9.20.2010

giveaway #34

The grand prize winner of Margaret Stove's book and the three skeins of NZ Merino Lace is:

Jack

The two winners of the Knitsch Sock skeins are:

Silvina & Denise

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

This past week has been pretty mellow and I've gotten quite a bit of knitting done. Yay! However, I still have way too many projects that I want to start and finish over the next few months. There's also a couple deadline projects to complete like the fingerless gauntlets I'm knitting for Linsay and her friend (sorry, Linsay, for taking my sweet time on those). And, I have a baby shower coming up in October (date to be determined). Plus, I have my Leavenworth birthday weekend coming up and I need some new and pretty knits to wear of course. So, send all your knitting mojo my way, PLEASE!

Well, onto the good stuff... this week we have a fun giveaway and one that will help you get organized. I love organizational pieces - whether it's in my home life, work life, or knitting life - I think structured and tidy workspaces increase productivity and creativity. Now, don't get me wrong, I can be known to be messy too, but I think great functional pieces like this week's sponsor has created are so wonderful to have. Makes things so much easier to stay organized.

So, meet Brenda of GoodStuffCrafts and her brand new interchangeable needle organizer:



This is how Brenda describes her needle cases:

"Ideal for those interchangeable needle tips or your crochet hooks, this handmade needle organizer cleverly recycles an old used book cover!

There are spaces for your needle tips (e.g. Knitpicks or Denise), DPNs, or crochet hooks, a see-through pocket for the cables, and a second cloth pocket (closes securely with Velcro), for stitch markers or other small accessories. Makes it so easy to find what you're looking for!

There is a lining of soft cotton T-shirt material under the fabric to provide padding, and the whole thing is hand-stitched by me here in the USA. The elastic will hold all your items securely. Up to 18 pairs of needle tips (depending on size) can fit here, plus several fixed circular needles and cables in the pouch.

The needle case closes with an elastic loop around a matching vintage button.

Dimensions : approximately 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 7/8"

Handcrafted in a smoke and pet free home."

Here are some close ups:





Thank you, Brenda, for joining us on YOTH this week! Here are the TWO wonderful prizes Brenda has put together for you...

Grand prize winner will receive one of Brenda's neat needle organizers in a fabric of their choice! You can check out Brenda's Etsy store to see the options.



Prize #2 is a little yarn and knitting gift Brenda has put together. It consists of:

- A copy of Brenda's Crayon Pocket Cardigan.

- A lovely skein of Socks that Rock sock yarn in the Pink Marble colorway.

- A tape measure decorated with a super cute sheep picture!

- And, a little set of handmade stitch markers in jewel tones.



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, 9/26/10. Brenda would like to know which fabric is your favorite. Check out these two listings to see the fabric choices: one & two.

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

123 comments:

Debbie said...

I love the first fabric option. Wow I hope I win!

Denise said...

Gosh, for a second there I got excited when I saw one of the winners was Denise!! Not me though :(
I like the first fabric, the seem to appeal to me more.
Congrats to the winners, I hope it's me this week :)

Rachel R. said...

I prefer the second fabric!

Jen said...

Love number 2! I hear you on having lots of projects to finish! My daughter's birthday party is this Sat. and my husband's birthday next week. I have no idea how I'm going to finish everything I want to do!

knitterellapurl said...

Definitely the second fabric!

LJ said...

i really like the marimekko fabric but the coffee one is fun as well. such a clever idea!

Sarah said...

Definitely fabric #2 for me!

Jezka said...

The Japanese graphic fabric is beautiful!!

sacha said...

I like the second fabric option. I love the sock yarn!

Cindy said...

I love the coffee one - especially the YES! in it, so appropriate for coffee.

kristyh1981 said...

OOh! I love the Koi fabric!

Rav ID: kristyh1981

Lael said...

I like the "Blue, pink, green graphic print" in the first group. Keeping my fingers crossed!

lincannon said...

