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
. Join my Ravelry group Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome Tell us About Yourself..." thread.
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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Diane Eskritt said...

I should win because I'm too nervous to try that shawl otherwise.

suburban prep said...

I have been loving making shawls of late. I make them for the knitting ministry for my church. I just haven't kept any for myself and this would be a great one to keep for myself.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

I like the Brooklyn Tweed Celes Stole
msgb245 at gmail dot com

suburban prep said...

I like the Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies

suburban prep said...

I like the MT Creek color way for the Lorna Laces yarn.

suburban prep said...

I belong to your Ravelry group.
As msgb

suburban prep said...

I receive your newsletter.

Betty said...

great giveaway! I am now following your blog :)
3catos on ravelry

Betty said...

I love lorna's laces pearl - I love the sheen of the bamboo.
3catos

Betty said...

aslan (lorna's laces)is a beautiful colour.

Betty said...

I would love to win the rock island shawl! I should win because I love lace and my son loves rocks :)

Betty said...

I love your ravelry group and have left a comment :)
3catos

Betty said...

I like you on facebook now :)
3catos

Audrey Friedman said...

I should win this shawl because I am in love with both Lorna's Laces products and Jared Flood's designs. It will push my lace knitting skills to another level...as Emeril says, "Let's kick it up a notch!"

Audrey Friedman said...

Lorna's Laces Bittersweet is my absolute favorite with it's intense oranges, pinks, purples. So alive it has to make you smile!

Julie said...

This shawl is beautiful - I'd love to make it. I really like Jared's Juneberry pattern and I love Helen's Lace (huge skein!) I follow your blog and get your newsletter. Thanks!
juliewitt at shaw dot ca

Indulgences Things From Strings said...

Why should I win? I shouldn't... because I just won a couple weeks ago, but I still want to!! This shawl is breathtaking!!

Indulgences Things From Strings said...

My favorite of Jared's patterns is either Umaro (what detail!!) or Garisole.. I've never made a lace shawl.. only ladder-lace on huge needles.

Indulgences Things From Strings said...

My fave Lorna colorway has to be Mountain Creek or Pioneer.

Indulgences Things From Strings said...

I have a skein or two of Lorna's and haven't used them yet... I guess I'd have to say that right now my favorite yarn is sock.. so it would be her sock yarn.

Indulgences Things From Strings said...

Shared your contest on my Things from Strings Facebook page, and my personal page as well!!

glongley said...

I should win this because I'm living in the raining St. of Maine. This would make my day.

squiggi said...

my favorite jared pattern is girasole, although the rock island shawl is beautiful too.
I follow your blog, belong to your group and recieve your newsletter.
I'm also partial to helen's lace.
I should win this shawl because I'll wear it at sock summit and tell everyone where I got the pattern and yarn from!

bitsy8 said...

I don't have a favorite colorway in Lorna's. They have so many lovely colors. I'd love to make the Rock Island shawl in the color shown. Its so pretty.

Betty said...

right now, my favourite brooklyn tweed pattern IS the rock island shawl!
3catos on ravelry

Betty said...

friended you on facebook :)
And that's another great way to keep up with your blog announcements :)
3catos

mimiscreatios said...

I love your patterns and Lorna's Laces is a gorgeous color :-)

Saffy said...

I think my favourite might be the Juneberry Triangle but they're all so lovely.

Saffie @ Ravelry

Saffy said...

The only Lorna's Laces yarn I've ever knit with is Shepherd Sock which I love. The colour palette is so versatile and the yarn is lovely, but.. oh my that Lace yarn looks yummy - I *have* to try some!

Saffie @ Ravelry

patsy said...

My favorite Broolyn Tweed pattern is Fenimore because I love to knit hats. patsycoats@bellsouth.net

patsy said...

my favorite Lorna' Lace colorway is Bittersweet. such lovely colors patsycoats@bellsouth.net

pinkundine said...

I've only made one shawl and loved it, but don't have any idea which of the millions of pattern to choose next, so I should win to make my decision for me ;)

Debbie said...

