2.14.2011

giveaway #54

Since the last giveaway was done a little differently, I have sent the winners a message along with posting their names here on the blog, and the winners are:

Michelle Johnson (Follower)

&

mamajoss (Rav group member)

Winners, you should have received either an email or a Ravelry message. Please reply back with your mailing information to claim your prizes.


Wow! Time flies when you're having fun! I've been busy knitting lots of projects. I can't seem to stop knitting to take any decent pictures though. Sorry! I should have a few modeled projects to share with you in the next week, so be on the look out if you want to see my bro's new girlfriend!! She's a doll!

I do however have a wonderful giveaway to share with you this time... in honor of Valentine's Day, Classic Cable Knits and Springtree Road have joined forces to give you a tremendously beautiful giveaway! I got a chance to catch Christina of Classic Cable Knits on Skype and do a short interview with her. Check it out:






Links and such from the videos:

- Christina Wall/Classic Cable Knits

- Patterns page

- I just cast on Christina's Lamb's Lace Cardi!

- Ginger Leaves Shawlette

- Garter Leaves

- With Love Shawl

- Springtree Road yarn

- Queen Anne's Cardigan

- Just had to look up what Queen Anne's Lace (the flower) actually looks like...

- 10% discount on Christina's patterns on Ravelry through the 20th. Use coupon code: YOTH10


Here's a shot of my bright reddish-hot-pink-magenta (not sure what this color really is) With Love Shawl that I got a chance to knit up before the giveaway:



Springtree Road is our oh-so-lovely and generous yarn sponsor today. You have to check out her yarns when you get a chance. Ummmmm, I think I'm in love! I'm a total sucker for semi-solids. They are my absolute favorite and her yarn is nothing less than UH-mazing in person. Take a look at the most gorgeous yarn, TWO skeins Superwash MCN DK weight in her Camilla colorway, that she has sent over for one lucky follower to win...


Isn't that just the most perfect pink you've ever seen?!



In addition to the stunning yarn, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive three printed patterns from Classic Cable Knits: With Love Shawl, Queen Anne's Cardigan, and Garter Leaves.

That's enough yarn and some for the winner to knit up a medium Garter Leaves shawl. Also, the pattern has instructions for 3 sizes and weights of yarn that you can use. How convenient!




That's not all! SIX runners up will also receive a PDF copy of Garter Leaves and the With Love Shawl patterns.

ALSO, Christina is offering a 10% discount on all her patterns on Ravelry for YOTH followers from today until the 20th. Use coupon code: YOTH10. Thank you, Classic Cable Knits & Springtree Road for putting together such a fabulous giveaway and we hope to see you back very soon!!


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, 2/27/11. My, oh my! Christina put me on the spot here (watch the interview). ;) If you have a question for me, let me know. I'll pick a handful of questions to answer and post my replies in the near future. Be nice to your Hostess with the Mostest!


I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday the 27th and post the results on the following Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

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Mara said...

WOW what a really fabulous giveaway. please please please put me in for it :-)

Bloups said...

What a beautiful pink ! I'm totally in love with semi-solids too... !

knitwork said...

Oh My God! I had a look at her yarn store and what stunning colors! I love ALL the colors there. I so wish I win this one!

Avila said...

What beautiful yarn and beautiful patterns!

Christine Lima said...

Love the yarn and the patterns! Very cool!!! I do have a question for you...How did you come up with the idea for your blog? And how long before the blog started did you actually get the idea? Thanks!

Amparo said...

Oooohhhh what a perfect pink!!!!
That yarn will make a wonderful Garter Leaves Shawl ;)

Retrobaby said...

Wow - count me in! Would love the yarn or the patterns. :)

Debbie said...

I am a recent convert to semi-solids and I love that pink! The patterns are awesome as well!

Kamigaeru said...

After all this cold gray winter weather, that pink is really a lovely color to look at. Loving that Garter Leaves pattern, too!

Ashley said...

I've never been quite brave enough to knit something in pink, but this yarn is gorgeous!

sara said...

