Thursday, October 23, 2014

Favors: Introducing Corcoa & a (big) Manos Giveaway!


Hi, Knitters,
Do you remember the Pair and a Spare mitten story from a few weeks ago? You can click here to read all about it. Basically, my son who is in the business school at the UW-Madison was in a group that had to come up with a small business plan and they picked knitwear accessories as the product. Knitwear is near and dear to the hearts of all UW-Madison students who have to walk miles and miles in the bitter cold for month after month. My son consulted with me for ideas and we came up with the Pair and a Spare mitten idea. The group loved it and used it as the basis for a mock small business plan. 

Now jump forward a few weeks. My son had to come up with a small business that actually sells the goods. It is part of the small business class curriculum. He racked his brain and searched high and low for simple yet useful ideas. The product had to be something he could produce himself. I am a bit of an idea machine so he talked to me a lot during his quest to find a product to sell that he could make himself. I thought of so many ideas (a ton) but nothing really stuck until we started discussing Mason Ball Jars.

My son and I both have a love of Mason Ball Jars. He made a wall hanging using Mason Ball Jars last summer as a matter of fact. I have a bit of a collection of these jars so we started talking about things you could make with them. The list went on and on. Finally he focused on the lids which you can purchase separately. We thought about how you could flip them upside-down and use them as coasters. But the inside needs to be lined with something water-resistant and to provide a bit of a cushion for your glass. Cork seemed the perfect fit. Cork coasters are pretty commonplace already and with good reason. Plus the lids are smooth on the bottom so they won't scratch table surfaces. 


Then he started thinking about themes and printing on the cork with permanent ink to stylize the coaster sets. The coasters just needed a little more character. When he brought home a set for me to check out I couldn't believe how terrific the simple lids and cork had become! These are wonderful, inexpensive and just cute. I want a set of each!

I actually was worried about the ink running so I tested it out. I filled one of the lids with standing water and let it sit for a long time. There was no running of ink. After it was good and wet I even tried my best to smudge the ink by rubbing on it quite hard while it was wet and it did not smear at all. 

Yesterday my son launched his website to start selling his Mason Ball Jar lid coasters called......

Corcoa! Get it? Cork + Coaster = Corcoa 

My son pronounces it Corco-ah. I pronounce it Corco. Either one is fine.

The coasters are made from the Wide Mouth Mason Ball Jar lids if you are wondering about size.


Of course I asked him to make a set with knitters in mind (or really a set just for me). He obliged and this became the Knitting Coaster Set. He came up with three other themed sets: Northwoods, Birds and Winter. All of these things ring true to our hearts here in Wisconsin. I love his theme choices.

Here are the choices:











The price is only $10 for a set of 4 original Corcoa Coasters! My son has the prefect packaging all set to go. He has to sell as many as possible for his class project (and grade!). 

I am wondering if any of you would like a Madison-crafted set of four Corcoa Coasters for your home, office, cottage, patio, or anywhere? They are really sweet and kind of old-fashioned and farmhouse-like. I love them and will buy many sets for gifts and for our home. Look out Christmas because everyone I know is getting a Corcoa Coaster set under the tree this year.

These would also make perfect teacher, mail carrier, caretaker, neighbor, or anyone needing a little sign of your appreciation- type gift. The price-point for a gift is right on the mark.

I have had so much fun working on this project with my oldest in his final semester at the UW-Madison. He did all of the work I just talked it through with him. He is a really fun, sincere and kind kid (he's the one engaged to the lovely Miss Molly). 

Please check out the beautiful website my son created for Corcoa (click here!). I don't usually ask for favors but for my son I will and plus the coasters are truly wonderful. If you feel up to purchasing a set I would be forever grateful. If not that's okay, too! No worries at all, I will continue to love you either way!

Thank you for considering and reading.

Now on to some yarny goodness and giveaway fun!