I should win because I really really love the shawl and I really love Lorna's Laces. Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

My fav brooklyn Tweed pattern is The Rock Garden Shawl. Did I say already, I really like it! Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

My fav Lorna's Laces is Shepherd Sock. Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

My fav Lorna's Laces colorway is Rainbow. Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

I'm in your Ravelry group. Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

I'm your friend on Facebook. Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

i "LIKED" your Facebook page. Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

I get your newsletter. Debbie in Alaska

Debbie said...

And I follow your blog. Debbie in Alaska

Jill K said...

1) Because I've already stated it as my next project. Love this and hope to do an on-line KAL of this!
2)that would be the Rock Island Shawl, obviously since I'm getting my ducks in a row to knit it!
3)It will be SOLEMATE as I was the fortunate winner of the name the new sock yarn contest!!!
4)Maple Grove or Flames
8 and 10) will do!
14) will try to figure out how to do this.

Jill K. said...

Doing this individually with my first response being the answer to question 1, here is #2: that would be the Rock Island Shawl, obviously since I'm getting my ducks in a row to knit it!

Jill K. said...

3)It will be SOLEMATE as I was the fortunate winner of the name the new sock yarn contest!!!

Jill K. said...

4)Maple Grove or Flames

I used to live in Naperville - wonder what colorway that would be?

Jill K. said...

8) didn't see the FB post so put my comments right on your wall. Previously liked your page.

Jill K. said...

10)already announced the giveaway on FB!

Jill K. said...

14) figured out how to follow your blog and am now officially signed up!

lorraine said...

i would LOVE to win this...rock island is so beautiful!!

|chee-uh| said...

I want to win this contest because I've the pattern and yarn for a long time and haven't tried either one yet. In fact, I've never knit with Lorna's or tried any Brooklyn Tweed pattern yet.

monkalicious on Ravelry

|chee-uh| said...

My favorite pattern right now is this one, the Adult Tomten and Wool Leaves. It's hard to pick!

monkalicious on Ravelry

|chee-uh| said...

My favorite Lorna's that I want to try is Shepherd Sock, Lion & Lamb and Helen's lace.

monkalicious on Ravelry

|chee-uh| said...

Motherlode and Watercolor are my favorite colorways.

monkalicious on Ravelry

|chee-uh| said...

Following you on Twitter.

monkalicious on Ravelry

|chee-uh| said...

Part of your Ravelry group.

monkalicious on Ravelry

Lauren said...

I should win because purple is my favorite color and I need something to get me through knowing no one in the new town I am about to move to.

Lauren - knitter-pixie on Rav

Laura said...

I have been lusting after this shawl for weeks now. Jared Flood is such a great designer. My favorite is the Guernsey Wrap.

mj said...

I should win just because I've been busy with work and haven't had much time to knit at all. This would be a wonderful reward for working so hard. It's gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

I would really love to win this kit. I have never used Lorna Laces and haven't made anything by Jared Flood. This shawl and the color is magnificent and I would be so happy to get the chance at the kit!
TXCrochetLover on Ravelry

Martha said...

I love knitting shawls. I love knitting with lace weight yarns. My favorite Lorna's Laces colorway is Island Blue. I belong to your Ravelry group as megknitsalot.

Janel said...

Just found your blog and knitting all in one week...Yay!

ohdessa said...

I should win because I'd love to try this shawl, and can't think of any other yarn to try it in.
odessa.who.rox@gmail.com

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I'd love to win; I don't think I'd buy this pattern because I am not confident enough to think I could do it!! If I won, I would have to jump in and make use of such a grand prize. And I love, love, love Lorna's Laces yarns. Every single one!

Ruby said...

I think I should win this blog giveaway. I am in your rav group and a FB Friend.

Rav: mzcruse

Ruby

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I would love to attempt the Girasole by Jared Flood. It is beautiful, intriquing, and I want to try a circular project!

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I am your friend on FB!

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I belong to your Ravelry group

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I have tried Shepard Sock, I have added Helen's Lace, worsted, more sock to my collection. I think this new color for this shawl is a favorite tonite :)

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I'm very bad at linking, but I will attempt to link on FB.

Peg (mayounger on Ravelry) said...

I'll earburn some Rav friends to inform them of the giveaway!

Kenoshia said...

I should win because I've never made a shawl before and I'd absolutely love to try. Enable me?

Yarnina on Ravelry

Kenoshia said...

I love Cinder. It looks like a lot of scarves that I have bought from shops.

