Tuesday, August 2, 2016

An Update, BOTS R10 Winners, and an eBook Giveaway

I've contributed to several rounds of Battle of the Stitches, but I've only been a challenger in Round 1 and in Round 10 that just ended.  Round 10 came after a long break from crochet while enjoying Kindergarten with my daughter as Room Mom and summer busyness.

My last post, in October, introduced the Love Knot Lattice bags to you.  Since then, I've released four additional patterns.  Plaid-ish Stocking is a super fun and trendy Christmas stocking.  It has the look of plaid without being actual plaid.  The pattern includes two sizes...stocking and socking lengths.

The



Next came the Autumn in Bloom Poncho Set.  This set includes a poncho and an ear warmer with an oversized bow.  What girl doesn't love a big bow???  It can be made in any size, infant to adult, using just a few simple measurements.


After the poncho set, my daughter had a special request.  They were having hat day at school the week before Halloween, and she wanted a pumpkin hat, with leaves and flower.  And, since she does the majority of my modeling without payment, I don't mind being commissioned by her.  Besides...the hugs and kisses as payment are totally worth it!  :)  If you've ever looked around the internet for crochet pumpkin hats, there is no shortage.  Everyone has their own version.  And, while she would have been completely happy with any of them, I decided to design my own.  And, as a result, the Emilee's Fall Favorite was created.  It is a convertible cowl and hat style hat.  It includes the pattern for the ruffled leaf and pumpkin blossom.  White it looks cute in pumpkin colors, it definitely works in any color you choose.  It can be made in any size and works up super quick!


The last design of last year was the Cuddle Up Cardi.  This is still one of my daughter's favorite pieces to wear.  It can be made as a vest or a long sleeve cardigan, and features a shaw colar.  It's perfect for those days when you just need an extra layer.  This would make a great sweater to keep at the office for those days the AC is working a little too well for your liking (or if the heat isn't working well enough, maybe) or to cuddle up in while out running errands.

Battle of the Stitches came at just the right time.Wearable Waves in Autumn, and the stitch was the ripple lace stitch.  After the theme was revealed, I knew what I wanted to make.  Then came the stitch, and it was a matter of making it work for what I had in mind.  It took some working the stitch repeats a little different than it is in the stitch tutorial linked above, but it worked, and I am in love with the result.





 Wrapped in Waves is a triangle wrap that can be worn as a shawl style wrap, a triangle scarf, at wrap around the waste, or as a head scarf.  it turned out better than I could have hoped for, and, it was voted the Fans' Favorite design for the round!  <3  The ebook for round 10 is full of wonderful designs.  Knowing that the wonderful fans like you voted for the one I created as their favorite was such an honor!

I was ready to get back into designing, but needed a place to start.  BOTS was the perfect thing.  I had a theme to focus on, and the stitch was chosen for me, so no worries there.  Plus, there are strict deadlines that have to be met, so I couldn't slack off even if I wanted to.  The theme was

As a challenger of Battle of the Stitches, I have been given a copy of the eBook for round 10 to give away to my wonderful fans.  In addition to the ebook, I'm giving away five copies of the Wrapped in Waves individual pattern (to be sent when it is released on August 15).  Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.  Share the post with your friends and give them the chance to enter, also!  The winners will be drawn on August 7, 2016.  Good luck!!!

Bonus: For my blog readers only, take 50% off your purchase of two or more patterns from my Ravelry shop this month only!  Use code LLSBlog816 at checkout!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

23 comments:

  1. I voted for the Wrapped in Waves. Most appealing to my tastes

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love Both the Wrapped in Waves and The Openwork Poncho Cowl. Both my faves! ❤❤

    ReplyDelete
  3. My two favs were yours and the openwork poncho cowl!

    ReplyDelete
  4. My two favs were yours and the openwork poncho cowl!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love all of the designs, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be the Autumn Waves Bohemian vest. It matches my personal style best. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's so hard to choose, but I've narrowed it down to the Wrapped in Waves & the Openwork Poncho/Cowl.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It's so hard to choose, but I've narrowed it down to the Wrapped in Waves & the Openwork Poncho/Cowl.

    ReplyDelete
  8. the wrap is beautiful would love to win a copy of the ebook

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your beautiful design was my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your beautiful design was my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I loved yours and the Sonoma sweater vest

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your wrap was my favorite! Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your wrap was my favorite as well! good luck in the battle!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. The cowl top vest was my favorite. So many great designs once again!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I loved your waves scarf and the waves baby pants.

    ReplyDelete
  16. wrapped in love, is my favorite but love most of them, thanks

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thank you so much for the giveaway ❤️I loved open work poncho cowl

    ReplyDelete