Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Yarn contest

Every once in a while I enter my name in a yarn contest at someones blog. Not that I ever did win something :-). But I like the idea and that is why I decided to do a small contest on this blog. Rules are simple, you have only to enter your name and tell me your favourite colourway on my Rainbow blog. That will help me to determine what colourway(s) I should dye more often.
What you could win is Riverside, a skein of 75% Blue Faced Leicester/ 25% nylon sock yarn. Superwash treated, hard wearing and non felting. The yarn has a greatly soft feel and is hand painted. The skein is approximately 100 grams (3.5 oz) and 350 meter (383 yard). Fingering weight, recommended needle size is 2.5 mm. With the skein a set of 4 stitch markers, hand crafted by Dory and me.

I will close the contest by next Monday, 15-10-2007 at 9 pm (UK time). The name of the winner will be randomly selected by my 3 year old daughter, who cannot read.
You are all welcome to join this contest. To win the yarn will have nothing to do with the most chosen colourway or being my friend or family. I will post the yarn worldwide for free. PLMK if there are any questions.

Q: On what blog do I have to comment?
A: It does not really matter, as I get a copy by email of all the comments and I save them all in a special 'yarn contest' folder. But I guess it will be more clear to other participants if all the comments are gathered here.

75 comments:

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

My favorite well it just makes me feel happy when looking at this colorway:
Flowers of the Mediterranean

My husband Loves The colorway:
Witchcraft

I have linked your contest to my blog.Darcy

Myrthestiek said...

The hardest part is to pick the most favorite you've dyed; I love Mystery Night, Indian Summer and also Viola.
It would be great for your Lyonesse pattern :-).

Tucana, said...

Zonder twijfel, kids playtime ;-)

ik plaats een linkje op Magic Creations ;-)

Owlet said...

It took me half an hour of drooling over your beautyful colorschemes but I finally choose Harvest as my favourite. It just makes me want to go outside, search for chestnuts and fight a dragon. ;)
Link posted on my blog.

Stormy said...

My personal favorite is Jungle, but I also like the Rainbow very much. It looks like you spent a whole lot of time trying to get ALL the colors in there. You will be linked to in my blog.
Stormy

knittinwolf said...

I can't even begin to choose my favorite colorway, they're all so beautiful. I love pumpkin pie (made me hungry), memories made me think of my best friend who passed away last year, picking apples made me want to go do it. Love, love the names of them. I'll link your contest to my blog!

adrienne said...

all your colors are gorgeous! i have a hard time picking just one colorway for a favorite. i tend to like the more muted tones in blues, violets, teals, rose...which i think would knit up beautifully in a lace.

if i have to pick a favorite, i would pick "secret garden" or "elora" -
(or mystery night, fleurilynn, fairy tales, pacific, etc)

glad to see you decided to have that fibery contest. i'm in!!!!

Petrouchka said...

Harvest bFruit Crumble , Indian Summer en Pumpkin Pie , dit zijn echt mijn favorieten ...
Petrouchka

Judith said...

Hoi Lizet,

Wat een leuk idee en wát een geweldige prijs gooi je er tegenaan. Wauw!

Ik heb al zo vaak op jouw site zitten lekkerbekken bij al die prachtige kleuren. Toevallig weet ik sinds kort precies welke kleurencombo's mijn favorieten zijn ;o).

Bij de black rainbow gaat mijn hart telkens harder kloppen. Maar ook flowers of the mediterranean, celtica, pacific, indian summer, fruit of the loom, harvest en camelot vind ik geweldig en hun namen ook, zo toepasselijk.

Kortom: mijn favoriete kleur noemen, onmogelijk. Je hebt zoveel geweldigprachtige strengen. Daar valt erg moeilijk uit te kiezen voor mij.

Doeg,
Judith, met een erg mooie handgeverfde streng in de wolmand (aqua/paars/zwart, regelmatig geverfd) waar ik toch maar geen mooie naam voor kan bedenken. En dan zie ik al die ultiem passende namen bij jouw verfsels en ben ik strontjaloers op jouw inspiratie ;o)

Een famke said...

Wat gaaf! Wat vreselijk moeilijk om er eentje te kiezen zeg! ik twijfel....Lyonesse....celtica.....
Ja Celtica, heerlijke frisse kleuren groen.

Leuk idee dit hoor!

groetjes christien

Heather said...

Well, Lizet, you KNOW I love lots of your colorways! LOL!

On your Rainbow post, I'd have to say my faves are Willow, and Chocolate-Mocha with Berries. Oh, and Mystica is Fabulous too!

I LOVE LOVE your yarns! In fact, I'm winding up Wicked Night this afternoon for some fall/halloween longies for my babe. Hopefully, I'll get them knit in time for the holiday!

yvonnep said...

O.k. onmogelijk, impossible, one choice. Elora. Because I'm in pastels on the moment.

ikkinlala said...

If I have to pick one favourite, I think it has to be Blue Jeans. But I think they're all really pretty.

Laurie said...

Oh I had the hardest time. There are so many beautiful colorways. I finally settled on Yordis. I am newly addicted to sock knitting so now I will need colorways for myself. Mwahaha.

