7.10.2012

TNNA: Goodies and Giveaway

TNNA Yarn

 Goodies, Goodies, Goodies!

TNNA is always so much fun to check out all the yarn, notions, hooks and more.  This year I picked up as many doubles as I could so you guys can share that joy with me.  Here are a sampling of what's instore:

Yarn
TNNA Yarn
HiKoo by Skacel- Simplicity looks like a great yarn- I love the superwash merino!
Valley Yarns- I love these yarns over at yarn.com.  There is something for everyone.  I have ordered a bunch over the years for "projects" that I think I will make for myself.  Ha, but I enjoyed starting each one!
Rowan- Baby Merino Silk dk- This looks amazing.  I can not wait to break into the ball.  Silk and merino- whats not to love?
Kraemer Yarns- Perfection- comes in a ton of colors.  The ideas jump with all the colors!
Red Heart Boutique- Unforgettable  I am very interested in the long color changes.  I have seen some great things done with motifs, and again the ideas are swarming.
Tahki Stacy Charles- Have a number of new yarns.  I can't wait to try.
Patons- DK Superwash- a crocheters dream (to me at least!)

TNNA Notions

Notions
Crochet Dude Crochet hooks- nice grips make for easy handling
Susan Bates Velocity Knitting Needles- are supposed to be made to make you knit faster, I need that!
Knitter's Pride dreamz needles - the colors are so much fun
Indian Lakes Artisans Knitting Needles- these look like pencils with adorable charms on the ends
TNNA Notions
Eucalan Travel Bags- tiny pouches of wash and sewing kit- so smart
Soak Handmaid Lotion- already moved mine into my purse.
JHB Buttons
Namaste Skinning Mini Hook Case- so cute and great looking


Books
XRX books- some nice inspiration
Random House Audio- I crochet so much faster listening to audiobooks!

TNNA Books

Giveaway
I have 5 (yes, 5) goody bags to give away.  Inside will be a random sampling of above (yarn, notions, books, etc).  You need to leave me a comment (here, at ravelry, on facebook, or twitter) or just email me what sort of project you have been dying to make but have not found the perfect pattern yet. (Yes, I am looking for direct inspiration from you!) Now here's the catch, if you win one of the goody bags, you must test out the products then TELL SOMEONE.  It can be your crochet group, your lunch buddies, or posting on facebook or ravelry. Just let someone else know what you thought.  All these products were donated by the companies to get feedback.  I will be doing my part, and I hope you will help me too.  I will keep this giveaway open for a week (Tuesday 7/17).  Make sure you also leave a way I can get a hold of you if you win too.  I will announce winners by Friday.  Good luck!



60 comments:

SusanB said...

I would love to crochet an openwork sweater, either cardigan or tunic pullover. Nothing too fancy or flowery or fussy. I want the sort of thing I could wear everyday and to work.

Shorty said...

I've been looking at vintage inspired baby patterns trying to find the perfect gift to stitch up for my sister who is pregnant with her first child. I would love to win one of your goodie bags! I'm happy to test out and chat about all the items inside the goodie bag on my podcast. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Derek, Jenna, Wyatt, and Emma. said...

I want the yarns so bad! I looooove yarns! Thank you!

Jennianydots said...

I have some gorgeous yarn that I created a Yarnia in Portland, OR that I haven't figured out what to do with yet! I was thinking a lapghan, but can't find an interesting stitch pattern that doesn't detract from the many colors in the yarn.

vampirefan said...

i've been wanting to knit an afghan. like the: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-learn-to-knit-afghan
or the http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fireside-patchwork-afghan
or one of the many sampler afghans... but i think i would like to make it a small lap rug size instead of huge.

thanks for the great giveaway!

pleasanthillponderings said...

I am working my way through all of the projects in Vogue Knitting Crochet 2012. I'd be happy to test out any yarn with one of the patterns! Thanks so much for the chance to win - it all looks so wonderful and scrumptious!

pleasanthillponderings said...

I am slowly working my way through all of the patterns in the new Vogue Knitting Crochet 2012. I'd love to test out any of the yarns on one of my projects! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

Julie said...

Oh wow what an amazing giveaway! I'm particularly interested in motifs for seasonal things--flowers, pumpkins, hearts, etc--that I can use for decorating.

Niatta said...

Hello from Greece!
I'm not sure if i can participate in this giveaway but i have in mind something like Woven Circles Trivet: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/woven-circles-trivet
or any project for crochet beanie, hat, scarve or bag, depending of the provided yarn.

Kimberly K. said...

Wow, the thing I really want to make? I probably have a hundred on my list! I really want to crochet one of those stained glass/mosaic afghans, but large enough to be a queen-sized quilt. One day! ;) I also want to make myself a sweater or pullover, but I just haven't found the PERFECT pattern yet...and who has the time? I'm constantly making for OTHER people, not myself. At the moment I'm working on a series of baby afghans that are made of VERY rich colors - Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe for these! I'm so excited because the colors are so incredibly bright!

Melissa said...