I received a very sweet email from one of my blog readers named Helen. I have heard from Helen off and on for awhile now. She writes a good email. This time Helen asked a favor of me. She recently moved to a much smaller space. The new space could not hold all of the stash she had collected through the years plus Helen's health hasn't been quite up to par lately and her knitting has slowed down a bit. 

Helen asked if she could send me some of her stash and help her find a good home for it. I quickly responded that I would be happy to help. I happen to know a few knitters who would love to help as well! So last week I received a box of yarn from Helen. I am sorting through it and giving yarn to people who will love it as much as Helen did.

Today I would like to share a little of Helen's stash with one lucky knitter. See that beautiful squishy Manos yarn in the photo above? That entire lot is for one of you.


Here are the yarn details for the giveaway. The winner will receive:

9 full and new skeins of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (30% Silk, 70% Merino Extrafine Wool, kettle dyed), 50 grams per skein; 150 yards per skein

1350 yards total ~ a sweater's worth of Manos Silk Blend!

Color # 3110 (rich brown, gold, blue, purple, and green) It's gorgeous beyond description!

Gauge: 22-24 stitches per 4-inches 

Recommended needle size: US size 4-6 needles

Handwash/Dry flat

All of this for you! The yarn is worth about $115 and it is in absolutely perfect condition. It smells wonderful and there is no wear and tear at all. I will vouch for this. It is in stellar condition.

Thank you Helen for spreading the knitting joy! I appreciate you so much. 

Please leave a comment on this blog post that includes your email address or Ravelry username or ID. Please leave only one comment. There will be a delay until your comment will appear because I approve posting all comments to prevent spam. Please be patient and don't keep clicking on the post button. This causes multiple entries. I will randomly select a winner in a few days.

Due to the fact that I get quite a few people emailing me to enter the giveaways I am going to go through the steps of posting a comment for you if you don't know how. If you email me it won't enter you in the giveaway. I hope these steps will help so everyone who wants to enter can enter!

1. Go to the actual blog at www.susanbanderson.blogspot.com. If you are getting an email version through subscription click on Susan B. Anderson and it will take you right to the blog.

2. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on "comments." This will take you the place where you can read the comments and where you can leave a comment.

3. On the right-top corner of the comments page is a box. Type in your comment in the box.

4. Click on the orange box that says "Publish Your Comment." Only click once and remember that there is a delay before you will see your comment appear!

Tip: Don't click on "email follow-up comments" or you'll be getting hundreds of emails with everyone else's comment entries.

That's it! I hope that helps.

Good luck if you enter. 


Thanks friends and let the comments begin!
xo ~ susan

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Anonymous said...

Love the yarn, it would make a lovely sweater.

Barbara (Babstitches on ravelry)

JoAnna said...

This makes me really happy! I am in a group that does Secret Santa and I always stress about it. I got the winter set and my Secret Santa obligations are done before November! Thanks to you and your son. I imagine he will do really well with this.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I would LOVE to win this gorgeous yarn!

I'm JerseyShoreDeb on Ravelry (and a big fan of yours!)

Jessica said...

Wow, you have had so many amazing giveaways lately! Nice job on the coasters, E!

Janebg1923 on rav

junglewife said...

I don't think my comment saved. The coasters are awesome!
Junglewife on Rav

Greg said...

I love your son's business! I went to order myself a set of coasters and realized that they would, in fact, make wonderful gifts and added a few more sets to my order. :)

That is so kind of Helen to share her stash with knitters who will appreciate it. I sure hope I win the giveaway....

-greg

RavID: KnittingDaddy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yarn! It would make a cool autumn sweater :) thank you Susan :)
My rav id: GrAnLu

Linda C. said...

I ordered the coasters! I picked my own set and got three of the yarn ball and one bear (I love yarn and bears).

Beautiful yarn!

RAVID: LindaNYC

Dawn in NL said...

Poor Helen
I am really sorry that she has to get rid of her stash. This Manos looks really wonderful, please count me in!

bingoblab said...

