Saturday, September 11, 2010

Resweater giveaway!!!!


I feel bad that i've been neglecting my blog, especially with all the new readers :( I have been preparing for the Fiber In The Park show next weekend, so I haven't been posting any new tutorials. I promise i'll get something up after the show. Until then, so you don't get bored ;), i'll have a giveaway for any 1 sweater from my shop (or even in my inventory, if you have a specific color in mind that I don't have listed). Even the cashmere is included!

Ready for the details?

Mandatory Entry:
* Tell me what you make from recycled wool, or what you plan to make if you don't already use recycled wool.
Want extra entries?
* Follow my blog, and if you already do just say that.
* Blog about this giveaway & link to it.


Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Friday, September 17th at midnight, Central time zone. I will use random.org to pick the winners the following morning (September 18th). **please leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner.

Good luck!

80 comments:

sallymandy/bluekimonostudio said...

I love Sweater GiveAway on Resweater!

I use recycled sweaters to make all kinds of things for my shop, www.redress.com (I have a new name...used to be Blue Kimono Studio).

This summer I started using recycled wool for three-ply potholders that are great for practicality and cuteness. I also love refashioning sweaters into something new, and making scarves and armwarmers.

I'll tweet about you, too! Thanks....

Jen said...

I use froggable wool sweaters to make soakers and longies for my cloth diapered baby. :)

Jen said...

Ah, and I follow your blog! Entry #2!

Ryan said...

I use recycled sweaters for diaper covers (both "just" recycled and frogged), hats, mittens, long underwear (we live in the frozen North, can you tell?)

Ryan said...

...and also I follow your blog :)

jill2day said...

I'm in! I make sweaters from sweaters!... and skirts and dresses and coats and shrugs and scarves and who knows what will be next!!
(www.jill2day.esty.com)

Love your shop, and follow your blog.

jspillane said...

I make Mittens, warm,waterproof mittens..I call them Hampsa-Mitts because I live in New Hampshire..i also make Mutt-Mitts ,the same as the other except they have doggie appliques on them..special for walking the dog!!!!

Anonymous said...

i love wool sweaters! i cloth diaper. i have made soakers from froggable sweaters, and as soon as i can unearth :) the sewing machine i plan on making some from some felted sweaters that i found at the thrift store. this is my 2nd child that i am CDing and i am loving it more the second time around. i cant wait to start making her longies since winter is soon aproaching.

jspillane said...

Sorry spelling error..They are Hampsha-Mitts...I would like to place and entry for sweater #815..I love your blogg Kris, tons of great ideas and uses for recyled sweaters

Anonymous said...

oops forgot to leave my addy
bankszoo at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

anonymous here :) i am now following your blog. Entry#2

my inner child is jumping up and down screaming PICK ME..PICK ME

deep breathe.... i am an adult again, thank you for this opportunity.

bankszoo @ yahoo . com

sallymandy/bluekimonostudio said...

Ack! I put the wrong address down for my business. It's www.redress.co--not COM. I'm still not used to using "CO." Thanks for the heads-up, Kristen.

This is still a link to my Etsy shop, which I'm operating under a new banner.

I'd love to learn to make soakers for babies! p.s. I do follow your blog, K!

Hannah said...

I'm making an old sweater into a cute cardigan for my little girl and I tried to make slippers and failed miserably. Try try again?

Hannah said...

I also follow your blog in my reader.

Marla said...

I make Christmas stockings, cashmere scarves, arm warmers, and a bunch of other stuff!

Marla said...

I already follow your blog! Thanks!

Mrs. Finch said...

I use the froggables to get expensive yarns for knitting for me and for gifts. :)

Mrs. Finch said...

And I follow your blog through my rss reader and on facebook. :)

Melissa said...

Totally sweet giveaway! I have been dying to make some argyle hand warmers for my argyle obsessed sister. Oooh and moccasins! This is such a sweet giveaway!

Melissa said...

p.s. I am a follower.
p.p.s.s. If you have a need for vinatge linens I am hosting a giveaway for that at my place. http://untilwednesdaycalls.blogspot.com/
Cheers.

stepholiveira said...

