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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grow Your Blog - Give Away

For the very first time in 2 1/2 years, I am hosting a give away as part of my participation in the Grow Your Blog Event.

If you are new here, my introductory post can be found at this link.  I shared a bit about who I am and why I blog.

Here is the low-down on my Give Way!!

Early in 2012 I took up weaving.  I have done a number of hand woven scarves.

The beginning of my very first weaving project!
Two completed scarves.
My last scarf was woven to match my winter coat.
So for my Give Away, I plan to weave a scarf using these two yarns.

I will weave with variegated purple.  This yarn will be the more prominent color.   The other yarn will be the weft - and it has black, shades of purple and some hints of green in a barber pole look.

And I plan to blog about the process periodically until January 31 when the scarf will be completed.  I'll show pictures as the project progresses.  How it turns out will be a surprise to all of us - after doing a number of scarves, it is amazing how weaving two yarns together creates an entirely different and sometimes unexpected look.

More details about the width and the length will come in future posts - as I warp up the loom - but I tend to make long-ish scarves that are 10 to 12 inches in width.  I like a scarf that can wrap around my neck more than once.

If you are interested in winning a hand woven scarf, it easy to be included:

  • just leave a comment on my blog between January 18 and January 31 (comments made on the first post will be counted.)
  • leave an email address or your blog site so I can reach you if you win.
  • you don't need to be a follower, or even a participant in this event.
  • you don't even need to have a blog but anonymous comments will not be included.
  • the winner will be selected randomly - your name will be included in a basket and drawn on February 1st.

It couldn't be easier.

Thanks to all who have visited my blog so far, and a special thank you Vicki for hosting this event.


  1. I'd love to win one of your scarves. : ) They are beautiful.

  2. From what you've posted on your blog, you're a weaver expert already! They are professional! PURPLE?? PURPLE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR!!!!!!!!! I'm all in...commment, comment, comment, lol. :D You have my contact info - notice, I'm still commenting (and rambling)! Of yeah, just changed my name to RANDOM as well ;-), pick me, pick me, puleeez!!

  3. Your work is wonderful. The colors you chose for the scarf are awesome. Please consider me in! I am a your blog!

  4. Wow, that will be a beautiful scarf. My email is on my blog. Have a good day!

  5. Hello,

    Nice to meet you in this party.:)

    There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

    All the best.:)

  6. My gosh, these are beautiful. I love purple and I love scarfs. Sure would love to win it. Thank you.

  7. I would LOVE to have a purple scarf!. Thanks for visiting me. Yes, those are dog cookies - apple and oatmeal, the recipe is posted in Oct or Nov I think. Now following you, love your blog! Linda

  8. Lovely colors, I love a good scarf. you can never have too many of them, esp. when their nice and soft.

  9. I have had such fun looking at your creations. It's good I don't know how to knit because I would be hooked when I see all of those yummy yarns. You will love the book... It is the first in a series. Thank you for stopping by. I am your newest follower.

  10. Hello. Your weaving creations are absolutely beautiful. I love the shades of purple and the wool you have made for your scarf will be gorgeous. Nice to meet you and your blog is lovely. Hugs Judy

  11. Your weaving is beautiful! The whole process is fascinating. I'm now a follower - can't wait to see what you're creating!

  12. Oh, I love your beautiful hand-woven scarves. I would so looove to own one. Thank you for the chance to win one of your wonderful pieces of work.

    Your pups are so precious. Our four-legged, furry friends are simply the best life has to offer - aren't they?

    Thank you for visiting my blog, too. Look forward to coming back to your often. I have become a follower.

    blessings, denise :D

  13. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway... Purple is my favorite.
    I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

  14. Hi Elaine,
    Thanks for stopping by Knitalatte and leaving a nice comment. Glad this party is so much fun.
    I've enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your beautiful weaving.
    Happy Blogging...

  15. Amazing! Please include me in your giveaway- i love handmade & i so enjoy this craft- impressive work- i am speechless!!! (And who wouldn't love purple)

  16. Hello Elaine

    How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!

    What a lovely warm post you've written! I feel as though we've just been sitting down having a chat over a lovely cup of tea!
    We've been married for 43yrs as well and I follow Happy Ones lovely walks as well!
    Your doggies are soooo beautiful and they're very lucky to have you.

    Oh that weaving is gorjus - I spied the one in your header as soon as I entered your blog - I'll keep my fingers and toes firmly crossed!!!

    I’m your newest follower!

    I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
    Enjoy the party
    Shane ♥

  17. Oh, the scarves are just gorgeous! And I love the purple yarn.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, and am looking forward to seeing the process of the weaving.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  18. Your talents are immense, as well as your patience ! Weaving looks like a major process, and your results are beautiful! Thanks for your visit and the chance to win one of these beauties! Oh, and I adore your granddogs, they are so precious!

  19. is that a rigid heddle loom? the yarn is beautiful and the giveaway nice. I'm giving away some sock yarn on my GYB post.

  20. How sweet of you! And what a talented lady you are! I am amazed at what you do!

  21. Your work is beautiful. I love the purple. Stopping by from the GYB party.

    ~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

  22. Oh wow! That weaving process looks amazing. And tricky! I have been working on weaving a small rug sample, but it takes soooooooooooooooo much time. I am sort of at a standstill at the moment. Sort of lost the momentum but I'll get back to it in time. Wishing you a wonderful week. Tammy

  23. I am a new follower. I just love your weaving. That is something I hope to do sometime. I would be proud to be the winner of your scarf.

  24. ,,amazing blog candy.. and what fun this was to tour your blog.. thanks to both..

  25. Me please! it would be wonderful to own something hand made and beautiful in my favourite colour. Betty

  26. Your weaved scarf is beautiful and please enter me in your give away. for a chance to win.
    My blog is Of Petals and Wool


  27. Your scarves are lovely! I used to weave, many years ago.... never did get my own loom but I had a borrowed one for awhile! I forgot how much fun it was....

  28. Just found your blog thru the party. I would love to be entered in your giveaway for the beautiful scarf.


  29. Beautiful colors and wonderful work! I would live to be included in your giveaway.
    Thanks ;-))

  30. Hi, Elaine,

    I think I am a bit late for the giveaway, but your work is so beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my blog, too - I am looking forward to many more lovely things from you! :)

    Less B*tching, More Stitching!

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