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I live in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.  I have a husband who is a masters rower and a daughter obsessed with all things Japanese.  I'm a knitter and a spinner!  When I spin too much yarn I list it on my Etsy shop www.saratogaspinning.etsy.com.
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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Crochet and Knit Giveaway!


I ran across a great new site called Crochet and Knit Giveaways. I keep spinning up more yarn than I can use, so I thought I'd join in the fun. Check out the site for more contests! Here's my entry!


Giveaway Item(s): One skein of handspun Corriedale and Colonial in the "Sorbet" colorway by Perchance to Knit.


How the winner will be chosen: Random.org Generator


Giveaway Begins: May 9


Giveaway Ends: May 14 at Midnight EDT


Winner will be notified on/by: May 15 by email - please add your email address to your comment!


Rules: No duplicate entries/comments. No spamming. Giveaway is open to everyone. Winner MUST respond within five days, otherwise they forfeit their winnings, and a new winner will be announced.


How to Enter:Leave a comment on this post letting me know what pattern you would like to knit with my handspun! Don't forget to leave me your email address!



Find other Crochet and Knit Giveaways to enter!

27 comments:

psalm139 said...

Very Pretty ! Too pretty for socks that hide on feet.So, I am thinking headbands or spring hat for girl to show off the spring colorway. :-)

Knot Knitting said...

I love you colours. I am in awe of spinners, although am avoiding the bug myself.

I would knit "My So-Called Scarf" as a nice way to explore your colours.

Katie O said...

I would use it to make a shawl for myself. I thought it would look good as a BSJ, but it looks too nice to let a baby drool on... so I'll keep it for me as a shawl. I have many many in my queue to choose from... it looks so soft!

Queen of the froggers said...

I love the look of that handspun and I would knit a pair of cosy house socks, toe up so I could use every bit of the yarn!

Cookey_knits said...

Nice colours I would use it to knit up a nice pair of Monkey socks. I love that pattern.

Tricky said...
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Sheila said...

This yarn is gorgeous...I've never used handspun before. I would make something for ME (ha ha). Maybe a skinny scarf or headband.

Becky Katz said...

I would love to make Canary Knits pattern named Hew. Your handspun is such a beautiful color and would look great as cute little top.

Anonymous said...

Your yarn is beautiful. It looks like it would make a lovely scarf


Lynn
lynnhaffner@kc.rr.com

1to1 said...

I had to check my queue and think it would look beautiful as the Argosy scarf. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/argosy

What do you think?

Thanks!

Jude said...

Lovely Spring colors. I think that a pair of Fetchings would be great in this yarn or maybe a lacey hat for Spring.

Brianna said...

I'm jumping in on this one!

The colors are just amazing, and it's definitely a spring/summer sort of feel. I'm thinking I might have to design a snood or hair-kerchief.

brianna @ thecrochetside.com

p.s. if your bloghost doesn't store e-mail addresses for the comments, you may want to ask for ppl to leave their e-mail address as part of their comment. I'm going to put a note up about it on the CnK Giveaways site.

Tonya said...

Beautiiful, beautiful yarn. I'd use this yarn to make a "skinny" scarf. A scarf not to keep me warm; but a scarf to show off.

Lynn said...

Maybe a Dream Swatch.
Lynn P
clpp65 AT gmail DOT com

ZombieCat said...

this is so pretty that I don't think I'd be able to put shoes on it. a neckwarmer/scarf/shrug thing of my own design would probably be the outcome. It's beautiful!

Tricky said...

I agree with the "too pretty for socks" comment!

Maybe some wristwarmers/armwarmers and/or a headband. Perfect colours for early spring when it's still chilly outside.

(Sorry about the delete-and-repost. I forgot to put an email address in the my original comment!)

aidrean AT hotmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's some seriously gorgeous yarn!!!! I think I would make a scarf or a shawl once I quit petting it.

dgoedtel AT charter DOT net

Krystal said...

This is simply a gorgeous yarn! I'm thinkin' it would like to become a gorgeous scarf!

Krystal
fuzzy_ferret@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yarn! I'd make wrist warmers.
wcolefam AT yahoo DOT com

ikkinlala said...

I think a Dream Swatch headband made with your handspun would be perfect for spring.

katerina said...

What beautiful colors!
I think it would look great as the Star Stitch headband by Jennifer Fleury or I coudl see a cute pair of soft baby booties (maybe Saartje's Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn) or a little sweater - oh! or Odessa by grumperina... or.. Ok, I'll stop. I think I'd just have to hold it and let it whisper in my ear what it wanted to be.
Beautiful - thanks for the giveaway :)

Lacey said...

Oh pretty yarn. I think a clapotis would be nice with that yarn. A little heavy for wear now, but it would bring a great spot of hope for Spring during the darker days of winter. :D

Lara said...
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llfleischer said...

My daughters would have to learn to share a hat made from this yummy color!

Krista said...

Yummy Sorbet colors. I can hear it calling to be made into Spirogyra as found on KnittyDotCom.

kayelkayAtYahooDotCom

Kimberly said...

Oh your spinning is gorgeous!! I think that colorway would make a gorgeous neck warmer.
Kimberly
www.thegivingflower.de

Mrs. H. said...

That is a lovely colorway. Thanks for the giveaway!