I have used felted sweaters to make mittens, scarves, hats, quilts, purses, pillows, and more! I love the ideas on your blog.

stepholiveira said...

I have been following your blog...wish I had time to try all your ideas!

colleen said...

i love your blog and have been following it for some time now.

thanks for the giveaway!

colleen said...

i make baby and kids clothes, diaper covers, adult sweaters, hats, waterproof pads for car seats... really, whatever i can think of!

Gayle said...

I'm a follower and I'm always excited to see when you have a new post!

Gayle said...

I like to make flowers from sweaters - I cut a cross section from a sleeve - fold it in half and gather the two raw edges - tie it off and add a button to the center - so cute!

Rachel said...

I love to make stuff from recycled sweaters. Dryer balls, soakers, hot pad/trivet/potholders, stuffies, mittens, slippers... I could go on and on!

Rachel said...

And I follow you!

Outnumbered said...

Hello! Your blog has inspired me to recycle sweaters. I use them for diaper covers and I made a couple of the wool baskets that you posted a tutorial for quite a while ago. I'm currently thinking about making felted wool booties or slippers for the upcoming winter. They will also make a nice warm bed for my basset hounds.

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter - I would love to make a cardigan from recycled wool in the near future.
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

I am following, Thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

I'd love to enter. So far with recycled sweaters I have made pull on soakers and have used the arms to make shorties and longies by adding elastic to the waist. I've also made wrap style soakers with snaps and foe to bind.

Michelle said...

I also follow your blog as well!

Chris Becca said...

I love your stuff! I mostly make kids clothes, but have been known to make almost anything out of felted wool!
Thanks, Becca

Chris Becca said...
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Chris Becca said...

I follow your blog too! Becca

Flotsam said...

I make all kinds of things, but mostly longies, soakers, and baby legs!!!! Love your store and wish I could but from you all the time.

Flotsam said...

I make all kinds of things, but mostly longies, soakers, and baby legs!!!! Love your store and wish I could but from you all the time.

Anonymous said...

sI use wool sweaters to make soakers and longies for my cloth diapered baby. They work great!!!

Justine M. said...

I make longies for my girly with sweaters. I keep trying to find some at thrift stores here but I only find 1 or 2 and they're never in colors that hubby can agree on lol

j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

Justine M. said...

follow your blog (Shows as JMC)

j.mcdilda at gmail dot com

sara said...

I plan on making sleppers for my 3 kiddos hbby and me. I also want to make the kds some mittens and hats.:)

sara said...

I am also a fan on Facebook

kendra said...

i follow!

David said...

I make sweaters from sweaters, bags... big and small, fingerless gloves and much needle felting on felted old sweaters!!! mostly I have fun as a retired teacher about to open an etsy store.

David said...

I follow on Facebook

kendra said...

and i use sweaters for baby clothes and woolly creatures. and more! potholders...rugs...arm warmers...

aihley said...

You mean, what don't I make from recycled wool?

Mostly baby diaper covers, actually. I really like to felt up my scraps into strange shapes with felting needles. I've made baby shoes (warm & toasty toes), a little purse, and dryer balls.

Some of the ones I've bought from you I just wear. ;) If you lived closer & we were good friends, I'd come try on sweaters every Sunday.

aihley said...

Already follow your blog!

rebecca said...

so far, diaper pants, diaper covers, baby shirts, a scarf, a baby blanket, potholders. looking forward to christmas stockings, blankets, arm warmers, leg warmers, more baby/kiddo clothes, and more i haven't dreamed of yet.

Linda said...

I follow via gfc!

theladyinblack3@gmail.com

Linda said...

I would make soakers!

theladyinblack3@gmail.com

Elizabeth said...

I plan to make more diaper covers! :)

Elizabeth said...

Of course I follow your blog! :)

bodicegoddess said...

I'm a follower!

bodicegoddess said...

