Sunday, August 16, 2009

getting Twisted!

Welcome, Twist Collective readers! I've been admiring Twist Collective's work since its first issue, continuing through to knitting Leah's Sylvi last winter, and am THRILLED to see Scott's sheep beads as one of the featured goodies in the fall issue's Tidbits section!

It occurs to me that we haven't done a giveaway in quite a while and those are always lots of fun, so let's whip one up right now.

Wanna win a freebie sheepy?

Up for grabs are those three sheep in the Twist Collective feature, one black and two white. Well, not those sheep, since those are probably floating around the Twist Collective world headquarters somewhere, but similar ones from the same flock.

Since we're all about enthusiastic living and learning 'round here, how about if you leave a comment about what you're learning lately (doesn't have to be fiber-related!). Please make sure to leave your contact info (email address/blog link/Ravelry name) in the comments so we can contact you if you are a winner. Every commenter will get a chance to win, with one sheep going to each of three randomly chosen commenters. Comments will be open until Monday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m.

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Thanks for coming out to play today! Knit on!

BTW, have you seen Mari Muinonen's Luminen? I fell in love with her work on Sylvi and think this might be calling my name next, only this time it would be for ME!
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Blogger Liz said...

I'm always up for a chance at some of Scott's glass - this week I learned how to do some fancy embroidery stitches for a crazy quilt block I HAVE to make for a group quilt.....sort of fun, but not my favorite thing to do, LOL.

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Kris said...

So excited to see Scott's work in TC! What am I learning lately? I'm learning that life on the "other side", on my own, truly is fantastic and that I have the most amazing friends.

See you in Coventry in a bit!

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Sade said...

I'd love to get a sheepie to add to the earrings I just got!

Right now I'm learning: to do all the house chores on my own instead of just helping around the house, since I moved out!

9:13 AM  
Blogger christinemm said...

Well I am learning something fiber related right now so I'll share that. I am teaching myself to make socks. Just finished the first one yesterday and made a big mistake. Somehow twisted it up so the leg is inside out compared to the foot. LOL. I am on sock #2 now and am going to be very careful and see if I can make this one correctly. I learned how to fix a dropped stitch in purl last night, something I've only done in knit so far. I also messed up the turning of the heel and re-learned that the other day and got it right!

I am also learning to reduce my expectations and say no in order to try to do things more within my limits instead of always over-booking or trying to do too much then failing to do the stuff well or at all.

9:23 AM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

Oh who can resist a contest?!

Right now, I'm learning about the Coast Salish knitters because I want to knit a Cowichan sweater during the Vancouver Winter Olympics. It seemed fitting.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Those are some seriously cute sheep.

I learned this week that stockinette WILL roll, no matter what tortures you put it through.

1:11 PM  
Blogger J said...

We went to a local farmers' market today and there was a luscious looking watermelon. Since our chat about food and pickled watermelon rind, after I cut up the watermelon, I found a recipe and I will try my hand a making my own pickled watermelon rind. I'll keep you posted on the results


2:46 PM  
Blogger amy said...

Congratulations!! How wonderful for you guys. :) Hmm, what am I learning? I'm learning how to put a simple site together in Squarespace. I'm learning how to get dinner cooked with a seriously mobile not-quite-10mo underfoot!

4:00 PM  
Anonymous random-charm Cindy said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog! What a surprise to follow the link and see Scott's glasswork which I've heard so much about! Adorable sheep!

So what am I learning? I think I can still say I'm learning to spin, learning more about knitting and crochet. I'm swatching for my first piece of lace now. And as always, I'm trying to learn to be more patient.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for offering the contest, I love your cute little sheep! I am learning to knit without rowing out and am quite pleased with the result.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Ringed Dragon said...

Those sheep are crazy cute!

In the past year, I've learned that life doesn't always work according to plan and that it's easier to go with it than to fight against it.

Oh yeah, and today I learned that there's more than one way to change the size of a sock pattern.

11:20 PM  
Blogger nolaboard said...

Hi, what lovely markers you have made! I am learning all about babies all over again, I'm about to be a grandma for the first time, and twice over. Both of my children are having babies this fall! And I'm learning to knit little garments and toys, which is really fun!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Knitnik said...

This summer, I've learned that life is what I make of it, and that I should stop worrying about what others think!

