8.27.2012

giveaway #94

The grand prize winner of the Phoebe's Birthday giveaway is:

Teri

And, the runner up is:

Kathy

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


I'm sure you've heard the buzz in the blogosphere about The Stella Collection recently. It's a beautiful compilation of four knitted neck accessories by the very talented Tanis Lavallée and Julie Crawford. Each of the lovely patterns in the collection feature a splendid Tanis Fiber Arts yarn. Take a look at the stunning pieces...


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Adhara shawl by Tanis


Suncrest Shawl
Suncrest shawl by Tanis


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Nashira stole by Julie


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Solaria cowl by Julie

Aren't they all so so SOOOOOO beautiful! When I first saw the collection I was struck by the unique tonal striping of the Adhara shawl and the pretty lace of the Solaria cowl, but then Tanis just had to go and post another Suncrest FO on her blog recently and now I'm just smitten with that one too! I've squirreled away a skein of stash yarn to knit one of my own. I'm bringing it along on my trip to Mexico. I'd love to knit one up in the oh so lovely TFA Red Label Cashmere/Silk Single like the original, but a girl's gotta save her pennies when she's about to be sipping margaritas poolside. Oh, but wouldn't a skein of Seabreeze or Atlantic be just so appropriate though?!

Enough of the dreaming - more about the actual collection! Each of the patterns comes with written and charted instructions (with the exception of Suncrest that comes with only written for the Fan Shell Border), and I have to say that these ladies are both very skilled pattern writers, because the e-book is well written and the layout is clean and easy to read. At $15CAD this medley of patterns is a steal, in my opinion. Well done, gals!

Tanis and Julie have put together a very generous giveaway for you this time: two lucky, lucky followers have the chance at winning a skein of some gorgeous Red Label yarn and a copy of The Stella Collection e-book of their very own! Take a look at the brilliant colors...


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(Shadow on the left and Poppy on the right)

By the way, I want to mention that I'm leaving this Saturday on my vacation and the super exciting first ever Knitcation. I'll be gone for three weeks. I know... tough life! I've decided to take a breather while I'm away, so I'll be taking a break from my regularly scheduled giveaways for the month of September. Don't worry though, I'll post the winners of this fabulous giveaway as usual in two weeks and I'll be sure to post pictures while I'm gone... if I haven't had too many of those previously mentioned margaritas that is! Adios, amigos! (Just practicing my Spanish on ya.)


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, 9/9/12. Which of the four patterns strikes your fancy?


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

170 comments:

Rachelle said...

I think Adhara is my favourite, but I do love Suncrest as well.

Desiree said...

I love the Solaria cowl!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Olof Drofn Eggertsdottir said...

The Nashira stole strikes my fancy the most even though since I´m tall I would probably make it a little wider and longer but that pattern is beautiful.

OlofDrofn on Ravelry
http://www.knittingwitholof.com

Maryse said...

I think I'd like to knit the Suncrest Shawl the most after seeing it on Tanis blog too! I agree this collection is absolutely gorgeous! So is the yarn!!!

PenCraft said...

Nashira, with Suncrest as a very close second!

Fr. Robert Fromageot said...

The Suncrest Shawl.

Hannah said...

I love Suncrest, but I also like the cowl a lot. Dying to try TFA yarn!

BrittanyLaine said...

They're all beautiful but I think I like Suncrest the best. :)

katherinelynn_04 said...

I've been intrigued by the Solaria cowl, it's very interesting. I still haven't had a chance to use any TFA yarn, but I did purchase a skein from her Etsy shop during its last update. Haven't figured out what to knit with it!

katherinelynn04 on rav

Amanda Vondrasek said...

I love the forth pattern for th cowl. It's super adorabale and you could waer it almost anywhere!

AmandaVondrasek on ravelry

Leslie Gladney said...

I love the Adhara, I adore simple shawls with complicated edges and the play with color is a lovely idea!

KC said...

Nashira is beautiful! But they are all lovely.

meeshelle said...

WOW love all the patterns but the Solaria is just gorgeous!! I added it to my wish list right away! Gorgeous yarn as well :)

affiknity said...

Can't decide between Adhara and Solaria.

Sylvie said...

I love all of them, but Nashira is the one that really belongs in my wardrobe.

Kamigaeru said...

So in love with Nashira! Simply beautiful. :-)

Nidhi said...

Adhara is beautiful!

glongley said...

I love all of them but the cowl is my favorite.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I like the Adhara shawl.

Sherri A. said...

My favorite is the Nashira stole. It's so pretty and feminine.

Lindr said...

My favorite is the Adhara Shawl; I love the way the colors play together. But they are all stunningly beautiful designs.

