Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Spots Before My Eyes: A Blog Contest

I have been dyeing up a storm lately for Knot Another Hat and for Woolgirl. I only have one little problem, I had a small dyeing accident. In fact, I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but here it is:

This skein had a fun little experience in the steamer and some how came out with red spots (click on the picture to see the larger image). May I also mention the irony of these skeins being called Tequila? I think that they are pretty, but because I'm not 100% sure of how it happened, it isn't repeatable. Thus, the blog contest. To enter, simply leave me a comment on this post by Sunday. I will use a random number generator, the same one used by Wendy, to pick two winners. Remember that each skein can either make a bag, a scarf, or 3 headbands! I will also include a copy of either the scarf or the headband pattern, your choice! So, get commenting!

ETA: This yarn is 100% Luster Nylon, which is very soft and a lot of fun to work with. It is a ribbon yarn and should be knit on #11s.

22 comments:

Quail Hill Knits said...

I'm entering! I like yarns with a little interest.

Yarn Thing said...

I love happy accidents! I'm definitely entering!

Marly
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Bobbi said...

Those spots are wild! I can't wait to see if someone leaves a comment about it happening to them also and why.

Beverly said...

Gorgeous colors!!

Penny said...

interesting on the red spots.. are they just in small parts or the whole thing (am curious) and i'll "enter" too. those are wonderful happy bright colours! :)

shortoldlady said...

Colors are great! The red just adds spice!!! Enter me.

LizzieK8 said...

Accidents are art waiting to happen!

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Your 3rd clue is waiting....

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Beautiful yarn by the way!

Mothergoose said...

I love the colors. You named it Tequila so the red could be for the "sunrise" part!!!
I'm entering your contest, too, by the way.
Thanks

ahousefullofboys said...

Me Tooo.. I was going to be the very first comment last night and my PC was acting up..Oh Well.. Hope the contest goes well.

Dawn Sellers said...

I love these colors! The tequila incident is a winner. Hope I am too!

Karen said...

Comment, comment, here's my comment! Thanks for getting the stitch markers to Sarah, it helped a lot!

Heather T said...

Please enter me for the contest! I think it's pretty. At least it's a nice red and didn't bleed with the green to make something icky. What kind of fiber is that?

Mims said...

since the color is named tequilla i should share my infamous margarita recipe. all measurements are approximate:

in a blender, pour about 3/4 cup of tequilla and a generous 1/4 cup triple sec. fill almost to the top with ice and add about 2/3 of a can of frozen limade. add about a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and blend. (you can just put the lid back on the remainder of the can of limade and stick it back in the freezer for next time.)

Debby said...

What pretty colors! They remind me of the colors in a swimming pool when the sunlight plays over the water.

Congratulations on all of the mentions in blogland lately. I hope you are getting lots of business for your shop!

ikkinlala said...

The yarn looks lovely!

yarn addict said...

I would love to enter the conteset! The red spots can be like the worm in the tequila bottle ( i mean that only in the funnest sense!) Lovely colors! bigyarnmama.blogspot.com

Irie said...

yay, a contest!! I think red spots give character... :)

Mokihana said...

I think it's a great colorway! You could call the spots a "design element"!

I'm all for serendipity!

Mokihana

www.hawaiistories.com/mokihana

Robin said...

WOW! That yarn is electric!!! There are no accidents in dyeing --just adventures!

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