Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sponsor Giveaway: Holly Knitlightly

Holly Knitlightly is a super awesome blogger and knitter who makes really cozy cowls and keeps up with all the latest silly holidays (like Bill Cosby sweater day). Let's learn more about Miss Holly.








Tell us a bit about yourself
I'm Holly & I'm addicted to knitting!  Haha.  I'm a 20-something girl living in Ontario and chances are if you see me I'm either reading blogs or knitting, ha.  Right now on my blog I'm celebrating every single "weird" holiday for 2011.  (For example, Dress Up Your Pet Day, Bill Cosby Sweater Day, Bubble Bath Day... haha.)  I've been having a lot of fun with it and it's going to be a blast celebrating every single day for an entire year.


What made you decide to open up a handmade shop?
Ever since I first discovered blogs & etsy, I was so intrigued by it and hoped to have a store of my own one day.  I had been knitting for years before that, and I was always just giving the things that I've made away, or throwing it into my closet never to  be seen again.. ha. I was in love with the idea of Etsy, I had actually been using it for a few years before I even thought of opening up my own shop.  I took a course early last year (Indie Biz with Leigh-Ann, Elsie and Jill) and then worked with Michelle Ward (When I Grow Up Coach) for 12 weeks and she really helped to push me in the right direction.  Before I opened up my etsy shop I was so scared... I felt like I would never be ready, but having the support of so many people really helped.  And once I finally did open it, it was such a great feeling!


What is your favorite part about blogging?
I absolutely LOVE the community.  I have met so many wonderful people who are so supportive and friendly and inspiring, I love it!  You can meet all kinds of people who have so much in common with you.  And I love that there are blogs about EVERYTHING out there, haha.  My google reader is filled with so many different types of blogs.  It's also so nice to be able to just write about ANYTHING that you want, to be able to share photos of things you love with people.  Just knowing that there are people (all over the world!) reading what you write is just such an amazing feeling.


When and how did you get started knitting?
My grandma had tried to teach me how to knit for yeeeeeeeeeeeeears, but I'm left handed so I would try to learn left handed... and always end up extremely confused, ha.  A couple years would go by, and I would ask her to teach me again.  And again, end up so confused & frustrated.  Then one day I decided to search online and see how on earth a left handed person could figure out how to knit, haha!  I read that if you are left handed, it's easier to just learn how to knit as if you were right handed.  You would never know the difference once you get started.  So I went over to my Grandma's house & she taught me!  I've learned how to do a few different things through youtube videos, and everything else I've just kind of taught myself.  Like cables, the way that I cable is SO strange, haha.  But it works for me!



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And now for the GIVEAWAY!!! Here's the loot: 
Holly has generously offered to give one lucky reader a cowl in the color of their choice. This giveaway is open internationally and will end on Monday, February 7 at 10pm EST.


    




    




Here's how to enter:
  • Visit Holly's shop and come back here to leave a comment with your favorite item.
  • Do any of the following for additional entries. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
    • Follow Holly's blog via GFC
    • Follow this blog via GFC
    • Follow me (@AnnieHP) and Holly (@hllly) on Twitter
    • Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this text if you'd like: Win a cozy cowl from @hllly on @AnnieHP's blog http://tinyurl.com/6fd9m3c
Good luck!!!

And if you haven't already, remember to enter the Michellesque giveaway to win two adorable felt hair bows! (Ends TODAY!!!)

192 comments :

  1. wow. she sounds amazing! I knit too, but not as good as her! please enter me!

    I really love her Aqua Hat(:

    I'm ur follower!

    and her follower as well!

    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love everything! But especially the camilla cowl

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  3. And I follow you both on twitter

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  4. and I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/colekbl/status/31945648785858560

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  5. Beautiful creations! My favorite, for its sheer versatility, is the Lamb's Ear cowl:)

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  6. Following on Twitter (@reniazen.)

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  7. Following Holly on Twitter (@reniazen>)

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  8. Oh, decisions decisions ... I love this one http://www.etsy.com/listing/59678671/cactus-cowl !

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  9. Tweeted giveaway info (@reniazen.)

    Thanks:D

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  10. Following your blog on GFC !

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  11. Following Hollys blog on GFC!

