Tapenade {knitting} + GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I only took one project with me on holiday (how to choose?) - I don't know how much progress I will be making, but I just need to have something with me. It is reassuring - my fingers may go numb otherwise, you never know. However it is not a small project, in fact it is quite huge (but more on that when I am back). I really want to finish it, so any progress I make will be great. 

So tapenade and no recipe posted? No, tapenade is how I described the colour of the yarn I hoped Steph at SixSkeins would dye for me (using organic merino silk wool, light worsted DK yarn).  It is the same yarn type I used for the Shale Baby Blanket made for Baby MiH. And, well, let me tell you I love it.



The actual colour is even better than the colour I described/had in mind. The knitting fabric shows it beautifully. Can you see the subtle variegated yarn? And the yarn is also a dream to knit. And guess what? Steph can make the same colour to you if you ask her too! 


And well she is so lovely that is offering a hand dyed yarn for one of my readers! Lucky you! A real shame I cannot enter my own giveaway! A skein of aran in Royal turquoise - the yarn is a blend of baby Alpaca, Merino and Bamboo. And you get 167 metres (way enough to make a vintage headband maybe?). The recommended needle size is 4.5mm/5.5mm. 






So here is how the giveaway works. You can enter the giveaway up to 4 times:

1. Leave me a comment on the blog (maybe what you would be doing with the yarn) - if you are a non-reply blogger, please leave your email address
2. If you are a follower, you get a second entry (leave a separate comment)
3. Like Steph's facebook page, and come back and let me know by a separate comment
4. Share the love of the giveaway: on your blog, twitter (copy us @noaslibellule and @sixskeins) or other social network - and leave a separate comment to tell me. 

The giveaway is open until Wednesday next week - ending at 5pm GMT. It is open internationally. 

*THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

87 comments:

  1. that is looking glorious. look forward to seeing more.

    that yarn looks delish! I'd try to squeeze a yarn out of it. I think I could for that yardage.

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  2. ... also I liked Steph's FB page :D

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  3. Alpaca, Merino and Bamboo?!- Yummy scrummy!
    I think it would become something for my wee man, but I'm not sure what...

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  4. Oh, lovely yarn. The colour is a dream. I think I might knit a cushion cover so that I could look at it every day.
    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  5. It would have to be either a hat or a cowl. That colour would be perfect for me. There would be garter stitch or moss stitch involved to make the colours pop.

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  6. Ok I want that yarn - winter is heading to Australia and I need to knit myself something yummy and it would more than likely be a scarf with some of the decorative stitches from one of my Nicky Epstein books (knitting on the edge or knitting over the edge).

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  7. I would love to make a cowl from that beautiful wool! It is my colour, you know!

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  8. And I'm now following Steph's FB page! Thanks for the giveaway Steph!

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  9. It's so cold here, I think I'd have to knit a pair of hand warmers with it so I don't freeze as I type. The alpaca/merino combination would be lovely and cosy!

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  10. Beautiful! I'm not sure what I would make - maybe a hat?

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  11. What a beautiful color! It would make some great baby hats. Thanks for the chance :-)

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  12. Beautiful, I'm new to knitting and all this lovely yarn is getting me excited!

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  13. Liked Steph's FB page. (Kara Ishibashi)

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  14. Half the fun of new yarn is finding the perfect pattern for it!
    fire fox 9 (at) prodigy (dot) net

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  15. I wouldn't know what colour to choose....if I had the choice.

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  16. I've liked Stephs FB page.....even though I'm still trying to avoid FB!

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  17. I would, perhaps, use this lovely colorway to knit up, as suggested, a vintage headband. Thanks for visiting my YA post and for the opportunity to win. :)

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  18. Nat,

    I am very happy you stumbled upon my blog this morning because it meant I stumbled upon your blog this afternoon. The color of the yarn is so rich. I clicked through to the link for the Shale baby Blanket. Oh my! Just beautiful! What a lucky little one!

    Katie

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  19. Oh the suspense is going to be agony. Your yarn is just so lovely & here you are running another competition for me to try & win. So fingers crossed this time xXx

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  20. Lovely yarn. I'm off to nz for my summer(!!)hold so it will be winter there and I won't be able to buy winter clothes here so I should knit myself something. This would be perfect!

    I'm a new follower, but love your blog already.

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  21. I follow your blog :)& this is for you,

    I'd like you to know,
    And I'm not kidding,
    My Daily Dose of fun
    Is........ KNITTING!

    Big loves your way :)

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  22. ooohhh lovely! Perfect for another vintage headband!

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  23. Lovely blend - maybe some small fingerless mitts?

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  24. Beautiful yarn! I wonder how it would knit up in a pair of socks! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I liked Steph's page on FB. Thanks

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  26. What a beautiful blog space you have here, Nat. Thank you for stopping by at mine today :)

    Ooooh! And that skein of yarn...would love to try it out for my first sock project, maybe...?

    Happy knitting!

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  27. I can see the subtle colours in there. Lovely knitting

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  28. Oh beautiful! I have several friends who would love to have a play with this!

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  29. That is a beautiful color! I'd probably make either a hat or some fingerless mittens with it!

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  30. I had already liked the facebook page.

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  31. Hat ! Lovely yarn !

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  32. Lovely yarn!!!!
    Toffe
    http://cucharillasymas.blogspot.com.es/

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  33. And... I'm a follower ;))
    Toffe
    http://cucharillasymas.blogspot.com.es/

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  34. I've linked the giveaway on my blog.
    Of course, Steph & you & all friends will be welcome ;))
    Hugs.
    Toffe
    http://cucharillasymas.blogspot.com.es/

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  35. This yarn is absolutely gorgeous! If I won, I would probably use it to knit a baby hat for my nephew or my newest little niece (only 9 wks old!). :)

    Kindly,
    Katy

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  36. I like Steph's facebook page! Katy A.


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  37. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/312276569295044608

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  38. Beautiful! I'm not sure what I will make, maybe a scarf.

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  39. I would knit a cowl! Thanks for such great giveaway.

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  40. Hmm, what to make with it? A skinny cowl? Wristlets? Lots of ideas. Such pretty colors.

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  41. Hi, just popped over from Le Challenge to check out who came up with this great linky party. Am now following you and Le Challenge. And couldnt resist entering your great giveaway as well! Jill @ The Nocturnal Stitcher

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  42. Oooh, it's such a gorgeous colour! I think I'd made a nice beanie although I would probably just pat it for a while first :)

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  43. Oh how pretty! I would make a hat! Love that color!

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  44. I am a new follower! Came over from Lucy's and stayed!

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  45. I went to steph's facebook page and liked her page!

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  46. Beautiful wool! I`d love to enter the giveaway.

    pippirose59@gmail.com

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  47. I follow you via GFC.
    pippirose59@gmail.com

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  48. I might make an edging on a new curtain I'm sewing.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. I follow on gfc.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. There are so many hats on Ravelry that I would want to try! Or one of the infinity scarves on there, I've wanted to make one of them for ages.

    This is a fantastic giveaway, thank you.

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  51. Shared on Facebook & my Twitter :) (@plutoniummuffin)

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  52. that's so beautiful! I'm not sure what I would make, but I would definitely stroke it for a while :-)

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  53. How, what a lovely yarn! If I'm the lucky one I'll do a(nother) cowl :)

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  54. just twitted here:
    https://twitter.com/pacasarq/status/314385823363657730

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