Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Giveaway

I’ve been wanting to host a giveaway of sorts for quite some time.  I’ve had one or two before and I really enjoyed them.

I thought about having one to mark my 100th post, but I didn’t.  I considered one for reaching 1 year, but that came and went before I really had time to think.

I know I will be adjusting to a new and different schedule when Lovebug arrives, sometime having extra down time, and sometimes wishing there were more hours in a day and having more than two hands.

So, with school back in swing, Fall quickly changing the scenery (my favorite time of year), my 2-year blogiversary and the quickly approaching arrival of our baby girl, I thought now would be a good time for a giveaway.

So are you ready to hear what’s up for grabs?  Maybe I should postpone a bit…

…nah…just kidding.

I am going to be giving away 2 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in the color Lohn Johns,
along with the pattern Wood Hollow Mittens by Kirstin Kapur.
 (This giveaway is for the mitten pattern only, the hat pattern is not included.)
Photos by Kirsten Kapur
Both of these things remind me of Fall…the changing colors on the Maple trees, the chilling of the air, and the approach of family holidays.  The perfect time of year to knit something warm and beautiful for the cool weather.
There may be a few other small goodies thrown in, but I have yet to make those decisions.  The pattern will be gifted via Ravelry once the winner has been selected.  

A little giveaway to mark a great time of year.

To enter please:
1.     Leave a comment under this post telling me what you enjoy about the Fall.  It doesn’t have to be Fall for you right now, but seeing as how I’m in the US/Midwest, it’s on the brain and I’d love to hear other stories. 
2.     Please include your name and email address or Ravelry ID so I have a way to contact you if you’re the winner!
3.     I will return in 1 week (Tuesday, October 25, 2011) to announce a winner and share the entire goodie basket to be sent to the winner’s doorstep!  (Sign-ups will close at midnight CST on Monday, October 24, 2011.)

So get to it! Leave a comment, have a wonderful week and Good Luck!

ETA: Some people are having trouble with Blogger recognizing their Blogger ID and allowing them to post.  Try posting as "anonymous" and just adding your Ravelry ID or email address in your message.  If you continue to have issues, message me on Ravelry and I'll add an entry for you (raelynne01 on Rav).  Thanks for playing!


  1. Great giveaway!! I love everything about fall, the sweater weather, the colours and the crisp air :) Congrats on 2 great years and can't wait to meet the Lovebug :)
    Leanne (lunatic84)

  2. Oh, Rae Lynn, you are the best! I so relate, because I love the Fall too. Why? So many reasons, first because it is time for my Birthday, and the weather is always just perfect the beginning of October! Of course, the gorgeous fall colors, and wearing clothes, and not sweating. Halloween, Thanksgiving... All good reasons. Pattytrish here, from Ravelry.

  3. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The colour of the leaves and the holidays and the harvest. And the air smells different,cleaner. Love it!!! kmacmillan2003 from ravelry

  4. It's a lovely idea to have a giveaway. Someday, I'll have one, too......someday.

    And as for fall, I love the fact that the temperature changes and fall food (squash, pumpkins, pumpkin pie, turkey, etc.). I just like fall...

    ~ Renee (renny1780)

  5. What a gorgeous giveaway! I love the changing leaves. I also love the crisp cold days when the sky is blue and you can see your breath. We don't get them often because it is usually cloudy.

    Becky (gathersnomoss)

  6. What a lovely giveaway!

    I love the fall - Thanksgiving, the colours, the cooler temperatures, hiking, and, of course, fall knits!

    Now fall is especially special because that's when our little Acorn was born - maybe she and Lovebug will share a birthday! :)

    Jen (JenInProgress on Ravelry)

  7. I love fall because I love taking walks with my children and watching them kick through deep piles of oak leaves, for watching them throwing them in the air with joy, because after a usually long hot summer it is cool enough to wear handknits again and for the pleasure of being able to cook casseroles and stews again in my slow cooker and whilst enjoying the yummy smells all afternoon whilst the cooker does the work all I have to do is serve which means more time to spend with my children or knit or be outdoors enjoying the lovely crisp days :0)
    Love Mel x x aka womaninashoe

  8. What I love about autumn (fall) is the changing colours of the trees, cooking comfort food on colder days and the excuse to wrap up in cozy knits that the cooler weather brings. Of course this year I have a little one to wrap up too!!
    Ber (bee30 on rav)

  9. Lyndsey - poisonedappleOctober 18, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Lots of pretties and gorgeous yarn. I think that is my favorite color this season. As for what I live about fall, I'll quote my favorite little character, "It's autumn? Ah, it is. It's the first day of autumn! A time for hot chocolatety mornings, and toasting marshmallow evenings, and best of all, leaping into *leaves*!"

