thanks for the shoutout yvie :)
Congratulations! it looks great!
Thanks. I can’t take much credit as Nelly has done most of the work.
Congratulations on the launch Yvonne! Your site looks great and I’m looking forward to seeing the yarny goodness that you’ll be adding to it.
Congratulations Yvonne and Nelly!! The site looks fan-tabulous — and I’m looking forward to it being easier to stalk one of my favourite dyers! :-)
Hi Yvonne! Looks great! Love the new site; should help me keep more up to date on blogs etc. :)
I love your patterns by Natalie and yarn for your shawls. I purchased the sunflower pattern and beautiful yellow yarn at “the Gathering.” I have to purchase a circular needle in the correct size and then I can’t wait to create my bit of sunshine.
Lovely meeting you and your mother.
When I am in Ottawa this summer, I will come to charleton Place t find you.
It was nice to meet you at the Gathering too, Bonnie. I’m glad that you are happy with your purchases. Let me know in advance when you plan to head out to the store in Carleton Place and I can arrange to meet you there.
can’t wait to see the finished result ;))
Your jacket looks great!! So glad you like my design.
Congrats Yvonne! Your yarns are so pretty.
I would choose cosmopolitan and probably make a shawl. Believe it or not, I don’t have a shawl in that colour!
What an exciting contest — thanks! I think I’d make the Hitchhiker scarf/shawl. It’s one I’ve had my eye on for a while. I would love the opportunity to knit with your yarn. Fingers crossed.
That was a busy and exciting year. May 2013 be even better.
I would make a hat with the Maramalade colouray. The color is just gorgeous!!
I would also make a Hitchhiker. I’ve been daydreaming all month about making one in the exact colours of Marmalade.
I’d have to, of course, choose Marmalade, and I think I’d make Bias by Helena Bristow.
What a great year for you! Congratulations. I hope 2013 is an even bigger success.
I’m leaning towards the Marmalade skein and thinking a cosy neckwarmer to brighten up the dreary winter would be just the thing.
I would probably choose the cosmopolitan and knit a shawl for my sister or mum for their birthday.
Congratulations on a very successful year!
I would make a shawl/scarf with the Cosmopolitan colour way. It’s a great bright colour.
OOOOHHHH Beautiful yarns!! I would have to look through my long list of favorites on Ravelry to see what to decide on making. I love knitting with your yarn.
I would make Lady Sunshine (gloves) with the marmalade colour I think…they would be so lovely and bright.
I would use cosmopolitan to make a Marin by Ysolda! Thanks for the chance to win :-)
Congrats, Yvonne, on a fabulous year! Best wishes for continued success for 2013.
I would like to learn how to knit socks but would probably use the yarn to knit my usual – a shawl in Cosmopolitan! :)
Wow, congratulations on growing your business! I would make a shawlette out of the Cosmopolitan colour, if I won. I have some designs from BooKnits that are waiting for the right yarn, and this could be it!
I love the yarn of yours that I bought a few months ago! I like the Cosmopolitan colourway… I’ve been looking for the exact right red yarn to knit Natalie Servant’s Poppies shawl, so that’s most likely what I’d do with it.
Marmalade sounds like a delicious shawl to me – so many choices……
I would choose cosmopolitain and probably make a scarf or shawl – probably a lovely lacy crochet pattern.
What a great achievement Yvonne! I am so happy that your yarns are growing in popularity!
I would use the Marmalade to make a lacy scarf or shawlette. That color sure brings warmth on a cold day like today!
Congratulations on your success and more prosperity to you in the new year. I have a lace beret pattern I think this yarn would be perfect for.
Wait to go on your Yarn sales and Colorway contest..Marmalade would be wonderful for socks and mini neckwarmer. Thanks for the contest…
I LOVE these colours, especially in the photo with the grey/blue yarn. Even though my house is all done up in these colour (I’m not kidding!), I don’t actually have much to wear, so I would have to make a scarf, probably Bias, with the Cosmo colourway. Thanks!
