I know, I know: I’ve totally been neglecting this blog. You know the story, so I won’t be repeating it again.

Anyhow. When I was in Toronto last month, I noticed that a lot of knitters expressed interest in the yarn used for the Obi scarf in KCS. And no wonder – Mountain Goat (from Mountain Colors) is indeed fabulous, but rarely seen in Canada. I decided eye candy shots were in order and to take close ups for ravelry while I was it.

For some odd reason, this yarn was particularly difficult to photograph – the color balance was always off. What is in real life a pleasing cool red turned dayglo in the photographs. I wonder if the mohair is to blame…

Consider this the start of a series. To kick things off, let’s have a little giveaway: leave me a comment if you’d like to receive two skeins of Mountain Goat in the ‘Brick’ colorway. I’ll pick a winner on Monday, June 2nd.

Good luck!

  • Shweta

    Red is my favorite color. And the first picture is just the right shade :) Beautiful scarf.
    Please count me in for the draw.

  • Allison

    Ooh, lovely yarn! Count me in, please.

  • Mandy

    Yes, that RED can be hard to get an accurate picture of. Also, YES on entering the contest. Thanks!

  • Miki

    beautiful knitting, even more beautiful yarn! I can already see a beautiful scarf in the making :).

  • Margie

    The red scarf is just beautiful! I just stumbled on your site today but think I’ll be visiting quite often. Please count me in for the draw. Thanks!

  • Marianne

    I’m a lurker but PLEASE PICK ME!

  • Britt

    series? series about scarves? series of contests? series of delicious yarns? I anticipate good things to come in this series!

  • Jen

    Oooh, count me in on the drawing. Love that scarf pattern as well!

    [is it typical, or is it somehow karmic that my anti-spam word was “socks”?] :-)

  • Veronik

    Oh, I meant a series of yarn spotlight posts/project close up shots; there won’t be a give away with each, but every once in a while I’ll have yarn to give away.

    The anti-spam word is deliberate: it’s a wordpress plug-in called Peter’s custom anti-spam which can be found here:

  • Patricia

    so pretty – count me in as well!

  • Lisbeth

    That yarn lookes so lovely.. I already know what to knit, when I´m winning… ;-)

  • jen

    Hi Veronik,
    I saw you speak at the Downtown Knit Collective meeting in Toronto, with all the beautiful knits your brought. I JUST finished my first sale pattern, a sock pattern, and am so happy and prooud I could bust! But I’m still broke, so enter me into your contest! Happy knitting always,
    Jen (jenniferocious on Ravelry)

  • KT

    Oh, I love that cabled scarf. Pick me!

  • Stacey

    That is a beautiful scarf! I love the colour & the cable!

    Oh & count me in too :D

  • Amanda

    Oooh, count me in! That color is lovely — I can see how it would be difficult to photograph.

  • Kim U

    I love that scarf in the red color, it’s really beautiful.

  • Jamie

    I love Mountain Colors yarns. I used one of their wools for a shawl and have gotten more compliments on that garment than almost anything else I’ve made. The colorways are subtle and deep, and the yarn is a joy to knit. Of course, I’m usually too broke to buy it, but it’s totally worth it.

  • Ada

    Delurking to say, Veronik, your work is outstanding!

  • jane

    I’ll sign up!

  • Christine

    Hello Véronik,
    beautiful scarf. And I even have the book at home! Where can one get this yarn in Canada? does a Montreal LYS carry it?
    Thanks for having me told the address of the knitters meeting about a month ago (Cafeo on St-Denis). Sorry I was so frantic but I had been staying at the office for 2 hours after end of work and really, really wanted to meet the knitters. It was fabulous.

    And, yes, I’d like to enter the draw (although I never win).

  • Laura

    I’m so glad to see you online again. Please sign me up for the contest.

  • Tiffany

    Truly beautiful!

  • JoezGal

    I absolutely love your scarf; the color alone should keep you nice and toasty! It would be a dream come true to win two skeins of that gorgeous yarn and since I already own a copy of KCS, I’d know just what to make with it. : )

  • Jasmine

    The scarf and color is beautiful. I would love to make the scarf out of the yarn. I’ll love to get my hands on some of that yarn :-)

  • Beth

    Lovely! Count me in.

  • Amy

    Oh my god. I would give my metaphorical left nut for that yarn.

  • ashley

    Love contests! And love that color.

  • Lori in Michigan

    Love your designs and I’ve been eyeing that scarf pattern !
    LOVE the brick color! Pick me! *grin*

  • Mel

    I like that scarf pattern! It’s almost feather-and-fan-ish, but not quite. Nice and wavy for when you get it wet in the rain and dont care about reblocking it. :)

  • Mel

    OK, duh. I thought I was seeing feather and fan. No dice!! Let me backtrack a bit… “it is nice and cabled.” I also love the red. I own so much red stuff! It’s a great color for Seattle winters…

  • Dao

    I think if you have just one very saturated color in front of the digital camera, the sensor tend to want to fix the white balance! When I photography shinny or fuzzy yarn I always have a color swatch in the frame so the camera sensor can reference it. Then i crop it out of the picture when i upload it.

