Criollo, birthday sale, and a giveaway

I promised to be back again this week, so here I am!

First on the agenda, I wanted to share the sweater I finished last month, Criollo, by Justyna Lorkowska.   Everytime Justyna publishes a new pattern, my queue grows.  She is a fabulous designer with a sweet, kind heart.  I just love how this sweater turned out, even though I put my own twist on it.  I choose to work a mock cable with eyelet pattern at the bottom hem, as opposed to the stitch written in the pattern, purely for my love of the mock cable and eyelet stitch.  Here's the link to my Clearwater [mock Criollo].  

Criollo, by Justyna Lorkowska, in Madelinetosh, Tosh Sock, colorway, Bloomsbury

I just love the fit of this sweater....can't wait to wear it with a dress to the wedding both of my kiddos are standing up in next weekend!  

Next up on the agenda....a sale!!!  I'm turning 35 on Saturday, so I thought I would throw a little sale, just to make things a little more festive.  

Use the code birthday35 when checking out in my ravelry store, anytime between Midnight (CST) May 30-the end of day (CST) June 1st to receive 35% off all single patterns.  E-books and patterns that are discounted when purchased together are not included.  


Lastly....speaking of cake.....

I have been busy dyeing up some new yarn for the Etsy shop, although I haven't had time to get them listed yet.  I tried my hand at dyeing gradients for the first time, and would like to offer up this fun, bright skein as a giveaway.  Let's just say that dyeing gradients is quite time-consuming and labor intensive.  This skein got the best of me, so it is slightly lighter/less yardage than the other full sock skeins I dyed up, but would still make a lovely shawlette or accessory.  It weighs in at 84 grams and is approximately 370 yards and goes from a tropical red, to orange, to teal, to yellow....all summery and tropical!

To be eligible to win, please be located in the continental US or Canada and just leave a comment below, about anything :)  Just say hello and be sure to leave your ravelry ID or email in your comment so I can contact you about the prize.