Sunday, May 22, 2011

Win a Rock Island Shawl Kit

This giveaway has been a lot of fun!
Thank you for entering.
Our Winner is Kristy!
Please email me (sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com) to claim your prize.

Is it really the final week of May, my 6 year anniversary is ending and my last blog giveaway for this month? Yes, time really does fly when you're having fun and hosting this months' giveaways has been a blast! I've enjoyed reading everyone's comments and all the winners have been very gracious.

This week I have a special treat for you, the giveaway features not just the work of one single designer, but of a master hand dyer and a talented knitwear designer. Beth Casey of Lorna's Laces has teamed up with Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed to create a new Lorna's Laces colorway for their "Color Commentary Series" and both have taken a moment to share their collective inspiration and the giveaway prize is a product of this collaboration, the Rock Island Shawl pattern and a skein of Helen's Lace in Grand Street Ink!



Helen's Lace Grand Street Ink

We'll begin with Beth, it was a lot of fun interviewing her and her many talents shine right through in her thoughtful answers...

1. Every knitter has an interesting story about how & when they learned to knit, what is yours?

I learned to knit in the late eighties. I had just moved to Kansas City from St. Louis. I didn’t know a soul there and I had a sales rep job where I worked from home. Because of that work environment, it was really hard to make friends. There was none of the built-in socializing that goes with a traditional office job. “Wanna go to lunch?” or “Let’s go to happy hour.”

I had two colleagues that lived in the area and they were both knitters. I’d never done much in the way of crafts but it seemed like a good idea. So, I signed up for a beginning knitting class at The Yarn Barn of Kansas and never looked back. Not only did I find a life long love of knitting, but I also found a community and friendship.

2. I've read you were in textbook sales before becoming the owner of Lorna's Laces. How did you make that big leap to become the owner and master hand dyer of Lorna's Laces?

It was kind of a roundabout process. After 11 years in textbooks, I was getting kind of bored. I was good at my job and winning awards, but I was desperately unhappy. Next steps in the industry would require either moving to NJ or going on the road more than half the year. Neither one of those seemed like good options for me.

Instead of doing anything about it, I started complaining. Complaining constantly. One morning my husband looked at me and said "I'm tired of you being unhappy. It's time for you to quit your job. Do you want to make the call or should I?" So I took a deep breath, put on my big girl pants, called my boss and resigned.

I spent the next three years trying to figure out what was next in my life. I studied bread baking at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, I walked dogs, I watched way too much daytime TV.

One Sunday evening in the summer of 2002, I was thumbing through a knitting magazine. Like any good knitter, I am always on the hunt for the next project. One of the little half inch want ads in the back was for a hand dyed yarn company. It said it could be relocated. I sent an email to what turned out to be Lorna Miser. About a month later I flew out to California to see her studio and immediately fell in love.

Over the next couple of months we negotiated a contract and in January of 2003 I was introduced at TNNA as the new owner of Lorna's Laces. I spent a few weeks working with her and then we packed up the whole operation and moved it to Chicago. It was all a dream come true!

3. I grew up in Chicago and recognize that many of your colorways' names such as Pilsen and Beverly are actual Chicago neighborhoods, how do you go about naming a new colorway?

I didn't know you were a Chicago girl! What fun!

Besides creating colorways, naming them is probably where we have the most fun. Lorna started the concept of naming yarns after things and places nearby. Streets, neighborhoods, landmarks etc. We continue that tradition. From time to time we've varied the scheme but it's one we always return to.

4. Starting in 2008 you began creating some very special colorways inspired by our industry's prominent bloggers and knitwear artists, your "Color Commentary Series," will you share with us how you dreamed up this idea and how it began? And who you have been working with up until now? And give us some inside dirt on them?


Color Commentary evolved when a blogger named Grumperina made a post about how to avoid color jogs when you're knitting stripes in the round.

Her next post demonstrated the technique using four colors of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock.
http://www.grumperina.com/knitblog/archives/2008/03/dont_worry_keep_1.htm

A light bulb went off. I thought to myself, "I could take all those colors and make a beautiful colorway". I contacted Kathy and asked her if she be OK with it. She was thrilled. The Grumperina colorway was well received and the concept has just kept growing.

We've worked with Franklin Habit, Amy Singer, Wendy Johnson, Clara Parkes, Lorna Miser, Annie Modesitt, Cookie A, Ysolda, and most recently, Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. Whoa, just looking at that list humbles me.

The greatest part of the series has been getting to peek behind the curtain and see how creativity works inside another person's brain. The synergy is so much fun and the inspiration remains long after the color has been invented.

5. Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed is the latest blogger you've worked with for this Series, creating his Grand Street Ink colorway, how did you and Jared collaborate and what was the inspiration behind this beautiful new colorway?


I had the pleasure of meeting Jared at a TNNA meeting a couple of years ago. We decided that we wanted to do a Color Commentary together and started a long email conversation. He told me about the graffiti on a Brooklyn street, Grand Street. He described a deep, wine-y chocolate-y purple. Or was it a deep, purple-y wine-y chocolate?