    Crossing my figure and hope i win!!

  • Josiane

    The scarf is lovely! I love that the cable is reversible, so that the scarf looks great on both sides.

  • Elizabeth

    Oh, what pretty colors! I think I’m going to have to investigate this yarn.

  • reluctantmango

    I know a thing or two about neglecting the blog :) My excuse is 5 months old and almost as squooshy as your beautiful scarf! The yarn is fantastic – I love the depth of color.

  • Wendelene

    I’m always up for more yarn! And that stuff looks gorgeous!

  • jessie

    What a lovely scarf!

  • Kitty Kitty

    You know you really have to wonder why red is so hard to photograph well.

    Please count me in as well. And thank you for doing the give away.

  • julie

    Oooh that is lovely! My blogging has been sporadic therefore I didn’t even link it. Yarn looks great, I really like the color.

  • Marnie

    I don’t know if this helps, but in Photoshop, if you go to the curves [CMND/CTRL+M] and drop the red curve down a little in the middle and possibly bump the blue up, just a hair ([cmnd/ctrl+1] and [cmnd/ctrl+3] respectively, and then click in the middle of the curve and pull up or down a little and see what happens) I can usually fight that tendency for reds to go all wonky. Also, I’d love to be in the contest :)

  • Yvonne

    I love that scarf pattern and can only dream of what it would feel like to wear. Mountain Colors are unavailable here in the UK

  • Emma

    Who wouldn’t want to be counted in on that giveaway? Not me!

  • Wendy

    Beautiful yarn from one of my favorite knitters, yes, please!

  • Bullwinkle

    You can count on a beautiful yarn give-away to bring all the lurkers out of hiding ;)

    Lovely color. Really.

  • Peg

    Count me in, please! You know you are writing to a Canadian blog when the password shown is ‘tuque’! Not the real spelling, but close enough! I have never knit with that yarn, so I would love to try it.

  • Kathleen

    Oh, count me in, please! Beautiful yarn, both the contest reward and the scarf. And I completely understand about blog neglect.

  • Laura

    pick me! pick me! June 3rd is my birthday. :)

    I love the scarf. I think I have yarn in that same colorway, but I haven’t knit it yet. It’s beautiful.

  • melissa

    ooh, yes please! i’ve been wanting to try that yarn, and those colors are right up my street. :)

  • CindyCindy

    I suppose it would be tacky to just say: mememememe! please?

  • Elli

    Oh good grief! Would I ever love to win that delicious looking yarn. And you aren’t going to make us jump through any hoops? How lovely and nice are you?

  • Eve

    Ooh ooh! Please please please! :)

    That scarf is awesome.

  • Annie Driscoll

    I would love to receive the Mountain Goat yarn. Pick me!

  • Grace

    I’m in!

  • Naomi

    Count me in, too!

    KCS has been a delight to paw over. I just picked out some Rowan 4 ply soft to cast on for the Layered Skater’s Top (undertop). Can’t wait!

  • Kelly BRzozowski

    That scarf is just beautiful, but the color of those two skeins is amazing :) Count me in!

  • Cyndi in BC

    Nice colour! Pick me!

  • Lise

    Beautiful scarf! I would love to try out that yarn, as it looks so delicious :) Please count me in.

  • Farrah

    I’d love the Mountain Goat!

  • Eliza

    Oh! I love the color and the scarf!! I’d love to try the yarn!

  • Joanna

    Oh my, that is too lovely to pass by. And your scarf pattern is as beautiful as the yarn! Believe it or not, I don’t have a single red shaded yarn in my stash. Talk about an oversight on my part!

  • jordi

    I am in love with that brick-y color of red. Odd, that there are a few colors that not many people dye, and that is one of them, and I have never knitted with Mountain Goat!

  • Marlyn

    Oh, please, pick me?

  • Marlyn

    I love the anti-spam blocker. I just may have to switch my blog to wordpress.

  • Jessi

    Oh, love the brick – just the right shade of orange-y, brown. The red is a bit bright for me – but that just might be the pictures…

  • Jennifer

    Oh my – you are too generous. Of course I’d LOVE to have the gorgeous yarn. Thanks for having such a great contest. The scarf is absolutely lovely. I can’t imagine what the true colors look like because the picture on my monitor is dazzling.

  • k.

    ah mountain colors…their yarns are soooo smooshy!!! Count me in!

  • Tina

    Who wouldn’t want to win that gorgeous yarn! That scarf is one of my favourites from your book – it would be great to be able to knit it in that colourway too.

