Saturday, August 3, 2013

AlgernonKnits & a GIVEAWAY!!!

So, for the past few months I've been making a few very small hints that I've been working on something secret. I kind of doubt any of you noticed, but nonetheless, they have been leading up to something big... and it's time that something big was made known.
For several months now, I've been working on setting up an Etsy Shop. It's gone through some rough times, but I'm finally ready to open. However, I'm holding off for one more week. Why would I wait seven whole days to release my hard work into the world? Because I want to do something special to kickstart AlgernonKnits (the name, if you hadn't realized, of my new business). And that something special is a giveaway. 

Yes! To Live A Life's first ever giveaway! And, what's more, I'm going to be holding a second giveaway on my Ravelry group! First, let's have the details on the blog giveaway. 

What I'm giving away: 
An entire skein of gorgeous yarn, hand dyed by me! This is just a sample of the heavenly goodness I'll be selling in my shop. 
This is a variegated yarn, most lime green and white, with hints of mint at the color changes. I'm telling you, it's really difficult to part with this beauty. It's a worsted weight superwash merino (though I would recommend hand washing in cold water and drying flat), and you get an entire 100g/220 yards! Sounds pretty good, huh? 

Here are the rules:

-To enter, leave a comment on this blog post. Don't forget to give me your Ravelry username or email, so I can contact you if you win! I will randomly select one person at the close of the giveaway.
-One comment per person! Any extra comments will be deleted. 
-This giveaway is worldwide! Don't let your place of residence stop you entering!
-The giveaway closes on SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH at midnight! I will draw a winner on Sunday the 11th.
-This isn't a rule, just a request. Please share links to this post everywhere you can- the more the merrier! 

So, now that the BLOG giveaway is all explained, let's go onto the Ravelry giveaway! 

What I'm giving away:
A pack of four mini skeins, dyed by me! 
From left to right you have a beautiful spring green, a delightful sky blue, cheerful sunny yellow, and a dusty purplish-pink! These fingering-weight mini skeins each have 25 yards. They are 100% wool; hand wash and dry flat! This yarn will felt (and does so beautifully, if that's what you're going for). Perfect for a Beekeeper's Quilt or an addition to a stripy scarf!  

Here are the rules:

-This giveaway is taking place in this thread on my Ravelry Group. To enter, all you have to do is write up a post. I will randomly select a post when the giveaway closes.
-You can enter as many times as you want! Bring your friends and have a nice big chat! 
-The giveaway closes on SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH at midnight! I will draw a winner on Sunday the 11th.
-This giveaway is worldwide! Don't let your place of residence stop you entering!
-This isn't a rule, just a request. Please share links to this post everywhere you can- the more the merrier! 


Doesn't this sound fun? I hope you will all enter both giveaways and the best of luck to everyone!
xxx

IMPORTANT UPDATE: good news, all of my non-knitting readers! If you should happen to win, I will knit you something with the yarn I'm giving away! This is only open to the blog giveaway. I will knit a hat, cowl, or fingerless gloves- pattern of your choice! Also, if you are a knitter/crocheter but would still prefer an FO to the yarn, that's okay too! Just let me know.
Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you! 

both giveaways are now closed. thanks for playing and congratulations to the winners!

18 comments:

  1. Good luck with your new shop! Love the yarn :)

    (meeshelle on Rav)

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  2. Beautiful yarns, nice work with the colors. ;) Love your blog and especially love the shop name. Good luck with your grand opening!

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  3. Yvhiha (on Ravelry)

    I love the colours you have shown. The shop name and logo is very nice. Is Algernon a cat?

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  4. Good luck with your new shop. What I have seen of your yarns so far, I love the colors and the yarn looks so soft. Can't wait to see a picture of your kitty. I am sure he is very special like mine.

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  5. Boy, I guess I should get moving on starting up my Etsy shop, too! Good luck, I love that minty yarn!

    k8sx on rav

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  6. Beautiful yarn!

    lmecoll on Ravelry

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  7. Love that green, Good Luck!

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  8. Ahhh! This si the one that I saw on your project in Ravelry and fell in love with! I lov ehow the green seems so fresh next to the white. It's just prefect!

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  9. Amazing yarn !!!

    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  10. Nice, I guess I do like the banner for your shop.

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  11. Wow, Anya! These are gorgeous! :)

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  12. I love knitting !!! I just started a pair of baby moccasins from the purlbee! My ravelry name is mademoiselly! Nice job on your yarn! :)

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  13. Congrats on the etsy shop. Joliekay

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  14. Beautiful yarn colors.


    DeMia
    coverdemdreads@hotmail.com

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  15. That green and white yarn is awesome!!! knitphomaniac13 on ravelry or knitphomaniac13@gmail.com....either works!

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  16. I started to reply and forgot to add in my Ravelry name! I'm lizardbabies and I love your yarn. I know your shop will do well!

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  17. Best wishes and mad success in your new endeavor!

    DoctahDIVAH on Ravelry

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  18. Um, I've just been turned into a cow. Can I go home?
    I'm taking your yarn, sister. Get ready to knit.
    -Mary M.

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Thanks for commenting! xoxo