7.04.2011

giveaway #64

Even though there were only 10 photo entries in the contest for last giveaway's grand prize, I've learned that it's a lot harder to actually pick a winner based on choice rather than randomly generated number! Drum roll please... the winner of the Grand Prize NINE skeins of Quince & Co. puffin is:

saderakki

I really admired her photo for its composition, angle and prop. The colors of her shawl are brilliant and bold, and her explanation of how she "wears" her shawl in the comments was genius. A bookmark!! Love it!


The randomly chosen runner up that wins 2 skeins of osprey is:

Donner

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



Happy 4th of July (for my fellow Americans)! The fireworks are a rockin' outside while I'm writing up this blog post. Unfortunately though I'm unable to see any of them. That's what I get for living in the woods. **

** I had some technical difficulties in publishing this post. I apologize for the delay.

I'm happy to bring you a sponsor today that is not only very talented at what she does, but also a treat to listen to. Introducing: Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts. I first stumbled across Tanis's beautiful yarn after reading a post on the French Press Knits blog back in March. I knew then that I just had to contact Tanis and get her on YOTH for you.

I was so excited when she not only agreed to be our sponsor and guest, but she also agreed to do a video interview with me. Yay! Check it out:





Links and such from the videos:

- Tanis Fiber Arts

- Tanis's really cool Colours page.

- Example of the Mallard color in all the different bases.

- All the yarn bases offered.

- Sunnyside Baby Cardigan

- TFA knitting designs

- The Four Seasons Hat e-book

- I Heart Aran sweater


Thank you, Tanis, for being our guest and sponsor.


* If you did not watch the super awesome-wonderful-terrific video, shame on you! Kidding! But, I do want to mention that Tanis has one of the best laid out online yarn shops I have ever seen. So, I highly recommend visiting her site, if only for the lovely eye candy! Her colours page has all the available colorways neatly together in one area, and then if you click on an individual color, it'll take you to a page where it shows you how that specific colorway looks on all the different yarn bases offered. Really?! As an avid and well-trained yarn shopper myself, I can't get over how pleasing and helpful that is.

And, I'm going to be a mean blog hostess and not tell you what you have the opportunity to win this time. If you want to know, watch the interview!


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, 7/17/11. Tanis wants to know, "What's your favorite weight of yarn to knit with? My answer would be: My favorite weight of yarn would have to be fingering weight, it's so versatile and can do anything! Shawls, socks, hats, gloves, sweaters... the possibilities are endless!" I have to whole heartedly agree with Tanis. Fingering weight just rocks!



I'll randomly pick the winners in 2 weeks and post the results along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

220 comments:

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Andrea said...

I'm rather obsessed with the very thin yarns, fingering/lace weights. I just adore the versatility of it!

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cmflame said...

I really enjoyed your interview with Tanis, I keep seeing projects using her yarn so it was fun to learn more about her. When I finally have some of her yarn to knit I'll have a face to go with it! My favorite yarn weight is fingering, I love to knit socks and I've started to get into shawls.

Keppy Girl Knits said...

I have worked with worsted weight yarn a lot, I like how fast it works up. Of course the different weight yarns all have their time in the spotlight.
Charlene Brown (keppygirl on Ravelry)

Celeste said...

I love the super thick and squishy feeling of items made from bulky yarns.

Debbie said...

Despite my recent projects from fingeringm I am still a fan of worsted! Love that squishyness.

Lizzi said...

I think my favourite is DK although I do like 4 ply too - but no - I'm sticking with DK............I think. :-)

Laura said...

What's your favorite weight of yarn to knit with? OH MY...thats a hard question for me. I love ALL Yarn but I think my favorite is DK weight. I live in the North and get about 6 months of cold weather so it is always the perfect weight for me.

And Ms. Tanis has some GORGEOUS Yarns

Michelle said...

HMM I'd have to go with DK

...though I love many others as well..I do tend to knit a lot of sweaters in worsted...and socks and shawls in fingering

barbara said...

Tanis's colors are so terrific. I enjoyed the interview.

Kari1276 said...
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Kari1276 said...

Right now, my favorite is fingering weight. I'm making the Whisper Cardi and it's turning out so beautiful. Next up - a fair isle cardi for a baby girl, also using fingering weight.

rockbridge said...

Sport! ...And fingering! ... And if I'm knitting a cozy, cabled hat, then some sproingy worsted! It's so hard to choose just one. I have knitted once with Tanis' blue label fingering and it was heaven, and beautifully dyed of course.

basilicali said...

I love fingering and lace because I am addicted to making shawls!

Anonymous said...

If I had to buy only one weight of yarn for the rest of my life, it would most definitely be fingering weight. It, in my opinion, is the most versatile yarn. Plus-having a newly found sock addiction...err...uh...anyway!!
Thanks for the shop links, LOVE her layout! That is very important to me and can make or break my decision to buy from a website or not. I'm PurlVerde on Ravelry, see you around!!

Vanessa said...

For looks-- fingering or DK; for speed of knitting, worsted!

Zabbers said...

I buy a lot of fingering weight...but I think I actually most enjoy knitting with dk weight.

Suzasstuff said...

"What's your favorite weight of yarn to knit with?

Mine is fingering weight... I created two huge bed covers out of left over sock yarn... yahoo...
Suzasstuff

Emily said...

I'd have to say worsted, just moves along a little faster. :)

Anonymous said...

I really like DK and worsted bc it knits up quickly!

iluvmygrlz at yahoo dot com

Gwenn

CarolineN said...

I love Tanis yarns... the colours are bright. And her website is one of the best way to show the colours! My favourite yarn weight is fingering. A lot of garments can be achieved with this weight.

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