Skoots1mom of the My Hands...His Glory blog won
the Santa Fe Mittens Kit
Knititall won the Rogland Half Mitts pattern
Carmen aka cnuland on Ravelry won the
Summer Evening Shawl pattern
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
And Thank You to everyone who entered!
Day and night I'm on a quest to bring you new yarns and patterns, its second nature to me. I love this hunt, often times a customer will bring me a lead, a very special designer or yarn they've fallen in love with. Or I'll be browsing Ravelry and discover a popular designer that I've not heard of as of yet, that's exactly what happened with Randi K of Randi K Designs.
I found one of her stranded mitten patterns, Emilia, and was immediately impressed. This intricate design was knit in the humble, workhorse yarn Cascade 220 Wool. And Randi's eye for color is expert, the mix of light green with purple and blue was beautiful. And I especially loved the way she ribbed the wrist to cinch it, adding extra warmth, a thoughtful, relatively simple detail that you may not even appreciate until a cold winter day.
Randi is originally from Norway, but she now resides of all places in Houston, TX! She is from a long line of knitters and has learned at the hands of masters. Randi incorporates many traditional Norwegian knitting techniques and motifs passed down to her from her mother and grandmother, including her phenomenal color combinations. But she does so in a way that the knitter can share her heritage.
There will be 3 winners for this giveaway:
Prize 1 - Santa Fe Mittens Set which includes the pattern and 3 balls of Cascade 220 Wool, the winner will get to will select one of the color mixes shown on my site.
Prize 2 - Rogaland Half Mitten pattern
Prize 3 - Summer Evening Shawl pattern
Rogland Half Mittens
This lovely shawl can be worn year round, the pattern includes charts and written instructions.
Now let's meet Randi K...
"I was born and raised on the Southwest coast of Norway. Knitting is a part of the culture, and due to a colder climate, knitted clothing is a necessity. My grandmother had 9 children to dress, and she would spin, knit, weave and sew, to keep them warm. If she went to get the mail or to visit with a neighbor, I was told that she would keep a ball of yarn in the pocket of her apron, and knit as she walked. She worked hard and couldn't waist the time.
My mother was taught well and kept the tradition going. She made clothes for all of us children, and having experienced World War II, surviving on very little, she got to be pretty creative, remaking new clothing out of old. I loved to watch her sew, draw and paint. She inspired me, and she taught me a lot of things.
As a little girl I loved knitting doll clothes, and my mother would give me all her remnant yarn. I wound them into little balls, and kept them in a bag, my treasure. Later on, being a mother myself, I made most all my children's clothing, especially when they where young. I couldn't always afford buying them new clothes for all occasions, and knitting and sewing was fun. The knitting needles were especially busy during the winter months.
My education is in Graphic Design and before moving to the US in 1997 I worked with advertising in Norway. The need for creating never ends. but the fields can change... Pencil drawing, water coloring, sewing, quilting and knitting have all been my passions. Knitting is where I escape to relax, simultaneously creating and writing new patterns. The step from Graphic Design is small, as it's all shapes and colors to me.
Inspiration can come from colors, nice yarn, from nature and happenings. In the past I had often made my own one of a kind clothing, but never really thought of writing it as a pattern for others to follow. A few years ago my sister had breast cancer and I made the Helene mittens in her name, and wanted the income from that specific pattern to go towards cancer research. That was the beginning of many mitten patterns, although people often wonder how I can make mittens, living in Texas. Well, I do. Maybe its a connection to my roots."
Thank you Randi for telling us about yourself, I'm happy to hear that the heat and humidity of Houston has not damped your knitting spirit in any way!
Please take a moment to enjoy Randi's patterns. All of her designs are sold as PDFs that are emailed to you after purchase with no shipping fees.
This set is knit in the classic red and white and features the Norwegian Christmas motif of hearts and snowflakes.
There will be 3 winners for this giveaway and they'll be announced on Nov. 29th. All three patterns will be emailed to the winners.
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