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Giveaway + Don't Take a Vacation from Crafting!

Make sure that your knitting or crocheting isn't the only thing going on vacation this summer! Whether or not you're planning to travel, there are plenty of great projects to keep your needles and hooks happy during the warmer months ahead.  

Shawls are a great project choice; they can be used on cooler summer nights and will also be handy when the temperatures cool down in the fall. Choose lightweight yarns with cooler fibres such as bamboo, cotton or silk for your next project; here are a few popular patterns from Ravelry.com which you might enjoy!
From L-R: Hitchhiker by Martina Behm, Venus by Aoibhe Ni, and Happy Street by Veera Välimäki.

Small projects such as socks, hats and handwear are also great to work on during warmer months - you'll be glad you did when winter's chill arrives! They also are easy to take with you on-the-go, and using circular needles for magic loop means you don't have to worry about losing one of your double-pointed needles while you're out and about! Below are a few popular hat patterns from Ravelry to get you inspired! 
From L-R: Catkin Hat by Kate Davies, Bonnie Beret by Rachael Oglesby, and Bräcken Convertible Cloche by Kalurah.

Finally, small toys are fun to make and are also great gift ideas! Here are a few knit and crochet toy pattern ideas to make your summer extra-fun!
From L-R: Amigurumi Dragon by Stacey Trock, Knit Hedgehogs by Purl Soho, and Huggy Monkey by Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen. 

Enter our May Giveaway

This month, we'll be giving away Karbonz needle to two of our lucky readers! Simply leave a comment on this post telling us your summer crafting plans and which type of Karbonz (single point, double point or fixed circular) you'd like to win! Don't forget to also leave a way for us to contact you if you are the winner (Ravelry ID or email address works just fine). 

We'll randomly select two winners (one for each prize) on Friday, May 24th! Good luck!

342 comments:

  1. My summer crafting plans are usually no different from the rest of the time of year: knit, knit, and knit some more! I don't mind knitting Holiday gifts in the warm months (and I'd love to try some Karbonz double points for socks!) julesinrose on ravelry

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    1. I also am knitting gifts, even in this early summer heat. So far, I am working on a hunting sweater for my husband (he needs it for deer season in November), a Faroese Shawl for an Xmas present for my aunt, and some socks also for my aunt.

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  2. This summer, I'm doing a lot of projects for friends. I have a few hats planned and I will be making my first pair of socks! I would dearly love to win a set of the Karbonz DPNs! I'm Mikiejr on Ravelry

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  3. I'm working on jean greenhowe policemen for a friend's children. I would LOVE to win the single point needles! :-D

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  4. I would love to try out the 40" fixed circulars for sock knitting this summer. Once the bigger sizes (i.e. US 5 or US 6) come out, I'd love to use those for all the selfish sweater knitting I have planned this summer. :) I really want to try these babies out! Thanks for the giveaway! Rav ID josiekre

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  5. Now that the warmer months are upon us I'm going to be working on a couple of cardigans in summer-friendly fibers like bamboo, cotton and linen. I like doing small projects during the summer, too. I've got oodles of socks, hats, and cowls to keep me busy.

    Ravely ID: knitsannechains
    Email: knitsannechainsATgmailDOTcom

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  6. My summer crafting plans would be to learn how to make socks. I would love to have a Karbonz circular knitting needle. I can be contacted by RavelryID: Annfran25 or e-mail: Anntempleton@bellsouth.net

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  7. I never stop knitting in the summer--I do mostly socks and shawlettes, which are portable. I'd love to win fixed circulars!

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  8. My summer project is the lumina vest in the recent berroco book....lovely metallic shimmery yarn so nice to use in summer months!
    I would love to win the Karbonz single point needles or the fixed circular ones! Thank you! Ravelry ID is cbaird25

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  9. I was just contemplating vacation knitting this morning! We're going to tropical locales, so I'm leaning toward something light and wonderful--like a shawl in an amazing merino/tencel blend yarn. A nice set of Karbonz circs would be perfect!

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  10. i'm finishing projects I've got OTN, and looking to start a bunch of stuff in sock yarn; small things, like cowls and wristies.
    i'd love to try the karbonz DPNs!! they really interest me, since I don't like metal needles and wood ones in tiny sizes break too easily..........
    -oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

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  11. Hmmm, so many projects to start. Dishtowels are the one item I keep putting off, they just seem so...normal, lol. But I've had some requests from friends, and I do have cotton yarns in my stash so it's time to look through Ravelry and get down to business. I love Karbonz, can't wait for the larger sizes to arrive! A fixed circular 32 inch US 1.5 would be a nice addition to my collection, and thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Preemie hats for charity on size 4 karbonz double points. Very portable and quick. Excellent for travel

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  13. I am always knitting sockes for gift. I would love double point needles! Andrea akishbailey@hotmail.com

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  14. My summer projects will include at least one shawl (waiting on yarn now), baby hats and socks (for hospital gift shop) socks and what ever else I can find interesting. I love new challenges. I would like to win the fixed circular as I love doing magic loop. I can be reached at bkennard@telus.net
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win these fantastic needles.

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  15. This summer, I"m alternating between a cardigan project that seems to never end, a couple of shawls, and socks. Many, many socks. So portable, so not-covering-me-in-warm-wool. :)

    I'd love to win some fixed circulars! You can never have too many needles!

    Happy crafting!

