giveaway halfway over already!

If you want to win this awesome stuff here:

You have just a few more days to enter!  The giveaway ends on Sunday at 6pm EST, so if you want a chance at these awesome items, click here and follow the directions!

Good luck everyone!

Spring is here, & it’s GIVEAWAY time!!!

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And it’s bigger than my last Thanksgiving giveaway, too.  Ooooh, I’ve been waiting to be able to do this one!  Lets jump right into what you could win!  You could win ALL THE THINGS:

Let’s go into details, shall we?

What you’ll win:

Item #1: Frozen Lake Wool of the Andes Sport Sampler

  • 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
  • 2 full size balls each of 3 colors: Sapphire Heather, Midnight Heather, & Thirst Heather.
  • Total yardage: 822 (752 m)

Item #2: Llamarama Tall Mug

  • 14 oz (about 3/4 of a pint)
  • Porcelain
  • ADORABLE

Item #3: Llamarama Steel Pencil Case

  • 8″ long x 3″ wide x 2″ deep (20 cm long x 8 cm wide x 5 cm deep)
  • Can hold small tools, crochet hooks, etc.
  • Also ADORABLE

Item #4: Inspiring Mandalas Coloring Book

  • Mandalas in crochet are all the rage, but coloring is a great stress reliever, too!
  • 18 designs
  • printed on premium paper, & printed on one side only
  • Can use colored pencils, markers, gel pens, and other media

Item #5: Lullaby – Aloft Sampler

  • Lace weight
  • 75% Super Kid Mohair, 25% Silk
  • 1 full size ball each of colorways Pennyroyal, Blush, Oat, & Sky
  • Total yardage: 984 (900 m)

Item #6: Yarn Valet Yarn Bowl

  • Plastic, touted as “unbreakable”
  • 6.2″ wide, 3″ high (16 cm wide, 8 cm high)
  • Suction ring to keep things in place

Item #7: Love + Leche Anywhere Balm – Lavender Mint

  • .5 oz (15 g)
  • Solid lotion bar
  • All natural

Item #8: Locking Stitch Markers

  • 20 locking stitch markers (perfect for crocheters and knitters alike) with pouch
  • Will slide on needles up to US size H/8 (5.00 mm)

Item #9: Pansy Posie Swish DK Sampler

  • 100% Superwash Merino Wool
  • 2 full size balls each of 3 colors: Sugar Plum, Amethyst Heather, & Eggplant
  • Total yardage: 738 (675 m)

So, to recap, that’s the Frozen Lake Wool of the Andes Sport Sampler (6 balls), an adorable Llamarama Tall Mug, an equally cute Llamarama Steel Pencil Case, the Inspiring Mandalas Coloring Book, the Lullaby – Aloft Sampler (4 balls), a Yarn Valet Yarn Bowl, a tin of Love + Leche Anywhere Balm – Lavender Mint, a pack of Locking Stitch Markers, & finally, the Pansy Posie Swish DK Sampler (6 balls).  That’s a lot of stuff!

The retail price would be $118.69, but you have the chance to win it all for free!

How to win:

First off, anyone can win, anywhere in the world.  I’ll ship it wherever you are!

The giveaway starts when this post goes live (Monday, April 11, 2016), and will go through Sunday, April 24, 2016, ending at 6:00 pm EST.  At that time the winner will be drawn randomly and notified via e-mail, with 24 hours to respond.  If the winner doesn’t respond by Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm EST, I will draw another winner, who will then have 24 hours, etc.  The winner will be announced here on Not Your Average Crochet as soon as they have responded to me via email with their shipping address.

To enter, here’s what to do:

  1. Follow Not Your Average Crochet (via WordPress, Bloglovin’, or e-mail).
  2. Earn entries (you must do at least 1 but can earn multiple entries if you do more of the following) by:
    • re-blogging this post
    • sharing this post on your personal Facebook page
    • sharing this post on a crochet group page on Facebook (not counting the Not Your Average Crochet Facebook page)
    • sharing this post on Pinterest
    • sharing this post on Twitter
    • sharing this post on Instagram
    • sharing this post on knitting/crochet forums
    • sharing this post on any other social media platforms you’re on
  3. Leave a comment on this post including the following information: how you follow this blog, of the options above, & the links to each of your entries.

