Wednesday, October 01, 2014

First, the little news since you guys will forget all about it once you start thinking contest! For those of you who wanted to purchase the hats from One Scotch, One Bourbon, and One Beer separately, they are now available as individual PDFs on Ravelry.  

The bigger news is that I have a pattern in  Tanis Gray's new collection from Interweave - 3 Skeins or Less, Fresh Knitted Accessories!   I don't get to do a lot of traditional publishing, so it's a huge thrill to have been asked, and so much fun to open the pages of an actual book and see my name on a page!  Along with other amazing names like Kirsten Kapur, Ann Weaver, Susan B. Anderson and Tanis herself....



My Mixed Berries Hat, below, is one of 26 patterns in the book - which features projects that you can knit with those 1-3 stray skeins you have in stash (or that you can buy yarn for without breaking the bank!)  The collection is a great mix of techniques, yarns, and projects - so you are bound to find something you'll want to make - or have been dying to try - or have yarn for already.


Mixed Berries was a fun knit.  For this design, I used Manos Silk Blend yarn and paired it with a stranded colorwork motif that lends itself beautifully to a little textured detail around the ribbing.  Quick and easy.  Plus, I love playing with the colors...

Picking only 5 shots from the collection for this post was hard to do, but below is a small sampling of the projects in the book.  Clockwise from the top are Fania Goberstein's Twigs BoleroMarjan Hammink's A Case of Lace Socks, Margaux Hufnagel's Spraying Waves Cowl, Susanna IC's Carmilla Shawl, and Ann Weaver's Annular Mitts.   There are many more -  including moe cowls, shawls, mitts, hats, a shrug, and a tank top.


As for the contest, I have a bit of a yarn purchasing problem, so while I was playing with color ideas for the hat, I may have bought a few combinations of the Manos....  So now I have these three skeins, PLUS a copy of the book to give away.

In the comments on this post, tell me what your favorite small project is to knit and you'll be entered to win the yarn and book below.   I'll pick a name from the comments on Friday Oct 3 - and be sure to include your email or Rav name, because if I can't find you - I won't go looking.   Good luck!     


185 comments:

kelle said...

My favourite small projects are scarves :) Well, that or touques. Or baby clothes. Too many choices! Please enter me in your awesome contest - thank you! ~kelle on Rav also.

Suze said...

Hats, hats, hats. You can't have too many (not in Wisconsin, anyway) and you don't have to make them in pairs!
(madtownmama)

patty said...

swatches. Yup I am the queen of swatches. I like to play with color, stitch patterns. I just make swatches.

Patty in Maryland
Ravery id: Patty

Anonymous said...

Hats! Everybody needs one, they are a perfectly portable project, and the variation of patterns, colours and styles can keep you entertained for just about forever.
(junglygirl)

Lexi Mac said...

I love the look of chunky earflap hats...this yarn looks like it would be so cozy and cheerful as a fair isle earflap hat!

(orangetabby on Ravelry)

lisa said...

Hats and matching fingerless mitts. Fast, snuggly, and endless variations!

Virginia Catherall said...

I make my swatches into project bags. I get to play with color or texture and then have something utilitarian when I am done. It pains me to have all that knitting work just sit in a drawer on a square swatch.

vcatherall on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hats and/or cowls most definitely are my favorite small projects...as someone coined on Ravelry and I have adopted...they are my "knit snacks" ...while working on projects that take more time, I will take a break and whip out a hat or cowl or set to get my instant gratification that keeps me knitting the bigger items!

Canaandogknits on Rav :)...you know how much I love your designs and congrats on the book!

Dana (DanaRae19 on Ravelry) said...

I love making fingerless mittens, my 12 year old loves to wear them! Stripes especially, and they don;t need to match what she's wearing! :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Caranam said...

It used to be fingerless gloves for me. Now though I have become a sock addict. It's a dangerous thing.

Ravelry id: Caranam

Anonymous said...

Hairbands because they are so quick and use very little yarn!
Deeden

hmcteer said...

A shawl is my favorite small item to knit, especially if there is colourwork or an interesting texture involved. Rav ID hmcteer

Holli said...

Huge congrats on your publication. You are so inspiring! My favorite quick knits are hats -- especially lined ones for newborns.

Anonymous said...

