4.23.2012

giveaway #85


The Grand Prize winner of the California Revival giveaway is:

Elizabeth Ahlers

The Runner Up winner is:

Taloferia

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



I bring you all sorts of beautiful yarn and patterns during my giveaways; however, every now and again I showcase something that relates to knitting in some way, but isn't necessarily something that you can actually use to knit with. That's what I have to share with you this time... a beautiful work of art that you can wear with your knitting! Meet Inna the owner of Ingo Jewelry. Inna is a very talented jewelry artist that designs and creates gorgeous pieces of wearable art. I'm sure I'm not the only one that loves jewelry, but Inna specializes a part of her jewelry line in shawl and scarf pins that I am just enamored with. I told you it was all going to come back to knitting!

You know I'm a fan of knitting shawls - it's my fav! However, I have shawls in my wardrobe that like to slide off my neck when I wear them (again, not the only one I'm sure). These divine pins that Inna creates are just the answer for my problem. Not to mention, an elegant addition to complete the look when wearing one. Inna's pins are not only stunning, but lightweight and perfect to pin on a lace shawl. I'll stop blabbing on about how much I love these things and let you listen to an interview I did with Inna this morning instead...











Links and such from the videos:

- Ingo Jewelry site

- Inna's shawl and scarf pins

- Like Ingo Jewelry on Facebook

- Inna's earrings

- About me page (notice the blue sweater!)

- Inna's blog

- Inna on Ravelry

- Inna also carries handmade clasps and knitting stitch markers!


Ingo Jewelry has put together a simply beautiful giveaway for you this time. Two followers have the chance to win a handmade shawl pin. I decided the best way to show off the two gorgeous pieces was by showcasing them on a couple of my shawls of course!




GA85copperpin1

GA85copperpin
(Ishbel)

GA85silverpin
(Stripe Study Shawl)



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, 5/6/12. I'm not going to make you choose a favorite. That would just be cruel! But, I would like to know if you own and use shawl pins? If not, why?


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

115 comments:

katherinelynn_04 said...

I own one shawl pin. It's a giant safety pin (without a point, obviously) and I use it on some of my smaller shawls. I have always wanted to buy more, but it's just so hard to pick out one! I want several, and that makes it near impossible to pick.

Sheila said...

I don't have any shawl pins. Until this winter I didn't have any shawls because I thought of them as only for dressy occasions, which I don't often have. But this winter I've discovered the idea of a shawl instead of a cowl or scarf and have become a fan of shawls. So I really need a shawl pin.

GeneticsGirl said...

I don't have any shawl pins, although I do have a beautiful hair clip that I've used as a substitute in the past. I haven't found anything local that I loved, yet, and I can't justify the shipping from the international suppliers I love!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I do use shawl pins! My favourite is a wooden one that I got from a local woodturner. It works well with all my shawls due to its neutral colour, but it's a little large and bulky. Inna's shawl pins are gorgeous, and I'd love a lightweight one to add to my little collection!

InJuneau said...

I think I prob. own a shawl pin or two (or at least something that could work as one). However, I haven't yet knit myself a shawl so haven't had the chance to use one yet! A shawl is in the planning though.

josiekitten said...

I have one shawl pin that was a gift from a knitting friend. I need to use it more to hold my shawls in place. These two are just beautiful.

Jonette said...

I don't a shawl pin as yet, but have been wanting one for ages! Both those are just beautiful

Suzanne said...

I wear shawls all the time but as of yet do not have a shawl pin. I enjoyed looking at Inna's work. Thank you!

Ely said...

I have a couple of shawl pins that I occasionally wear. I often want to put them on, but if I'm doing lots of earrands, have to wear a heavy coat or a backpack I don't dare to. I'm too afraid of losing them while being in the zoo that is the bus or dropping them without noticing when carrying stuff around.

asteride said...

I do not have a shawl pin yet, but I have a lot of shawl that would just be happy to wear one.

cguard( on rav) said...

Have yet to make a shawl-seems sort of like the holy grail making the perfect shawl for me but clearly perfection needs to be completed with more perfection.

Robin said...

I only have two shawl pins so far, but love both of them. I do use them, I also use them for one of my wrap around sweaters.

Krystal said...

I had just one shawl pin, and recently the head broke off it :( Booo! I'm just starting to knit shawls, but I was mostly using my pin to keep a few button-less sweaters shut.

Beathag said...

I don't own one yet. I admirem them though in every given chance!
I hope I win!

craftink on ravelry

jennybookworm said...