One other phrase to practice for the poolside margaritas: uno mas! Always ready for 'one more'

Julie said...

I love them all!! Honestly- so, so gorgeous. I guess you have to start somewhere, though, so I'd cast on for Suncrest first.
Thanks very much for the giveaway and enjoy your time away!

florapie said...

My vote is for Suncrest-looks super wearable, and fairly quick. Have fun in Mexico!

TopHat said...

I'm split between the cowl and Adhara Shawl! Enjoy your trip!

Tamara Kubacki said...

Solaria, because I love Julie's patterns and I'm cowl crazy these days!

Hege said...

I love the Solaria cowl, Great giveaway :)

Brenda said...

Adhara is simply gorgeous!

(goodstuff on Rav)

Sheila said...

I really like the Solaria cowl.

Krystal said...

They are all lovely, but Suncrest really struck me the most :)

Donnaj said...

I really like the Solaria cowl.

wildkitten said...

Sunset and Adhara are my favorites.
wildkitten/dot/handcrafts/at/gmail/dot/com

Amanda said...

Suncrest for me!

Kerry said...

Suncrest has gone straight into my ravelry queue. Beautiful design but they all are just as nice :-)

Jessica Powers said...

Suncrest and Solaria both tickle my fancy to no end!

Have a blast on your trip!

Charlotte said...

I'm torn between Adhara and Suncrest. They're all lovely though.

Stranded Things said...

Ooh, I really like the Suncrest Shawl! Definitely my favorite of the bunch.

Jade said...

Definitely the Suncrest Shawl!

Knitmish on Ravelry said...

I love the Suncrest Shawl, it's gorgeous! Enjoy your holidays!!

Aristi said...

I would love to knit Nashira in shadow! Once again, such a great giveaway! Thank you!

knitranslatezen on Ravelry

Zenitude said...

Suncrest is my favorite, I would cast on right away!
Enjoy your knitcation, I look forward to hearing all about it!

Karine said...

I love the suncrest, but I would probably make the adhara and use it as a nursing shalw when baby#3 gets here in December!

RavId: taffywduck

Sarah Bear said...

I love Suncrest! I'm very curious about the construction!

DebrafromMD said...

I love the Adhara Shawl but I think that all of the patterns are great.

Katie said...

The Nashira stole is beautiful! They all are, really!

Jen said...

I like the Nashira stole.

Suzanne said...

I really fancy the suncrest shawl because I've been itching to do feather and fan. The construction of this shawl intrigues me.

Espero que disfrute sus vacaciones.

KnittySue said...

I've been drooling over these shawls since I saw them on Ravelry. Enjoy your vaca and thanks for the giveaway.

Kassia said...

Suncrest definitely! Have a great time on your vacation! :)

Michele Lightbown said...

Suncrest speaks to me, as do the others. Reminds me of a beautiful sunset.

Gynx said...

I really want to knit them all, but if I have to pick one, I'll go with Suncrest. Gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Nashira is simply stunning. Enjoy your "knitcation"! Ole!

Nicole said...

The Solaria cowl is my favorite. Perfect for fall, too. Thanks!

Rav id: espo

Liz said...

I love how Nashira could go casual or dressy, especially in that color! Great collection. Hope you have a wonderful knitcation!!

Rae Lynne said...

I love TFA...one of my favorite yarns.

The Soleria Cowl is definitely most intriguing to me, with the Adhara shawl a close second. :)

raelynne01 on Rav

janine said...

I really like all the designs but I would knit Adhara first.

Anonymous said...

Love Nashira Stole!

StaceyKnitsIt

Susan said...

Suncrest is my absolute favorite!

Rachel said...

I fell in love with the Suncrest Shawl the first time I saw it-gor-geous!

misslillyknits on Rav

evan said...

i love the Solaria cowl

tattabugg said...

I love the Nashira stole! It is just so elegant looking!

Cecile said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
I love this collection! The 4 patterns are stunning (and on top of my Ravelry queue!). I already bought Tanis yarns (one of my favorite yarn supplier) to knit an Adhara and a Suncrest.Now, I just need the patterns ;)
I would start with the Adhara (so I guess, it's my favorite), because I love the subtle stripes and the big lace border.

claudey said...

I love the Nashira Stole!

Debbie said...

Love this collection! It would be hard for me to choose between the Solaria cowl or the Suncrest shawl. . . I guess it would depend on which needles were available!

Debbie4 on Rav
mcsix at embarqmail dot com

judyindiana said...

The Adhara is first on my list. Choosing the right colors is really difficult with so many beautiful choices in Tanis' collection.

Emily said...

Suncrest. I love how the texture plays off of the handpainted yarn.

Krystal Barr said...

I really like the Suncrest Shawl, and the awesome color that is knit up with.