Number one is so me, and they are so useful and neat. How fun.

justthreadtwiddling said...

I really like all the fabric options so Brenda could close her eyes and grab!

Rachelle said...

The Japanese Graphic would be my favourite fabric.

sy said...

i like choice #2.
songyueyu at gmail

suddenexpression said...

I like the first fabric choices. I also am loving that socks that rock colorway. So pretty!

Emily said...

I love the Japanese graphic, it's so elegant!

Angela said...

I love Marimekko so I'd have to choose that print! :)

Phyllis said...

I like the "Fashionable brown and turquoise geometric print." The others are really striking and quirky, but just not "me." :-)

Ilina said...

The Marimekko fabric is definitely my favourite. The "fashionable brown and turquoise geometric print" is cool as well.

Ilina (on ravelry)

Anjali (BloreKnitter on Ravelry) said...

I like the first fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

Angela said...

I love the idea of using book covers! Both fabrics are terrific, but I think the "one" is my favorite. What a great idea to house those interchangeables and recycle at the same time!

Jessica said...

Beautiful, functional and green! I love this product! My favorite is fabric "one"!
JPeled on ravelry

Lydia said...

Always great prizes, thanks for the chance to win.

Page said...

I'd have to choose: -Fashionable brown and turquoise geometric print

Al lovely though and such nice prizes.

Cary said...

The second option. How fun!

Jenny May (renewedmind) said...

Tough one, but I'd have to go with the first. Would LOVE to win!

helenlam said...

I like the French country print in navy and yellow

jennyleeknits said...

Love the second choice of fabric, especially the Japanese Graphic...stunning colors!

Erin said...

Fun! I love the coffee print or the brown/turquoise sort of floral-y fabric.

Good luck with the knitting mojo!

susanmhj said...

This would be great to win! I am loving the sock yarn color! I like the first fabric choice, and sure could use the needle organizer.

StaceyKnitsIt said...

My favorite is in #2, the Orange, Yellow, White Poppy type flowers. :]

mommieof4munchkins said...

Hey you! Don't be sorry at all, I am just grateful you were willing to knit them up for us, you are awesome.

I love the purple Hawaiian print on the needle case, so pretty. The yarn is to die for also.

Hope you are having a great week.

Kelly B. said...

Wow, great selection! I like the coffee themed fabric with the turquoise, but they are all lovely. I have added Brenda to my favorite sellers on etsy!

Mercy said...

I totally want the California map fabric. Being originally from California, I so miss it.


midwifemom on Ravelry

Julia said...

I LOVE the second fabric option. So cool! Organization is key, correct? haha

Heather said...

The red one featured here is actually my favorite, but in the listings I like the brown and turquoise prints and the French Country one.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the 2nd choice of fabric. I am trying to organize all of my needles now.

Megan said...

I love the "Coffee theme print in brown, turquoise, scarlet". RANDOMLY SELECT ME PLEASE!

Nadine said...

Fabric One. STR wonderful.
I store my needles in a plastic shoe box. Dividers by size of needle. Wonderful for circulars. No straights in my collection.

pookie said...

what a great giveaway...i love the french blue pattern best ...but of number one and two choices i like number 1.

Frankly Beka said...

Wow. A lot of people totally missed that it's 2 listings, each having 5 choices. My favorite colors are both described as 'Fashionable brown and turquoise geometric print' I like the circles and lines pattern, but the flowery one is less likely aggravate my migraines.

Kayla said...

Both are wounderfull!

PenelopeRose said...

Oooh, I'm loving the second one!

Kelly J. R. said...

I really like the fashionable brown and turquoise geometric print fabric. Every color looks better with a little brown next to it. What a cool product!

Catherine said...

The Japanese symbol fabric is my fave.

Heather said...

"Fashionable brown and turquoise geometric print" is my favorite fabric (it's in choice option #1). I've been contemplating making myself a needle case ... I guess if I win, I won't have to!

