Follow Along

Never Miss a thing...

Enter your email address to be updated with new posts:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Honour the Child

Blog Archive

BTRT Patterns (on Etsy)

Thursday, 27 January 2011
CONGRATULATIONS to 'Dreaming Monet'!
Her comment was chosen by the random number generator.
Thanks to all our entrants and stick around because our next giveaway is
Feb. 4-7 with batik artist alfabette zoope!
Become a fan on our BTRT Facebook page to get the latest giveaway news
(weekly giveaways!)
and follow this blog, too, so you won't miss a thing!
(see 'Followers' box on left hand side).

A warm welcome to sister Canadian, Nicole, the artisan and hardworking mom behind Laines Magnifiques (Magnificent Wool for the non-French types!)~ hand painted yarn.

Nicole has been in business since 2007 and has an impressive GALLERY of work to her credit, along with her many happy and loyal customers.
Kumquat Goldfish
Asked about plans for this new year Nicole says (and doesn't this sound like fun?!):
I have a lot of new and exciting things planned for 2011 but the one thing I'd like to talk about today is my Sock YOTM Club. I've called it "Sockin' to the 80s - One Hit Wonders". Each month I take a top 100 One Hit Wonder from the 1980s and use it to inspire 2 new colourways on sock yarn. One is a semi-solid and the other a variegated. The club member then gets to choose which one they would prefer. It's been a lot of fun so far and I'm looking forward to continuing it through 2011. February's song inspiration is going to be "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow. 
Queen of Hearts
 Winter is long in Canada, so I asked Nicole how her family survives and thrives:
Living in Ontario, as you know, can be challenging in the winter time. With freezing cold temperatures, short days and long nights as well as being cold for close to six months of the year can take its toll. We try to keep as busy as possible in the winter, my oldest son plays hockey in a league every weekend so we spend most Sunday's at the arena watching him play. My husband is a coach as well so weekends are pretty much dedicated to this. On warmer days we try to get outside to do some old fashioned winter fun like tobogganing. Snuggling up on Saturday nights for popcorn and movie nights is another way we get through the winter as a family. This year we are planning a small escape to the southern climates to beat the winter blahs, hopefully by the time we get back things will have started to warm up a little up here!

Finally, I asked Nicole about recent inspirations for her work:
A recent inspiration of my work is something that started with last week's news articles and chatter regarding the change of the Zodiac signs. Out of curiosity I checked and noticed that my sign had changed and was intrigued. I've never been a person to really keep up with astrology but became inspired by all the articles I was reading on the topic. I did a little more research and found out that each sign has a colour or group of colours associated with it. So I've just debuted a new series call "The Zodiac Series - Colourways of the Stars". Each week I will debut 1-2 colourways of the zodiac. Yesterday I listed my first colourway "Leo". It's has rich gold and orange hues and with all this bleak cold grey weather we are having I felt inspired to start with something that represented warmth!
Sugarplum Fairy
 And now that you have a yen for yarn... the giveaway! The winner will receive: 
Knit the colours of the rainbow with this bright and fun colourway! It will make a great pair of fun socks for all ages! Red, yellow, green, blue, purple and orange.

Free yarn!
Yarn Information:
Allure BFL Sock
75% SW BFL/25% Nylon
Sock/Fingering weight
464 yards/3.5 oz skein

Allure BFL sock has the luxury and softness of the finest BFL wool yarn with the added strength of Nylon and is superwash, perfect for machine washing on a gentle/delicate setting and laid flat to dry. 
 
TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment on this post
(and a way to contact you, either through your blogger ID, email, or other)::To qualify your comment must include a note about  your favourite Laines Magnifiques colorway
You can also join her Facebook page for news, special announcements and more!
Check out her Etsy shophttp://lainesmagnifiques.etsy.com as well!
The winner will be randomly drawn from qualifying entries on Monday, January 31 at 1 PM est.
This giveaway is open to anyone (anywhere).

110 comments:

jen said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
M said...

Oh goodness, I do hope I win! My very favourite Laines Magnifiques colourway is Mock Turtle.

Anne said...

I LOVE the Benny Colorway. Those blues and oranges are just so perfect together. :D

Ticket Bu™ said...

I adore Apple Bottom, it's so happy, but not over the top.

Lindsey said...

Ack! Do I have to pick one?!? There are so many beautiful colorways, but I really love midnight playtime and butterscotch :)

lilacmomma at live dot com

yysmom said...

follow blog
like 'o ryan'
chefsteph82@yahoo.com

kerstin said...