Rasa said...

The Suncrest Shawl intrigues me.

josiekitten said...

The Nashira stole is my favourite.

greta said...

Nashira stole - without a doubt.

kayteau said...

The Solaria cowl by far is my favorite, although they are all lovely.

Marlitharn said...

Nashira stole. I'd probably make it longer and wear it more like a scarf; the lace pattern is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The Adhara shawl in red, i so want a red shawl, and have a great time, I so wish I could be in Mexico it looks like a dream vacation

Fracksmom

Elspeth H. said...

I love them all, but Nashira is my favorite. :)

InJuneau said...

I love the Nashira stole.

Heather said...

That Suncrest shawl is exactly the kind of shawl that I gravitate toward. But the Solaria cowl is also really pretty.

MelissaHB said...

My favourite would have to be Suncrest. I also LOVE TFA yarns :-) Awesome giveaway!!

Laura said...

Definitely the Suncrest shawl!

collegeknitting said...

I love the Adhara shawl! Thanks so much for such an awesome contest.

sparky136 said...

I like the Solaria cowl.

Debbie said...

I love Suncrest. thanks for the giveaway!

Jani said...

I love the Nashira Stole! I can imagine walking on the beach in the summer with that lovely stole wrapped around my shoulders! I love the pattern AND the color chosen for this stole but could see it in vibrant red with a black flowing dress!!!

Stefanie R. Maclin said...

I ADORE the Solaria Cowl.

C Gibson said...

I am usually more of a cowl person but I adore the Nashira stole. A lovely collection overall. I have read Tanis Arts blog and have been dying for a chance to use their yarn and beautiful color ways. Enjoy your trip! I desperately wish I was able to go too!

nina said...

I love TFA yarn! I knit up a scarf with Yellow Label DK and loved it. I would probably knit the Nashira Stole first, as I've been wanting a stole lately...

Joanne Perrow said...

Love the suncrest shawl - thanks for the giveaway

Amy J said...

I've been drooling over these patterns since they came out. Suncrest is on my list to be knit first...at least for now ;)

ravid - txtaurus

Debbie in KY said...

I think Adhara is so pretty - but all 4 are very nice!

UmmRania said...

Beautiful stuff, I like Nashira, thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer in Ohio said...

Love them all, but I think the Nashira stole is my favorite.

Tish said...

The Adhara shawl first caught my eye, but I love all these patterns. And those yarns are gorgeous. ^_^

Maya Magdalena said...

ooh, those skeins look super yummy! i love all four, but the solaria cowl would probably be my favourite :)

Juliaknit said...

I love the Solaria cowl and the yarn is beautiful!

butnostephanie said...

I like the Solaria

dclulu on ravelry said...

My favorite is Nashira.

Kristen said...

I like the Solaria cowl!

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Elaine said...

Nashira stole! :)

Sarah said...

These are beautiful. I think I'd make Nashira first. Thanks for the giveaway.

maerillem said...

It's so hard to choose, but I think Adhara would be the one I do first.

Christine Lima said...

Solaria for sure! That one screams at me to cast on...right now!

Kathy Wallace said...

I think I'd knit Suncrest first, but they are all so lovely!

Sabrina said...

I like Solaria a lot! Would love to make it :)

Erin said...

They're such a beautiful group of patterns that I'd have a hard time choosing a favorite - especially between Suncrest and Solaria! Thanks for the lovely givaway!

((rav id: ordinerinlee))

Sgbooth88 said...

At first my eye was immediately drawn to the Solaria cowl, and then the Suncrest shawlette, but even Nashira and Adhara are beautifully stunning!! I definately have to have this ebook one way or another lol!!

P.S. Have a wonderful knitcation I cant wait to read about it and see beautiful pics of it!!!!

Anonymous said...

I really love the Adhara Shawl but all the patterns are so beautiful :)

-Courtney (ShortkneePanda on Rav)

sacha said...

Suncrest for sure!

Dixie said...

I love Nashira.
Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Marianne40@raverly

Zabbers said...

Well, all of them are lovely, but Suncrest really jumped out at me right away.

Pensamientos Marcianos said...

My eye was drawn to Suncrest but all of them are lovely!

Wadotaku said...

I love the Nashira stole, it is definitely something I would wear again and again!

Kathy said...

The Nashira stole is lovely!

The Distracted Knitter said...

I love the Solaria or Suncrest! I can't decide... I've been looking at the ebook too! Love them all.

Have a great knitcation!

Kayla said...

Suncrest realy wounderfull!

meppybn said...

Quite a tough choice - all of them would make fab additions to my wardrobe but I am leaning towards the Solaria cowl - am still smitten with cowls :) Have fun knitvacating and wish I could be there!!

Catherine said...