Beautiful yarn, looks lucious!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

This giveaway is just so exciting! An interview of you sounds like a great idea. I would like to know what your favorite stitch is.
woolyknitsnbits(at)live(dot)ca

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

That is a gorgeous pink! And I love the patterns! would love to win this one...

Jersey Shore Deb said...

Wow, what delicious colors and fibers. I would love to win!

jessecreations said...

I have a question for you! What is one thing you've really wanted to knit but you haven't gotten around to it yet, and why haven't you done it? :)

Thanks for the giveaway, it's a gorgeous combination this week!

Jess

jessecreations on Ravelry

Jez said...

Ooh I love the color of the yarn! The patterns are soooo pretty too...

Taloferia said...

I do not usually love pink, but what a beautiful dusty rose. Would love it!

Reikjavyk said...

Me me me!!! I'm not usually a pink lover but this one is so cute.

Teresa said...

How lovely! I was not familiar with Christina's designs but now I see several that need to be added to my queue! Thank you so much!

twistedtexan said...

Whoa, I just visited Springtree Road's shop and I want to buy all the yarn. They're stunning!

JoAnna said...

Yes, that pink is perfect! And I am totally smitten with all the other colors too - especially pear and spruce. SMITTEN!

E. Ryan said...

That yarn looks BEAUTIFUL!

Myong said...

OMG!! What a perfect pink!!! LOVE this yarn and the patterns... this would be a fabulous win!!
mhchong@aol.com

Jen said...

That pink is gorgeous!

Lydia said...

love love pink, thanks for the chance to win.

Kassia said...

Oooo gorgeous yarn!! And lovely patterns too. :)

Hag said...

Pink is my signature color.

Denise Cole said...

That yarn is so yummy! The perfect pink.

Kristin said...

Looks lovely - great yarns and great patterns. My question: Where do you find your sponsors/interviewees?

Rae Lynne said...

Those are lovely patterns! :) I should really knit more things like this... :)

Lizbert said...

Gorgeous yarn and patterns (not that I'm the first to notice this)!
I'm actually curious what made you decide to start this blog?

Jen said...

A pretty pink shawl? Yes please!

bizzilizzi said...

The colour of that yarn is just lovely - I am not a 'pink' girl but that is really tasteful.

Natalie Servant said...

My question: what's the most surprising thing you've received since you started doing this blog/podcast?

SnohoTina said...

Man o man that pink is so darn purdy! I'd love to knit those two skeins into a lovely shawlette.

thea said...

That pink is just perfect!!

Sarah said...

Really nice of you to do this giveaway! I've been eyeing Christina's pattern Pearl Street Scarf for a while. But all of her patterns are so pretty!!

Susan said...

What a great giveaway! And beautiful yarn!

Peggy said...

I LOVE Springtree Road! Would love to win!

Gwenn said...

Great interview! Love the yarn and the patterns are so very pretty.

Mandy said...

I'm doing my best to re-embrace pink after denying it for so long (the after-effects of a pink bedroom in childhood). I think I've made great progress. It helps that my daughter loves pink (much to my chagrin).
Those pink yarns are both delightful.

zimme345 said...

I don't even like pink that much, but that is beautiful!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kim said...

The patterns are lovely, and I know from experience the gorgeousness of Springtree Road's yarn! :)

Megan said...

Love the yarn and pattern. PICK ME! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Rachael said...

Oh my gosh, the colors are so saturated! Absolutely perfect!

Diana said...

What a gorgeous color yarn -- and I'm not even crazy about pink. :-)

Rasa said...

Beautiful give-away...I'm in!!

JoannaCos (Rav) said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! That perfect pink has left me yearning for spring.

faeriecollege said...

That pink is AMAZING.

suburban prep said...

I do think that is a fabulous pink!!.
The red is wonderful too.

Beth said...

Oh, I LOVE that pink!

The Werling's said...

I love your blog and get so excited for every giveaway. Thank you for doing these. It's always fun to see who wins ~ Even if it's not me.
Happy Knitting!
Amanda
amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

Jan said...

