Author Archives: Allyson

Blog Tour Stop: Canary Knits

First thing is first: We’ve got a subscriber exclusive giveaway to award! Last week I held a subscriber exclusive giveaway for a skein of Baah Yarns Shasta Worsted and the winner is comment #10!

Congrats Marsha!

Congrats Marsha!

Your skein of Baah will be going out to you shortly!

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Today the Holla Knits Blog Tour rolls over to very familiar territory – designer Teresa Gregorio’s Canary Knits blog! Hawt Sands is Teresa’s third design for Holla Knits and I couldn’t be more excited to have her back.

Hawt Sands by Teresa Gregorio

Hawt Sands by Teresa Gregorio

I love this cute little pattern! And the possibilities with this guy are endless – cute top with jeans, bathing suit cover up! Neutrals or brights. Cotton or wool!

Click over to Teresa’s blog for your chance to win a copy of the pattern, and get insight into her design.

Subscriber exclusive giveaway

Skeinny Dipping Cashmerino Smoke Blush

Skeinny Dipping Cashmerino Smoke Blush

In love with the beautiful purple Hawt Sands is knit up in? That is Skeinny Dipping’s Cashmerino in Smoke Blush and if you are a HK Subscriber comment on this post for your chance to win a skein!

Tweet, pin, and share on facebook for more entries. Please leave the email address you are subscribed with so I can verify your subscription. I’ll be picking a winner one week from today on Tuesday April 22nd. Good luck! And keep an eye on the blog tour for more fun and giveaways here:

April 7: Collection Launch
April 8: The Sweatshop of Love Blog: SEG: Baah Yarns
April 9: ModKnits Yarn Blog
April 10: Skeinny Dipping Yarn
April 11: Kirsten Singer: Pattern and Classic Elite Vale giveaway

April 15: Canary Knits: SEG: Skeinny Dipping skein of Cashmerino DK
April 16: Baah Yarns: I skein of Baah Yarns Shasta and a 1 skein cowl pattern
April 17: Knitter’s Pride Blog: Review and pattern giveaway
April 18: DovieJay Knits: SEG: I skein of Artisan Yarns Alpaca Silk

April 22: Mari Knits: Review and pattern giveaway
April 23: Magical Grammar: Review and pattern giveaway
April 24: Knit York City: Review and pattern giveaway
April 25: Under the Red Umbrella: Review and pattern giveaway

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KAL Week’s 10 &11: Highlights!

Because of the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection launch last Monday our #HKKAL highlights post got skipped, which means we’ve got a TON of FOs and WIPs to show off this week! We’ve had 12 FOs and countless WIPs shared on the Rav Forums over the past two weeks. Take a look!

afairlie's Pippi

afairlie’s Pippi

DeliriousMahmi's KaPOM

DeliriousMahmi’s KaPOM

angielovesmaps' Everett Henley

angielovesmaps’ Everett Henley

evilcackle's Nachtfalter

evilcackle’s Nachtfalter

RoHart's Nachtfalter

RoHart’s Nachtfalter

SheThingsSheCan's Sexxxy Librarian

SheThingsSheCan’s Sexxxy Librarian

ahickman's New Girl

ahickman’s New Girl

caitling1212's Jilted

caitling1212′s Jilted

SheThinksSheCan's Pippi

SheThinksSheCan’s Pippi

moonjumper's KaPOM Hat

moonjumper’s KaPOM Hat

PattyMatt's Eastwood Cardigan

PattyMatt’s Eastwood Cardigan

anglielovesmaps' Pippi

anglielovesmaps’ Pippi

Since we’re headed into week 11 of the #HKKAL, you’ve only got 3 weeks left to finish your Holla Knits WIPs to qualify for our loads of prizes, so keep knitting!

Be sure to check out everyone’s progress on the HKKAL ForumsWith all the motivation, there will be lots of FOs popping up every week! I’ll be sharing them here as they happen.

Happy knitting!

Blog Tour Stop: Klever Knits

Today the Holla Knits Blog Tour rolls over to designer Kirsten Singer’s blog Klever Knits to take a closer look at her Cafe au Lait pattern.

Cafe au Lait by Kirsten Singer

Cafe au Lait by Kirsten Singer

36" bust shown with no ease.

36″ bust shown with no ease.

In Knit Picks Gloss Fingering

In Knit Picks Gloss Fingering

This was my favorite pattern to knit in the collection. I absolutely loved the stitch pattern – every row you were doing something, with a cable laid in there every once in a while, so it really kept me motivated to knit. I would knit this pattern again in a heartbeat and just might! I’d love one that was shorter – I think that would be a really cute mod!

Kirsten Singer

Kirsten Singer

Speaking of cute, how cute is Kirsten?! This was our first time working together and was just a delight. Mainly because she said that she thinks I look like Twilight actress Ashley Greene, who I had to immediately google because I’m old and had no idea who that was.

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

Yep! That’s me!

(Clearly I’m still riding that high! And flattery will get you everywhere with me because since that comment I accepted two more of her designs. Smooth talking lady!)

Kirsten is giving away a copy of her pattern and a skein of Classic Elite Yarns Mountain Vail, the yarn she used for her beautiful natural colored sample. Click over and get on it!

Good luck! And keep an eye on the blog tour for more fun and giveaways here:

April 7: Collection Launch
April 8: The Sweatshop of Love Blog: SEG: Baah Yarns
April 9: ModKnits Yarn Blog
April 10: Skeinny Dipping Yarn
April 11: Kirsten Singer: Pattern and Classic Elite Vale giveaway

April 15: Canary Knits: SEG: Skeinny Dipping skein of Cashmerino DK
April 16: Baah Yarns: I skein of Baah Yarns Shasta and a 1 skein cowl pattern
April 17: Knitter’s Pride Blog: Review and pattern giveaway
April 18: DovieJay Knits: SEG: I skein of Artisan Yarns Alpaca Silk

April 22: Mari Knits: Review and pattern giveaway
April 23: Magical Grammar: Review and pattern giveaway
April 24: Knit York City: Review and pattern giveaway
April 25: Under the Red Umbrella: Review and pattern giveaway

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