The Make-It-For-Myself Giveaway

December 28, 2010, 11:00 am  Posted by needlearts

pile of goodies to give awayJoy to the world—Christmas is over! All the Larkettes have the luxury of a week off, and I plan to drink lots of coffee every morning and indulge in making something just for me. If you’re planning to do the same, enter our Make-It-For-Myself giveaway. The six prize packages are super cool—they’re filled with a random assortment of vintage needlearts paraphernalia—crochet hooks, knitting needles, and assorted gadgets. We’re grateful to the generosity of Shirley Pope, the (almost) mother-in-law of one of our Pixiq colleagues, Becky Shipkosky, who donated this treasure trove to us. And we’re tossing a skein of yarn into each package, too!

detail of c rochet hooksTo enter for a chance to win one package, leave a comment on this post by 11 p.m. EST on January 5, 2011. Tell us what you’re making for yourself (or what you’d like to make for yourself) as the New Year approaches. Six winners will be selected at random and announced on January 6. Click here for the official rules: http://www.larkcrafts.com/uncategorized/sweepstakesrules/ Congratulations to our winners — Sarap, Laura, Melissa, Kitten with A Whiplash, Lynn, and Catherine!

If you’re inspired, upload a photo of your project to our Make-It-For-Myself flickr pool. Uploading a photo is not necessary to enter the giveaway. Here’s my project—a scarf I’m knitting with Habu stainless steel yarns. (Remember my post last month about the yarns in my stash I wanted to use?) I love the way the way it’s working up—almost like chain mail, don’tcha think? If you’re into yarn porn, here’s a detail of the fabric too.

Make a resolution—craft something beautiful for yourself in the New Year.

photo of silver scarf knit with habu stainless steel yarn detail view of habu stainless steel scarf


47 Responses

    Catherine says:

    I’m making a new apron for myself to go along with my “less take out = more cooking from scratch” resolution. In the new year, I hope to learn to knit.

    Lindsay says:

    I’d love to craft some fabric bins and notions containers for my craft room to help me stay more organized. I’m also taking up the resolution to re-learn knitting and crochet! http://www.lindsaysews.com

    Erin N. says:

    I’m planning a pair of mittens with some gorgeous homespun I received as a Christmas gift.

    Fantastic! My hope is to make myself a new handbag!

    Wmsabq says:

    My project for myself is a Linen Stitch scarf. Pattern by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, made with Koigu.

    Merchy says:

    My project for myself is a stole or shawl, most surely a Soar pattern by Vicki Mikulak.

    Daisy says:

    I’m knitting myself a pair of stranded mittens.

    Laurie Fehl says:

    I am knitting myselft a skirt :) I figured it was about time to do so!! Can’t wait for it to be finished!

    Laurie Fehl says:

    I’m knitting myself a skirt. I figured it was about time to just do it! I can’t WAIT for it to be done.

    Laurie Fehl says:

    sorry i was having trouble leaving a comment!! didn’t mean for it to be on here twice!

    Lixa says:

    I’m making myself a fashionable diaper bag. I saw one that caught my eye, and I’m trying to make my first bag pattern, it will be quite a challenge.

    Lynn says:

    What a wonderful idea! …….not sure I’ve ever taken the time to knit or crochet something just for me! Thanks for such a wonderful idea!

    Ruth says:

    I’m busy finishing my scarf which has been ongoing for some time now. It’s (going to be) a super wide, Doctor Who length scarf which keeps being put aside while I make things for other people so I am DETERMINED to finish it before I start anything else.

    Meadowlark says:

    I’m abandoning the needles for a little while and working on silhouette cutter vinyl art for the walls. Woot!

    Passionate Kat says:

    I’ve been making drafts for myself since I can’t stand cold. Thanks for chance to win!

