Monday, August 13, 2012

Mini contest: Koigu and copies of two one-skein Koigu patterns

I've got a full skein of Koigu leftover from my book projects. (Wound, no label, but a full ball, and that's undeniably Koigu. We think it's color 210.)


It deserves a Koigu-loving home.

I've got two patterns that use a single skein of Koigu - Miss Otis Regrets



and the Open House Slippers


So. Tell me why you need them.

Leave a comment!  Best comment wins a copy of the two patterns and the sad lonely ball of Koigu.

26 comments:

Fiona said...

Well, you know I already have Miss Otis Regrets, but I really, really need to make some pretty slippers. I have insanely cold feet - to the extent that my husband sometimes checks that I am breathing at night, as they are so icy. At least he's ruled out the possibility of my being a vampire ....

Rayna said...

Ooohhh....I have always wanted to try Koigu and never have, and your Open House Slippers have been in my Ravelry favourites *forever*. I would love to knit up a pair of these before winter comes and my hardwood floors get cold! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,

I would like to get the yarn because I have never had a chance to try Koigu and those colours are happy colours and it would make me happy to knit the miss Otis.

Claude

Yarnologist said...

I've never tried Koigu and I've always wanted to! Also, I've just moved my blocking headquarters to an unheated linoleum-floored room (not the best conditions for drying knits, but at least the cats don't have access to it) so slippers would be REALLY nice for when I have to hang out in there.

Deb Dan said...

Miss Otis Regrets & that colour way would so go with my eyes. I NEED them! I'm in love <3

More Than A Mom said...

Miss Otis won't have any regrets with this knitter!!! I've never tried Koigu and would love to try it out.

Ginger said...

Those slippers are adorable. I need a pair for getting up in the middle of the night with my new baby girl!

Rav: GingerLee25

Wendy said...

I need them because that beautiful yarn and Miss Otis Regrets might be the only things that save from A)being tragically uncool for the rest of my life and B)the prospect of a dreary South Dakota winter which is predicted to make us pay for the incredibly mild one we got last year.
And the slippers would be perfect to keep my poor husband from losing his mind having to choose whether to put up with me wearing shoes in the house or sticking my ice-encrusted size 11's on him when I crawl into bed at night.

Wendy said...

I need them because that beautiful yarn and Miss Otis Regrets might be the only things that save from A)being tragically uncool for the rest of my life and B)the prospect of a dreary South Dakota winter which is predicted to make us pay for the incredibly mild one we got last year.
And the slippers would be perfect to keep my poor husband from losing his mind having to choose whether to put up with me wearing shoes in the house or sticking my ice-encrusted size 11's on him when I crawl into bed at night.

cookalotje said...

Oeh... Koigu! I need it because all this hanging around on knitting blogs has made me a yarn snob without the budget to be one.
I can haz fancy yarn???

Anonymous said...

It would be so "regretful" to let a single skein of those colors all alone. I can give them a wonderful home and cuddle that scarf forever!!

Chris said...

Head thick, brain numb,
Inspiration won't come.
I wanted to post something witty but it isn't happening.
I do however truly covet the Koigu and Miss Otis Regrets.

Meg said...

I need some Koigu,
My feet freeze in winter; I
live in Newfoundland.

Nrthwoods Knitter said...

I think the best reason to want the ball and patterns is - although I have been knitting since 1992 - i have not knit with Koigu! How can that be??? I love sock yarn scarves, too! Plus - I just found your blog today, so today is my special day. C-

Grace said...

I'd love to try Koigo yarn, never knitted with it, and also would love to make these nice slippers for my daughter's cold feet.

greta said...

I would love to use this Koigu to make Miss Otis Regrets for my sister. It's the perfect color for her - she would love it! And I just can't afford it otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I have never worked with Koigu, although I have wanted to, and I'd really like to make the slippers for my sister! Cindy

Unknown said...

There once was a ball of Koigu
That wished to be some knit shoes
Keeping feet warm and snug
No need for a rug
I think that's the best
don't you ?

Unknown said...

There once was a ball of Koigu
That wished to be some knit shoes
Keeping feet warm and snug
No need for a rug
I think that's the best
don't you ?

a2umgirl said...

Ooohhhh I so want to have that yarn! It would receive a lot of love at my home! I have been wanting to make Miss Otis Regrets and this would give me the perfect reason to start it right away.

Goalie Gurl said...

Miss Taylor Regrets not having a skein of Koigu to knit that lovely scarf with.

Lisa said...

I am one of those people who likes to buy yarn and patterns on a whim... but sadly, when it comes time to start a project, I find that none of the yarn will work with any of the patterns I have.

That beautiful skein of Koigu looks like it would make a perfectly comfy pair of colorful Open House Slippers!

Rebs @ Book-Rants said...

Cutest slippers ever! Would be great for those cold wood floors. Or at the office..it's hot outside, freezing A/C inside, and I don't wear shoes in my cubical because I'm a rebel ha! and I like to sit cross legged in my chair (so professional!)

Peggy said...

I really, really need to knit the open-house slippers. I used Koigu years and years ago and would love to get back to it. It's very important that we support Canadian (and in this case Ontario) yarn suppliers so that they continue to produce these fabulous yarns.

Peggy

Peggy said...

I really, really need to make the open-house slippers for my family and friends for Christmas. Not only do they make a great gift they demonstrate my support of Ontario yarn-producers at a time when we are being inundated with off-shore products.

BarbAltman said...

There's no need whatever for that skein to feel sad and lonely. I would be happy to give it a loving home and teach it how to be something warm and cozy, like those cute slippers. It would be happy to live up to its full potential.