Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Giveaway for Knitters!


Two weeks ago I had a lovely visit from Henya of Chicken Stitches blog and her daughter. They live a less than two hour drive north of me but had someplace they needed to go to in my neighborhood. They braved the public transportation and made it here several hours before the place opened. We had already planned for them to hang out at my place for a few hours. We started with a nice lunch at a local joint down the block from me and then we walked home.

We had an enjoyable afternoon talking and doing show and tell. Henya brought several of her knitting projects with her and I pulled out a bunch of my quilts to show, along with a bit of my knitting. the current knitting project I showed her was the Mystery Knit a Long by Wendy Johnson. The last clue was released just a little while ago.





I learned a lot while Henya shared some of her expertise on knitting. I knew I would be sorry later when I didn't write down anything when she described to me how to make her adorable little girl's skirt with ruffles! Now I'll just have to wait until she writes up the pattern (hint, hint), which she does do eventually, to sell in her Etsy shop or website.

From her Mary Poppins bag, Henya pulled out a few small gifts for me! One is this little fob, with an 'I Love Quilting' charm, that she once bought and had been saving for me for a while. Then she pulled out a bunch of the knitting markers that she makes and sells in her shop. When I truthfully told her that I'm only comfortable using weightless markers, she said, keep them anyway or give them away. I decided to keep the two for marking decreases because they are lightweight and one of each of the glass bead markers.





All the rest of the markers will be going to one of you! 





*If you would like a chance to win nine of Henya's knitting markers, just leave any comment on this post (only this post).

*For a second chance, become a subscriber of Henya's blog and leave a second comment telling me that you are a subscriber of her blog.

*If you are a member of Etsy, you can have a third chance by adding Henya's Etsy shop to your favorites and leaving me a third comment telling me that you did so.

You have until midnight, Tuesday night, July 24, to leave your comment. I will use the Random.org guy to choose a winner and announce it on Monday.

Only entries that have an email address come up when I hit reply to the comment that comes to my email, OR have an email address within the text of the comment, will be eligible to win. If you are not sure if you are a no-reply blogger or not, go to SewCalGal's page where she explains the whole issue and how to fix it if you wish. As SewCalGal implies, if you have never gotten a reply to comments you left on someone's blog, chances are that you are a no-reply blogger. If you don't use a google blogger account, you can always leave your email address in the body of the comment.

Good luck!


Debbie


63 comments:

  1. It is so nice when two avid knitters meet together and share their projects, secrets of the craft. Presents are always welcome, but not so important, althoug it is wonderful when they are given with love and also accepted with as much love as you received them. It is wonderful when someone like Henya is so warm and nice and share with her friend time, knowledge, love and faith .......

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  2. Sounds like you had a great visit with Henya. Isn't it amazing how we can make an instant connection with people even when we have never met before?
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  3. Debbie that shawl is lovely! I don't knit, although someday I'd like to try again. Can't justify the expense of it right now though, lol. The markers she made you are just lovely, but please don't enter me because I don't knit. I'm so glad you had such an enjoyable visit!

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  4. so nice for you guys to get together. Henya is adorable. I hope to meet both of you one day too....

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  5. It's always fun getting together with friends for show & share, and to learn new things. I'm not a very good knitter, but I taught myself a couple of very basic stitches by watching a Youtube video. I have never done fancy stitches, but those markers are very pretty and one day I hope to venture onto something a little fancier.

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  6. what beautiful knitting markers. Sounds like you really learned a lot.

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  7. I'm taking my first knitting class on Friday so this would be a great giveaway win, thanks!

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  8. I am a new subscriber to Henya's Blog!

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  9. I love to win? Thanks for the chance :)

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  10. Added her etsy shop to my fave.

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  11. I am a knitter and would LOVE to win!!!

