Friday, July 23, 2010

Annual Blog Giveaway

Here it is--another year of blogging has passed. Tempis fugit, for sure. Continuing in the "tradition" started last year, it's time for another annual giveaway to celebrate.

Here are four items I have for you this year:

1. A Scarf

This scarf is just like one currently in my store. It's a perfect flirty scarf for mild weather, and it's fun to wear because the elongated stitches give it great drape.

The scarf is crocheted from multiple strands of threads in different textures. One fat strand is rayon in a pretty silvery blue. The second two strands are pink raw silk. One is teeny and one is thicker with luscious pink slubs. A final two-ply strand with half cotton and half rayon in a dark and a medium blue, adds visual depth of color.

4" wide by 58" long. Hand wash in cool water with a silk-friendly product and dry flat or dry clean.

2. Some Hand-spun Color Twist Yarn

This yarn was handspun by me out of 100% wool. Firmly spun and good for knitters or crocheters. The base color runs between teal and peacock blue and is highlighted with colors of the rainbow. Approximately 115 yards measuring 12-14 wpi. (DK to worsted weight)

3. A Knitter's Pint Glass

This is the perfect vessel for your beverage of choice. Use it while you knit and feel more official, or playful, or giddy, depending on what you're drinking. Can also be used by crocheters.
This engraved pint glass is the creation of Amanda and Sean of Bread and Badger.  I got some of their glasses at the Show of Awesome last month, but you can find their wares on Etsy by following the link.

4. A Book of Inspiration

Annie Modesitt's book has ten winning hat patterns and photos of 990 other hats! It's a great coffee table book. Crocheters could also get inspired by these photos. The book contains two of my hat designs for which patterns are in development: A Simple Pillbox Confection and Darky, Seedy & Twisted. After test knitting and tech editing is done, I'll put them on Ravelry for sale.

The Giveaway Rules
To be in the drawing, leave a comment on this post by midnight PST July 31, 2010.

You do not need to be a follower to enter or win; however, if you are a follower you will receive a second entry in the drawing if you comment on this post.

If you write a blog post linking back to this giveaway you will receive an additional entry.

If you tweet with a link back here you will receive an extra entry.

Follow me on Twitter and let me know here to receive another entry.

Important: in your comment, tell me what would be your first choice if you win, and also give your second choice.  Let me know if you are a follower of this blog or a follower on Twitter. Also let me know in your comment whether you blogged or tweeted about the giveaway.

(You do not need to go see my Etsy store for the giveaway, but I would of course love it if you went there anyway.)

Selection of the Winners

If she is so inclined, Samba will be helping with the drawing again this year. If not, the names will be drawn out of a hat by Mr. Cha Cha. The winners names and what they won, will be announced by a post here on the blog on Sunday, August 1, no later than 9 p.m. PST. 
If you have a blog, I'll leave you a comment that you've won, and if you have an Etsy shop, I'll convo you there. I'll do my best to reach you. 

You will have two weeks in which to contact me (my name is in the sidebar) [at] to tell me where to send your prize. If you don't contact me by August 15, another name will be drawn for the prize.

Best Wishes, Good Luck, and Thanks!


T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Oh what a lovely giveaway :)

Everything is so beautiful, it is hard to make a decision.........

1). the hat book
2). the glass

I am a follower of your blog :)

Have a wonderful weekend, it going to be a great one :) T.

My 7th Heaven said...

I'd love the yarn or the glass! Everything is lovely!

Anastasia - mattscraftywife on etsy

My 7th Heaven said...

Also tweeted:

My 7th Heaven said...

And I'm following your blog also!

Anastasia (again!)

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway, and congrats on having fugited the tempis so successfully. Today being my birthday, I'm having some tempis issues of my own. I'd love the hat book, and the yarn. The scarf is lovely,i don't really wear them, and the glass - cute as it is it's something that needs washing too often.

elsie said...

as I am a knit wit my first choice would be the scarf but I'm sure I could bribe any of a number of knitty friends with any of your other lovely gifts!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

I love the scarf and would be delighted to win it.

Then again … I'd be delighted to win the yarn, book or glass too! :)

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

I'm following your blog - and not just for the giveaway either!

ThreadBeaur said...

