2017 Indie Untangled holiday newsletter giveaway

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As I have done for the past few years, I am giving back to the knitters who let me into their inboxes each week with a special holiday giveaway. For the 2017 Newsletters to Santa and Hanukah Harry giveaway, I’ve gathered together prizes from several artisans who were new to the Indie Untangled community this year and doing a string of giveaways (eight plus one) starting this Sunday and running through Christmas Day.

Here are the rules: Sign up for the Indie Untangled newsletter by 9 p.m. EST and you will be eligible to win that day’s prize (anyone already on the mailing list is entered to win). After 9 p.m., I’ll pick a winner via random number generator and send out an email. The winner will arrange shipment with the dyer/artisan. The grand prize will be a package of knitting stocking stuffers (with special Indie Untangled yarn) that I will ship out to the winner.

PLEASE NOTE: Winners must respond within 48 hours of when the notification email is sent to claim the prize. If not, another winner will be selected.

Here’s the schedule:

December 17: A skein of the winner’s choice from any in-stock color on either Nona, Sunna, Birte or Verdande from Spirit Trail Fiberworks

Congrats to winner Lynne!

December 18: A skein of the winner’s choice from any in stock yarns from Baad Mom Yarns

Congrats to winner Patricia!

December 19: One skein in the base and colorway of the winner’s choice from Old Rusted Chair

Congrats to winner Cassie!

December 20: A skein of 400-yard fingering weight, 80% Superwash Merino, 20% nylon in colorway Borealis and an enamel pin from Lavender Lune Yarn

Congrats to winner Christine!

December 21: “Last Christmas” on New Wave DK (75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon) from I Would Dye 4U

Congrats to winner Wendy!

December 22: One skein in the base and colorway of the winner’s choice from BigFootFibers

Congrats to winner Lynn!

December 23: A skein of DK weight yarn in the colorway Copper Lake from Color Craze Yarn & Fiber

Congrats to winner Joan!

December 24: One skein of Element Number Five on Shokan Singles (100% Superwash Merino fingering) from Into the Whirled

Congrats to winner Amy!

December 25: A mystery package of yarn and knitting stocking stuffers.

Congrats to winner Pat!

2016 holiday newsletter giveaway

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It’s hard to believe this crazy year is soon coming to a close. It seems like only yesterday I was ringing in 2016 with my husband in a Santa Barbara hotel room, falling asleep after watching the Times Square ball drop at 9 p.m. Pacific time (ah, jet lag).

As I have done for the past few years, I am thanking my wonderful newsletter subscribers, and welcoming new ones, with a special holiday giveaway. I’ve gathered together prizes from several artisans who are fairly new to the Indie Untangled community and doing a string of giveaways starting tomorrow and running through Christmas Day.

Here are the rules: Sign up for the Indie Untangled newsletter by 9 p.m. EST and you will be eligible to win that day’s prize (anyone already on the mailing list is entered to win). After 9 p.m., I’ll pick a winner via random number generator and send out an email. The winner will arrange shipment with the dyer/artisan. The grand prize will be a package of knitting stocking stuffers (with yarn, of course) that I will ship out to the winner. All items have been donated by IU’s fabulous artisans.

PLEASE NOTE: Winners must respond within 48 hours of when the notification email is sent to claim the prize. If not, another winner will be selected.

Here’s the schedule:

December 17: A set of stitch markers of the winner’s choice from Ann Tudor


December 18: A skein of the winner’s choice from Yoshi & Lucy

December 19: Two bundles of mini skeins from SpaceCadet

December 20: A skein of Elliebelly MCN High Twist Sock in the colorway Catherine from Elliebelly Dye Works

December 21: A skein of Tried and Untrue from Despondent Dyes

December 22: A skein of Vintage No. 1 in Almond from Middle Brook Fiberworks

December 23: A Sit. Sip. Stitch mug from ClayByLaura

December 24: A skein of Selkie Sport from Dragonfly Fibers

December 25: A mystery package of yarn and knitting stocking stuffers (including the above skein of Dark Harbour yarn — there are still a couple of skeins of it left if you don’t want to wait to see if you win, or you want to knit a bigger project if you do!) from a bunch of IU artisans.

