Blogversary Giveaway!

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Hello!  I have a super giveaway for you this week and it's my best giveaway ever!  I've gathered together a selection of my favorite Rowan yarns in my favorite colors, all to celebrate Knitionary's 5th blogversary and 3,000 Facebook likes!  Hurrah!

(7/3, edited to add, a winner has been selected and comments are closed.)

All the yarns are current season.  Let me take you through them from left to right.  The links take you to the Rowan site for more detailed info.



Handknit Cotton is 100% cotton, knits up as a light worsted weight, comes in terrific colors and is very very easy on the hands while knitting.  I've knit countless summer sweaters with this.  Machine washable.

Alpaca Colour is next, in a pretty mid-gray and knits to a dk weight.  It's spun from 100% baby alpaca and just might be the softest knitting yarn you will ever get your hands on.  I am knitting a scarf with this at this time.

Amazing Fine Art in my favorite mid blue.  FA is an elegant mix of merino wool, kid mohair, silk and polyamide.  Hand dyed and an absolute joy to knit.  One skein is enough to make one fantastic pair of socks.

My desert island yarn, and my hands down favorite yarn ever made, the great Kidsilk Haze.  To know it is to love it, but I warn you, you must be a little patient with it at first.  It's as fine as spider's silk and can look at little daunting.  Stick with it and I promise that your patience will be rewarded when a gossamer cloud of kid mohair and silk emerges from your needles.

Cotton Glace is another beautiful 100% cotton summer yarn.  Both the Handknit Cotton and Glace take dyes beautifully and are available in lots of clear bright summer colors.  This knits to a sport weight and is also machine washable.  There is a lot of support for this old favorite in the new Spring/Summer Magazine 55.

Purelife Revive has been around for a few years but is new to me.  It's a blend of recycled cotton, silk and viscose and has an earthy feel while still being easy to knit and easy on the hands.  It's a great tweedy option for summer and for those who are allergic to wool.  I was surprised how much I loved it.  I'm making Guido for my son with this (Mag. 55) and also made a little doll sweater. 


So what can you do with single skeins?  Besides just messing around with them, you could actually made something useful!  The Fine Art will make one awesome pair of socks.  You can make a cravat or scarflette from the KSH.  Here is my free pattern for Little Wing, a dolly sweater that uses just one skein of Revive.  The pattern would also work for the Handknit Cotton and if you were really into dolly knits you could make Snickerdoodle with the Glace and the Alpaca.  Or you could do anything darn thing you want and simply play around with them and find out why I love them so much.

Here's how to enter:  Become a follower of Knitionary, anyway you choose, such as Facebook, Bloglovin', etc.  I know there's lots of ways to follow, then leave a comment and tell me how you follow.  Make sure I know how to contact you if you win.  As in, share your Rav name or email or something!  If you want a second chance at winning, leave a comment on Knitionary's Facebook page.  Good luck and thanks for reading!  I'll keep this contest open for about a week.


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190 comments

  1. Love your color choices and introductions to the yarns. Especially like the fine art. Thanks, Joann in Alabama.

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  2. Happy blog anniversary. The yarn is gorgeous.

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  3. Oh the things I could make with that lovely yarn.

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  4. Following you on Facebook! That yarn looks yummy! ;)
    Ravelry: KaoticEkko

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  5. Happy Blogiversary!

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  6. I follow you on Facebook. Beautiful yarn.
    knittingdancer on Ravelry

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  7. Thanks for including us in your celebrations!
    Kristi on Ravelry

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  8. Love these Yarns....soooooooooo yummy!!

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  9. Congrats on five years! I love your blog! I follow you on facebook, and through Ravelry (where I am Ginni), you're in my friends so I see when you have a new post there. :) Thanks for the chance to win such a gorgeous assortment! I hope, I hope, I hope.......

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  10. Wow! This is an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  11. Lovely contest, the blue kid silk haze is exactly the yarn I was searching as the third texture for a cowl!