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  12. Enter me please dear!
    love the Cactus Cowl and the Vanilla Hat
    zhe_zha@yahoo.com

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  13. already following Holly ;)
    zhe_zha@yahoo.com

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  14. already following both of you
    @azhezha
    zhe_zha@yahoo.com

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  15. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/azhezha/status/31953847442214912
    zhe_zha@yahoo.com

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  16. I would adore a cowl! I like this item the most:http://www.etsy.com/listing/59685108/raspberry-hat

    libbilogs@gmail.com

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  17. I already follow your fantastic blog :)

    libbilogs@gmail.com

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  18. I love the Chocolate Mocha Shrug.

    cabootique[at]live[dot]com

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  19. I like the charcoal cowl and wisteria cowl the best. These are beautiful. writingthestars at hotmail dot com

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  20. I follow Holly's blog via GFC. writingthestars at hotmail dot com

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  21. I follow you via GFC. writingthestars at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love the cactus cowl. Beautiful work!
    princessburninghair(at)cox(dot)net

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  23. Amazing! I love the Ginkgo scarf! :)

    michelleesque[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. I am following your blog :)
    michelleesque[at]gmail[dot]com

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  25. I am following you both via Twitter (Mahalmichelle)

    michelleesque[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. My fave item is the Chocolate Mocha Shrug

    stanech at gmail dot com

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  27. tweeted about the giveaway

    http://twitter.com/#!/stan3ch/status/31960997421916160

    stanech at gmail dot com

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  28. I love the Charcoal Cowl, has such a nice shape!Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    shoushouchic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. I'm following your blog with GFC.
    shoushouchic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. I'm following Holly's blog with GFC.
    shoushouchic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  31. I'm following you and Holly on Twitter (my username: ShouShouChic)
    shoushouchic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  32. The Chocolate Mocha Shrug you made looks divine and cozy. It would perfect to wear around my classroom.

    madeline dot baird at gmail dot com

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  33. I especially love the aqua hat :) I've always wanted to knit one!

    brontewilson93 (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au

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  34. Hi!
    how many awesome creations!!!
    my fav is the buttercup cowl!!!
    yosemite99@alice.it

    p.s.I'm having a giveaway too, feel free to partecipate:
    http://happybeecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/01/strawberry-tote-pdf-sewing-pattern.html

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  35. I'm following you both on twitter!!!
    yosemite99@alice.it

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  36. tweeted this!!!
    yosemite99@alice.it

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  37. I love the Wisteria Cowl

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  38. Following Holly's blog

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  39. following this blog

    roniros (at) gmail.com

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  40. I love the Raspberry hat

    abstufftobuy at gmail dot com

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  41. Following your blog

    abstufftobuy at gmail dot com

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  42. Following Holly's blog

    abstufftobuy at gmail dot com

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  43. I love the aqua hat- great colour!!

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I am a follower of this blog via GFC (Erin C)

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I am a follower of Holly's blog via GFC (Erin C)

    guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I like the Sequoia Wrap http://www.etsy.com/listing/59682350/sequoia-wrap. Nice color very earthy and trendy for the year of the rabbit.

    lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

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  47. I like the Cactus Cowl!
    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  48. New GFC follower here...

    lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow your blog via gfc!
    vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

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  50. Follower too of http://www.hollyknitlightly.com/. She's got a yummy blog wee.

    lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

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  51. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59682350/sequoia-wrap is my fave item :D

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  52. additional entry no.1: I follow Holly's blog via GFC as Alexandra Andrei

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  53. additional entry no.2: I follow your blog via GFC as Alexandra Andrei

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  54. I'm a Twitter follower of both @AnnieHP and @hllly with @alex_supergirl

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  55. I've also posted about the giveaway on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/alex_supergirl/status/32023545399738368

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  56. I love the charcoal cowl! I also love all the hats...her stuff is gorgeous!

    ch3ls23@yahoo.com

    Chelsea H.

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  57. The charcoal cowel is probablymy favourite!!

    kshuttle(at)uoguelph(dot)ca

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  58. I love Holly's stuff. I really like the chocolate mocha shrug. :-)

    somerknits (at) aim dot com

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  59. Ooo, I am lovin' that Wisteria Cowl! She's got some serious talent :D

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  60. wow--she's so talented! And I admire her boldness to go after her dream and do what she loves.

