Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Off the Needles || Garter Gaiter in Erika Knight Maxi


I haven't done an off the needles post in ages! I've actually been doing a fair bit of knitting so I really should get caught up and photograph everything so at least I can create project pages on Ravelry and maybe share a few with you here :) I think that's what happens around the holidays, there's always one more person that you want to knit for on your list (even if that person happens to be yourself... or is that just me?). 

I don't knit gifts for the holidays often, it's no secret that I am a strong advocate of selfish knitting ;) And I only gift knit if a loved one has specifically requested something (or hinted at it). This year I had two people on my list to knit for--I wanted to surprise Shannon with a pair of French Press Felted Slippers which she's been wanting forever but never had time to cast on for. 

Also, my mother really loved the Swift hat from JOURNEY (and I always steal her Pasha hat for shows--so she needed another knit hat to fill in when Pasha is away). I was off to a running start on the hat and figured I would get a good chunk of it done waiting in line ups during my last minute Christmas shopping. Wouldn't you know, even though I left most of my shopping to the very last minute, none of the shops were chaotic, the rare time I did end up in a line it moved faster than it took to get my knitting out. In the end I did not make my deadline and wrapped her pressie on the needles, with the promise I would finish it swiftly, lol. My Mom is a knitter and opening a work-in-progress didn't phase her much :)

In addition I've done quite a bit of knitting for me and Else--now to get around to blogging about it! All in good time I guess, I'm still catching up from winter break and how it slashed my work schedule. 



I do however have one finished object to show you! Two nights ago I cast on the Garter Gaiter with two gorgeous skeins of Erika Knight Maxi Wool in Storm and Flax. It knit up incredibly quickly and I LOVE the finished product! It's super squishy and cozy and I loved working with the yarn--the plies are gently spun together which I loved because I don't always want such a tight twist and the result is a soft yet sturdy fabric, LOVE. And I love the pairing of these two neutral colourways, this is such a wearable piece, I know it will get a ton of use. 


 And the best part? I just happen to have a gorgeous skein of Erika Knight Vintage Wool in the Dark colourway to give away!! All you have to do is leave a comment below along with a way to contact you (email, Ravelry name, twitter handle, etc... whatever you prefer). The winner will be chosen Monday, January 20th.  


Good Luck and Happy Tuesday!!!

*** This giveaway is now closed, thank you so much to all that entered and congratulations to Anne (aka sandinmysocks) for winning this gorgeous skein of Vintage Wool!!! ***

90 comments:

  1. Wow, that yarn looks lovely!

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  2. I'm on a yarn diet, but winning yarn wouldn't count...right?

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  3. gorgeous yarn! And the cowl is awesome! bbatting on Rav

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  4. I admire your no knitting for Christmas rule. I have primed my family to expect knitted gifts for the past 4 years. Stopping might be too painful.

    I'm knockonwool on ravelry

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  5. Gorgeous! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    JavaPurl on Rav

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  6. i love your cowl in those lovely neutrals. and i love that dark colorway! i'm danamcg on ravelry

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  7. Love it! So simple and yet very eye-catching.
    culabrat on ravelry

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  8. The yarn looks cozy! Love your blog and patterns, so inspiring. Lsage on Ravelry

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  9. Love, just pure love! I love the cowl, your policy towards holiday knitting (which I've adopted since last year's sweater went unappreciated by my sister) and that yarn. So soft, so squishy, so captivating. That blue is absolutely gorgeous--my perfect Navy blue! Thanks for the chance to win a skein. -tmueller128 on Ravelry

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  10. Oooo, I love your big squishy cowl, the colors are great too. I just started knitting again and I would love to add that navy yarn to my tiny stash :) I am kellylc on Ravelry.

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  11. That yarn is gorgeous! And I love the cowl.
    I'm @bon_marie on Twitter.

