I’ll pick a winner, contact them to get their addresses, and arrange to get the yarn to them. When you leave a comment, 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 get in touch with you, I need to hear back from you within 72 hours or I will pick a new winner and contact them.

Playing Favorites, Part 2

We talked a little while ago about the sock yarns for the upcoming book, but that book won’t all be sock-y goodness.  There are lots of other delightful projects too, and that means more yarn.  I’ve just now gotten the last of the yarns in, so that meant it was time to bring them all together for a group shot.

yarnsI really am rather madly in love with all of these, and I bet there are a few here that will be new to you.

Starting up at the top left, the pink one there is Manos Fino in Rosewater (otherwise known as ‘trust me I am just as surprised as you to see a baby pink in my stash but I really do rather love this).  The purple is Alchemy Lust in Amethyst (I’ve never seen another base quite like this, we’ll have to talk about it soon).  Then we’ve got the delightful Phydeaux Creme in Seaglass (found this at TNNA and remain totally smitten).  The light gray on the bottom right is Vice Carnal in a custom color Lizzy has not yet named (I’ll harass her soon).  Next to it is a darker gray, that’s SweetGeorgia Trinity Worsted in Silver (we all know I love SweetGeorgia).  Up on top of that is Anzula Oasis in Seaside (another base we need to chat about, splendid stuff).  The bit of yellow sunshine is Elemental Affects Civility in Limoncello (this is a shiny new yarn and I cannot wait for you to all meet it and fall madly in love with it too).  And finally, the delightful Frog Tree Pediboo Sport in 1464 (admittedly not the most fetching color name, but a very lovely yarn indeed).

Can I just say I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a book?  I mean I’ve loved them all, but this one just has me doing a bit of a boogie up and down the hallway every time I think about it.  I can’t wait to show it off!