Monday, January 27, 2014

Giveaway and New Square

Happy Monday to all! It occurred to me I haven't had a giveaway in a long time. So I decided to gift someone with some yummy yarn!
Seven skeins of Canada Knitting yarn. The label says it's orlon (acrylic) and wool. Each skein is 4 ounces. I'd love to see the winner make something warm and snuggly to get through the cold winter.

Easy entry: leave a comment on this post. If you have an idea for what you'd like to make with it, I'd like to hear it, too.
Extra entry: if you have a blog, mention the giveaway and leave me the link on this post.
Saturday, February 1 I'll use my extremely advanced giveaway winner calculator; this means I'll put all the names on pieces of paper, put them in a bowl, and draw out one. You'll have one week to claim your prize.

For the last few days, I've had an idea in my mind about a granny square. I'm not much of a patter writer, but last night I sat down and fiddled with some yarn. This was the result:
It's a 6 inch square at this point. I wanted an alternative for easy joining, so I added another round:
With a little blocking or a size larger hook (I used an I), it would be 7 inches.
Tim's idea for a name was Floating Lily Square. Hope's was similar: Water Lily Square.
What do you think? 

Thanks for reading!
Blessings :-)

Today's Inspiration

Souce: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/09/learn-how-to-embrace-your-body-shape-and-feel-beautiful.html
Looks like my stash :-)

17 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful square kate, and I think floating water lily is a lovely name for it. :)

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    1. Thanks :-) I'm glad my family came up with the name; I never would have thought of it.

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  2. Hello from Alabama. I am a non blogging fan of yours. Please enter me in your give away. The yarn is the perfect color for a lapghan for my couch. It has been cold here also. Love your square very pretty.The last graphic is so true of my stash also. Thank you and have a warm day.

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    1. Glad you stopped by :-) Good luck with the giveaway. Stay warm!

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  3. I love the color blue! Would live to win and make something snugly! It is pretty cold here in Ohio, -6 right now! Brrrr!. A name for the square might be blue bell!
    Please enter me in the drawing!

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    1. Blue bell would be a pretty name, too. Thanks :-) Good look in the giveaway and stay warm!

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  4. Great square and I love the name. I would make granny squares and a lapghan with the pretty blue yarn. Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Linda

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  5. Hi,thanks for the giveaway..i would make a doily bag with the yarn..its on my to do list ..
    blogpost link~~~~~~~>http://crochetdyverse.blogspot.com/2014/01/giveaway-alert-stitches-scraps-and.html

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    1. Ooh, that would be pretty. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  6. I would make a lap afghan with the yarn.Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. I posted a link to the giveaway.Here's my link: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3931302511704656416#editor/target=post;postID=4476155905959047006;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=postname

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  8. I love the lily! As for the yarn, I would use it for a few hats and glove sets :-) I have lots of nephews!

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    1. Thanks :-) That sounds like a perfect use for the yarn. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  9. I would love to try the round ripple with the yarn.

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    1. That would be nice. Good luck in the giveaway!

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