Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Yarn Challenge 2016 ...the entries and winners

The voting is done, the ballots were tabulated and the winners announced!

First the entries, not in any particular order:

First time entry for this knitter! Lovely sweater and wee booties!

Vintage Bear, crochet, again a new entry!

Sometimes the challenge is to use all or most of the kit to complete a single item!

This project went on holiday, bits and pieces were knit while somewhere warm and sunny and put together when she arrived home!
Another project created to use up the yarn given, a table runner ready for Easter!

This knitter had never done a project using 'Intarsia' knitting!  Time to use a new technique!

The beginnings of a larger project, we called it a runner for now! 

This is the first time in 8 challenges that 2 projects were made using the same pattern! 

It's unfortunate that the photo does not show you that there are Birds on a branch in the yoke of the dress.

3 dragons, each could be a separate entry!  Adorable!

This shawl is made as part of a Prayer Shawl Ministry, we wish the recipient comfort!

Fake Isle hat, a free pattern on Ravelry. 

The Winners!

3rd place, a lovely little vest and booties!  There is a new baby Girl born just yesterday who will look adorable in this knit by her Mom!  (Sarah you are a Mom! Congratulations!)

2nd Place, This lovely Pip blanket made by Frances!  A perfect use of the yarn and colours!

1st Place!  The Pattern is the Knitter's version of Little Cotton Rabbits!  We loved the details, there is actual knitting on the knitting needles in her Knitting bag!

Diamond Yarns, who are the makers of the Yarn we used send along a door prize.  Bonnie helped us out by picking a winner from the names of those who participated in the Challenge.  Nancy is the winner of a Knitter's   Pride interchangeable needle set! 

Thanks to everyone who participated!

The entries are tucked away and waiting to be picked up!

We look forward to Yarn Challenge 2017!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

You be the Judge!

Yarn Challenge Entries have arrived! The window looks amazing filled with these fresh spring colours!

18 kits were purchased and 15 returned in completed projects, it's never too late to be added to the ballots.

In order to select who is deserving of the First, Second and Third place prizes we ask everyone who comes into the shop to pick their favourite projects. A complicated math algorithm is applied and we tally the ballots to choose the most deserving project!

When you vote, only one vote per person you can enter a draw for a lovely BlueQ tote.

Voting ends Saturday at noon!
See you soon!