Thursday, August 14, 2008

Drawing For A Cat Cable Needle Necklace!!!!


Leslie and I are celebrating the new Buy Now button in my side bar for the cable needle necklaces. There are 4 designs available for purchase:)So we are having a drawing for a cat cable needle necklace.The cat is sterling silver and the needle is bronze hand crafted by Leslie Wind and comes with an adjustable leather cord.
There are 3 ways to get your name entered:




The first way is to post a comment saying what you think of the instructional video on how to use the cable needle necklace that is in my side bar
(please Double Click on the center of the video's to enlarge the video for clearer viewing)


For a second entry leave a comment on the video posted on youtube and rate it(You can do this by Double Clicking on the center of the video's it will take you to the youtube page where you can leave your comment and click on the red stars that rates it. if you dont have a youtube account you will need to sign up for one to leave a comment and rating)


For a 3rd entry link back to this post from your blog and leave a comment saying you have done so.


You can enter in any of the 3 ways or all of them.Deadline is August 28th at midnight

68 comments:

Bean said...

I really like how loud the videos are. Some people talk so quite that I strugle to hear any instruction.

Turtle said...

Very nice video! Well done, shows good use of how easy it is to manipulate the stitches so they are accessable (? spelling) on the cable needle! I linked to you as well! lol, i am one of the few folks not playing on you tube so...maybe i will go venture there! Looks so much nicer than the cable needle i am fighting with right now!!

Kelley said...

When I first say the necklaces on your blog I thought they were pretty and after seeing the video on how easy they are to use, they officially moved up to "must have" lust level.

Kelley said...

BTW, I forgot to mention that I posted a link back to this entry on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Your cable needles are beautiful!

My one comment on the video is that at the beginning when you're slipping the stitches onto the cable needle what you're doing seems to leave the viewing field of the camera. I couldn't really see that part.

jackie
JackieCastsOn on Ravelry

Aunt Kathy said...

I watched the videos (Both of them) rated them, they were great and added a link to your contest on my blog.

I may have to consider getting one of these to use as a prize on one of my contests, they are just wonderful.

livnletlrn said...

Good videos. Very clear, nice and slow, easy to see and hear. My family of fiber folks has long been a fan of Leslie's work and I was a little unclear about how these cable needles worked, since both ends aren't open, but now I get it!

meezermeowmy said...

I enjoyed the videos, but I am puzzled. As I looked at the cat and the sheep cable needles, I can't see hanging loops. Perhaps they are on the back of the decoration?

I know the videos are, of necessity, brief. Could you add a picture of you wearing a cable needle to your sidebar?

addictedtoknitting said...

I like that you go slow and I can follow the video without having to watch it over and over.
I am posting this to my blog.

Kristen said...

Good video! I posted a comment on You Tube as well (globalite76). Makes me want to try cables for the first time. I hope I win! :)

Elaine said...

Hi Darcy,

I think the video is really good. Since first seeing the cable necklace on your blog, I've been trying to figure out how it would work - now I know! Clear and helpful.

I actually don't understand the second type of entry - are we supposed to make a you-tube video, or is there a way to comment on the video itself?

I will post an entry on my blog soon and let you know when it is done.

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Dear Anonymous I see what you mean if you Double Click directly on the video it will enlarge the screen and then you can see the whole image.Hugs Darcy

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

elaine had this question:
I actually don't understand the second type of entry - are we supposed to make a you-tube video, or is there a way to comment on the video itself?

Answer:Yes comment on the cable needle necklace video itself.
If you Double Click on the center of the video it will take you to the youtube page where you can leave a comment and a rating if you have a youtube account.If you dont have a youtube account you can sign up for one.

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

meezermeowmy asked this question:
As I looked at the cat and the sheep cable needles, I can't see hanging loops. Perhaps they are on the back of the decoration?
Answer: she guessed it correctly they are on the back:)
She also asked this question:
Could you add a picture of you wearing a cable needle to your sidebar?
Answer: next week I will put one up in my side bar after my hair appointment.lol Hugs Darcy

Myrthestiek said...

The necklaces are so gorgeous. I love the video's, so easy to follow. You did a great job :).

Hugs Tessa

Rachel O said...

I think the necklaces look great, and based on the video, they seem to work very well too.

Elaine said...

Hi again,

Thanks for the nice words about my knitting. I've now posted a pointer to your contest.

fraudeutz said...

the videos are very clear, very good to understand and really nice to look at,
greetings from germany
Bente

Merna said...