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  13. Lovely cowl! Looks like a perfect addition to any wardrobe. Forgot to leave my contact info: karinamaza in Rav

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  14. Ohmygosh!! That's beautiful!! Xo rav I'd : gundyknitter

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  15. Oh wow I love your cowl - so cozy and interesting, too! Would love to win that gorgeous yarn, thanks for the giveaway! skirtastop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. The cowl looks like it would be so soft and squishy! It must have been so much fun to knit.

    Thanks for the giveaway, I am AgathaDarling on Ravelry.

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  17. Such an inspiration. My handle is raeface.

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  18. I love how simple that cowl is, very pretty.
    Rav id: ceweller

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  19. Ooh . . . please tell me the cowl is nice mindless knitting. I have mostly been knitting as I commute lately, and I need to switch it up but still be able to knit in the semi-dark!
    https://www.facebook.com/NekkidSheep

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  20. Oh lovely! I'll be faving that on Ravelry later today :)

    I've knitterynoob on Ravelry.

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  21. I've been looking for a nice thick project to take on after these DK weight mittens. Keeping this in mind! I'm annebee on ravelry :)

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  22. Beautiful yarn! Ravelry id is sjordan

    Thank you

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  23. Darnit Jane, I do not have time to cast on anything for myself right now...but I want a Garter Gaiter just like yours! :)

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  24. The cowl is beautiful! My Rav id is wildwoolly

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  25. I would love that wool...but who wouldn't :) rav id: madgiddy

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  26. I love the dark inky blue. branje on rav.

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  27. That yarn looks lovely and your cowl so cozy.

    Rav ID is melosa

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  28. Your cowl looks lovely! Also love some of the other colourways in the Erika Knight Vintage Wool like the Mullberry and Iced Gem. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    nichola_evernden@hotmail.com

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  29. Your cowl looks great!
    Ravelry ID: misskris545

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  30. That cowl is gorgeous! It is going directly into my Ravelry queue.

    Rav Id: ahickman

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  31. I love your cowl and the yarn too. raverly id audreycouture. thank you.

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  32. Cowl looks so squishy and fab! I would love to win a skein of this yummy yarn.
    ravelry id: ummashin.
    happy knitting!

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  33. Loving dark & navy blue lately!
    rav: curdy

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  34. Love the texture of the cowl! I've never tried Erika Knight's yarn yet and would love to win this skein of Vintage Wool. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    TrishKnits on Rav

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  35. That cowl looks so gorgeous and soft, I bet it feels amazing to wear! Perfect for this time of year, fr sure. That dark colourway looks like an amazing shade of Navy, very pretty!

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  36. Beautiful cowl! The yarn looks so squishy!

    Deianickelsen on Rav

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  37. Beautiful! eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

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  38. What a beautiful dark blue!

    katepricey on rav

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  39. I love the cowl, it does look very cozy. Bulky yarns are so cocoon-like! I'm zenitude on Ravelry.

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  40. I love the cowl. It's very squishy looking. How nice of you to give away a skein of this yummy looking wool.

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  41. I love your cowl!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Wow, that yarn is so gorgeous!! It looks incredibly soft - just the kind of yarn you want to cuddle after a long day of work :) Your cowl is lovely, and I adore neutral palettes - they're just what you want when you need comfort ^__^ Thank you for the lovely giveaway - that navy is a beautiful shade; one of my FAVOURITE colours, and will go with everything I own so I think it would have to become an every day cowl :) - my Ravelry name is symondezyn ^__^

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  43. Impossible to pass up a chance for free yarn!
    bluedogwoolies on ravelry

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  44. Mmm, looks yummy, squooshy and the dark color is perfect! Id love to try out this yarn<3

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  45. Simply beautiful!
    marymich on ravelry

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  46. LOVE the cowl and LOVE the color combination! I've only been knitting for others for a long time and would love to self-indulge and knit this delicious cowl for myself! I just love her! Thanks you for your generosity! maureenea@verizon.net

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  47. Love your cowl, that yarn is beautiful!