The yarn is wonderful! I would be happy to knit with it!

Anonymous said...

Love the yarn, it looks so beautiful

Maddy (HavelockVetinari on ravelry)

FiberChef (on Ravelry) said...

Corcoa has a fun, unique product at a great price point for Secret Santa, stocking stuffers, etc. For folks who don't have a ball jar lid at home, he might want to post the interior diameter so people can get a good feel for what size cup/glass would fit in it. I also had trouble finding any sort of shipping cost info, which people tend to like to know online. Just a couple of observations as a potential customer. Also, maybe he knows someone that would share the image on Instagram? (hint, hint, Mom) Good luck to him and his new enterprise!

Jodi Jurney said...

I'm in! I'm jjurney on Ravelry and email is Jodi@jurneynet.com

Marilla said...

Beautiful yarn, and a generous person willing to share her stash with your readers. Love the coasters too.
Moonlightandlaughter@gmail.com

Vickie said...

Wow. The coasters are beautiful and I hope your son sells a lot of them.

The yarn is also beautiful. Wishing Helen all the best.

Ravelry ID Turtleknits.

seattleknitterguy said...

Um... free Manos del Uruguay yarn? Heck, yeah!

And congratulations on having a son who is as brilliant and creative as you.

Ravelry ID: seattleknitterguy

Sheri Karobonik said...

The yarn would make a very large and cozy shawl.

skaro964 on Raverly.

Angela Jenkins said...

Wow, your son is amazing! Isn't it wonderful when our grown up kids come to use for idea bouncing! I'm headed straight to his new website. Those Corcoas are beautiful.

Angela
Beaglemomknitter on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

This yarn is beautiful! Hockeyberrypie on Rav

dandelionpicker said...

OMG what a nice thing for her to do to offer up some of her stash to you!

Anonymous said...

Love the yarn AND the coasters! What a great idea by your son...he'll probably become a millionaire at some point with his great ideas!

Mmontemayo@aol.com

Grammie2maddie - rav

Bronwyn said...

(I apologize if this post is a duplicate. I'm having issues with the login...)

I love the yarn. What a lovely giveaway! Rav: nzfriend

And those coasters are amazing! I'll definitely be bookmarking the site. Good luck to your son. :)

Anonymous said...

Love these colors, would be so much fun to knit up.
kathrynrdavis on ravelry

lesbontemps said...

I'd love to win! Bontemps on Rav:)

Pat Fisher said...

Yummy, yummy yarn and SPECTACULAR coasters! Merry Christmas Charlie!

Pat Fisher (irishpat on ravelry)

dandelionpicker said...

I would LOVE to win this, I just started knitting sweaters!

Anonymous said...

Love the coasters and the yarn. It always breaks my heart a little when a knitter has to part with their stash. At least it will get a good home.
knitsallyknits on Ravelry

sharon said...

I would love the yarn, will check out the coaster sets - would make a great xmas gift for my brother who is positively anal about using coasters...

Sharon (knittingauntie on ravelry)

Betsy said...

What a generous yarn gift. Dixieknitter73 on ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win this yarn. It would make a lovely sweater. Thanks for the chance to win.
Rav-Lisa911

Kelly said...

Oh I know exactly what I would do with that yarn and am going to order myself some north woods coasters now too! Every summer my family and I would go up to Boulder Junction and they are some of the greatest memories I have!

TenaciousCleo (rav ID)

sarahbethrucker said...

Oh! beautiful!
sebby211 on rav

jill said...

This yarn is gorgeous ~ would love to be the winner.

Am headed to your son's website right now!!!

Carolyn Gratzke Brown said...

The yarn is gorgeous! It would make something lovely in honor of generous Helen!

Wylie Kay said...

Wowza! I would love to win this! Such beautiful colors. Amazing. Thank you Susan.
Rav ID-wklilly

Anonymous said...

Wow what a beautiful colour and so generous of Helen to share her stash.

kmacmillan2003 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

So pretty, I would love to win this

Daria121 on Ravelry

Kris said...

