Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Chocolate Yarn Giveaway

I have been missing in action.  I can not believe I have not even had the time to visit my own blog and all of you, my friends!  Well to remedy that I am going to have a giveaway.  I meant to do this a while ago, but life has been excruciatingly busy for me these past few weeks.  Chocolate yarn is never out of season, so lets get busy with the giveaway.  

I wanted to do a knitting giveaway and a crochet one, so this giveaway is actually two giveaways in one.  You can enter both or just one depending on your craft preference.

Lets see what we have.........


The  knitting giveaway includes three skeins  of Cascade Yarns Eco Duo in colorway 1704.  Each skein is 197 yards and is made up of 70% undyed baby alpaca and 30% undyed Merino wool.  The picture above does not show this yarn off as beautifully as it should, these natural colors are mixed together beautifully.  Eco Duo is by far my favorite yarn.  It is soft and sooooooo beautiful to work with.  Included in the knitting giveaway are beautiful size 10 Brittany birch needles.  I love these needles, I somehow tossed out the package for them but they are brand new.  If I was making a cowl or scarf from this yarn I would use these sized needles to make a slightly looser stitch which would have a beautiful drape.


The crochet giveaway includes four skeins of Manos del Uruguay, Pure Peruvian Cotton Kettle Dyed yarn in color: 220.   Each skein of yarn has 116 yards.  This is very fun yarn with a lovely texture.  Manos del Uruguay is a non profit organization helping bring economic and social opportunities to rural women in Uruguay.  Also included in the crochet giveaway is a brand new beautiful Brittany, birch wood crochet hook in size J. 


So here are the rules.  You do not have to be a follower of this blog.  You just have to leave me a comment with your information, and tell me which giveaway you are interested in.  If you are interested in both I will put your name in both baskets.  If you are interested in only one, I will put your name in that basket.  See how easy I am making this for you?  I will ship anywhere, because frankly everyone in the world can benefit from chocolate yarn.  If you are a no-reply blogger be sure I can get in contact with you.  If you want me to delete that information right away I will.  If you would rather contact me by email that is fine too.  My email information is located under my profile information, just click there and you will find me.  This giveaway will be open for one week, I'll pick the names next Thursday, April 10.

So isn't this a fun way to start April?  I think chocolate yarn can be fun year round.  Hope you enjoy the giveaway and good luck.

103 comments:

Shari said...

What a lovely giveaway Meredith!!! I would love my name put into both for you know I am a BIG fan of crochet and now knit!!! and those needles....love them!
xx Shari

Mindy said...

Wow! How fun and generous of you! Both yarns are beautiful, and since I've just recently taught myself to knit (gasp!), it would be nice to have a variety of needle sizes. =) I'll still be a crocheter at heart though, so I'd love to be in the running for both. ;-) Thanks for the chance to win!

kristieinbc said...

A chocolate yarn giveaway sounds yummy! (Sorry, I know, bad pun.) Please count me in for the knitting one!

Emma Brine said...

ooo I love a givaway, never win but I always enter! Put me down for both baskets please :) Hope your well, keep crafting x

Unknown said...

Ooh, beautiful yarn! Please put my name in both baskets. Thanks for your generousity!

lerounds on Ravelry
Laura from beautiful West Michigan

Dee said...

Gee, Meredith, I don't know WHAT could be keeping you so busy. Could it be that sweet boy???? I can't think of a better way to be busy.

I'm going to let someone else have a go at the give-aways. Lord knows, I have way too much yarn as it is.

Just wanted to pop a comment on here to let you know I'm thinking of you and enjoy reading along.

:-) Have a happy day!

Grammy Braxton said...

Chocolate yarn???? YAY! Please put me in the crochet basket. What a lovely thing for you to do.

Sharon Braxton
grammybraxton.blogspot.com
sb34830@gmail.com

Gill said...

Yummy!!
Count me in for both please!

Jennifer said...

I would love to be entered in the crochet giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win, Meredith.

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Danette Bartelmay said...

Meredith You Sweet Thing!
As I am allergic to chocolate~
Chocolate Yarn is always a real fun indulgence for me! :-) And since I Knit and Crochet both Obsessively
I would love to be included in
BOTH GIVEAWAYS if you please :-)
Thank you VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!
{And who could resist these gorgeous needles and beautiful hook?!}
xoxo
Danette

Deb said...

thank you for this lovely giveaway Meredith ~ love it all!