At the end of the day, I had a vision of a very dark luscious color that evoked all of those things at once in my mind. Then I put dye on the yarn and sent a few samples to him. It turns out I'd hit the nail on the head with one of them and Grand Street Ink was born.

At the same time I was working with dye, Jared was doing his magic with lace. He created a shawl, Rock Island, that literally took my breath away the first time I saw it. The open work of the lace juxtaposed against the really dark color was just a perfect combination. It really does embody the synergy I mentioned earlier.


6. You've taken Lorna's Laces in some exciting new directions since being announced as the new owner in January 2003, what's next for you and Lorna's Laces?


Thank you!

The next thing on the horizon is a new yarn coming out next month, Solemate. It's a sock yarn made from a blend of 55% merino, 10% nylon and 30% Outlast. Outlast is a
fiber that interacts with your body's microclimate to moderate temperature from being too hot or too cold. It was used by NASA. Ferrari uses it for their race car seats. We're pretty excited about it.

7. In what direction do you see the fiber arts industry heading?


I wish I knew. My crystal ball is all full of wool. ;-)

I do think we'll continue to see incredible talent emerging that pushes us all to do better and better work. From yarn to color to design, we're all going to benefit from the gifts that each of us brings to the table.

8. And finally I want to ask you which colorway you've created is your absolute favorite, but I imagine that would be akin to asking a mother or father to pick their favorite child! So I'll leave it open for you to decide if you want to tell us or not....


Ha ha! I will answer the question. My favorite color is the one that's just around the corner. The one that sits quietly in the back of my mind waiting for the trigger that shakes it up and makes me want to bring it to life.

Beth thank you so much for taking a moment to talk to us, your joy and love of color and fiber is evident in everything you say and everything you do and I can't wait to see Soulmate!
Next I have the pleasure of introducing Jared Flood...

JARED FLOOD is a New York based knitwear designer and photographer. A Pacific Northwest native, Jared holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and travels the country teaching traditional handknitting technique and garment construction. He has been living and working in Brooklyn since 2005.

His design work and writings have been featured in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knit.1, and Spin Off Magazines as well as various other print and online sources. Jared’s photography has been featured in Good Housekeeping, New York Magazine, NY Spaces, NY Living, Vogue Knitting, Knit.1, The Knitter [UK], Debbie Bliss Magazine, and numerous online and book publications.

In the Fall of 2010 Jared launched SHELTER - an artisanal line of wool yarn grown, spun, and produced in the US. He is the creator of www.brooklyntweed.net and author of Made in Brooklyn - a collection of original handknitting designs with natural fibers.

From Jared: "The Grand Street Ink colorway was inspired by a rich indigo color that I saw in a large graffiti mural on Grand Street in Brooklyn. The color was rich and beautiful, almost black but not quite. When working with the folks at Lorna's Laces on my color commentary contribution, I used this as a starting point for the final color that is now available.

The Rock Island Shawl was conceived from an ongoing adoration for the history and tradition of lace from the Shetland Islands. Both lace patterns (the edging, and the Bead Lace section) are traditional motifs found in historic Shetland stoles, scarves and shawls. I set them on a field of Garter Stitch, to let them be the focal point of the design, and set the pattern into a triangle, thinking carefully about the proportion and relationship between lace sections and (more visually solid) garter stitch sections. The shawl is knit with a laceweight yarn at a slightly looser-than-average tension for a veil-like effect that is stunning in its delicacy."

Jared thank you sharing your bio with us and also your thoughts behind the Rock Island Shawl design and your new colorway for Lorna's Laces.

Don't want to wait to see if you win this giveaway? The Rock Island Shawl pattern is available on my site along with all of Brooklyn Tweed's Patterns and Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace is sold separately and its On Sale. The Grand Street Ink colorway has been flying off the shelves and there are only a few skeins left, but I will special order it for you. And if you're on Ravelry the "Knit-along with Lorna's" group is hosting a Rock Island Shawl KAL and all are welcome.

Celes

There will be 1 winner for this giveaway, prize includes the Rock Island Shawl pattern and 1 skein of Helen's Lace, no purchase necessary and the winner will be announced May 31, 2011.

Enter this Giveaway:
The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win and make sure to leave a comment telling exactly what you did to enter. And please make sure to include your contact information.
1. Tell us why you should win the Rock Island Shawl Kit.
2. Tell us which Brooklyn Tweed pattern is your favorite.
3. Tell us which Lorna's Laces yarn is your favorite.
4. Tell us which Lorna's Laces colorway is your favorite.

5
. Blog about this Giveaway on your blog and link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with the link back to your blogpost.
6
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7
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8
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9. Visit my Facebook Page: www.Sandrasingh.com and hit "Like"

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13. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page

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dgilleesmith2 Donna Gilleece-Smith said...

My favorite Lorna's Lace colorway is Black Purl - I have a WIP in that colorway.

dgilleesmith2 Donna Gilleece-Smith said...

I should win because I've had such great luck lately - I need a third win! I've been wanting to do a shawl and this is the most beautiful shawl. This colorway is in the colorfamily of my favorite color also!

dgilleesmith2 Donna Gilleece-Smith said...

