The TOWER giveaway!

(Edited 1/25, a winner has been selected and this giveaway is closed.)  I'm honored and humbled over the small acclaim my knitting blog has received over the last few years.  Thank you so much for your readership and your comments, it has meant so much to me.  I love connecting with like minded people (you!) from all over the world, and without this blog, I don't know how that could have ever happened.  This blog has helped me to grow in more ways than I could have ever imagined, and I have to admit, it's been an awful lot of fun.  Knitionary is celebrating a few milestones this week.  I had my largest ever views last week as I had a few of my free patterns go viral, plus I hit 5,000 likes on my Facebook page.  I'm thrilled.  As a thank you for your support, I'm offering another awesome TOWER of YARN giveaway! Go ahead and enter, it's easy! (For the record, I enter every imaginable giveaway I possibly can, and hey, sometimes I win!) To enter, be a follower of my blog and make a commment on this post.  For a second chance, go to the Knitionary Facebook page and leave a comment under the post that has the picture below.  Please make sure I know how to get a hold of you if you win.  Your email address or Rav. ID will work.  I'll announce the winner at the end of the week.  Good luck!  This is open to international readers.



First let me tell you a little about this yarn:  

It's all Rowan, because that's the brand I love and trust the most.
I love fine fiber that is well priced, and they do that the best.

It's all currently available; and three out of five are new realeases for Fall/Winter 2014/2015. 

These are all yarns I've used and loved, and imagine you'll love them as much as I do.

Sitting at the bottom and holding up the tower is a big, fat skein of Big Wool Colour.  Colour is the newest member of the popular Big Wool family, a new release for 2014/15.  Shown in the jazzy Carousel, it knits up as a super bulky. 

Brushed Fleece comes next and is also a new release for 2014/15.  Knitting with this is bliss and wearing it is bliss.  It's a super soft blend of fine merino wool and baby alpaca.  Even if you don't think you care for chunky weights, I can't imagine anyone not loving this.  I knit a coat with it and I swear, it's beyond gorgeous.  Shown in the dark blue, Cavern.

It's funny to call such an elegant yarn a basic, but I think Kid Classic would qualify as one of Rowan's  basic yarns.  It's been around for many years and remains one of their most popular yarns.  It has excellent yardage, wears like iron, almost refuses to pill, and has a lot of pattern support.  If you have tension problems, this yarns eliminates that look of uneven tension that can spoil the look of stockinette.  I love it for outer wear and have used it countless times.  I still have the first sweater I knit with it and it must be 10 years old, worn hundreds of times and it looks new.  Really.  Kid Classic is a blend of lambswool and kid mohair and is shown in the gray/blue Nightly.  I recently knit Poetry with KC.

Resting on top of KC is the feather light, lace weight Fine Lace.  Many people use Fine Lace to knit lightweight lacy shawls.  Check out this amazing shawl my friend Konrad knit for me!  I am still in shock over the generosity of this gorgeous gift.  You'll also find many patterns that teams Fine Lace with another fine yarn.  I've knit it combined with a strand of Kidsilk Haze and it was a beautiful knitting experience, plus made a lovely fabric.  Fine Lace is a blend of baby alpaca and fine merino wool and feels like a cloud.

Floating on the top is a little bit of magic aptly named Rowan Finest.  Now THIS is why I love Rowan so much: they blend luxurious fibers together and give us knitters a bit of heaven to work with.  Finest is a blend of extra fine merino wool, royal alpaca (the finest and rarest of all alpaca grades) and cashmere.  It's easy to knit, makes a lovely matt fabric that is next to the skin soft and is very well priced.  Newly released for 2014/2015, Finest is fingering weight and is shown here in the mid blue Star.

I hope you enter.
The winner will have tons of fun playing with this tower for sure!

I've got an appointment with my in-house photographer tomorrow.
Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
I know you understand.


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192 comments:

  1. What an exciting time! Congratulations to you, and may 2015 be full of lots of wonderful milestones! I love to see what you are knitting, as you finish more then I do and we have very similar taste! :) Thanks for the chance to win the tower of yarn! (sounds like a ride at an amusement park!) Ginni on Rav.

