Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hundreth Post Yarn Giveaway!!

For my hundreth post, I'm excited to offer a yarn giveaway. This yarn is from my inventory of recycled yarns that I sell on etsy at Howard Knits. I recycle only top quality sweaters with luxury yarns. The only disadvantage that I have found about recycled yarn is that manufacturers use knots to do joins, so they are occassionally encountered in the yarn. But I would never offer up yarn that I wouldn't knit with myself, and this yarn is AMAZING!

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Should you win, the yarn you will receive is a dove grey 70% silk/15% cotton/15% cashmere blend. You will get a total of 810 yards (divided into two skeins). At 15 wpi, it is appropriate for any project that calls for a sport/DK weight yarn.

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The yarn is dry clean only.

If you tried to buy similar yarn at yarnmarket.com, you'd spend at least $80 for this much yardage. You'll get this for free! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below about what you would like to make with this yarn. I always love to see what other people are thinking about knitting!

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On Thursday, I will use a random number generator to determine the winner. So let the commenting begin! Good luck! And thanks for sharing my hundreth post with me!

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73 comments:

knottygal said...

hey.. came here thru Ravelry!
What will I make with this yarn!

a shrug for myself! or a stole! :-)

Earth Mama said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! I would love that yarn...and I would probablly make a toddler sized pilot pixie hat for Mr. almost 1 year old's birthday, and maybe some matching pants, but I really think I'd make MYSELF some dashing fingerless mitts, long in the length, with some cables...eh? Yep, I think so. They'd be so soft!

:)Lisa

Neetu said...

My size is petite small - so I will make a looooong cardigan

Brandy said...

I'm here through Ravelry too. I would make a Bolero with this yarn. It's beautiful and looks super soft!

Congrats on your 100th post.

Anonymous said...

How cool that you're doing this. I found it on Ravelry. I would make an incredible vest for myself so I hope I win, lol!

Knittingsuek (Rav id)

Pam said...

That yarn is absolutely beautiful! You are very generous for hosting a yarn giveaway! I love to make yarn accessories and I think a knitted or crocheted flower broach is an elegant touch to a casual sweater or a scarf. I would create a set of delicate flower broaches to give to my bridesmaids (I am getting married in May). Since this yarn is dry clean only, these broaches would not stress the yarn with harsh usage.

Catt said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!

I would make a shawl for my grandma, she loves those pale colours and she's always admired the shawls I made for me and my mom.....

Kate said...

Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment! Enter me! I want to win! Pick me!

Nikki said...

100 posts? AMAZING!!!

I've really been wanting to make a shrug. One that could be used for those dress up occasions. I think this yarn would be perfect!! If there is enough left I would make another for my mom!

Lauren said...

Oh my, that's pretty isn't it? Let me see.... I usually use fingering weight yarn (for socks, socks, and more socks), but there's this skirt I've been drooling over which calls for a DK weight -- and this would be PERFECT! It would drape beautifully and oh my what a lovely color. Oh yes, I can see it now....

Candi Oldfield said...

I would probably make a couple of vintage inspired clutches. I will be moving away from a very close friend this summer and it would be wonderful to have matching clutches no matter how far away from one another we are.

Yamma Mamma said...

I'd love to make a shawl or a scarf!

I found you through Ravelry, and think it's really cool that you're doing a giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post!

Aislynn said...

Congrats on the 100th post!!!
I'd make myself a lovely pair of socks, or maybe a nice cardigan.. The possibilies would be endless. It would make a lovely addition to my growing yarn collection!

Iron Needles said...

Dove grey! With 810 yards...hmmm...

I think there is a sweater out there that I have in mind to make.

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

Jane said...

Thanks so much! I'm in!

curlykit said...

Hi,
I too found you through Rav. Pretty yarn. I'd make a scarf and hat with it.

Alison said...

Congratulations on 100!!! I can think of many lovely things to make from this yarn and, for once, it would be for me! .......likely a vest or shawl....I am here from Ravelry.

Sophie said...

Congrats on your 100th post !!! :)

I would definetly use it to do a long sleeves shrug and if some left... a hat for myself or if not enough, one for my baby to come and booties !

Gynx said...

That yarn is so pretty! I'd have to make something that would be close to my face or hands. Congrats on 100 posts!

Tutorgal on Ravelry said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I found you on Ravelry--thanks for posting about your blog. I look forward to reading your past posts.

After an hour contemplating my gigantic queue and favorites lists on Rav, I decided that if I won your yarn I would attempt to make the gorgeous Alpaca Baby Shawl from Marie Grace Designs: http://www.mariegracedesigns.com/marie_grace/2007/02/alpaca_baby_sha.html. I've been in love with that pattern for quite some time, and since we have a baby boy due next month, it would be the perfect heirloom to make for him.

Continued luck with your blog!

Elsa said...

congratulations on your 100th post! found you on facebook, as a fan of Lopi!
I'd make a shawl with it! I'm currently making the Citron shawl from Knitty! love it and love making them.
Thanks for the opportunity to win the lovely yarn!
elsa

Debbie S said...