The Suncrest Shawl gets my vote.

Melody said...

I like Nashkira Scarf.

becca said...

I adore the suncrest shawl. Oh so lovely!

Karey said...

All of them are beautiful. My current choice would be the Nashira stole.

sydneypaige said...

Ooooh, I think the suncrest is my favorite. They are all gorgeous, and the yarn is drool-worthy!

Biscuit said...

I am absolutely in love with Adhara. I really want to make that one!

Elizabeth Ahlers said...

I've recently become quite obsessed with cowls, so I have to say that the Solaria cowl really just jumped out at me.

LindsayJoy said...

That Solaria cowl is lovely!

thewalshfam said...

I love them all, but I think the Suncrest is my favorite! Tanis' yarn is so beautiful!

Mr, Mrs. and now Baby said...

my favorite is the soloria cowl...and that yarn..absolutely gorgeous.

Tia said...

I am taken by Adhara. But Solaria would be my second pick!

Tina said...

Adhara is definitely my favorite!

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Abby said...

Nashira! It's stunning!

franchement (on ravelry) said...

The Nashira stole is so pretty!

ne-knopka said...

i love Suncrest shawl

Anna

ksurty@aol.com

andri. said...

Nashira stole looks so elegant:)

Frankly Beka said...

I'm diggin' the Adhara Shawl. I'd love to incorporate beads into the pattern as I go.

Katie and Mark said...

I like Adhara!

Jaime P said...

The nashira shawl is my favorite. I don't knit enough rectangles!

NimrodVern said...

Oooh! Loving that Adhara!

Jean Ashley said...

I really like the Nashira stole pattern. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I'm jashleyslc on Ravelry.

ikkinlala said...

Nashira ia my favourite, but they're all lovely!

Sandra B. said...

The Suncrest Shawl is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandra B.
(Rav. ID: istitchfast)

Olea said...

the Nashira stole, definitely!! I would do it in something much brighter than the pic. LOVE them all!!

Jubbers said...

All four look interesting, but probably Adhara and Solaris are my favorites.

Asha said...

I love the suncrest shawl- the second one on the TFA blog sold me!

karen alho said...

I like them all, but in the end I would choose Suncrest!

knit by nat said...

I love the Suncrest!!!! Thanks for the chance!

CeltChick said...

I'd have to flip a coin to decide between the Nashira stole and the Suncrest shawl; hold on while I do that...
And it's heads, so I'll say the Nashira stole!
AnnBan on Ravelry

Mary Knits said...

I love the Solaria Cowl.

CoggiesMIL said...

The Nashira Stole is a must have with the Solaria Cowl running a very close second!!

Manda-B said...

The Adhara shawl is my pick.

slmiller8 said...

My favorite is the Solari Cowl!

Sabra said...

the solaria cowl

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

The Suncrest...so gorgeous! And I love the yarn too...

scrags said...

I love the sun crest shawl . The colours are beautiful
Louise

Sangeetha said...

Love the Solaria Cowl

Celeste F said...

The sun crest shawl and solaria cowl are both beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ve, have fun in Mexico! Have a margarita for me - I wish I could have come with you!

The Solaria cowl is very beautiful. Well done!!!
Pavla

loraine said...

I already have the Solaria cowl in my queue - it is so beautiful. And the Nashira stole is gorgeous too!

jennybookworm said...

Solaria followed by Adharra - thanks for the giveaway!
I hope you have a great knitcation too...

asteride said...

Suncrest and then Nashira. Definitely.

k2ntrish said...

I like them all, but I love Adhara.
hotknitter on rave

Nena said...

Definitely the Nashira stole. I hve a dress that it would go great with!

sylvieauthor said...

Solaria, followed by Nashira. Totally lovely for fall.

Pam R. said...

Ilove the Adhara shawl for it's size and color gradation.

Lisaknits said...

All hands down for the Nashira stole !

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alyclaire said...

Wow that suncrest shawl is so amazingly beautiful I feel like I need that pattern right now so I can just start knitting it this instant

Zilliah Bailey said...

Nashira is my favourite!

rinebird said...

I love the Nashira stole.Beautiful one & all.rinebird on Ravelry

Vikki said...

I love both colors but I think Suncrest shawl is my fav!

Carmen Nuland said...

All the patterns are beautiful, but I have a slight preference for Suncrest shawl by Tanis

Anonymous said...

I prefer Adhara.

-Ravnejenta on Ravelry

Retrobaby said...

I'm loving Nashira!

Juney said...

I love, love the Nashira Stole!! I think it would also be beautiful knitted with the brilliant yellow the cowl is made with!

g8rfanjr said...

Suncrest for sure!! But they are all really pretty!

Penny
sch4gators RAV