Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Excitement!

This month and next month are very exciting with 2 giveaways!

The first is every Wednesday from today till September 14th I will post a question, a riddle or we'll play a game. All you have to do to enter is answer the question or riddle, or participate in a game, by leaving a comment to be entered into the weekly drawing.

Prizes will include:

                    Stitch Markers
                    Kits
                    Patterns
                    Gift Certificates to My Shop


I'll announce winners on the following Sunday at 7pm, so please check back to claim your prize!



The first game we will play is based off the Victorian game "I Love My Love" from The Girls Own Book by Mrs Child, 1864.

The rules are simple: You fill in the blanks of your poem basing it off of the letter that follows the person that posted before you.


I love my love with a ______ love for he is ______, ______ and ______.
I hate my love with a ______ hate for he is ______, ______ and ______.


I'll start off with an example using A:
I love my love with an awesome love for he is articulate, attractive and ambitious.
I hate my love with an awful hate for he is aging, arrogant and asinine.

Now check the the comments and see what the last letter a person used was. Winners will be announced on Sunday the 14th!

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Second giveaway is in anticipation of the next dye day!

I'm currently gearing up for not only my next big dye day and school, but also for Phat Fibers and Christmas orders from shops. I'm a little worried because I can currently afford to only order 10 skeins each of Sparkle Lace and Sparkle sock yarns, but it sounds like most of my knit group will claim that yarn. I want to be able to fill not only my online store but also my local yarn stores with this yarn! So...

My goal is to raise $1,000 in presales for the next dye day in 28 days. That's roughly 40 skeins of my yarns. This will allow me to triple my sparkle yarn order and that means 30 skeins of Sparkle Sock weight and 30 skeins of Sparkle Lace weight!

What does it mean for you? 
*Custom dyed yarns at a 16%-20% discounted price
*Free shipping on orders of $100 or more
*10% coupon off your next order
*Entry into weekly contests for:
                    Custom Dyed Merino Sock Yarns
                    Stitch Markers
                    Kits
                    Sock Project Bags
                    A Turkish Drop Spindle with 4oz of Fiber

And once we hit our goal a grand winner will get:
                                 A September Phat Fiber Box
                                 2 Skeins of Custom Dyed Merino Sock Yarn 
                                 A Wrist Knit Bag
                                 and....
                                 my Wine Sock kit that will not be released to the public till mid November!

Winners for this give away will be announced by their Etsy name every Wednesday from August 17th to September 7th at 7pm PST here on the blog, and all prizes will shipped with yarn orders on September 24th.

44 comments:

  1. I love my love with a beautiful love because he is brave, brawny and bold.

    I hate my love with a blistering hate because he is brash, boring and blithe.

    What a fun game!Excellent start to my morning.

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  2. I love my love with a caring love because he is calm, creative and cute.
    I hate my love with a castrating hate because he is crass, covetous and crippled.

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  3. I love my love with a deep love because he is dangerous, daring, and desirable.
    I hate my love with a deathless hate because he is duplicitous, devilish, and drug-addled.

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  4. I love my love with an everlasting love for he is exciting, enticing and exuberant.
    I hate my love with an exalting hate for he is extroverted, egotistical and exhausting.

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  5. I love my love with an endless love because they are eloquent, esprit, and exciting.

    I hate my love with an eager hate because they are egotistical, elusive, and an ex!

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  6. I love my love with a flourishing love for he is flawless, forgiving and funny. And also fireproof by the way!
    I hate my love with a foul hate for he is fake, fancy and furthermore a fanatic fart.

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  7. i love my love with a fathomless love because he is fancy fantastic and fearless
    i hate my love with a ferocious hate because he is a failure a fiend and a fraud...raineoc@yahoo.com

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  8. I love my love with a gargantuan love because he is goofy, gentle and giving.
    I hate my love with a greedy hate because he is a gleeful, gloating gorilla.

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  9. So I hit submit, the page refreshed, and I don't think my comment submitted... so now I need to redo!!

    I love my love with an ironic love because he is interesting, impeccable and incredible.
    I hate my love with an irate hate because he is irksome, icky and ill.

    (andreabrightside on Ravelry)

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  10. I love my love with a haughty love because he is handsome, hilarious and heavenly!
    I hate my love with a horrible hate because he is hungry, humdrum and howling!

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  11. I love my love with a gigantic love for he is gallant, gracious, and gorgeous!

    I hate my love with a grotesque hate for he is gabby, grabby, and grody (sometimes. ;-))

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  12. I love my love with a je ne sais quoi love for he is jolly, jazzy, and jitterbugs!

    I hate my love with a judicious hate for he is jaded, jobless, and jealous.