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  16. I am going to work on a new sweater for my 3 year old daughter so it's ready in time for fall/winter! I would loev to try the karbonz fixed circular in size 6!!! Ravelry ID: simbaroo27

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  17. This summer I'm working on a baby blanket and long sweater jacket with hood. I would love to have the double point needles! maryann_gonzales@hotmail.com

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  18. I plan on attending a fiber fair called the Black sheep gathering. I am hoping to find a great new project to work on through out the summer. I would love to win some double points. I am in need of some new socks so I am thinking they will be on the summer project list.

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  19. I'll be working on improving my sweater knitting skills. - Pixiequeen(RavID)

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  20. This summer I'm knitting my first Icelandic wool sweater. I bought an online course from craftsy and purchased cream colored Leti Lopi that will have a limegreen pattern in the yoke with lavender accents. A little unconventional, I know. I make Fall clothing in summer. I've never used Karbonz (just a fan of Knitters Pride) and would love to try a fixed circular needle. I'm Tannenvald on Ravelry & Craftsy.

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  21. my summer crafting is currently a knit baby blanket for a good friend. I would LOVE a Karbon fixed circular in the smallest size.

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  22. I am finishing up a lacy sweater for my daughter and I then one of my goals is to try knitting socks. I use circulars almost exclusively. My Ravelry ID is reerose8494

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  23. Working on baby sack & hat... and scarves... fixed circulars would be my choice! Magic loop rules!

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  24. I will be traveling to Jordan to visit my husband's family this June. I plan on bringing my needles and ruffle yarn so I can make scarves. I also tat, so I will be bringing my tatting supplies to make jewelry as well. I plan to teach my sister-in-laws how to tat! Thanks,

    brendasahawneh@yahoo.com

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  25. I need to knit two baby blankets for grandkids due end of summer, unfortunately I won't be taking any vacations. Although nothing sounds better than sitting on a beach, under an umbrella, knitting, I have my last final June 3rd, then go back for summer school on June 17th.
    email: gailalison10 at gmail.com

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  26. Thank you for this give away from knit pride,I want to make a simple scraft for my lovely friend,and I hope I can do this the project as soon as I can.I'm very interested fixed circular karbonz,I wish :)
    Please contact my email: sylviana.hioe@gmail.com

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  27. Sorry, this is Brenda Sahawneh again. I forgot to say I like the double pointed needles.

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  28. Suzanne Edwards10 May 2013 at 07:25

    I already have my knitting bag packed but nothing else.Finishing a summer vest and some toys. Would love the double point. Have the circulars and prefer them over a different set I own.

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  29. I'm going to be crafting all over this summer...sewing (a baby blanket), crocheting (a beard beanie for the same baby), cross stitch (something I started for my mother years ago and I hope to finish for Christmas), and, of course, knitting (I have a pile of projects just for me I want to get done).

    I love fixed circular needles :)

    Ravelry ID JVMu1999

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  30. My plans are finishing all my wip's, and also meeting my goal of 25 hexi-puffs a month! Id love to win Any of the Karbonz needles! Cant pick just one! ( momrulez7@aol.com )

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  31. I plan to make some smaller purses & clutches out of cotton, linen, and silk yarns for the summer. I love magic loop, so Karbonz circulars would be perfect! Rav ID is knitnspinr1.

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  32. I've been knitting gifts for others for a while now, so my plans are to knit something for myself! And maybe something to enter in the county fair. I would love to try the DPNs.

    My RavID is starcr.

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  33. I plan on making lots of hats and shawls, knit and crocheted! I would love any of the Karbonz but I think that the double points would be nice!

    Amber N- gibbles_n_bits@hotmail.com

    Ravelry ID- gibbles83

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  34. I'm flying to Germany next month, plan to take along sock projects. I'd love to win Karbonz circs!
    Shorty3boys on Ravelry!

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  35. I'd like to make my sister a shawl this summer for something new and then when fall comes I can mail it to her! WOuld like to win circs. cguard(on rav)

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  36. Stephanie Elsner10 May 2013 at 07:55

    I will be knitting on shawls, short sleeve cardigans and socks. I would LOVE to win a set of Karbonz DPNs! My Rav name is XCOMom. Thank you!!

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  37. I'm hoping to knit a hat or two this summer, and if I can, possibly some scarves for winter. Granted, I've only used double pointed needles before, but I would very much like to try out a circular (which is what I'd like to win). My email address is h.voncile@gmail.com

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  38. I would love to win the double point Karbonz. One of my goals is to learn how to knit socks :)

    This summer is blanket time for me. I have just joined Project Linus as a Blanketeer. It's a non profit organization in almost every state that makes blankets for the local communities for children ages 0 to 17yo. I'm so looking forward to being a part of it.

    My Ravelry id is :911QT

    By the way I recently purchased a set of the Interchangable Circular Cubics and just Love, Love, Love them!!

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  39. Right now I have two shawls in progress, one baby blanket that needs to be finished, and another baby blanket that needs to be planned and made. Along with a few other 'fill-in' projects (I get distracted/inspired so easily!), that should keep me busy for a while.

    I seem to use circular needles more than anything; I'd love to have the Karbonz fixed circulars.

    Thanks for the opportunity - lindara on Rav

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  40. My summer crafting plans include shawls and learning how to knit socks. Plus, the inevitable dishcloths. I am joining a local knitting group as well, starting next week! I think fixed circular needles would be my choice. Thank you for the opportunity to win these!
    bebblady@hotmail.com :)

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  41. Summer Crafting Plans? Two cardigans to finish in time for the fall! Dahlia and the Shakespeare Cardigan!

