Did you hear about the December giveaway over at KnitHeartStrings? The prize is a special one-time kit to make a beaded version of Lace Doily Beret.
Although the pattern does not specifically include instructions for beading, there are ideas and help for placing your beads to make your own 2-color bead embellished creation over at KnitHeartStrings in the article Beading the Lace Doily Beret. You can see an example in the photo above of how pretty the beads look when embellishing the outlines of the swirl petals of the beret.
What the prize kit includes
150 yards Tilli Tomas Artisan Sock 90% superwash Merino/10% nylon in the color Huron (extra yarn has been included in you want to upsize the beret to a slouchy hat)
Miyuki size 6/0 glass seed beads 10g each of 2 colors: #1827 Amethyst-lined Aqua AB; #274 Amethyst-lined Crystal AB
Printed autographed pattern
There are more than enough of each of the 2 bead colors to play around as much as you want in making your own version of a Beaded Lace Doily Beret.
How to win
Want to win? Get on over to the KnitHeartStrings site to read more and enter. The winner will be drawn at the end of December 2013, so don’t wait too long and miss out.
What is the smallest item you have ever knit? Leave a comment here with your answer (can be as hilarious or serious as you want). For another chance to win, you can also post your answer on the HeartStringsFiberArts Facebook page. Tell your friends for extra chances to win. To claim prize, you must provide a U.S. shipping address.
Bitty Beady Christmas Tree Supplies Paks and Kits are also available for sale in your choice of color combo with either loose beads to string your own, or beads already strung on project yarn.
Weekend Giveaway – Answer “What Leaf is This?” and Win a 50g ball of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi yarn + HeartStrings pattern to knit Fantasy Leaves Scarfette
What leaf is this? Leave a comment here with your answer (can be as hilarious or serious as you want). For another chance to win, you can also post your answer on the HeartStringsFiberArts Facebook page. Tell your friends for extra chances to win. To claim prize, you must have a U.S. shipping address.
Mountain Colors is having a 20th Anniversary Celebration and the Kit to make my Loganberry Shawl is the GRAND PRIZE at the end of the month. How exciting and YOU could win it! There are giveaways throughout the month as well. So don’t wait to enter now …
I designed the Loganberry Crescent Shawl especially for Mountain Colors 20th Anniversary in their Retro color Loganberry. Inspired by the luscious colors in this yarn, I feature a cabled lace stitch pattern that suggests the slightly oblong shape and seeds of the loganberry. The short-rowed body of the shawl is an easy, very lacy one-row stitch pattern that works up in a jiffy.
Even more exciting is that the shawl shown here (and the kit that you could win to make it!) is made in the brand new Mountain Colors cashmere/silk yarn called Louisa.
Even if you don’t win, you can’t lose with the fabulous yarns and dyed colors that Diana and Leslie produce for Mountain Colors. I hope you check out their yarns at your favorite local yarn shop or online source. And of course, be sure to ask for HeartStrings patterns such as the Loganberry Shawl there, too.
Are you up for a little game and chance to win yarn and pattern for my Gentle Breezes Stole? There’s a Treasure Hunt going on at the Sandrasingh.com Blog. Please help Sandra celebrate her 7th anniversary!
Answer a few easy questions based on your hunt through the HeartStrings pattern collections at the Sandrasingh.com website store. Then email your answers to Sandra to be entered to win the generous prize (details about the giveaway are here). Hurry, the cut-off date is next Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
I designed Gentle Breezes for Sandrasingh.com in their exclusive Lace yarn. If you have not seen or knit with this yarn before, I think you will really like it.
Have fun playing and good luck on winning!
Behind the scenes with Jackie E-S and life at the HeartStrings FiberArts studio.