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I Won

I had a rather interesting weekend, aside from the ice storm. It is the absolute truth when I say I have, until this weekend, never won a thing in my life. So it was on a whim that I entered and won the Shalimar Yarn give away being run in the Shalimar group on Ravelry.

They were giving away 3 skeins of Shalimar Breathless in your choice of colors and 3 lace scarf / stole patterns by the designer Melanie Berg. Her designs are quite wonderful and worth the look.

My choice of yarn colors were Petal, Molly Coddled, and Thistle.

Shalimar Breathless Yarn

I have been dying to try this yarn for a long while. The colorways are gorgeous and quite inspiring to me as a designer. I can see a number of baby sweater designs being created specifically to show off the wonderful palette of colors Shalimar has. But first I really wanted to work with the yarn, see how it behaves before designing with it. This win allows me to do just that.

The three Melanie Berg patterns I won are these beautiful lace designs:

Stole of the Seas.

stole_of_the_seas_melaine berg

Sihaya

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Grand Bazaar.

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I can’t wait to get these on my needles. A big thank you to Shalimar Yarns and Melanie Berg. I am one very happy, happy, knitter.

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