Oct 18, 2011

autumn giveaways :: pulling out the knitting needles

when autumn comes to mind, I think of nestling by a cozy fire with knitting needles clicking in time with the crackle of the cheerful flames. 

are you a knitter {or crocheter} as well? then to-day is your lucky day. I have some lovely giveaway sponsors lined up for you, but let's take a peek into their shops. 

first, let's take a look into Lianka's shop filled to the brim with lovely crocheting/knitting patterns.





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Lianka sells patterns of all types to keep you warm during the crisp autumn days...

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moving on, we visit Elisa's shop where she sells lovely knitting and crocheting PDF patterns as well...

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*happy sigh* simply loverly. {on a side note, her photography is amazing in itself is it not?} 

now we enter Julie's lovely shop {the name I simply fell in love with from the first time I visited it} :: 
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Julie sells a wide arrangement of sock/project bags {perfect for the knitters}, slippers, bags, scarves, and all sorts of lovelies! 
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:: {the giveaway}:: 
thanks to these very sweet and generous ladies, three of my readers will be very blessed receiving either :: 
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this PDF pattern {one of my favorites} from Elsa's lovely shop. 
although, I have not made any of these patterns from her shop, this was the only place where I have found these lovely earwarmers {I myself own two which I have purchased from other sources} and I wear them all the time. so I know you will love this as well! please note, this is a pattern. 
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PLEASE NOTE: This is not a finished headband this is a pattern so that you can knit/crochet the headband for yourself with your choice of fiber. If you wish to purchase the headband please message me.

THE PATTERN: This pattern requires BOTH knitting and crochet. It is not a high difficulty pattern and one of my test knitters didn't even know how to crochet when she was first sent the pattern. However, consider that both skills are required to complete the pattern. It requires around 130 yards of yarn give or take 20 yards. Worsted weight yarn works the best but this pattern IS versatile. It can be worn in a variety of ways and is sure to be a head turner. It breaths well and is much less likely to cause you to overheat than standard knit hats. It works well with long hair and short.

When you purchase this pattern I will e-mail you a PDF file of the pattern within 24 hours. You will have one week to notify me if it does not send so make sure you check it right away. So I can send it a second time if it does not work. Please be sure to check your spam folder as often e-mails can be sent there. You should be able to read the PDF with Adobe Reader (free from adobe.com) or Mac Preview. 


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Lianka has generously contributed five of her PDF patterns winner's choice.

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Julie has most graciously contributed this lovely project bag from her shop which will fit all your knitting/crocheting projects as well as these stitch markers :: 
winner's choice of removable or snag-free loop smiley face stitch markers.

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I am selling so many of these cute bags to people that are using them not just for knitting or crochet that I had to change the name to the "Not Just For Sock Knitters Bag"! It is a reversible fabric bag for holding your latest sock or scarf project, or any small knitting/crochet project like your latest amigurumi project! This bag is great because it can hold a large cake of sock yarn (450 yards), needles, scissors, stitch markers and a copy of the pattern. There are no snaps, buttons or zippers to snag your knitting. Bag closes by pulling the long handle loop through the short handle loop. You can also hang it on your wrist while knitting.


I just love this fabric, I saw it at a wonderful local quilt shop and just had make it into a Sock Knitters Bag. It is so sunny and bright, it will make you feel happy just looking at it! The Fabric is called "Central Park" by Kate Spain. Colors include, sunny yellow, orange, leaf green and moss green. 



This bag coordinates wonderfully with my happy face stitch markers shown in the bottom photo. They are sold separately in my shop.



Size: 11" wide at the widest point

Long loop handle: 7 1/2" opening

Short loop handle: 4" opening

Bag is 9" deep

:: {how to enter} :: 
{please read CAREFULLY!!!


:: rules ::


{one} you must complete the mandatory entry {below} else all other entries will not count.

{two} you must leave separate comments per entry. 
{example :: following Johanna's blog = 3 entries; leave THREE comments} 

{three} giveaway ends October 23rd. comments on this post will be closed at 12:00 Noon Pacific Timing. 

