Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Everyone loves free stuff, right?

I decided I am going to play along with the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival! So, I present a "contest." And I promise, its nice and simple.

What could you win? Well something hand knit by me, of course!! A hat. A really cute little hat I might add. In neutral colors so as to match whatever!! The knitting is in progress (started about an hour ago) and I'm 1/3 of the way through it. So, it will be all knitted up and waiting on you to claim it!

How do you enter? In order to enter you need to visit my Etsy page at http://www.ForbiddenFleece.etsy.com and choose your very favorite colorway. Then, pop on back over here and leave me a comment on this blog, to this post, telling me what your favorite colorway is. And if you really want to be impressive, give me a suggestion of a colorway that you think I should dye up!

Oh, I should also mention, tonight I will be listing a bunch of new yarn, so you might want to check later on tonight before you decide on your favorite.

Details, details:
  • On Friday, February 1st at 11:59 PM EST, comments will close and a winner will be selected using a random number generator. The winner will be posted on Sunday, February 3rd.
  • Duplicate comments will be deleted. (Gotta be fair!)
  • This giveaway is open to bloggers and non bloggers alike.
  • The winner will be notified on Saturday, February 2nd via email.
  • The winner will have five days to respond with a shipping address. If I don't hear from the winner, another winner will be chosen by random number.
  • Feel free to comment whether you are a knitter or not, but if you happen to be a knitter and might want some free sock yarn, leave me that tidbit of info also because you never know, I might be giving away some stashed sock yarn also.
So there ya go! Simple as pie. See ya in the comments!

143 comments:

Stormy5475 said...

Sock Monkey comphy...I loved all the names they are all so cute..I think it would make an awsome scarf..Please add me in the givaway..
Stormy5475@aol.com

windycindy said...

What a fun contest! I would love to win a knit hat. My favorite comphy is the "Raspberry Swirl!" Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway drawing. Thanks very much.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Katy said...

They are all so pretty...but i think i like the frozen sherbet the best! :) A new hat would be awesome!!! :)

Denise said...

I love the Locha Mocha! Brown & blue are the best new color combo! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Jenny said...

I love Locha Mocha! Blue and Brown together _or really anyhting and brown) is so fresh and hip!

Geri said...

Great Giveaway!! Thanks for the fun!
gerijones64@hotmail.com

hydrangea

Jeni said...

I like the hydrangea one.

And I have two ideas for you:
Twilight: deep blue, deep purple, black, hint of lighter blue

Dawn: rosy pink, light yellow, mellow orange, light pink.

Just some thoughts!

Seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I love the LocaMocha...brown and blue is so beautiful! Anything w/brown is great though! :)

The Author said...

Frozen sherbert!!! MMM Frozen!! Sherbert!!

Sweetpeas said...

The watermelon is so pretty!

ikkinlala said...

My favourite's LocaMocha (and Sock Monkey comes in second). I'm looking forward to seeing your new colourways tonight, and I'd be interested in seeing a green and brown colourway.

I'm a knitter and I love sock yarn - socks have been a bit of an obsession for the past few months, since they're so easy to take along when I go places.

KnittinChick said...

I love the Pumpkin Spice... I would knit up one of Cookie's sock patterns with it to show off the beautiful colours.

Love your blog. I'm putting it on my links.

Pick me. All my hand knit hats have been given away!

Carrie said...

Love the sock monkey....aaaaaaa, I have a sock yarn addiction!

Not the Queen said...

Stormy skies is wonderful!

Chilihead2 said...

Wow those are beautiful! I guess you must have sold the Loca Mocha because I didn't see it! However, I love the Story Skies.

Sue said...

Count me in!
Frozen Sherbet.

Someone Being Me said...

I like Locha Mocha. I wish I was creative like that.

lmilla said...

Girl! you know I have to enter.... I love Sock Monkey AND Stormy Skies. You should do something likt a "Woodland Moss" with some browns and moss greens. I'm really into moss greens right now... ;)

OK - so let's make a date... what is good for you? I could even come out your way...

BrineS said...

LocaMocha is my favorite!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Raspberry Swirl!


Count me in please.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away. Don't miss the daily edition of contests galore that I post on my blog.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

Trista said...

I love the Blueberries! I love the subtle pink mixed in with the blue and the brown. Locha Mocha is awesome too!

I, like a previous poster would love to see a green and brown colorway. I also love red and gold together (they were my wedding colors!!)

I'm still learning to knit socks, but I'm already crazy about sock yarn!

Mrs. Sara said...

I LOVE Stormy Skies. I'm a novice knitter... I've pretty much only been brave enough to make two sweaters. Haven't done anything shaped yet! :)

joy michelle said...

