Sunday, January 20, 2013

SockBunny Sorbetto . . . . . . . . and Giveaway Winner!

I only managed to finish off one more Sorbetto this week (stinking cold and packing up the house to move) for the PatternReview 'One Pattern Many Looks' contest.  By the time the top was finished, it was too late to model and photograph it, but I managed a cheeky 'straight off the machine' shot - artificial lighting an' all!:


The fabric for this top is a supersoft 'something' It has some stretch and is a little thicker than other shirting/quilting cotton so I thought that I would probably have a problem using it for the bias binding so instead I used a quilting fat quarter that I had floating around,  The colors are very pretty and immediately reminded me of some buttons that I received in a Secret Santa that I took part in on Ravelry.  This is what the generous SockBunny sent me:


I used three of the buttons that she sent me - the top one on the Sorbetto is the large green one that you can see above.  The color is a bit off on the photo of the actual top.  It so happened that these buttons were a perfect match for my fat quarter, hence choosing it for my binding.  I am really pleased with this top, it will go perfectly with my Ikat Winter Collection Cardigan and is very fresh and 'zingy'!!  I love it!  Incidentally, the yarn was specially dyed for me by SockBunny after I mentioned that I loved beach colors - blue/green sea, sand etc.  And this is what she called it:

 

Ah, she knows me well!  The yarn will make some gorgeous socks!

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So, without further ado, I have a winner for my 'Sandra Betzina why buy one pattern when you can buy a duplicate' giveaway . . . .




Congratulations Scenic Route - drop me an email (see the link on my profile) and the pattern will be mailed out to you early this week.  And thanks to the other participants - this has been fun, and I know that I have a number of duplicate patterns in my collection, so they will be up for grabs in the near future!


5 comments :

  1. What a fun sorbetto! This one might be my favorite. I love the stripy binding and the graduated buttons. Nice! g

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    1. Thanks. It is amazing how a little bit of binding and a few buttons really brightens up a plain tank!

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  2. Congratulations to Scenic Route! Love your Sorbetto, the striped bias looks great with the quirky buttons...J

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  3. Love the sneak peek at your new Sorbetto - very festive :)

    Congrats to Scenic Route :) I didn't enter because I already have that pattern, but I'll keep an eye out for your upcoming duplicates ;)

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  4. Oh that new sorbetto is too adorable!! I just love the trio of non-matching buttons, and with that cute bias striped trim?? Very nice! :)

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