July – August 2016 Expression Fiber Arts $1000 Yarn Giveaway

//July – August 2016 Expression Fiber Arts $1000 Yarn Giveaway

July – August 2016 Expression Fiber Arts $1000 Yarn Giveaway

It’s time my friends, for a $1000 yarn giveaway.

 

WHAT!!!

 

I said it and I’ll say it again, $1000 yarn giveaway!

We’ve got yak silk lace yarns. Pure silk sport weight. Yak bamboo sport weight. Shimmering cashmere/silk fingering weight. Silk lace. Sock yarn! LAWD, have mercy!

Let’s have a look:

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

$1000 Yarn Giveaway by Expression Fiber Arts - July - August 2016 - Enter now!

 

So gorgeous and valued around $1000.

Someone has to win. It could be you.

Enter via Rafflecopter below and then comment on this blog post telling me who taught you to knit or crochet.

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NOTES:

  • Last month’s winner was: Olivia Sander. Congrats, Olivia!
  • Worldwide entries welcome.
  • Once entered, click Bring Your Friends. If they come and sign up, you’ll get bonus points.
  • Ends August 15th, 2016.
  • Good luck!

Chandi

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:41+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Yarn Giveaways|2,462 Comments

2,462 Comments

  1. Jeaneen July 27, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    My Aunt Jane taught me how to knit. I would go over her house in the summer and she would teach me how.

    • Liz July 30, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      I learned how to knit from a girl in my dance theatre class when I was in college.

    • Stephania Papi August 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

      My mother taught me to both knit and crochet. Over and over again. Her patience as I learned as a young girl was boundless!!

    • Stephanie Martinez August 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Hello!!

      Well, I decided that I wanted to knit when I was on bed rest in my last pregnancy (My baby is currently 3 months old). Then, I proceeded to go to YouTube to at least see what was it like and when I typed “knitting for beginners” your video came up! That was my very first instructional video and I totally loved it when you said ‘woop woop I am a knitter woop woop” after that I got myself motivated and started learning basic and advanced knitting techniques which I learned very well in about 4 months!!!! You, YouTube and Google taught me how to knit!!!

    • Jen August 4, 2016 at 2:30 am - Reply

      My grandma taught me to crochet last year. I’d tried to learn before without success. Grandma’s teaching method just clicked and I’ve been “hooking” ever since! πŸ™‚

    • dana August 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      One of my best friends taught me.

    • Sarah August 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      I learned to knit by watching youtube

    • Michelle Zaleske-Estrada August 7, 2016 at 12:21 am - Reply

      I taught myself to knit.

      • Tanya Mullis August 9, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

        Can’t find a way to leave a comment, so I will leave a reply πŸ™‚
        My teacher in 2nd grade taught me how to crochet.

    • Frannie McIntyre August 8, 2016 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      My mother taught me to crochet when I was about 12, but I quit pretty quickly. I picked it back up last year using Craftsy videos, which led to taking knitting classes on Craftsy and watching YouTube videos. Now I have a gazillion WIPs and I love it!

    • Teresa G August 8, 2016 at 9:01 pm - Reply

      My humanities teacher taught me to knit in 4th grade.

    • pamella duncan August 13, 2016 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      I taught myself how to knit from a step by step booklet with pictures when I was 15 years old.

    • Halley Sanderson August 15, 2016 at 3:18 am - Reply

      My mother taught me to crochet when I was 8, and I taught myself to knit about 4.5 years ago, soon after my 3rd child was born

  2. DJ July 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    My mom and grandmother taught me.

  3. Yvette Scrivner-Ellberg July 27, 2016 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi! I really enjoy your emails with all of your fabulous pictures of you and your yummy yarn. I am looking forward to ordering your ebook this month- it sounds as though it is filled with lots of great information and wisdom. In response to your question, my friend Kathleen taught me to knit. At the time I had no idea what a great gift she gave me. After becoming totally addicted, I now know that she gave me the gifts of self-care and an outlet for creativity that I had no idea I had. Thanks for offering this fun giveaway opportunity. Take care, Yvette.

  4. Kassi Kiser July 27, 2016 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Hi! I actually taught myself how to crochet! I always enjoy making other people gifts.

  5. S R July 27, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    My grandmother and mother first taught me when I was 6. There’s a really tatty old Barbie scarf somewhere that proves it. But it didn’t stick. Then, a good friend taught me how to knit and crochet almost 10 years ago. I don’t think I’ll ever be as good as her, but I always think of her when I knit or crochet (as well as my mom and grandma – it’s like I always have a group knit when I work on a project πŸ™‚

  6. Lisa Brown July 27, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit and crochet.

  7. Nur-Taz Rahman July 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi! I learned to crochet last year, and guess who taught me?! YOU!!! All your basic beginner videos were super helpful, and I started crocheting by following your videos to the T. I never had any major problems and never got frustrated. Thank-you very much for being such a great teacher! So far I have crocheted two scarves and a baby blanket (for my friend’s baby due soon)! Right now I am getting ready to make center pull yarn balls from two skeins of DK yarn I got to make a beanie hat for my husband. I am so excited!!!

    Your videos are very lively and funny! A perfect combination. Please stay like this and never change. Your strong and fun personality comes through your videos and stands out from other boring videos on YouTube. I read about you on this website, and you are truly inspiring. Thank-you for being such a great inspiration.

    I am looking forward to make some headbands, and looking for yarn to make self-striping infinity scarf. I am glad to have an opportunity to express my gratitude towards you for being a great teacher & a lovely strong human being.

    Bye!

  8. Edith Harsh July 27, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    My grandmother first taught me to crochet pot holders. I felt so grown up!

  9. Melissa S. July 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    My grandmother tried to teach me many years ago, but as a young kid, I just couldn’t get the hang of it. However, my good friend Lagene tried again about a year ago, and this time it stuck! πŸ™‚

  10. Carolyn Amador July 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Co-workers at a past job crocheted and knit in front of me, I watched, then bought yarn and needles and hooks and sat in front of youtube!

  11. Adrianna July 27, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit from a book given to me by my knitter aunt – still want to learn how to crochet though!

  12. carla July 27, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Awesome giveaway ! Love your crochet videos πŸ™‚ Thanks !

  13. Pat Collingwood July 27, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    My mum taught me to knit, I’m still teaching myself how to crochet

  14. Alice Budzinski July 27, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    One of my very best friends taught me to knit.

  15. Amber Gray-Fenner July 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    My granny taught me how to crochet when I was little. I taught myself how to knit.

  16. Dari Trout July 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to crochet, but I actually taught myself to knit. I had always wanted to know how to knit, so I checked out a book from the library and spent hours following the instructions. Best book I ever borrowed.

  17. Cynthia July 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I learned from watching different youtubers and you were one of them. Although my mom always crocheted as I was younger so I would watch her, but she didn’t really teach me. Thanks for everything you do, I love watching your videos.

  18. Brenda Lewis July 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet 40 years ago and I’m teaching myself to knit now.

  19. Amanda Langworthy July 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet back in 2007 from Ms. Sarah
    A sweet older lady that I worked with at our church day care.
    I learned to knit in 2011 from one of my best friends Nancy!

  20. Victoria July 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    My grandma was the one who taught me to crochet. My sister and I would go visit her every summer. We were not allowed to play until we practiced crochet, handwriting, sewing, and piano. Crochet and piano were the two that stuck with me. She passed away in February and I’m so grateful she was able to teach me something that has really helped me after having my daughter. Thank you for the giveaway btw! ?

  21. Christine July 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    My mother and grandmother taught me to crochet. Later my mother taught me to knit as well!

  22. Vonn-Claire July 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I taught myself with books and youtube tutorials ☺

    • Jennifer Fancher August 1, 2016 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      Beautiful handpainted yarn. I learned to knit from my grandmother.

  23. Sarah July 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit when I was really young, but I didn’t get into it until I was in my 20’s. A good friend of mine taught me the basic sc, hdc, & dc stitches and then I taught myself with reading patterns and watching youtube crochet videos.

    • Christina Halverson August 2, 2016 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      My mom taught me how to knit when I was nine πŸ™‚

  24. Karen Bochinski July 27, 2016 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    I enjoy seeing your yarn and how talented you are with such beautiful color combos.

  25. Courtne July 27, 2016 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Love love love all the yarn!!!!

  26. Leigh July 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet many years ago, but it didn’t really stick with me. I’ve taught myself in the past year.

  27. Linda Schuurman July 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    I was taught to knit by my Mother and because of her I have learned an appreciation of great yarn and fibre. I am a spinner, weaver and above all a knitter. I love the colours of your yarn and plan to try to knit with as many of them as I can.

  28. Matthew July 27, 2016 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    I am sooo looking forward to this, if I win I can’t even begin to think about everything I could make this with this yarn.

  29. Heather July 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    My sister actually taught me how to knit about a year and half ago. I have been nothing but addicted since then. πŸ™‚

  30. Tanith Messenger July 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I actually taught myself crochet using youtube videos! But my Mum taught me to knit when I was little….but I prefer crochet, i find it easier. Fantastic prize, thanks for the chance Chandi and good luck everyone πŸ™‚ xx

  31. Rachel Friendship July 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I taught myself, mostly. With help from youtube videos. BobWilson123 and Nastazia. I tried so many years ago and gave up. Thanks to YouTube I have been doing this for around 5 years now and so happy! I finally found my hobby. Oh, I crochet btw lol

  32. Sally July 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    My maternal grandmother taught me how to knit. A friend of mine taught me how to crochet. What a gorgeous collection of yarns! They are amazing!

  33. Emily July 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway!!!

  34. Sophie Cormier July 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Wow, these look gorgeous!

  35. Jade July 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    My grandmother tried to teach me when I was young. But I really learnt to knit and crochet around 8 years ago through books and YouTube.

  36. Trina Smith July 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit but she only knitted because we had no money and, back then, knitting was a way to save money. She used to pick up hand made items in second hand stores and we would help her unravel the yarn to make school sweaters for us all. Unlike her, I loved knitting and have spent most of my life making things for others and only occasionally for myself!

  37. Janette Briance July 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    My Mum taught me to knit when i was about 10, My MIL taught me to crochet. I enjoy doing both.

  38. Naomh wallis July 27, 2016 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    So much squishy goodness! I taught myself to crochet about 10 years ago just for something to do & I haven’t stopped since. I started knitting about 5 months ago because I need all the socks!

  39. Laurie July 27, 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    WOW…what an amazing give-away!! this would be a dream come true!! so…it was my mother who taught me to knit. i grew up in the midwest, we had long, very cold, dark…and boring winters. my mom worked in a needlepoint/yarn store. i used to love visiting the store & one day expressed an interest in learning how to knit. the rest is history! hmmm, crochet…well, my teacher’s gonna be youtube, ha ha! i finally want to learn to use a crochet hook for something other than picking up dropped stitches… thanks for doing this give-away!!

  40. Nailya Plaskey July 27, 2016 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me he basics, and I quickly learned more from books. This is such an amazing prize! You are so generous, Chandy! Fingers crossed, I will be the happiest birthday girl this year!

  41. Marsha July 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet 45 years ago at my first teaching first grade. Everyone was crocheting and another young teacher taught me.

  42. Marcia McGuire July 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, Dibbled/dabbled as a young girl – forgot actually how/who – SOOO long ago. But as of three years ago, with the help of you tube – self taught for both knitting and crochet. AND COMPLETELY IN LOVE !! Thank you for this STUPENDOUS gift. WOW !! You are SUCH a dolly ! Best to you. ( * ; * ) Marcia

  43. Christine July 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    What a great giveaway πŸ™‚ My grandmother taught me to knit, crochet & sew <3 πŸ™‚

  44. Brittany July 27, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    My mom and I taught ourselves how to knit about 7 years ago!

  45. Kris July 27, 2016 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Learned by watching YouTube and other videos, including yours. That was 3 years ago. Progress has been slow but steady, Always something new to learn!

  46. Amy July 27, 2016 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    I love giveaways!!!

  47. MJ Morris July 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful yarns. I’m left-handed, and all of my mother’s right-handed sisters tried to teach me to knit, as did my mother. The Brownies’ Tawny Owl tried to teach me to knit. “Do what I do only backwards” didn’t work. “Watch what I do in a mirror” didn’t work. All told, it took me about ten years to learn to knit. BUT I was determined, and now I knit right-handed the way a leftie does. Some people even regard me as an expert knitter. If I am, it is proof that the expert is the one who has made all the mistakes. Hahaha.

  48. Dana July 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway! I taught myself to crochet when I was 18 and then taught myself to knit using YouTube 5 years ago. ?

  49. Eetta July 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit!

  50. Lindsay July 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    My friend Alice taught me to knit!

  51. Renae Brooks July 27, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    That’s some beautiful yarn!

  52. Danielle Brown July 27, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Let’s see I do believe I learned to knit and crochet in Brownies. I don’t remember who that would have been. I did not really knit until I worked in my first mother-in-law’s yarn shop way back in 1980 and I relearned then.

  53. Andrea July 27, 2016 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    What an incredible give away! The winner of this will be so happy!

  54. Heather Platt July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to knit 60+ ears sgo.

  55. Jack July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit with a learn to knit kit my mom got me for Christmas last year, I wanted to learn because my grandmother was a knitter and crocheter and she was a very big influence in my life. Even in her old age she dyed her hair pink, hiked the rocky mountains, and I always remembered the knit Christmas ornaments and dolls we got from her. It helps me feel close to her even though she is gone now. Thank you for the opportunity to win! The yarn is lovely. I’m still trying to learn how to crochet. πŸ™‚

  56. jessica July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    my college roommate taught me how to knit. My first project was a scarf that I sill have and wear

  57. Rachel July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    My sister taught me to crochet.

  58. Jerome Cannon July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I can’t knit (yet) but I know some fabulous knitters who would make me things with this.

  59. Gretchen July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I just love your yarn Chandi! I’m making a lovely scarf out of some of your fingering yarn right now. Love the colorways you create. Gorgeous!