Ammerins said...

They all look yummy!
But for sheer name and colour yummyness I'll have to settle on Chocolate-mocha with berries...

Dipsy said...

Awww, I,love contests! My absolutely favorite colorway is "Pumpkin Pie", I'm totally in love with it!!!

serajah said...

Voor mij zijn dat destiny en pacific en ook flip flop vind ik helemaal geweldig!
Ik kan onmogelijk 1 kleur kiezen!
Dus ik heb het beperkt tot deze drie.

greetje said...

Wicked Night, Harvest, Black Rainbow, en .... oei, die Celtica is toch ook wel errug mooi! En de rest trouwens ook....MOOOII Lizet!

Annette said...

Very, very hard to choose but I think my favourite is Fleurilynn.

on the needle said...

It's Secret Garden for me, so suble, gentle, and calm... just what's needed in a busy life. Elora came a close second!

morgan said...

voor mij: Fairy Tales!
en ook Harvest eigenlijk

(met dank aan Tucana voor de link)

Juske said...

Wauw!!! Wat een mooie kleuren!!

Maar als ik dan toch eentje moet kiezen: de Mandarin Cheesecake!

Hobbes said...

I like the mint-mocha-chocolate-with-cream...
To have to choose from such lovely colors is very hard....but this one is my favorit!

JasonsMom said...

I've spent half an hour trying to decide as I love them all. All are so beautiful! But think I've decided on Blue Jeans as my most favorite and then Aoife.

Heather said...

Well there are alot of colorways I like but the one that I absolutely love is mint-mocha-chocolate-with-cream! Love love love that colorway!!

Olga said...

Oeff, only one? Hmm, my favorites are: harvest, wicked night, pharaoh, russian dolls(!!), flowers of the mediterranean, black rainbow, flip flop....ok I choose...flowers of the mediterranean! So beautifull, inspirerend!!

SuperMom said...

I personally like Mystery Night! Very beautiful!

wendy said...

I love the Choca Mocca with berries - i love purple and they just look so warm and cosy....probably my favourite because the weather has turned cold and misty here!

Gerda Doze said...

Inderdaad, prachtige kleuren, wat is nu mijn favoriet.
Goed in, in dit seizoen kies ik dan maar voor Pumpkin Pie, maar ik vind nog veel meer mooi, hoor,

groetjes, Gerda

Jon said...

Haast onmogelijk, maar toch gekozen: Aoife! maar ik twijfel alweer als ik het neerzet.....

Meri said...

I LOVE Harvest! Just love the colors.

Pumpkin Pie (was it?) and Mandarin Cheesecake (which I have!) are a close second...

but Harvest is my favorite. :)

Meridith

pamM said...

I like Jungle...

Mami n Mia said...

Hard to choose, I have a few favorites.. but if it has to be one, it's Flowers of the Mediterranean

Kerry & Paul said...

Gorgeous! My two faves (as I couldn't decide on just one) are Chocolate Mocha w/ Berries and Purple Valley.

Sharmista said...

Mint-Mocha-Chocolate with cream!

Followed closely by Pacific and Yordis. :-)

abunchofus said...

Oh my goodness - how to choose!

I can't choose just one - it's just impossible.

ok if I have to choose only one I would probably say Lordis.

however, pumpkin pie, fianna, and Chocolate Mocha & berries I absolutely love also!

where can we buy some of your dyed yarns from?

Lia said...

Oh, I love Witchcraft! It just jumps out at me every time I look at the blog.

Kris said...

such gorgeous colourways, I like the chocolate-mocha with berries and pirates treasure as I have a bit of pirate love going on atm lol

*Rae* said...

OMG you have so may beautiful colors of yarn I love all of them bnut I will say the Pumpkin Pie one I like the most you are very talented can't wait to see the colors you come up with next

Shelley said...

fabulous work, Lizet! I'm loving Odyssey - though there are many that were vying for first place in my eyes :)

hendreque said...

it was really hard deciding between yardis and pirate treasure.

Kim said...

Fianna is my favorite! Lovely work, all of them :)

Paige said...

Hmmmm. Candy Apple and Cottage Rose are great but honestly, there are tons that I like!

Karin said...

Tjee, hier valt toch bijna niet uit te kiezen zeg?! Picking Apples vind ik echt helemaal fantastisch, dus die kies ik als favoriet, maar er zijn toch massa's andere die ik ook zo mooi vind!

Ik heb je blog opgeslagen, hier moet ik vaker langskomen.

Miss T said...

Mmmmm...chocolate mocha.

It was *really hard to choose, all your colorways are so lovely.

-Tanya

Cheryl said...

It is almost impossible to pick one! All of them are beautiful. I love Mystery Night, Aoife, Freya, Pacific, Secret Garden & Jungle!
I also love the Riverside that some lucky person will win!
This is fun, thanks.
Cheryl

angela said...

My favorite is Blue Jeans!

Myriam said...