    Can't wait to give those Karbonz a try! (dpns)

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  42. I'm thinking that I'm going to either start on the dream bird shawl or color affection shawl...decisions decisions!! I'd love to try a pair of the karbonz DPN's. Ravelry ID- HillyDilly

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  43. I plan on learning how to knit socks and fair isle. I would love a set of fixed circulars! I used a friends and absolutely love the way the feel while knitting! Ravelry id - michelef74

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  44. I have tons of little projects, right now I am working on a wool soaker for a friend who is switching to cloth diapers. I would love to win the double points!

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  45. I don't need to take a break from crafting--I have air conditioning!

    I'd love some circular Karbonz. Thanks!

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  46. Oh, my - which Karbonz needles do I like best? While my double-points ROCK, have to go with my fixed circulars. In fact, I love 'em so much I have pre-ordered the interchangeable Karbonz - which will start shipping when?!? Of course, my Dreamz and Novas are also lovely to work with - but they're just not Karbonz!

    Alison - cmalisont@yahoo.com

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  47. I like making dishcloths out of cotton in the summer. Cooler to work with.
    I hope to win the fixed circular needles!
    malfiericauser@gmail.com

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  48. I've got several shawl projects in the works and several more sets of Mitts to do before summer is over. and would love another set of DPNs, I use my 2.75 mm ones constantly

    Ravelry ID -> Mikaiyawa

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  49. I'm planning on getting a jump start on my holiday knitting, so I have a baby sweater, scarves, hats, a viking hat and beard and a pair of socks all lined up for the summer. I love to win any of your needles, but if I had to choose, I guess I would pick the circulars! Karey64 on Rav! :)

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  50. My plans for this summer are to finish designing the sweater pattern for my daughters sweater. I have finished knitting it but now I need to go through and proof the pattern that I wrote while designing the sweater. I'm so excited about this, who knows maybe this is my first step to becoming a knitting designer!

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  51. I forgot to post my Ravelry Id is Kyrie.

    My summer plans are to finish proofing and writing the pattern for the sweater I designed my daughter. I have finished knitting the sweater just last night and now I need to go back and make sure the sweater pattern is readable and understandable. Since this is my first time doing this I expect it will take all summer. I am so excited who knows maybe this will be my first step to becoming a knitting designer.

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  52. I'm currently working on a shawl and have another shawl up next in the cue.

    I'd love a fixed circular needle - they're perfect for shawls.

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  53. I love the project ideas you have posted! I am currently making some socks next project is yoga socks. For the summer making baby stuff for my pregnant sister.

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  54. I am going to Nova Scotia this summer.. I plan to take a test knit from Emma's Daughter Designs.. Also on board will be a Hikers Vest for my daughter..

    If I win I would LOVE a pair of size 5 40" circular needles.. I love these for 2 at a time double loop socks!!

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  55. Oh my. I would love fixed circulars for my projects. I'm getting started on my winter sweaters early this year. (Rav ID KatrinKott)

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  56. My plans include 2 shawls, several small animals, and learning to do baby socks. I think I'd like Karbonz single points to help me get it all done.

    Christi-Lynn on Ravelry

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  57. Oh, what a nice giveaway! I'd love to try the Karbonz, I'd like a fixed circular, please! Thanks, I have the Dreamz interchangeable set and LOVE them.

    adriennemac1 on Rav.

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  58. ack, forgot to tell you my summer crafting plans - Making as many washclothes as I can. Simple and quick.
    adriennemac1 on Rav.

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  59. I have a long list of projects to be done. 3 of my nieces want felted slippers. I would like to win the double points or fixed circular. Ravelry name sunsparkle010

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  60. I'm heading to Europe, so I need two projects - crochet project, so I can work on the plane, and a larger, knit project for the tour bus. I've found a lovely sweater project, worked in fingering for the bus. And a small crochet hat for the plane.

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  61. my plan is to crochet play set doll for my daughters.. i wish to win double pointed needle , :).. ntienee@yahoo.com

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  62. Susan Campbell10 May 2013 at 10:28

    My husband does the driving. I am in control of the maps, the kids, and the knitting! I have knit everything in the car from shawls to hats to socks. As long as the project doesn't require too much reading or fiddling it is good! My rule is that "if I'm sitting, I'm knitting!"

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  63. There's no rest for me. I set a goal of making everyone in the family socks for Christmas. That's a bunch of sock knitting. I also have the makings for a Kusha Kusha scarf using Habu Textiles wool and stainless yarn. I will be busy! Choosing between the three is tough but I suppose I would like DPNs since I am making all of these socks!

    Ravelry ID: Princesserdnuss

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  64. My first summer crafting plan is to make a dress for my grandniece who will be turning three on 5/28. The dress has a crocheted bodice and the skirt is fabric. I have some black thread I can use, just need some black and "pank" material for the skirt. She loves "pank".

    My next project is going to be knitted, I don't know what yet, but it will be something for ME for a change, LOL.

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  65. I'm designing some summer lace wraps and knitting a bat shawl for a friend.

    Fixed circular. EvillePanda on Ravelry.

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  66. I'm planning on making lots of mittens and socks for the holidays, sprinkled liberally with baby outfits for my soon to arrive first grand child. It's a girl! Due in July. I'd love the circular needles if I get lucky. You can contact me on Ravelry . I am Tinkergrumpybuns.

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  67. Catherine Yezak10 May 2013 at 13:03

    I am in the process of working on a cotton summer blanket for my mother. She is still recovering from knee surgery and often gets cold. I may have to fight my cousin for the blanket, since it is green and orange, her favorite colors. I am working it in a lace pattern with a size 4 fixed circular. I love to play with stitches, so I will also be working up swatches to knit together.