I appreciate the clear sound on the video, but I wanted to move the camera to the right to capture the knitting in the center of the screen instead of partly off it.

II would have liked one shot with the needle at rest to see how long the cord has to be for easy use.

Abigail said...

Now that is a cool knitting tool.

I love it.

artsyfish on Ravelry said...

Thought the videos were very good and an effective marketing tool!

amy said...

that is the coolest thing ever. i can see how need brought about a great invention - i actually hold my cable needle in my teeth while it's not in use! YUCK!

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

merna's question: but I wanted to move the camera to the right to capture the knitting in the center of the screen instead of partly off it.
Answer: did you Double Click on the center of the video that enlarges it to the full image.
Merna's question: I would have liked one shot with the needle at rest to see how long the cord has to be for easy use.
answer:Next week I will be putting a picture of myself wearing the necklace in my side bar and the cord is adjustable so you can adjust it to a comfortable length for easy use:)Hugs Darcy

Kendal said...

You have a good instructional voice - gentle, easy to follow...
The necklace is a cool design!

Mrs. B said...

Wowie! What a great cable needle necklace. The video is very clear and shows exactly how well it works.

Cynthia said...

Both videos are great—love the necklaces!!

vickie said...

I really like the video. this is such a neat idea and the necklace is not awkward to use from what i saw in the video. awesome

vickie said...

hi just to let you know i left a comment about the video on your web site and left a comment on you tube and linked to your blog from my blog http://knithappens24.blogspot.com

EJ said...

I think the videos do an excellent job of illustrating how to use the needle. I'd love to have one.

Samsara said...

I'm pretty new to cables having started the bpt hoodie recently, but your video makes it look even easier! I love the design of your cable necklaces, pretty and functional, perfect!! :-)

HODGEPODGESPV said...

thank you for the video. the voice is at a good volumn, the video is clean and focused. the instuctions make the the product look easy to use.

danielle said...

Your cable necklace is a grand idea! And you video is so clear - the spoken instructions clear and easy to hear and the video is easy tosee! One of the better instructional videos I have ever seen!

Christy said...

Nice idea! Posted to my blog

Chloe said...

your cable needle is a great idea, and the videos are very clear and helpful!

Patt said...

I love the design and look of your cable necklace. You are just what the knitting world needs, an inventer of knitting things!!
Thanks
Hugs Patt

Sally Comes Unraveled said...

The video looks great, but I think it would help if you talked about the difference between the two techniques, or just explained them in the labels.

I linked to it as well.
http://sallycomesunraveled.blogspot.com/2008/08/bits-and-pieces-ebay-contests-and-my.html

erika~ the inspired mama said...

wow, they are really cool! i had seen them here on your blog before but wasn't really sure how they worked until watching the video :)

thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my contest :)

xo,
erika

Gaile said...

Your cable necklace designs are gorgeous (but I especially love the cat). I found the videos to be very clear to understand. The only thing (and it has more to do with your site than the video content) is that in firefox the videos are not entirely contained by the sidebar and are overlapping into your main content area.

tom said...

The videos are very good - they make this seem like a very cleaver, attractive, and useful thing to own.

Sara said...

The video of the tool in action is great. My only problem is that I'd want one for every WIP bag ;)

I can't get the double-click-to-embiggen feature to work - maybe it's because I am using Firefox rather than IE?

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Sara's Question:I can't get the double-click-to-embiggen feature to work - maybe it's because I am using Firefox rather than IE?
Answer:I dont know anything about Firfox have you tried going to youtube and typing in cable needle necklace video and viewing it that way? Hope this helps.Hugs Darcy

Jersey said...

I'm so glad that asked about using Firefox and not being able to enlarge the video by double clicking since I had the same experience. My guess is that is indeed the problem.

But even watching the small size, the video is clear, the speech is clear, and I found it very helpful to imagine how I would use one (and makes me want to win or even buy one that much more)

Thanks for doing such a nice job!

judi said...

Just linked over here from Knit & Tonic. These are beautiful and functional... what more can you ask for??

Susan said...

I think this is really clever. I would like a better lit video. It's showing up a bit too rosey on my screen. Also, the demonstration is good, but I would love if you could go in a bit closer for some portions.

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Sally Comes Unraveled question:
The video looks great, but I think it would help if you talked about the difference between the two techniques, or just explained them in the labels.
Answer:This was a great Idea Sally I have just added them to the tags and added the techniques to the video's both on my blog and on youtube:)Hugs Darcy

purple-power said...