  60. Leanne Mc July 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I’m a self-taught crocheter! YouTube videos did it for me! πŸ˜‰

  61. Adrienne July 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Oh goodness Chandi ! I am in awe of all your fantastic yarns and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win some !
    My mum taught me to knit when I was about 8 or so. I didn’t knit as a teen but picked it up again when I had kids.
    Then it went by the wayside again as I was busy working and raising my kids.
    Now that I am retired, I am free at last to knit my heart out ! Yahoooo !
    My only problem is ever what to knit next ! Such a problem to have ! ?
    Thank you for always having such incredible choices for me !

    Adrienne. ??

  62. Heather Householder July 27, 2016 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet when i was 8 or 9 and my uncle’s girlfriend, now wife, had taught me to knit at a family reunion about 10 years ago. And it took me learning how to knit to understand how to read crochet patterns, it just all of a sudden clicked.

  63. Diane Dicke July 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    My grandmother and aunt taught me to crochet and when I was in my 20’s, I taught a friend to crochet and she taught me how to knit.

  64. April Zakany July 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    My yarn addiction just went in to overdrive

  65. Lucy July 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    My Grandmother taught me to crochet – when I was 5 years old, she had me make chains and would rip them out after each visit so I could start again the next time (I finally asked her about other stitches!) – and my Mom’s cousin taught me the basics of knitting. You know, if I won your yarn giveaway, I might finally make something for myself! How indulgent!

  66. Danyelle July 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit and crochet, so even though I’m left-handed, I knit and crochet right-handed, because that’s how she taught me!

  67. CJ B July 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Ooooo look at all the pretties!!

  68. Cat C July 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Crochet was self-taught but my sister’s sister-in-law (say that 3 times fast) taught me how to knit 2 Christmas’ ago.

  69. Andrea Ashley July 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    My Mother taught me a few basics. Other than that I am self taught.

  70. veronica r. July 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to crochet with youtube videos :]

  71. Lindsay July 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I just love all the yarns you create! Each one is so beautiful!

  72. Dave L July 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I personally don’t knit or crochet, but I am hoping to win this prize package for a friend of mine who loves to crochet. She makes beautiful blankets and clothing items that she gifts to friends and family. She also recently lost her job due to cutbacks and she’s had to tighten her finances so it would be amazing to win this for her. Thank you for the chance!

  73. Holly July 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I ordered the June yarn and it is gorgeous. I just need to find the right pattern to crochet it with. πŸ™‚

  74. Holly July 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I first learned in grade school from one of the 5th grade teachers Mrs. Eckstein.

  75. susan July 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to crochet

  76. Theresa Shrake July 27, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I was taught to crochet when I was 9 by a step-aunt. Lonnie took on the challenge to teach a leftie, although I crochet right-handed. My Mom used to say, “you throw your yarn over the hook funny” but it didn’t stop me. And 48 years later, after trying many crafts, I still crochet almost everyday!

  77. Chris B July 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I have been picking up some of the basics of knitting just from watching my husband knit ! This is a great opportunity thanks!

  78. Kitty Whitty July 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I am primarily a self and you-tube taught knitter! I have to do it every single day, or I get grumpy and out of sorts.

  79. Layne July 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to loom knit, with some help from my friend, Jessica. She also taught my to crochet a bit. I went to my LYS to take a knitting class.

  80. Jen K July 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    My Mom!

  81. Felecia Hart July 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Pick me! Pick me! I learned to crochet when I was in junior high by my grandma. I learned to knit in college from a lady at my church.

  82. Amanda Hall July 27, 2016 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit 7 years ago and my aunt taught me to crochet 15 years ago. I love to do both in my spare time.

  83. Barbara July 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to crochet when I was 5 years old πŸ™‚ I loved barbie dolls and always wanted new clothes for them. My mom gave me a crochet hook and yarn and taught me to make my own. She started a life long fiber obsession. I now also knit, tunisian crochet, spin and dye my own yarn, and am learning to weave.

  84. Wendy July 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    so long ago i am not sure, my mother for knitting and girl guides for crochet, then self taught from there , love the yarn colors.

  85. kristine July 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit with the help of you tube.

  86. Liz July 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Love your yarns the color ways are always so beautiful. Would love to win this giveaway because you can never have enough yarn.

    • Kara Cantrell August 4, 2016 at 12:41 am - Reply

      My mom tau5 me to knit and crochet

  87. Stephanie W July 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    The yarn colors are amazing. There is so many possiblities

  88. Caroline July 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I discovered you on Facebook – so glad I did. I love your soft, beautifully colored yarns. So does my family. They ask “is this that GOOD yarn?”

  89. Katherine Haney July 27, 2016 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    My momma taught me how to knit and crochet and am so thankful for all she has taught me and for igniting a passion for needle art in me!

  90. Christine Sanders July 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    My sister taught me to knit & now I’m addicted to buying your yarn. I’ve been known to buy several hanks/skeins at a time with absolutely no pattern in mind or even pay attention to the yarn weight I’m buying. I buy it because I love the colors.

  91. Samantha Evans July 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the giveaway! My mom and grands taught me to knit and crochet.

  92. Nicole Acuna July 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    My grandma taught me how to crochet when I was younger and honestly? Your beginner knitting YouTube channel taught me how to knit this year and I’ve been hooked ever since!!!

  93. Kellie Duncan July 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Those yarns are making me drool! I learned to crochet from my mom, she makes wonderful things!

  94. Karen Fazioli July 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    This wonderful woman named Carol taught me a one of the local yarn shops.

  95. Sheri L July 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    My Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 7 years-old. Unfortunately, she was not able to teach me to knit when I finally decided to try it in my 20’s. So I had to teach myself, with the help of a book.

  96. Teri Robbins July 27, 2016 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Oh my….sigh… I do adore your yarnie creations!

    I learned to crochet at about age 6-7. Mommy taught me! She also taught my sister and several cousins. For that matter, she taught herself as a child & when she ran into issues she didn’t understand would write to an Aunt & wait on the answer. I can’t imagine what she would think about ALL the information we have available today! She even taught herself to knit when her grandchildren started arriving!

    Every item I crochet I think how proud she would be of me & what I’ve learned. ???

  97. Tricia July 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to knit, using my Mom’s old crafting books. I’m probably not as efficient as I could be, but it works for me!

  98. Nina July 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Wow! It’s all so pretty, and you are awesome for wanting to give it all to one of your followers.

  99. Nicole Rey July 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    my grandmother taught me to crochet, and i taught myself to knit.

  100. jennifer murphy July 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    my great grandmother taught me when i was young, but i re-learned on youtube

  101. Mary July 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Mom taught me to knit and crochet. Miss her.

  102. Ashley Jackson July 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Hi! I’m Ashley in Atlanta, GA. Funny enough, I learned to knit by watching your YouTube videos. A friend gave me a knitting kit years before and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out the written directions.

    After a bit of searching, I found your super fun video and it clicked! I knit a scarf in 2 days and haven’t stopped since.

    My fiancΓ© and I are having our very first baby and I would use this yarn to knit some sweet baby items and matching pieces for the baby and me.

  103. Irene. k. July 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet by spending afternoons with my best friend grand mother I would sit and listen to her talk about her life and crochet dollies and one day she told me grab a needle and so that I always had something to do with my hands. I have tried to make so many other things and for the most part they come out ok but my heart will always be with the old grandma and dollies. I am trying to teach my self to knit and your tutorial got me started but I just can’t grasp the holding of the yarn and those long needles are ackward. I love the look of knitting and I will keep at it I’m sure it will get easier. Thank you for all the beautiful colors and the patterns. P.S excellent customer service you know that that is starting to be a rare thing, so I thank you and yours for all you do.

  104. Amanda July 27, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    So many pretties, I’m practically drooling over here…

    My great grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 8, and I taught myself to knit about 3 years ago.

    Good luck, everyone!!

  105. Jessica July 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I am self taught I suppose. With a book and watching YouTube videos here and there I picked up crocheting about 5 years ago now.

  106. Tracy Kohlbeck July 27, 2016 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I was taught how to knit by one of my closest friends probably a decade or more ago. It was love at first cast on and I haven’t stopped since!

  107. Katy Weiner July 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to knit from a book!

  108. Karen Guenther July 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Have only ordered once, but loved the yarn! Being from Canada, can’t order more because of our low dollar. Maybe one day we will be on par again! Makes me sad to see all the beautiful color ways, and not be able to order! Karen

  109. kat lai July 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    my grandma taught my first knit stitch but since then have just been learning using youtube!

  110. Sydney July 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Mom taught me the basics of knitting when I was a little girl. Her Mom tried to teach me how to crochet, but all I could do was a looooong chain until I happened across your tutorials on YouTube. Honestly, that’s what got me trying it out again so many years later, and finally succeeding! THANK YOU! Now, if you wouldn’t mind doing a “for dummies” tutorial on how in the world to read patterns… LOL!

  111. Amanda July 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    These are gorgeous!!!

  112. Kathy Cameron July 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I worked for a very large company and was pregnant in 1975. During breaks and lunches a lot of women got together and crocheted. I joined in to learn so I could make something for my baby. I never could catch on using one hand to do all the work, but I invented my way using both hands. I treasure all those older women who worked with me and I started a Crochet Ministry at church where we get together to make caps and scarves for the homeless in the Sacramento, CA area. I am now the “older” woman helping the young and hope they will think of me years from now.

  113. Batya July 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to knit and crochet as a girl. Probably influenced by Girl Scouts, as I wanted to rack up another badge.

  114. Libby July 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to crochet! πŸ™‚

  115. Chelsea July 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Hi!
    I’m excited to enter the contest! My friend Michelle was my inspiration to start knitting but I pretty much taught myself. It was a lot of trial and error, but I love knitting and it’s so much fun.

  116. Debbie Richardson July 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    A school friend’s mother taught a group of us to crochet in the 4th grade. Years later, I am still crocheting. πŸ™‚

  117. Debbie Richardson July 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    A school friend’s mother taught a group of us to crochet in the 4th grade. Years later, I am still crocheting. πŸ™‚

  118. Rachel L July 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    One of my aunts taught me to knit and I taught myself to crochet using YouTube tutorials, mainly Mikey at The Crochet Crowd

  119. Shirley July 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet. She tried to track me to knit, too, but I couldn’t get the hang of it as a kid. I learned as an adult from a friend, although I’m not real fast.

  120. Jennifer Kammerer-Pulley July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to knit and how to crochet.

  121. Robyn July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I love to knit, crochet, weave, and just learned to spin.

  122. Sarah Ford July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Hi! I love your yarn!!! You want to know who taught me how to do stuff with it, my mom taught me how to crochet when she was making a huge blanket for my brother. Making blankets kind of became me thing I make blankets for everyone. And my sister taught me how to knit, and that was impressive. She taught me over the phone while she was out of state in college (I feel the need to mention she is left handed and I’m right handed) she’s a genius when it comes to crafting and I wish I could be half as good as her.

  123. Kim July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Hi! I would love to win this yarn, such beautiful colors! Well…no one in my family was artistic so I went to a one-day class when I was 12 to learn to crochet. My first item was a shawl (triangle granny square) and so I would make shawls for the older ladies in my church as gifts πŸ™‚ Now, I’m teaching myself to needle knit but I’m not as good with it as I am with crochet, but it’s fun learning! Thanks for having this giveaway! Blessings to you!
    Kim

  124. rita hajjar July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    my grandmother taught me how to knight i was 8, and my mom taught me how to crochet .i love your yarn and the colors

  125. bekki July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    A friend taught me to crochet. Her grandmother taught her when she was a little girl. That’s skills passed down from the start of the last century!

  126. Janet Walker July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    My grandmother and my mother, recently receive help when needed from people in a knitting group I go to every Friday at our local library.

  127. Alix July 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to crochet 6 years ago and I just taught myself how to knit. I’m totally self taught!!

  128. Katie Melia July 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    You are such a lovely person, what an awesome giveaway! A lady that used to drive me to high school before I could drive taught me to knit. I was locked out of my house, so she brought me home with her and taught me to keep me busy.
    I learned to crochet from the book “the Happy Hooker!” πŸ™‚

  129. Renee July 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Congrats to last month’s winner, and thanks for the great opportunity to win your beautiful yarn! I’m a self-taught knitter, and am trying to get the hang of crochet πŸ™‚

  130. Kristi Tyndall July 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    My friend Aubrey taught me to knit almost 3 years ago. Even though my mom was a knitter, I never had a lot of interest in it as a kid because I had no idea of the variety of things you can make with yarn. Just over a year ago I asked my friend Robyn to teach me crochet while I was up in NJ visiting my family. And now, I continue to learn new things all the time from my crafty friends.

  131. Karen Despot July 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    My mom patiently taught me to knit and crochet when I was 8 years old!

  132. Megan July 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Hi – My Mom taught me to knit when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I learned to crochet out of a book shortly thereafter. I mostly knit now, and have recently taken up spinning as well. I also make wooden sock blockers and other knitting related gadgets.

  133. May P July 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me how to knit, but I was inspired by several relatives, including my aunt, two uncles, my grandmother, and my sister!

  134. Amanda Cobo July 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Less than a year ago, I taught myself to crochet with the help of YouTube. Since seeing some of your gorgeous knit designs, I’ve considered learning to knit too but I’m still hesitant. It looks a lot harder than crochet. If I do try it I know I will go straight to your tutorials.

  135. Joanne Jeuch July 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old. Thank you, Mom!

  136. Louise Edwards July 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit with a book in the early 70’s. No one knew how to knit! Softback book, how to knit, still have it.

  137. Angie July 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Wow, gorgeous yarns! I would be in yarn heaven if I won this.

  138. Carol McKay July 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi…
    Love your drawings! I taught myself to knit during a snowbound Thanksgiving weekend in Washington. I was so “into” the learning, I didn’t even want to make Thanksgiving dinner. I bought a book called “I taught myself to knit” and that’s when I fell in love!

  139. Sandi July 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    My best friend’s grandmother when I was 12 years old … many, many years ago!

  140. Laura July 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet when I was a little girl. Wish I’d stuck with it, I’d be much better than I am now.

  141. Mel July 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I taught myself. I started with loom knitting and then learned knitting. I am next going to learn to crochet.

