Monday, July 19, 2010

Are You Ready?! It's Time For a Giveaway!!

Greetings Readers!

I have such exciting news to share with you today!  I have officially listed items and opened my new Etsy shop!  That's right, I have made the jump from simple buyer to creative seller. :)  As funny as it sounds, it was a difficult decision to make.  I've had a lot of fun dying yarn and getting reacquainted with my lovely sewing machine.  For me, the best part about dying the yarn is seeing the final results.  And most times, I feel they are too pretty to use!!  This creates a dilemma....do I use the yarn I've dyed, instead of just looking at it?  Do I stop dying yarn until I can find a project worthy of the yarn?  Do I continue dying and sell what I've created?
Not only have I enjoyed learning the ropes as a new indy dyer, but I've also enjoyed creating and designing a few things.  I have been looking for a long time for a needle case that would suit all my needs.  And I finally created a case that measured up to my standards.  Except for the tiny problem of all my needles at risk of falling out the top.  My all-encompassing KnitBook is still in the works until I find a solution, but in the meantime, I used the same idea and adapted it to fit any set of interchangeable knitting needles.  Instead of the needles facing up, they face in, with handy pockets on the bottom for any cables. Needle pockets range from 1" to 2" wide, cable pockets 3" wide.  The front page of the Interchangeable Needle KnitBook is a zippered pocket large enough to hold any notions, scissors, ruler, cable needles and the like.  Flip through the KnitBook like you're reading your favorite novel.  The KnitBook buttons closed with a strap to keep all your precious needles safe and intact.

So the next time you're on Etsy, consider taking a gander at my shop chase.art.  (I came very close to naming my shop Cheese.  Long story.)  Profile name: raelynne01.

So what you're really waiting to hear about, though, is what is this giveaway she mentioned?  It's not fair to keep someone waiting!

For my giveaway, I am offering one lucky winner their very own Interchangeable Needle KnitBook!  All I ask is that you do a few things for me.

1.  Visit my Etsy shop, then come back and tell me what your favorite item in my shop is, or what else you'd like to see more of. You have until 11:59pm Central Standard Time on July 25th to enter.

2. Leave something to identify yourself, like your Ravelry username, email address, blog address, something so I can get in contact with you.  After I pick a winner and contact them, they will have 1 week to respond with shipping information.  If I do not hear from the winner within that timeframe, I will pick a new winner.  (Sorry for the short time to respond, but I go back to school in August and want all my ducks in a row before then!)

3.  You can earn multiple entries by doing any of the following: become a follower of my blog, blog about my giveaway on your own blog (Facebook is okay too), spread the news by telling another person about the giveaway.  Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each method.
(If you become or are a follower, blog about the giveaway, and tell someone else about the giveaway, that earns you an extra 3 entries!) And if possible, please provide the link! :)

I will be including some goodies with the KnitBook, although I haven't decided what they're going to be.  So that will just have to be a surprise.  Good luck to everyone and happy knitting!  (p.s. all needles and notions you see are for display purposes only!)

53 comments:

  1. Ooh Rocket Pops is my favourite! Though please do it in a sockweight yarn :-)

    (Rhian82 on Ravelry)

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  2. (I followed you as well, so can I have another entry please?!)

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  3. Hey Rayelynne! Congrats on the shop! I've got you in my googlereader and mentioned you on Fb! Love the needle cases :)
    Leanne (lunatic84 on Rav)

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  4. Rocket Pops is definitely my favorite. Congrats on your new enterprise, and I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

    Sarah R.
    sarah98998@yahoo.com

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  5. My goodness you know I'm a fan of it all. Now I can add your etsy shop to my blog. Just give me a button to put up so that I can advertise for you. I would like some of the yarn that you used for the market bag though. Hope to see some of it in your shop soon. Would love a knitbook!

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  6. rocket pops - love the colorway!

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  7. JustNancy from RavelryJuly 19, 2010 at 5:40 PM

    I hesitate to add my comment. I would say, I like the price. I usually buy sock weight yarn, but your price seems low. Am I missing something?

    Lovely work. I always like to see multi colors, the brighter the better.

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  8. I love the Woodland Fairy yarn! It's beautiful!

    stitchywitchy on Ravelry

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  9. I follow!

    stitchywitchy on Ravelry

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  10. Congratulations, Rae Lynne! Opening an Etsy shop is so much fun. Now, if I only knew how to knit, I'd enter the contest ;)

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  11. Congrats on the Etsy shop! The needle book is such a fantastic idea - but I think my heart has been stolen by the woodland fairy yarn. :)

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  12. All the yarn is so nice it's hard to choose, but my favorite would have to be the Woodland Fairy worsted (I'm a sucker for greens. The bag is very cool too and I am always looking for ways to organize my interchangables!

