11.29.2010

giveaway #44

The two grand prize winners of the Julian Vest pattern and skein of Blissful Knits' Dolce BFL Aran are:

KnittySue

&

Sarah Beth

The runner up that has won the Mountain Meadow Rambouillet skein is:

Kassia

The runner up that has won a PDF copy of the Julian Vest pattern is:

Reikjavyk


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


I just have a quick giveaway post for you this week. We have a wonderful and generous sponsor: YARN LOVE! Katie, the dyer behind the Yarn Love brand, has been nice enough to send over THREE prizes for the YOTH followers. I'm going to let the absolutely stunning, magnificent, vibrant skeins of yarn do the talking this week...




Sock yarn galore!




Starting from left to right:

Grand Prize Winner = Juliet in Warmth (mini skein) + Juliet in Haute Couture + the Cupcake Socks pattern (not pictured above)

First Runner Up = Juliet in Tranquil Waters

Second Runner Up = VERONIKA (just kidding)! Juliet in Sugared Grapefruit (this color is amazing in person)

Thanks, Yarn Love!!!


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, 12/5/10. Which one of Yarn Love's colorways do you like?


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

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Michelle said...

Sugared grapefruits looks like it would be a fun color.

Vanessa said...

Oh, I can only choose one? Summer Sangria is gorgeous, but I could pick out about 10 more!

Anna said...

That tranquil waters color is gorgeous, but they all look fantastic.

Sharon said...

I like Harmonic Violet. sharonfs@comcast.net

LJ said...

bouquet and apple butter immediately caught my eye.

ikkinlala said...

I love the Belgian Chocolat colour.

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mommieof4munchkins said...

I absolutely adore Haute Couture. I ordered some sock yarn from her this weekend :D

Sarah said...

There's no way I can choose just one... Four way tie between Banana Split, Earl Gray, Nostalgia and Sleeping Beauty.

They're all SOOO beautiful!

Kristina said...

What don't I love? I really like the Stargazing. They're all so beautiful!

Allison said...

Oh my...so hard to choose, but the Earl Grey is amazing!

Kristin said...

I was scrolling through the colorways thinking how hard it would be to choose one, but then... there it was. Marigold screams to be mine. I can has?

Seriously, though - gorgeous colorways all around.

Andrea said...

I may actually be in love with the Pumpkin colorway!

lorinda said...

I am in love with all of them--so vibrant! But Tuscany is my favorite.

Haley said...

I love the Earl Grey and the Sunshower colorways, but if I have to pick just one I'd go with Earl Grey. Soooo delightful!

Kayla said...

I love Delicate Aquamarine, Marigold and Belle - they are great!

Kate said...

They're all so lovely! I think it's a tie between Apple Butter (which I have been making a lot of recently) and Stormlit Poppy. So vibrant!

Julie said...

All the colors are gorgeous but my favorite is Nostalgia.
(I'm a Juliet too!)

odessa said...

All of those colors are awesome, but Gala is my favorite.

Lara said...

Just one? Tranquil Waters... though harmonic violet sure caught my eye. Thanks!

donna said...

Went to the website. Stopped counting favourites at 9! Daughter #1 was a bit more decisive - her favourite is Sunny Skies.

Jani said...

Wow - they are all beautiful, but that mini skein of Warmth really captured my imagination. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rhian Drinkwater said...

Ooh, it's a tough call but Gala is gorgeous!

ugne said...

All of them are very very nice. Very difficult to choose just one :).
Armour :)

knittaroo said...

The first one that jumped out at me was Earl Grey because it looks so warm and elegant. But there's so many more... beautiful!

Little Miss S. said...

Man, you send me oohh'ing and arhhh'ing here - I would gladly knit up something in each and every colourway. And I would start with either Bouquet og Apple Butter.

Amanda said...

Wow...picking one is difficult. For the sake of brevity, let's say Lagoon.

Ely said...

I'm all about oceans and blues these days, so I have to say 'Into the deep', 'tranquil waters', 'Blueberry festival' or.. or.. hmmm... there are tons of blues to choose from.

Phyllis said...

That's not a fair question! I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful selection of colors. I'll say that I like November Sunday best, since I'm enjoying this last day of November so much. :-)

Robin said...

Only one I like almost all of them. Earl Grey is talking to me this morning though :o)

Cindy said...

I kept changing my mind because they are all beautiful, but I think my favorite might be Bayfield Apple.

Steph said...

I was going to say "Bouquet", but on second thought, Earl Grey is even better.

Becci said...

I can't pick just one!!

Either Bouquet or Tuscany, but like many others I could pick about 10 more!!!

