03 October 2012

adorn it

I met Laura Nelkin at my very first TNNA. She was working for Schaefer Yarn, and we shared a room, sight unseen. I thought she was fabulous then, and I still do. So much positive energy in one small person! Since then, she's left Schaefer and has been on her own for some time now. And she's doing some very cool stuff! Her second serialized knitted bling eBook, Adorn Anew, updated today with the latest pattern, so I took some time going through the whole book again.

Super cool. I love how she has links to video tutorials.

She also mentioned a photo teaser of November's design in her Ravelry group, so you all need to see that one too, of course!

I also happen to have a couple of her kits: for the Mudra cuff

and necklace. They go hand in hand with the eBook.

And I have to tell you how very very cool they are. I know more and more shops are carrying them, so I'm betting that one near you will be soon if they aren't already. And as much as I want to hoard these (because they are so freakin' awesome!) I am going to give them away to two lucky commenters. This is probably more what Laura had in mind when she sent them, don't you think? ;) So, I will pick two lucky people who comment on this post (on my blog - please don't email me a comment as they get kind of lost). You all have until Friday, midnight PDT, October 5. So comment! :)

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Blogger daffynpooh said...

How cool! I know my daughter would love either of those projects to work on when her college's knitting club gets together!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Laura's designs are very classy. Thanks for telling us about the new book and the kits.

7:19 PM  
Anonymous teresat2t said...

very pretty - wearable art! Perfect idea for christmas presents for the nieces!

7:26 PM  
Blogger Itty Bitty said...

Wow these are incredible! I hope I'm a lucky winner.

7:34 PM  
Blogger RachelBooklover said...

These are beautiful kits! I had no idea that these even existed. Knitted jewelry? Wow! I hope I win one of these so that I can own something awesome.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Those look so cool!

7:37 PM  
Blogger Eileen said...

Would love to win either prize! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

The November pattern? Hmm, I wonder what that is all about? Winning one of those kits would be pretty sweet, especially since it's my birthday this week.

7:46 PM  
Blogger karencreates said...

Laura is coming to our Clicks and Sticks Knitting Guild meeting in Gwinnett County, GA. We are so excited! Then she is teaching 2 classes the following day. I have been following her designs for a couple of years. I love her video tutorials also. In my book she is the bomb diggity and I can't wait!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Laura Nelkin said...

Silly they were for you! If I win, I'm gifting it back to you! : )! Thanks for the sweet review and being a stop on my tour!

8:29 PM  
Blogger katherinelynn_04 said...

How fun! I've seen these around and they're really cool (I haven't seen one 'in the wild' yet, but maybe I could win one and fix that!)
Katherinelynn_04 at yahoo dot com

8:45 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

I would love to win one of these kits!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Marcy J. said...

These are awesome, I know my daughter would love to make these.

9:20 PM  
Blogger Heatherly said...

how many beads are in that shawl?
So amazing but good workmanship is always worth the time.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Lynne Phelps said...

I love knitting and I love making jewelry but never thought to combine the two! I would LOVE to give this a fry! Thanks so much for sharing!

10:06 PM  
Blogger miraling said...

Oooh I would so knit one!

10:52 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Wow those are awesome. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance

2:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah Montie said...

I have seen her stuff for awhile . I love the bracelet and am dying to make it.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous Lynn4MK from NY said...

They are totally awesome! I love Laura's work and she's in my state!

3:56 AM  
Blogger Betsy said...

Very pretty! Nice idea for some presents!

4:09 AM  
Blogger Malin said...

So neat! I'd love to win a kit.

4:22 AM  
Blogger Julie Ann said...

Enjoying Laura's Mystery KAL Trapeze ... nearly complete. Would love to complete with her jewellry kit.

4:30 AM  
Anonymous Beth said...

O love that Mudra Cuff. Sadly this kind of thing rarely reaches the UK, and certainly never to my far-flung outpost. It goes without saying that I would love to be a lucky winner! I have to say though that it is equally rare for the random number generator to choose me.

Good luck to everybody

4:39 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I would love to win one.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Lydia said...

These would be so much fun to make

5:16 AM  
Blogger norabrown said...

I love these designs and they would make excellent Christmas gifts.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Oneday Designs said...

I love Laura Nelkin designs and am currently working through her Mystery KAL, Trapeze. I would be thrilled if I were to win one of the prizes.

Oneday Designs

5:23 AM  
Blogger KnittingViolets said...

I've had that necklace in my Ravelry queue for a while. It's so pretty!

