The Whole Knit & Caboodle

Barely coherent ramblings of a yarn-obsessed stay at home mom

The YARN Has Landed!

Who’s excited about Design Wars 6?  THIS lady, right here!  Want to know what makes it even more exciting?  I got my DW yarn today!!

I’m no stranger to Red Heart With Love.  It’s a soft, durable acrylic yarn and it’s available in lots and lots of  rich colours.  The skeins are generous in size (7 ounces 370 yds/338 m) and am I weird when I say that the black labels with the gilded lettering make me feel extra fancy??

Bonus points to Red Heart because not only WEREN’T the centre pulls hidden in the abyss of each skein, they were waiting for me just outside the skein as if to say “We’re ready, let’s DO this!”

Here are some shots of the loveliness:

Yeah, I took it for a drive in my car.  Don't judge me.

Yeah, I took it for a drive in my car. Don’t judge me.

 

Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love <3

LOVE x 7!

 

LOVE With Love!

LOVE “With Love”!

 

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter at http://www.designwarschallenge.com to stay up to date on all the goings-on!

Sarah 🙂

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Design Wars and FREE Pattern Release!

Hello friends!  I’m sorry it has been so long since my last post, things have been hectic around here because of the holidays (Christmas is my busiest time for orders and this year was no different) I’ve had little time for anything but crocheting and sleeping.  OK.  That’s a lie.  I got some very nice time in with my family- my daughter turned 3 at the end of November so I can easily say that this was the most magical Christmas of my adult life so far.

I received some amazing news around the same time- The application I submitted to be a challenger in the Design Wars Challenge was accepted!  I’m SO excited!  I’ll be going head to head with some of my crochet idols in this challenge, I hope I can keep up!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the challenge, it was founded by Salena Baca of Baca Creations and is sponsored by Red Heart Yarns.  A yarn is chosen for the challengers to work with and they each come up with a new, original design.  Once the designs are completed and revealed, the public gets to vote on their favourites in a number of different categories.  There is a lot of fun to be had and there are even prizes to be won!  There is SO much amazing talent in this round, I hope you’ll check it all out!  For more information about this elite crochet challenge, please visit http://www.designwarschallenge.com.

While I’m waiting for my Design Wars yarn to arrive, I decided to get the ol’ pattern-writer primed up.  What I came up with is possibly the fastest, easiest, one skein cowl you’ll ever make.  I made mine with a skein of Loops & Threads Charisma and it took me less than an hour.  Available for FREE on Craftsy and Ravelry for, I hope you’ll rush over and download a copy!  If you make one up, let me know what you think!

Thank-you to my beautiful friend Jenelle for modelling! :)

Thank-you to my beautiful friend Jenelle for modelling! 🙂

 

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