  142. Melody Adams July 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Ahhh what a gorgeous giveaway! Thank you!! I learned to knit from youtube. I tried many youtubers knitting tutorial but it didnt click until Hectanooga showed me how to knit continental…since crochet is my first language. πŸ™‚

  143. Jessica Gillaspie July 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I’m Jessica! It was actually both of my grandma’s that taught me how to crochet. My dad’s mom taught me when I was really young, around 4 years old, and all I did was make really long chains and maybe a second row then unravel them because it was fun. Then my mom’s mom when I was a bit older, around 6 or 7 years old taught me how to do full crochet’s such as the half and the double. The first time I wasn’t too interested in learning and sadly my dad’s mom past away before she could teach me more but thankfully I saw my mom’s mom crocheting and asked if I could make something too so we made funky scarves and potholders.

  144. Joanne Zednik July 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love the colors of your yarn! I am a self taught knitter and crocheter. I used reference how to books, and now I go to you tube for helpful hints and how tos.

  145. Jessica k July 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    My male cousin taught me how to crochet!

  146. Pam July 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I took a class to learn how to knit.

  147. Gabriela Grassino July 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi!!!! I love your blog, your patterns but most of all the yarns and the colours, youΒ΄re amazing!! I donΒ΄t remember exactly who taught me to crochet. I think must have been my granny or a talented uncle who taught me macrame a and also to knit in a loom. Now what I love to do most is crochet. I have learnt a lot from the generous worldwide crochet community. Thanks for the chance!! Love peace an crochet Gabriela from Argentina

  148. Jamy Noesges July 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit when I was nine. She tried to teach me to crochet around the same time, but I just couldn’t get the hang of working into the beginning chain. I learned how to crochet from a book 12 years later. I spent decades mainly crocheting, but now I prefer knitting.

  149. Vicki Rossi July 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    M mom taught me to crochet when I was a child and then taught me to knit about 4 years ago. I don’t know what took me so long, but I love knitting!

  150. Priyanka July 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    My dearest grandma (dad’s mom) taught me to crochet n gave me my first set of hooks (her own hooks which she had used for her crochet work for many years) n yarn.. N I’m so thankful to her for teaching me this incredible craft skill.. She is my crochet guru n I always go to her for inspiration, suggestions n crochet love ?

  151. Rebecca July 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Hooray for a giveaway! I love your yarn. <3

  152. Angela Dabo July 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Yikes this is awesome !!! Good luck to all. Love expressions fiber arts yarn πŸ™‚

  153. Sydney July 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    I actually learned to knit on YouTube! Your videos were super easy to follow, so I picked knitting up really fast. However, I am a lot slower at crocheting, but I will get there. Thank you for sharing your skills, tips, and beautiful yarn!

  154. Denise Naber July 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    My Grandma taught me to Crochet! Love you so much!

  155. Lisa Smith July 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    My first video I watched to learn to knit was YOURS! I found you on YouTube and started there. Thanks for a great video and beautiful yarn! I am a knitting addict now and love it!

  156. Erin R Metzger July 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to crochet, and you, Chandi helped me learn to knit on Youtube! Thanks!

  157. deb July 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I took a class at our local yarn shop about 40 years ago. My instructor now has her own yarn shop in town.I never stopped knitting after I took that class. I thought knitting looked so hard but when I learned how, I found it was pretty easy to do and so rewarding!

  158. Barbara Morgan July 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I learned how to knit and crochet as a child in Alabama. My mom was an avid hooker and made beautiful dainty doilies. My Granny tatted band knitted. They passed on their love for hand work to me

  159. Marcia July 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Wow! this would be an amazing package to win! Thank you for the opportunity.

  160. Charlotte July 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Hello Chandi, it is a pleasure meeting you. I have been crocheting over 3 years now. I started my hobby by learning how to crochet through Youtube. I know right? I made my very first project, which was a super cute granny square blanket for an elerly lady in the nursing home. She found comfort in holding onto it as much as I loved watching her run her hands through the yarn. From that moment on I knew I couldn’t quite making things for those who were in need or just simply wanted a handmade gift. I am looking forward to watching you branch out as you explore through your passions. Cant wait to see what you come up with next! Have a splendid day.

    Charlotte

  161. Melisa Marchi July 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I learnt to knit and crochet with my granny… I will always be thankful for this πŸ™‚

  162. Rita July 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    My gram taught me to crochet when I was about 15

  163. Lauren July 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I’m new to the knitting world! I learned how to knit through your YouTube channel about two months ago while living out the country. I’ve finished a couple of your patterns and just love them! Thanks for teaching me!

  164. Cathy July 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I taught myself the basics when I was 24, but when I started trying more complicated things like thread doilies, I got a lot of advice and helpful tips from my Godmother-in-law. That was 39 years ago!

  165. Abby July 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    My grandma taught me to crochet when I was nine years old. My grand baby is 4 yrs old and she can’t wait for me to teach her!

  166. Judy July 27, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I was taught how to knit when I was around 11 or 12, by a german lady who was friends with my family. My mom had passed away and I guess she thought it was something to keep me busy and occupied. As a result I need continental and am fairly speedy. I would love to win this yarn! it’s all so gorgeous and squishy looking.

  167. Florence July 27, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to crochet and tried to teach me to knit but I didn’t like it. I taught myself to knit when I was 35. I’ve never looked back, I love knitting so much!

  168. Rosemarie Simmons July 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Your product is absolutely beautiful your a very talented young women, keep on creating.

  169. Jessica wigle July 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I entered ? your yarn is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring!! My mom taught me when I was little girl to knit and crochet and sheblearnt from her mom her learnt from her mom and so forth and i plan to teach my child when the time comes. I find crocheting and/or knitting to bring serenity and peace into my busy days

  170. Dina Olson July 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet when was about 9. I made a few things for my dolls back then, but stopped crocheting for a very long time. When my daughter turned 10 she asked to learn to knit and crochet, so we both learned (again for me) by watching YouTubevideos.

  171. Amber July 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    My Gma taught me to crochet when I was around 11! I’ve been doing it off and on for 20 years, although now I do it all the time! πŸ™‚

  172. Rosaidh July 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I was taught to knit by my room mates father!

  173. Sylvia July 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    I am self taught in crochet and also learning knitting and spindle spinning on my own … thank goodness for YouTube! I was looking at the photos of the GORGEOUS yarn you are offering up this month and my mind was totally boggled. At the end of the photos, all I could think was … WHAT would I work with first?!?!?! Thanks for such wonderful giveaways!

  174. Ellie July 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 7. One holey monstrosity of a pink acrylic “scarf” later I quit…until I got to college and learned the importance of looking busy while watching TV.

  175. Rita July 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    My Gram taught me how to crochet when I was about 15 years old.

  176. Karen Branch July 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    My dear grandmother taught me to knit and crochet. πŸ™‚

  177. Sharleen July 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Hello! This is such luscious yarn!

    My aunt gave me a little green Learn To Crochet booklet made in the 70s, a crochet hook and a small scrap ball of yarn. I then taught myself to crochet from the booklet.

  178. Janica Carter July 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Love you giveaways!

  179. Kathi July 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    My Granny taught me to crochet when I was 12 years old. That was 41 years ago!!! Thank goodness for online tutorials and you tube because since Gran passed these have been my learning tools.

  180. Karls July 27, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit but I taught myself to crochet from a ‘how to’ book.

  181. Sara July 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    A coworker taught me how to crochet. I taught myself to knit the basics, but a good friend and I would meet once a week to just sit and knit in different coffee shops. She really showed me how to create something, not just do a bunch of stitches. We live in different states now but whenever I go back to visit we get together and knit and drink coffee and eavesdrop on everyone around us.

  182. Maren July 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    My grandma first taught me to crochet. This is gorgeous. Just dreaming up all the pretties I could make!

  183. Patti Judd July 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to knit, crochet, needlepoint, tat and sew.

  184. Stephanie Gilbert July 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Self taught with the help of an online friend Tasherz

  185. Heather Atkins July 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    My grandma taught me when I was 9 years old πŸ™‚ I’m now 32 πŸ™‚

  186. Anja Svare July 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Hello
    I just entered your raffle, how exciting that would be to win! My grandmother taught me to crochet when i was about 7 years old. We would sit and crochet together for hours and she would tell me family stories. I loved that time with her. I taught my son to crochet and now I look forward to teaching my granddaughter as soon as she is old enough, only 2 now.
    You have the modt beautiful yarns and some winderful patterns

  187. Jill July 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful colors.

  188. Marilyn Alexander July 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    My Mom taught me when I was small, and needed a craft for Brownies. She had no idea what she was starting!

  189. Joanna Donaldson July 27, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    I was taught to knit and crochet by my mum when I was about 8 although I could only do a simple granny square until a few years ago when rediscovered my love of crochet and knitting x

  190. Sabrina DeBree July 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Hello! While I am currently teaching myself how to crochet, my grandma was a big knitter and taught my mom how to knit. She then taught me how to knit what she remembered, and my longtime neighbor taught me the rest of what I know today!

  191. violet roberts July 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I am self taught crocheter I started crocheting before videos on the internet were available, I bought every book I could afford at the time. I met a woman from Germany who introduced me to knitting and I fell in love with it. I am now working on being a knitting and Crochet instructor myself. Currently I am learning how to spin my own yarn with spindles and a spinning wheel. I have been watching videos to learn how to dye yarn myself.

  192. Kathy July 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I learned to chained I was about 13, and that was it. I picked up a hook, some yarn, and a book to teach myself about a year and a half ago when my sister announced her pregnancy! I have watched countless videos, and feel pretty accomplished in all I have learned and made! I absolutely love your yarn…it has its own special cabinet in my ever growing stash!

  193. Lynn Witry July 27, 2016 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I love your yarn! I am itching to try it. I have been crocheting for 50+ years. My grandmother taught me how to make a basic granny square and I took it from there (with some help from Mom).

  194. Brenda Halliburton July 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    My ex mother-in-law taught me to knit when I was pregnant for my first daughter. I would absolutely love to win this yarn collection.

  195. Anna Papageorge Macris July 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    When I was a kid, I always watched my mom knitting or crocheting. So at around age 7-8, I asked my mom to teach me. I started with the simple stockinet stitch, and it progressed to elaborate sweaters.

  196. Andi July 27, 2016 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet at a class at our local vo-tech school when I was pregnant with my daughter, 16 years ago.

  197. Sharon Mensing July 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    My grandmother first taught me, then I didn’t knit for about 40 years, then my sister re-taught me!

  198. Flavia A Wolfe July 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet and I am teaching my boys now…

  199. Laurel Beale July 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I love, love, natural fiber. I do about everything you can do with fiber, spinning, knitting,, crocheting, weaving, felting, and Naalbinding.

  200. Landa July 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Beautiful giveaway!! I taught myself to crochet at around 12 years old. After I married, a wonderful granny taught me so much more about the wonderful craft.

  201. Cheryl July 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to crochet when I was fairly small. My best friend’s mother taught me to knit when I was 18 or 19. Now, I’m a true “fiberholic” since I knit when I can, crochet when I must, spin almost every day & weave when I can find the time. I think your yarn would make beautiful woven fabric!

  202. April July 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me how to knit.

  203. kate July 27, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit and crochet.

  204. Minodora July 27, 2016 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Hi! Thank you for the giveaway! My mother taught me to knit and I learned how to crochet from two old ladies who were our neighbours

  205. Mieka Coppinger July 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    My friend Liz taught me to knit

  206. Carolyn July 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit at my job. Our school secretary head classes as part of our Wellness Fund.

  207. kate July 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    I taught myself!

  208. Miriam July 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Omg yaaaaaarn

    Knitting I *think* I taught myself but it could’ve been my mom — I don’t actually remember.

    Crochet was my cousin Maya and my then-roommate Mel.

  209. Pam July 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi! I took lesson when a local yarn shop opened in 2010. After that I was hooked and have self-taught myself beyond the basic skills.

  210. Jane July 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Our babysitter taught me to knit when I was about four years old. Mum and Dad returned home from a night out and I was sitting up knitting. That was 44 years ago and I haven’t stopped – ever!!

  211. Pat July 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit. After a knee replacement, the boredom was driving me up a wall. I was kicking around the idea (haha!) before the surgery, so it seemed the perfect time.

  212. Sara July 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    A coworker took pity on my failed crochet attempts, and taught me to actually make something recognizable.

    Even though I taught myself to knit, a friend and I started meeting in a different coffee shop once a week. She’s the one who taught me how to really knit, cast ons and different stitches and coaching me through when I dropped stitches or twisted them the wrong direction. We’re in 2 different states now but whenever I go back to visit we set time aside to get coffee, knit, and eavesdrop on everyone around us.

  213. Honey smith July 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    My mom tried to teach me many years ago, knitting and crochet. Five years ago I fell in love with crochet but the last two years knitting is my passion!

  214. CAROL SKUKAN July 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I dearly love your designs and always download them when they are free; but I have never been able to afford your yarn ! I have always wanted ( really coveted it !!) to buy some of it to use on the designs I had already downladed and promised myself that someday when I had enough money I would . That hasn’t happened yet; so, maybe with a little luck I will be able to win the yarn to knit and crochet some of your wonderful designs !!
    Please keep up your wonderful creative designing !!

  215. Diana Simpson July 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    My Mother taught me how to crochet, but she didn’t realise it until she was out shopping one evening and I picked up her work and started crocheting on it for her. I had been watching for hours every day, for a very long time, and thought I could do it. Naturally she had to re-do what I had crocheted, but then she really sat down and taught me how. I have been crocheting ever since.Approx. 50 yrs.
    Love your yarn and really want to try using it someday, what a christmas in july this could be.

  216. Katherine Cristovao July 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Along with the trichotillomania group that I knit for, I’ve started to knit for a local veteran’s group and do other work for charity. This would be great to make hats, scarves, blankets and oodles of other things!!

  217. C Swinney July 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit when I was eight. I swapped home cooked dinners for crochet lessons with a friend when I was in my 20s.