Kristi said...

I love the first fabric. Thanks!

Marlitharn said...

I like the 2nd fabric option. It's so cheerful!

Julie said...

They are both great but I love #2. It makes me smile.

flora said...

Being organized is great! I love the vintage california tourist fabric!

TopHat said...

I like the colors in the first one!

InJuneau said...

I love the French country print in navy and yellow fabric at the first link. It's so me.

Ginger said...

I really like the brown and turquoise geometric print.

Betty said...

I like both, but I think
I prefer #2 (being a big coffee drinker :)

Anonymous said...

I love color #1. I'm not a big coffee drinker but the colors in the first choice just sing to me. Susan

Turtle said...

what a great item, and wonderful prizes! I have to say that number two is for sure my favorite! Maybe it's a seattle thing, lol, but i love the colors as well!

congrats to the past weeks winners!

cindymen said...

I like fabric #1 but the coffee one is cute too.

Pavla said...

I prefer the 2nd option.

CrocheterFrmCA said...

Hi Brenda and Ve,

In the first listing, I would say the blue fabric with the yellow outlined flowers looks the best for an organiser. The other prints are great too, but IMHO would be suited for a different sewing pattern.

In the second listing, I really liked the first fabric ie the cappucino/latte prints the best.

The end product looks so wellmade.

Enjoy!

Sona aka ssri17

purlverde said...

Oh, the second fabric is the one that wins my vote! I think a majority of knitters find coffee (among many other warm beverages) as a knitting tool along with cable and darning needles! Thanks for the chance to win some majorly awesome prizes! I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry.

Emily said...

The koi print is my favorite, in the first group of fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway as always :)

SovereignCrux said...

I love the leopard fabric on option 2. I love the yarn, too!

Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

SnohoTina said...

You find the coolest things. I would love to win either giveaway but if I won the needle organizer I'd like the first fabric choice. Please make sure to thank Brenda for being so generous.

Erin said...

I like the coffee print in the second listing. :)

patsy said...

i like the Japanese graphic in group two

Allison von Berg said...

I love fabric number two---the coffee one!! Coffee YES! (Before knitting always!)

jeanniemac said...

I think I'd have to go with the Koi print from the second page, although I like the French Country print from page one as well.

Carrie B said...

I like both, but I guess if I had to pick I like the first one better.

Frenzy23 said...

I love the second choice, not just because I'm known as CaffeinatedFrenzy! The colors are pretty together, too :)

Marcela Macari said...

I prefere the second fabric! I love japanese graphic fabrics :) And I love the set too!!!!!

marcelamacari on rav

pragueloop said...

my fav is http://www.etsy.com/listing/56620115/interchangeable-knitting-needle-case as i really like the retro/city theme of the fabric. the idea is great for any fabric though

Kim said...

Ooh, I like the fourth one on number two. The one with the fish. Cool!

KnittySue said...

I love the orange fabric #4, awesome.

Catalina Munoz said...

I love the fabrics in option 2, specially the Japanese fish, beautiful!

RC said...

oohh the blue with the blue/yellow flowers

Judi A. said...

Fabric #1 for me :-)

Christine W said...

i love the fabric with the fish-it is delish!

Rebecca Swan said...

Ooh, I like both the Japanese fabrics, but especially the Japanese graphic with the fish. Gorgeous! and a nifty case!

Linda said...

What a beautiful organizer. I love the first fabric.

Heidi said...

The Japanese Graphic fabric is definitely my favorite, but they are all beautiful. Elegant, funky and retro. These might inspire me to try making my own needle case if I don't win.

Jen said...

I like fabric #2 and would love to have a case like that!

Jendada on Ravelry

Tamika said...

I really love the French country print. The print that the organizer is shown in on the blog is stunning! *Drool* Socks that Rock! Thanks for the chance to win great prizes. :)

gill said...

I prefer the second fabric
Gill

Karen said...

Fabric #2 please!