    My favorite thing in her shop is the sweat pea baby blanket in the coral pink color. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59684212/sweetpea-baby-blanket

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  61. Its toss up between the wisteria and the charcoal cowl.

    theycallhersunshine@hotmail.com

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  62. Its toss up between the wisteria and the charcoal cowl.

    theycallhersunshine@hotmail.com

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  63. I adore Charcoal Cowl!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. Following Holly's blog via GFC!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. Following your blog via GFC!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. Following you and and Holly on Twitter!(@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/oksana2372/status/32082597710405632

    (@oksana2372)

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. I like the Chocolate Mocha Shrug!

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  69. The Gingko Scarf is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59681782/ginkgo-scarf

    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I follow Holly's blog publicly with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
    http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/32086968913362944
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. The raspberry hat is too cute!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  74. following you via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  75. following holly via GFC

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  76. following you both on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  77. Love her Vanilla hat, but that charcoal cowl totally gets me, too. I love her fun product pictures, especially the levitation one! haha.

    Sarah
    bannercat | gmail.com & etsy.com

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  78. My favorite is Chocolate Mocha Shrug.
    xlacrimax[at]gmail.com

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  79. Charcoal Cowl is my fav, I love the fact that you can use it as a scarf aswell as hood to put over your head and ears. Great for this good weather.

    Nicola
    nic2234@hotmail.co.uk

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  80. I like the Aqua Hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/59687736/aqua-hat?ref=v1_other_1
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  81. Follow Holly's blog via GFC = Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  82. Follow this blog via GFC = Lyudmila
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  83. Tweeted about giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/Ludmilochka/status/32099365539545088
    lusizova at gmail.com

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  84. I love the Aqua Hat

    Been looking for one like that forever.

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  85. I follow your blog

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  86. I follow her blog

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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  87. I love EVERYTHING, but especially the charcoal cowl.

    bead.eclectic at gmail.com

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  88. I follow your blog via GFC

    bead.eclectic at gmail.com

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  89. I follow Holly's blog via GFC

    bead.eclectic at gmail.com

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  90. blog follower! thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  91. love aqua hat! thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  92. Love those sweet baby blankets!
    sarahmarietownsend(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I love Holly & her blog ♥

    My favorite item in her shop is the Raspberry hat & the charcoal cowl :)

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  94. I already follow Holly on GFC ♥


    xo

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  95. i am a follower of your blog on GFC ♥



    xo

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  96. I follow you both on Twitter.
    @kristinTHEbest

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  97. correction!!!

    I forgot i changed my twitter name ;P

    @hello_kristin


    & I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/hello_kristin
    (don't know how to post staus)
    :)

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  98. I love the cactus cowl, green is just about my favorite color, in pretty much every shade.
    -Basia :)

    bozthefreak@hotmail.com

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  99. my favorite item is Charcoal Cowl

    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

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  100. following Holly's blog via GFC


    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

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  101. following this blog via GFC

    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

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  102. Following you and Holly on Twitter as Ginni_007

    gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

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  103. charcoal cowl

    petmyrhino at hotmail dot com
    www.etsy.com/shop/bigdoglittledog

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  104. Gorgeous: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62051410/wisteria-cowl


    myyearinhaiku at gmail dot com

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  105. My favorite is the Sycamore Scarf! It's so gorgeous!!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. I follow this blog on GFC!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. I follow Holly's blog on GFC!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MaryLeeByTheSea/status/32188293844045825

    MaryLeeByTheSea on Twitter

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. I so so so want to win a cowel from holly's shop! i already have a scarf and I LOVE it! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  110. I follow Holly's blog. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  111. I follow your blog. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  112. Follow you both on twitter. :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  113. Tweeted! :)

    amschotter at gmail dot com

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  114. Ooooh I love the Chocolate Mocha Shrug! abigail.lee {At} gmail.com

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  115. I love the charcoal cowl!

    karen dot erkert at gmail dot com

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  116. I really like the black dahlia cowl, it would go great with anything and I love how funcational it is with all the different looks! Thanks for the chance into this giveaway!

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail.com

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  117. Wisteria cowl is beautiful!!
    earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

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  118. I love the wisteria cowl! It is gorgeous!
    *smiles*
    Carol

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  119. That cowl looks so cozy!

    I really like her Ginkgo Scarf!

