Friday, September 17, 2010

Yard By Yard Knits: $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ limepink #49!

Welcome to Yard By Yard Knits! I'm Sarah, the woman behind the knitting. My friend, Katie, showed me how to knit on numerous college vacations, but I never made more than a little swatch. In 2005, I decided it was time for a hobby. Another friend, Vanessa, was knitting socks one night when I was at her house. She gave me a lesson and sent me home with yarn, needles, and instructions to practice! Always an overachiever, I decided I would make Vanessa a scarf with her yarn. But I wasn't going to start off with garter stitch or stockinette stitch. I was going for a little pattern, so I picked moss stitch. That doesn't sound so hard for novice knitters, but when you can't yet read a knit stitch from a purl stitch, it makes for a very interesting project! I don't recommend new knitters follow my beginnings! I also don't recommend knitting your first scarf with baby yarn - it takes forever!

But after this first scarf, I was hooked. I quickly moved on to baby blankets for an extra challenge. Luckily, my expert knitting friend (Katie) had moved back to town, so she helped me with all my questions, and I did indeed knit two baby blankets. Be sure to visit Katie's Etsy shop, Pretty Sneaky, to see her great work!

You might ask, why pet apparel, scarves, and baby clothing? I admit it's a bit of an odd assortment, but it's what I like to knit! Maybe I like the gratification of finishing a project too much to make adult-sized sweaters that take longer to make. Plus, the baby and pet clothing is so darn cute! I don't even own a dog, but I will admit I am tempted to try some of the dog sweaters on my cat just to see how they look. She's very grateful that I have not given into that temptation.

I love trying new patterns and projects as well as experimenting with new yarns on familiar patterns. I'm drawn to textures and vibrant colors, as you can tell from my shop. I won't admit to how much spare time is spent knitting, but I can say I feel way too bored and unproductive watching television without a project to work on.

Skull and Crossbones Dog Sweater - Extra-Small and Small

Even the sweetest dog has a little attitude! Show off your dog's "ruff" side with this skull and crossbones sweater - sorry, I just couldn't resist! This sweater is knit with a great acrylic yarn that I have also used for baby sweaters. It's super soft and will be comfortable for a dog to wear. Because of the pattern, this sweater has a little less stretch to it across the back than my other sweaters do.

This sweater is available in extra-small (10" chest girth). If you need this sweater in a larger size, please click here.

Striped Baby Cardigan (9 to 12 months)

This is an adorable baby cardigan designed to fit babies 9 to 12-months-old. Alternating stripes of green, pink, cream, and red are blended together with a variegated yarn forming smaller stripes. Any baby is sure to get lots of oohs and ahhs in this cardigan! A matching cream-colored ribbon is woven through eyelets along the collar to form a tie.

This 100% acrylic yarn has a great satin sheen to it for added beauty and comfort.
One lucky winner will win a $25 Gift Certificate!
MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Yard By Yard Knits and tell me how you would spend your $25.
If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.
Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.
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**This giveaway ends on September 24th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on September 25st.
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54 comments:

  1. I love your stuff! I would have to get an angel soft scarf, though I bet it would take me eons to choose a color!!

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  6. If I win the contest, I would buy a hooded dog sweater! I think it's so cute! And I love that we have the same name!

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  9. Since my friend is having a baby girl in November, I would purchase the pretty in purple newborn hat and booties as a gift! Then, I would also pick up a pet bandana for my lovely cats!!

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  11. i like the Seaside Stripe Scarf

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  18. I really love the angel hair zigzag scarves! I'd choose either pink/gray or black/gray.

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  20. I would buy A So Soft scarf and a hand puppet (they are so cute!)

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  21. I like the Yellow Dog Sweater in extra large size.

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  24. I'd get the Star-top Baby Hat and Booties Set.
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  29. I really like the Blue and Purple Baby Sweater (0 to 3 months)- very sweet.

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  30. I would definitely spend it on the Skull & Crossbones sweater for my yorkie named Bentley! He would be ready to go for Halloween!

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  32. I would definitely choose the cabled baby hat and mittens set! :)

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  34. I would probably choose one of the dog sweaters, possibly the violet one.
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  37. Star-top Baby Hat and Booties Set (0 to 3 months)

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  38. If I were the lucky winner, I'd pick the Star-top Baby Hat and Booties Set (0 to 3 months). Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  45. I would choose the Angel hair zigzag scarf, probably in pink/lavender, purple stripe or Black/whitemulti. Thanks




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  46. I like the Angel Hair Scarf

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  47. I would get one of the so soft scarves... probably the black.

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  48. I would get newborn hat and booties set for my new neice!
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  50. Star-top Baby Hat and Booties Set (0 to 3 months)

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