September 4, 2016

F.O. Antiquity by Alicia Plummer & A Giveaway!

Pattern:  Antiquity

Designer:  Alicia Plummer

Yarn:  Camellia Fiber Company CFC Flax DK (50% Alpaca 25% Flax 25% Silk

Colour:  Rose Quartz

Needles:  3.5mm KnitPro Karbonz Double Point Needles

1)  I usually knit with merino or wool blends so knitting with such a unique combination of fibers was quite an experience for me.  The yarn has a lovely sheen to it, a smooth texture and the alpaca gives it a lovely bloom.  I can't imagine how amazing a sweater would be in this yarn. Andrea, of Blueberry Hill Crafting, sweater made a Clarke Pullover with this yarn.  It must feel so luxurious to wear.  I would totally recommend this yarn and I am interested to try knitting with other yarn from Camellia Fibre Company.  Their yarn seems very unique.
2)  This pattern was easily memorized and I am so pleased with how the mitts turned out.  Since they are knit in a DK weight this pattern would be perfect for a quick gift.
3) As mentioned in a previous post this yarn was given to me by Blueberry Hill Crafting.  She posted a picture of it on Instagram and offered it to the first person who commented.  It was my lucky day.  Thank you Andrea!

In the spirit of giving, and in celebration of my three year blog anniversary, I would like to hold a giveaway for a copy of this book called Home & Away: Knits for Everyday Adventures by Hannah Fettig.  This book has so many beautiful sweaters, such as the Calligraphy Cardigan, Rosemont Cardigan and Georgetown.  To win this book simply comment below, adding your Ravelry I.D. and I will pick a name using the Random Number Generator on Sunday, September 11th and announce the winner

Home & Away by Hannah Fettig
I would like to thank all the people who take time to read my blog and I really appreciate those who reach out by commenting.  One thing I have learned since I began blogging is that the knitting world is full of the kindest people.  I have not only enjoyed writing my blog these past three years, I also have learned so much and been inspired by other blogs I read weekly.  Although I enjoy the speed at which I can post an Instagram photo, there is still something appealing about slowing down and writing a blog, documenting what I am working on.  So thank you everyone for stopping by!


  1. what a sweet pair of mitts! The colour and the pattern are perfect together.

  2. I love those mittens, the idea of a really luxury yarn is really appealing for mittens, and I adore that color!

  3. I'm knitswithdoxies on Ravelry. What a great giveaway. I love this book and have always wanted it. Your fingerless mitts are beautiful, makes me want to make some!

  4. The pattern and yarn are a great match up.


  5. Happy blog anniversary, dear Christine! I love the space you've created, and you are so right about Instagram/blog - Instagram can be addictive, but blog is so much more personal in my opinion! I also love these cute mitts! Yarn looks divine! Thank you for a chance to enter such a great giveaway. My Ravelry ID GiftOfKnitting :)

  6. Beautiful mits! I too think the yarn and pattern are perfect together!

    I'd love to enter in your giveaway. My Raverly id is philwife. Thank you for the chance!

    Also, I'd like to mention that The Yarn Fanatic Party is back after a long summer vacation. I'd love to "see" you there!

  7. Such a pretty color and pattern.
    Thank you for a generous giveaway. lauraknitting

  8. The color of that yarn makes me melt! Those mitts look so squishy! Happy Blogversary! I already own the book so I know what a lovely giveaway this is! -Sierra

  9. Rav ID : Catsandyarns1. IG ID: catsandyarns
    Thank you for this generous offer!

  10. aprilcox26

    I love your blog. Thank you for taking the time to write it.