December 13, 2010

Giveaway Day

As I looked around my sewing room for something to share for Giveaway Day, my eyes alighted upon these mostly unused skeins of yarn. My husband had given them to me after a few yards of each were used for some corporate meeting the details of which escape me.


He seemed happy to present them to me. Sadly, I am a knitting snob. The one time a year I put something on the needles, that yarn had better have some wool or alpaca in it. So these seven skeins of acrylic yarn are going nowhere quick over here. Please someone, give them a good life.

To enter, leave a comment below, by noon (PDT) on December 17th. I'll pick a random winner. Sorry, no international entries, I have lost all my coping skills this holiday season and filling out the customs form might be the death of me.

P.S. the picture above is a sneak peak of the quilt I'm finishing up right now! Can't wait to show you more.

140 comments:

marilyn said...

You can throw my name in the hat. I am the area coordinator for Binky Patrol and have lots of ladies who would love some yarn to make blankets for kids. Thanks :)

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I'd be happy to take these off your hands. They'd look great as an afghan. Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My daughter and I both love and use all kinds of yarn. Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany said...

Hmmm... I am not really a knitter or a crocheter, but this would sure be a great last minute Christmas present for my mom! She would make something awesome with them!

Dolly said...

I'm making some fingerless mitts around here, and will try to put the yarn to good use if I win it. The people I'm knitting for won't want to be bothered with having to hand-wash their mitts..thank you !

Anna said...

I'm collecting chunky yarn (of all types) for a scrappy throw for my mom - these would be lovely! Thanks for hosting the give-away!

Cheri said...

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity. GD is just beginning to knit.

Carla Edge said...

Can't wait to see the quilt underneath!! I know of a great home for that pretty yarn...

Betty said...

I would use this yarn to make helmet liners for the military. Thanks

Suzan said...

Would love the yarn!

Sand and Sunshine said...

Yarn with corporate details! How surprising! LOL if you give it to me I will have my husband knit it into scarves so how's that for full circle?

Marie said...

I would love the yarn. I don't mind the acrylics and synthetics.

Stacy said...

Nice! I just started knitting and these would come in handy.

Belle + Bee said...

We're always looking for yarn for our "projects" as my 3 year old calls them.
I'm hosting a giveaway too, so pop on over if you have some time...
belle-n-bee.blogpsot.com
beckymac1@hotmail.com

Stitching Life said...

I'm in on the giveaway. I just learned to knit and those are pretty colors to try out!

debbie said...

I would love this to give to my son. I taught him to knit to overcome some of his disabilities. He would love to have this.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Quiet Quilter said...

I'll take it! I'll take it! My DD is starting to crochet and it will be a great gift! Thanks a lot!

Bailey said...

Thanks for the chance to win - I could use more acrylic choices for the charity blankets I do.

Happy Holidays!

Jackie said...

I would love the chance to win this yarn. It would be used to make some hats to donate to the local school.

Diane N said...

I would love to take that yarn off your hands! Thanks for the giveaway.

Kimmy said...

Oh that acrylic would be perfect for amigurumi projects. I would definitely use it! I wish I knew how to quilt - that looks so cute.
kimberly.mace at gmail dot com

Debra said...

My mother would really love this yarn. Thanks for the chance!

Sophia said...

These would be put to great use by my prayer shawl group. We are currently knitting tobaggans to give out at the homeless shelter.

Dix said...

I love the "jiffy" part. I need to make a hat for my cold head fast. Ha.

java diva said...

oh I will give some very happy life to those acrylics. and that sneak peek of your quilt is killing me! it's so cool with those pennants!!

Rachel's Quilts said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My yarn stash is low and needs a boost.

Rachel said...

Yarn! Yay!

Janice said...

Hi Christina:

I am making squares for some afghans that will be donated to charity and given to the homeless. I would love to use up those skeins in that project.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Erica L said...

I could certainly find something to do with them. I just learned to knit and they would be great for small items.

Lizzie Bordello said...

I actually don't use animal fibers, so these would get a good home with me if I win!
And I see that you are a nurse-midwife, so I just had to say how all kinds of wonderful I think that is. It's on the top of my list of "jobs I would have loved in another lifetime". :)

Susan said...