  10. very cool giveaway! i love that color..the thing i love about fall is everything..i love the crisp air..sweater weather :) pumpkins and acorns and harvest moons.. thanks for the giveaway i hope i win :) raineoc@yahoo.com

  11. What a wonderful giveaway. I can't believe what you accomplish. Love reading your blog and all that you accomplish.
    knittingrandma on ravelry

  12. What a great giveaway! Fall is my absolute favorite season, and living in New England, it is usually beautiful. I love the colors, the cooler temperatures, apple picking, pumpkin picking... everything (except the fact that the light is disappearing!).

  13. Ohhh, such a lovely giveaway!! My favourites about Fall are: watching the leaves change, that cold, crisp "it's Fall" smell in the air, the weather that makes me want to knit cozy things, and baking warm desserts that are so fragrant with yummy spices!!

    Raili (Armida21 Rav id)

  14. I love picking apples and pumpkins with the kids, and the return of hot chocolate!!!

    tbmccarthy on ravelry!

  15. Hi Rae Lynne, thanks for hosting this! Ratch

  16. The best part of fall in the midwest are all the beautiful colors that show themselves. I love the leaves and the crispness in the air. Of course, there are all the lovely hand knits that come out, hats, socks, scarves, mitts, etc. What is not to love? Hopefully, the snow stays away a little longer so that we can enjoy these lovely days.

    Heather (heatherg7)

  17. How sweet of you Rae Lynne. I love the fall too, the crisp air, feels cleaner somehow, and the glorious colors, well, just breath taking. It is my favorite time to knit all things cozy and warm to ward off the chill of the coming winter.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Mary Rose
    Rav ID: smozerose.

  18. What a lovely giveaway Ray Lynne! I love pumpkin spice lattes, the cooler weather (we can finally go to the park and ride bikes without worrying about heat stroke, lol!). I miss the leaves changing colors.
    I can't wait to see your Lovebug!
    ~Jessica, Rav id: MonkeyButtBabies

  19. Hi Rae Lynne
    The yarn is yummy and teh mitts wonderful and perfect for the cold days ahead! I ALWAYS start getting hungry for pumpkin stuff in the fall. I made 2 loaves of Pumpkin bread last night! Delish. Also, I love the changing leaves, the brilliant colors are magnificent.
    This is a great give away! Very nice of you. :-)
    Kathy (Kally - Ravelry)

  20. The crunch of the withered and crisp leaves beneath my feet as I walk! The yarn color is a perfect reminder of Fall. Love give aways!
    Andrea W
    KnitAweigh - Ravelry

  21. Beautiful yarn and pattern!

    The pumpkin patch with my family. I loved seeing my two year old run around looking for her very own pumpkin. It was cute to see her 'help' her four month old brother find his too.

  22. I love all the fallen leaves – my toddler's reached the stage of jumping through them all now as well!

  23. What a wonderful giveaway! Fall is my favorite too, and the years I lived in Rhode Island were like heaven for me! Now I live in Israel where there really isn't much of a fall (blink and you'll miss it) and really, how autumnal can it be when you're surrounded by palm trees and cypress? LOL

  24. I love the colors of fall! The changing leaves and the crisp days.

    Rav: JillShoke

  25. How nice of you to have a giveaway with all you have going on! I just love the crisp air and the need to wear a handknit sweater!

    mamagiff on Ravelry

  26. Beautiful yarn and pattern!

    My favorite part of fall is of course Halloween, but I love the colors and sounds of fall too.

  27. How nice of you to offer a giveaway. BTW, Your blog backdrop is very fallish.

    plynn on Ravelry

  28. Happy 100th! How generous of you to host this giveaway!

    ravId: flowerpot2

  29. Thanks for the great giveaway! I just about missed my chance to enter.

    RavID: Tanknit