  218. Janet July 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, I’m Janet.

    My Mum taught me to knit early on but I didn’t pick it up again until university…I knit a poncho and then quit again until about 5 years ago. It’s like learning to ride a bicycle, once you’ve learned it comes back easily.
    I was always hopeless at crochet for some reason…. even my indefatigable Mum gave up!
    Now learning to spin and dye.
    I love your yarns – the quality, and those gorgeous photos and inspired colours! Keep it going……

  219. Ann July 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    My Mom taught me to crochet many many years ago – I recently learned to knit via a Craftsy class.

  220. Judy Puentes July 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    You create the most beautiful yarn! I wish I could afford them all!

  221. Amber Hartenbower July 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I am a self-taught crocheter. I’ve learned from books, videos and lots of trial and error.

  222. Heather July 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Hi! I’m a self-taught crocheter, with a little help from my eldest sister. She was on hand to direct me in my first project or two, and help with how to hold the hook and yarn at the correct tension etc. I’ve only been crocheting a couple of years but haven’t looked back. It’s one of the most relaxing and yet kinda exciting hobbies I’ve had! ?

  223. Jennifer Miller July 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    My Aunt Jenny and my grandmother taught me to crochet before kindergarten…. my Aunt Mel (who I am certain also commented here somewhere!) insisted that I learn to knit as an adult! It has been an incredibly rewarding journey and an inherent part of who I am!

  224. Tracy Hiatt Grice July 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet, and my co-worker at the library taught me to knit. What a beautiful giveaway!

  225. Anne-Coleman July 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me how to knit – after one lesson herself where she thought purling was knitting! My first couple of projects were all purled and it wasn’t until about a year later that I learned I was doing the wrong knit stitch. It does mean, though, that I don’t mind purling as much as other people! πŸ™‚

  226. Elizabeth Thurmond July 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet when I first started college. I learned to knit from watching videos (mostly from knittinghelp.com). I really love doing both, though I go through phases of knitting more or crocheting more.

  227. Patricia July 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I have been crocheting for too many years to count. About 4 yrs ago, my friend taught me to knit continental and I have been obsessed every since!

  228. LA July 27, 2016 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit, along with my other coworkers, during my college summer job from a coworker whose mother was an expert knitter.

  229. Judy Puentes July 27, 2016 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Such lovely and creative colorways! You are so very talented and I love each and every yarn. I am happy to have purchased a skein in the past and look forward to working with more of your creations in the future.

    • Melissa Seaton July 30, 2016 at 3:11 am - Reply

      My friend from church, Mary Woolsey, taught me about 7 years ago. Shortly after that, several of us started a prayer shawl ministry at church that is still going very strong.

  230. Lyndee Pitiak July 27, 2016 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful yarn!

  231. Maria Do Souto July 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 6. Since then I have been addicted to anything to do with yarn. I mean I actually get weak in the knees when passing a yarn store!
    I saved my paper route money for months when I was 11, and purchased my very own Ashford spinning wheel. I was over the moon! I taught myself to spin and frequently demonstrated the art of spinning in elementary school.
    Fast forward to today. I stopped exploring my passion for years as I was working full time, having kids and doing home renovations. My children are now grown up with lives of their own and I am BACK determined to explore this amazing, creative and fabulous art form!

  232. Dizzy July 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me the basics as a kid…my friends got me back into it, and I’ve pretty much been self-taught since. Except for one kind stranger on the train, who taught me to purl.

  233. Jamie July 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me how to crochet and the owner of the local yarn store we used to have in town taught me how to knit. Two skills I’m very thankful for.

  234. Trina Byerley July 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me and now I am teaching my daughters.

  235. Patricia July 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    This is a beautiful set of yarn being given away. πŸ™‚

  236. Hillary H. July 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I am a self taught knitter and crocheter! I learned from reading books and watching youtube videos πŸ™‚

  237. Shawntae July 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Well… My mom taught me how to crochet when I was around 10 years old. Now, many years later I am self teaching myself to knit. I do get help from a knitting group at my local library from time to time. I enjoy knitting more than crochet.

    Knitting was something I have yearned to do for a long time. It has lead to my obsession for beautiful yarn.

  238. Hilary July 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I learned how to crochet from my maternal grandmother. She suffered from Alzheimer’s and crochet was the only thing that kept her somewhat lucid. I was never close to my mother’s side of the family, but I feel honored to inherit her talent and keep the craft alive.

  239. Christina July 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    My Great Grandma taught me how to knit the Continental way and to crochet. She made the warmest slippers and loved to share her work with her family. When she died I was the lucky recipient of her crochet hooks and knitting needles.

  240. Patricia July 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Beautiful yarn, Chandi! My Mom taught me to knit and crochet as well as a myriad of other crafts.

  241. Susan Detwiler July 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    My grandmother and my mom taught me to crochet when I was 7 or 8 years old. We would sit in grandma’s parlor and crochet and talk. I felt like a grown up! Crochet is my go to stress reliever.

  242. Karen Lindstrom July 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Hope this is where I’m supposed to let you know where/ when/ how I learned to crochet! I had a love of embroidery very early from watching my grandma: she showed me how. My. Mom continued by having me “mark” clothes that we shared. I took sewing classes in school and used fiber in art projects. As I aged I continued to try more ways of working with fiber, including quilting, crochet, and tatting, all self-taught! I have not been able to acquire skilled knitting abilities, but my daughter is a fantastic knitter! Crochet is my favorite time passing activity.

  243. Christina July 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I was a library student worker in 2011, and my boss taught me how to knit that August. I’ve been knitting like mad ever since! I now routinely knit her shawls and cardigans (she only knits mittens) and we remain knitting BFFs to this day πŸ™‚

  244. Olivia Mulkowski July 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Hello,

    I live in France. M’y name is Olivia ans I was 46 years old.

    I learn crochet with my grand Ma when i was 10 years old.

    Je continue en français parce mon anglais est épouvantable.

    Donc, j’ai appris le crochet avec ma grand-mΓ¨re surtout pour lui faire plaisir. Je n’ai pas crocheter pendant des annΓ©es et puis, il y a 6 ans, j’ai fait un burn-out. J’avais besoin de me changer les idΓ©es et occuper mes journΓ©e. Je me suis remise Γ  crocheter, des doudous pour les petits, puis des snoods, un gilet en dentelle. Et depuis, je ne m’arrΓͺte plus.

    Quand je crochΓ¨te, je pense aux personnes que j’aime et pour qui je crochΓ¨te. Γ‡a me fait beaucoup de bien.

    Votre laine est juste SUBLIME…

    J’espΓ¨re pouvoir la travailler un jour, j’ai plein de projet en rΓ©serve. Bises Γ  toutes et tous.

    Olivia

  245. Lisa O'Donnell July 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    I taught myself by watching YouTube videos.

  246. Karen Harbaugh July 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Growing up, I always saw my mom sew, knit, or crochet, but for the most part, I wasn’t that interested, even though I ended up at 4-H and had to sew, knit, or crochet stuff.

    But then I went to college, and started feeling homesick. There were friends who knew how to knit, and it made me remember how my mother had worked in the fiber arts, from sewing to knitting. I figured I would see if I could remember how to do it, and if I didn’t, I’d find a book to teach me how. Alas, I had forgotten much of what I had learned those many years ago, so picked up a Clover illustrated book that showed in pictures and words how to knit…and I haven’t stopped since.

    In fact, I’ve been so obsessed by yarn that I learned how to dye fleece, turn it into roving, and spin yarn as well. πŸ™‚

  247. Beth July 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful yarns! I’m self taught with the help of YouTube for knitting and mostly crochet. My old roommate Portia helped me with the fundamentals of crochet.

  248. Deanna Lohn July 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Oh, the colors! I am self taught, had been looking at patterns, and blogs, and just wanted to CREATE and MAKE. Been about 2 yrs now, and once I learned about QUALITY yarn, it was a total game changer!

  249. Karen WILLIAMS July 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    My mam taught me how to knit when I was little, so all my teddy bears had knitted clothes to wear! πŸ˜‰

  250. Leah July 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    My sister taught me to crochet, and she learned from our grandma!

  251. Mary Fabian July 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Officially my mom taught me to crochet in the ’70s but I forgot everything she taught me. I took a beginner knitting class a few years ago and have been knitting since.

  252. Cathy July 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit and my grandmother taught me to crochet.

  253. Lori Wallin July 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    My grandmother (Mom’s mom) taught me both knit and crochet when I was a young girl — 7 or 8 years old. Crocheting didn’t attract me much, but knitting? Oh, my!!! I’m so grateful to my grandmother for giving me this skill and passion which has stuck with me for nearly 50years!

  254. Sarah Hluchy July 27, 2016 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    My paternal grandmother taught me to crochet, and if I have any questions about crochet, I go to my mother. But I usually loom knit. My uncle’s now ex wife, who I still call AUNT Carol, taught me how to loom knit the basic e-wrap hat.

  255. Ann barrow July 27, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Hollie A. taught me how to crochet and I took a knitting class a local yarn store!

  256. Colleen July 27, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    While I was expecting my daughter(9 years ago), my MIL and I, took a knitting class together. Since then, I’ve become BiStitchual, teaching myself to crochet two years ago.

  257. Kristin July 27, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    My mom, who didn’t know how to crochet, bought me a book and used it to teach me when I was 9. I taught myself to knit, as an adult. πŸ™‚

  258. Cheryl July 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    I learned how to crochet a couple of years ago by taking a beginner class on Craftsy.

  259. rashmi Binu July 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    I learnt knitting as a kid from mum and crochet from my aunt… as a kid, seeing them weave magic into strands of yarn and create such wonderful stuff, was amazing… even to date, i make it a point to share a pic of every creation of mine with them. Cause, if not for them, the love and respect i have for yarn, wouldnt have been πŸ™‚

  260. Laura F July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway! My mom taught me to both knit and crochet, but I prefer crochet!

  261. Samantha July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    When I was a little girl, my Grandma taught me how to do embroidery. I’m not the greatest at it, but the memories of her teaching me and the time we spent together live on, and I cherish them. She is the one who planted the crafting seed in me, and eventually I was taught by my aunts and cousins how to knit and crochet. I love making new patterns, and especially love making gifts for the people I love. It would be amazing to win something like this, so I can make my Grandma proud and continue her legacy of crafting and giving. I hope I have a chance! πŸ™‚

  262. Brenda July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I originally learned from my grandmother but she passed away before I really became passionate about knitting, crocheting and tatting. What I wouldn’t give to go back in time! I am self-taught, watching-and-learning, and any other way to expand my universes!

  263. Cheryl July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit when I was in grade school. She used to knit the cutest
    baby sacks, hats and booties for the newborns in the Pediatrics Department at our
    local hospital where she worked. It was fun knitting together!!

  264. Bonnie July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to Knit and crochet. ☹️ Well, and I guess the nice ladies who make youTube tutorials!

  265. Cara July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    My mom, who is a leftie, taught me, a rightie, to crochet by having me sit in her lap. I remember doing a chain so long it was as wide as our house.

  266. Connie Hill July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    My mother tried to teach me but it didn’t go well, so I taught myself.

  267. J. Freed July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit when I was four. I wanted to knit a sweater for my teddy bear.

  268. Venice Smith July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    This is so exciting! My stepmother taught me how to crochet when I was a teenager. Forty years later I finally learned how to knit at my LYS! I love both crafts, but use them for making different things.

  269. Rhea Skomorowski July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Incredible prize!!!

  270. Carolyn Crosby July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit originally! I remember going through the rolling hills of NY State to a town in the Finger Lakes region to the nearest yarn store in Skaneateles -many miles away! To focus on my college studies, I always made sure I had something to knit that I didn’t have to look at while reading my assignments. As a result, I had finished 18 sweaters by the time I finished my degree. Since then I’ve taken other classes to refine my formerly rustic techniques, and have found the lighter weight yarns to be my favorite. In addition, my daughter has become a self- taught knitter, and she has shared new infirmation with me as well. A good day is when knitting has been part of the plan, and that’s a daily goal, even if it’s only a couple of rows before bed! I’m now getting more done during Mariners games, and soon it will be the Seahawks that help me make my projects grow!

  271. Jocie Scott July 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I decided I wanted to learn how to do something more productive than binge-watching Netflix shows, so I turned to the good ol’ YouTube to learn how to knit πŸ™‚ loving it more and more every day!

  272. Alexis July 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    My nanny in elementary school taught me to crochet, then learned to knit from a book while in grad school. It became a very important mental respite for me.

  273. Tammy Faulkner July 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Holy Smokes!!! What a contest…I am positively drooling over the yarn & what to make!!

  274. Bonnie July 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit when I was living in England. So much beautiful wool inspired me.
    The pictures on this blog also inspire me. Great colors and fabrics urge one to knit.

  275. Cera Jackson July 27, 2016 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    When I decided I wanted to learn to knit, I dug through my grand mother’s house until I found knitting needles and yarn (the ugliest brown yarn ever). Then I walked into the dining room and asked “who will teach me how to knit? ” One of my aunts obliged.

  276. Mary Lou Webb July 27, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love your yarns! Thank you for sharing your talent and for creating great give always like this.

  277. Katie K July 27, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me when I was 7.

  278. Tamara July 27, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to both knit and crochet.

  279. Kristy Rushing July 27, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Beautiful stuff! My aunt taught me to crochet at age 5, so 50 years ago. I tryed to teach myself to knit without success about 5 years ago so took a class at my LYS.

  280. shayna July 27, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    My mother & grandmother both taught me basic knitting skills. I learned more advanced techniques from books & tutorials. My mothers best friend taught me to crochet.

  281. Katherine Shine July 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me the basics of crochet and knit when I was young. YouTube taught me the more difficult stitches and patters of croxhet once I became an adult πŸ™‚

  282. Sally Harnett July 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I was taught crochet and knitting by my grandmother

  283. Angelia July 27, 2016 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    My Grandmother taught me to crochet.

  284. Jessie Busse July 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I was taught by my mother and grandmother. It is a wonderful tradition that I hope to pass on to my son if he is interested.

  285. Bonnie July 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I took a class to learn to knit then promptly forgot it all. So Utube videos are how I taught myself! I am so excited about this contest! Can’t wait to fondle those wonderful yarns!

  286. Theresa July 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Wow! what a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win your beautiful yarn. Have a fantastic colorful day!

