Friday, November 14, 2008

Introducing New Designs From Leslie Wind And A Drawing!!!!


Matching All Sterling Silver Butterfly Bracelet

Now Available For Purchase On the Website In My Sidebar

With the popularity of the Butterfly Cable Needle Necklace, Darcy and I thought this bracelet would be the natural next step. It can adorn a wrist and corral your stitch markers at the same time. The standard size measures about 7", but send a wrist measurement and we will add a 1/2 " and make one to order. If this is a gift, there is plenty of room inside for a message.




All Sterling, and also Mixed Bronze and Sterling Yarn Needles

Now Available For Purchase On the Website In My SideBar

In wanting to make a gift for a special knitting friend, Leslie came up with the idea of these needles. The thicker one is suitable for working on items made with larger knitting needles or crochet hooks. It ranges in length from 2"- 2 1/2". The lighter weight needle runs about 2". Please specify all sterling or mixed bronze and sterling when ordering.


So to celebrate the newest additions to our collection we are having a drawing for the butterfly set and a drawing for One Yarn Needle that means there will be 2 winners:)
The Winners Are:
Trudy she won the Butterfly Cable Needle Necklace and Matching Bracelet
CornalsDaughter won The Yarn Needle please contact me with your information I would like to say Thankyou to all who participated in the giveaway:)

There are 5 ways to enter. You can pick and choose how many you want to do so only 5 entries per person.

1. Leave a comment telling me what keeps you coming back to read a blog.

2.Blog about and link back to the drawing leaving a comment saying you have done so.

3. If one person says they heard about the drawing from your blog.(Even if more than one person comments that they came from your blog it still only counts as 1 entry)

4. post a comment saying what you think of the instructional video's on how to use the cable needle necklace that are in my side bar.

(please Double Click on the center of the video's to enlarge the video for clearer viewing)

5. Leave a comment on one of the cable needle necklace instructional video's posted on "youtube" and rate it.
You can do this by Double Clicking on the center of the video's in my sidebar 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 a free one to leave a comment and rating.

You can enter in any of the 5 ways or all of them.

Deadline is December 15th at Midnight

53 comments:

Knitting Linguist said...

What a fun drawing! Thanks for thinking of us :) I guess what keeps me coming back to a blog is a mixture of life and fiber, with regular posts -- I don't know how helpful that is, but I think that's what it boils down to for me :)

Jackie said...

Your artistry is so beautiful!

What keeps me coming back to a blog? A mixture of content, the photography, and posts that aren't overly long. I also like to to have knitting or quilting featured regularly.

smariek said...

If the bracelet is a hit, I bet people would also like matching shawl/scarf pins too.

Kathy said...

well you made it so easy to play to win! I keep coming back to your blog because there is a kindness about you that I love. I love your fiber posts and these very fun yarn/jewelry posts

Elaine said...

What keeps me coming back is the photos particularly of knitting-related things.

Anonymous said...

Darcy you're always full of surprises, this is why I come back to read your blog time and time again! Wonderful cable needle necklaces btw, very generous of you to have this Drawing!
Sandra Singh

wenat said...

What keeps me coming back to a blog is the photos of finished objects, and the personality and sense of humour of the writer.

This is such a gorgeous pin!

evergreenknits said...

Great contest! I've just put a post up on WiKnit about it.

I'd say the things that keep me coming back to a blog are good pictures and a similarity of interests (project type, yarns, etc.). I used to care about regular posting, but now that I used bloglines that matters less to me.

Turtle said...

hey darcy! i just enjoy reading what you've been up to! Leslie's cable needles are beautiful, loving mine! posted a link to you as well!

ikkinlala said...

What keeps me coming back to a blog is enjoyable content (informative, humourous, or otherwise interesting) and fairly regular posting (it doesn't have to be often, just regular - I'm happy to check blogs that only post once a week or even once a month, as long as I know to expect that).

Cass www.shutupimcounting.com said...

Oooooooo the bracelet is FABULOUS!!! I agree, a shawl pin should be next!

I read blogs that make me smile. Doesn't matter if they're long, short, pics, no pics- just make me smile.

Thank you for making me smile!!! :)

Samsara said...

