Thursday, January 03, 2008

"DO the AMANDA" KAL/Contest

It's almost FO Friday!

To start off the first Friday of 2008 in the best possible way, I am having a KAL/Contest!

Wanna know more? Read on...!



DETAILS:

What? A Knit along for my Amanda Hat pattern...a contest and prizes!
Where? Here, on my blog, of course!
When? Starting now until Blogless Amanda's birthday - February 21st, 2008.
How? Knit as many Amanda Hats as you'd like to win a prize and to have your hat (plus name and webpage link) in my "Amanda Hats" Gallery! Grab the button on the right (link to this post) and you're ready to go...!

*Note: The Amanda Hat was named after one of my closest (and most fabulous) friends, Blogless Amanda. (She is the model for the hat on the pattern.) After all of the Amanda hats are knit and pictures posted (pics must be sent!) to the Gallery, Amanda herself will pick her favorite hat and that person will win an awesome yarn-y prizes!!! All submissions must be sent to me by midnight on the 21st and the winner will be revealed on the last day of February.

Wanna join in? Start now...!

MATERIALS:

The Amanda Hat pattern

Size 9 16" circ and dpns (or needle size to get gauge)

2 oz/60 grams of Malabrigo worsted yarn or a heavy weight worsted yarn of your choice. (You can click on the Gallery at the right to get yarn inspiration!)

*Note: I was able to use only half a skein of Malabrigo for this hat, so 2 hats are possible with this exact yarn, but you must be very, very careful...leaving a tail of only 3 inches at the start and a 5-6 inch tail at the end. Knitting to gauge (though I know is tedious, but necessary) is a must if you want to get 2 out of 1 skein. I was also able to make 1 Amanda Hat and also a pair of little boy mittens out of one skein with a yard left over.

One more thing about the yarn- I strongly recommend Malabrigo, not only because of the yardage and thickness, but because the hat becomes just truly LUXURIOUS and SUPER CUDDLY and you'll love it more if you use this yarn. Some have used other yarns and still fell in love with them, but others thought the yarn they used was a bit scratchier than they thought and were slightly disappointed. But, it's totally up to you! Amaze me (and Amanda) with your gorgeous hats!

If you have something you'd like to DONATE for this KAL, I would love to hear from you. I will advertise and link to you, if you have a store for the entire duration of the KAL/Contest.

*I will try to get this on Ravelry as well, so if you get a chance, you can check it out there...I can't promise I'll have time, but I WILL try!*

Now...go on...."DO the AMANDA"!!!!

22 comments:

Donna B. said...

I finished my Amanda TONIGHT! Pictures coming as soon as the sun rises tomorrow ... betcha I have the first FO of the KAL! (I b'lieve I should get a prize for that alone!)

Nikkiana said...

I guess I know what I'm doing with that spare skein of Malabrigo now...

Sonya said...

You can count me in. I have some Alpaca in mind.

Jackie said...

Yay! I love this pattern (made two already) and I love the idea of a contest. The next one will be made with Malabrigio for sure!

Nichole said...

I cast mine on today :)

Caroline said...

Hey! Everyone, to the tune of "Doin' The Pigeon": doin'....mm mm....Amanda!
I love this pattern, Gina. It's just sliding along the needles. I had to pry it out of my hands to write this. I'm maybe 1/2 done on my first. I'm thinking I would like to try several different yarns with this hat.

LeslieJ said...

Count me in! I just purchased some hot pink malabrigo and now I have a project!

Manda said...

I love this hat...first of all, my name is Amanda too, and second of all, it's super cute! The stitch pattern will match the My So-Called Scarf that I'm knitting in a variegated Manos, so I"m trying to find some Malabrigo that will match decently. :D I love the purpley one in the picture, but y LYS has a really pretty fuschia-y color that I keep going back to. :D

cayli said...

Okay, I'm in. I will probably use handspun as that is all I have but it is really soft too.

Casting on today!

Caroline said...

First one done! Love it, love it, love it! Picture will be coming your way. Now to decide what yarn for the second one.

trek said...

I finished my Amanda Hat - pictures on Ravelry and on my blog. Warm and squishy.

comfortknits said...

I just made an Amanda hat for my mom. I can't wait to send it to her, and the timing is just perfect with your contest.

mochirunner said...

I've downloaded the Amanda hat pattern but haven't had a chance to start yet! I'm thinking some Manos in my stash may be great for this:)

toni in florida said...

Looks like a fun knit! Definitely want to make one, perhaps even by the end of the contest. Thanks for the free pattern, too.

Turtle said...

That design looks great! Count me in, i love knit alongs!

Donna H said...

I finished my Amanda on Saturday. I used Dream in Color Classy (Midnight Derby).

Linda said...

Love this hat!! Getting started late as I just found this on Ravelry. I just got in!!! But I love to knit and crochet hats. Will do this project next. Visit me on my blog Site sometime and check out the felted hat project I'm working on now. www.millefioremusings.blogspot.com

CraftyGryphon said...

Whee! I just finished mine on Monday, and got a matching neckwarmer, too. Matching scarf forthcoming... this was *really* fun knitting! (See pics here!

CraftyGryphon said...

Whee! I've now done my Amanda Hat (and have yarn to do another), with an Amanda Neckwarmer, Scarf and Earwarmer. I have four inches of yarn left, that's all!

These have been such fun to knit, and they're all snuggly-warm!

Jean said...

Beautiful! I just bought some Malabrigo!

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