Sunday, 22 May 2011

May Giveaway Day!


Welcome to my blog!  If you haven’t arrived from Sew, Mama, Sew’s blog then I’ll explain, today is May Giveaway Day!  This is organised by Sew, Mama, Sew.  I am taking part by offering two prizes.  


Prize one:

Any five handmade stitch markers from my shop.  All stitch markers are made by me.   Here are a couple of favourites:

Cute Cat Stitch Marker in purple






  Pink Pig Stitch Marker

Please see the Shearer's Girl Yarns shop for the full range (there's a link further down the page).  It would be helpful if you include your choices in your comment however if you are the winner I’ll confirm your choices with you before shipping – you will have a chance to change your mind!  For more information on how to use stitch markers please see my post here.


Prize two:

A skein of handspun yarn.  The yarn is 50% Wensleydale wool and 50% mohair from a farm in Kent, England.   



This yarn is undyed, it has a lovely lustre, but isn't soft enough for wearing next to sensitive skin.  Approx length 112m, weight 98g, approx 12 wraps per inch.    

To enter:

1. To enter all you need to do is post a comment below. 

2. Please make sure I can contact you!

3. If you are only interested in one of the prizes please let me know which prize in your comment.  

4. If you are interested in both prizes and have a preference please rank them first and second choice. 

5. The winners will be selected randomly. 

6. One prize per person. 

7. For this Giveaway Day I will ship any where in the world free of charge.

 
Now do have a look at the full range of stitch markers in the Shearer's Girl Yarns shop!

When you have had a look around please go and  see what other people are offering, you can find a full list of participants at Sew, Mama, Sew's blog. 




153 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! :) I would prefer the yarn.

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  2. I just found out about this wonderful day from following another blogger. If I had to rank your prize giveaways (and trust me, I like both), it would be: 1. yarn 2. stitch markers. Thanks for offering both of these great products!

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  3. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I love the look of that yarn - that would be my first choice.
    Enjoyed your blog!

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  4. I can see myself entering a lot of giveaways today!

    I would like to win the stitch markers - I'll be starting "proper" knitting in a couple of months, but only have crochet stitch markers, which are not going to be much use on the knitting needles! I like most of your designs, but I think my favourite is the multi-coloured balls. And the pigs. And the sheep..

    (contact me on tinks (at) tinksworld (dot) org)

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  5. I'm drooling over that yarn. It's delicious.

    So Yarn first, then the stitch markers.

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  6. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  7. That cat is possibly the cutest stitchmarker ever! I love it.

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  8. What a generous gift. I cross my fingers and hope to win.

    Hugs from Sol in Norway

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  9. What a fun giveaway! My first preference to win would be the yarn/wool - second the stitchmarker. And if I win that I would love the shoes. :-)

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    You are welcome to enter my giveaway, too. You can win a set of costum-made buttons! :-)

    ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway, I'm loving that yarn!

    You can contact me through my bloger profile :)

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  11. that yarn looks so shiny! i just learned Tunisan crochet and would like to see how that does.
    thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love the stitch holders and yarn both the same. They are fun and beautiul. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. what a fabulous giveaway, that yarn looks truly wonderful!

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  14. the yarn looks fab - would love that - thanks

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  15. I would love to win the gorgeous yarn!
    Thank you

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  16. Lovely gifts!!! My sister knits and would LOVE these items! Hoping I can surprise her with a little gift! :)

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  17. I would love to win either prize! Thanks for the opportunity

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  18. handspun yarn! how luxurious!!

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  19. That yarn looks delicious! Thnak you for giving something so lovely away!

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  20. These are both really fabulous prizes!!! I love them! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  21. I like both prizes but the yarn calls more to me :D

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  22. How beautiful! I am more interested in the yarn, but the stitch markers would make a great gift for a few knitty friends (do you have any geeky/boy style ones? My brother is always knitting)

    Sarah

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  23. I love both of these prizes! I think my preference would be the yarn first and stitch markers second. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  24. That pink little pig is adorable.

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  25. I LOVE the yarn. I havn't knitted in quite some time :)

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  26. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I currently use a twist tie as a stitch marker. Yours are a giant leap up.