Captain Sharmie said...

tranquil waters and mr. wonderful, for sure! :)

cardingstories said...

Well Earl Grey is one of my favourite teas so that one is definitely a contender and I love the colours of Fling. But if I can only choose one it will have to be Forget Me Not. I seem to have a thing for blue these days :)
But they are all so lovely.

Tia said...

there are soo many to choose from! but i really do like "forget me not" and "blueberry festival".

Marlitharn said...

I love the plum cake, but I could easily love all the rest, too!

Connie said...

Wonderful colors and great names! They are all too pretty, but if I had to choose one right now it would be Into The Deep.

Sangeetha said...

I like all of them if I had to pick it would be tranquil waters

Tara said...

How can I choose just one?! Loving Haute Couture the most though maybe.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

ANY of the colorways would be a treat, but Gala really caught my eye!

Pixiewear said...

so pretty! blackberry jam, blueberry festival... yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rasa said...

Choose only one??? It was quite a mission...I choose Belle.

CelticCastOn said...

oooohh I love Dryad!

MyaStone said...

Big fan of Turtle Cheesecake but am loving Earl Grey from the new colorways.

Lydia said...

celestial rose and banana split for me.

Erin said...

Mmm, I'm loving Apple Butter or Violet Vale.

Anonymous said...

I like New Gala, with apple butter a close second!
Thanks for a chance!
Lynn
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jessecreations said...

I love that Haute Couture, but also Nirvana and Tutu. :)

Jess

CarolynEll said...

I have several Yarn Love skeins, but I think my favorite colorway is Warm Tulips. Love her yarn!

Vio at www.vislosingit.blogspot.com said...

I have to give Pumpkin my vote. I adore anything fall colored or related.

pigbook1 said...

apple butter and whisper

Laura said...

I have 4 that I absolutly can't get over.
1) Apple butter the colors are just so right. 2) Lagoon (what can I say its my favorite color) 3) Stargazing HOLY CRAP just beautiful 4) Jewels of Autumn.

Hope you had a great turkey day :D

Kel said...

Oh man sooo many to choose from. Sock Star, Tulip, Toffee, the list goes on and on!!

renewedmind said...

Wow! Those have to be some of the most beautiful colors I've ever seen! My favorite is Daffodil Buttercream, but Banana Split is a very close second!

Heather said...

The Tranquil waters is so beautiful it makes my palms itch! I want to take it home!

Carrie B said...

WOW! So hard to decide but I do think Fig Tart would knit up interestingly.

Jen said...

That very first color when I clicked over...apple butter! I love to make and eat apple butter, too, so maybe that's why I'm a little partial!

Kelly B. said...

The tranquil waters is gorgeous! I'd love to add any of them to my stash.

Susan J. said...

I like Marigold and Banana Split - actually I like a bunch of them!

E. Ryan said...

It really is hard to pick just one, but I have to say Apple Butter.

Courtney said...

Oooh, i loved sugared grapefruits. I have used her yarns in the past and i extol their virtues. They are amazing! This would be an awesome score!

Susan G said...

I like the tranquil water/

Mary said...

WOW talk about sock yarn heaven!! I couldnt just pick 1 favorite sooooo my favorites are..... Ear Grey, Gala, Lagoon, Sock Star, Sun Shower, and Tulip!! I just wanna touch them!!

Kassia said...

Beautiful yarns!! I love their colorways...favorites would have to be early crocus (it really does look like the colors of crocuses!!), tranquil waters, and jewels of autumn. Gorgeous!!

JoAnnaJae said...

I love Nirvana. Oooo or peacock!

aanderson said...

Cottage Garden - I am ready for spring already.

Debbie said...

I love them all, but if I had to pick just one, it would be the variegated so I would get to see them all! Also love the Tranquil waters but like I said at first, all are beautiful because I just love hand-dyed!

Julia said...

There are quite a few that caught my eye.. but the colors in Early Crocus are outrageous. Lovely.

Heather said...

I just can't choose. They're all gorgeous. Each time I think I've found one I scroll down and there's another that I love just as much. Even colors I don't usually love look absolutely scrumptious here!

I think the one that sticks in my head the most is Stormlit Poppy.

Megan said...

I'm a sucker for blue and greens so Nirvana is BLISS! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

It is so hard to choose just one. I would love to see how Apple Butter knits up. I also like Violet Vale and Blackberry Jam.

kristyh1981 said...

Wow! What fab colors. Just picking one is almost impossible but I reaaly love Violet Vale... and most of the others lol.

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patsy said...

I love the sugared grapefruit but all the colors are lovely

purlverde said...