I haven't used one in the past - my shawls have mostly been triangular in shape and I just wear them point down in front and wrapped around my neck. I would love to have a beautiful shawl pin to inspire the knitting of something worthy to wear it with! Thanks for the chance to maybe win one!

amchart said...

I do not own a shawl pin. I knit shawl after shawl but don't wear them. Does that make me a process knitter? My sister on the other hand has picked up quite a few pins on her knitting travels. If I were to win, it might be added to her collection. So lovely by the way. Rav amchart

Erin said...

I have one tiny shawl pin that I use on my fingering shawlettes. I use a big broach on my worsted wrap, and I've also used DPNs in a pinch. Those are some super lovely pins!

DESPINA said...

I love Inna's work so much!!
Amazing wirework, it's kind of similar to knitting
:))
I do use shawl pins, especially with the shawls my grandmohter has made and left me.
I love them so.
Makes me feel a bit closer to her.

DESPINA
deb_oro@yahoo.gr

Joanna-Gloria said...

What an amazing shop and creations!!
I use shawl pins a lot, because I have many knitted little cardigans and boleros that do not have buttons or use them even as decorative pins on coats.

Best to all,
Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

evan said...

i don't have any shawl pins, and until this fall didn't have any shawls, but now that i have a few, i could really use one!

Kassia said...

Lovely! I don't use shawl pins but only because I don't have one and I haven't knit a shawl yet! :)

Emily said...

No, but only because I don't own one yet!

Spring said...

Her pins are just beautiful! I've just added one to my Amazon wishlist (hopefully, I'll receive it as a Mother's Day gift!)

Kristen said...

I have one shawl stick which a friend gave me for my birthday. I need to enhance my stash, though, because I seem to be knitting A LOT of shawls lately. ;)

Michelle said...

I own two of Romi Hill's shawl pins, to go with all the Romi shawlettes I knit! I love the beads/crystals on Inna's, though.

Sangeetha said...

I own several and tend to use them more on my open cardis vs shawls

Liz said...

These are gorgeous! I have two shawl pins that I use whenever I wear my shawls--a brown wooden stick one and a silver clip. I love them!

Anonymous said...

I don't own any shawl pins. Have only recently started knitting shawls and would love to win! Whitney Rav ID whitsknits

Rachael said...

I requested a shawl pin for my birthday and received a lovely stick-pin with a cameo on it, which is unfortunately not very good at keeping my shawls closed! I love these pins, they're stunning!

Laura said...

I don't own a shawl pin, but I have recently seen why I need at least one, and have been on the hunt for a good one ever since. These are lovely!

Stranded Things said...

I've been looking at shawl pins, but haven't found the "perfect" one yet - at least not in my very modest price range. I have at least one shawl that desperately needs one.

These are certainly beautiful for dressy occasions, but for everyday use I'm way too shabby for them! :)

Debbie said...

they are both really pretty. I haven't used a shawl pin yet, because I haven't yet knit a shawl. But I just got the Daybreak pattern and will be starting it shortly! I would love to win one. Debbie H gussek on Ravelry

Sabrina said...

I don't have a shawl pin yet, for a couple of reasons. 1) I have only knit myself 1 shawl so far, but plan on more and 2) I haven't found one that i just LOVE, especially since they can be pricey. I'd love to have one, though.

PenCraft said...

I don't have any pins that were designed specifically as shawl pins. However, I do use pins that I have collected over the years to hold slippery shawls on my shoulders. I would love to have a "real" shawl pin and these are stunning!

Kate said...

I haven't used one before, but I really should! I wrap them around bandana style most often and it would keep the ends from flying out and unwinding from my neck. I'm an always-cold person and shawls are how I make it bearable, so I think maybe I should look into a pretty pin like these.

Zabbers said...

I own and use shawl pins, but so far, only have the kind that are just the straight pin part and not the circle, so they're super utilitarian. These are so beautiful.

kaykatrn said...

I have been drooling over Inna's jewelry for several months now, I love the way she winds the metal wire around the stones and itself! I have given shawl pins to three of my family members for scarves I knitted. Am right now watching a beautiful black pearl silver pin on Ingo for my niece. to go with some yarn made of pearls.

Rae Lynne said...

I don't own any shawl pins...not for lack of wanting one, though! I've yet to put the money out to buy a shawl pin, and I just haven't found one that was just right. These are beautiful pins, though!

In the past, I've used old pins of my grandmother's I received after she passed away. It's nice to use her jewelry, mixing something I made with something she owned. :)

The Kenagy's said...

I totally own a couple of shawl pins and I use them on my smaller shawls especially. . . I also gave a shawl pin to my mom for the shawls I've gifted to her :)

Nicole said...

