Tuesday, October 11, 2011

it's a celebration!

It's my birthday!
It's my 500th post on this blog!
And I've got something great to give away! 
Let's celebrate!
 

I can't even remember how I got this idea in my head that I wanted to knit hand muffs. It's almost like it grew there silently and suddenly sprouted into this giant idea that I could no longer hold in. No one wears hand muffs anymore, but why? You think if your hands are cold, the best solution is to wear gloves. But gloves can be bulky and hard to do anything while wearing them. I can barely open a door wearing gloves. Operating a touch screen cell phone wearing gloves? Forget about it.

 
 


So imagine this: You're walking down the street in the cold and the wind, your hands cozy and warm inside this lovely hand muff. Your phone rings. You slip your hand out of the muff, find your phone, answer it, and when you're done you slip your hand back into the muff, still warm and cozy. If you were wearing gloves you would have been fumbling around trying to pull the fingers off, and you've probably dropped the glove you just took off while you were trying to find your phone. Not so with your trusty hand muff. It's hanging around your neck just waiting for you to use it.
Now that's practical.

A modern take on an old fashioned idea. That's something I can get behind.

 
 
 

The Giveaway: 
The winner gets to choose either the blue or yellow hand muff. Both are designs that I have been developing for sale in my Etsy shop. I hoped to get to the point where I could do a product launch in the shop and do the giveaway at the same time, but I'm not quite there yet. And I just didn't want to give up on the giveaway. So. There you have it. One hand muff of your choice. A Drop & Anchor exclusive!

How To Enter:
Leave a comment here telling me which one you would choose if you win. Bonus entries if you re-blog or re-tweet this giveaway with a link to my blog, just comment again with a link to the post or tweet. Or pin one of my photos on Pinterest with a link to this post. Again, leave me a comment on this post letting me know that you pinned my photo.
Winner will be chosen at random using the Random Number Generator. You have until Friday October 14 to enter!

Good Luck!

22 comments:

  1. Yellow one! Those are so cute - love 'em.:)

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  2. and I pinned it on Pinterest - yay!
    Happy Birthday!!

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  3. oooh both colors are so cute! I vote blue. :)

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  4. pinned it!
    Happy beeday!

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  5. I vote for the blue! Those are so cute!!! I remember having one when I was a little girl and I absolutely loved it!!

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  6. I vote for the blue. they're absolutely adorable.

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  7. I blogged about it:)
    http://lifefromeveryangle.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-love.html

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  8. I also posted it on FB - is that an extra entry pretty please?;)

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  9. Like Kristen, I also posted it on FB. Sorry I don't tweet or blog. I know, what's wrong with me???? lol

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  10. I put it on facebook :P

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  11. love it :-) So I went to school with your sister and follow her blog which is how I ended up here. I used to love muffs when I was growing up. I'd pick blue :-)

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  12. Nice work! The yellow is cute

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  13. I love this idea... and love the blue one =)

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  14. Well I love the yellow. You know me. Yellow and Green are my favorite. I pinned ya on pintrest and I have you on my facebook now. Happy Celebrating!!!!

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  15. I like the blue one! Super cute Melissa!!!

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  16. Love them! I'd pick the yellow.

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  17. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/hbmonsharee

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  18. Pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/324837896/

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