Don't see the comment I posted..would love to win this yarn..kris26d on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colors! Pick me! :-)
hopsoncm at hotmail dot com

Susan G said...

Love the coasters!!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

griffgirls on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

The yarn is lovely. I promise to take very good care of it. Blessing to Helen. The coasters are fantastic too.

RavID knit3purl2

Martha from Ohio

mva5493 said...

Beautiful yarn and a very generous thing to do. Thank you to Helen for such a lovely gift. Also the coaster are a great gift idea. As a crafter the knit theme is my favorite.

Mva5493 on rav

samanthasteele said...

Beautiful!!! Samantha.m.steele@gmail.com

Shelley said...

It is my birthday on Saturday. I would love to receive your generous gift.

Anonymous said...

Yes, please! Thanks so much to Helen - what a special lady she must be.
Yogaknitgirl on Rav

Kristebee said...

So nice of Helen to share her stash. The yarn looks amazing. Perfect sweater weight too! Ordered myself a few sets of coasters too. We need to support our friends. The website was really slick and user friendly. Anything to make the purchase process easy is always a good thing. You'll have to let us know how his team does. :)

Hugs... Kristebee

Susan said...

Love that yarn!

Rav ID. SuuzzeeQ

Janie Stultz said...

Thank you to Helen and you for doing this. The yarn is gorgeous!!

Janie
Ratch in Rav

Pam K said...

Hi Susan; I love your son's new business! Plus I am a UW grad:) Would love that beautiful yarn to use or gift to someone. Thanks for the offer.
How nice of Helen to donate her stash.
My ravid = pamk

Heather J said...

The coasters are genius! and so cute Thanks for sharing.
I would love to win the giveaway. I have been wanting to make a sweater.

lotsofhermies on Rav

Anonymous said...

ArmyTink08 on Rav

Anonymous said...

Great yarn giveaway and great coasters! The Apple did not fall far from the tree... Very creative and cute.

Kelly... Promqun75

PFrance said...

What a generous offer! I would love to be chosen! Rav ID: pfrance50 or prfrance50@gmail.com

TcuFrogRN said...

Wow helen thank you for the opportunity and Susan for hosting.

tcufrogrn on Rav

Word Lily said...

Ooh, great coasters, and lovely yarn!

WordLily on Rav.

Sara said...

Wow! What a giveaway! I've never knit a whole sweater with Manos! Aaand...I'm going to just HAVE to buy some coasters, too. 'See you later!
Sara in Platteville
RAV ID: Survivor

fishgirl182 said...

The coasters look really cool. I will have to check it out for possible holiday gifts. And thanks for the giveaway! That's a great colorway.

:) fishgirl182 on rav

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Would make a great sweater Lulynn(gurlypurl) on Ravelry.

JackieLemon said...

What beautiful yarn. I'd love to give it a good home. The coasters are really a great idea. I hope your son does well with this project.
Rav id- jackielemon

Nicole said...

Right after I enter for the yarn, I am so getting some knitting coasters!

(NicDC on rav)

Tiffany said...

Those coasters are adorable. Love the knitting and winter sets. I'll have to go check out his website. And what beautiful yarn! Would love to be lucky enough to win this. Tiffany (bookchick29 on Rav)

Kristin said...

The yarn is so pretty! I'd love to be entered.

-Kristin
sewtechnicolor (at) yahoo (dot) com
SewTechnicolor on Ravelry

Susan said...

Your son's coasters are really nifty--I love them. I also love Helen's yarn. What a generous giveaway. Sending good wishes for Helen's health. ♥

Ravelry ID: Homehum

Maegwin said...

The coasters are lovely and so great that your son knows we are a large and powerful market!

Beautiful yarn-what a lovely sweater it would make!

RavID: Eenae

craftyknitter7 said...

I would love to win this amazing yarn. I am craftyknitter7 on ravelry

Margaret said...

