9.13.2009

Win some Yarn ~ It's Giveaway time again

Could you use some new sock yarn? I'm feeling the urge to share some fingering weight love. There's enough to make 4 pairs of socks or 4 scarves or 4 pairs of gloves or whatever your heart fancies. It could be your new stash enhancement until you decide what you'd like to do with it yarn with no buyers remorse? Free to a good home.

This is two skeins of Knit Picks Gloss in Cocoa, which is a 70% Merino and 30% silk blend.

Two balls of Socken Wolle 4-ply in blues, greens, purples and turquoise. I have got to tell you ~ these were hard to part with, but I'm sure someone else will love them as much as I do. A 75% Virgin Wool and 25% Polyamid (nylon) blend that's machine washable and felt resistant, says so on the label.

Two balls of Knit Picks Essential 75% Superwash Wool and 25% Nylon in a two-tone brown and cedar shade called Dune Twist.

And finally two more balls of Socken Wolle in the same 75% Virgin Woole and 25% Polyamid blend in really delicious solid green. It's photographed on the olive side in this picture but this yarn is a vibrant apple-y green.

If you're interesting in re-homing this pretty yarn leave a comment and tell me something about yourself. I really, truly enjoy getting to know you all. Or if you'd rather not tell me something about yourself, feel free to ask a question or two, or three about me! Ask anything at all you might be interested in knowing about me EXCEPT how much I weigh... 'cause I am just not going to answer that question! A simple 'want yarn' will do too.

The Giveaway will stay open until Sunday, September 20th at noon. Let me hear from you if you want this to show up in your mailbox and I'll send this sock yarn happily your way doesn't matter where you live!

42 comments:

sue said...

Oh I have just started knitting socks again and I love the yarns you have. I especially love the green and the blue ones. I am determined to finish this year off with knitting at least another 3 pairs of socks. How many socks do you knit a year.

Celestial said...

Some of those colors would be great for some manly socks, which I am due to knit hubby ;) (thought I'm not sure he would approve of the variegated blue skeins)

Something about myself...that you don't already know. Hmm.

I was the Ralph Lauren Bedding Sales Manager for a department store that had a chain through the central US states (Marshall Fields, now just another chain that got swallowed up by the bloated Macy's corp). It was just a glorified sales position that focused on RL bedding. I'm actually quite thankful I worked with bedding and bathroom linens. I am now over educated with purchasing linens, much to the chagrin of other sales people.

t does wool said...

I have already been a winner,so I will recuse myself from this,but I'd like to say,nice giveaway,Renee.

Sally said...

Hi Renee,
I am one of your many many friends on raverly (Librarynana) That says it all. :)

My knitting really suffered this summer, not sure where the time went. But I was just reorganizing my projects tonight...time to get started again.

By the way, I LOVE the brown yarn!!

Sally in Minnesota USA

Anonymous said...

Am trying to get my nerve up to knit a pair of socks! Any of these would be great! You are so generous and I long for the country also. :) Maybe we will both get there!
carol

Joansie said...

So sweet of you to have this giveaway. All the yarn is beautiful and I've knitted with some of them before. So, that said, I'll let someone else enjoy the yarn. I'll try to mention your giveaway on my blog to give you additional traffic if that is ok. Happy Knitting!

Pipany said...

Hi Renee. I only came across your blog fairly recently, but really enjoy it.

I live in Cornwall, England where I knit, sew, cook, grow,look after our kids (7, but only three at home now full time with the others endlessly dropping by), ducks, hens and cats, and also build my little business of designing and making textile goods. HAlfway through my first pair of socks and very excited by your giveaway x

TLCknits said...

Very cool Giveaway Renee!..
Somethings about me....I talk tough, but am a complete push-over when it comes to my kids and pets. I strongly dislike to sew (makes me cuss like a truckdriver) and I LOVE cake..(frosting optional).. HAHA

CelticCastOn said...

ohhhh I've wanted to try knit picks gloss for a while it sure is getting to be sock knitting season huh!
I think you know enough about me by now :) but..... on;y 7 weeks till Tadpole arrives *insert me jumping around*

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Hey Renee thanks for having the giveaway.

One thing about me?? I hate knitting socks....but love knitting mitts :)

JoAnn said...

