classic elite arietta giveaway

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

If you have been coming to my blog for a while, you know that I am a big fan of Classic Elite yarn. It has been a true constant in my knitting life. To me, their yarn is always reliable. Always yummy.

Well, Classic Elite has been so generous to help me celebrate my 10 years of blogging and is giving away 10 balls of Arietta yarn along with a muslin project bag and the Arietta pattern book!
Arietta yarn is 80% Merino, 20% Yak, and truly delicious.  I have not knit anything with it yet, but I can tell you, it feels incredible.  
Arietta is Classic Elite's latest fall yarn and is knit on US size 5-6 needles with a gauge of 5-51/2 stitches to the inch.
The book includes a couple of sweater patterns, hats, scarves, and my personal favorite above, Avera.   I honestly LOVE that thing.  Avera is a scarf, and a wrap, and a sweater all in one.  Super cool!

If interested, please leave a comment here before Sunday, October 2, 5pm EST.  I'll have the random generator choose a name.  And as always, thanks for visiting!  xx

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251 comments

  1. What a yummy giveaway!! Count me in!!

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  2. I love this yarn also! Would be fabulous to win these balls of yummy yarn! Thanx!

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  3. What a lovely yarn and a happy anniversary!
    Greetings from Austria

    Knitgudi

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  5. Congrats on the 10 year anniversary! I have been along for the past seven and have enjoyed your perspective, the yummy recipes and your lovely knitting projects and patterns. You inspired me to pick up my needles again after a very long hiatus! Here's to another fun filled 10 years! Blessings to you and your family!

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  6. Wow,that colourway is beautiful! I've never knitted with yak and would love to try

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  7. Congratulations on 10 yrs. It is a milestone and a blessing to our knitting community. Thanks so much for your dedication to us your viewers.

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  8. Congrats on the 10 year anniversary!

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  9. Congrats on 10 years!

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  10. Congratulations on 10 yr anniversary!

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  11. Congrats!! I just recently "found" you and your blog is a permanent bookmark on my iPhone!
    What a luscious giveaway!!

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  12. Congrats on your Blogiversary!

    That yarn is gorgeous--I love Classic Elite.

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  13. Happy 10 years blogging...would love to win the yarn!

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  14. What a great giveaway. I can't believe it's npbeen 10 years. I've followed your blog from the beginning. Here's to 10 more!!

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  15. I have never actually seen yak yarn in any of my LYSs so I would love to get my hands on some - literally!

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  16. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! And thank you for having the great giveaway!!

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  17. Congratulations on your anniversary. And, oh man, I would be so happy to have that yarn!

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  18. Kirsten9/28/2016

    Congratulations on the anniversary of your wonderful blog!

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  19. This yarn looks amazing! I've never used it but would love to try it :)

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  20. This yarn looks amazing! I've never used it but would love to try it :)

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  21. Happy Anniversary! I have loved following your blog over the years...knitting, cooking, and family what could be better?! I would love to win this drawing...fingers crossed!!

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  22. Gorgeous!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  23. Would love to win this

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  24. Oooh, I would make that Avera with the Cascade. It is so versatile and the color is pretty!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Congratulations on 10 years!

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  26. The yarn looks lovely. Congratulations on 10 years! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. Happy Anniversary,Leslie!

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  28. I would adore playing with that yarn.

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  29. Anonymous9/28/2016

    Happy 10th Anniversary! That's an incredible milestone - and what a beautiful, inspiring record of life you have to show for it. Congrats! Kimberley

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  30. Beautiful! And a gorgeous colour too. Happy Anniversary!

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  31. Anonymous9/28/2016

    Happy Anniversary! What a generous way to celebrate.

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  32. Looks lovely--I like that sweater :)

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  33. Looks lovely--I like that sweater :)

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  34. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! I've enjoyed many of those years. I've never knit with this yarn, but would love to try it. Love the color.

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  35. What a beautiful yarn...yak and merino sounds so soft! Congrats again on your anniversary!