{four} this giveaway is open to young ladies US only

:: mandatory entry :: 
{counting as one entry}
tell me if you are a knitter or crocheter, which prize you would prefer to win above,
 and follow my blog {via Google Friends Connect}. 

{{if you do not have a blog}}
tell me if you are a knitter or crocheter, which prize you would prefer to win above, and 
e-mail at least TEN who you think might be interested in this giveaway. 

:: extra entries :: 
after completing the mandatory entry you may gain extra ways to win by...
  • heart each etsy shop above. {one entry per shop you heart}
  • add each etsy owner to your etsy circles. {one entry per owner} 
  • like Bonita Patterns and Lavender Hill Knits on facebook. {one entry per like}
  • {publicly} following Miss Johanna's blog. {three entries} 
  • add our banner to your website [which may be found here]. {one entry}  
  • post about this giveaway either on any of your favorite social networks [pinterest, facebook, blogger, twitter, etc. remember to leave us the link!!!]. {one entry each place you spread the word}  
  • enter other giveaways posted here. {one entry per giveaway}  
  • enter our fashion event.   


that's a lot of ways to gain extra entries! thus you may begin writing us promptly! 
SPECIAL thanks to my wonderful sponsors. 

postscript :: new giveaway prizes have been added to "autumn scents" and "harvesting sunshine," so be sure to check them out! 

108 comments:

  1. I am a knitter and I would love the project bag!

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  2. I am a knitter and crocheter and I would like the 5 patterns :)

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Your bannner is on my blog www.calledtocreativity.blogspot.com

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I publically follow Ms. Johanna's blog :) #1

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I'm neither the traditional knitter of crocheter. I have crochet before (a little) and have used a 'Knifty Knitter' to make tobogans. Does that count? :)

    i'd most love to win the bag. :)

    ~Johanna

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  6. I follow her blog #2

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I follow her blog 3

    homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I already follow your blog. :)

    ~Johanna

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  9. I hearted mclaughlindesigns on etsy!

    ~Johanna

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  10. I hearted bonitapatterns on etsy.

    ~Johanna

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  11. I hearted lavenderhillknits on etsy.

    ~Johanna

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  12. I added McLaughlindesigns to my etsy circle.

    ~Johanna

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  13. I added Bonita pattersn to my etsy circle.

    ~Johanna

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  14. i added lavender hill knits to my etsy circle.

    ~Johanna

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  15. I already follow Johanna's blog.

    ~Johanna

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  16. I already have your banner on my blog. Here: www.creativity-starts-here.blogspot.com.

    ~Johanna

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  17. I blogged about it: http://creativity-starts-here.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-for-all-you-craftsy-folks.html

    ~Johanna

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  18. I entered this giveaway: http://gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com/2011/10/autumn-giveaways-seal-of-friendship.html

    ~Johanna

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  19. i linked up to fall fashion day one: http://gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-fashion-day-one.html

    ~Johanna

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  20. I follow your blog! I'm not really good at either! But I like to knit when I have the time.

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  21. I follow you, I am mainly a knitter, but I do both. I Would love the bag! So cute!

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  22. I added Bonita Patterns to my circle

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  23. I added LAvender Hill to my circle

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  24. I added Elisa Mclaughlin Designs to my circle

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  25. I'm a wanna be for both!!! I am going to use your last post to help me learn...

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  26. I follow Miss Johanna's blog! (#1)

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  27. I follow Miss Johanna's blog! (#2)

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  28. I follow Miss Johanna's blog! (#3)

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  29. I added Bonita Patterns to my circle

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  30. I'm a knitter AND a crocheter. And I'm a follower of your blog.
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  31. I hearted Bonita.
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  32. I hearted McLaughlin...I have one of her other ear warmer patterns and LOVE it! And she's a peach:)
    And I forgot to add which prize I would choose in my first comment...
    It's a tough call, but I'm leaning toward the patterns from Bonita. But the project bag is also calling my name. Figured since I have one ear warmer pattern, I could leave that one for someone else:)
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  33. and I hearted Lavender Hill
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  34. I added Lianka to my circle
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  35. I added Elisa to my circle
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  36. I added Julie to my circle
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  37. I liked Bonita on FB
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  38. I liked Lavender Hill on FB
    beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

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  39. I am a knitter. I was soooo excited to see this giveaway, especially since Elisa McLaughlin was one of the sponsors. I would love to win her pattern because I had seen a photo of it and wanted to make it.

