Monday, April 27, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Linky Party #34 - The Philosopher's Wife Giveaways Galore GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the 34th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 17th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

This week I shared two yarny posts:
I just made a purchase from the Etsy shop of Petals to Picots
I have been working my way around them, little by little.
Visit this What Did I Buy from Petals to Picots post for the links to these patterns, and my own little blurb about them.
I also shared a free pattern for a solid and striped version of these Robin's Egg Slanted Shell Washcloth. These washcloths use one of my favorite stitches - the slanted shell pattern. Be on the look out for the facial scrubby post coming to you this Wednesday!

Most Clicked:
Left Top, Right Top in Reverse "L":

Rainbow Pillowcase from Lunamon Design. Full of color, and a very unique stitch pattern - this is going to be one awesome pillowcase when done. Pattern link provided.
Sad to hear that Monica was working on this while in pain, but not a bad deal to sit outside, relax and crochet. Feel better soon Monica!!

Minion Blanket from Milena Places. What a cute blanket! What stitch does Milena not recommend using for a blanket? Visit her post to find out!
Regardless, this blanket has a nice, clean look and came out so cute!
As she's made it in a child size, this blanket is great for any minion lover!

Basic Summer Sandals from Ruby Needles. These sweet little summer sandals are sized for newborn, with hopes of creating other sizes soon. Wish they were in adult size! I would make one for myself in every color.

Unisex Sunhat from Sandys Cape Cod Orig. I just love the swirl on this hat! And the adorable shell edge on the brim. Thankfully, this pattern has all sizes from infant to adult so I can make myself one of these! Pattern also includes flowers, leaves and a snail pattern! Using a solid color, reverse single crochet edge and snail - this is a great sunhat for a little boy too!

EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites:
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

Granny Square Earrings from Marmarel. I have had this vision for quiet some time now, but it's standing on my ever growing list of things to do. These came out so nice! And with the Red, White and Blue - these are perfect for the upcoming Memorial Day and 4th of July. Change out the colors, and you can match anything!

Colour Theory in Practice from Plutonium Muffins. This is an interesting read about comparing colour coodination based on a "mono" filter. Corrie provides us with examples, and explanations. Make sure you don't miss this one!

Lacey Skinny Hearts from Sophibelle Collection. The original link shows as an amigurumi complete with face and flower embellishment, but I couldn't find that on the post to share so I am sharing the last photo on the post, which I absolutely love! Especially with the shell edging. Leave it off, and you can have a boy and girl version of these hearts. I think these would be so nice in a basket filled with some fragrance, or with a loop to hang - perhaps mobile like?

Spring Party from Atelier Marie-Lucienne. This setting is awesome!! What a great idea for celebrating the beautiful Spring season. This party is complete with garlands, ornaments, pillows, table cloth, mug cozies and vase decor. The tea set on the table definitely adds to the beauty of this. I am envisioning a fun tea party with my cousin Tiffany and her daughter Madison - with some crochet tea cups, saucers and kettle I have been eyeing for a while.

Riviera Skies from Silk and Wool. While there isn't a pattern attached/available yet, Leyla just did a marvelous job with this top! It would be perfect for the Spring or Summer seasons, and even would look nice over a bathing suit. 
I will be crossing my fingers for the pattern to purchase! How about you? ;)

My Philosopher Favorite:
How adorable?! That giraffe is just melting my heart. I recently visited the zoo - check out my Living the Dream post - but though there were three giraffes there, they weren't as sweet looking as this one! Make sure to visit The Philosopher's Wife to check out this Another Crochet Project: An Elephant & A Giraffe post. Links provided to patterns for you to create your own!

This Week's Giveaway is sponsored by The Philosopher's Wife: Giveaways Galore. This is an awesome branch of The Philosopher's Wife as you can find all the latest crafty giveaways in one place. One winner will receive a $5.00 Gift Card.

*The next portion includes an affiliated link. By clicking on the Art Supplies, Craft Supplies and Sewing Products link and purchasing, The Philosopher's Wife will receive a small percentage of your purchase. It won't cost you any extra, but it will support a great cause!*

If you haven't checked out, you can find great deals here, including in their Art Supplies, Craft Supplies and Sewing Products section.

Must be 18 Years or Older to enter. US only. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification, or another winner will be chosen. Social media not affiliated with this giveaway. The Philosopher's Wife: Giveaways Galore is responsible for prize fulfillment, not EyeLoveKnots.

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Join the Party!

The Yarn Fanatic Party will begin every Monday afternoon, and run through Sunday night. You have all week and weekend to post your fantastic yarn related projects!

Please share projects that are family friendly, and YARN RELATED; ie Crochet, Knit, with an extension to include Cross Stitch, Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas and Embroidery.
Also make sure you are linking up to your blog post, and just just your blog's home page.
We encourage you to:

*Become a Follower of the blog where you linked up. Following both is also greatly appreciated!
Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots

Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife

*Check out the other Great Projects that have been linked up!

*Spread the comment love!

Features will be chosen weekly. By linking up, you give us permission to feature your item.

*If you don't have a blog, you can still share with us by creating a Free Flickr Account - powered by Yahoo. Add your projects there, and then come back here with the link for the project.

NEW 04.27.15: Link ups cannot be to Etsy listings or Ravelry pages where patterns are sold. You can link to blog posts, Flickr or Facebook pages, Pins, etc that are directed towards it, but can't directly link to it. 
To be clearer though, Raverly pages of finished projects are okay to share. Sorry for the inconvenience! That's per InLinkz guidelines. Thanks!


  1. Oh gosh, thank you! I'm flattered! I didn't know you worked with the Philosopher's Wife, noted and followed on Bloglovin! <3

    1. I am honored to be a part of the part alongside The Philosopher's Wife. :) Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  2. Thank you so much I am honored for being number 1 again.
    Keep up the good work and sharing.

    1. Your work is just lovely! And shown in the views.

  3. Thanks for inviting me to your great party! I'll be adding it to my regular party calendar :o)

    1. Glad to have you! Looking forward to many more great projects from you :)

  4. Thank you for writing about my top - I am so flattered. Pattern is in the works :)

    1. Thank you for sharing it with us!! It's beautiful.

  5. Hello Alexandra,
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my knitted scarf! I have been working on crocheting squares for charity & I need to write the post when I get time! Such pretty creations people have linked up! Have a nice day!

    1. I know how that is. I have just donated two items for a silent auction, and barely snapped a couple photos of each before they switched hands, and once I got back home, I was trying to remember exactly how I worked them to share. Hehe. Oops.

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my skinny heart tutorial! I appreciate it!! <3

    1. Thanks for sharing it with us! I've added to my list of things to do.

  7. Thanks so much for inviting me to your party!