Ooh...I do love that frozen sherbert. Beautiful.

Am a knitter, just starting out on sock yarn after quite a long time working with only worsted. I adore the stuff. I might visit your etsy shop again sometime. :)

xx
joymichelle87@yahoo.com

Jill said...

I think my favorite is Blueberries, or Loca Mocha.

I'd love to win either the hat, or the sock yarn. Thanks for the great giveaway!

momofmhasr said...

At this point my fav. is the frozen sherbet. Have you tried a creamy yellow, with mossy green and cream to mix it up?

Kathy said...

Frozen sherbert my fav. what about some reds, yellows, browns bright

FL Crunchy Mom said...

I think of all of them stormy skies is my favorite.

I'd love to see darker more gothic colors. Deep reds and purples with black. That would be to DYE for in my book. Heheehe.

And if I win the hat - it goes to my mom for a chemo cap! THANKS!

ZaftigDelights said...

Without a doubt my favorite colorway of yours is "Sock Monkey". I grew up in the 1950's, and when I was a little girl my favorite toy was my sock monkey named "Booka". So, it immediately caught my attention. Very fun colorway!!

I would love to see you do an colorway called day at the beach, blue and aqua for the water, taupe for the sand, and green for kelp. I would be lovely. :)

Sandie (zaftig2k at yahoo.com)

The Mad Crocheter said...

There were several I really liked, but I think I'll go with the LocaMocha, I love brown and blue together.

For a new colorway, I think it would be awesome if you picked your favorite Monet painting and used the colors from it. You could even name it after the painting.

I don't knit socks, but I do crochet them! :D

Faerie Mom said...

LocaMocha! Or STormy Skys... I am learning to knit now. My daughter and I are trying to learn together... wish us luck!

Teddi said...

Lovely - all of them but if I had to choose it would be Raspberry Swirl. yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the frozen sherbet. I'm a sucker for the pink/dark combo, though my absolute favorite is light to medium pink with a nice chocolate brown. Gorgeous colors on all your colorways though.
needleclicker26atyahoodotcom

Carrie said...

Raspberry Swirl! I want to learn to knit!!!

Sara said...

I love the stormy skies for myself, but I would totally have to buy the sock monkey and make it into a scarf for my sock monkey obsessed friend.

Capturing Today said...

Oh goodness, I like so many! The Raspberry swirl and the pumpkin spice are favorites! Thanks for the chance to win!

Elisarose said...

The Raspberry Swirl is really pretty. I really want to learn how to knit...
elisarosehilliard at gmail dot com

Scarlett said...

I love Watermelon! And I'm a sock-addicted knitter who has yet to make two in the same pattern :P

Awesome Mom said...

Great prize! I love love love Hydrangea. I think you could use some greens and blues in your selection (which also happen to me my favorite colors). Pink and green also go nicely together. Oh, I am a knitter too if you were so inclined to give away some sock yarn it would have a very good home.

Nora said...

Yay, a contest!!

I love, love, love the Pumpkin Spice! Which is actually kind of surprising... I tend to gravitate toward the purples. After that, I like the Sugar Plum (under sold items) and the Blue Berries... yum!

You asked what colorway we'd like to see. I think one with shades of pink/fuschia and shades of brown/tan would be gorgeous. And, that's after I just said I like purples... I'm full of surprises. :)

ignora@netzero.net

Meg said...

Stormy Skies is my fav!

The Trier and Jen said...

Please enter me
Jen
whitty4jen@yahoo.com

bsteph said...

Stormy Skies for me..subtle and flexible with most looks, dressed up or down.

I'm a knitter and love building my stash!

I suggest apricot with deep oranges and cherry red.

Thanks for the fun!

Nordly said...

My favorite one is Stormy Skies, it immediately drew my attention. I just started knitting socks (working on 2nd pair, in Monkey pattern), and I think that colourway would be great for a pair of not-so-boring male socks.
nancy.ctli (at) gmail.com

Anonymous said...

They are all lovely, but I think Hydrangea is my favorite. Please add me to the drawing: maestrastg@yahoo.com.

Suggested colorway for summer socks: red, White, and blue

The Chatty Housewife- said...

I love locamoca. I think a color mix that would be fun would be turquoise, pink and brown.

nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

sara jean said...

I love the stormy skies colorway the most! I have been wanting to learn how to knit socks :)

my e-mail is:
oohsarajean@yahoo.com

lila said...

Ooh, pick me! I love Stormy Skies... and I'm a knitter, so any spare yarn would be SWEET!
lila_guterman at hotmail dot com

Tia said...

