The Tale of Two Skeins

As a fellow knitter.. you know how it goes. We buy yarn with the best of intentions. Beautiful expensive skeins. But sometimes they are so beautiful we are afraid to use them for fear that they will be wasted on an unworthy project. 

And yes...I'm using the word "we" here when maybe I should be saying "I". I guess I'm hoping that I'm not alone in this.

Frankly, this happens to me more than I care to admit. 
And that is what happened with these two skeins below. 
Remember this? And this?

They were lying in the deep recesses of the stash. One skein dates all the way back to a 2007 purchase!

But guess what? Although I was envisioning each of these gorgeous skeins for their own separate equally gorgeous projects.. I realized as of late that they look awfully good paired together.

So that's what I did! I was able to incorporate both skeins into a design for my upcoming design collection.

And I can't tell you how good that feels to lift these two beauties from the dark, lonely depths of my yarn bins.


Pigeonroof Studios Drawing Giveaway!

In Episode 52, you heard me mention Pigeonroof Studios yarn. Well.. hear it is! 
Aren't these skeins so beautiful? 
These colors remind me of a springtime garden.

To enter to win these five beautiful skeins provided by Krista from Pigeonroof Studios, please leave a comment under this post. Remember to please include your contact information. 
Only one comment per person please.

This prize includes:
1 skein of Cassiopeia fingering singles in Spanish Moss
1 skein of STRONG sock in Blackcurrant
1 skein of SIREN TWO sock in Juniper
2 skeins of Cassiopeia lace singles in Petal

Gorgeous stuff.

The winner will be announced here on July 1, so be sure to check back then and see if you've won!

Drawing Now Closed! Winner is Kristin! Congratulations!


NeverNotKnitting Podcast : Episode 52 : Nesting Instincts

Episode 52

The winner of Episode 51's Spud and Chloe Drawing Giveaway is Des! Congratulations!

*Please check back soon to enter the drawing for Episode 52!

Get 10% off all purchases at pigeonroofstudios.etsy.com through June 30th, 2011
by entering code " nevernot11 " in the checkout process.

This offer is exclusive to the Never Not Knitting podcast listeners and blog readers.

Click HERE to download the Episode 52 MP3 file.


What I've Been Up To..

...Swatching tiny oak leaves in delicious green yarn. 
Since I'm a lover of all things green and leafy, I'm finding this part of the design process very exciting. 


Spud And Chloe Drawing Giveaway

On Episode 51, I had the privilege of interviewing Susan B. Anderson about her latest adorable book, Spud & Chloe at the Farm. This book is seriously so cute. If you enjoy knitting toys, you will LOVE this book. And so will your little one!

Leave a comment below to enter to win a copy of your very own along with yarn to make the Spud and Chloe characters and a cute themed measuring tape and project bag. Thank you to Artisan Books and the Spud and Chloe yarn company for providing these fabulous prizes.

Please remember to include your contact information in your comment. 
Also, only one comment per person please.

The winner will be announced on my podcast and blog on June 15th so please check back then to see if you have won!