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Friday, June 27, 2014

~ Knitting the Princess Fiona with Swans Island Yarn + A Giveaway ~

Hello friends. Boy is it hot. An impounding sweltering melting plastic kind of hot.
Rain. We are having a week of heat mixed with clouds and quick/hard rain showers.
You know, the kind of hard sudden rain showers that have you running outside ripping all
of your three loads of washing off the line; you and all the washing are dripping wet; and then
the sun comes back out hot. Yeah, that.


I was lucky enough to be selected as a test knitter for the ever so gorgeous PRINCESS FIONA
by the talented Amy Miller. I am a wee bit behind (( ahem )) as the pattern has been live for a week (or two) and has gotten all of the attention that it so deserves. It is a mighty fun knit and a very comfortable wearing sweater indeed. I do believe its my favourite fitting knitted sweater !

'Princess Fiona'   -  pictured and modeled by its designer Amy Miller.
Photo courtesy of  Amy Miller Knits.
My own Princess Fiona finally has (almost) one sleeve finished !
Still nursing a bruised and very sore finger , my knitting is slow.




I chose the most delicious yarn for my sweater. It was my first time using the beautiful Swans Island Organic Merino Yarn ( and I might have ordered more already, oops).  I am using two skeins only for my sweater! So there is awesome yardage, but the feel ? Oh my gosh. It is spun with a thread of
Alpaca,  making it lightweight yet warm , and oh-so-soft. Like Cashmere soft. Amazing stuff, you've got to check out this yarn.  They also sell beautiful wraps, scarves, and blankets !

Swan's Island Organic Merino Yarn - shown in the colourway 'OATMEAL'.
Photo courtesy of Swan's Island Website.


You can purchase Amy Miller's patterns wholesale here at Deep South Fibers.


Want to win a copy of Amy Miller's

Princess Fiona Sweater Pattern?


Put your name in the draw by using the Rafflecopter below.
Make sure and leave your email or Ravelry UserName so I can contact you .
When my sweater is finished I will be back to show you and I will announce a winner ! 





a Rafflecopter giveaway

8 comments:

  1. I knew I should have stopped in there when we were in Maine last summer. Drove right past it, but thought it was only blankets. Lovely yarns.

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  2. I love your knit! That is going to look gorgeous! Go you! Healing vibes for your hand so you can knit fast!!!

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  3. Hi Dear,
    very special! Love the pattern! Can't do it myself, so I always admire that!
    Your garden is doing bretty well!!!
    Have a wonderful time and all the best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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  4. I saw this pattern on pinterest and found your blog there as well. I really love the color you chose. I've already ordered that yarn but I still need the pattern.

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  5. I've seen this pattern in Pinterest and really like it, though I've never done any of Amy Miller's patterns before!

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  6. I am so happy to win Princess Fiona pattern! Thank you.... :-)

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