I keep my promises — it’s giveaway time! [CLOSED]

what the winner will receive

A beautiful yarn bowl handmade by my lovely and very talented friend Lauren:

yarn bowlA full skein of KnitPicks Billow (100% Pima cotton) in the shade Ice Lily:

billow bulky pima cotton in ice lilyA full skein of KnitPicks Brava Worsted (100% acrylic) in the shade Mint:

brava worsted acrylic in mintAnd finally a thread/yarn cutter keychain (I have one and have put it on a necklace chain):

thread cutter keychainI have tried both kinds of yarn previously and enjoy working with them very much, particularly with a yarn bowl made by my friend!

giveaway info

The giveaway is open from right now until November 25, 2013, when I will randomly draw the winner.  It is open to anyone, regardless of where in the world you are located.

giveaway rules

To enter in this giveaway, you must do ALL of the following:

  1. Follow this blog (can be via WordPress, e-mail, or Bloglovin’)
  2. Share this post by reblogging it (if you don’t have a blog, you can instead share this post on Twitter or Facebook)
  3. Leave a comment on this post and include the link to your reblogged post (or Tweet or Facebook) [*EDIT: please also tell me how you’re following the blog.  All entrants who have posted previous to 13:30 10/25 are fine.*]

*Keep in mind that your comment might not appear immediately — if you’re not a frequent commenter I will have to approve your comment.  Don’t worry though, you’re entered! 🙂

That’s everything!

good luck!


  1. Reblogged this on sbpond and commented:
    And not your average giveaway, either!

  2. Lovely! I’ve always wanted to try a yarn bowl.
    Following on WordPress and reblogged:

    • Thank you for entering! 🙂

      • Sandi Bodnar says:

        Your “as -we-go-stripey blanket” is going to be my 2014 project for my 5 year old granddaughter Ayelen. Said “I want you to make me a blanket to cover my bed Nana” No dinky throws for that girl! Love your blog and shared it on my Facebook Timeline. Sandi
        Gutkowski Bodnar.

  3. Reblogged this on Nice piece of work and commented:
    A stunning give-away from Hannah. I’ve never had a yarn bowl, in fact I’ve never seen one in Cape Town ever!!! Maybe it’s time….

  4. Reblogged 🙂 What a wonderful give-away, and i can’t believe you have time for something like this when you’re still settling in to your new home !


  5. I shared this on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/redcarnation.ww Susan Harrison..

  6. Reblogged this on awaytobeme and commented:
    We were talking about pottery in our knitting club and were discussing how wonderful it would be to have one of these 🙂 A beautiful yarn bowl – every knitters’ dream!

  7. Reblogged 🙂 I have always dreamed of a yarn bowl but am not skilled enough to make one myself. This would be perfect and catproof 😉 http://awaytobeme.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/

  8. Reblogged at http://therandomworldofmel.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/

    😀 the thread cutter’s real neat and so is that pretty little bowl 🙂

  9. Darlene Celestin says:

    Have always wanted a yarn bowl. And the thread cutter would be great to have when travelling. I shared this on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/darleneladouceur.celestin

  10. I would love to be able to win! However, I don’t have a blog, Facebook or twitter account. Good luck to everyone who enters!!!

  11. Shared on FB, love your blog and all the giveaway items.

  12. Shared on Facebook and then did a blog post with a link http://thegrangerange.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/great-giveaway-news/ . I was not sure how to get the images to come up, hope this still qualifies for your draw for these fab prizes.

  13. what beautiful yarn colours. never had a yarn bowl and always wanted to try one. what a lovely prize. thank you
    shared on Facebook
    @evie rose designs

  14. Reblogged this on EmpressFibres and commented:
    Awesome give-away – come see! xXx

  15. Hello 🙂
    I’ve reblogged your post for you and the link is here – http://empress27.wordpress.com/2013/10/
    What a great give away! I LOVE the thread/yarn cutter, it’s so neat!