  • Nik

    I would love that yarn. You know, you COULD simply give it to me without having to go through all the fuss of having a contest ;D

  • connie

    Hell, yeah, I’d like that yarn ;)

  • Tara

    Wow – how very nice of you. I also thank you for the time you do spend with the blog. I enjoy reading it every time.

  • chrispy

    I just recently fell in love with Mountain Colors especially their reds. Please let me have a chance to use a new yarn.

  • Ina

    I love the cables and scallops on the scarf – pretty, but not fussy. And I’d love to try Mountain Goat! Thanks for a great contest.

  • Mary

    Oooooh that stuff is just so my colour! Pick me PLEASE! ;) Can’t wait to see all your projects that you’re working on!

  • Flannery


  • Sasha

    Oh my goodness, what a generous offer!! If Mountain Goat is hard to find in Canada – it’s ever harder here Down Under in Oz! I promise I’ll be a very good shephard to the two little goats! hehe!! Lovely scarf – it’s always such a bummer when you can’t capture just the right colour!

  • Heather

    Beautiful yarn, please count me in. I tried to photograph a cranberry red sweater and every picture regardless of light came out pink. Frustrating!

  • Clumsy Knitter

    Wow! Count me in for that lovely yarn! :)

  • lisa

    Beautiful yarn beautiful scarf now I must look up the pattern in your book.

  • Dawn in IL

    Beautiful yarn, fabulous scarf!

  • Kat

    I love the scarf, and you can count me in on the contest for the lovely yarn.

  • Beverly

    I’d love the yarn! I love Mountain Colors Bearfoot, so the Mountain Goat would be great! I also loooove your designs. (Do I get an extra entry? Pretty please?)

  • Robyn

    That red is gorgeous Veronik!

    Miss seeing you around at meetings!

    Hope all is well with you!

    Count me in for a contest, why not!!

  • Elinor

    I find red and navy blue just about the most impossible colors to photograph. I think your photos came out very well!

  • Angelika

    Show me a knitter that doesn’t love fee yarn. The scarf looks great, not matter if you capture the true color or not.

  • Margaux

    Impossible to pass up red yarn!

  • Dana

    I would very much like to receive two skeins of Mountain Goat in the ‘Brick’ colorway!

  • melanie

    looks lovely, sign me up! :)

  • Tania

    I don’t have any experience knitting cables but there is always first time. Brick is my mom’s favourite colour. If I win these 2 skeins I’ll knit the scarf for her to keep her warm during the cold windy winter in Bulgaria. It will not turn as good as your but I’m sure, she’ll love it anyway.

  • Kirstie

    I’ll almost always delurk for a contest. :) Please count me in! It’s lovely yarn, and a beautiful scarf!

  • Suzanne

    The textures and the pattern together are glorious. I’d love the skeins of brick, so draw away!

  • Marcy

    OOOH LALA! Count me in the contest and as a fan! know the feeling of being stuck in deadline city! the end is near…until the next one!!

  • Marcy

    OOOH LALA! Count me in as a fan and the contest! i’d be honored to replicate your original! the problem with deadlines is there’s always another one! haha

  • Marcy

    OOOH LALa! count me in as a fan and te contest! i’d be honored to replicated your scarf with your yarn!

  • Marcy

    obvious technical difficulties…oooops

  • Gillian

    Lovely scarf. And just when I’m wanting to do Xmas scarves for next year.

  • Carie

    There is something about certain shades of red, isn’t there, that make them just too saturated regardless of how one fiddles with camera settings and backgrounds! :)

  • Marne Rogers

    Yes, I’d like to win the yummy brick yarn. Love the book.

  • Marne Rogers

    Yes, I would love to win that yarn. Love the book.

  • Marne Rogers

    Am I an idiot? Can’t seem to get the word right.

  • Marne Rogers

    4th time’s the charm4

  • Marne Rogers


  • Marne Rogers

    My luck is stuck in the on position. Good night!

  • laura sina

    always a joy to see a new post from you pop-up on on my bloglines! please count me in as well. thank you!

  • Gina

    ummmmm…I’d rather be able to purchase the pattern. Is it for sale??

  • Elizabeth

    Ooo ooo! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • Nicole

    That’s a gorgeous scarf, and I’d love a chance to win the yarn.

  • Debi

    I think that might be the prettiest scarf I’ve ever seen! :)

  • Deborah (aka Mt. Mom)

    Reversible cables? — nice!

    Please count me in for the giveaway of such lovely yarn.

  • Betty

    Love the scarf pattern and the yarn. Please count me in on the draw

  • Estelle

    I love the mountain goat yarn! So luxurious.

  • Katie

    The yarn and the scarf are beautiful! Thanks for doing the contest.