How nice of you and Helen. It's beautiful yarn. Rav ID: margvv

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway! Rav Id triciaknitz

Rachel said...

Wow-how generous! thanks Susan and Helen=)

misslillyknits on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

What a generous giveaway Helen! Thank you! Benji9

Robin said...

Awesome! Rav id knittermama7

Laura said...

Thanks for the generosity Susan and Helen! The coasters look great, wishing your son lots of success with them.

Anonymous said...

Wow great giveaway - love to win! Thanks Helen
rav ID- khfuller

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your son! What a great idea.

rav id: meemsy94

Mrs. B said...

Pretty yarn! Rav Id : cknits4t

Anonymous said...

Lovely lovely giveaway Susan! And I just love what your son has decided to do with the coasters! GENIUS! I personally love the knitting inspired ones, but they really all are beautiful! I'm sure he'll be getting the best grade in that class :)

tbmccarthy on rav!

Lily said...

Many thanks for the beautiful giveaway.

tigrerosa on Ravelry.

Tricia said...

Love the coasters! Just bought two sets...one (knitting) to keep, and a Northwoods set to give as a gift. And this yarn...oh how nice! Thanks, Helen and Susan! triciau on Rav.

Emma said...

That is such beautiful yarn!

Marsha F said...

I love the coasters...especially the knitting set.

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful yarn!
RavID: marshatf

floribunda said...

gorgeous yarn -- thanks to you and Helen!

rav: floribunda

Anonymous said...

Thank you Helen and best wishes on Crocoa!
Rav ID Olive14

NayNay the artist said...

My latest finished object (FO) is a cowl I made with the first skein of manos that I bought. I love how it knit up. I'd love to have a whole sweaters worth.
Ravelry name : NayNaytheartist
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Rav ID: jabella

TheFoxandtheOwl said...

What a lovely idea the Corcoa coasters are--the knitting and the woodland collection are my fav. It would be a pleasure to win such lovely yarn. Thanks for the opportunity!
Taryn (aka Rapsodia on ravelry).

weezie said...

that yarn is beautiful! and I'm definitely getting a set of the knitting coasters!

rav ID: oreostellacharlie

Anonymous said...

What beautiful yarn. Helen is very wonderful for sharing her stash. Manos yarn is great!
Rav Id : kholden62
Email : holdenk@sbcglobal.net

Judith said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ravelry ID: jmarsh9

Unknown said...

What a wonderful give away. Would make a gorgeous sweater. Thank you for the opportunity.

rav id: from-indy

Anonymous said...

Very pretty yarn. Water dancer on Ravelry

Fibercrafter said...

Thanks for the coaster idea! Lovely yarn, so kind of Helen to share it.

Raphaelle said...

That yarn is beautiful. Would love to turn it into something warm and lovely! Rav ID: etrefaire

Anonymous said...

How kind of Helen! And that yarn really is beautiful. I will be going over to your son's site to order a set of those knitting themed coasters here shortly :)

lavceykay on ravelry

*starstofillmydreams* said...

I love your son's coasters, what a great idea!

I would love to win this yarn, my name is Ashley1313 on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Goodness. What a giveaway! I would LOVE to win all that amazing yarn. I've never knit with Manos, and I would love to try it!!!

philomenasfriend on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

In love with these colors...
Vickster36@comcast.net

Shameka said...

This yarn is amazing. I have a few sweater patterns in mind. I am a fan of your lovely sock drawer. It has inspired me so much.
Rav ID: Shamekaknits

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this yarn!!
So excited for your son's venture into small business. Good luck to him!
Connie
connknits on Ravelry

JLSeagull said...

I loved working with Manos for my last project. Can't wait for the next. Rav JLSeagull

*starstofillmydreams* said...

I love your son's coasters, what a great idea!

I would love to win this yarn, my name is Ashley1313 on Ravelry.

Lynn said...

I about stroked when I saw this on IG. How gorgeous

Anonymous said...