To choose just one? Impossible! But I think that babygirl one is what I'd use to knit something up for my daughter (yes, I am a knitter).

Suggested colourway? deep greens and brown, or greens and cream with maybe a hint of goldy yellow somewhere.
Tia

msmelody said...

I love Stormy Skies. Sock knitting is an addiction of mine. I would love to see more boyish colours. I can always find colours for my daughter, but I have a harder time for my son.

Subtle shades of blue, gray, brown, (not necessarily all together)

DARK green and brown would be a shade I would buy for myself

Joanne
bjmpatterson@yahoo.com

Floderten said...

My fave is the LocaMocha.. I love the names you've given these. :) I almost picked "Raspberry Swirl" because it's the name of a very cool Tori Amos song. ;)

I am indeed also a knitter - and a sock knitter. It seems that sock yarn is some of the prettiest you can get; it's widely available in any colour you might like and when you're on a budget it's a great way to get yarn enough for one project without spending next month's rent!

This giveaway is a great idea. :) It's so nice of you! Count me in!

Smellyann said...

Fellow knitter here - see my giveaway! LOOOOOOVE the Raspberry swirl. Beautiful yarns. Can I have that?? ;) Thanks!

chamois-shimi said...

I adore the Hydrangea colorway ... I think I want to paint my living room to match it. I'm a knitter. ;)

suzzcq70 said...

Locamocha jumped right out at me! I'm a crocheter, and sock yarn (or bootie, infant hat, baby mitten yarn) is always appreciated!

Mosaica said...

Stormy Skies is my favorite, though it was hard to choose. And I clearly need sleep, 'cause I read "our therapy yarn" instead of "our three ply yarn". It looks so tempestuous and cushy, all at once!

How about a fall-river colorway with muted mossy greens, some dark muted blues, and bits of autumnal gold/orange/red/brown. (you know, gorb!)

I love knitting socks. I'm finishing up a cabletini sock because I couldn't sleep. Now I'm sleepy, and I'll dream of cushy thundery sock yarn.

Thanks for my favorite giveaway! Love the interactive bits :-)

malin said...

My favourites (I couldn´t narrow it down to one) is Raspberry Swirl and Pumpkin Spice.
malinmaskros@hotmail.com

graciouswings said...

marizem@yahoo.com

I love hydrangea, so pretty!
count me in!

tobpa said...

I love the hydrangea! Thinking spring, warm weather, NOT WINTER!

I am a knitter, currently knitting for the grands, and enjoying having a daughter who is in love with yarn, too!

How about a green/brown with splashes of orange for fall?

eve knits said...

i like blue berries :)

Bajanknitter said...

Pumkin Spice is really nice, their are all really nice but I like that one best.

Erin said...

mmm...love the Loca Mocha! It was a tough choice, though. I'm a sock knitter, too. Thanks for the giveaway and the heads up on Ravelry!

Anonymous said...

It's hard to pick just one. But Blue Berries is gorgeous. Thanks llamaliz1@yahoo.com

TRH said...

I really like the Brilliant Gems colorway - and I've never bought hand dyed sock yarn before, so this could be a first.

Two colorways I would like to see are both a little darker than what appears on your etsy (at least right now). I want a dark blue/dark green/black colorway and a dark red or maroon/dark hunter green/idunno maybe black or brown? I seem to be attracted to darker colors these days.
I'm Teresaknits on Ravelry or trhfox at gmail.

vloula said...

that pumpkin spice is lovely! i bookmarked your shop ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the locha mocha. Unfortunately I am not a knitter but if I were I'd love to make socks for you!

Thanks for a great contest!

superfizz(at)bust(dot)com

turotts said...

Love the Hot Tamale (being a sock knitter, I love the bright colors!)!!

I'd love to see some greens and/or brighter pink colorways. Socks, for me, are like men's ties -- a great place to show off some color!

Team Zachary said...

I love the Pumpkin Spice!!!

Thanks for offering this awesome opportunity for the giveaway! You are very generous! Good luck to all!

Londa said...

I love the Poppy Lemon... such pretty colors! Please enter me in your great giveaway!

ljbs3 (at) juno (dot) com

kelly said...

It's a tie between the Loca Mocha and raspberry swirl!

I love vibrant blue/greens and soft pink/ browns colorways but are hard for me to find.

Please enter me in the giveaway...

kprimmer@gmail.com

Sherry said...

I like Pumpkin Spice. Thanks for the chance. I would love to win this, since I am so not a knitter!!

Duncks said...