  • Elspeth

    Oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me! :)

  • Amy

    Brick is my color! Count me in!

  • Maria

    Color accuracy is one of the challenges of knitting. Did you try using different background colors? Looks good still.

  • Sara

    You know, I wasn’t all that drawn to the scarf in the book, but your photographs are making me take a second look. it’s gorgeous.

  • Caron Arnold

    I’m always a sucker for a deep red colorway. beautiful.

  • wenders

    long-time lurker… lovely colors, knitting and photography!

  • Kendra

    Beautiful yarn! Please enter me in your drawing.

  • Jennifer

    Great way to boost your comment count- offer free yarn! I’m in!

    Hope the deadlines aren’t wooshing by too fast. Take some time for yourself and your family too!

  • alison

    Count me in, too — I’ve heard great things about Mountain Goat but have never actually seen/touched it. The scarf is beautiful. It’s always tricky to photograph red, no?

  • Kate

    The Obi scarf is on my list (I LOVE the book, BTW — I’ve already used it to knit my first entirely-from-my-own-handspun sweater!), it would be very cool to use this yarn to do it!

    Good luck plowing through your deadlines!

  • nico

    eek! what beautiful yarn! such beautiful photography, too…red is always so difficult for me to capture digitally…

  • Luise

    It’s easy to see why the Obi scarf caught lots of attention — phenomenal yarn with just the right pattern. And the brick’s not too shabby, if somewhat subdued. Mountain Colors yarn is so well thought out.

  • Kate

    I can’t seem to get a good picture of a red yarn either, but your results are (of course!) way-better than mine! Lovely scarf! :)

  • Gina B.

    Love the pattern. I hadn’t heard of this book yet. I think I will be ordering from Amazon soon.
    Please enter me in your contest. I’ve been on a yarn diet lately because my husband lost his job.

  • Gina B.

    I love the custom anti-spam word too. That is TOO cool. It makes me want to keep leaving comments so I can see what’s next!

  • danielle

    Red is not my favorite color….but I am oddly drawn to the red in this yarn!

  • Viktoria

    It’s beautiful yarn! Such wonderful, rich colors in the scarf…

  • Melissa

    Ooh, a giveaway? I’m in! (Lovely scarf, btw.)

  • victoria

    beautiful scarf beautiful welcome back and hope you are having a great summer

  • Caroline

    A contest? Count me in! The yarn is beautiful.

  • Kristen

    Wow! That is a beautiful scarf! It’s probably a bit complicated for my skill level now but it’s going in my favorites and maybe by next winter I will be able to do it justice. Count me in for the lovely yarn as well!

  • Jill

    You are my favorite designer!! Pick me!!

  • Gladys

    Gorgeous yarn! I’m Canadian, and you’re right — it’s seldom-seen here.

  • edina

    That yarn is beautiful. Please enter me in the giveaway – thanks!

  • shakespeareslady

    Those are really great photos. And that yarn is gorgeous! Count me in :)

  • Terri D.

    Such beeyootiful yarn. If I’m picked, I’ll take ever such good care of it…promise. Thanks for the chance.

  • Veronica

    Eye candy, indeed – it’s lovely. Please count me in!

  • Michelle

    So lovely!

  • Sue

    I struggle with photographing color, think it’s becasue I don’t have a good light set up. And I would love to have a couple of skeins of this wool

  • Rachel

    Love your work! Count me in on a chance to win that lovely yarn!

  • carolyn

    love mountain colors yarn — and that scarf is awesome!

  • OhAmy

    Oh Yes, Yes, Yes, I would love to win two skiens of this yarn and I love the scarf pattern and how it looks amazing with that colorway. YUM-ME!

  • OhAmy

    Thanks for the contest

  • bwilliams

    yesyesyesyes I would LOOOVE to have a skein even if it wasnt mohair (adds such light and a great halo) because red Red is THE color.

  • kim

    Enter me, please.

  • Heidi

    Please count me in too. That scarf pattern is one of my favorites from your book.

  • Erin

    Welcome back–and what a beautiful scarf!!

  • caroline

    I do love ANY mountain colors yarn so please do count me in!
    and thanks for doing this contest…

  • Sylvchezplum

    Wow, beautiful yarn.. and even if I’m the 148th comment, I’ll still try my luck.. :-P

  • Bianca

    Oh… that is a really beautiful scarf. The yarn looks warm too; I wish I could hold it for a minute or so..

  • Knitasaur

    Dude, I love your photography! And red is difficult to get right! But, man that is a pretty color and an amazing scarf! Hope your life isn’t too busy all the time, ’cause I’m subscribing for your pictures! :D

  • Suzanne

    Beautiful scarf and yarn. Glad you’re blogging again :)

  • becky

    Beautiful scarf. Red is always difficult to photograph.

  • tracey

    Both the yarn and the scarf are beautiful!

