12.20.2010

giveaway #47

The three winners of the Quince & Co. and Belle Ascot pattern giveaway are:

E. Ryan, Holly, & thewalshfam

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


Hope everyone is experiencing a hectic-free holiday season. Christmas and the new year are right around the corner! Wow, this year has flown by! Happy holidays to everyone and I hope that you enjoy this week's lovely giveaway...

Laura from The Unique Sheep is our guest this week. I got the chance to meet and interview her a couple weeks ago. Watch the video to see what this "unique" yarn brand is all about:





Links and such from the videos:

- The Unique Sheep

- Yarn & Roving

- Gradiance Collection

- Secret Garden Shawl (Love this!)

- Enchanted Wood Shawl

- Little Mermaid Mystery Shawl KAL

- The Little Mermaid book by Hans Christian Andersen

- Crochet block of the month club

- The designer of the crochet club, MoCrochet.

- Free sock patterns.


Thank you so much, Unique Sheep, for being our sponsor this week! The girls at Unique Sheep have sent over this wonderful gradiance skein(s) of Verve fingering weight yarn in the November colorway for one follower to have a chance to win...




I just love this color set!





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, 12/26/10. Have you seen and/or used the Gradiance Collection yarns before? What do you think? And, would anyone like to knit me a Secret Garden circular shawl?! I'm only... kidding!!


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

177 comments:

Susie said...

I've never used this yarn before. The colors are gorgeous!

InJuneau said...

I've neither seen (in person) nor used any of the Gradience Series of yarns from The Unique Sheep, but there are some gorgeous colorways in that! I particularly like the Reflecting Pool, Sunset Road, Deep Waters, Peacock, and Brew Pub.

marianne said...

this is my favorite range of colors! *swoon*

(I'd knit you the shawl just for the pleasure of working with the yarn!)

Clara said...

I have neither seen nor heard of these stunning yarns. The saturated colours are gorgeous. Particularly the peacock, sunset gradience and ooh la la. Just thinking of all the yummy things I could knit with these.

Clicky Needles said...

Wow ~ I never seen anything like this before - Hey You and Tequila Sunrise are just beautiful.

knitwork said...

I have never used this yarn and I sure wish I do so soon!

Kim said...

I've never used this yarn before. Love the beautiful colors.

June said...

I've never used this yarn before. I love the colors, they're gorgeous!

Anett Kiefer said...

I never used this yarn before, but it looks lovely.

Michaela said...

I have seen this yarn before, used for a beautiful shawl on Ravelry!! I have never worked with it before, however, and would love to. The colours are so "me"!

Frankly Beka said...

I have often dreamed of working with a yarn that subtly shifted from one color to the next, but haven't yet found the time or money to do so. I kinda wanna buy the Lady of Shallot crochet shawl pattern too. Don't usually enjoy crochet, but it looks so good! It calls to me.

Avila said...

I've never used this yarn before but there are beautiful projects with it on Ravelry!

Kelly J. R. said...

Oh my gosh! These are all of my favorite colors in one skein! I love it!

Beathag said...

No I haven't used the Gradiance Collection yarns before and I am not that good to knit you a Secret Garden circular shawl. Sorry....


sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Robin said...

I have knit a shawl with a similar yarn but I would love to try this yarn. I love the colors

Beth said...

I have not used the Gradiance yarns, but oh...how lovely!

knitandcurl said...

Gradience yarns look yummy! I'm not familiar with the brand - but I love to try new yarns.

Elizabeth MacR said...

I haven't used this yarn before, the colors are fabulous! I would love to knit something up in it.

E. Ryan said...

I haven't, but it looks beautiful!

Erin said...

I've never used the gradience colorways, but I've seen some beautiful FOs. Love these colors!

Robin said...

I saw this yarn once before and really really wanted to buy some. I wasn't able to, so here's hoping I get lucky!

Debra said...

I am currently working on a scarf out of the gradience yarn I purchased at SAFF. Love it....and would love some more!

Kassia said...

I bought some Gradience yarn at SS09 but haven't used it yet. It's gorgeous stuff!!

Tara said...

I've not used it but it looks delightful!

asteride said...

Ihave seen it but never used it.
Great colors.

josiekitten said...

Wow! I've never seen this yarn before - it is really beautiful. The colours remind me of autumn leaves. I'd love to win some!

Cate said...

I've seen it, and I've been wanting to try it. so cool!

stephanie_rj said...

