8.09.2010

giveaway #28

The winners of the Malabrigo Rasta giveaway are:

Knittingdancer on Ravelry who wrote, "I am so glad you & your family are having a great time in Hawaii. The pictures are great. The water looks so inviting. It has been in upper 90's and low 100's for 2 weeks, and no end in sight. I live in Florence, Alabama."

BeckyinVT who left a comment saying, "I found your blog through twitter - so yay for social networking!"

Cindy who said, "The yarn is beautiful! I think I found your blog from a link at another blog. Thanks!"

&

JodyH who commented, "I found your blog from a link on Never Not Knitting and have been a fan ever since. Love the Malabrigo -- hope I win!"

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to claim your prizes.

Hi, everyone! It's my last couple of days in Hawaii and I thought it would be fun to share more pictures with you, since I don't have any knitting stuff to talk about. If you don't care to look at my family vacation pics, I completely understand! Scroll right on down to the bottom of this post and see the AWESOME MALABRIGO GIVEAWAY THAT CANNOT BE MISSED THIS WEEK!! And, yes, that was me yelling!

The other day we went to see Waimea Canyon.



It was quite breathtaking.



That's my younger brother, Daniel. Being a dork and posing for a blog pic...



My daughter is posing for the blog as well and pretending to be flying. Yeah, it looks a little scary!



And, of course my goofy husband had to try as well...




Ahhhh...



Then we drove up a little further to a lookout where we could see the Niihau Island.



Here you can read all about it...



A little farther up and you can see the Na Pali coast.



So, so pretty...



Jasmine and Marc posing for another photo op.



This picture was too cute not to share.



Today we went to the Kamokila Hawaiian Village and spend the day kayaking and exploring the historic village.



It's really neat to see all the grass huts and fruit trees everywhere.



There were a ton of peacocks walking around.



Here's one shaking her tail feathers at ya!



I couldn't resist taking a picture of the baby peacock running around. It looks like a baby chick, right? It possibly could be, but after this pic was taken, it ran off with a peacock mommy.



There's really no good reason for this picture except that I thought the lonely leaf was really cool to photograph.



That's all I got for you... now onto the good stuff! This week I am SOOOOOOOOO excited to announce that the Malabrigo giving away is continuing! I have EIGHT skeins of Malabrigo Rios to give away to EIGHT lucky followers. That's right, you heard correctly. I have Rios in my hot little hands and EIGHT lucky winners will have some too shortly.

Malabrigo Rios is a spectacular superwash merino wool in a worsted weight. It is soon to be released into stores, and from what I am aware of is currently not yet available anywhere. How exciting is that?! I can't wait to try this yarn and plan to as soon I return back home! I love Malabrigo Worsted but I think Rios may end up just being my new favorite. I'll be sure to report back.

Take a look at just how lovely this yarn looks...






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, 8/15/10. Check out the lovely Malabrigo colorways of the "my still favorite" Worsted here and tell us which is your favorite. I can't seem to pick a favorite, but today I feel like knitting with Tuareg because it looks like the color of the ocean here in Hawaii.

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

244 comments:

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mytinyrobotheart said...

very pretty, my favorite is the loro barranquero (its a breed of parrot!)... looks like hawaii is gorgeous!

Deeners said...

The new colors look amazing. I know my mom will want something made out of Navidad

Jennifer said...

that yarn is gorgeous! i haven't knitted with that kind yet! i think my favorite color right now is Cinnabar - i'm ready for fall so my eyes are attracted to those colors at this moment. too bad the heat index here in georgia is over 100 degrees every day!

Anonymous said...

Autumn Forest is lovely and my choice. Hawaii would be nice, too.
Chelsey B

sacha said...

There are so many to see- I have been wanting to make something yellow for a while and I find that I am drawn to the Cadmium (in addition to so many others that are not yellow at all!)

Sarah said...

I really love Tuareg. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

leah said...

Nostalgia, hands down, is my favorite colorway!

OliversMommy said...

Very hard to pick a favorite...but i would have to say my favorite would have to be plena. I've loved malabrigo since my twitter knitting buddies recommended it to me...can't get enough of it. Thank you for the chance to win!

justthreadtwiddling said...

I haven't used Malabrigo before. (I know, I'm deprived!) The Damask Rose is beautiful. But really you are right, picking a favorite is impossible!

Rebekah Pope said...

Beautiful colors. The Hollyhock colorway jumped out to me this morning as a very pretty one.

JenCK said...

so hard to choose....but maybe noviembre? for my current mood....=)

mommieof4munchkins said...

I LOVE strawberry fields. The pictures in your post bring back great memories of a time when I was 40 lbs lighter and didn't have stretch marks ;) hehehe.

Gaby said...

Hi, there are some colours that I love...but i have to choose one; Emerald.
Please add me to the giveaway,
angelmagico@yahoo.com

many thanks!

purplecatlady said...

