Monday, April 27, 2009

This Giveaway Is Now Closed!



Today starts a giveaway at Farming in the Shade! I am happy to contribute this complete hat kit (needles not included) to someone who has a knitting obsession and a small person in their life.


Here are the rules (contest open to US or Canada residents only):

Giveaway ends May 1 at 9 p.m. EST. Winner will be announced by Sunday, May 3. Enter by posting a comment on this blog post. Tell me something about your knitting--who taught you to knit, your favorite yarn, the coolest thing you ever knitted. Make sure you leave contact information!

Earn extra entries by:

1) Following me on twitter. (If you don't know what twitter is, don't worry. It's another way to waste your time on the computer.)  Add a comment here so I will count it as one entry.

2) Tweeting this giveaway (no more than once daily). Add a comment here so I know you did it.

3) Blog about this giveaway. Add a comment (with link) here so I can go visit your blog.

4) Follow or subscribe to this blog (or tell me if have already done so). Add a comment so I will count it as an entry.

That's it! And because bloggy giveaways are so much fun, I've linked to some other giveaways here and  here.

49 comments:

  1. Hi Lona,

    I knit and crochet and love doing both. I love to work with cotton yarns and cotton blends. Knitted dishcloths are awesome and I like to knit scarves too. My sister in law taught me how to knit and the internet was a big help too since she lives so far away. I'm glad I saw this giveaway when you posted on Handmade For Life team!

    Anastasia

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  2. I am truly a beginner at knitting, working on my first scarf. It's slow for me, and I keep having to refer to my internet instructions site, but it is coming along! My 12 year old daughter, however, knits up a storm! She learned from a lovely older woman at our church!

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  3. Well the only thing I have ever knitted was a dish cloth. My grandma taught me how when I was a teenager staying at her house for the summer.

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  4. I learned to knit a couple of years ago (although I'd learned enough to knit a dishcloth as a kid). Right now I seem to be obsessed with socks.

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  5. well, I love to crochet-but I have really been wanting to learn knitting. No one taught me how-I had to figure it out on my own. But, I am teaching my daughters how!

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  6. Cannot knit; but really wanna learn. My daughter and I watched a video together last month: She since knitted a scarf, a hat, and her first bra. I still cannot knit. :D

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  7. I have tried to knit before and am determined to try again. This looks like fun and looks easy.

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  8. My sister in law just taught me how to knit. I have only knitted one thing- a dish cloth. But I love baby yarn because it is so soft.

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  9. I am just learning to knit again. I knit a couple of things when I was in college, but haven't had time in the last 15 years. Then I read Creative Family by Amanda Soule and got really inspired. My girls and I have made out own knitting needles as she describes in the book. Now we are practicing knitting and pearling all the time. I found a neet website that explained how to read the patterns and has videos of lots of stitches and such. Hopefully, I will get the hand of it and be able to get hats whipped up for all of us before next fall.

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  10. I am an avid knitter and began teaching myself when my oldest was about 6 mos old. He is now 7. My favorite part about how I started is that I was able to use my grandma's stash and am so glad to still be using her needles today. She was a huge influence on all my early crafting (along with my mom).

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  11. I learned to knit about a year ago. Lauren Mccain's mom taught me. She was a girl killed in the VT shootings. So it makes me think of her and her family when I knit.

    I'm too new at knitting to think anything is cool. I did knit my college boy a scarf, which he promptly gave to a girl. :(

    Zoomom2boys at SL.

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  12. Hi! I taught myself to knit with a very old book and two pencils. I made a blanket out of the yarn I used to learn to knit and you can still see the lead in the first few rows of the blanket.

    My absolute favorite thing I ever knit are my green fingerless gloves.

    Happy knitting! Sara O' knittingprose@gmail.com

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  13. I'm following your blog, thanks again.

    Sara O' knittingprose@gmail.com

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  14. I've not wrapped my mind around knitting just yet (I can crochet, though!) but a good friend has offered to teach me. Now if I can just make the trip to go see her! Thanks for the chance -

    nettacow at gmail dot com

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  15. I have never knitted but want to learn, maybe this will give the shove I need to start :)

    Sarah
    SeekingHim@ gmail dot com
    www.homeschoolblogger.com/OhioSarah

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  16. I am now following you on Twitter (Sarah Jo Bailey)

    Sarah
    SeekingHim @ gmail dot com

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  17. I just twitted about your contest!

