Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Triple Giveaway and Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport Review


I have not just a double giveaway, but a triple giveaway for you today!  To celebrate my blogiversary during this week of giveaways, I’m giving away two copies of my Treasure Pouch pattern.


I’m also giving away one ball of Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport in Green Tea Heather and one ball of CotLin in Cashew, courtesey of Knit Picks.  These are the same yarns and colors I used when designing the pattern, which is written for both Sport and DK gauges.


But before we get to the giveaway, I first want to tell you how much I enjoy knitting with Knit Picks Simply Cotton Sport and the final products.  Not only did I design my Treasure Pouch with it, but I designed Nathan’s Spring Sweater with it, too (the pattern has not yet been published).  And I’m currently knitting a newborn sweater with the organic version for my friend’s church’s mission. This soft cotton yarn creates the softest, most squishy hand knits—I was delighted with it from the moment I knitted my first row.
 


I think one of the reasons I am so impressed with this yarn is because of the well-known fact that cotton doesn’t “give” the way wool does. Simply Cotton Sport is so soft to work with and easy on the hands—my knitting just zoomed along and the stitches glided easily down my bamboo straight needles and wooden DPNs.  I experienced no snagging and everything I made with it seemed to go so quickly. And if you knit for children the way I do, you can’t beat this kind of machine washability—you can even put it in the dryer on the low setting.

I should mention that I was enchanted by the color Green Tea Heather, which at first my mom thought would be too girly for my son to wear (!).  My mom knows what kind of teenager I was, so I’m sure she wasn’t surprised when I bypassed her opinion and ordered this color yarn anyway.  And of course I was right (just kidding, mom).  : )  It’s a very gender-neutral color, as was the CotLin in Cashew.  Which I’m giving away today.  I had mentioned that there was giveaway today, hadn't I?

Okay then, on to the giveaway!


Here is what you're entering to win:
 

  • One PDF of my Treasure Pouch Pattern + one ball of Simply Cotton Sport in Green Tea Heather
  • One PDF of my Treasure Pouch Pattern + one ball of CotLin in Cashew
    So that's two lucky winners.


    To enter:

    1. Mandatory: Follow Creating a Family Home via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment saying you follow.  (If you already follow via GFC, leave a comment saying so.) 

    For additional entries:

    2. Like Creating a Family Home on Facebook and leave a comment saying you do.  (If you already like Creating a Family Home on Facebook, leave a comment saying you do.)

             

    3. Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment saying you do.  (Ditto.)

    4. Post about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter (or both) and leave one comment for each.

    That’s five possible entries per person!  Entries will stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 13.  I’ll use a random number generator to select the lucky winner and will announce the winner the following day.  Please make sure I have a way of contacting you. 

    Good luck, and thanks for following!

    I have one more giveaway planned for tomorrow, so.... see you then!


    52 comments:

    1. I already liked you on Facebook.

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    2. Oh my Kelly, this is such a generous giveaway..thank you! I am a follower.xx

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    3. What a great giveaway! I love both colors and your pattern is so cute.

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    4. And I follow you on FB too :)

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    5. I like you on Facebook. I love the green color.

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    6. I am a follower! Dawn ~ vermont66@yahoo.com ~ www.dawnscomfycorner.blogspot.com

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    7. I like you on facebook! Dawn ~ vermont66@yahoo.com ~ www.dawnscomfycorner.blogspot.com

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    8. Oh, this is great! Love the pattern and LOVE the colors! I already follow you through GFC

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    9. I follow you on FB (Sandra Mil)

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    10. and follow you on Twitter, as well (sandrachirps)

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    11. I'm a follower on this blog, but I'm not on facebook or twitter, so I guess that makes it easy for me!

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    12. i follow your blog. i would love to give your pattern and this beautiful yarn a try! ;)

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    13. What a wonderful giveaway! I'm NOT entering though, as I've already been so blessed as to win this very pattern from one of your earlier giveaways :-) I plan to knit some up for Christmas gifts.

      Blessings...

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    14. And I've liked you on fb as well!

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    15. I follow you on Google Reader. :)

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    16. I just followed you on Twitter.

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    17. FB share: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=183035105108414&id=100002931425853

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    18. Twitted: https://twitter.com/#!/ynocenta/status/122050680314793985

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    19. I am so darn silly - it's the *market bag* pattern that I won. So, I am selfishly and shamelessly all over this giveaway too! Please, put my name in (but delete that earlier non-entry).

      Thank you for your creativity and generosity!

      Already a follower :-)

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    20. I "facebooked" about your give away!

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    21. I follow you on GFC, Thanks heaps for the giveaway love!

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    22. Your pouch pattern is darling. I am a blog follower!

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    23. Hi, thanks for the giveaway. I follow on facebook.

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    24. I follow on GFC, thanks for the giveaway.

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    25. I shared the giveaway on FB and I follow on Pinterest.

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    26. I now follow you on GFC - Thanks for the chance to win!

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    27. I follow you on twitter (cmouse01)

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    28. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/cmouse01/status/123224904492519424

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    29. I like you on fb as Tabitha Swain Klucking.

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    30. I follow you on twitter as kluckingbear.

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    31. I tweeted... http://twitter.com/#!/kluckingbear/status/123449003391197184

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    32. I am following on Google Connect

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    33. I am following you on Twitter

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    34. I have 'liked' your facebook page

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    35. im following your blog through gfc :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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    36. i currently like you on fb:) raineoc@yahoo.com

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    37. I follow u on google, fb, and twitter :)

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    38. I am now a follower of your blog.

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