Locha Mocha. looooocha moooooocha. I just wanna stir it with a straw and drink it up!

yzfbliss said...

I really love Hydrangea, but also adore Baby Girl (we just welcomed our new little niece, Emily Marie on Sunday).

Thanks so much! :)

Celly B said...

I really liked hydrangea, and loca mocha comes in second. Please count me in!

faeryl said...

I adore locamocha. :-) So pretty!

TheAngelForever said...

I really love the Locha Mocha colorway. You have gorgeous yarn selections! I just started knitting again and one day hope to be able to make a hat and/or socks.


Please feel free to stop by my giveaway.

TheAngelForever
http://www.theangelforever.com/?p=390

Knits & Stitches said...

I L*O*V*E the Brilliant Gems colorway! Thanks for giving away free (sock) yarn! :)

MissippySkeeter said...

I love Sock Monkey!! Please enter me in your drawing.....

Christi

Kristen said...

I love Blueberries.

Sharon said...

Ohh, loca Mocha!

BGBALLR33 said...

Stormy Skies

jayedee said...

love love LOVE hydrangrea!!
very nice giveaway! please throw my name into the hat too......good luck everyone!

sarah said...

I really like Sock Monkey!

Shannon said...

I really like hot tomale :)

Thanks for a great giveaway!

ahiltz said...

Your pumpkin spice colors are gorgeous! I wanted to add a color suggestion with spring coming up! I bet a color combination of pink, yellow and green (all soft shades) would be gorgeous! Thanks so much for doing this!

ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Tyna said...

I love Baby Girl!

PS said...

I think Sock Monkey looks great!!

ddknits said...

I love frozen sherbet because I love anything that's purple. I'd like to see some cobalt blue, azure blues & turquoise. That would be really neat. Thanks for the contest.

artinreality said...

You make beautiful yarn! Amazing colouways! My facourite is brilliant gems, although it was really hard to decide they all look so great. I love to knit, and although I am a beginner I have hung around yarn for quite a few years, and your yarn looks reallu delicious!

Tasha said...

I like the Hydrangea. I love hydrangeas and yours is pretty too. However, I don't see much green. I think a green colour would be nice.

I am a knitter.

Tasha
nogryzlo[ at]gmail[ dot]com

Jessica said...

Wow, I really love your yarn. I think Watermelon is my favorite. The saturation is just great!!

Lesha said...

Hot Tamale


Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Brittany said...

I really liked the Sunset Blues! Gorgeous! Thanks! prettybritty425@gmail.com

dmr said...

Frozen Sherbert

As I scrolled down, liking each one but thinking - it's not the perfect one. It's one I would knit up and like or Oh, I know just who'd love a pair in that yarn.

Frozen Sherbert looked so close to what I would dream up. Definitely love it.

But...
Even more perfect would be a light lavender lilac, with a soft gray, and then ? perhaps something greeny? or bluey?

Susan said...

I think I like Watermelon the best. Thanks for the giveaway.

Teri said...

raspberry is so beautiful! Thank you! :)

Bebemiqui said...

I like Locha Mocha.Great giveaway!
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lucy said...

My favorite right now is locamocha, but the others are great as well. Thanks.

lucycontest at gmail.com

Marla said...

Locha Mocha and Blue Berries! I love the combo! I think a black and white combo would be cool...or would that be too hard to dye. I have no idea about dying yarn. Just thought that'd be a neat combo. I crochet! I love yarn!!!
mhode79ATgmailDOTcom

The Mom of 'em said...

i love the watermelon color. Suggestion? Cotton candy?

Karmyn R said...

I like both Raspberry Swirl and the Hydrangea. (Don't make me chose!) Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

How fun! I think I would choose Raseberry Swirl for my colors!!!!

JaniceJ said...

I would love to have a knit hat, I love the sock monkey comphy!

Holladay Family said...

The Baby Girl is perfect for me because I am having my first baby girl in two months! I love your yarn. It is divine. So, Thank you for you having such a generous giveaway! I would LOVE to win any of your items! They are ALL so lovely!

My email is holladayfam(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks again!

A glance at my world said...

They're all so beautiful! My favorite is Hot Tamale!

I learned to knit on Thanksgiving and made myself a scarf within two days, it's a lot of fun :)

Jen said...

Sock Monkey rocks!
punkrckpixie@aol.com (and yes, I am a knitter)

Wired Wilsons said...

SOCK MONKEY!!!
(Isn't it interesting how a good name can also sell a product - those are all beautiful colors, really, but who doesn't love the timeless sock monkey??) XO

Camille
www.snaphappymama.com

Marcia said...

I love the Pumpkin Spice! That's really pretty!

