6.27.2010

giveaway #22

The two winners of last week's HandMaiden Swiss Mountain Sea Sock are:

Allison von Berg and StephCat

Congratulations, ladies! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com for instructions on how to collect your prize.

Well, this week I have a whole new surprise for you! Kate Oates from Tottoppers is back on the blog with us, but this time we did a video interview! I'm so excited about this and yes, I'm finally showing my face! Check us out!





(Sorry, about the wide screen on Pt. 2! You can click on the Tottopper titles in video screen to watch the videos on YouTube if you would like, or visit the YarnOnTheHouse YouTube channel.)

Links and such from the video:

- Tottoppers blog

- Kate on Ravelry

- Roar Hat

- Master Charles Sweater

- When I Grow Up line on Ravelry

- Kate's Pink Puff Sleeve Cardi

- The craft fair Kate is doing.

- SAFF

- Master Charles Hat that started it all!

- Master Charles Sweater pattern on Ravelry.

- Elbow patches for sale on Etsy in Kate's shop.

- My Master Charles sweater that I knit up!

- Video tutorials

Thanks, Kate for visiting us on the blog again, and you are always welcome here!


My Master Charles Sweater with the reverse elbow patches!



And, here's a pic of what two lucky followers have a chance to win this week! Each winner will receive a professionally printed copy of the brand spankin' new Master Charles pattern and a fabulous set of handmade elbow patches in a color and size of your choice (dependent on Kate's stock of course).



I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:

1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 7/4/10, telling us which pattern of Kate's is your favorite. Check out her pattern store here or her designs on Ravelry here. And, in case anyone is curious... my favorite is the Sweet 'n Sour Apple Hat, which I plan to knit for my whole family to wear this winter!

I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

51 comments:

Silvina said...

it's hard to pick just one, they are all so beautiful... but having 2 boys, i must say the treasure vest is my favourite!!!

mommieof4munchkins said...

So much fun to watch two of my friends chatting! There is a very funny story behind how Kate and I "met" but I will save that for coffee soon :D. My favorite pattern of Kate's right now is the Mary Swanson, I would love to cast on but I want to lose about 30 lbs first ;)

And Kate one day we will have to meet in person ;)

sy said...

i love all kate's patterns, i think my favorite is the Checkered Square Cap.

K said...

I love "Roar, the Dinosaur Hat"! So cute.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the introduction to Kate! I love the Sweet Tea Shrug. But the Mary Swanson Cardi-Vest is pretty cool too.

Jodi said...

It's a toss-up btn the Simply Fair Isle Hat and the Master Charles sweater. Such great designs.

aanderson said...
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aanderson said...

The Master Charles sweater is my favorite. It would look great on my grandsons.

Lizbert said...

Adorable patterns. Clearly more of my friends need to have kids so I can make some of these. My favorite is the Perfect Patchwork Bloomers.

Becky said...

I love Roar. I wish my son would wear hats!

Ginger said...

I love the Baby Vintage Petti-Dress and Cap outfit!!

Heather said...

I love the roar hat! But I have a deep love for a kid in a cabled sweater so I think the master charles is still my favorite.

fiberfrontlines said...

How do you pick??? I have to pick Bewitched in honor of my parents' recent move to Salem, MA! And b/c it's a stinkin' adorable hat.

woolandchocolate said...

I love the Master Charles sweater. I have it in my queue, whether I win it here or not! My little man would look so darling in it!

ninja8tofuknitr said...

The Master Charles sweater is my favorite.

Jen said...

That sweater is absolutely beautiful! And I love those patches!

Heather said...

I may just be in luck, because the Master Charles sweater and hat are my favorites. I just can't get over those elbow patches, and the cables look so classy!

kristyh1981 said...

Roar, A dinosaur hat is my fave by far. As a matter of fact I was just telling her that last week through the Rav group!

Halifax Mommy said...

i have to say my favs are a tie between the cable tie topper and the master charles.

andrea said...

Definately the "Pig"!!!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the pattern for the Sweet Tea Shrug.

Allison von Berg said...

I think the people 2 blocks away heard me scream I was so excited!

Anonymous said...

Kate's Miss Piggy hat is adorable as well as sweet. I'm sure it will bring smiles from everyone who sees it. It's my favorite from the lot. Very creative!
-"likingtheride" on Ravelry

sacha said...