  16. Reblogged this on katynoviceknitter.

  17. Shared on https://www.facebook.com/chrystelle.kurt
    I love your blog !!

  18. I’ve just started out knitting, I’ve never seen a yarn bowl or a yarn cutter before. What a wonderful idea! I’m forever losing my scissors.
    Here is my reblog, fingers crossed http://katynoviceknitter.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/

  19. Being new blogging I hope I’ve done everything properly to be in with a chance. I’ve created a post about your giveaway…http://happytomakeyou.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/

    Hope this bags you loads of new followers – they won’t be disappointed!

  20. Reblogged this on 5inthebed and commented:
    Fantastic stuff! So glad to have found your blog!

  21. whisperinginthejungle says:

    I followed your blog via wordpress. I shared this post via twitter(https://twitter.com/tangling_vines/status/393683144991203328).
    Love the yarn (especially the mint) and the yarn bowl! Your friend Lauren is really talented!

  22. gorgeous give a ways! would look perfect in my living room, 🙂 Am trying to find equivalent of the yarn you used in your CAL here in America. Suggestions? Or should I just order from the UK?
    Thanks and keep hooking beautiful things!

    • For the CAL I did indeed order from overseas. If you want a cheap acrylic that is still nice and soft but is from the US, I’d go with the acrylic yarn featured in the giveaway: the KnitPicks Brava. They have it in Worsted, Bulky, and Sport weights. I did my blanket in DK weight yarn, but that doesn’t really matter — you could just change the size of your hook accordingly and make the blanket the size you desire. Hope that helps!

  23. Brenda B. says:
  24. Reblogged this on Night'sWatchBlog.

  25. I love that yarn bowl! Reblogged!

  26. The Pie Patch says:

    Reblogged this on thepiepatch and commented:
    Oooh, all the pretty things! ❤

  27. The Pie Patch says:

    How lovely! I’ve never used a yarn bowl & my eldest daughter is a Lily! 🙂 Reblogged on http://www.thepiepatch.wordpress.com

  28. i follow via email

  29. The yarn bowl is so pretty. I shared the link here https://twitter.com/kayalishous

  30. Love your blog and your give away. What a great yarn bowl and how sweet that anyone can participate! I will share this on facebook for you.
    Have a great weekend!

  31. Lovely giveaway! Nice to meet you 🙂 I shared your post here:: https://www.facebook.com/yarnchick40

  32. reposted on FB https://www.facebook.com/#!/stephanie.brechbiel Love the bowl!

  33. Heather Dubiel says:
  34. Reblogged this on hannahackroyd and commented:
    A wonderful giveaway from Hannah!

  35. Love the yarn bowl. Blanket CAL was brilliant, looking forward to the next!

  36. What an amazing giveaway! I’ve been trying to get my hands on a yarn bowl for ages but they are practically non-existent in the UK! Reblogged here: http://hannahackroyd.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/

  37. Reblogged this on Stitches 'n' Scraps and commented:
    awesome giveaway!

  38. wow! that’s a nice package you’ve put together! I reblogged at http://stitchesnscraps.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/

  39. Reblogged this on A Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventure and commented:
    Check out this awesome blog and amazing giveaway!

  40. The yarn bowl is gorgeous and I would love to win it!

  41. Wow!This is amazing and so generous of you.Seen this yarn bowls in blog land but never in my hands,thank you for the chance to win everything,love it all.Now I follow and share it


  42. Done, done and done! Here’s the link http://nicolaknits.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/giveaway-2/
    Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

  43. Amazing giveaway … I’ll share on my Facebook page, I’m following you on Bloglovin’
    The yarn bowls are wonderful.

  44. Retweeted on twitter! https://twitter.com/chlojo_13

  45. Great giveaway! Everything is beautiful. 🙂 I have re-blogged on my blog:

  46. Dhesh Chetty says:

    I’m following via emai and have shared on facebook.

  47. Posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melissaan.vu
    A new follower on WordPress.
    I’d love to win the yarn bowl… so lovely and practical!

