GIVEAWAY – Lion Brand Yarn and Clover Needlecraft

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

The winner is Jessica B! She said, “Thanks for the giveaway. I sooo hope I win. I have been crocheting a lot lately…this would be awesome.”

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE WEDNESDAY to claim your prize. Congratulations!

THE PRIZE

lion brand and clover

One reader will win $42 worth of supplies including

MY REVIEW

Lion Brand Yarns

In preparation for this giveaway, I have been doing A LOT of crocheting and knitting. (I will be giving away about a dozen patterns in the weeks to come and so I had to make them up for myself first…) 95% of the time, the yarn I choose is Lion Brand, and the majority of that is Vanna’s Choice.

I LOVE Vanna’s Choice yarn – it comes in every possible beautiful and trendy color and it’s so soft and cozy. I have made baby booties, ear warmers, and hats with Vanna’s Choice, and they are so warm and comfortable to wear, even on my baby’s sensitive skin.

Vanna’s Glamour is the same great stuff as Vanna’s Choice, just a little more elegant. It has a metallic thread woven through to give your project some bling and comes in 7 great colors.

lion brand yarn superwash merino

Lion Brand makes so many different kinds of yarns, it’s easy to have lots of favorites. I got to try out these 3 yarns, and the Superwash Merino is among my new favorites. I made a fingerless glove (am still working on the left one) and this wool is the softest I have ever felt. I think of wool as being scratchy and rough, but this yarn feels just like acrylic with all the great properties of wool (absorbent, warm, etc). It’s fine and so nice to work with. And don’t you just love that color? Greens are my favorite, especially this shade.

I haven’t had time to transform the Amazing and Vanna’s Glamour into anything yet, but when I do, it will be fabulous and high quality because that’s what Lion Brand yarn is all about!

Clover Needlecraft

heart pom pom maker

Pom Poms are so sweet, and heart shaped ones seem to fit in lots more places than just on hats. Like on the ends of scarves or on a mobile or as little toys for stuffed animals…

I also got to try out the small and large heart shaped pom pom makers from Clover Needlecraft. I have never used a pom pom maker before, and it was so easy! I was a little intimdated looking at the contraption, but fortunately there were very thorough instructions in the packaging. Elliot and I figured it out in no time, and aren’t they cute?

I am a craft tool/accessory junkie, and Clover Needlecraft has all of my favorite needlecraft accessories and tools. I want to own every single package of knitting needle protectors, stitch markers and holders, needles…I want it all! These pom pom makers are a very nice addition to my aspiring collection. Small, easy to use, and so cute!

Thanks Lion Brand and Clover!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Make a comment on this post before midnight Friday, April 16.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

You may also earn up to 25 entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{These products were provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 191 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy Stickle April 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm

What a great giveaway!! That pom pom maker looks too cute!! What fun I could have with these. Thanks!!
–Amy

2 Amy Stickle April 12, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I receive your Feed!!

3 emily e. April 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Great giveaway! Fun prizes :o)

4 emily e. April 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I subscribe to your feed through google reader.

5 Caron April 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Woo hoo! I love this yarn. It really is very versatile. I didn’t know they had merino, too, that is great news!

6 Caron April 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I am a fan of Lion Brand Yarn on facebook. :)

7 Caron April 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I am also a fan of Clover on facebook.

8 Caron April 12, 2010 at 8:40 pm

… and I facebooked about this contest, and included a link.

9 Caron April 12, 2010 at 8:41 pm

and I subscribe to your feed through google reader. This is getting to be one big run on sentence….

10 Joyce April 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm
11 Joyce April 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I am a fan of Lion Brand on FB.

12 Joyce April 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm
13 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

those heart pom poms are way cute!

14 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

subscribed to lion brand yarn newsletter

15 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

subscribed to clover newsletter

16 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

facebook fan of lion brand yarn

17 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm

facebook fan of clover

18 Dawn Phelps April 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

facebook fan of vanilla joy

19 Anne Marie April 13, 2010 at 4:48 am

Love Lion brand yarn – thanks for the great giveaway.

20 Anne Marie April 13, 2010 at 4:50 am

I receive Lion brand newsletters.

21 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:43 am

Nice variety of prizes. I love that shade of green yarn, also.

22 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:46 am

Became a Facebook Fan of Lion Brand Yarn,

23 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:46 am

Signed up for Lion Brand’s free Newsletter.

24 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:47 am

Became a Facebook Fan of Clover.

25 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:47 am

Follow Clover on Twitter. @winsome6

26 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:48 am

Follow Vanilla Joy on Twitter. @winsome6

27 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:48 am

Facebook Fan of Vanilla Joy.