YUMMY yarns! I love "Mother Nature" and "Blue Lagoon" best!

Kimberly said...

My favourite colourway is Spiced Apples (I've now purchased it on two different bases because I love it so much).
kimrroy@gmail.com

Gwenn said...

Love the beautiful yarn! I think my favorite is Sweet Pea but it's hard to pick since they are all very pretty.

iluvmygrlz@yahoo.com

Turtle said...

oh my gosh, i love mother nature! that colorway your showing kumquat goldfish is adorable as well. The rainbow skein is so calling to me to make something for my daughters best friend (she's 19) She broke her leg falling in a buried ditch during our last snow storm, bummer. Rainbows are her fav!

Mama Manuscripts said...

Oh my, there are so many pretty ones...

I think I'll go with midnight playtime...it looks like lots of fun!

Amanda said...

Choosing one is so hard!! ther are so many I desire!
I narrowed it down to 2; all hallows & modern love

mrsgrantis@hotmail.com

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

i love the playtime one in her gallery- although she has so many that are gorgeous it is hard to choose a favorite. i just love all of the colors in it. i'd put it on a boy or girl!

hancoci_s at msn dot com

Julie said...

Gorgeous! I love Kumquat Goldfish.

FlippyHolz said...

I'm not sure I can choose a favorite of Nicole's yarn. I've been lucky enough to have been a fan for a over a year now. I'd say probably her new Sagatarius colorway since I bugged her about it daily until she caved and dyed it! :D

Suzie said...

I love the Adali colorway! Such lovely complimentary colors!

justsuzie_s at hotmail dot com

Emily said...

I love the new O'Ryan and Kumquat Goldfish!

emilyhonroth@gmail.com

Heather M said...

I like kumquat goldfish and I also like Becca!

hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

These are such beautiful yarns. Loved reading the interview!

I really like the O'Ryan colourway.

Nicola
nicolamartel at aol dot com

Lynn said...

I love sugarplum fairy!

Lynn
CLPP65 AT gmail DOT com

Kate said...

My favorite colorway is Little Doggies in Qyuon!

k8secondo at yahoo dot com

Marianna said...

I like O'Ryan, the colors are beautiful!

mzaza9 at gmail dot com

cheerrabbit said...

I love Little Doggies in Quyon!

Wehaf said...

I love the gorgeous Alice colorway!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Cara said...

I love Nicole's yarn!:) My fave would be a tossup between the Caramel Candy Apple and the Saggitarius!

caranicks at shaw dot ca

Allison said...

I love the All Hallow's. It's so beautiful, rich, and calming.

allykat at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I love midnight playtime!

Sarah said...

Blue Mist!

sarahdruehickox at gmail dot com

Whitney said...

I just LOVE Kumquat Goldfish, the pale colors and then that beight pop of red is just beautiful.

whwagner@yahoo.com

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Ohhh, it's a tie between Sweet Pea and Blue Mist!

debyeo at hotmail dot com

alvind95 said...

my favourite is the Tree Tops on Elation MCN DK :)

( alvin _ darmawan at hotmail dot com )

Birgit said...

Ok, this is hard, but I think I go for the Caramel Candy Apple - such lovely colors!!

danaan at gmx dot at

indie said...

Great giveaway, I love her yarn! It is very hard to pick one favorite, but I would have to say the Grashopper colorway if I had to choose.

Shenny said...

My favourite is definitely that one:

http://www.lainesmagnifiques.com/item_96/Pre-Order-Alice.php

Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

isztarv at o2 dot pl

ne-knopka said...

i love Sugarplum Fairy


anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

Hearing Aids said...

Superb blog post, I have book marked this internet site so ideally I’ll see much more on this subject in the foreseeable future!

Libbi H. said...

I adore love splendifferic this: http://www.lainesmagnifiques.com/item_98/Sockin-to-the-80s--One-Hit-Wonders-Sock-Club.php

libbilogs@gmail.com

Lee said...

It is all so lovely - but i would love right now the Blue Mist!~ thanks for a great giveaway!

Alison said...

I love Nicole's Hand-Dyed Yarns...ALL OF THEM! Recently, my favorite has been Little Doggies In Quyon!! I made an Oriental Lily Dress with it and the little girl I made it for looks absolutely adorable. The yarn is also Superwash and so easy to work with!! LM has now become my favorite spot for yarn.

Aleda said...

What beautiful yarn! I think my favorite would have to be Marine, all of those blues are just divine.