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  27. First choice stitchmarkers - hope you will join my giveaway, too!

    Pomona x

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  28. so the cuteness of the stitch markers almost made me die. If I win the lovely yarn, I will faint with joy. Thanks for hosting this!

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  29. Pigs are my fav animals ever and I love that cute stitch marker!! thanks for the great giveaway!

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  30. i would love the cat stitch marker!!!! sooo cute!

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  31. I'd love the hand-spun yarn: Lovely!
    Thanks for the chance
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Oh my gosh the yarn is wonderful! If I won I'd definitely select that prize!

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  33. I'd love to win the yarn. Thanks for the chance!

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  34. That yarn is awesome! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. Those are wonderful prizes! The yarn looks so delicious it has to be my first choice. Thank you!

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  36. PIGGIES!!!

    I would love 5 piggy stitch markers. And as an intermediate knitter, I know exactly how they work and how to use them. I love knitting things up!

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  37. What a lovely giveaway! Super excited to find you through this event. I would be excited about both. I guess I would choose the yarn first if I had to choose.

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  38. Either would be fine. SMS giveaway is a great way to explore some other blogs out there. Glad to meet you.

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  39. What a lovely giveaway! And I peeked at your blog. Such a friendly place. I'll be back.

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  40. What cute prizes! I love them all!

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  41. Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love the yarn to do some crochet.

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the stitch markers (especially the pigs!) but would also love the yarn.

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  43. Thanks so much I would love to win the yarn. I have never worked with really good yarn love to try.
    lbroadstreet@tds.net

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  44. My Granny lived in Wensleydale- I'd love to win the yarn and knit something for her. Laura x

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  45. I would love either one. 1st choice: skein of yarn, 2nd choice markers. Thanks!

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! They both look great!

    melody dot janssen at gmail dot com

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  47. What a wonderful giveaway. I would love to be a part of it. Thank you. atchisonsteph at gmail dot com. I am most interested in the stitch markers, but I love both of your giveaways.

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  48. These are wonderful!!!!!
    thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  49. Shoot, I forgot to comment about the prize I would like. I'd really like the pig stitch marker! Too cute! thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

    you can delete the other comment so I don't get counted twice -- thanks

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  50. So excited by the response so far - thank you everyone for taking part and for your lovely comments!
    In reply to Kelly Massman - No problem Kelly, I'll sort it out!(and I'll remember not to count my own comment!)
    In reply to foodmathquilts - I'm interested to hear you would like stitch markers for your brother, I have been thinking about a range which would appeal to male knitters, I've got some supplies on order!

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  51. The yarn looks beautiful, would love to win that. Thanks for the giveaway. scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Glad to have found your blog! I'd love either prize!
    radharas at yahoo dot com

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  53. The yarn looks to die for!

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  54. Great prizes! I would love to have some stitch markers. At the moment I just use a loop of yarn. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. Ooooh, that pig marker is just adorable!!!

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  56. Great giveaway! The yarn is beautiful. Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway.

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  57. I would love either prize. the cat stitchmaker in green is delightful

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  58. Lovely giveaway! Both prizes are wonderful :)

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  59. Both prizes are so great I'd have a hard time choosing!

    odessa.who.rox@gmail.com

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  60. LOVE the YARN!!! Hands down that would feel LOVELY to work with!

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  61. Drooling over the yarn. Hard to find Wensyldale locally. You are awesome!

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  62. Thanks for the giveaway - love both the stitch markers and handspun. Look at the sheen on that sucker- :)

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  63. I am interested in the yarn - it's very pretty!

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  64. I would love to win some yarn

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  65. The stitch markers are super cute!!

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  66. I would be interested in either- but my first choice is stitch markers. I hate using stitch markers- but I would not feel that way if I had some of yours- they are so cute!

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  67. What a great giveaway! Love those stitch markers. I think those would be my first choice...but I am not picky!

    ppod1too at gmail dot com

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  68. love them both but the yarn would be my first choice! Thanks so much!

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  69. I would love the pig stitch markers, but would also be happy with the yarn! Thanks

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  70. Wonderful yarn....would love to win. My first time to your blog...I'll have to return after the giveaway day finishes!

