Friday, March 15, 2013

A Red-Hot Giveaway

Sound the trumpets - MMRfH is celebrating a blogiversary!

Thanks to all of you, just look how far this blog has come in two short years:
441 posts (this makes 442)
511 followers (!)
5880 comments (granted, about half of them are mine)
814,456 pageviews at the time of writing (free crochet patterns are a big draw)
In honour of all the wonderful people who have read, commented, encouraged, e-mailed, sent gifts, crocheted, questioned, crocheted some more, and generally brightened my days for these past two years, I am happy to announce...


Why Red-Hot? Well, it's a cold, damp, grey day where I live, so anything warm is appealing right now.

AND I'm giving away a skein of this luscious, shimmering yarn in shades of magenta, orange, fuschia, and red - just perfect for a floaty scarf or neckwarmer...

Ritratto by S. Charles Collezione
Colour "Poppy Field"

...with three bars of chocolate in flavours that match and complement the fiery yarn...

Chocolove Chocolate made in Boulder, Colorado
Chilies & Cherries in Dark Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Raspberries in Dark Chocolate

...and a hot-off-the-press - or simply hot - craft book (choose one):

Literary Knits, Nikol Lohr (knit)
The Finer Edge, Kristin Omdahl (crochet)
Clever Crocheted Accessories, Brett Bara editor (crochet)
400 Knitting Stitches, Potter Craft (knit)
The New Tunisian Crochet, Dora Ohrenstein (crochet)
The Granny Square Book, Margaret Hubert (crochet)
Geek Chic Crochet, Nicki Trench (crochet)

One lucky winner will scoop the lot: yarn, chocolate, and the book of her/his choice. How hot is that?
  • This giveaway is international - anyone may enter.
  • To enter, just leave a comment below saying which book you'd like to win (only ONE selection, please).
  • If you're commenting as "Anonymous" or "Name/URL", please include an e-mail address so I can reach you if your name is drawn.
  • Giveaway will be open until midnight (CDT) Sunday, March 24. Winner will be announced on Monday March 25.
Tremendous thanks to all of you who read this blog - and especially to those who comment regularly. You add warmth to my life and joy to my heart, and I'm grateful for every one of you.


P.S. to my bloggy friends: Feel free to grab the giveaway button on my sidebar and post it on your own blog. Spread the warmth! :)

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66 comments:

  1. I don't want to be entered for the give away but I do want to congratulate you for your two year anniversary, long may you continue to blog.

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  2. I would love to get the granny square book! Congrats!

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  3. O I would love to give it a shot! I would love to win the New Tunisian Crochet book!

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  4. What a lovely idea. I never win anything, so I'd be a happy bunny if anything came my way. The Clever Crocheted Accessories might help me move on to the next level with my crochet. Best wishes, Una, Great Balls of Wool, uomalley82@yahoo.co.uk

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  5. The Geek Chic Crochet looks pretty fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. HOW FUN

    400 Knitting Stitches would be my pick! I love the giveaway yarn and chocolates.
    Happy Anniversary. Aint bloggin fun?

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  7. Wowee! Congratulations on all those big numbers, happy blogiversary (d'you know the iPad comes up with the weirdest suggestions when you try to write a word it doesn't like, generally the suggestion doesn't have any of the letters you've typed).

    I would love to be entered into your lovely giveaway...look at that yummy chocolate and blingy yarn (see just changed blingy to blobby) the book choices all look good, but I would choose the 400 hundred knitted stitches, imagine all the blankets!

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  8. Hi and congrats to you, your blog is really lovely! I would love each and every one of those books, but if I have to choose one - I'll go for the Tunisian crochet, as I have never tried it before and it could be a nice challenge. Keep on having fun with your blog!

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  9. Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary! I'm going to add your button to my blog :) I would love to be entered in your fabulous blogiversary giveaway - I would choose 'The New Tunisian Crochet' book please :) Thank you for sharing your celebration with us! Rhondda

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  10. Congratulations!

    No entering me though... Thank you.

    "Auntie"

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  11. Such an exciting anniversary and give away! I was stuck between two of the books but I have decided to go with The Finer Edge. It looks just wonderful. Thank you!! All of your blog posts are a joy to read. Congratulations! :)

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  12. I am working on your slippers now, stopped in to check the pattern and saw your give away- how nice! I never win but I'll enter; these slippers have me liking the New Tunisian Crochet for a nice change!
    Happy anniversary and Congratulations! I love your blog!
    AKSouth40MC@aol.com
    Andrea

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  13. I have been reading your blog but just became a follower. Congrats on your 2 year blogging stats. What an awesome giveaway. I would love to be entered. My passion is granny squares, so I would pick The Granny Square Book.