Saw your post on Ravelry about this - and I love recycled yarns! I'd love to make a shawl/shrug with this!

Congrats on 100 posts!

Debbie
(KYFarmgirl on Rav)

goldenbird said...

Congrats on your 100th post! That yarn is beautiful and sounds like it is incredibly soft. Thanks for being so generous! If I won the yarn I would knit myself a gorgeous scarf, something lacy or with cables.

Suzanne said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! I found you through Ravelry, but you have a very nice blog. Thanks for doing a great giveaway. I think I would probably make a lovely cowl, or maybe some fetchings!! The yarn looks just yummy soft!! :)
Suzanne

Dorothy said...

Happy 100th post! I would make a beautiful shawl! (I think the Panda Silk Fan Shawl).

The yarn looks gorgeous!

sarah said...

Looks likes there might be enough for sweater or cardigan for me! Or even a matching hat, scarf, and gloves set! awesome giveaway and congrats on your 100th post!

sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

congrats on your 100th post. That's quite an accomplishment.

I'd love to try a new crochet shawl pattern. or maybe a shrug would be fun too.

jabezprayer@hotmail.com

hannah said...

What a lovely color! If it were mine, I think I would make a Haruni for myself. Congratulations on your hundredth post!

Anonymous said...

I found you through Ravelry! The yarn is a beautiful shade of grey and the yardage is great! Please enter me in your drawing.

vicki said...

What I wouldn't give to have that yarn. I even have a patern allpicked out - (just in case I win!)- the color is fabulous and I LOVE the fact that it is recycled. That is totally amazing! I just want to say that I have read a lot of profiles on a lot of blogs and I think yours is the best ever. How totally unique and totally you - I am sure. Love it! Thanks for also dropping by on my blog and signing in to hopefully win the knitting needles or the knitted birds nest.
Love your blog---

Vicki

Rachel said...

Found you through Rav and LOVE the yarn you have up for the drawing.

Find me as: twistedinstitches

Happy knits!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

First of all, CONGRATS! Your business is very interesting and inspiring. I love the concept, but have such a tough time buying yarn without seeing it "live" and touching it. This is such a great way to reuse what we already have here on our planet. Hmmm...I just might have to take a chance and try an online yarn purchase. If I had some dove grey 70% silk/15% cotton/15% cashmere blend yarn I'd like to make something I've been thinking about...it would best be described as a cross between a blanket and a scarf, think long narrow blanket of super-wide scarf. I'd call it a "Reading on the Couch Wrap" Now...to go and peruse what else you have in stock.

Amanda said...

Congrats! Enter me!

ashablueb said...

Congrats on your 100th post! Beautiful giveaway. I think I would make a mobius with this yarn. I am definitely in need of a new scarf/shawl.

savedbygrace92 said...

Hey, came here through Rav.

I would love to use this yarn for a special shawl for myself. I'd love to choose a pattern that could be used for passing down through the generations. A traditional style that would be passed through the women in my family. :)

Debbie said...

Absolutely amazing--I would make a shawl or a scarf

Dahlee said...

Congratulations! I added your blog to my blogs list! I found the blog on facebook. I'd probably make a shawl or a baby throw.

loopy8165 on Ravelry said...

saw your post on Ravelry - congrats on your 100th blog post!

Anonymous said...

This is most likely going to be made into some toasty fingerless gloves, from the Evenstar pattern on Ravelry, they would be just perfect. It's frequently very cold in my appartment and the church where I practice music.

sheree said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I got here via Ravelry and I'm excited at the prospects of winning yarn. Oh, I'd use it to make a shawl for the friend who is my "go to" person for knitting questions, even though she lives 2800 miles away!

ikkinlala said...

I'd make a shawl or scarf because I think this yarn would drape wonderfully.

StephCat said...

hi there! found you thru Rav as well.

Summer tank top....probably w/ a fitted bodice/ empire waist and lacy below.

Sharon said...

Cool yarn! I'd make a summer wrap!

Connie said...

Hi, thanks for the chance! I would make a vest for my oldest daughter. It would make a happier 30th birthday for her.

greyowl (rav id)

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! If the beautiful yarn came to me, I would make a shawl (probably lace, but maybe not). Most of the yarn that comes to me ends up as shawls!

Hege said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

the yarn looks great. If I win I maybe would have knittied something for my daughter out of it :)

edina said...

I adore grey! I would love to knit an open cardigan to be worn with just about anything. To be wrapped in those fibers would be heavenly. Congratulations! (Thanks also for the hat patterns.)

SoxyRae said...

I saw your post and Ravelry and hopped on over. I love your post about your marriage and husband. May God continue to bless your union.

Ruth said...

I love grey and this will be perfect yarn to knit an open cardigan which I have been wanting to make. Can you imagine how soft and drapable it would be? Congratulations! Thanks also for the hat patterns - I've started one today.

Karen said...