The book looks wonderful! My favorite small projects to knit are hats and fingerless mitts. All small projects are great in that they give more instant gratification!

JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry

Bridget said...

I love knitting hats and mittens and small shawls. The book looks great!

bbatting on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hats, fingerless mitts, and scarves are my faves. deirdre1473

Pam 'Esopo said...

Favorite small project: hats. There are SO many patterns, I can take the WIP just about anywhere, and there is always somebody who needs a hat. :)))
pamelajd on Rav

Teri said...

Hats are by far my favorite small knitting project. Just wish I worked somewhere I could wear them more often.

Rav ID tmr714

Anonymous said...

I love mittens! Can not have enough mittens!!! My Rav name is vannie

Noelle said...

When I am getting restless with a pattern or a big project, I take a few days and knit a beret. Have a handful of patterns in my noggin and they always take less than a skein and leave me satisfied.
:)
Thanks Thea!

(noelleisknitting on ravelry)

Janice Vavra said...

Cowls....my favorite accessory!

DianaC said...

Love your new pattern, and the Manos! My favorite small project is a shawlette, but my favorite quick project is hats, mostly for DS or DH.

Diana
(dianac on Rav)

Tine said...

Hats are always a quick project :-)

Time
(Thierry on Ravelry)

Lisa Garrett said...

I love your new patterns, and the book looks great! Fingerless mitts are my quick go-to project for now, but cowls always beckon as a close second!
Garretli on Ravelry

Debbie said...

My favorite small project is fingerless mitts, even though I am on a bit of a hat binge at the moment (*cough*loveyourhatpatterns*cough*). This book looks great and gee, you must have been thinking of me when you bought those three skeins! Thanks for the chance to win a great book AND the yarn for a great pattern!
Debbie
Debbie4 on Rav

Kristen said...

Hats are my favorite!
misskris545 on Ravelry or kmelamed@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I love hats. They can be easy or intricate depending on what type of project is desired and always provides instant gratification. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your contest.
Ravelry ID: oldhyde

katrina said...

I love making hats, as well as the first mitten or fingerless glove (but not the second)!

rav:thornythistle

melissa said...

Hats are my favorite. With the winter weather Ohio had last year; you can't have to many of them.

mlritchie on Ravelry

kjechard said...

Socks, need to always make more!

andrea said...

I am a huge fan of fingerless mitts. I have Raynaud's Syndrome leaving me with very poor circulation in my hands and especially my fingertips. These little fingerless wonders get me though the cold weather!
KnitAweigh on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

My most favorite small and portable project is socks followed by
fingerless mitts.
On Ravelry I am helenknit

Nancy said...

I love making cowls for the cold winters I have and I love to make hats for me and also charities.
Knitswithdoxies

dr_momzilla said...

Love making small projects, mittens are my favorite (I think). Love the colors you have picked out!

Rav name: lizmom22

Jenntly Juniper said...

A cowl or scarf, Michigan is great for knitted accessories.

Anonymous said...

Lisa (zoepanda on Rav)

Hats, and I blame you! I loved knitting 2 Glasses of Zin, and I love wearing them. As satisfying as your sweaters, but quick quick. I'd love to add another Babycocktails hat to the mix!

jillian said...

toys! the cuter the better :) (microgirl on rav)

nothingbutknit2 said...

Socks are my absolute favorite thing to knit:)

Anonymous said...

Thea, Honestly any of your hats are a great small, fast knit. I've knit Mixed twice and Black Tea once.

Oh and I love all your sweater patterns as well!!

Lynette
(Purlingurl on Rav)

Anonymous said...

I love fingerless mitts, though they're not as fast as I'd like them to be! I'm michaelac on Rav.

knitterbeader said...

I seem to be a knitter of scarves, cowls and fingerless mitts, so this book would be right up my alley. I've been looking at Manos yarn this past week trying to decide on colors!

Susan C. said...

I love knitting hats and cowls. I'm trying to up my colorwork game, so that's definitely in the queue for this fall. What a gorgeous book! (spacecase on Rav)

Emily said...

My favorite small projects are fingerless mitts and hats. I wear the mitts at work to keep my hands warm but I can still type! I also love hats - they can make an outfit pop! I'm emscho on Ravelry.

Bethany said...

Used to be socks but now that I'm a mom I don't have that much patience! So I'll go with socks. And those Manos skeins are TOTALLY my colors!!

chathamgrad on Rav

Hanni macht Faxen said...

