Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WIN Zsuzsa Kiss' Time for Coffee Shawl Kit

Thank you to everyone who entered, we have a winner! Linda aka Lmecoll on Ravelry. 

Email me at sandrasingh@sandrasingh.com to claim your prizes! 

 
It's time to take a closer look at the design work of Zsuzsa Kiss of Soft Rainbow Designs. Earlier this year I introduced her Time for Coffee Shawl and it was received with much fanfare! I now have the pleasure of introducing two new shawl patterns and a Giveaway! 

Time for Coffee
The Winner of this Giveaway will receive the Time for Coffee Shawl pdf pattern and a skein of Kauni Effektgarn, (160 grams 704 yards) in the color of their choice.

Meet Zsuzsa Kiss: Kiss is a Hungarian-born knitter and designer who lives with her husband and 3 daughters in a small town near Zürich.   Having learned the basics of needlecraft as a child she rediscovered knitting when she moved to Switzerland. After the first, simpler garments she soon learned how to knit lace and moved on to more challenging pieces. 


Being naturally curious and loving challenges she quickly became interested in patterns, which allowed her to create her own designs.


When friends liked the garments she designed and kept asking for the pattern, she decided to take designing more seriously. What started as a hobby became work, and what a fitting one. Her first pattern was published in 2012, and in the next year her first pattern for a magazine was also published, in the winter issue of “Knit Now.”


Things speeded up after this and apart from her existing 26 designs on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/zsuzsa-kiss).  Zsuzsa loves challenges and discovering new areas in knitting. She produces her own range of hand-dyed yarns and has recently taken up spinning too. Getting to know all crafts connected to knitting is giving her an ever-expanding freedom to grow as a designer.

Winter in the Village
A triangular shawl is timeless piece, especially if it is full of lace and Winter in the Village is a classic. For those wanting a more modern look, drape it around your neck like a kerchief.  The shawl, which is available in two sizes, has a top-down construction; the pattern includes both written instructions and a chart.  


Imola
And the elegant Imola Stole features a beautiful diamond pattern.  It is started with a provisional cast on and knit from the middle sideways.  

Enter this Giveaway: The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win. Make sure to leave a comment(s) under this blog post telling what you did to enter. And please make sure to leave your name and check this blog, Facebook, Twitter and my Ravelry group on May 6th to see if you have won.

The Winner will be announced Wednesday June, 18th.  

 
1. Tell us which Zsuzsa Kiss' design you like the best and why. 
2. Blog about this giveaway on your blog & link it, leave a comment under this blogpost with a link back to your blogpost.
3. Join my Ravelry group, Sandrasingh.com and introduce yourself in the "Welcome tell us about yourself..." thread.
4. Announce this giveaway in your Ravelry group, or in a Ravelry group that allows you to announce blog giveaways.
5. Friend me a Facebook: Sandra Singh and write a comment on my Wall about this giveaway.
6. Announce & link this giveaway on your Facebook Wall.
7. "Like" my Facebook Page, Sandrasingh.com
8. Follow me on Twitter: Sandrasinghcom
9. Announce this giveaway with a link on your Twitter page.
10. Follow this blog.
11. Sign up for my Newsletter on my Home Page.
12. Pin and link this giveaway ton your Pinerest page.

101 comments:

  1. I like the soft rainbow design shawl. I like the change of color and it would be great with casual outfits and other items and could almost be used as a scarf.

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  2. I m in your Ravlery group:-) hard to pick a favorite design each is so different from the others. Time for coffe would work well with my handspuns .

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  3. I like all the designs , I do like winter in the village. I am in your ravelry group ---kmb34me--- i do get your newsletter and follow your blog as well as Facebook.

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  4. I have been a member of your Ravelry group since February 2011.

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  5. They're all so pretty! But I think the winter in the village would be interesting to knit.

    I posted the link for the interview and giveaway on my Facebook page. I tried to tag you, but couldn't figure out how to do it.

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  6. I love the "Time for Coffee Shawl" and the "Winter in the Village" shawl. I can't decide which one is my favorite.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  7. I belong to your Rav group.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  8. I liked your Facebook page (Linda Collins).
    Lmecoll on Rav

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  9. I follow this blog.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  10. I get your email and am in the Ravelry group.

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  11. I love Winter in the Village because of the symmetrical lacework.