Great giveaway! I am looking for a good sweathsirt / cardigan pattern to make for my soon to be here baby boy.

Debbie said...

I've been looking for a fingerless mitt pattern using mitered squares. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kate Price said...

I would like a summery top with some lace detail, but not too much. I want a crochet garment that isn't boxy!

schwip said...

I have been looking for the perfect sweater for my grandson. Thanks for the giveaway.

schwip on Ravelry
schwipknits@gmail.com

CarolynK said...

I have a very comfortable open work crochet cardigan that I bought several years ago. Everyone asks me if I made it & I wish I had the pattern for it so I could make another. Somehow, I've got to figure out the pattern so I can replicate it in another yarn/color.

Greenmtnknitter said...

Ive been looking for a cardigan that easy to crochet but hides all my body inperfections! But no too old ladyish??

JeanP said...

I would like to crochet and complete my first cardigan. I've tried several patterns but ended up ripping because I had problems with the pattern directions or didn't like the look.

stitch4ewe said...

I have been dying to try Tunisian crochet...I have been practicing stitches and am ready for my first project... I will definitely be blogging and talking about that if I win (or even if I don't win I will blog about that project!)...I love to test out new items... Thanks for thinking of us !!

Sarah.Crochet said...

I have a new baby and friends with babies on the way. I am getting into knitting and would like to try knitting more complicated blankets and even learn to knit a few sweaters!

lorri.mcdonnell@gmail.com

Kim said...

I have been searching for the perfect vintage-style cropped cardigan. The patterns I've found so far are too chunky, so I'll probably have to search out an actual vintage pattern.

mrsfife said...

Not sure if your giveaway is worldwide, but anyway. I want that ultimate crochet sweater... not dense, not too open, drapy, and showing off the uniqueness of what can crochet can do.

syd said...

Wow, that's so generous of you to share your goodie bags!! I am an obsessive knitter/crocheter (ravid: sydneypaige) and always looking for a new challenge. Lately I've been looking for a good pattern/yarn match for KNIT diaper covers that are easy to get on and off and good for photo props. Everything I've found is crocheted. Once I come up with something good, I plan to blog my results (creativenorthwest.com/blog) and also put them on my facebook page (facebook.com/sydneypaigeknits). Thanks so much for this opportunity!

Michelle Myers said...

I have this super thin and super fuzzy yarn that I've been trying to find a pattern for, for AGES. Nothing seems to be the right fit.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Oooh, these look awesome. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, and if I win, I will definitely post reviews on my blog.

Ok, so the dream project? Currently I'm looking for a crochet motif pattern that looks vintage but with modern (i.e., detailed and clear) instructions to make my mom an awesome bedspread. Something that would look fabulous in thread or yarn and is really unique!

Kacy said...

I've been looking for a perfect cardigan pattern to work for my 2 yr. old son. I don't want stripes, and it needs to have some sort of extra technique to keep me interested, cables perhaps. Oh, and no zipper, but really big buttons. It seems like there are TONS of patterns for little girls, but very few for little boys.

ajz said...

I am still on a quest for the perfect crochet fingerless glove pattern. Thanks for the chance to win

Manicmag said...

Hi. Thanks for sharing your "loot" with us again this year :) I am looking for a crochet pattern for a top for my 5 year old son. A "cool" sweater/pull over :) have good day! Maggie

ohdessa said...

I've been looking for the perfect crochet sweater to work up! I want something really feminine, with some lace rick racky ribby details on the front panels. So far no luck :(

mutantsupermodel.com said...

I would love really sexy crocheted sweaters, cropped like the type they wore back in the Mad Men era. I don't even know if it's possible but I'd love to make myself something like that and these days I only find them knit.

cveditions said...

I'd love some yarn or whatever you want to send.

Katelyn said...
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Katelyn said...

I would like to see more light weight sweaters. I have been looking for something to wear to the office in the summer that isn't too heavy but will keep me warm when the AC comes on. Most of the sweaters that I can find are on the bulky side or they are kitted. I am not very good at knitting and would love to see something for crochet! Thanks for the chance to win!--kateyhbf@gmail.com

PATRLC said...

I'm always looking for the perfect summer cardigan to wear over dresses at work. I'm always finding cropped sweaters, but would like something more classic.

Voie de Vie said...

How excellent of you to host this giveaway - there's no doubt that if I win one, I'll post reviews of the things I receive.

Now in terms of that project ... I'd really like to explore some more with my own copyy of CSVE.

jsd said...

Hi Robyn!

I'd love to win one of these goody bags =)

As far as projects go, I find something sorely missing in the general offerings : teenage girl clothing. My own daughter loves crocheted items, but even the smallest sizes are too big & the math involves leaves me uninspired. Children items are just too babyish for her.

So that's that =)

Thanks!
ACCROchet, Julie Desjardins

Judy said...

I am looking for the perfect poncho for fall/early winter wear. I would like it long enough to provide some warmth, but not so long as to look completely out of style. It would be great if you could design one!

Ilana MacDonald said...

