07 March 2012

Hands with Hearts Giveaway

There has come a time for an extraordinary giveaway on Kanelstrand. Do you remember when back in November 2011 I introduced Laurie of Do You Like My Hat? and the amazing story of how she chose the name of her etsy shop? 

Today I have more news from her to share. Recently Laurie opened Hands with Hearts - her very own online yarn shop that is offering ONLY natural yarns for knitters and crocheters. There are thousands of online yarn shops but there is something more about this one. Laurie has committed to selling yarns and accessories from companies that care for the responsible development of people, animals and the environment. 

By buying even the tiniest skein of yarn from Hand with Hearts you will help support any one of these causes:
  • Encouraging environmentally friendly practices in yarn production
  • Encouraging small farmers, dyers and spinners
  • Protecting endangered species of animals
  • Supporting ethical treatment of animals
  • Supporting health and education for people in developing countries.

What is more, Laurie has committed to helping another noble initiative. She is on a mission to knit 500 squares by June 1, 2012 and help at least a few AIDS orphans in Africa. When you join the project and send Laurie your squares, you will be getting a discount coupon to any of the yarns she is offering in Hands with Hearts.

But wait, there's more! Today Laurie has offered the most generous giveaway yet on Kanelstrand.

A set of knitting supplies worth $125 for just one of you!



One lucky Kanelstrand reader will receive: 




One Artyarns Shawl for all Seasons Kit in the color of your choice (1 skein of Rhapsody light - a gorgeous silk and mohair blend, and 3 different color skeins of Beaded Silk Light Sequins)








One pattern for the shawl in knit.



  




Or one pattern of the shawl in crochet.




One pair of Square circular needles or a crochet hook.









One Hands with Hearts store bag






In other words, you will get everything and a little bit more to devote to your passion, be it knitting or crocheting. 

To participate in this giveaway just follow the Rafflecopter widget. The giveaway is open worldwide until March 14th. If you fail to follow any of the mandatory entries you will not be eligible to win.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

94 comments:

  1. what a fabulous and generous heart !! I am not a knitter, so do not consider me for the giveaway but the yarn is amazing looking and i am with you in spirit!!

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  2. I JUST learned to knit and am now finishing my first scarf. If I won, I would probably knit another scarf because that's all I know how to do at this point! :) What a lovely give-away! Thank you so much! I will be sure to by my next yarn from her shop!

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    1. Thank you! I would love to have your business! :)

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  3. What a wonderful generous heart! The yarns look so AMAZING! I would love to knit a scarf or two for my daughters...I can't imagine how cool it would be to have a business that was so principled on so many levels. That is awesome and gives me hope that some day I too may do the same thing.

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    1. Thanks so much Julia! Believe in yourself. You can do it!!

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  4. I would totally make some arm/leg warmers for ballet class, or some crochet hats :)

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  5. The yarns from Hands with Hearts would be perfect for me to knit some natural toys for my kids!

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  6. I have been wanting to crochet an extra large afghan for snuggling in while watching a movie - maybe a granny square pattern.
    -Shirley
    theorangewindmill [at] gmail.com

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    1. Haleyknitz, Megan and Shirley, thanks so much for joining! these are fabulous ideas!

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  7. Hi Sonya, I linked to your blog from Laurie's....I am a fellow "KASer" and friend to Laurie. I've been so thrilled to see how she has been able to reach out and connect with so many people, about KAS! Now through Laurie, I have found your beautiful blog and I know I will be enjoying and learning so much from it! Laurie has been very generous in not only this giveaway, but in the way that she shares her heart through her blog!
    If I won this incredible giveaway, I think I would use the yarn to make things for my grandchildren, they are the light of my life :o)

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    1. You are as sweet as always Marie Anne! I know that you are going to love Sonya's blog!

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    2. Hello and welcome! I know we all will be enjoying your company here! The squares I saw on your blog look so perfect! I think I need the pattern :)

      And isn't it amazing how small this big virtual world is? I love how we link to each other through mutual friends... it is invaluable!

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    3. It truly is invaluable Sonya and even more so for me, as I am somewhat limited due to a disability. I don't have the same options I used to have for going out and meeting people. My virtual friends have become very important and validating for me!
      Thank you for viewing my blog and I'm so happy you like my squares! I have to remember where I found that pattern, I think it was one posted on the KAS website. I will locate it and give you the link :o)
      Have a wonderful weekend my dear friends!