2015 holiday newsletter giveaway

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I know we say this every year, but the holidays have snuck up on me. It seems like only yesterday I was lighting the first menorah candle (from left to right, because my childhood with an electric menorah that we displayed in the window didn’t prepare me well for lighting actual candles…). Since Hanukkah was early this year, my newsletter giveaway doesn’t overlap with both winter holidays, but I hope you’ll appreciate the sentiment just the same. And by sentiment, I mean free yarn.

I’m holding this week of giveaways to thank my wonderful newsletter subscribers, who read my weekly emails in spite of guilt about the ever-growing yarn stash (trust me, I get it). Actually, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to cover more interesting knitting- and fiber-related stories on the IU blog, so subscribers will get that in their inbox, along with discovering new indies and keeping track of all the shop updates and special promotions going on.

Here are the rules: Sign up for the Indie Untangled newsletter by 9 p.m. EST and you will be eligible to win that day’s prize (anyone already on the mailing list is entered to win). After 9 p.m., I’ll pick a winner via random number generator and send out an email. The winner will arrange shipment with the dyer/artisan. The grand prize will be a package of knitting stocking stuffers (with yarn, of course) that I will ship out to the winner. All items have been donated by IU’s fabulous artisans.

PLEASE NOTE: Winners must respond within 48 hours of when the notification email is sent to claim the prize. If not, another winner will be selected.

Here’s the schedule:

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December 17: A skein in the colorway of the winner’s choice from SnailYarn

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December 18: A skein of Revelry sock yarn in the colorway of the winner’s choice from Circus Tonic Handmade

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December 19: A color of the winner’s choice in the Painted Ladies Sock Yarn from Houndstooth Fiber Arts

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December 20: A skein in the color of the winner’s choice from JOMA Yarn

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December 21: A skein of Superwash Merino/nylon fingering in the colorway Terra Firma from Kim Dyes Yarn

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December 22: A skein each of Shangri-La in a Lost City Knits colorway (pictured above) and Lhasa Wilderness in a Lattes & Llamas colorway seen here from Bijou Basin Ranch

December 23: A mystery package of knitting stocking stuffers from a bunch of IU artisans.

Holiday newsletter giveaway Part I

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FMF Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I was trying to think of a way to bring the joy of the holidays to Indie Untangled, while at the same time thanking all of the newsletter subscribers for their support and helping you get to know some of the site’s vendors a little bit better. And so, Newsletters to Santa/Hanukkah Harry — several days of fantastic giveaways — was born.

I’m going to kick things off on December 15, just before the first night of Hanukkah. There will be a giveaway each day, until a grand prize drawing on Christmas (you’ll find out all about the grand prize in a later blog post). If you’re not already signed up for the newsletter, I hope you’ll find it fun and useful for discovering talented dyers and crafters and keeping track of shop updates and special promotions.

The rules are pretty simple: Sign up for the Indie Untangled newsletter by 9 p.m. EST and you will be eligible to win that day’s prize (anyone already on the mailing list is entered to win). After 9 p.m., I’ll pick a winner via random number generator and send out an email. The winner will arrange shipment with the dyer/artisan. PLEASE NOTE: Winners must respond within 48 hours of when the notification email is sent to claim the prize. If not, another winner will be selected.

Here’s the schedule:

December 15: A skein of Silky DK in Endymion from French Market Fibers (pictured above) Congrats to winner Lori!

December 15: A skein of Silky DK in Endymion from French Market Fibers (pictured above) Congrats to winner Lori!

December 16: A skein of the winner's choice from Skeinny Dipping Congrats to winner Peggy!

