Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September Newsletter: Back to School Knits

September has arrived in lightening speed.  And in my neck of the woods the days started to grow shorter and cooler in late August.  I'm predicting a very cold winter!  Before I we discuss this month's newsletter topic Back to School Knits I want to announce the 3 winners of the JOJI Giveaway!

This Giveaway was a lot of fun and I want to give a big "Thank You" to everyone who entered.  Here are the answers to the 6 Riddles....
Treasure Hunt Riddles 
1. Adorned with the symbol for success, victory, happiness, strength and courage this accessory will perfectly match one of JOJI's newest sweaters. Dragonflies Hat
2. Named after a country this open front cardigan is knit in Malabrigo Sock.  Ecuador
3. Every little girl you know will fall in love with the romantic details of this sweet little cardigan. Girly
4. Get your money's worth, this accessory pattern features four distinct looks. Fourinone
5. This beautiful shawl is not knit in lace, but with cables in Malabrigo Rios. Sunset Shawl
6. While this darling cardigan is worked in lace and knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. Darling Emma

Our Winners 
1. April Shawl Kit with a skein of Malabrigo Sock - Robbin (Lifetimelearner)
2. Tourist Sweater PDF pattern - Maria Fonseca Ortega

3. Boxy Sweater PDF pattern - Jenny Wiebe
Little Pole
From kindergarten to college these knitting patterns will have you racing home to complete your Knitting Homework!

"Little Tykes" in grades K through 4 will stay warm on their walk to school in one of these vest, cardigan, pullover or hoodie projects
, visit Children to see them all. JOJI's Little Pole cardi is sized for girls 2-6 and is cute & comfortable to wear.

All Grown Up
And the little boys' cabled All Grown Up Cardigan by Lisa Ellis Designs includes in sizes 1 through 6.

Oh My Bear
Tweens & Teens (or 13 year olds going 31) you'll keep this fashionista set looking stylish, yet age appropriate, with one of these Tiny Owl Knits' looks. They'll love the Oh My Bear sweater.

Fawn Poncho
And they'll also love the Fawn Poncho.

Visit Tiny Owl Knits to see all of this designers garments and accessories.

Cabled Mittens & Headband
And the Cabled Mittens & Headband, knit in only 1 skein of Schaefer's super soft Miss Priss 100% merino wool yarn, will keep your teen warm without causing a bad hair day! 

The Beekeeper's Quilt
College kids are putting more thought into decorating their dorm rooms than ever before. For "cozy cottage chic" or a "back to nature" vibe Tiny Owl Knits' Beekeepers Quilt is that statement piece your undergrad is looking for. Visit Afghans and Blankets for even more project ideas.

And easy care, durable yarn is what you need to create these garments, worsted Cascade 220 Superwash is ideal. With so many color options you'll easily find your child's favorite or the perfect match for their school colors.

Santa Stocking
And Winter Break brings your family together again! Celebrate with a new family tradition and create an Annie's Woolens' personalized Stocking.

Her newest design, the
Santa Stocking, is a knitted heirloom treasure and will put a smile on everyone's face no matter if they're a believer or not.

1 comment:

Robbin said...

Wow! Thank you! And it was a lot of fun to go through the patterns