You always set a great example of generosity. People want to follow your lead. Thanks Helen.

Kathy said...

What an interesting business plan! I've gotten coasters before that don't absorb so cork is a good alternative.

How generous of Helen. The yarn is gorgeous.

woolyeyes on Ravelry

Kate F. said...

The coasters have great designs! Nice problem solving Helen and thank you Susan, Manos is one of my favorites. Take care!
Raver ID: katefish

acornlover said...

That yarn is lovely, my mind is ablaze of projects to use this pretty stuff! I am kathybilodeau on Ravelry and a newbie to all this!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous clolrway! Thank you Helen for your generosity!
LauraPetite on Ravelry

Sickofitcindy said...

Gorgeous yarn! Thank you Helen and Susan!
Sickofitcindy on Ravelry

Kathryn King said...

The yarn looks beautiful. Rav Id: katking85

Anonymous said...

The coasters are a great idea!
msesq on Rav

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous yarn!

I'm AmandaJo on Ravelry.

Heather said...

I love the ingenuity and simplicity in the corcoa. You must be so proud!!
I love the yarn and would be thrilled to put it to good use ��

Tracie said...

What beautiful yarn! Thanks for the opportunity to win it

I am tamsden on Ravelry

Jill C. said...

The generosity of knitters is amazing--to give away so much yarn!
RavID: nmujillybean

Sarah C. said...

Wow Helen is so generous! It would make a gorgeous cardigan. My rav name: byneedleandthread

Rhonda said...

What a sweet thing for her to do!

Your son's coasters are fabulous!

Rhonda / Rhondito

Sheila said...

What an awesome giveaway! A huge thank-you to Helen for being so generous.

I will certainly check out the Corcoa website.

Rav ID: NUcat

Sam said...

Wow! Wonderful yarn!

diane said...

What a lovely giveaway. I hope Helens health improves. Ylmommyx4 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Helen for passing on the pretty squishies, I hope you post outside the US too...

Ravid: hazysummers

keatime said...

what an awesome idea from your son! Going to buy some coasters now. I love it!

Melissa (keatime)

Michelle said...

What a wonderful way to share a stash. I may have to consider this as well. I just don't move through mine very fast. The colorway is beautiful!

RavID: RainMomma

Melanie Williams said...

Those are some of the most beautiful colors I've ever seen in a single hank! Oh, the beauty I could make from this yarn!

Melanie (mlwilliams918 on rav)

tnttrouble32 said...

The yarn is beautiful and Helen is amazing for letting it go!It would make a gorgeous cardigan. Thanks for the generous giveaway! The cork coasters are adorable and it is a great idea.

mstrishknits on Rav

Andrea said...

I love your son's coasters!
This yarn is beautiful, thanks Helen. And thanks for the chance to win :)
Rav id - bluej2009

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan! Looks like that creative gene runs in the family :) Please give Helen a BIG hug to thank her for sharing her yarn! Hope you have a great day! Sheila (rav id: saoman)

Megan Myers said...

Beautiful yarn! Would love to give it a good home.

Ravelry: novelconcept

riverwaters said...

I would love to win! Riverwaters on rav.

Sandra Reinecke said...

Oh my! That yarn looks delightful. Sunnydazestyle@gmail.com

Bethany said...

That's an unbelievable giveaway! So generous. And the coasters are awesome too!

chathamgrad on Rav

Kristi ~ Ohio said...

This yarn is beautiful and would make a lovely sweater or shawl. Your son's coasters are really neat. I'll be looking at his website for gifts. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Kristi (queenbee1958 on Ravelry)

Teresa said...

TRWhip is ravelry id. That yarn is just fantastic. Hooray for Helen and for you to set up the giveaway!

Kimmy said...

I've never owned any yarn as luscious as Helen's. What a treat it would be to win that. Susan, your son's idea is great. I'm giving him an A+.

Hugs, KimmyZ (Rav ID)

Anonymous said...

