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KNIT : Paintbox Socks Yarn Review and Giveaway

Out now! Paintbox Yarns Socks! With 29 unique colorways in four different themes, you can truly "Pick Your Palette" and make a rainbow of socks. You can get your hands on these at loveknitting.com. They were kind enough to send me three balls. I chat about this yarn in the above video. And, to spread the colorful love, I'm giving away the skein below. 

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Simply comment below or on this Instagram post to enter to win the above skein of Pixel - Newsprint! Winner will be drawn randomly on November 28th in the evening.

The Giveaway is now closed.  

Sixth&Spring Review and Giveaway : 60 Quick Knitted Toys and Knit Noro Accessories 2
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This giveaway is now closed and the winner is Nicky!

 

Two new knitting books have hit the market recently and you're going to want both in your personal library! Both are from the publisher Sixth & Spring and both feature two great yarn brands--Cascade and Noro! 

The first is 60 Quick Knitted Toys. All the patterns feature yarn from the Cascade 220 Superwash Collection. Obviously superwash and kids toys make a practical pairing. Cascade 220 is a standard line of yarns---you really can't go wrong when choosing it for a knitting project. It's widely available and had a broad range of colors available. The book itself boasts a broad range of patterns. There is definitely a little something for everyone, from modern robots to classic teddy bears. Most knitting books rate their patterns on a difficulty scale and, as far as I could see, there isn't a single "beginner" pattern. But that is to be expected. Toys often require seaming, stitching and other techniques beyond a simple worked-flat rectangular scarf or in-the-round cowl. So this might not be a book for newbie knitters. However, the pattern I opted to do first is simple enough for newbie knitters to challenge themselves with. It's the Naptime Elf and my progress can be seen in one of the photos above. I used some Cascade 220 I had in my personal stash. I had dyed the one with dandelions and the other with avocado pits and skins. 

The second book is Knit Noro Accessories 2 and features that gorgeous Noro yarn. Odds are, just like with Cascade  220, you've probably heard of Noro yarn, seen it in yarn shops. They are known for their fun play with color and textures. Most of the patterns in the book do a top notch job of showcasing all that makes Noro Noro. The patterns themselves have lovely construction, shapes, and textural stitch designs that would be great with many other yarns, not just Noro. I pulled two skeins of alpaca/wool blend yarns (dyed with logwood and hollyhocks/blueberries) from my stash and plan to make the Lace Beanie. And unlike many books that only offer accessories for women, this book has a few for men. Another perk about this book is that it is hardcover. Paperback is cheaper to produce but the fact that it sits flat when open is so nice when you're following the pattern. (Heads up publishers--splurge on hardcover or, better yet, spiral bindings for us!)

Not only did Sixth&Spring send me a copy of each of these books, they are offering one lucky BV reader a copy of each as well. To enter, simply visit the library on Ravelry for 60 Quick Knitted Toys and Knit Noro Accessories 2 and tell me in the comments below what your favorite pattern is! This giveaway is limited to the US and Canada. Winner will be drawn randomly at 6PM US Eastern on April xx.

GIVEAWAY : Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener (CLOSED)

I recently learned that one of my favorite bloggers released a book! It's called Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener: Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden and it's by Allison Greer. It makes perfect sense to me as Allison always had such informative and interesting gardening posts at her blog Homesprout.

Companion planting is something I've become very interested in lately. I've borrowed a couple books from my local library, but this one surpasses them all. It's so packed full of gorgeous, rich photos and garden diagrams as well as mountains of helpful info on how to pair up vegetables, flowers and herbs to help organically produce the happiest, healthiest plants possible. There is also plenty of info on how to attract beneficial insects and deter pesky ones and ways to make sure your soil is healthy. (I'm personally very interested in learning about cover crops!)

You can purchase a copy of Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener: Tips, Advice, and Garden Plans for a Healthy Organic Garden on Amazon but it's best to purchase directly from Allison here.

To enter to win a copy of Allison's Companion Planting for the Kitchen Gardener, simply follow the prompts in the app below. Sharing a comment is a mandatory entry. If you don't follow through with the comment below, your entry will be void.* The rest (following, liking and sharing on social media) are optional extra entries.  