Michi said...

i love mock turtle! pick me, pick me pick me :D

June said...

Your yarns are so gorgeous, Nicole!
June@Risingsunearthworks.com

Jingle said...

I love the Benny colorway! These are all gorgeous!

Brittney said...

I like Carmel Candy Apple!
babybensmama at yahoo dot com

Kathi said...

I love Nicole and her yarns!!! My favorite Laines magnifiques colorway - that is easy!!!
Josh!!!

Teresa said...

This is a new yarn to me but what wonderful colors! I love Blue Mist and O'Ryan and Merlot and Leo and Sagittarius! I can't wait to see her Aquarius . . . wonder what the colors are for that? I have favorited her etsy shop . . .

jennifer57 said...

blue mist is a lovely blend...i absolutely love it!

chevybelair1 {at} juno {dot} com

anj said...

i think i love benny the most...but they're all so beautiful!

anj @ rediaper.ca

Brooke said...

The O'Ryan is very pretty.
shutterboo at gmail dot com

nitzan said...

i want to win:)!!

i love the colors..the Pre-Order O'Ryan is amazing..

nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

Heather said...

My favorite colorway is Blue Mist.

allisonsbj3 said...

I like the Blue Mist.

allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristina said...

You can't possibly ask me to pick just one colorway. I actually have Rainbow on Elation MCN on it's way to me right now, but I can always use another skein.

Anyway, some of my favorites are: Jane, Midnight Blue, Olympic, Fireworks, Rainbow (of course), Bubblegum, and Playtime.

kristinabrown99 at aol dot com

Homemaker Honey said...

Beautiful yarn! My favorite colorway is the one pictured here:

http://www.lainesmagnifiques.com/item_100/Superwash-Yarn-of-the-Month-Club.php

Is Superwash the name of the colorway or the name of the yarn?

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

ikkinlala said...

My favourite right now is Blue Mist, I think.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Liz said...

Ooooooooh!! (Squealing with delight!) I love these yarns-Sugar Plum Fairy is just beautiful. I am loving the idea of the new starsign yarns too!! Hope I win! :D

Nupur said...

I love Blue Mist- it reminds me of tropical seas.

onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

Jenn said...

I enjoy Kumquat Goldfish. You gatta have a little fun somewhere, why not with color.

TopHat said...

I like the semi-solids! Royal looks great!

hrfarley at gmail dot com

Dana BP said...

You want me to pick a fave LM colorway?? Too hard!! But *some* of my faves are Orchid Forest, Olivia, Spiced Apples, Sugarplum Fairy, Eurobirds, I could go on and on lol

Dana - rianchablis@hotmail.com

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

I really like the O'Ryan green, so pretty :)

LScully02 @ gmail dot come


thanks!

Laura said...

Apple Bottom is my favorite, and the name is cute too! Granted, they're all beautiful colorways...

Joann said...

My teen daughter uses yarn, but I am sure she would love the Queen of Hearts!
jbdownie5@yahoo.com

herent said...

I love the Benny colorway, would be perfect for my little boy.
great giveaway

Dreaming Monet said...

ohhhh would love to win this to knit up a lightweight sweater for my baby girl due in june!

my favorite LM colorway is alice!

thank you for the giveaway. :-)

Damaris Kolozsvari said...

sweet!
i like the benny and sweet pea colors =)

tnx!

Dria said...

I would love to knit a pair of rainbow socks!
I love the "Sweet Pea" colorway! It's gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Love Kumquat Goldfish. I love that she uses music to inspire her.

skipthelaundry said...

I love the Alice colorway.
skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

Aik said...

I love the Sweet Pea and Blue Mist!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Valorie said...

Sugarplum fairy is very pretty, but I am a sucker for rainbow colorways!

Jenna said...

http://www.lainesmagnifiques.com/item_93/Pre-Order-Benny.php

Makes me think of B-B-B-Benny and the Jets!

anythingtwice@gmail.com

Melissa Zeffer said...

I love Sweet Pea! That's also the nickname my mother had for me as a child so I can't help but be drawn to it!!! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity!

Marie said...

Well, it's sure hard, but I'd have to say these are among my favorites - Purple Haze for winter, and either Sugarplum Fairy or Blue Lagoon for spring & summer.

Our Family said...

I have always admired her Eurobirds colorway. I love the colors in it! I am also really liking her Blue Lagoon colorway as we have a little one on the way and it's such a great gender neutral colorway!

katie_garn at yahoo dot com

miha.ela said...

