My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Crazed Scandinavian Cowl Kit Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who has bought my Crazed Scandinavian Cowl from my Ravelry store. I’ve decided to extend the reduced price through Wednesday, November 4, so you can get the pattern for $3.00 until Thursday, November 5, when it will go back to the regular price of $5.00.

In celebration of the pattern release, I have a special giveaway:

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This is 4 skeins of Elsa Wool Company Woolen-Spun Fingering Weight Cormo, in the colorways I used to knit my cowl: natural and medium grey and this is more than enough to knit your own cowl. I’ll include the pattern if you have not already purchased the pattern.

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To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment on this post by noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. The random number generator will select a winner at that time.

I am knitting along on my Claremont cardigan.

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But I took time out to knit mousies for a couple of Loki’s online friends.

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And Loki is hanging out in front of the fan because we are having unseasonably warm weather!

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  1. Cathy Chesnut says:

    You caught me at cormo!

  2. Choose me because I don’t need another project, but this one is beautiful, and I’d love to make it!

  3. Absolutely stunning! I love your cowl.

  4. Beverly Frost says:

    My rescue Russian Blue kitty Twilight, and rescue Yorkishire Terrier Gypsy Rose both say “Hello” to Loki !

  5. Carstens Smith says:

    Love the cowl and love Loki’s “end notes” to each post.

  6. Oooh! I already got your cowl, but that yarn looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win some!

    And those cute little mice for Loki are adorable. 🙂
    Jessica´s last blog post ..FO: Wavy Chevron Baby Blanket

  7. Beautiful pattern – I’d love to try it.

  8. Kristi (knitsweartink) says:

    I love me some cormo and that cowl is beautiful!!

  9. Viola Zborowski says:

    Absolutely love your pattern! Beautiful!

  10. Roseann E says:

    Your cowl is fabulous! What a great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity (I’m keeping my fingers crossed)!

  11. I’m in I’d love to win this wonderful prize package. I was looking at wool this weekend ( that should never be an odd statement for any of us). I was pairing blue-greys & greys,medium and lighter greys and whites & off whites thinking about different combos when i knit this pattern. I have picked a beautiful blue grey and lighter grey for my version but I would love to try the original too, if chosen. thank you.

  12. Amazing motifs, takes me back to my Norway days…

  13. Lori TePastte says:

    Love, love, love. I am in search for perfect yarn for this stunning yarn.

  14. Love it! Thank you for the giveaway.

  15. I can’t wait to get started on this pattern!!!

  16. Sarah Fuller says:

    Thanks for the chance. Lovely pattern and wool. I love the feel of that wool.
    Hope you enjoy wearing it this winter”

  17. Janelle Serio says:

    This is so generous of you! I bought the pattern, but boy oh boy that yarn looks delicious! Thanks for another beautiful pattern.

  18. The cowl is absolutely stunning!! Would love to be the winner of such great yarn!

  19. It is such a beautiful cowl, the winner will be a lucky knitter indeed!

  20. Catherine S. says:

    WendyKnits = Generosity!

  21. I have the pattern and I covet the beautiful yarn! Great pattern, btw!

  22. I’d love to tackle that!

  23. I would love to win! Thanks so much!
    gussek on Ravelry

  24. Lynne in Florida says:

    I’ve already bought the pattern (and thank you!), but I sure would love to have that yummy yarn! One of these days I’ll have to send you a pic of my monster cat Chipper, who would love to eat that yarn.

  25. Already bought the pattern! I love this cowl. It’s so pretty and looms so fun to knit. I love doing color work. The grey and white are beautiful too. Even if I don’t win, I think that wi be my color choice!

  26. I think both your Leftovers cowl and the Crazed cowl would be great projects for all my left over sock yarn.

  27. I love the yarn and the pattern…would love to try a shorter version.

  28. The cowl has been so much fun to watch you work on, I hope the winner enjoys it the same!

  29. What a generous contest! I have the pattern and have been wondering what yarn to use…

  30. (Not That) Joan says:

    I would love to be lucky enough to win this beautiful kit…

  31. The cowl and yarn are beautiful!

  32. That is very generous of you. Your cowl is inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win the kit.

  33. Janice Lavoie says:

    Please pick me! I love this cowl!!!!

  34. Wendy, you are a knitting machine. Would love to win this lovely kit.

  35. What a great pattern and a generous give away!

  36. Beautiful cowl! I’d just love the chance to win the yarn and pattern for that!

  37. Okay. I wanna play!

  38. Oooh awesome. I already bought the pattern of course but would love the yarn too, I’ve been having issues choosing colors!

  39. Deena Marshall says:

    Beautiful pattern and yarn – thanks for the chance to win!

  40. I would love to win this kit. Your cowl is so pretty!

  41. Thank you so much for extending this sale! I’m behind on blog reading and must have missed your release announcement. I’m going to grab a copy of your beautiful pattern now, and perhaps I can cast on after the holiday knitting is finished.
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..NaKniSweMo 2015

  42. I bought the pattern and love the colors of the yarn. Can’t wait to start the pattern but it has to wait until all the Christmas presents are made.