Ve,

What a beautiful prize from Maya, Christina, and you!

I'd like to know how you get all these wonderful folks to offer prizes?

Thanks for the new contest!

Your new shawl is beautiful, too! I also love the semi-solids!

Jan
vtcjan at yahoo dot com

Laurie said...

Oh Wow! I just love Christina's designs and the yarn looks yummy! Your blog was such a fantastic idea! I look forward to each new introduction to designers, patterns and yarns. What Fun! My questions is who came up with the theme song for YOTH and who sings it? Love it!

Marianna said...

What a great giveaway, I'd love to win this.

andiknit said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway. The yarn color is lovely and will compliment the pattern very nicely.

s0nicfreak said...

Very nice pink, I think my daughter will take it before I have a chance to make a shawl though...

Deb said...

such a pretty delicate color! I have been looking at shawl patterns, maybe a pink one would be nice...

Julie said...

Beautiful, beautiful yarn. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julia said...

Gorgeous yarn

Rachel D. said...

I would love to be chosen for this wonderful prize. Thank you for putting this together for us.

Cary said...

So pretty. Pick me!!

JuleeQue said...

I have a question: How many hours per week do you spend soliciting giveaways for your blog? Just love it...

Rachel said...

Sending us to such fabulous sources of yarn is not very supportive of yarn diets! :)

pencraftco said...

Great interview! I'm curious about the software you used to capture the Skype conversation. I know, a techie. But, please share how you made it all work.

fracksmom said...

I think I have a new favorite blog.... This is one that helps me understand all of these wonderful new yarns, and i am loving making shawls.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

T think the Camilla yarn would make a perfect spring shawl.
Camilla is the state flower of Alabama.

Kathy said...

That pink is absolutely gorgeous! And the Garter Leaves pattern is one I've had my eye on - would love to win!

Janelle said...

Awesome giveaway!! Love the yarn and patterns.

nelljorae@gmail.com

knittingvee said...

that is a beautiful pink!!

josiekitten said...

I've become a fan of semi-solid yarns too. I always used to be swayed by lots of bright busy colour schemes, but sometimes plain and simple is just perfect. My question is - if you could only take one knitting project on a desesrt island, what would it be?

Meliabella said...

So pretty! Fingers crossed!

Cheryl said...

What gorgeous yarns, and that is a very generous offer. I would love to win.

Amanda Lyn said...

Nice yarn makes my hands sweat with anticipation, and on queue those glands have started working overtime! Throw my name into that drawing as well. You do beautiful work, by the way.

yarrrnmatey said...

I love the pink! I have a sweet little two year old who will wear almost nothing but pink, so this would be a win for her as well!

Kayla said...

hope to win!

Vanessa said...

The pink yarn is beautiful!
My question-- you get to see/ touch/ test so many great yarns; do you have a favorite?

kristyh1981 said...

What a lovely giveaway! What are your favorite needles~

Rav ID: kristyh1981

Bonny said...

Such lovely patterns and the intrviews were awesome!!

You are very talented!

Sarah said...

What lovely yarn and patterns! I have a question - of all the prizes you've given out, which did you most wish you could keep for yourself? Thanks for hosting as always!

Gina said...

Although I am a purple fan, I do like me some pink! And this is a pink I could seriously love. I have had my eye on some of those patterns, too.

So, to that end, please pick me! LOL

Katrina said...

what a great giveaway! you always seem to have great giveaways and info on your blog! What is one thing that you like to knit over and over again!

eylchak said...

Amazing pink colour!

vashkita said...

what beautiful yarn and patterns!

patsy said...

Love the yarn and love the sweater

MyFairDaisy said...

Please, please, please enter me - what a fabulous giveaway!

Jodi said...

The garter leaves shawl is just gorgeous!

Susan J. said...

I love that pink - it's kind of melony and kind of dusky. Gorgeous. My question is, what inspired you to do a yarn giveaway blog? Thanks!

Sabrina said...

