Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Candy Skein!

I can't believe it's been a year, but I opened Candy Skein's virtual doors one year ago today, on May 3, 2011. It's been such a fun ride and the company has grown beyond my wildest dreams. It's a lot of work, but I wouldn't give it up for the world. I wanted to thank all of you for your support and especially those who have not only bought my yarn, but spread the word and given it great reviews. I obviously wouldn't be where I am today (just a week from driving all the way to the Portland, OR area for a fiber festival) and it's all because of you!


To show my gratitude and to celebrate the first anniversary, I'm holding a contest that runs from today through Thursday, May 31 at 11:59pm PDT. I will then pick the winners the following Thursday, June 7th on the blog and Candy Skein Addicts Ravelry group by a random number generator. Each entry will be assigned a number beforehand. Here's how to enter and what you can win!


There's a few ways to enter the drawing, and the more times your name gets put into pool, the better chance to win!

The rules:

If you comment on this blog post, you get your name entered once.
If you are a member of the Candy Skein Addicts Ravelry group and comment in the thread about the contest, you are entered one time.
If you write a review or blog post for Candy Skein yarn, your name is entered twice.
And last, but certainly not least, if you order Candy Skein yarn from today through May 31st at 11:59 PDT (which also counts custom orders), your name is entered three times.

All items are cumulative, so for someone who does all of the above, their name will be entered seven times. Obviously, please leave your Ravelry name on all entries (in orders you can leave it in the notes section) so that I can know who is who.


Now the fun part, the prizes!


Grand prize winner (a $62 value):

A set of the Green Collection Mini Skeins (saved just for this contest!)




A set of the May Mini Skeins (not yet released so there is no picture)




A skein of April '12 colorway, Butter Mints




A skein of the NEW May '12 colorway, Candy Skein 1st Birthday





The second prize winner (a $40 value):


A skein of April '12 colorway, Butter Mints
A skein of May '12 colorway, Candy Skein 1st Birthday





The third prize winner (a $20 value):

A skein of May '12 colorway, Candy Skein 1st Birthday!







For those also interested, you can purchase a skein of the May '12 colorway, Candy Skein 1st Birthday here!




This gorgeous skein with the light blue-ish teal mixes with medium to dark teal, matching the Candy Skein logos is perfect for your spring and summer knits. Dyed to celebrate Candy Skein’s 1st birthday, this yarn would be perfect for a shawl, socks, hat, gloves and more!


Colorway: Candy Skein 1st Birthday
Fiber content: 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon Superwash
Weight: Fingering Weight
Yardage: 465 yards
Unit Weight: 100 grams
Care: Machine wash/Tumble dry low
Price: $20

BUY



And don't forget, Butter Mints, the April '12 colorway is still available through May 31st as well! This is the one time I'll be extending a monthly colorway due to being closed for the Columbia Gorge Fiber festival for half of April.

We're also going to be starting the Effie Socks KAL on the Ravelry group which will run through July!



Thanks everyone!


67 comments:

  1. Yum yum! I would love to win!
    Truly Myrtle - everywhere!

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  2. Happy birthday to you,
    Birthday skein's tealey-blue,
    Candy Skein colors are yummy,
    and they feel yummy, too!

    I'm lottloft on Ravelry! =)

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  3. I would love to win! I grabbed a skein of the January yarn of the month and definitely blogged about it then. I'm actually just finishing up a pair of socks with it, too, and keep talking about it in the post. It's just so bright and cheery and wonderful! Thanks so much for this awesome contest, and congrats on your anniversary!

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  4. Happy birthday to you! The may colorway in absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. Happy Birthday! This contest looks like fun!
    I'm bookworm-mar on Ravelry!

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  6. Happy Birthday to Candy Skein!!! This is a great giveaway.

    My ravelry name is samie1914

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  7. I've never used any of your yarns so I'm interested to try :) Someday, when we have money again, I'll have to just splurge on some.


    ~ renny1780 (on ravelry)

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  8. Happy Birthday Candy Skein! What a great accomplishment!

    -Deianickelsen (on Ravelry)

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  9. Congratulations !!!
    I will love win your yarn! They are so beautiful!!!
    My name in raverly is sandrabaroni

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  10. Happy Birthday and congrats! Such a lovely giveaway....

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  11. Happy Birthday!
    I love the hats I made from Candy Skein so much! I am so glad that your business is going so well : )

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  12. Happy birthday what a lovely giveaway!

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  13. Happy Birthday to Candy Skein! I do hope I win some of your lovely yarn.
    SheilaOKeefe on Rav

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  14. I love that Candy Skein---like a hobbit!---gives presents to others on its birthday. ;) Congratulations on a your one-year skeiniversary, and here's to many more, filled with amazing, amazing colours and fibers. <3

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  15. Love love love your yarn! Junebug2285

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  16. Congratulations on the year!!!
    I would really love to win, what awesome prizes

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  17. Many Felicitations on making it to your Third Anniversary! Here's to another great year! Y.Reynolds (datenshi)

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  18. I love contests even though I never win, lol. Happy anniversary.

    Amanda

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  19. Congratulations! I remember a year ago when this started, sure doesn't seem that long :)

    My ravelry name is SillyLittleLady

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  20. Wishing you all the best! Just love your colour sense!
    Willow4 at
    http://kitenswithmittens.wordpress.com/author/kitenswithmittens/

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  21. Your yarn is so amazing. I love looking at the pictures. Happy Anniversary. Such a feat!! Congrats.