The mixed berries hat - that would be my favourit! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Fingerless Mitts are quick to make and give as gifts...very useful and cozy. Thanks for the contest!
(tezsocks on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

I love cowls. So snuggly, and no wayward ends! I'm showbiz on rav.

Pookiebb said...

Anhone who looks at my project page will be able to instantly tell what mine is. . . SOCKS! I actually tested Marjans pattern for her and she's my all time favorite sock designer :) I love all of your hats though!!!

Kelly said...

I love making fingerless mitts. They are easy, fast, and the pattern/color combinations are endless. I think they make the perfect gift, too!

Kelly (pokergirl)

Kate B said...

My favorite small projects to knit are hats. They make great train knitting, waiting room knitting, road trip knitting, in-bed-watching-TV knitting - so portable. And you can use up scraps - like my last hat was the remains from my Cassis. They are also a good way to practice techniques. And there's always someone to whom you can give a hat. This year, most of the hats I have knit are going to our Human Services department for their Christmas gift program. They don't get a lot of gifts appropriate for tweens and teens. The Director said that knitted items go fastest for that age range - so there you have it - Hats!

Amy said...

Fingerless mitts or hats switch back and forth on my "favorite" list.

Knit-Intention (Rav name) said...

I had thyroid cancer, so while I am now well I have no thermo regulation..(like a baby)..so I love sweaters/shrugs, shawls and scarves!!
My new favorite small item is fingerless mitts .. I find if I keep my hands warm I am more likely to stay warm all over!!!

JennKnitFer said...

My favorite small item to knit is baby hats. They are portable, compact and so cute when finished.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Cowls and hats are my default. You can never have too many in the north of Scotland - but this year I'm going to challenge myself to try some slipper socks or boot cuffs for a change. Kemnayquine on Rav.

Deb C. said...

Fingerless mitts are always a staple for me. My kids seem to lose at least one each season. Would love to win a copy for more great ideas to combine those lone skeins of yarn I just had to have.

Deb C. said...

Fingerless mitts are always a staple for me. My kids seem to lose at least one each season. Would love to win a copy for more great ideas to combine those lone skeins of yarn I just had to have.

Edited for Rav info:
fabriholic23

Anonymous said...

hats...cowls...scarves
HMMM...I pick cowls
Sue. pickupsticks66 on Rav

binkette55 said...

Socks or fingerless mitts are my go-to projects to always have with me. Hmmm, seems I like to knit doubles of things, lol. Love your hat design, that will be a definite future project!
Jen aka binkette55 on Rav

Leslie J said...

Hats are my absolute favorite things to knit. You get to try new stitches and techniques, and they go really fast. Thanks for the giveaway!

kalianapodi said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Hope it's an international one....
Fingerless mittens and cowls. Love them! I'm moving around on a bike so cowls and mittens are very comfortable for me. I wear them all the time and everyone is asking me to knit for them!
Zetta203 on rav

Barbara Taylor said...

I love harts and fingerless mitts, they are east to transport and fast results. You can try new stitches and color . I have made many of your patterns, especially like your sweaters.

Nikki F-B said...

Another hat fan here! I mostly knit sweaters and shawls, but there's always that single or partial skein leftover... always the perfect hat amount! Such a coincidence.... ;)

Thanks for the chance!! (NikkiFB on Rav)

maria elba said...

hats are always my go-to instant gratification knit when i hit a knitting funk and just want to get something done and finished. one day i hope to be able to say i've knit every baby cocktails hat pattern ;)

congrats on the publication, this book looks fab and i'll be looking out for it.

ravelry name: seductivebarry

Kathy Wallace said...

I always have a few socks on the needles. But if I need a really quick fix, I'll knit a hat!
(sassykrafty on Ravelry)

Unknown said...

Definitely hats! :) --Bookaholic13 on Ravelry

Ann K. said...

I am just finishing my first pair of fair isle/stranded mittens and I am hooked! So, my latest favorite would be color work mittens.

a2girl on Rav

Lorac said...

my favorite small project is a hat.
jarah on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

☺ Solemate

Anonymous said...

and, I meant to add HATS!
Solemate

Judi said...

My favorite small project is definitely socks, there's always someone who needs a pair and they're very transportable. Nordicneedles on Rav.