Remember, if all three steps have not been completed, you will not be entered!

Also, please keep in mind that if you are a new commenter on my blog I will have to verify your comment before it will appear below, but you are entered once you submit your comment, so there is no need to comment twice!  🙂

Good luck everyone, and happy Spring!

-Hannah

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new yarn storage!

I’m still holding to my resolution not to buy yarn, but I said nothing about not buying a decent place to put my stash!  Craigslist has always been my friend for affordable furniture, and it did not fail me here.  Out with the plastic bags that collected dust, out with the flimsy plastic stacks of drawers (although the drawers themselves were recycled here), and in with my new mirrored armoire!

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Yarn is mostly organized by brand or specific line in a brand.  Blocking materials and all my needles and hooks are in the drawers.

This is a HUGE improvement on what I had before and it also opens up the bottom of a hutch and an entire desk that had been holding yarn for other storage.  Even though another large piece of furniture makes our house seem a little tighter, it’s much neater and that makes me feel much better.

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Do you have a large dedicated storage area for your yarn?  I’d love to hear how you organize!

Thanksgiving giveaway winner announced!

Congratulations to Angie from the blog Kentucky Angel!  You’ve won!

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Thanks everyone for participating, and look for even bigger giveaways as 2016 comes around!  See you soon!

Thanksgiving yarn and hooks giveaway!

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There are so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, even if you’re not celebrating the holiday in the United States.  To demonstrate this, check out this list I found (from itsbubz on Instagram):

Grateful for…

  1.  Early wakeups = children to love
  2. House to clean = safe place to live
  3. Laundry = clothes to wear
  4. Dishes to wash = food to eat
  5. Crumbs under the table = family meals
  6. Grocery shopping = $ to provide for us
  7. Toilets to clean = indoor plumbing
  8. Lots of noise = people in my life
  9. Endless questions about homework = kids’ brains growing
  10. Sore & tired in bed = I’m still alive!

Amen

Even though I don’t have kids, this is a great reminder that we can find things to be grateful for in what we usually consider to be unpleasant chores.

In the spirit of spreading thankfulness (which incidentally can also be really good for your mental health, see here), I’m hosting a giveaway!

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WHAT THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:

 

  • 1 100g skein of fingering/sock weight yarn (480m/525yds) from DyeForYarn.  This Merino/BabyCamel yarn is a single ply yarn made of 55% merino superwash wool, 45% baby camel.  It is very soft and warm (I used it for my wedding wrap). Colorway: Blood Smear.

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  • 1 more skein of the exact same yarn in colorway: Disappointed.

Not Your Average Crochet Thanksgiving 2015 giveaway

  • 4 Susan Bates aluminum crochet hooks in sizes:
    • B/1 (2.25mm)
    • C/2 (2.75mm)
    • D/3 (3.25mm)
    • E/4 (3.5mm)

Not Your Average Crochet Thanksgiving 2015 giveaway

The yarn currently retails for $21.27 USD (click here for my previous review of the yarn) and the Susan Bates hooks are my favorite aluminum brand, hands down, because the in-line shape allows me to crochet more quickly and smoothly.

GIVEAWAY RULES:

The giveaway starts today and runs through the end of Sunday, December 6, 2015 EST and the winner will be drawn randomly on the following day.  The winner will receive an email alerting them to their win, and they must respond with their full name and shipping address within 24 hours of the email being sent or else another winner will be drawn.  The giveaway is open to all countries.

To enter, you must do ALL of the following:

  1. Follow this blog (via WordPress, Bloglovin’, or email).
  2. Re-blog this post (or share on another social media platform if you don’t have a blog, such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.).  Multiple entries can be earned if you share on multiple platforms.
  3. Leave a comment on this post including the following information: a) how you follow this blog  b) the links to your re-blogged post and any of your shares on other social media platforms.

If all three of these have not been met, you will not be entered.

Please keep in mind that if you are a new commenter on my blog I will have to verify your comment before it will appear below, but you are entered once you submit your comment so please do not comment twice.

Good luck to everyone, and happy Thanksgiving!

-Hannah

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