I am a member of Sandra Singh's ravelry group!

Gina Pike said...

I love all the patterns from Jared Flood, my most favorite is the Rock Island shawl. I love the extra layer of lace edging above the edging, making it super lacey and unique.

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

Why Should I win? I love love love knitting lace.... and this pattern is one of the most beautiful things I've seen! I'm just waiting for the day I find the perfect yarn (or spin it myself) and then I planned on buying the pattern anyways! Lovely design, lovely yarn, I can hardly stand it!

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

I've liked over on FB!

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

I commented on your FB post

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

I love many of Brooklyn Tweed's patterns... but lately I've been in Love with Jared's Lace! It's a toss up... either Celes or Rock Island!

Anonymous said...

I am new to knitting anything other than regular blankets. I am almost done with my first pair of socks and have picked the Rock Island pattern for my first shawl because I simply find it stunning!!! I would love to win. I love the shawl pattern and love Lorna's Lace Grand Street Ink yarn. Pick me!! :)

Karyn
Chicago, IL

Monika said...

I've signed up to follow your blog. I should win Jared's beautiful Rock Island shawl kit, because I just LOVE it! :o) Thanks for the giveaway!

NutmegOwl said...

Favorite Jared Flood pattern: Grove (mittens). Worked up in Sweet Grass Wool Targhee, they are not only stunning but exactly what handmade mittens should be. Pure design genius.

Knittonits said...

Tera in purple would been absolutely wonderful! And as usual thank you for your wonderful give aways - they continue to encourage us to explore further.

Knittonits said...

Oooops - bad grammar .... should say "would be absolutely..."!

Karen said...

1. I LOVE this pattern!
2. My favorite Brooklyn Tweed Pattern is the Rock Island Shawl, second runner up is the Celes, and third is the Fenimore.
3. I haven't ever tried Laces Yarn before, but would love to get my hands on it! =)
4. I LOVE Flamingo Stripes, and then Grand Street Ink!
I am in your Ravelry group, I get your newsletter, and I follow your blog. I am also your facebook friend.=)

~hunnyb~ prairieknits.blogspot.com

Connie said...

I should win the Rock Island Shawl Kit because I have never knit a shawl before and this one would be worth the effort and time. Beautiful!

greyowl (ravelry id)

Connie said...

The Rock Island Shawl is my favorite. So lovely, even my non shawl wearing daughters like it.

greyowl (ravelry id)

Connie said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces colorway is Blackwatch. I must admit, though, that it was Very Hard to decide on one.

greyowl (ravelry id)

Connie said...

I haven't knit any Lorna's Laces yarn yet, but the Helen's Lace is such a good deal that it is my favorite so far. All of the yarn is gorgeous!

greyowl (ravelry id)

annethologist said...

LOVE the Rock Island shawl, and since I just picked up an FB post from my niece about it being freezing in her office, I'll be gifting it to her.

Cindy said...

I love this pattern! And the yarn looks lovely.

Tish said...

The shawl is beautiful. WOW! I know I have also been an admirer of the Terra shawl as well for its everyday usability. I know, I know, they are completely different types of shawls. LOL

I have not used Lorna's Laces yarns before so I would love to win so I could try some out and see what everyone is talking about... ^_^

Otherwise, I think that the Shepherd's Wool might be nice (I love super wash as I think it works well for gift giving). As I do make shawls, I think that Helen's Lace would be amazing to knit. But looking online at the new Honor yarn.. yummy! That would be nice to try! How does one choose just one favorite?

As to my favorite colors... yikes! They are all gorgeous! I find myself drawn to natural colors like the Pioneer lately but given the right pattern, I would love to use Rainbow sometime. ^_^

I am on Ravelry (tbloomn1),
I have been getting your newsletter for over a year and I am a member on your Rav forum, too.
Thank you for giving us these opportunities to win some wonderful yarn and patterns to knit! Tish

stashmuffin said...

there are many of Jared's patterns I love! I have made the turn a square hat, and a circular shawl. I think I really like the rock island shawl because of its delicacy, and I love Cinder -- so cozy and warm.

Krissy said...

I think I should win this kit because I am a Lorna's Laceaholic and not afraid to admit it! Plus, this would be one of my first shawls!

Krissy said...

My favorite Jared Flood pattern is a tie between Laurel and Habitat, love the cables!

(I'm on Ravelry as thisiskricky)

Krissy said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is the Shepherd Worsted. It is my go-to yarn because of the beautiful results that it yields.

(I am thisiskricky on Ravelry)

Krissy said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces colorway is probably Twilight- not because I'm a Twihard or anything-- but because it's beautiful and looks and feels beautiful knit as well!

(I am thisiskricky on Ravelry)

Krissy said...

I am following you on Twitter, and I signed up for your newsletter!

(I am thisiskricky on Ravelry)

Krissy said...

Following your blog too!

(I am thisiskricky on Ravelry)

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I'd be happy to win the kit because this shawl would be perfect for summer, and my well-earned summer break is coming up after completing semester 3 of nursing school! Yay!!!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

Jared Flood's patterns are amazing. I love Terra, and have knit this shawl myself- love wrapping myself in it!!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I love Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs and Butterflies!!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I love the Bullfrogs and Butterflies "Safari" colourway!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I am a member of your group on Ravelry, and...

