Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Margaux & Contest

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Pattern: Margaux by French Girl

Yarn: Rowan Ribbon Twist #119 Rascal (white), Rowan Ribbon Twist #122 Regency (burgundy) - 6 balls each

Notes: The pattern calls for a size #15 needle, but I used a #13 in the hopes of making the xs size even smaller. It is still a bit big on the girls, but they love it anyway. Can you tell?

Now, for the contest. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day I learned how to knit. Little did I know what a life changing day that would be. Knitting has given me immeasurable pleasure, and a career to boot! I am going to have two drawings. The first will be a kit to make the Waterfall Scarf, and the other will be a kit to make a One Skein Wonder. Just leave a comment with your email address. Contest ends Sunday 4:00pm. Good luck!


Blogger amy said...

who can resist a contest?

the margauxs are adorable, your little girls are the perfect models!

4:54 PM  
Blogger tocspaw said...

Ooh - a contest!! Congrats on learning to knit one year ago. I know what you mean about the impact knitting has made on your life - I feel the same way. Funny how much difference a few knots and yarn can make!

5:01 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yay contest!

Enter me in the drawings. You know my email addy :)

Your girls look adorable in the capes. Like Little Red (and White) Riding Hoods.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Yay, a contest!

Your girls are adorable as always. Isn't it great when they actually like what you knit for them?

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

Oooh, a contest from Amy! I'm in! You know my email addy, right?

5:32 PM  
Blogger keohinani said...

the sweaters look awesome on your girls :) wonderful! and there's room for them to grow into them. i'm sure they're make wonderful memories in them.
wow, you remember the day you learned to knit? i don't quite recall. that's so great how knitting made such a huge impact on your life :)
not like you even needed a contest to entice me to comment. :P

5:37 PM  
Blogger JustApril said...

What a perfect way to get into lace knitting! Yaay for contests =)

The girls are SO sweet - ofCOURSE! AND hilarious =))

5:56 PM  
Blogger knittingnurse said...

Oh my, you SO need to make a solid read Margaux. . . . .

Yeah, put me in as well. jdammonsATyahooDOTcom

6:40 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

the girls look sooo cute!love the hooded cape look! another must have pattern, ill be by the shop for a class tomm and purchase one... if they are even for sale yet! ;) contest yep, count me in ;)

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

The capes are adorable!!! Such perfect little models you have!

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Janet said...

The girls look precious in those gorgeous French Girl capes! You did a beautiful job, as always. Count me in for the contest!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

The Margauxses look splendid. Hmmm, do you think maybe a thinner yarn and a smaller needle can yield a size for 2 year old?

9:23 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Oh, I love those tassels on the hoods! What a cute touch!

And I'll enter the contest, cause why not? :) Though I'd rather not put my email address on the web if that's okay... would you mind leaving a comment on my blog if I win? Thanks!!

6:20 AM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Your kids are the cutest :o)

8:28 AM  
Blogger Jes said...

Don't they look cute! Like little red riding hoods. I love it.

Congrats on your anniversary =) I think that knitting thing is working out for you ;)

Sign me up for the contest! Both of those things are on my list!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Saun said...

The girls are adorable in their capes. The sizing is great because they will be able to wear them for longer than a year.

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just discovered Yarntopia -- and the blog. You have rekindled my love for knitting. Great outfits!

11:01 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh your girls are so blessed to have a mom that can knit for them. How many years have you been knitting now? Did you go to the kid & ewe festival last year in Boerne?

12:34 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

May you have many more wonderful years of knitting!


1:49 PM  
Anonymous ann marie said...

YOu are the fastest knitter. Two days ago not even one cape was done. Wow!! They turned out so cute. I wish I had learned to knit when my kiddos were a lot younger. Your daughters are the perfect models!!!!I may have to get the pattern.
Ann Marie

3:14 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Did somebody say a contest?? Sign me up! My email addy is on my profile.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Amy, they are so precious! and I love the capes ;)

Fun contest idea too! Count me in - you have my email addy!

6:18 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

Great idea! Congrats on the knitting anniversary!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

Great outfits -- and I envy fast knitters! You and your store has inspired me to try some knew and different items.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

How lucky can one girl be? I've gotten to see them in PERSON--both the girls AND the capes. I have to tell their age, I could have played in that cape for days, for play-pretend and just-plain-prettiness. You'll be hard-pressed to get the capes away from them now! I'll pray for a cold snap for you.


1:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Your girls look SO CUTE! They are super lucky to have a mom that not only knits but owns a yarn shop!

I can't believe you remember the exact day that you started knitting. Happy Knitiversary! Or should it be Happy Knit-Day! Whatever you want to call it, you are always a great source of inspiration. Sign me up for the contest, I think you have my address or can atleast find me on the yahoo group :)

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

All I have to do is leave a comment? you make it too easy, I almost feel guilty entering!

rachel at licketyknit dot com

I can't believe how fast your girls are growing up -- they look so much older now than when I first started reading your blog. Still super cuties, though! I love the margaux.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

By the way, speaking of life-changing events, the day I joined your Honeymoon Cami knitalong was a day that changed my life. It's what introduced me to the world of knitbloggers.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Jenni said...

I must stop merely lurking; contest or no!

The girls look adorable (as always)! Did they pick the colors themselves? Not only does the color suit each girls' coloring, but they seem perfect for each personality! (Is the pattern available yet? Beautiful knitting, yet again!)

and Happy Anniversary!

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Katy said...

I learned to knit during Spring Break when my daughter was in 2nd grade - only 2 1/2 years ago. She just started 5th this fall.
Katy, Christine's blogless knitting friend

12:47 PM  
Blogger Heatherly said...

2 years ago i learned to knit, i had no idea i was going to become OBSESSED with it!
yarnyenta at yahoo

3:28 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

How did I miss this post? The girls look insanely cute. Very, very sweet.

3:36 PM  

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