Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ugly Yarn Giveaway

It's been a while since we had a giveaway and I have some ugly yarn crying out to go home with one of you. Just leave a comment [or send me an email if you have trouble leaving comments] and tell me what you would make with this godforsaken Kermit-colored yarn. The random number generator will award two of you lucky ducks 4 skeins of 100% cormo, single-ply. 3.5 ounces/200 yards in a color I call Seawitch. 

Contest ends Sunday May 11th at 7:00 p.m. or when 60 Minutes starts, which ever comes last.

The only catch is that the winners have to send us a picture of yourself or someone you love wearing whatever you knit up with the yarn to post on the blog.



Want a closer look? Click on the picture to see it in all it's glory.


79 comments:

kelly said...
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Pumpkinmama said...

I'll make a sweet little dress for my daughter - its the perfect color for kids garments!

SweetPea Fibers said...

I would make a clapotis! And I would wear it proudly!

Kris said...

Such a fun color!!! I'd make a sweater for my daughter :) Kris

clifford said...

Dr. Seuss socks. several pair of them, maybe a hat to go with them, a "meathead" hat. (insert evil laugh here).
That is what I would do!

cool color, I like it!

Anonymous said...

I would make the frog hat for my coworker's daughter, and it a picture of her wearing. He'd love it;)
djsmith

Heather Ekland said...

It would be adorable on my little girl and her sister (as hand me downs go). I hope I win. Heather

Anonymous said...

It looks like a fun color to me - maybe a funky shawl for me or a poncho for my daughter.

Tina Palmer

KarenS said...

Susan,

I'd use it to make a sweater or vest and some socks to be donated to Children In Common. The children in the orphanages love the bright colors and this yarn certainly qualifies :-)

Phyl said...

Ugly? ? I think NOT. I haven't met a yarn yet that I didn't love.
I'd make a "Kermit" hat & mittens for my Granddaughter, a true Kermit lover.

girlwithasword said...

Overdyeing is a wonderful skill. ;)

I'd probably make something for my young nephew. he loves bright colors like this!

katrog said...

The anticraft's swamp thing shawl, of course;)

kathleen

Adrianna said...

I concur - no such thing as ugly yarn. Yarn is woooonderful!

I have this vision of making fingerless mitts with them. Would keep me visible to traffic and possible open up a new career helping land planes! [waves arms wildly] :D

-Adrianna

Elizabeth said...

It doesn't look that ugly to me... but maybe my monitor lies.

E L Walker said...

Well, I am not sure what I would make, but I do thnk I would likely overdye it before starting. Hope that doesn't disqualify me--I would love to se what I could make of the yarn!!

adylevin said...

Susan,

I LOVE the Seawitch, I would likely felt a small tote with it, and jazz it up with some equally "ugly" colored flowers.

Thanks for the chance!

Elsie said...

I would probably mix it with something less, uh, vibrant, and make a shawl for chilly summer nights.

Ellie said...

I'd make an alligator scarf & mittens.......

Or perhaps sea witch's hat?

Ellie

Maggie said...

Hmmmmmmm. Since it's a single, I might spin it up with something else first to add some visual texture. Then, depending on the finished weight, I'd most likely make a hat (with or without a matching neckwarmer).

cj said...

I love this color. My two year old daughter would love a family of frog stuffed animals to cuddle up to.

Marty said...

Frog dolls/puppets

natasha said...

Hi Susan,
I'd definitely make something frog-related with this yarn. And it's certainly not a godforsaken green.... My college women's ultimate frisbee team adopted that color as our own, and in fact we had team shirts made up with Kermit on them. Ever since then (OMG now that I think about I can't believe it's been 10 years) my two college roommates/teammates and I have given each other frog-things. The latest gift for everyone was a frog cross-stitch. So I'd have to come up with a frog thing.
OR, I'd make little St Patty's Day sweaters for my dog and his two dog-friend neighbors. Also tempting.... Might make a cuter photo than 3 frogs...
I'm new-ish to knitting and crochet so I'd have to stick with something basic or small. I guess it's time to start looking up some patterns!

Mollie said...

My daughter's most recent favorite color is green, so something fun and funky for her.

17004000 said...

I like the color. Looks like the Gulf of Mexico on a good day. A pair of sports socks (soccer) would be good. Nobody will score on those! Bill

Joanne said...

Gorgeous color. I would make a lapghan for my Mom. She would love this happy color. This is so fun!

andrea said...