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  2. Yum!! Love Rowan yarn and the colors are gorgeous!

    Txlady129 on Rav.

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  3. Rowan is the first yarn I used when I came back to knitting 15 years ago.

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  4. Rowan is a classic and these yarns are luxurious!

    Ecomomma on Ravelry

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  5. Wow what gorgeous yarn! So luxurious. I've loved watching your creations and look forward to 2015 filled with more. Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

    I'm at ginamarielunsford@gmail.com if I just happen to win. ☺️

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  6. I would love this tower of Rowan. Thanks for the giveway! hardwarequeen on Ravelry.

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  7. My first sweater is out of Rowan yarn - love it!

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  8. Very nice tower of yarn.
    Shirleyknitwv on rav

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  9. Stunning yarn would love to try! Louisson on Rav

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  10. Congrats. What an awesome giveaway!

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  11. Congratulations, what a fabulous giveaway! Rav ID cassiopeia1712

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  12. I love Rowan yarn ... and I love reading your blog. You knit such beautiful garments. :) Diana or Mom2O on Rav

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  13. I love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm like you ... enter them whenever I can and sometimes win! Rav amchart

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  14. I love your blog, great contest! Genevievep on ravelry

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  15. Congratulations on your success! I love keeping in touch with you.

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  16. Love reading your knitting adventures. These yarns are so talking to me.
    ddudfield at gmail dot com

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  18. Quite a nice collection to knit with. Would have a lot of fun using these treasures. Thank you and congrats on your successes. :) -

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  19. Would love to win... based on your amazing descriptions!! Thanks for the opportunity to play! (afamilytreehouse on Rav)

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  20. Would love to win...this town of yarn....I can see lots of cool knitted items.

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  21. I am mindyzw on Ravelry if I happen to win. Love it.

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  22. I love your blog, and who doesn't love a tower of yarn!

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  23. Love your blog and just became a follower.
    knittoday@hotmail.com

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  24. This is just delicious! So glad I discovered your blog. Thank you for a chance at this

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  25. Yarn towers are the best :) Ohlalalaine on Rav.

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  26. Would love to win these pretty yarns

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  27. Your sweaters are always such an inspiration!

    tktl on Ravelry

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  28. Congratulations on your latest achievement. You inspire as well as educate me. And yes, I would love to win that gorgeous collection of the latest Rowan yarn. Rav Id Jenchung

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  29. Like you I live in a milder climate -Crete- and am still a passionate knitter with a garden.
    I love your photographs of your house, garden, food and sweaters..it's so nice to see such thought and care to make thingss beautiful. This particular Tower of Yarn is such a beautiful mix- will keep my fingers crossed!

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  30. Congratulations on your blog-i look forward to reading it. sarah

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  31. Congrats to you. This tower would look great decorating my new home - just the right colours too. And Rowan comes from my home town!
    Anniebod on Rav.

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  32. Congratulations with the 'hits' :-) never knit with Rowan before, but you sound so enthusiastic I might give it a try! :-)

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  33. I spend so much of my life knitting that every ball of yarn comes to a good home when it comes to me.
    CablingKaren on Rav

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  34. Really nice! I would love to win this tower!
    Katoke on Ravelry

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  35. Some day I will try Rowan
    Is like diamond between other yarn

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  36. Nice! I'd like to try these! Tiitum on Ravelry

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  37. Congrats to you ! you deserve more than 5000 followers !
    laduf on ravelry

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  39. This is a beautiful tower, I'd love to win it. Elizalit on Ravelry

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  40. Ilove those colors! I'd love to win it!
    teresanasci on Ravelry

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  41. Wow! Amazing! So far I got to know to Kidsilk and Kid Classic, can admitt the yarns are beautiful. Would like to try the rest. babaruda on Rav

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  42. Rowan yarn - of course I want to win!
    lindarumsey on Ravelry

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  43. Mouthwatering shades! My only experience so far is with Kid Classic, with some KSH in the stash, would love to experiment with these! Silvercloud on Rav.

