11.08.2009

Oh, Lorna's, I love you so. . . .

Note: There is a blog contest with this post! (Details at the bottom of this post. But hey, while your here, why not read my blog?)

So, yesterday, me and some of my fine knitting buddies ventured down to Lorna's Laces for a tour. You may recall we did this in December as well. Super fun. If you live in Chicago and have can get together 12 people, you can have your own Lorna's Laces tour. Seriously. Call your knitter friends. Then email Beth. It's so worth it. Anyway, so we drove down there and were so happy to see all the yarn dyeing in action!

Here's Beth (the owner of Lorna's Laces) dyeing some sock yarn in the Andersonville colorway:

And then there was all that Mill End yarn to buy:That was just one of the tables of yarn. There were, like, four tables full of yarn. Cathy even got enough yarn to knit a Hey Teach sweater. So, like I said. Make a call, send an email. Go see those lovely Lorna's people. It's a seriously good time.

Here is my haul:I am seriously into the semi-solid sock yarn right now. So, I got some of that. Then, the magenta and brown sport weight just screamed out to me. "MAKE ME INTO FAIR ISLE MITTENS!" I listen when yarn screams at me, so I bought that too.

What's that? You are jealous that you didn't get to go to Lorna's Laces? That's ok, I got you some yarn too!

That's right, a blog giveaway! Just leave a comment (including your email address or Ravelry name) and you will be entered into a random drawing for this lovely yarn:
That's two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi. It is a Mill End, but I can say with the last Lorna's Mill End I knit with there was not a thing wrong with it. Just lovely lovely yarn.

I will be accepting comments until Thursday, November 12th at 5pm. Then a random number generator will select the winner. Good luck and happy knitting!

74 comments:

  1. oh wow! the colour you picked for the contest is beautiful!

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  2. A contest is just the way to get me out of lurk-dom!
    knittingbec on Ravelry!

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  3. Gorgeous! I wish I lived closer to Chicago so I could take the tour.

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  4. Such beautiful yarn. And the colors. Lovely...

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  5. That's awesome! I'm nextvangogh on rav. Thanks!

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  6. TiaPixy on Rav, but you knew that. ;)

    That is a gorgeous colorway.

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  7. What a wonderful way to spend the day! And thanks so much for the chance to win- 123knit on ravelry

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  8. That sounds SO FUN. I wish I was in the area. I'd totally do that. Thanks for doing the contest! My rav name is curlyknitter.

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  9. Oh, I'm ssssssooooooooooo jealous of your (multiple) trip(s)! Can't wait to see the fair isle mittens.

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  10. I so wish Chicago was closer!

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  11. In 1955 Mom moved from Chicago to SF. What's wrong with that woman? Didn't she know I'd want to be near Lorna's? Oh well, I'll just visit vicariously thru your blog. Thanks for sharing the photos and the yarn!

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  12. I always love posts about people's visits there. It looks like so much fun. Maybe someday!

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  13. Britnlind on ravelry too. Pretty stuff and probably
    your second best idea ;)

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  14. I am not going to miss the next trip! purliegurlie

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  15. Looks like you had a ball, Jen! A girl can never have enough sock yarn.

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  16. Sarah-Dianne3:27:00 PM

    That color is so pretty! I can't wait to see your fair isle mittens!

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  17. Glad you put our little outing together what a fun day we had.

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  18. I used to live in Chicago for a short time and wished I had know about/taken the LL tour - the yarn is so so so beautiful!! Love the colors you picked for your mittens and the contest! Thanks so much :)

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  19. Oh boy, do I understand screaming yarn!! I hope I win... I need a smile. I've had a really rough week. My husband's computer died, cat needed a vet visit (didn't die, TG), then my computer died. I've lost all my photos, all my knitting patterns (including the ones I'm writing), all the stuff for my acupuncture clinic (I'm the owner). Okay, it's my own fault I wasn't backed up, but it still hurts. :( Sorry to run on but the pain is fresh. sigh. Thanks for a very generous contest!

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  20. I am soooo jealous! I wish I lived near you, now I just hope to win!

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  21. Lynette9:17:00 AM

    I've been to Lorna's before, and Jen's right - it's a great tour. Love that colorway!

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  22. Anonymous9:39:00 AM

    awesome yarn!! love the color!!
    crochetamommy on ravelry.

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  23. That looks so. fun. Seems like an awesome way to spend the afternoon.

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  24. I love the pic of all the mill ends, I'd be drunk on color and choices! How did you stick with just three?! Love the contest colors. xox puggerhugger on ravelry

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  25. Anonymous10:55:00 AM

    What a fun day! And gorgeous yarn!

    Edina on Ravelry

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  26. What pretty yarn!

    I am radioactivegirl on ravelry.

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  27. InJuneau11:29:00 AM

    Oh, that's lovely stuff. Good thing I don't live in Chicago; I'd be down there more than my yarn budget would allow!

    (Rav name is InJuneau)

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  28. What a fun experience. I've always admired Lorna's Laces, but my LYS doesn't carry it, so I've never tried it. (sorry if this is a duplicate entry--I'm not sure that my last one went through!)

    phoenixfire@ravelry

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  29. Ooh, such beautiful yarn! Please enter me in your contest.
    PBnJsFiber on Rav.