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  12. Gorgeous, thanks for your generosity x

    Scusi on Ravelry , also follow you on facebook

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  13. What a fun giveaway! Thank you, Kristen!
    warbler01 on ravelry.com

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  14. One fabulous give away. Hope that I am the lucky winner and am able to have fun with all of these lovely yarns.. The colors are delicious. I do follow you on facebook. My Rav name is Browniemom.

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  15. congratulations on your blogversary. I have only been following for a few months and love it. Jan

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  16. Pretty nice yarn, so many things to make and I am still a beginner so this yarn would make me very happy!!

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  17. I follow you on Facebook.

    halpinzin on Ravelry.

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  18. I follow you on FB as Knit Wit! My Rav name is eclecticperson. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. i know that the only competitions i enter are to do with wool .. here's hoping one day it all pays off ;-)

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  20. I follow your blog through email, plus I follow on Facebook. Happy Blogversary!

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  21. Congrats on your anniversary! Thanks for the chance. I follow on FB.

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  22. I follow on Bloglovin and Facebook.

    Rav id : woolercoaster

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  23. I follow you on Facebook! Jessehelen on Ravelry. Thanks for the chance and congrats on your anniversary!

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  24. Happy 5th Blogversary! You don't look a day over 4!

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  25. Blue, blue, blue, I will always be in love with you. I folowed you already on Facebook, and now I am going to follow your blog as well. Congrats on your anniversary.
    Love Marian Verburgt

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  26. I get your e-mails and also follow by RRS feeds.

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  27. such beautiful yarn, I would love to knit a few projects with it, thanks for the descriptive introduction on each yarn
    Happy 5th anniversary

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  28. I follow on FB. Yarn is always so much fun!!

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  29. Happy Blogversary...and thanks for having a giveaway! :D

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  30. Following on Facebook! Rav id elsmith2005

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  31. Rowan wools are just amazing! Happy blogging and many more years of fibery goodness. Sockie on Ravelry

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  32. Happy blogversary! I follow on Bloglovin' and am punkconformity on rav.

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  33. Stunning. One cannot go wrong with Rowan!

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  34. Stunning. One cannot go wrong with Rowan!

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  35. following on both fb and bloglovin. This is yarn heaven!

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  36. A wonderful give-away!

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  37. Happy blogversary!!! Thank you for the giveaway! Iribeiro on rav

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  38. What a generous giveaway.
    I follow via bloglovin.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  39. All beautiful yarns I'd love to win.
    I follow your blog through rss feed and Facebook as well as Ravelry. I'm SVHarmony on Ravelry.

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  40. Many congratulations on your wonderful and always interesting blog. Gorgeous yarns.
    Cilla Rule cillarule@gmail.com

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  41. This this would be an awesome set of yarn to play with when I'm laid up from my next surgery in July
    Happy 5 years-so glad I started following you on fb!

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  42. My rav name is sockknitter54. And I would love to win this...

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  43. Following on Bloglovin. On Ravelry I am Lindaturc.

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  44. Following you on FB! Thanks for the awesome offer.

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  45. I follow your blog by email, and now I'm going to check out your FB page! Congrats on your anniversary! cathyannk@hotmail

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  46. Thank you for posting on the Free Pattern Group. My experience with Rowan yarns has been a bit limited, but I loved what I have used. This is my introduction to your blog, but will be happy to follow and learn what you have to offer! Thanks again!

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  47. Congrats!

    girliefriend on Rav

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  48. Great yarn. So many ideas to knit. I've used different Rowan yarns and love them all. serenity on Ravelry

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  49. Great yarn. So many ideas to knit. I've used different Rowan yarns and love them all. serenity on Ravelry

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  50. Congrats on five years!
    Found you through Rav and pinned this.

    NanaMamah on Rav

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  51. Following on Facebook.
    Lovely selection!. Louisson on Rav

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  52. Beautiful yarn. I'm following you on Facebook.
    Saveryknitting on Ravelery

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  53. Pretty, pretty yarns! I follow your blog through my "friends' blogs" tab on Ravelry, and it's always a treat when a new post appears.