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  40. I hearted Bonita Patterns on Etsy.

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  41. I added Bonita Designs to my Etsy circle.

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  42. I like Bonita Design's Facebook page.

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  43. I added Elisa McLaughlin to my Etsy favorites. :)

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  44. I added Elisa McLaughlin to my Etsy circle. :)

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  45. I hearted Lavender Hill Knits on Etsy. Oh, and I love that name as well. :)

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  46. I added Lavender Hill Knits to my Etsy circle.

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  47. I liked Lavender Hill Knits's Facebook page.

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  48. I publicly follow Johanna's lovely blog. :)

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  49. I publicly follow Johanna's lovely blog. :)

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  50. I publicly follow Johanna's lovely blog. :)

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  51. Your banner is already in my blog sidebar. :)

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  52. I entered some of the Fall Fashion Days.

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  53. I entered the Time for Tea giveaway.

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  54. I entered the Seal of Friendship giveaway.

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  55. I entered the Harvesting the Sunshine giveaway.

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  56. I entered the Sugar n' Spice giveaway.

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  57. im a knit and crochet and id love to win the project bag! its just so lovely! thanks! :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  58. I'm a knitter and crocheter. I'd love to have some of Lianka's patterns.

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  59. I'm learning to knit and crochet, and I would want to win prize one the most. I follow.

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  60. Your banner is in my sidebar

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  61. I entered the fall fashion days

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  62. I entered the sugar and spice giveaway

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  63. I entered the time for tea give away

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  64. I entered the seal of friendship giveaway

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  65. I am a knitter and a crochet junkie! And have followed your site! Such a beautiful blog. And to pick just one of the things up there I like the most... seems impossible! But to win FIVE patterns would be incredible!!!

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  66. Liked Lavender Hill Knits on Facebook

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  67. Liked Bonita Patterns on Facebook

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  68. Favorited Lavender Hills on Etsy

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  69. Favorited mclaughlindesigns on etsy

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  70. Favorited bonitapatterns on etsy!

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  71. I shared on my blog too: http://amy-caroline.blogspot.com/2011/10/young-and-creative.html

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  72. I knit and crochet. Right now I'm on a knitting kick. I like the project bag the best. I also follow your blog.

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  73. I do both!! :D I love to knit more though :P I follow your blog, and that knitting bag is soooo pretty!

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  74. I blogged! http://bellefluerphotography.blogspot.com/2011/10/super-awesome-giveaway-for-knitters-and.html

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  75. I hearted Bonita Patterns on etsy!

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  76. I hearted Elisa's shop on etsy!

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  77. I tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/#!/IsabelCVelho

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  78. Could you edit my commnet- I meant I wanted to win prize 2, but I wrote prize one instead. Thanks.

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  79. I posted about this giveaway here: http://borrowingphotographs.blogspot.com/2011/10/oh-knitting.html

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  80. I can both knit and crochet, but I prefer crocheting because I am faster at it, and I follow your blog {via Google Friends Connect}.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  81. I heart the bonita pattern shop

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  82. I heart the lisa mclaughlin shop on etsy

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  83. I heart the lavender hill knits shop

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  84. I added lianka to my etsy circle!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  85. I added elisa mclaughlin to my circle in etsy

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  86. I added julie finnocharrio to my esty circle

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  87. I like Bonita Patterns on facebook

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  88. I like Lavender Hill Knits on facebook

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  89. I was a crocheter but recently learned to knit and LOVE it, and I would prefer prize #2. I follow you on friend connect.

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  90. I heart McLaughlin designs on etsy

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  91. And I heart Bonita Patterns on etsy...

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  92. And I hearted Lavender Hills knits on etsy!

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