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    4. You know... I feel the same way about virtual friends, so I totally understand what you mean! I would love to have the pattern!

      Wonderful weekend to you too!

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  8. I would knit dish cloths and scarves.

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  9. Hi! I really liked your giveaway :)
    My mum would knit me some jemper :)
    e-mail: selmicak3 at hotmail dot com

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  10. I love the yarn! I'd knit my daughters some sweaters. They always need layers and I love sending my oldest to school in handknits. :)

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  11. My first grandchild is on the way, I would make a blanket !!

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  12. I've made several scarves so I think it's time to move on and learn how to use circular knitting needles and make a hat.

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    1. Hi to Ani, Selma, Casey, Hundahar and enbartlett! Thanks to all of you for joining! You all have wonderful ideas for wonderful natural yarns!

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  13. thanks for the great giveaway. i'm still a newbie to knitting but i would love to knit a sweater or cardigan.

    k_rampersad03@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for joining and good luck with your sweater! Take your time and it will be great!

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  14. I would love to make a scarf with any of the supermerino yarns and I think color 172 is particularly fun!
    Chelsea Wong

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    1. Thanks for joining Chelsea! I love the 172 too. The colors make little flecks that remind me of confetti!

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  15. I would knit baby sweaters, hats, mittens, bags and more with the yarn!!! I would LOVE to win these supplies!!! Thank you!!!

    Katy M. A.

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  16. I love knitting but I've only been able to knit easy things like scarves and hats, if i had more yarn, I'd attempt to make a cozy sweater. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Hi Katy and Allie! Thanks for joining! Good luck and happy knitting!

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  18. I really want to try my hand at an adult-sized sweater. I've been too chicken for it!

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    1. Don't be afraid! It's the same as a baby sweater. It just takes longer!!
      Thanks for joining us!

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  19. i'm usually a neck accessory knitter, so probably a cowl first, and then a tiny bow shaped brooch out of whatever is left!
    My email address is nicole at knitnicoleknit dot com
    -Nicole
    Knit, Nicole, Knit!

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  20. What an amazing giveaway! I just learned to knit recently and CANNOT put my knitting needles down! Yarn is expensive for a starving student like me - but the end product that you create is so amazing I just keep wanting to buy more. I would definitely start trying to knit hats and mittens if I had more yarn :)

    Enter My Giveaway xo Tickle Me Blush

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  21. We are going into Winter soon, so a snuggly rug would be my first project.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  22. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I would love to win this and I think this kit is amazing. I would like to knit this shawl from the Minerals kit colors.
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  23. I would love to knit fingerless gloves :)

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  24. I would love to knit a scarf)

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  25. I love the Silk Rapsody yarn in colourway H13 - it looks like the ocean. I'd like to crochet a Neptunes Tears shawl from it!

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  26. I like h13 so I d make a spring jacket :)

    klotfrket.blogspot.com

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  27. I love your giveaway!
    I would knit a shawl, form artyarns supermerino, color 176!
    mail: purpledotkitten@gmail.com

    buttonscatsandsomeyarn.blogspot.com

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  28. Great giveaway! I would knit a shawl.

    hannahlea1981@gmail.com

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  29. I would use the canopy green coloured creamy yarn from the kollage collection to knit a spring scarf. The colour is fresh and completely divine.

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  30. I'd make a bolero out of the h13 colourway

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  31. I would love to knit a sweater from the Kollage Milky Whey in the beautiful Flowers color!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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    1. That is a wonderful choice! The Milky Whey is incredibly soft!!

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  32. I want to knit a shawl for my mom..I just started to knit and would like to give my first shawl to her..:)

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  33. I would knit a caplet
    thanks
    recupefashion@hotmail.com

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  34. I love crocheting afghans so I would definitely use it for creating more of them :) Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

    -rachelm59@yahoo.com

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  35. I just learned to knit and want to make kitchen dish cloths
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

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  36. I would knit scarf!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Wow! This is an incredible giveaway! I am just starting to teach myself how to crochet, I would love to learn how to make shawls and more, I totally envy those who are already so skilled at such things!

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  38. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. If I won I think I would knit a sweater for myself. I knit and crochet for everyone but hardly ever for myself.

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    1. Aren't we all the same? You really need to treat yourself, Darlene!

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    2. I do agree Laurie and I will do just that if I win. :)

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  39. Hello everyone! I am so happy to see so many of you here on the fabulous Kanelstrand blog! Thank you for joining my giveaway!