I'm also very impressed by the videos. On my screen they looked clear and sounded fine. Seems like a great innovative product.

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

gaile's Question:
The only thing (and it has more to do with your site than the video content) is that in firefox the videos are not entirely contained by the sidebar and are overlapping into your main content area.
Answer: gaile is using Firefox as her browser. I cannot check it because we use Internet Explorer as our browser on IE the video's are contained in the side bar.Hope this helps.Hugs Darcy

Debbie said...

Hi Darcy - love the necklace. I've posted on my blog here http://arcticknits.blogspot.com/
and I've looked at your video It was very helpful and clear. I rated it and posted a comment on you tube. Thanks again. Debbie

Marisol said...

Oh my what a clever idea with necklace. I have never seen such a pretty knitting notion. I love the ideat that its a functional neclace! The instructions on your video seem pretty stratiforward to me.

Thanks for creating this!

P.S. I am new here as I linked over from Knit and Tonic.

Jane said...

Great invention - I love it. the video was very clear as well.
Aunt Kathy sent me here - and I'm posting your contest on my blog.
http://janevdoviak.blogspot.com

Patty said...

I really liked the videos (and commented on You Tube as well). I love the cable necklace - it's gorgeous and practical. What a great idea and much nicer than the fight I'm having with a cable needle for my current project.

PS Thanks for reading and linking to my blog!

Deepa said...

Your cable needle necklaces are just gorgeous. What a great idea! I have cabled without a cable needle for the longest time, but am tempted by your art to go back to the old fashioned way. :) Beautiful work.

I watched both videos and found them well paced and very good instructionally. The lighting could be better though, or is it my monitor?

Georgi said...

I love your cable necklaces, but I cannot open the videos from where I am now (network problems) but I will open when I get home tonight. I did post about your contest on my blog though

Anonymous said...

watched the vid and must say this is really cool - i always end up dropping my cable needle or they fall off while i'm knitting. and they are very pretty too. lol would love to have one of these.

modchococat on ravelry

donnac368 said...

Great necklace! I predict will be one of those things that we'll have as a staple in our knitting tools bag, and wonder what we did without them. Congratulations on a well made video. Instructional videos are harder to make than people think!

Dennine said...

I saw the photo on Twist and had to come get a closer look. Definitely on my must have list. Practical and beautiful, can't beat that.
I liked the video too as I'm new to cables in general and that was useful to see one in process.
Thanks!

Star said...

This is the coolest. No more flopping cables-in-waiting!

Do you have to have a blog to join in the contest?

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

Star's Question:
Do I need a blog to enter this drawing.
Answer:
You can leave a comment about the video with your ravelry ID/or email address and you can go to youtube and rate the video and leave a comment so you can get 2 entries into the drawing without having to have a blog.Hugs Darcy

Katie O said...

I like the video's. They loaded just fine for me and are very clear. And the cable necklace is a great idea! Go figure, a cable needle that is a necklace and won't fall all over the place... very ingenious! :)

soknitpicky said...

Very cool idea! The videos are clear but could be a bit brighter (at least on my screen).

Susan said...

What a great invention. It's going on my "gift list". The video was very clear and easy to follow!

wildflower38 said...

I'm loving the cable needle necklace Darcy! Go look at the Naive sock I'm using the necklace to make.

http://theknittingwildflower.blogspot.com/2008/08/im-having-fun.html

Beverly said...

The videos where easy to follow and the instructions very clear. I didn't need to turn the volume up to hear it nor did I have to repeat it to see how the cable was done. Good job.

Timiae said...

I think the videos were great and someone could easily follow them. Beautiful work!

eyesofblue said...

Your cable needle necklace is so clever... now I won't lose the needle anymore! Hope I win one from your drawing. Thanks.

Robbielyn said...

I Love cables!! I couldn't image a necklace that could be a cable needle but you did it! A piece of art to wear, beautiful and useful!
Word needs to get out about your product!!! The vids were great, without them I would never have thought this could be used in knitting. Looking forward to seeing more designs.

kkhymn said...

I am so sorry I missed this post and the contest! But, I want you to know that I think those cable needles are beautiful and the You Tube videos you have are great. I wrote about your necklaces and the video on my blog today, even if the contest is over. I may just get a necklace to simply wear!

Cat Cable said...

Awesome video. Really i like and enjoy well. This needle of cat cable is very great