Ohhhhhh, such lovely colours……I have to admit I am torn……but I think I’d love some red socks so cosmopolitan? The orange is soooooooo nice as well…….
I love both colours but would probably choose Cosmopolitan for one of the many shawls I have queued!
Congrats on a great year. I would so pick Cosmopolitan and would make a beautiful shawl for my 2013 collection. I have a goal and wish to make 13 shawls in 2013…I sort of started in late 2012 so I could get an upper hand. I love your yarn. It is beautiful and will not be in my stash for very long!
Awesome yarns. if i won i would make a lace scarf for myself.
You have beautiful yarn! I would use the Cosmopolitan to make a nice vibrant shawl. It’s a lovely colour. Congratulations on a successful 2012!
I would make a pair of my Passap heel flap socks!
Congrats on your achievements this past year! Must be exciting to start seeing things really take off. I’d prefer the cosmopolitan, but either skein in that fibre combo would make a beautiful shawl – I’m thinking a long skinny one to wrap multiple times around the neck.
The Cosmopolitan colour is so lovely — I would make some fancy fingerless gloves for myself, but then my daughter would like it and probably adopt it for her collection.
I purchased two skeins of your yarn at the Twist Fiber Festival, they are lined up in a project bag waiting for me to finish some Ravelry KALs. I would knit a shawl (that is mostly what I do) in Cosmopolitan, it is a colour my mother would love and I only have one shawl already done for her for Valentine’s Day and want to make another for Mother’s Day.
Congratulations on such a successful year! Your colourways are so vibrant and I always enjoy working with your yarn. HavIng a contest is so much fun! If I won a skein I’d make either a lacy scarf or shawl.
What beautiful yarn! I would choose Marmalade, and make the gorgeous Nennir cowl from the latest Knitty.
I would love to win the marmalade colourway….and if I did…. I would get my hubby to crank out a pair of socks for me from his Circular Sock Machine! That is of course if the yarn is compatible with the machine….that I have not checked out yet, but still very much like the colour! It is bright and sassy!
Congratulations on a great year! I am torn between the two colours, but would most likely pick Cosmopolitan, and knit Rhytidome.
Ooh I love both colourways! I think either one would make a gorgeous Semele (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/semele-2) :)
generous spirit. good way to start the year. best wishes. although i am always drawn to the marmalade if the cosmo… is more of a poppy colour … then it would do marvelously for the Ariel gauntlets by julie ferfussen in the knitter uk issue 29. or opera gloves vogue i did for my daughter. or a spring version of poppy hat latest interweave. it would be great to do this for me. a little fancy peeking under sleeves while
one is out with my rescue dog heinrich.
I will certainly be more than happy to win the Cosmopolitan yarn…It is gorgeous! I can see myself wrapped in a stole knitted with it!
Crossing my fingers to win it! :o)
Glad to hear things are going so well for Yvieknits Yarns!
I would choose Cosmopolitan, it’s such a rich colour. I love knitting socks but I think yarn this luscious would have to become a cowl or shawl. I have an infinity cowl, Biscuit, on my favourites list….
I would choose the Marmalade as I was admiring it at the Guild Show already. I’d love to knit up a shawl in the pattern Millepetuis.
I would choose the marmalade and make myself a pair of socks in honour of my dad. My dad was a huge marmalade fan and I remember peeling and cuttin and cooking up the oranges to make marmalade with him.
Congratulations and Happy New Year, Yvonne! I’m sure 2013 will bring you continued success.
You know I’m all about the colour :-) , so I’m finding it very difficult to choose which of these two yummy skeins to claim.
This evening, my eye is attracted by the Cosmopolitan, which is calling out to me to make it into wonderful slouchy lace beret.
Congrats on building your business!
these are both beautiful, but the Cosmopolitan is calling out for the Aeolia shawl :)
Congratulations! Your yarns are so lovely. I especially loved the orange one you used for the lap blanket you were making.
These are two of my favourite colours. It would be so hard to chose, however, I would have to choose the marmalade to do Natalie Servant’s Sunflower Field Shawl.