  287. Glenda July 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I was taught to knit many years ago when I was about 14. At the time, I was the babysitter of 3 small children, whose mother brought me along on their 3 month summer holiday to visit her parents in Lucerne Switzerland. The grandmother, who spoke only Swiss-German and French, determined that I needed to learn to knit. But I did not speak Swiss-German, only English and some French. Despite the language barrier, she had much patience, and I learned to knit, continental style of course… There were no patterns to follow, just her verbal instructions, but I came away with hats, sweaters, and knitted skirts sized for a large doll… I learned eyelets, and simple cables, as well as cast on, binding off, raglan shaping, stockinette and garter. To this day, I can recollect sitting on a small,sofa under a large window that looked onto the street below, working with soft gray wool, a soft breeze moving the lace curtains, and the gentle warmth of the sun streaming in… It was the most magical summer…and I am forever grateful to her.

  288. Jastine Mondragon July 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi πŸ™‚ I actually taught myself to crochet by reading books. Along with some help from the generous people who post videos on YouTube to help us that need the little extra help on certain projects. Also I did learn how to knit a beanie hat from your video that you posted as well. It helped out a lot for being a beginner at knitting. πŸ™‚ thanks so much for all the videos you have posted though I always go back to them for certain things or to refresh my mind on how to do something specific.

  289. Kristine Edwards July 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me how to crochet when I was four and I am self-taught for knitting.

    Your yarn is absolutely beautiful!!! What an awesome and generous giveaway.

  290. Mary July 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I have filled this out before – started by knitting strips for baby blankets at my church – our organist and one of the other ladies were my main teachers – still knitting with these ladies, but knitting MUCH more than strips for blankets now

  291. Jo Leary July 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I love the colors of your yarns. Unfortunately, my husband won’t let me buy any more yarn until I use up some of the yarn I have stashed away all over the house. I told him that you can never have enough yarn, but…..
    If I could win the contest, then he would have nothing to complain about. Also, it would be a nice birthday present for me (8/14). Again, beautiful colors!

  292. Carol Brearley July 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I would love to win this, your yarn is wonderful!

  293. Linda Szymoniak July 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I’m actually still learning. One of my daughters learned and has been teaching me. I have so many projects I’d like to try, and this giveaway would give me the yarn for so many of them.

  294. David McDonald July 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, loving your site and patterns. I learned to crochet by mt step-mother when I was around 10. Got “hooked” and fell in love with it and have been crocheting for over 25 years now. After learning crochet I moved into knitting.

    During that time I taught my wife how to crochet and recently started our own site. We find crochet not only fun but relaxing as well.

  295. Kendra July 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    When I was a kid, for half the summer all the kids were shipped off to the family farm. For the other half, my mom would send me off with my Grandmother to Cresbard, South Dakota. I was 12, stuck in a town full of senior citizens, and bored out of my skull. My Great Aunt Janet saw me fidgeting and pacing around, and decided I needed something to do. She taught me how to make a granny square, then I made another, and another. She showed me how to join them. I made more, I used up all the yarn bits she had laying around, and she wouldn’t let me have one of her full skeins. I used the rest of my summer allowance to pay one of the ranch kids to drive me to Aberdeen (an hour away!) so I could buy my very first skein. So worth it!

  296. Kathleen Almonte July 27, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit at a young age. She said it was to keep my hands busy and out of trouble. Guess I was a handful. Lol.

  297. Christine Hall July 27, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Chandi, I love, love your yarns. Every colorway blows my mind!! I have made hats, shawls, scarves, ect… & every person I gift to is just in awe of the colors!! Would love the chnce to win some more beautiful yarn & new colorways.
    Thank you for doing this give away!! <3
    Christine Hall

  298. Barb July 27, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I was taught to crochet by my 5th grade teacher at Springfield, Ohio. We had and after school class and the cost was 25 cents per week. I am now 53 and still crochet everyday.

  299. tiffany July 27, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    My grandmother who I miss very much taught me to knit as a child but I didn’t take it up until much later. I inherited her needles and I like to think the stitch-miles and love she put into them have helped me along.

  300. Kalurah July 27, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I already learned how to crochet from my sweet mother-in-law. But I was dyeing (ha, no pun intended) to learn how to knit. A friend tried to teach me in 2008 and when I couldn’t pick it up in just one evening (complete with glass of wine), I went home feeling defeated and frustrated. The next day, my Hubby came home with 2 “Learn to Knit” kits that he purchased. He sat me down and said, “We’re both gonna figure this out. Together.”

    He has been my rock and my strength throughout 16 years of marriage, three kids and now 7 years of designing my crochet and knitwear. He’s even my IT guy, helping with all of my charts and formatting my eBooks for me. So….I learned to knit from my very best friend in the world, my husband and before that, it was his wonderful mother who taught me to crochet.

    She has been suffering from Alzheimers for the past 10 years. Mostly all of her memories of us are now gone. She is at the end. But about 5 years ago, I would often sit down with her and mention crocheting, she would light up. Pull out some cherished crochet afghan from the linen closet and begin reminiscing about the person who made it. All by looking deep into the stitches. These “hobbies” aren’t just a passing thought. They are memories that last through time. And I thank the people who helped me to create my very own.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway and for the opportunity to share how my love for this craft was born!

  301. Helen Louise July 27, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    You have fabulous yarns for the monthly club I really love them

  302. Lori July 27, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet and knit mostly from YouTube videos, supplemented now by the experts in my weekly knitting group πŸ™‚

  303. Linda Crowe July 27, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to crochet. My mother, grandmother, aunts – and it seemed all their friends – all crocheted but were not successful in teaching me how to crochet when I was a girl. Maybe it was because I was left-handed and they were not? They were able to teach me embroidery and needlepoint, but not crochet. Then, as a young woman, I was sitting around bored one day playing with a piece of heavy string. I made a slip knot, poked my finger through the loop, hooked it around the loose end, pulled it through, snugged it up a little, then did it again. After about the 3rd time I did this, I thought “Gee, if I had something with a hook on the end to catch the thread and bring it through . . . ?” BINGO! I realized that I was crocheting! I found a crochet instruction booklet, wrote in “left” every time it said “right” and “right” every time it said “left”, figured out how to “reverse” the stitch illustrations in my mind, and have been crocheting ever since!

  304. Rachel B July 27, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to crochet via youtube videos.

  305. Molly July 27, 2016 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    I’m not sure who taught me. Both my grandmothers, my mom, my sisters and aunts, great-grandmothers – all knit, crocheted, tatted, sewed and more. I learned from all of them and otherwise taught myself.

  306. Gwen W. July 27, 2016 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    I learned how to crochet when I was 7 years old. I learned how to knit when I was 12. I prefer crochet over knitting (it’s quicker πŸ™‚ ). There’s usually not a day that goes by that I don’t have a hook and yarn in my hands!

  307. Patricia Rand July 27, 2016 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me how to knit.

  308. Lisa P July 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Love your emails as the yarns look delicious. Wish I was not on a fixed income and could afford to order more often.

  309. Keri July 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!?

  310. Heather July 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Chandi:

    I sort of taught myself to knit with help from my mother and grandmother.

    –Heather

  311. Melanie July 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    Self-taught, for the most part. Now I’m trying to teach my mother!

  312. Diane Friel July 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit at Brownies way back when. Just picked it up in the last 5 yrs. and keep learning all the time.

  313. Frances July 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Oh wow. The fun I would have if I won! πŸ™‚

  314. Mary Perry July 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was five years old, and though she has been gone a long time now, I think of her every time I pick up a project. I have recently picked up knitting and it has renewed my passion for handwork and I am rarely without something in my hands to work on. I love the legacy and am busy passing on my love for yarn to my own children.

  315. Lyssa July 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit by a combination of YouTube videos (Chandi’s is the one it finally clicked on, which is how I ended up here) and a friend at work

  316. Michelle July 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Wow, Chandi, what an incredible giveaway! No one really taught me to knit; I picked it up from YouTube. My mom inspired me to knit, though, with her gorgeous creations, and she gives me advice when I’m stuck on a pattern.

  317. Helen Louise July 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I took a knitting class in 1965 when I was expecting my daughter; she just turned 50 in March

  318. Dara Hollingshead July 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me how to crochet and bless her heart tried knitting. I learned to knit from a friend who used the fact I crocheted as a jump of point.

  319. Shelly Anderson July 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Hey Chandi, I taught myself to crochet!

  320. Lea July 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    my godmother (also my aunt) taught me how to knit. My Mom taught me how to crochet

  321. Tessa July 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to crochet, lol; the Internet is a fabulous resource.

  322. Jutta July 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    My grandmother

  323. Deborah Garner July 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit and crochet. A left-handed friend tried to teach this right-handed person to knit when I was very young. Didn’t work. My mother tried to teach me to crochet but she moved that hook so fast I couldn’t keep up. So, I got some books – long before computers – and taught myself.

  324. Misty July 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me when I was 6 years old ?

  325. Tiffany July 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I am a self-taught crocheter. You-tube and The Crochet Crowd were very instrumental in helping me learn how to crochet. πŸ™‚ Next step…KNITTING!!!

  326. Brenda Lenz July 27, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit when I was probably 10-years old. I hadn’t picked up a skein of yarn in over thirty years, though. A couple of years ago, however, I saw my sister crocheting and liked what I saw. After reading books from the library and watching YouTube videos, I now crochet more than my sister does. πŸ™‚

  327. Lori Ouellette July 27, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    My aunt when I was 7yrs old! She was left handed, I’m right handed – she would sit across from me and I was taught with my finger and string first – once I mastered the chain, then she gave me a hook!

  328. Anne Marie Carter July 27, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    My aunt Dorothy attempted to teach me how to crochet when I was a teenager. I could only do the chain stitch. When I went to college, a friend and I befriended our dorm mother. This woman was talented in lots of types of needlework and I was finally able to crochet. I’ve now been crocheting for about 40 years now.

  329. Dawn July 27, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    I actually taught myself to knit, my Grandmother taught me how to do a crochet chain, the rest I had to learn through books and YouTube videos ?

  330. Lori K July 27, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi! I learned to crochet at a class at our local Michaels store. Prior to that, my mother in law tried to teach me, but we weren’t very successful. The class at Michaels certainly did the trick!

  331. Tamara July 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I love your fibers! I just have to exercise restraint so I don’t bust my budget πŸ™‚

  332. JuliaK July 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    My mother and grandmother taught me how to crochet, but college friends taught me how to knit.

  333. Sylvia July 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to crochet and I have been doing it for 40 years. How wonderful it would be to win all this yarn.and what beautiful your yarn is.

  334. Amanda July 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 10 years old. I never really picked it up after she passed away until I ended up teaching myself how to knit using Youtube videos 3 years ago. Once I got the hang of knitting I started crocheting again as well.

  335. Kate D. July 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit at a local shop. Where I live (Lake George, NY/Adirondacks) many of the old factory buildings have been renovated & that is where this wonderful knitting shop is located. The building used to be a factory where clothes/fabrics were made. Now it is home to many artists (pottery, painting, etc.) and wellness providers (yoga, acupuncture, etc.).

  336. Karen July 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    What a fabulous giveaway! All of these yarns are gorgeous!! thank you πŸ™‚

  337. elenagraziela July 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to knit when I was a little girl! My mother bought me a series of books — I don’t remember the title, sadly. It was a collection of 9 volumes — hardcover, encyclopedia-quality — that covered everything from fairy tales to biographies of famous people … and one whole volume was devoted to arts & crafts. I learned to knit from the line drawings, and made my first yarn holder from a Quaker Oats cylinder.

  338. kristy morrill July 27, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious wish I could win something once!

  339. Charlotte Satterlee July 27, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    My aunt tried to teach me when I was a teenager but I didn’t get it. I taught myself to knit from a book 17 Yeats ago and then I learned to crochet within a couple of weeks later.

  340. Gerri July 27, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I originally taught myself to knit from a knitting instruction book. Later an aunt taught me to hold the yarn in my left hand

  341. Kyla July 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    The “I Taught Myself How to Crochet” book taught me, as well as youtube!

  342. Anne July 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to crochet via youtube and blog posts.. still learning as I go!

  343. Bobbi July 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Oh my what I could make with this yarn!!!!

  344. Sheila Sanchez July 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    I learned in 7th grade how to crochet from a friend. Back in the day when you had Home Ec in school 1/3 of our grade was a needlework project. It could be any type of needlework so my friend taught me to crochet. Since then I have picked up knitting, counted cross stitch, needlepoint, etc. If it’s got yarn or thread I’m all over it.

  345. Lynn Graznak July 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit, but I taught myself to crochet– the most difficult thing was learning to turn the pages of the instructions with my teeth while holding the work.

  346. Jennifer Knoll July 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit! So glad she did!!

  347. Audrey Hau July 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Such a generous giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win it:0)

  348. Dolores Coyle July 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit when I was 4 from my Aunt Doris. She lived in Halifax Nova Scotia. She was visiting with her husband. I can still remember going to pick out yarn and needles.

  349. Andrea Contreras July 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit when I was a kid. My best friend taught me the basic garter stitch, but I didn’t really get into knitting until I was in college. Now I knit everyday. I make hats, scarves, fingerless mitts, headbands, and now I’m learning shawls. I love yarn and I love to knit!

  350. Dorothy July 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    You actually taught me how to crochet, Chandi! I was looking up youtube how-to videos and yours were the best and easiest to understand! Thanks!

  351. Tamara July 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet when I was a little girl. When I finally picked my hook back up a few years back, the first thing I did was make her an afghan. It was my way of saying thank you and showing her how much I loved her, now I continue on as my way of paying tribute to her memory.

  352. Lara Blackwood Pickrel July 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit using online videos. My mom taught me to crochet.

  353. Lainey July 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to crochet!

  354. Suzi July 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Wow! Am I ever glad that my 2 grandmothers taught me to knit and crochet when I was very, very young. Otherwise I would never have worked with your beautiful yarns and had this chance to win MORE! Thanks for your generosity.

  355. Erika Stevenson July 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet. I learned to knit using patterns and youtube, but my Knitting group at Blizzard Yarn and Fiber in Vancouver, WA have been instrumental in progressing my skill set.