Yarnina on Ravelry

Kenoshia said...

Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock is my favorite yarn of theirs. I've never knit with it, but I've held it for a long period of time. It's just so squishy!

Yarnina on Ravelry

Kenoshia said...

I'm big on solids, so the Navy colorway is my favorite of Lorna's Laces.

Kenoshia said...

I liked your facebook page.

Kenoshia Baker
Yarnina on Ravelry

Kenoshia said...

I follow your blog.

Yarnina on Ravelry

Betty said...

I am now following you on twitter :)
3catos

Kathy at Knitting Off The Grid said...

I'd love to win this giveaway because in all the years that I've been knitting, I've never knit a shawl! It would be a first!

And it's absolutely gorgeous!

Rachelle said...

1. I should win because I think it's one of the most gorgeous, ethereal shawls I've ever seen!
2. Juneberry, although I love the featured shawl, Juneberry looks a little warmer somehow.
3. Love Lorna's Laces Sock yarn
4. Ysolda Red, though I don't have any of that colour yet
6. Been in your group for a while; Sewsable
11. Follow you on Twitter too, Sewsable
13. Get your newsletter
14. Follow your blog already.

Kathy said...

Beautiful shawl...would love to try it.

memphish said...

I love Cinder.

blessed speedy said...

I really NEED to win this shawl kit! I love shawls, I love lace and I love jared flood designs so what more could a girl ask for?
Please pretty please

Teresa said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous shawl! I love all of Jared's patterns. I should win because summer is such a great time for lace knitting and I have no lace projects to knit right now!

Lynn said...

I should win because I really really want to knit this shawl!

Lynn

CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

My fav pattern is Juneberry

Lynn

CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

my fav yarn at Lorna's Laces is Honor

Lynn

CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

my fav colorway is shadow

Lynn

CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

I'm in your Rav group

Lynn
lnupermom on Rav
CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

liked the FB post

Lynn

CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

commented on the FB post

Lynn

CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

posted on FB
Lynn
CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

I get the newsletter
Lynn
CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

I follow the blog
Lynn
CLPP65 at gmail dot com

Gini said...

I should win since I finished the Desert Rose and need another challenge!

Melissa N said...

I have no reason I should win over some one else. I have a bajillion things I want to make, but winning it would certainly move this up in the queue!

I'm mnashawati on Ravelry

MelissaN said...

My fav Brooklyn Tweed pattern is Turn a Square!

I'm mnashawati on Ravelry

MelissaN said...

My fav Lorna's Laces yarn is Shepard Worsted because I like to work on instant gratitfication projects at the same time I'm working on a complex project!

I'm mnashawati on Ravelry

MelissaN said...

My fav Lorna's Laces colorway is Zombie BBQ! How do they come up with these fab names?

I'm mnashawati on Ravelry

christina said...

I should will because I have been in love with that shawl since I first saw it. I am also a huge Jarod Flood fan and LOVE my Lorna's.

christina said...

My favorite BT pattern is Habitat.

christina said...

I have to choose a favorite?!
ATM I am torn between Shepherd Worsted and Sock, but the Green Line Worsted holds a special place in my stash.

christina said...

My favorite Lorna's colorway atm is Black Watch because it was the only my 2 year old pulled of the shelf and claimed it MINES.

Maddie said...

Currently, my favorite BrooklynTweed patter is a toss up between Rock Island and the Druid Mittens (featured on the cover of Vogue in '08). Both are so lovely...

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Okie dokie... here we go on the ways I can enter... lol.

01. I have been eyeballing it ever since Jared posted about it his blog back at the beginning of April.
02. My favorite pattern by him is definitely the Brownstone Pullover.
03. I would love to get my hands on some "Honor"... yumminess in yarn form!
04. I am torn between the new "Tomfoolery" and the fabulous "Happy Valley"... ugh, if forced to choose just one - I'll go with the later.
05. I am a FB friend and I liked this post.
06. I shared your post on my Facebook page.
07. I am following you on Twitter.
08. I have retweeted with the link.
09. I receive your newsletter.
10. I am following you here.

thatgrrl said...