I think my favorite colorway is Arco Iris.

It looks like you had fun in Hawaii that is one of my favorite vacation spots. Cheeseburgers in Paradise in Lahaina Town on Maui for the Chili & Rice for breakfast. Yummy!

Angela said...

Oooooh, Superwash?!?! I love Violetas, but am drawn to Applewood too

Anonymous said...

Water green is my fav....absolutely!!
-Gaelic4Us@att.net

Anonymous said...

Pagoda is beautiful. Thank you for doing these giveaways...it really does a good job of promoting your yarn!
-likingtheride on Ravelry

Robin said...

thoroughly enjoyed your Hawaii pix! Impossible to pick one favorite (often I have this issue, but it is especially true today), but at the moment Azul Profundo is calling my name... or Purple Mystery if I were going to make something for my sister.

Cheriemax said...

Hard to choose, the Malabrigo colors are so gorgeous, but I think the Plena is my favorite today!

terip said...

oooooh i just want a big pile of all the colors, they are so pretty. i have nto been fortunate enough to knit with any malabrigo other than sock and lace. i loved both........i think deja vu is my favortie for today.....check back tomorrow for when i change my mind!
teri

Catricana said...

Well I'm leaning towards Vetiver as my favorite. I'm very attracted to subtle colorways and neutrals have recently won a warm spot in my heart. Still your request was a bit over-the-top. I mean really. Like I could pick just one. It's malabrigo, it's all gorgeous. YUM.

Doula Mommy said...

Just one color? I love them all, for different reasons!!! Some of my favorites have been Snow Bird, Lime Blue and Orchid. I have always wanted to get my hands on some Paris Nights, though, I think it's gorgeous, as is Polar Morn.

Brenda said...

So hard to pick just one! But I like Paris Night. And it's not just because of the name...

Liberty's Yarn said...

Amazing photos! Stunning! I can't decide - so many incredible hues. How about the Deja Vu. Reminds me of happy summers as a kid. =)

Elly said...

I'm in LOOOVE with the Azul Bolita colorway!

Oh my god! I can't wait to get my hands on this superwash yarn! I'm so ecstatic about it!!

~Eliana~
IknitCupcakes on Ravelry

Pretentious Wombat said...

126 Brillante is possibly my favourite but there are so many that it only squeaks past a whole bunch of others. I'm a sucker for anything with purples.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

This brings back memories of my only trip to HI, over 30 years ago. I'd love to be back there again. I've loved Stonechat and Autumn Forst since they first came out, it's a tough choice, but I'd stay Stonechat would be my favorite.

Catherine said...

I just love Azul Bolita - what a beautiful shade of blue. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jaime P said...

Beautiful yarn - and it looks like a beautiful trip. The colors as always are great but I love Azul Profundo.

mz said...

Ooooh, it's hard to decide but I think Amoroso is my favorite. I am really drawn to reds, pinks and purples and this seems a perfect blend of all three, and wait, Intenso fits that bill too! Oh and I'm knitting a Clapotis with Little Lovely (although in lace weight) and is soooo pretty. So I can't pick just one but I can pick three! Amoroso, Intenso and Little Lovely and not necessarily in that order!!

Citations said...

Hawaii looks so lovely. It's hard to pick a favorite color, but I do love Paris Night.

Ivy said...

My fave is Vermilion. I love intense reds! Thanks for holding the giveaway!

Whitney said...

The Rios looks beautiful! I love them all, but Kaleidos is my favorite!

Kristina said...

People can pick a single favorite? I really like the Little Lovely, but I also like the Oceanos. I love variegated...

Connie, the daisyhead said...

Deja-vu! But Cosecha would have to be the runner-up.

Why do I come here? I always find something lovely that I need to have! It's so much fun, though!

One Sheep said...

Ah, Hawaii, how I wish I were there. I really like the Noviembre colorway, it is somehow broody, yet bright at the same time. I've given up on trying to make sense when describing colors, that's just how it makes me feel.

Breien in Lansingerland said...

WOW! Breathtaking photos that you took in the mountains!

Sher said...

I guess I would pick Jacinto, but I love all the pinks and purples.

Heidi said...

Vaa and pagoda...Very excited about superwash!
bigheidi on ravelry

Beth said...

Hawaii is a beautiful place. I've enjoyed my visits to Kauai very much.
Too many beautiful colors to choose just one! Vetiver? VAA? Maybe Pollen to brighten this rainy day.

JP said...

Azul Bolita

love, love, love those bright blues!

YarnOnTheHouse said...

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

Betty said...

Your pics of Hawaii are whimsical and lovely. I love all the colours, but my one of my favourites at this moment would be Polar Morn.
Thanks!

Betty said...

such beautiful pics (of hawaii and the yarn :)
All the colours are beautiful, my favourite right at this moment would be Polar Morn.

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