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  30. Oooh! Where's the 'want' button? Lovely colorway. I'm knitmeahamster on Ravelry. Thanks for having this contest.
    Marie

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  31. Oooh, it's beautiful! Maybe my knitting group needs a Chicago field trip.

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  32. definitely a reason to visit chicago! love the colors of the prize yarn!!!!!

    the tour looks like it would be a lot of fun

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  33. That's really cool!

    -bookwormdjibouti on Ravelry

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  34. Cool! I want to go on a tour of Lorna's Laces!!! Please enter me in the contest for the pretty yarn. :)

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  35. I'm so envious that you visited Lorna's Laces. I would love to visit and take a tour. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

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  36. I don't quite understand - what's a mill end? It looks pretty to me!

    Rav ID: LilChickadee

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  37. Oh Pretty, Lucky you getting to tour the place. I don't know if I could get that many people together all at the same time to go!

    Kamaor on Rav.

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  38. That would be a fun tour. I love the color of the yarn! Awesome Giveaway!!
    StaceyKnitsIt Ravelry

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  39. Mill ends can be fun if the "mistake" can be incorporated and doesn't involve too many knots.

    monkalicious on Rav

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  40. ooo i love the colors! i am originally from chicago, and it would be fun to take a tour! thanks!
    knitmit on rav

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  41. Beautiful yarn! Wish I lived in the area so I could take the tour.

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  42. the picture of that yarn made me gasp. i love it when yarn makes me gasp. what a great giveaway!
    quinn on rav

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  43. Lovely colors!
    I am knottygal in Ravelry.

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  44. Oh you got good colors for this giveaway.

    I now wish I knew about this when my sisters both lived in Chicago... oh well...

    Anyway, MamaMay on Ravelry...

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  45. Enter me please! :) That's some of the most beautiful colors! I'm naughtyknots on rav

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  46. Lorna's is in Chicago? Seriously? I wish I'd been a knitter when I lived there. Of course, there probably wasn't a Lorna's at that point. I lived there last in 1995. Wow. That's a long time ago now! (revlahart on Rav)

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  47. The tour sounds so much fun! Definitely something I'd love to do. The colorways you selected are lovely.
    I'm sturgillsusan on Ravelry

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  48. Oh, such gorgeous yarn. I wish I was able to take the tour too. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  49. What a cool trip love the pictures and what a lovely giveaway:) Hugs Darcy ravelry id knottyknitter40

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  50. Great pictures. Like the info posted on Lorna's. Thanks. Now for some yarn. LOL

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  51. Great pics. Will have to try Lorna's yarn.

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  53. ooooh, purty.......

    and the tour sounds like so much fun!!!

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  54. Anonymous11:47:00 AM

    Ohh lovely, wish I were closer to Chicago! (well, not so much in the winter, but it does sound like fun!
    nolaboard on ravelry

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  55. Oh! You only need 12 people? That sounds like such a lovely trip! Thank you for telling me about it, I had no idea!

    And, of course, I'll give you my rav name - naiadkitty

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  56. I totally need to find 12 people to make this trip. Thanks for the great article.

    asiaberry on Ravelry

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  57. ooh pretty!

    blog address given but I'm StephCat on Rav

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  58. Beautiful, all that yarn is making me drool on my keyboard!

    I'm jaguarrior on Rav

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  59. I'm so jealous of your being able to visit there! The color you chose for the giveaway is absolutely gorgeous! My Ravelry name is Im08Just97Me

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  60. Oh, those colors just don't get much yummier! Great giveaway!

    carrieg777 on Ravelry

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  61. I love the pic of the owner in the process of dyeing yarn. What a fun trip and now you're spreading the fun thru your blog -love it! Milolevi on Ravelry.

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  62. Wow, that table filled with yarn has me drooling.

    Ravelry: crochetgurl

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  63. Hey, I recognize the carpet in your Ravatar. ;) Loved Sock Summit.

    I'd love to go on a Lorna's Laces tour someday!

    huckleberrymama on Ravelry

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  64. I was shocked I didn't realize Lorna's was that close. I will have to round up friends and go. Thanks for the tour tip and the giveaway.

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  65. Yes, I am seriously jealous. I was in Chicago a few months ago; I only wish I'd known that Lorna's Laces was there!

    I'm Steffi1190 on Ravelry. :)

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  66. Looks like an incredible time!!

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  67. Love the colorway! Ravelry ID-busymom

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  68. so pretty -- kathynanygirl on ravelry

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  69. Sounds like a really fun time - lucky you!!! I love the colorway... Pattyb in Ravelry

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  70. Sounds like fun, and wish I'd been there! Lorna's was my first non-big-box store yarn, and I'm still in love with it. I'm on Rav as bluestocking

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  71. Wow sounds like a fun little trip! It's so nice of them to offer that tour, but unfortunately (fortunately?) I don't live near Chicago. But if you do know of any places in NYC that offer something similar I would definitely be up for those!

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