Monday, March 28, 2016

Yarn Fanatic Party #56 - Week 4 - Lorna's Laces & Yarn Baby Yarn Giveaway

Welcome to the 56th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 39th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

At the beginning of the month, I shared that I was just getting over being sick, but finally getting back to blogging. Well... Life stepped in again, and changed that. My boyfriend, Chad, and I decided to end our relationship, so between that and moving in with my aunt, I haven't been doing much blogging. In fact, I don't even have WiFi at home now so I have been doing a lot of crocheting, writing down in my notebook and occasionally visiting my local McDonald's to take advantage of their free WiFi - Thank you McDonald's! I now live in a city not far from where I was, but a different area nontheless and one I am not too familiar with so I have enjoyed seeing different things here. Slowly, I am getting back into the swing of things, and will try sharing more along the way. 
Wishing you all well! Last week of the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Yarn Giveaway so make sure to come back every day and enter for a chance to win!
Since our last party post, I have shared:

Ripple Tote Bag - Free Crochet Pattern
Women's Slanted Shell Slippers in 9 US Sizes - Free Crochet Pattern

and I shared my Easter Nails yesterday :)

I wanted to have my new weekly segment up and going earlier this month, and weekly/bi-weekly giveaways starting in April, but with all going on, this is going to be on hold for the moment. I will update you as this changes. 

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Blueberry Hill Shawl from Stitches N Scraps - Free Crochet Pattern. This beauty is worked using the lacy and lightweight Solomon Knot Stitch. So many ways to wear this piece, and still show off the beautiful openwork. Bundled up it's better for the cooler days, and open as a shawl it's better for the warmer days. Warning: Blocking is critical.

Wool Coat from Ana Love Craft - Knitting Inspiration. What a gorgeous cabled sweater! Of course, I drool over the beauty of knit pieces, but I am also loving the creamy yarn choice over the dark turtleneck. Can't wait to see the second sweater made from the darker, tweedy yarn!

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March's Giveaway is sponsored by Philosopher's Wife follower, Carianne. One winner will receive four skeins of a limited edition Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport yarn - 100% Superwash Merino Wool with 200 yards per skein -  in the colors shown in the photo - The Light Side and The Dark Side - and a shawl pattern in either crochet or knit version. This giveaway ends 03.30.16!

April's Giveaway is sponsored by Yarn Baby. Rafflecopter is updated, but I will update here tomorrow when I have more details.

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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. Carianne is responsible for prize fulfillment, not EyeLoveKnots nor The Philosopher's Wife.

Call for Sponsors!
Are you a pattern designer - Crochet, knit, plastic canvas, embroidery, latch hook, pom pom crafts, and other yarny crafts... Or do you design yarn related graphics, shirts, buttons, printables, tote bags? Maybe you are a yarn dyer? Or perhaps you have a really large yarn stash and you are looking to do a de-stashing of them? We are in need of giveaway sponsors for the Yarn Fanatic Party! If you are interested in teaming up with Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife and I to sponsor a giveaway at one of our parties, PLEASE contact either Rachel or I.
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.

*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!