    Catherine Yezak
    cyezak@charter.net

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  68. I'm working on a lace shawl to give my SIL for her wedding. Then maybe get more practice for toe up socks. The small (size 1) double points would be perfect for the socks. My cats eat the bamboo ones, bottomless pits that they are.
    I'm mira-chan on Ravelry. :)

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  69. I always take crafts with me - even when we went to Egypt a few years ago!! I will be working on completing a couple of smaller projects, a cowl and a shawl during any trips we take this summer. I would love to win a circular Karbonz needle. Ravelry ID: bearybearco

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  70. Right now I'm working on a cute brimmed cotton hat for the beach. I also want to improve my lace skills and make a nice shawl this summer! So I think a set of circulars would serve me best, Karbonz are gorgeous! I hope I get the chance to try them! Thanks, ariesandewe on Ravelry

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  71. My summer project is the Roma Shawl on Ravelry. I plan to knit it in a bamboo/cotton yarn. I would love to have Karbonz fixed circular #7 to use with this project.

    woodstockcate@comcast.net

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  72. I rarely stop knitting, even in the hot Nevada summer. I tend toward small, portable objects that fit on one or two circular needles, like hats and cowls. I'd love to add a Karbonz circular to my collection.

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  73. I plan on knitting lots and lots of socks this summer so I would choose the Karbonz double points if I won. kmfox@cableone.net or kmfox on Ravelry.

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  74. I plan on doing as much knitting as possible.

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  75. I need to finish some baby blankets, and then I'll be making lots of monsters. I'd love to win a 40", Size 4 fixed circular for monster making :) Pineymtncrochet on Ravelry

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  76. This summer I have many projects in mind, I hope I find the time to finish them all.
    I want to knit a pair of socks, a shawl for mom and a toy for my son.
    I would love to try the Karbonz dpns!

    My Ravelry ID is CuteLittleCrafts

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  77. Ohhh please count me in! This summer I will be knitting lots socks to be gifted next Christmas. I would love to win a set of DPN's 6 inches size 2.25mm! Sylviemom on RAV

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  78. I am currently working on a spring cowl using a beautiful cotton yarn. I would love to make this cowl again ( yarn already purchased) and using Karbonz needles. If I wim I can be contacted at mirandola52@yahoo.com

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  79. My summer plans include a Drift Away, a beautiful shawl that I found on Ravelry. I love knitting on circulars.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  80. I am hoping to finish a lot of WIPs, as they are getting out of control. Plus i want to play in a few mystery KALs. Would love to try a Karbonz circular. thanks! zuzusunshine on Ravelry.

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  81. I will be taking 2 plane trips to weddings this summer and I would like to try making a cowl and some socks. Thanks for the opportunity to win Karbonz needles - I am not familiar with them. I am interested in circular needles. Thanks! cranejudy@gmail.com

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  82. I recently received some beautiful sock yarns so I will most likely be knitting socks this summer. I have Knitter"s Pride DPNs and circs but no Karbonz, I would like to try the single points.

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  83. My summer project is the baby blanket.
    I'd love to win a double pointed needles

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  84. I'd like to knit Itaca for summer. Yes, on circulars.....

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  85. My summer project will be to knit mittens so that my hands are warm for walking the dogs when it gets cold again.

    I'd love Karbonz double points.

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  86. My summer project plans are knitting items for myself such as a couple of shawls and a felted casserole dish carrier.
    I would love to win a pair of Karbonz double pointed needles.

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  87. I'm currently looking for a job, so my summer crafting plans could change depending on what happens with that. I'm definitely planning to keep knitting socks, though - that works year round.

    I'd choose Karbonz double points.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  88. My project this will be knitting fingerless gloves for the bridesmaids and shawl(s) for my grandson's wedding in October. Want to make a shawl for my daughter (his mother)and maybe for other girls in our family. Weather can be unpredictable here in Alabama in October. I knit or crochet in the car to keep from watching my husband's driving. Would like the circulars.

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  89. I plan on making myself something, as I rarely do! Maybe a small shawl or some socks. I'd love to win the fixed circulars..they look awesome!

    iluvmygrlz at yahoo dot com
    SittinKnitty on Ravelry

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  90. My summer plans are making myself a cardigan with double pointed needles that I always use.

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  91. my summer plans are to knit up some gifts for birthdays and christmas ahead. Also finishing a prayer shawl for the Fall.
    I would love to win a pair of karbonz circulars!!!!!
    I already use the Dreamz and crave one day getting an interchangeable set, maybe for Christmas.
    I also cross stitch samplers so this summer plan to finish some Wip'S on those as well.

    My blog is http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

    My Ravelry name is Stitchinggirl50

    LOVE to knit!

    Jennifer

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  93. My summer projects are knitting chemo caps for cancer patients. I love circulair needles.

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  94. I'm planning on knitting lots of airy, lacy projects, and would love to win double points!

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  95. I'd love a set of Karbonz dpns, as my summer projects tend towards socks! (rav id = mirepoix)

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  96. I am planning on making an afghan for my mom this summer and a set of Karbonz circular needles would help me with this very much.

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  97. Bbrenda on Ravelry21 May 2013 at 08:46

    Lacy summer shirts! With the Karbonz circular needles!

    Bbrenda on Ravelry

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  98. I'm planning on making summer tops until fall. I usually do top down! I would love to win any sizes of fixed circular needles!