I adore semi-solids...I never really knew what they were called, till you said it. haha. I was just in love with the yarn that had very subtle tonal variations. So, what is you favorite yarn ever?? I've been working a lot with malabrigo and having so much fun!

Brenda said...

Love the yarn. Such great colors!

Nicole said...

Oh, how beautiful! I just love your giveaways!

Charlotte said...

what a generous giveaway - thanks for sharing.

Margo said...

Love the pink and her patterns are wonderful!

LuisaM said...

Count me in!
Someday I will win... :)

knittingsal said...

Lovely giveaway, pick me!!

evan said...

i loooove that pink. it would look beyond lovely as a little lacey cardigan for my sister's birthday. she'll be 5!

Little Miss S. said...

Lover - lover - loverly yarn. I'm drooling a bit. Just a bit...

Marlitharn said...

Lovely! My question: Are there any techniques or stitches that just make you want to kick puppies rather than do? (For me it's seaming!)

klb said...

Absolutely stunning! The Yarn is my absolute favorite color! I really love the shawl patterns also! =) I really am hoping that you will pick me.

Angela said...

Those patterns look beautiful!

Lara said...

Oh, lovely! You always have such wonderful giveaways. Thanks!

Andrea said...

This is a wonderful pattern with a really gorgeous yarn!

masshag said...

Beautiful pink yarn!

Sara said...

Beautiful pattern with beautiful yarn...what more could anyone want.

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Robin Diebold said...

I would love to win. My granddaughter wants a shawl and would really like the love shawl in the pink yarn.

Nayners said...

Count me in! What gorgeous yarn and patterns!

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Kari1276 said...

I just love the gorgeous pink of that yarn!

Rachel said...

What a scrummy shade of pink!
A question: When you were learning to knit, what was your nemesis technique? ino ther words, what was the technique you would go to great lengths to avoid? I'm trying to talk myself out of being afraid of a few things but I'm so new at this I think I'm creating mountains out of molehills!!

Anna said...

That color is gorgeous! I'd love to win.

Kaylee said...

Love the color and the patterns. Thank you for this giveaway.

Michelle said...

Oh I just love Christina's With Love Shawl, so cute!

flossie said...

Lovely yarn and lovely patterns!
What has been your favorite thing to knit? OR What was the worst thing you ever knit?

Emily said...

That's a lovely color of pink yarn!

Anonymous said...

I really like the yarn and the pattern.

billicummings said...

Great shade of Pink! Easter pink I think! Does the dye irritate you skin? Would love to try my hand at it.

Angela said...

Love your blog and the fabulous giveaways!

Amanda said...

Love the yarn and patterns! Thanks again for a fabulous giveaway!

fishstuff said...

Wow! Love the yarns and the patterns!

drenka said...

I love this pink yarn! It is gorgeous!!

Kristina said...

What is your favorite thing to knit? This interview was so much fun. Thanks for introducing us to yet another wonderful designer!

Allison said...

that is The Perfect Pink, you're right! love it!

Cindy said...

How many of the patterns/yarns you feature do you knit up? You offer so much, it would keep you pretty busy!

Tara said...

No question, but that yarn sure is pretty!

Heather L. said...

Pink -- my favorite color!!! The yarn is gorgeous and I do love the shawl!

sacha said...

That pink is simply beautiful!

Francine said...

Pretty in pink :) This yarn is gorgeous, and pink is one of my favorite colors, also love Christina's designs :)

Kate said...

I have a question about how you got started with the YOTH blog. I'm a recently new reader, just wondered how this great thing happened.

Lael said...

What a gorgeous pink! Would love it!

Desiree said...

I LOVE this yarn! Do you find the sponsors usually, or do they find you?

lauren827 said...

Karen said that I just love your website and what a wonderful opportunity!

Turtle said...

That really is the perfect shade of pink! A cross between a blush and a peach. How sweet!

Susan C. said...

Thanks so much for introducing us to this talented designer. I wasn't aware of her designs and now I've added a couple of them to my knitting queue. Also love the yarn!

Jessica Powers said...