Wow! Thank you so much! I am going to enjoy knitting this lovely yarn into something beautiful!
You’re very welcome. Thank you for entering the contest.
Congratulations on your successful year, Yvonne! Very exciting that you are teaming up your beautiful yarns with Natalie’s patterns and Francine’s shawl pins. I agree with the comments here about the two yarn colours – they’re incredible!
Thank you. The shawl kits seemed a good way for the three of us to work together. I think that our products complement each other nicely.
I wish I could have come, but somebody had to mind the store.
(Also, lovely floor!)
I wish that you could have come too, Sarah. Hopefully you can next time.
Yvie, I had so much fun!!
I’m so glad that you had fun time. Thanks again for coming and for bring the namino bars with you.
Thank you for having the open house it was so much fun!!!!!!
I got to see so many friends that I had not seen in such a long time it was wonderful.
I’m so glad that you enjoyed yourself at the open house and had fun visiting with your friends.
What a wonderful afternoon Yvonne! Your yarn was amazing. It was great to see everyone.
Thank you for coming to my open house. I’m glad that you had a good time and thank you for the lovely compliment on my yarn.
I think the yarn would make a gorgeous lacy shawl.
I’m not sure what I’d make! Maybe a hat? Or a doll? Or a hooded scarf?….
I’d choose the Orange Julius color and knit a Shattered Sun Shawl. It’s a happy color and a happy pattern.
I would make a shawl, or pair it with another yarn for a colourwork hat.
Congratulations on a great year! I would make a lacy scarf with the yarn!
Beautiful colours! Orange is my absolute favourite colour, so I’d pick Orange Julius and likely make a lacy scarf or cowl with it.
I would probably use the pewter to knit my husband a shawl since it is one of his favourite colours.
I love the look of that Pewter. I’m on a shawl kick and think it would look great as an Age of Brass and Steam shawlette.
The pewter for a hat – minus 37 to 39 most mornings this last week in northern SK so can’t think of anything but a warm hat.
The pewter looks like it would make into a beautiful lacy scarf.
I would make a scarf.
I would knit a pair of mittens with this wool.
That pewter! Wow – looks just like the sky this morning as I was wiping snow off the van. It would make a fabulous scarf…
Love yvieknits yarns.Would peruse my Natalie Servant patterns-of which I have most-and choose one that called for the yardage of the winning skein.That would be the pewter one since I have similar to the orange colourway.Thanks.
I would probably hug it and pet it and fondle it for a while, then put it lovingly in a drawer until the right project came along.
Cheers to a successful year! And all the best to another one in 2014.
Mmmmmm, yarn. :D
I’d pick the pewter and make Natalie’s Strand of Pearls.
They are both gorgeous, since I’d have to choose, I’d go for the pewter and make a scarf.
wow great colours! i don’t know which I’d choose.. um. let’s say pewter.. i’d make a shawl.. maybe henslowe?
you know I love your yarn! I’d make some kick ass socks with either color!
Both are beautiful but the Pewter would be my first choice.
This orange julius is beautiful. I’ll knit a sunny scarf to warm my little neck!
I love the bright orange and would knit a lace hat with it, I have the perfect pattern all ready for it. All the best for 2014!
I woukd make a long cowl with tons of beads with the Pewter. The Jeweled Cowl is so fun to knit and woukd look awesome in this colourway.,
I simply adore the bright orange! I would use it to make spring comet fingerless mittens! It would look wonderful in curls of dragon fire!
Keep on growing Yvie! All the best for 2014!
I would knit my second ‘Strand of Pearls’ shawl by Natalie Merchant….this time I will keep it for me!
apologies to Natalie for my brain cramp…I know her last name is Servant.
I would knit the new Natalie pattern in Orange Julius when it’s finally released OR I hack her computer ;)
I would knit a cowl with Pewter. Amazing color!
Hi Yvie. Love your year in review. Well done! I too would choose the orange amd would likely knit a pair of warm socks, for me or my little people. All I can think of is warm socks on these days of -20somethings. :)
I like the pewter colour and would like to make a shawl (probably Morgaine by Natalie Servant) with it :)
I love the soft look of the Pewter I would make a shawl
Happy New Year Yvonne! I am so happy your yarns are now available at Yarns Etc.