I haven't been crocheting nearly enough recently, what with the heat and all... I think I'd like to make myself a flirty skirt for my next crochet project. Of course, my first priority is to make a little toy for my friend's new kitten!

melinda said...

My neice is expecting her first baby and I would love to crochet her a blanket not using the traditional baby yarn colors. Thanks you.

tanya904 said...

Thanks so much for the fun giveaway. I have been wanting to make a piece of clothing for myself. I live in Florida so don't have much use for sweaters or anything too heavy. I haven't found a pattern for something light and airy that fits my style
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Tasha said...

I have not found the right cardigan that does it for me. I want slightly longer length, a small collar, detailing, with a little ease but fitted IYKWIM lol

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Dana Bincer said...

All those goodies sound delightful. I would love to knit or crochet with any of it! I'd love to tell my friends at my craft group as well as the blogosphere my thoughts. thanks for pulling together such a fun giveaway.

Life With Karly said...

I need the perfect pattern for a sophisticated cloche. Felted would be good...

Sweet Seahorse said...

I've been looking for a cardigan for a newborn baby boy. There are tons out there for little girls but I haven't found anything inspiring for a baby boy.
xXx Helen

Andrea said...

I am working on a color block tablet cover/sleeve....I was inspired by an afghan I saw at Chain Link and think it would make a great tablet sleeve.

Deb said...

I have been looking for a pattern to crochet socks. I want to make some that aren't too lacy or too bulky. Also, we finally have a local yarn store here and I have been thinking about taking knitting classes, so I will be needing some knitting needles, etc. It is very generous of you, and also those vendors, to have such a fabulous giveaway. Were I to win, I would be sure to post products on Pinterest and on Ravelry. Thanks!

luv-4-self said...

I have been dying to try some lovely, lacy crochet socks! Socks will be a first for me and I was inspired by the Vogue Knitting Crochet 2012 issue! I would love to share my goodie bag feedback on my facebook page!

Marsharelle
fabulousfits@gmail.com

Misty Fowler said...

The thing that I've been dying to crochet is a purse with actual organization built in! I don't want to have to make pockets with cloth and/or zippers, etc. I want to build the pockets for stuff like phones right into the project. I've seriously been looking everywhere, for years! Hopefully, I'll get brave enough to try inventing one on my own, soon.

- Misty (Saintless/gmail)

JudithG said...

I would love to crochet an openwork flowy vest using Tunisian but I haven't found any patterns that speak to me yet...

Joyce Armstrong said...

Aren't we all? :)

Joyce Armstrong said...

I tweeted to u, but as. I don't see the request from anyone else, I'll put it out there again. Something for guys, teen to young adult, but they won't wear hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, vests. And I've made afghans and remote control holders. What else could I make them. (I have 4 sons).

GrandmaMoo said...

I'm looking for a vest for summer wear, very light, just a pop of color, flowing stitches, not too long but flattering... Don't ask for much, do I?

ikkinlala said...

I've been looking for a basic-but-stylish glove pattern with fingers. It seems like there are so many fingerless choices, but a lot fewer for full gloves.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Jenee said...

Thanks so much for this offer! I would like to find a vintage inspired crochet baby dress. Socks would be nice too...I knit them but would like to learn to crochet them as well.

Jeneer on ravelry

The Deceiver said...

I have been slightly uninspired in my crocheting lately, and need a kick to get myself going. I'm thinking a nice open sweater in time for fall (perhaps the car coat in Bluepoint Crochet!).

Thanks for another great giveaway!

(oh, and I am not DCeiver, but I can't figure out to to disassociate my husband's identity with our google account. oh well.)

Hoot said...

I would love to try out these new products. I have been trying to find the perfect pattern for a blanket. What I am trying to make is a lap blanket that is big enough to fit my two Chihuahua's as well as myself. The problem I am coming up with is that I don't want a full size blanket.

KellyMc said...

Robyn - I've been dying to try a project I found on Ravelry that reminds me of a scarf I fell in love with from Garnet Hill (but didn't want to pay an arm & a leg for!). It's called The Afghan Scarf by Tracy St. John. Would be BEAUTIFUL in some gorgeous, luxury yarn!

PS - So excited when your new book arrived in the mail from Amazon. Can't wait to get started on those patterns, too! :)

Carmen Nuland said...

I want to make myself a nice lace-trimmed short-sleeved t-shirt type top for myself.

Tarina said...

I have been haunted for the past year and a half by this idea of a beautiful coral color dress that would be great as a day or night look... It's the reason I taught myself to crochet and trying to figure out the inner workings of making fitted garments. I bought the color it should be in the fiber I liked, but the project has turned into this HUGE undertaking that has now scared me into not wanting to even work it out. So instead I have just been doing alot of little projects in hope that it would build my confidence in getting this dress done. Tinniss1@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I've been inspired to try hairpin lace after seeing an afghan created by a friend of mine. Always fun to learn a new technique!

Andrea said...

OOOH! I'm glad I caught this in time! If I were to win, I promise to faithfully test all items :)

peatmoss83 at hotmail dot com