Beautiful yarn and patterns! That pink is fantastic and makes me think of the camelias I used to try to make perfume with when I was 7 years old.

Q: What was your 'aha' moment to starting YOTH?
Q: Do you have a project or post that you recall as a being a momentous achievement?

floderten said...

That is the most perfect pink ever. It's gorgeous!

stephanie rj said...

Love the pink! I'd like to know - what's your proudest knitting accomplishment?

Phyllis said...

I would love to see an interview with Ve! I don't know that I have any specific questions, but I'd love to get to know you a little better. :-)

Oh, I do have a question: how much time to you put into planning all these great giveaways and blogging and everything related to your blog? You do so much for us!

knittaroo said...

Loved the interview and the patterns. The cardigan is so cute!
Many of the questions I was going to ask have been mentioned already, but here's one: I'm sure it has been an amazing trip during the last year, what was your favourite moment related to YOTH?

Rachelle said...

that is a beautiful pink; thank you for offering it to someone very lucky

Judi A. said...

Oh is that pink ever gorgeous! I would love to win it to make something for myself for a change.


judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Susan G said...

Wow this is a fantastic giveaway - you find the best designers to spoil us!

Beth W. said...

Great giveaway! Love the pink! Thanks!

knitterlydesigns said...

I just love pink, and that garter leaves shawl is so pretty!

Angie

MelissaHB said...

I have fallen in love with the yarn. It shocked me. Pink usually isn't the first color i go for....but i absolutely love the shade of pink in the yarn. Hopefully the random number generator will let me add this to my stash :-) Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this giveaway. Garter Leaves is queued. Would it be a suitable pattern for this beginner lace knitter? :) Samm@ravelry

Emily said...

Thanks for the giveaway, how awesome!

This is more of a possible idea than a question to put you on the spot :) but I was thinking it might be fun to have a "reader input" post every once in a while, where winners of past giveaways could share what was most wonderful about the yarns and patterns they received...after knitting with them, of course! :)

Rachel R. said...

I love this pink - what a great giveaway!

Kristin said...

That is just beautiful!! My question: I am a self taught knitter who uses the internet to help with new techniques. DO you have any favorite sites or books to help me learn new techniques in knitting?

Thanks

kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

Laurie said...

Perfectly pink, and I love it! :-)

amchart said...

Amazing yarn. Beautiful patterns. Fingers crossed!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the yarn and thank you for the giveaway!
Billie in TX

Zilliah said...

I usually hate pink, but this is so gorgeous I just have to change my mind!

Andi said...

Pink is my favorite color, but let me tell you, that IS the most beautiful pink I have ever seen.
Fantastic!

CrocheterFrmCA said...

Thats a beautiful color that both my DD and I love!

I liked your red FO also.

Happy knitting! Enjoy!

Krystal said...

Do you have a favorite yarn?

Jaime P said...

Isn't it alot of work - hopefully fun - to organize these giveaways? Don't know how you have time to knit too.

Elise said...

What beautiful color yarn! So springy.

Debbie said...

I would LOVE to win. Thanks so much! Debbie in Alaska gussek on Ravelry

Paula F said...

How do you find artists to feature and offer prizes on your blog? Do you get a prize as well?

Love that pink. I too like semi-solid yarns. I haven't tried a crescent shawl.

TopHat said...

I have a question- how important do you think gauge is for shawls? Because they aren't fitted, I'm tempted to just jump right in!

sensistar said...

Wow that is the perfect color pink! I love it! What a great giveaway!

Sher said...

LOVE the pink! and the patterns are fantastic too!

Angela said...

Gorgeous pink! My question is: where do you find the time?!?! :)

Emily said...

I don't have a ton of pink in my wardrobe at the moment, but that color would look amazing with black and white, of which I have tons!

craftink said...

Wow! What ia pinky pink yarn! Enter me please

Sangeetha said...

Love the yarn and the color - please enter me in teh giveaway

Karin Rush said...

Yes - I agree that is the perfect pink!!!

susanmhj said...

Stunning pink! love it! and would love to wear it! Semi-solids are gorgeous, love them too.

