Tuesday, September 23, 2008

a few of our favorite things!

Scott was messing around at the torch while making beads for stitch markers a while back and came up with this silly set of Favorite Things -- cupcakes, a chocolate brown sheep, handknit mittens, and frosty beer (or is it ginger ale?)!

We've had such a great time meeting lots of knitters over the past couple of weeks, both online and in person, that we decided it would be fun to keep the good vibes rolling, so we've decided to do random giveaways of some glass bead goodies. The set of handmade glass bead stitch markers above is the first set up for grabs.

All you have to do is leave a comment here with a description or link to blog/Ravelry entry/picture of a favorite thing that you made. Doesn't have to be made of glass or yarn!

In one week (September 30, 6 p.m. EST), we'll do a random drawing from the entries to determine who's the winner of this set.

If you like this idea, please consider subscribing to this blog because there will be more one-of-a-kind stitch markers up for grabs at irregular intervals in the future.

Some details: Each bead is handcrafted from colored glass, without use of presses or molds, by Glastonbury Glassworks. The cupcake bead is 1 cm and the mitten is 2 cm. The rings fit up to size 10.5/6.5 mm knitting needles.

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Blogger Donna said...

I'm always up for a contest! OK, one of my favorite hand made things recently was the EZ Baby sweater I just finished. check my most recent blogpost at http://knit1spin2.blogspot.com.

Although I think ya kinda seen my blog before :-)

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I am proudest of the handspun Baby Surprise Jacket I made for Tim. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/pamudom/baby-surprise-jacket

10:27 PM  
Blogger Rani said...

THOSE ARE HILARIOUS! (beer, I think.)

I don't know how to 'subscribe' officially, but I do read your blog. So hopefully that still counts! Your hubby is very creative with that glass - he must really enjoy it.

Oh, and my favorite project so far . . . my Clapotis. I know. Boring. Been done a million times. But it was nice and easy and I wear it all the time.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous shirlucky said...

My favorite thing that I have knit
was a pair of double knit mittens that I made for my husband for our
first Christmas. The thing I was proudest of having knit was a puppet
from some of my first homespun yarn.
I LOVE your blog!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Marlyn said...

I think my favorite fp was the "pidge" I made for a friend who's on a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

1:50 PM  
Blogger jacrae said...

I love those! I recently finished my Apres Surf Hoodie, shown here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jacrae/apres-surf-hoodie
Thanks for putting on such a great give away. :-)

1:56 PM  
Blogger JC said...

My favorite thing is the shawl pattern I designed. I'm really proud of it.


3:10 PM  
Blogger wenat said...

My favourite recent project is my
Windowpane socks (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/wenat/windowpane-socks) -- my own pattern -- to take advantage of hand-dyed yarns.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

So many of my projects are loved - how do I choose?

Oh, OK. How about what seems to be a favorite of others? I designed this little gem and embroidered it with a cute little bird, and then what did I do with it?

I gave it away!

Yep. It was a Blog Giveaway Carnival prize, and the link to that post is here.

Thanks for a fun contest!

5:57 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

So far, my favorite thing I've made is my son Cody. But I don't think that counts! Next to that, it has to be my Rona Lace

Cute stitch markers!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

i have had a non-stop run of baby bootie knitting lately - everyone, including me, has been having babies in the last 6 months! i've sort of become addicted!


other recent projects- www.larksongknits.com

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Hm, good question. I did some extensive modifications to Nantucket Jacket and I'm pretty proud of the results: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kismetknits/nantucket-jacket

10:23 AM  
Blogger RC said...


here is my favorite thing I made... actually a costume for my son, but could not help myself and put it on the dog too!

4:23 PM  
Blogger artinreality said...

Right now my favourite thing I've made is the kippa I just finished for my dad: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/artinreality/pappas-kipa

I was very scared it would end up very gaudy, as he chose white and gold to be the colours, but it really ended up quite tasteful. I am so happy about it!

It was 'given' to him for his birthday in 2007 - or rather that was when he got to choose colours etc, and now it is finally done - just in time for the holidays. Hopefully the stupid postal system will get it to him in time!

5:38 PM  
Blogger Timiae said...



I'm a fiber artist, but some of my favorite things I've made are in the links above. I love woodburning.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

Hi all! ok, i fess up to having way too many hobbies, but one thing i "made" that is still my favorite creation would have to be when i went to school and had to create a pair of acrylic pink and whites on a model...having not lived in the state long my husband volunteered his hands. I rocked his nails and yea, he was the only male client in the class! on my blog is a pic of one hand with the acrylics, the other were starting to soak to be removed. Can you say true love? (ps, i got an A+)

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My current favorite is my striped modular vest. I was even given the honor of being the "poster girl" for this pattern on Ravelry!

I wrote about it here:

8:18 AM  
Blogger Patt said...


This is a link to a photo on my blog of the wallaby I made for youngest gson Cole. He looks so cute in it.
Hugs Patt

5:13 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hi! I'm proudest of my Irish Hiking Scarf. It was my first big project. I just started knitting this summer :)


9:00 PM  
Blogger DebKnits2 said...

They are very cute!
Here's my favorite project:

11:11 AM  
Blogger crochetgurl said...

Hello! My favorite thing that I have ever knitted is my Talia vest. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it up yet, so my second favorite will be my crochet babydoll dress. I'm very proud of it because it was the first crochet dress I had ever made and the largest project I had ever completed at that time.

The link:

It might give you an option to open/save image. If you don't want to do that, you can go to my blog crochetgurl.blogspot.com and search for "babydoll dress".

Thanks for letting me play!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Delaney's Duds said...

I thought I left a post the other day, but here it goes again...
I love the Robin's nest and eggs I made for Delaney - I love that she kisses the eggs and holds them so gently!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

mmm. beer is good. beer is foamy.
My favorite knitted item of the moment is the fulled shoulder bag I made, because I designed it myself. Here's the ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/PinkViking/felted-shoulder-bag
Thanks for the contest!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I love these fingerless mittens that I made. I gave the first pair to a friend and HAD to make a second for myself.

9:51 AM  
Blogger christinemm said...


A favorite thing I have made is something I am finishing up after working on it for three months. It is knitted and will be felted.


I really love the glass of beer! LOL!!

2:54 PM  

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