Friday, June 17, 2011

ORANGE you glad it's almost the weekend? (Small giveaway at the end.)

 It's been an orange kind of week, thanks to my finishing my BC Uber Jack and the newest sock club yarn from Cookie A. I know orange isn't for everyone but I think it's kind of dreamy when it's peachy/Creamsicle in tone. Or an autumny pumpkiny kind of orange. Ok, basically any orange except for traffic cone orange is cool with me. (What can I say? I like color.)

Thank you, Cookie, for your adventurous spirit and eye for color. I *love* this yarn!


Jack is none too shabby in the orange department either though. Did you catch how close I am to the edge of the linen in the first pic? Heheheh. I was determined to use this piece of scrap linen for some reason (me = stubborn idiot) and it was close. REAL close! I figured I could just leave out the vine if I needed a little more room at the end there. I'll definitely have to measure for a frame verrrrrrrrrrry carefully though if I go the framing route. :)

I don't see myself using this pattern again (I only redo smalls) so if someone wants it, leave me a comment and I'll pass it along to you for free. I'll pick someone randomly in a couple days if there is more than one of you who do. 
Note: please make sure your email is EASILY found though, either from your profile or by typing it out in your comment. Hunting for contact info on the internets makes me a grumpy bear and you can't make me do it. Nope. I'm a princess/brat that way. :)

19 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm trying to cut down on stash, so I'll pass on the chart. It's cute though -- love how it came out. You like to use all your fabric, don't you? lol! That yarn is gorgeous! You're right -- creamsicle orange. Yummy!

Melanie said...

I like to live on the edge like that. lolol

staci said...

LOVE the orange yarn! And Jack is so darn irresistable! Love your finish. I haven't seen him before, so please include me in your drawing! Thank you!!!

mary me said...

That is adorable! Great use of the scrap linen! I haven't stiched in years since my beading addiction!!! Count me in please for the pattern-you've inspired me!

The yarn is awesome!!!
Mary
mmelam (at)gmail.com

JillMN said...

I love that BC pumpkin. Please include me in your drawing. I LOVE that orange yarn, too! YUMMY! Thanks

Annie said...

Super cute pattern and you can always sew some fabric to the edge so you can frame it easier.

I'm guessing I wouldn't stitch this one so I'll leave the contest for someone who really can use the chart. It's a great offer.

Beth said...

Always scary when you're stitching on the "Cutting Edge" so to speak! Glad it worked out.

gracie said...

What a pretty shade of orange.....I love the pumpkin....please include me in the drawing. I will also pass it on if I should be the lucky one.

valerie said...

So cute! I don't think I've noticed this one before. I'd love to be included in your drawing.

I love orange. I didn't use to love it until I realized, hey, it's a good color for me depending on the shade. The yarn is dreamy!

Theresa said...

Oooooooo~~~~ This Jack o Lantern is too darn cute!!!! Please in clue me in the draw, thanks!!!!!

Love that orange yarn, by the way, it is a very pretty shade~

Debbie said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love it Bent Creek charts and I know I don't have this one...yet! Please include me in your drawing.

Love the orange except it's making me want some dessert! hmmmmmm.......

Thanks!

Debbie
Bearstitch@charter.net

Carol said...

Such a cute finish, Melanie--I love that tiny cat perched on top of the pumpkin. I'd love to have a chance to win the chart :)

Karen said...

Oh...I love orange too! Great new finish....have this one just languishing in the "one day I will stitch it" pile!

Yours make me want to pull it now! happy stitching....

Dee said...

Oh my gosh .... that is the cutest pattern! I'd love to get a chance at it.

My email: deek (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

The sock yarn is very pretty too. Do you have a pattern picked out for it?

Nela said...

Estoy siguiendo tu blog, serias tan amable de avisar cuando hagas nuevas bolas de navidad, o puedes hacer por encargo???

Pumpkin said...

LOVE the new sock color and LOVE your new finish! Both are perfect for me ;o)

I would like my name in the pot for the pattern if you don't mind Melanie. For some reason I don't have that one... Thanks :o)

Delusional Knitter said...

Love Jack - Halloween is my favorite holiday! That looks like a great pattern. Awesome sock yarn.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Melaine, what an adorable finish! I'd love to inherit that chart!

Pretty Things said...

That is so funny -- I just made Halloween earrings yesterday!