Wednesday, 12 April 2017

April Pay it Forward giveaway!


Time for another giveaway methinks; just my way of trying to pay forward a little of the tremendous kindness that has been shown to me by yarny folk around the world over the past few months. This month, I've got a ball of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply sock yarn in a pink self-striping colourway that reminds me of cherry blossom. As it's Easter, I'm also including a bag of Cadbury's Mini Eggs (it might not probably won't definitely won't be the exact bag that's in the photo because I will have eaten those, but I promise to replace them!) Also in the goodies are a fun coaster I spotted on my travels and a tin of Burt's Bees Hand Salve to keep your hands in tip top condition for knitting and crocheting! 




To be in with a chance of winning, leave me a comment telling me what colours you'd choose if you were creating your own self-striping sock yarn. The giveaway will be open until midnight on April 30th and I'll use a random number generator to pick the winner after that date. Please make sure it's easy for me to contact you by leaving your Ravelry or Instagram name, or leave some other way for me to get in touch. If I haven't heard from the winner within a week, I'll pick another winner. The giveaway is open to all - I'll post anywhere (well, ok perhaps not anywhere, not too sure about the International Space Station!) but you know what I mean! Good luck and may the random number generator be with you! xxx

40 comments:

Anna Ridley said...

I'd make the stripes in my daughters' favourite colours - blue, orange, pink and yellow.

Karen said...

What a generous giveaway �� My sock yarn would be deep purples and pinks - just like forest fruits - as these are my favourite colours x

I'm mrssquiggle16 on Instagram

Naomi Biggs said...

I'd pick black, neon blue and purple like the Lego character wild style ! Xx (naomiknits)

SozzaRosa said...

I'd choose blue, purple and brown.

Instagram is Chthonia.

Buttercup and Bee said...

Love your pay the forward. My socks would be navy, burgundy, and dark green. (buttercupandbee)

VeggieMummy said...

Ooh, that's a tricky one, Duck egg blue and rose pink, I think. I bought mini eggs to make Easter nests and I'm struggling hard not to trough the lot! I'm VeggieMummy on Ravelry too. xx

Kay Gordon said...

That yarn is beautiful ❤ If I was making my own yarn I think I might do black, yellow and orange as I've just become a beekeeper, I could make socks to match my bees ��

I'm engleby4 on Instagram

Claire Carter said...

Shades of green, or maybe rainbow!
carterclaire@hotmail.co.uk

Suzi Barnes said...

I would like to see stripes of light green and brown, or pink and brown together. I really like brown with lighter shades and think they would make interesting socks.

Love your Mini Egg packaging! The ones I buy are just in a purple bag but then I don't really look too much at the bag, too busy eating what's inside the bag.

Sheila said...

Honestly, I've yet to meet a self-striping yarn I didn't love. What would appeal most at the moment would be jewel tones of purple, green, and blue. SheilaOKeefe on Rav

Catherine said...

I am always drawn to soft greens and creams. Or maybe duck egg, taupe and cream. That being said, I've nothing against soft pinks either! Happy Easter!

Sarah Knits said...

My sock yarn would be pink, purple and lime green 😃 I think it would look pretty as bold stripes. I'm Sarah35 on Ravelry. Wishing you and Flo a sunny and peaceful Easter xx

victoria Stark said...

It would have to be sparkly white/pink/purple, my granddaughters favourite colours. I'm vickysvintageyarns on IG 😍

Anne Moss said...

I'd choose turquoise and lime green, maybe with some white too.

I'm craftymummy on ravelry xx

Jo said...

I've just bought my first ball of WYS yarn and I'm looking forward to trying it. If I were creating my own self-striping yarn it would be in shades of burnt orange, I'm loving those kinds of colours at the moment.

Yvonne Wilhelm said...

My favourite colours for a selfstriping yarn would be raspberry red, pistachio and white with the white always in between the two colours: raspberry, white, pistachio, white, raspberry and so on.

I'm salkinila on instagram

DonnaA said...

If I could design my own self striping yarn I would go for a bright green, white, pale yellow and then purple/blues to match the colours of the spring flowers in the woods at the moment.

Wishing you a Happy Easter

donnaamey (on ravelry)

Spinthrift said...

Hi!
My self striping yarn would be in the colours of love heart sweets.

I hope that you have some plans for Easter, I will think of you.

Jane

Jenny said...

Various shades of purple merging into dark pink, I'm at a funny age.

Saren Johnson said...

I love purples and greens when it comes to knitting socks. My Ravelry name is Knittech.

Claire said...

I would make the colours dark purple, yellow orange and cream (just like the primroses in my pot)

I am FallenMadonna on Ravelry :)

Sammy said...

Tough question! I would love a self-striping combination of my favourite colours: coral, mint green, pastel pink, mustard yellow and burnt orange. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! I am miss-kittens on Ravelry and knitting.kittens on IG :) x

The Crochet Camp said...

Such a lovely giveaway! I would like different shades of purple - to remind me of the lavender fields in Provence. I'm fayefaye1979 on instagram.

Jane Godbehere said...

I like the colors of sunset -- dusky blue, hazy purple, maybe some color that reminds us of the fading sun.

liniecat said...

A real Cadbury chocolate wrapper purple and lime green with a slightly lighter purple and a paler lime too :)

Joy said...

Hi, my self striping yarn would be rainbow colours although I love knitting socks of any colour. Lovely giveaway. Masoup on Ravelry

Linda Ellis said...

I've just started knitting socks, I'm on my third pair and looking around for wool to make my fourth. The yarn I'd love to use would be lots of lovely turquoise and green colours.

Trish Rapley Giles said...

I've just started knitting socks - I'm on the rib of my first one! I picked a plain colour to start with but for a stripey pair I'd choose purple & blue.

Ravelry ID: trishrapleygiles

kathy said...

What a great gift I would make them for my lovely friend in blues and greens. Kathy x

Katy M said...

Ocean-y blues 😊

SozzaRosa said...

It's actually ChthoniaC sorry!

Shirley Elliott said...

I would love the blues but, really, any color would be beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

Dot said...

That is a hard question. It would have to be different shades of blue.

Felecia German said...

Neon pink, neon green, neon blue and black!
I'm @a7x1985 on instagram

Jules said...

I do love bright rainbow colours but after this week I would choose the pastel shades of mini eggs. X

Sally A said...

Turqouise and blues all the way. It always has to be blue to make my heart zing!

TT in MD said...

nice! i'd try for cheery sping colors - maybe some combination of yellows, blues, pinks, white. i'm canmpingknitter on ravelry

Unknown said...

I'd love to make purple and gold yarn, because those are my school colors!

Rav Id - slawson
sarah.m.lawson at gmail dot come

MelindaJ said...

I'm having a few years of loving shades of purple, so that would be the main colour in my sock yarn. Some shades of pink and blue in there as well, I think. I'm melindaj on Ravelry. Thanks for putting up this little competition.

Kirsty Adams said...

If I was creating a self striping, I would probably choose an array of pinks and purples