LadyCthe1st said...

These yarns are beautiful! I would love to try them out. :-) GetKnitted on Rav.

Keya said...

I honestly don't think I have ever been more in love with the color pink than I am with those skeins! What an awesome prize package! I hope I win!

slmiller8 said...

Beautiful yarn in a beautiful shade of pink!

Thneedknitter said...

I'm not sure which is more gorgeous, that pink yarn color or the garter leaves pattern! Love it!

Frankly Beka said...

You have posted many pictures of your projects over the past year and there are plenty of hats ans shawls, and even some cardigans. What is your favorite type of project to work on? and what is your least favorite?

thewalshfam said...

Thanks for the great interview!!! Christina has some beautiful patterns and I am not a lace person, but I'm inspired to make her ginger leaves shawlette. It is so cute!

knittingcroc said...

Everything is beautiful!! I would love to entered in this giveaway! The yarn is a perfect pink, my daughter (5 yrs old) loves it! And the patterns are great.

Kristen said...

That IS a perfect pink! I would LOVE to win this yarn and pattern prize!

Catalina said...

What a fun interview!
I'd like to know what is your favorite yarn and why :)
you know my 3 year old is called Camila (only with one l because it's in Spanish), she'll be thrilled to know there is a yarn with her name!

theyarnkat on Rav.

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My question for you: what is your best tip for knitting lace?

buttoned said...

Spring is on the way! I love knitting shawls this time of year and lucky for me there's always new patterns to find and yarn to knit them up with. Thanks for giving me new combinations to discover!

tmr714 said...

I am on a pink kick at the moment and love that color! Wonderful contest!

Laura said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!! I need that Queen Anne's Cardigan. My mothers name is Annette and it would be PERFECT for her. (not in a white though) OMG!

Please pick me please please please! lol.

As for my question I'm not sure it is a very good one.

Have you ever done a provisional cast on using just the cable needle to keep your live stitches on it?

I also am trying desperately to find someone to show me how to cast on with waste yarn and work perpendicularly to a shawl. (ie shawl is worked in the round and without binding off you cast on stitches and work it perpendicularly to the shawl.) I'm so confused with this. I'll take ANY answers that people can give. :D

purlverde said...

What stunning yarn! And gorgeous patterns too! I have a question for you, one that your previous post left me with: What other technique/skill have you yet to master? Your knitting is immaculate and looks totally pro. Thanks for yet another insanely amazing giveaway!!
I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry, see you around!

Anett Kiefer said...

The yarn looks lovely.

'dapants said...

That is a beautiful pink. And I love her design style.

Pamela said...

What a great pink!

janna Edrington said...

Pink is my color. I think that yarn has my name on it!

JaneH said...

Love that pink!

SovereignCrux said...

Ooo I love that yarn and it would look so lovely in the shawl pattern! Add me to the giveaway please.
Sheri
unhallowedashes@comcast.net

NoniKnits said...

That pink is just so beautiful that I can taste it!

Dale,Lindsay and Shannon said...

I haven't knitted anything pink in a long long time.

Debbie said...

That IS a gorgeous shade of PINK! I love PINK!!

Barb T. said...

What a super giveaway! I've never knit anything in pink, but I'd sure love to.

CarolineN said...

Me, me! Pictures of her yarns on the shop website look like sorbet! yummy! A nice pattern to knit and wear when Spring will be here!

Kathy said...

Love the yarn! I'm curious how you find/choose your sponsors (or do they find you?)

winterwrens at gmail dot com

oakbayknits said...

Lovely pink - like the other semi-solids too - the problem is choosing.

Linda H. said...

My question for you is - how hard is it to start a blog - and how do you keep coming up with ideas to write?

Lori said...

pink is my new favorite color for some totally biZARRE reason. i think it must be going around. gorgeous giveaway!

Amy said...

Yum. I'd love to win!

Amy said...
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Jen said...

Love semi-solids! Here's my question for you: What knitting technique scares you most & will you try it someday anyway??

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