I really want to win the yarn so I can make my 2nd Rock Island shawl for my mother for her birthday; to that end I also liked/friended/followed/joined both FB pages, Twitter and Ravelry group.

thatgrrl (RavID)

Alvin said...

i like the celes pattern. barbara143 on rav

Slip, Knit... Meditate said...

Because I deserve it and will knit it for someone who will get if from me as a random act of kindness..have my list ready

Slip, Knit... Meditate said...

and I loved to knit Terra..dis knit socks with Lorna lace sock (love it) Would love to try the laceyarn (actually all other yanrs from Lorna would be nice to try ;-) but can't get it here in Holland..(and I want to feel it before buying it)
I had a real semi solid Red one from her (love semi solids!!)

skaro964 said...

I am following your blog.

skaro964 at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

II should wind the Rock Island Shawl Kit because I am a beginning shawl maker and have only tried very simple shawls. The Rock Island Shawl is so beautiful and intricate, it will definitely provide a challenge. Also I have have completed the following:

My favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is Sock yarn and color is Watercolor.
I don't have a blog :(
I joined your Ravelry Group
I announce the giveaway on Twitter after I followed you!
I found and friended you on FaceBook. I also hit the Like button
And, I signed up for your newsletter, too!

Gonna try and announce this in my csEWE group on Ravelry. If I can figure that out.

Whew!!

yogaticha said...

I should wind the Rock Island Shawl Kit because I am a beginning shawl maker and have only tried very simple shawls. The Rock Island Shawl is so beautiful and intricate, it will definitely provide a challenge. Also I have have completed the following:

My favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is Sock yarn and color is Watercolor.
I don't have a blog :(
I joined your Ravelry Group
I announce the giveaway on Twitter after I followed you!
I found and friended you on FaceBook. I also hit the Like button
And, I signed up for your newsletter, too!

Gonna try and announce this in my csEWE group on Ravelry. If I can figure that out.

Whew!!

yogaticha said...

What a doof! I do have a blog. (I just hardly ever, well never blog)

But will start today by announging the giveaway on my blog.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I should win because purple is my favorite color and I love to knit shawls.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I am a member of your Ravelry group.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I follow your blog.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite Lorna Laces yarn is Honor.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favortie colorway of Lorna Laces yarn is Rainbow.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite Brookly Tweed pattern is Garisole.

wondrousitem said...

1. I should win because this 'kit' would enable me to impress all the LSG peeps in the knitalong, for which I am without either yarn or pattern. ):

wondrousitem said...

My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern, so far, is the Noro Striped Scarf. So simple, and yet it really gave me an epiphany about color changes, working with two different multi-colorways, and just gave me the biggest sense of accomplishment.

wondrousitem said...

3. Currently I love the Lorna's Laces Shepard sock yarn.

wondrousitem said...

4. Currently in love with the Mt. Creek colorway.

angifitz said...

I’m currently knitting my first lace shawl (Vernal Equinox) and loving it, but making some mistakes. I’d love to win the Rock Island Shawl Kit to redeem myself.

angifitz said...

2. I love Rock Island, but Autumn Leaves is a very close second. angifitz at gmail dot com

angifitz said...

3. I love Lorna’s Laces Angel yarn. angifitz at gmail dot com

angifitz said...

4. With so many beautiful color choices it’s nearly impossible to choose one favorite. I think I’ll go with Black Purl for today, though. angifitz at gmail dot com

angifitz said...

6. Joined Ravelry group. angifitz at gmail dot com (angifitz on ravelry)

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7. Announced giveaway on CSEwE Ravelry group. angifitz at gmail dot com (angifitz on Ravelry)

angifitz said...

8. Friended on FB. angifitz at gmail dot com (angifitz on fb)

angifitz said...

9. “liked” your fb page. angifitz at gmail dot com (angifitz on fb)

angifitz said...

10. Announced giveaway on fb. angifitz at gmail dot com (angifitz on fb)

angifitz said...

11. I Follow you on Twitter. angifitz at gmail dot com (fitzyfiberfancy on Twitter)

angifitz said...

12. Retweeted giveaway. angifitz at gmail dot com (fitzyfiberfancy on Twitter)

angifitz said...

13. Signed up for newsletter. angifitz at gmail dot com

angifitz said...

14. I Follow your blog. angifitz at gmail dot com

ddp said...

I should win because I never win anything and I LOVE Jared's patterns

nhoran said...