28 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:49 am

Subscribed to your feed.

29 Kimberly April 13, 2010 at 5:49 am

Signed up for your newsletter.

30 Sally April 13, 2010 at 6:17 am

I subscribe to your feed on google reader.

31 Sally April 13, 2010 at 6:18 am

I would love those heart pom pom makers…got some great ideas when I read your post. Thanks.

32 Jennifer Ladd April 13, 2010 at 7:13 am

Great giveaway – the yarn is very pretty!

33 Jennifer Ladd April 13, 2010 at 7:17 am

I follow Clover on twitter.

34 Jennifer Ladd April 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

I follow Vanilla Joy on twitter.

35 Laurie Green April 13, 2010 at 7:26 am

I agree with you about Vanna’s choice. It does feel wonderful!

36 Laurie Green April 13, 2010 at 7:27 am

I subscribe to your feed

37 Laurie Green April 13, 2010 at 7:29 am

I subscribe to Lion Brand’s newsletter (under a different email address, I can give it to you if you need it)

38 LadySaotome April 13, 2010 at 7:52 am

You can visibly see how soft those yarns are – how’s that possible? lol
And that pompom maker looks too cool!

39 Caroline April 13, 2010 at 8:29 am

I would love to win this – what a great giveaway!

40 Julie B April 13, 2010 at 9:10 am

One of my goals is to get better at crocheting. I also have to agree with you about Vanna’s Choice yarn, very trendy and definately not my grandmothers yarn :)

41 Julie B April 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

I subscribe to your newsletter

42 Julie B April 13, 2010 at 9:11 am

I receive your feed via email

43 Julie B April 13, 2010 at 9:14 am

I am a facebook fan of Lion Brand yarn

44 Lori April 13, 2010 at 10:08 am

Nice giveaway! Thanks for offering this. First time to your blog and I like what you’re doing.

45 twyla April 13, 2010 at 11:50 am

I like their yarns as well. The heart shaped pom maker is so cute. I’ll be looking for those.

46 Shari April 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm

My best friend is a knitter and I would love to be able to give this prize to her!

47 Shari April 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I’m subscribed to your feed via Bloglines, under the name “Southern Girl.”

48 Elizabeth April 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I love knitting and especially using all the beautiful Lion Brand yarns.

49 Elizabeth April 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I am an email subscriber

50 jennifer hamilton April 13, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Fun! I want it all too;0

51 jennifer hamilton April 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I am a fan of yours on FB

52 jennifer hamilton April 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Subscribe to your newsletter via email

53 jennifer hamilton April 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Subscribe to your feed via My Yahoo

54 jennifer hamilton April 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Follow you on twitter @eclairemom

55 Coralie April 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Love this yarn!

56 sarah April 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm

wow, this is a GREAT prize. I’ve been wanting to try out one of those pompom makers!

57 sarah April 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm

i am a facebook fan of lion brand

58 sarah April 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm

i get lion brand’s newsletter!

59 Sue D April 13, 2010 at 6:14 pm

I would love to win this. Those pom pom makers look way better than mine.

60 Sue D April 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I get Lion Brand’s newsletter.

61 Sue D April 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I signed up for the Clover newsletter.

62 Sue D April 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I am an email subscriber.

63 Sue D April 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I receive your newsletter.

64 Sue D April 13, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I commented on your post on Pudding Paint.

65 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I would love winning this giveaway! count me in!
annemolino at hotmail dot com

66 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm

FB fan of lion brand yarn

67 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I subscribed to the newsletter

68 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:34 pm

FB fan of clover

69 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I follow clover on twitter amolino

70 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I also signed up for clovers newsletter

71 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I follow you on twitter amolino

72 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I am your FB fan!

73 Anne April 13, 2010 at 9:39 pm
74 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:26 am

Thanks for the giveaway. I sooo hope I win. I have been crocheting alot lately…this would be awesome

sewcraftable@gmail.com

75 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:27 am
76 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:29 am

got lionbrands newsletter

77 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:30 am
78 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:31 am

follow clover on twitter
@aidanadisynsmom

79 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:33 am

got clovers newsletters

80 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:35 am

follow vanillajoy on twitter
@aidanadisynsmom

81 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:36 am

vanillajoy fb fan
@jessiblankenship

82 Jessica b April 14, 2010 at 12:47 am

subscribed to your feed

83 Regina D April 14, 2010 at 3:43 am

love the heart pom pom maker, so cute.