    Allegro on Ravelry

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  99. During the summer months, I work on new designs and test knit new stitch patterns. I also take that time to work on socks, hats and baby items.

    My Rav. ID is : CRCjaxknits

    Happy Summer Knitting :-)

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  100. Several projects: a sweater that I can do in pieces (not so heavy resting on my lap). Shawls for a Christmas gift and for my sister in law. A knitted critter for my great nephew. And the usual assortment of chemo caps and wash cloth. And soap sachels for Christmas gifts. Finished project stash is dreadfully depleted, so need to build it up again. I want to try the circulars for one of the lacy projects I have coming up.

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  101. Of my many summer projects, my two favorite are the Clapotis scarf/shawl out of Skacel Urban Silk, and a Geveldak scarf that I'm customizing and making bigger with two different colorways of Kauni Effektgarn.

    And I always err on the side of circular needles!

    I'm caffeine72 on Ravelry

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  102. I like to knit socks in the summer to make sure I have a good supply for the winter. They are small and portable - perfect for summer projects.

    I would like to try the fixed circs as I use them 2 at a time for socks and sleeves.

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  103. JJMOMI on Ravelry21 May 2013 at 08:51

    My summer plans are to continue knitting... socks, hats, and my first sweater. Would love to win a fixed circular Karbonz needle.

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  104. I love your needles, I used my Dreamz exclusively. This summer I plan on working on a couple shawlettes, a fuzzy blanket for my cat, and maybe some dishcloths and socks. I'd love to try some some fixed circulars sized 2 or 3 in 40+ inch.

    fahrbotdrusilla@gmail.com

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  105. I am planning on a shawl and some hats and starting on a sweater (or hoping to) Need to find a brainless plane project too!
    I would love Karbonz fixed circulars :-)

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  106. This summer I'll be tackling lace for the first time ever.

    I'd love a pair of fixed circulars.

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  107. khanson00 on Ravelry21 May 2013 at 08:51

    My summer knitting plans are to finish knitting Strathcona and my Abigail cardi, so that I have a clean slate to start more projects! I would love to win the fixed circular Karbonz needles.

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  108. My summer projects include two tees(Gabriella & Trigere), a lace cardigan (Luna, I think it's called) and a shawl or two (haven't decided on the patterns for certain...so many beautiful shawls out there!).

    I mostly use circs when knitting and have been wanting to try the Karbonz fixed circulars.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  109. My summer plans are to learn more about natural dyes -- and of course to keep knitting. I love circs the most but also enjoy Dreams DPs.

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  110. Well, as soon as I finish a promised lapghan (made on size 13s using WoolEase Thick and Quick and definitely NOT a summer project), I've got several sock patterns I've been wanting to make,so double pointed Karbonz would be wonderful!
    I'm okaycee on Ravelry.

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  111. I will be participating in Nerd Wars on Ravelry. I also have a mitten pattern that I'm designing and am looking for a pair of size 1 5inch double point needles! I'm dying to use Karbonz! My Rav handle is MandeeMoose

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  112. I live in the desert and everything is air conditioned all summer long, so my projects don't change due to the heat. I am retired and knit everyday and love it. I would choose Karbonz fixed circular needles. Circlulars are about all I knit with.

    luvs-2-knit@hotmail.com

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  113. My summer plans are to tackle and learn lace knitting. I would love to win the Karbonz circular needles. I knit tightly and these are one of the "sharp point" needles that have been recommended to me. Unfortunately I am on a fixed budget and am waiting to see if I am approved for disability so I am unable to purchase these wonderful needles right now but the points in the pictures I've seen are making me so excited to try them. hidinpal@aol.com

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  114. My favorite take along summer project is socks - I love knitting them on the beach!! I'd love a set of DPNs - thanks for the giveaway.

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  115. I generally knit all summer (and every other season). I always have multiple projects going - a small carry-along (especially one skein shawls for flights), and always at least one sweater (currently two in progress - one for reading, one for watching movies) I've never tried Karbonz needles but would LOVE to so please pick me!!!

    purple on Ravelry

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  116. I keep on knitting all through the summer, for sure. I'm currently making hexipuffs for a hexiblanket for my son who's graduating from high school, with the intent of having it for him when he heads off to college. So I will be knitting tiny stuffed hexagons all summer long! I would love to try a fixed circular, and my rav ID is knitika.

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  117. This summer, I'll continue to test and sample knit projects (lace shawls, socks, mitts, sweaters...). I can't imagine a day without picking up my needles. I would love to win Karbon fixed circular needles. They are awesome!

    NanaKnits4Us on ravelry.com

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  118. Thank you for the giveaway...
    Summer projects are always subject to change. However, fingerless mitts for my granddaughter, socks, and baby items are in my knitting plans. Snowflakes and hearts are in my tatting plans. I am a flight attendant and am always getting ideas from passengers knitting on the planes!

    Karbonz double pointed needles would be a wonderful win...
    gtmayhew at yahoo

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  119. I love knitting scarves in the summer, preparing for winter. I'll throw in a shawl or two as well! And I'd love ANY Karbonz needles!

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  120. Last year I was unable to knit because of 2 surgeries. This year I am hoping to complete several shawls and baby blankets for my granddaughters.

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  121. I'd love to win some dpn's in size 1 for some sock knitting. I need to get an early start for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  122. Lots of baby/infant for a new member of the family and sewing too!

    I would love to win fixed circs.

    I am kwoodie on Ravelry

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  123. I would be happy to have a set of double point needles. I have several projects to work on from socks and fingerless mitts to shawls and shawlettes. My Ravelry ID is goddessknits.

