Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Yarn Candy by Melissa and *Giveaway*










There really is nothing like having the correct tools for the job. If you're into lace or socks- one of the tools you need is Yarn Candy by Melissa enamel stitch markers! These little gems are beautiful, lightweight, and versatile!


Here is a little about Melissa, creator of these beautiful pieces of functional art:

"Being an avid knitter and the daughter of a yarn shop owner Melissa knows the importance of a beautiful yet functional stitch marker. Her stitch markers are made with an abundance of care and creativity in order to ensure both quality and sweetness. Handmade and unique, her stick pins are the perfect finish to a hand knit shawl or scarf and will rest beautifully on the lapel of a sweater. Available in two different lengths, 3 inch & 5 inch, these pins are truly versatile. Made with a range of different beads prices vary, giving you a wide selection with affordability in mind."


For those of you who received Melissa's Yarn Candy, there was a generous coupon code on her sample- so please look for those!


Melissa was so kind to send me a beautiful peridot and gold colored shawl pin to be used as a giveaway contest! So, if you would please, visit YarnCandybyMelissa and find something you like (this should be very easy for you) and post about it below here. Those of you who plurk, post about it in a forum, tweet, or blog it will get extra entries! Make sure you leave a way for me to find you, in case you win ;) Drawing will be held on Friday!

Thank you very much Melissa! We look forward to future contributions to the box!

29 comments:

missfire said...

I love her brooches! The Swarovski and Pearl are a beautiful way to dress up simple knits! Great stuff, all of it.

Lady O said...

I really like these sts markers: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20604114 and the similar style martini ones.

I'm also eye-ing a saving pack of enamel ones and some of the shawl pins. Lots of great stuff.

Rav- LadyOctavia

sunnie fairy said...

I love the bright colors! :]

etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6445328

Northern Lights Fiber Co. said...

Great colors and I love the tags their hung on!

Jen Hintz said...

*gasp* http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17454629
I have some pendant-type beads that look almost exactly like that frog shawl pin! I keep intending to make earrings out of them, and that pin would give me a kooky but cool matching set!

jennifer said...

I like the silver goldfish ones. I don't use stitch markers very often, but I might have to have a set "just in case".

desertgarden

Nicole said...

OMG! I love them all. The stitch markers are adorable. I added this shop to my favorites because I couldn't decide on one item to add. I love the Martini stitch markers.

Alyssa said...

OMG I want this froggie stitch markers: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20363547

oh and I'm totally going to pimp her on plurk (name: Astitchybitch)

Turtle said...

i love both the super cute retro mix and the martini with olives markers! i received some yarn candy markers and love their size and look!

Claire said...

I like the cloisonne fish stitch markers and the cloisonne turtle stick pin the best! They all look great though! I love some of the beads with the lime color in them - that's my color!

heatermcca said...

I might need this: http://tinyurl.com/asq7m7 (that she might need this.) and this: http://tinyurl.com/af2wy8. Just sayin'.

Anyway - plurk = onomatopoeia
Twitter = MargaretNrthwd
Blog = http://heatermcca.livejournal.com
Rav = Heatermcca

Ballee said...

wow, love these give-aways!

Here's my favourite:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20598399

the ladybugs

Who? Me? said...

I love ALL of the stitch markers. Especially the cute little hearts!

karijo.09 at gmail dot com

Cindy said...

Love the large sets of rainbow enamel markers. They're colorful and small and perfect. :)

Melissa said...

I love the rainbow colors of the stitch markers and adore the heart shaped ones! Lovely store!

Melissa
MelissasKre8tions.Etsy.Com

Anita said...

Everything is so pretty, hard to pick just one!!

I just love the little silver fish markers & the Cloisonne Fish markers, totally cute!

Anita
yarndemon

Katy said...

I'm loving these...http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20598399

plurked about it and tweeted...

http://twitter.com/katybaty/status/1178035994

cnuland said...

All I have at this point are plain old boring plastic stitch markers (but then again, I'm a beginning knitter), but I love Melissa's "Yarn Candy". I especially like these hearts: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20637468

Holly said...

Aw, how adorable are those little heart stitch markers! I love the bright ones. And that shawl pin is gorgeous! I'm knitonmycat on Ravelry.

Gina said...

The shawl pins that are reminiscent of kilt pins are fabulous.

I love a good stitch marker, so I am loving these!

She does good work.

I will definitely blog about them!

ginaandbunny@blogspot.com

Mara said...

I really like the stick pins, and especially this one
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18425739 . But there is so much great stuff it is hard to choose!

CinderLisa said...

I love the shell stitch markers that come with this stitch marker pin. But I always stop and look at her other stitch markers, too. Love all her stuff!

CinderLisa @ Ravelry

Nicole said...

I got one her samples in the January box, and they're already in use! Now I want those jingle bell stitch markers. Bells!

picperfic said...

Super Cute Mini Oval Mix (Pastel) - 8 Enamel Stitch Markers, these are so pretty, and so sensible too, nothing to catch on the yarn and a great accompaniment to all the colours I love to work with!

CarrieM said...

Oh my, I love this store!

A couple of favorites:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18426559

A beautiful--absolutely beautiful stick pin. The aqua and the silver play nicely off each other!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18371084

Another lovely stick pin with colors that bring to mind an an ancient tiled Roman pool.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17119568

And one more that just brings to mind class!

And of course the enamel heart stitch markers in pastel!!!

Caam on Rav

|chee-uh| said...

Well of course I like the pin you have a photo of but I'm really going crazy over the heart and jungle cat markers.

vickie said...

i love the flower enamel stitch markers too cute vbarton24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

i twittered morgaine24 on twitter vbarton24 at gmail dot com

mamakin said...

I just found the perfect shawl pin for the entrelac shawl I made my daughter...and how lucky was I to get the only one left!!! I would love the large beaded fish shawl stick pin, the colors were amazing & it would go with so many scarfs & shawls.

Had to put it on my Facebook !

mamakin@rav mamakinz@Etsy