Twist Collective Blog
Cooperative Press Giveaway
Today's giveaway is brought to you by Cooperative Press, a publisher that brings us unique and exciting knitting books!
They are offering a $50 gift certificate to use in their online store. There are some amazing and inventive knitting books including the two you see below, plus ones like Doomsday Knits, Big Foot Knits, and History on Two Needles. The best part is that the prices are super reasonable, so $50 will go pretty far in getting you some pretty pages. You will also get a free Twist Collective pattern of your choosing!
For a chance to win, tell us a story about a knitting book. Did you learn to knit from one? Have a great explanation of grafting that you keep going back to? Did a book inspire you to learn a new skill or take on a challenging pattern? Do you love them as coffee table books, but rarely use the patterns? Did someone give you one as a joke gift? Join in on the conversation by commenting on today's Facebook post (and like our page!), tweeting at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important! And follow us!), or join our Ravelry group and post in the Cooperative Press discussion (or all three)! You have until the end of today.
Halcyon Yarns Giveaway
Today's giveaway is brought to you by Halcyon Yarns, and I have to tell you, it's pretty major.
Two lucky Twist readers will score Halcyon Yarn 2/12 Gemstone silk, a plied 100% silk yarn that is willdly gorgeous, plus the pattern for Celandine by Jennie Pakula. Both winners also get an accessory bag and a handy stitch/needle gauge.
All you have to do to enter is tell us who you would knit Celandine for if you won. Comment on today's Facebook post (and like our page!), tweet at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important! And follow us!), or join our Ravelry group and post in the Halcyon Yarns discussion (or all three)! You have until the end of today.
Five Questions with Carol Feller
Carol Feller is today's featured designer in our Five for Five interview series; follow the whole series here. She has designed eight wonderful patterns for Twist. You can check out more of her wonderfulness on her website!
1. Why are you a designer?
Designing is a bit like an obsession, no matter how hard you try not to do it you can’t stop. In fact not designing makes me miserable! When I started designing it was the first time in my life I was able to be both creative and mathematical at the same time. There aren’t many jobs like that out there.
2. What's your favorite design you did for Twist Collective and why?
I think Parcel is one of my favorites. It combines my love of design simplicity and clean lines with cables but worked in a very geometric way.
3. What is your worst knitting habit?
I hate, hate, hate ripping. I’ll do almost anything in my power to avoid it. Sometimes you can create clever fixes but other times you just same yourself a lot of grief if you just grab the end of the yarn and pull.
4. Tell us about a job you've had in the past that would amuse or surprise people who don't know you.
I don’t know how much it would surprise people but my first career was as a structural engineer. There has to be nothing stranger than being 3 months pregnant supervising a concrete pour in a high rise building while you get a lecture on the importance of nursing from the concrete boom operator.
5. Finish this sentence: If everyone knew how to knit...
the world would be a much softer, woollier place!
Miss Babs Giveaway
It is a wildly pretty yarn party up in here today, friendlies. We have three amazing yarny prizes brought to you by Miss Babs Hand Dyed Yarns and Fibers.
Two lucky winners will get Yummy 3-ply yarn and the pattern for Plover, and one very very lucky winner will get enough Tierno (totally dreamworthy baby alpaca and silk) to make Viridis, a Miss Babs project bag, stitch markers, and a post-it pad.
To enter, tell us which fictional character you think would be an awesome knitter! You can join the conversation on today's Facebook post (and like our page!), tweet it at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important! And follow us!), or join our Ravelry group and post in the Miss Babs discussion (or all three)! You have til the end of today.
The Loopy Ewe Giveaway
Happy Tuesday folks! Today's generous benefactor is The Loopy Ewe, and the prizes are pretty great.
Two winners will get their choice of two The Loopy Ewe Solid Series yarn, and a Twist Collective pattern of their choice! With so many amazing colors to choose from, we know you'll find the pair that are perfect for you. Perfect Storm is a pretty great contender for a dreamy way to use them. We should know, it's what those mittens there are made from!
Putting two colors together can make both of them more magical. Take a gander at the Loopy Ewe's color palette and tell us which two colors you would want to combine. Only entrants from the US are eligible to win today's prize. You can join in the conversation on today's Facebook post (and like our page!), or tweet your picks it at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important! And follow us!). You have until the end of today.