Una said...

I've never heard of chocolate yarn but it sounds delicious. I am a knitter who has just learned to crochet, so both giveaways sound interesting.
Una’s blog:
Great Balls of Wool

Cache-Mire said...

Well I have missed you:-) But I have no room to talk and didn't post for a month! What a wonderful giveaway! I would be thrilled to win either so please count me in both. Hum...think I'll have a giveaway soon as well. They are fun!
Hugs,
Terri

Acorn to Oak said...

Welcome back! I've been missing from blogland for a while too. My life has just been too busy...just like yours. Finally finding time again and started posting again yesterday.

Such a nice and generous give-away! I'd be interested in the chocolate/crochet give-away. That yarn and hook are gorgeous and I love cotton! :-)

CJ said...

How lovely to see you use the word "excruciatingly", I use it all the time, it's one of my favourites. The giveaway is wonderful, very generous. I would be very happy to be entered for both. Hope you're having a good week. CJ xx

Cerridwen said...

I'd love to have the knitter's basket. That is such luscious looking yarn. Thanks for the giveaway ;)
sparkliesandmore at hotmail dot com

N1ki said...

Hello Meredith! I would like to know if I could take part to your giveaway because I am from Greece. If I can please put my name in both baskets!! Thank you!!

Vera said...

Fabulous give-away Meredith. I read your blog frequently, but rarely comment. Figured you were busy wearing some pants on your head (love that shot of Buddy with the pants!!). Would love to be included in the knitting give-away -- thanks for the chance!

Amy Greeson said...

What a wonderful giveaway, and as I gave up chocolate for Lent, I would love to be entered in either of the giveaways.

moonstruckcreations said...

this is such a generous giveaway Meredith, you are a true star!

I would love to be put in for the crochet giveaway please, the colour and texture of the yarn is just the sort of thing I love!

Hope all is well with your family, and that Little Buddy continues to go from strength to strength.

Helenxx

minaandme said...

What a generous give-away! Please put my name in both baskets :) Some soft and warm alpaca is welcome here in Columbus, Ohio (you know how chilly it's been up here!)regardless whether it is knit or crocheted. Have a lovely week!
~Lacey

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You are such a sweetie Meredith. No doubt you are keeping extra busy. I hope it's all good. I won't joining the giveaway as I have enough yarn here to do my own giveaway, too. I need to make stuff what what I've got. Hope you have a terrific Thursday. Hugs, Tammy

My Little Home and Garden said...

I saw a little guy this week that reminded me of your youngest, glasses and all.

I'd appreciate being entered me in the knitting giveaway, Meredith. Crochet works continues to baffle me!

Thank you.

Karen

Pammy Sue said...

I'm never one to turn down an offer of chocolate!! Count me in. And I can actually use those #10 needles now. Yippee! You know I love that Eco Duo, and that cotton looks mighty fine as well. Please put my name in for both. Thanks, M.!

Lynne said...

Hi Meredith!
You can put my name in both chocolate baskets pretty please!!!
Fingers and toes are crossed here for a win.
Lynne

Jany said...

Hello Meredith, Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway. I'm happy because you will ship anywhere ;).
I've never tried a yarn like these, so, I'd like to try it. I'm dreaming with a round scarf, if I win I'll try to knit it.
Thank you anyway! :)
Please put my name in both baskets
janypg@gmail.com

Clare said...

Such a lovely giveaway Meredith, please can you include me in both, many thanks
Clare x

Mouse said...

Lovely giveaway thank you, could I be entered for both please.

kathy b said...

BOth Please!!!!

How fun. I love chocolate and your prizes look amazing.

Im hosting a give away soon. But you have to mail me a strand of yarn. That's it. Just put a strand in an envelope and mail it to me with your return address. Im going to announce it soon.!!!! Hope you'll play……
Im calling it the SpringStrings Raffle

kathy b said...

BOth Please!!!!

How fun. I love chocolate and your prizes look amazing.

Im hosting a give away soon. But you have to mail me a strand of yarn. That's it. Just put a strand in an envelope and mail it to me with your return address. Im going to announce it soon.!!!! Hope you'll play……
Im calling it the SpringStrings Raffle

Marjo said...

