Friday, 4 November 2011

Yay... It's a Giveaway ;)

Sorry to anyone who is expecting pictures of my completed Hitchhiker scarf, I have something else for today...

Tomorrow afternoon represents my biggest finish to date - I will have been knitting for exactly one year *grins* To celebrate this, I have decided to have a giveaway. I've been very lucky to win some fantastic giveaways since I started blogging, and I wanted to give something back to the community that has welcomed and inspired me over the last year.

Before I get too sappy, I'm sure you're interested in the prizes:




So, clockwise from top left we have: 
  • A 50g skein of Shunklies hand-dyed 4ply Superwash Merino in "Royal Gala"
  • A selection of sock yarn mini skeins - including Mini Mochi, Regia, King Cole and Zauberball - so many people knitting the beekeeper's quilt that I couldn't resist ;)
  • Cable Collection knitting book - I've noticed quite a few blogs recently where people are trying out cables and discovering how easy yet effective they are
  • Party Crochet book - really good pattern book - some bizarre ones but some really pretty garments that prove crochet can be really beautiful

I've had a great time over the last year, and I'm grateful to everyone who has read this blog, left comments and generally been lovely. The last 3 Fridays, where I have gone through my archives to remember my earliest projects, have been great fun. So, thanks so much for joining me and I will have real finished objects to share next week, honest *laughs*

I'm quite excited about my first giveaway (in case you couldn't tell already!), but before I forget, here is the smallprint-type stuff:

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. If your email address is hidden on your profile, please make sure you leave me a way to get in touch with you if you win! If you have a preference for which prize you'd like, let me know in the comments. Giveaway is open worldwide. Closing date for entries is Midnight (GMT) on Thursday 10th November and I will announce winners next Friday. 

Good luck, and thank you for stopping by *grins* 


PS: Don't forget the usual suspects: TamiNatural SuburbiaWisdom Begins in Wonder ;)

95 comments:

  1. That's so nice of you :) Happy knitaversary!!! :D

    *drools at all the lovely yarn*

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  2. Yay for knitting, hurray for giveaways! Lovely yarn you have there.........

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  3. Wow, they look very impressive.

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  4. Yay - hapy birthday to you! Hope you plan to buy yourself some nice presents. ;)

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  5. Looks like I fantastic giveaway!

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  6. What a great giveaway *crosses fingers*

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  7. Congrats on your one year knitting anniversary!!
    It looks like a wonderful giveaway, but as I do not knit or crochet
    (I know, I know...the horror!!), please don't include me in your drawing. (Sadly, superwash wool does NOT felt!!) :) XXO-

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  8. Congratulations on reaching one year! I'd love to be entered in your givaway!

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  9. Congratulations on one year of knitting!

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  10. Congrats one your one year anniversary.
    Great looking selection of yarn.

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  11. Happy Anniversary I's love to celebrate with you by knitting up the Royal Gala :)

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  12. tdbrace (rav name)4 November 2011 at 11:51

    Yay for your one year anniversary!!

    I love the sock yarn mini skeins...nice rich colors, that would be my preference.

    Thanks

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  13. Happy dance! Happy dance!!! Another knitter in this world!!! Congrats on one year anniversary!
    minis would be my first choice....
    (I don't crochet well...last choice)

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  14. Congrats! It's an accomplishment. A warm, fuzzy, pretty accomplishment. Well done! (the sock yarn mini's are awesome!)

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  15. Love it! Congratulations on the anniversary! Huge accomplishment!

    Take care!
    Yhime407 on Ravelry

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  16. Wohooooooooooooo! What a wonderful anniversary and very lovely skeins to go with that. So yes, I have a preference, how can one not love these gorgeous yarns?

    Can't wait to see what happens on your blog when you celebrate your 5th anniversary: the roof might come off ;-)

    Have a nice weekend, all! Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

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  17. Wow! Happy Knit-aversary. Only a year?!? I still can't believe it... you're definately an over-achiever. ;-)

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  18. Happy Knit Birthday! My 11th one is coming up Nov 28th!! It's hard to believe it's only been 11 years for me. Seems like I have knit forever!

    I am not a crocheter, so that book holds no appeal for me.

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  19. Ohhhh, those mini sock yarns look so awesome! :-)

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  20. Congrats on your first year! You've certainly got a lot done - here's to a great second one :)

    Those are lovely prizes, and I absolutely agree about the blogging community being welcoming. It can be hard to find people, but once you get going, it's a great place to be :)

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  21. Congratulations on a year of knitting! May there be many more to come. :)

    I have my eye on those miniskeins... Heh.