I am a sucker for vests- I love the hoodie version for me and the "treasure vest" for my kids- what a great idea!

TopHat said...

I love the Treasure Vest! Cute!

hrfarley at gmail dot com
TopHat on Ravelry

kimz said...

I adore the dinosaur hat! I made at least 4 of them as Christmas gifts this past year and they were a giant hit.

Jeni said...

I am saving up yarn to make her Cheery Scrap Cap, from the winter 2009 Petite Purls, for my kids. I have a few colors left to collect, and then I can get busy!

Kristen said...

I love Roar!

Sarah Beth said...

I got the Master Charles hat pattern as soon as I saw it. I love the design of the cables, I even made one for my niece's doll! I like the sweater pattern and the Mod Circles hat too.

Tracey said...

Miss piggy for sure for my two chubby girls. Thanks for another giveaway.

knitwork said...

All her designs are awesome. If I have to choose one, it has to be Jesse Polo Sweater (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jesse-polo-sweater)

Phil & Gale said...

Those videos were fun with Kate. Thanks. My favorite pattern would be Roar, but I enjoyed the Sour Apple hat as well.

Katie, a dyer at Yarn Love said...

I love Kate's work. I discovered her recently & purchased her Cabled Tweedy Hat & Summer Vest patterns to knit for my 4 year old and his new baby brother. So at the moment those are my two favorite patterns. Of course, when cold weather is nearer, I'm going to have to knit Emperor hats for all the kiddos and possibly myself.

Holly Marie said...

Hmmm, what a hard choice! I like both the Rosy Scalloped Hat and the Cabled Tie Topper. Such sweet designs!

JP said...

I was going to remark that it was too bad the baby vintage petti-dress didn't go bigger-until I saw that it does!!! I love the way it looks all ruffly but not fussy.

I might have to do the Sweet n Sour Apple hat for my teen-for some reason the ear flap hats are popular.

Rosie said...

I actually really love the Master Charles sweater!

kikine78 said...

my favorite is the pink-not just for girls sweater, oh so cute.

Turtle said...

so many cute ones, and hats! I adore the spider one as well as the cute piggie hat!

A Life of Knitting said...

Master Charles sweater is one of my favorites!!! I always love watching to see what she will come up with next. She's is so talented and her son is the perfect model.

Pili Marcela said...

I love all kate's patterns, but my favorites are Dindy Beret and Master Charles Sweater!

marcelamacari on ravelry

Kirsty said...

Being from Scotland and growing up with aran jumpers (sweaters) I have to pick the Master Charles sweater - it's gorgeous and I love the addition of the elbow patches - tres cool!

I also love roar and the master charles hat - who can resist pompoms!!

kirika3 said...

it's good to see Kate back on Yoth. i love her work. i am really in love with all her vests and polos for little guys. treasure vest looks like a lot of fun and i love the patches on master Charles. i know i would have to make a zillion roars too. that is just too cute. its hard to pick just one. they all rock.

ty Ve again for a great giveaway. Good luck to everyone, and i hope you all have a great week!

Pavla said...

I LOVE the dinosaur hat. That would be so much fun to make!

Miss Melissa Bee said...

The Miss Piggy is darling, but I also liked Roar: A Dinosaur hat. I wonder if my little girl would wear it?

I just finished the Sweet'n Sour Apple Hat. So cute!

Erin said...

I like the apple hat, too, but Master Charles is fantastic. I love that it even comes in bigger sizes. DS may need one for Christmas, and honestly, without the elbow patches it would look cute on DD, too.

Kyliie said...

I love the Dindy Beret! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

The Dindy Beret is gorgeous. What a lovely pattern!
-Katttatter@yahoo.com

Ashley Farmer said...

My favorite is the Sweet n Sour Apple Hat, but I don't know if I can actually choose just one!! I love them all so much! Kate is very talented!

Phyllis said...

I really like the Vintage Petti-Dress.

Maegwin said...

I love the Master Charles sweater, the Master Charles Cabled Ear Flap Cap, and Boys Can Wear Pink. She is so talented and her designs are adorable!

YarnOnTheHouse said...

POSTING FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you everyone for posting! -Ve