A Tuesday Thing

Every week I'm going to feature something interesting I find on Etsy. This is what I found today. This toy is something I might buy for my 3 yr old maybe or for his friends as a gift. I love it's rounded edges and the simplicity of its design. Here's the listing

What do you think?

New listings and the February Amber Threads Giveaway!

Is it Thursday already! Ok, I know I'm late announcing the giveaway. So here it is, but before that I want to show you the new stitch markers I made with these wonderful sparkly stone beads I found at a store in India.

Also wanted to announce the newly listed orange colored Recycled Sari silk yarn. I love this color. I think it might make a nice handbag with the red and yellow colored sari silk yarn that I had previously listed. What do you think?

Now for the giveaway! A 20% off coupon for your next purchase from my store AND (yes AND) these stitch markers! So I'm going to pick TWO winners this time, one for the coupon and the other for the stitch markers.

The rules are the same:
1. Like me on facebook here, follow me on twitter here or follow my blog. One entry for each.
2. Leave a comment here for each thing that you did before Feb 29 2012, telling me what you did. If you're already a "liker" or "follower"just leave a comment here and you will be entered into the drawS.

Happy crafting!

Maharaja silk Maluka and Recycled Sari Silk Cowl

Here's my finally photographed finished Maluka. The Maluka is a really fun project and I especially love the little cables along the entire length of the border. The Maharaja silk yarn was the perfect pick for this project. It was quick to knit with and since it is tightly spun the strands did not snag on the needles and my project was off the needles in no time. I used exactly half a skein of the Maharaja silk yarn, which means I can make an identical Maluka if I want to, any takers? Here are the pics.

Amber Maluka

Amber Maluka

And here's the neck warmer I made with the blue recycled sari silk yarn. The yarn is slightly bulky and also slightly over spun in a few places to give it some extra texture. Once I finished making this simple stockinette stitch neck warmer, I was pleasantly surprised with the softness. Silky soft means much more to me now than it ever did before. My little one might trade his softy for this if he finds out. Now I've just got to find the perfect large project for recycled sari silk so I can drape myself in luxurious silky softness. Maybe a silk throw. Other ideas or patterns anyone?

Recycled Sari Silk Yarn Blue Cowl

And oh hey giveaway to be announced tomorrow!

And the January winner is ...

First, my new listings in the store. Handmade snag free beaded stitch markers. They are lightweight and add that little coolness to your knitting! They are real fun to make and so quick.

And of course I haven't forgotten. I need to announce the winner for the January giveaway. 30 comments translated into 49 entries because some people liked and followed me in  more than 1 place. So here I go to Random.org to generate a "true" random number.  And the winner is #4 - Amanda!  Congratulations Amanda! Make sure you email me with your mailing address and I'll send you your Yellow Skein of Banana Silk!

And coming on Feb 15 - a new giveaway!

Happy Crafting!