Wowww Meredith, such al lovely give away ....you may count me in for .....tadaahhhh guess....offcourse crochet ....

Lovely and Sunny greetings from Belgium

Love
Marjo

Amy at love made my home said...

Hello! lovely to hear from you! Hope that you have been able to find some time while you have been busy to be doing some nice things. Could I please be entered in the crochet basket - 'cause I'm a horrible knitter!!! Hope that you are having a good week. xx

Grateful4Crochet said...

Hey Meredith , I won your very first give away and loved it! The hook is still my favourite, and I loved using the yarn and the beautiful woven scarf you made. I also still have the hadn't cream in my work bag:-) and use it still. I seem to have stopped blogging, and commenting on people's blogs but thought I'd stop in here now to say I have still been reading and enjoying your blog, catching up with your goings on and hearing about little Buddy. I was also so sorry to hear about your losses. Anyway, take care xx

Home Meadows said...

I'd love to be entered in your drawing. I'd like to be entered in both your baskets please! I do knit a bit too, I'm just very slow! Hope you and your little one are doing fantastic. I'm sure he is keeping you busy. Take care! Heather

linda said...

You are so generous Meredith I would love to be entered for the crochet one please. :) xx

Noelle the dreamer said...

Oh that magical word...chocolate! See how easily I was tempted when I spotted your blog on Aimee on the Mountains?!
Seriously, I would love to have the opportunity to finger such lovely yarn and thank you for such a sweet giveaway.
I could not possibly choose between either so why don't you surprise me if I am blessed enough to be a winner?
All the best,

Nana Go-Go said...

You had me at 'chocolate'!What an extremely generous giveaway from an extremely generous and lovely person. I won't enter, though, Mer because postage over here, should I be a lucky recipient, would cost an arm and a leg but good luck to everyone else. Off to have another look at those baskets full of gorgeousness!xxx

Judy S. said...

What a lovely offer, Mere! I, too, have an over abbundance of yarn though so am going to opt out. Give that little guy a big hug, and tell the older guy to watch out for yarn-bombers! LOL

Linda Powell said...

Both yarns are beautiful, could I please be put in both baskets. These yarns would be a totally new experience for me with those larger needles (to give drape) and the bigger hook too.

Thanks so much Meredith and don't worry about little buddy using up your time, it's a lovely position to be in :-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, a giveaway after my own heart! Since both looks so yummy to me, put my name in both. Thank you so much for such a sweet giveaway! Twyla

Sarah Sweethearts said...

Everyone can benefit from chocolate yarn. Just the thing to cure the blues. I'm really loving those needles and the Uruguay yarn too! Wow! Would it be ok to enter both? :)
Thanks a bunch for the chance to enter your giveaways!

Sarah sarasaki3@gmail.com

Caffeine Girl said...

Yarn and chocolate are about the best combination I could think of! Although, a nice cup of coffee would be good, too!

I'm just a knitter, and I would love the find that package on my doorstep!

Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

Mrs. C said...

Oh Meredith! What an awesome give away!!! Put my name in both! Don't worry about not being able to be with us as often in blog land! You have a sweet little guy who needs your attention and love! :)
Mrs."C" :)

brsmaryland said...

Oh Meredith, you are so generous! But we already knew that ;-) I've heard many wonderful things about the Eco Duo. Pls throw my name in the hat. Thank you for the opportunity.
I'm sure your days are flying by with Little Buddy. He looks so happy and at home in all the pix.
Hugs to all of you.

Fay said...

OOOOOOh how exciting! I'd love to be in the knitting give-away!:)x Fay

Rebecca said...

What an incredible giveaway! Please enter my name for both.

blueflowers07@gmail.com

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Meredith, I certainly don't think you could make it any easier for all of us. You are so sweet and kind! Can you put me in for both because I don't care, I love them both!! Happy April, xoRobin

Teresa Kasner said...

Count me in for both, my dear Meredith! What a generous giveaway! I'm still in Ohio.. tomorrow we are going antiquing. I fly home on Tuesday. I miss Dayle and the little guys!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Pooch said...

How kind of you, Meredith, to offer such a luscious give-away. Please include me in both drawings.
Thanks so much and take care.