Anonymous said...

What a great book! I love knitting hats for a small, quick project. Gypsythedog on Rav.

sigh said...

Hats & Cowls are probably my favorite small project. They're usually portable, work up quickly and you can never have too many!

Lori Utley said...

I love to knit cabled mittens.

Lori in Utah
ravelry: lutley
knit-zilla.blogspot.com

Dayana Knits said...

I tend to make wristies more than anything as a small project. I have long arms and most of my purchased coats and sweaters are too short. I need me some lengthening!

dayana on Ravelry

purlgirl said...

My favorite small project to knit is a cowl. And I have knitted several Babycocktails cowls!

Parttimeprincess on Rav

Ingrid Carlino said...

Currently, it's hats....specifically it's One Scotch. Best man's hat pattern EVER!

Aopiuofc on Rav

Anonymous said...

Cowls. Always cowls. Everyone loves them, and they always fit.
Cathy
Nursecathy on Rav

Rebecca said...

Hats!! They are really quick to knit and you can never have enough

ravelry id: rabeckie

jensimoneau said...

Hats are my favorite...fun, fast and great stashbusters.

Jodee said...

Hats and socks. They always fit someone!

Jods on rav

Anonymous said...

I love to knit hats--for my family, for me, for charity. And now that I've figured out that if I hold fingering weight double I can knit DK weight hat patterns, I may actually get a handle on my sock yarn stash.
MaryBeth1199 on Ravelry

Renee W said...

I enjoy knitting hat's and cowl's. Living in Minnesota these two items get much use and the smaller the project the better!
reneew

Linda said...

Snuggly baby clothes in funky colours are good and fingerless mittens are quick knits. I also like textured cowls as they are fast and are great for a couple of skeins of yarn.

Roxyrana on Ravelry

Alison Makin said...

Socks are my favourite small thing to knit, and possibly my favourite thing to knit at all.

Rav ID alilou78

ritamyriam said...

My favourite small project to knit - cowls!

ritamyriam on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Hands down Cowls. I have short hair so my neck is always cold. Working in a greenhouse scarfs are not ideal, I get them caught on stuff and they get dragged through everything. Perfect answer - the cowl. Of course I need one for every day of the month :)

sexylegs on ravelry

Katinka said...

Without a doubt, cowls and fingerless mitts! :)

-Katinka on Ravelry

Lauren said...

My name is AdelleSouth on Ravelry.

My favorite small accessory is probably fingerless gloves. They're practical, useful, and there are infinite designs, lengths and combinations.

kayteau said...

Congrats on the tangible publication!

At the moment it seems to be socks that are on my needles for mass transit knitting, although I keep eyeing shawl patterns. And I'm Kayteau on Rav too.

Carol said...

My favorite small project to knit are fingerless mitts. So quick- I can finish in one afternoon.

(dogstar911 on Ravelry)

Suzi Barnes said...

My favorite small projects are hats but mitts or mittens are a close second.

Anonymous said...

Baby stuff is such fun to knit -- tiny garments, stuffed animals, all of it comprised of little parts that come together into a charming whole.

jburek

Anonymous said...

Love to make mittens.I have made them for lots of people and they are really appreciated. Recently picked up a sock habit too. Ravelry name Leanne1969 Thanks

Ursula said...

Hats and more hats!
Rav ID SheThinksSheCan

Chris said...

Oh gosh I love knitting socks, hats, mitts.....I love smaller quick projects. I am silverfox on Ravelry . Thanks

Denise said...

LOVE to knit fingerless mitts! My hands are always cold (especially at work because I work in a building older than the Parthenon). They allow me to type, but stay warmer! After all, you do need a pair to coordinate with all your outfits! ;)

PS - I am "Sheeptricks" on Ravelry!

Annette said...

I like hats and cowls. :)

Annette (yarnaddict on rav)

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slmiller8 said...

Right now my favorite small project is socks, but I feel a change coming on, probably to hats

toomanyufos on ravelry

Anonymous said...

My fav easy thing to almost always carry is socks. Nice small project. Sfgwife@ravelry

Ann O. said...

Scarves and cowls seem to be the projects I gravitate to most often. Thanks for the contest and congrats on the very cool pattern!
Somanycolors on Rav

mary said...

Looks like a great book! Congrats!

Hands down, my fave small project are HATS!

