Thursday, May 30, 2013

Little Skein in the Big Wool ~ Giveaway!

(photo provided by Little Skein)
Hi, Knitters,
First off, thank you so much for the fantastic response to the handspun yarn sale, it was sold out in a matter of hours (minutes for most of it), and to the Gratitude pattern sale. I appreciate you all and thanks for making last week so much fun.

Today I want to share a fun Etsy shop with you, Little Skein in the Big Wool. The name of the shop is what first got me interested. It's a great shop name. Ann Vally, the artist behind the shop, creates fairytale-themed stitch marker sets, gift cards for handknits, zipper pulls, and project bags. I have four sets of stitch markers from Little Skein and they are my favorites. I have never had a single stitch marker where the bead pops off (which I have had happen with other stitch markers in this style) and I love the special stitch marker with the charm in each set. It's all so sweet and well done.

All of the stitch marker sets come in tiny glass jars or vials with a cork at the top. I keep my sets right in the adorable glass vials. I love them and I think you will, too. The presentation is charming and the stitch markers feel so good on the needles in between your beautiful knit stitches.


(photo provided by Little Skein)

Here is the description from the shop:
{ THEMED, ARTISAN KNITTING ACCESSORIES } Here at littleskein, you'll find artisan-quality project bags and stitch markers, handcrafted by a knitter for knitters. I design most items around a theme, usually inspired by children's literature and fairy tales. My items feature adorable and thoughtful details like extra top-stitching, a special zipper pull, or unique charm. I use materials sourced from around the globe -- particularly Japanese fabrics and European charms and findings.

 (photo provided by Little Skein)

Aren't they wonderful? They are worth a try! My newest set is Snoopy-themed. When I saw Snoopy pop up in the shop I had to get it. 

(photo provided by Little Skein)

The addition of little bunny-themed handknit gift cards and envelopes is another sweet item in the shop. I have a set of these, too, and each card is like a little piece of art. Sweet is the best word to describe everything in Little Skein in the Big Wool.

Ann Vally has generously given me the opportunity to share some of her delightful items with you! Thank you, Ann.

I will randomly pick 3 winners. Two winners will each win a set of stitch markers of your choice from the available sets in the shop. One winner will win a set of the lovable bunny gift cards. Please leave one comment on this blog post. Please leave a Ravelry id or email so I can contact you if your comment wins.

Good luck! Be sure to check out this fun shop on Etsy! Click here for Little Skein!
best, susie

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grahamcrackerzz said...

I'm going to try my luck. Those stitch markers are so sweet!
grahamcrackerzz

NYC Runner? said...

Those stitch markers are absolutely lovely. Great gift idea for knitters.
Ravelry I.D.: LindaNYC

NYC Runner? said...

Those stitch markers are absolutely lovely. Great gift idea for knitters.

Ravelry ID: LindaNYC

Susanne said...

Oh those are so cute!! I can't get over how she displays them all in those wee jars! my email is scheusie@shaw.ca or scheusie on rav. thanks for this!

Casey said...

I was her very first customer on Etsy! So glad to see her work be admired. I'm in love with those little bunnies.
zephead on Ravelry

Susanne said...

It appears my comment didn't save. so here I am...again....those are the cutest stitch markers especially their presentation in the wee jar! l.o.v.e them! scheusie on rav or scheusie@shaw.ca

Laurie B. said...

You find the cutest things! thanks for the giveaway.

Sewbaker on Rav

Margo said...

What adorable stitch markers and bunny cards! sewknittystar

Anonymous said...

What an amazingly talented individual. So adorable! RavID: 3kitties

Ewe Just Knit n Purl said...

Cute stitchmarkers are so hard to find. I try to look for them in all my travels. Would love to have a set. That would be special. rae.jones75@ gmail.com

Lynn said...

I love those! So cute! And I've never had stitch markers other than the plastic locking kind.

--flowerdancer on Ravelry

Ewe Just Knit n Purl said...

Cute stitchmarkers are so hard to find. I try to look for them in all my travels. Would love to have a set. That would be special. rae.jones75@ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for telling us about the shop, many 'sweet' things. Not feeling all that lucky, I have already shopped ;).
I would love a blog post about using stitch markers. How do you choose what size and what type for different tasks? I am thinking there are many different preferences by different knitters and would love to hear about yours.
Rav ID Razzledays

lindag1947 said...

So cute. Linda gerig

woolwoman said...