Those are both stunning!!!!! I actually don't have a shawl pin, because I'm just now making my first shawl! But I would love one to use when it's done. :)

sparky136 said...

I don't have a shawl pin but I have a Pick from a barret that I use on my shawls.

CeltChick said...

I own two shawl pins, both silver. I just love the pins Inna's offering! I had stumbled across her website once before, and spent a while just admiring...I should probably send a link to my daughter; Mother's Day is just around the bend!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I have 2 shawl pins that I use on shawls. I also used some picks that came with bun covers for my hair. I love to knit shawls, too.

storiedyarns said...

I don't own one, but I would like to! I find if I just wrap a shawl around my neck it often won't stay put, and if I tie it in back the knot bugs me. I think I definitely need a new shawl pin, ha!

Jessecreations on Ravelry

Laura said...

I've never owned a shawl pin or used one. I've never made myself a shawl that I've kept but I am going to rectify that with MMarios Sakura design. Its to die for and I think I have the perfect spring time yarn for it. If not I might go with Bashful Butterflys. Soon I hope to have a shawl so i can own a wonderful pin like this one.

susanmhj said...

I haven't really needed any shawl pins, but after seeing these...I will have to get one, or two! They are beautiful, would love to win one!

Sara said...

I do use shawl pins and I have two - both wee hand made and are beautiful...

Both of the ones you are giving away are gorgeous!!!!

nhsarab on ravelry
nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Donnaj said...

I do not have any shawl pins but a couple of times recently I have pinned shawls in place with a brooch particularily the smaller ones that don't go around me more than once. In fact I have pinned the shawl in place thru the top I was wearing underneath and it worked really well as I don't like to have to readjust myself all the time.

Marlitharn said...

I don't have a shawl pin per se; what I do have is a small bone hair stick with a carved rabbit on top. I drool over shawl pins on etsy but there's just so many to choose from!

Sarah said...

I don't have one, but I could sure use one (hint, hint!).

- sep on Rav

Natalie Servant said...

I use shawl pins - they're great for holding stuff in place when the weather would whip my knitting off me.

Rachel Greenberg said...

I don't own any shawl pins. I just began knitting shawls - and am dying to get one! I made some pins (the safety type) for my cousin's shawls (they're 7 - didn't want pointy weapons in their hands!) but would love to have one of the 'proper' pins for myself!

Sylvie said...

I have just one shawl pin, which I bought at Stitches Midwest last year. It seems like most of the ones available in shops near me are bulky and heavy - more suited to a worsted weight cardigan than a lace weight shawl. It's nice to find someone else making shawl pins that don't weigh more than the shawls that need pinning!

meeshelle said...

I own a couple of different styles of shawl pins - one stick style and the other is a pin-back style. I love wearing them like jewelry or an accessory on the shawl. I love then ones that are really pretty :)

Kathy said...

I've got one shawl pin, and a few shawl sticks too. But Inna's shawl pins put mine to shame - absolutely stunning!

Kamigaeru said...

I love knitting shawls as well as wearing them! Sadly, I only own one shawl pin, it's out of sterling silver and I adore it. I'd love to own more, but it's hard to find ones I like. Several of Inna's are appealing and affordable too!

Bookaholic said...

I have a Tara brooch from my childhood in Ireland, and I use it as a shawl pin. It's an old favorite, and it does the trick. :)

Rachelle said...

I have 3 shawl pins and one hair pin that I use as a shawl pin; love the way they hold my shawl in place while enhancing the shawl

Alice said...

This is very timely. I have just started knitting shawls, and last night was thinking--I need a shawl pin--I wonder who makes nice ones? Guess I found out! So, I don't have one yet, but I plan to have more than one.

sacha said...

This is a really wonderful giveaway b/c i have a vest that needs a pin to pull it all together- I have tried glass ones and they are too heavy for the piece. These look very sweet- thank you!

Melanie Hayes said...

I have just begun to knit shawl. I have been knitting for less than a year. I have two on the needles. I am doing the wingspan which is very easy and the Holden. Also a relatively easy knit. Both are coming along well and I have been shopping around for a shawl pin. These are just beautiful and I would wear it proudly with my finished shawls.

Becky said...

I don't own a shawl pin. I do use a brooch on one of my shawls but would love to have an official pin.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I own one or two shawl pins, the kind that are like a chopstick, nothing fancy.
I would love to have one that is more like jewelry.
Thanks for this chance to win one!
Rav: zenitude

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I bought a Lantern Moon one that looks kind of like a large diaper pin. I could use more shawl pins for sure. I have a couple brooches, but they are too small to gather more fabric.