What lovely yarn to make a toasty sweater, and the colors! Amazing!

Ravelry id: fivearanchknits

RRM said...

Beautiful yarn! Would love to win,please pick me.


Roslyn

Ladyquiltsalot said...

Wonderful business idea! I would love to build my own stash with that lovely yarn, thank you for sharing!
I am ladyquiltsalot on ravelry

Treefall G said...

jdreussi is my revelry id. I do hope I win. Thank you Helen for sharing with us all :)

Agileknitter said...

Love the yarn. You mentioned her health wasn't good. What can we do to help her?

Leah, Agileknitter = Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. I was struck by the beginning (relatively) of your sons creative venture and the ending of Helen's. Made my eyes glossy. Life and its beauty seems so fleeting at times :)
Janet
Rav ID jamuir

kalianapodi said...

Wow!That is what I call a super yummy yarn! Love love love it! Hope the giveaway is an international one....
zetta203 on Ravelry

Katie said...

Beautiful Yarn! So lovely! Ravelry id klogemann

heatherg7 said...

How sweet of Helen. It looks like beautiful yarn. :)

Heatherg7 on rav

Anna (alcatmom) said...

The coasters are very cool! I'd need a kitty set.
Who wouldn't love that gorgeous yarn. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for offering it.
Peetie0 (rav ID)

Anonymous said...

Love the yarn and coasters too! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Marianne

Mariannekid on ravelry

travellingladyengineer said...

What a lovely yarn...
My Rav ID is apfelschnute.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thanks for finding that yarn a lucky home. My RavID is wintertwined.

Dairiona Lee said...

What a very generous thing to do, I would love to win this. Rav id: Dairiona

Lee said...

What a sweet gesture in Helen's part! Such beautiful yarn-thanks for the giveaway!
Mamagiff on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win it, it looks awesome! My Ravelry username is Doornroosje :). Also, lot's of luck for your son with his business idea!

zenitude said...

I love the coasters! And I love a giveaway for yarn too! I'm in need of a good cardigan for the winter!
My Rav ID is zenitude

Jayme said...

Love the coasters! Beautiful yarn. I'm trompettegcc on Ravelry.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

The Corcoa jars are fabulous. I'm buying a set. What great son/mom collaboration. I usually don't enter yarn giveaways but this one spoke to me, I have a special new knitter in my life who would put this to good use (or, have me use it on a sweater for her...but I think she can do it).
xoxo Gale - sheshootssheep on Rav

D. said...

Thank you Helen! Very nice of you!

dominique69

issy said...

The coasters are fabulous! Well done.

Issythomas on Rvelry

Sian Sanford said...

Beautiful colour, would love to knit with this!!

Sian RavID: NZmoby

Anonymous said...

I love the coasters. The designs definitely make them more fun.

Helen's yarn is beautiful and I would love to knit with it.

~Shaye (joyousdaisy)

Anonymous said...

That yarn is drop dead gorgeous. I love the way knitters are so generous. I am Ramones on ravelry in case it's my lucky day. Thanks. Jenny.

Ruth Colville said...

Thank you to two wonderful knitters, Helen and Susan. What a sweet idea.
Rav ID: muttiruth

Love the coasters!

Joanna Olson said...

Awesomeness, would love to make a sweater.

Rav ID is: thenomeknitter

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Special Thanks to Helen! What a sweet treat!
Rav: WintonB

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yarn! Thank you Helen!
Rav Id: purlynn

Linda Zimmerman Ford said...

That is beautiful yarn, and Helen is very generous to share.

Ana Wismer said...

That is very sweet of Helen to give you the yarn. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Leanne (Lunatic84) said...

Such a great colourway. Thank you to you, Susan and especially to sweet Helen! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Helen is a special lady! How lucky we are to have this opportunity!

Carolshue - Ravlery

Carol

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yarn

Georgia70

Robin said...