I'd love to an opportunity to win the giveaway - thanks Susan for introducing us to this shop - I love the cute things your pictured. RAV ID Melodyinfl

Thanks mel

Pam K said...

Hi. Thanks for sharing this site with us. I think I will need to get some soon:). I learn so much about yarn and knitting helps from your blog. Have a great day
Pam. Ravid= pamk

adodds said...

Definitely checking out her etsy shop. Thanks for telling us about it.

Tapgurl said...

How cute are these. I love the Aristocats set. Ravid:tapgurl

Ruth said...

Both the stitch markers and the cards are so cute. These would be fun to add to my knitterly items.
Rav ID: RLake

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I have been totally enabled!
Rav id is summerieday

Anonymous said...

Very nice shop - fingers are crossed! Thank you!
nigellafoxy at gmail

knitonepugtwo said...

What a sweet and adorable prize!
knitonepugtwo

Britni :) said...

Oh these are super cute! I checked out the shop and I love the purple set! :)
Rav: Beewing

Judy said...

I enjoy it when you recommend these little shops and great products to us. I would never find out about some of these any other way.

Rav ID: knitster

Rae Lynne said...

I love stitch markers, no matter how many I have. :)

raelynne01 on Rav

knitterlydesigns said...

So cute! I will head to the shop now. You can never have enough of this stuff.

knitterlydesigns on Ravelry

Maureen said...

Lovely etsy shop! Cute bags as well as markers.

Teachermom on rav

Lila B said...

Thank you for sharing :)
cryla1009(Rav)

Anonymous said...

Precious shop! Thanks for the giveaway.

RavID 4throse

KnitSix said...

Hi! These are so cute! I'm knitsix on ravelry :)

KnitSix said...

Cute! I am knitsix on Ravelry :)

Mrs. P said...

Love these! Hope my luck works this time!!
Thanks for all you do for us knitters!
Janine in NJ

Jenifer said...

It would be wonderful to have prett stitch markers. I have very servicable plastic ones. It would be great to have pretty, artsy markers like this.

Happy Knitting to all!

RavID: jreed86

Greg said...

Those are adorable! I would love to class up my knitting with cool stitch markers like this. And the cards are such a great thing to include with a gift.

-greg (drmellow on Ravelry)

Unknown said...

These are just so cute. I hope I win.

Leanne

RavID:stileslea

isabel said...

One of the things that keeps me consistently reading your blog is all the wonderful links you provide. And then to top that off, you have so many wonderful giveaways! These markers are sweet to be sure.

regards,m

Isabel
rav=smiling-tortoise

Anonymous said...

Pick me! Pick me! Rav id: pyemb

Sami said...

Nearly all of my stitch markers are flexible plastic...I'd love to try a set like this!

foofymonkey on Ravelry

Sami said...

Nearly all of my stitch markers are flexible plastic....I'd love to try a lovely set like Ann's!!

foofymonkey on Ravelry

Debbie said...

These are so cute! Crossing my fingers and toes!

Debbie
Ravid: Debbie4

Debbie said...

These are so cute! Crossing my fingers and toes!

Debbie
Ravid: Debbie4

Rene' said...

The stitch markers are so lovely. I love your blog, too. I'm an advanced beginner knitter and am inspired by your posts. Thank you.
Rene' RAVID: rbkauder

Kathy said...

The stitch markers are great as are the bunny cards!

kathyg on Rav

Anne said...

I love how you use your blog to promote others!! Just one reason why we love you, Susie.

rav id - annealden

Anonymous said...

Oh these are too wonderful! I would love to win either the markers in a bottle or the cards and use the win as a big fat poke with a knitting needle to pick a new project and cast on! thx. cguard (on rav)

DebNC said...

Wow what a treat to have a set of markers like this, they are so cute!!! And I love the bunny cards too, thanks!!!

Kim Watkins said...

Would love to win this, especially like the glass bottles, what a great presentation!

DebNC said...

Wow what a treat to have a set of markers like this and love the bunny cards too. thanks!!!

Zenitude said...

The cards are just so cute. Many lovely stitch markers in her shop too! Great giveaway.
zenitude on Ravelry

sharonathemom said...

These are so fun and creative! Little Skein in the Big Wool is now on my favorites list. If I am not a lucky winner, I will definitely pick up a few sets for myself. Thank you for the info and opportunity.

Sharonathemom on Rav

sharonathemom said...

These are so fun and creative! Little Skein in the Big Wool is now on my favorites list. If I am not a lucky winner, I will definitely pick up a few sets for myself. Thank you for the info and opportunity.

