Monday, May 4, 2015

Yarn Fanatic Party #35 - String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Sponsored Giveaway

Welcome to the 35th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 18th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

I've been busy this week crocheting and jewelry making. Here are my latest yarn creations!

Most Clicked:
Left to Right:

Popcorn & Lace Blanket Part 2 from Lunamon Design. Part 2 is inclusive of the joining of the Popcorn and Lace Squares. In case you missed Part 1 - Make sure you check it out for the link to the crochet pattern so you can join in on the fun of these beautiful squares! Perfect for our Spring Season!

Coasters from My World of Crochet. These coasters also caught my eye! I had pinned the original pattern, but now seeing Lisa haven done them - I will need to move them up on the list of things to do! The spiral is just so neat, as is with the mix of the two colors.

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

Heart Shaped Hexagon Pillow from Persia Lou. This hexagon pillow was made as part of the Blog Hop Crochet Along. You may also follow other bloggers who participated in this blog hop and shared their hexagon pattern and project - I do! I especially love that this pillow is heart shaped! After seeing it, I definitely have to make 1 (or 5). It sounds and looks a little tricky but I am up for the challenge! Are you?

Cupcake Place Holders from Creations by Kara. Aren't these mini cupcakes just adorable?! Kara has used them as place holders for her daughter's birthday party, but I think they'd also make cute ornaments, play food, decor for a little girls room and more! AND! Calorie/Guilt Free. ;)

Crochet Blanket from Solin World. An oldie, but a goodie! Feel free to share your oldies too!
If you follow me, you know that I am a sucker for granny square projects. This blanket is no exception! I love the color scheme chosen, and the lightweight, lacy looking squares. Just lovely! Plus, a free pattern link included.

Painted Knitting Needles from Urban Sleek Blonde. Isn't this a neat idea? I do wonder if the yarn would catch on the paint at all, but I do love the bright idea. I am sure it would motivate you a bunch to pick up those than some plain ole wooden ones.

Tapestry Bag for Kid from Howling at the Moon. This little bunny bag is so cute! Though Easter has passed, we are still in the Spring Season and Spring means bunnies! Just love this little bag. No pattern attached, but great inspiration.

6 Petal Poppy from Purfylle. I am in love with crochet flowers. Though I have only worked up a few in my time of crocheting, I have a TON pinned - including this one! One day, I will bust out a bunch of crochet flower reviews and fill my life with flowers that will never die. And they make great embellishments for tons of things - not limited to hair accessories and brooches.
This poppy brooch is especially great for Remembrance Day.

Flower Pot from A Day in My Life. I have been looking at this Flower Pot Crochet Pattern on Lion Brand's site. It's been pinned for a while, but that's as far as I've gotten with it. Seeing Crystal's - I think I will also be moving this one up higher on the list.

Fringe Cowl from Posh Patterns. I LOVE this cowl! It's so simple, yet says a lot especially with the fringe addition. And! I didn't even know Posh Patterns had a blog! Did you? I am a big fan of her Posh Patterns Etsy shop. Lots of great patterns in there!

Mystery Revealed from Linda's Crafty Corner. Have you been following along with the Crochet Crowd Mystery Blanket Challenge? Anyone else who's been working up a blanket - please share it with us!
This blanket is very interesting. I have seen the progress for a few different blankets, and I was surprised with each addition. It definitely was a mystery - wouldn't have been able to guess any of the parts.

Queen Anne's Lace Scarf from Posh Pooch Designs. This is such a beautiful scarf! I LOVE the Queen Anne's stitch. I haven't worked anything up in it before but I have looked it over a few times. This scarf though - definitely going on my list! It's especially nice for the current Spring Season, but a great Gift for Her anytime of the year. AND! Photo tutorial included for the stitch pattern. :)

Lily Pond Bedspread from My World of Crochet. This bedspread is amazing! It's a Lily Pond of colorful flowers, but wow! Though there isn't a pattern attached, it is great inspiration, and worked using the Join-As-You-Go method. My newly loved joining method as it eliminates a bunch of tails to weave in at the end and stacks of squares surrounding you.

My Philosopher Favorite:
Do you remember a few parties ago [#31 & #32 to be exact] when Tinted Tangles sponsored a yarn giveaway? Rachel received a skein of the Coral colorway to review, and she created this beautiful, Light and Lacy Summer Infinity Scarf with it. Make sure you stop by to check out the review, the link for the infinity scarf and a mini photo shoot done by her and Catherine.

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
**Keep in mind dye lots are unique - note on the last two above. Both are named "Kiwi" but there is a clear distance. If ordering, make sure to get enough from the yarn dye lot to ensure the least variation.  

This Week's Giveaway is sponsored by STRING THEORY Hand Dyed Yarn, Inc. This is actually going to be a month long giveaway with multiple chances to win. 

There are a few things on the Rafflecopter that can be completed daily, like leaving a blog post comment (2 opportunities daily), commenting on a link that's already been shared by another (1 entry daily), linking up a project (1 entry daily). 

One lucky winner will receive a $60 Gift Certificate to the String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Shop. I know everyone could use a little yarn to add to their stash. We never have enough, isn't that right?

If you haven't had the chance to visit the String Theory shop and gallery, head over! The shop tabs are located on the left-hand side of the site. Each is very unique, and has it's own little story found on the top of each page.
I think my favorite is the Caper Sock - "a luxurious blend 80% merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon, springy with great stitch definition." Doesn't that sound amazing?! I would love to try some of this yarn to make a lacy Summer scarf, or perhaps a late Spring/early Fall shawl - what about you?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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. String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn, Inc is responsible for prize fulfillment, not EyeLoveKnots nor The Philosopher's Wife.
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. Thank you for your kind invitation!!!!
    Have a great week, xxxxx Ale

  2. Heading over to the String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Shop for a peek at that yummy looking yarn! Thank you for some great party fun!
    Hugs from Missouri, Kim

    1. It is the yummiest - such beautiful color options.

  3. I love every single one of the Caper Sock colorways. How to choose? The Dark and Stormy might be a favorite though! Thanks for the introduction!
    mbrigham7 at yahoo dot com

    1. The Dark and Stormy is a pretty awesome colorway! I am pretty hooked on the Kiwi colorway myself.

  4. OMG, so hard to chose a fav. What wonderful colors! I just loved the Merino DK-Sapphire.......

    1. That one ALMOST made it into my collage...::sighs::... So many colors, so little time. Hehe

  5. Thank you so much all of you who clicked on my link. I am honored.
    Happy linking everyone!

    1. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful projects with us Monica!

  6. Thanks, Alexandra! Lots of interesting links here.

    1. Thanks for stopping by to party with us.

  7. My favorite of the yarns is Marshall Island Sport in Passion, but omg, I want them all!
    How have I been missing the Yarn Fanatic Party so much? Love all the links!

    1. We've been missing you too Jenny! But I have had fun following along with your progress on the World's Biggest Stocking pieces.

  8. Thank you ever so much for featuring my poppy! I'm thrilled!

    1. I just LOVE crochet flowers. I am glad you shared it with us!

  9. Hi Alexandra! thanks for your nice comment on my blog:: Yarn Fanatic Party are amazing! :::Silvia