What a nice way to destash - by sharing with fellow knitters.
All the give away skeins look very nice and will be accepted into any home, I'm sure.

Something about me? I bought a sheep footstool at a local craft fair this weekend. He's soft & wooly and in need of a good knitter's home.

Christina said...

I have never knitted socks before and would love to have a go. And put my foot in it. Hand knitted socks looks very cosy.

Christina said...

I have never knitted socks before and would love to have a go. And put my foot in it. Hand knitted socks looks very cosy.

Sarina Wilson said...

Hi Joansie sent me to see your offers and to make sure I post that I too am an avid sock knitter.. How sweet of you to do this...Sarina

RenateS. said...

Joansie sent me this way. What a wonderful and gracious deed to part with sock yarn. I love the solids. Where do you by the "Socken Wolle" in the US? I have never seen it and as an old German I know it has to come from over there. Of course, nowadays, probably made in Turkey, et al. I'm retired, live in Michigan, love to knit and am currently involved in the 52 pair sock plunge. Yep, I can't believe it myself. Now to go and explore your blog. Renate hich is Renee in German

asti said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway ! The knitpicks gloss is fantastic especially. What can i tell you ?
Well....my littlest girl and I both like to sleep on our sheepskins ...is that wierd ?!

Philigry said...

oh, that yarn is to die for! I just got a pattern for making socks...i have never tried them. i love that coca color! beautiful.
SOmething about me you may not know...i have a coca-cola every morning (i am not a coffee drinker, but love the caffeine)

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Hello Renee,
this is a wonderful thing you're doing here. -- I hope to give yarn away one day. I will tell you that I have been knitting a long time but with much limit where projects were concerned. Since joining the knit blogging world along with Ravelry; I've been broadening my projects. I just completed my first lace shawl project and I am dying to get into socks. I can knit socks, I can knit socks is what I've been telling myself. I would love the yarn. Thanks !

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Chuckle. Love that bit about free to a "good home." Reminds me of what they say when giving away kittens - LOL

What gorgeous Fall colors to inspire all sorts of knitting happiness. I know someone will be very thrilled to receive this. Wasted on me, though, as I've got mounds of yarn to work my way through - LOL

You know me already pretty well - so hard to come up with something new. How about this - I'm a Notre Dame grad and I *love* watching college football on Saturday afternoons!

Egater said...

well...I am a craftteacher in Estonia. Our girls study to knit, crochet,sew,embroidery and so on in school if tey are abuot 9-15 years old.
I learned to knit when I was 6yeasr old and my grandmother showed me how to do that :)

Digital Misfit said...

That yarn is lovely! I especially love the green and that rich brown.
A bit about me?
I am the jack of all trades when it comes to crafting. I just picked up embroidery last week and fell in love!

heidig@gmail.com

Akua Lezli Hope said...

I returned to fiber when paralysis made glassmaking out of reach. I can no longer weave on my floor loom, but I've beeen busy trying to feed myself by writing down the patterns I make up.
I live in the Southern finger Lakes where summer has been too cold and winter too long, but the air is fresh and the wondrouse weeds for papermaking abound. Joansie's note setn me here, I would love some more green or brown for the new scarf-necklaces I've designed

AlisonH said...

I don't need the yarn and others might, so don't put me in the running, but for whatever it's worth, if you want a break from socks, the quantities of each of those would be great for a shawl. Which I might know a few good patterns for, but that would sound too much like an obnoxious ad for my book so I'll be quiet now.

Darlene said...

I would love the YARN!!!

What a wonderful giveaway!!! One of my favorite yarn is fingerweight seconded only by lace and I love knitting shawls, scarves,sweaters, mittens, socks...well I guess I love knitting everything!!! I live in PEI surrounded by hay and potato fields and love it more everyday!
I have been enjoying your blog for only a short time... reading thru the archives and enjoy every minute!

Thanks for the great blog!!
Darlene in PEI

Renee said...

Thank you every who's looking to give this yarn a great new home!!

If your email is attached to your Blogger ID I try to respond to comments personally via email ~ if it's not ~ thank you dearly for telling me something about yourselves, I am really enjoying this!

And AlisonH, knock yourself out with a plug for your book, we all love great new patterns. :)

Hugs to you all, Renee

Journeying Five said...

I would love to win, i love fabric and yarn. i had a mother who crafted and passed that passion on to me, and hopefully i to my daughter's

LizzieK8 said...