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  124. This summer I will be teaching my 8 yr triplet girls the purl stitch. They've mastered crochet, and are doing well with the knit stitch. We will all be practicing our spinning as well. I would love fixed circulars. Thanks for an awesome contest.

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  125. I am finishing up my Fall/Spring knitting (crocheted cardigan) and then I will find a sock or mitt pattern for some gothic yarn (black, red and white) for portability and lack of lap coverage. Although some amigurumi might not be a bad idea either.

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  126. My summer knitting plans are to finish everything that is hanging from my winter knitting. Right now I have two single socks, not alike, that I am working on the 2nd to make two pairs. The Knitters Pride Karbonz would be great to work these on! I love circulars! On Rav, I am, nananitter.

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  127. I will probably knit as much as during winter, if summer here will be as nasty as last year. On my list are some socks and a shawl or two. For all of these, the Karbonz circulars would come in handy! I would love to win them. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    RavID: lasolue13

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  128. Socks with KP circulars are on the schedule for this summer.

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  129. I will be designing a new top down cardigan. I have three lace shawls in the queue and for myself I will be making a silk tee and one in fingering weight bamboo. I will be busy!

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  130. Knitting is so much a part of my life, that the concept of not having knitting regardless of where I am would be odd and probably make me cranky :). Love my KP interchangeables for packing on trips. Always have what I need no matter where I buy new yarn.

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  131. My summer knitting plans include my first capelet! Also, working on my first pair of Magic Loop Toe-Up socks. I would love the circular needles if I am chosen.

    rbcj8941@aim.com

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  132. Working on some summer shawls....a Mystery KAL with Through the Loops group.....Going on 2 beach vacations, so have to have "light" knits!

    smeindl@kent.edu

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  133. I would love to try the Karbonz fixed circular needles. I will continue to work on donation baby blankets for our local Children's Hospital. Rav handle is whidbeyjeannie

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  134. I hope to finish up some projects this summer .... make room for more!! I would love to have the Karbonz fixed circulars!! Circulars are my favorite!

    jamarose@gmail.com

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  135. I plan on knitting a couple of shawls, some socks, and a sweater for Christmas. I only use circular needles and DPNs when needed. I haven't used straight needles in years.

    I would like to try a 32 or 40 inch circular.

    sherryglover1@yahoo.com

    Sherryglover1 on Ravelry

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  136. looooove knitting all year round, mostly on circular needles.
    would love to have Karbonz fixed circular needles
    isahar@iritsahar.co.il

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  137. I have a few baby things to make for my best friend who is due in August, but I'm also going to try to tailor a sweater pattern for the first time. I'm a little nervous about it, but it should be a fun challenge! I'd really like to try the Karbonz fixed circulars, maybe they'd give me some confidence. :)

    LibrarianInSts on Ravelry

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  138. I'm finishing up my first entrelac sweater and continuing with my first knee socks. I've just turned the heel on the second sock, so I've got a couple of months' more stitches to go on these toe-ups.
    Circular needle if I win, please! Thanks for the giveaway. :)
    knittingwithwords on Ravelry

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  139. I do knitting all year round. In summer I get a head start on my gifts for the winter Holidays. Mittens, socks, hats, scarves and shawls are some of the items I take along when travelling. Also, similar items to give away to charity can be knit all year round.

    Lately many of my friends are having babies. Baby clothes are small enough projects to take along in a knitting bag as well.

    I have two sets of the Karbonz fixed circular knitting needles. I love them! I'd love to try a set of DPN's for one of my smaller projects.

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  140. I knit year round. I knit everyday or I get cranky. This summer I am knitting Christmas gifts - shawls for dear friends , mitts, hats, cowls for my step-sons girl friends, a dress for my 2-year old grand-neice, and slippers for my sister-in-law. In between I design my own pieces (currently an adult vest and cardigan for a toddler). I will be taking my knitting with me to the Eastern Sierra Mountains in June and to Costa Rica in August. I would choose Karbonz fixed circular needles (24 in).
    Ravelry ID: LyleSRice

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  141. I'm planning on knitting 2 lace shawls this summer. I'd love to try a fixed circular! (KYFarmgirl on Rav)

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  142. I got some organic cotton and some viscose for this summer projects, some fixed circulars would be great.
    My Rav ID is Ohlalalaine.

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  143. i going making sock all summer so i would love a fixed circs of 40 inch long size 2 so i can knit 2 sock at a time

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  144. I have already started on my plan to make a lot of small things this summer (it's not quite summer yet, but since the heat has already arrived, I started a little early). I am way behind on baby booties and hats anyway, and summer is a great time to catch up on things like that. If I win, I would like to receive a fixed circular Karbonz needle.

    Ravelry id: lilianic

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  145. I plan to make another Aeolian Shawl this summer! The fixed circulars sound awesome!

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  146. i'm finishing up a shawl right now, and thinking about getting back to a shrug i started earlier this year. i also just bought the pattern for Sunburst Cable Cardigan on ravelry, so am looking forward to starting that. i would love to try the single point Karbonz!

    kristipetersen75@gmail.com

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  147. Got to start knitting for christmas! I need lots of time. I love circular needles. They are my go to.

    Ravelry: keedanlex

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  148. This summer I will be knitting several stuffed rabbits and puppies for friends who are expecting. I enjoy working on smaller projects because I can take them anywhere. The beach, park, airplane rides, road trips...