I'm sweating over the new Earl Grey color! Holy Cow is that gorgeous!!! I may just have to go ahead and splurge....
I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry, thanks for this most awesome giveaway!

StephCat said...

into the deep looks very rich and mysterious

Becky said...

Very pretty. I think I like the sunshowers.

suburban prep said...

Oh I love so many but the Stormlit Poppy really caught my eye.
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Erin said...

I'm really digging Cupid. So many pretty colors!

Amy said...

I love the blues and greens in the Nirvana colorway.

SnohoTina said...

Oh...there are so many good ones! I think Mist is beautiful. Aren't you glad the snow finally left? I live in Snohomish not too far from you and I was so happy it left in time for my family to come over for Thanksgiving.

MelissaHB said...

It's hard to choose just one fav colorway. So i have a top 4

Earl Grey
Lagoon
Ancient Forest
Tulip

The colors are vibrant and lovely. :-)

Judi A. said...

Oh are her yarn colors scrumptious! I loooove the "Haute Couture" but a close second is "Enchanted." :-)

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JuleeQue said...

I'm very fond of "fondly". ;-) Although that sugared grapefruit is lovely!

Catie said...

I like pumpkin best

mhchong said...

Well, thanks for introducing me to another yarn dyer. The sugared grapefruit you have in your post looks divine. I also love Celestial Rose and Raspberry Sherbet... can you tell I like pink?
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V said...

It is so hard to pick only one! I love sock yarn and those colorways are all so perfect! Seriously... I want all of them. If someone absolutely forced me to pick a favorite though I think I would choose Violet Vale. There are so many beautiful ones though and part of me would want to try one that would normally not be like me at all like Joy or Tutu.

morganleighphotography said...

I love them all I can't pick just one. They are so beautiful I feel as though I could just eat them up.

Natalie Servant said...

I love the Haute Couture. It's not in my usual colour range, but I saw it & I wanted it.

Turtle said...

gotta love the sugared grapefruits... they look like a festive bowl of ribbon candy all together!

Clicky Needles said...

Nirvana is without a doubt. I think you could loose yourself in those wonderful colours

midnightscribbles said...

Mermaid looks like it would be fun to play with, so many of those colors are gorgeous.

Rachel D. said...

I really like Bouquet adn Early Crocus. Gorgeous!

Cary said...

Definitely Haute Couture!

ddp said...

Many beauties here but I'd have to say my favorite is Stargazing.

Melanie said...

Unbelievable! They are beautiful. I love them all, but APPLE BUTTER would be great for Christmas! Thank you.

Frankly Beka said...

My favorite colorway is Sunshower. It looks like sun-shiny skies and dandelions.

Susan said...

Love love love Tutu! But why do I have to pick one!

Angela said...

I love so many of YL's colors! I own Turtle Cheesecake, and Maiden and would love to try Plum Cake (and a whole bunch more!) They all sound so yummy!

Sabrina said...

O my goodness! It's SO hard to chose, so many beautiful colors! I guess my top 2 are...Early Crocus, because I just love when the crocus' start popping up when everything is still dead and nasty outside. And Violet Vale, because it reminds me of one of my all time favorite books, Anne of Green Gables.

Lizbert said...

She has a whole bunch of lovely colorways, but I'd have to go with Earl Grey - combining my love of tea with yarn!

Diane said...

It is so hard choosing favorites when it comes to Yarn Love. Right now I'm gonna say Earl Grey, Ancient Forest, and Fig Tart!

Rebecca said...

Frosted Mulberry! It's delectable.

Krystal said...

I am usually an earthtone kind of girl but the grapefruit color makes me smile.

Tanya said...

oooh...Ancient Forest and Into the Deep are amazing...what beautiful choices!

Rachael said...

The majority of yarn in my stash is either blue or purple, so I was going to try really hard to pick something that isn't one of those two colors. It didn't work, because I saw Velvet Midnight and actually gasped it's so pretty. More blue it is!

Heidi said...

Wow! I'm definitely going to have to look for this yarn. I love Earl Gray (and more)!

PenelopeRose said...

This was a hard one, there are so many gorgeous colors! I'm going to have to say Early Crocus.

Ann said...

Good grief! This is a hard one, for sure -- I looked at all of them, picked out 6 or 8, had to narrow it down. I'm going to pick "Nirvana", which is just gorgeousness incarnate. But there are really several others "almost" as lovely.

d said...

It was Garden View, then Cucumber, then I think I finally settled on Sunshower. But seriously, I agree with everyone who says that they are ALL beautiful! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

RED DELICIOUS! Or Tranquil Waters! Or Warmth! Or...or...I haven't met a YL color I didn't crave!

Kim said...

