17
Oct

What would you do…

Comments are now closed – See the winner here!

…with 150 skeins of Palette?

palette_family_SE12_

That’s what we want to know.  We are giving away our Palette Sampler to one lucky person – all 150 colors of our Palette line!

So what would you do with all this glorious yarn?  Hang all of it up on your wall as art? Make every single pair of mitten from patterns by SpillyJane?  Make multiple versions of Kerin’s Dogwood Blossoms? Crochet a granny square with each color and create the most colorful blanket ever?  Roll around in it?  Tell us!

And that’s all you need to do to enter – just leave a comment on this post, telling us what you would do with 150 different colors of Palette.  We’ll close the comments on Monday October 21st and choose one very lucky winner!

Rules: One entry per person. Must have a US or Canada mailing address. No purchase necessary. All comments must be posted on THIS blog post. Comments on other blog posts or on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Ravelry, etc.) will not be valid for this contest. We will close the comments at 7am PST October 21 and select a winner soon after!

As a note, don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away – because of not-very-nice spammers that slip through our filters, we need to approve each comment.  So there might be delay, especially over the weekend – but don’t worry, we’ll get your entry!

NOTE:  Wow, this is the biggest response to a contest ever!  To keep our blog from dying, we will be archiving comments so you may not see your comment. DON’T WORRY!  We will get them & all will be counted as an entry.

128 thoughts on “What would you do…

  1. I would share with my knitting group for us to knit hats, mittens and scarfs for charity. We have sent sweaters and hats to Mexico as well as local needs.

  2. I would make a beanie or headband and blankets for everyone who has asked me for one. I love making hats and blankets and everyone always says they want one. I just don’t have the money for all the yarn. It would be amazing to be able to have this much yarn and actually be able to make everyone the things they want. :)

  3. I would stash it as wall art in beautifully constructed way and look at it until I came up with the perfect pattern. Like millions of socks or the sweetest blanket ever! Or I would make so many Christmas presents I would considered the crazy knitting-gifting lady!! :)

  4. I would probably keep my favorites for myself, give my mom some skeins, and then donate the rest to our prayer shawl ministry at church!

  5. EXPLORE!!…where my heart leads and my soul sings, to create with wild abandon and joy.

    A song in the Disney movie, “Pocahontas” asks “Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?” How wondrous it would be to try!!

    Thank you for allowing that opportunity for someone.

  6. With such a wide range of colors, I would: 1) have fun experimenting with color theory as it applies to knitting, and 2) teach a class about what I have learned! So Gorgeous!

  7. The possibilities are endless with a stash like this. I’d definitely make Christmas gifts with it, but I’d also like to make at least one blanket for one of the homeless shelters in our area and make some baby hats for the premies at one of our local hospitals.

  8. There is a group of ladies in our church who crochet and knit afghans for homeless children in Albuquerque, poor children in the Matheson Park Elementary School District, which has many needy children attending, children in Juarez, Mexico, and people of all ages, sick and/or dying. This yarn would be used to keep children and people warm through the winter, give them comfort and let them know that someone cares for them.

  9. Holy WOW would this yarn stash be an amazing blessing! It would be beautiful to display as art but I’m guessing I would be knitting up some amazing Christmas gifts. I am unable to work due to health reasons and have lost my income! All this yarn would sure be a blessing to provide my loved ones with handmade gifts!
    Thank you for such a special offer to your knitting community!

  10. Oh my…after doing a happy dance, I’d have to surround myself with all that color and just enjoy! Then I’d start planning what I might make for my friends and family. I imagine it would be the same excitement and joy as when I surround myself with lots of food magazines. I love to imagine the possibilities!

  11. Oh man! If I had all this yarn I would have a huge crochet party with all my crafty friends. Then pull an all nighter and yarn bomb our downtown square in our quaint little town. Oh… and of course have lots and lots of goodies for my new addition arriving in March!

  12. If I won 150 skeins of this wonderful yarn, I would display it in my dining room as an epic yarn wall of art at first while I try to decide which of the gazillion patterns I’d like to make up first!

  13. I would just sit and salivate over it while trying to figure out what all I can make with it.

  14. I know the contest is now closed, but just opened my emails after a very long weekend. Just wanted to say what a great idea and opportunity for knitting addicts.. keep up the efforts. Nancy

  15. I would spend the first week sitting on the floor surrounded by the different yarns, sorting and re-sorting them in different arrangements. Then I would pore over books, magazine, leaflets and websites to explore all the different things I could do with the yarn. Then I would knit.