  • meg

    gorgeous scarf and even if the color is off in the shots it’s beautiful!

  • Maj

    A beautiful scarf in a beautiful colour.

  • Timiae

    What wonderful yarn! Really nice knitting, also!

  • Donna in VA

    I find that reds are nearly impossible to photograph. Mine always come our florescent.

  • Jen R

    I LOVE red, and it is indeed difficult to photograph. The yarn and the pattern are both gorgeous – count me on the giveaway!

  • Aunt Kathy

    I linked over from Knitasars blog. Wow that yarn is beautiful and even if the color isn’t right it still looks awesome,

  • Constance

    I would greatly appreciate the yarn. Please enter me in the choosing.

  • Sarah

    I can never photograph red properly. The scarf is lovely.

  • Kathy

    Gorgeous! Even as a dayglo color it’s beautiful. I always enjoy your photos.

  • joanne117

    Love the scarf-gorgeous. Please enter me for a chance to win.

  • Maureen

    Have you ever tried taking the photos outside? Might get better color that way. Whatever it really looks like, the photos and scarf are stunning!

  • Deb

    That yarn is too tempting for me not to try to win! I’d love a nice red scarf like that.

  • Janice

    I’d love the hanks of Mountain Goat, put my name in the hat. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • donnalee

    Must have more yarn! :-)
    What a fabulous scarf!!

  • helenlam

    I’ve always wanted to try the Mountain Colors since I saw it at Stitches…

  • Katie

    Wow, that scarf is gorgeous! I love Mountain Colors, but Mountain Goat is one I haven’t used yet. Your pictures make me want to go out and buy some before June 2nd!

  • Cyn

    Wow, that Brick Mountain Goat is gorgeous. After I’ve failed at winning it (look how optimistic I am!) I think I may have to buy some. Yum.

  • Kitten with a Whiplash

    The scarf is so lovely I’d almost be afraid to win the yarn. I could never match that. But I’ll do my best if I do win!

  • Karen S

    Who wouldn’t like to win such gorgeous yarn!
    I loooooove the scarf and think the pictures are stunning! I was actually a bit awed ;)

  • Michele

    Truly, I would love to have the 2 skeins of Mountain Goat….does
    the pattern come along with this. All your designs are divine!
    (do you think we’ll be able to knit in heaven?)!

  • Susan G

    Your scarf pattern is lovely. I’m making a baby afghan using your Bear Claw pattern that was published in IK. It’s wonderful. I am continuously drawn to your designs and am so glad you’re blogging. As for the Mountain Goat, I knit a pair of socks with that yarn too. It’s divine.

  • Jackie

    Oh my….what a fantastic scarf! Absolutely beautiful! And your photography really shows it off. Ok….I’ve got to go back and look at the pictures! :)

    Welcome back!

  • Anastacia

    Howdy! Beautiful scarf. I can never photograph reds/burgandys either, no matter what lighting I use.

  • sue

    Maybe it’s the color that is difficult to photograph. Red can be a challenge.
    I’ve tried Mountain Colors Weavers Wool and Bearfoot but not the Mountain Goat. Sue

  • Turtle

    Such a beautiful scarf and yarn! Very rich looking. The photo’s really compliment both well.

  • Lindseyrose

    AMAZING COLOR, gorgeous!

  • Marie

    I consider red a neutral. It always makes me happy. Thanks for eye candy that for me was really sweet!

  • LaVerna

    Gorgeous yarn!Count me in!

  • ames

    Oh, what a gorgeous scarf! And yes yes, count me in!

  • Lauren

    Count me in!

    btw, are the security words always knitting related? Or did I just get lucky being asked to type “shawl”?

  • SLWS

    I’m in too! How can anyone resist such beautiful stuff?

  • Susanne

    So don’t we all come out of the woodwork when there is yarn to be won?!!
    That is truly a gorgeous colour.
    Glad to see you posting again. Miss your interesting musings.

  • Pam

    Yummy yard! I would like to be entered into the contest also!

  • suzy

    That Obi scarf is beautiful!! And so is the Mountain Goat you’re giving away. The colors are beautiful. I’d love to be the chosen one, lol!!

  • florapie

    Well, I’ve neglected my blog for so long I can’t remember the password to get into it…but red is my absolute favourite colour and it’s so hard to find a nice one, much less photograph it!

  • Robin

    The scarf is lovely. :)

  • Amy D.

    Me too please! I’m a huge fan!

  • Delica

    yarn contest – yeah! please count me in.

  • Caroline

    Yes, please enter me! And I always have trouble photographing red, mohair or not. :)

  • Natalie

    Looks like lovely stuff!

  • Meghan

    count me in – please.

  • Ingrid

    Oh wow. I love that brick colourway. It would look really nice with my red hair . . . hinthint!