84 Regina D April 14, 2010 at 3:43 am

i subscribe email

85 Regina D April 14, 2010 at 3:44 am

i subscribe rss feed

86 Regina D April 14, 2010 at 3:45 am

I subscribe to the Lion Brand’s free Newsletter

87 Regina D April 14, 2010 at 3:46 am

subscribed Clover newsletter

88 Sara L. April 14, 2010 at 7:53 am

This is a great giveaway. I have just recently started crocheting again.

89 Sara L. April 14, 2010 at 7:55 am

I just subscribed via email. :)

90 Anne April 14, 2010 at 10:03 am
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116 jengd April 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

I’m trying to make bday presents this year for a load of little girls and I imagine I could put this to good use!

117 jengd April 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

I subscribe to your feed.

118 jengd April 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

I’m a FB fan of yours

119 jengd April 14, 2010 at 11:48 am

I subscribe to your email

120 jengd April 14, 2010 at 11:53 am

I commented on your Pudding paint post

121 jengd April 14, 2010 at 11:54 am

I commented on your pirate ships post! (I’d use this idea this year if we weren’t having a robot party!)

122 Jeanne April 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Love Vanna’s Choice yarn too! Would love to have more.

123 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:33 am
124 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:34 am

Fan of Lion Brand Yarn on FB!

125 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:35 am

Fan of Clover on FB! Love their yo-yo makers too! :)

126 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:35 am

Following Clover on Twitter

127 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:36 am

Following Vanilla Joy on twitter

128 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:37 am

Tweeted about it!

129 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:38 am

Fan of Vanilla Joy on FB!

130 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:39 am

Subscribe to your feed

131 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:39 am

Get your newsletter!

132 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:40 am
133 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:42 am

FB’ed about it!

134 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:45 am
135 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:45 am
136 Sara B. April 15, 2010 at 5:47 am

I’m excited to make pom poms, so cute! Clover’s yo-yo makers are so easy to use bet the pom pom makers are too. I’ve only recently attempted crocheting so I could totally use the supplies in my “learning” adventure! Thanks for the great giveaway, Vanilla Joy!

137 Kimberly April 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I signed up for the Clover Newsletter.

138 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I just started knitting a few months ago and I would really love to win this giveaway!

139 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I am a fan of Lion Brand yarn on facebook now :]

140 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I follow clover on twitter!

141 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I follow Clover on facebook

142 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I follow Vanilla Joy on twitter!

143 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I am a fan of Vanilla Joy on facebook :]

144 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm
145 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

I made a blog post and linked all 5 links you wanted. Here go the comments!

146 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Entry 1 for links

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Entry 2 for links

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164 SmileyGirl April 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I’m loving the colors as well as the pom pom maker – would make it so much easier for my girlies! Fun Fun!

165 Christina April 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm
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172 Dara April 16, 2010 at 6:19 am

How adorable! i just started crocheting, i wondered how pom poms get made so easily!

173 elchan April 16, 2010 at 7:16 am

Those heart pom-poms are so cute! Thanks for your thoughts on the yarns and for the great giveaway!

174 leslie April 16, 2010 at 7:39 am

Very nice- the yarn looks so luxurious!

175 Celestia April 16, 2010 at 8:26 am

Such pretty yarn colors!

176 Marci J April 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

This would be fun to win! Fingers crossed.

177 melissa snead April 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

so want to win this!

178 melissa snead April 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

became a fan of clover usa

179 melissa snead April 16, 2010 at 10:58 am

became a fan of loinbrand yarn

180 melissa snead April 16, 2010 at 10:59 am

became a fan of vanilla joy

181 Melissa H April 16, 2010 at 11:08 am

How fun! I would love to try the pom pom makers!

182 kari April 16, 2010 at 11:09 am

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

183 Amy Schweiss April 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

I have too much yarn as it is, but I could always use more!

184 Megan April 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much!

185 Hana K. April 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I haven’t seen the heart pom pom makers before! How cute :D

186 Natalie April 16, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I’m just getting back into crocheting, so this prize would be perfect for me!

187 Julie Smith April 16, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I, too, am an avid crocheter and knitter. This would be a great prize to win (you can never have too much yarn!) .. and I’m really tired of making pom poms by hand! LOL!

188 Julie Smith April 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I already receive Lion Brand’s newsletter at the following addy:

jewelknits at luckymail dot com

189 Kerrie G April 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

The yarn is beautiful! I think making pom pom’s would be a blast!

190 Kerrie G April 16, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Follow Vanilla Joy on Twitter @36momma

191 Kerrie G April 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I Follow Clover on Twitter @36momma

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