If I won, I would use every bit for kids mittens to be donated to next year's mitten tree! I used Jiffy yarn for this year's mittens and it was perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

Deb said...

I'd love to win your yarn! Thanks for your giveaway.

Amy said...

This just happens to be my favorite yarn for making charity hats. Thanks for this giveaway. avennett AT verizon DOT net

Char said...

I'd love to have the yarn. I crochet almost every night while I watch TV.

Megan said...

I'm no yarn snob -- in fact, I love Lion Brand! haha I guess you could call me cheap... or frugal, that's a better term! haha Thanks for the fun prize, and feel free to check out my giveaway at www.crocheteveryday.blogspot.com

barneyn said...

i will be more then happy to take them off your hands! :) thanks for the giveaway!

nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

Tara said...

I would love the yarn.

Valntyn said...

I won't tell my husband I'm opting into a give-away for free yarn. *snicker* He'd just laugh. :) Thanks for the chance!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I have a wonderful home for yarn of any kind...grin.

Billie

Jennie said...

My daughter is just learning to knit, so she would love these to practice on! Thanks!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I'm new to knitting, so acrylic is not a bad word yet! Your quilt is looking very wonderful like bunting!

Madeline & Peter said...

I am also a new knitter and so I would love to get some practice on your giveaway yarns!

VeganCraftastic said...

Yay, thanks for the chance to win!

-craftytofu at yahoo

Laurie said...

Unfortunately wool makes me itch no matter how hard I try pretend that it doesn't, so I would love some acrylic yarn for my projects!

jeni said...

I would love to crochet some hats for my little ones with that yarn! Looks like it would make warm hats for this winter!!

Jeni jkr0304@aol.com

Jennifer said...

I'd be happy to use these! I just learned to crochet, so I need some yarn to practice my new skills!

Sherry Hogan said...

I would give the yarn a good home.

Sherry

Amy said...

My sister has just started Knitting and I would love to be able to gift her some more yarn, thanks for the chance to win!

Jenna Z said...

Oh wow! I'm no yarn snob, I love that stuff!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anna said...

I love the fancy stuff but love to knit hats to donate so would put this yarn to use for local babies/toddlers this winter! Thanks!
annamariegross (at) me dot com

Denise said...

I use all types of yarn - if it comes to worse, it becomes a cat toy haha.

Sandy said...

I would love to win these! I love to crochet but I am not good enough to justify spending a lot on yarn. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Stormy Days said...

I would love to see that they get a good home, thanks for the chance.

molly mckelfresh said...

Yay yarn!!!

Mommy said...

Just learning to knit here so this would be fun!

Sara said...

Wow, I would love to win these for my mom!

Joan and Kevin said...

Thanks for the giveaway. It would be perfect to make mittens to give to my sister in laws school.

Em said...

I have a great idea - it could be used for little knit hats! I just learned how to do the magic loop, and I love it - I have a feeling preemie hats are in my future!

Melissa said...

Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity! Have a happy holiday season!

Jamie said...

I would love to create with that yarn! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mama said...

i am resisting being a yarn snob. i do LOVE natural fibers, but have so much acrylic in my stash that i need to use that up first. so heck, what's a few more skeins?! i like the colors. they're totally my mom's scheme, so i would make something for her!

Melissa said...

Ah, good old yarn goodness. And by the way, thank you for your free motion quilt along. I am really enjoying it!!

JuneBug said...

The story of that yarn is just so cute. I could put it to good use, and I'd share it with my knitting friends, too :)

jshen37 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

We can always use more yarn! Interesting sneak peak, Christina. Thanks for counting me in.

Heather J said...

I am a borderline yarn snob. I still use lots of acrylic though. We would be happy to use it up. Pretty quilt

Serena said...

Your quilt looks great. I would like to be a yarn snob, but sometimes acrylic is all the ol' wallet can bring home. ;) Thank you for the giveaway!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'm an acrylic snob - some is terrible, but I do like Jiffy, so please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sara said...

