Dream in Color was nice enough to sponsor the yarn I needed to make the Hippo on my quest to knit through the Itty-Bitty Toys book by Susan B Anderson and an extra skein to give away. One of my lucky readers is going to win this amazing skein of Dream in Color Baby.
I used the pink for the hippo tripling it, using the Navajo method, to get the right gauge.
The Navajo Method triples yarn using just one strand of yarn. Check out this Video from YouTube.
I have to say that I didn’t try to knit this yarn as a lace weight yarn since I tripled it to make it a worsted weight but loved the way it came out using the Navajo method. This made a very sturdy fabric and made the hippo feel great. I do have some yarn left over and might try my hand in a little lace but I don’t have time for it till after the holidays.
The pink brown color did not excite me at first but when I started knitting it up using the Navajo method the color really came out great. I’m very happy with it. I did use a little Palette KnitPicks yarn for the inside of the ears and the bottoms of the feet. I only doubled it since it was fingering weight. It came out very nice. My 2 and a half year old has had this love for hungry hungry hippos and really likes this toy and keeps saying that the hippo is hungry.This hippo even survived being washed the other day using wool wash because my oldest pored chocolate milk over it by accident. Actually I had to was the whole basket of knitted toys and they were fine after. I was amazed and happy that I can do this once a year to keep them clean.
Now to the giveaway. I don’t know what the name of the blue color is but it is yours if you win it.
You have 4 chances to win if you follow the rules.
Here are the rules for this giveaway:
1. Leave a comment on what you would use this skein of lace for or tell me what you are working on right now and a way to be contacted.
2. Sign up to follow my twitter account @olofdrofn and then come back to leave a comment with a way to contact you.
3. Become a follower of this blog or sign up for e-mail feeds at the bottom of the page then come back and leave a comment and a way to contact you.
4. Write a blog post about this and link it to this blog by going to the bottom of this post, click on links to this post and then create a link to this post then come back and leave a comment with a link to the post and a way to contact you.
Sign up for this Giveaway will be open til midnight on the 28th of November 2010
Good luck to you all!