Okay, I have a lot of blogs that I subscribe to in my reader and for me it's a mixture of photos, amusing stories and fun projects. I don't mind if they're a mixture of media, or all one kind (I'm a multi crafter myself and my blog has lots of random projects on it, fibre, jewellery, recons, etc). I like to see projects in progress, failures, successes, finished objects and what people have learnt. I like to feel like the blogger is sharing a little of their personality, so I feel like I know them just a little bit and I love it when the blog post makes me laugh out loud! And as the knitting linguist says, I like regular posts :-)

Georgi said...

I love the butterfly set, very pretty!
What keeps me coming back to a blog is my interest in what the blogger is writing about, such as knitting projects, family and work anecdotes, and life in general. I like a few pictures, but not so many that it the post is all pictures (unless it is Wordless Wednesday in which case there should be no words). I even like blogs where a person states their opinion about politics or someone’s actions, as long as they post it and then go on (not turn it into a harangue). My favorite blogs have a combination of everything, so that it holds my interest. I also like blogs that are posted every few days (or every day, but life happens) I hate it when I find a blog I like and the blogger only posts once in awhile, it is like torture to find a blog I like and then not have the blogger post regularly.
I love the instructional videos you have posted regarding the cable necklace; I think it was a good idea to post them so people do not hesitate to purchase the necklace because of being unsure how to use the necklace.
I have posted to my blog about this contest and hope it sends someone your way http://toknitandwrite.blogspot.com/

Sorry for the verrry long comment:-)

srapalmateer said...

What keeps me coming back to reading a blog is that a)I like the writing, b)lots of pictures, c)someone I know, and/or d)knitting content.

trek said...

I love the twisted yarn needles - gorgeous.

I come back to blogs where I find myself "clicking" with the author's mindset. If I can have an email conversation with someone and we are both saying, "great minds think alike", I'll stay.

Channon said...

What pretty goodies...

What keeps me coming back is a personal connection, variety, and regular posts, I think...

LOVE the idea of shawl pins too.

Sharon Rose said...

I read blogs that make me smile - or better yet laugh! I love pretty pictures, too. And frequent posting (at least every 2 weeks) so it's worth going back to it.

Thanks for running a contest - your work is stunning and I have my fingers crossed!

Happyplace. said...

I find myself coming back to a blog that has enthusiasm- for anything, whether it's life, family, knitting, etc. And most bloggers have it. I read A LOT of blogs! The ones that stand out, for me, are the honest, day to day conversational ones. It feels the closest to friendship, and usually evolves into that. What fun!

squiggi said...

what keeps me coming back to a blog is interesting content, a sense of humor and at least an occasional post.
(I'm afraid I'm totally guilty of infrequent posting)

km said...

I'm here because Chan posted about you. I really should stop by more. You live in CA like me.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i love to see what darcy is going to come up with next which is why i follow her blog...not only is she talented but she has a wit and a character i like!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

the two cable video are good and clear as they instruct people how to use the beautiful functional cable necklace!

erika~ the inspired mama said...

what a lovely, lovely drawing!! this would make a great gift if i were to win! :)

thanks!
xo,
erika

katerina said...

Thanks for the beautiful items and the chance to win them! I keep coming back to a blog because they inspire me, or inform me or are entertaining!
I was sent her by Georgi from To Knit and to Write.
Thanks again!

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Hip Mountain Mama said...

Hey Darcy! I wrote up a little blog post linking back to your blog. You can read about it here http://suzysunshine-suzy.blogspot.com/.
I love the banner!
Suzy
aka Hip Mountain Mama

Sasha said...

What a beautiful combination of style, elegance and functionality! Perfect!

There are a few elements that draw me back to ablog time and again, one is good photography, and photos in general - I find it so much more engaging and easy to involve myself if there are accomapnying pictures. Secondly, easy flowing narrative that hooks me in. And lastly, regularity - both with posts and with content, so changing things up wth mutliple FOs or knititng projects, spinning, crafting, knitting, gardening and the like. :)

Trudy said...

Wonderful Contest--and how sweet you are to have it!

I think pictureheavy posts are good to me, but instructional ones are also! And "friendly" writings--I can't explain why I used that word--but I think YOU know what I mean.

l_mcmanus said...

I keep going back to blogs that are written by artisans, including jewelry and fiber/knitting so I can keep up with new products, the creative process, an artisan's look at life, mentions of artisans I'm not familar with and a daily dose of envy of such talented people.