Rav: dimsumknitter

Chris said...

Hats! I love them and need them to keep warm in Northern Michigan.

Rav: Yezsocrafty

Kelly-ann said...

Most definitely a sock - always need one on the needles.

Sarah said...

fingerless gloves! I have friends who work while at the hockey rink (marking - we're teachers) so gloves without fingers make holding a pen a do-able venture in the cold arena.

Anonymous said...

I love fingerless gloves!

Tobasco39@aol.com

Rachelle said...

Socks are my favourite, possibly partly due to the fact that everyone in my household wants more of them, including me!
sable@xtra.co.nz

Hannah said...

I fluctuate between cowls and hats! Last year it was cowls, this year it's hats.

And thank you for the giveaway!

BreatheAndSmile on ravelry.

I hope this didn't post more than once...I had some technical difficulties!

Michele in Maine said...

I like to make cowls.
Congrats on being in the new collection!
My Rav name is micheleinmaine.

June Garner said...

At the moment my fav small thing to create is a cowl or scarf. I have qued up two new things however, felted clogs and boot warmers.
High five for your published pattern. Yay!
R id: junester

rav: autumnfog said...

My favorite small project is really small - coffee cozies! I like using them to try out stitch patterns and small colorwork. They make great gifts too.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I get into a 'knitting funk' (maybe my hands ache from a US#2 ginormous wrap, or my sweater pattern is at the 'thinking stage' or I have 'start-itis') my GO TO small knit is always a hat.
Algonquin was so much fun and so addicting, I am a huge fan of colorwork (pairing colors that love one another or maybe clash, but in a good way). Getting into a rhythm of a hat pattern makes my heart sing!
Rav - wildwind96

Kelly said...

My fav small project is socks. They are so portable! Ravelry name~ kelly41momof5

Meredith MC said...

I love hats and fingerless mitts. The more the merrier as they're fun to knit, inspiring to wear and well received as gifts.
mersknits on ravelry

Ps thanks for the contest

chantel@mudpunch said...

I love small shawlettes that fit just around my neck.

Anonymous said...

My go to gift knitting project and favorite accessory to knit for myself are cowls. :)

Thanks! ~ EspressoBean

Susan said...

Right now I'm enjoying tams...small enough to finish quickly but lots of colorwork possibilities.

loopybiker said...

I'm really into knitting cowls right now, but there's nothing better than a great sweater!

Rav name: Loopybiker

B. said...

I love knitting gloves and hats for my 4 year old - he likes how soft and warm they are, carries them around like a stuffy, and makes sure that he doesn't lose them.

3catos on ravelry

Sheila said...

My favorite small project is socks, with shawls a close second.

yarngirl32 said...

I love making shawls and i always have a pair of socks on the needles.Since Oct.3rd is my birthday maybe it will be my lucky winner day too!

Ravelry-Yarngirl 32

Nicole said...

Congrats on being published! That is so exciting!!

My favorite small project: Definitely hats! They're such great holiday gifts.

I've got a group of friends that's been together since our girls were in elementary school, and now our babies are in college. When we get together for the holidays, my favorite thing to do is bring over a stack of hats and the moms each choose one.

This year I hope the girls will all be home too, so I've got twice as much knitting ahead of me! Fortunately, I've been collecting your patterns and I know they're going to love them!


Nicolevine on Ravelry

Kathy said...

Wait, you won't come look for me to give me free stuff? Why not?

I love knitting socks. But I worry so much about it (will they fit, will the leg stay up, etc) that I think my favorite small project is actually hats.

Thank you for the giveaway - I think your hat would be beautiful in those colors. I'm bigblueice on Ravelry.

Sue T. said...

Socks are my long-time favorite, though recently I've begun knitting cowls. I do enjoy a small project after knitting a full-size one.

On Ravelry, I'm Sockie.

Marina said...

Hats! I love making hats! (Which in some ways is funny because I don't particularly like wearing them....) I also love making baby sweaters, which is a good thing, because it seems there are always new babies to knit for... Thanks! Marina (on Ravelry, I am: glamosk)

Melissa (aka - Witchknit) said...

Socks are my go to project, but hats are looking better and better. Your Mixed Berries looks like a great Christmas gift some a bunch of ladies on my list.

Linda said...

