Thursday, October 07, 2010

Are you ready for another contest?

Let's get down to business first. The Random Number Generator has spoken and the lucky winner of 1000 Fabulous Knit Hats is Craftivore! Please email me at oiyi.yau(at) gmail (dot) com to give me your mailing info and I will ship the book out to you. Congratulations!



Now for another great contest! My first shawl pattern is scheduled to be released next week. I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway. I will be giving away 3 printed copies of the LaReine pattern (Ravelry link). Plus, there is more!
The original sample is knit with 1 skein of Sena from Okayknits in the colorway, Water Green. I had bought 2 just in case, so I will be giving away the second skein for the contest. Okayknits dyes her yarns in batches of 2 skeins so each color is non-repeatable and extremely limited. I love knitting with her yarns because it doesn't pool and has such depth of color. One of you lucky winners will be getting the original yarn and color!
When Jane of Okayknits heard I was going to be running this contest, she generously offered up 2 skeins of her yarns. On the left is Sawa Sawa in the colorway, Vermeer. On the right is Sena in the colorway, Sweetie Pie.
Wait, it gets better. Tomo from Tomo and Timo wanted to add some more fun to the contest by donating 3 of her awesome fabric covered tape measures. These are the cutest tape measures. She has been selling them at yarns stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan and recently opened up a etsy shop. Her tape measures are also featured in this month's issue of Crochet Today.
There will be 3 winners. Each winner will receive a printed copy of my pattern, one skein of yarn and one tape measure. The one skein of yarn will be enough for you to make my shawl. When I announce the winners, it will be first come first serve for the choice of the yarn color. Whoever emails me first, will get first pick.

To enter the contest, please leave a comment on this blog post by Oct 13, 2010 (12am EST). Anyone may enter, even if you are outside of the USA.

I want to try something different this time. I am offering more chances to win this contest. How? You can increase your chances by blogging about my contest on your blog and link back to this post. For those of you that have Twitter accounts, tweet about it and link back. Even Facebook! Post my contest/link on your status update. And let's not forget about Flickr.

So, you can enter this contest up to 5 times. For each type of entry, please leave a separate comment. For example, if you blog about my contest, please leave another comment with your link. If you tweet about it, leave another comment with a link. For Facebook, it will be an honor system since I can't exactly friend everyone on my personal account. But leave another comment that you wrote about it on Facebook.

Good Luck!

112 comments:

Lissa said...

What an absolutely stunning give-away, Angela! I've just promoted you on Facebook and Twitter, so you might find a tiny spike in traffic from my yarny friends. :)

Celebration of Hope . . . said...

I'm one of Lissa's yarny friends, what a beautiful pattern!

radioactivegan said...

Congratulations on the pattern! It's so pretty, and the yarn is beautiful.

imaginarycircus said...

Ooooo pretty!!! :D Another friend of Lissa's.

misplacedpom said...

I commented! Look a comment!

Seriously, this is a beautiful shawl and the fact that all my prizes were created by my friends makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

ingrid said...

Oooh. Lovely shawl pattern and super pretty yarn!

misplacedpom said...

Also, I tweeted on my public (thepublicpom) and private twitter accounts. I want that pattern!

NancyFancyPants said...

Love the shawl! Would sure like to win one! :)

Knitting in Pink said...

Beautiful shawl and wonderful giveaway!

limonene said...

That shawl is lovely! I need to get into the city more--I miss you guys!

kate said...

Emily passed on the info about the shawl contest! Beautiful! Also posting to my facebook page for you!

Kate

Julie said...

Awesome giveaway! I just saw the shawl earlier today on your Rav page and commented there. It is beautiful and I'd love to make one. Thanks!

APlanet4Creation said...

What an awesome contest! I'll be posting it on my blog & on Facebook.

jill leonowicz said...

not sure i am experienced enough to knit the shawl, but i sure can try...

HPNY Knits said...

ok! its very tempting!!!
tweeted
http://twitter.com/hpnyknits

APlanet4Creation said...

I've posted here (the my profile is private): http://www.facebook.com/#!/lilie.wells and here: http://lilieknitting.blogspot.com/2010/10/lovely-contest-from-oiyis-crafts.html

My twitter is private too but its here: http://twitter.com/AP4C

Catie said...

This is a very generous contest! The shawl is gorgeous.

Catie said...

I also tweeted about it, but my Twitter feed is private - if you need to double check I would be willing to friend you

http://twitter.com/Catieknits

What I tweeted: Oiyi is having a generous (yarn-y) contest on her blog-check it out: http://oiyi.blogspot.com/2010/10/are-you-ready-for-another-contest.html

Michelle said...