  356. Carolyn July 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I took a knitting class at a local yarn store. I was the slowest one in the class and I thought I would never catch on. She gave us some great advice, to knit everyday for at least 30 minutes. It worked!

  357. Kevin July 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit after a neck injury I had which left me with some nerve damage to save as much of my hand use, mom taught me how to knit. I found it not only helped physically it helped me emotionally and 20 years later am still knitting! I love it. I can do a few basic crochet stitches which she taught me as well.
    Peace,
    Kevin

  358. ChaoticRedhead July 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Your yarns are an addiction to me. I want moooooore. πŸ™‚

    • ChaoticRedhead July 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      Oops, I suppose I should answer the question, too! I learned to crochet ages and ages ago when I was in the Girl Scouts, but it was a couple of my best friends who dragged me to Rhinebeck and taught me to knit a few years ago.

  359. Stacy Smith July 27, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Awesome giveaway.

  360. Marjolein de Sain July 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Love to win?

  361. Gretchen July 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    My mom helped teach me to crochet, but since she is a righty and I am a lefty – she needed to get me a book to help.

  362. Debbie M July 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Fun question, Chandi. Both my grandmothers taught me to knit and crochet when I was about six or seven years old.

  363. Mary Breingan July 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I could find some room in my stash for that beautiful yarn!

  364. Angie Vega angiegurumi July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    My Mom taught me Crochet and I learn to Knit by myself. ?

  365. Alex July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Hi, I hope this is the right spot to comment on the amazing giveaway!

    It was my Nanny who taught me to knit! She used to make my sister and I sweaters every year for Christmas. I was always amazed at how quickly she could turn out a sweater! She has since passed away so every time I pick up my needles I think of her <3

  366. LadyJayti July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    My mom first taught me to crochet. Then YouTube video help make me better.

  367. colette wismer July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    I love all the Chandi yarns. The dyeing and colors look fabulous and the patterns are beautiful. As for who taught me to knit, it was a Danish woman who owned a yarn shop in Brattleboro, VT. I tried for many years to learn and couldn’t learn because I am left handed and it just didn’t make sense. I used to go into this yarn shop just to look at all the colors and touch the yarns. After I had gone in several times the owner asked me if should could help me. When I told her that it was impossible she claimed she could teach me in 5 minutes to knit and purl right handed using the Continental method and that was just what she did! I have been knitting every since and that was 44 years ago. My first project was an Icelandic sweater with snowflakes and other patterns. I still have it and it still fits! I am a knitting addict.

  368. nathaly July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    I learn by myself

  369. Jennifer Fryman July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Step mom taught me to crochet as a kid retaught myself years later. Less than a year ago i bought a book and taught myself to knit

  370. Jan Farquharson July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit and crochet in school many years ago.

  371. Corrina Keys July 27, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    My mom and my grandma both tried to teach me to crochet, but I ended up doing the “fake it till you make it” method on my own years later.

  372. Laura Morrison July 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I learned at my local library.

  373. Barbara July 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit, when I was a child, from my mother. But, I didn’t become passionate about it until about 10 years ago. Now I can’t imagine my life without knitting!

  374. Robin Smith July 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    My mother tried to teach me to crochet and knit when I was young, but I couldn’t learn from her. We’re both lefties, so I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t learn. Then one day I learned to crochet from a book and continued for years. Still couldn’t knit though, and I really wanted to!

    Then a local arts center started a knitting group, and Ruth Baker, one of the founders of the group, taught me how to knit in about 20 minutes! I knit right-handed! I do everything else left-handed, so why knitting is easy for me when I do it right-handed, I have no clue. Oh, and Ruth is a left handed knitter! Go figure! So, I’ve been knitting like crazy for about a year now.

    I really really REALLY would love to win all that soft, gorgeous, drool-worthy yarn!

  375. Margie July 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Gosh, Chandi…what an exciting and generous giveaway! I taught myself to knit from a book about 10 years ago. It was love at first stitch and I have had at least one project on my needles ever since. Can’t even remember what I did to occupy myself before I learned to knit!

  376. Maria July 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit when I was four!

  377. Gwendoline July 27, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Wow!!! A lot a good stuff I dream about it!

  378. Faith Creech July 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    My student from China while we were living in Singapore taught me to knit. She is a precious girl and dear friend to this day.

  379. Donna James July 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I didn’t learn to crochet until the year I turned 30. It’s been 13 years, and it is my favorite art form. My friend Vicki taught me.

  380. Terri July 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Wow! Thanks again Chandi for such wonderful gifts! I have sooo many gifts to make for Christmas and upcoming Birthdays and could never afford to purchase such wonderful yarn for them. My Grandma, who taught me to knit and crochet when I was a young girl would be amazed at all the new yarns and needles available these days, I know she would be thrilled to know I’m still making and learning :}

  381. Kelly July 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    My college roommate taught me how to knit!

  382. Edith July 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    At school my teachter tried to learn me to knit, but I kept dropping stitches and she was convinced, I would never learn to knit.
    Later my mother really teached my to knit and I’m grateful, because I still enjoy the skill!

  383. Jessica Miller July 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to both knit and crochet πŸ™‚ Reading books back in the day and then now if I need to learn a new stitch, and to teach myself how to knit, I watched YouTube videos!

  384. Kitten With A Whiplash July 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    Mom taught me crochet as a child, I taught myself to knit. When I look at (by which I mean gaze with rapt admiration and desire) these yarns, I have to thank Mom for getting me started. I’m particularly drawn to the lone green and yellow skein, amongst all the lovely peaches and blues and purples and reds.It acts to complete the full spectrum. Thanks for this, and all the other giveaways.

  385. Jillian Tremblay July 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    You actually taught me how to knit! I decided one day that I knew people who knit and I wanted to give it a shot. From that point, I found your awesome tutorials on YouTube and that’s how I learned. πŸ™‚

  386. Robin Helzer July 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me the basic crochet stitches. I taught myself advance techniques. I also didn’t understand her method throwing in knitting, so I taught myself the continental method which I found so easy as a crocheter first. If only she could see how very much I knit now! My favorite past time and method of relaxation.

  387. Cindy Kane July 27, 2016 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    I actually taught myself to knit and Crochet. Thanks for another giveaway.

  388. Sara July 27, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me how to knit when I was in high school. I did some knitting in college, but then dropped it. I started again almost 25 years later, & ALWAYS have a project (or 2 or 10!) on the needles!! Your colors, patterns, & textures are so inspiring, Chandi. Thank you!!!

  389. Mary Goff July 27, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    My skillful Mom taught me how to knit and an elderly lady next door when I was a child taught me how to crochet.

  390. Hope Jones July 27, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I love your yarns. I just wish my budget allowed me to buy more!!

  391. Murielle Sey July 27, 2016 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I begged my mother to teach me to knit when I was about six, but I was also taught to knit in school. Knitting was routinely taught in elementary school in Scotland back then. My maternal grandmother also contributed to my knitting education.

  392. Marjorie mccleskey July 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Chandi’s yak & silk is the most amazing yarn !

  393. Sabrina Egly July 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me how to crochet when I was 6 years old. So I have been crocheting for 43 years.

  394. Lee July 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    My mother tried to teach me… mostly I’ve fumbled along on my own.

  395. Elaine July 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I was taught to knit by imitating my grandmother and her sisters, my grand aunts. Then my mother got a beginner’s knitting book with a green cover and a knitting monkey on it…I was hooked. My grandmother and her sisters are now gone but I still have fond memories of seeing them knitting and chatting…I must admit that I do not knit as fast as they did, but I remember being so facinated with the speed of their knitting…I guess that art skips a generation, because my mother knows how to knit but is not passionate about it!!!

  396. Christine Mercado July 27, 2016 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I learned to loom knot from Denise from http://www.loomahat.com. I have been loom knitting for a year so far. I love it!

  397. Erin Wilk July 27, 2016 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    My aunt taught me to knit when I was 7, but it was my grandmother who really kept me going with it!

  398. beth Ann Adams July 27, 2016 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Squeeeee! Yummy, gorgeous yarn! I had crocheted for 12+ years and then I saw something I had to have and I taught myself to knit from a video, and then I started going to our LYS (Yarn and Company in Elkins, WV) and that’s when I really learned how to knit!!

  399. Alexsia Archambeau July 27, 2016 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    My sister, who’s five years older than me, taught me how to knit around four years ago. Since then, I’ve made hats, cowls, scarves, and headbands.

  400. Stacyannh2 July 27, 2016 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    My friend Janice taught me to knit. I didn’t think I would stick with it, but I love it.
    I had trouble copying the links I tweeted and pinned on Pinterest.

  401. lkeke35 July 27, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    I really love all your yarsn. They’re gorgeous!

  402. Michelle Wulf July 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    My great Aunty Betty taught me to crochet right around my 16th birthday. <3

  403. Susan Goen July 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit in a class at a local yarn store and then later took a crochet class at community college

  404. Barbara July 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Love your yarn. The colorway are amazing and the texture is exquisite.

    I was taught to knit and crochet by my great-aunt Still. I was about five.

  405. Melanie July 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    What a lovely giveaway.
    I was taught the basics of crocheting by a friend from church. Beyond the basics, I’ve self-taught through books and YouTube videos.

  406. Angie July 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I’ve been teaching myself to crochet after getting married last year and using lots of crochet and burlap in our beautiful wedding. I’d love to try out your gorgeous yarn to make anything with. Keep up the great work with the yarn and the patterns. Next item to learn is to knit. THANKS!!

  407. Kim Teets July 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    YOU taught me to knit! πŸ™‚ My mom taught me to crochet when I was a little girl.

  408. Rosalyn July 27, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    My grandmother

  409. Meg July 27, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    What an awesome idea! So many project ideas running through my head.

  410. Judy Rotruck July 27, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    I love beautiful yarn. I cannot get enough of it!
    I learned to crochet at a community center in Walnut Creek, CA, in 1974. I learned to knit from Claretta Bostic-Holland at Michael’s in Greensboro, NC, about five years ago. I love to weave ad well. Learned to weave on small looms at the John C Campbell Folk School in Brasdtown, NC.

  411. Ann Pyper July 27, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    My cousin taught me to knit I was in my fifties!!! I love it.
    My mother taught me to crochet when I was 8,
    I love all types of hand crafts

  412. Helen Meissner July 27, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Love all of your colors.

  413. Kori C July 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    My mother is the one who taught me to knit. I had to teach myself how to crochet from a book since no one else I knew at the time did crochet. I prefer crochet over knitting but have recently found several knit patterns that I really love so I find myself doing more knitting than I have in the past.

  414. Penny F. July 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    My daughter taught me how to cast on and the knit stitch. That’s all I knew for a couple of years. Once I decided to REALLY learn how to knit, I learned from youtube videos. Yours were my first, Chandi. Thanks!

  415. Elizabeth July 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    My Mom and Grandmom taught me how to crochet, the internet taught me how to knit!

  416. Catherine July 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I taught myself with size 20 thread, cause I wanted to make accessories for a doll house I was giving to a friends daughter. Crazy huh? spent a summer learning, then set it aside for ten years before I pick a hook and YARN and fell back in love!

  417. Ginny July 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I taught myself. Vicky helped me expand my knowledge. πŸ™‚

  418. Jaci Shellhammer July 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    I’m self taught. I live to knit and crochet, and have been knitting for 20 years and crocheting for about 5 years. Your yarn is GORGEOUS!!!!

  419. Tasha Skinner July 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Love, love, LOVE your yarn! My sister taught me to crochet when I was in high school and I taught myself to knit two years ago. I like crochet, but I LOVE knitting…especially socks!

  420. Judith Bandsma July 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit and crochet. I taught myself lace work and tatting.

  421. Kelly Amrein July 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet from my mom, grandma, and great grandma. Each taught me different things. I started crocheting around 6 years old and have never stopped. It still brings me warm cozy feelings to crochet. πŸ™‚

  422. Karen Scott Haggas July 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    My Mother and Grandmother taught me to knit and I learned to crochet from a magazine. Wish I had more arms and hands to knit with Chandi’s wonderful creations! Beautiful fibers and awesome colors! I love everything I have gotten

  423. Gretchen Carney July 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    My mom and a friend both taught me to crochet.

  424. Shirley July 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I was taught to crochet and knit by my mother more than forty years ago. I greatly love doing both

  425. Heather July 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Fantastic give away! So generous Chandi!

  426. Stephanie Williams July 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was in grade school. My friend taught me to knit, although my knitting still needs work!

  427. Celine Archambeau July 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    My aunt taught me how to knit.

  428. Kelly Hamilton July 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    I love your yarn! I’ve been wanting to try it but can’t afford it — I know you get what you pay for . .. I can only afford to get cheap yarn. πŸ™‚

    Pick me! Pick me!

  429. Beckie July 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous.

  430. Crystal Temple July 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet. I also took crocheting in high school as a home economics class. Later in life I re-visited my skills and honed them better into actually making items. Now I use it as a hobby and a stress reliever. Your yarns are absolutely beautiful!

  431. Le'Tonya Teague July 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Hi, my name is Le’Tonya and I taught myself to knit from the book I Taught Myself To Knit! I made the decision one Saturday morning in December of 2012 and I have been at it ever since.

  432. Stacy July 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    So much beautiful yarn!

  433. Amy Camorote July 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    My aunt Kathy taught me to crochet when I was,13. I taught myself to knit in my late 40’s.

  434. Lynne July 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    My grandma taught me to crochet when I was a little girl. I don’t do much but I would love to just be able to stay home buy yarn and crochet. πŸ™‚

  435. Tonka July 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me how to knit, and my grandmother taught me how to crochet. I am forever grateful that they passed these skills on to me.

  436. Cindy Smith July 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    I am drooling with the gorgeousness here. I would love to get my hands on it! My mom taught me to knit, and a dorm mother taught me to crochet granny squares. I taught myself the fancier stitches, but I always have trouble with the long-tail cast-on. πŸ™‚

  437. Raelyn Arnold July 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I really want to win. It would be an awesome birthday present. My birthday is August 15th. I love your yarn!