Amy J said...

I have one shawl pin that I picked up at a fiber festival...make that had. My mil may have "stolen" it...she's very nice...I'll get another pin ;) Thanks for the links.

rav id - txtaurus

Christine Lima said...

I usually just wrap the shawl around me and go...but if I had a lovely shawl pin such as one of these I think I would use it all the time!

Lisaknits said...

Beautiful!!

Yes I use shawl pins

Jessica Powers said...

I don't own any shawl pins, so I suffer and have to keep readjusting my pretties when I wear them (which is often, I love knitting lace!). I'll have a proper look at these lovelies later tonight and put them down for my next 'knit tool' shopping spree!

Zilliah Bailey said...

I haven't used shawl pins yet, but I've been meaning to get one, since I'm finding my shawls rather irritating without them. Grrr.

Jubbers said...

I do use shawl pins and I love them! I have a variety from simple wooden sticks to artful metal swirls with beads.

I am very expressive with my hands while I talk, so for me the shawl pins are necessary to keep things in place :)

Pensamientos Marcianos said...

Sometimes I just wrap the shawl around me and some other times I use shawl pins, but I only own some simple wooden sticks. After seeing these I refuse to wear the sticks again...

Turtle said...

i do own a couple of shawl pins, they were all gifts and i do have a couple of shawls that need their extra snug-hug to keep them in place. Those you have shown are beautiful!

ikkinlala said...

I don't have any shawl pins yet because I've just started knitting shawls, but I can definitely see how they'd come in handy in the future.

rinebird said...

I do own one shawl pin,It is beautiful. I would love to have more.The pins look lovely on your shawls.rinebird on Rav

Jaime P said...

I use shawl pins all the time. I had a local jeweler make me two different ones. They're great!

Marie said...

I don´t have any pins, but would be really useful! And gorgeous and nice. I love these!

Jen said...

I don't have any shawl pins, but I need one! I'm addicted to knitting shawls, but I keep giving them away -- maybe I would keep more with a pin!

C Gibson said...

I have not actually knit a shawl before. I had purchased a plain wooden shawl pin to hold closed a large cowl. However, it didn't really work. I think I'd enjoy using a shawl pin for holding cardigans closed instead. These shawl pins are beautiful.

sjanova said...

I have knit several shawls (not all for myself) and own several shawl pins, including from Inna! I usually take a pin with me when I wear a shawl and generally find them very helpful in ensuring that my hands are free, not holding on to a shawl to keep it in place. I recently went to a wedding wearing a shawl on its first outing and, oh dear, forgot a shawl pin. So I tied it in front (luckily, the ends were long enough) but it would have looked much nicer with a pin!

Rachaelgiglio said...

I do not personally own shawl pins but I have purchased them to give as gifts with shawls I make for others! I love Ingo jewelry and especially her pins!

costaricasilks said...

I have a few shawl pins which I use with the silk shawls and scarves I create. I follow IngoDesign on etsy and on Facebook and love every piece, especially the shawl pins. I will admit one thing though, I have also used my shawl pins to hold back my hair and Ingo's would look great!

Misty said...

I own one of her shawl pins & some toggles. I LOVE her work.

New Mexico Midwives said...

I don't own any "true" shawl pins. I use other substitutes. But I always look at them and have thought to buy one in the past....

meppybn said...

I do have 2 shawl pins but they are not anything as gorgeously gorgeous as these beauties.

Anonymous said...

I do own several shawl pins. I love them. They're the icing on the cake, and seem to make shawls look better.
hotknitter

TopHat said...

I don't have any. I tend to forget to buy some at the store, even though every time I wear my shawls I think, "I need to get a pin!"

Anonymous said...

Hi Ve, I don't own a shawl pin, but the one on the Stripe study shawl is beautiful!
I love your hair cut BTW!!!
Pavla

Eva said...

I don't own any, but my mom and my aunt do. I bought them when i gifted them w/ knitted shawls for Christmas. Sadly, there is not a lot of use for knitwear in Florida.

Melissa said...

My Aunt bought a wooden shawl pin to use as a hair pin and then complained that it didn't work properly has a hair pin. I think that may be as close as I've come to owning a shawl pin. I am working on a gorgeous new lace shawl and would love a fantastic sparkly pin to wear with it ;)

Gwenn said...

I do not own a shawl pin yet, but after looking at all of Inna's beautiful work, I hope to own at least a few in the future. Her work is so amazing!

Amanda Hume said...

I don't have any shawl pins yet. I just discovered the joy of knitting shawls this month. I plan on making many more, so will definitely be needing several shawl pins!

