Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yarn Oddments giveaway for June 2012

Managed to clean out another basket of Unloved yarns......a whopping 1,078 grams.

In this lot we got : 2 little bags of  100% qiviut 2 ply.

A ball of silk & angora in blue,

 Red scarf knit from 50% qiviut-merino-Rip this back to knit something new,

ball of 100% white/natural mohair,

under the ball of mohair is a knitted strip of 100% qiviut in 3ply,(this yarn was spun from hides that were seen in a Hollywood movie).....i got all the hides so have lots of this yarn !

Next to the ball of grey angora are some 100% qiviut knitted hat samples, there is enough yarn in them to make an adult size hat,

next to that some very nice white angora soft-spun 3ply,

3 or 4 other soft-spun angora yarns hand dyed,

 100% Buffalo 3ply and loads of smaller skeins and left over balls in 100% and some blends.


This month 2 winners will be chosen. I will divide the yarns equally in two lots.

Now for the question......in what movie do we see Tanned muskox hides being used ?
Clue Actor Antonio Banderas and the number 13.

Correct answers will be drawn at random and two winners notified via this blog.
Rules: Please use your Real name or Ravelry name so we can easily contact you if your the winner !
Open to all knittters worldwide !

Runs from 6th June-2012 TO the 30th June 2012.


60 comments:

  1. The 13th Warrier? (fingers crossed!)

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  2. The 13th Warrior!

    Firewhiskeybomb @ Ravelry :-D

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  3. Oh, I love Antonio Banderas and musk ox...the movie is The 13th Warrior".

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Talus

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  4. The 13th Warrior!


    (Also, June 30th is my birthday, You should TOTALLY pick me ;-P )

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  5. Googled it--looks like a fun movie.
    the 13th Warrior

    Thanks for your generosity :-)

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  6. The 13th warrior!:)
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. It has to be: The 13th Warrior. Will have to watch the movie and look for those hides.....

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  8. The movie is The 13th Warrior. Very interesting tidbit of trivia. May have to watch the movie

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  9. A Google search tells me the answer is The 13th Warrior.

    I've learnt something new today :0)

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  10. The 13th Warrior
    barwin

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  11. The 13th Warrior

    Great movie & great giveaway!
    Cecilia
    cinnamon9@mac.com

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  12. That would be The 13th Warrior!

    lindaran (on Rav)

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  13. jenericwhite (Ravelry)June 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    The 13th Warrior it is.

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  14. The 13th Warrior, excited for the added trivia of the muskox hides. I did not know that. Thank you

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  15. Too bad Antonio Banderas with short hair... But of course the answer is indeed 'The 13th Warrior.'

    I wouldn't mind knitting him a pair of socks *wink* Especially if he would wear his hair like in 'Desperado.' To be honest: I haven't seen both films, are they any good?

    Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

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  16. The answer is The 13th Warrior, from 1999.

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  17. "The 13th Warrior" :)

    I kinda love a lot your Unloved yarns!

    my ravelry name is "chocolattebutton". ;)

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  18. The 13th Warrior, A movie that I loved. The direction was good, however the costumes and sets were fabulous. Who ever finds the items used in movies like this, or makes them is amazing. Where would one find tanned Muskox hides for this kind of production is amazing. That is really being authentic down to the last tidbits of what is real. I am impressed, as I had no idea they were really Muskox hides. Thank you for sharing and updating my bank of knowledge.. Lizzi

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  19. The 13th Warrior - I haven't seen it but my interest has definitely been piqued!

    Thanks for your generosity!

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  20. That would be "The 13th Warrior" - a movie I look forward to watching on DVD because Antonio Banderas is one of my favorite actors.

    Thanks for doing this give-away. Would love to win it!

    Sue Smith
    Ravelry name: Shlomadina

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  21. I think it's 'The 13th Warrior.'

    I'm NicoleS on Ravelry.

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  22. The 13th Warrior

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  23. The 13th Warrior. I'm not familiar with this movie but am now intrigued.

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  24. That would have to be the 13th Warrior! One of husband's faves ;)!

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  25. Hello :)

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog about our Foxy, and thank you too for the adding me to your friends on Ravelry :)

    You have a lovely blog, and you are so very kind in your give aways :)
    I do not knit, I crochet, so is it ok for me to enter still?
    I love wool, I am a wool addict, lol, and this year, I am trying to make my stash grow, so this is a wonderful give away for me to enter, if I may :)

    Is the answer The 13th Warrior?

    I hope you are having a lovely day :)

    Take care
    Love Melanie x

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  26. The movie is "13th Warrior", the working title was "Eaters of the Dead", it was filmed on and near Vancouver Island. Recently bought a used vhs from a thrift store so we could re-watch it. My friend Jeannie Smith was one of the extras, she taught herself to use a stick then drop spindle while waiting between scenes. She regailed us with stories of the set, don't think she chummed with the stars, though!
    Melody

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  27. ps I'm Spinwiz13 on ravelry.
    Melody

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  28. the thirteenth Warrior

    vw65vert on Ravelry

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  29. According to Wikipedia, the movie is "The 13th Warrior". Based on a book by Michael Crichton, it was not very highly rated. But now that I now it has the source of my favorite fiber (muskox), I will see if my library has it!

    Thank you for doing these fun giveaways!

    Sailfish on Ravelry

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  30. The 13th Warrior, it's been on TV all month ;-) knitsomnia on Ravelry.com

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  31. The 13th Warrior!


    Ravelry name = ahkatelier

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  32. The 13th Warrior, which along with The Snow Walker are two of my favorites.

    Ravelry name is Minimoe

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  33. The 13th Warrior!

    Rav = FieryNature

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  34. It's the 13th Warrior.

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  35. It's The 13th Warrior.

    from
    bibiana.scott@gmail.com

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  36. Banderas? 13? Well, look like is The 13th Warrior.
    Un beso gordo.

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  37. The 13th Warrior...
    Love my yarn I just ordered....
    Thank you, Wanda

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  38. The 13th Warrior.This is a lot of yarn,so nice and generous of you.Hope to win,yarn never enough=o)

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  39. The 13th Warrior. :)

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  40. The Thirteenth Warrior .. Ravelry name Shazza

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  41. The 13th Warrior! I too love both Antonio Banderas & qiviut!!!

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  42. The 13th Warrior. I have just litterally stumbled upon your website & blog - I had no idea this type of yarn even existed - we have nothing like it in Australia that I've heard of, so I'm really curious about it now. Fingers crossed I get picked out for a thread or 2 to see how it knits & crochets up.
    Sharmayne (Australia)

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  43. The 13th Warrior


    merinanv on Ravelry

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  44. The 13th Warrior.

    It's a shame that they had to put down that lovely horse during the production of the film and that this movie did not do better. It's a great story.

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  45. The movie is The 13th Warrior.

    Regardless whether I win or not I will be ordering from you some Muskox (Quiviut) wool to knit socks and keep the feet warm!!

    Ravelry name: woolnstitch

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  46. Yes, The 13th Warrior must be it!
    innersparkle (Rav name)

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  48. The 13th Warrior - which I apparently need to add to my movies-to-see list. (Antonio + musk ox fur? Gotta be good!)

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  49. The 13th Warrior :)

    My email address is dominican757 at gmail dot com and my Raverly name is VAhomebody87

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  50. The 13th Warrior.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  52. whoops- The Thirteenth Warrior

    Angela M. Rovnyak

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  53. The 13th Warrior

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

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