I have not, but would love to! I love the option of semi-solid gradiated colourways - ombre dying is beloved my me and this is such a lovely emulation. I love the Peacock.

Keya said...

I love this yarn! It makes the most beautiful socks. I'm pretty partial to the Sun Stone, myself.

Rasa said...

WOW...all the fall colors...luv them!! I hope I get a chance to try this yarn:)

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I have never used or heard of this yarn until now. Very pretty.

ddp said...

I've never seen or even heard of the Gradience Series. Glad to see it now - very beautiful. The Secret garden Shawl is lovely. Don't think I'll have time to knit you one though - still buried in holiday knitting !

Phyllis said...

I had never seen it or heard of it, but I LOVE it now that I have. Wow! I wish you would let me knit you a shawl with it. :-)

sacha said...

Wow! Those are pretty yarns- I have never used them, but would love to!

odessa said...

I've never seen or heard of this yar before but it is gorgeous!

odessa.who.rox@gmail.com

Kel said...

I have not usedthe gradience series yet, however they look like a lot of fun!! I would love the join the little mermaid secret knits!

Sole said...

I've never used this yarn before but this may be my first time :D It looks gorgeous!

Rae Lynne said...

I've never used this yarn before but there are wonderful colorways in the gradient collection. I love the cool colors. Especially Jack Frost and Supernova. Very pretty!

raelynne01 on Rav

Kamigaeru said...

I've only heard of this yarn once before and have not been lucky enough to try it yet... the color gradient is fantastic!

Lydia said...

no, but i'd love too.

Kayla said...

The shawl is something great!
I love color of diveaway yarn!

Kristina said...

I've never used it, but it is beautiful!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I have never seen or used this yarn. The colors are beautiful.

Gina said...

I've never used this yarn before, but I love the colors!

patsyj said...

I've never seen this yarn before but I loved the examples she showed especially th circular shawl.

Carrie B said...

I have never used this yarn and have always wanted to knit a circular shawl!

JoAnnaJae said...

I have never used this yarn before, but I would LOVE to knit a circular shawl (maybe for myself, though...)

Captain Sharmie said...

i've never come across it, but it looks lovely. i'm interested in trying it out. :)

Karey said...

The colors are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

meppybn said...

what gorgeous colours and the silkiness of the yarn looks divine! I have not heard of Unique Sheep nor their yarn before so it would be great to have a try :)

Lila said...

Oh man, I've wanted to use a Gradiance series yarn forever! I hope I win!

Megan said...

I have never used this yarn, but am excited about the chance of winning it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

mike and chenoa said...

I've never done any gradient knitting before, but I am VERY tempted by the secret garden shawl.

Ann said...

What an interesting idea, to have the gradations in the yarn like that! Obviously, I haven't seen or used this yarn yet--but I sure would like to have a chance at it. That Peacock is just gorgeous.

dragonharrower said...

I do have a couple of the gradiance sets, but haven't used them yet. One of these days when I get enough WIPs off the needles I will though!

Zilliah said...

I've never used this yarn before, but my goodness it is lovely!

Susan G said...

Ive never used this before - and would love to knit you the shawl! Thanks for another great give away.

TopHat said...

I've never use this yarn before! And I've never made a shawl, so if I do, it's going to be mine. :)

Susan J. said...

I haven't used or seen the collection before, but I LOVE it! I want to make a Baktus shawl with it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gabriela said...

Wow! I've never seen this before but I absolutely love it. I looked through various of the colorways and I couldn't pick a favorite. This is something that will definitely go on my wishlist.

ChrisC said...

I've never seen this yarn before, but I love the idea. And this colorway is lovely, too!

Yarn Tails said...

There yarn is wonderful and they even do custom dye jobs. They dyed some to match my Harley coat and its fab!! I have knitted a couple of things from their yarn and have more to do. Plus signed up for the crochet cal and will be signing up for the Little Mermaid KAL... :D

JuleeQue said...

What a great selection of colors! This is the first time I've seen them.

Melissa H. said...

There is a first time for everything, and this is the first time I've heard of the collection. Maybe the first time I can use it will be soon?

Tanya said...

I had never even seen/heard of this yarn before now, but I LOVE it!! I love the idea and it would give a project such depth!

Laurie said...

This is my first time seeing the Gradience yarns. What a great idea and those colorways are beautiful! Love the November give away colors!!!!!
Laurie

Jen said...

