Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Yarnival! The Yarnies Edition

Welcome to the October issue of Yarnival. Without further ado, I present...The Yarnies!

The Award for Biggest Sock goes to Mariknits for her Snowy Night Gansey Stocking (although maybe the award should go to her husband for his size 14 feet). Such a beautiful project, and it looks like a great one for the holidays.

Most Thoughtful Dissertation on Stash goes to Mishkaknits for her post about the constant struggle to come to terms with her stash.

The Seriously Bad Pooling Award goes to Lucy. Scroll down, this is really bad pooling.

Best Use of High School Curriculum to Describe an FO goes to Kristy. It's a well-rounded reflection on her finished Back to School U-Neck Vest.

Best Instructional Post on How To Start Your Own Farm goes to Loren for her very awesome photographic tour. This one is of special interest to me because I have always wanted a pet goat. Loren takes it further with goats, rabbits, a horse, and, of course a Border Collie!

Best Original Pattern Inspired by Literature goes to BigAlice for her truly stunning Cheshire Cat Stole. It's so wavy, so modern looking, so beaded! I'm a sucker for knitting with beads, and this is a gorgeous piece.

Amy is the lucky recipient of the award for Best Seasonal Instructional Post for her mitten tutorial. I haven't tried mittens before, but she makes it look so easy, I just may have to give it a whirl. And who doesn't love mittens, really? Especially purple ones!

Best Post Written Entirely in Pirate Dialect goes to Leone for her entertaining and useful Pirate Scarf Pattern. Love bright colors, stripes, and mismatched textures? Check this one out. I think she's well on her way to starting a trend.

Best List to Keep Handy When It's 3am And You've Just Placed Another Order at The Loopy Ewe goes to Maria for her very through list of reasons to stock up on sock yarn (like you needed an excuse). Bonus feature: Sock Yarn Stash Flash!

Best Tale of a Valiant Struggle goes to Miss T for her post about her encounter with The Very Bad Stitch--just in time for Halloween!

Best Attempt to Duplicate an Interweave Knits Photoshoot goes to Orata for her very showy photoshoot in her Tilted Duster (Step One: Get a better umbrella). There should be more attempts to duplicate Interweave Knits photoshoots!

The Honorary MacGyver goes to Emily for her seriously creative swift.

The Pink-Is-Awesome-HaHaHa Award goes to TheBlackSheep for her account of redemption after angering The Pink Gods. Let this be a lesson to you!

Scariest Tale (with Happy Ending) goes to Lara for her woeful tale of The Ripping of the Kyoto Sweater.

Closest Encounter With a Famous Knitblogger goes to Bertha for her fascinating post about how she ended up owning a sweater handknit by Grumperina. Bonus Award: Best Use of Striped Leggings in a Photoshoot!

The No-Animals-Were-Harmed-In-The-Creation-Of-This Post Award goes to Nia for her thorough documentation of her quest to put her cats in skirts. No, really.

Most Awesome Sweater goes to Kirsty for her truly awesome Wonder Woman Sweater. Seriously, this is not to be missed!

The Best Knitblog You're Not Reading Award goes to Sheepish Annie for her overall wonderfulness. Zombies, cats, trucks, hilarious crock pots--it's all here, folks!

Yarnival Hunk of the Month goes to Tienne's husband husband Matt. Lovely photoshoot in his very handsome Cobblestone Pullover.

That's it for this month's issue. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you. Remember, if you didn't make it in this month, be sure and try again next month, when Yarnival will be hosted by WryPunster. You can go ahead and send in your submissions here.

Happy Yarnival, everybody!

19 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

Aw, shucks...you're too kind! I probably should knit something so that people will actually recognize it as a knitblog, though. I haven't been finishing much lately! Thank heavens for the zombies. Without them, I might be at a loss for material...

amy said...

Thanks for including me in such a great list of blog posts! :)

Knit and fall back in it said...

That was a lot of fun to read. Thanks!

Bertha said...

Yay, thanks for including me! I had so much fun reading everyone else's entries! This is my first Yarnival experience (I had never even heard of it before your mention of it!) but I will definitely be checking it every month now!

tiennie said...

Oh yay! Matt will be so bigheaded now that he's won yarnival's hunk of the month! Thank you!!

Kirsty said...

oooh, thanks for my Yarnie!
I'd just like to thank my agent, my mother, my (-sob!-) friends and all the little people that made this possible (but not my publicist Kim who tried to get her name on the award. You're fired, Kim! The award is all mine!)
xx
Kirsty (knitter of the Wonder Woman Jumper)

mishka said...

Thanks for including me! I really appreciate it.

orata said...

Cool! Thanks for including me :)

mari said...

Thanks for including me. Yay!
Still in the middle of reading, but so far, a great issue.

Susan Pandorf said...

How does one submit to Yarnival if one doesn't know where it is going to be hosted next? Would love to submit (or host for that matter) but don;t know how to get in the loop...

Thanks for the hard work and any info you can share...

Blessings!

Miss T said...

Thanks for including my piece, Emma!

Kim said...

I'm sorry Kristi - I nominated your post for Yarnival, I own up, but I did not intend to steal your thunder. That is all yours. Maybe Sue can edit the post?

Emma said...

Fixed! Sorry for the mix-up.

Kirsty said...

Emma and Kim- thanks for editing that!
(Kim- I didn't think you were really trying to steal my thunder! I actually thought it was just a typo, and there was no actual Kim involved! Sorry- and thanks for nominating me!)

Leone said...

Thanks for including me! This is very exciting- I mean... argh!

lobstah said...

Awesome Yarnival, Emma! I am dying over that awesome coat-hanger yarn swift! I really might try that one. And the Wonder Woman sweater is ridiculous, wow!

Knit and fall back in it said...

You've been tagged, check my blog for the rules.

Jan said...

For bestest pooling, try http://fuzzynoodleknits.typepad.com/fuzzy_noodle_knits/ on 18 October 2007. She did her socks on 2 different kinds of needles, and got 2 different kinds of pooling.

TheBlackSheep said...

Finally finished reading all of it! It was great. Thanks for doing all the work and thanks for including me!