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  36. That sounds like a yummy yarn to knit with! Thanks for the giveaway. Rav ID: mim

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  37. Congratulations!
    Yak--yummy.

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  38. I've never knit with yak! Eager to try it! FIngers crossed-

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  39. Anonymous9/28/2016

    Happy 10th Anniversary! I have never knitted with Yak but would love to give it a try. Not that I really NEED any more yarn...

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  40. Kimberly9/28/2016

    Happy Anniversary! Wonderful give away. I love your blog.

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  41. Ideal yarn for an anniversary and ideal yarn for a gift!

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  42. Happy Anniversary! And, what a marvelous give-away. Thanks for the chance!

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  43. The yarn looks lovely and I like that pattern also! Happy Anniversary

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  44. Congratulations and Happy 10th! It can't believe how time flies. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful yarn!

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  45. Hi there,

    I would love the chance to knit with another great yarn from Classic Elite. Thanks so much for offering this!

    Deb

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  46. Yarn to possible add to my stash...I'm in!

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  47. Yarn to possible add to my stash...I'm in!

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  49. Nicole H.9/28/2016

    Congratulations on 10 years! I haven't been reading knitting blogs for quite that long, but seeing a new post from you always makes me happy!

    Thank you so much for giveaway!

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  50. I love the color! It's perfect! And so is your blog :)
    For some reason I can't publish this comment with my Google account, so my name is Kristin :) (kristinlchristensen@gmail.com)

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  51. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. I've enjoyed the posts on knitting and the recipes. Thanks for the chance to win some yarn.
    Veldasyarn

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  52. What a generous giveaway! Congrats on 10 years, please pick me!! :)
    tinyplasticmeat on Ravelry

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  53. Oh that's so exciting!!! And merino/yak....sounds heavenly!! KaisaWM on ravelry

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  54. Beautiful yarn...love your blog. Greetings from New Zealand!

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  55. Congratulations on ten years of blogging. I always look forward to clicking the link when I see you've put up a new post. I made Toast mitts many years ago and literally wore them till the stitches started unraveling! Your gentle voice is much appreciated. Here's to another ten years! Thank You,
    Kimmiekat on Ravelry

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  56. Anonymous9/28/2016

    I love your blog - congratulations on your anniversary. The wool looks fab x
    Lee Ann x

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  57. 10 years! Wow, I can't believe it has been that long! Congrats! I have never tried Classic Elite yarn, this would be great!

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  58. ten years ?!? can it really be that long ?! that means in two months I will have a ten year old ❤️ i'm a local and have followed your blog forever . seriously. I even use it as reference for recipes that you've made and knitting inspiration. happy anniversary !

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  59. Gosh! Ten years. Congratulations. I found your blog about a year ago. I'm always smiling when I read it. You are so serene. Thank you for the feeling of sitting down with a cup of tea and knitting together.

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  60. Hey, your anniversary and someone else gets the present? That's crazy, as is that garment. it mystifies me!

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  61. Happy anniversary! I'd love to win that yarn.

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  62. That yarn is beautiful and I've never knitted with anything that contained yak before!
    globalite on Ravelry

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  63. Roxanne9/28/2016

    Happy Anniversary! And that Yarn!!!

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  64. I'm interested! Such a pretty color. I'd love to try this yarn. Rav amchart

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  65. Congrats on 10 years! Love your blog and would love to get my hands on that yummy yarn!

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  66. Congratulations on 10 years! That's a wonderful milestone to achieve. And it's so nice of you to celebrate by offering a giveaway of such a gorgeous yarn and patterns!

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  67. Thanks for 10 years of sharing your gifts. What a wonderful start to October knitting.

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  68. Krystal9/28/2016

    Happy anniversary! I love the rosy color of yarn in the first pic!

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  69. Love your blog and count me in!

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  70. Would love to win this beautiful yarn!

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  71. Wonderful giveaway! I am Melanie1 on Rav

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  72. Please, please - I need this :)...
    Thanks Leslie, your posts are always inspirational - keep up with your awesome creativity!