Wow, what a lovely idea! Thank you. If I won your beautiful recycled yarn, I think I'd knit Bitterroot, from Knitty, Winter 2009. But first I'd spend some time petting it and dreaming of all the items I could knit. I'd probably change my mind about which pattern I'd knit, maybe even start something and frog it before finally completing my original choice.

Cheers!
penchant4yarn (on Rav)

Mary LeMaster said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!! You are an inspiration to me!!!!!!!!!!

Harmonise said...

Hi, congratulations on your 100th! I also got here thru ravelry. Not very active there but very active in the fiber arts. I love that you recycle yarn - so do I! At times I think I have more sweaters than skeins in my house ;-) what I would make with this?...a cowl or mobius wrap. i hate wearing hats but hate when my ears get cold, Chicago winters can be downright brutal!! blessings, nance

arcadienne said...

Also got here from Ravelry. Congratulations on your 100th post, and may you have many hundreds more!

Looks like that yarn would have a nice shawl or shrug, or several nice cowls. Happy knitting to whoever wins!

katerina said...

Congratulations on your 100 post - It's always amazing to realize how much you've written!

I think I'd either make this shawl:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bitterroot
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or a christening gown for my son - both would be lovely! Great giveaway, and thanks for the reminder about recycled yarn!

4oaks said...

I absolutely love the idea that this yarn is recycled! I would love to give it a second life as the Cedar Leaf Shawlette and the Gail(aka Nightsongs) shawl. Items that wouldn't require frequent cleaning, as it is dryclean only. There would be enough yardage for both.

RaCie Baby said...

That's beautiful yarn, would have to be a shawl, it would be wonderful for an evening shawl when going out to dinner.

shelly said...

the blogosphere is a great place to chronicle all the lives you have lived. I noticed you have done so much with your life. congrats...

i would make a men's scarf for my brother. he wants one with a keyhole and it needs about 660 yds. with the remaining i would make claw gloves for a man bicycling across america in 2009 for the third time after a head injury, nationalbicyclegreenway.com.
Shelly

MamaMay said...

Heard about this via Ravelry.

I am MamaMay on Ravelry.

I will most likely start by dyeing it because silk and cashmere dye wonderfully. And dove gray makes a wonderful base color. What to knit after that... most likely I will design a skirt, Silk (at least mostly silk) skirts are so nice in Hawaii (where i live) because they breath so well and have such wonderful drape. If I have extra... I don't know... into the mural i am making of all scrap yarns I get?

Appleworm said...

Hi, one of your return buyers on etsy; congrats on your 100th post. I would make a scarf for my mom who taught me to knit in the first place.

appleworm from etsy

Hannah said...

That yarn is pretty! Not sure what I would make with it. Perhaps a shawl? Or the Scroll Lace scarf maybe.

KnitnKnight said...

Salutations - from another Ravelry junkie. WTG on your 100th post.

Thank you for having the yarn giveaway. This is truly lovely yarn.

I would make myself a lovely summer top with it.

superwoman_4002 said...

oh my! What a wonderfully generous giveaway!! And Congrats on your 100th blog post! :D hmm... if i were to win the yarn I would make something exquisite that i could feel the softens of the yarn! maybe a scarf or shawl? maybe a sweater? wow... beautiful! :D
superwoman4002 on rav ;D

Amy said...

This would be so lovely for a shawl. My sis has a b-day coming up next month. Pick me!

Chon aka Arriana Stylos said...

What beautiful yarn. Congrats! on your 100th post.

alienated_bookworm said...

800 yards sportsweight silk/cotton/cashmere? I'd make a lacy summer sweate/tunic/ or maybe even a dress.
txnightowl on ravelry

terip said...

i think i would make a very pretty summer tunic top, maybe with some lace detail

congrats on your 100th post! woot
teri p

Shell said...

I think the yarn would be lovely as a shawl. I know of a pattern based on the Harry Potter world called the Invisibility Shawl that comes to mind. Congrats on your 100th post!

a knitter said...

Congrats on your 100th post. I came here through Facebook - Knitting keeps me sane. I would love to make a shawl for my sister. She is such a giving person and it would be nice to see her recieve something instead!

Lindsay said...

Found this through Ravelry :)

Congrats on your 100th post!

I'm in desperate need of a neutral colored cropped cardigan in my desperate hope of getting a job at a bank and needing something to "dress up" some tops.

Would love to work with some recycled yarn, haven't had the pleasure yet!

Deanna said...

I would probably try to make and the word is try cause I am still new to knitting... a stole or a shrug for my cousins wedding that is coming up in the summer months.

Congrats on your 100th post

-Deanna

LifeAdorned said...

ooh, that looks luxuriously soft. it would probably be perfect for the shawl i'm planning for myself.

thanks for the offer! i found you through ravelry.

Jolene said...

looks so soft and warm... I think I'd like to make a shawl or a stole with it! Something that would be worn next to the skin, maybe even something lacy and formal

Thanks!

Jolene
(jobodesigns on ravelry)

Katie said...

Congrats on a hundred posts! Came through ravelry. Nice yarn, would love to make a wrap or some cabled gloves!

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