    Sarah
    SeekingHim@ gmail dot com

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  19. I am following you through my google account.

    Sarah
    SeekingHim@ gmail dot com

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  20. I just blogged about it here: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/OhioSarah/683653/

    Sarah
    SeekingHim @ gmail dot com

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  21. I am knitting a "dishcloth pattern" blanket for my daughter. It is my second knitting project (the first, not worth mentioning LOL.) I've a long way to go to catch my mom!

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  22. One of my dear friends taught me to knit and it is my favorite thing to do to unwind.

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  23. Ooooooh--what a cool hat! I love knitting hats, as you may know. I taught myself to knit three years ago. My favorite yarn is the one staring at me from the yarn shop bin, begging me to buy it. ;-) I'm already following your blog--my boys love your lambing photos!

    Sandy/hikinguphill.blogspot.com

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  24. I learned how to knit when I went with a friend to her knitting class. My favorite yarn is probably the Homespun yarn. It is really soft. My favorite thing that I have ever knitted was a purse that I gave to a friend.
    Moriah
    conantfamilyschool@yahoo.com

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  25. Honestly, I knitted a pot holder for my mom when I was 9... since then, not so much. I just learned to crochet and would love to get back into knitting. Maybe this would help!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  26. my friend jen taught me to knit at camp. i knit in spurts. i love it - especially with big chunky yarn and especially making hats!

    elkesten at yahoo dot com

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  27. I learn to knit after I got out of the hospital for the 3rd time due to DVT. I was afraid of getting in the car and having a panic attack. I didn't mind going from my house to my parents (a straight shot down the road but 14 miles East). My mother signed me up for lessons (the knitting store was in my hometown where my parents still live). I went and had the time of my life learning. A year later my sister adopted a little girl from China. My sister named me the little girl's godmother and I knit the Debby Ware Pink sweater with argyle. To this day my niece loves the sweater (she is 6 now and she is too big for it). My sister put it is a shadow box for my niece's bedroom.

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  28. I'd love to learn more about knitting. My mother taught me. I'm still just a beginer. I've made a lovely think scarf. Would like to one day knit a sweater and socks.

    Deborah
    comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

    Michigan addy ready.

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  29. Well, I'm a pretty new knitter. And I've only done very basic things--some hats for my little boys and simple Christmas gifts like scarves, etc. I actually learned to knit from knittinghelp.com. They have some fabulous video tutorials.

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  30. My grandmother originally taught me to knit, but I followed this up with a class when I was in high school.

    rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. i'm a beginner - have only made scarves... so far

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  32. http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1646724019

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  33. I am just a beginniner at knitting, but I love it. I am sure I would enjoy this kit! Thanks!

    Audrey at ferretsrockforever@gmail.com

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  34. Well, I'm entering on behalf of my sister who learned to knit from our dad. I never quite got the hang of it, but I do enjoy crocheting. Strange! Maybe if I win it for her, she'll try teaching me again.

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  35. Fun!

    My step-mom taught me to knit but I really picked it up a couple of years ago and re-taught myself using the knittinghelp.com videos. I love knitting! I have just started knitting the Lizard Ridge Afghan. At the moment my favorite yarn is Noro Kureyon but that is mostly because I ADORE color!

    Melissa (Melissa108 on SL)

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  36. I finally got crochet down and really want to learn to knit next.

    jamilyjam@yahoo.com

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  37. I taught myself to knit, using youtube videos, so I could make wool diaper covers for my daughter.

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  38. I have only knitted washcloths, but I would love to branch out. The woman who taught me said that she taught her sons and they would do it for hours on long car rides. :)

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  39. What a cool giveaway. I once knitted a really short scarf.

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  40. I am JUST learning how to knit from my friend Rita. She is knitting me a black neck cowl. I have so much to learn, but I do enjoy it, and it stops a lot of snacking because my hands are busy! cdziuba@aol.com

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  42. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/1669030553

    cdziuba@aol.com

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    cdziuba@aol.com

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  44. My grandma initially taught me the basics. Then a few years ago, I taught myself how to magic loop from a book and I've never looked back! Now, I can knit anything and everything. My favorite yarn is Malabrigo. I've made so many awesome items, but my favorite is the Jane sweater from Custom Knits that I knit for myself.
    Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOT com

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  45. This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for playing!

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