  438. Brenda Stanbro July 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi!
    I would love to win this yarn. I had never tried natural fibers until you put out the June Alexandrite colors and you forced me to give myself a birthday present a month early. I loved the colors and now that I’ve worked with it, you may have turned me into a yarn snob! LOL –

    A friend’s mother who was in her eighties at the time taught me how to knit – I learned when I was 8 1/2 years old and watching JFK’s funeral on television. It was the adult’s way of keeping me occupied and quiet while all of us watched the funeral. I’ll always remember that as well as “Gram B” for teaching me something that I have carried throughout my life. It is my go-to stress reliever and I get such joy in watching the faces of those who I gift some of my projects to.

  439. Sabrina Miller July 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi,
    My grandmother taught me how to knit when I was ten years old. I made a few doll blankets for my sisters, then stopped knitting for many years. I took it up again when I was in my late 20s and this time it was my MIL who reminded me how. I haven’t stopped since!

  440. Louise Lighthart July 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Chandi I love you silk blend yarn.. I would like to enter my friends email they both knit with me
    kim.moran@cox.net, vmconnell1verizon.net

  441. Janita July 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    When I was 5 or 6 years old, my grandmother taught me to knit. I was so proud and since then, I have always something to knit!

  442. Rebecca Boukikaz July 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    My grandmother’s taught me to crochet and my sister-in-law taught me to knit.

  443. Mary Biggers July 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    When I was a child, my aunt tried to teach me to knit. It didn’t work out very well. She had to cut the yarn from the needle. Years later, I taught myself to crochet, then I decided I could teach myself to knit. Again, that did not go well. I found this fabulous lady in our town who owned a yarn shop in her home. Marie was amazing. I learned to knit and now I teach knitting at our local yarn shop.

  444. Jennifer Marshall July 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    My birth mother taught me to crochet at nine, but I taught myself to knit last year.

  445. Heather July 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    I love your yarn. The colours are fantastic. Hope to win

  446. Rhonda July 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Oh those are so wanting to come to my home in Arkansas!

  447. Julie July 27, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Hi my name is Julie and my grandmother taught me to croche and knit when I was 5 years old and I love it

  448. Sarah Dawn July 27, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I was taught to knit (and a little bit of crochet) by my mother when I was a young child, and it stuck!

  449. Betty Jonker July 27, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I learned how to knit in 4H when I was about 9 years old. Mary Nugent Anderson was my leader and teacher.

  450. Belle July 27, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit when I was 5 years old. Many years ago. I taught myself to crochet 18 years ago.

  451. Kate G July 27, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit from a supervisor of a summer internship in college in Wyoming. I’m self taught with crochet.

  452. Shari Lamona July 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I was taught to crochet by my mother’s friend when I was 10 years old. I taught myself to knit with a “Learn to knit” book I bought at kmart when I was 33.

  453. Marie July 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    My aunt taught me to knit when I was eight. I made a shrug for my Barbie and was surprised that my aunt re-knit it it each night, fixing the mistakes. I couldn’t believe that she thought I wouldn’t notice! I’m left handed and she taught me to knit just the way she did and I’m forever grateful.

  454. Robin July 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    My aunt taught me to knit when I was around 7, I think. When I was about 10, I taught myself to crochet because I wanted to make something I had seen a pattern for. 40+ years later, still loving it! I just started knitting again and haven’t quite got the hang of it but am enjoying the process. My mom still has the only thing I ever knit…a very colorful (LOL!) scrap scarf that is probably 40+ feet long and anywhere from 6-12″ wide (couldn’t keep the sides even)…it still has the knitting needles attached to it because I couldn’t figure out how to cast/bind/finish it off. That is why it is so long, too! I asked her if she’d like me to frog it, finish it off or something and she said an emphatic “NO!” I guess she loves it and loves looking at it. It makes her smile and she loves to see how far I’ve come. Gotta love moms! My best cheerleader!

    Good Luck to everyone! To whomever wins, ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY! Such beautiful colors and Chandi is amazing for doing this!

    Thank you, Chandi!

  455. MicheleStitches July 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    When I was a little girl, my mom showed me the backwards loop cast-on and the knit stitch. Several garter stitch Barbie scarves were the result. Later, pregnant and in my 20’s I taught myself all over again using a book and proceeded to knit a baby blanket with a lace repeat in the pattern — I was totally ignorant that I “should” have been intimidated by such a pattern, and therefore, fearlessly completed the project! Now I work and teach at a local yarn shop.

  456. Bia Klein July 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet from my aunt, my mother’s sister, who made the most fabulous things. Many years later, when I worked nights, I learned to knit from a co-worker. I was hooked (haha). An injury to my hand sidelined me from crocheting permanently so now I just spend my yarn time knitting.

  457. mon July 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    my mother taught me

  458. Heather Davis July 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    wow you’ve outdone yourself with this give away πŸ™‚ I hope I win!

  459. Judy T July 27, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to knit and crochet when I was a child and I have continued to do both my entire life.

  460. Anne July 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Actually I taught myself to knit, used a few how to books…then just knit until I learned. Now (23 years later) I only knit lace shawls. My favorite being Pi’s but the lacier the better. Last month I taught myself to crochet, so I could teach my daughter. She is now a knitting instructor at our LYS πŸ˜‰

  461. Patrice H July 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Your yarns are so beautiful. I got the July birthstone yarn just because it was so pretty. (And gulped because I have never bought any yarn so exprensive.) So I would love to win your yarns.

  462. Janice July 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I’m crossing my fingers for this. I love your yarn. In a few months I will be picking out colors to make a baby blanket.

  463. Amie July 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    My best friend taught me yo crochet over 10 years ago and I haven’t stopped since!

  464. Sue July 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit and crochet when I was a teenager. I did mostly crochet until I was in my 20s, then re-taught myself knitting from a book. I still do both crafts but more knitting.
    My mom encouraged a friend to get into knitting, and the first thing she knew, her friend was publishing knitting books. Her friend was…Barbara Walker. (I did know Barbara when I was a kid, and I wish I could say SHE taught me to knit, but that’s not what happened!)

  465. Christine Ringer July 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi,

    Your colours are divine…I always look forward to the luscious new colourways that you come up with! Bravo!

    My Mom taught me to knit when I was about 8…but then I went on to teach my self crochet and I am hooked…lol!

    Thanks for always being amazing!

    Christine

  466. Patrice H July 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Oh, it was my mother and my grandmother who taught me to both knit and crochet.

  467. Ellen July 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit when I was six and in the hospital for an extended stay. The night shift nurse was always knitting and I asked her to show me so I could learn. She taught me how to make raglund sweaters without a pattern.

  468. Stephanie July 27, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Such gorgeous yarn! I love your color combos. πŸ™‚

  469. Brenda Peterson July 27, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet on the internet.

  470. Kim M. July 27, 2016 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    My Grandmother tried to teach me how to knit, but I wasn’t really interested in learning. lol. Years later I took a class at a yarn store to learn how to knit and a friend showed me how to crochet

  471. E July 27, 2016 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    My friend Diana taught me to crochet.

  472. Susan Robinson July 27, 2016 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    My grandma tried to teach me to knit, but I just couldn’t manage the two needles, so she taught me to crochet instead. I’ve been doing that for many, many years. Then, I met Karen B., and she tried again to teach me to knit my “throwing” the yarn and I failed miserably. So, she showed me how to continental stitch, and I took to it like a duck to water! That was six years ago, and I’ve been learning something new about knitting with every project.

  473. Connie Miller July 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    My next-door neighbor taught me crochet, and my mother attempted to teach me knitting. Neither really stuck, but I’m back at it, more than 40 years later.

    I really enjoy your enthusiasm and the beauty of your yarns!

  474. Lynn Solomon July 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    I don’t knit, but taught myself to crochet when we were first married!

  475. Angel July 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Suzie Stepanian and Tamara Goff taught me to knit

  476. Patricia Snippert July 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to both knit and crochet. Loved learning from her and sharing this love with her.

  477. Rebecca O'Doherty July 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I will always be grateful to my mum and late granny Jean for teaching me to knit and then to crochet. <3 I'm not sure they realised they were furnishing me with a lifetime of self-therapy!

  478. Susan Miller July 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit and crochet when I was quite young – 8 or 9 maybe?

  479. Stacy July 27, 2016 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I am teaching myself to crochet…slowly but surely!!!

  480. Ms H July 27, 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a romantic story about how I learned to knit and crochet. I learned in school. It was mandatory for all children to learn sewing, knitting and crochet (just as we also learned wood-working).

  481. Neva Coleman July 27, 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Would really love to win your beautiful yarn.

  482. Beth July 27, 2016 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    My Aunt Alex taught me to crochet when I was about 6 years old (40 years ago!), and I still have my original plastic light green hook. I always wanted to learn how to knit and having lots of health issues this summer encouraged me to learn because I hate doing nothing! I searched beginning knitting and Chandi’s Knitting for Absolute Beginners popped up so I watched it, loved it and Chandi, and learned to knit! This was about a month ago! I’m perfecting my stitches making small cotton dishcloths! Thank you Chandi for giving me a wonderful fun new skill! Beth

  483. Reb July 27, 2016 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    My great grandmother taught me the basics as a child. What a gift!

  484. Cathleen July 27, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    What an amazing give-a-way! Thank you, Chandi!

  485. Samia July 27, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet. Thanks Mom!

  486. Jan Becker July 27, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    My best friend’s mother taught me how to crochet. I never figured out how to knit.

  487. Jolene July 27, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Chandi: YOU taught me to knit and I am so very grateful to you for it.

    <3 <3 <3 <3

  488. Joy Bolger July 27, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Chandi- my maternal grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 7 or 8 years old. We would go back to Montana every summer for 2-3 weeks to visit my grandparents, and so my parents could visit their friends from high school, and it seems like my grandma was always crocheting something. One summer, I got to stay with my grandparents for 3 weeks on my own, before my family arrived, and I’m sure grandma taught me to crochet as a way to keep me occupied! Now when I crochet, I can’t help but remember my grandma and all the good memories!

  489. Thanhtam July 27, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    My grandmother was the one to teach me how to knit, or more specifically, she taught me the knit stitch. It was all I knew how to do, so all I could make were varying sizes of rectangles. Basically, all I made were scarves, but I kept dropping and adding stitches so they always looked like a mess. I quit not too long after that. Recently, however, there’s a new member of the family joining us soon and I’ve been inspired by the stereotypical grandparents who make things for their families and so I’ve taken up knitting again (this time learning more stitches) and crocheting for the first time (I wish I had the money to get more needles and hooks to tackle other projects. Oh well, there’s still time). I love it a lot and now I don’t think I’ll ever stop.

    Awesome giveaway. I’m crossing my fingers!

  490. Andrea July 27, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 4. I learned to spin when I was about 12 or thirteen at a tournament, and I just learned to knit back in March, by taking a class with my in-laws at the local yarn store.

  491. Tess July 27, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Wow these yarns are amazing! I taught myself to knit. I didn’t know a single person who knitted, so I checked out a stack of books from the library and used those to teach myself. Later on I joined a knitting group and have gotten tips and techniques from them.

  492. katie mora July 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I taught myself using youtube videos!

  493. Denise July 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    My friend Warren taught me to knit. He went on to own Marin Fibre Arts for 2 years!

  494. Judy July 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I took classes at my local yarn shop to learn to knit. I am also a self-taught crocheter. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  495. Jennifer OMara July 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet when I was younger, but I never did much. I’ve picked it back up over the last two years and I’m hooked!!

  496. Tracey Hedden July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    WOWWW!!!! I’m speechless!!!! Think of all the lovelies you could make with this yarn… lots to share, too!! πŸ™‚ Thank-you so much for your generosity!!!

  497. Angichang July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    What a giveaway!

  498. Amy July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I learned the basics of knitting from a book my mom handed down.

  499. Linda Kernodle July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I have used some of your yarn and it is so soft. Thanks for the giveaway.

  500. Emilee Rana July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me and two of my friends when we were in high school and obsessed with Tom Felton who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. We made some very irregular Slytherin scarves!

  501. Chasity Russell July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    When i was about to have my last child, i decided to teach myself to knit and crochet.

  502. Linda Rumsey July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    My mum taught me to knit many years ago and last year I attended a class to learn how to crochet.

  503. becky July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    My grandma tried but never got it till I watched YouTube a few years ago!

  504. Stephanie July 27, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me how to crochet❀️.

  505. Susan McConnell July 27, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit from my left-handed Auntie. I didn’t realize until years later that I was wrapping the yarn over the needle backwards (I’m right handed)!!!

  506. Kathy Trunzo July 27, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    My Italian grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 6 yrs. old. She taught me with a small steel hook and crochet thread. She had tons of patience!!

  507. Virginia S July 27, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Beautiful yarn! Hope I’m the lucky one this time.

  508. Luciane Aspon July 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    My aunt back when I was 11… so a few years ago πŸ˜‰

  509. Liz Dewsnap July 27, 2016 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    We have a good friend we would visit often. She was ALWAYS knitting! I kept telling her she need to to teach me. On week-end – over 30 years ago – we were there for a wedding (I was in the wedding party AND singing for the ceremony) – once again, she was knitting and I asked her to teach me. We sat together till 3:00AM teaching me! Not sure how I managed to get through the wedding so short on sleep, but have never looked back!

  510. Nanette July 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I had several people try to teach me to crochet, but in the end I had to teach myself from how to tutorials. I have also tried to learn how to knit, but haven’t gotten very good yet.

  511. Sophie J July 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I bought a book to learned to knit, but I was having trouble so I looked up beginning knitting videos on YouTube and just happened to find you. Your energy made me super excited to actually knit, and your tutorials are so easy to understand. You are a great teacher!

  512. Pam July 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I’m mainly self taught as an adult after my mom tried to teach me as a child. i wasn’t a very good student then…..

  513. Debbie mehl July 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Love Chandigarh and all her yarns. Also love the red hair!

  514. Anne Pointon July 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    wow- how generous of you πŸ™‚ I taught myself to crochet 3 years ago fromU-Tube and never stopped since
    I have been a knitter from the age of 10 and my Mum taught me to knit

  515. Sangeetha July 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Lovely yarns and such gorgeous colours! I am a self taught crocheter and I learnt from books…20 years back!

