Archive for June 2011
7/16/11 – The photo contest has concluded and the three photographs with the most votes are now arranged in my facebook album in the first three places. Congratulations Nicole Hansen, Danielle Finder and Erin Medley! Way to go winners! I appreciate everyone’s effort and participation and I also appreciate your promotion! The album is over the top beautiful and I love it dearly!
7/13/11 – The photo contest is now live and you can vote on your favorites by leaving a comment under the photos here : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150231688739300.325468.105440414299
You can vote on your favorites until Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. I will then count up the votes and the three photos with the most comments (no duplicates) will each win a Discount Bundle from my shop – 3 skeins for $33. Go vote! Have fun, and enjoy all the beautiful butterfly and flower photos!
I am hosting my first Photo Contest in celebration of all of my Facebook friends and I hope you will join in the fun! Photo’s must be of either butterflies or flowers. You can submit three photos and be entered three times. When you submit your photo to my contest, you agree to let me republish your photo(s) in the Photo Contest Album on my Facebook business page. Placing them all in the Contest Album will allow for everyone’s viewing and voting. (Beyond that I won’t do one other thing with your photos). I want YOU to pick the winners. The top three winners will receive one of my handspun yarn bundles, from yarn that I have currently available. Each of my yarn bundles are handspun thick and thin yarn and the bundle is three, 2 ounce skeins. Winners will be announced here and on my Facebook business page and each winner will need to contact me with their shipping address. If I don’t receive your shipping address, I will simply pick the photo with the next highest number of votes. The contest will be open until I have collected 75 different photos at which time I will stop accepting photo’s and ask you to vote by leaving a comment under your top three favorites. Voting for more than three photos will disqualify you from the entire contest if you are entered and disqualify all of your other votes for winners. This needs to be a clean contest, thank you. You can submit your photo’s to my Facebook business page here: https://www.facebook.com/ilashdesigns
or you can e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be updating about this contest on my Facebook business page and also here on my WordPress blog. So stay tuned!
This contest includes free shipping to entrants in the US and Canada only. Winners from other countries will receive an equivalent shipping discount, and must pay the difference. Thank you all for reading and playing along!
Last week I found a most excellent knitting forum and quickly found a link to the 5 hour baby sweater that inspired me to want to try it. The 5 hour baby sweater took ME a bit longer than 5 hours, but I didn’t care. I fell in love with the yoke pattern and hope to one day incorporate it or something similar to it into a poncho pattern. I started this sweater in a navy acrylic yarn and quickly abandoned it to spin up some superwash in doodlebug colors and dove right into it. It was too fun! The knitting forum is so fun too! It is chock full of everything knitting and is active with knitters and crocheters from all over the world. I hope to find more time to spend there! You can check it out yourself and have fun! Here’s my lastest post that includes the link to the sweater pattern ~ http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-13496-1.html
The cardigan above was knit with size 10′s following the pattern and it will fit about a 1 year old. It was a fun knit..I was frustrated with both of these patterns because of the fancy stitch yokes. (I’m a beginner and need simple). I searched for simple designs but could not find a free one. I bought a baby sac pattern and after 4 times of ripping it out..I set out on my own and have gotten this far on it:
This pram above is worked on size 8 circs., co 52, 2×2 rib worked back and forth, divide the sections, increasing before and after each marker until back panel holds 34 stitches then joined and continue knitting. I haven’t figured out how to close the bottom..many options. I needed to use acrylic to work out this pattern. I can’t wait to use some sweet handspun for one of these. This size will fit 7-8 lb baby, so I better hurry up and finish it!
I hope you find some fun inspiration today!