Kristen said...

I have one wooden shawl pin and I need to get the hang of using it in a way that looks good with my shawls. Right now I'm pretty awkward with styling shawls and pinning them.

Sarah Bear said...

I've never used or owned a shawl-pin, but I believe it would be perfect for a small shawlette while out dancing!

Rasa said...

I purchased a pin this year that I have used alot. It's bronze shaped as an oval tree branch - love it and get loads of compliments. I also own 2 shawl sticks. Would love to add to my collection!!!

Meg said...

Even though I always wanted on, I never had a shawl until I received a small one as a gift a couple of weeks ago. It came with a straight wood pin, which I promptly lost while I was out for a walk. I would love to have one that is as beautiful as one of these plus they look like they would stay put better! After experiencing my gift shawl, I know I'll have more. (PS - my eagle-eyed 8 year old grandson found my pin, bless his heart!)

Frankly Beka said...

I don't have any shawl pins. Mostly I don't have any 'cause I'd rather spend my money on yarn. However, I do plan to get one soon (to close a cardigan that I haven't finished yet).

karen alho said...

Those are beautiful. Definitely not run of the mill. I'm going to go and visit the sale site. Thank you for the head's up!

JodyH said...

I don't have a shawl pin because I only just started knitting shawls. It's definitely on my list of things I need to get - and these are beautiful!

srsinstructor said...

Wow! Not only are the pins beautiful, but so is the jewelry. I don't own a shawl pin, but I am in the process of making my very first shawl.
rsrinstructor on ravelry

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shawl pins! I really love the metal work. I own one shawl pin, which has a tortoise shell appearance. I purchased in at Rhinebeck 2010. (sjn821)

stephigordon said...

I am just starting to knit shawls & shawlettes - love these pins!!! Wow! Beautiful! I would be honored to wear something so lovely! Thanks for the chance to win! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

Debbie said...

I have a shawl pin that was made out of a dp and some polymer clay. I love it and have bought the supplies to make one myself but just never get around to it. I would love to win either of these beautiful pins and I would wear it a lot I am sure.

Silvina said...

I used to have a beautiful one and I lost it ... snifff!!!!

Elise said...

Have not made a shawl yet but have patterns for several I want to Knut. Winning a shawl pin would be perfect excuse to make one.

FlauschiOhren said...

Oh those pins are just lovely!! I don't own a shawl pin yet although I do love to knit and wear shawls. I've been wanting to have a pretty pin for quite some time but the ones I found and loved were either too expensive or the international shipping costs were nearly as much as the pin itself would have cost. Sometimes I use a huge safety needle that came as a decorative detail on a skirt but it's not that pretty, way too heavy and just doesn't look delicate enough.

As always, thank you for a superb giveaway and a chance to win!

Kind regards,

Maike

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I realy like the second pin, but alas, I don't wear Shawls (it's a guy thing). BUT WAIT, Mom wears shawls! And would love a shawl pin! She sometimes uses a regular brooch, and always worries about snagging with the sharp pin.

Anonymous said...

Those are some beautiful shawl pins! I own two wooden shawl pins. I've only worn one of them so far as I bought the other one at the end of winter. Usually I wear shawls without pins, tied around my neck, but variation is good.

Ravnejenta (Rav)

Brenda said...

Yes I do use shawl pins. Love them! I have one in silver and one in wood. Obviously I need more :-)

(goodstuff on Rav)

Nanny Jean said...

I have a silver shawl pin which i like and use all the time but I would like to try a wood shawl pin.Just to see if there is a difference.

Carmen Nuland said...

I don't own any shawl pins because I don't have any shawls. Every one that I make I seem to give away - some with pins, most without.
I'm beginning to crave a shawl and beautiful swirl pin myself.

Tish said...

I like shawl pins a lot. ^_^ I only have a few but they are great for creating a variety of looks with my shawls. I have a feeling that I have only just begun to collect them. They are addicting. ^_^

butnostephanie said...

I don't use shawl pins but i know a very special mother in law who would get a kick out of them!

Marcie said...

Beautiful shawl pins! Don't have any yet and these are lovely.

Marilyn said...

I only have a couple of shawls but I don't have a shawl pin yet. I've just never purchased one but I'd love to own one of Inna's. Thanks for the chance to win!

Judi A. said...

So far I don't have any shawl pins because I recently purchased the yarn for my first shawl. Have a few small items to finish first and then I will be starting it. I am anxious to see it in the making and then finished. A beautiful shawl pin to wear with it would be great motivation for a quick knit.