Giveaway Day!

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!

I am really late to the party, but I’m finally here! I’ve got a couple items up for grabs for a knitter (or someone who wants to learn how to knit?)!

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These are both kits consisting of yarn and a pattern.

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The first kit is a set of five 1oz. skeins of Mountain Colors’ Merino Ribbon in various colors. You’ll need a 24″- or 32″-inch long US9 circular needle to complete the pattern.

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The second kit is one skein of Filatura Di Crosa’s Moda in a deep purple. You’ll need US5 needles to complete the pattern.

This is the second time I’ve participated in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day. Doing this again was on my list of 101 goals in 1001 days — so, yay! I get to cross another item off of the list!

To enter the drawing, please leave a comment (include your email address) telling me what’s at the top of your “to do” list this month.

I am happy to ship to anyone in the continental US. This giveaway will be open until May 16, 2014, at midnight (central time). I’ll determine a random winner and announce it officially after a mailing address has been secured. Good luck!

  • BreannaS

    At the top of my to do list this month is to spring clean my bedroom.

  • Brooke

    I am spring cleaning my house from top to bottom!

  • whitedragonstudios

    top of my list is to finish this stack of softies and dolls

  • Arianna M.

    Hoping to finish my Studio Cherie duffel bag!

  • Patricia Vajda

    i am working a purse, need to finish by 5/18, that is on the top of my list. I love the knitting patterns you are offering.

  • Desiree Glaze

    I have a lot on that list, but first a dress for my daughter to wear to Star Wars Weekends. glazefamily3 AT

  • Melissa Graham

    My to do list is full of mini tooth fairy pouches…500 to be exact. They are going to be included in a new book about the tooth fairy.

    storybookfelts at gmail dot com

  • dystini

    Knitting a lace parasol in crochet cotton is at the top of my list. I need it done before we start going on walks this summer. I’m about 1/3 done.
    sparkliesandmore at

  • Katie McGowan Gattiker

    I’m working on knit cupcakes for my daughter

  • Sarah Clemons

    Clean all the carpets before the kids get out of school Finish the crochet viking beard…..
    clemonssarah7 at gmail dot com

  • Teresa W

    The top of my to-do list is helping my daughter’s school finish up some quilts for the school. Then I’ve got some dollies to make for upcoming birthdays.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Teresa W

    I think I need to add my e-mail…flynnski99(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Kathy Davis

    The top of my To Do list includes making a pennant banner for a BBG couples shower in a couple weeks..

  • kathyh

    To get the garden in. It’s May.
    I always have an on-going wish to sew more and just took five days off for my birthday, anniversary & mother’s day (triple whammy holiday!!!) and got my wish.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I have two of my own SMS giveaways.

    k8hobbies (at)yahoo dotcom

  • Katie

    Getting back on track with exercise and diet is on the top of my to-do list this month. I’m 1 week on track and feeling great.

  • Katie Young

    Top of my list is to get my garden planted now that spring seems to have arrived! Thanks for the chance to win–they look like fun patterns to knit!

  • tina

    Top of my list is to make some tote bags and summer clothes for my daughter. Thanks

  • Michele breault

    Top of my list is to finish a shawl I started 18 months ago! It has been so long I had to find the pattern so I could finish it. arrgh. Knitting is so relaxing but I’ve been mired in a hexie quilt from hell cloud.

  • Nancysue

    I have my to-do list that I have put off since Christmas. How can that be true?? Attending a baby shower in beginning of June , so a baby afghan is on the list. I crochet a bit, and knit knots….. seriously… my mom knits and can’t crochet. I can crochet, but my knitting turns into macramé . Perhaaaaps this is the perfect giveaway for me to successfully learn. Add an 8 hour car ride this summer, and I have no escape, but to learn…. and I’m sure it will be a fun process along the way. …hopefully!

  • Linda Streed Prihoda

    On my to-do list is using up all of the odds and ends of cotton yarn I have by making some dishcloths.

  • shannon

    Im baking a new cake each moth this year. TO do; my neices hello kitty birthday cake

  • Bonje Gioja

    Finish school!! Yay!!!

  • Cassandra

    Top of my list is cleaning out my closet – I’ve been putting off forever and I am half way done!

  • Candace Lannon

    Top of my list is to clean the house before it gets way to hot to do anything.

  • Carmen N

    Well, my family left me to go help Grandma (who broke her hip a month ago) so I took advantage and straightened and organized my craft room. Something that’s been on my “todo list” for over a year now!

  • Sarah Bozone

    Top of the list is getting my kids artwork together to start making quilts/blankets for them. Recently I learned to arm-knit so some future gifts are in order for that as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Sangeetha Venkatraman

    I have a long to do list to go through, but first would be to finish my garden bed and getting my veggies in

  • Ali M

    Thanks for the giveaway! My must finish is the quilting on a king sized quilt that desperately needs to go on the bed for warm weather!