December 16: A skein of the winner’s choice from Skeinny Dipping Congrats to winner Peggy!

December 17: A Knitter's Chatelaine of the winner's choice from Winemakerssister Congrats to winner Shannon!

December 17: A Knitter’s Chatelaine of the winner’s choice from Winemakerssister Congrats to winner Shannon!

December 18: A skein of Classic Sock in a color of the winner's choice from C.Whitney Knits Congrats to winner Jennifer!

December 18: A skein of Classic Sock in a color of the winner’s choice from C.Whitney Knits Congrats to winner Jennifer!

December 19: A skein or braid of fiber of the winner's choice from Squoosh Fiberarts Congrats to winner Heather!

December 19: A skein or braid of fiber of the winner’s choice from Squoosh Fiberarts Congrats to winner Heather!

December 20: A set of buttons of the winner's choice from Fastenation Studio Congrats to winner Marge!

December 20: A set of buttons of the winner’s choice from Fastenation Studio Congrats to winner Marge!

December 21: An Eponymous Sock gradient set from Three Fates Yarns Congrats to winner Elizabeth!

December 21: An Eponymous Sock gradient set from Three Fates Yarns Congrats to winner Elizabeth!

December 22: A skein from Canon Hand Dyes Congrats to winner Sarah!

December 22: A skein from Canon Hand Dyes Congrats to winner Sarah!

December 23: A skein of Bowland DK in Harbour from Eden Cottage Yarns Congrats to winner Rebecca!

December 23: A skein of Bowland DK in Harbour from Eden Cottage Yarns Congrats to winner Rebecca!

December 24: A Squish Me Hat Kit from Bare Naked Wools Congrats to winner Kat!

December 24: A Squish Me Hat Kit from Bare Naked Wools Congrats to winner Kat!

Launch celebration giveaway!

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If you’ve had a chance to poke around That Clever Clementine’s Etsy shop, you know she makes some super cute bags and notions pouches. A couple of years ago, when I was in Maryland for the Verdant Gryphon open house, I was lucky enough to get a peek at Vicki’s fabric collection, which, as she so accurately described, is pretty extensive. My eyes darted in amazement over the piles of brightly-colored cloth covering one of her guest rooms. I ended up having her make me this Snapdragon notions pouch, because I thought the fabric illustrated my work as a writer. I also later purchased some items made with fabric Vicki found on Spoonflower, a cool site that also lets you custom design your own fabric and wallpaper.

After I worked with my designer on the logo for Indie Untangled, an amazing idea came to me: I could design fabric with the yarn ball icon on Spoonflower, and have Vicki turn it into bags to celebrate the launch. So, that’s exactly what we did! This is a meaningful partnership for me, and I think it shows just how special and supportive the knitting/crafting world can be.

Over the next two weeks, you’ll have two opportunities to win the larger Pandora Poke, a drawstring bag with a nifty swivel hook that you can clip onto your keys or scissors, or that you can use as a yarn guide (I often clip the bag to my jacket so I can knit while waiting for the subway), and the Snapdragon notions pouch.

Here are the details:

Today through April 18
For a chance to win the Pandora Poke project bag, sign up for the weekly newsletter by filling out the form on the right (or any of the newsletter sign-up forms on most pages of the site), by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 18. If you’ve already signed up for the newsletter, you’re already entered to win! The winner will be announced on the blog and contacted via email next Monday.

April 21 through April 25
For a chance to win the Snapdragon notions pouch, become a member of the Indie Untangled Ravelry group and post to a particular thread (I will be starting the thread and sharing the details of what you need to post here on the blog that morning). You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, April 25, to post.
*THESE GIVEAWAYS ARE NOW CLOSED.*

Both winners will be selected by a random number generator.

Vicki and I are also working out the details of selling these bags exclusively through indieuntangled.com. Stay tuned for more information on that and on future giveaways!