Monday, 2 January 2012

Blogiversary Giveaway!


As I posted on Boxing Day, I have reached my one year blogiversary. What better way to celebrate than by having a giveaway!

This is my first giveaway on the blog, and I am very excited about it. I hope you are too!

I've mentioned several times on this blog, that pretty much the first crafting blog I found when I started looking was Tami's Amis and Other Creations. Not only did she inspire me to set up Master of a Thousand Things, but her weekly link parties on Wednesdays and Fridays led me to other amazing blogs, and brought me many of my regular readers.

Back in May, Tami opened up Candy Skein, selling her amazing hand dyed yarns. Ever since the shop opened, I have been dying to get my hands on some of her yarn. The colourways she devises are absolutely divine, and I just love the names she gives them. Every project I've seen using her yarn has looked brilliant, and I've only ever read rave reviews. However, it always seemed ridiculous to me to order yarn from the US, when I have so many sources of great indie dyed yarn here in the UK.

I decided to treat myself with some of my Christmas money, and will soon be ordering some Candy Skein yarn of my own. And this, dear reader, is where the giveaway comes in!

Tami has very kindly agreed to help me coordinate the prize for my giveaway. Yes, you've guessed it, the prize I am offering is a skein of Candy Skein Yummy in lace or fingering weight. Even better than that, the winner gets to choose the colour!

Yummy fingering hand painted Robin Egg Malt Ball

So here's the juicy details. Yummy is Tami's range of 100% Merino wool (fingering weight is 75% merino 25% nylon). In the lace weight, you get 880 yards in a 100g skein, the fingering weight is 465 yards.

Tami's full range of colourways can be seen here.

The Rules!

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this post stating which weight and colour you would choose if you were the winner.

The contest is open to everyone! I know my readership is pretty much evenly split between the US/Canada and the UK. If you could please let me know in your comment which side of the world you are on, that would be really helpful.

The giveaway will close at midnight (GMT) on Sunday 15th January 2012 and I will randomly select a winner and announce it on Monday 16th January.

Please feel free to blog/tweet about my giveaway, but I'm not giving anyone extra entries for doing so.

Good luck!

64 comments:

  1. A little bit sheepish2 January 2012 at 10:43

    Congratulations on your blogiversary. Lots of gorgeous colours, I think midnight mousse is the best fingering weight though. In the UK.

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  2. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I think it would have to be brain freeze fingerwieght. In the uk. Such wonderful colours and on a fantastic blog site :-)

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  3. I am copying Sheepish and asking for Midnight Mousse, but laceweight for me. I am in the UK and thanks for doing such a great giveaway, I've been wanting to try Tami's yarns for ages!

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  4. I would choose berry salad in fingering. I live in Greece.
    Congrats for the blogiversary! Many many returns!

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  5. What a generous giveaway! I would pick Blackberry in fingering.

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  6. Congratulations on your blogoversary, may you have many more, I'd love to enter your giveaway and would pick Grape Fizz in fingering weight (It was so hard to pick just one colour from that fabalous range, I'm glad you pointed me in the direction of Tami's yarns ) I live in Ireland.

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  7. Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog. I looked through the colors and picked my favorite, then was quite amused to see that the color is called "Tequila Sunrise". Gosh what a surprise lol! I would choose it in lace weight.

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  8. Happy Anniversary!  What an amazing accomplishment, congratulations!  If I were the lucky one,  I think  I would love some Royal Rock Candy  in Fingering weight.. Thank you so much for such a fantastic present on your special day.

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  9. Woo-hoo! If I were to win some of Tami's lovely yarny goodness, I'm thinking I'd go a little against my general intuition. I always feel like I don't have enough oranges and yellows in my knitting stash so I'd probably go with a finger weight yarn in either Banana or Lemon Drop...though, to be honest, all the greens and blues and purples are calling out to me, saying, "pick me, pick me!" Oh well.......

    Oh, and I'm pretty sure I'm still across the pond in the US. I think. It looks like it could be Canada without snow...but it's the US.

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  10. Oh wow, I can't choose between the Party Punch, Blueberry Cheesecake, or Berry Salad! But I would love a chance for either in fingering weight. And I'm in the US, too, by the way. Thanks so much for offering such an amazing contest!

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  11. Happy blogiversary! I've been dying to try candy skin yarn and I would go for bubble pink, royal rock candy or purple marshmallow in fingering weight. And I'm in the UK

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  12. How exciting!  Happy Bloggiversary, keep it up!  I've been drooling over Candy Skeins yarns too, and I love the weekly meet ups even if I don't have a WIP or FO to share every time.  Were I lucky enough to win, I'd choose the fingering weight in Raspberry Sorbet.  And I live in the US :)

    Have another awesome year blogging!