I've never seen or used that yarn before but you bet I would like to knit that shawl!

Susan said...

This yarn would be perfect for the Secret Garden pattern.

Debbie said...

I have expressed my love of handdyed yarn before, but the gradiance collection kicks it up even more! I haven't used this yarn but would love to give it a whirl on a round shawl!

gill said...

I've never seen this range before but It looks gorgeous!! and if you find someone to knit you the shawl ask them if they'll make one for me too!!!

Nicole P. said...

I've never used that yarn before, but I think it's absolutely beautiful! And it looks so soft!

eylchak said...

I've never seen the Gradience yarns before, but this November colourway is gorgeous!

Denise said...

Those colors are gorgeous. I've never used their yarn, nor heard of them I'm afraid, but would love to ;-)

Wendy said...

Not a fan of variegated yarns, so Gradience would be a nice way to work in some color changes.

twistedtexan said...

I haven't had a chance to knit the Gradience Series of yarns - they're stunning though!

Kate said...

I haven't used them, but they are lovely. Anything that comes in such lovely transitioning colors must be good!

Kim said...

Used no. Seen, yes. Been lusting after, yes. Such a neat idea, I want to try it out!

Brenda said...

Wow - those colors are stunning!

Brenda said...

P.S. Forgot to answer the question. No, I haven't seen or used this yarn before.

cindymen said...

I would love to try the Gradience yarns! I've been making a lot of socks lately.

cindymen on ravelry

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh, I've never seen that collection before. but wow they are fantastic looking!

Erin said...

I haven't seen it before, but I'm very interested in the slow fades that are produced. Island reverie, Jack's beach, and firestarted caught my eye right off the bad.

Diane said...

I have not used this yarn before but would love to start. :) I love the effect of gradient dyed yarns. And what amazing fall colors!

Sarah said...

I haven't used the gradience yarns, but I've seen them; they are STUNNING! Really beautiful. And I agree with you, the November colourway is just crazy pretty!

Lara said...

Ooooh, lovely! I hadn't seen this yarn before, but it's gorgeous.

Connie said...

I have salivated over the Gradiance Collection every time I look at The Unique Sheep's website and think it is just gorgeous. Alas, I haven't had a chance to use it yet (though I could if I won).

thewalshfam said...

I've never seen or used this gorgeous yarn before. I have been missing out :o)

Turtle said...

I love the Unique Sheep! I got lucky enough to inspire a couple of their colorways with photos i emailed them, have a set of their gradiance waiting for the shawl to inspire it's use, and knit their enchanted stole KAL and enjoyed it. Their fibers and colors are wonderful!

knitterlydesigns said...

I have never seen these before but they are beautiful! In wintertime I love to knit in bright colors since it is so brown outside.

Angie

Sara said...

I have never used this yarn before - but, it looks lovely. The colors are amazing...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

kristyh1981 said...

I have not tried it... yet. But am always on the look out for new yarn to try and this looks fab!

RAV ID: kristyh1981

Jan said...

I have seen the Gradience Collection yarns before, but never used them. I'd love to; I'm a variegation slut in all ways!

I'll knit your shawl if you pay me for it, and give me a looong time to finish!

Thanks for the contest!

vtcjan at yahoo dot com

Angie said...

I have never heard or used this brand of yarn before! It looks beautiful though:)the colorways are so bright and fun I love Japanese garden, hey you and Ooh La La:) Such great names for yarn!!

tampahockey04@yahoo.com

Heather said...

I've never used it before, but I love oggling Unique Sheep stuff.

And sorry, I can't knit you a shawl if I win, I'll be too busy making one of my own!

Little Miss S. said...

I've never heard of the yarn before, but my does it look gorgeous. So pretty.

evan said...

i haven't used any of them before, i absolutely love those colours though!

Kathy said...

No, I haven't seen these yarns before, but they are lovely. I love the gradation of color.

winterwrens at gmail dot com

Sabrina said...

I have never even heard of this yarn before, but it looks amazing! I'd love to work with it :)

mountainweaver said...

These yarns are new to me but oh, so beautiful. I love the colors and the secret garden shawl is amazing.

slmiller8 said...

Oh, my, those colors are beautiful, and so is that shawl. I'm sorry to say I haven't used ony of the Gradience yarn. I just might need to change that.

Marlitharn said...

I've never used it but I'm dying to try some - the colors are lovely!