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  12. I belong to your Ravelry group

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  13. Love Time for Coffee' for the colors, 'Winter in the Village' for the story it conjures up

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  14. I subscribe to your newsletter

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  15. I tweeted the link (probably wrong--I'm a newbie at Twitter)

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  16. I LOVE the Time for Coffee shawl - gorgeous!

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  17. I'm torn between the Imola shawl and the soft Rainbow.

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  18. I'm a member of your Ravelry group--smidgentigre. :-)

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  19. I follow you on facebook-- Laurel Baciulis Smith

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  20. I follow both facebook pages, follow your blog, and joined your ravelry group. I've also posted your giveaway to my Facebook.

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  21. Announced the giveaway on my facebook wall

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  22. love the Time for Coffee shawl...I also receive your newsletter.

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  23. Beautiful Shawl! I d love to knit this while enjoying my coffee in my backyard

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  24. Marcia Sommerkamp DesignsJune 5, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Time for coffee is beautiful! I am also on FB, a Twitter, and Ravelry as Sommerkamp Designs. Please add me as a friend, and thank you for the contest. Great work! Liked, shared, and posted!

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  25. Time for Coffee is a great shawl with lovely yarn. The color changes in this yarn make this a special shawl. I would love to win this kit. Thank you for giving us this wonderful opportunity.

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  26. I like the Soft Rainbow Design Shawl.


    JKnits51 on Ravelry

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  27. I like the rainbow effect shawl. I get your newsletter, follow both FB pages and your blog, and I think you're the bee's knees. :)

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  28. I love the steady shawl the best, but they are all beautiful.

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  29. I follow your blog on bloglovin

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  30. I like the look of the Time for Coffe Shawl

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  31. All are gorgeous! I am in love with Winter in the Village.

    Sandra - I receive your newsletter and follow your blog already.

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  32. I like all of her designs but my favorite is the Hug of the Ocean Shawl.
    I'm in your Ravelry group, follow your blog, receive your newsletter.

    sisterrobinson on Rav.

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  33. I love the Time for Coffee shawl and I have been eying the Effektgarn yarn for a long time but couldn't decide what to make from it. This would be perfect. I love the pastel colors but I also like the color that the TFC is pictured in. Ii get your emails and follow you on Ravelry and Facebook.

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  34. I like the Sunday Sunrise best, the way the texture creates a slight ruffling effect, how the design does resemble the rays of the sun shooting out. My first thought was "This is how Van Goch would paint the sun".
    KittenWhiplash on rav.

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  35. I like nearly everything I've seen that was made with Kauni Effektgarn, but this shawl does an especially good job of making the most of the color changes. One might even say that the design and the yarn were made for each other :)

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  36. I love the Time for Coffee Shawl and can't wait to add it to my queue!

    I'm also a member of your Ravelry group, Sandra.

    I've shared your giveaway in my local group.

    I receive your newsletter.

    I think I've liked you on Facebook. I will check!

    Purlescence on Ravelry

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  37. I like Time for Coffee because it is so colorful. I will pin this on Pinterest.

    bootsnap on Ravelry

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  38. I receive your newsletter. I love the Time for Coffee Shawl! Looks like another new project for me! Will have to get it ordered from you soon. Thanks for always showing us the latest designs and yarns!!!

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  39. And I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE Time for Coffee Shawl since it's SO colorful and really takes advantage of the colors of the yarn. I think the sideways edging is so interesting and is great for yarns with long color changes like this one. I'd wear it!

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  40. I like Time for Coffee and Imula stole!
    Thanks! RAV: Jessehelen

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  41. Time for Coffee is my absolute favorite! It is both young and traditional, and can be worn in many different ways.
    Actually it should read June 6th, not May 6th in the post, better correct that!
    I am echeverialaui on rav.
    cu Renate

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  42. Soft Rainbow (or is it Time for Coffee?) is my favorite! So pretty.

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  43. Time for Coffe is such a beautiful shawl! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Sylviemom on Rav

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  44. Your blog is in my Inoreader!!

    Sylviemom on Rav

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  45. I like your "Time for coffe" best. Both the colours and the edge- Nice with the "border" between the stripes and the zigzags!
    dianne

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  46. Time for Coffee is beautiful! We're connected on Facebook =D

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  47. I love the Time for Coffee shawl -- the way the multicolored yarn is used is unusual and beautiful.

    I'm a member of your group and I'm signing up for your newsletter.

    I'm also announcing the contest in the Summerville Knitters group.