    I would choose Karbonz fixed circular needles. Circlulars are my favourite to knit with.

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  149. I love knitting all summer. I just work on smaller projects like socks, squares for charity, baby items for gifts, bags and toys. Circulars are my go to needles, with double points second.

    Rav ID: Clearbrook

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  150. Hi, My name is Sher and I am a year round knitter! and proud of it. I usually have several projects going at one time, to keep it interesting. Currently socks, afghan squares, felted bags and scarves of my own design, and charity knits. You can find me on ravelry as She-smile. Thanks for this opportunity. good luck everyone B)

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  151. My summer knitting will include finishing my first shawl called the Wedding shawl & then making socks & hats. I recently purchased a set of Knitters Pride circular needles which I love, however I have since heard that the Karbonz needles are really good for arthritic hands so I would like to try the Karbonz Circular Needles & learn the Magic loop.

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  152. I will be knitting and crocheting gifts this summer. I will also be teaching two crochet classes at my local yarn shop! would love to win a pair of the fixed circulars in 16" US4 size :D

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  153. My summer projects will be picked after the Fiber and Folk Art Festival. Probably something small with beads :-)
    I have and love the Karbonz DPN's and would really like to try a small fixed circular (my <3 be still!)

    Thanks for asking!
    visgirl@att.net

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  154. I'm knitting cotton shrugs this summer for my nieces, as well as socks (always have one on the needles). I use fixed circulars for just about everything, so would choose those. Meltrier (on Rav)

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  155. Socks are my go-to project this summer since they're very portable (and I can stock up for cooler weather ahead). I'd choose either dpns, or maybe interchangeables so I can finally try the magic loop method...
    mellenknits on Ravlery

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  156. Now that school is over, I've lined my projects up... finishing a modified Dragonfly wings shawl, a couple chemo caps for a friend, a hat for my assistant at work, and a sweater for myself (at some point). So hard to pick which needle. I'm going to go with the double points, since I can use them on the hats. I'm Greygirl on Ravelry.

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  157. I'll be knitting in the cool hours of the morning or late afternoon while watching the Shetland sheep in the pasture. They are enthralled with the yarn and needles. I suppose I have become a channel on Sheep TV. :)
    Summer will go by fast and before we know it, it will be cold Fall here in the mountains. Those wool socks will come in handy! I would love to try Karbonz out!

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  158. My summers are usually spent knitting socks or shawls. If I'm trying to sit outside and enjoy the warm weather it's either socks or a shawlette. I never stop knitting no matter what the temperature. i'd love to win the fixed circular Karbonz - that would be perfect for my summer shawl knitting. cjs7905 on ravelry

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  159. I would love to try my hand at knitting socks this summer. I would choose Karbonz fixed circular needles because I absolutely love circulars since discovering that you don't have to use the kind with stiff cords!

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  160. If I travel away from home for holidays I like to pack a small project such as socks and maybe a 'mindless' project also. I would love to try Karbonz fixed circular.
    FiaKnit on Ravelry

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  161. My major Summer project is the Dreambird shawl, but I have hats cowls and fingerless gloves on the needles in case I get bored! Fixed Circs are my needles of choice.

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  162. My crafting plans are to whip up a few pairs of super bright socks for my hubs (since he will now only wear hand knit socks in bright bold stripes) I love Taat on 2 circs!

    And there will be a scarf OTK for me when I start school this September to be a Nurse!! Hot pink of course ;)

    EvilSquirrel on Rav :)

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  163. My Crafting (Knit, Crochet, etc) typically do not change with the seasons. I always have a project bag (or 2) loaded and ready to go :)
    I would LOVE to try the Karbonz Fixed Circulars. I am jaydawnrn on Rav

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  164. I'm knitting small socks, hats and cloths while out and about, working on a wool sweater when the air conditioning is

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  165. I am the Superintendent at the Estes Park Wool Market Children's Tent. SO, a trip to Estes Park is always in my summer plans.
    I would love to try the size 1.5 40 inch fixed circular needles for knitting socks.

    Cristyray on Ravelry

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  166. I love to knit every morning and evening before bed. I don't make plans for projects as I choose new ones before i'am done with current project based on what I find on Ravelry.

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  167. your needles are the BEST on the market lightweight and so pretty Terri Theremeo@aol.com

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  168. I"m curently going to participate in Camp Loopy and other KALs and size 7US-24 or 32 Karbonz circular needles would help me knit some beautiful projects.

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  169. I'm trying to finish up my first sweater and keep up with Romi Hill's Pins & Lace club. I use mostly circulars, so would prefer to give those a try.

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  170. This summer I'm mostly knitting lace. I would love the fixed circular needles. KNITWITCHNJ on Ravelry.

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  171. I am knitting a large cardigan, but I am knitting it in pieces so it is not covering me in woollen work. And I'm enjoying it so much. It is called "Daisy" and designed by Debbie Bliss. I just ordered a set of Karboz interchangeable tips in size 5 to use on this project and experience the new needles! I'd love to win a circular needle or any of them! I am Urbanheart on Ravelry and my e-mail is Urbanheart@aol.com. Thanks!

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  172. I want to start to create some lace Shawl pattern
    I mostly use circs when knitting and I want to try the Karbonz fixed circulars.

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  173. I've gotten into hats lately since they're small and quick knits. I think I'd like the circular needles.

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  174. My summer projects are accessories. I would love the fixed circulars, especially in sock knitting sizes. Thanks!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  175. I would choose the fixed 24" size 4 circular. 4 is the new 6. There are some lace weight shawls in my queue waiting to be made this summer, my summer o' lace.