    I love reading all your project ideas. They are all fantastic! I also love knowing which yarns and colorways you like.

    I am also really excited to see so many new knitters and crocheters here! These are the most wonderful crafts, don't you think! Remember to stick with it. There's nothing you can't do!

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  40. Hats for my kids with the new patterns I just won!
    swak50 at hotmail dot com

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  41. I have always wanted to knit a shawl!

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  42. I'm almost finished knitting a coral lace shawl, but it's not a cute style like this. I would love to knit some more cotton dishcloths with their yarn!

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  43. i don't actually knit. i am entering this to give to my mom, who knits things for her kids and grandkids. i think she'd like the shawl from the Minerals kit colors.
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  44. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  45. probably a hat and fingerless gloves
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  46. I would love to knit the Dragonfly pullover by Laura Zukaite http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragonfly

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  47. I would like to knit a beautiful scarf!
    Maya TheBee

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  48. I would try to knit some scarves.

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  49. I am just learning to knit and crochet so I would probably start with pot holders.

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  50. I would knit hand warmers!

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  51. Hi, My name is Julia. I would love to win so I can begin to knit again. I would love to make a scarf and a shawl for someone. I love working with my hands. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  52. Hi to all of you! thanks so much for participating in our giveaway! It really is exciting to see so many enthusiastic knitters and crocheters!

    Good luck to all!

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  53. I am waiting for lots of yarn that I get to work a lovely afghan or a baby blanket

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  54. I would love to make the shawl, and what generous gift of time and love.

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  55. thank you for the excellent prize!

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  56. I do not knit, but I am a beginner crocheter. I would love to make scarves to give as Christmas gifts with this beautiful yarn. Thanks.
    xraygirl2008(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. I'd knit scarves, socks, hats etc?

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  58. I would create a lovely wrap! :)

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  59. I just had a beautiful baby boy, so I would make something for him to wear :)

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  60. I'm pretty new at this, so I'd make a scarf first!

    Thank you for this! It's a great opportunity!
    roroapple at aol dot com

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  61. wanna learn to make a cape

    rinei.martiani at gmail dot com

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  62. I'd absolutely knit a soft little dress or skirt for my niece, in the Banana Milky Whey yarn they sell @handswithhearts, I never heard about a yarn made with milk (and soy! yummy) ^_^

    luth_ [at] hotmail.com

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  63. I would knit a little baby hat for my cousins baby due in May

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  64. I'd like to crochet a pair of socks

    Littlemamameow at gmail dot com

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  65. Wow, what a great giveaway! Good luck, everyone! :D

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  66. Amazing giveaway! Thanks for this chance!

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  67. I love crochet and knitting and I would love to use new yarns for my jewelry making!

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  68. I love love love the Painted Hats pattern found here: http://shop.handswithhearts.com/Painted-Hats-GMP02.htm
    and would love to make it with the Sylvain Spirit in the peridot and blue opal!
    Angie aka Tofu Fairy
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  69. I would like to try and make Le Pit it Pont would be great to get into this again now that my kids are a bit older.

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  70. I love to make scarves - especially cowl neck and/or infinity scarves. They make such wonderful gifts plus a long time ago neck injury means I feel so much better when my neck is wrapped in something soft and warm!

    Thank you for such an authentically generous and thoughtful giveaway!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  71. i would knit myself a scarf i dont own one as of yet

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  72. Congratulations Mary Anne!!

    Thank you all again for participating in the giveaway! If you have signed up for my newsletter, the first 50 people who send me their address will receive a cotton Hands with Hearts shopping bag. The 15% off coupon is good for all purchases and I never charge for shipping!

    A huge thank you to Sonya for giving me the opportunity to do this giveaway on the Kanelstrand Blog and for all her hard work in organizing it! If any of you are looking for advertising for your Etsy shops or others, you will find no one better than Sonya!!

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    1. Congratulations from me too!
      Mary Anne, you are one lucky lady! You have to show us what you have knitted!

      To all participants: It seems like Laurie has a lot of hidden prizes, doesn't it!

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  73. Thank you both so much! I love reading both your blogs and I am so inspired by your writing and your creations! I can't imagine a more wonderful giveaway and so incredibly generous! I will definitely come back and post a picture for you :o)
    You are both very special ladies and I'm so happy that I discovered you! I love how our craft brings us together from all over the world.
    Hugs to you both!

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