These are adorable and I must have some!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Knitnik said...

guess I should include email - Sorry!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Awesome sheeps! They're so stinking cute!

I'm learning how to say NO without feeling guilt- a skill it's taken me 35 years to figure out that I desperately need to learn. I'm also learning how important it is to my psyche to have "down time," without a million things I have to get done. Well, the things still need to get done, but I'm teaching myself that the work will still be there and that doing nothing is also important.

Amy- Ravelry name asemumma

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Oh sheep.
Not exactly new but I have been retraining myself in self control and using my time wisely (guess that is a another face to self control). I want more knitting and spinning time so I working on frittering less to have larger blocks for crafting.
I have a couple new indian desserts recipes to try after tasting the food in a resturant yesterday.

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I'm learning to knit a round shawl, and have gone a little crazy this summer knitting two of them.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Michelle (makinika) said...

Love the idea of a sheep-y giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. I'm a bit of a black sheep, myself.

I'm learning to apply the Yarn Harlot's method of knitting (Irish Cottage or lever method) to circulars. So far, on straights, it's eliminated my rowing out problems. And I love it!

Rav name - makinika
email - makinika AT comcast DOT net

1:25 PM  
Blogger Marseille said...

I'm learning how to make garments to fit myself--not just socks and shawls and hats and such. My goal is to be able to make myself flattering sweaters. I'm starting with a vest, 'cause I figure it'll be a quicker lesson. :)

4:43 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

always love to read and see what youre up to!

i am trying to convince my family that we need a wooly jersey rabbit, seeing they said no to sheep, chickens and bees for now.

I have started to learn to play the dulcimer, something i have wanted to do since i was a child! (so a long time, lol) I also made yogurt last night and plan on making mozzarella this evening, all firsts! My spinning wheel andi plan on becoming better friends this fall/winter and work out the kinks. I noticed our lil bead shop will be offering a table lampwork bead class this fall....hmmm, can i talk hubby into this? smile

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Carola said...

Hello and congratulations on the advertiseent in Twist Collective. The sheep are soo cute!
I learned this week from my sister how to properly prepare zucchini. She taught me how to get rid of their bitter taste. Well, I wasn't really aware they had some before. But, cutting them in slices and sprinkling them with salt (which is taken off after some minutes) soaks off the "bitterness" while spicing at the same time. They are soo much better now. After this enlightenment, I have been eating zucchini three times this week!
Otherwise, I am still learning to spin and got a lot better in plying this weekend.
Carola (Ravelry: "sheepandnocity"

3:24 PM  
Anonymous CTJen said...

Oh, you KNOW I love me some sheepies from GlasGlass!! I'm so excited you were in TC! :-) The past couple of weeks, I've been learning to design lace because, evidently, I am insane.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I have been learning to rigid heddle weave. Well, I already know how - I am just getting better at it! I am also about to finish my first lace project so I guess you can say I "learned" lace!

6:47 AM  
Blogger ampecht said...

I'd love a little sheep to give to my best knitting friend "Ewe-genia"!

As to what I'm learning ... It's clear that I'm learning that I need to focus on the work I should be drafting on my computer, not being lured from one intriguing website to another. As in, I'll just take a quick look at Twist ... why am I looking at sheep on ETSY ...
AMP at Ravelry User AMPII

4:21 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I love those sheep! What I'm learning this week is it is very frustrating to deal with the heat and working with lace for the first time.

5:58 PM  
Blogger paulacarternz said...

I have learned in the last five weeks...
How to knit while breastfeeding.
That pintucks are easy, and that I can sew beautiful clothes for my children.
Putting dinner on at breakfast time adds hours to my day.
Running round and round a cafe table at lunchtime with a child who is wearing a tutu, sunglasses, a lei and gumboots makes me not a loon, but a good mother, and a happy one!

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Syntaniel said...

Currently, I'm learning how to make the knit version of an amigurumi doll! And those sheep are fabulous beyond belief!

Syntaniel on Ravelry

6:33 PM  
Blogger ruth said...

Wow, congrats for being published! And thank you for telling me about Twisted! How could I have not known about that? It has gorgeous stuff, your sheep are in good company.

I am currently learning how tough the job market is these days, but on a more enjoyable front I'm learning Entrelac!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous zenobiashaven said...

beautifull sheeps....count me in ...hugs

4:18 PM  

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