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  12. I added her shop to my etsy favorites! katy010305

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  13. thanks for this giveaway
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  14. I'd love to win these!

    rachel.marie.furlong (at) gmail.com

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  15. I would like these.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. great giveaway!
    roniros(at)gmail.com

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  17. etsy favorite (as BeadsByRoni)
    roniros(at)gmail.com

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  18. Joanna-Gloria19 July, 2012 13:35

    these are so cute, thank you!!

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  19. Joanna-Gloria19 July, 2012 13:35

    I follow the blog via email

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  20. Joanna-Gloria19 July, 2012 13:36

    hearted the shop on ETSY as IOANNA VENETI

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  21. I love them, and what a sweet shop!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  22. Following the blog via email

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  23. Hearted the shop as DESPINA VNT

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  24. These are the most beautiful stitch markers I have ever seen! I'm an avid knitter & would definitely put these markers to great use - much classier than my current yarn scrap markers!
    bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway, I love them!

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  26. Heart the shop.
    http://www.etsy.com/people/SweepstakeLover?ref=si_pr

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. Pretty stitch markers! I surely need some. Thanks for the giveaway.
    asteride (at) gmail.com

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  28. I added her shop to my etsy favorites! (Hana Clay's)

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  29. I follow the blog via email :

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  30. Thanks for a chance! Love it! :)

    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  31. I wold love a chance to win the markers but I would love more to meet you and Henya.

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  32. I would love a set of Henya's markers. I am about to try my first lace shawl and I use just scraps of yarn as markers right now. Karendewillers@yahoo.com

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  33. I have been subscribing to Henya's blog for a long tome....even before the relocation to Israel. Karendewillers@yahoo.com

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  34. I love Henya's blog and have several of her patterns in my library. I look forward to her stories about her family and her country. Granny LaDow.
    grannyladow@ gmail.com

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  35. Did I say that I also have two sets of her marker and could use some more. Dianne LaDow

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  36. Those would look lovely on my knitting needles.

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  37. I subscribe to Henya's blog - in fact, that's how I found you.

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  38. Thanks for the link to the Etsy shop, too. I've made it a favorite so I can find it again.

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  39. wow you have tons of comments. what people do for a freebee!

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  40. these are so pretty! thanks for the awesome contest!

    sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

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  41. i am a subscriber of henya's blog! i have been for quite some time actually lol

    sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

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  42. i have added henya's shop to my etsy favorites

    sadiekate2001 at yahoo.com

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  43. Sounds like a fun visit! And thanks for having a giveaway, the stitch markers are lovely. :)

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  44. Hi I love Henya and I love her cute stitch markers!

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  45. I also follow Henya's blog!!

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      i hope this works for my last two posts!!!!

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  46. The markers are lovely. I have enjoyed reading in your blog. Can't wait to follow some of the pattern links to see what treasures are waiting! Thank you.

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  47. Cute stitch markers! Want! :)

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  48. P.S.: Subscribed to her blog too. Thanks for the link, I know her on Facebook but wasn't subscribed yet.

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  49. I miss the chance to talk face to face with like-minded knitters - I'm glad you got together. I'm already a subscriber to Chicken Stitches blog - it is good to find you now too and be inspired all over again.
    Rumanci Finn (FB account)

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  50. I love all Henyas creations

    Izzy

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  51. Beautiful items. My mother who is an avid knitter would love them!

    pennymindingmom (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. Subscribed to her blog.

    pennymindingmom (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  53. Favourited her shop.

    pennymindingmom (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  54. Those are darling stitch markers. They would make any project that much better.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  55. That's so lovely!I'd love to have one of those, seems very handy.

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. Favourited on Etsy as butterfliesSky!

    kiss_shani(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. I LOVE Henya! I have been reading her blog for quite some time. She is an inspiration! Good luck to all who enter!!

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    1. I am kaykatrn@yahoo.com. I thought Google would allow you to contact me, but now, not sure.

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  59. I do follow Henya's blog. I love her stories that describe life in Israel.

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  60. I have favorited Henya's Etsy shop!

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