Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's a giveaway contest!


Hi there bloggy friends! I've decided it's time to have a giveaway. I've never done one before because I figured that the number of entrants would be in the single-digit range, and that would be just too embarrassing. I might be able to hit the two digit range by now.
I've purchased quite a bit of new yarn lately, and the leftover skeins from prior projects are taking up space in the yarn bureau. These are all yarns that I've used for garments that I still wear. I think there's enough of each for a simple accessory.
Here's the prize haul:
-- 2 balls plus a little extra of magenta Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran, which I used to make the Lush and Lacy cardigan.
-- 3 balls of butter yellow Debbie Bliss cashmerino dk, which I used to make my self-designed pullover.
-- 2 skeins of powder blue Tahki Yarns Sierra, used to make Nadine.
-- 2 balls of Gerifil Spaghetti, used to make this skirt. I think this yarn has long been discontinued, but it would be great for making a market bag.
-- 1 skein plus some extra of elsebeth lavold silky tweed, used to knit this top. The remainder would make a nice airy scarf. I would knit one myself except that I don't wear scarves.
-- The Simple Style book by Ann Budd. This book has a lot of nice patterns, but I will admit that they don't quite appeal to me. They may appeal to many of you other knitters out there.

I guess this is a de-stashing and de-lurking contest. All you have to do to enter is just leave a comment and say hi, or anything else, as long as it's nice! Please note that I cannot respond via email to most comments, so make sure that you leave some trace of how I can find you. A ravelry id will do. If I can navigate to your blog via your comment, that will work also. If all else fails, you can leave an email address.

If you want to say hi, but not enter the contest, just let me know.

I'll close the contest at midnight Pacific Daylight Time, Friday September 11.

49 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

I love this kind of giveaway!!! I don't have to think, just say HI!!! Hi Betty. Count me in.

Ellen B.
ellblo at aol dot com

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Hi and thanks for the contest! I like the simple elegance of your yellow sweater design.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Hi! That qualifies me right?

I love knowing the genesis of each of the skeins. Like you I tend to have a ball or two left over from projects..... uh..... which means that winning this contest would, I fear, be a bit wasted on me - LOL

Have a great Labor Day - we are off to the beach!

knitseashore said...

Have fun with your contest, but please don't count me in. This week my stash just grew overnight...must knit faster!

Have a great weekend!

ikkinlala said...

Hi, Betty! You make really pretty tops.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

danielle said...

I love the Nadine and the skirt! I want to do a skirt, just haven't yet...I love lace work, everyone thinks I'm crazy for that. Anyhow the more I learn the better-i keep my books for EVER it seems. Keep up the wonderful work.
daniellelovellwalsh at gmail dot com

StephCat said...

what a great contest!

RoamingKnitter said...

This is a fun contest, you get to clean out some extras & one of us gets to play with some great yarn. A win-win situation all the way around.

Stephanie said...

Woo hoo! I love yarn contests! :)

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

skaro964 said...

hi I love give aways..
Twitter.com/skaro964
or handmadebysheri@blogspot.com

mellowbeing said...

Heya from the other coast :). The yarn colors are gorgeous!

Erytanthes said...

WOOOHOOOO! What a great prize!

Count me in for sure!

Sara said...

How kind of you to have this giveaway! :)

Sara said...

Adding another one to say my RavId is WintersSong

t does wool said...

sweet giveawat betty!
thanks for visiting me...;))

Mujercita said...

What an amazing giveaway! Those are all yarns I've been wanting to try....

I'm mujercita on ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I love giveaways. All of the yarn is lovely.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry

katerina said...

I think you're going to be surprised at how many people come out of the woodwork! Thanks for the giveaway - love the purple and orange!

DebsCrafts said...

Wow, what a great assortment of yarn!! Hi! Hi! Hi!

krisbell80 said...

cool count me in

GheckoAZ said...

Hi and Thanks for the giveaway. I'm always up for a chance to add to my stash.

Pam(GheckoAZ)
Ravelry

Turtle said...

what a nice and generous giveaway!! destashing for you is good for us!! :)

Kate said...

What lovely yarns- count me in!

teabird said...

I love the idea of receiving enough to do a little accessory and to become familiar with the yarn. Lovely!

teabird / ravelry

Kassandra said...

Hi! Those look like great prizes. And a de-stashing contest seems like a great idea! Maybe I should have one.

My ravelry id is mamakass.

crochetgurl said...

Hey there!

I can't believe I was late to this post, as I usually keep track of when my blog friends update. Please enter me too. :-)

So what have you been knitting lately?

Erin said...
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TripletMom said...

HI! What a cool contest. I have been eyeing that book for some time. My Rav id is TripletMom.

Debbie said...

That's a lot of great stuff! Thanks for the contest and have a great fibery day! My Ravelry ID is gussek. Thanks, Debbie

Raymie said...

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
---Henry David Thoreau

Hello!
Rav ID RaymieWVU

crochetgurl said...

Thanks!

I totally recommend Ishbel. It's easy enough for a first shawl, but the best thing is that it's small enough to be worn as a scarf. Especially since I don't really know how to wear a shawl without looking weird. :-)

Julie said...

Hi! Thanks for entering me in your contest!
sewknitful on Ravelry

|chee-uh| said...

Thanks for hosting this contest. I think the vintage-y patterns look great on you.

munkiknits at yahoo .com

Susie said...

Great contest! Glad you're having it so now I can follow your blog.

Kristen said...

Yay, a contest! Lovely prizes. I like having the opportunity to try a skein or two of a new yarn.

So "Hi!"

Globalite on Ravelry

cksknitter said...

You've de-lurked me! I love the inspiration I get from reading your blog!
Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

The Queen said...

Greetings from Georgia - the prize package looks divine!

The Lee Family said...

Hi!! What a generous knitter you are! Thank you for offering such a nice prize :) It would be very happy at my house.... lol

scrappy_knits AT yahoo DOT com
ravelry: scrappyknits

Suzy Girl said...

Hi! What a neat contest! You have very nice taste in yarn and your FO's are lovely. Count me in.

Thanks,

suzygirl from PA

ctprezzia said...

Great giveaway! :)
You can find me via my blog, or you can contact me via Ravelry - ctprezzia.
Thanks for the awesome chance! :)

Jane said...

Thanks for the fun! I'm JMSkoch on Rav and have a blog below.

MissMoosey on Ravelry said...

Hello! It's a pleasure to meet you and to discover your blog.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Hi What a generous giveaway the skeins are lovely and I love the history on each of them very cool.Hugs Darcy
darcysknottyknitter@gmail.com

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I forgot to put in my above post I'm knottyknitter40 on Ravelry and my blog is Darcy's Knotty Knitter

squiggi said...

Thanks for the contest!
love your bluebell
Tami
Squiggi on rav

Truddy said...

I haven't ordered anything knitting in over 9 months!! I'd love to have some of your stash!
Trudy
toppingoff55 at yahoo dot com

betty said...

Thanks to everyone who dropped by and said hi! This comment marks the end of the contest.

Erica said...

Hi there. I found your site looking for a bind off technique to prevent/control the inevitable loose stitch at the end. Thanks for the contest and in case I win, my Ravelry ID is OregonRain

Egater said...

I hope that you have lot of fun with this giveaway :)