Being a friend of Joansie's and an avid sock knitter I had to "run" right over here when she suggested it.

I live in the Sonoran Desert and am really quite tired of daily temperatures over 100!

amanda said...

Well I just want to see your stash! :D

and something about me? I'll be saying goodbye to my 30s pretty soon!

Chris said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog and am so glad I did. I love knitting socks, so I would enjoy this lovely yarn if I won it. Hmmm. I'm also Canadian (high five!). And a spinner.

AlisonH said...

Thank you, Renee, much appreciated--it's "Wrapped in Comfort: Knitted Lace Shawls," by Alison Jeppson Hyde. Martingale published it. It's got a story to each pattern and a how to knit lace section with both verbal and pictorial instructions.

The shawls themselves are what I spent a lot of time looking for and then finally gave up and came up with my own: they're knitted top-down in a circular or semi-circular shape, v-necked in front, or you can throw them over your shoulder. You get the gracefulness of a flattering sweeping shape without having to obscure half the work when you wear it--and: they absolutely Stay On.

I gave the stitch count to each lace pattern in there so that if someone just wants to make a stole, they can cast on so many repeats and go for it. There are a few scarves, too; when I mailed everything in, I wasn't quite sure what the publisher wanted most, and they liked those. (Or maybe especially the stories with them?)

If you go to my spindyeknit.com blog and search the Wrapped in Comfort category, you'll get some pictures of some of the shawls I've made in other colors and yarns than in the book.

ikkinlala said...

I never know what to say about myself, so here's something random: one of my favourite places is the waterfall across the road from where I live.

Kristin Wood said...

Hi! This is my first time commenting here, but I love your finished projects. Very beautiful. I do have a question about you! When did you knit your first pair of socks?

I'll answer my own question for my personal factoid...I have yet to knit socks, but I am very excited for when I finally possess the skills to! I'd much rather buy yarn than socks ;)

Awesome giveaway!

The Litter Box House said...

I saw that you were giving this away, but I don't want it so I didn't comment :)

As you know from my yarn diet, I certainly don't need it. And you SHOULD join me in the diet. It's always nicer to have someone to feel the pain with. Oh wait, that definitely won't tempt you to join me...

Selkie on Ravelry

Ms Givens said...

After staying home for 26 years to raise our 6 daughters, I went back to work to teach Physics 6 years ago. It has been a wild ride, but I find it gets in the way of my knitting! Which does not keep me from always having at least one project in the works!

I love the yarn, especially the purple, aqua, etc. one!

Mini said...

Hi, I'm Kate.I'm 31 (32 in 4 weeks, which is exactly how many weeks my mom was overdue with me... 4 weeks.. she claims she's the only woman in our town to every have been 11 months pregnant) and I live with my bf Dan and our cat, Pumpkin. two weeks ago, I started a whole new career, leaving behind 10 months of unemployment and 10 years of one career.

I'm short. And b/c I am 1/2 Norweigan and 1/2 Irish, I have to knit or I'll explode.

Gigi said...

Ooooo yes please ;-).

Blessings,

G

P.S. Your DH is a cutie and a handy man too -- lucky girl!

momdlux said...

I love everything you've written about your husband. I can't say that my heart flips EVERY time I look at him, but he's working out of town right now and I find myself thinking of him with a smile on my face and great warmth in my heart alot. I hope you get all of your projects done before winter!

Siena said...

Who wouldn`t want that yarn? I am struggling to learn to knit socks, and have just finished my first pair. It would be lovely to have more sock yarn in my stash, because I will continue to knit socks.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Something about myself - I wish I could draw. No matter what other creative outlets I have, I still wish I could just sit down and draw a beautiful picture. Taken classes, gone through the how-to books, even hired an artist to move my hand around while I held a pencil. Never going to happen though.

These are really beautiful yarns, thanks for the giveaway.

Heather said...

Well I have knit four pairs of socks none of which have fit me so I'm hoping that armed with possible new yarn and bigger needles I can do this lol.

Heather said...

Forgot to leave an e-mail. Attached to my name now.

Kathy said...

Hi! I made my way to your blog through Teresa's. I will add you to my favorites. I too am a sock knitter and would be happy to give anyone of those yarns a lovely home.

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