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

...I subscribe to your newsletter, too!

SillyLittleLady said...

I'd love to win because not only is the pattern gorgeous, the yarn appears to have been made for it! I would knit this up and wear it proudly in my new home, hopefully making some friends along the way and finding knitting groups to join.

sillylittlelady(at)gmail(d0t)com

SillyLittleLady said...

I LOVE love love the Girasole blanket and would definitely love to make one to add to my miniscule blanket collection

sillylittlelady(at)gmail(dot)com

ikkinlala said...

I should win the Rock Island Shawl kit because it's so pretty it would get me out of the socks-only knitting rut I seem to be stuck in (not that there's anything wrong with socks, I just never seem to try anything else because there are so many gorgeous sock patterns).

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

ikkinlala said...

My favourite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is Koolhaas.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

ikkinlala said...

Shepherd Sock is my favourite Lorna's Laces yarn.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

ikkinlala said...

I think Humboldt is my favourite Lorna's Laces colourway... today.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

dustbunnys said...

Blackwatch is AMONG my favorite colorways of Lorna's Laces!

Alexandra said...

I should win because I love knitting lace shawls and I love wearing them too! They're the perfect accessory to wear in Greece, where it never gets too cold! And I love Lorna's Laces yarn as well and I would like to try this yarn base :D

alexandraknits AT gmail DOT com

Alexandra said...

Girasole was my favorite pattern, but I love the Rock Island Shawl too. I can't decide which one I like more!

alexandraknits AT gmail DOT com

Alexandra said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is Shepherd Sport. It's very soft and the socks I made last year still look like new. I love the weight; it's just a bit thicker than regular sock yarn, but the socks I've knit don't feel too bulky. Also, I knit those socks very fast, only a few days for a pair!

Alexandra said...

Lorna's Laces have so many beautiful colorways - I'm currently knitting some socks with Ysolda Red and I'm amazed at how bright the color is. Also, it's ever so slightly variegated and the result is beautiful.

Alexandra said...

I follow you on Twitter (@TwinkleShine)

alexandraknits AT gmail DOT com

craftink said...

1 I sould win it because it was love with first side. Who can resist?
2. I love the Cinder pattern
3 I like Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies
4. My favorite colorway of the yarn above is rainbow
5. I joined the raverly group and I posted (craftink)
6. I follow the blog (sophia komninou)

sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Claudia said...

I am shame-facedly admitting that I have never knit with one of Sandra's yarns. Therefore I can not pick a favourite. But I aim to rectify this great error on my part as soon as my creidt card limit alllows me t use it again.

Claudia said...

If I won this then I can tell my husband tat I was right and he was wrong. That would be priceless!!

Claudia said...

I should win because then I could cross one more new years resolution off of my list. Learning lace)

Claudia said...

I should win via this method as I don't have a Twitter account, so I can't win that way.

Claudia said...

Me please!

Claudia said...

I joined the Rav group.

Lindr said...

I'd love to win this package - the pattern is breathtaking and the yarn is too! I'm in the midst of knitting for others right now; this would be a 'me' project for sure!
I love Brooklyn Tweed's 'Juneberry' pattern
Lorna's Laces 'Honor' is my favorite yarn
Douglas Fir is my favorite colorway
I belong to your Ravelry group (lindaran)
I am your friend on Facebook
I 'Like' your page (and giveaway post) on Facebook
I follow your blog

(eight entries - I think?)

Simply Sitting said...

OMG- I have the massivest crush on Jared Flood and the patterns he creates just makes my heart go pitter patter. How I love his patterns - let me count the ways...I'm willing to have another baby to wrap her up in Umaro. I have been searching for the perfect yarn to make Rock Island...it's so perfect that I can't let my wrong choice ruin it. Girasole is the project I want to do when I become knit-worthy. Sigh o Sigh!

Robbin said...

Ooh - I fell in love with this shawl the moment the pattern came out. And I am a big Lorna's fan. I collect LL colorways!

Robbin said...

I have had the chance to try the Solemate yarn - I was lucky enough to get some as part of Janel Laidman's first sock club. It has become my favorite LL Yarn.

Robbin said...

I followed your blog!

Robbin said...

And I friended your profile on Facebook!

Robbin said...

And I just joined your Ravelry group as Lifetime Learner.

Robbin said...

I had to check to see if I was already signed up for your newsletter. I signed up again to be sure!

Robbin said...

I also "liked" your facebook page!

Robbin said...

My favorite colorway in Lorna's Laces is definitely the Limited Edition "Eclipse". It was the beautiful mix of blacks and burgundies. Really lovely. And my favorite Jared Flood pattern - aside from the Rock Island shawl, is probably the Grove mittens. I LOVE those mittens.

Kirsten said...

I should win this because I never win anything but I keep entering anyway! :)

Kirsten said...

I love too many Brooklyn Tweed designs but some of my favorites are Rock Island, Celes, Cinder and Terra.

Kirsten said...