5:45 AM  
Blogger kleggett said...

I would love to make one of these!

5:49 AM  
Blogger trainlady said...

Bling! Knitted Bling! I NEED some!

7:11 AM  
Anonymous rkrol said...

I've been wanting to make some jewelry for a while now and these are beautiful.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

These are so adorable! I am always looking for small projects to work on when the family is together at the holidays.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous sagerain said...

Very cool! I've long admired her work too. Thanks for the chance!

7:29 AM  
Blogger Sally BC said...

I too love Laura! I have not done any of the adorn patterns as yet - but that November look is intriguing, no? In a swap this spring on her Ravelry group, I was fortunate enough to be given one of her Butan necklaces. So long story short - I would love this. Lucky number?

7:33 AM  
Blogger cayli said...

Laura's designs are great! I would love to be a winner.

8:05 AM  
Blogger livin4fishin said...

these kits look like lots of fun. The new design looks pretty awesome too. can't wait to see her entire finished pattern.

8:11 AM  
Blogger MelThomas said...

I've met Laura too, at a TLE spring fling, she is awesome. I would love to win one of her kits.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

I am taking my first Knitting with Beads class next week and would love to transfer that new knowledge to one of these stunning adornments! And I have to mention, my birthday is at the end of this month as well! I will be an "official" senior!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

These both look like they would be fun to make!

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How fun! I'd love to win and make one of these! MDeb50@yahoo.com

9:20 AM  
Blogger MaryB said...

I love everything Laura does - these are beautiful!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Andi said...

I have a friend that the Mudra cuff would be perfect for! But I just love both of them. Beautiful!

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Those are just gorgeous.

1:18 PM  
Blogger sue said...

Oh my they are beautiful and look like fun

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Mari Townsend said...

Laura Nelkin is a rock star! I have seen her at knit night at my LYS and she is so fun! I have made a few of her necklaces but not the newer ones.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Hind DP said...

I love the designs, the kits look so much fun

2:32 PM  
Blogger Babette's Ffest said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing! The kits are beautiful. Fab for holiday giftt!

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Kei said...

Love the Mudra cuff. I didn't know they came in kits.

PS. um hello, Romi? NOVEMBER, WHOSE NOVEMBER? YOUR NOVEMBER? As in P&L November? ALL THOSE BEADS!?!?!?!? If that is the case --- note to family --- order in the Thanksgiving dinner. I will be busy!

3:40 PM  
Blogger Janelle Wertzberger said...

Oh, these kits are soooo beautiful!

4:01 PM  
Blogger Kira said...

I've been coveting those pieces!

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Annie H. said...

Ooo, they're so lovely! :)

4:30 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

Ooo-la-la! I love, love,love them! :)

4:34 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'm always looking for new gift ideas...these are perfect!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Definitely look like fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Sally M said...

Very nice and thanks for introducing me to a really interesting designer!

8:01 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

What a treat!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

Kei - that's Laura's beaded confection, not mine. P&L doesn't have beads this time. :)

8:47 PM  
Anonymous SusieQ100 said...

I've never really thought about knitting jewellery, but I'd love to have a go!

11:45 PM  
Blogger cindymen said...

I love Laura's designs!

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Robin Gail said...

Another project - just what any of us needed! Were we just sitting around, twiddling our thumbs? Were we??

:-) Thanks Romi!


6:59 AM  
Blogger Becs said...

Oh cool. I really like the look of that cuff!

Am in awe over the sheer number of beads in that shawl! I doubt I'd ever have the patience for that :p

7:15 AM  
Blogger Judith said...

Those kits look really cool.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Kei said...

Pfew, Romi, thank goodness. I can handle lace with cooking, I cannot do all that beading and cook at the same time.

HOWEVER, that beaded shawl is absolutely gorgeous and I have some time off around Xmas. I may have to make it in black. (Ott lite and reading glasses, where are you?)

Off to check out ALL of Laura's things right now. Thanks, Romi!

8:38 AM  
Anonymous sbm on Ravelry said...

These would make a great gift for the young women on my list!

8:56 AM  
Blogger ui said...

Those bracelets look lovely, hoping I'm lucky!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Raelene said...

Love love love these!!!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

How lovely... just in time for Christmas knitting!

6:03 PM  
Blogger RachelUnraveled said...

I love Laura Nelkins designs, the mudra cuff and necklace are just lovely!

8:53 PM  
Anonymous tmiles said...

I love the ideas that are shared in this book. I would love to win the kits.

7:25 PM  

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