What a great giveaway for another year in the blogging world. I love the scarf, of course, it looks so warm and cozy!!!!
also the book would be great for inspiration, I have a few projects that I am interested in starting.
I am following your blog too!


rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

I Tweeted:

(and will RT too)

Have a GREAT day & best wishes everyone!

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on another year of blogging! My first choice would be the yarn and my second would be the glass.

Erin Wallace said...

Sharon, the scarf is gorgeous! Beautiful.

xo Erin

Leila said...

The scarf! It's gawjous! Love your textures and all of the energy in your work. Looking forward to seeing more.

Zoe said...

I follow!
I love the scarf and the glass!
I hope i win! :)

zoe at procknowdesign dot com

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Hi Sharon, I added a link to your giveaway on my blog today :) T.

Have a great day, T. :)

Sharon said...

Thanks everyone! Keep spreading the word!

Joycers said...

What a great giveaway!
I'm loving the glass and the yarn too. Happy 2nd year of blogging!

Rachelle said...

I'd love to be entered.

1. The hat book
2. The handspun yarn

I'm a follower now too.

pip said...

great giveaway :)

i'd like the hat book please... or the lovely scarf :)

Mel said...

What a generous giveaway, all the prizes are so lovely its hard to pick a favourite... I particularly like the glass and the gorgeous handspun yarn.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for your generous give away. And congrats on the anniversary. If my name were chosen, I'd chose the handspun first, then Annie's book.

Noreen1009 on Rav

Eskimimi said...

I'd love to enter this giveaway.

I think my favourite prize is the hand spun yarn, as I just adore those colours, but I do so love all of the prizes, and I think that the glass would look great full of Guinness, in which I do like to indulge once in a while :oD

Maiden Jane said...

Thanks for the fun contest! Wonderful prizes. I would love the yarn and your scarf as my choices.

I am a follower.

Maiden Jane said...


Maiden Jane said...

Following your tweets!

Jolene (JoboDesigns on Ravelry) said...

The yarn is lovely... and so is the book :)

I'm following you on Ravelry too!

Unknown said...

HI there! I'd love any of the prizes but I guess my 1st choice would be the book and second would be the yarn. I tweeted : and am following you as well.

(this is my second attempt to post, I got an error the first time. I hope it posts only once!!)

JWhiz said...

Wonderful prizes!

1. hat book
2. yarn

If I should win you can contact me here:

JWhiz said...

I am now a follower of your blog :)

Anonymous said...

I'd have to say I want the handspun, the pint glass would be a second choice. I've blogged and tweeted about this giveaway.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Hiya, congratulations on making it to two years!
I would love the yarn, it is just beautiful, second choice would be the hat book.

Amy said...

Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love the glass or the yarn, as first and second choices.

I now follow your blog.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

You make it hard to choose one;)Hugs Darcy
1. The Hat Book
2. The Glass

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Iam now following your blog and I love your etsy shop especially love the Edgewater Wrap:)Hugs Darcy

meeyeehere said...

Hey,I follow your blog and on twitter@meeyeehere
I would choose the scarf first and glass second. I can't knit so I would not be able to use the pretty yarn.
Thank you ever so!

Heide said...

I love your yarn! Where did you get that wonderful glass? Alas, I don't Twitter, but if I did I'd tweet about you!

Beckerman Girls said...

You have some amazing skills :)
Love your blog!!
Thanks for hosting this rad giveaway!
The Beckerman Girls

MaggieBelize said...

What a fun giveaway, thanks! I ♥ that scarf, so that'd be my first choice; 2nd would be your lovely yarn (I'm a real sucker for peacock & teal) and my 3rd choice would be the hat book ... it's almost gift-hat-knitting season again!

I follow your blog, and your tweets, AND I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Aestraea said...

My first choice would be the yarn (loving the colours!), as I crochet myself. A second choice would be the scarf.

Aestraea said...

and...I'm following your blog :)

Cindy said...

Hi Sharon, Whew! I just snuck in here in the nick of time to enter your great giveaway. My first choice would be the scarf, and second choice would be the hat book. Thanks for letting me know about this!

Beckerman Girls said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SCARF! You are an unnnnnreal knitter! Wowwowow! Fantastic color and the knitwear looks so gorgeous! Lovin' your blog! Have a RAD summer!
xo The Beckerman Girls

Brenda said...

11th hour, as always. :) Handspun yarn = #1 choice! Book o' hats = #2! I follow your blog and I think I follow you on twitter, too?