My favorite Lorna's Lace yarn is Shepherd Sock. I love it for socks, shawls, scarves, etc.

Kirsten said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces colorway is Zombie BBQ, for sure.

helenlam said...

I'd like to win this because I'd love to do this as my very first lace project!

helenlam said...

My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is Umaro. It just looks so cozy!

helenlam said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is the Shepherd Sock. It wears so well!

helenlam said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces colorway is Black Purl

BunnyKnut said...

I'd love that shawl! I friended you on FB. headspace at mac dot com

BunnyKnut said...

I also did "like" for sandrasingh.com on FB. headspace at mac dot com

Grace said...

Enter this Giveaway: Rock Island Shawl Kit The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win and make sure to leave a comment telling exactly what you did to enter. And please make sure to include your contact information.
1. Tell us why you should win the Rock Island Shawl Kit. I absolutely love knitting shawls, my Ravelry page will attest to that, and I have done several of BT's --right now I am saving for some surgery (a hernia operation), we have no insurance so future yarn and pattern purchases are on hold (Thank goodness for stash)
2. Tell us which Brooklyn Tweed pattern is your favorite. A definite tie between Hemlock and Girasole
3. Tell us which Lorna's Laces yarn is your favorite. Shephard sock
4. Tell us which Lorna's Laces colorway is your favorite. Franklin--I love the blend of colors and have bought it several times
5. Blog about this Giveaway on your blog and link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with the link back to your blogpost. will do momentarily http://lovincomfortknits.blogspot.com/2011/05/post-2-contest.html

6. Join my Ravelry group Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome Tell us About Yourself..." thread. done
7. Announce this Giveaway in your Ravelry group or in another Ravelry group that allows you to announce Blog Giveaways.
8. Friend me on Facebook: Sandra Singh and leave a comment under my post about this Giveaway. I am on Facebook under an alias---Gigi Favazza but it is me!!
9. Visit my Facebook Page: www.Sandrasingh.com and hit "Like"
10. Announce this Giveaway (with the link) on Facebook will do
11. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasingh Don't Tweet!
12. Announce this Giveaway (with the link) on Twitter.
13. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page Will do
14. Sign up to Follow My Blog Am signed up

Thanks for considering me!

janfromseattle said...

I would love to win this kit as I am ready for this level of lace knitting. I have knitted colorwork shawls and shawls with lace edging. This however would propel me to the next step of lace knitting. I also adore the yarn which I have never bought!

Thanks for considering me.

Sarah said...

I should win the kit because it is beautiful and I love to make beautiful things

Sarah said...

My favorite Jared Flood is Koolhas but I'm still trying to talk my husband into letting me make him a cobblestone

Sarah said...

I'm a member of your ravelry group (redis93)

Lisa said...

I love lace knitting! I am unemployed so I really should not buy yarn or patterns, but can't always stay away.
I love Helens Laces and Shepard wooltop and wooltop - so much fun to spin my own and to watch the colors develop!
How to choose a colorway - Fiddlehead is amazing and MT Creek and Uptown and and and ...
Termiknitter2 on Ravelry
ldrazez2 at aol dot com

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I should win, because it's a beautiful pattern and yarn I have seen all over the place lately and I'd love to try it...

Gracey is not my name.... said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces is Shepard Worsted...it was my first and it is so soft and so squishy and I just love working with it...

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Lorna's Laces colors...I adore Zombie BBQ and it was my first LL. But I also love, love Butterscotch, just that warm yellow...I can taste the butterscotch in my mouth!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I am a member of your Rav group....

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I actually really love the Cinder pattern.. It catches my eye everytime I see it...

Ivelle said...

Girasole and Hemlock Ring Blanket are my favourites among Brooklyn Tweed patterns.

Ivelle said...

I haven't tried Lorna's Laces yet, but as a fan of skinny yarns and shawls, I'd love to try Helen's lace solids.

Ivelle said...

I'm in love with Grand Street Ink, I must admit.

Ivelle said...

Liking you on FB!

Ivelle said...

Ivelle is following you on Twitter!

Ivelle said...

Tweeted your giveaway.

Ivelle said...

Signed up for your newsletter.

Ivelle said...

I'm a new follower for your blog.

Ivelle said...

Just like so many other knitters, I fell in love with Rock Island Shawl at the first sight. I also love knitting lace. That's why.

Diana said...

If I were to create a color, this would be it. And I have yet to see a pattern of Jared's that I don't love.

Anastasia said...

I think I should win because I am currently unemployed & can't afford it
RubyFox on ravelry

Anastasia said...

Rock Island is now my favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern. Jared does have so many great patterns
RubyFox on ravelry

Anastasia said...

Since I love knitting socks, Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock is my favourite.

Montymoo said...

I would love to win the Rock Island kit because I am becoming obsessed with lacework. It is more of a challenge for me because of the way I knit-I need to substitute ssk's for k2togs and vice-versa.

Montymoo said...

My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is Cobblestone. I would make it for my BF, but I am afraid of the BF sweater curse. lol

Montymoo said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is discontinued- Greenline dk. :-(
So my next favorite is Shepherd Sock.