    Thank you,
    Linda

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  14. I never enter these because I always feel so weird--I'm only a once a week blog person, so feel I'm more of a lurker really--but you've tempted me alright. I'd love the edging book.
    Congratulations on your blog! I'm glad you're here brightening my day, making me laugh, and showing me side of the world so different from mine.

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  15. Happy blogiversary! I am a happy follower of your blog, and would love to enter your giveaway. I would pick the granny square book, being a huge granny square fan. Now I'm fantasizing about what a granny square would look like in that gorgeous yarn... Thanks for holding the giveaway! I will be putting the button on my blog.

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  16. I've been reading your blog for about a year....I am really fascinated with your patterns that have no starting chain, and have been trying to figure out if there is a "formula" for this technique!!! I'm a relatively newby to crochet...I just turned 70, but didn't learn to crochet until about 5 years ago. Congratulations on your anniversary and we hope there will be many more. I'd love the accessories book. megmoyle@att.net

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  17. Hi there Sue, I won't enter the giveaway -- though the chillie and cherry chocolate sounds divine and that yarn looks luscious and I would love to have the Granny Square book. :) But Kuwait is way too far away and that chocolate would probably melt before it got here. Happy blogiversary. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  18. You are a genius with yarn! I loved your Crochet cover design. It's on my bucket list to try.

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  19. I forgot ... I would like to win the Geek Chic Crochet. sounds interesting.

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  20. I don't want to win anything....just wanted to say happy anniversary and thank you for all the sharing and inspiration you offer this community! Hugs, Annette

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  21. Happy 2nd Anniversary! This is such a lovely giveaway, I would like to win the Geek Chic Crochet book ^_^ x

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  22. Congratulations on your 2 year milestone! :) I'd love to win the 400 Knitting Stitches book. In the unlikely effect that I win, you can reach me on anything [at] fcknits.co.uk. Although I'll be just as pleased if Una won - I wouldn't be here if I didn't read her blogroll. ;)

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  23. This is one hot giveaway Mrs.M, I like the look of the Geek Chic Crochet book. Nicki Trench is a favourite of mine. I'll pop your button on my sidebar and give it a mention in my next post. Hope its starting to be less grey in your parts, we have rain forecasted for the next 10 days! Blah!
    Congrats on your 2 year milestone xox Penny

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  24. Happy blogiversary Sue, you have indeed accomplished a lot in two short years. I love your posts they are a great source of inspiration and thank you for all the lovely patterns you have shared with us.
    I don't want to win anything just wanted to pass on my best wishes. xxx

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  25. Wonderful give-away, I have used that yarn to make drop stitch shawls,it is gorgeous. Even though I would love the chic crochet book, I feel it isn't right to enter the give-away as I won the last one, wah!
    Meredith

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  26. Happy anniversary! I only recently found your blog, and am excited for your great numbers! Congratulations! (Crochet accessories for me - in the off chance I win :) )

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  27. Love your blog as I have said before! Gramma would love "The Granny Square Book". Thanks so much for the delicious and fun give away! hults4sl@gmail.com

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  28. The chocolate looks luscious, dark chocolate oh my. I would like to have The Finer Edge.

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  29. Sis, congrats on two very successful blogging years. I won't enter the giveaway as it would look very suspicious if I won. Love you!

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  30. Congrats on the great blogging milestone. Since I found your blog, I look forward to each post. I am not entering since I just won, but want to Offer my congrats. Blog on!

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  31. Congratulations to Mrs. M and Sue. :-) A fine blog indeed!

    I have no qualms about entering your give-a-way, haha. I'm grooving on that Tunisian book. :-)

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  32. Hullo!

    Thanks for this contest! I'd love Crocheted Accessories ;)

    Julie.accrochet@gmail.com

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  33. Congratulations and thanks for a fun giveaway! I would love to own The Finer Edge.
    firefox 9 (at) prodigy (dot) net

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  34. Happy blogiversary! I love the look of The Finer Edge. I'm about to start a blanket to be donated to a hospital baby unit and was thinking of getting a crochet edgings book to make a pretty border for it :)

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  35. This seems to be my year for crochet--and you've been an inspiration as I've learned to actually follow a pattern and love the results! So thank you very much. And since it all started with a crocheted edge on an embroidered dishrag, I guess The Finer Edge (so popular!).

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  36. Congratulations on your blogiversary and thanks a lot for the wonderful give-away! The book of my choice is The Finer Edge. Have a nice weekend. Regula

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  37. Congrats on your blogiversary! I have been wanting to give tunisian a try, so the Tunisian book please.