I would use it to make garments for Warm Woolies (www.warmwoolies.org), which also donates warm clothing to overseas orphanages and to Indian reservations. We have been told that the children do like bright colors, and also that our cultural assumptions about colors do not necessarily hold up in other places--and also that no matter what we make, it will find someone who likes it!

Anonymous said...

I'd use it for freeforming... it's a good color for undersea corals and such!

-Perry-
perrylowell@gmail.com

suejm said...

I'd make a scarf for my daughter who gave me my Yarn Farm share for Mothers' Day.

Susan said...

This is so much fun and totally cheering me up! BTW- I just got back from the kidding barn and Linda is still pregnant.

Karen said...

If I win, I'd give the yarn to my daughter and she would make an awesome purse - crocheted, though, not knitted.

Karen

Jean said...

Kermit colored? Having just started to play with amigurumi, I would try to make ... Kermit! Well, at least something resembling a frog. What fun! And I rather like that shade of green; I really do.

Rebecca said...

I am so up for a challenge!

Dr. Knitter said...

I really love the color...to me it is limeade - summery and cheerful. I would probably ground it with a warm brown to make it really pop and knit it into a sweater for one of my boys...whichever one would fit into a sweater knit with 4 skeins. It would look especially cute with a little brown sheep in intarsia on its front - hmmm...

elephant7 said...

My sister in law just had a baby boy last Thursday (Jacob) and she loves the color green. His room is painted green and yellow. I asked her tonight what color hat I could knit for him and she said "Green". This color is awesome. I would also make booties to match.

Andi said...

My daughter took one look at it and fell in love. I think that i'd probably knit a scarf and hat for her with it... If any was left over, I'd probably get my daughter to help me overdye it with some koolaid and do something funky by combining it with something else.

Heidi G said...

Yay! I love the color - it's not ugly at all! When I was little, my nickname was "Toad," so I've always been fond of all things green :) I was eyeing that lace hoodie pattern that is in the newest IK. Maybe I could modify it to use this yarn!

Susie said...

I would love to knit a cute little sweater with this yarn. When I look at it I think spring and green has become my favorite color - you can never have enough different greens in your wardrobe (hmmm, my mind is already thinking about pattern possibilities...)!

kmriley said...

I would actually make a kermit for a friend 2 year old! He adores frogs... and your como is so amazing he'd love to cuddle with it.

spider said...

i found the greatest dress pattern last week. my god daughter is moving south next week and i would make a dress for her. she and her mom love green! so do i.

Adrienne said...

It's so not ugly -- I love it! I'd knit a scarf and hat, to brighten up dreary winter mornings.

Courtney said...

I love that color! I'd love to make a shawl or lacy scarf for my 36-year-old sister-in-law, who loves green, keeps a rather large Kermit the Frog stuffed animal on her bed, and who bought me my share in this fall's yarn CSA. If there's leftover yarn maybe I'd make an itty bitty manly scarf for Kermit, too. Or at least a manly scarf. :)

Terry said...

Susan,
I really like green, so I could make a vest, shrug, or crazy socks with this yarn. How can it be ugly when it is made from such beautiful fiber?!

Thanks for sharing with us,
Terry

Beth said...

Frankly, I think "Sea Witch" is gorgeous. Would love to make something out of it.

The Curly Knitter said...

I LOVE green and think the color is great. Not ugly at all in my opinion. I'd probably make a neck warmer and some mittens/fingerless mittens to go with it.

Tamsie said...

It will be Earth Day everyday with a sweater made from that lovely yarn!
Tamsie

theShizzKnit said...

Holey Moley!! Not only was that my first thought when I saw this wowser color, it's the name of the Knitty pattern poncho that I'd knit this screaming yarn into :)
Anything called Sea Witch deserves to be made into something traffic stopping.

Crista said...

Why I would make KERMIT himself, and maybe a felted purse with felted spring flowers as decoration!

m0nk3y mark said...

WOW awesome color, a wooly hat and scarf in that green would definitely brighten up winter in nyc.

Long Haired Spider said...

That yarn is begging to be made into a stuffed animal! Maybe a dragon...

Sarah said...

With a currently 7 month old son, and a husband who is waiting for a "mohawk" hat I'm knitting him... I think we could put it to pretty good use around here. I think its a great output from a yarn-experiment.

Michelle said...

I concur with many people - this yard would make a great hat, scarf, or socks. I personally don't mind the color. :)

Laura said...

Well, it's not easy being green. On a grey day like today, though, it would certainly cheer things up!

Anonymous said...

I love the color and would make two alligator or dragon scarves for my grandsons Dante and Mason!

Sandy in NJ

Katharine Martinez said...

It's a fabulous color for mittens! If I won, I'd make beautiful green mittens and give them as presents!