Jean Ashley said...

I love coffee, but my favorite print is the "Blue, pink, green graphic print" seen here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/56644923/interchangeable-knitting-needle-case

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

There are quite a few great fabrics in the selection but my favorite is the Japanese Graphic with the fish.
Would be so much fun to win!!!

annethologist said...

Lovely needle case, Brenda. The French country in navy and yellow is for me. So soothing

Michelle said...

OH so fun! I like the first fabric best!

penelope10 said...

I love the first fabric
A very nice giveaway!

beartifix said...

Fashionable brown and turquoise geometric print is my favorite.

Jenny Willknitt said...

Oooh, nice yarn! I like the second fabric, can we pick any one of the images shown on that page? If so I like the orange/brown 70s style flowers, but the coffee guy fabric shown is also really cute.

Anonymous said...

Here's to getting all your projects done on time! If I get lucky,I love the purple needle case,but also love socks that rock and would enjoy knitting the crayon cardi for my great-niece,Ada. Happy knitting

craftynycgirl said...

My favorite fabric is the second one. I love your blog!

One Sheep said...

I like several of the fabrics enough to make it a tough choice. Unfortunately it's not the type of product where buying several makes sense. Unless, of course, I buy more needles to fill them up - YAY! Now I can get the Japanese Characters on Orange, Japanese print in Red and Black, Purple Hawaiian print and the California print.

coco said...

What a great giveaway! Love fabric #2 as I also love my coffee. :)

Laura said...

I would definetly pick the first fabric option because knitting is what calms me down and unfortunatly the second fabric just doesn't do it for me in that department. Great interview. Thanks

Laura

marlono said...

I love the one with the figures drinking coffee. Suits me to a T!

Carol said...

Nice fabrics! I especially like the first two:
-Blue, pink, green graphic print
-Vintage California tourist sights fabric

knitterlydesigns said...

love the give-a-ways. I can't seem to get organized enough with my knitting supplies.

Angie in Colorado

Janet said...

It's got to be fabric 2! Love it!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

My favorite is the Red Japanese Print.

sandra m. said...

I love the first fabric choice. Oh, the thought of being organized sounds wonderful. Hope to win!

Sherry said...

I like the Fashionable brown and turquoise geometric print and the Japanese graphic. Great fabrics!

Melissa said...

I love the fabrics in option 2, especially the Marimekko print fabric and the Japanese fabric. This is such a great blog!

Juney said...

I absolutely LOVE the purple hawaiian print!

Anonymous said...

Fabric #1 is my choice please.
LynnIL

Andrea said...

I love the vintage California print and the coffee theme print.

josiekitten said...

Just discovered your blog through Denise's! Fabulous giveaway! Love both fabrics, and also the sock yarn is gorgeous!

liz said...

I LOVE the coffee drinkers! It would be a perfect gift for my mother-in-law. I taught her to knit last summer and she's struggling with where to put ALL THESE NEEDLES!! Thanks again for your fabulous blog!

Kristen said...

Of the two options, I prefer #2- with the coffee drinkers. :)

Darleen said...

I like the first fabric.

Zahira said...

WOW!!
I just found your blog. It is fantastic!!
I like fabric #1 and the yarn looks so great.

Elly said...

The first fabric choice is my favorite.

Great giveaway!
Thank you so much.

~ Elly ~
IknitCupcakes on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love the cappuccino fabric! I can't get through a morning at work without some coffee.
rav id: ceweller
email: dramachic0425@yahoo.com

Tracey said...

I like the coffee fabric option. So cute! And what a great idea!

Angele said...

The second fabric caught my eye, so pretty!

Christine said...

the Brown and Turquoise geometric print is one of my favorites....also the coffee print one...and.....

melonkelli said...

I love the Marimekko print in oranges and browns. So pretty!

Celeste said...

I like the first fabric.

YarnOnTheHouse said...

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

Mujercita said...

I like the parfait tunic!