Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm having a contest...

...where you will be the inspiration for a new colorway! Here's how it will work:

I want you to send me your beautiful photographs, we here at All For Love Of Yarn will narrow the photos down to the 3 that I think I can produce the most beautiful yarn colorway. Then it is up to you to vote on which one you like the best and that will be turned into yarn, on the base of my choice, that will work best for the colorway. The winner of the favorite photo will win 1 full skein (around 400 yards, either fingering or sport weight) of yarn in the new colorway! This is a sock yarn club listed in my SHOP.

Submission of photos:
July 1st through July 15th. Submissions before and after these dates will not be accepted.
Photo Specifications:
One entry/photo per person.
It might be posted on my blog, so don't send anything you don't want the public to see.
Photo must be taken by you, not snagged from the internet.
Photo cannot be of yarn. 
Respectful and tasteful photographs please.
No person's faces please.
I have all rights to accept or not accept any photo for any reason without explanation.
Jpeg format, around 1200 pixels wide
Send  photos to:
Include with your email a name I can use on my blog to give you credit for the photo.  

Voting will be July 17th through 27th. I will post the top 3 photos and you will have a chance to vote on your favorite, the one you would like to see turned into some beautiful socks! The winner will be announced before the end of July.

I will dye the yarn inspired by the winning photograph and the winner will receive one skein at the beginning of August, sometime before the 15th of the month.  It will be a fingering/sock weight in either hand painted variegated, kettle dyed variegated, solid, or semi-solid, my choice.


  1. Questions... is it ok if the picture has a person in it, but doesn't show the person's face? Also, can I make more than one entry if I send more than one email, or is it one per person, period? Looks fun. :)

  2. Yes, the photo can have a person in it, but not showing their face. Just one photo per person. Good questions! Thanks for asking, I did clarify the person/per email thing in the rules.

  3. how much yarn do we win? (as in, what's the yardage?)

  4. The winner will receive one full skein, around 400 yards, it will depend on which base I decide will work best with the colorway. I have a page for all of my bases, if you like take a look. Thanks for asking your question. Angela

  5. I'm not sure how/where we send the photo. It doesn't seem like you can send a photo via the comment feature but maybe I'm missing something?

  6. Please send entries to my email address; it's in the contest rules.

  7. Thanks, clearly I skimmed past it without seeing it -- that's what gets me into trouble with knitting patterns sometimes too!

  8. My picture is on its way - just found this contest and glad it can make it unde rthe deadline. Love the tea inspired colorway - hope my Kayak on a Maine morning is just as inspiring!
    My daughter is sending photo as I am at work.


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