    Elky on Ravelry

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  48. Time for Coffee. It is really pretty! Love the colors.

    Penny
    KnitbyBitDesigns (RAV ID)

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  49. I like the Time for Coffee shawl. I'm new to shawls, and this looks so pretty!
    phoenixanew on Ravelry

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  50. I'm following your blog.
    phoenixanew on Ravelry

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  51. Winter in the village is my favorite.

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  52. I love the 'Time for coffee' shawl since I adore color. Lots of color means that it goes with everything. It's gorgeous.

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  53. I belong to your ravelry group

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  54. I follow you on facebook.
    canuckeh

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  55. I just joined your group and introduced myself - love the pattern and the long repeat yarns!

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  56. I just joined your group and introduced myself - love the pattern and the long repeat yarns!

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  57. I love the imola stole. 100Creations on ravelry

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  58. maizeblue on RavelryJune 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Time for Coffee shawl beautifully showcases the rainbow yarn. In your Ravelry group, and looking all over for your "facebook" Like button . . .

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  59. All of the patterns are beautiful, and since I get to pick a favorite, it will be the Go Shawl. I like the construction and the detailing.

    I follow your blog, and am a member of your Ravelry group. I also like you on Facebook and posted a link on my wall to this post.

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  60. All of the designs are lovely! I really like the Time for Coffee shawl. There's so much potential for different effects depending on the yarn that's used.

    I'm Scabbers on Ravelry.

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  61. I am also following your blog.

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  62. Time for coffee is my favorite. The shawls like coffee seems like a perfect every day essential.

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  63. My favorite shawl pattern is the "Time for Coffee". I like the stripes and lace border.

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  64. "Time to Coffee" is my favorite. I really like the "Winter in the Village" pattern also, but that soft, shifting rainbow is the one I would knit and wear. I can picture it brightening up my black winter coat, on a grey winter day!
    Thank you for the giveaway opp :)

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  65. I truly love the Time for Coffee shawl.
    Hello to all fellow knitters and friends in the Ravelry group!

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  66. Hmmm well, let's say like this: The one I would really want to knit is the time for coffee, the one I wish my fairy godmother would knit for me, because I don't think I could manage is the soft rainbow. I'm Heidi197 on ravelry :)

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  67. Time for Coffee is my absolute favorite. I love the colors and especially the lace edging. Gorgeous!

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  68. I'm way too indecisive to pick just one. All depends on my mood that day LOL.

    I'm on your Rav group and have been an FB friend for a while now.

    I'm Dutchgirl63 on Rav

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  69. My favourites are Time for Coffee (I like the stripes!) and from her Ravelry page the Urban Legend Hat with the cool and stylish cabling. Thank you for the giveaway! :)
    I am Berrycah on Ravelry.

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  70. I like Zsuzsa Kiss Imola Stole best.

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  71. Time for Coffee. It is really pretty! Love the colors. qtcaro on rav:)

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  72. I just shared on the contest on facebook, too! love the time/coffee and just purchased steady when it came out too!

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  73. I like the time for coffee. I belong to your ravelry group, friend on FB and get your newsletter. I love the colors, and the "non-lacey" body to show off the colors. And it'll keep your shoulders a little warmer.

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  74. 1. I like the Time for Coffee Shawl the best because I LOVE COLOR!!!
    2. I have blogged about this giveaway on my blog found here: spiffyniftyriffic/wordpress.com
    3. I am a member of your Ravelry group and have been for some years now :D
    4. I announced this giveaway in the Ravelry group Needles and Hooks for Wood Lovers.
    5. I am your friend on facebook and have commented about the giveaway on your page. "Denise Sattler"
    6. I did announce this on my wall about the giveaway. "Denise Sattler"
    7. I have already liked your facebook page.
    8. I have been following you on Twitter.
    9. and tweeted the giveaway "Spiffynifty"
    10. I have followed this blog and love it!
    11. I am signed up for your newsletter and love it!
    12. I have pinned the giveaway under my "Things I'd Like to Make" board. "Denise Loves Travis"


    Thanks for the giveaway, you rock :)

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  75. Time for Coffee is beautiful. I follow you on Facebook, Ravelry, blog and by newsletter.

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  76. I love the colors and stripes in Zsuzsa Kiss Time for Coffee

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  77. I'm a member of your Ravelry group

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  79. I love Time for Coffee since I'm all about stripes right now.
    I am in your Ravelry group (dv802) and follow you on Facebook and twitter

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