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  73. Gorgeous! I really hope I win! Thanks for the chance and thanks for the inspiration here at A Friend To Knit With. Happy Anniversary - and many more.

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  75. Awesome!!
    Count me in!!

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  76. It looks wonderful, I would love to give it a try, thanks for the generous blogaversary give away!

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  77. Colleen W9/28/2016

    Ooh, I would love to win that yarn! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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  78. Wow! A Classic Elite giveaway?!? Count me in please!

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  79. 10 years!!! Congratulations from Poland. Good achievement.

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  80. Erin D9/28/2016

    Congratulations on 10 years and happy anniversary!

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  81. It only took me 10 years to find your blog, and I'm so glad I did.
    I would love to win the giveaway.

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  82. Gorgeous yarn! And congratulations on your blogiversary!

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  83. What a pretty color. I've been slowly getting into pinks and I have never used this yarn's Arietta line before.

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  84. Beautiful color. Thanks for the giveaway

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  85. Oh - I've never knit with Yak before - sounds warm and cuddly :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Jayne
    themomster (Ravelry)

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  86. The color of that yarn is amazing. Thanks for the giveway, and congrats on your anniversary!

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  87. Blessings to you on 10 years! You are so right that Classic Elite consistently creates yarns that are fun to knit with and to wear! Would love to win!

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  88. Newknitter29/28/2016

    Wow that's an amazing giveaway thank you!

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  89. That yarn looks delightful. Merino and yak, great combination. Thanks for the giveaway, and congratulations on ten years of blogging.

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  90. Jo Morgan9/28/2016

    Of course, I don't want to miss the drawing for this spectacular yarn, but I also wanted to congratulate you on your blogging anniversary -- even if it is a day late.

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  91. Congrats on your anniversary! I have been a fan forever! The yarn is such a beautiful colour and anyone would love to have a chance to knit with it.

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  92. Patty S9/28/2016

    I'd love to try this yarn!

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  93. Such a beautiful color! Jus t yummy!

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  94. Wow! Doesn't feel like almost 10 years since I discovered your blog, time goes quicker as I get older, lol.

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  95. This looks like beautiful yarn and a lovely colour too!

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  96. Connie K.9/28/2016

    Love Classic Elite patterns and I've never had the opportunity to knit with any of their yarns - winning would be a huge treat for me! Thanks for the chance to win!
    greyowl60@yahoo.com

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  97. Congratulations on the blog anniversary! I would love to try this yarn.

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  98. Oh my lanta! Ten years! I have read your blog for years and have enjoyed your pictures, knits and baking.......not to mention watching your family grow up. Your blog fills many with crafty inspiration! Cheers to the big ten-o and to many more years of blogging. Alisha xx

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  99. I would so love to win this gorgeous yarn! Thank you for entering my name

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  100. Congratulations!

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  101. Congratulations! I have been a follower for many of those 10 years. I feel as if I know you. Your knitting is beautiful. I also love your cookie posts.

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  102. Happy anniversary! Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

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  103. Happy 10th anniversary! That is really a milestone. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome give away.

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  104. Congrats on the 10 years!

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  105. Awesome giveaway! And yay for 10 years!

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  106. Congrats on 10 years. Fingers and toes crossed on the giveaway.

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  108. Congrats on your blog's 10 year anniversary! I too have a freshman in college this fall and enjoyed your posts about Libby starting at UC Boulder. Thanks for the opportunity to win some Arietta and the pattern book. I love the Hopewell cardigan that is on the front cover.

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  109. Congrats on 10yrs:) count me in for the giveaway!

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  110. pamela9/28/2016

    Congrats!!! Would love to enter the give away!

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  111. I've never used any Classic Elite yarn, but I'd love to give it a try!

    Shelley

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  112. What a fun piece to knit!!

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  113. Very nice! Please count me in.