I love the Nirvana colorway. The colors are gorgeous.

josiekitten said...

How can you expect me to pick just one?!!!!! There are so many lovely colours to choose from. I do like Cottage Garden a lot!

Mami Dearest said...

Oh my gosh! A new spot for yarn! I love apple butter, warmth, tulip, fling, enchanted, courtly. Can I just have it all!!! Pretty please :)

Jen said...

apple butter, banana spilt, whisper, etc, etc, etc.....so many pretties!!

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thewalshfam said...

I love apple butter!
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Kristin said...

Awakening Earth absolutely took my breath away!

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Shannon O. said...

I love the Haute Couture.

Jenna said...

I'm partial to Earl Grey and Sugared Grapefruit. So pretty. (gidgettm on ravelry)

Laura said...

So hard to pick just one! I've always loved Sock Star. But I am really intrigued by Tutu.

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Cate said...

I have been eyeing that sugared grapefruit for a while.

monika said...

Ack - I can't believe it, I just scrolled through the comments and discovered that I chose the same as my sister - Belle!!

Celeste said...

It's hard to pick, but I think I like Early Crocus the best.

Beathag said...

I like Jewels of Autumn colorway!

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Jez said...

Ooooooh... The colors are beautiful! I like Belle the most (I think! :))

Christy Ferguson said...

I love Early Crocus!

TopHat said...

I like Marigold!

Elisa said...

I like all of them too. If I had to pick, I'd choose Armour.

Brooke said...

All of these colors are lovely! My favorite is summer sangria though :)

Jaime P said...

I'm a blue person so Into the Deep

Rachel R. said...

They are all gorgeous, but today, Nirvana is my favorite!

asteride said...

Great colors! II choose Forget Me Not and Into the Deep.

Gina said...

They're all gorgeous! I really like the Belgian Chocolat color.
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Kim said...

I really love them all. I think I like Apple Butter the best. I've been on a burgundy/gold/green thing lately.

cksknitter said...

I like Tranquil Waters.
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Tracey said...

Seriously? How can you ask me to pick JUST ONE? They are all so beautiful, but since I love blueberries, I have to pick the blueberry colorway. I hope I win!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

OMG! OMG! I absolutely love her colorways. I go and drool all the time, but have not actually bought any...I can never make up my mind.

I would love some Elizabeth Bennet (cuz who wouldn't) in Apple Butter, or Blackberry Jam or Ancient Forest or Stargazing. I just lurves them!

sacha said...

I like the Banana Split, but for socks Fling and Fairy Tale look pretty fun!

Kylene said...

I love a lot of the colorways, but I really love Gala.

Mercy said...

Beautiful colors! I think that I would go with Garden View.

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Emily said...

Definitely Juliet in Haute Couture--so pink!

flossie said...

Be still my heart for Bouquet! So gorgeous!

Newshound said...

Bouquet! Definitely!

Kristen said...

Would it be terrible to say that I love nearly ALL of them?? ::swoon::

Darleen G said...

They are all lovely but the Sugared Grapefruit is speaking to me.

fridica said...

Wow, there are so many colourways. I love Tranquil Waters, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for being the runner-up :)

evan said...

i can't choose between Bouquet and Early Crocus, they're both completely gorgeous.

Avila said...

There are so many to choose from! My favorites are Early Crocus and Plum Cake.

sarahnthropic said...

i love all their colors! i'm always sad when a shop is out of the colorway i want. i would love to win one of these prizes!

Catherine said...

I think Pumpkin's my fav. Maybe too much Thanksgiving, eh?

Michelle said...

I've coveted Bayfield Apple for quite some time.

I also LOVE nostalgia.

afh163 said...

Juliet in Tranquil Waters. Definitely.

melonkelli said...

Chocolate Mousse. Yum!

Andy said...

Ooooh! I lurves me some Yarn Love.

I have one skein of Mermaid which is gorgeous.

Of the colors on the website, I love so many! If I had to choose today, I'd probably pick Nirvana or Lagoon. But Baroque and Courtly always entice me, too.

Susan said...

I love the sugared grapefruit! (I guess I hope I am the second runner-up, then.)

They are all beautiful.

jensknits said...

Very pretty and hard to choose one favorite. I'd really like to knit with the Earl Grey. Summer Sangria looks delicious too!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Like everyone, I love them all! But that sugared grapefruit looks like it could be amazing!

alcatmom said...

Seriously?!?!? Which ONE? It would be easier to name the ones that are not my colors! OK, I pick Robin Hood for this moment in time.

mel said...

Stormlit Poppy looks cool

Brenda said...

mmmm - Summer Sangria - so pretty.
#2 is Earl Grey.