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  120. Wait, back up -- there's a Bill Cosby Sweater Day?!?!? My life is complete now!

    My favorite item from her shop is the lovely vanilla hat, which I would like to wear with an electric blue BIll Cosby sweater on the next BIll Cosby Sweater Day.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  121. http://www.etsy.com/listing/59676832/buttercup-cowl
    This is my favorite!
    dixon.kirsten.louise@gmail.com

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  122. I followed this blog!
    dixon.kirsten.louise@gmail.com

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  123. I followed Holly's blog!
    dixon.kirsten.louise@gmail.com

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  124. I followed both of you on twitter!
    dixon.kirsten.louise@gmail.com

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  125. I tweeted about this!
    @skypeachshop

    dixon.kirsten.louise@gmail.com

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  126. I LOVE the charcoal cowl!!

    elizabethglassturner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  127. The charcoal cowl is definitely my favorite :)

    chrismiss10ataoldotcom

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  128. Love the buttercup cowl! Such a happy color!

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  129. Love the Wisteria Cowl! Beautiful color!!

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  130. I follow Holly's blog via GFC.

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  131. I follow your blog via GFC.

    ruricloth at yahoo dot com

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  132. Wisteria Cowl

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  133. The SweetPea baby blanket is adorable.

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  134. I'm loving the Raspberry Hat!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  135. I follow you both on twitter, username slowclublover.
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  136. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/slowclublover/status/32453750446628864

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  137. My favorite is the .....Buttercup Cowl So pretty!!!

    Shannon
    rsp2001@att.net

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  138. I tweetd:
    http://twitter.com/dwalline/statuses/32496159486382082

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  139. I like the chocolate mocha shrug :)

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  140. I follow Annie and Hilly on twitter, @daer0n.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  141. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/daer0n/status/32523048854749184

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  142. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    what a great reference to Breakfast at Tiffany's!

    The Ginkgo Scarf is my fav.

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  143. I love the Raspberry Hat. I wish I was talented with the needles!
    lmwilliams2009(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. I am a follower of wattlebird!

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  145. I am a follower of Holly Knitlightly!

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  146. I'm following both of you on twitter.... i'm @lmwilliams2009!

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  147. Here's the link to my tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/lmwilliams2009/status/32692954602672128

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  148. I love the sequoia wrap ( :

    A_C_E_at hotmail dot com

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  149. I like the Sequoia Wrap.
    jswandrn at gmail

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  150. I rather like the charcoal wrap.
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  151. I love the Cameilla cowel!

    shrinkingsara at gmail

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  152. My fav item from her shop is the Sycamore Scarf!

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  153. I followed Holly's blog via GFC! (erin d)

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  154. I followed your blog via GFC (erin d)

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  155. I followed you and Holly on Twitter (erin_d...)

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  156. Love charcoal cowl!

    faked_sugartone at hotmail

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  157. My favorite item is the Camellia Cowl .
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  158. Following Holly via GFC.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  159. Following you via GFC.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  160. Following both twitter accounts as my_wunderkammer.
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  161. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/my_wunderkammer/status/34037024914804736
    so.kitsch at gmail dot com

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  162. I love Vanilla Hat! :)

    moikalintang@hotmail.com

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  163. Follow Holly's blog via GFC as Monik.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  164. Follow this blog via GFCas Monik.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  165. Follow you and Holly on Twitter as @monikaretnani.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  166. Tweet about this giveaway here.

    monikalintang@hotmail.com

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  167. My favorite item is the Raspberry Hat

    Thank you for the giveaway

    Amy at valuedcustomer(at)live(dot)com

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  168. Favorite? Well I Etsy "hearted" the shop/seller and at least half of her marvelous creations!

    I adore COWLS - and as much as I love the Buttercup and the Wisteria - I'm just head over heels with the yummy Camilla Cowl.

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  169. Public Follower of Holly's Blog
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  170. Public Follower of this/wattlebird blog
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  171. RSS blog/feed subscriber via Google Reader
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  172. THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY!!!!
    oops - I think I messed up and my last comment doesn't qualify is there some way either your or I can delete both my last (RSS /Google Reader) comment and this one.

    Sorry for causing this inconvenience!
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  173. I love the vanilla hat!!
    so cute!! everthing is amazing.


    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  174. i follow holly's blog through gfc!


    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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