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.

And The 2014 New Year’s Giveaway Winner…

Happy MLK Day!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! If your weekend is still happening (today is a national holiday in the U.S.) hope you do something great today! As you all know, the 2014 New Year’s Giveaway has concluded and the turn out was amazing! There were one hundred more entries this time than the previous giveaway. Thank you everyone for making that happen!

Now moving on to what everyone is waiting for: time to announce the winner. Via random drawing, the 2014 New Year’s Giveaway winner is………….Brittany Galens from Holland, Ohio! Congrats Brittany! Hope you enjoy your free giveaway. Here is a recap of the prize:

Shi Bui Yarn New Year's Giveaway 2014

100% baby alpaca, 255 yds(233 m), 3.5 oz(100 g), 22 sts=4″, US 6 (4 mm)

New Year's Giveaway 2014

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has participated in this giveaway. There will be more great giveaways coming up so if you didn’t win this time, don’t get discouraged. Please check back for news on the next giveaway. In the meantime, enjoy the free patterns, tutorials, knitting funnies and more!

Happy knitting!

2014 New Year’s Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a great New Year’s celebration. With the start of a new year and with the conclusion of the holidays, it is time to get back to work and our everyday routines. 🙁 I understand the feeling. But wait, let’s not be too depressed about it. How about a little pick-me-up? A giveaway? Yep, it’s that time again! What better way to cure your post holiday blues than a fun giveaway?

For the 2014 New Year’s Giveaway, I’ve chosen two fantastic skeins of Shi Bui yarns in contrasting colors, Pool and Brass. Made with 100% baby alpaca, these yarns appear to have a sheen to them and are very soft.

Shi Bui Yarn New Year's Giveaway 2014100% baby alpaca, 255 yds/233 m, 3.5 oz/100 g, 22 sts=4″, US 6/4 mm

New Year's Giveaway 2014

These colors would look great on a cowl or a hat!

Are you ready to enter? Read the instructions and fill out the submission form below!

Giveaway begins January 3, 2014 and will end 11:59pm (CST) January 17, 2014. No duplicate submissions. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Winner will be determined via random drawing and will be contacted through email on January 18, 2014. Winner will have two days to respond or another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary. To enter, fill out submission form below. Keep posted because winner will be announced on January 20, 2014!

Good luck!

2014 New Year’s Giveaway has ended.