I come to this blog and Leslie's to ogle the beauty.

Lynn

Marilyn said...

I go to blogs where I know there will be new entries at least every otner day. Great pictures help too.

ponyknit said...

Lovely bracelet and pins! Butterflies are a favorite of mine. Awesome drawing ;)

rita said...

Everything is so beautiful! I'd love to see a shawl pin, not too heavy.

I posted about your contest on my blog and linked to it. I asked anyone who came here to tell you I sent them.

And Georgi sent me!

I keep going back to a blog that has lots of humor in it, along with new knitting content and photos of the knitting, and even links to the patterns if possible. I like honesty, even when it's raw and painful.

Right now, I need sleep.

jinny said...

Pictures are always a plus on a blog. Scintillating topics are also good. What someone is making or planning to release is also a plus. :) Techniques/tips are also good & I tend to send people links to them.

cici said...

Hi Darcy, I always enjoy your post. Seems you can wip out those FO's like nobody else. I can say for sure that the cable needle necklace works like a charm. Now this set is superb! Keep up the good work. I will do a post again about this wonderful contest. Everyone loves my necklace. Just recently picked up one of Leslie's pins:D

Kristen said...

I've never tried cables before, but I love the butterfly set. I would like to learn on that! :)
I tend to keep reading blogs that are updated frequently, have photos, and are about subjects in which I have a lot of interest- like knitting!

Elaine said...

I just remembered to post a notice about your contest - this has been a tough week! I'm dying to win and hope at least someone will tell you I sent them.

Elaine said...

Oh - and I love the video. I think it really makes the use of the needle very clear.

tom said...

Oh sign me up! I come back to a blog because of photos - particularly of knitted pieces.


Elaine sent me over.

tom said...

I just listened again to your video - I think it is really clear.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

hi darcy! i linked this up on my giveaway page on my blog:
http://inspiredmamamusings.blogspot.com/2007/11/fabulous-fun-giveaways.html
and i will also send all the valley bum mamas over to enter :)

xo,
erika

EJ said...

I am blogless, but love reading other knitting blogs, particularly ones with lots of photos of FO or WIP. I can't get it together to blog myself

I found out about the contest from Tom.

EJ said...

I forgot to mention that I really like the videos - very clear. I'd really love to win one and try it out.

KindaCrunchy said...

What keeps me coming back is that you live very far away now and I can't see your face anymore. I love how happy you are in your new home though and wish you all the best, ALWAYS!

Valleybums mama Tami

Jersey said...

Like many others, I love knitting blogs with photos. They keep me coming back over and over again.

My friend EJ told me about the contest and I think your video is really good. It makes me yearn for one of the beautiful cable needles. Maybe if I don't win, the holiday fairy will bring me one :-)

purple-power said...

I love the cable needles - the bracelet looks beautiful.

I come back to blogs that have charm. I know that is not a precise things, but aren't all aesthetics personal?

My friend Jersey Jessie told me about the contest and sent me over here.

purple-power said...

And I listened to the videos and think they are nice and clear. Of course if I win, I'll be able to tell for sure!

Aster said...

Gorgeous photography and humor. I will go through blogs for hours just looking at the pictures of yarn and knitting. Yum!

Daisy mum said...

I come back to blogs that have pictures describing what they are talking about. I like humor in blogs as well. If the blog is too long I loose interest.

Rachel O said...

I love knitting blogs that have photos of finished projects, particularly sweaters. As a sweater-knitter, I would love to win a cable needle and the bracelet looks really nice.

I found out about your contest from my colleague at work (who logged in as purple-power). She really is into purple - she's not kidding.

As for the instructional videos, I also think they are very good and important because I wouldn't have a clue how to use one without it.

Jennette said...

I like the angle at which the instructional video I watched is shot. It made it very easy to see both the front and back of the knitting as you used the necklace. Really cool!

Cinders said...

I love you cable necklaces. what a pretty and functional item. I watched your video with interest. its very informative

Mara said...

I'm new to this blog, but what keeps me coming back to my favorites are great photos and tips, and funny anecdotes. So looks like I'll be visiting back here lots~!

Ellen aka. fiibmgirl said...

Hey Darcy, thanks for the invite to look at your blog. Its great. I just viewed the you tube videos and they are great. Nice jewely
You are now in my favorites!!