Anastasia said...

my favorite colourwayy is Zombie BBQ. just such a funny name
RubyFox on ravelry

Montymoo said...

My favorite Lorna's Laces colorway is a toss-up between Sheridan and Blackwatch.

Montymoo said...

I belong to your Ravelry group.
montymoo

Anastasia said...

& I signed up for the newsletter
RubyFox on ravelry

Bgstoner said...

1. I have recently started only buying yarn if I already know have a project it is destined for. So this would be perfect as I love this colorway and I am not sure if would be able to buy it otherwise.
2.Hemlock Ring Blanket, but this new shawl is a real close second
3. Shepherd worsted
4. I am torn between two Lorna's Laces colorways Franklin's Panopticon and Amy's vintage office.
8. I have friended you on facebook (sticks.string)
10. Announced about this giveaway on facebook
11. Following you on twitter (sticks_string)
12. Announced on twitter (sticks_string)
14. I don't if following you via google reader counts, but I am.
Bgstoner AT gmail (dot) com

Montymoo said...

I am a 'friend' on facebook and have left a comment!

Montymoo said...

I shared the link for the giveaway on my facebook page!

Montymoo said...

I follow you on Twitter! montym00

Montymoo said...

I subscribe to your newsletter. :-)

Montymoo said...

I follow your blog! :-)

Montymoo said...

I re-tweeted the giveaway on Twitter!

Bgstoner said...

6. Joined the group on Ravlery (bgstoner)
9. Hit the like button on your facebook page (stick.string)

Dawn said...

My favourite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is the Grove mittens - 2 pairs given away, 1 pair kept by me, and 3 more on the go.

Montymoo said...

I blogged about your contest on my blog. I even linked to your website. :-)

http://gonnaknitmeaman.blogspot.com/2011/05/weekend-doings.html

Dawn said...

Why I should win the Rock Island Shawl Kit - because, in preparation for a potential workplace strike, I'm trying not to buy new yarn? And because the yarn was out of stock when I did, almost, give in to temptation?

AmyM said...

Personally, I think I have the best reason ever for winning this giveaway, and I'm sure you'll think so too when you read my story. I used to knit when I was in my early 20's, did a bunch of sweaters and then just sort of stopped.

A few years ago, I got back into knitting and did a few things like scarves, hats, mittens then decided I really wanted to do some lace and instead of picking something small and easy to start, I decided to pick something I really wanted to do which was Jared's Hemlock Ring throw. I thought it was gorgeous, still do. I really love all of Jared's work.

So, I got some of the wool suggested, Cascade Ecco Wool, in a creamy off white. I started to town on this piece and had the best time knitting it. It was going to be a gift for my mother. I started right around Thanksgiving and knit like crazy and actually got it done for Christmas. I literally finished it in the car on the way to her house. I took it off the needles and it was all scrunchy but wanted to show it to her. Then said I would take it back home, wash it and block it and then bring it back.

Well, somewhere between her house and my house, the Hemlock Ring disappeared. I had put it in a bag, and I don't know if it got thrown again mistaken for trash, or if it fell out at a stop along the way, but I got home and it was no where to be found. I searched the car, she searched her house and to this day, it's never been seen again.

It killed me, and though I've kept knitting, I've not done anything like that since. I think I'm due for another Jared Flood pattern and this is it!! As for colorways, I love this one, I'm partial to bright, bold colors or deep jewel tones and this fits the bill.

Fingers crossed here in Iowa!!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

I don't usually knit designs with the prescribed yarn, but this combination is the perfect storm. I love the deep, deep purple of this yarn, and anything Jared designs is always elegant. I would love to win this combo! (I would also love to take photos as lovely as Jared's, but that's another matter.) Thanks for having this giveaway!

Evil Enabler said...

I should win because I am absoultely in love with his designs and I've been dying to knit with some of Lorna's lace weight yarns and because sometimes even evil enablers need to be enabled ;)

Great blog! I'll be signing up to follow your blog too!

Maureen said...

A generous giveaway. I am happy to have stumbled onto your blog. It's wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Because I have been wanting to knit a shawl with Helen's Lace for ever. And becauses the yarn/shawl combination is so stunning.
Susan

4oaks said...

Jarod's shawl looks like a detailed artistic pencil sketching. It is so delicate and beautifully brought to life with the lovely shade of yarn from Lornas Lace. What a nice project to do in a KAL.
Ravelry ID: 4oaks

Kay said...

ohhh I just finished Girasol and Rock Island shawl would be a geat next shawl to knit...plus I lurveee Lorna's laces and the color would go great with my red hair..

Malia said...

I should win the Rock island kit so I can give it as a present to my mother for Christmas.

Malia said...

My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is the Hemlock Ring Blanket.

hannah said...

I'll throw my hat into the ring.. I should win the shawl because I went to bought the yarn in 2 places and it was sold out everywhere!

Anonymous said...