I like Lion Brand Jiffy! It makes nice warm hats for the kids who don't have any here in New Hampshire...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Leigh said...

My knitty friends are like you! lol But my daughter wants to learn to knit and this would be great for her!

woodlandrabbit said...

That quilt looks just lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win some warn. this is a nice assortment of colors.
woodlandrabbit@yahoo.com

Grace said...

I would love to have these. I am crocheting blankets to donate. Also love the quilt you are working on it looks amazing. I love bunting.

Painting 4 Him said...

I would put this yarn to work, thanks for the opportunity!

MJ said...

Love it!! Thank you

shecrazy13 said...

Oh, I am not a snob! I will put anything on my needles, and I have been wanting some thick yarn!

merlinthecat said...

I love any yarn and Jiffy makes great plushies! I'd give them a loving home :) Thank you for the chance to win!!

Tulle and Torts said...

I could definitely find a good use for those!

p.s. LOVE the quilt - you should come check out my blog (I'm giving away bunting!)

whitney reeder said...

i will make these into hats or something else exciting...

patterns by figgys said...

One mans trash is another mans treasure!
Thank you!

BarbM said...

I'd give these to my crafty knitting sister. Thanks for the opportunity!

Aimee said...

Aren't husbands wonderful? They do mean well :)
I can give these yarns a good home & put them to use. Thanks for the chance to win

momma b said...

my sister would love them! and i love that quilt with the bunting. it's gonna be adorable
dkburroughs21(at)aol(dot)com

Sarah said...

Love the colors! Dec 17th is my birthday, so winning would make the day extra-special.

Sara said...

I'd love to try to make something with it.
If you'd like to enter my giveaway as well, it is here: (I'm giving away some fabric coasters and a bit of Heather Ross!)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ananemone

delitealex said...

I'm new to crocheting and would love to win.

Cammie said...

My mom would LOVE me {more} if I gave her this for Christmas!

mcheaston {at} gmail {dot} com

Jessica Jo said...

you are yarn snob, I am yarn hoarder!

Scrappin' Divas said...

Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

s_vaden at hotmail dot com

caednkat said...

I'm not a yarn sob, and will happily put any yarn to a good use. :)

sapna said...

Would love to win this. I love to knit and crochet. sapnadotr at gmail dot com

MissMary said...

No yarn is rejected when added to my Ugly Afghan. Synthetics welcome!

Ellyn said...

I would be happy to give your pretty yarn a good home! I am thinking they would make pretty slippers!

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I know what you mean about certain types of yarn, BUT scarves for my boys would be just the ticket for those skeins!

laurawilson25 said...

I would love to win the skeins of yarn!
laurawilson25@hotmail.com

Teresa said...

i would love to win these for my mom

Jeane said...

I would love to win that group of yarn. I have no yarn shop where I live and I just learned to knit socks this fall and have made one scarf. Fun stuff.

Marybeth said...

Hi! I'm just learning to knit... Thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara said...

Wow! Exactly what I need! I would love to win this. I already have plans for each! I've used this yarn before and my (grown) kids love it. Being retired (social security budget) I could really make nice gifts for them with it.

By the way, I was thrilled to see your "Free Motion Quilting Designs: Words". I've never seen that demonstrated before. Your examples were specific and detailed. Thanks so much.

Mikhaila said...

HI,
This is Mikhaila. I like your blog.
And I'm scrappy too! Will you consider me for your yarn? I am brand new to crocheting so I am not experienced enough to be snotty yet about wool or acrylic. And I Loooove the colors.
'Tanks!
Mikhaila

Judy D said...

I'd love to take those from you. :) That yarn makes great hats for kids without. Thanks for the opportunity.

Jingle said...

Well, I happen to be allergic to wool, so I'm TOTALLY okay with acrylic yarn! LOL! Although, I DO love alpaca!!!! SO SOFT! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

jessecreations said...

Normally I'm a big snob too, but in this case it's bulky and washable so it'd be a good fast gift-knitting yarn, ha ha! I'm thinking I might make a stripey afghan/lapghan out of them and it'd be a nice little gift for someone next year.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jess

jessicacook17 AT hotmail DOT com

godscricket said...

