Friday, 20 January 2012

Giveaway Winners and FO: Gin & Tonic Hat

The Hold Your Needles Give away winners are: 
(drumroll please) 

  • kim c said...Wow, what gorgeous patterns. The pictures are wonderful too. Personally I am in love with Lumme & Mai - All of them are lovely though.

  • Fie said...My favourite patterns are without a doubt Lumme (I can just imagine being nice and warm while out in the cold weather we're having now and the cables give it an interesting both modern and traditional look) and Juuli (because of the intricate details and because the green of the pattern sample is just so joyful and reminds me that spring is on its way)
  • Paula said... I really love Pikkuapila and Vammus. They're both lovely!
Thanks so much everyone for participating! It's always exciting when there are three chances to win.

As for me, I've been doing a fair bit of knitting lately, but not a lot of photo taking. But recently we did get these photos:
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 Oh yeah- I had my hair cut to shoulder length just before Christmas! 

I needed a new slouchy hat.  Of course there are already loads of slouchy hat patterns out there, but hey- surely we've got room for one more? This hat is a very quick knit, super comfy, and perfect for hand-dyed or variegated yarns. The pattern is getting ready for formatting, and then it'll be going live! For those of you who are interested in the Strada Winter Headband pattern, don't worry- It'll go live in the next couple of weeks.I'm trying to keep things in order around here, otherwise it'll never get done!


My creation

23 comments:

Gennie said...

What a cute hat!

Tanis said...

Yeah! Love this hat, looking forward to the new patterns. You're on a roll!

CU@5 said...

It's really cute and definitely great for colorful yarns!
Don't you miss your long hair?

MelissaHB said...

I love your hat. I can't wait for the pattern to come out :-)

tinygeekcrafter said...

I agree adorable hat. Oh and love your haircut it looks beautiful :)

French Press Knits said...

Cute hat- lovin the hair!

French Press Knits said...

Cute hat- lovin the hair!

Evelyn said...

Congrats to all the winners! We always need more hat patterns so looking forward to seeing this beauty written up. Great hair, too!

CelticCastOn said...

Oh yes! You totally rock the short cut, really suits you!

zenasmillet said...

Cute hat ... and hair!

Jacey said...

Your new haircut is so cute! Love it. And the hat is gorgeous. What a color!

Rachel said...

You, and the hat, are gorgeous. Love your new, shorter hair, and love that your design works so well for variegated yarns!

the greenhorn knitter said...

This is lovely. I've been looking for a hat pattern that I could knit up with a lonely skein of multicolor yarn I have waiting to be used.

Maryse said...

Nice new hat! The colorway is amazing!

Michele said...

I love the slouchy hat! The colors are great! Your hair looks really cute too!

NJ said...

I love that hat. It looks so cute. I've knit my daughter several hats but she has one favourite and it's finally coming apart. She wants me to salvage it. I want to replace it with something like this.

CanarySanctuary said...

Great hat. I love the colours.

beach_bum said...

Love this! I've never knit a hat before, but I'd love to knit this one!! : ) I'm so curious what yarn this is...love the colour.

Overanalyzer: said...

Wow that hat looks gorgeous on you. You have such beautiful coloring!

Noas' Libellule said...

I love the yarn colour!

kim c said...

Thanks again, -SO- much, for the amazing books. I have thanked Suvi who sent them to me via ravelry as well. I'm still in shock that I won something (and something so awesome). Your new hat is fabulous too :D !!

Kind regards
Kim

Preeti said...

Love the hat and the hair!

Jane Richmond said...

I love your new haircut, it looks so incredible on you! So gorgeous! ...and the hat is perfect!