  16. Yarn in such glorious colors would most definitely need to be out on display, and when you are working on the thousands of projects you could create with it all, you could just take out what you need!

  17. I have a friend, she might as well be family, her name is Barbara. Over the last couple of years I have been very ill, 13 total months in the hospital between spring of 2011 and this year, and Barbara has helped me get through it all. She has been moral support, a cheering section, someone I could trust not to give up on me and not allow me to give up on myself. I am not sure I would have made it through everything if it had not been for her. She knits these crazy beautiful sweaters and handwarmers and I think it would be beyond wonderful to say to her, “Here are all of the colors of the kindness you showed to me in return.” That, is what I would do with the yarn if I won it…

  18. I would create a “yarn bit” and jump in it.

    No, but seriously, I would probably make a lot of color work mitts and mittens and just enjoy all of the possibilities!

  19. I would share with my Local knitting guild members (Nebraska Knitting and Crochet Guild) and make blanket squares or similar to combine for charity fundraisers.

  20. I would make as many scarfs as my family wants and THEN I would make a beautiful tree sock & colorful plant hangers. Oh hhhhow much fun it would be! :-) I would also share with my friends & family, so much beautiful yarn! :-)

  21. Not sure if this will count, but tried all morning to comment and it didn’t work. I would make a Wool Eater Blanket…after just burying myself in all the yarny goodness for awhile!

  22. I see mittens, cushion covers and a throw or two in my future. Once I stop fondling the yarn, that is. :-)
    With so many colour combinations possible, the fun to be had is impossible to describe….

  23. I would make the most beautiful afghan with all that yarn, it would be my biggest accomplishment to pass on to my grands

  24. I have always looked at the beautiful colors of Palette & felt a little overwhelmed. I have always wanted to do some of the beautiful stranded color work=the Norwegian & Fair Isles styles, the gorgeous sweaters that you see with the patterns of sheep that seem to jump around the sweater, the flowers that “grow” in lovely rows, etc, etc. & with this entire palette I could indulge in all of those wonderful designs & not worry about how much I spent, or will I pick the correct color combo. My husband & I are moving from Sunny Southern California to the wintery NorthEast Ohio to be near my daughter & help her raise my grandkids….so I will finally have reasons to make LOTS of sweaters & would LOVE, love, love to have the freedom that an entire palette would give me. If my head didn’t explode with all of the wonderful possibilities!! So many wonderful sweaters, so few days in the year!

  25. Family members (so far 10 and counting) are busy asking for knitted or crocheted items – poncho; afghans, scarves, hats, etc). . Many grand nieces and nephews are popping up – even a great grand in the making. Winning this Palette Sampler would be immense and very helpful with colors to choose from.

  26. Once I stopped drooling and twitching I would definitely roll around in it a little! :) Just kidding! I would be interested in weaving it into shawls. We have a lot of nursing homes in our area and I think most of the ladies living in them would love a beautiful hand woven shawl for the upcoming cooler weather. Lap blankets for the gentlemen or maybe a nice scarf. Just a little something to brighten their holidays!

  27. With 150 skeins of Palette Yarn, I would create a number of beautiful accessories and clothing items. :)

  28. I will donet some yarn to my school distric and teach ” what is K and P and how to make your own scrf etc.

  29. Ooohhhh!! I’d have an excuse to fill my walls with beautiful yarns and quit my day job so I could knit for profit! Lol. I wish!!!

  30. I would crochet a beautiful afghan for our family. I would use the res t to make dolls or teddy bears for charity.

  31. I would knit and crochet all of those wonderful sweater patterns I’ve collected over the years, and then make colorful afghans and sweaters for my grandaughters

  32. If I were lucky enough to win this prize, I would enlist my knitting friends and family to knit prayer shawls for patients at Hartford Hospital’s Helen & Harry Grey Cancer Center.
    I am currently a cancer patient and avid knitter. I have received three prayer shawls since my diagnosis and they provided immense comfort.

    christine schuck, west hartford ct

  33. First of all, I would spread it all out and just sit and marvel all the gorgeous colours and textures. Then I would dig out all of those patterns I have been saving over the years and start knitting for the family!

  34. I would pile all of the yarn on my bed (to keep it clean!) and lay across it to enjoy all of the luxurious softness and gorgeous colors.
    Then I would knit shawls, fairisle hats & mittens, striped socks, plain socks in cables, and baby garments.
    Wow, the beautiful colors and great quality would be overwhelming!

  35. It would be so much fund to use my 365 day calendar of stitches to make a blanket from the Sampler Palette.

  36. I would finally conquer a fairisle cardigan, including steking – after knitting a few practice mistakes!