    -Katinka (Ravelry)

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  54. The yarn looks beautiful! ( ohfrogged on ravelry)

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  55. Great contest! I'm following you on FB. I'm GramPamKnits on Rav. :)

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  56. Love this giveaway and Rowan- fingers crossed I win - I'm nesbofan on Rav :)

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  57. Five years is an impressive amount of time to blog. I follow you on Facebook. Thanks for the contest!

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  58. Always glad to see you pop up on Feedly. Catch me as PJKnitsufos on Rav

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  59. Oh, I love Rowan yarns! hardwarequeen on Ravelry.

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  60. Happy 5th and here's to a sixth!

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  61. Happy 5th and here's to a sixth!

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  62. Five years and still go strong! That's so awesome! Congratulations! I'm a Facebook follower, and my Ravelry name is ayesha. Thanks!

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  63. Five years and 3,000 viewers. That is something to celebrate. Congratulations

    Carole

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  64. Congratulations! Follow by email and Pinterest. anaju on Ravelry. Thanks for this chance!

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  65. Happy blogversary!! Following on Facebook

    Anna

    anna_k67@yahoo.com

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  67. Congratulations! I follow you by email. My Ravelry name is JKnits51.

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  68. Following by email - Ravelry name is CablingKaren

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  69. Gorgeous, thanks for your generosity
    Birgit2202 on Ravelry

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  70. Beautiful!
    Pamelammgarcia on ravelry

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  71. Happy Blogversary!
    Die Farben sind sehr schön. Ich würde einen buntgemischten Loop daraus stricken.
    Liebe Grüße aus Köln, Christiane

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  72. Happy Blogversary and what a brilliant way to celebrate! They mak my head spin with possibilities

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  73. Lovely! I am a newsletter subscriber and follow you on Facebook.
    asteride on Ravelry

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  74. Happy bolganniversary and long life!
    I follow by email and now on face book.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    Teresa

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  76. I follow your blog by email. Thanks for the giveaway of pretty yarn!
    Lee (mamagiff on ravelry)

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  77. Love this colours! congratulations! i'm in! :)

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  78. I love Rowan yarns! Gorgeous!
    lindarumsey on Ravelry

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  79. Hello from Germany,

    I have been reading your blog as a "silent reader" for a long time - and always loved the knitting but also learning more about life in the U.S. I now have decided to follow by e-mail - my ravelry user-name is Masi.

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  80. Following you here and on facebook. Love the rowan yarns.....pocketbook does not. lol
    I'm nittinmama3 on Ravelry.

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  81. Following you here and on facebook. Love the rowan yarns.....pocketbook does not. lol
    I'm nittinmama3 on Ravelry.

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  82. following on Bloglovin, & lovin this giveaway chance!! I'm FeelGR8 on ravelry

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  83. follow your blog and on FB Ravelry name is dhanson3

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  84. I never win anything, but would love this! Rowan yarns are up there on my wish list!

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  85. Following blog and Facebook mavivi in ravelry

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  86. What an awesome giveaway! I am following you on facebook

    honeystalks (ravelry)

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  87. Beautiful yarns to work with! Following on FB. Rav ID: LaMindi

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  88. Following you directly on your site. Congrats on the anniversary and looking forward to reading more! Rav: phdaisy1

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  89. Following via Feedburner! I love Kidsilk Haze, too! Rav: lacemoth

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  90. Congrats on your anniversary! And thanks so much for the opportunity to win beautiful yarn. Following by email.
    marianne40@rav

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  91. I've been following you on Facebook for sometime now. : )
    wahoomerryf on Rav

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  92. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. This is my first introduction to your blog and signed up to follow by email. I also will be going to facebook to do the same. I love Rowan yarns, so of course am hoping I'm your winner. :-)

    Zowmom on ravelry

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  93. Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary...I follow you on Facebook. Would love to win all this yummy yarn.
    Joan N in Illinois jcnpeanuts@yahoo.com

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  94. I follow via GFC. Congrats on your blog anniversary.