Why should I win? Why not. I love the color of the yarn, so rich and almost intoxicating. I love Jared Flood and his knitting expertise and his simply elegant patterns. I am currently knitting with Lorna's Laces, a lovely color called Midway, although I call it Monet in my heart because of the colors. I also have at least 6 others in my stash and am currently coveting the one called Zombie BBQ. I saw it the other day and it is just too much. My grandaughter would love it, espeically as she is trained in case of the possibility of a Zombie Apocalypse. I could go on and on, but instead will go and join the Ravelry group and cross my fingers that my name is drawn. Thanks for the opportunity to win botht he lovely yarn and the pattern for which it was created. N

Eileen Vito said...

My favorite Jared Flood pattern is Koolhaas. I love the architecture behind the design, and the way Jared interpreted it in yarn & stitches - brilliant!!

Anonymous said...

Bridgewater is my favorite...Love all the patterns in the book. kdcatz at aol dot com

DonnaV~in Mi said...

I should win this kit because my friend is knitting this pattern and I want to be just like her :)

knitterlydesigns said...

I am following your blog!

knitterlydesigns on RAVELRY

knitterlydesigns said...

I am now a member of your Rav group.

knitterlydesigns on RAV

The Roving Knitter said...

What a beautiful shawl! I would love to give it a try.

knitterlydesigns said...

I now follow you on twitter as knitterlydesign

Anonymous said...

I think Rock Island is very elegant looking. It would definitely be an opportunity to enhance my skills! And I ready and willing to take it on!

Lily said...

cobblestone pullover is my favorite Jared Flood design, but I love what he did with the Shetland Shawl.

Lily said...

Love the Rock Island shawl because its constructed differently, Edging first means the rows get shorter as you work along :-)

Lily said...

Added you as a friend on FB

Lily said...

just joined your Rav group and introduced myself.

Lily said...

liked sandrasingh.com on FB

Lily said...

signed up for your newsletter

SovereignCrux said...

I'm not sure I *should* win, but the reason I hope to is to make something for my sister-in-law to feel lovely in and as a congratulations on the birth of her new boy which is due in three weeks! I've noticed she's been a bit glum in her pregnancy bloated state and it's taking a toll, so I would love to cheer her up with this feminine and delicate shawl so that she can feel like a *woman* again and not a baby bump with person attached to it! Plus, then whenever she wears the shawl in the future she will remember it was given to her when her son was born, so it will be extra special!

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

SovereignCrux said...

My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern..

Well, I have Terra cued as my next project (unless I win, of course, which means this will be my next and Terra after) which I have drooled over for ages. It's so lovely and now I have the perfect yarn to make it with! I'm very excited with the anticipation building.

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

SovereignCrux said...

Lorna's Laces yarn..

I am a new knitter (only a year in!) and have yet to work with any of Lorna's yarns. I hear so many good things about it and finally broke down and purchased a skein of one of her limited edition colorways a few months back which I have squirreled away until the *perfect* pattern jumps out at me for it. That is.. Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi in Twilight. I can't wait to use it.

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

SovereignCrux said...

Which Lorna's Laces colorway is your favorite...

Twilight is the one which I could not resist when I saw it become available. I lived on tuna sandwiches for a week just to be able to afford the compulsive buy! haha It was so worth it.

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

SovereignCrux said...

Visited your FB page and liked it. username: SoveriegnCrux

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

SovereignCrux said...

Twittered the giveaway. username: SovereignCrux

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

SovereignCrux said...

I joined your ravelry group and introduced myself. Username: SovereignCrux.

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

SovereignCrux said...

I posted a comment on your FB post about this giveaway. It says I friended you already? I only have the unfriend option..
username: SoverienCrux/Sheri Fuller

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

Knittonits said...

Brooklyn Tweed's Cinder is absolute scrumptious!
Would love to win any of your fabulous give aways ... thank you for your generosity!

NiteOwl said...

My favorite of Jared's patterns is either Umaro

NiteOwl said...

My favorite of Jared's patterns is either Rock Island or Umaro

:( and I thought our power was back!!

NiteOwl said...

I joined your Ravelry group

NiteOwl said...

I signed up for your newsletter yesterday (before our power went out!)

NiteOwl said...

I discovered your block while browsing for info on the Rock Island shawl. :) I now follow your blog.

NiteOwl said...

I requested to be your facebook friend, posted, and linked to my account. :)

NiteOwl said...

Not sure if this will get in under the wire but I would love to win because I love lace projects. I completed a huge christening shawl for my grandson, and completed a wedding ring shawl. I am totally addicted. This is a stunning design.

NiteOwl said...

My favorite Lorna's Lace colorway is black purl. I love Bullfrogs and Butterflies.

niteowl

Lily said...

just posted a link to your giveaway on my FB Wall.

wendy said...

I've never knit with lace. I've never knit a brooklyntweed. I'd love this to be my first! I'm a teacher and school is out Tuesday. This would be a great summer project for me! I also never knit for me, so winning something just for me would be delightful!

mosscanyon said...

I have been hanging my nose over this pattern and yarn ever since it has be posted. My kids are telling me to order it, so that I can make something for myself! I don't have anything that I have made, I gift all my knitting to others even though I start it for myself, lol. Funny how that works. I do know that if I was the lucky recipient of this wonderful yarn/pattern, my kids would kill me if I tried to gift it to someone. LOL
And black, indigo's, purples and reds are my colors.....