Gorgeous shawl! This would be a perfect birthday present for me:) Hope I win!!!

Michelle said...

facebooked it too!

daniel said...

Hi Angela - Such a lovely shawl, may it sell a million copies! I hadn't seen Tomo's tape measures before, either - so cute. I tweeted about the giveaway, too!

andrea said...

Would love to knit up this beautiful shawlwith this delicious looking yarn!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, what a great giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one!

Sarah R.
sarah98998@yahoo.com

Debbie1085 said...

Very lovely and colorful shawl. I would appreciate it if you could enter me in your drawing... Excellent work!!

KnitNurd said...

What a gorgeous shawl and such beautiful yarn to knit it from!!!!

Anne-Marie said...

Woo hoo! Pick me! Pick me!

sarah said...

It's all so delicious--the pattern, the tape measure, and the yarn! Such a generous give-away! I want it.

riotyarn said...

I'm hoping for some luck! This is a great giveaway.

KG said...

Kudos on the pattern release.

Emily said...

Pick me pick me! I know I'm a tester, but I'd love more yarn to make another.

Lorena said...

omgeez! omgeez! pick me?? I just love this shawl!

Andee said...

Thanks for the chance...

alcatmom said...

Congratulations on the pattern - the shawl is lovely!

bbstewart said...

Beautiful shawl pattern!

ELP said...

Beautiful shawl and yarn!!! Love the cute measuring tape. What a great giveaway and congrats on your pattern.

Tawana said...

It truly is a beautiful shawl. I did post to twitter and facebook earlier in the day. But I couldn't post to the blog until after work.

I will defintely be supporting you with this shawl.

CelticCastOn said...

Fabulous giveaway!! I bet Melody wants to keep all 3 of those tape measures, they are sooo cute!

Sue said...

Oh my goodness those shawls are simply amazing and the colors are just absolutely gorgeous. The little tape measures are so cute and yes I agree that Melody would love them. What a fabulous giveaway, please include me in too.

margot said...

One way or another - I have to have that pattern! Absolutely gorgeous and atypical!

caiming said...

i want that shawl, & everything else attached

Muddling Through said...

Oh, if only you were giving away one of those beautiful shawls! Congratulations on writing your pattern. I know it will be a huge success. Unfortunately, I have never mastered knitting, just can't quite wrap my mind around it. But I do wish the best for everyone else entering your giveaway. (And I'm really disappointed that Melody wasn't modeling anything!)

rohanknitter said...

Wow, I am so excited about your shawl pattern!! It looks beautiful and I love that yarn. There will be 3 very lucky people that win the contest!!

amy said...

What a great pattern matched with great yarn. Here's my entry - and thanks for the chance!

OzKnitter said...

Beautiful shawls! So pretty. Lovely prizes too, love those tape measures!

OzKnitter said...

I tweeted too: http://twitter.com/ozknitter/status/26735375108

Ruth said...

Congratulations on the shawl pattern ... here's my entry for the contest, and I'm linking on Facebook as well.

Hannah said...

You always know how to pick the most beautiful yarns, perfectly suited to each project. What a treat it would be to win a skein, plus all of those other goodies! Fingers crossed over here...

And congrats on the publication, that's awesome to hear! :)

Karen said...

Fun!!! Love the shawl and tape measures..... So clever! Have a sweet Friday!

Loretta said...

Who can resist a contest?!? Hope all is well.
xo

Yarny Days said...

Me, me! :)
I am going to put a link of this on Facebook.

Julie said...

Very pretty shawl! I posted a fb linky this morning and will mention in my blog posts when I write them later today.

aly said...

The shawl looks so pretty! Congrats on printing out your first pattern!

aly said...

Just tweeted about the contest! http://www.twitter.com/alyoops24

knottygal said...

Lovely shawl! did you say this is your first pattern? its a masterpiece.. good luck with the pattern..

knottygal said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my blog here: http://handmadebyknottygal.blogspot.com/2010/10/do-you-want-to-win-giveaway.html :-)

knottygal said...

Tweeted here about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/knotttygal

knottygal said...

here we go on Facebook: hollered bout your giveaway on my FB feed: http://www.facebook.com/knottygal

Leah said...

What an extraordinary contest! I've just blogged about it on my crafty blog, Yarnends. Delighted to make your acquaintance!

Leah said...

Oh, and I LOVE that new shawl pattern!

Lori said...

I never win....and boy I'd love to win this one! Gorgeous pattern, plus yarn and a tape measure too? AWESOME.

Lori said...

tweeted!r

Lori said...

facebooked!

Lori said...

and blogged.

Amanda D Allen said...