Amanda said...

I haven't used it...but man, I would like to :)

Darleen G said...

I've not had a chance to use any of the Gradiance collection yarns. But I would love to try them. The colorways are beautiful.

Trevor Walker said...

I've never knit a circular shawl before, but I'd love to do it in that yarn!

oakbayknits said...

I used one of the first gradience yarn sets in a sock club several years ago. Still one of my favourite pairs!

Linda said...

Lovely, lovely colors!

Natalie Servant said...

I've never used the Gradience yarn before but this colour range is perfect for me.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

This concept is so clever. I haven't used this yarn, but there's gotta be a first time. I'm hoping for a litte Holiday Miracle.

Mercy said...

I've never seen or used this yarn before. I don't typically pick colors like this, but am loving how warm and inviting they look.

Charlotte said...

what beautiful colours. I would almost be too scared to use the yarn. I have a problem with journals that I'm too scared to write in because I don't want to ruin them :-(

Rhonnie said...

I actually do have one gradience set of a lace weight yarn (the moonfleet KAL). Haven't used it yet though.
That set is absolutely GORGESOU!

And ummm, since I've yet to complete even one lace shawl...you probably shouldn't count on me for the circular one, lol. Though if YOU want to make ME one...I'd be happy to accept :D

Sarah said...

I've never seen or used these yarns but they sure are pretty!!

sadiekate

StephCat said...

pretty, never used before.

Judi A. said...

I have never seen or used this yarn, but WoW! the colors are to "dye" for! As soon as I saw them I wanted them all and my mind immediately started thinking about what I could make to do them justice. Sorry, but I just don't have the patience to knit that shawl. :-(

Andy said...

I love these yarns. I have a set in the Greenman gradience colorway that I haven't knit with yet. But I love almost all of the colorways. Yummy!

Rhian Drinkwater said...

I haven't used the yarn before, but having seen it I'd really like to try it!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful range of colors. I've been on a yarn diet all year long and have been looking for something to order on January 1st. I may have found it.
Cara C.

pookie said...

No...I've never used the yarn...but the colors are just beautiful!

stringsofpurls said...

I've never seen these yarns, but they are beautiful! Hope I win!

Cindy said...

I haven't used this yarn, but the colors are gorgeous - thanks for the giveaway!

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

Love love love the red!! I haven't used it before but would love to!

Kristen said...

I have seen and admired this yarn on the project pages of Ravelry but have never used it before. It's beautiful!

SnohoTina said...

What yummy colors. I've never seen their work before but would love to try them out if I won.

Doula Mommy said...

I've never used that yarn before but it looks stunning! And I'll have to check that shawl out as well.......

Anna B said...

I've never used this yarn before. I love the colors!

susanmhj said...

More pretty yarn! Just love these colors, and too many to choose from.

Julie said...

I've never used this yarn but am familiar with the brand. Its lovely!

Rachel R. said...

I've never used it but have admired it online and would love to try it!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

That is so beautiful, I had never seen those yarns before, thanks for sharing. I would make a rectangular shawl with it, a nice wide one.

Sangeetha said...

wow I'm drooling are the colors gorgeous or what! Love it have not used it and would love to

Kenoshia said...

I've never knit with this before. My favorite color range is Dusk on the Fjord :)

Anonymous said...

Well, I probably wouldn't knit you the Secret Garden Shawl, but I'd love to use some of this beautiful yarn to knit one for me! :) samm

One Sheep said...

I love these yarns, the way they work up is amazing. I love that you can choose the order in which you use the skeins, so you can have a smooth progression of color or something stripe-ier-ish.

Mary said...

Never used this yarn before but would like to. Love autumn: love these colors!

yarnfest said...

1. No I haven't.

and...

2. Yes I would. :)

Jez said...

I've never heard of it, nor have I used it. The colors are beautiful! I bet they're even more beautiful and vivid in person.

sherry said...

Love the colors!
First time seeing this yarn.

Anonymous said...

No, I have not had the pleasure of knitting with this yarn. The colors are so pretty!

Lynn
cbruff8624@aol.com

Dragonfly said...

I have used Unique Sheep Gradiance and non-Gradiance yarns for socks and shawls! It's wonderful yarn but Laura and Kelly make the experience special

Lael said...

I have seen the yarns on the web site, but have never had a chance to see the yarn in person or use it in a project. Would love to have the opportunity, though!

Michelle said...