    rav id: navystripes

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  48. Beautiful cowl and definitely looks squishy! Rav Id: honeysugar

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  49. The cowl looks super warm and that yarn looks wonderfully squishy and so pretty! Rav id: pattymatt

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  50. Have committed to knit more in 2014!! More yarn would sure add to the fun! Ravelry= iHike

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  51. the Dark colorway is absolutely gorgeous! ravelry id: ariel8863

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  52. Imagining so many things I can make with that beautiful, squishy yarn! diann325@gmail.com

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  53. What a rich colour! Oh the things I could do with this..... Ravelry-Grizzlieknits

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  54. The garter gaiter has been on my to-knit list forever! Yours is gorgeous and I love the colors! megan@gestell.org

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  55. Beautiful gaiter, and beautiful yarn! RavID jaf61205

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  56. I really like the Garter Gaiter in neutrals! thecraftyroach[at]gmail[dot]com

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  57. I would love to squeeze that skein....it seems so soft! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  58. Love the cowl and love the yarn! rav: kellypasta

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  59. The cowl looks lovely on you...a perfect go-to-piece that would fit in most wardrobes.
    Also...thank you...for the heads up on a new-to-me yarn...
    I have added it to my list of products to see...and touch...in person! ;-)
    trinalea.briggs@gmail.com

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  60. The yarn looks lovely....so does the cowl.

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  61. Very nice! That cowl is beautiful!

    do_bilodeau at hotmail dot com

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  62. Sorry I didn't add my Ravid: woolercoaster

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  63. Beautiful cowl!!! Thanks!
    blueketty@hotmail.com

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  64. The colour and the cowl are lovely and quick knitting works for me!
    Rav ID: Humaha

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  65. margaret.law@shaw.ca.January 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    gorgeous cowl, looks really squishy.
    Margaret

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  66. Okay...it is 34C in my part of the world. Gorgeous yarn + winter can't come soon enough. Rav ID - Bionicknitawoman

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  67. Perfect combination; the cowl and the yarn. Lovely and soft.
    Rav ID: kimberlyhknits

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  68. Beautiful yarn in a beautiful combination. Not to mention that it looks absolutely lovely on you. Gorgeous yarn - thanks for the chance to try it.
    Bordergirl on Ravelry

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  69. I love the cowl and the yarn looks so soft..it certainly is pretty!

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  70. The cowl is gorgeous. I need to check out this yarn, it's new to me.

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  71. It was non-stop gift knitting for months, so many mitts... so the first thing I did on Jan 1st was cast on your McMilne shawl, because I needed a nice project for me! rav id: christykitsch

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  72. What an elegant cowl! Thanks for the giveaway. My Ravelry handle is sariska.

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  73. Hi Jane, even if for me is so difficult to understand english language i follow you often. Thanks for the giveaway, the colours are beautiful!
    I beg your pardon for my english.
    EgleBreme on Ravelry

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  74. Great combination of yarns in a most wearable pattern. Thanks for the gorgeous yarn in the giveaway to a lucky recipient!
    (Rav ID ajane)

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  75. The cowl and yarn are beautiful! Thank you for this giveaway.
    Rav: HollyBerries

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  76. What a lovely cowl! And the skein you are giving away is the most beautiful shade of blue. I'm hannahr on Ravelry.

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  77. Beautiful cowl and love the yarn! Thank you for such a nice giveaway. I am knittinglass on Ravelry.

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  78. gorgeous colours you chose for your gaiter! romykins on Rav

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  79. Love the new cowl and the yarn looks diviiiiiine! Thanks for the chance to win! Rav ID Noni26

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  80. I LOVE the yarn, thanks for holding a giveaway! Rav ID Loelee

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  81. Gorgeous color! Can't wait to win it. ;-) I'm littleblackdog on Ravelry.

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  82. Gorgeous yarn!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  83. That is lovely. My ravelry name is: michelleowls

    Can't wait to see the rest of your fo's.

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