Monday

Spin-Off Fall 2012 Cover Shawl and Giveaway

by Joanna

Last fall I began learning how to spin. Inspired by our daughter, and enabled encouraged by some of my very talented fiber-y friends (Amy, Karen, Anne... you know who you are) I started playing with wool on an entirely different level. My newest pattern, A Gift From Laurel, was published in the Fall 2012 issue of Spin-Off. As if that wasn't enough of a self-pinching-surprise on its own, it also made the cover. It has been a delightful journey into the world of spinning. I hope it is just the beginning for me, I am already planning more and more... and more.

A Gift from Laurel, Spin-Off Fall 2012



Lambkin superwash merino, from Enchanted Knoll Farm

The fun part! I have an extra copy of the Fall 2012 Spin-Off to give away. Even if you aren't a spinner (yet), there is a lot to love about the newest issue. 

This drawing is now closed. Congratulations to our winner~ Scarlet at Huckleberry Knits!
Rules are simple and sweet, leave a comment to enter. Share on facebook, twitter, or your blog, and come back to leave more comments to enter multiple times. Comments will close on Tuesday, October 2, at noon. 

38 comments:

  1. How sweet is that. I must make this considering I have a Laurel of my own. Congrats on the cover!

    knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

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  2. What a lovely shawl, and a great story!

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  3. Okay, I do NOT need the issue because I'm a subscriber, but--how did I not realize that was your shawl on the cover? How very cool is that?? Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Deb! Maybe it was because I am "out of context" in Spin-Off, right? Hope you are enjoying the beginning of the fall season!

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  4. Congratulations on being on the front cover! I love spin off magazine, so I'd love to win a copy. :)

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  5. Wow what a wonderful honor!! I would so love to win this magazine and check it out! I too am a new spinner!

    www.ourbrokenroad.blogspot.com

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  6. What a lovely shawl. I love that you used Enchanted Knoll Farm has lovely fiber to work with. I'm lucky enough to see Josette at area fiber events; she does beautiful work.
    Congratulations on having your pattern published in Spin Off and making the cover! I'd love to win a copy.

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  7. https://www.facebook.com/hallie.lindal/posts/448278935214543

    I shared this on FB! :)

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  8. I shared on facebook too!

    https://www.facebook.com/julieromano519

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  9. I love that shawl - simple but gorgeous and a terrific way to show off handspun. I have some lovely handspun that would look great . . .

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  10. Congratulations! What a thrill for you. I plan to attempt spinning once all the kids (7) are in school! Rav amchart

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  11. Congrats to you! Your shawl is gorgeous!!!

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  12. Congrats to you! Your shawl is gorgeous!!!

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  13. Joanna, I would love this magazine as just signed up for some spinning classes prompted by a demonstration at Knitwear on Sunday.

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  14. Beautiful shawl! Got here from Julie's Facebook post, and I'll cross post. Hope you get more hits!

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  15. Congratulations! I love Interweave magazines, but this is one I haven't subscribed to (yet). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. It's pretty addictive, isn't it? And then when you can make something just that pretty with your very own handspun yarn... well... that's just icing on the cake! :)

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  17. Wow, your work is absolutely beautiful! And well-deserving of the attention it is getting. Congratulations! It was so great to meet you at girl's night this weekend. Blessings!

    <3 Emily Straw

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    1. Why, thank you, Emily! I am so glad we got to meet and hang out last week- I am looking forward to more nights out with the girls!

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  18. Congratulations on making the front cover. What a beautiful shawl.

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  19. Wait a minute, I thought the spinning wheel was for Laurel.... :) So impressed with your spinning! Congratulations on making the cover--how exciting.

    I don't spin (yet!) but love reading Spin-off.

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    1. Um... technically it *is* her wheel, but she is very sweet about sharing it with me. wink. Thanks for the kudos, it has been such an adventure already!

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    2. Spinning wheels are for sharing. The fiber festival at Compass is Oct 6th this year and the kids are in charge of the fiber tent.

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  20. I'm just a beginner myself. I would love to win the magazine. thanks!

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  21. Congratulations on being on the cover of the magazine. I love the shawl pattern. I don't spin but I have a very good friend that does and would give her the magazine.

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  22. Great story and I love the shawl. (I love stories, too.)

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  23. Thanks for sharing your exciting moment with us! Love the shawl.

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  24. Wow how exciting! Your shawl is beautiful. I have never read Spin off wondered if it was a good magazine. Thanks

    lotsofhermies on Rav

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  25. What a lovely shawl, both the colors and the design! Congratulations on your swift journey from neophyte to cover girl.

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  26. That's great Joanna, I jump on the boat to try spinning had 1 lesson and ordered a lady bug. I'm still learning to get it right. I don't have anyone close by to really show me what I'm doing wrong or right. I've got so much fluff around here to spin I think my husband thinks it's cat hair haha. It's pretty neat that you have already made something with what you have spun. I would love that magazine with your shawl in it. I'm working on the party dress for Lilly the only problem I'm having is twisted stitches from the beginning, I've had to rip out 3 times:( I think once I get past that I'll be ok. Keep up the good work I'm following you. Plus I still need to send the book in for you to sign it. Dolo

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  27. What a lovely shawl. Congrats on making the cover!

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    1. Congratulations, Scarlet, you are the winner!

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  28. Ok so here I am again, would love to win

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  29. Great job! I'm just trying spinning myself. Congatulations on something so wonderful and beautiful !

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  30. love the shawl.
    Congrats!
    squiggi on ravelry

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  31. Oh, that is a beautiful shawl! Congratulation on making it onto the cover!

    (InJuneau on Rav too)

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