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(All photos in this post are by Paul Amato for Knit Simple Holiday 2011)
Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I am so excited to tell you about my latest project for one of my favorite knitting magazines, Knit Simple! I have written for years about my youngest daughter, TC, and her love of fairies. I thought as she got older her interest in all things fairy would fade but it hasn’t gone away at all. I love that. I finally had the chance to make a fairy set with TC’s fairy love in mind. This project is dedicated to TC and all of the fairy lovers out there!
Now for that cover, if you look to the left of the lovely Vickie Howell you will see an adorable girl holding one of the fairies in my Fairyland Fantasy that is inside the magazine.
Along with two different fairies (one is more detailed than the other) I made a fun flower purse or flower home for a fairy. The flower opens up and lays flat and then the petals close up around the fairy as you pull the string…. watch!
It’s so simple and fun. The flower is made from 2 strands of Fine held together while knitting which makes it go faster and on size 5 needles. The entire project is made in Spud & Chloë Fine in the following colors: #7804 cricket, #7800 popcorn, #7808 sassfras, #7807 tutu, #7811 bumble bee, #7820 wildberries, #7801 glow worm, #7817 goldfish.
In the magazine there is an entire tutorial section for the fairy hair with clear and helpful photographs. The entire project is beautifully photographed and there are many more photos inside the magazine than I am sharing here.
This fairy is a little less elaborate but every bit as sweet. I love the fairy set Knit Simple created for the fairies. It turned out incredibly well.
It’s rewarding and fun to see a project you made finally out and available. I hope you enjoy knitting the fairies and flower as much as I did. It’s so much fun!
Now for the good part! We are hosting a HUGE giveaway right here on the blog. Here is the information:
20 winners will get a free copy of the magazine, Knit Simple Holiday 2011!!!
The first 3 winners will also receive one hank each of the Spud & Chloë Fine to make the fairies along with a copy of the magazine!!!
To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post. Leave your email or Ravelry ID so we can get in touch to gather your mailing address if you win. Please only enter one time.
I will be back in a few days to randomly select the 20 winners. Good luck and let the comments begin!