Adele said...

It is the color of spring and I think that would make a lovely sweater for the wee black dachshund whose sensitivies confine his outdoor adventures to sunny days between 65 and 75 degrees. It might divert his attention from clouds, mist, rain and the dreaded snow and encourage him to get out there and be seen in all his studliness.

Anonymous said...

great kid's hat or something for St Patrick's day

lady butta.fly said...

i would make some kind of neckwear. that green would get me seen on those dark winter nights when i'm out and about. :o)

shelle schiffer said...

oh- boy! my guy would love a vest and gloves out of this! will match his stroller.

Nicole said...

I, as your new CSA share-partner, would use it to crochet a nice sturdy bag for carrying yummy fresh vegetables (many of which would resemble it in color) from Thimble Farm to wherever you are.
Nicki Galland
nicki@nicolegalland.com

Abigail said...

I like it, and my husband absolutely looooves green, and he needs a new winter hat and mitten set...

here from Chappy's Mom, btw.

paula said...

definitely a nice bright scarf and mitten set! :)

Marsha said...

I'd make either a dress for my three-year-old daughter, or some stuffed turtles (maybe Sheldon from Knitty) for her.

JenLanger said...

Let's see... That's almost a pound of yarn. I have a 3 year old girl, and live in the Pacific Northwest. I believe that much yarn, in that color, would become a long sweater to keep her nice and cozy as the fall days start to get grey and chilly. Possibly a cute hat or bag to match.

Anonymous said...

I would donate it the ladies who knit blankets for babies in our local women's shelter. I understand babies like bright colors.

Sandra Cohrs said...

Sandi said....

I absolutely love this color, and Sea Witch is a perfect name for us Cape Codders. I have cousins coming down from Vermont for a "learn How to Knit Weekend". I would love to be able to teach them how to make a simple scarf with the beautiful green color and add some felted flowers for a summery look. /and if I had enough, I would make a knitted mermaid doll, with her tail in the Sea Witch color. I hope you don't give up on such a color, it really is pretty, as are the blue and the orange. I'm looking forward to working with the fiber from the fall shearing to make my own yarn....some happy spinning to come.

e.marie said...

Ugly Yarn Giveaway! Too funny. But I have to agree with the general consensus, it looks good to me! I think it was actually a pretty cool experiment. I'm a relatively new knitter, so I'm not sure what I'd make...probably something like a scarf or hat. But I hope one of the winners is one of the folks above who said they'd make Kermit--I'd love to see that finished knit/felted/amigurumi project!

Sner said...

I have a friend who works in high powered corporate real estate who is desperately in need of some fun winter accesories. She is always being harassed for wearing the stripy socks I made her to the office (she loves them so she revels in the ribbing) so I would love to make her a fantastically bright scarf and some warm mittens to help her be even more of an iconoclast than she already is!

Katom Burke said...

I will make a nursing shall...since winter is a cold time to have the 'girls' uncovered.

Elena said...

I agree about the kids' clothes comments--I would probably make something for the bambino who's coming in August

SeDress said...

Are you using a new comment program? I thought I had posted a comment, but it's not showing up. Been a long day though, so quite possibly operator error.
An Evelyn Clark pattern: leaf shawl.

Lisa said...

What a lovely witchy green! I think a shawl.....

Zarya Bintz said...

I will make a little froggy costume for Emilyza to wear for halloween this year. She is 19 months old now and will be two in October. I'm sure she will enjoy Trick or Treating this year!

dchu5457 said...

My friend loves ANY shade of green. Although the color is not my cup of tea (or green Kool-aid), I can make something for her and she'd love it.

Becky Myers said...

Hum along with me:

It's not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold...
or something much more colorful like that.

It's not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ord'nary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
or stars in the sky.

But green's the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain,
or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.

Becky

margaret sandercock said...

I would make a big scarf to donate to Afghans for Afghans (they need all sorts of things, not just afghans.) The organization advises that the Afghan people just LOVE the color green, so it would be perfect. I would be happy to photograph it, modeled by a family member, before donating it.

Gen said...

I love green. It is my favorite color. I am sure I could make this green look good!

Jim said...

Not ugly, but "Attention Getting".

I would see to it that it becomes something useful - perhaps a high-visibility cycling accessory?

-Jim

caracolina said...

I'm with Sweet Pea Fibers (yo, Felicia!) - definitely Clapotis or a similar shawl. It looks snuggly!

Caroline

wierkat said...

I also thought of a clapotis when I saw it. Woiuld overdyeing be out of the question?

Kathy