Ik dacht: ooo, makkie even gaan kijken en kiezen, dat is zo gepiept.
Ehm, nee dus. Wat moeilijk om er een te kiezen,zeg :)
Harvest, Memories, Harvest Fruit Crumble en Mystery Night vind ik geweldig. Maar Indian Summer is ook zo mooi....
Als ik er maar eentje mag noemen ga ik voor Mystery Night.

Storm op Zolder said...

I say Pumpkin Pie, because of the season ;-)

Marion said...

Nou dat is lastig!
Mag ik er ook 2 kiezen?
Withccraft en purple valley.. maar de rest is ook erg mooi.

Hartje said...

harvest fruit crumble is mijn favoriet net als dit seizoen. prachtige kleuren. het was moeilijk kiezen maar deze sprong er voor mij echt uit.

Danielle said...

impossible to choose :-) i amnaged to narrow it down to two colourways:chocolate mocha with berries and mandarin cheesecake.

Danielle said...

Did i not look well enough for your online shop where i could buy the yarn?

Frea said...

Dat is moeilijk om daar een keuze uit te maken want ze zijn allemaal mooi. Mijn keuze valt op Pumpkin Pie ,passen goed bij deze tijd van het jaar en bij deze mooie zonnige dag.

lucie sollie - van asperen said...

Oh, ze zijn allemaal zo mooi... maar ik kies voor Cottage Rose, die vind ik echt bijzonder... terwijl blauw mijn lievelingskleur is...

groetjes Lucie

Mariella said...

Argh, you have the most beautifull colors! Bezuase I have to choose... Harvest, it makes me happy...

Greetings, Mariella

ingrid cortvriendt said...

Alle kleuren proberen op me te laten inwerken, een onmogelijke klus om alles te onthouden, maar mijn echte favoriet is cottage rose,helemaal mijn stijl

groeten
Ingrid

Mirjam said...

Wow wat een onmogelijke keus! Heb echt lang liggen dubben, maar als ik 1 favouriet moet kiezen is dat 'Celtica' Vindt hem prachtig!!

Groetjes Mirjam

Mincka said...

Appeltje eitje, dacht ik, kleuren die ik mooi vind zijn paars, rood en zwart..... tot ik dus al die bolletjes zag: doe mij maar allemaal, weet er wel een bestemming voor.... LOL
Als ik er 1 moet kiezen ga ik voor Fairy Tales, simple omdat t net anders is dan wat ik normaal zou kiezen en ik me er al een trui van zie maken én dragen, met een paar heerlijke sokken erbij.

groetjes, Mincka

knittingajour said...

Easy: BLUE JEANS
Handdyed blue's are hard to get!

Gini said...

Moeilijk kiezen hoor :-) Ik houd van paars, ik houd van regenboogkleuren, mooi blauw is ook niet lelijk, maar ik heb gekozen voor de voor mij meest verrassende:
Mandarin Cheesecake.
Ik zou wel eens willen zien hoe die opbreit :-)

nrrdgrrl said...

terribly terribly difficult. i opt for yordis (with flowers of the mediterranean as a runner up). heavens, even a top ten would cost blood sweat and tears!

thanks for hosting the contest. i love contests :)

anneke said...

Mijn favoriet is marshmellows with chocolatedip, ik vondt het moeilijk kiezen vindt alles mooi verkoop je deze strengen of zijn ze voor eigen gebruik.
Anneke Zuil

nrrdgrrl said...

ps: posted a blog about the contest too.

Noukie said...

Hard to choose in this LOVELY collection. I will make this as one of my favorites blogs :-) Personallly I choose a lot of purple/darkred/pink colors. Now I will probably choose Elora. Normally I would choose a bright colord one, but I like these soft pastel colors so much!

Dominique said...

Often variegated yarns look cheerfull in the skein, but muddled when knitted up. Therefore I like variegated yarns best in a range of tones of once color. So I would pick purple valley, or aoife.

Hé, ik kon het natuurlijk ook gewoon in het Nederlands schrijven :)

monique said...

What a wonderful ides is this.
All those yarns in the most gorgious colours....it's difficult but mu favourite is pumkin pie.

Lies said...

eeehhh... it took me hours. But I like Secret Garden the best.
Lie(f)s

Cristina said...

So many pretty colors, MG thsi is dificult.... But i think i'll go for the Destiny. But that is only because we can only pick one, because i would pick a lot!
Nice work :)

Mona said...

My favorite today is Pirates Treasure, but I am also loving Witchcraft, Pumpkin Pie, Pharoah, Odyssey, Yordis, Butterflies, Celtica, Mint-Mocha-Chocolate with Cream, and Chocolate-Mocha with Berries. These are my top favorites, but I really love them all. I tend to go for more gender neutral than girly pinks.

Bronwyn said...

I LOVE the Mandarine Cheesecake. It is soooooooo yummy! Now I'm hungry, LOL!

sock lover said...

I'll say Harvest Fruit Crumble and Purple Valley. :)

Megan said...

Oh, I love Wicked Night

erika~ inspired mama said...

beautiful!! i love odessy! :)

Irma said...

Love them all!
I would choose Aoife.