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  44. It's very very nice.. Beautiful colors..I already know what I could do with these yarns.. a tower of softness ..

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  45. Great yarn tower love to win always looking at trying some new yarn. My favourite is Rowan Finest looks gorgeous.
    Cilla Rule

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  46. Wow that yarn looks so beautiful. I'd love to win. Keep up the great blogging.
    rav id: woolercoaster

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  47. These yarns together would make a very interesting knit.

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  48. A tower of possibilities!Love your blog,very interesting and funny,like your foto-shoot with Konrad!Thanks for the give-away..I am
    "hannamaria" on ravelry

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  49. I enjoy reading your blog and Facebook posts. Thank you for sharing the love with such a nice giveaway of the Rowan yarn tower.

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  50. I don't believe I have ever used Rowan! Time to change that! :)
    - Kristi on Ravelry

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  51. I would love to try the Rowan yarns Sandee8908 on Ravelry

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  52. I love Rowan yarn, I just want to touch it and dream of what it could become!!!!!
    ctinan on Ravelry

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  53. Such a lovely color selection I'd be honored to win it and knit it

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  54. Rowan yarns and patterns are my favorite!

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  55. Congratulations on all of your achievements! I love your patterns and Rowan too.

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  56. I've never knit with Rowan yarn. Thanks for the chance to win some.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  57. Congratulations! You deserve it! And thank you for this beautiful Rowan yarn tower! I follow by email and my Ravelry id is asteride .

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway! Mamagiff on ravelry

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  59. Lovely Rowan yarns! Would be perfect for winter knitting!

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  60. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. meraviglioso il filato ma anche il blog...ciao cinzia

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  62. That tower looks delicious! I, too, try to enter all the drawings yarn related and have won once. This would be loads of fun, as I love Rowan yarns.

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  63. Congrats!!! So exciting! Beautiful yarns wonderful blog!

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  64. einfach toll der rowan-turm. so ein tolles geschenk
    lg elfriede

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  65. Beautiful yarns Beautiful colors

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  66. Congratulations on reaching a milestone!

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  67. What a beautiful tower! I hope it leans my way!!
    Warbler01 on ravelry.com

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  68. Such beautiful yarn, I would love to give it a happy home. And congratulations!! rav id: laineyhf

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  69. Love the different shades of blues in this tower and It would give me the chance to try Rowan yarns.

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  70. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity. Fingers crossed I am lucky on this one. Rav ID is laminitagirl.

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  71. Love Rowan yarns and their patterns. Just purchased Kidsilk Eclipse: it feels heavenly!

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  72. Congratulations!!
    Love this tower! anaju on Ravelry

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  73. Well done you--and good luck to all:)

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  74. Love it - doesn't matter what quality or colour, to knit Rowan is heaven.

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  75. I am a knitting newbie and have only recently discovered your blog. It is fantastic! (Rav ID pstep50345)

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  76. Congrats on all your achievements and thank you for the opportunity of winning such a fab prize ! Fingers xd 😊

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  77. I love Rowan yarn and this looks like a great stack to work with.

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  78. Love Rowan , Love your blog - ready to dream about what to do with that yarn - would love to win your stack.
    Best Wishes Welshknit on Ravelry

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  79. I have a Purple Rowan coat love it. like trying new yarns.

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  80. Love Rowan yarns and this would be a good opportunity to try the new ones. Rav ID Revampedvintage1 x

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  81. Excited to become a follower of your blog.

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  82. Love the colors and hope to win! franceschina on raverly

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  83. amazing gift, thank you for the chance

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  84. What a nice giveaway! I've just started following your blog and look forward to reading it! I'm kristieinbc on Ravelry.

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  85. Lovely yarns, love the colours pcollingwood on ravelry

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  86. Ok, here's my chance to WIN!! Congrats on all your followers!

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  87. Beautiful yarn...I've never used Rowan before but I'm out to change that even if I don't win. :)

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  89. Lovely yarn -- hope to win!!
    Christina88 on Ravelry

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  90. Sheesh..someday I'm going to learn to proofread before I post! Thanks for the great blog and congrats on your success! And, of course, for the chance to win some yarny goodness.