Dara said...

count me in! I love knitting and I love yarn. my fave colorway is watermelon but I love them all!
dara00@gmail.com

you da mom! said...

that's awesome! please count me in. can't wait, thanks! p.s. i love "baby girl"...so cute!

Monnie said...

Oh, gosh! Thank you so very much for doing this! The colours are absolutely gorgeous... but Baby Girl is what caught my eye. I'm a pink sort of girl. ^^;

Colourway suggestions... hmmm, how about a mix of dark yellows and bright yellows, reds and burgundies, perhaps a splash of brown thrown in for contrast? You could call it Griffindor. Or Volcano, if copyright is a bear. ^_~

(And yes, I am a knitter, and would fall completely in love with any sock yarn... for some reason, it happens quite a lot. *eyes stash with chagrin*)

monica.velasquez[at]gmail[dot]com.

Michelle said...

Oh wow -- I love that LocaMocha yarn on your Etsy site. It's so pretty!

I'm a rather new knitter, just a few scarves and one hat to my name so far, but I'd happily take anything you're not using in your stash anymore! :-) Hee hee!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Fizz
fizzledink(at)gmail(dot)com

Melanie said...

Stormy skies or LocaMocha -- they're both gorgeous!

rookiem at live dot com

Linda said...

I love them all. I guess locamocha might be my favorite. Hmm.. and idea would be teal and chocolate brown (it seems to be trendy right now.)

Kristan said...

LochaMocha!! I want me some free sock yarn!!!

Miss Vida said...

I like brilliant gems and raspberry swirl! I hope I win.

I'd love to see something with a lime green and turquoise and magenta!

Erin said...

I love Raspberry Swirl!

I'd love to see something in a denim blue, bluish-aqua & white.

I am a knitter.

Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

Katie said...

Locamocha and stormy nights. Sorry I liked both. Please enter me, thanks. katie_mmartin (at) yahoo (dot)com.

Piseco said...

Love Loca Mocha!

Tanya said...

Watermelon is my favorite. :)

Naomi said...

Stormy Skies! I'd love to see a combination with lavender, charcoal and chocolate...

Jennifer P said...

I like watermelon!

Tes283 said...

Frozen Sherbet - Comfy Sock

I would like healing greens. time to heal the earth and go green.

Green is a healing color.

With a touch of gold.

Merry said...

I like Stormy Skies--such a nice, subtle combination of colors.

PastorMac's Ann said...

I like the watermelon. I'd like a blue-green combo.

I hope I win.

nor_lou said...

Hydrangea is so pretty

Mo said...

Raspberry Swirl & Frozen Sherbet are beautiful. I am a knitter if you want to gift any of your stash of sock yarn, I'd love that. For a different colorway, I think shades of green would be gorgeous. I’d love to be entered.

BTW I’m giving away two prizes at my blog :)

http://unmainstreammom.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

lisalmg said...

I would really love to win a beautiful, handmade hat. My favorite colorway is LocaMocha. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mandi said...

My fave is the Watermelon! I would love to see a Fall color combo!
Great giveaway! Count me in!
Thanks,
Mandi

Ginny said...

Raspberry Swirl

Paisley said...

Pumpkin Spice looks delicious!

Summer said...

watermelon is my fav :)

Erica G said...

I like Sock Monkey. Actually they are all really nice.

marzy dotes said...

I love them all - so fun. I think my favorite is baby girl. I am a sucker for pink.

Mariann said...

asking us to choose between the colorways is like asking someone to choose their favorite child...impossible. they are all gorgeous!

though, if truth were told, hydrangea is my favorite (shhhh, don't want the other ones to get jealous!).

i hope to venture into sock knitting soon (after the million other WIPs get finished).

thanks for the giveaway!

Mariann
mariann.tam@gmail.com

Audra Marie said...

I love the hot tamale! I'd also love pink and brown or black and red or hot pink and black. :)

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude(at)thesilvas(dot)com

ktrae said...

both brilliant gems and the watermelon colorways are the best ones I like

Taryn said...

locamocha!

Meleah the Mommy said...

Oooooo....Locha Mocha or Sunset Blues -- I simply cannot decide. I would leave it up to you the talented professional. Thanks for sharing your gift and offering this great giveaway.

kamewh said...

Great giveaway! Would love to win!

Tara said...

My favorite is Hot Tamale! I love the reds and oranges.

Rebecca said...

I like the brilliant gems!

Heather said...

I love Hydrangea, but does it love me? Hmmm...

Stacey Moore said...

frozen sherbet ~ please enter us!! thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

My fave is frozen sherbet.

partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com