  • Diann Cornell

    I’ve got a sewing project for my church that has to get done.

  • Melissa Williams

    my top to-do this month is to finish the pair of mittens i’ve been working on for the past two weeks.

  • yb

    I want to finish a couple of crochet projects.

  • Emme Von

    practicing cables are on my to-do list this month.


    ps-thanks for hav ing a yarny giveaway, so many of them are fabricy (but ilove those, too)

  • Rachel Martorano

    At the top of my to do list this month was finishing all the crochet for my oldest daughter’s theater group’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. I made Audrey II puppets and a thank you scarf for the director…that last one is still not all the way done and needs to be by tomorrow night. It will be such a sense of accomplishment when I’m all finished! Thanks for participating!

  • Steph Anie

    Bee blocks for sure I really need to get on that

  • Amy

    Ugh – mine could probably stand that, too. I’m in search of new drapery to liven it up a little bit!

  • Amy

    I get that – I did my basement last weekend, garden this weekend… Feels so good!

  • Amy

    Fun – for anyone special?

  • Amy

    I had to Google this one – looks likes a great project-keeper! Good luck!

  • Amy

    Why the deadline? I hope you made it!

  • Amy

    Star Wars weekends! I want to know who she’s dressing as. 🙂

  • Amy

    So cute – the tooth fairy and I were very close when I was a kid. 🙂

  • Amy

    Are you building the frame of the parasol, too?

  • Amy

    Delish 😉

  • Amy

    I’ve seen those viking beards – too funny!

  • Amy

    Are the quilts for charity?

  • Amy

    I’m curious – what’s ‘BBG’?

  • Amy

    I just got my garden in today – looking forward to tomatoes!
    Your time off sounds like heaven!

  • Amy

    Good luck – you can do it!

  • Amy

    I just got my garden in today – so fun to dig in the dirt!

  • Amy

    How old is your daughter?

  • Amy

    I get that – I’ve had projects that have been lurking for years (literally). Some day, right?

  • Amy

    Time has been flying! It’s crazy. Car rides are a good place to practice knit and crochet stitches – do you have a mobile phone for YouTube reference along the way? That helps, too!

  • Amy

    Good idea!

  • Amy

    Yum – what’s the flavor for the Hello Kitty cake? I love cake. 🙂

  • Amy

    Congrats! 🙂

  • Amy

    Closets can be scary – more power to you!

  • Amy

    Totally – I’ve been giving my vacuums extra attention lately.

  • Amy

    I hope Grandma is doing okay!

  • Amy

    I recently tried arm knitting – and just got myself tangled in knots. 🙂 I’ll have to try again soon.

  • Amy

    I just planted my garden today!

  • Amy

    Good luck! I bet it’s gorgeous.

  • Amy

    Lucky church to get your handiwork!

  • Amy

    It’s never too early (or late) to think about winter, huh? 🙂

  • Amy

    You can do it!

  • Amy

    I think cables are so pretty!

  • Amy

    What fun!! Did you adapt a pattern to make the puppets? I bet it was a good show. 🙂

  • Amy

    Good luck 🙂

  • Carmen N

    thanks for asking – she’s healing well and came back to our house for a couple of weeks so we can keep an eye on her until she’s more steady on her feet

  • Patricia Vajda

    I am a pattern tester for two designers. One is a German girl (lives in NYC) and the other one is in Australia. Mostly the patterns are for purses, totes, Laptop or Tablet bags, wallets, etc. When I accept a pattern for testing, there is a deadline, and it must be completed by that date. Upon completion I submit pictures and comments/suggestions. If I had a problem, or questions, I let the designer know what areas may need additional guidance, or if the pattern didn’t go together well, sometimes changes are made to the pattern or instructions. Prior to release, a pattern may be tested by up to 25 testers. If the pattern is revised, then the revised pattern is then put out for testing. Also, if all goes well, and everyone loves the pattern we let them know that too. On the last pattern, most of the testers said that the sleeve for the tablet was too small, so the pattern was revised to be more compatible with current tablets currently on the market.

    I pay for the material, notions, hardware, interfacing, etc. the end product is mine and I can keep it or sell it, or give it away. I do it because I get free patterns. The one I finished today is for the Bag of the Month Club. Obviously, this item is for a future release, I got it on May 6th. Members of the Club won’t see it for another two months. So we are allowed access to patterns that have not been released yet. I learn so much doing these projects. There is always something new, something I haven’t tried yet. This pattern was really nice and I am one of a handful of people that have it now.

    I pulled an all nighter started sewing Saturday @6 AM finished it today about noon.

  • dystini

    I’m using an umbrella I bought at a thrift store for the frame. I don’t have the talent to build one myself lol

  • Sarah Bozone

    Yes it’s one of those crafty things that have to have time and patience dedicated to it. There’s no stopping once you’ve started! 😉 I did like how much quicker it was than typical knitting and doesn’t use as much yarn. Very easy for gifts. Good luck on your next try!