I’m Back and with a Giveaway!

Hello knitters!

It’s been several years since I’ve written a blog post. If I can recall, my last one was when I had recently broken my ankle (eek!). The thought of that ordeal still makes me nauseous.

A lot has happened since then and even though I haven’t been keeping up with my blog, I have been occasionally updating the Stitchinary. So for those of you who are still subscribed to Purl Avenue, first THANK YOU for staying in touch, and second, you should be getting notifications for recently added stitch patterns. If you’re not subscribed to the blog, please do so or follow on Facebook as well as Instagram.  Another thing, the website has gotten a face lift earlier this year so hopefully the new layout will improve your user experience when visiting purlavenue.com.

OK, I’d like to point out that today is December 10th and it is exactly 10 days until my birthday. What better way to celebrate my return to the blogging world and my birthday than with a giveaway? Like I had mentioned earlier, even though I haven’t written a blog post in a while, I have been active in social media. And it has become a tradition over the years to do a giveaway for my birthday. So starting today, you can enter this year’s Birthday Giveaway on Instagram (sorry Facebook followers).

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I’m giving away 3 skeins of @shibuiknits Lunar in Ivory, Ash and Graphite. Here are the specs: 60% extra fine merino wool, 40% mulberry silk; lace weight. If you would like to participate, please follow the instructions below.

To enter:
1️⃣Like this post AND follow @purlavenue.
2️⃣Mention a friend in the comments section.
3️⃣Re-post this image and include the hashtag #PAGiveaway.
4️⃣Giveaway ends Wednesday, December 20th and the winner will be announced on Thursday, December 21st at 10pm EST. Good luck! 🍀

NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS ON INSTAGRAM ONLY.

2015 Spring Giveaway Winner Is…

Hello knitters!

It’s been a long wait but I’m pleased to announce the 2015 Spring Giveaway winner. Congratulations Megan B. from Ontario, Canada! Here is a recap of your prize:

Knit Picks Rainbow Interchangeable Needles

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Rainbow WOOD KNITTING NEEDLE TIPS:
US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5 and 11 (3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 6.50mm, and 8mm)
CABLES:
2 each of 24″ and 32″ lengths
ACCESSORIES:
9″ x 5″ snapped clear vinyl needle case, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys

Thanks everyone for participating! Please check back for our next giveaway. In the meantime, please enjoy the patterns and tutorials.

Happy knitting!

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2015 Spring Giveaway

Hello knitters!

While most of the country has had a rough winter season, it’s safe to say that most of us are ready for spring! With spring starting in less than a week away, why not celebrate with a giveaway?

As you all know, I started the year off with a bang (and not the good kind). In January, I broke my ankle and am still recovering. After being put in a splint and two hard casts, I am now in a boot and I am able to apply more weight on to my foot with every passing day. Thank you all for your concern and well wishes.

With that said, I would like this giveaway to be a big one, just like the one I did for this past holiday season. So for all of you who missed out several months ago, here’s another chance at winning a set of  Knit Picks’ Rainbow Interchangeable Needles!

2015 Spring Giveaway begins today, Saturday, March 14, 2015 and will end Sunday, March 23, 2015 at 11:59pm (Central). Enter now! If you are not familiar with  Knit Picks’ Rainbow Interchangeable Needles, here’s a sneak peak at the prize:

Knit Picks Rainbow Interchangeable Needles

Image courtesy of Knit Picks

Rainbow WOOD KNITTING NEEDLE TIPS:
US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5 and 11 (3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 6.50mm, and 8mm)
CABLES:
2 each of 24″ and 32″ lengths
ACCESSORIES:
9″ x 5″ snapped clear vinyl needle case, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys

Knit Picks Rainbow detail

Image courtesy of Knit Picks

2015 Spring Giveaway Rules

Giveaway begins today, Saturday, March 14, 2015 and will end Sunday, March 23, 2015 at 11:59pm (Central). No duplicate submissions. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Winner will be determined via random drawing and will be contacted through email on March 24, 2015. Winner will have two business days to respond or else another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary. To enter, fill out submission form below.

Giveaway has ended.

2014 Holiday Giveaway Winner Announced!

After two weeks of entries, the time you all have been waiting for has finally arrived. I know I keep on saying this, but with every giveaway, the turnout gets better every time. With that said, I would like to thank everyone who participated and made this such a fun and successful event.

Now it is time to announce the 2014 Holiday Giveaway winner. Out of MANY submissions, only one was selected via random drawing. And the winner is…Melissa C. from Albuquerque, New Mexico! Here is a recap of your winnings:

Knit Picks Rainbow Interchangeable Needles

Image courtesy of Knit Picks

Rainbow WOOD KNITTING NEEDLE TIPS:
US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5 and 11 (3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 6.50mm, and 8mm)
CABLES:
2 each of 24″ and 32″ lengths
ACCESSORIES:
9″ x 5″ snapped clear vinyl needle case, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys

Knit Picks Rainbow detail

Image courtesy of Knit Picks

Again, thanks everyone for your participation. Please check back for our next giveaway and keep posted through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google +.

 

 

2014 Holiday Giveaway

It is the holiday season and everyone is busy preparing for the upcoming holiday festivities. While the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Christmas is not too far behind, why not take a minute from it all and treat yourself to a nice gift from Purl Avenue…a set of Knit Picks’ Rainbow Interchangeable Needles! Yes, this is the mother of all giveaways. So don’t let the chance to win these beauties slip by. Enter today!

Learn more about these awesome needles:

Knit Picks Rainbow Interchangeable Needles

Image courtesy of Knit Picks

Rainbow WOOD KNITTING NEEDLE TIPS:
US Sizes: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,10.5 and 11 (3.50mm, 3.75mm, 4.00mm, 4.50mm, 5.00mm, 5.50mm, 6.00mm, 6.50mm, and 8mm)
CABLES:
2 each of 24″ and 32″ lengths
ACCESSORIES:
9″ x 5″ snapped clear vinyl needle case, 8 end caps and 2 cable keys

Knit Picks Rainbow detail

Image courtesy of Knit Picks

2014 Holiday Giveaway Rules

Giveaway begins today, November 23, 2014 and will end 11:59pm (CST) December 7, 2014. No duplicate submissions. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Winner will be determined via random drawing and will be contacted through email on December 8, 2014. Winner will have two business days to respond or else another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary. To enter, fill out submission form below.

Giveaway has ended.

 

And The 2014 Fall Giveaway Winner Is…

Hello everyone!

It has been a great week here at Purl Avenue. The Casual Lace Knit Shawl is complete and the pattern was posted this past week. This is a big deal because I have been working on this shawl for many weeks. So having it done and being able to share it with you all is a great feeling. Hope you all had a chance to check it out.

Okay, now let’s move on to the real reason why you are here.  This past Saturday was the last day to enter the 2014 Fall Giveaway. As usual, the turnout was fantastic and I would like to extend a huge thank you to those who participated. Now, it is time to announce the 2014 Fall Giveaway winner.

A winner was chosen through random drawing and this lucky person is……Gregg Kawakami from Honolulu, HI! Here is a recap of what you’ve won:

Two skeins of  Silky Alpaca Lace yarn from Classic Elite Yarns. 

Silky Lace Alpaca Yarn

70% Baby Alpaca/30% Silk, 50g, approx. 460yds , US 2/2.75mm

Thanks everyone for participating and please check back for the next giveaway. In the meantime, check out the patterns and tutorials and happy knitting!