    (I'm notpanicking on ravelry)

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  22. Congrats on this milestone...have enjoyed following your progress.

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  23. Oh, so lucky I found your blog on a giveaway day! :D You have a bright, beautiful, little space here. I love the Shunklies yarn!

    justsuzie_s at hotmail dot com

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  24. i've been here a few times for the yarn along - and am glad i found you again today via natural suburbia! i'd love either of the yarn giveaways. i have a new little one on the way and could make booties, hats, or even another puerperium if it's enough. thank you!

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  25. Wow that is a really nice giveaway!
    And congratulations on your year of knitting ;o)

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  26. congrats on your first knitty anniversary, may it be the first of many to come ! Just think of all those years of pleasure you have to look forward to..
    Love the Shunklies yarn and the Cable book looks very interesting too,..great giveaway ! :)

    Roxyrana on Ravelry.

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  27. Congrats on your one-year knit-birthday! :)
    (I don't want to enter the giveaway... although they're lovely gifts... I have enough yarn!)

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  28. Hooray! I bet you never thought, a year ago, that you'd have knit so much, blogged so much, or made so many new friends because of it!

    Drop my name in the hat if you would, with a preference for the crochet book or the gorgeous 50g skein. Alas, I have not been bewitched by the charm of the hexipuffs!

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  29. Congrats on knitting for a whole year! And thanks so much for the give-away, that's really nice of you.

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  30. Wonderful giveaway, I would love to enter for any of the yarn, my daughter loves to knit and love yarn! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  31. Happy knit-iversary! (All the prizes are great, but I don't crochet.)

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  32. Congratulations on knitting one year!
    rav id: grandmastatus

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  33. congrats on a year of knitting..personally i dont know what i would do without knitting in my life! the prizes are lovely! i love that Shunklies yarn..the colors are gorgeous! raineoc@yahoo.com

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  34. Yay Giveaways! And congrats for your one year knitting anniversary! If my email isn't in my profile, there is a contact page on my blog, and that IS linked on my profile. :)

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  35. Rose (Sisterrobinson on Rav)4 November 2011 at 16:20

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I checked your projects and am really impressed with all you have done in that one short year. This mini skeins call my name.

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  36. Congratulations! It's amazing how far you can come in just a year, isn't it? Looking forward to the next one!

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  37. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  38. Happy knitaversary!!! You have accomplished so many lovely projects in a year!

    *drools over the yarn and cable book*

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  39. Congratulations on finishing your hitchhiker, Ilove his patterns. My first choice would be the mini skeins. patsycoats@bellsouth.net

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  40. How wonderful! Happy Knitting Anniversary! I learned to knit a year ago this past June and I wonder how I lived without it!
    xx

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  41. Happy knitting anniversary! Love your blog!

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  42. Yay for giveaways! Happy knitting anniversary and sorry my blog kept eating your comments. :(

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  43. Wow that Royal Gala yarn is beautiful! Love it. And the miniskeins are pretty sweet too. Congrats on you knittaversary - you've accomplished so much in one year. I'm impressed. (Velourious on ravelry)

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  44. Happy knitting anniversary!!
    –Cassandra

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  45. Congratulations! Keep up all the lovely work! x

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  46. Way to knit and crochet! Happy crafty-versary. :)

    I really like that Shunklies hand-painted or either of the two books; I'm not on the hexi-puff bandwagon. Go figure. :)

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  47. Congrats and I would love to win any of that awesome looking yarn!!

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  48. awesome! congrats on your anny. :o)

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  49. Happy knitiversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. I think that's an acceptable FO! Congrats on going 12 months - here's to more Knitty adventures to come.

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  51. Congrats! Those all look lovely but as I don't really crochet much I would prefer any but the crochet patterns.

    Rav: GingerLee25

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  52. Congratulations on your knitting anniversary and thank you for sharing your adventures, I love reading your blog

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  53. Congratulations on your anniversary! I love all things sock yarn, so I suppose my preference would be for one of those!

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  54. Congrats on your one year, and many happy more. I'd be interested in any of the yarn.

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  55. Congratulations! :)

    E-Dreamer on Ravelry (just shoot me a message if I win)

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  56. How kind of you to share. Hope you find great inspiration in all you knit. Denise newsitian09@yahoo.com

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  57. Congratulations! Great giveaway! I'd love to have Deborah Newton's Cable Collection.

    greyowl (ravelry id)

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  58. Happy Knitaversary! This is a great giveaway and I'd love to be entered into it for the Cable book please - seeing as I have only just mustered the courage to try cables and have spent the week looking at cable patterns, I feel drawn to it!