Rhonnie said...

Ummm one?
Of the newer ones I probably love stargazing the most...quickly followed by dryad, early crocus...ancient forest, mermaid...
It's too hard to choose just one! :)

Rachel said...

Oh my - my credit card is going to take a hit after seeing that website.
But doesn't "Juliet in Tranquil Waters" sound like a wonderful song title or painting? I'd love to knit up a story to go with that.

Vanessa S. said...

I am a sucker for any orange variation. I love marigold, chilled cantaloupe, and that sugared grapefruit looks absolutely delicious.

Rainlover said...

Apple butter is a stunning color, I love them all though

sadiekate said...

Into the Deep is a lovely blue!!

Linda said...

Sugared grapefuit. Yum - both to the colour and actual sugared grapefruit!

Kim said...

Am I allowed to say "all of them"? I really like Earl Grey tho.

Rebekah Pope said...

They are all really pretty - the Apple Butter looks very yummy!

Alice said...

This was a very difficult choice. I adore this yarn, so I have some of the colors so I picked one I didn't have to make is slightly more simple. Sleeping Beauty

cmflame said...

Mermaid and Earl Grey are both gorgeous.

oakbayknits said...

Do I have to choose? Belle, Nirvana, Tranquil Waters... They are all lovely. Thanks, Ve.

knitterlydesigns said...

I love them all. They would all be lovely to knit with, I cannot choose.

Jeannie said...

Difficult choice...gonna go with Early Grey.

Kristy said...

I love them all, so I refuse to play favorites and pick just one!

Susie said...

Those are some gorgeous colors! I really like Bayfield Apple and Tuscany, though.

Trevor Walker said...

Tranquil Waters is absolutely gorgeous.

Spring said...

Sugared grapefruits looks delicious!

Rachelle said...

I love the Cove colourway.

One Sheep said...

If I were on a no-limit shopping spree and saw all these colorways, I'd be unable to leave the store without a team of pack mules to haul my goodies. I hate to have to choose just one, but Nostalgia really struck my fancy, and my fancy has the bruises to prove it.

Linda said...

All of them are beautiful...would have to "pick" tranquil waters.

krista said...

Haute Couture is absolutely my favorite; I love that bright, vibrant, saturated pink!

Denise said...

There are so many beautiful colors, but I'd probably pick Pumpkin, I know I'd love something knitted with that.

cindymen said...

Tranquil waters and nostalgia are speaking to me now but there are so many beautiful colors!

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beckyinvt said...

I'm really bad at choosing just one, but I do love the new Apple Butter colorway! I have a thing for pink and brown together...

StaceyKnitsIt said...

Nostalgia!

Krista said...

Bloom is absolutely gorgeous, though they all look like candy colored confections.

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Mujercita said...

I'm coveting the Reverie colorway- it's beautiful!

Emily said...

Jewels of Autumn and Apple Butter both look scrumptious!

Doula Mommy said...

Oh! But I love them all!!!
I just got Sunny Skies, though, and it currently is my favorite as I have a ton of baby things to knit for a little one, and it's the perfect gender neutral color for a summer baby!
~Jessica, MonkeyButtBabies on Ravelry

Cindy said...

Warm brick is really jumping out, it was very hard to pick just one btw.

InJuneau said...

So many gorgeous colors! I love Forget-me-not and Lagoon and Stargazing the best though

Christine said...

I love Marigold, but wait Lagoon is so rich looking. I could get lost in StarGazing. My girls would love Sweethearts.

When is Christmas again and how do I gently direct my loved ones to this shop?

Danielle said...

Oh wow, those are all beautiful yarns. I love Sweet Tangerine and Chilled Cantaloupe. Gorgeous!

Dan said...

Love the moodiness of Earl Grey. Lagoon is a close second.

zimme345 said...

They are all wonderful, but tranquil waters it amazing

marlono said...

I have to pick ONE favorite? If i must, it would have to be the "new" earl grey!

Emily said...

Wow -- I can't decide between Into the Deep and Forget me not.

Mrs. Brooke said...

Well that's just mean, making us pick only one!

I guess I'll go with Early Crocus...my eye keeps travelling to it as I scan the pages. But Warmth was really pretty, and I could really have fun with Tulip, and Mermaid and Maiden just look so perfect for my unicorn-loving girl.

Argh, too many pretties, not enough money or time to knit them all!

DonnaC said...

Earl Grey fer sure!

Sandra said...

I love all the colors, but my heart fell in love with Delicate Aquamarine. It reminds me of the beautiful waters of the Carribean!

TK said...

Marigold is a pretty new color. And Tranquil Waters makes me want to pick up the needles right now!

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