I would love to win this kit because my LYS is having a Rock Island KAL.

Teri said...

1. I should win this pattern and yarn because the color is absolutely gorgeous and I am in love with the shawl.

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Teri said...

2. My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is the Cobblestone Pullover. I want to knit it for my husband because I think it would look amazing on him.

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3. My favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is the Shepherd Worsted.

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Teri said...

4. My favorite Lorna's Laces colorway is Crimson Pride, a color especially dyed for my local yarn store. It is crimson, white and grey, the colors of the University of Alabama, my alma mater.

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Teri said...

6. I joined your Ravelry group.

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Teri said...

8. I sent a friend request on Facebook.

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Teri said...

9. I liked your page on Facebook.

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Teri said...

13. I signed up for your newsletter.

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Teri said...

14. I now follow your blog.

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sue lowe said...

I've seen this "Rock Island" shawl mentioned a number of times. Every time I see the name it startles me. I read that Jared designed it for the Shetlands but it always reminds me of a time shortly after I first started working at my current job with a Canadian customs broker and we had a driver say he wanted to cross the border at Rock Island. We had a heck of a time finding out where it was (in Quebec) so I always remember the name.

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Cyndi said...

I can't think of any reason I should win over anyone else - but I want it!!
All of Jared's patterns are amazing - who could pick just one?!? Hemlock Ring blanket because I am about to cast on.
Helen's Lace would be my favorite - it is simply yummy!

DianeMountford said...

I should win because it's my next logical step. I have just ventured into lace this past year, have completed the Willhoughby and the Juneberry, and I need another Jared lace project.

And it's reversable, which is infinitely cool in my book.

And it's purple, which is even better.

DonnaC said...

I should win because I always wanted to knit this pattern and if I win I'll surely knit it!

DonnaC said...

My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is Girasole, but I also enjoyed knitting Parom.

DonnaC said...

I joined the Ravelry group!

DonnaC said...

Just put in a friend request on Facebook.

marlat1112 said...

Common Sandra...pick me! maybe we will actually meet up one day! Marla

DonnaC said...

I just visited your Facebook Page and hit "Like"! :)

DonnaC said...

I followed you on on Twitter. :)

DonnaC said...

I tweeted about your giveaway!

DonnaC said...

I am following your blog in my google reader. :)

DonnaC said...

I signed up to get your newsletter. :)

Karina said...

My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is Juneberry Triangle.

DonnaC said...

I have yet to try the Helen's Lace, but my favorite LL yarn so far is Shephard Sock.

DonnaC said...

My Fave colorway is Jeans.

Karina said...

I don't really have a favorite yarn from Lorna's Laces, but I'd love to use Swirl DK.

Karina said...

I still have to use Lorna's Laces yarns and I'd love to use Honor in Red Rover. I'm karinamaza in ravelry.

Kristina Knits said...

I'd love this kit because I am having a really bad day!!! And my new addiction is shawls.

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Kristina Knits said...

Other projects by Mr. Flood? I'd love to knit Terra

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Kristina Knits said...

Oh and I love Black Pearl Lorna's Laces yarn

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Kristina Knits said...

And my favorite weight is shepherd sock. Or the discontinued (sad face) green line worsted.

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yarrrnmatey said...

I would just be thrilled to win it! I don't think I am any more deserving than anyone here and I am certainly less deserving than others.

yarrrnmatey said...

I joined your rav group my name is superdoofus on there!

yarrrnmatey said...

My favorite pattern is Celes

yarrrnmatey said...

I love lorna's laces "pearl" line

yarrrnmatey said...

I am obsessed with grey right now so my favorite colorway is pullman.

Dillon said...

Ink is a beautiful color, neither black nor blue...it has a depth of hue, I love color but I can only wear something with an understated touch of color. It suits me, almost anything knitted in ink! I would love to try my hand at the Rock Island Shawl!

rachel danae said...

Because I love Jared Flood, I've been wanting to try Lorna's Laces, and I just graduated from college and have no money to buy the yarn. Purely selfish reasons.

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rachel danae said...

I love Jared's Umaro. So beautiful.

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Denise said...

I love Jared Flood's Juneberry shawl (I'll start it as soon as I block terra)

Denise said...