    Have a great weekend
    x

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  59. Happy one-year Knittiversary!! I seriously can't believe you've only been knitting a year---you're amazing at it, and that's both inspiring and intimidating to me, since I'm still hoping (...against hope, probably) to become a knitter myself sometime.

    I know just how you feel about wanting to have a giveaway to share some love back to all the awesome people on the WIP Wednesday/FO Friday circuit, and these are fabulous prizes! That skein of Royal Gala is singing to me so prettily...

    Also, I can't wait to see your Hitchhiker, I adore that pattern so much!

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  60. wow this giveaway is awesome, really pretty yarns that I would love and the cable book is fantastic - I need to learn cables (i cannot crochet though!!). have a great and knitty weekend xx

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  61. Knitmish on Ravelry4 November 2011 at 23:57

    Congratulations on your first anniversary!!
    I love the Shunklies yarn- the colours are so funky!

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  62. I love that yarn!

    It's so sweet of you to do a give away! Congrats on making it to one year!

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  63. Hi! Nice giveaway! I love yarn, and love to crochet. Congrats on your knitting anniversary.

    Beanswife on Ravelry

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  64. Happy Anniversary!

    I am itsvictoria08 on Ravelry.

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  65. Congrats on the 1 year anniversary! Hope you have many more to come :D

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  66. Lovely idea your so right its such a friendly community im so glad i started bloging and found new friends .

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  67. Congratulations and thank you for this generous giveaway! I love the Shunklies.
    Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  68. Congratulations!!! And such a lovely and thoughtful idea :)

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  69. oooh how exciting! :) I just had my first giveaway too - it was a hoot and a half! ;)
    I really love the Shunklies yarn, just sayin' :')
    xo,
    wink
    acreativebeing.com

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  70. Happy Anniversary!

    The only prize I would not be interested in is the crochet book; the yarns would be my first choices, though!

    Lynn
    CLPP65 AT gmail DOT com

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  71. Congratulations on a year of knitting! I'd love to enter your giveaway for either of the yarn prizes, please.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  72. congratulations on a year of knitting, i really have enjoyed reading your blog!
    count me in for the give away xx

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  73. What fun and congratulations on your year anniversary!

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  74. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win, but I'd need to learn how to crochet.
    mummytocharis at yahoo dot com

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  75. Thank you for hosting a give-away. I love the sock yarn mini skeins. Need more multi-colored yarn for a blanket I am knitting.
    ~Julie
    julie dot koeppel at frontier dot com

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  76. thanks so much for the chance:)

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  77. What a lovely thing to do. I still find it hard to believe you have only been knitting for a year. Here's to the next year.
    I'm julieruth on Ravelry.

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  78. Yay! A year knitting! Congrats!
    The only thing keeping me vaguely sane on a 3 week orchestra tour is my knitting :-)

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  79. Hooray for you, one year of knitting, and many happy years of crafting ahead!

    And look at all your comments -- wow :-)

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  80. Congrats on your one year anniversary :) what a lovely give-away

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  81. Wow, only a year? You got good quick! And how lovely to share your knitty journey with you, despite joining a little later.
    xx

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  82. There are so beautiful prices !! I love them all, but mini-skeins blink at me ... ;-)
    Thank you for the giveaway, and happy knitty'versary !!!

    Ps : I am lanouchette on ravelry too...

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  83. Definitely amazing prizes to win here!!

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  84. Congratulations on knitting for an entire year! How very exciting :) I spose it isn't entirely fair to have a preference about giveaway prizes but I knit more than crochet, although I could always give the crochet book away as a gift and pass the favor forward! Keep on knitting and learning new things :)

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  85. How wonderfully generous of you - the yarns are gorgeous. As a new knitter I am in awe by the wonderful yarns out there.

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  86. Yay! It's a giveaway. Congrats on your anniversary.

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  87. congrats on your anniversary.
    I'm partial to the mini skeins if my number comes up.
    I'm squiggi on ravelry

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  88. Happy anniversary!
    I've been busy as a bee lately, so mini skeins would be lovely! *fingers cross*
    I'm kk87 on ravelry

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  89. Congratsies! I've just started knitting so I'm looking forward to reaching any type of milestone!

    All the prizes look lovely :D

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  90. Happy anniversary! It's very enjoyable to see how your knitting has progressed over the last year. Here's to many more.
    Oh, and that Shunklies yarn is gorgeous!

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  91. Nice giveaway!!!

    Anna

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  92. Congrats on your first year knitting!

    Cables are so pretty... and so is all that yarn!

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