  48. Shared and liked on Facebook 🙂

  49. Reblogged this on Craftmanic Mommy.

  50. Reblogged this on Loz's Little Crochets.

  51. What a give away it is too, The yarn cutter and yarn bowls are on My wish list on a shopping site on here, You could wear the yarn cutter all the time too its pretty.
    good luck to us all who have entered and those still to enter.
    Here is my wee reblog 🙂


  52. Reblogged this on Knit and Tell and commented:
    A wonderful giveaway…hope I’m the lucky winner!

  53. What a lovely giveaway! Count mein, please!
    Following on wordpress, and shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/FoamofDays/status/393872908109348864

  54. tweeted @pippty and pinned on pintrest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/280278776783038891/

  55. The Knitting Neurotic says:

    Reblogged this on The Knitting Neurotic and commented:
    That yarn bowl is lover-ly!

  56. The Knitting Neurotic says:

    Your friend makes an awesome bowl! I follow on wordpress and shared on my blog.http://theknittingneuortic.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/

  57. thank you for having it to the worls a lot of giveaways are not available to the world I am in Australia and this is the first I have been able to enter thank you

  58. Petro Greeff says:

    I’m dreaming on winning this wonderful goodies!!

  59. Reblogged this on Bits N Pieces and commented:
    Check out this cool giveaway! I would love a handmade yarnbowl for my knit projects!!

  60. What a neat giveaway item! I have reblogged on wordpressed – http://cocopaws.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/ Good Luck everyone!! Thanks for the opportunity too!!

  61. I am new to your blog….yaaa! I shared on my Facebook : Peg Messick Pearce. And I also signed up to follow “not your average crochet” via my email account. I have my “thecraftsanitycorner” that has yet to become a reality. It’s there when I’m ready:) The yarn bowl is gorgeous and would be such a luxury to be able to call my very own. The yarns are beautiful and would be new for me to work with! And I would love to try the yarn cutter…to not have to worry about my nosy 4 legged’s getting stabbed with scissors would be just great! Yep, I’m excited…lol!

  62. Reblogged this on life in safe title.

  63. I just found your blog and cant wait to make the stripey blanket! It is beautiful!! I have never used a yarn bowl, so hopefully I win, haha, it’s beautiful! I shared on my facebook page…

  64. Thank You. How beautiful! https://twitter.com/

  65. Susan Todd says:

    just found this blog and love it already. I shared this of FB.

  66. Blogloving and mails

  67. I love your blanket!!! It’s gonna be a challenge for me 😊

    • P.S. Love your blog and the wonderful “As We Go Stripey Afghan”. Thanks for sharing; In about 10 days working
      time I completed 22 rows!! This is a very fun and satisfying project; each row is a new adventure; can’t wait to see the final result. 🙂 ❤

  68. I am a follower on email susand1408 at gmail dot com.
    I have blogged about your giveaway http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/2013/10/giveaway-sunday-week-84.html & posted on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1431302933756700/permalink/1432670096953317/

  69. Reblogged this on Knotwork Sanctuary and commented:
    This really is such a magnificent idea. Perhaps we should have a giveaway as well!

  70. I have never tried a yarn bowl before but it looks absolutely beautiful! Perhaps I’ll have to pick one up next time I’m in the city….. @_@ it’s so far away though.

  71. Hi. Thanks for doing this giveaway! I follow by email and I shared your page and this post on my Facebook page because I don’t have a blog. This is the link to the share for this post. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=250138708472140&id=100004280379138&_rdr

  72. Brenda B. says:

    I follow you thru email.. I posted your giveaway on my FB page–https://www.facebook.com/brenda.e.burkett Thanks for the chance to win!!

  73. Thank you for everything. Followed via email and retweeted at https://twitter.com/turtleduck/status/394728548570644481.

  74. Chelsea W says:

    I follow by email and I retweeted your giveaway post (as @580chels). Thanks for the chance 🙂

  75. loobyloucreations says:

    Reblogged this on Loobylou Creations.