I haven't ever used this yarn, but I REALLY want to! The colors are absolutely stunning!

Elise said...

THis color is beautiful!

Elise
eoconnor1@everestkc.net

Ginger said...

Never used this yarn before, but I love the colors!

ikkinlala said...

I've seen the Gradiance Collection yarns before, but I haven't tried them yet. I think most of them are gorgeous and would love to use them for a special project, although I do think it would be a bit of a pain to weave in the extra ends.

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

I have never used the Gradience Series, but it is mouthwatering!

And, uh, I'll knit you that shawl as soon as I find the time to knit one for myself (keep in mind, I have two very small children).

Knititall said...

These are gorgeous! I haven't used the yarn before or even seen it in person (if I'd seen it, I would've definitely bought it if it's this pretty!), but I'd love the chance to. Also, I'm not sure I can knit you the shawl because I'm afraid I'd have to keep it ;)
Happy holidays!

Stephanie said...

I've never seen these in person, but they definitely make me think I should learn to do colorwork!

Dakota Parker said...

Wow, these are pretty! I've never used this yarn before, but the colors are pretty amazing!

-Megan
Ravelry ID: AllStrungOut89

Karen said...

i've not seen these yarns available in the yarn shops i frequent - would love to give them a try!

purlverde said...

I have never seen this yarn but I can definitely say that now is better than never, it's so beautiful! I guess that's one of the many reasons I love this blog, yarn and pattern exposure is just a plus!
I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry.

Emily said...

No, but I wish I had!

alcatmom said...

A unique idea! The colors are gorgeous.

billicummings said...

Wow! Beautiful colors! Have never heard of or used this yarn befor. That could change if I win! ;-)

Jaime P said...

Beautiful colors!

Emily said...

I've never seen or heard of this yarn before. I really love how subtle the changes are in this colorway.

Cindy said...

I haven't, but want to. The colors are beautiful!

Susan said...

I haven't had the chance to use these yarns (yet) but I have drooled watching Susan Pandorf use them in her designs. I'd love to try.

If you wanted to buy the yarn, I'd knit the shawl.

cmflame said...

Chrissy Gardiner designed the Flamewalker socks for Gradience yarn. It's been so hard to decide on which colorway to order...

Catalina said...

The yarn is beautiful! and no I hadn't seen it before, so thank you for pointing me in it's direction!

melosa said...

I've never seen these before, but it looks just beautiful! Thank you for featuring them. :)

Jen said...

So many beautiful colorways in the Gradience Series!!

jendada on ravelry

Holly Marie said...

Never used this yarn before but it looks marvelous! Hoping to win this one! =)

Jessica said...

Never used this yarn before- but i would love to try it!
Jpeled on ravelry

flossie said...

I've never used them before, but the colorways are really beautiful!

SovereignCrux said...

I've never used these yarns before, or even a gradient effect with multiple skeins. But I'd liek to try my hand at it!
Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I bought a new book by Rosemary Drysdale "Entrelac" and I think a Gradience yarn will look stunning
thank you
lorraine

mabbettlorraine at yahoo dot com

Maegwin said...

I have not used the gradience before but I am part of the CSK for Chrissy Gardiner's new book and she designed a pattern specifically for this yarn. It is beautiful and I've seen it knit in the Verve colorway set. I'd love to make some of my own.

Elly said...

I haven't had the priveldge to knit with the Gradiance Collection yet, but can't wait to try it!
And I'd definitely knit you the Secret Garden shawl :)

Eliana B

Michelle said...

I have yet to knit with this yarn, but after looking at those photos it's all I'm going to be thinking about. I'm planning on learning how to crochet soon (right now I only know how to knit), and I think that yarn would make some gorgeous granny squares!

penelope10 said...

I am so drawn to these yarns of changing colours! So fun to work with and this one is no exception!

Anonymous said...

Well Hello Beautiful Yarn! Come to Mama! At least, I hope so! :-)

adodds said...

The colors are gorgeous and like many others who have commented I have not seen the yarn. I would love to try it.

Kerri said...

love these colors...

JanetK said...

I've never knit with Gradience before - wow! These are radiant - I'd have a hard time picking just one colorway.

d said...

I've neither seen nor used any of the gradience yarns ... but they look fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful colorway.

YarnOnTheHouse said...

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

Mujercita said...

I would definitely be knitting a nice, cozy shawl!

Those colors are gorgeous!