Monday 16 April 2012

Y.A.R.N Give Away Results!!

Today's the day we finally reveal the winner to our Y.A.R.N competition/give way!!!!!
Dennis and I have had soooo much fun reading all of your insanely creative responses to our 'give away" challenge!

We had no idea what kind of response we were going to get, but you have all exceeded any of our expectations!
So so many entries and every single one was individual, different and so very creative! They were all a million times better than the rubbish examples Dennis and I came up with! (What can I say...we're definitely not poets!)

Dennis and I have had a really hard time picking just two winners. I almost feel guilty that we can not give each and everyone of you a prize for your efforts!

Lets take a look at just some of the fabulous entries!

Penny's bright and creative entry:

An amazing and touching poem by Amylizzie:

Nothing like a spot of 'Scrabble" with the very creative Marlou:

 My colleagues at work even entered! :-)


As you can see so many diverse entries!!
It really is such a pleasure to look at and read all of the entries! I'm gradually adding each of your entries to the slideshow below so we can all admire the amazing talent. (Just bear with me as it's taking a tad longer than anticipated to upload your entries).

Now for the extremely tuff decision! I can't quite explain how hard this is. We really would love to share this scrummy yarn with each and everyone of you. 
Here goes: 

Our second place Y.A.R.N winner is ....................... KATHY GUBBELS!!!
Kathy wrote us an extremely cute email. Dennis and I thought she sounded so sweet and when you read her email you will see what I mean! I just love it! So very very fun, simple and thoughtful!
I hope Kathy doesn't mind me sharing the email and entry with you all, Here's what she wrote:

Dear Matt and Dennis,

A few weeks ago, I read your article about the sale at your yarn factory. That night, was the first night I dreamt about you two and the yarn! I dreamt we were together with some of my friends at your place, and we went out to buy tons of yarn at the factory. Wow!!  After that, we all started to work on our crochet projects, it was amazing and we had delicious drinks, food and great music! Unfortunately I woke up.. Haha!

So about a week or so after that, the article about the give-away/contest came up. And I really wanted to come up with something cool. I wanted to write a song, of course about y.a.r.n! Unfortunately, I can't write music.. So I stopped. But some lines kept on floating through my head and I wrote them down. Well, music with these words plays in my mind but I have no clue how to write it down for you so you can understand it.. And no, I'm not going to sing it in some movie, because I'm too shy, hahaha!  Ehm, I'm Dutch so my English is not good.. And my grammar will be horrifying (is that a real English word?). But I would love to try it anyway, because I have dreamt about this yarn several times haha! Oh, and I just love to mail you two, to get in contact! You seem so kind and sweet!

Good. Are you two ready for my entry? I know that the meaning of y.a.r.n. I'm using Isn't original because it was given before on your blog, but I just couldn't get it out of my head.. Like an annoying song that's stuck for several days in your mind... Except this isn't annoying, its lovely!!! oh Matt and Dennis, I wish you could hear the melody too! I'm rambling.. Sorry ;-) anyway, here we go..

You two are Y.A.R.N! (= Y.ou R.eally

You Are Really Nice, that's the first thing I want to say,
You Are Really Nice, and two sweet men who like crochet!
So, are Y.A.R.N!

You Are Really Nice, and very, very  colourfull,
You Are Really Nice, and your creations are magical!
So, you are Y.A.R.N!

You Are Really Nice, to be so creative all the way
You Are Really Nice, to crochet, knit and paint every single day!
So, you are Y.A.R.N!

You Are Really Nice, and very talentfull,
You Are Reall Nice, and singing, dancing in a musical!
So, you are Y.A.R.N!

You Are Really Nice, and inspiring me in any way,
You Are Really Nice, and I would be happy to meet you two some day..
So, you are Y.A.R.N!

So one day I hope to be Y.A.R.N, just like the two of you,
But until then, I'll keep on getting  inspired by both of you :)

You two are Y.A.R.N!

