Posts Tagged ‘Giveaway’

July 1, 2014

Share your photos of Pretty Cheep Project Bags to win great prizes!

We’d love to see where you’ve taken your knitting (and crocheting) this summer! Our new photo contest is happening now through July 31; click here to share your photos of our Pretty Cheep Project Bags out “in the wild” – whether it’s a day at the beach, a walk in the park, knit night, or even a creative non-knitting use!

We’ll be awarding 3 Blue Sky Alpacas Prize Packs containing 1 skein of EXTRA yarn, 1 Pretty Cheep Project Bag & Destination Collection Pattern. Winners will be chosen based on creativity of submission and quality of photo, so don’t be afraid to experiment! We’ll be announcing our winners at the beginning of August right here on Blue’s Blog.

Click here to submit your entry! You can also automatically submit your entries via Instagam, Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #putacheeponit in your post.

To give you a little background, this contest was inspired by a photo from our resident photographer Chad Niemeyer’s recent trip to Haiti, where he donated his time and photography skills to visiting orphanages and rebuilding a roof for a school with the Headwaters Relief Organization:

Notice anything familiar? If you take a closer look, you’ll notice that there is a Pretty Cheep Bag attached to the tripod – it’s actually filled with rocks instead of yarn so that his tripod and camera don’t blow away!

We look forward to seeing your creative photos this month!

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February 19, 2014

Knit to Flatter Winners!

Photo © Amy Herzog

Let’s start with the runners-up. Congrats to Teri and Muriel who will each receive a copy of Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog.

Photo © Amy Herzog

Our grand prize winner is Erin! She will receive both the Knit to Flatter book and enough Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight or Melange in her choice of colors to make a perfect Striper Wrap of her very own.

Remember, you’re a winner too, with 25% of the Knit to Flatter Craftsy class!

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February 12, 2014

A Perfect Sweater (and a BIG Giveaway!)

Have you ever fallen in love with a sweater in a book or magazine, rushed out to buy the yarn and pattern, and knit your heart out only to be disappointed with the end result?

Chances are the trouble isn’t your lack of knitting skill; it’s your choice of sweater style. The key to loving your knits lies in finding those that flatter your figure. But how do you do that?

Designer Amy Herzog has the answer. Her Knit to Flatter class on Craftsy (a companion to her 2013 book of the same name) teaches you how to assess your shape, find details that flatter, take measurements, and calculate for fit and ease. With those skills in your arsenal you’ll be knitting “perfect” sweaters in no time.

Knit to Flatter on Craftsy.

I took the class and loved it; then picked up a copy of Knit to Flatter and was doubly excited to discover that one of the sweaters suited to my shape is the Striper Wrap, knit in Blue Sky Alpacas own Sport Weight and Melange.

Striper Wrap Photo © Amy Herzog

Neckline detail, photo © Amy Herzog

Sleeve detail Striper Wrap, photo © Amy Herzog

Is the Striper Wrap right for you? You can take Amy’s class and find out. (And if it’s not the right one for you don’t worry; there are plenty of other fabulous styles that would look equally great in Blue Sky Alpacas yarn.) Follow this link and you’ll get 25% off the Knit to Flatter class fee thanks to Craftsy.

We’ve also go a few other great giveaways for you.

Leave a comment telling us about your most challenging sweater stitching experience and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Knit to Flatter and enough yarn to make the Striper Wrap in Sport Weight and Melange in your choice of colors. The two runners-up will receive a copy of Knit to Flatter. We’ll pick the winners via random number generator, please, one comment per person.


The Details

Pattern: Striper Wrap
Designer: Amy Herzog
Size: 30½ (32, 34, 36½, 38½, 40, 42, 46½, 50, 54½)”
Size 5 (3.75mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 5 (3.75mm) 36″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, shown in Pomegranate #813, Relish #808, Cornflower #800
• Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight, shown in Medium Gray #508, Light Gray #507
Pattern available in Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog. Available at your LYS, local book store, or online

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January 22, 2014

Bulky Hat Collection Winners!

Congratulations to our six Bulky Hat Collection winners! And thank you to everyone for participating.

The Arctic Hat in Coyote.

Kristen is the winner of the Arctic Hat.

“I would make the Arctic hat. I have been knitting a sweater and reading.”

The Polar Hat in Frost.

“This is so hard to choose! I love these hats. I would pick the polar hat because that playful pompom on top just makes the grey winter skies in the northwest cheerful. I live on Whidbey Island in Washington State and I spend the winter days hoping for snow and praying we don’t lose power, knitting on the one or two projects in every room of my house! But honestly, I do that all year round :) . I squeeze my work as a therapist and teaching boundary workshops around my knitting.”

The winning comment for the Polar Hat from Sarri!

The Trapper Hat in Brown Bear.

It looks like Kelly’s husband is one lucky guy. Here is her winning comment:

“I live in Anchorage, Alaska and love the wonderful knits this season brings out. I would like the trapper hat for my husband.”

The Bear Hat in Polar Bear.

Lucky Sarah is the winner of the Bear Hat, or maybe it’s her grandbaby that is the winner!

“I’ve been enjoying the snow with a grandbaby, cozy and warm in more hand knits than he cares to wear…. I think he needs a bear hat too :)

The Fox Hat in Silver Mink.

I wonder what color Sonja will make the Fox Hat in?

“I love the children’s hats! I love to ski and sled-ride with my granddaughter, I refuse to let winter keep me inside the house. So, I do bundle up. In Ohio, our weather was terribly frosty, so I stayed home and continued to knit hats for my older children.”

The Rabbit Hat in Blossom.

And congratulations go to Liz the winner of the Rabbit Hat.

“I would have to make the rabbit hat for my nieces. Could anything be more adorable!?! During the cold days I have been knitting ties and kippahs for my husband.”

Keep watching this space for more fun!

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January 16, 2014

Wintery Mix (& Giveaway!)

The Arctic Hat, Trapper Hat, and Polar Hat in Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky.

The recent weather is right in step with our new toasty warm Bulky Hat Collection.

The Bear Hat, Fox Hat, and Rabbit Hat in Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky.

And if you’re in need of a fun way to keep warm, today could be your lucky day.

We’re giving away six Bulky Hat Collection booklets along with all the yarn needed to make your favorite from the collection.

To enter leave a comment (one per person please) telling us which hat you would like to make and how you’ve been spending these sub-zero days. Are you braving the wind and bundling up to play in the snow or keeping cozy inside by knitting the cold away?

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