    Please add my name to the draw. And thanks for having this contest.

  • Susan Power

    Ooooh, those colours are decadent!

  • PJ

    Reading your blog and enjoying your patterns is gift enough. thanks

  • woolcat

    Me too, I like red yarn! Nice scarf too :)

  • Nicole Kaczorek

    I would really love that yarn! What a beautiful color. I could make another small shrug or a decadent scarf!

  • Jeanie

    red is my favorite color of all time because it goes so well with my coloring…just ordered some red cotton fleece to make a juliet…please enter me for your drawing!


  • Michele

    I (heart) mohair! Please enter me in your contest. Thank you.

  • Zhenya

    The brick color is stunning. Please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

  • Laura

    The scarf is exquisite! Please count me in on the drawing. Thanks!

  • heatherly

    i would love to win some mountain goats…yarn or animals :0)

  • Darcy

    Oh boy now I have another project Iam dying to please enter me in drawing for yummy yarn that I dont have any of so really want;)Hugs Darcy

  • Jen

    Lovely yarn and gorgeous scarf. I’m not normally a huge red fan, but those are just beautiful.

  • Tracy

    That is a gorgeous red. Very lovely!

  • Brie Paddock

    Gorgeous colors and beautiful pattern!

  • tomoko

    Hi Veronik, Lovely scarf and lovely yarn!

  • Jennifer

    It’s beautiful! I’m working on my second VA pattern. I anticipate a long love affair with your work!

  • Birdy

    It’s amazing how many of us here LOVE red. Count me in to!

  • rainin9

    Wow, the yarn looks totally fantastic!

  • Ruthanne (in Seattle)

    Beautiful scarf, beautiful yarn! Thanks for the chance to win something beautiful too!

  • Laura Twiss

    It was great to bump into you and Brainy Lady in Ottawa last month. Cheers,


  • Robin

    Wow! Beautiful scarf! Red has always been hard for me to photograph as well. The rusty coloured yarns is really beautiful as well.

  • DianneKing

    Gorgeous scarf, gorgeous yarn…thanks for the eye candy!

  • Emily

    Look at all your comments! I love the red scarf. Wearing that would definitely turn heads. :)

  • dianne

    I have your book…love it and I found your blog after falling for the lace ribbon scarf in the recent knitty. The red is great…hard to pass up anything red!

  • barb

    Beautiful scarf and yarn – would love to participate – thanks!

  • Jeannie Crockett

    Oh, how beautiful! What a great color, too.

  • Amanda

    I find my favorite colors to be the most difficult to photograph: reds, greens, blues. Jewel tones, I guess. I always have to do a lot of work in Photoshop to get them to look close to right on my monitor, who knows how they’re looking on others’ computers! Your reds came out nicely, definitely not dayglo!

  • Leslie

    Adding my comment to the pile… love Mountain Colors, I used to buy it all the time when I lived in Colorado.

  • Pat

    Great scarf, amazing color! Please add me to the pile for the contest. Thanks.

  • Cindy

    Count me in! Winning yarn is always fun :)
    And I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence or not, but the security word was “sheep”!

  • Emily

    Pretty yarn! Count me in :)

  • Amy

    lovely colors..and great photography too.

  • Diana

    I’d like to be in the drawing! That scarf is lovely. I like the mix of feather and fan lace with cables.

  • Melissa

    Wow, that is a beautiful scarf! Pick me!

  • Lisa in Toronto

    (BTW was shawl really a random password? wild!)
    I would love to be considered for the contest.
    Scarves seem to be my speed these days, and brick is a great colour.
    Merci beaucoup for sharing with your audience.

  • Anneta

    An amazing color and an amazing scarf! Thank you for sharing the photos and the yarn.

  • Wannietta

    Yes please!!

    I’m so sorry that I missed you at the DKC, but 4:30 in the morning is a cursed enough hour of the morning if I get to bed on time (which is unspeakably early), but I would have been absolutely vile to absolutely every one the next day if I would have come down and gotten so little sleep. Part of my charming personality that all of the drivers have come to love is my sunny disposition. I’d really hate to burst the little illusory bubble that I’ve created at work with one night of knitting revelry! LOL

  • Rebecca Brockwell

    I think your final photos turned out great. What a beautiful scarf!

  • Barbara

    That red is stunning! Since I don’t have much of a stash yet, of course such a beautiful addition would be highly appreciated. But even if not – amazing scarf. I just ordered all available back issues of Interweave Knits so I could have all those fabulous designs already published in them…

  • Edith

    Want! What beautiful yarn, and what a fabulous scarf.

  • LEO

    Oh, I had some Mountain Colors once, and in a silly fit of generosity, I gave it away on a trip abroad. How I miss it!

  • Katy

    Hey you know what? I like yarn. I like it a lot. And I like the things you do with it. And I’d like it if you gave me some. But I’d like you anyway if you didn’t.