    My ravelry name is Dahle

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  22. Wow, congratulations on this milestone. For some reason, it feels like Candy Skein has been around longer!

    Yummy yummy! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. (I'm MarieInNYC on Ravelry.)

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  23. Happy Birthday day to Candy Skein. I love seeing all your different colourways, and I'm so glad you are enjoying your business. What a kind and generous give away!! (Ravelry: Andij101).

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  24. Happy birthday Candy Skein. What an amazingly generous giveaway, thank you so much for the opportunity.
    I am a boring person - my ravely name is the same as my blogger name: ksonksen

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  25. Happy Birthday Candy Skein.
    Your giveaway is fantastic and your colours are brilliant as always!!!!!!

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  26. Wow.....I'm in! What a great giveaway! Be sure you eat some pie to celebrate your birthday. Happy b-day! (my Ravelry name is Soesan, I'll join the group!)

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  27. WOW what a wonderful give away and congratulations on your birthday :) I would love to be lucky enough to win this yarn - it looks so amazing!! I am also a member of your rav group (for a second entry). I am econnerd over on Rav.

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  28. Happy Birthday Candy Skein! So much yummy yarn!

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  29. Happy Birthday! Lovely yarn, so inspirational! Have commented on Ravelry( KnittingMum59).

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  30. Hi! Lovely yarns colors!

    On Ravelry I'm Jazz0209 :)

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  31. Happy Birthday!!! You ROCK!

    (freshstitches on Rav)

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  32. Happy Birthday! Love your colorways and their candy inspirations :D

    ~ Knotnknit

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  33. Love that May colorway!! Would love to win.

    GingerLee25 on Rav

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  34. Happy Birthday Candy Skein! I can’t wait to start on my socks using the butter mint colorway. (squeakers23 on Rav)

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  35. Wow, some really great prizes! Happy Birthday!

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  36. I joined your Ravelry group and posted there. Hope I win!! gussek on Ravelry

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  37. Happy birthday candy skein! I would love to enter, especially since the drawing is on my birthday. Im GirlAnachronismE on rav

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  38. I commented on your Ravelry post and my name on there is MaggieTN.
    I pray for your business'continued prosperity!

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  39. Yay on the 1 year!

    sparkeespud on Ravelry

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  40. Happy anniversary, and what a lovely giveaway! I'm katili on ravelry, which is totally unsurprising :)

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  41. I would love to celebrate my June birthday with a prize from your birthday!

    schwip23 on Ravelry

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  42. Happy shop anniversary. Your yarn is gorgeous

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  43. Wow, your yarn is so popular!! There has to be a reason why, so I will have to try your yarn soon! Next time I buy some....I've been really good lately!

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  44. I'd love to win some of your yarn...and i love the MINTS color way

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  45. Congratulations Tami! I can't believe it's been a year, it seems much longer but also much shorter than that! I'm so happy for you!!!!!!! I'm so happy I got to see all your beautiful yarn in person!

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  46. I love your yarn and am starting a Beekeeper's Quilt with some of the mini-skeins and my leftover sock yarn. Would love to win some more supplies, and whole skeins to make larger projects.

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  47. Happy B'day to your company. Congrat's on your success. Your give away is very generous. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to win.

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  48. Happy Birthday Candy Skein!
    Such a wonderful giveaway!!
    Have a great weekend :)

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  49. Happy Birthday! Your yarn is so beautiful and very nice to knit with!

    Suzy23 on Ravelry

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  50. Congratulations! And thanks for such an amazing, beautiful and generous giveaway.

    KittenWhiplash on Rav - I'm going to join your group right now!

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  51. Happy Birthday & Congrats! I've been reading your blog for a while now & thoroughly enjoy seeing all of your beautiful creations!!! jaydawnrn on Rav

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  52. Congratulations on an amazing first year. You've come so far since you first started out, and it's been great hearing about your journey via your blog :)

    I still haven't cast on anything with my Candy Skein yarn, otherwise I'd be grabbing some more entries in your giveaway with a review!

    Can't wait to see what your second year of trading brings!

    supertinks on Rav

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  53. Congratulations on a year! I love your 1st birthday colourway.

    NicoleS on Ravelry

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  54. congrats on the anniversary! i just found your site recently and love the colorways. :)

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  55. congratulations on a well deserved anniversary, your colors are gorgeous!

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  56. Happy Birthday! I'm a bit behind with my reading so have only just seen this.

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  57. Happy Birthday CS!!!!!! That year has whizzed by, hasn't it?

    This is an awesome prize and I'd love to be entered. (My rav name is Sairlyd)

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  58. Those colors are absolutely gorgeous! Happy Birthday to Candy Skein!

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  59. Happy Birthday to Candy Skein! What a fantastic landmark :) (I'm elephantjuice on Rav!)

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  60. Congrats on your success! And Happy Birthday!

    KnitPurlHooked on Ravelry

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  61. Happy Birthday Candy Skein. So glad I found you.

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  62. Wow - some lucky knitters will be happy!!! Happy birthday to you! Love your birthday color way... so, so pretty! Stephanie (indigodogmt on Ravelry)

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  63. Happy happy birthday! (a few days late....) Love the bday colorway. Hope to try out your yarn at some point! Katelavin on rav.

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