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  13. Happy blogiversary! I love her yummy fingering weight also in robin malt ball color. I'm in the US of A. Congrats, Tink!

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! Here is many more years to come. I would love a skein of fingering weight in Banana or Orange Sherbet (cannot decide between the two). I guess I am the odd one out here because I am from India. I am affiknity on Ravelry.

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  15. congrats!! im in the us and i love the Robin Egg Malt Ball..the color is just amazing! :)

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  16. Marie Havrankova2 January 2012 at 16:42

    Congratiulations. Hard to choose, they all so lovely, but if i could, I would go for Royal Rock Candy in lace weight...But they are all so...yummy. Thank you very much for such a wonderful blog and giveaway. Happy New Year.

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  17. Sarah - Crafts From The Cwtch2 January 2012 at 17:01

    Wow what a wonderful prize to celebrate your blogiversary! Tami's yarns are all so pretty, but I think I'd have to go for the Robin's Egg Malt Ball in Fingering weight. It's just so tummy! As you know, I'm in the UK. 

    Here's to another fabulous year of blogging - can't wait to see what this year holds for you xxxx

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  18. Congratulations on the blogiversary :)
    Royal rock candy would be my choice, fingering weight, and I am UK based :p

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  19. I love Tami's yarn! I'd go with Fingering Weight in Blueberry Cobbler. :)

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  20. Glen Echo Designs2 January 2012 at 18:16

    this is a great way to celebrate your blogiversary! Congrats!
    It's hard to pick from all of these beautiful colors, but I'm really drawn to the fingering weight Mai Tai. So beautiful!

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  21. Happy blogiversary! I'd choose fingering weight in Midnight Mousse, and I live in Canada.

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  22. Firstly congrats on your blogiversary.
    The colours are beautiful and it is very hard to choose. I picked fingering weight Berry Slushie as it looks good enough to eat and would make a beautiful shawl. I'm from UK

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  23. Hazel's Crochet2 January 2012 at 19:12

    I love the Robin Egg Malt Ball skein, and I would choose the fingering weight. I am from the UK

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  24. I would go with the Blackberry in fingering, if I won.  I'm hoping to make a shawl(ette) for a friend who's grieving the loss of her father. . .

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  25. Congrates on your 1yr blogaverssary!  I love love love the WILD GRAPES colourway and would been elated with the fingering weight please!    I am in Toronto, Ontario, Canada ;)

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  26. fingering weight of the cherry, so pretty! :) I'm from the US!


    sblake1[at]student[dot]framingham[dot]edu

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  27. (Forgot to mention I'm in the US--just "up the street" from Tami, actually. :)

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  28. I'm in California and would love any color in fingering weight. 

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  29. OMGosh!  I almost missed this post as I'm backlogged in catching up on my blog reading.
    Ho 'omaika 'i 'Ana on reaching one year.  It seems so long ago from when you had first started, yeah?
    I'm from CA/USA and would love to enter for the fingering weight in Sherbert or Banana!

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  30. How beautiful
    I like the fingering in the Royal Rock Candy.
    I am form the US

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  31. Happy blogiversary Tink :D Can you believe it has been a year? I can't decide if it feels like I've been doing this forever, or if it feels like only 5 minutes!  Bet you didn't expect everything that has come as a result of blogging - I know I didn't. But it's great to have "met" you and everyone else.

    Great choice of prize for your giveaway, I love Tami's colourways and want to buy all of them! I think my favourite right now is Plum (you expected an orange one no doubt!) and, being a sock yarn fiend, I would of course choose the fingering weight ;)

    Here's to another year x

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  32. Congratulations. I actually remember when you came on board :) If I were to win, I'd have to choose the fingering weight in blackberry. :) Oh and I'm in the sunny warm part of the US.

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  33. Happy blogiversary!  Thanks for hosting a giveaway. :)  If I won, I think I'd pick Blueberry Cobbler in fingering weight - yummy indeed!

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  34. Happy Blogiversary! What a fun way to celebrate! I think Banana in fingering would make many wonderful projects!! I am in the U.S. Congrats!

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  35. Congratulations on your first whole year of blogging :)

    Lovely giveaway - I'd be delighted if I were lucky enough to win a skein of the laceweight in Black Cherry. I'm in the UK.

