Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Welcome Back Giveaway


Is it possible that more than eight months have passed since my last post?  Well, I suppose it is.  I never intended to be absent from this space for so long.  But, life certainly got in the way of blogging for a while.  Many of you know that last month we lost my sister-in-law after her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  I must say that losing her knocked the wind out of our sails.  Life is slowly returning to normal.  We miss her every day.  But, are comforted knowing that she is no longer suffering.

Despite the crazy hot summer that we had here in western Colorado, I have lots of knitted projects to share.  Before my sister-in-law's passing, I knit her Jane Richmond's popular, Gemini top.  It was such a fast, easy knit.  And, the resulting top is so flattering and comfortable.  I must say that I had never considered wearing a short-sleeved sweater before knitting this pattern.  But, I love the way it turned out and want to make another one using Luna Grey Zeta yarn.  Maybe with 3/4 length sleeves??





Oh, yes!  There's some big news to share...Luna Grey yarn will be available at the soon-to-open yarn shop, Claddagh Yarns in Berkeley, California.  Owner, Amanda Fernandez, is just the sweetest thing and is promoting small, independent dyers.  If you're in the Bay area, stop by her shop and tell her that Jackie sent you.

 
There will be a few changes in the shop this fall.  A few yarn bases will be discontinued (Bellona, Cosmic and Stella).  And, a few new ones will be added including an awesome new fingering weight yarn called, Altair.  It's a 75% Superwash Merino / 15% Nylon / 10% Tencel blend, 4-ply, sock yarn.  It has a nice tight twist with great stitch definition and is next to the skin soft.  It's sproingy and lofty and just all together wonderful!  Here's a sneak peek...



I saved the best for last!  I wanted to kick off September / Knitting Season with a giveaway!  The prize?  One skein of Luna Grey Titan thick and thin, bulky, 100% merino wool yarn in the popular Mushroom colorway.  To enter, simply leave a comment sharing your favorite colorway in the shop.  Make sure your email address is included in your comment.  I will select a winner using random number generator on Wednesday, September 11th.  Sorry...This giveaway is open to US residents only : )

This giveaway has ended.  Congratulations Amy (of www.bookandyarn.blogspot.com).  You are the winner of our giveaway!!!




51 comments:

  1. Hands down Enchanted is my favorite!
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  2. I have to say that I really like both pewter and blush.

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  3. I LOVE all your colorways. It would take me hours to pick just one... but I do have a soft spot for pewter! :)

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  4. Orion would be my first choice! Thanks for the chance!

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  5. I can't choose just one...enchanted, harbor, pewter and charcoal are the top of the list though.

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  6. I love, love, love Hive! They are all lovely, but this one calls to me...

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  7. I just adore anything teal so my colorway choice would be Marquesas. Just such beautiful yarn!

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  8. I looked through them all...several times just to be sure! :-) And I think the Moss colorway is my favorite, but that is a very difficult choice. (that was followed closely by coraline and pewter, pumpkin was up there too!)

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  9. I'm really loving the look of Harbor! Gorgeous!!

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  10. So many beautiful colors! I love the Bubble colorway. Thanks for the chance :-)

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  11. Today I'm drawn to sweetgrass - I think that it captures my anticipation to our coming fall colors. Anyday favorite would probably be moss.

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  12. I agree with all: it's very hard to choose just one. However, I love 'enchanted,' and 'harbor' next. Do I get two entries if I say that my husband's favorite is the beautiful custom 'camouflage' I am using to knit hunting items for him? ; )

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  13. I'm smitten with Harbor! Can't wait to get some on my needles :)

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  14. Oh my! How could I ever pick just one!? I love them all!

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  15. I haven't decided which is my favorite just yet, but of the ones I've used, I love aloe. Can't wait to try more! raminthethicket at myfairpoint dot net

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  16. "Moss" looks fresh and fun. So much beauty in your shop!

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  17. That's such a hard question! I think I have a skein of every color on your shop! Even pinks, and I'm not a pink kind of girl! But, I think I'll go with the grays and blues. lukascrazymom@yahoo.com

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  18. I'm sorry for your loss.

    That sweater is super cute! Since I'm in Texas, I may have to consider it. Altair sounds delicious. There's a lot of lovely stuff, but Bubble is far and away my favorite!

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  19. Jackie,
    Thanks so much for the giveaway! My favorite colorway is Moss. Surprise, surprise. :)

    Love,
    Taryn

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  20. Sorry for your loss. All these colors are beautiful! Moss is wonderful but so is the mushroom!
    Thank you!
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    ~heidi

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  21. I love the orion!

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  22. I am not usually a kind of pink girl but I really love your blush colorway...just because you say pick one though!

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  23. Hard to choose: Glacier or Enchanted!
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  24. Oh, cinnamon!
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  25. So many beautiful choices but there was a definite pull towards astro.

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  26. Love orion! frank_cluck@yahoo.com

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  27. My that Blush looks lovely! zanekathryne@gmail.com

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  28. Love the Zeta!
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  29. A swift journey to your sister in law.
    Rhubarb is my favorite colorway.

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  30. I love the Astro, lovely~ :) Thank you for this opportunity~ :)

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  31. How could I possibly choose just one....my favorites are Rhubarb and Dahlia. (cookier293@optonline.net)

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  32. LOVE the Harbor,beautiful! Thanks
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  33. My favortie colorway is Blush. Thanks. molly.farmerjane@gmail.com

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  34. I Love the bubble colorway! thanks for the opportunity! amandamspeck@gmail.com

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  35. You have so many beautiful colorways! This time of year, I can't help but be drawn to the colors of the season. (It IS my favorite!) I love Midas, Pumpkin and Cinnamon. Sorry, can't narrow it down to just one. ;)

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  36. So sorry about your sister, but glad to see you back in blogland.
    One of my many fav colorways is Dahlia. Ty for the giveaway!
    Good luck everyone!
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  37. Such loveliness...and so difficult to pick just one of those rich and beautiful colors. But given that I can only choose one it would have to be Marquesas
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  38. I'm so sorry for your family's sadness and I'm wishing for you all a quiet and gentle time to come.
    That is just too much loveliness, in your giveaway. What lovely generosity. Thanks so much.
    Emily emilybryant24@yahoo.com

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  39. i love all your colorways as well but i am obsessed with grey so i would say that my favorite colorway in your shop is charcoal. its so deep and rich and makes me want to knit a squishy cowl in the colorway! thank you for the giveaway and im so sorry to hear about your family's loss.

    thanks!
    kristen
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  40. Ooooh. Hive is so lovely. As is Glacier, and Sweetgrass, too. Too hard to pick just one!
    Thanks for sharing your wooly goodness with us!
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  41. I like blush and pewter. So pretty!

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  42. Glacier is my favorite colorway! But Bubble is a close runner up. Thanks for the chance! kc@kathrynpagano.com

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  43. Red Velvet or Midas for SURE! :)
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  44. Oh Altair has my heart!

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  45. Love, love the mushroom color way! Have long admired your yarns. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  46. It is a toss up between pewter and enchanted, both are beautiful! Thanks for this!

    Emily
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  47. So hard to pick! But I love Charcoal.
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  48. Just love Hive. So pretty.

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  49. I love pewter and mushroom! So glad to read your " welcome back" post but very sorry to hear of the loss of your sister in-law.

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