4 August 2013

GIVEAWAY: Luxury Yarn Love

Hello again yarnie friends. :)

I got new yarn, LOTS of new yarn, SOFT SQUISHY LUXURY yarn, and I thought: "Hmm. I'm feeling exceptionally grateful for all of my lovely followers and fans, and all the support my little indie dye business is receiving, and being able to take on Christmas commissions and other special jobs. How better to say a great big thank you than offering something really special."

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Want this luscious hand-dyed semi-solid soft teal green sock yarn, in gorgeously fluffy alpaca, silk, and cashmere (yes, it's actually OK for many folks with wool allergies too)... TWO skeins, a whole 200g?

Here's how you can enter the draw (I'll be getting a small kidlet to pull a name out of the basket on Friday):
- Simply comment here, and tell me what you'd like to make from this lovely yarn.

And for a bonus entry:
- Drop me a note on the giveaway post on Facebook (the pinned picture at the top of my page).

And keep an eye on my blog here to find out if you won so that I can get your shipping address. I will ship, totally free of charge, to anywhere in the world. There may even be a runner up prize or two. Best of luck!

Arwen Makes Luxury Giveaway

Disclaimer: this giveaway is hosted by Carried Family and Arwen Makes, and has nothing to do with Facebook. They are not responsible, and are not administrating, or hosting, or anything. Just so's you know. ;)

41 comments:

  1. Oh how exciting and in a beautiful colour! Thank you for offering people the chance to win them! I would very much like to knit a scarf for me - it's not often that I do knit things for myself as this would be so flumphy next to my face! :D

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  2. Gorgeous! I would knit knee high socks for a cold footed horse riding friend :-)

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  3. Wow wow wow! Hmm, well, as I have been promising myself to learn to make socks to put in DH's stocking, if I was the lucky winner of this gorgeousness I would most definately get started on a pair for him...and I would probably need to start now! And I think it would be the first thing I would ever have knitted for him too! And what a beautiful colour to brighten up the deepest of Winters. Keeping my fingers crossed,thank you lovely mama xx

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  4. Oooh, so pretty. I think I would make a shawl, maybe the vortex shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vortex-shawl)

    Thanks so much for the chance :-)

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  5. Oh Wow!! So generous!! I would spend a lot of time squishing it and stroking it, then go browse Ravelry for something worthy of making with it :)

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  6. Ohhh, prettiness! It screams out luxury draping around the neck, so a luxury shawl of some sorts would be what I'd do, and with two skeins it would be nice and big and squishy. In the short term, due to the hecticness of life, it's likely to sit around in the stash though, but I think that's a perfectly good use of new yarns!

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  7. What a beautiful colour! I love squishy yarn :)
    I can see socks for a small person who loves teal in that skein :)

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  8. I love your yarns I would use this to make either a thin ice shawl or a haruni

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  9. I'd love to win this lovely yarn so that I can make it into a bolero cardigan, it's such a gorgeous colour

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  10. My first pair of socks or a shawlette pattern I've had my eye on in Etsy!

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  11. Ohhhhhhhh Pretty!!!!!

    I would make me and my girlie matching arm warmers ready for Autumn/Winter. I had been planning to make them in the gorgeous yarn I purchased from you but I'm not sure I bought enough! These gorgeous skeins would be perfect.

    X

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  12. I love alpaca. I'd like to make a tunic for my daughter.

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  13. I'd love to win to be able to gift it to my lovely Mother-in-Law, who will almost certainly make something gorgeous for my girls with it!

    Angie

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  14. *squeal* gorgeous!! My favourite colour! I've been looking for the perfect yarn to make a little top for my daughter with, but this is so scrummy that if I was lucky enough to own it I might have to make myself a lovely soft scarf/shawl! x x x

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  15. Oooo, it's gorgeous, you know how much I love your sock yarn. This giveaway is the best news I have heard all day.

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  16. Beautiful! I think I would make some mittens :)

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  17. That yarn is gorgeous! I would make something to curl up in. The softness needs to be a shawl or snood for comfort. :)

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  18. Ooh something squishy for baby, maybe hat :-)

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  19. What a gorgeous colour, you are so generous to give away so much beautiful yarn. I think I would make a shawl.

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  20. definately a hat...I need a new one, probabaly the leave it to me pattern to go with the wristies you made...would make me very happy!

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  21. That's a beautiful color. I would probably make a shawl.

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  22. Beautiful colour-I think I would be carrying on with the shawl theme-crochet in my case (learning to knit is always 'next years plan')- I would say that it would be for me.... But I have a funny feeling that a little girl would spend so long coveting and stroking it that it may end up wrapped up for a gift for her.....

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  23. What a fabulous colour!
    A cowl or a hat??

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  24. So beautiful, both the wool and you for giving it away! If I won I would have to make a shawl for my mother in law who is allergic to wool so that but made me take note. :D

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  25. Ohhhhhhhh I forgot a pattern I've been eyeing up for a while, a gorgeous hooded poncho for my girlie!!

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  26. I would make a cabled, hooded caplet I found on ravelry for myself. I never make anything for myself and I would look all ethereal and awesome. kind of like a short, dumpy, pixie thing.

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  27. Beautiful yarn i would love to be in with a chance of winning this and to make a scarf for myself for winter as I am in need lol and I never seem to make things for me which i should lol x

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  28. Commenting for Anna, who would make a hat, to avoid publicising her email address. :)

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  29. Wow, stunning colour. Only ever knitted with acrylic before so would spend a lot of time stroking it first....then maybe ask my home Ed knitting ladies for advice. Would it be suitable for soakers? Don't have any yet and would love to try some.

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    1. I honestly don't know, I've only used wool for soakers before but I'm sure alpaca could be lanolised. :)

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  30. Looks like lovely yarn and my favorite color too.2oo gr perfect for pillow or hats for my daughter and me or bags or ...=o) we think of something,thank you for the chance to win it.Lovely giveaway.

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  31. This gentle shade of blue would be perfect for a new cushion cover in Mom's living room. Sorry Mom, but I think I'd have to make myself something to wear with this little dose of yum-yum! There's probably enough for a scarf/hat/mitts set. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. I'd use it to make a sweater for my babylove

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  33. Beautiful yarn, my favourite colour! I might just have to make myself a lovely scarf, I know just the right pattern. :-D

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  34. Oooooooooh 😍def a shawl !

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  35. So beautiful, I would make a cardigan for the littlest!

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  36. I think I could get a nice pair of arm warmers out of this yarn. Maybe some leg warmers too. I love circular knitting and this is so my colour!

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  37. Gorgeous colour, blues are my weakness ;)
    Hmmm what would I make with it, something for dd as she loves the blue - maybe a hooded pixie cardigan or vest if yardage is enough or a hat, gloves and legwarmers combo maybe.

    Thankyou for the opportunity, and good to hear your indie dyeing business is going well xxx

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  38. Wow gorgeous! I would make my very first Mummy make clothing for my little girl, though I would need to search ravelry for some ideas - simple ideas!

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  39. Soooo pretty and soft and gorgeous <3 These would be magically turned into pixie hoods for my girls and a pixie hooded scarf for me and put under the Christmas tree with a note from Santa's Elves who would have made them especially for us <3

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  40. I've just learnt to crochet so I think if I won this gorgeous yarn is have to crochet something like wrist warmers or a scarf or something equally as snuggly. xxxxx

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