Monday, April 4, 2016

Yarn Fanatic Party #57 - Yarn Baby Yarn Giveaway - Week 1

Welcome to the 57th Yarn Fanatic Link Party, and my 40th as co-host, alongside Rachel from The Philosopher's Wife.

In our last party, I mentioned that I moved and was internet-less. I still am. Ugh! Oh how I have depended on internet at home for so long, and am feeling so lost without it. Ha! Along with the baby hats below, I also shared how I spent my 24th Birthday in my Living the Dream segment. Though not yarn related, I'd love to here about your favorite beach and/or trip :) Jump on over and share with me in the comments.
Slanted Shell Baby Beanies in 3 Baby Sizes - Free Crochet Pattern

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Drachenschwanz/Dragon's Tail Shawl from Hakelfieber - Crochet Inspiration with Link to Free Crochet Pattern. This shawl is so interesting! The jagged edge is what really makes it, and just think of the color possibilities!

Lammchen/Lamb from Hakelfieber - Crochet Inspiration with Link to Free Crochet Pattern. This little lamb is so sweet! And sure to make a child very happy with it's cuteness, softness and big eyes.

Rainbow Baby Booties from Linda.Douglas33 - Knit Inspiration. Some sweet little booties for donation to a local charity of hers - Crib Connection. I'd love some more information on this charity Linda!

From Square to Stripes Afghan from Kat Kat Katoen - Crochet Inspiration. This afghan is gorgeous! And so fun with the mix of the granny pattern and the stripes along the sides (and soon-to-be top and bottom). I may just have to make one of these for my new room :)

EyeLoveKnots Yarn Favorites:
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Chain of Flowers Headband from Stitches n Scraps - Free Crochet Pattern. Spring is upon us, and now is the time to show off those beautiful spring colors to go along with all of the blooming. This headband is the perfect little project to showcase some color, and being that it can easily be made in any weight yarn, you can make a headband to fit the weather you're still experiencing. Here in the Sunshine State it is very warm so perhaps I'd try a sock weight yarn or very lightweight cotton.

Snowmen in the Living Room from My World of Crochet - Crochet Inspiration with Pattern Link. These snowmen are so sweet! And regardless of snow or sunshine, these little guys will continue to warm hats.

Beaded Bandanna for Dogs from Posh Pooch Designs - Free Crochet Pattern. This little bandanna is a stunning little piece! I absolutely love it! And with some adjustment, perhaps I can make one to fit in my hair :)

Round and Round from Kat Kat Katoen - Crochet Inspiration. Congratulations Sigrid on your 100th blog post and number of followers! Very exciting mile marker, and a beautiful way to use up those odds and ends of yarn.

My Philosopher Favorite:
Have you stopped by to see what Rachel of The Philosopher's Wife is working on? I am really loving this array of colorful spring flowers for her upcoming spring projects in this Teaser.

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April's Giveaway is sponsored by Yarn Baby. One lucky winner will receive one skein of the yarn shown here in the Stormy colorway. This yarn is a super bulky merino wool of 80 yards. There are lots of other beautiful colorways and weights available for purchase like this Bulky Merino Yarn in the Spring Break colorway, this Sock Mohair Yarn in the Gentle Rose Bundle colorway, and this Sport Weight Organic Cotton Yarn in the Teal colorway.

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. Yarn Baby 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!


  1. Fantastic, thank's for featuring my blanket and round-cushion-to-be! Thank you so much for your fun linkparty!
    Take care,

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sigrid! And for dropping me a line :) Wishing you the best!