NatCroMo 2016, March 15: Daily Giveaway

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Welcome to Crochetville’s fourth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2016. Join us as we take a virtual tour on our passenger steam train, The Crochet Express, visiting crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, and offer some fun giveaways.

Today’s Posts: Lori M. Carlson | Marty Miller | Natasha Robarge | 3 Kittens Needle Arts | Kraemer Yarns | Daily Giveaway

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Part of the fun of taking a passenger steam train trip is talking with your fellow passengers. This year, we’re providing two locations where our passengers can get to know each other. We’d love to hear about your favorite things you’ve discovered on the tour and see photos of your current crochet projects. You’re invited to join us daily for virtual cocktails/appetizers and dinner. (We’ll be sharing links to some fabulous recipes!)

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March 15 Daily Giveaway

Special thanks to Patti Ryan, owner ofΒ Sheep Thrills Yarn Store, for sponsoring today’s Daily Giveaway on The Crochet Express. Patti has generously donated:

  • 1 skein of hand-dyed yarn by The Fiber Seed: Sprout in the colorway Sheep Thrills
  • 1 copy of the book Classic Crochet the Modern Way by Tove Fevang
  • 1 Brittany crochet hook carved from Birch wood

Approximate retail value : $60

Because we love crocheters and Crochetville, we are excited to be giving away a wonderful prize package for three days in March (March 7, March 15, and March 31). The prize package includes 1 hank of gorgeous, hand-dyed yarn by The Fiber Seed, which is a Florida company. The yarn is Sprout, a Sock/Fingering Weight 90% Superwash USA Merino Wool, 10% Nylon blend. The hank is 480 yds of glorious yarn in the Sheep Thrills colorway. To accompany your lovely yarn, we are including a copy of the book Classic Crochet the Modern Way by Tove Fevang. You will have enough yarn to complete one of three shawls in the book. Finally, we are including a very special crochet hook for you: A Brittany crochet hook carved from Birch wood. We are excited to be offer this prize package to you and we hope you will visit our blog and website. We love ewe!

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67 thoughts on “NatCroMo 2016, March 15: Daily Giveaway”

  1. I rather enjoy the process of winding a hank of yarn with my swift and manual ball winder. It gives me aa preliminary feel of how the yarn will work up when crocheted.

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  2. I finally after 40 plus years broke down and bought a swift & winder. OhMy what a wonderful thing I did for myself. I will never go without either of these again.

    This yarn in the giveaway is crying out to be made into a lovely scarf or shawl. In trying to find the patterns within the book I can’t – guess it will remain a mystery until/unless I should win a copy. β™₯ Brittany hooks!

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway

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  3. I wind using a ball winder and a swift. If I’m on the road I may wind by hand. I find it relaxing just think of the project I’ll be working next.

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  4. I like to get it wound into a ball at the yarn shop purchased at, if that’s not possible I do it by hand. It is like a project in itself before you can start hooking!

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  5. I use a ball winder. The only dred I have is when I end up with an “evil” hank that is not properly tied and won’t wind smoothly

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  6. I don’t have a ball winder and so I wind all yarn by hand. I enjoy it! And I’ve learned to it with a center pull!

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  7. I have yet to unwind my hanks that I have but I will probably have to do it by hand because I don’t have a ball winder and I think if my boyfriend is patient I will enjoy doing it by hand :]

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  8. I have a yarn swift and a ball winder, which I love! I look forward to the winding and it goes so much quicker with the swift and winder. This prize looks wonderful! Hope I win! πŸ™‚

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  9. I try to stay away from hanks because I don’t have a ball winder and have to do it by hand. I kind of really dread it because it takes forever

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  10. I use an umbrella swift and a ball winder. I’m pretty neutral, I don’t love it, but I don’t dread it either. I guess if it goes well, it’s enjoyable to ball up my hank.

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  11. I ball yanks by hand, but if I had the opportunity to purchase more yanks in the future I would probably get a ball winder. I enjoy the task because it humbles me. I cant go fast or the ball will mess up and not work correctly

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  12. I will wind it by hand. I do not usually purchase hanks since it is an inconvenience, but I like when places offer to wind at no additional charge.

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  13. I use a ball winder because I find the chore of hand winding too slow and tiresome. However, if I get a tangle or when I worked with ribbon yarn I hand wind.

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  14. Unfortunately, I have to wind it by hand, but I am looking into purchasing a ball winder later this spring. I love this yarn. If I don’t win, I will be looking to buying some for an upcoming project.

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  15. Now that I have my own swift and ball winder, I enjoy the process. Before, when I was doing it by hand, I ALWAYS ended up with a big mess.

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  16. When you buy yarn that is in a hank, do you use a ball winder or wind it into a ball by hand? Do you enjoy the task or dread it? I use a ball winder and a yarn swift, I like to make my hanks into cakes.

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  17. I am still winding by hand. I don’t dread it as long as I am occupied in another way at the same time, i.e., a movie, sitting on a bench in the garden.

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  18. I don’t have a ball winder at home, so I always have to wind my yarn into balls by hand. If I want a center-pull ball I use my nostepinne.

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  19. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful yarn, hook and the book. I put skeins on my antique reel and wind into a ball by hand. I have a relatively new (but purchased used) ball winder, but haven’t used it yet. I put off doing this task, but unless I am in a hurry,once I start it I find it meditative and cathartic.

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  20. I usually use a ball winder to wind my yarn. Recently when I was on vacation I wound several balls by hand. I found it to be a very relaxing thing to do.

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  21. I use a ball winder. I dread the idea of a hank that doesn’t wind easily, but don’t mind the winding if the yarn isn’t tangled (at least, not for the first 400 yards).

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  22. I put it on the back of a rocking chair, and wind it in a ball. I do not mind it at all. I think of it as exercising my arms. πŸ˜‰

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  23. I wind yarn by hand because I don’t have a winder. But I wish I had a winder because winding by hand is so tedious.

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  24. I’ve only ever bought a hank at a store that has a ball winder to use. I don’t mind it. I hand wind low skeins and I enjoy it.

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  25. When I buy a hank of yarn, I wind it by hand using a large crochet hook as a nostepinde.
    I love to see the yarn cake taking shape.

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  26. I tend to wind hanks into balls by hand. The main problem is that I have to have another thing to occupy me while I do this because the task is so…B-O-R-I-N-G…..but…I’m too cheap to purchase a ball winder, and too distracted to make my own! :+ lol

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  27. I now wind mine by a ball winder. Use to dread doing it by hand, but now it is much easier with my electric baall winder.

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  28. I did destroy one hank once upon a time, but that was a lesson learned as I never dealt with hanks before, so I now I am fearless using my yarn winder without the aid of a swift.

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