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  95. I followed you on Facebook!
    My rav name is: knackforknitting

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  96. I have to say in my opinion Rowan Yarn's is one of the best yarn co. on the internet. I subscribe to their newsletter, full of fun and interesting stuff. As well, they offer a tonne of BEAUTIFUL free patterns on their website, not the usual frumpy stuff I've found on other sites. Love them. Love their yarn! Thx for your beautiful posts here and on FB.

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  97. Congrats!!! Thanks for the great giveaway... I'm following by email (lesquenouilles) and I'm Ohlalalaine on rav.

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  98. Congratulation, Thanks for the give away. Blessings :)

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  99. So gorgeous! I follow via Bloglovin.... :)
    Thanks!
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  100. I follow by email and enjoy every post! Here's to five more years!
    tktl on Ravelry

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  101. Such pretty colors! I'd love to get a chance to knit with these yarns.
    Ravelry: smyrnastitch

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  102. I follow on Bloglovin. Thanks!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  103. I follow you on facebook and love your blog! Thanks so much! gardenknittr on ravelry

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  104. I will follow you now that I know. Thanks for the opportunity

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  106. I am following via email. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  107. Bloglovin follower: Moonlitnight

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. Lovely to find you :) Will follow with interest

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  109. I follow you on Pinterest as cezovski9
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  110. I also followed you on Facebook as Carolsue Anderson and I left you a comment there.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  111. Love your blog ! What an amazing giveaway, thanks for the chance! Janeyc49

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  112. I'm following via facebook and commented on your post about this giveaway ( Amandas six ) my ravelry I'd is ( lkanke ) email is: craftychickof8@aol.com

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  113. I follow you through facebook and email. My ravelry name is wldnovacat and you can email me at wldnovacat@aol.com. Thank you for a great opportunity to win some fabulous yarn!

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  114. Following on Facebook. I'm Silvestra76 on Ravelry.

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  115. Happy Blogversary. I follow you via Facebook and enjoy your blog and posts. Yarns are beautiful!! I'm Susie at Rav and susie (dot)pitts at gmail (dot) com. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  116. Following you on Facebook. Love having a second chance. And until you do the draw, I can sit and dream about what I'd knit if I won! I'm tamsinb on ravelry.

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  117. I enjoy your postings on Facebook and rreading your blog. Happy 5th blogversary, and thanks for a chance to win those lovely Rowan yarns, already my fingers are itching for them, especially after seeing the free Little Wing pattern. My rav name is MichelleChua.

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  118. I am following on fb and the blog. Also I love your idea of adding an owl block.

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  119. Happy Blogversary! Following on Facebook.

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  120. Following via Facebook and e-mail as well :) Nillev on Ravelry

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  121. Following you on Facebook and the blogg by e-mail :) Rav-name is Nillev

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  122. A great competition. Following you on Facebook too!

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  123. Hi, and thanks for the competition idea. Bibitybob on Ravelry.

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  124. I follow on Facebook and the blog! kcarlyle on ravelry.

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  126. Lovely yarn! My little grandson will love the thinhgs I could make for him from this beautiful yarn :-) Gypsy-El on Ravelry.

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  127. Beautiful yarn!
    Lucky71 on Ravelry

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  128. I follow you on Facebook and the blog. Erindee5575 on Ravelry.

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  129. I follow by email! Thanks for the chance!
    greyowl60@yahoo.com

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  130. I follow you on Facebook and by email. I am yarnsnthreads on ravelry

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  131. Love Rowan yarns! One skein of the fine art does make a wonderful pair of socks - and it also makes a wonderful slouch hat also! I follow you on Face Book and I am garn1947 on Ravelry

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  133. I follow you on facebook and e-mail and bloglovin. Rav ID:Sandee8908

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  134. I just started following you on facebook. Rav ID: ChristineQuebec

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  135. One can never have too much nice wool! Rav giselaclasen

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  136. Love free yarn! Glad I found you! Sheila67 on ravelry

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  137. Wow, great give away! I followed by email, starting with aher, but i think you can also get my mail by liveblog,

    greetz, jehanne

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  138. Fabulous! And so generous too! I follow you on Facebook and my Ravelry name is jozeee. Thanks from Jo-Anne in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  139. All beautiful! I followe you on Facebook and now here :) rav- kateRzig.

