Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Arctic stripes sweater-Giveaway for )Octobert/November 2017

I have to extend the deadline to December 31st 2017......sorry had very little time to work on this Project....Read on !

Arctic stripes sweater giveaway for October/ November 2017
This giveaway will run in conjunction with the Shetland wool blog.
Arctic stripes beanie.

For the longest time i have wanted to turn the Arctic stripe beanie into a sweater !
And this is my favourite colourway.....Purple, natural qiviut & Raven Black
These are the yarns i have selected.
Top row- are the Shetland Tundra in medium fawn.
2nd row- 100% Qiviut in Purple, Natural & Raven Black.
Picture is a bit overcast but the Natural pure qiviut & fawn Shetland wool are very similar in shades......only difference is the softness !

so all i have to do now is wind my yarns into cakes, make a couple of drawings to plan out the stripes & what goes where then i can get it cast on.

The design i have in mind is similar to my weekend qiviut sweater. Unisex style, Rolled edge cuffs, very comfortable, round neck line, not too close fitting more relaxed.
Please check back for updates.

This giveaway is for the finished sweater.
Runs from October 3rd TO December 31st 2017.
open to everyone- worldwide.
One winner drawn at random.
To enter this is what you have to do....pop over to Facebook, like our page, 
www.facebook.com/cottagecraftangora/ come back here to comments section tell me you made the ''like''(i will be checking) tell me what your colour combination preferences are from the following: Natural, Raven Black, Purple.
Natural, Raven Black, Orange,
Natural, Raven Black, Raspberry,
Natural, Raven Black, Navy Blue,
Natural, Raven Black, Arctic blue,
Natural, Raven Black, Arctic red. 
You must also tell me the size sweater you require: Small, Medium, Large, XL.
Best of Luck to all who enter.
Will update with photo's soon♥
EXTENDED TILL the 31st December 2017.

And the winners are.....

The 2 winners drawn at random are: tktl & Vanessa...congratulations to you both.

You each win 1 skein of Out♥lander yarn & a ball of pure qiviut. 

Thank you to all who took part. Looks like the Lallybroch colourway was a clear winner.

Please check back soon for the next blog entry. I will include the pattern to knit the hat & mitts from the outlander yarn & a new giveaway ! 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

NEW....Out♥lander Inspired yarn with Qiviut-Giveaway September 2017

Tundra..... life in the Arctic circle.
Been quite a while since my last post. Late 2016 i decided to concentrate all my spare time into my Shetland sheep project/hobby. The flock has grown (today i have 148 heads) & they are producing some of the best quality Shetland wool yarn in the World!! Soft n supple & just gorgeous, a pure Joy to knit with.The hobby turned into a full time job for me, most of 2017 has been very hectic. As soon as we are done processing kilo's of pure qiviut yarn we have to load the machines with batches of Shetland fleece to get all the orders out ! I'm hoping that things are about to settle down very soon, my lambs are sold & most are leaving within the month, so i will have more time to blog about my fibery passions of Qiviut yarns & Shetland wool.

And introducing my newest yarn....Inspired by the Out♥lander series 150 gram skeins with about 750 yards. Blend is 90% Shetland 10% Qiviut. $35.00 Canadian per skein.

Colours from left to right: Lallybroch, Shades of muted green & light grey with a deep shade of moss.

Dragonfly in Amber, Buttercup, orange & deepest brown,

 Over the sea to Sky- shades of blue & sea grass,

 & standing stones- shades of grey with natural hints of the base colour of the yarn.

We made a small batch for the twist fibre festival & they all sold within an hours or so.
 I can't wait to knit something with this yarn. Was thinking about a hat & fingerless mittens in the Lallybroch colourway. With some parts of the design knit in pure qiviut yarn. If I'm using Lallybroch i thought i would add some 100% Qiviut in Moss colour to the ribbed cuff of the hat & the mittens.

So i have the hat design worked out on paper all i have to do now is wait for the fresh batch of Out♥lander yarns coming off the machines in a few days. I will cast on the moment they are dry. I'm hoping to get pictures on here within a few days !
And here they are....

The giveaway: Will draw at random 2 winners to win enough yarn to complete the hat & mitten project. (please check back here for pictures & the patterns)

Runs from August 30th to September 30th 2017.

Answer in the comments section - from each of the colours above, what is your favourite one & for each of the colours above what project is the yarn calling you to make ?

I also have a yarn giveaway ongoing on my Shetland wool blog....the Mioget shawl, pop over to the blog to check it out ! www.shetlandwool.blogspot.com