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  114. kevin griffin9/28/2016

    Im psyched I found a great blog and a giveaway too!!
    Griffk1964@yahoo.com

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  115. Woohoo! How lovely to have a chance to win yarn that I was admiring the other day at my LYS.

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  116. Yummy yarn, I love Classic Elite too!

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  117. Lovely prize. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  118. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! And what a great give away.

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  119. Lovely prize. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  120. Laurie9/29/2016

    Thank you so very much for the last 10 years. I've enjoyed it right from the beginning. Beautiful knitting, tasty recipes and always lovely photos.
    Happy anniveersary.

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  121. Incredibly beautiful yarn - I can almost feel the softness of the yarn through the screen! Happy Anniversary!

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  122. Thank yout for the georgious giveaway, I love this yarn! Happy Anniversary, congrats for your blog!

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  123. Lovely looking yarn and great patterns, and happy anniversary for your blog

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  124. Congratulations on your anniversary!! Fab giveaway :)

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  125. Anonymous9/29/2016

    What a generous giveaway! Congrats on 10 years!!

    Lovely looking yarn and <3-patterns!

    <3/ Ingrid ...ingridgerdin@telia.com

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  126. Happy Anniversary! Your blog is one of my very favorites! Thanks for such generosity!

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  127. Happy Blog Birthday! The yarn sounds delicious!

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  128. Happy Blog Birthday! The yarn sounds delicious!

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  129. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary!!! Love your blog! Would love to try this yarn looks awesome. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  130. Congratulations! Love your blog and have been enjoying it for a long time! I have always looked forward to the pictures of your kiddos jumping for joy on the last day of school. ;-)

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  131. Congratulations! 10 years....amazing! Rav ID: Cinciknitti

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  132. gah! so beautiful. throwing my name in for this one!

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  133. Congratulations on 10 years! I get very inspired reading your posts - thanks for sharing!

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  134. pixiewear (rav id)9/29/2016

    that yarn looks scrumptious! i'd like to climb into the computer and pet it.

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  135. So lovely! Great giveaway.

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  136. 10 years already! Congratulations. Now may the random generator god be with me, I would love some yarn, and this dusty pink looks so good.

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  137. Love the clean simplicity of your blog and finally ordered some Chalk Lots mats yesterday! Your photographs and love of family shine through all you do.

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  138. Congrats for these 10 years of blogging! It would be amazing to try this yarn!

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  139. Beautiful yarn! I would love to try something warm

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  140. Congratulations on 10 years! Love the sweater on the front of the book.

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  141. Love the colour of the yarn. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!

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  142. what a fun giveaway! thanks for the opportunity, and congrats on 10 years!

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  143. Congrats on 10 years! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

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  144. Congrats on 10 years. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  145. Enjoy your 10th Anniversary and wishing you many more! What a nice present (or is it presence!), you always share with us and also for Classic Elite too!

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  146. congrats on your 10yrs! yummy color..count me in:) thanks for the giveaway.
    rav: denim

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  147. Odds are that is going to be a pretty popular post! Thank you, dear friend, for 10 years of giving, sharing and joy.

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  148. Anonymous9/29/2016

    10 Years! What an awesome achievement! I would love to make a sweater in Classic Elite....especially that blush pink!

    Colleen Clark

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  149. Congrats on your anniversary! I've been following for at least 7 of the years. That yarn looks super yummy!

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  150. Wow! Congrats on ten years, that's huge! I love classic elite yarns and would love to win! thank you

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  151. Anonymous9/29/2016

    I would use this yarn. to make something yummy for my grand-niece and (if it's not wool) some chemo hats. Trying to knit from stash - and free stash is wonderful!
    pjcoldren@tm.net

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  152. Congrats on 10 years!
    Rav: 524mlt

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  153. Happy Anniversary! Give away??? Yes Please!!
    Rav id pinkknittergal

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  154. Happy ten years and yay to this yarn!! What a great giveaway!!!!

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  155. Happy anniversary! Thanks for the giveaway! This yarn looks really yummy! And that scarf/wrap/sweater, too! I love versatility :).

