Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lion Brand Yarn "Vanna's Colors" Review & Giveaway!! Ends 8/31/11

From top to bottom: Marina, Violets, Sandstorm
  Hi all,
  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)
            Product Care:  






Items made from this yarn may be laundered through the use of hottest available water, detergent or soap, agitation, and a machine designed for this purpose. Any dry cleaning solvent other than trichloroethylene may be safely used. No bleach product may be used. A machine dryer may be regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting. Item may not be smoothed or finished with an iron.

 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 

Extra entries: 
1) Visit Lion Brand Yarn's Website and comment back here on which of Vanna's Colors are your favorite



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.  


Good luck!
Jennifer

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. 



49 comments:

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I am a follower of Just Peachy in Dixie!

Sandra said...

Oooh my kind of giveaway....I like Driftwood, Sandstorm and Pine and I'm not following you.

Sandra said...

I'm already a follower of Lion Brand Yarn.

Jen@Mom's Online Garage Sale said...

What an awesome Giveaway!!

I already follow you on GFC.

Jen@momsonlinegaragesale.com

Jen@Mom's Online Garage Sale said...

I like the Driftwood and Violet.

Jen@momsonlinegaragesale.com

Jen@Mom's Online Garage Sale said...

Long time follower of Lion Yarn on FB as Jennifer Shelton.

Jen@momsonlinegaragesale.com

Jen@Mom's Online Garage Sale said...

I follow Lion Yarn on Twitter @JenShelton68

Jen@momsonlinegaragesale.com

Jen@Mom's Online Garage Sale said...

Just joined your Tuesday Hop.

Jen@momsonlinegaragesale.com

Jen@Mom's Online Garage Sale said...

I added your giveaway to my Current Giveaway widget in the sidebar of my site.

Jen@momsonlinegaragesale.com

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I blogged about this! (Even though that might decrease my chances of winning.... ;) )

Emilee said...

I follow.

emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

Emilee said...

I like #862 the blue one.

emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

Emilee said...

I follow lion brand yarn on fb.

emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

Emilee said...

I follow lion brand on twitter.

emileenreynolds@yahoo.com

Emilee said...
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Kelly said...

Hello! I'm a new follower. :)


Kelly

Kelly said...

I love the "Sandstorm" yarn.

Kelly said...

I liked Lion's Brand on FB!

Kelly said...

I followed them on twitter as well! :) Thanks for hosting!

Stacey Donaldson said...

I love yarn, although I'm guilty of starting a million project and finishing...well I finish some of them :-)

I'm your newest follower, lovely giveaway!

Stacey @ www.justsayitoldyouso.com

justsayitoldyouso(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacey Donaldson said...

I joined the hop!

Stacey
justsayitoldyouso(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori said...

Violets is my favorite color, but they are all very beautiful!!! stokeswright@gmail.com

Lori said...

I'm following Lion on FB.
stokeswright@gmail.com

Lori said...

I'm following you now, by way of Thrifty Crafty Girl. I refuse to Twitter, I'm holding out...:D

Lori said...

Me again, have your pic and link on my side bar. I'll be posting about the contest on my blog later today.

Lori said...

I'm in the process of linking up to the new blog hop party right now, (one reason I was at Thrifty Crafty). stokeswright@gmail.com
I forgot my address on my last post I think.

Meg said...

I love the Driftwood yarn! Such a warm red tone.

MSutherland1121@gmail.com

Meg said...

I also follow LBY on Twitter.

MSutherland1121@gmail.com

Meg said...

I also follow you on Twitter (under 'luckynutmeg').
MSutherland1121@gmail.com

Meg said...

I also follow LBY on Facebook.
MSutherland1121@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I just checked out Vanna's Colors on lionbrand.com and I love the pine. Great for the fall project I want to start.

Ernessa@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm following Lion on FB..
ernessa@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I am a new follower.

m said...

I think my favorite is Driftwood

m said...

I already follow on Twitter

m said...

I now follow on Facebook too!

(great giveaway, btw)

jennafroggy said...

I am a follower, Ferfer via google friend connect.

jennafroggy said...

My favorite of Vanna's colors is Marina.

jennafroggy said...

I like lion brand yarn on facebook

jennafroggy said...

I follow Lion Brand yarn on Twitter.

jennafroggy said...

Thankyou for such a wonderful giveaway. my email is jennafroggy@live.com

m said...

oops, totally forgot the first entry, thanks for emailing me! I am now following your blog :)

Michelle@ Simplifiy, Live, Love said...

I like the pine and the violets!

Michelle@ Simplifiy, Live, Love said...

I'm part of your blog hop! :-)

Michelle@ Simplifiy, Live, Love said...

I sent you a twitter request. Is that on option? ;-)

Anonymous said...

I follow Lion Brand on Twitter and Facebook. I like the Sandstorm color, but I like all the colors.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Finally, I get to see the follow button.Happily following you via gfc. Thanks for linking up at Market Your Biz and Giveaways :)

Anonymous said...

I am a follower of Lion Brand Yarn.

luiescott@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

luiescott@bellsouth.net

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