Yarn Along – Giveaway!


I’m excited this week for Yarn Along to show you a project using some of the yarn that came back from the spinning mill!  It arrived just before Gabriel was born, and I feel so lucky to have it.  The brown yarn is not from our sheep – it’s from a fleece I got long ago, and the white yarn is from our girls Molly and Curly.  I’m making Ben a simple Raglan sweater, and plan to use some of the white for some colorwork across the chest band.  (Any ideas for many Fair Isle patterns in two colors?)  We got our yarn spun at Still River Mill and had it made into three-ply worsted weight.  They did a beautiful job, and I’m excited to send in another batch once we get the girls sheared!  It’s so amazing to be using our own yarn.


It’s been a while since I had a giveaway here, so this week I’m giving away a copy of the fun book One-Yard Wonders.  It’s a book of projects, everything from clothes to home dec, all using one yard of fabric or less.  It’s where I got the pattern to make the binder cover and car bag that I still love so much.  So leave a comment below to enter to win – I’ll close comments on Friday and announce the winner by Monday!


In other WIP, I’m almost done making this dress for Ella, for dress up.  It’s from the pattern McCalls 5494  and she chose the fabrics – hilarious!  They’re all flannels, so it will be good warm dress-up even in winter.  (Since Ella wears dress-up most of the time, that’s crucial.)

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25 Responses to “Yarn Along – Giveaway!”

  1. 1
    Sarah Evanschwartz

    I would have a lot of fun with this book. I just got out my sewing machine again after a year of collecting dust as I struggle to balance little kids and a sewing machine. Your experiences show me it can be done so I am ready for some inspiration and fun, quick ideas using just 1 yard of fabric. Thank you so much!

  2. 2

    beautiful ! i’d love to win the book, ive wanted to peek inside it for ages. than kyoU!@
    happy yarn along..

  3. 3

    Oh Adrie, that yarn is so beautiful!! I imagine a snowflake pattern for the fairisle, but is that too predictable?
    Sweet little girl in her dress! My girl has grown past the love of pretty dress ups dresses. Ah well, I suppose that happens!

  4. 4

    How fantastic to be able to use your own yarn. Ella looks great, love her combination of colours and prints. Please count me in for the give away.

  5. 5

    what a beautiful ballerina in her lovely gown! Love you!

  6. 6

    Thanks for this! I have lots of one yard pieces and don’t know what to do with them. The wool looks beautiful too and Ella looks very happy. Great photos.

  7. 7

    How amazing to be knitting with your OWN yarn! A dream of mine! *sigh* someday! :)
    And the book sounds great! Would love to win! Thank you for the chance! :)

  8. 8

    I just spent a weekend with a fairy/bride/princess depending on what mood she was in–same dress–love those versatile dressups!!
    hmmmm I’ve been eyeing my sewing machine lately–would love to see that book (since I rarely have more than a yard of anything around!)

  9. 9

    What a fun dress-up outfit – my daughter lived in her dress-up outfits most days. The yarn looks lovely – how very exciting for you to have it your own wool spun into skeins. It reminds me of the picture book, A New Coat for Anna – all the steps involved with sheep to wool and how a little girl gets a new coat after WWII when money is scarce and they have to barter for the wool.

  10. 10

    I have seen several people mention that book now. I would love to have a chance to win and see what is in there. Thanks for sharing

  11. 11

    What lovely yarn! The last project I completed was with Cascade Eco Yarn, and I loved knitting with a natural, undyed wool!

    It is my 5 year old son who lives in dress-ups. He was a Roman soldier with an eye patch this morning, which was an improvement over the Spider Man outfit with the Robin Hood hood!

    The book sounds great, and might be a nice one for my nearly 13 year old, to get her started on some sewing projects. have a good day!

  12. 12

    Wow…how amazing it must be to have your own wool, have someone spin it into such lovely yarn.
    Your daughter is so cute…love that outfit. I think I need to get that ONE-yard wonder book. Thanks for doing the giveaway, if I don’t win it, I’ll have to see if my library has it. ♥

  13. 13

    Gorgeous yarn!
    I’d love the chance to win One Yard Wonders ~ Thank you ♥

  14. 14

    Congrats on the new baby. The book sounds like lots of fun!

  15. 15

    I think the book seems great. I’m not a big seamstress, but I might feel less intimidated if I only had one yard project! It’s funny to me that you’re doing this giveaway today and I found you through Ginny’s yarn along, because I’m doing a giveaway today too! So, if you want a chance to win also, stop by my blog and sign up to win some yarn stuff!
    You can take a look at the post here-

  16. 16

    Your crafting posts have been inspirational to me lately – I’ve been getting so many new projects done and feel like I have your blog to thank. I would love to be able to knit with my own yarn – can’t wait to see what you make!

    I’d love to win the book – I’ve been trying to go through my fabric stash these days and would love some new ideas. Thanks!

  17. 17

    oh my goodness! your own wool! it looks so lovely, i can imagine how excited you are. there are so many beautiful fair isle designs out there, i’m sure you’ll find just the right one. or maybe chart your own?!
    darling sweet princess!

    p.s. please keep my name out as i already have this book, but thank you for the offer.

  18. 18
    Chelsea Wong

    What a joy is would be to work with your own yarn!

    Thanks for the chance to win the book :-)

  19. 19
    Jenn W.

    How lovely to knit a sweater with yarn from your own sheep. My 10 year old daughter and I would make great use of the book! She loves to sew. We are also taking knitting lessons together. Thank you for offering such a nice giveaway.

  20. 20

    That is fantastic that you had your own wool from your sheep turned into wool for knitting :) The dress up dress you are making your daughter is adorable to. Love her color combinations :)

  21. 21

    I would love to win this book, I just bought a mini sewing machine and I’m a total beginner. Hope your giveaway is open worldwide (living in Portugal at the moment). Thank you again for this lovely giveaway. About the two colors, I saw a compass hat on Ravelry that I loved and thought about making a sweater out of the pattern but without the letters.

  22. 22

    Oh fun!
    I just tripped over your blog a few days ago. I’m good in discovering blogs at the right moment. That book is on my wishlist and just waiting for the right moment – still. What a generous offer! Thank you!

  23. 23

    I have admired this book for a while. Thanks for thinking of sharing with another person.

  24. 24

    I am slowly getting through the Yarn Along list….how special to have your own yarn!!! I am a tad bit envious! :)

  25. 25

    Thanks for coming by Sheila! If it helps, I wanted sheep for a looong time before getting them :)

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