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  13. Because k can be really hard:

    I love my love with the kindest love for he is kiddish, knightly and knitted.
    I hate my love with a killer hate for he is klutzy, kooky and king-sized.

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  14. I love my love with the loveliest love for he is lively, limber and lithe.
    I hate my love with a languid love for he is lame, lackadaisical and leaden.

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  15. I love my love with a madcap love for he is merry, mushy and mirthful.
    I hate my love with a malevolent hate for he is maddening, mean and mistaken.

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  16. I love my love with a nascent love for he is nurturing, noble and neighborly.
    I hate my love with a noxious hate for he is naive, nitpicky and needy.

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  17. I love my love with a nacreous love for he is nifty, nubile and nude.
    I hate my love with a noxious hate for he is niggling, nasty and near-sighted.

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  18. I love my love with an outrageous love for he is outgoing, optimistic, and odd.
    I hate my love with an outraged hate for he is old, obdurate, and opinionated.


    That was too fun! Thanks!
    varenal on rav

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  19. I love my love with a permanent love for he is pensive, passionate, and prepared.

    I hate my love with a passive hate for he is putrid, poor, and profane

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  20. I love my love with a rosy love for he is romantic, real and ready (for anything).

    I hate my love with a robust hate for he is rusty, rough and rude.

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  21. Wait, did we skip Q? I shall attempt it!

    I love my love with a quirky love, for he is quicksilver, quiet, and quaint.

    I hate my love with a quadruple hate, for he is quarantined, querulous, and questionable.

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  22. I love my love with a satisfied love, for he is sexy, salacious, and six-feet-tall :)

    I hate my love with a simple hate for he is silent, salacious, and superficial

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  23. I love my love with a true love, for he is talented, tall, and tan.

    I hate my love with a twisted hate for he is tough, tacky, and testy.

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  24. I love my love with an undying love, for he is unrivaled, uplifting, and Utopian.

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  25. Sorry, hate to hate!
    I hate my love with an unbelievable hate, for he is unbearable, uppity, and unreliable

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  26. I love my love with an voracious love because he is vital, vigorous and virtuous.

    I hate my love with a volatile hate because he is vapid, venomous and vicious

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  27. Oops! Forgot to say that I'm FelicityS on Ravelry :-) and it's a GREAT game!!

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  28. I love my love with a whispering love because he is willing, winsome, and wise.

    I hate my hate with a wicked hate because he is weird, wimpy, and wily.

    Shananv on ravelry

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  29. I can see why this comment thread has stalled! I'll do my best to clear the blockage.

    I love my love with an x-rated love because he is x-rayable, xylophonic and xylographic.

    I hate my love with a xenophobic hate because he is xanthic, xenonic and xmassy.

    thanks for the game, and for the competition. Vagusvenus on Ravelry

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  30. I love my love with a yearning love for he is young, yielding, and yarn-loving.
    I hate my love with a yucky hate for he is yobbish, yawn-inducing, and yellow-bellied.

    Fun!
    knitOrama on Ravelry

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  31. Well Ka'a, show us that Z ;-)

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  32. I said I would so here I go!

    I love my love with a zingy love for he is zany, zesty and zoetic.
    I hate my love with a zealous hate for he is zaftig, zazzy and zonked.

    Next person is A!

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  33. I love my love with a zany love for she is zealous, zaftig, and zesty. I hate my love with a zonked hate, for she is zoic, zibeline, and zoogenic.

    Magpie15 on Ravelry... beat you to the Z, Ka'a! Sorry...

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  34. I love my love with an abiding love for he is admirable, adorable and adventurous.
    I hate my love with an absurd hate for he is autocratic, atrocious and austere

    Hehe I love this game!

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  35. I love my love with a youthful love, for she is yellow, yawning, and yearning.
    I hate my love with a yachting hate, for she is yogurty, yawing, and yeasty.

    (YouNeedaThneed on Rav)

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  36. What does 'zaftig' mean? One uses it in the first phrase about love and the other in the second about hate! LOL!

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  37. Zaftig means round or curvy. I used it because I do not prefer my men round, however, Maddie loves his love because she is curvy.

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  38. i guess the next is b..
    i love my love with a boundless love because he is beautiful brilliant and buddhist
    i hate my love with a bitter hate because he is boastful a bigot and bald
    raineoc@yahoo.com

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  39. I love my love with crazy love because he is cunning, cute and cuddly. I hate my love with cautious hate because he is colorful, civil and courtious.

    Penny
    sch4gators on Ravelry

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  40. agcounts on Ravelry:

    I love my love with a diligent love b/c he is debonair, devilish, and devout.

    I hate my love with a devouring hate b/c he is debased, double-crossing, and debauch.

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