Kim Whelan said...

1. I should win because this shawl has been haunting me since I first saw it, if I don't knit it I will get no peace.

Lezli said...

I love Jarod Flood and have made several of his patterns. Juneberry is an all time favorite but I have actually made Celes twice.
As for Lorna's Laces, I have not had the pleasure of knitting with it yet. So if I get the kit I'll knock another one off my list Lorna's Laces will probably have a new customer!

Lezli said...

Juneberry is my all time favorite although I have made Celes twice.

I have not had the pleasure of knitting with Lorna's Laces yet but it's on the top of my list to try.

Joyce said...

The Rock Island Shawl is gorgeous.

Dianaknitter said...

I would love to knit this shawl. It would be a stretch for me, but Jared's patterns are so well put together and easy to follow--picking a color of Helen's lace would be fun--I have a coveted skein of it in my stash--waiting for the right pattern, so maybe if I didn't win, I would give it a shot!

Jane said...

Love Jared's patterns. Have made 2 Koolhaas, WIP a Girasole and the Gansey Wrap. Rock island Shawl is stunning and Lornas Lace yarn is absolutely amazing! Knitting the pattern in this yarn would be so much fun. I hope to win. Thanks for the chance at winning.

Katie K said...

I should win the Rock Island Shawl Kit because I love to knit lace and I love to knit Jared's patterns. Right now I'm eyeing the juneberry triangle, so you can call that my favorite. Helen's Lace is my favorite Lorna's Lace yarn, and I like the valentine colorway the best. You can reach me on ravelry. I've joined your ravelry group and follow your blog. My moniker is KatieK.

Janine said...

I would like to win the kit because I think the yarn and the design really complement each other and this is one pattern that I would knit with the original yarn.

Karen said...

I love all Jared's patterns... it's too difficult to select just one!

Karen

Anonymous said...

I love shawls but lace makes me nervous. Lorna's Laces seems a good place to start! My fave yarn is Shepherds Worsted in Mineshaft. I've also liked your FB page and signed up for your newsletter. Love the blog too!

pamelamyers said...

Hang on, I'm not Anonymous! Pam! pamelapurl on ravelry :)

Kristy said...

I absolutely love the Rock Island Shawl and the Juneberry Shawl. It's hard for me to pick a favorite, but if I have to, I would say Rock Island.

Kristy said...

My favorite Lorna's Lace is Lion and Lamb.

Kristy said...

My favorite colorway is Devon.

Kristy said...

I should win this kit because the pattern and yarn are absolutely gorgeous and they are something I can wear in California all year round that look great without overheating.

llamaleader said...

OOO that shawl is gorgeous. Just the type of challenge that I like. I would love to win. I follow your blog, and I follow you on face book and Ravelry
llamaleader on ravelry

yogaticha said...

I should win because I finally figured out that I have a blog: http://leticiaknits.blogspot.com/

yogaticha said...

Maybe because I'm liking shawls or maybe because it's knit up in such a beautiful color but my favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is the Juneberry shawl. I also like that Cinder cowl!

Janine said...

It is tough to pick a favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern. Right now, I would say it is the Rock Island Shawl. Loved your interview with Lorna! Janine, rav name janineny2001

Anonymous said...

OK- I like lists so here goes.
1. I should win the giveaway because for weeks and months I have been oogling over Helen's Lace and Rock Island. I love to chat about new patterns, yarns and all yarnie things with all my friends. One of us starts something and pretty soon we are all a big happy family.
2. I love the Hemlock Ring Blanket. Cannot wait to make a second one.
3. Fave Lorna's - Shepherd Sock Solid.
4. Fave colorway- Flamingo Strip.
5. Sorry I don't write a blog. read blogs and comment- yes.
6.I joined Rav group & left a welcome note.
7. I announce your giveaway in the Jersey Shore Knitters group.
8. Friened you on FB and left a comment.
9.Hit like on FB.
10. Not tech savy enough to create a link- sorry:(
11. Not a Tweeter.
12. See #11.
13. Signed up for the newsletter.
14. Added your blog to my daily reading blog folder.

Rav id love2read

Renee said...

I would/should win because the yarn and pattern are both gorgeous, and I'd love to see if I can imitate the pattern in crochet! AND, TODAY is my birthday, and beautiful yarn is my favorite birthday present!

I've friended you on Facebook, liked your facebook page,
signed up for your newsletter,
my favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is Helen's lace,
my favorite colorway is "Jeans", and I want to try something in "Bittersweet",

I introduced myself in the Ravelry group--I'm Beanswife.

Renee

marlib7 said...

I should win this because I have never knit with lornas lace yarn. to my knowledge I cannot even buy it anywhere close to me. I like the shawl because it looks so delicate
marlib7 on ravelry

Claudia said...

Today is the day that the winner is announced. I so hope that it is me! Or is it I?

Claudia
Rav: knittingmylife

betty said...

I love shawls!

zees5 said...

I am so disappointed to have missed this giveaway. I'd have loved to win this as I have many Jared Flood patterns/books. But this pattern is so pricey when you have to add yarn to it at $6.50 for just the pattern ):

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