  43. Your latest cowl is breathtaking. I would love to win and make it.

  44. It’s no wonder that pattern is going crazy on Ravelry! It’s a gorgeous work of art that you’ve created. Thanks for offering this chance to win a kit! *crosses fingers*

  45. What gorgeous yarn! This winter my goal is to do stranded color work without struggling and your gorgeous cowl and yarn would be perfect! Thank you for the chance to win!

  46. What beautiful wool! Perfect for a beautiful pattern. Hope I win it! xo.

  47. Kris Peters says:

    This would certainly challenge my skills!

  48. junglewife says:

    So beautiful! I would love to win!

  49. That is probably my all time favorite yarn. It is beautiful as is your cowl.

  50. Beautiful colors d design, I love stranded knitting!

  51. OH MY! I love that pattern, would really really love to win the Elsa Wool. I made a sweater out of it once and was sad when it was done, lovely to knit with. Please pick me.

  52. Wow! Thanks Wendy!!!

  53. Saying that I love this pattern more than anything else you’ve done would as bad as choosing one child or pet as your favorite over their siblings. If I renege on this notion, I will admit that I may love this most of all. Thank you for the chance to win the kit.
    Charlene´s last blog post ..My inner voice is speaking

  54. Maria Casas says:

    Come on number generator, pick me!!! I would love this kit. Thanks for offering this.

  55. Your cowl is beautiful!

  56. What a beautiful pattern, Wendy! I’d love to be the winner for it and the yarn. Thank you for the opportunity.

  57. Soxy Jane says:

    Sure, I’d love to have a cowl kit. It would give me something special to do while I’m sitting here recovering from a broken ankle 🙁

  58. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! I bought my pattern today!
    Jen´s last blog post ..Perspective

  59. Heather T says:

    Beautiful cowl! What a work of art! It’s so lovely. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. Love the cowl! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win the yarn for it. Purrs to Loki from my “boys” and me. >^..^< aka meezerneedlearts on Ravelry

  61. YOWZA, what a giveaway! thanks for offering.
    Question: with what / how do you stuff your mousies? The knitting’s not a problem; but being a loose knitter, when I stuff, my meeses balloon out and look like tetherballs with ears.

  62. GeniaKnitz says:

    I would so love to win that kit! The pattern is just gorgeous.
    But the two little turquoise and teal mice are also adorable!

  63. Beautiful pattern. I definitely need to put this one in my queue.

  64. Ema Koppelman says:

    Hi Wendy & Loki,
    I love you both!
    Thank you Wendy for your big heart & generous spirit.

  65. Jennifer Wade says:

    I would love to win this kit, since the cowl is beautiful, as is the yarn! This is my year of learning new knitting techniques, and I have just dipped my fingers into colorwork, and want to do more. Fingers crossed!

  66. Amazing! Thanks for the chance.

  67. I would love to be the winner this time. Count me in!

  68. Lovely colorways for this cowl.

  69. What a beautiful pattern. I just finished a stranded cowl and can’t wait to start another one.

  70. Would LOVE to replicate your cowl!

  71. Wow!! …….I love that cat!

  72. The drape of the cowl is just spectacular! This is the perfect project to delve into as the fall days come. As always, you’ve made an amazing piece and I’m just in awe!

  73. Jae Hee Jackson says:

    Thank you for your generous giveaway. I hope I’m picked by your random selector. :). If not, I’ll have to buy this pattern on ravelry. 🙂

  74. This is gorgeous! I love the colors.

  75. Would love to do something in a colorway you’ve chosen. Thanks.

  76. Barbara Fredrick says:

    Wow! I have been eyeing the Crazed Scandinavian as you have been posting it and thinking it would be a hard but good challenge for me. I’d love to try it!

  77. Please, please, PLEASE Random Number Generator! Love, love, love that cowl and yarn.

  78. Stunning pattern and yarn – would love to knit it!

  79. So gorgeous! A challenge, but it would be an honour to try it.

  80. This pattern look beautiful in the gray and white!

  81. What a fun-looking project!

  82. Beautiful cowl – pattern and colors are perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. Mary Beth says:

    I love doing colorwork, but I don’t have very many colorwork projects in my FOs. I’d love to see that cowl on my Rav page!

  84. I’m Swedish so it would be perfect!

  85. The cowl is stunning. How generous of you to give away the yarn.

  86. It’s so pretty! Would love to win!

  87. Thanks for the chance of winning such lovely yarn and beautiful pattern

  88. Love your color work designs – so inspiring!

  89. Beautiful pattern! Love your colour choice!

  90. Trisha Willis says:

    I love this pattern!!

  91. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely pattern and the gorgeous yarn!

  92. Gina in the SF Bay Area says:

    The cowl is gorgeous! I can’t believe how quickly you finished it.

    I hope the weather cools off so Loki can lounge comfortably.

  93. Such a beautiful pattern and gorgeous yarn!

  94. Donna Ch. says:

    Love the cowl!!. Just downloaded the pattern

  95. I am in love with knitting neutrals. These colors are so, so perfect! And that cowl… gorgeous!