Sharonathemom on Rav

Sue said...

My niece will fight you for those Snoopys.

traversmom on Rav

jstultz50 said...

What a cute shop! I would love to win! Thanks for doing this.

Rav ID Ratch

Sue said...

My niece will fight you for those Snoopys.

traversmom on Ravelry

Jess said...

Oh love those stitch markers. :)
jplantgirl rav id.

Jess said...

Oh love those stitch markers so pretty :)
ravid: jplantgirl

Sophia said...

Oh my goodness! Adorable! Thank you for sharing the shop :)

rav: marphia

SwissKnits! said...

Everything is so cute!! I LOVE cute!!
Thanks for having this giveaway!

Michelle aka SwissKnits on Ravelry

SwissKnits! said...
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Johnston4kids said...

Fabulous! Adding to my etsy favs right now. Johnston4kids on rav

Elisabeth Calmes said...

I would love some new stitch markers! And these are adorable-- thank you (and Ann) for the giveaway!

far from harm farm said...

I'm new here and will throw my hat in the ring. They are adorable! ravid:
farfromharmfarm

stephigordon said...

I love this shop! I added it to my favorites on Etsy! Thank you!!! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

debsnubs said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.
debsnubs

m said...

these are SO cute! and remind me of the style of earrings I sometimes wear. (ravelryid: maryisbusy)

Anonymous said...

So cut to knit with those stitch markers. Kathy
longkathy27@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

You find the best little items! What cute stitch markers. Enter me in the drawing.

Rav ID craftysbs

Alison Antrobus said...

Love the shiny slidey rings! So much better than the sticky rubber ones I'm using.

Anonymous said...

I love those stitch markers and the cards are super cute! Rav Id Allie1

Carol S. said...

OH! FANCIFUL!!
:) Happy sighs! The markers are so fun-looking! (They remind me of the yarn you "just have to touch!" Don't you think so?)
-Carol (rav id: mom7plus)

EBS said...

Super cute! Thanks for the opportunity to be a winner!

Rav: WintonB

Samantha said...

Those are so sweet and what knitter wouldn't love to have an extra set of stitch markers. Thanks for sharing such a lovely shop and giveaway with us.

RavID: SamRW

EBS said...

(I don't think this went through the first time since I was not signed in.)

Super cute! Thanks!

Rav: WintonB

Melissa f said...

Would love to win a set of these adorable stitch markers!
Rav id: pik2nit

Anonymous said...

Oh those are so cool!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rav id: Jelin

Elizabeth

Malin said...

My favourite stitch marker style! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm Malin on Ravelry too.

Debbie said...

thanks Susan for the giveaway.
debsnubs

Anonymous said...

Everything is adorable! I've instantly gone and shopped already! THANK YOU!
RavID: krys5797

PghCathy said...

What adorable items! I'm heading over to her shop just as soon as I leave my chance to win.
pghcathy on rav

PghCathy said...

What adorable items! I'm heading over to her shop just as soon as I leave my chance to win.
pghcathy on rav

Anonymous said...

they look so adorable and cute. Thank you for sharing & a chance to win. I'll check the shop out as well.

Take Care,

Silvia

Rav id: SilBell

pdrite on Ralvery said...

I do a lot of lace knitting and the markers look like fun. Might be just the thing to add a little sparkle to the fun of lace kniting

Kim P said...

Adorable!
From artsluvr on ravelry

LynnIL said...

Love those stitch markers! Thanks for a chance in your giveaway. LynnIL on rav

D2 said...

They are adorable - I am hopping (haha) over to look right now! Rav ID KittyKatz

Leslie said...

So cute...I love an Etsy recommendation....

Leslie said...

so cute - and I love an etsy recommendation....

Drae said...

what cute markers! I love the Love birds and cats based on Aristocats. Thanks for doing a give away. RavID alcbrooks

andrea said...

They come in cute little jars!!!!
"Presentation, presentation, presentation!!"
Love everything on their site!
Bunny Cards are beautiful!
KnitAweigh (Ravelry)

Jeanne said...

Cute little markers. I would love to win a set. Jeanneftc on Ravelry

Jeanne said...

Wonderful litte markers. I would love to win a set! Jeanneftc on Ravelry.

Kristi said...

They really are sooo cute! Bountifulknitter

Kristi said...

They really are sooo cute! Bountifulknitter

purlynn (rav id) said...

I'm sure my knitting would greatly benefit from such adorable markers!

Bonnie said...