I love to knit them all, hats, mitts, scarfs and socks, what I love most is learning something new while I knit!

Anonymous said...

With nine grandchildren, I love knitting hats and, since seven of my grandchildren are boys (along with three sons), your One Beer, One Bourbon and One Scotch were a godsend!!! Finding interesting hat patterns for males has been difficult. I've already knitted One Beer for my husband and he loves it! Love all your patterns, Thea!!!

Ravelry name krfitz

Helen Knits said...

My favourite small project is usually a shawl, a pleasure to knit and small enough to be portable and I seem to need one for every occasion :) ravid : HelenKnitsUK

Anonymous said...

Hi Thea, I am working away on my Dirty Martini and am loving it. I have now made three sweaters in a row, so am looking forward to starting a cowl and finishing a shawl soon. I love those two accessories because my office space is cold year round, and it helps to add on a stylish wool layer over what I am wearing. Thanks! p.s. The hat is so cute!
Zimbiegirl

audrey said...

I'm addicted to cowls especially the longer infinity scarves but I also like to make socks and shawls. I'm mataharimau on rav

Estella said...

I like to knit cowls...they are faster than scarves and are fun to whip up. Fingerless mitts are also a favorite.

Marilyn Sullivan said...

My favorite depends on locale, actually. For waiting at a doctor's office, I like dishcloths. No thought involved so I can devote all my time to worry! For portability, but to keep my mind occupied while flying -- it's sox. Sox, sox and more sox. Wishing you a lovely October and many congratulations on being included in the "accessories" book.

Marilyn Sullivan
Soxaddict on ravely

Debbie said...

Right now my favorite small projects are fingerless mitts & cowls. I also like dishcloths. Thanks for the chance to win! Deborahalice on ravelry.

Greenlaws4 said...

I love making cowls and socks! Thanks for the great contest! I just love your blog!

knitknacken on Ravelry

Jennifer in Ohio said...

I love making mittens!
Jennifer (RavID IronicalKnitter)

Cathy said...

Cowls and shawls-they make such great gifts even if I sometimes end up keeping them for myself.

CathyG on Ravelry

Kucki68 said...

I thought I had commented, but cannot see it now. I am going to knit hats this winter as we have too many socks to store already.

Vitpil said...

Hats are a great small project--fast and functional!

Congrats on the pattern,
Vitpil (rav ID)

LuAnn said...

Accessories are my favorite. Hats and cowls and mitts oh my!!!

Ravelry SugarGlaze

Anonymous said...

My favorite small projects are hats. They are almost instant gratification, which is sometimes necessary in the middle of a larger project!
I am looking forward to purusing this book!
ScarletFever (ravelry)

knitterlydesigns said...

I love a good slouch hat or a loose cowl. Usually have at least one on the needles. Knitterlydesigns

Jenny said...

Cowls!! I love cowls!! Can't wait to meet you at Rhinebeck! 3pm Saturday buy the 4H cider booth, right? I'll have to check...

Sally said...

I would have to say hats, fingerless mitts and scarves are my favs. They work for everyone--both sexes and all ages--and can span 3 seasons. Thanks for the great patterns and the contest! Sally136 on Ravelry.

ichongrx31 said...

Cowls as it's always chilly in the mornings and evenings in the SF bay area. Ravelry ID: ichongrx31

Su1282 said...

ooh - pretty!
I love knitting mittens from stash yarns, seeing what I can get away with combining. I sent 7 pairs to a charity after the Olympics last winter...

Anonymous said...

Tuques! I love me a good tuque. Got one on the needles right now...

Rav ID - coats

Tracey said...

Around my house, it is hats. Everyone seems to lose them, give them away or just want a new one with different colors or textures.
RavId hutch

Susan said...

I LUV small projects that I can carry with me anywhere! Hats and cowls are my favorites. I do hats for family as needed, but most of the hats I make are "charity knitting." I give them to a group here in Lowell which gives them to needy high school students. The cowls I keep for myself! I just love them. Rav ID suelknits

Julie said...

Coles for sure...socks are almost a tie! Thank you for the contest...would LOVE to create with that beautiful yarn and have that lovely book as well. Congrats! Good luck to all :) RAV name: julesg370 Email: julie @ hallways . com

Julie said...

COWLS not Coles.... what is a knitted Cole anyway? Lol. Gotta love auto correct.