I like: Alice.

mihaela.mihordea(@) gmail(.) com

Jennifer (Green) Sundquist said...

I LOVE Winter Ice & Spiced Apples. They are all lovely but those two make me stop and stare and think of all the gorgeous things I could knit them into!

unbreakableangel @ hotmail.com

anne said...

I love 'Alice', though it would be hard to choose just one.

Casey said...

I love the celestial colorway, though the rainbow one being given away is great too! I want to knit something for my daughter with it!

Holden's Landing said...

I am loving sweet pea - would make a gorgeous pair of socks!!

bonnie @ holdenslanidng.com

Megan said...

I think the "Benny" color combo is just great. rosiebud63 at hotmail dot com

Barbara said...

Being a Lion myself, I love the Leo colorway! So warm. But the French Provencal colors also caught my eye.... Thanks for having this giveaway! :)

Meditativerose on Ravelry

Domestic Diva said...

I like the mock turtle. So great!

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Nibsie said...

I adore all of the LM colorways, but if I *had* to choose, I'd say my fave is Seaweed. <3

Terry said...

Sugarplum Fairy is yummy! I'd love to work with it!

t.mcauliffe@wowway.com

Andrea said...

Hoot is just beautiful... they all are though, so hard to pick just one!

clark6703@earthlink.net

Jenny Stamos said...

Alice is lovely!

asteiner18 said...

My favorite colorway of hers has to be one of the above "Queen of hearts" I absolutely adore it, maybe because I have had a thing with simple colored yarns lately, or maybe just that it reminds me of Valentines day but I adore that colorway! The rainbow colorway isnt that bad either ;) asteiner18@hotmail.com

squareby said...

Beautiful colorways. I think I'd have to go with Blue Mist as my favorite though - the hues are very refreshing.

Gwendolyn said...

Wow, I can't believe how inspiring the yarn is and all I want it to touch the wonderfull wool!! I am hoping to win!
gwen.w.stewart@gmail.com

JWZ1978 said...

The Zodiac Series - Leo - is gorgeous! So bright and cheerful, I could have a lot of fun with that one :)

Dovile said...

My favorites are Sugarplum Fairy and Sweet Pea.

Too beautiful yarn not to try my luck again:)

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Paula said...

My favorite is Blue Mist, but they are all beautiful! Thank you for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

SheilaC said...

My favorite is blue mist

Thank you for the give away

SheilaC

angie lilly said...

I love love love the NEW O'Ryan on BFL Top!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Scott said...

I am a beginning knitter and would really love to win this...I love the Mother Earth on Bamboo/Merino Nylon 40/40/20 yarn at the site.
Scott
nynekats at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

That rainbow yarn looks so yummy!

Watercolor said...

The blue mist is so lovely! The Benny is fun! So pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Sugarplum Fairy brings spring to my eyes ... I can see violets, pansies ... the little, gentle flowers.
marellest at att dot com

Anonymous said...

They're all so beautiful, it's so hard to pick!! I love the Sugarplum Fairy one and the Spiced Apple! :)

ch3ls23@yahoo.com

Chelsea H.

Meg said...

I love the O'Ryan colorway that's currently up for preorder!

chapstickmeg at gmail dot com

SweetShenanigans said...

I love the pre order - Alice yarn.
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

lovelyai said...

What lovely yarns! My favorite is Blue Mist.
ai_lotus[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yarn- I really like Marine!

hands&fire pottery on Hyenacart

Knititall said...

Amazing colorways! Hard to pick just one, but the Alice that's up for preorder on the site definitely speaks to me. (And Queen of Hearts and the one you're giving away and and and... ;) )

xlacrimax said...

My favorite is Alice colorway.
xlacrimax[at]gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the Benny colorway but also Sweet Pea. So many pretty shades and hues they are both so beautiful. LM is so squishy and soft too. ;0)

Melissa
misbrooks@yahoo.com

Kathleen L said...

Hard to pick, but I think Sweet Pea is my fave! :)

alainn.aingeal (at) gmail (dot) com

EricaC said...

I love Blue Lagoon, but there are lots of LM colorways I would love to have. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

erica_cheatum@charter.net

Little Pink Bird said...

i love love love fruit salad but then again i love them all =)
Thank you for having this awesome giveaway

tanja_1211@yahoo.com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Search This Blog

Playsilk Primer

Join the Link Party!

Go Creative!

Supply Kit for Silk Fairy Mobile DIY

Supply Kit for Silk Dolly DIY