I have an ugly sweater from Goodwill that, so far, I've turned in to coasters, a wine carrier, and part of my portfolio.
I also have a sweater of my mother's that she loves, but doesn't like how warm she gets. It'll soon be a nice handbag for her. She can never have too many purses.

Chloe said...

I use sweaters and turn them into felt to make garlands! see them here: www.lovefromchloe.etsy.com

I've also made some mittens for Christmas presents too!

I'd love to win one of your sweaters!

Chloe x

Chloe said...

oh - i also follow your blog!

Stephanie and Paul said...

just got my first sweater to turn into longies for a new baby and maybe a wrap if i have enough left over! Have no idea what i'm doing and am hoping to learn from your blog!

Uli said...

I make diaper covers out of recycled sweaters. I also want to try to make some slippers for the winter.

Uli said...

I just signed up to follow your blog. Interesting stuff. Thanks.

Uli

uli_krampe @ hotmail.com (take out the spaces)

Joya said...

i make baby blankets, longies and soakers from recycled sweaters. i taught a class on repurposing sweaters and we made stuffed animals and leg warmers and blankets.

Joya said...

i follow your blog.

oh! and sometimes i frog recycled sweaters to re-use the wool in my nesting bowls or other knitting projects. thanks!

Ash said...

I like using upcycled wool for soakers, hats, slippers and bath scrubbies (for the little left over bits) and more.

Great blog and an awesome shop. What a great way for people to find usable sweaters and new ideas!

Ash said...

...and I just started to follow your blog (found it on the Yahoo wool soaker group from the post about the give away!) Thanks!

Viola said...

Great, another giveaway! Last time I bought sweaters from you, I just needed them to wear them very desperately. If I would repurpose sweaters, I would go for the yoga shorts you have a tutorial for (June 6th)- I wonder if you could make them as long trousers as well and make unzippable legs? I´m not sure if one would need 2 or three cashmere for that...

Regards,
Viola.

Viola said...

I follow your blog.

Sarah said...

I use recycled sweaters for cloth diaper covers, I've made smaller sweaters for my daughters, and the last time I made something it was big thick socks from a felted sweater for my hubby when he hunts (he couldn't show that he was too excited, but I could see the look!) I'm starting to make some longies for baby girl #3 due late December!
If I win I'm at sarahcg85 @ hotmail.com

Sarah said...

And I follow your blog!

literate vertebrate said...

I make soakers and longies for my toddler! Sometimes I frog and knit, sometimes I sew and felt. I love it.

Anonymous said...

I blogged about your giveaway:
http://violarissasblog.typepad.com/blog/2010/09/resweater-resweater-giveaway.html

koinonia community said...

My daugters (11 and 8)and I are very excited about working with recycled sweaters. They are both huge fiber artists already working with knitting, crocheting and weaving. But we are new to working with upcycling sweaters. We stumbled upon the idea while on a quest for recycled fibers for weaving. We are planning on making some slippers (for ourselves) and Christmas stockings to fill with some home-canned goodies to give as Christmas gifts.

scody said...

I'm new o your blog and to the world of wool soakers and such for my little ones, but I love the idea! So I really need to just jump in and try it!
I learned what 'froggable' means by going through the comments here and looking it up. Great word!
radharas at yahoo dot com

scody said...

And I follow your blog now!
radharas at yahoo dot com

m_ottenhof said...

I have used wool sweaters to make Longies, shorties, and unwound to make dryer balls. Always looking for cool new ideas. Great Blog ;)

melissa(dot)ottenhof(at)live(dot)ca

m_ottenhof said...

I follow your blog

melissa(dot)ottenhof(at)live(dot)ca

mamaTAVE said...

I think I would like my next "resweater" project to be a cosy hat for myself. Yeah. Something for myself...

mamaTAVE said...

I am a follower.

If you have any little girls in your life, please do come on over and enter my giveaway for a twirly skirt! My daughter wore it twice in the last two years, and could probably still fit into it now, but it's time to pass it along...

Beth Y. said...

i use recycled sweaters to make cloth diaper shorties and longies for my little one!

Beth Y. said...

Oops, forgot to leave an email address:

youngbet@missouri.edu