Friday, October 14, 2011


I'm currently participating in four swap groups on; one of which is a reoccurring dishcloth swap. The other three are somewhat seasonal swaps that require items such as skeins of yarn, knitting notions, patterns, and any other trinkets or fun items. Questions are often asked within the threads to swap pals, by group moderators or just in general.

A recent question from a malswap member was, "What's your favorite color?" Someone answered using a couple of color palette example photos from It soon became a posting trend to which, I too, found myself looking up inspirational color palettes. Instead of filling up the thread with my answer I decided to post my latest addiction here. And since I couldn't decide on just one favorite...well, you'll see...

I love soft grays and neutrals as they can blend well with other colors.

Jewel tones, either light or vibrant are a second favorite of mine. This palette in particular reminds me of my friend hohomuffin because she has an awesome dragon tattoo.

While I am not usually one for mauve/pinks, I do really like this palette with its subtle browns.

Red is also a color I favor. I used to wear the red/black/white combo a lot. The colors in this palette go well together. Plus, what's not to love about red velvet cupcakes?! 

As a child I hated the color purple. Amethyst is my birthstone so I would usually receive purple gifts, gems, etc. But in the last few years I have come to like various shades of purple. I'm still not a fan of my birthstone though.

It's strange to me that these palettes do not hold much blue or blue/greens. Blue has always been my favorite color but maybe it's not so after all. I suppose when it comes down to it, mix anything with some grays and I will most likely love it.

What are your favorite colors? Do you find yourself choosing a lot of one particular color for your crafts?

Au revoir!


Monday, October 3, 2011

And The Winner Is...

...Angie from suddenly hungry for pancakes!

I had my darling boyfriend click the random number generator that was set from 1 to 8. It generated the number 3! Here is the screen shot:

Angie entered to win last month's Giveaway Monday.

 The prize includes:

 • One skein of gorgeous Springtree Road hand-dyed sock yarn in the color Perfect Poppy. 460 yards/3.52 ounces of 75% super-wash merino, 25% nylon 4-ply sock yarn

 • One project bag out of moda fabrics 100% printed cotton; bliss by bonnie & camille

 • One pattern of your choosing!

Congratulations Angie! I will be sending you a message with the prize details.

Thanks to all who had entered! I hope to see you back next time for another Giveaway Monday this month.

Happy October!