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  156. Happy 10th Anniversary. Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous yarn. Hope the great number generator picks me!

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  157. I've worn sweaters with a merino/yak yarn mix and can vouch for its wonderful feel.

    Happy Blog Anniversary to you! I would love to be the lucky winner of the Classic Elite yarn. xo

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  158. Congratulations on ten years! And thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. The yarn looks luscious, and the color is beautiful.

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  159. Susan M9/29/2016

    I see a sweater in my future...... :-)

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  160. "Happy anniversary, happy anniversary - happy anniversary" to quote the what was it, old Broadway show? Or was it The Flintstones? Anyway, happy anniversary, and please enter me in for that luscious yarn.

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  161. Fantastic Giveaway! Happy 10th! please, please let me win...

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  162. Happy anniversary! That yarn looks gorgeous.

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  163. Lovely.. thanks for the chance!

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  164. Well done for making it 10 years! Thanks for the chance to win the gorgeous yarn and lovely looking book!

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  165. Oh, I would love to win this!!! Happy 10 year anniversary, your blog is one of my favorites!!

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  166. Thanks for the giveaway, the yarn looks scrumptious and I love knitting books!

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  167. Merino and yak? Sounds like an amazing combination! (And happy ten-year birthday to your blog!)

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  168. Congrats on 10 years! What a gorgeous color. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  169. I'd love to win. I'm kristenlynnea on Rav. if I win and you need to find me!

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  170. Karin Berg9/29/2016

    Happy 10 years!

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  171. Think I have been following you for most of the 10 years. I would love this yarn to make AVERA for my 23 yr. old granddaughter who is a nurse in the bone morrow transplant unit of a hospital in Upstate NY.

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  172. Congrats on your ten years, Leslie! Quite the milestone. That yarn looks yummy. I'd love to try it!

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  173. Congrats on 10 years!! I too love Classic Elite, and I love yak fiber, and that Avera pattern!!

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  174. Wow 10 years! Congratulations and thank you! I have not had the opportunity to ever touch Classic Elite yarns or yak yarn sadly, have knit CE's patterns though. I would love the chance to knit those lovely skeins and I would knit Avera too! That is so beautiful! Keep blogging!

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  175. Congratulations on the 10 years!!!

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  176. Love your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  177. MIchelle B.9/29/2016

    Congratulations on 10 years! I love that wrap/scarf pattern also. Beautiful!

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  178. Congrats and happy 10th anniversary! Hard to believe it's been that long. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  179. Happy 10 years........great blog! Lovely wool!

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  180. Happy 10 years. Thank you for the give-away.

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  181. Anonymous9/29/2016

    Congratulations on 10yrs. Lovely yarn would be lovely for an autumn/winter project :)
    LornaR

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  182. What a great giveaway!

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  183. What a great giveaway! Congratulations on you anniversary!

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  184. Love the color ! Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your anniversary :)

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  185. Anonymous9/29/2016

    This yarn looks gorgeous! 10 years, awesome!
    maryrducker@mac.com

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  186. Lovely yarns, never knit with yak fiber before, would love to use these to knit a scarf or jumper!!!

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  187. Happy 10th Blogging Anniversary!

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  188. Anonymous9/29/2016

    10 years?? Surely not!! Congratulations!!! Claudia/knittingmylife on rav)

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  189. Congrats on the 10 years!

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  190. Congratulations on your 10 year Anniversary blogging! I hope that you enjoy many more. Thanks for the opportunity to win this package!

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  191. Merino and yak? Be still my beating heart! Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. What a way to celebrate.

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  192. 10 years is HUGE...congratulations! And thank you for the super lovely giveaway! xoxo

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  193. You have a great sense of style. Love your blog.

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  194. Congratulations on ten years! The yarn looks fabulous!

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  195. Classic Elite is just timeless! Love the patterns! Happy Blogiversary!

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  196. Anonymous9/30/2016

    Wow!10 years! What a lovely giveaway.
    Thanks and Congratulations!
    Dee

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