Matt and Dennis, I wish you a lovely evening and thank you so much for your blog. It's very inspiring! And with all the pretty photographs, it's just georgeous ;-)

Big hugs,

It's cute isn't it? :-)
Kathy wins this scrummy bundle of  Universal Cotton:

1st place!!!!!..........Our first place winner receives these Merino wool cones: (drum roll please!!!!).......the very talented...... BEV EVANS!!! WOOOOOOP!!
Bev sent us this extremely fun poem, it captured our imaginations instantly!
Not only did Bev make this astonishingly good poem, she also sent through an illustration of Brian!
I'm completely and utterly in love with this Yeti!!!

Congratulations Bev!!! Can't wait to see what you will make with this lovely yarn!!

We do hope you have all had fun doing something a little playful and different.
Dennis and I sure have had a blast!!
Until next time.....
Matt and Dennis xxx
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  1. congratulations to the winners! and how nice is that?...all those pretty entries...

    thanks for sharing, Maartje

  2. Brilliant. Brian the yeti has made my day :) Have a great evening x

  3. This has been great fun, congratulations to the winners, what a range of fantastic entries you had :) x

  4. WOW! Such an amazing array of talent.....congratulations to the well-deserved winner.....although I hope my Brother-in-law's boss won't look like Brian in the stripey pullover I was asked to knit for him!!!I must tell my BFF that her husband has a Yeti named after him!Have a good week chaps.x

  5. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!!!! And thank you to Matt and Dennis for the fun contest and very cool blog!!!!


  6. Very cool little poems. I think the winners did a great job! Congratulations!

  7. Congratulations to the two lucky winners!!!!
    It was an amazing give away!!!!
    And what an inspiring lot you all are great work everyone!!!
    And well done Dennis and Matt what hard job it must have been to choose just two!!!
    I love your blog thanks for all your inspiration!!!

    Chris Xx

  8. Congratulations to the winners - ♥lucky you♥!!!
    What did you roll on with this give away guys!?
    A so nice idea. Thanks a lot.

  9. Ohhh my godness what amazing responses you had! Some of them had me in stitches! Congrats to the winners, I bet they are very pleased :D

  10. OH WOW!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what to say!!!! I have just screamed the house down, frightened the dog and lost my glasses all in the space of a minute!

    Thank you so VERY VERY much Matt & have really made my day. Well done to Kathy Gubbels too.

    Can't stop grinning.............
    B xx

  11. Yes, WOW!!! How many talents around the world!!! Amazing!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  12. Congrats to the winners and it was a very fun competition! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. What fabulous entries! Congratulations to the winners :O)x

  14. Congratulations to the winners! Lots of fun with them!

  15. Bev totally deserves this! Her entry is so amazing I don't regret not winning at all!

  16. Pati from London17 April 2012 at 10:47

    What a fab competition!! Bev was a fantastic worthy winner!! Congrats also to Kathy!
    Love your blog, guys!! Pati xx

  17. First of all: CONGRATULATIONS BEV!!! Your entry is great, a very cute and funny story written in a poem with a great drawing. You're very talented and a true winner!

    And second: WOooooow I won the second price, I'm so happy!!!! This is actualy the first time I win something, thank you so much Matt and Dennis!! And thanks a lot for the kind comments here, so sweet of you all!

  18. Congratulations to the winners! Brian the Yeti is so cool! What a fun competition to have xx

  19. Hi Matt and Dennis!

    Congratulations to te winners!!! What a lot of wonderful entries!!!!
    Bev is a true winner,.. and my take on yeti's is for ever changed!!! LOL.

    See you next time on the blog!


  20. Congratulations to the winners ^_^

  21. Congrats to the two lovely ladies who've won!! I had such a great time going through all the entries, this must've been the most fun give-away I've ever seen! :-) xxxx

  22. The Yeti is great. I also love the Scrabble what an ingenious idea. So many creative people about.

  23. Congratulations to the winners and bravo to everyone who entered. This was really a lot of fun.

  24. Congratulations to the well deserved winners !!
    Lovely entries, I have enjoyed taking part and seeing all the fun :-) xxxx

  25. Amazing entries! Congratulations to the winners! X


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