    JanKK on Rav

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  91. I'm new to your blog, but the first sweater I ever knit was made in a Rowan yarn and their yarns are still my favorites years later. I'd love a tower of their luscious fibers to play with. KarMarLar on Ravelry.

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  92. What a gorgeous idea! The yarn looks yummy, too!

    KhallaAlmani on Ravelry

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  93. Love these colors! tammypayne@gmail.com

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  94. great giveaway, please count me in!

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  95. Nice tower of tower. All these yarns are new to me, except for the brushed fleece which I ordered to make a scarf pattern MUDDY by Kim Hargreaves RAV ID LadyEEKnits. Helen Smullen

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  96. Thank for another chance to win a famous "Rowan Tower of Yarn". I love KidSilk haze for scarves and shawls and would love to try other weights of Rowan yarns too. Rav.ID MaidMarrion

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  97. This is so lovely and generous of you.Beside blogland never seen this yarn,would love to try it,thank you for the chance.

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  98. What pretty yarns! I'm sure I could find something pretty to make with them!

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  99. Thank you for this opportunity. The yarns are beautiful! rav id busymom07755

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  100. Congratulations and thank you for this giveaway.

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  101. I love all things Rowan!
    Ravelry ID is cbaird25

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  102. I love Rowan and I love your blog! Thank you for this offer!

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  103. Beautiful yarn! I've never knit with Rowan before. Congrats on your recent milestones! :) Rav ID - bobbinsandpurls

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  104. I love this yarn, Rowan is the best quality ever!

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  105. I hope I do win this. I have several ideas for this Beautiful yarn. I absolutely love Rowan. It is my favorite yarn. Thank you for this chance to win and I love reading your blog.

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  106. So pretty, I love Rowan! Thank you for the chance!
    Rav: Jessehelen

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  107. i'd love to win! great blog and a great giveaway!

    my ravelry id is clayday (just in case!)

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  108. Wow! What a great prize!
    gussek on Ravelry

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  109. Congratulations,and thanks for yet another chance to try some lovely yarns. PJknitsufos on Ravelry.

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  110. beautiful yarn!
    knitqueen on Ravelry

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  111. Great Prize. Dianab13 on Ravelry

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  112. This is very generous of you! Great prize and beautiful colors. I am Caliknitter2 on Rav.

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  113. Fabulous! Love the opportunity, great choice of yarns
    Rav id Tattie

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  114. Thank you for this awesome give away! I'm always on the look for knitting blogs and yours is truly wonderful! Ravelry ID: Alanamoya.

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  115. Love this! Thanks for the giveaway! My ravelry id- lynny427

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  116. It would be great to share this yarn with my fellow "Earth Angel" volunteer knitters & crocheters who create 600+ hats & scarves every year to donate to local shelters for survivors of domestic violence & families who are experiencing homelessness. Thanks for this amazing opportunity to win free yarn! http://www.commongroundworldwide.org/EARTH-ANGEL-Project.html

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  117. I'm so happy to have discovered you!

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  118. I'd love to win this Rowan tower

    My rav id: oddaud

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  119. Love the yarn tower. Congrats on your milestone.
    Jam6@bex.net

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  120. Ohhh for a chance to win this - I haven't played with Kid Silk Crack yet and I feel I'm missing out....

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  121. Thank you for entering my name to win this awesome grouping of Rowan Yarn!!
    Karen Schneider - I'm ... aprilfool@charter.net

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  122. What a nice giveaway! Great! Count me in please! Nice to follow your blog. Liesbeth on Ravelry

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  123. Love the tower of yarn......hope I win!

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  125. Oh what a treat these would be!

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  126. Oooh lovely yarn! I can't wait to try brushed fleece
    (knitcurious on Rav)

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  127. Love your blog and love the yarns :)
    Rav pamelammgarcia

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  128. I'd love to get my needles on these.