I would go for the Pewter skein and make a nice long set of fingerless gloves/mitts like these!
Orange, and socks, definitely socks! I’m currently making a pair of Sacre du Printemps in Louet Gems, it would look good in orange too! Or Nutkin….or My cup of Tea… or Monkey…Ok so I’ll have a hard time deciding what to do but I will love it in orange!
Yvonne, I had so much fun!!
Thanks for telling me about the KAL – It’s my first one, and I’m enjoying the “competitive knitting” I might even finish on time! The
yarn and pattern are fantastic – a great combination.
I’m really glad that you joined the KAL, Lisa. It’s been fun.
What a great year! I love your silk hankies and I’m sure this merino / silk dk would be lovely to knit up in: Flirty Merino-Silk Neck Warmer by Tonia Barry or something very similar. :)
Wishing you much success in 2015 Yvie! :)
Happy New Year Yvonne! I am a big fan of your yarns and look forward to seeing what you have in store for us this year.
I’d definitely make a cowl with this yarn!
Happy New Year! What pretty yarn – I’d use the Berry Twist to make a Riverton Cowl. So lovely!
Oh, a chance to win free yarn! I would make a pair of fingerless mitts and headband for myself. I’ve knit so many for others already, it’s time for something for me.
Love the colours and would definatley become a cowl !!!
I would love a chance to win the Berry Twist. I would make The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief for my mother-in-law, who is the sweetest woman on the earth. I am extraordinarily lucky to have such selfless, caring, and giving in-laws. It would be my pleasure to give back in this way!
That lovely grey skein is crying out to become a snuggly cowl. Perhaps another Zen Lattice by Susan Ashcroft. I’m sure it would look stunning.
Hi Yvonne – sounds like you had a great year – all the best in 2015!! Either of those skeins would make a smashing Plessis Cowl (L’Atelier des Glenettes) to be worn with Madison’s white jacket, keeping her warm and cozy all winter!! Gabrielle has adopted her purple Alpaca Honey Cowl, so she needs a new one…
You know I love your yarns Yvonne .Am so happy for your success this year once again.Have made a hat already from your Berry Twist so would definitely make a cowl to match–probably from a Natalie Servant pattern.
I would choose the pewter skein and make a pair of Suzy’s Reading Mitts to help keep my hands warm while typing at work :)
Happy New Year!
I’d like to try the Greenwillow cowl–see how it would work up in the slightly heavier yarn.
Yvie, I so love your colours! It is eye candy every time I see what you have and I have no resistance when it comes to taking some home with me… I would make a pair of fingerless mitts for my sister is I won the Berry Twist skein.
I’d make myself a modified Cuppa Java cowl, with a button and buttonhole to keep it fastened the way I like. (In the Berry Twist, I think. :) )
i would make a scarf. My most valuable winter accessory!
I can’t decide!
I think I’d choose the pewter and match it up with some brights.
They’re both so yummy, of course.
Happy new Year – much success to you in 2015!
Happy New Year! So exciting to hear of your growing business, you are incredibly talented it is well deserved. Wishing you continued success in 2015.
I would make a noble cowl with either of these, “yummy”‘ skeins!
These yarns are so gorgeous!
Congrats to Heather!
I love love love art deco, so the Frond mittens and Hat are my fav!
My favourite is the Peloton shawl. First shawl, awesome TDF KAL, Yvieknits yarn – what more could I ask for? oh yes, the beautiful skein of yarn I received from Natalie as a prize! :o)
Yvonne! This is so wonderful to see and you are such an inspiration. I can’t wait to see you!
There are a few of them which really caught my eye but I like the Clover Shawl a lot.
Could be that it’s purple, but I am especially fond of Lavender Fields.
Picking just one is near to impossible…but if you insist, mine is Fast Forward. :)
Love the Eiffel Tower Shawl.
Im planning on making the same top as yours! Happy new year?