  76. loobyloucreations says:

    Wow this is so generous of you to do a give away that Yarn bowl is gorgeous and the yarn colour is gorgeous too, I am following you and I have reblogged you here http://loobyloucreations.wordpress.com/ Thank you for hosting a lovely giveaway 🙂

  77. i follow via email. i shared on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lesleyana

  78. Ammon Moon says:

    It’s all done. I shared @ https://www.facebook.com/Ammon.Moon and I like Crochet Addictuk‎‏ facebook page that guide me here…:)

  79. Hello, new follower here! I follow on bloglovin (http://www.bloglovin.com/saraiscontent), and I shared your post on twitter (https://twitter.com/contentemeant/status/395203203345563649)

  80. Hi, I follow via e-mail. I shared on Facebook. Thanks for a great give-away

  81. I reblogged and linked on facebook….beautiful bowl and yarn, love the knit a long blanket. I also followed through email.http://lylaswan0698.blogspot.com/2013/10/gr

  82. mitzitrenz says:

    I’m following your blog on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/) I have it pinned (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/229824387208013906/) and I’m following on here via email (Not sure how that works yet as I don’t have a blog. I’ve fallen in love with your pattern (and thanks so much for the pdf file), and it’s going to be my first big project after I finish up with my charity holiday crocheting. I don’t make many things just for myself and am looking forward to making it. Thanks so much!!!

  83. I love your Stripey blanket! I love the ‘Giveaway’ and especially the gorgeous yarn bowl. I have shared your page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/desma.mann) and I’m following your blog via email. Thank you! 🙂

  84. Reblogged this on World of Stix Productions and commented:
    *fingers crossed for an early Christmas pressie….. for me!!*

  85. I love, love, love your blog! Reposted here: http://stixproductions.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time-2/ with the comment *fingers crossed for an early Christmas pressie….. for me!!* I follow the blog via wordpress 🙂

  86. Love the blog and love this give-away! I just ordered some Billow yarn from Knit Picks and can’t wait to work with it. 🙂

  87. Kalee Allen says:

    What a lovely yarn bowl!! I follow your blog via email and Facebook. I also reposted this giveaway on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/kaleeallen7259 Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. I’m in love with your friend’s yarn bowl! Do they sell them anywhere like Etsy.com?

  89. I really want to win!!! I just started a small crochet business this year after having my first baby:) Having so much fun creating things. I shared the link to this giveaway on my FB page. https://www.facebook.com/LoveAndPetFurCrochet

  90. Debi Brown says:

    I shared this on my facebook page..https://www.facebook.com/mandolinmama…I love the yarn bowl!! And I am working on the CAL afghan…loving it!

  91. Reblogged this on Love, Lucie and commented:
    Only 4 days to go to take part in this truly lovely giveaway!

  92. Ooh, I thought I had missed this one. I really love that bowl.
    Reblogged on http://lovelucie1.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/i-keep-my-promises-its-giveaway-time/
    Following you, as always, on wordpress.

  93. Hello. I was wondering if your friend Lauren sells her yarn bowls and, if so, where? Wanting to buy my Mum one for Christmas.
    Thank you.

  94. Reblogged this on Sara Crafts.

  95. Reblogged this on Knit It Up and commented:
    Great giveaway!

  96. Great giveaway! I’m following the blog on wordpress!

  97. Awesome give-away, Hannah. I have never used a yarn bowl before. I can see it definitely coming in handy. Your friend made a beautiful one. I re-blogged your post on my blog at

  98. Reblogged this on nanacathydotcom.

  99. I love the pink yarn. I re blogged your post. Thanks for a super give away.x

  100. Reblogged this on Gin's Things and commented:
    A give away for a lovely yarn bowl and two skeins of yarn. I want.

  101. I’d love to win this! The bowl looks so beautiful.
    I’ve reblogged.

    I’m following via wordpress.

  102. Wow! I just found you and I am so excited. How lovely to have a give away. Generosity is a reason to be thankful. I would love each one of yor items. You are great.

  103. Reblogged this on Susan's Musings and commented:
    I came across this awesome giveaway today, just in time to enter! Craft bloggers are so generous, aren’t they? This is a lovely blog, too.

  104. I think I reblogged in time to enter in this:

    If not, I am still glad I found your blog and I am definitely following it! You have some lovely stuff on here.

  105. Heya just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you
    know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure
    why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the
    same results.


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