    Jill (jaerrt on Ravelry)

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  13. ahhh, i didn't want to be the first to comment cause i'm weird like that and would love to win this.. ok So i already follow your blog, we are friends on facebook but i will definitely look for you shop as well.. :) CONGRATS.. so happy for you.. i just saw pics of your market bag and am in love i need to make myself one of these.
    rav.. britbrit
    bam_2006@hotmail.com

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  14. My favourite item in your etsy shop is the Woodland fairy yarn - my favourite colour is green. I have to say you have presented it all very well. Very tempting.

    I also like the look of the needle case - which is why I'm keeping fingers crossed I'll win the draw ;o)

    BTW my Ravelry ID is BigSkyView

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  15. I love the rocket pop yarn. Congratulations on opening your shop!

    Becky (gathersnomoss)

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  16. I need to choose a favorite item??? oh my oh my !!

    I really love all the colours of yarn.. Like you, i'd just want to look at them and smile.

    Very awesome KnitBook.

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  17. I am now following your blog.

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  18. Posted it on my local group because I know alot of them have the KnitPick Options and were actually discussing on creating a needle organiser.

    http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/moncton-monday-knitters/topics/1226833

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  19. Does it show I hope to win??

    Ok Bloggued about the giveaway and added you to the Wonderful Blog list that I have on my blog.

    http://frenchstitcher.blogspot.com/2010/07/knitbook-giveaway.html

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  20. Oooo - no question about it - that "Cotton Candy" yarn is by far my favorite. Love the colors! I don't have a blog so can't gain an extra chance to win, but am still hopeful. Congrats on your new shop opening.

    "Zowmom" on Ravelry

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  21. Raelynne, Congratulations on opening your Etsy shop! I'm very happy for you and wish you the best of luck with it.

    I like the Woodland fairy colorway. I would like to see some sock yarn weight.

    -Janelle (johnsie4 on Ravelry)

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  22. Congratulations on opening your shop!! How exciting this must be for you! My favourite thing (so far) is the Breaking Moonlight yarn, but the pink Knit Book and the Woodland Fairy Yarn are close behind! I can't wait to see what else you come up with, you are so talented! I wish you all the luck in the world :-)

    Raili (Armida21 on Ravelry)

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  23. Hello, I like the Woodland Fairy yarn. I looks very rich. Good luck with your Etsy account. I too opened one not to long ago "twentyonedaisies". I hope I am the lucky winner! Laura

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  24. Congrats on your new shop!
    Of course, I love your blue yarn!

    Rav: flowerpot2

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  25. Hi Raelynne.... I visited your shop, and loved cottoncandy so much I bought it! :) I'd sure love to win this needlecase.. it would save a lot of sorting.

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  26. My favorite items is......ROCKET POPS! Awesome name as it looks JUST LIKE the rocket pops my kids eat after dinner (and make a blue mess all over their faces!).

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  27. I love that Breaking Moonlight color-way! Gorgeous! I would love to see that on some fingering/lace weight yarn, it would make a beautiful shawl!
    Good luck with your Etsy shop!

    ~Jessica (MonkeyButtBabies on Ravelry)

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  28. Beautiful yarn! definitely a fan of the rocket pop. :)

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  29. Sweeet, one of your needle cases, I'd LOVE to win this! Like others have mentioned, I'd like to see sock yarn weight. I'd also like to see more red shades and pinks, separately that is. You know what would be great? If you had a red and black one for vampire fans :) that'd be a major seller, and you can name it something like: True Blood, or Twilight/Eclipse.

    Congratulations on your Etsy store opening :) best of luck to you!

    ~ Eliana ~
    IknitCupcakes on Ravelry

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  30. I am now your follower :)

    Eliana
    Iknitcupcakes on Ravelry

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  31. I just tweeted about entering your giveaway: https://twitter.com/ILove2knit

    Eliana
    Iknitcupcakes

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  32. I love your rocket pops yarn, such gorgeous colours and I of course like your knitbook.
    I had to wait until today to enter jest for luck, because it is my birthday-lol
    Conratulations on opening your store :0) Love Mel x x
    womaninashoe on ravelry

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  33. And i am now following you :0)
    Mel
    womaninashoe on ravelry

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  34. I love your yarns, and especially love the pink Knit Book!!!

    -Becca
    (borkles@gmail.com)

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  35. And, I am also following you now, too! <3

    -Becca
    (borkles@gmail.com)

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  36. Your yarns are Awesome!!! I especially like the first one with red!!

    I love your idea for the needle book... I've only recently discovered interchangeble needles and have been trying to figure out how to store them :)

    Good Luck with your shop!!

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  37. I like the pink paisley needle book...cute!

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  38. Following your blog. knitterofhats on ravelry

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  39. I really like Amazon Shower. The needle case is lovely too. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Colleenmarie on ravelry

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  40. Congratulations on your shop! I've added you to my list and will be checking out the shop soon. I love the knit books!
    I'm knittingrandma on ravelry.

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  41. I like snowcone! Fingering weight in this color would be awesome~

    Twistedinstitches on Rav

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  42. Hmmm woodland fairy...no breaking midnight...do I really have to choose?? Congrats on the new etsy shop!

    Arrowfeather on Rav

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