|From top to bottom: Marina, Violets, Sandstorm|
I have been given a wonderful opportunity to review a new line from Lion Brand Yarn.
“Since 1878 Lion Brand has been creating quality yarns at affordable prices. Visit www.LionBrand.com to select from a vast array of yarns and choose from over 3,000 free patterns to create with. If you’re in the NY area, visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 West 15th street, New York NY 10011.”
I had to VERY quickly snap a picture of the three yarns that came in the mail, because my daughter could hardly contain her excitement for starting a new project. I bet you can pick out which one is her favorite, seeing as the wrapper lasted about two seconds after opening the box! :)
The newest line is called, "Vanna's Colors."
Here's a close up of the three colors I chose for review:
|My Favorite: Violet|
|Daughter's Favorite: Marina|
|Another Beauty: Sandstorm|
This yarn is absolutely luxurious! I have to admit, I was just as excited as my daughter once I laid my eyes on this yarn. It is so soft and inviting. The colors are so vibrant, with just the perfect amount of speckled contrasting colors entwined within. (It's hard to see in my photo, but the Sandstorm has specks of pink within the beige.) Speaking of colors, it was sooooo hard to pick the colors I wanted to review, because they are all just beautiful.
They are available in 6 amazing colors: Driftwood, Sandstorm, Pine, Marina, Topaz, and Violets
Specs: 100% Acrylic
3.00 oz./85 g (101 yd/92 m)
Weight Category 5 (Bulky: Chunky, Craft, Rug Yarn)
I can't wait to make something with it! I'm still trying to decide what I want to make with mine. There are so many great patterns to choose from right on the Lion Brand website. My daughter is more of a freestyle crocheter. She has already decided to make her Marina into a scarf with a simple half double crochet pattern.
Me....I like to follow patterns, so I scour my choices until I find the perfect match. We will be posting our final creations once they are both completed. We are already planning a trip to the craft store to buy more of this yarn. We love it that much! My daughter is already ooohhh'ing and awwww'ing over the soft, wonderfulness that is taking shape and wishing for cold weather. :)
Now, for the giveaway details. Yipee!!! Lion Brand Yarn has graciously offered to send one lucky winner 3 balls of their favorite "Vanna's Colors," a Lion Brand Shopping Tote, and catalog!
Here are the entry rules: Be sure to leave a separate comment here for EACH entry to increase your chances! ;) Also, be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you, if you are the winner.
Mandatory Entry: Follow Just Peachy in Dixie
1) Visit Lion Brand Yarn's Website and comment back here on which of Vanna's Colors are your favorite
2) Follow Lion Brand Yarn on Facebook
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4) Link this giveaway on your blog to help spread the word. :)
5) Join in on my new blog hop "Thrifty Peach Blog Hop"
Entries will be open until 8/31/11 midnight (Eastern Time). Any entries after that time will not be counted. Winner will be picked by random draw. I will email the winner via email, and they will have 48 hours to contact me. If I do not hear from the winner within the 48 hours, I will then randomly pick another winner. US entries only please.
The prize will be shipped to the winner by a representative from Lion Brand Yarn. I will not be responsible for the shipping or receiving of the prize.
Disclaimer: I received free samples of this yarn for review. No monetary compensation was given. The opinions are all my own and not influenced by the free sample.