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  38. Wow. Congrats for making the two year mark! Your blog is awesome, so hopefully you'll continue on for many more :) I love the hat on the cover of Clever Crocheted Accessories, so I guess that's my pick. Thanks.

    rmclewis@utas.edu.au

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  39. Congratulations on your second blogiversary! I love your style of writing. My blog will be having its first anniversary soon. What a gorgeous Red Hot giveaway, The Finer Edge is the book of my choice. :)
    Love

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  40. I'd love to enter for Literary Knits, please. Happy blogiversary!

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  41. So glad I found your blog. Would love to win Crochet Accessories. Congratulations on your blogiversary!
    ndrdh AT yahoo DOT com

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  42. I would seriously love to have the Margaret Huber book, The Granny Square Book. The chocolate would be swell too! And of course the beautiful yarn. Best to you, lehman71@hotmail.com

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  43. left the wrong address, new one is: lehman1971@hotmail.com, sorry

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  44. I am a fan and especially enjoy your scarf patterns. I would like the book CLEVER CROCHETED ACCESSORIES.

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  45. I adore your blog. Feels like I'm riding around with you on the back of Iris. Your comments are purely romantic poetry for me. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway on your blogiversary. I would love to have a copy of The Finer Edge should I be chosen.

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    1. Dear Anonymous: I would love to include you in the drawing but I do need a way to contact you. A name and e-mail address would be very helpful. :)

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    2. Sorry. :-) You think I'd just catch up to the techno world, get an account and quit being so anonymous. vstapleton2004@yahoo.com

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  46. I haven't visited the blog in a month or more, so I'm delighted to see that you're celebrating an anniversary!
    The Accessories book looks fun!

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  47. Just wanted to add my good wishes to those typed above, Sue. I am enjoying your blog as well :) Your giveaway is lovely, but I have been given so much I want someone else to have my chance to win. Blessings to you and yours and xx from Gracie

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  48. Congratulations Sue! I love the The Granny Square Book, by Margaret Hubert.Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  49. Congratulations I just started reading your blog and I love your post!!!!!
    I would live the book 400 knitting stitches.

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  50. katelyall@dsl.pipex.comMarch 18, 2013 at 4:13 AM

    Hi I'm fairly new to crochet and ravelry so feel a bit cheeky entering but probably need all the books i can get for help and inspiration. Love your Flowering Clematis scarf and will be starting it today. I'd love the crocheted accessories book if I'm lucky. Thank you, Hettiezane

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  51. Although I would love to have The Tunisian Crochet book, I am so happy I discovered your wonderful blog last year. Your Crochet patterns are the best!

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  52. First time I read your blog (great find!) and first time I enter a giveaway (red-hot, how can I resist?). If I happen to be lucky, I'd love to receive Clever Crocheted Accessories. Happy blogiversary & spring greetings from Belgium.

    verobel (vg32@hotmail.com)

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  53. Great giveaway!
    i like 400 Knitting Stitches book

    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  54. I am just learning to knit, so would love the book, 400 Knitting Stitches, although will probably never learn to knit even half of them! Being a midwest native..(Michigan)...I always enjoy your blog photos of the countryside...reminds me of home! :)
    Congrats on your blogiversary and am looking forward to many more! :)
    christinalfrutiger@comcast.net
    Thanks much!
    Chris

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  55. Tough call but I think I would like the Granny Squares book.

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  56. the granny square book would be fun to look through!

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  57. I would like the Granny Squares book, the fiery yarn looks so beatiful. Good luck to everybody! Happy blogiversary. Love peace and crochet. (gabrielagrassino@hotmail.com)

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  58. Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great giveaway. The colors of the yarn are brilliant. If I win I'd love the Clever Crocheted Accessories book. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Kvandyke67@gmail.com

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  59. This looks like such an awesome giveaway! I would love to get the geek chic crochet book. Let's hope I'm lucky!
    dana.kay.bach@me.com

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  60. Wow this looks like such a great giveaway. But a very big milestone too for you to reach in Blogland. You've got such a fantastic log and i love reading it. I'm sorry if i don't comment as much as I was but i read all your posts on Feedly on my phone and it won't let me comment there.
    I'd love to enter the draw too, if I can still. And the granny square book looks like something that would suit me down to the ground.
    Rosie

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  61. Super giveaway! And so hard to choose......but if I won I would love the Geek Chic Crochet! Not that I am a geek, but, well.....ok, so I am. :)

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  62. How fun! Super giveaway. I'm interested in the Geek Crochet book. Looks super-de-dooper.

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  63. Congrats on the blogoversary AND 445 posts (WOW!), 511 followers (INCREDIBLE!!!), and getting so close to a million, I can almost smell it!!! (one more pattern ought to do!!!)

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  64. Wow, how wonderful..
    Sign me up for The Finer Edge
    and thank you. :o)

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