Those have got to be the cutest tape measures I have ever seen.

Jennifer said...

Ohhh, pretty!

Andrea said...

That is a beautiful shawl! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

yarnfest said...

Lovely!

Amy said...

Lovely pattern and giveaway. Thanks! I love those tape measures.

Tanya said...

Beautiful shawl and nice prizes.

love2stitch said...

What a lovely pattern and the yarn and measuring tapes are perfect with it.
I usually never win anything but that will not hold me back to give it another try for such great pattern - and you never know if the random number generator god is not looking out for you :-)

Cami said...

What a beautiful pattern, and great sponsor giveaways. I would love to win, but of course, who wouldn't!?

judy said...

Wow! Thank you for having this contest! Your generosity is amazing....so is your shawl pattern!

knitnkanmani said...

lovely yarn
lovely shawl

ikkinlala said...

Your pattern looks great, and I'd love to enter your giveaway!

Chaitanya said...

Congratulations on a very lovely pattern ... that yarn looks delicious!

emicat said...

What a great giveaway - your pattern is gorgeous and the yarn used to knit it is lovely too. Thanks for the chance to participate in such a lovely giveaway :)

LizzieK8 said...

What a wonderful gift! Thanks so much for sharing!

Leah said...

Okay, just posted about this in my scarf exchange blog too!

Mamere Knits Too Much said...

wow! what a great giveaway ~ and a gorgeous shawl!! thanks for sharing :)

嘉珮 said...

Yeah! Contest! I'm from Leah's scarf exchange blog. :)

Anjali (BloreKnitter on Ravelry) said...

What a beautiful shawl! I will wait for its release. Thanks for the giveaway.

Valerie said...

Very excited about the new pattern -- it is beautiful! thanks for the contest :-)

tut-tut said...

Beautiful! scarves and shawls are the in thing, aren't they?

piddleloop said...

i am so happy you posted the tape measure shop i just bought some xmas gifts!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Love it! I really like that red, although green is my favorite color...

Maria said...

What a lovely shawl design! Very wave like! Will it be available as pdf download as well?

Maria said...

I also tweetet about the contest at
http://twitter.com/#!/mariadenmark

Pixiewear said...

Lovely pattern, gorgeous yarn! Count me in, please!

atangledyarn said...

all of those items are super cool! i wouldn't mind any of those colors:)

atangledyarn said...

i also just posted this on facebook! facebook.com/imaginethatanid

Michelle said...

Since seeing your beautiful shawl, I have been checking your blog daily to find out when your pattern will be available. To my delight you are having a contest! -Count me in on the fun!!!

craftivore said...

Oh my gosh, WOW, thank you!! I totally did not expect that.

Your two shawls together look amazing. Love the little tape measures paired with the yarn, so cute.

Leisurely Lesley said...

Well I can only but try. So here is my comment - gorgeous stuff!

Melissa said...

Congrats on the new pattern - it's beautiful!

Anne-Marie said...

I posted on fb. :-)

Linda said...

I love the colors :-)

Irisha said...

Love the yarn and the colors! Congratulations on the print! I only hope to win one set... Thank you for your generousity.
~ Iryna

just sarah. said...

Lovely pattern & yarns! Wow! I am posting to facebook right now!

kim said...

Oh wow! I'm excited. What an amazing giveaway.

kim said...

And I posted on my blog ;)

Kristina S. said...

Beautiful shawl and beautiful yarn! :)

Erin Joy said...

This is definitely a great giveaway - the shawl being the best part! You did such a nice job on it. Can't wait to start knitting it!

Erin Joy said...

Of course, I blogged about it, too!

katielizabeth said...

Pretty, super, lovely stuff!

katielizabeth said...

and I blogged about it...http://two-red-doors.blogspot.com/2010/10/oiyi-oiyi.html

Megan said...

This giveaway is soooo cute! Congrats on the new pattern- that is so exciting and your shawls are lovely!
Can't say enough about those plump little measure tapes!
Thanks for a fun giveaway!
Megan
sugarlaneknits on ravelry

rhymeswithspoon said...

What a gorgeous knit! I'm so excited to see you releasing a shawl pattern.

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Hello,what a briilaint contest,how can you bear to part with any of the prizes!!!
I love small shawls especially those that are one skein shawls!!

Sanhita said...

What a lovely pattern and unbelievable that it's your first pattern! I have turned a lace-manic these days and this would be a perfect pattern to knit!!

Sara said...

What a beautiful pattern! I would love to make that shawl!!!!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

janna said...

I would have trouble choosing a color -- but Id be happy to try!

Kathleen said...

Ooooh! Count me in! :)