Birthday Giveaway!

12:04 AM , 34 Comments

It was my birthday yesterday.  But I thought it might be nice to give you a present!

In the Summer Sock Yarn Club from Vintage Purls the first installment was a beautiful shawl pattern called Connie:
This is a club-exclusive* pattern.

I've been doing so much pattern-design related knitting lately that I feel the need for a mindless knitting project (meaning a pattern that I just follow the instructions for without having to think about).  I was thinking that Connie would be the perfect pattern to do.

So, if you would like to win your very own Connie shawl, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me which of the four Vintage Purls colours below you would like it made in.  It's as simple as that!


Tree Hugger


I couldn't find a suitable picture of the skein of this, but here is a picture of it knit as gloves to give an idea of the colour.

The deadline for my latest design is Friday, 27 May which means I will be ready to start my next knitting project then.  I will close this giveaway and draw a random winner that evening, so you have plenty of time to enter!  This is open to anyone, anywhere (that I can post to!)

Please note that I will be knitting this shawl FOR YOU so be aware that it may take me two weeks to make after I know who the winner is and what colour to make it in.

Feel free to blog, facebook, twitter, or whatever you want about this competition, but only one entry per person will be counted.  Please make sure I have a way to contact you through your comment (link a profile, email or something).

Also, check back on Monday to find out what I'm giving away for the Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day for your chance to win something else handmade by me!

*club patterns remain exclusive usually for 12months when they become available for anyone to purchase through Ravelry


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  1. I love the orion yarn. What a generous giveaway.

  2. How generous Amber :) Thank you for the opportunity ... my fingers are firmly crossed.
    I'm picking Orion ... so I can have matching shawl and gloves ;)

    missmuffetnz on Rav

  3. how sweet of you! I would be very grateful to receive a Connie in Treehugger :-)

    Happy Belated Birthday.

  4. Oh wow, what a great and generous offer! If I were to win I would love a shawl in Treehugger. Beautiful!

    I'm HappyElastic on Rav and my blog is in my profile.

  5. Happy Birthday and what a lovely generous giveaway! I would for sure choose Maize! thank you!

  6. ooh, what a great giveaway! i'd love it in the orion colourway.

    thanks so much for sharing and happy birthday!

  7. What a lovely giveaway. And something that you can follow. I'm a Matrona kinda girl. I of course would love one of these to celebrate our birthday month.

  8. You're too amazingly generous! I hope your birthday was wonderful & all you wanted it to be!

    If I am lucky enough to win, I'd love the Matrona, it's so beautiful!

    LaineyRich on Rav

  9. Happy Birthday! Really looking forward to seeing your pattern contributions ;)

    If I were to win, I would LOVE the Connie in Maize....that colour is such a bright ray of happiness!

  10. Wow - you amaze me ... Love the treehugger color ... Can't wait to see your patterns in the mailbox!!

  11. Hi Amber, I have just been referred here by Anneke via fb. What a gorgeous shawl! I would definitely go for the matrona, i loooove purple!

  12. Love the Matrona! Amazing, and Gorgeous!

  13. what a wonderful giveaway! I'm having a hard time between the Treehugger or the how both of them have a little "blue-ish" to them.

  14. What a lovely person you are- giving away a birthday present on your own birthday!
    Treehugger is beautiful, blues and greens are some of my favourites.

  15. You are so generous, how about Maize

  16. Wow Amber. what an amazing giveaway!!!
    Connie would looks fabulous in Tree Hugger's gorgeous greens & blues!!
    Thanks for an awesome opportunity :)

  17. Love the Orion. I'd then have to knit my gloves to match.

    Mother of 5 Ravelry

  18. I love the Connie pattern and would like it in Matrona. What a generous offer. Happy Birthday.

    laurel10 on Ravelry

  19. HI! i only recently found your blog and am enjoying reading it!! i love the Matrona, what a very cool generous giveaway :o)

  20. Beautiful shawl and happy belated birthday! what an awesome thing to do :)

    I love the maize yarn :)

  21. I love the tree hugger yarn. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Happy Birthday!! What a generous gift. I think the shawl would look lovely in "Tree Hugger". That would be my choice.

  23. I love the maze color, it's beautiful. I love you're shawl, thank you so much for this giveaway.

  24. I love the tree hugger, but the yellow is my favorite. I am reading all your posts here and becoming a new fan!

  25. I love the maize one! The yellow is so happy! Thanks for the chance!

  26. Oh my goodness that is TDF! I would love it in either of the last 2 colors.

  27. What an amazing giveaway!! I love all the colours, but I think I love Matrona the best.

    New follower :)

    Sarah @ Kiwi Gets Crafty

  28. Wow! Gorgeous! What an amazing giveaway. I'm having a hard time between Tree Hugger and Matrona... both so beautiful.
    And a belated Happy Birthday! Just discovering your blog through SMS Giveaway Day... :-)

  29. What great colours!
    I'd choose the tree hugger!
    Belated birthday wishes to you!

  30. What a gorgeous pattern! And the yarn looks yummy too! I love Matrona and Tree Hugger.

  31. I love this design. I love the treehugger yarn. Put them together and my head is going to fall off my shoulders with delight!! Ha! I am a new follower and feel a bit guilty entering this giveaway, but I'll get over it I think :)

  32. tree hugger. I'm a sucker for anything with blue in it. love. that. shawl.

  33. So I'm new here, thanks to SMS :) I love what I've seen so far on your blog and this shawl is beautiful! Can't wait to check out more of your blog!

  34. What a beautiful pattern, and lovely yarn too! Such a generous giveaway. I think I'd have to pick the treehugger if I won, love blues and greens.


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