I love this yarn! I used it for a scarf a couple of years ago and it was beautiful. Would love to win it.

Anonymous said...

Love that yarn color! Suewilkins on Rav

Mayglow2014 said...

Would love to win this yarn.
Gloria
Sperryg@live.com

Marilyn said...

That yarn is beautiful. Would love it.

Rav ID: Starstitches

Auntie Shan said...

You had me at "MANOS"! and SILK... and MERINO... oh. AND, "STASH"!!
:-D

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness that is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This yarn is so beautiful. A sweater will be so very special. My Rav id is pinkknittergal. Thanks for the lovely give away!

vanessa said...

What an amazing giveaway! I would DIE for that yarn! Just DIE!!

Thanks for the chance!

venny (on ravelry)

Anonymous said...

The yarn is beautiful. Please give Helen well wishes . By the way those coasters are CUTE!

leanne1969@sbcglobal.net

Alison Makin said...

What a very cool prize.

Rav ID alilou78

Anonymous said...

I love all the colors in this yarn and what a beautiful sweater it will make - thanks to Helen and Susan
digitechokc@gmail.com

knit by nat said...

Holy Smokes, what a giveaway! Thanks as always for the chance!

I adore the coasters and wished they would ship to Canada!!!

knit-by-nat on Rav

Velda said...

I would love to win this yarn. vjferguson@frontier.com

Anonymous said...

What a nice idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.
Qwiltnknitnut ( on Rav)

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Simply beautiful yarn.

I am 1tims on Ravelry.

kpmcqs said...

This yarn is beautiful, I would love to make a sweater out of it! My rav name is: kpmcqs, my real name is Kerry.

Pam D'Esopo said...

Oh, more pretty yarn! :)))
pamelajd on Rav

Diana said...

What a nice thing to do! And what gorgeous yarn.

diana or Mom2O on Rav

cehermanator said...

So sweet of Helen and you, Susan! I will definitely check out the coasters. They are great and I bet my sons and their friends will love them!
Carol
cehermanator on rav

cookier293 said...

So generous....I would love to win this gorgeous yarn!

smozerose said...

How generous of your friend to donate such lovely yarn!
Rav ID: smozerose

Laura Poulette said...

Those coasters are great, and oh my that YARN!
(I'm duolaura on rav…)

Anonymous said...

I hope this doesn't double post. It always does a weird thing on my phone with the log in. :(

I love your son's coasters. I think I have to get a set of the birds for my grandmother for Christmas. They're right up her alley!

And I would love to win the Manos. So pretty.

RavID jamadren

Jillian Sievel said...

That Manos is just beautiful! It would be definitely be a welcome addition to my stash :)

Rav ID: jillseville

Deb said...

This makes me a happy girl! First your son has a brilliant business idea, second I will be purchasing a set or two, and third, what a thrill to possibly be a winner of this lovely yarn.

Knit On!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant concept of paying it forward! Thank you, Janet

YarnTaxiDriver on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

Gosh, it is always such a treat to visit your blog -- and today, yikes! Coasters, yarn and your kindness and warmth. Thank you Susan!

MsCabrio on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

What a really wonderful arm full of yarn! Thank you for the chance to win.

-Stephanie
RavID seestephyknit

Anonymous said...

Knitters really are the best people. Permagrin12 on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Mion on ravelry

Nina said...

What a fabulous idea for the coaster project. Lots of success to your son! I would love a chance to win the yarn. Thanks to you and Helen!

Nina on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love the coasters! And the yarn. Please enter me in the chance to win the yarn. samm@ravelry.com

ChaoticPurl said...

Love the coasters and the yarn!

ChaoticPurl on Rav

Claudia said...

What a wonderful gift to share Helen (and Susan for coordinating a giveaway.) thank you.
RAV ID. Claudi

Anonymous said...

Oh please, it would be just most awesome to get this wonderful lot of yarn!! Thank you, Helen and Susan for your generosity!

Sarah (SaKo on ravelry)

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