    Debbie says:

    Right now I’ve got about 8 knitting UFO’s. The one I just started is a pair of fingerless gloves with a special skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd sock. They are really pretty so far! Debbie in Alaska

    Melissa says:

    I plan to figure out how to make an envelope bag that has 3 compartments made out of a single piece of quilted fabric and two seams. I have one of these clever bags and look forward to making some for gifts and couple more for myself in different sizes. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

    Janel says:

    Since my hands are always cold in the winter. but I still need to work on my computer I’ll be making more wristwarmers for myself. I also want to make an earflap hat so I won’t freeze playing fetch with the dog!

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    Tara says:

    I recently bought a tri-loom, and since it is now cold, I need to make myself some shawls!

    Sharlyngp says:

    I’m always making something for myself. I make glass beads so, of course jewelry is on my list of things to make. Needlearts wise, I have a patchwork bag cut out of leftover wool fabrics. It’s reversible and I’m using fabric from clothes my mom and I made when I was a kid at home. It really brings back lots of memories.

    Cboyd29 says:

    I hope to make myself a soft winter scarf in tropical colors. It would brighten my walks and keep me toasty — just what I need this winter.

    Colleen says:

    I need to use up my fabric stash right now so I am going to make some valentine quilted mug rugs! thanks and enjoy your time off! happy new year.

    Chris says:

    I am on college break and before I go back I am going to make a skirt for myself ! Thanks for the giveaways. Your scarf is lovely!

    Suzie Button says:

    I want to make a Rapunzel doll I made as a Christmas gift for myself and I am going to sew some pillows and a dust ruffle for the daughter to start off my new year of 2011! Suzie purrpage3[at]verizon[dot]net

    Dixdizzy says:

    Hi, I am making a shawl for myself and plan to make a scarf for myself. Honestly though, I am usually focused on making for others.

    justval says:

    My gosh that stainless steel yarn is fabulous! Let’s see, I knitted so much for everyone else, my arm and hand went numb. I thought long and hard about what I should knit for myself and I am thinking of a lacy shawl. Being that it is burrrrr bitter cold here, the thoughts of a lacy shawl knitted in a baby soft alpaca will help get thru the chilly winter months!

    I would love to make a hat and some mittens.

    Sherrie Laporte says:

    I got some yarn for Christmas and am making a shell for myself.

    K-ren says:

    I want ot sit down and make myself a new bag- a big kind of all purpose throw it all in kind of bag with some handy pockets here and there. I have some piles of clothes just waiting to be upcycled for this project!!!!!

    Tish says:

    I’m going to make a scarf for myself – as soon as I finish the one for my daughter!

    Laura says:

    I’m knitting a pair of wool slippers to felt.

    Kitten With A Whiplash says:

    This is the first year that I’ve felt the need for something to keep my hands warm other than a cup of hot cocoa. It’s a combination of the effects of global warming and local aging *sigh*. I picked up a dollar store pair of gloves while out walking, but I want ot replace them with hand knits.

    ga447 says:

    I am making a valentine table runner and doing a cross stitch for the World of Charity Stitching.

    Sarap says:

    What I really want to get done is my craft table -it is repurposed cabinets with a Formica top but I need another pair of casters. I am learning how to knit and I really want to make myself some fingerless mittens before winter is over!

    Amh3737 says:

    I’m going to embroider my dish towels!

    JHenderson says:

    I want to make a shawl with a keyhole so that it will stay closed when I am moving about.

    Tina Bonney says:

    I’m going to finish my “for-me” Christmas projects that got put on the back burner because of Christmas! A quilted tree skirt and some holiday placemats.

    Lisa perez says:

    I got a couple of new crochet books for Christmas. I’d really like to make a sweater for myself soon. I mainly make things for other folks. :)

    Cindy says:

    New year’s resolution: make more crafts!

    I am going to finish that sweater I have been working for 4 months!

    Jerrie says:

    I’m making scarves for the Special Olympics Scarf project. I also want to try my hand at making Celtic Knot jewelry.

    Altobarb says:

    Am working on a scarf for myself and planning other goodies!

    One Sheep says:

    The first thing I’d like to make for myself is more time. When things calm down a little, in a couple weeks, I’m going to start my hat wardrobe for the year.

    Shaiha says:

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