:)

Mary said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway! I'd like to enter both:

stewart_m_c@yahoo.com

-Mary

Kris said...

Hey Mer...I missed your previous post. Such a cute photos of Little Buddy with his pants on his head! What a doll!!! He sure fits right in!!!
Love the yarn giveaways. I prefer the darker brown one, but I like them both!
Hope we both get to catch a quiet few minutes over the weekend!!!
xo Kris

Betsy said...

Hi Meredith,
Thank you for the sweet card. You are so thoughtful! I would love to be included in both. I' a chocoholic so chocolate yarn sounds yummy.
Blessings

Joyful said...

Hello Meredith,

This is a fun and easy (for us) giveaway to enter. I would love to be entered for the knitting yarn and needles. I think it looks very beautiful.

We certainly understand why you are too busy to blog or visit blogs right now. You are still dealing with family losses and getting accustomed to a cute little guy who is changing your world.

Have a wonderful weekend. xx

Carole C said...

Hi Meredith, what a lovely pre-Easter chocolate treat !
Please include me in both ( if that's not too greedy of me ) as I love to knit and crochet.
This is a very generous giveaway ...thank you so much.
Have a lovely day.
Carole xx

Abigail said...

what a lovely generous giveaway!

the Cascade Eco Duo looks totally yummy!
I love the crochet hook, but I don't crochet enough to justify it. so just enter me in the knitting giveaway please! and THANK YOU for such a nifty giveaway!

(alien_sunset AT yahoo DOT com)

Regena Fickes said...

So glad you posted.I was almost to the point of emailing Claudia to make sure all was well. I know things with your Mom are not good.
You are so kind to think of doing this giveaway.
I love to crochet and have never used this yarn. I would be delighted to win. Thank you.
Hugs and kisses to the 3 sons and Max.

vicki e said...

I would love to be entered in both. Thank you so much!

vicki0000 on Ravelry

asteride said...

Meredith you are so nice and so fair that I feel the need to subscribe to your blog immediately.
I am a knitter and would love to be in for the Cascade Eco duo giveaway (please!).
Thank you for your generosity.
asteride on Ravelry

beth jillette said...

Wow what an incredible giveaway! Please enter me in both. Love the colors and the needles.

Sorka said...

Oh I love all these yarns and Brittany needles/hooks are wonderful!
Please put my name in both baskets!!

Annette T. said...

Meredith, this is such a generous give away. I'm intrigued by those birch knitting needles, so put my name in for the knitting basket! I love the picture of little Buddy wearing those pants on his head. I instantly thought he looked like a little chef in the making. Thanks in advance, Annette Tracy

Trina Aultman said...

I would love to receive the Knit basket!

Ana BC said...

Chocolate and yarn sounds like the perfect combination :-)

Vicki Boster said...

Meredith- what a beautiful and generous giveaway-- someone is going to be so thrilled to win these wonderful treasures. (please don't enter me-- I'm just stopping by to say that you are SO kind to host this wonderful chance for others to win beautiful yarns) . I'm already so very blessed- please pass my chance on to someone else--

We all love you--
Vicki

Denise said...

I would love to win the knit basket as I am not really into crochet.

gigi knits said...

Love yarn can spend hours just looking & feeling it..would love to be entered in both .. Right now I'm crocheting throws for the abused women shelter so the yarn would be used.

gigi knits said...

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Ryan McGhee said...

I always look forward to your blog! Reading about all of your boys and the adventures and challenges of life...thank you for sharing. And thank you for this fun give a way! Please submit me for that fabulous Cascade yarn!! It is so beautiful and the softness is indescribable!
Ryan at ryanmoved@netzero.com

Margaret said...

Hi Meredith, thank you for the chance to win such beautiful yarn,most of mine comes from the op shop,so it would be lovely to have some really good quality yarn to play with.
I knit and crochet, so either one will be awesome.
margie37@optusnet.com.au

Kathrine said...

Both giveaways sound absolutely fantastic.

Chrisknits said...

I love Eco Duo!!! I have been hoarding my one skein trying to figure out what to make with it. How fun would it be to have more to play with!

Hardware Queen said...

I knit and crochet both, so please enter my in each. What a sweet giveaway!

My Garden Diaries said...

