Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Contest from Mrs. Crosby

We just received an email from Mrs. Crosby and this sounds exciting. 

Dear Hearts,

As the dusk of the year draws in, I have taken in the evenings to poring over photographs–some submitted to our Ravelry group; some sent via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter; and two delivered by carrier pigeon–of the colorful caravan of pieces you've made with our yarns.

The launch of this bold experiment in early spring was a thrilling, terrifying time. We unfurled the flag and let go the lines hoping you would wish to share in our adventure, and you have. I tell you, I could not be more over the moon if I were orbiting Mars in a space capsule. (Note to self: Next year?)

So fascinating have your own explorations been that I feel we must celebrate and reward them.

To that end, I am pleased to announce the inauguration of...

The Mrs. Crosby Finished Project Photography Contest.

This ongoing competition, open to all fiber artists in the United States North America, will be very simple in structure. In summary:
  1. You knit, crochet, weave, or otherwise fashion something using Mrs. Crosby yarns.
  2. You present your finished work to us using the online entry form and following our rules and regulations.
  3. We select one champion every month, and reward her or him with a number of fresh skeins equal to those in the project, up to a total of five.
  4. The champion's work will be displayed here, in my blog, to widespread public acclaim.
How does that sound? Will you play? I do so hope you will.

For the first round, our contest deadline will be midnight (American Central Standard Time) of January 10, 2015. We know that at this time of year many of you will have poured heart and soul into utterly fabulous gifts that cannot yet be revealed, so we're allowing extra time.

For complete details, and link to the entry form, I invite you to visit our Web site.

I look forward to seeing what you have made and will make, dear hearts. Onward!

The bell on the chuck wagon indicates that breakfast is served, and so I must away.

Here are a few of our finished projects in Mrs. Crosby's yarn. Everyone who knits with the yarn comments on how great it is to work with. The colours are outstanding. 
All the patterns came from Ravelry.
The brown and yellow cardigan are the pattern In Threes...knit in Steamer Trunk
The middle cardigan is called Wee Liesl and is knit in Train Case
This is Derecho knit in three shades of Satchel.
The Elder Tree Shawl in Steamer Trunk. 
The Warrior Shawl in Carpet Bag. 

Shaelyn is knit in Hat Box. 

If you've already finished a project in Mrs. Crosby, get a picture and enter. If you're looking for a new project, why not use Mrs. Crosby and possibly win more yarn?

There are five yarns in four thicknesses.
Satchel - fingering
Train Case - fingering
Hat Box - sport
Carpet Bag - dk
Steamer Trunk - worsted

The patterns available on Ravelry are endless. Take a look at your favourites. I'm sure that there are a few there that will work with one or more of Mrs. Crosby's yarns.

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