Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Little Skein Giveaway + much more!

(photo provided by Little Skein)

Hi, Knitters,
I have some friends who have really cool and exciting things going on out there in the big world and I want to share a few of them with you today. Please read all the way through to the end of the post. I have a lot of different opportunities for you today. You won't want to miss out.

First, I have the talented Gale Zucker to talk about. Gale, the fantastic photographer, contacted me a few days ago to tell me about a wonderful weekend of photography workshops she is teaching at A Gathering of Stitches in Portland, Maine (I want to teach there myself someday.....). Her classes are at the end of June on the 28th and 29th.

You may remember Gale's photography work from those little Mason-Dixon Knitting books amongst many others? I sure do! I met Gale at the SSK retreat in Nashville last summer and we really clicked. She is so warm and friendly and I heard nothing but RAVE reviews about her photography workshops at the retreat. She has also taught at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC. I heard her workshops weren't intimidating at all. She gears the classes toward the home-photographer trying to take great shots of their handmade items. Everyone succeeds! I want to take every single one of Gale's workshops someday and I hope I get the opportunity to work with her on a project or two in the future. We are working on that now and my fingers are crossed.

Click here to enter to win a free workshop (OR to win a book if you can't make it) on the A Gathering of Stitches blog! You can enter today and tomorrow, through May 22, and the winner will be announced on May 23rd.

There aren't many entries as far as I can see so go enter! The odds are in your favor. Also, if you can't make the workshop they have other prizes you can win! 

The second person I have to talk about is Beck Gusler or lemonhalf on Ravelry. I have talked about Beck on this blog before because she worked for Made in America Yarns and I hosted a giveaway for some of their yarn. I met Beck, just like Gale, at the SSK retreat last summer in Nashville. She happens to be Laura Linneman's sister. You may know her from that little podcast, The Knit Girllls. 

Beck has left her day job to start up her own design business with her husband. They have just launched a Kickstarter to help them along the way. The prizes for donating are all knit-related and super fun and cool. She has big and little prizes or gifts for every level of donation. I adore the Linneman/Gusler family and supporting them means so much to me. 

Click here to go check out Beck's Kickstarter! You won't want to miss this one.  Now, about halfway down the Kickstarter page in one of the photos Beck is wearing a S*T*A*S*H t-shirt. Did you go look? Isn't that a clever shirt? 

Listen closely, I was accidentally sent a size XL t-shirt with this same design. It is too big for me so I am going to give this shirt away to one of you. I'll tell you how to enter to win the t-shirt at the end of this post. I'll mail it right to you if you win!

(photo provided by Little Skein)

Okay, last but definitely not least, I have a fantastic opportunity for you to win some fabulous yarn and an exclusive project bag from Little Skein in the Big Wool. The first photo shows what I am giving away today due to Anne's generosity. Anne Vally of Little Skein pulls together and creates these one-of-a-kind exclusive kits for her Etsy shop. 

Remember this hugely successful kit I did with Anne inspired by the Velveteen Rabbit? I know I will be working with Anne again in the future! She does a brilliant job with her clever and creative kits.

This time she teamed up with Stacie of Must Stash Yarns and the podcast! (she designed the gorgeous yarn for the kit), and Megan Williams of the Stockinette Zombies (she designed a beautiful sock pattern for the kit), and the book Guess How Much I Love You. 

Click here to read all about the Over the Moon kit and pattern for the socks and all of the goodies included on Little Skein! It's available for pre-order right now. You can order individual items as well as complete kits. There is something for everyone.

Today I am offering the most generous giveaway for you from Anne! I am so excited about this opportunity. I am offering the chance for one of you to win a project bag with Anne's exclusive design fabrics and a skein of the gorgeous fingering weight Must Stash Yarns! I've been wanting to try this yarn for forever but it is always sold out in minutes every time Stacie posts. It is hard to almost impossible to get your hands on this yarn so this is quite the prize.

Please leave a comment to win the Little Skein kit that includes the project bag and one skein of custom dyed yarn on this blog post to enter to win. I will be back in a couple of days to randomly select a winner for the kit. Please include your email or Ravelry ID so I can get in touch with the winner. Anne will send your kit out directly. Please only leave ONE comment and be patient for your comment to appear, it takes some time.

Also, in the same comment don't forget to mention the S*T*A*S*H t-shirt in size XL if you are interested in winning that as well (Leslie was wearing it in this week's episode of The Knit Girllls!). Leave your Rav ID and email address for this prize as well. 

I'll be drawing for 2 winners this time, one for the t-shirt and one for the kit. I will only send you the t-shirt if you mention it in the comment.

Don't forget to enter Gale's giveaway, too. Go quick as it is closing in a couple of days.

Good luck and let the comments begin!
best, susie