I would love to make a top for my mom or a shawl for me. Happy New Year!
I love the top that you made with this yarn and am planning to knit one myself this year! Happy New Year – hope that it is happy and prosperous!
How lovely! Love this Cosmopolitan shade! Difficult to say, I would probably knit a shawl!
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I LOVE the carribean….It would be a shawl I think :)
Caribbean Waters! Mmmmm, so pretty.
I honestly don’t know what I would make…but it would have lots of lovely friends in my “super specialty yarn” collection that I have because of yarn enablers such as you.
Congratulations on your successful year!
Cosmopolitan would be my choice to make the Jeweled Cowl with. I think it would look stunning beaded and worn with all the black I have in my wardrobe. Love your yarns Yvonne! All the best for the new year!
I would love to make Sea Salt Cowl by Keli Hansen in either color of your gorgeous Silk/Linen Select Lace…..such beautiful yarn! Happy 2o16! Let’s think positive!
I will make myself a lacy cowl that can be showy for work and cozy at home on a cool day.
I would choose Cosmopolitan (I think your “red/pink/fuchsias are always what draws me!) and make one of Romni Hill’s shawls from her “new Lace Knitting” book. It also has to have clear beads.
I would use Caribbean to make a Drekin shawl. It’s a lacey pattern with a brioche spine. Very beautiful!
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i would make some lapel pins and fingerless mitts.
It’s too difficult to choose between these two beautiful colors! My idea would be a lacey tank for summer!
I would knit one of Anna Dalvi’s patterns. The one about the explosion of the volcano in Iceland. The red would be perfect for that… But then I’d need to buy a second skein if I won one! And of course, for a volcano, it would need to be the red skein. :)
I would choose the Caribbean colorway, and probably loom knit a shawl for me. I’m so glad you offered the silk/linen skein, since I’m allergic to wool!
I want to get into making shawls so I would pick a shawl pattern! I like the pink skein the best.
I would knit the Eiffel Tower Shawl that I saw on Ravelry!
I just love this green yarn. My daughter has blue-green eyes and I can fantasize about knitting a cowl or a shawl for her!
Thanks for starting the year with a giveaway!
Thank you so much for the shout out Yvonne! Wishing you all the very best in 2016 too :)
And because I’ve been coveting the SL Select, I’d make the Nesoi Tee.
Would love to make a new hat
I would definitely knit a shawl (but at the moment I can’t decide which one).
Thank you Yvonne! I replied to your email message.
Your yarn is simply beautiful!
Hello from New Glasgow. I met Betty MacDougall here at Willow Ave. apartments. Betty showed me the shawl that you made for her and it is beautiful. What talent you have! She was kind enough to give me 2 skeins of your blue yarn that she is unable to use. I’m not an expert knitter but your yarn was a pleasure to use. I was only used to yarn from Walmart so you can imagine how happy I was to receive this yarn. Betty also gave me your “cure” for the common cold and I have to thank you for that as well. I’m sitting here tonight minus the cold I was sure was coming on! Best wishes for a prosperous 2016. Mora
Hi Mora, Thanks for the lovely compliments about my yarn and Betty’s shawl. I’m glad that you enjoyed knitting with my yarn. Yvonne
I am looking for the name of the pattern for the grey shawl with short rows in various pinks and purples.
I saw the shawl today at The Loop in Halifax but I forget the name and can not find it on Ravelry.
Hello Yvonne. I just noticed Leduc. That name is in my family. We are from Montreal. I would have to ask my brother who is the Leduc
Anyway I just wanted to remind you I would like the Trekkie Knitter yarn. I will get minis to match that yarn so I can make toes Heels And cuffs. I’ll probably do toe up. I usually knit two at a time socks but this will be ok. If you do 20g minis one of each colour. Not sure how many grams a heel takes etc.
Ok my children live in orleans. Are you far from there?
Maybe I’ll get one of them to pick up the yarn. I’ll order feb 26/27th.
Hi hopefully you can help. I bought the “Day8Night” sock set from you. And I wondered if there is an accompanying pattern available.