  • Michelle Jimmo

    Definately count me in! Gorgeous color. : )

  • Joyce Steinke

    Like all your designs, this scarf is beautiful and the yarn, exquisite. Please include me.

  • Wanda

    I hope you meant a series featuring styles from your book. If the Obi Scarf is any indication, I’ll end up knowing I want the book rather than wondering if I should order it. What a lovely pattern!

  • she-knits

    Je t’ aime Obi. The pictures came through showing a beautiful color whatever the true color may be. I don’t think its the mohair I think red is really hard to shoot. ou create amazing designs.

  • Amy

    Please count me in for the contest! I love the scarf. :)

  • Chloe

    This is my first time on your site- everything is lovely!

  • Joan

    The scarf is lovely and well designed. But don’t pick me. Please. I already have more yarn and more projects than I need. Give the yarn to someone deserving – and that would not be moi:)
    You do good work.
    Have a nice weekend,

  • Cher

    Sweet Mercy! I *love* Mountain Colors! This is gorgeous stuff. Looks like I’ll need to take a second look at this pattern…

  • Bridget

    What a beautiful scarf and color – you are such an amazing designer. And such a nice offer of yarn!

  • danielle

    Très joli. If you say that this yarn is difficult to find in Canada, you can imagine that it’s impossible to find it in France so I’d love to be in the draw.

  • Taija

    I’m lucky number 247.
    I don’t think we have this yarn at whole Finland! Hopefully I’d have some soon! :)

  • Suzanne Cooley

    Wow, what a gorgeous color. Your designs are superb, I love your work. Have a Great Weekend!

  • Kendyl Young

    I am shamelessly asking for the yarn! BUt, let me take a moment to say thank you for your designs. I love them.

  • Heather

    Lovely scarf…the colour is amazing!

  • Inge

    That cable in the middle of your scarf is stunning – the twisted stitches really make your eyes zero in on it. The yarn is perfect! What eye candy.

  • Anne

    Yummy color! Count me in for the contest!!

  • Sherry

    Mittens was the name of our most recent cat adoptee. We changed it to Coco – she likes to help me knit. Lovely yarn but even lovelier scarf.

  • Kate (the Enabler)

    What gorgeous yarn. Please count me in too.
    cheers – KTE

  • erika

    Please add me to the contest!

  • Mary

    Just fabulous! I love it! I’d be great to knit with and wear!

  • Kim

    Beautiful, red yarn
    Free for the price of a quick
    Comment? Please– count me!

    I must admit that I’m an avid fan of your designs. I love looking through my old Interweave magazines. When I see some beautiful sweater or pattern and look closer, it is often attached to your name! Then a smile, every time.

    I’m thinking about the lace ribbon scarf pattern on Knitty for my next project :) Please, keep designing! It is much appreciated.

  • Karyn

    Love the scarf and would love to try out the Mountain Goat!

  • Jean

    Like the scarf pattern and the mountain Goat brick yarn would made a nice looking scarf. Please count me in the contest. Just found your blog and it is very interesting.

  • robin

    love love your blog and have also lusted after the yarn in your book. count me in on the drawing and merci mille fois.

  • victoria

    just wanted to say welcome back and hope your having a good memorial day weekend

  • Lee-Fay

    Love your designs!

  • Nicole

    MMMMmmmm…. Yes please!

    And that is a stunning scarf!

  • Katie O

    Wow, that stuff is awesome!! Welcome back!! :) It looks like it works up beautifully!!

  • psj

    I love that brown color… please count me in on the contest, too!

  • Aradi

    The yarn would sure help me decide which pattern to make first from your book! Good luck to all!

  • Colette

    I love the color of both yarns and would love to win the brick.

  • Amelia

    How did you go about getting the colour of the yarn right for blogging in the end? I seem to always end up playing with settings in Photoshop and getting absolutely nowhere.

  • ~Kristie

    How could I not enter the contest? That yarn in your pattern is divine!

    The two colors I have total issues photographing are red and black. Eek.

  • suzzcq70

    i am a sucker for red yarn, and that scarf took my breath away. Welcome back to active blogging and enter in your contest please!

  • Elinor

    Of *course* I’d like to enter to win pretty squishy yarn. The scarf is fabulous, color-accurate or no.

  • britt

    of course you have tons of responses. no one can resist free yarn. especially those of us on a yarn diet!

  • Johanne

    This is too good an opportuniy to miss. Brick red sounds very earthy – which is right up my street. Good luck to everyone else!!

  • wendy

    What beautiful yarn and scarf!! I just received your book in my mailbox last week. I can’t wait to start in on one of the many great patterns!!

  • Sheri

    I’ve got the book and pattern. Now I just need that gorgeous yarn. Please enter me in your contest.