I love the bunny cards and stitch markers - very cute!

Duffysmum on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Really nice stitch markers and thanks for the giveaway!

Rav: hollyberries

UmmRania said...

Those are absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for the giveaway

ummrania on rav

dmariana on RAV said...

Thank you sharing this wonderful shop!
dmariana on RAV

Geraldine said...

I would LOVE to provide a loving home for the stitch markers...they are adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Britney said...

Thanks to you and LSitBW for the opportunity to win such beautiful stitch markers!

I am Bapsi on ravelry, fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in your contest -

amyknit40 on rav

Juniper Grace said...

this shop is simply delightful!

I'm Junipergrace on Ravelry :)

Tricia U. said...

Could they get any cuter?! Wow! Thanks for the chance! Animal update: I've knit your bunny, pig, sock monkey, hippo, and two WIPs: the giraffe, and the BSA Knit Chickens. LOVE them all! Thank you so much for such great patterns. I love your creativity!

Triciau on Rav.

MJ said...

What pretty markers! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marybeth723 on Ravelry said...

Adorable Etsy shop! Thanks for the link. I would love to win a set of stitch markers...but bookmarked the site for future purchases just in case :)

KML said...

Love your blog and all of the places that it takes us,

Donita said...

Thank you for the new link to such a cute shop. it would be great to win.


Donita

Jennie said...

My goodness! Snoopy stitch markers? It doesn't get better than that, and you can never have too many stitch markers!

Jennie (Ravelry ID jennie50000)

Dana S. Whitney said...

I never know if you pick your "winners" based on content (like a CONTEST) or by a random number generator gizmo. So let me just say, I think the bunny cards look as soft as anything knit from angora would feel. (And I have some lace projects that will DEMAND stitch markers!!)

Nancy Peterson said...

Such beautiful markers! Love the shop - thanks so much for sharing. I've only recently learned about stitch markers on Etsy, and am really excited to get something unique and handcrafted! Whether by winning or purchasing ;-)

Rav ID Volleymomma

minipurl said...

Love those bunny cards!

Maureen said...

The stitch markers are way too cute!!!



acornknitster on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

So cute! I love the little jars
Melsparks on Rav

Tracey said...

lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

tbmccarthy on rav

Anonymous said...

Love these!!!
RavID: jbmurphree

Chandelle said...

These are so sweet!
Rav ID Greenlady7

Linda said...

Super cute stitch markers!
ljgreenlaw on ravelry

Diana said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rav ID: Diana50

Diana said...

What an awesome giveaway!? Thanks for the chance to win.
Rav ID: Diana505

Mrs. said...

I was jsut shopping on etsy for stitch markers. What a wonder if I won!

Rav ID: mkhansen

Marilyn said...

Ann has so many cute things in her shop. I'd love to win either the stitch markers or the notecards. Thanks for the chance to win!
marilynknits on Ravelry

Pam said...

Adorable, creative stuff! pamelajd on Rav

Anonymous said...

The bunnies are so sweet.
Arvid berrygal

josephine said...

I've been making do with colored paper clips! These would be a huge improvement and are pretty to look at as well. And the cards are so sweet! thanks. Jamf on Ravelry.

Mks said...

What a wonderful shop! The items are so cute and very creative. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
Margie
Rav ID: smithmks

Mks said...

What a wonderful shop! The items are so cute and very creative. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
Margie
Rav ID: smithmks

Pauly Heller said...

Thanks for posting about Little Skein in the Big Wool, Susan. I love the cuteness and the packaging of Ann's products.

Rav ID: paulyheller

Pauly Heller said...

Thanks for posting about Little Skein in the Big Wool, Susan. I love the cuteness and the little corked "jars."

paulyheller on Ravelry

jenn said...

I have been eyeing a set of these owl stitch markers, but due to nursing school I can't afford:( so winning a pair would be lovely!!

jenn said...

I have been eyeing a set of these owl stitch markers, but due to nursing school I can't afford:( so winning a pair would be lovely!!

Jennyyeah said...

So cute! Rav ID: Jennyyeah

Maegwin said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win and also for introducing me to such an adorable shop!

RavID: Eenae

Ana said...

Beautiful stitch markers. Yes...
Ana - anahuron@gmail.com

Amy T said...

Thanks for sharing!

Amy T said...

Thanks for sharing!

Jeannine said...

These are too stinking cute! Look more like a piece of jewelry than stitch marker.
Soccer-mom on ravelry

KimW said...

