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).
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.
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! 🍀
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:
Summer is almost over and you know what that means? The start of knitting season, of course! There is no better way to kick start the knitting season than with a yarn giveaway.
For the 2014 Fall Giveaway, I’ve chosen two skeins of Silky Alpaca Lace yarn from Classic Elite Yarns. First, let me tell you that I absolutely love this yarn. It is super soft, has a light sheen to it and it is lightweight and airy which makes it perfect for lace projects. The color of this yarn is called Turquoise Amber which reminds me of a peacock’s colorful plumes with its blend of blues, greens and amber. Absolutely gorgeous! And the best part is that Silky Alpaca Lace yarn is comprised of 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk…very luxurious!
70% Baby Alpaca/30% Silk, 50g, approx. 460yds , US 2/2.75mm
Are you ready to enter? Read the instructions then fill out and submit the form below! Good luck!
Giveaway begins today, September 6, 2014 and will end 11:59pm (CST) September 13, 2014. No duplicate submissions. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Winner will be determined via random drawing and will be contacted through email on September 14, 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.