Friday, 11 November 2011

Exciting Friday :)

So, today I can finally show off my finished Hitchhiker scarf *grins*

But I won't keep you in suspense, I know you're keen to know who won my knitting-birthday giveaway ;)

So, thanks to the trusty random number generator, congratulations to the following people (I'll get in touch directly to get your addresses!):

Winner of the Shunklies yarn is: Kathleen (A Surprise Every Time)
Winner of the mini skeins is: Leah (Good Enough Knits)
Winner of the crochet book is: Tink (Master of a Thousand Things)
Winner of the cable book is: Sarah (Crafts from the Cwtch)

Thank you to everyone who entered - I was blown away by all the comments and honestly wish I had more prizes to give out!

Anyway, after the excitement of that, on to my FO...

It's really quite hard to take a picture of a scarf with nowhere to drape it and no good light! 

Yep, my Hitchhiker is finished. Well, it was finished last week but I was too busy being excited about my giveaway to post it *laughs*

I love this scarf. I love the pattern, the yarn is heavenly, it is just so warm and squishy. I anticipate it getting a lot of wear as the weather gets colder and colder.


Details:
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, in Capricorn
Pattern: Hitchhiker
Mods: used DK weight yarn rather than sock weight and just carried on until I ran out!
Rating 5/5 - love the squishiness of the garter stitch, as well as the way it breaks up the pooling of variegated yarn

And, just to prove that I do (sometimes) smile in photographs, here I am wearing it:


I like to have the main part wrapped around my neck, with part hanging down to show off the sawtooth edge (which boyfriend claims looks like a dragon tail *laughs*)

PS: Don't forget the usual suspects: TamiNatural SuburbiaWisdom Begins in Wonder ;)

40 comments:

  1. It looks fab, you look fab too! I won a prize! Yay!

    p.s. where did you buy your Manos? I have a 10% discount you can use at yarnsville.com if you want more...

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  2. Ach - sorry to have missed your birthday and giveaway while I was away last week! Hope you had a super weekend.

    That Hitchhiker looks FANTASTIC. I have a hank of merino with HH's name on it. The dragon's tail edging is marvellous.

    And as soon as you could let me know the brand of your glasses, which are a gorgeous shape and I NEED IN MY LIFE I'd be everso grateful ;0)

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  3. Oh wow that is really lovely. I think I'll have to add that pattern to my queue! Really pretty colours.

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  4. That's the second pattern I'm adding today to my queue, but it's so-o beautiful, and the color is great too!

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  5. Your hitchhiker is stunning! Beautiful job :)

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  6. Belated Happy Birthday. What a stunning scarf, I really like the saw tooth edge. Off to check out Ravelry now...

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  7. That scarf is ROCK STAR! Now I want to knit one.

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  8. Ooh, that's so cool! I love how the variegations in the yarn have worked out. It's a great effect, with the flashes of brightness against the dark colours.

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  9. Wow that yarn worked up perfectly in your Hitchhiker, I love it! I'm with the others, this may have to make it to my WiP pile soon!

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  10. Your hitchhiker scarf is gorgeous! Well done. Thanks for the exciting giveaway - can't wait to turn those miniskeins into hexagons... :D

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  11. Ooo. I love it! The sawtooth edge is great. I like that way is snuggles up around your neck. I want one too!

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  12. Wow - that looks gorgeous (you look very lovely yourself too!) and I am SO excited to have won the cable book when I'm just about to start my first cable project - I think I'll wait now!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend
    xxxxx

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  13. Gorgeous scarf! It's so nice to hear how happy you are with it!

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  14. That scarf is georgeous! It's going straight into my queue!!

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  15. Natalie--What a beautiful scarf...and a beautiful girl!! It really suits you and I'm sure you'll get many years of compliments while wearing it! XXO-

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  16. It looks fantastic. Love the way it hangs!

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  17. I love the detail picture. The stitch pattern looks very interesting. Congrats to the giveaway winners!

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  18. That scarf looks fantastic! I love those colours, they really suit you. Belated happy birthday, too!

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  19. I just made a scarf in Manos Silk Blend, too, and it is fantastically squishy, even though it is lace! You hitchhiker looks beautiful, too.

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  20. Dragon tail! That's great. I love the way it hangs down as well. Also, love your glasses!

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  21. Your FO pic at the top is just lovely and the scarf is even more beautiful on you! Good job.

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  22. Very Very pretty scarf, I hope it gets lots of wear with how pretty and luxurious the yarn is!

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  23. You look beautiful! the scarf is soo pretty too

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  24. The scarf is fantastic and you look great in it! The colour is gorgeous too. I loved your post yesterday on Craft Blog UK <3

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  25. Oh, it's beautiful! And so are you. You look great wearing your scarf.

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  26. Wow! It's great, I love that.

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  27. Wow, Natalie that came out so amazingly pretty! It looks great!

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  28. Your scarf is beautiful. I love the colours and it looks amazing on you. Well done!

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  29. So pretty! And it looks amazing on you! The colors are wonderful.

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  30. It looks fantastic, and I have to agree, there is something very dragony about it

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  31. Love the pattern and love the yarn! I know what you mean about the squishiness....it's divine! Thanks for sharing at Fibers on Friday!

    PS> I think I'm a "usual suspect" but I'm not on your list :-( *sniff sniff*

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  32. Messaging you on Rav right this second, so excited! :D And oh my gosh, your Hitchhiker---I think I'm almost as excited about it as I am about winning the yarn! It's gorgeous, the yarn worked up in such an intriguing way, all those cool diagonal colour pools. And it looks fantastic on you, all spiky and drapey. (Also, describing it as looking like a dragon tail? Such a cool description! I usually think of its spikes as "teeth" since I saw someone describe them as such in a blog entry a while back.)

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  33. FANTASTIC! Looks great on you too!!

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  34. That looks so good on you and what a lovely photo. I love to knit with Manos and am intrigued by the scarf pattern, must research it a bit.

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  35. Your Hitchhiker looks good on you! A nice b'day photo, I think. :)

    And wonderful about the prize give-aways - I'm glad you're enjoying your bloggy forays.

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  36. Oooh I was waiting for this post - lovely Hitchhiker! The colours are great and the garter stitch so well defined. Beautiful.
    xx

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  37. Woohoo, your hitchiker is gorgeous! Very impressed, and I love the colours in it =)

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