Such cute markers - very cheerful!

Melanie Arnold Bosco said...

Another wonderful product you have exposed me to!
Ravid: maashrink

Sue (alagrneyez@aol.com) said...

These are very cute and I would love to win.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Sue
suzi4554 on ravelry

LD said...

Adorable! Win or not I 'm getting some of these stitch markers. Susan, so pleased you brought them to my attention.
Rav id CTDuclin

Meriam said...

I am familiar with this shop...very cute items! Please pick me...

Meriam said...

I am familiar with this shop...very cute items! Please pick me...

Sonja said...

Sonja S.

Beautiful products. Thanks for the info on the shop!

StarrGrams on Rav

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to use the stitch markers :)
chef-drea@sbcglobal.net

Whitney said...

I love love love them!!! Rav ID whitsknits

Michelle said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win :)
antmegmmm@verizon.net
Michelle

Michelle said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win :)
antmegmmm@verizon.net
Michelle

Joanne Snyder said...

Super cute thank you for the great giveaway! Rav ID hedgiesyarn

Kim @ Peace of my Heart said...

Those stitch markers are adorable!
kseckels on Ravelry

Kathy said...

Really nice shop!

Rav id kathy29

SClubBethan said...

Wow. Would love to win these :D

Email is littlebethan@yahoo.co.uk
RavID- littlebethan

Luann said...

Her creations are really cute!
RAVID - knittincrazy

Anonymous said...

Stitch markers are exactly what I need! Ravid: Nteal37

Anonymous said...

These are the sweetest stitch markers! I'd love to win some. I did visit and buy some already, but there were so many to choose from that I'd love to have, I would have no trouble choosing more. :) Thanks for the chance to win some markers, or the dear little cards. samm@ravelry

Anonymous said...

i love the bunny cards too! so adorable and the zipper pulls too cute!

rav id: barbarjones

Faith said...

Wow - I'm in love with her stitch markers! And the little bottle they come in is adorable.

Rav ID: introvert

Debbolib said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Good of you to highlight fellow artists. Debbolib on Rav

Terri Hamilton said...

Would love to win, thank you! Rav ID holity

BCGramma said...

Hope it's not to late to comment for the giveaway. What a great etsy shop. I'll be ordering the Snoopy set for a knitter friend who collects Snoop items.
Smiles,

Anonymous said...

The bunny cards are so adorable and who couldn't use more stitch markers!

On Rav: kwoodie

TracyK said...

I'm an Etsy junkie and hadn't yet stumbled across this charming, wonderful shop. What adorable items! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us and the chance to win one of those darling items. I'm elephantsknit on Rav.

TracyK said...

I'm an Etsy junkie and hadnt yet stumbled across this charming, wonderful shop. What darling items! Thanks so much for sharing with the rest of us and for the chance to win. I'm elephantsknit on Rav.

Helen said...

Oh, how pretty. I would love the chance to win. Thanks Susan.

LakeviewChica on Rav

Rhonda said...

Susan, Thank you so much for the opportunity to win something so adorable. I was knitting up one of your wrap me up puppies for the first time the other day and thought "What talent." To create such an incredible pattern that is so readable and doable is simply amazing. Thanks for all of your talent and double thanks for sharing it. You always amaze me.

Rhonda said...

It's me again, Susan. Forgot to leave an e-mail address. rjohnson@jmrl.org Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love the markers and the bunny cards. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

So cute, thanks for another great giveaway.

rav id mommytofive

Kim said...

Ack! I hope I'm not too late for this wonderful giveaway! I'm a big Etsy fan and when I saw these cute little glass jars holding pretty stitch-markers, I was hooked! Ty for pointing out Ann Vally's beautiful shop!

I'm treblemaker in Rav.

Bordergirl said...

I have always used plain plastic rings for stitch markers. Nothing wrong with that - but the lovely stitch markers by Little Skein in the Big Wool make me want to upgrade. Who wouldn't want such adorable yarn jewelry?

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for posting this! I'm always on the lookout for good etsy shops. My rav ID is bonniebeth.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitch markers! Thanks for the chance to win (cnuland on Rav)

Anonymous said...

How sweet!! I would love to win!
Thanks!
Lee (mamagiff on ravelry)

Anonymous said...

Adorable Etsy shop ... Love it all!
LoopyLee on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Rabbits are special to me. I would love this giveaway. karenlambert@cox.net

Anonymous said...

So sweet! Love these markers! Love the bags too.

Mum2one (Ravelry)

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