This giveaway will remain open until Sunday, April 13th at 12AM US EST. The winner will be drawn randomly and announced here in this post. Please be sure to leave a valid email address when commenting. If you fail to do so, I will draw a new winner. I will email the winner directly. If I don't hear back from the winner within three days, I'll draw a new winner.

*I've heard that some people have trouble leaving comments on Squarespace blogs. It might be the browser you're using or any ad/script blockers you have installed. If you are having trouble leaving a comment, you can email it to me here.

Fotografie Kristina Koehler Giveaway - CLOSED

It’s Friday! Don’t you all love Fridays? Well, I’m about to make your Friday even better. I’m super excited and honored to team up with the talented Kristina of Fotografie Kristina Koehler (and at Little Home by Hand) to do a giveaway here!

Kristina’s photos are broken down into categories of various travels and themes. She has photos showing the charm of Norwegian architecture, everyday details and the grandeur of its fjords; the rocky, mossy landscapes of Scotland; the vibrancy, joy and history of Italy; the earthy and floral beauties of Germany; the seaside views of the Netherlands; the ruggedness and deep bond between cowboy and horse; and her most recent series featuring the awe of Western Canada’s mountains and waters.

I believe that what we put on the walls of our home is important, they are little windows to our personal memories or to pull us into other worlds, allowing us to daydream. One of her travel prints would be perfect for your office, offering you a little wandering while toiling away at your computer. A sweet lamb print would fit perfectly in nursery or a log print in a cozy living room or the streets and colors of Italy in your kitchen. I personally ordered the LOGS print to grace my walls. There is something so cozy and earthy about a stack of wood that will bring a bit of that feeling to my desk area.

If you’d like to win a 8x12 print of your choice from Kristina’s shop, simply leave a comment below letting me know which one you would chose if you won! Please be sure to enter a valid email address as that is how I’ll be contacting the winner. Also, if you’d like to earn extra entries, like Fotografie Kristina Koehler on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram and then come back here and leave a separate comment for each letting me know you did. Giveaway will close on November 14th sometime in the evening US Eastern time. I will contact the winner via email. If I do not get a reply by November 17th, I'll draw a new winner.

With the holidays coming up, these would make great gifts. With that said, Kristina is also offering a coupon code BUCKALOO for 5% off your order through November!

This giveaway is now closed and the winner is comment #1: Ine!

 

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Fog & Cedar Giveaway (Closed)

When Nicola contacted me to team up and do a giveaway here, I couldn’t have been more excited. I’ve long been a fan of her style and creations. Paired with with Elaina, a fellow Canadian creative living in Denmark, they make up Fog & Cedar. When I see their work, the first words that come to mind are simplicity, quality and timelessness. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like things nowadays have to be loud and sparkly and outrageous to be impressive. Not many things rest solely on characteristics like quality craftsmanship or timeless design. Luckily, those of us in the handmade world understand more readily the history that lies behind every handmade piece (from brainstorm to final product) so I knew you would all appreciate discovering this shop and having the chance to win a wonderful handmade piece.

To enter to win this handwoven mixed yarn wall weaving simply visit the Fog & Cedar shop and come back here and leave a comment mentioning which item is your favorite. To earn extra entries: like Fog & Cedar on Facebook. Mention this giveaway on Facebook. Tweet about this giveaway. Mention this giveaway on your blog.  (Be sure to leave separate comments for each extra entry you do.)

This giveaway is open internationally. It will close on July 28th in the evening US Eastern time. The winner will be drawn randomly and announced here in this post. I will contact the winner directly via the email you enter when leaving a comment. (There are designated places to enter your email address and URL when commenting. Please do not put either in your comment. They often get filtered to my spam folder and I no longer will fish them out.) If I do not hear back from the winner by Wednesday July 30th, a new winner will be drawn.

Also Fog & Cedar is offering 10% off until the end of August for all Liesl Made readers. Just use the coupon code “Lieslmade” when checking out.

Giveaway is now closed and the winning comment is from Milla.

PS: If you have a small-scale, indie or handmade shop, product or service and want to team up to do a giveaway here at the Liesl Made blog, feel free to email me.