Thanks for the great offer. I am an avid crocheter and I use all types of yarn. Thanks again.

Mama Lusco said...

I could put this yarn to use :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

miss bee said...

I'd love this... I'd make scarves and gloves and hats for kids at a school near where I live that has a lot of kids that are in need of some help.

Melissa said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I'd love to put those yarns to good use. I'm currently making some chemo caps for kids, and soft acrylic yarns are preferable for those.

CloseAcademy said...

Those would be great for working with my dds on learning to knit & crochet. Great giveway. Thanks.

Desiree said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

creatingmakesmehappy said...

I'm not to picky about my yarn, but I love making stuff with it.

Jessica said...

I love knitting, thanks for the chance to win!

annedemps said...

I love all types of yarn! Thanks for the chance to win!

annedemps(at)hotmail(dot)com

pincushionpoints said...

Stuck at home with a bum foot. I have been doing a lot of knitting the past few days. I would love to win.

SisterlyLove said...

I adore Jiffy yarn. So soft and cozy!!

Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Jorie said...

My sister is a beginner knitter, and these would be great for her to make stuff out of as she learns new things! I would love to surprise her by winning these for her. Thanks for the chance!

nrnoodle said...

I can't wait to see the great quilt you are working on. My daughter would have a blast with this yarn to make things on her looms.

emtdlb said...

Would love to give those poor little skeins of yarn a new home. They are my daughters favorite colors and she would like a new scarf. Thanks for the chance!

catnap said...

why not

Theresa said...

Thank you so much for the fantabulous giveaway...Love your blog..so many cute things. Have a wonderful winter holiday :)

Anya said...

How wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

Kylie said...

I love bulky yarns since they work up fast and my sister is allergic to wool these would be great. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Tina Peterson said...

I crochet scarves and could give them a good home and also I know a few ladies who would love them too. Thanks!

Thanks so much for joining in!
Tina "The Book Lady"
contact(dot)thebooklady(at)gmail.com
http://familyliteracyandyou.blogspot.com

Mara said...

maranolan1 at yahoo dot com i'd love to knit with some free yarn :)

Crissy said...

great giveaway, thank you! I'd say hop over to my blog to check out my giveaway, but its all acrylic yarn... :o)

crissybell17(at)gmail(dot)com

JaniceB said...

Great giveaway!! I would love the chance to win this wonderful yarn. I am crocheting scarves for my family. Thanks!!

Just Jenn said...

These would be perfect to make a Linus afghan. (e-mail ). Happy Holidays!

Joyce said...

I would love this yarn.

Mal said...

oh - those Jiffy skeins are great for quick scarf projects - they work up so nice and chunky!

Judy said...

My daughter is knitting crazy and I would love to win these and add to her small stash! Thanks

Lori said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!


lbcruzeathotmaildotcom

Joanna said...

My 10 year old girl recently discovered making hats with the help of a round loom, and she would love love LOVE to have this yarn! No yarn snob anywhere inside her 10 year old body lol....yet!!

DangAndBlast! said...

Yours looks like a pretty snazzy blog -- useful ideas here. The yarn is nice too :)

Lindsay Conner said...

I'm not a knitting snob. More of a sewist, who'd like to try knitting again. And these yarns would be great for re-learning a lost art. Thanks!

Carol in E TN said...

I would be glad to give this yarn a new home!

StephanieS said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Christmas.

Laurie in Maine said...

Will make warm mittens for little hands - will make sure it gets used up if my number is picked. by Mom - she makes about 60 pair a year to give away :)

Kelly O. said...

I think this is a GREAT giveaway!
Merry Christmas!

only a lover said...

love love love the ideas of your new quilt. its gonna look fantastic!!!


i could definitely use this to practice my newfound knitting love :D

Crystal Hendrix said...

I love the yarn! I take any and use all! :D

If you have time I am having a giveaway on my blog too :D
http://hendrixville.blogspot.com/

Skooks said...

I'd take em! I'm no yarn snob. ;)

LauraH said...

I love to knit!

Merry Christmas!

jezibels said...

I use yarn for everything around here! ill give them a great home!