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  71. I had no idea that somewhere in the world there was a lovely lady making stitch markers...

    xo Steph

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  72. Love the stitch markers and the lovely yarn I can feel the softness already. what a wonderful day.

    lauri(dot)rymar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. Great giveaway, thx for the chance to win!
    Shola
    annoy19(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  74. The pig stitch marker is soooo cute!! All my stitch markers are boring old plastic circles. :p

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  75. Thanks for the giveaway! would love to win that yarn!
    -Ninu

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  76. Either prize would be lovely, your stitch markers are adorable!

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  77. Great giveaways. I'd prefer the yarn but the stitch markers are really cute too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  78. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I loves the yarn and Hello kitty stictch marker :)

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  79. I would love to win either offering, but I think those darling kitty stitch markers would have to be my first choice!

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  80. don't know what to choose...) super cool prizes! thanks for chance

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  81. Hello from New Zealand. what a lovely giveaway. I have to say the yarn looks amazingly beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  82. Oh be still my heart! Handspun yarn? Yes, please, please, please!

    crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

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  83. I am glad to have found you! I would love the yarn, as I don't use stitch markers in the crochet I do, and I haven't learned to knit yet. I really have always wanted to make something from hand spun wool though. ebayfranstuff at gmail dot com

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  84. The skein of wool looks luscious. And a beautiful natural colour.
    wendyhatton@yahoo.com.au

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  85. Lovely stitch markers but I don't even use them,it is always small pieces of yarn.I would love the yarn,please.

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  86. I use bobby pins for stitch markers, so it would be nice to have some proper ones. I just want to touch that wool too!

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  87. First choice yarn, second choice stitch markers :) it's so shiny!

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  88. Oh, that yarn looks delightful!!

    thependragonseye at Yahoo.com

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway. My first choice would be the yarn, second stitch markers.
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

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  90. I'd love to win the yarn please.
    Teresa x

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  91. The yarn is beautiful, but I'd prefer the stitch markers. The pig ones are super cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. love the stitch markers...BTW please come and participate in my giveaway at http://jewelsofsayuri.blogspot.com/ and win a cute fabric corsage bracelet....my email jewelsofsayuri@gmail.com

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  93. My first preference would be the yarn.
    Please count me in.

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  94. I like the yarn! Hello from Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!

    Hope you pop in and say, "Hi!" at my giveaway, too!
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  95. I spin, but I love others hand spun as well. I don't think I want the stitch markers, I have only ever used Bobby Pins for that and I think I will stick with them. I don't like change.

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  96. Delightful! We would appreciate either prize!
    I wish I could spin that well!!

    :)
    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  97. Oooooh, I love those stitch markers!
    myheehaw at hotmail dot com

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  98. Love the cute piggy stitch markers! they would be my first choice...but..I have a love for yarny goodness...and yours looks wonderful...so I'd be overjoyed with either!

    debratelford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. WOW LOVE THE YARN! THanks for a great giveaway! I would he honored to have It!

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  100. beautiful yarn!

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  101. i'd prefer that lovely handspun! :) thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. I absolutely love handspun yarn so that would be my first choice (: Thanks for a great giveaway! izazbz at yahoo dot com

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  103. Both prizes are wonderful but I really think the markers are extra cute. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

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  104. the stitch markers are lovely but I have a set and have no idea what to do with them! It's the yarn I'm lusting after!!

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  105. definitely the pig stitch markers...!!! so so adorable...thanks for the giveaway
    daa4272 at gmail dot com

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  106. the yarn is beautiful. the pig is adorable. that would be my order. :)

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  107. I'm not a knitter, but those stitch markers would look beautiful on the end of my scissors!!

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  108. The yarn looks gorgeous. Thank you for hosting such a pretty giveaway!

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  109. What sweet little stitch markers! I'd love either the stitch markers or the yarn, but I'd rank the stitch markers first (barely!).

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  110. Love these prizes. Simply beautiful.

    karraschfarm@bigpond.com

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  111. I want to raise an alpaca and llama farm!

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  112. The cat is adorable. I like both prizes, but my first preference would be the stitch marker. Thanks!