I should win the Rock Island Shawl Kit because I'm dying to make it but can't find Lorna Laces here... :-)

Heather said...

Hi! Thanks for the chance to win this! I've entered by the doing the following:

1. I should win because I both adore this pattern and this yarn. My yarn budget is not what it should be so I've put off starting it because I really wanted to use the Lorna's Laces because it's simply gorgeous.

2. My favorite Jared Flood pattern, as of lately, is the tweed baby blanket. I have 4 friends having babies in the next 3 months so I'm excited to share this project.

3. I adore the Lorna's Laces Shepard sock!

4. Right now my favorite colorway is Pilsen. (That's set to change at any moment!)

5. http://hheathershavenn.blogspot.com/ While I haven't used it much, I keep saying I'll get active at some time :P

6. I joined your group and intro'd myself.

7. Announced it in a local rav group!

8. I've friended you and am waiting for approval in order to comment :)

9. Liked your page (and checked it out)!

10. Announced and linked.

11. Followed on twitter, with it's wacky new format.

12. Tweeted!

13. Signed up for a newsletter.

14. And I followed your blog.

Thanks again! And I can be reached via email at hf0044@gmail.com

chanina said...

I really want to win because this is just about the most gorgeous shawl ever!!!
My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern (after Rock Island!)would have to be Juneberry.
My favorite Lorna Laces colorway is Robot Overload
Joined you Ravelry- as Chanina!

Ginny said...

I would love to knit my first Jared Flood design. My favorite pattern is Rock Island followed by Juneberry. I've only tried Lorna's Laces in Shepherd Worsted and that is just beautiful! I love the Motherlode and Happy Valley colorways that I've had the pleasure of knitting with and would love to try so many more!

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Claudia said...

If I win then I could practice the lace skills I learned at one of Jared's clases.

Claudia (knittingmylife on Rav)

Claudia said...

Grand Ink is my favourite colourway
it is ithe colour I would have come up with.

Yes the 'u's should be there.

Claudia (knittingmylife on Rav)

Claudia said...

IF I win then I can finaly be a cool kid and work on a popular pattern- while it's still popular.

Claudia (knittingmylife on Rav)

Claudia said...

Of course Rock Island is my favourtire Mr. Jared Flood pattern.


Claudia (knittingmylife on Rav)

Claudia said...

I should win because then my winning mojo will change. The next thing I would win after this contest would be the lottery. Enough of a lottery that I could quit my job and knit all da everyday as well as travlling the world visiting all the LYSs.

Claudia (knittingmylife on Rav)

Steph said...

I'd love to win because that shawl is just lovely and I've always wanted to try out Helen's Lace. My very favorite Lorna's Laces yarn is Shepherd Sock. I love the Flamingo Stripe colorway.
Jared's Girasole is in my queue; it's so elegant and beautiful!

Kathleen K said...

My favorite Brooklyn Tweed pattern is Guernsey Wrap.

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Kathleen K said...

I would love to try this shawl as it is different from anything I've done.

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Kathleen K said...

I now follow you on twitter .

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Kathleen K said...

I twittered about your give away.

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JudyP said...

Loving the Rock Island Shawl and Grand Street Ink colorway.
Next week it may be another pattern and color combo but today this is my favorite.

Kathleen K said...

I have signed up for your newsletter.

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Kathleen K said...

I have joined your Ravelry group.

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Kathleen K said...

Look forward to following you.

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Steph said...

I commented here with why I should win and my favs; I joined and posted on the Rav group (I'm JAGsHunny); I'm following the blog; I receive the newsletter; I like your Facebook page and am your friend; and I announced the give away on Facebook.

Connie said...

What a great giveaway! I like all of Jared's patterns - but Rock Island is my new favorite. I'm signing up to follow your blog and I already get the newletter.

roxyrana said...

Rock Island is just one of those amazing patterns that takes your breath away. I've recently ventured into lace shawls and would love to give this a try. I am a Jared fan, his patterns are so well thought out and explained so clearly. Absolutely love Lornas Lace too, gorgeous yarn.
.....fingers crossed ! ...xx
Roxyrana

dgilleesmith2 Donna Gilleece-Smith said...

My favorite pattern is Koolhaas of Jared's. I've still yet to make one without errors!

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