  • Stacie

    Mountain Goat is indeed lovely!

  • Susan

    Very cool anti-spam! RED is my favourite colour and I think your photos are gorgeous. I’m sure the brick yarn is also wonderful & I’d love to put my name in your draw. Thanks so much.

  • vickie

    The scarf pattern is lovely. I’d like to recieve the yarn. I’d probably make a pair of socks.

  • Nadine

    Welcome back! I bow down to the lovely scarf and lovely yarn. Cheers!

  • Helena

    That’s a very interesting ribbed cable. It’s the ribbing that makes it look well on both sides isn’t it? Brilliant! Count me in. Thanks, Helena

  • Cate

    Gorgeous scarf, gorgeous yarn!

  • Alicia

    Lovely color! Lovely scarf!

  • Holly

    Oooo, that brick color looks sooooo good on me. Pick me, pick me! (I know, shameless.)

  • Cornflower

    How lovely! (Please pop my name in the hat – thankyou).

  • http://vest Nancy Love

    That is my Favorite Color!! Please choose me!
    That scarf is beautiful and I love reading your blog!

  • http://none Sophia

    That yarn looks lovely!

  • MicheleLB

    The scarf is gorgeous, as is the yarn. Please count me in for your contest, too! Love your designs.

  • Jen C.

    Goodluck on all those deadlines! Hope to see you blogging more in the near future. =)

  • Gauss

    Beautiful yarn! Please pick me :)

  • Eileene

    Mountain Colors is really fabulous! I’ve never worked with Mountain Goat before, so I’d love to have my name popped into the hat for it. And wow, that brick color is amazing! (Thank you for running a contest. You are one of my favorite knitwear designers (actually, really, THE favorite) and it’s so cool that you interact with us.)

  • Elizabeth

    What’s not to love about Mountain Goats?

  • bean

    I have never seen this many comments before. Congrats on having the most people on your website. Oh count me in for the contest too please.

  • Debbie

    That is my favorite color! I love the scarf!

  • Kricketknits

    I love a good brick color. I have one skein of Mountain Goat in blue/greens. Should have bought 2, doh. It is such a beautiful yarn. Wish more people would use it in designs. Thanks for the contest.

  • Mary Kay

    I just found your blog. I love the scarf. I love the brick color and Mountain Colors yarn so please count me in. Finally, I’m making the Lacy Ribbon Scarf from the Spring 2008 Knitty and love that. So, thank you for everything.

  • Ahrisha

    Oh, I just love that yarn. Cute scarf.
    Please enter me in the contest.

  • Barbara

    Count me in – lovely color!

  • bernie

    Please enter me. Thanks so much :)

  • Ayesha

    Ooohh yes please for that gorgeous shade of red, and I love visiting your blog – always something beautiful to look at!

  • Michelle Chase

    The yarn is lovely- red is my favorite color. Please enter me in the drawing for the yarn. thank you.

  • Dru

    My hairstylist is says I’m an Autumn. Mountain Colors in Brick should be a dream for me. Autumn’s are rare. So I’m told. Love the blog. Thank you.

  • Mel

    That yarn is so pretty.

  • Ingrid

    divine color…so lovely.

  • dharma

    Beautiful colors! Wow. That would knit up so pretty in my hands.
    Love your work Veronik.

  • Annelie

    Beautiful colours and pretty scarf!

  • Meredith

    Gorgeous yarn, pattern, and knitting! Love the brick colour. You do beautiful work.

  • CorporateMonkey

    Count me in! The colors of this yarn (both the red and brick) look very rich!

  • Maia

    I have a terrible time getting reds to photograph properly too. Sometimes, the backdrop helps tremendously.

    I love Mountain Colors and I love the color. Please count me in the raffle.

  • Eileen

    Glad you are back!
    Love the yarn! Please draw my name!

  • Cristina

    Thinking ahead to holiday gifts, those would make a great pair of socks!

  • Nancy

    What a great scarf! The red is spectacular. You are one of my favorite designers. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Brandy

    Pick Me, Pick Me!

    I just got married last weekend and so I need a special yarn acquisition to mark the time frame :)

  • Leeann

    Just in the nick of time! This looks beautiful. :)

  • Carol B.

    Of course I’d like more yarn! Silly question. And I read your blog regularly but generally just lurk. I just read your post on the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition. I assume you’ve heard that he passed away this weekend.

  • Ariel Luria

    I’m sorry I’m late on this contest, my mom was in the hospital. I just thought to search for your blog since I’m finishing up your Oblique and am PSYCHED!!!!!! Unfortunately, it’s 90 degree weather and am sad I won’t have a chance to use it for many months!!!!!!! I wanted to say I’m pretty new to knitting but your Oblique was so gorgeous it made me take the leap into making my first cardigan! Thanks!