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  113. yarn is scrumptions. i wouldl ove to sheep shear!!

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  114. That yarn is beautiful!
    thanks,

    lrlriddle@gmail.com

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  115. Oh what a great knitting giveaway. I'd say yarn #1 and stitch marker #2. bimbi9 at verizon dot net

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  116. Two totally different types of giveaways...HMMMMM...I think I will choose the yarn...if I win!!! :) Thank you! KERIHAG@YAHOO.COM

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  117. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.
    I'd like the yarn most, but would use both.
    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  118. Oh that yarn looks simply divine!

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  119. That yarn looks amazing! I can definitely see a scarf coming out of that one :)

    jo.tee35 AT gmail DOT com

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  120. I love the Kiss Me stitch markers! Very cute! And one can never have enough yarn! So basically I have no preference. Either prize would be fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals at gmail dot com

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  121. pick me pick me pick me such pretty things you are a dear to offer such glorious items.

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  122. I don't knit... yet... so my first choice is definitely the yarn. But I am learning to knit. So I would love the markers. I'm going to go add you to my circle.... or favorites... on etsy. still new and learning what everything is! :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  123. I would especially love that beautiful yarn!!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  124. That yarn looks so wonderful, but the stitch markers are also great.

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  125. I would love to have the yarn, it looks beautiful. thanks for the giveaway.

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  126. Wow!!!! Your yarn is so very lovely!!!! I would have to think hard what to knit to do it justice! I also adore your stitch markers! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!!!!

    Kris krisdavis8@aol.com

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  127. I love all things related to Hello Kitty and would be thrilled to be able to call your adorable Cute Cat Stitch Marker my own in an assortment of colors.

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  128. Wow! I love to knit. I think both of the gifts are wonderful but please hand spun yarn. Who could pass that up. The pink coloured stitch marker is great. Thank you. rpshand(@)ns(dot)sympatico(dot)ca

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  129. Wow! Those marker thingies are fun and I can't believe you made them! How?!?! That yarn is gorgeous and I would love to gift it to a very dear friend of mine as I can't make my clumsy fingers learn to knit/crochet! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  130. I think I will go the stitch marker fist preference and the yarn second. They are both very desirable though.

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  131. Gorgeous lustrous yarn!!!! And a lovely piggy to mark the knitting!!!!

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  132. Yarn please. Though the stitch markers are cute I have so many! (And my son can make me more.)

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  133. Hi and happy giveaway day I hope you are enjoying all of the comments, I love your blog thank you. I would love both so I would like to leave it to you to pick. Have a great day.

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  134. I'm loving that yarn!
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  135. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! both prizes are loveley, I like surprises!

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  136. I love the stitch markers they are adorable!

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  137. I've been meaning to get some cute stitch markers! I think I like the piggies best. :)

    Please only enter me in the stitch marker giveaway. Thanks!

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  138. Cute stuff! ♥ Great giveaways!

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  139. I think both prizes are great. It's tough to decide but I think I prefer the stitch markers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. Beautiful prizes! I'd love either, especially the yarn. :0 Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  141. If i win i would prefer the stitch markers. They are too cute to be true.

    Leena
    sonaleeleena@yahoo.co.in

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  142. Love the little piggy!! And wow shearing your own sheep!

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  143. I would love that yarn! Good look with your sheep sheering class! (I harbor secret dreams of moving to Scotland or New Zealand and starting my own sheep farm... so you're kinda livin' the dream!)

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  144. Beautiful prizes!Thanks so much :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  145. Oh such lovely prizes! I would like either of them. The wool looks so yummy and the stitch holders so cute. Thanks for a chance.

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  146. Thanks for leaving your giveaway open till the 27th. My eldest daughter knits socks and scarves beautifully and I'd love to gift her the cute stitch markers!

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  147. Both prizes are great, but the yarn is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  148. great giveaway-i'd prefer the stitch markers i think. oh that yarn's beautiful!
    okay, stitch markers-so sweet!

    thanks!

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  149. Is there still time? I'd love to get my hands on that yarn!

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  150. Thanks for commenting on my own giveaway! Nice to meet you!

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