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  36. Great giveaway and thanks for even thinking of Candy Skein, Tink! I've put up a post on my blog today, giving everyone the link. :)

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  37. My fav is fingering in lemon lime.  Yummy!  Debbie H   gussek on Ravelry

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  38. Whata sweet giveway (and congrats on your blogoversary, btw)
    Should I be the lucky winner I would LOVEEEEE the colourway Robin Egg Malt, it's gorgeous.
    And I am located in the UK

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  39. Happy Blogoversary!  My 3 year is in less than a month!  Tequila Sunrise in the fingering would make something wonderful for spring!  I'm over in the unseasonably warm midwest US!

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  40. Happy Blogaversary! :) I love the Rock Candy Laceweight.

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  41. Congratulations on your blogiversary!!  Brain Freeze in fingering would be my pick!

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  42. Happy first Blogversary! I love the Kettle Dyed Berry Slushie.
    I live in Australia do I still qualify?

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  43. Happy Blogiversary! I'm in the US and the Blueberry Cobbler in finger weight is my fav.

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  44. Happy Blogiversary from Canada! I'm loving Tami's fingering weight in Brain Freeze. Thanks for the great giveaway

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  45. Happy Blogiversary! Midnight Mouse in fingering would be dreamy if I won!

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  46. Delusionalknitter6 January 2012 at 01:35

    Congrats on your blogiversary!! I would pick laceweight in plum.  I am in the US. 

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  47. Happy Blogiversary!  I would pick fingering and it is hard to pick a color because they are all so awesome!  But I think Blue Raspberry is my favorite today.  I'm in the U.S.

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  48. Happy Blogiversary!
    If I should be the lucky winner ;) I'd love a skein of Fingering yarn in the Colorway:  Midnight Mousse.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hege from Norway

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  49. How kind of you to organise a giveaway :O) I couldn't possibly choose between the colours, You'd have to surprise me! Fingering weight would be my preference :o) I am in Spain. c x

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  50. Congratulations on your Blogiversary!  A giveaway is a spectacular way to include your readers!  My color of choice would be the Robin Egg Malt, although any of her beautiful colors would be good choices.  I live in Florida so lace weight would be wonderful.

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  51. Happy blogiversary!  I've been wanting to knit myself some awesome orange socks, so I think the fingering weight in Pumpkin would be perfect!

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  52. Oh dear!!!!!! *excited face* I even had to check the blog date to make sure this wasn't from last year LOL

    I live in the United States. I would love to make some socks so I'd take the fingering weight in Midnight Mousse

    ooooooo EXCITED!

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  53. aw crud, it won't let me edit my comment. I got so excited I forgot to say thank you for the giveaway and that I am very thankful you blog. I really enjoy your blog - happy blogiversary!

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  54. What pretty yarn! My first thought would be to go for the aqua/blue yarns, but I've decided I need to branch out a bit so I'd probably pick orange sherbert in sock weight (I live in the US).

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  55. aklsjdflk I would love to win a Candy Skein---I'm hoping to buy some soon-ish, Tami's colours are so delicious, and I'm just waking up to the wonders of Actual Quality Yarn.  If I won (and I'm the US, New York, to be exact), I'd get a skein in fingering weight, and possibly in Gummy Shark.  Or maybe Pumpkin.  Or Fudge Brownie.  Or...

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  56. Fingerweight brain freeze, beautiful colour.  Congrats on the anniversary!

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  57. Yes, I've been wanting to try some too, but haven't ordered any yet...but to win one would be great..It would definitely be Blackberry in fingering weight...I love all the projects I've seen in Blackberry...and I am in the States on the East Coast...

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  58. I am new to the yarn world but already have a yarn craze. I would love the citrus (hand Painted) and i live upstate ny.

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  59. Congratulations! I'm in the UK and would love the grape taffy colourway!

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  60. I would choose the Midnight Mousse color in lace weight. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  61. So awesome, thank you!!! I would love to win a skein! I love the purple punch colorway in the fingering weight :)

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  62. Congrats, happy blogiversary to you!! :) I'm over in the states and absolutely love the Orange Sherbert in fingering weight. Such a bright summery color! 

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  63. Olive Villarreal11 January 2012 at 04:10

    congrats on the anniversary!! I really love the midnight mousse!

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  64. Congrats on the anniversary, one year is a big milestone in the blogging world :) Hmm... I'd get Yummy Fingering in Artic Mint! I'm over in the UK and my Ravelry is Charlott3 :)

    Great idea for a give-away, and thanks for the opportunity :) 

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