    RavID: RainMomma

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  176. My big project is a sweater, but that stays at home. I am carrying around some pretty dishtowels, and cup cozy projects in a bag for the portable stuff, in yarn that can shake off the beach sand and park grass! I would love a size 1 Karbonz fixed circular needle. My RavID is Jennxpt.
    Thanks- great giveaway!

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  177. My crafting year around doesn't change much so this summer I'll be knitting, spinning, beading, and crocheting. I'd love to win a set of Karbonz dpns!

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  178. I'm pregnant with my first, and I have a few pregnant friends, so I plan to knit a fair amount of baby things... sweaters, hats, etc.

    I'd love to try the Karbonz double points. My Ravelry ID is shanknits.

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  179. I knit winter scarves and hats all summer, so I can gift them in the winter. I would love to try the Karbonz fixed circs, purty please!! my rav handle is nerdalert

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  180. I'm planning on knitting some summery shirts in cottons and cotton blends, since I've recently discovered that, ironically, I have a wool allergy. I would choose Karbonz fixed circulars. I'm sadbear on Ravelry.

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  181. My summer knitting will be to finish all the projects I started while my daughter was in the hospital this past winter!
    I would LOVE any needle but fixed circular's are what I use most!

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  182. My summer knitting projects will be to finish all things started this past winter!
    I would Love any needle but use fixed circs most often.
    beth_delong@yahoo.com

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  183. My summer knitting will consist of finishing my first ever shawl called the Wedding shawl & making socks. I recently purchased my Knitters Pride set of Circular needles which I love. I would like to learn the Magic Loop & eventually learn how to knit 2 socks at a time. Since purchasing my set of Knitters Pride I have heard that the Karbonz needles are great for arthritic hands. If I should win, I would love to have the Karbonz circular needles. Thank You

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  184. I am always knitting and have some shawls to make for friends turning 50! I would love double points!

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  185. knitter7981@yahoo.com21 May 2013 at 11:55

    I live in Maine and I NEVER take a vacation from crafting!! My summer plans are dishcloths for favors for the ladies when my husband is Grand Commander in the York Rite Masons of Maine and, of course, vests, cotton or bamboo socks, and a sweater or two for Christmas presents. If I had a choice, I would choose Karbonz fixed circular needles! Circulars are far more versatile!

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  186. I don't stop knitting and crocheting during summer, despite the heat! I even knit at the summer vacations! My plans for the summer: a silky shawl for start and a cotton vest!

    My choice is fixed circular needles!
    teleraki@hotmail.com
    or
    k-anna (at raverly)

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  187. Greetings, John here in IL. I'd love a chance to win a set of circulars

    JEB72268 on Ravelry

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  188. My summers are very full of knitting .... usually lace shawls because I have more time to concentrate on the details! BUT I'd love to win the Karbonz dpns for the sock knitting I do, come fall! I'm skipper on Ravelry or my email addy is skipper at mvwindwalker dot com . Thanks!

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  189. I knit and/or crochet every day. The need for hats for kids or gifts for new babies never ends. I would pick a circular. esther at sombrereptiles dot org

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  190. lacy shawls in the summer and perhaps make a start on gloves for autumn -as its usually winter or spring before pairs for family are completed! I would love to win a pair of circulars

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  191. I don't vacation from crafting. At the moment I am making an afghan at my daughter's request. I continually make hats, scarves, and gloves for charity. My favorite thing to make is socks. I would love a pair of Karbonz 40" or 32" fixed circulars in Us2 to do magic loop with. But even a set of 6" Us2 would be lovely. I have been using bamboo, and I would like to move fasterand smoother. I would like to see how the Karbonz are to work with. Southernjenn@comcast.net

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  192. I'm currently making bike panniers and stuffed animals. However I'll soon be casting on a linen sweater that I've been itching to make for months now. Would love between size 1-4 long circular as I hope to learn to make toe-up socks two at a time over the summer! I'm madgiddy on Ravelry!

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  193. My plans are to make light cotton shawls or shawls with sock yarn. I would love the fixed circulars. Lindahensens@raleigh.twcbc.com

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  194. My summer craft plans involve knitting lots of cute baby outfits for my new granddaughter Olivia! I would love some circular carbonz needles to make my knitting cooler and faster!

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  195. My summer projects are items for me, before I hit that fall-get-the-Chrismas-gifts-going frenzy. I'm working on a summer tee at the moment to enhance my wardrobe, and I plan a tank after that. Hopefully, I'll finish that early enough to get to wear it at least once before fall weather sets in. I also have socks going because they're not only portable, but one always needs socks, right? Someone in my knitting class used karbonz on a pair of socks and raved about them, so that's what I'd like. Thank you.

    My ravelry name is kacie223

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  196. I would LOVE, LOve, love to knit my summer projects with new Karbonz fixed circulars. I have so many in my RAV queue, but more immediate plans to knit a Gradient Cowl, Shifting Sweater and a Fortnight Hat.

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  197. I am planning on knitting lace shawls as holiday gifts. I would love to be able to knit them on Karbonz Fixed Circulars.

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  198. Ooops my Rav ID for last message is bstrichartz....forgot to add that.

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  199. I am going to attempt to knit my daughter's tallit for her bat mitzvah. These needles are amazing one of the ladies at my knitting group has them. I try to knot everyday I find it makes me a better person. I can clear my head and work out my issues. I don't know which one I would choose. It is an amazing giveaway. Thanks. mz.ln@hotmail.com

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