PICAdrienne said...

Normally, I would say a hat, however, right now I am working on a hat for my son (that I knit without issue before) that is giving me FITS! So, right now, anything else!

Ravname is PICAdrienne

Maureen said...

Congrats on being published...time to celebrate! My favorite small projects are cowls, socks and mitts! Love the three colors you chose...beautiful!
maureenea@verizon.net

DebbyMc said...

I like hats for a quick project, but my favorite gift accessory is a lovely lace shawlette. This yarn and book combo is a lovely contest prize!

charley246 said...

Wow! so many choices. I love to knit mitts/fingerless/gloves of any kind, socks and shawl/scarves. These 3 are always in my car ready when I have to wait for the kids at their lessons.

Congratulations on the book!

Elaine May said...

My favorite small things to knit are hats and fingerless mitts - they are quick, fast and you don't even have to hurry - just enjoy.

Congrats on your pattern for the book, such an honor, I'm sure.

Ravelry name: knittingtigger58
Elaine

Anonymous said...

I love knitting shawls and cowls, they are easy to take just about anywhere to keep me happily knitting away, and the end result is a must have in anyone's wardrobe! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Ravelry: lisamacmillan

Valerie said...

My favorite small project would be shawls, or maybe scarves. Plus your extra skeins would look great with my winter coat!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! I love mittens. I'm always losing them (lost a great felted pair that took me about a month to knit). They are my traditional "After-Christmas-Knitting-is-Done" project for ME!

Ravelry: lisaat

Thanks!

Savannagal said...

Congratulations on being in the book. I can't imagine how exciting it must be to see one's work in a book, on a store shelf, in a library, in homes across the world. Very cool. I like knitting socks for a small project. They are portable and fun to knit.

Shanna said...

Definitely hats. Endless possibilities, no need to make two. And who doesn't need more hats?

Cyndi said...

Hats. Always hats!
cyndi-ccaj on rav

QuiltedSimple said...

Hats....or fingerless mitts....or cowls....

QuiltedSimple said...

Hats....or fingerless mitts....or cowls....

margie said...

For me, it's all about the hat! Cast-on and in a day or two, you have a FO...so satisfying.

Congrats, Thea...how exciting to be in print!

ZaraD on Ravelry. said...

Hats and Fingerless mitts. They make stunning presents and are so quick and rewarding to knit!

bloggless Jean said...

Mittens, mitts, and hats

Anonymous said...

Great patterns! You are always coming out with the most beautiful stuff! I would love the book and yarn. allisonroseboom on rav :)

Anonymous said...

SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS!!! I knit a lot of socks. I do knit hats for family members, cowls, mittens, etc., but I always come back to socks. :)

I am debari on rav.

Anonymous said...

I love to make fingerless gloves.
Love your hat pattern.
Rav id: MyCorgiKnits

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance! My favorite little knit is a hat- the only thing I can make that my kids will wear.

Nancy
n2n on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love to knit cowls. So many options and colours,. One for each day of the week.

Rav id: knittingchicklet

Melissa said...

I love knitting hats! Your new one is so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jan said...

With a new grandson, I'm enjoying knitting everything BABY!

upstateLisa said...

still pretty new at serious knitting but I can make a mean fingerless glove!

wildmag said...

very timely giveaway and well done on being part of it. (Rav: wwild)

Tara said...

So cute! I adore the blues and greens.

Lactivist on Ravelry

melanie said...

I love to knit hats, cowls and fingerless mitts.

rachelb said...

hats are my "thing" - sometimes I think I will stop when I have one for each day but then people like you keep designing great ones so I know I won't!

Jennifer Johnson said...

Oooh how fun! For small projects I really love cowls and hats as they are an easy and quick way to use new techniques and get lots of use.

(Rav ID-craftycreoleJenn)

Kate Wuerschmidt said...

I go through phases: hats for a while, cowls, mitts, shawlettes. But hats are my first true love. And those colors are gorgeous... my brand new glasses are that exact shade of green (on the inside!)

knitschmidt on rav

Lydia said...

socks and hats for sure on the small knits.

Ravelry ID: lifeandyarn

Anonymous said...

Cowls and scarves are the main items I knit when I go small.

Rhondito on rav

Cassandra Wong said...

YIPPEE sure hope you pull my name.

Cassandra Wong
treff1@me.com