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  140. Beautiful colors and beautiful yarn! I'm a follower on Facebook. Rav name: trishcarp

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  141. Beautiful yarns. I'm a great fan of blues, and you've picked such lovely ones. Rav name: victanguera

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  142. Beautiful colors and I will enjoy reading your blog.

    Martha from Ohio

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  143. I follow you on FB. I have recently learned to knit and would love a starter stash like this to help me figure out which yarns I like best!

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  144. Congratulations on your 5th Blogversary!!

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  145. This is fab. I'm flowerpotsmum on Rav.

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  146. Following you on facebook :) Awesome work.
    loobylouwaters@aol.com xx

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  147. Lovely giveaway. I follow you on Feedly.

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  148. Would love to win!!

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  149. Wow lots of followers and all hoping to win the giveaway !! Hope I win :-)

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  150. Happy Anniversary! I follow you on email.

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  151. I follow you on Facebook...my Ravelry name is Jesanba.

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  152. Congratulations! I follow you on fB and Bloglovin'. Thank you for the chance!

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  153. And my name on Rav and fB is just my name . . . : )

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  154. Rav name KLCowan1. Following on Facebook. Beautiful yarn!

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  155. Beautiful colors and great suggestions!!! Follow you on fb now....Dorothea Hübner-Tilroe

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  156. Sheilakar, rav name, follow you on facebook

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  157. Following you on Facebook.

    ravelry name: knittinggal08

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  158. I love rowan. Plus I love making hats to donate to the underprivileged and for chemo patients.

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  159. I follow you on Facebook. Olga Mataev on Facebook

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  160. Just found your blog via a share, thank you for this opportunity to have a chance to win your giveaway. I have just got back into knitting after a 25 year break! ;)

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  161. Happy Blogversary !!! I wish to be be the lucky one and to be able to knit all this yarn. Yummy colours! I have a shawl in my mind and this blue, grey and pink colour combo is just invading my mind. linautena on ravelry.

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  162. I love to collect beautiful Rowan yarns & colors until a project blooms into being. Look forward to new inspiraration from your blog!

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  163. congratulations on such a nice milestone. i am sorry but i have no social media outlet although i saw this opportunity on ravelry. the yarn is dreamy!

    diane
    fraid2fly1@yahoo.com

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  164. Great giveaway, thank you! I follow with Bloglovin and also with a bookmark. Rav ID AJane

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  165. Happy blogversary! I follow you on FaceBook. I'm Debbi801 on rav. :)

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  166. Happy blogversary <3 following on facebook and bloglovin. Ilosofiaa/Johanna Wallius

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  167. Congratulations on all of the followers! I've just added you to my feed aggregator (feedly).

    --Penguinade on Rav

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  168. I follow you on feedly, and ravelry of course! :D
    ilo on rav

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  169. I liked/followed you on Facebook. If I win (fingers crossed!), you can find me on Ravelry: StillHisAngel.

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  170. Hi, tried this once and it didn't show up, so here goes again. I'm following you on Pinterest.

    DistractedKnits on Ravelry

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  171. I follow you via twitter
    rav: smflde

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  172. I followed you via email (lmecoll@aol.com)
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  173. I'm a follower - bloglovin - love your posts.

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  174. I follow you on Twitter.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  175. Congrats on your blogversary lovely yarns
    Barbme on Ravelry

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  176. Blue, blue, blue, is really my colour. Iam a follower, like your posts.
    Love Marian

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  177. I follow you on Facebook now - how did I miss your page?? Lovely lovely squishy Rowan yarns, hope to win and well done on your blog's birthday!
    P.S. I am Welshcob on Ravelry

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  178. I hope I'm not too late. Congratulations on your blogversary. I now follow you on Bloglovin' (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  179. Congratulations! Rowan yarns are truly gorgeous, how very generous of you, what a super way to mark your anniversary. I follow you with my Feedly.... and Ravelry - user name Malinky

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