Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September/October Lotus Hat Kit Giveaway

The Lotus Hat.......

This months blog was supposed to be a scarf knit from 100% qiviut unfortunately we sold out of qiviut at the Kitchener/waterloo knitting show and the batch of qiviut we have just finished making  is almost all sold....mmmm not easy to plan anything in advance here ! We are buying another machine that will give us 1.5 Times more output so in 2013 we will have much more production....i look forward to that day !

              I opted to knit this months blog post from 50% qiviut-50%merino in a lovely 3ply.
This is the yarn
As you can see its a Gorgeous deep rich brown colour.....perfect for Autumn. The qiviut used  in this blend is a dark grey shade , i dyed the merino in a seal brown colour to blend it all together.

Not sure how much yarn will be required as i'm knitting not only the Lotus hat but the ''Circle Lotus scarf'' too.
This is the Lotus hat below knit from shetland wool, you'll find the free pattern here on my other blog : www.shetlandwool.blogspot.ca/p/knitting-patterns.html

The lotus Infinity scarf is just about to be cast on, i will write the pattern as i knit and include pictures in this post. One winner will receive the scarf pattern and yarn, another winner will receive the hat pattern and yarn .

Its almost complete will add the pattern soon and updated photo of the hand dyed finished scarf.....fancy a bright blueberry color !

THE COMPETITION DETAILS:

to enter, simply tell us would you prefer the hat kit or scarf kit,(i know its a little difficult to choose as the scarf pictures are not yet posted) leave you answer in the comments section and 2 winners will be drawn at random.
Open from september 17th TO October 31st 2012.

Readers will no longer be able to leave Anonymous comments......we found some people are entering more than once....not fair !  



57 comments:

  1. I love them both and am definitely planning to try making the hat - it's so cute! But if I won, I'd like the scarf, because I wear them more often. Thanks for the chance!

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  2. As I purchased some 50/50 qiviat/merino at the Waterloo festival, I would make a coordinating scarf! Thanks for the hat pattern--I'm casting on as soon as I hit send on this comment :)

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  3. Purchased some 50/50 at the KW fair - great salesmanship! :P I would like the scarf kit is I were lucky enough to win!

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  4. I would be delighted to win the scarf prize. But to be honest I would be simply over the moon to win either prize and be able to knit with such a beautiful yarn.

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  5. I would really love to knit the scarf.... I love scarves!

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  6. I would love them both, but as I'm shaving my head for a cancer fundraiser October 3, I would have to vote for the hat! Looking forward to seeing the scarf pattern though...

    Claire

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  7. I would like to have the scarf kit.

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  8. It was great meeting you at the show...I love your wonderful and charming accent!!
    I would love either the scarf please. I have already made a hat from some of your amazing Qiviut :-)

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  9. I'd love to make the scarf. Thanks, Denise

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  10. First time on your website - awesome yarn and site!
    I would love, love love the scarf kit!
    I've never had the pleasure of working with Quviut before.

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  11. Would LOVE to try my hand at the scarf with such decadent yarn!!!! :-)

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  12. I am very curious about Qiviut yarn and have read most all your blog posts. I would love to try the scarf kit! Thank you for offering these giveaways!

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  13. I would be exstatic to knit the hat as I love hats and can only imagine how soft it would be but also if I won the scarf I could rub it against my cheek when worn so happy either way just glad to be able to enter your giveaway it is so very generous.(((((Hugs4U))))Darcy

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  14. Oh, I think the scarf. It's just a little cool here today and I'm working inside, haivng refused to turn the heat on yet, and wishing I had something around my neck. If it were qiviut, I think my Friday would be going much better. :D

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  15. what a gorgeous pattern. I would love to knit the scarf, I think, as I use scarves more often than hats. Thanks for all your generosity!

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  16. Just discovered your site and am in total shock: this is awesome. I would certainly like any of them but maybe have a soft spot for the hat since I've knitted so many scarves I don,t have time to wear them all.... Jocelyne

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  17. Scarf, please. Are both hat and scarf in that lovely brown color? Thank you!

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  18. I would want the scarf because I dont wear hats

    sunnybrookdc1@yahoo.com

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  19. I would love a wonderful warm, cuddly scarf!

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  20. i would make the hat! hats are such fun quick projects!

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  21. To be honest, if I win one pattern, I will want to buy the other, so ...put me in for the scarf I guess, I love doing scarves :)

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    1. Hello, congrats....you are a winner ! Your name was drawn 1st so you get the yarn to knit the scarf....4 skeins !
      Contact me by email with your name & address. have fun !

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  22. I'd LOVE to win the scarf! Snow is in the forecast for parts of Minnesota for later on this week!! Brrr!! :) Thanks for all the wonderful yarn you produce.

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  23. I'd like to win the scarf, preferably. I would get more use out of a scarf than a hat. Thanks for offering this giveaway. =D

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  24. I'd like to knit the scarf. I have so many hats, but scarfs are always good!

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  25. I really like knitting scarves so I will go for the scarf kit! Great giveaway again, as always ;-)

    Ciao, Fleur (Fleurtje-Eliza on Ravelry)

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  26. The scarf, because the softness of Qiviut would be wonderful next to the skin. thanks. Alison

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  27. I would like the scarf because it would be so warm and soft.

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  28. Lovely. Yes, the scarf, if you please. --Shannon

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  29. I would like the hat kit to make a beret:)

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  30. I purchased qiviut yarn from you and made qiviut neck warmer for myself. I do not know how to knit, but I know how to crochet. So if I win I would like a hat.

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  31. I would love the Scarf kit. My wife has a hat that she knitted last year, but now she needs a scarf to go with it.

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  32. My daughter and her partner live in the Yukon, so I would love to knit her the hat from the kit. She needs some qivuit! But I will also love the scarf kit if the hat is already given away.

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  33. I'm impressed with the patterns you create. I love one after the other and would be tickled to knit the hat.

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  34. A keen knitter referred me here because I want to make a replacement for a lost quiviut scarf. Friends bought one for me on Victoria Island and I had it long enough to love it like no other. Nothing would be finer than to use your scarf kit, thank you!

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  35. I would prefer the scarf if I actually won.

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  36. I have never used Qiviut yarn before and I would LOVE to try it out. I hope to buy some roving and spin it one day :D

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  37. My husband just came back from spending two weeks in Inuvik. While there, he saw the Qiviut yarn up close and personal, and he said it was absolutely beautiful! Now I'm intrigued and must knit some! I would love to win the scarf kit!!

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  38. oh goodness, thankful for ravelry yet again! it luckily led me to you just this morning, while looking through patterns. your knits are so beautiful, i think i saw them all! then clicked my way over here. i'm your newest subscriber/follower. i'm looking forward to seeing the scarf you make, please enter me to win, i would be SO thrilled!! thank you!!
    off to check out your other site now... :)

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  39. Definitely the scarf. A must for our cold Cleveland winters.

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  41. I would definitely like the hat!

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  42. I definitely want the scarf! It's already freezing here!

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  43. Gorgeous! I would probably opt for the hat kit, because I love the effect at the crown of the hat :) That, and I just knit a giant rainbow scaf/cowl :)

    Thanks for the chance! Tomorrow is my birthday, so mayhaps I shall be lucky!

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    1. Congrats...you are our 2nd winner and win 3 skeins of the qiviut/merino yarn....please contact me so we can send you your yarns !

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    2. WHAT?! Really?! Best belated birthday present ever! (Birthday was the 31st) Emailing you now! :D

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