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May 24, 2012

Tiong Bahru has made it to No. 1 on the Ravelry hotties list (hurry – look fast, and don’t blink or you might miss it). Pretty darned fabulous, if you ask.

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In the excitement over releasing the new pattern I may have got carried away with acquiring (even) more yarn (big sigh). I couldn’t resist buying a colour named after me, could I? And it is really just my kind of green. Just precisely exactly. Fleegle got my wonky description just right — rather, she dyed something more lovely than I had even known that I wanted, and she didn’t tell me she’d name the colour after me (!). I think it’s a sales trick… A good one — it worked and spread onto several of the other lovely, lovely colours of her new yarn, Gryffin, a merino/cashmere/silk, heavy laceweight at 600 m per 100 g, so practically bulky compared to her other finerthanwhisperfine yarns. I’m looking forward to tearing open the parcel when it arrives here.

Meanwhile I’m posting a photo from the shop (haven’t asked permission, will deny all responsibility if caught):

And it’s not as if I haven’t bought other lovely greens lately, such as these silks from Ripples Crafts in Scotland, a laceweight and a 4ply. The colour is Summer Olives and the lustre is quite fantastic. I can’t wait to knit something for me with the lace. Or with both, actually.

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It’s possible that I also somehow got some more green of the last of DyeForYarn‘s limited edition silk/cashmere fine lace.

With all this lovely yarn, I feel another Prize Draw coming on. More about this later.

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Raveler casey31652 wins the 2 skeins of Faery Wings.

Raveler modeste wins the (not yet released) Tiong Bahru pattern.

Update: modeste happens to be a standby test knitter for this pattern, so she’ll receive some other surprise gift.
A second runner-up who wins the pattern is Raveler woolydoodles.

Congratulations!

This was fun.
There will simply have to be another Prize Draw for knitters of Tiong Bahru, when that pattern is released (any day now…). I just have to pick a suitable yarn in my stash.

Prize Draw

May 14, 2012

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On Wednesday May 16 at 11:59 PM RST a winner will be drawn from all owners of the Bakau shawl pattern.*

The prize?

2 skeins of  Fyberspates Faery Wings in the colourway Mango (above).

My first Bakau was knitted with this magical yarn — a luxurious mix of silk, mohair and nylon (100 g/399 yds/ 365 m)I believe there will be more.

Oh, and a runner-up will win my next pattern, Tiong Bahru (not yet released):

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Now, back to knitting (another Tiong Bahru… in Dye For Yarn‘s Silk Lace).

* RST = Ravelry Standard Time, also known as The Local Time in Boston, MA, (GMT -4).

The winner and runner up will be drawn randomly using the random generator at random.org.