How gorgeous is this yarn both in meaning and in color! I have been practicing both knitting and crocheting so either would be wonderful! I hope that you have an outstanding weekend! Nicole xoxo

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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Please put me in for the chocolate yarn giveaway! Thanks.
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cockney blonde said...

What a fabulous giveaway, how generous. Either would be much appreciated, x

Denise Briese said...

Who doesn't love chocolate? Put me in for both sister! No need to mail....we can use as an excuse to visit!

Debbie said...

What a generous giveaway! Put my name in both because I like to knit & crochet. Thank you for a chance to win some lovely yarn!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Well, if I am not too late...could I be considered for the knitting prize?

Thank you for the chance to win such yummy yarn! :)

ikkinlala said...

How generous, and what gorgeous yarn! I tend to knit more than I crochet, but I would be interested in either one. Thanks for the opportunity!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

RedSetter said...

HI Meredith, this is such a lovely giveaway. I think I'd like to be in both baskets as I really cant choose between them.

suburban prep said...

What a special giveaway.
Thank you ever so much.
I am a knitter so I would love to be included in the knitting version.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Meredith ...you got a huge response! I love how you said we all need a little chocolate in our lives. I guess I will throw my name in the hat for the crochet hook and yarn. You already have my contact info.
Hugs,
Patti

Christina Pinci said...

I could never turn down some chocolate. So,can you enter me in the crochet giveaway, please?

Rose Red said...

I have too much yarn already, so please don't enter me, but I just wanted to say what a lovely giveaway, gorgeous yarns and lovely needles/hooks. Lucky lucky winners!

Stins said...

Whaaa, I am just in time i see!! What a great and sweet choclatety give away! I would love a chance to win that crochet goodness please...
Love from Mirjam and thanks for the chance!

Carla Shiver said...

shivercarla@gmail.com
Thank you for having the giveaways!I love this yarn.I would be interested in receiving the crochet prize if I won.

Jenn Stephens said...

What a great giveaway! I would love for my name to be put in for both of them. Thanks! Jstephens788@gmail.com

Christy Haugen said...

I would love to be entered for both! This yarn looks lovely.

eyebehold said...

This yarn looks amazing. Please enter me for both.

Dovile said...

Both yarns look yummy, so please enter me for both! Thank you for the chance!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Karin Ishibashi said...

Yummy! Please enter me into both giveaways.

firefox 9 (at) prodigy (dot) net

Liz said...

Oh how exciting. Please count me in on both/ either giveaway. You're so generous.

Liz
Crochetincolor
Sunshine75t@gmail.com

ne-knopka said...

What a great giveaway!!!
Both Please!
Thanks for the chance

Anna

anna_k67@yahoo.com

Babajeza said...

So nice to read that I can win chocolate in your give-away. I just learnt that chocolate is medicine when it comes to stress. In fact, there is not enough chocolat to calm down my nerves at the moment. But maybe if I blend real chocolate and chocolate yarn together it helps.
Of course, as you know, I am a all kind of crafts person. I'd love to be put into both baskets.
Thanks very much! You are very generous. Hugs to you, Regula

EMMA said...

I'd love to be put in both please.
We've given up chocolate for lent and my husband intends stuffing himself silly at easter - personally I'd prefer chocolate of the wooly kind.

whisperinginthejungle said...

I would like to join both giveaways, please.
The yarn looks so yummy! I am currently very very in need of yarn, so I will be more than happy if I could win!

Carey Clapp said...

This is beautiful!!! Such yummy yarns and beautiful tools, oh my. I would love to be entered in both as I knit and crochet, and one can never have enough chocolate yarn! Thank you so much!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Am I too late to enter? I hope not. The knitting give away for me please :)

What a generous soul you are x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Am I too late to enter? I hope not. The knitting give away for me please :)

What a generous soul you are x

katja9_10 said...

I am interested in the chocolate yarn giveaway. I hope to win!

Les Johnson
katja9_10 at hotmail dot com

Susanne said...

I know what you mean about being so behind with blogs. I have spent the last 2+ hours just reading and commenting. I don't know why I feel like I need to add my 2-cents worth to every post, but there is so much neat stuff I just have to do it. I'm sorry I missed your giveaway. Nothing like a give away to bring the people to attention, lol
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)