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  129. Love the 'tower' Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful yarn!
    shirleyrud@hotmail.com

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  130. Just subscribed and am looking forward to your posts!

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  131. My prize is that you have had 5,000 hits on Facebook. Congratulations!
    Carole

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  132. This would be such a lovely introduction to Rowan yarns. Thank you and congratulations! Here's to 5000 more!
    email: kndouglas.86@gmail.com

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  133. Discovering Rowan yarns was my road to Damascus moment with knitting and Ravelry has just opened my eyes wider and broadened my horizons further. Rav ID: Blackmorerose

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  134. Would be such a beautiful to win, I've always wanted to try knitting with some Rowan wools. Have plenty of the free pattern 's so this prize would be great to win.

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  135. lovely blue colors, several projects can be knitted with this yarn. Yes I would like that like you would like to have 5000 likes.
    I' sure you will get them!!
    Fabienne

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  136. Love the textures and colors in this stack! Great giveaway.

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  137. What a cute idea, a sample of each yarn. I'd love to win it.
    Tina
    Tepee on ravely

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  138. Love the colors great giveaway!

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  139. Love your blog and this yarn looks fabulous. In case I win my rav id is ROCknit

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  140. Congratulations on your blog success! A sweet slice of life, this knitting we do. :-)

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  141. love your blog, so beautiful.

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  142. Congrats on all the crazy good news, and thanks for another wonderful and generous giveaway. KittenWhiplash on Rav.

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  143. Enjoyed your blog - look forward to the next post. Whow lovely tower of yarn

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  144. I love Rowan yarn but I'n not lucky.... :-(((
    In case my rav id is Tiz70 ;-)))

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  145. My mom would love this beautiful yarn for her birthday. Follow via GFC!

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  146. Congratulations on your accomplishments. I love reading your blog and following you on Facebook. Seeing the wonderful things that you create motivates me to knit more. The recipes are great. Your Christmas decorations are so pretty. I especially like the red and white scarf. I would love to win the Rowan TOWER of YARN. mpelton012@att.net

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  148. How fun...count me in! saragray on rav

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  149. Love your blog and FB :) Lovely yarn tower!!!
    linautena on rav

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  150. Loving your blog and the Tower! Thank you for your generosity!

    Grammie on rav

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  151. Such beautiful work . . . and done so quickly, too!

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  152. Really enjoyed my first newsletter! . Thank you! . Ravelry id mcdvand.

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  153. Beautiful yarn! Ravelry: reneekp

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  154. I would love to use this yarn beautiful

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  156. Love the giveaway, love your blog - I never a post. karenblambert1@gmail.com

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  157. Love your blog. Love Rowan. Thanks for the give aways.
    emilfrank@1791.com

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  158. Such beautiful yarn! What a generous giveaway!

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  159. I love your blog. It's always good to see what other knitters are up to. And thank you for a chance to win YARN. Yippee!!!!! Ravelry ID is Creakette.

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  160. followed you on bloglovin' =) . thanks!

    jessicarabidlifestyle.blogspot.ca

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  161. Isn't this exciting. It's difficult to get Rowan yarns near me so the chance to play with new ones is too good an opportunity to pass up! Good luck everyone.

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  162. Okay, I never win but I'll give it a shot for that lovely tower :) Rav ID-ringleader

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  163. Lovely yarns - would love to win them! Thanks!

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  164. Whoops forgot to leave my email. anygivenmemory@gmail.com

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  165. Lovely yarns! My Ravelry ID is Lammas.

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  166. being on a fixed income, I rarely get the chance to play wiith really nice yard. I would love to win this giveaway!

    Schwipknits@gmail.com
    schwip on rav

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  167. being on a fixed income, I rarely get the chance to play wiith really nice yard. I would love to win this giveaway!

    Schwipknits@gmail.com
    schwip on rav

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  168. Such beautiful yarn.. I've never knitted or crochet with yarn like this!

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  169. Rowan big wool is wonderful to work with, I made I cowl for my daughter in law. I didn't use any directions. Silly me. Oh I would love to play with more Rowan yarn. I am armymom08 on raverly.

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