  516. ramona July 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    My mom and my grandma taught me how to crochet πŸ™‚

  517. Jason Morton July 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    As a child I can remember watching my grandmother knit and thinking it was awesome to see her create something from “string.” After she passed away, I don’t remember watching anyone knit for many years. One day my mother talked about how she was teaching herself to knit, which I thought was quite novel. Being an adult myself, I realized that I could do the same, so I tried learning from a book…not the best experience. While I may be older than most of the Youtube generation, I am not averse to technology. I actually learned to knit watching videos posted this crazy girl named Chandi, so thanks! I appreciate the lessons!

  518. Bonnie Altig July 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    My mom and grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 8 years old.

  519. Melissa July 27, 2016 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Love your beautiful yarn!

  520. Lynn Rosebur July 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    I was taught how to crochet when I was pregnant with my first child. I am left handed and my teacher was right handed. She was very patient with me and I learned quickly. Never finished my tablecloth though. LOL

  521. Sue July 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit and my paternal grandmother supplemented her instructions. I’ve been knitting since I was 8 or so and currently love to know lace shawls and aran afghans.

  522. Wendy H July 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to crochet when I was 7 years old. I find it very relaxing. I taught myself to knit a few years ago. I am left handed so some patterns do not come out quite right.

  523. Jan Staples July 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    I didn’t have anyone to teach me knitting or crocheting, so I am self taught. When I was in my early 20’s (too long ago), I learned what I could from knitting and crochet books! Later, I took classes at a local yarn shop!

  524. Katie R July 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    My friend Marti taught me how to knit in a fiberarts club at my school.

  525. Angie July 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    A lady in our neighborhood taught me to crochet when I was eight, and my sister-in-law taught me to knit a few years ago. She’s been feeling sad lately, so I’m hoping to win so I can send her all the pretty yarn πŸ™‚

  526. Jasmin July 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    I first learned how to knit from a yarn shop in Clarksville, TN called YarnAsylum.

  527. Mary Ann Atzrott July 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me how to crochet….and I have also taught my own daughter how to crochet!

  528. Sam July 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    I’d love to say my grandmother taught me to crochet and even though she tried I couldn’t sit still long enough to learn anything!! As I’ve gotten older and had time for things I’ve always wanted to do…I went shopping, sat down at the computer and had YouTube videos teach me.

  529. Dominique Struik July 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Wow, I love your yarn, the colours are so beautiful.
    And I love this give away.

  530. Dianne July 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    My grandmother and mother taught me to knit at age 10… Bless their hands and hearts!!!

  531. Sharon July 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet from a book, about 35 years ago… Learning to knit now from a LYS knitting group.

  532. Marilyn Dunn July 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I don’t remember who taught me how to knit, but Lisa Hackman has taught me many techniques. How to knit a sweater, lace knitting, German short rows, and many others!

  533. Pat Livingston July 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Love your yarn!! Colors are gorgeous!

  534. Clarissa July 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for the chance in your awesome giveaways. I am a self taught crocheter ,have been at it for a couple years and improve each year I’m hooking.

  535. Lindsey S July 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet by watching videos online!

  536. Rita July 27, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    My aunt taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old. I still remember myself and my cousin Dean sitting beside each other, tongues sticking out in concentration. He doesn’t knit anymore but I sure do.

  537. Justina July 27, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    My grandma taught me to knit when I was 6 yrs old and I’m now 22, still going strong!!

  538. Linda July 27, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I am presently making a one skein infinity scarf. This is the first time that I ordered from Expression Fibers and I’m loving this yarn! I would love to win this contest!

  539. Kendra July 27, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet when was ten years old. I love her and I love yarn!

  540. Guylaine Giquel July 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Love the yarn, wish I can win.

  541. Jenny July 27, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit when I was 5 years old, and my great-aunt taught me to crochet a few years later.

  542. Heidrun July 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Hi, my Grandma learned me how to knit and crochet.

  543. Debbie Petch July 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I took a class and watch DVDs.

  544. Rochelle July 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Hiya
    I was taught to knit and crochet by my Mum when I was 12. I loved the crochet and today at 44 am still loving it. The knitting not so much I gave that up pretty quickly. My Mum though is an avid knitter she makes up her own patterns and can knit and watch Rv at the same time ??

  545. Deborah C July 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    My grandma and mom taught me to knit, and my other grandmother (dad’s mother) taught me crochet. I have a crafty family!

  546. Patricia Price July 27, 2016 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Oh, what I could be inspired to make with your glorious yarns. Too, too generous.

  547. Janice Galati July 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi! This is the most amazing giveaway! My grandad taught me to knit when I was seven years old. He learned to knit out of necessity during the First World War. My Dad also knit and although he passed away 8 years ago I still have dishcloths he made for me.

    I knit out of love of yarn!

    Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

  548. Elizaveth July 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    I learned to chtochet and knot from my mom when I was just a child. thanks mom!
    I love your beautiful and full of life yarn!

  549. Jeanni July 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    My foster mum taught me to knit when I was 8 years old, first so that I could make doll clothes and later clothes for myself and friends etc. and I have continued knitting to this day (I am 67 now). I love your beautiful yarns!

  550. wendy meijer July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit at school in grade 3….a complete disaster! But now i can knit!

  551. Debbie July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the opportunity! I taught myself to knit as a teenager. There was nobody else to teach me (I didn’t even know a knitter), so I got a good instruction book and learned. I already knew how to crochet, so that helped. That was over 50 years ago, so the internet hadn’t even been thought of and we learned the value of books. πŸ™‚

  552. Connie July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

  553. Audrey Odom July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet almost 8 years ago. It took several tries over several years before I really got into it, but I am so glad that I finally caught on!!

  554. Alexandra July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I mostly taught myself. I learned how to crochet first. I bought a book that made sense to me and started learning. A couple of years later, I started to learn to knit from a combination of books, YouTube videos, and occasional assistance from a friend.

  555. ileana decker July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    My mother found a wonderful women to teach me to crochet clothing for my Barbie doll,and almost 50 years later I am still at it.

  556. Kristin Rissanen Ikuta July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Love you yarns!! I was taught to crochet by a lovely friend/mentor, Yvonne. My paternal grandmother tried, repeatedly, to teach me to knit, and it never stuck. I picked up needles again a few months ago, watching your videos, but I’m nowhere near confident at it yet.

  557. Helen King July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    My sister who was 21 years older than me taught me how to crochet and I took a class at a LYS to learn how to knit. This is another awesome giveaway and I would like to wish everyone good luck!

  558. QMary Tulman July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit when I was four years old. She fasted on for me, showed me how to do the knit stitch, called the plain stitch in England, and I “took off”, knitting my first scarf!! It was full of holes but I was proud of my efforts.That same morning I heard the tramping of soldiers boots on the road in front of our home, climbed on the gate to investigate with my scarf in hand. I remember calling out to one of the soldiers , and handing him my scarf, telling him it would keep him warm. He thanked me as he accepted my gift. I learned later on these soldiers were on their way to catch a train to take them to D-Day. I have always wondered how he fared at such a dangerous time and if my scarf kept him safe and warm.

  559. Melissa July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit from my fav Aunt when I went to live with her after college. My grandmother tried to teach me when I was little but I didn’t have the patience. I kick myself for that because I would have so loved to sit and knit with her. I miss her very much and see that we could have had a great bond with the knitting.

  560. Nicole Garrison July 27, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    My mother “tried” to teach me to knit as a teenager but I was belligerently uninterested (1970’s), when she died in 2002 I discovered her stash and taught myself to knit with her needles and yarn. With age comes appreciation and wisdom, too bad we don’t realize this sooner.

  561. Kay July 27, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Chandi, you are amazingly generous with your giveaways. I love your yarns!

    My mom taught me to knit when I was a little girl.

  562. Lorraine Turnbull July 27, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Love your inspirations!

  563. Brittany Spraker July 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    My grandma taught me! This was cool because I am left-handed, but she taught me right-handed and I still only know how to crochet right-handed!

  564. MMcKinney July 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit. I did various things as a child and started knitting more seriously in college.

  565. Renee Kornberg July 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I’m self- taught for the most part.

  566. Megan Fallon July 27, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Initially who taught me to crochet was the good ‘ol fashioned interwebs…haha…but as I became frustrated with trying to learn via my laptop screen, I was later instructed by a very dear friend named Brigett. WOW what a difference an in person, live tutorial makes!

  567. Emily Plowfield July 27, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet and knit from your amazing YouTube tutorials!!

  568. Danielle Wilson July 27, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    You actually taught me how, my family all knows how to Knit not crochet. So I found your YouTube videos and you taught me how. ?

  569. Carrie July 27, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    My 81 year old grandmother taught me to knit just a couple of years ago. It is my favorite hobby now. I knit almost everyday and even bring it along on road trips and vacation.

  570. Leanne July 27, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    A friend of mine taught me to crochet about 5 years ago now! I got addicted pretty quickly πŸ™‚

  571. Melissa B July 27, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I taught myself from a little book when I was a teenager!

  572. Rachael Berglund July 27, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Several people actually showed me how to crochet once or twice, but I basically taught myself how to crochet by reading books and practicing. As for knitting, I think one of my sister’s showed me and another sister is helping me learn more in depth knitting.

  573. Maribel July 27, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I tried crocheting about 14 years ago and couldn’t get it, after health issues made me leave my job 2 years ago I got interested and if it wasn’t for my mother in law I wouldn’t be in this journey right now. I video taped her on my iPhone and started with an afghan, I started watching YouTube videos and made hats, scarves, and Amigurumi. Recently I learned how to knit and love it, very much a beginner but hope to master!

  574. Betty Panick July 27, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    When I was about 10 years old the grandmother of a friend of mine taught me to knit. Sixty years later still going strong!

  575. Darja July 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Another over the top giveaway! You are so generous. Thank you for sharing your goodies with all of us.
    And by the way – redder looks good on you πŸ˜‰

  576. Carrie P. July 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to crochet with some help from some you tube videos.

  577. Sheryl July 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    I live in Kansas,on the banks of the big Mo.
    I have crochet since I was young. Started knitting last year,
    Grandma watowa taught me to crochet, I’m learning knitting on my own with books,
    You tube,etc.

  578. Pascale July 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Hi,
    the first who showed me knitting is my mother .
    But for wool stockings she’s a friend .

  579. Emily July 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful yarn!

  580. Gail Bresser July 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to knit first. Then I taught myself how to crochet because I wanted to make a granny square afghan. After a year of making squares on my lunch hour I had a HUGE grannygan.

  581. Karin July 27, 2016 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    I learned to both knit and crochet from youtube videos! (Btw, I love your yarn!)

  582. Loni July 27, 2016 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    WOW this is such beautiful yarn and thank you for the opportunity!

  583. Ricky Beutler July 27, 2016 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous colours and I joust love the choices.

  584. Jan Hale July 27, 2016 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    My mom

  585. Annie July 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    My name is Annie, and i taught myself how to knit by the help of youtube and internet.

  586. jo July 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi
    These colors are so beautiful! When I was a young child, we had a distant relative living with us who used to crochet in her spare time. Her lacy creations fascinated me and I asked her to teach me. Years later, I rediscovered it when I decided to save money during the holidays by crocheting and knitting gifts for my husband and kids. The gifts proved so popular that I was asked to make more items for my kids’ friends. I still remember that lady with gratitude and affection.

    All the best,
    jo

  587. Rebekah Thomas July 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Self taught with crochet thanks to many awesome folks on Craftsy, Google, c and You Tube. Learning to knit now the same way! I always wanted to crochet and two summers ago I decided to learn so I could make hats for a local cancer charity group. My goal is to keep learning more challenging crochet techniques and I’d ABSOLUTELY l love to be able to do fancy knit colorwork!!!

  588. Lisa July 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    I learned crochet and knitting primarily on youtube!

  589. Tamy-Lu Vandenberg July 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    My mother tried to teach me to crochet, but it was actually my brother that taught me without frustration

  590. Monica July 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Ohhhhhh….be still my heart!!

  591. Donna July 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit and Crochet when I was 12. Still love it!

  592. Melissa S. July 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me a few years ago.

  593. Barbara Garrett July 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    I love the merino sock yarn you ca Rey and the jewel tone vibrant dyes. I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was 5. I began knitting at about 16 and now consider myself a compulsive knitter.

  594. Carris July 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    My Grandma taught me how to crochet.

  595. Gina July 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Chandi,

    Good afternoon. I started knitting about three years ago. I taught myself using the Internet. Your video was the first one I came upon in the process of learning. Thank you much for the tutorials. – G

  596. Petra Abington July 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi, thanks for doing this awesome give-away! I learned to knit in elementary school and HATED it!!! Then picked it back up in college – and love it πŸ™‚ Crochet I learned on my own, love making doilies!

  597. Sandy July 27, 2016 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    My sister-in-law taught me to crochet when I was 9 years old

  598. Bonnie July 27, 2016 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you. Yours are about the only newsletters I look forward to and read!

  599. Cassie July 27, 2016 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to crochet when I was about 15, then I taught myself to knit when I was 26.

  600. Madeline Ojeda July 27, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet from a class I took at my library. I taught myself to knit from a kit.

  601. Liz Gmehling July 27, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Was taught how to knit and crochet by my mother when I was just a girl. Now at 47, we are still teching eachother new methods and patterns to work on, including many of yours…:)

  602. Kristie Partridge July 27, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I learned to crochet in a class in elementary school.

  603. Cassandra July 27, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful yarn – your emails are always so positive and nice to read thanks for sharing your enthusiasm

  604. Carol Gammon July 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Oh so many beautiful colors. Could there ever be a better inspiration to get knitting.

  605. denyse July 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Love your products! hope to win

  606. Debbie Power July 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    My mother taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old and then when I was about 20, I taught myself to crochet.

  607. Pam Caruso July 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I am just so enthralled with your yarns… so beautiful to look at and a delight to knit. I also absolutely love your inspiration pictures and the fact that you open up a hank in your photos so we can see the whole skein…

  608. Nicole July 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Hi…my grandmother show me how to crochet ang knee at 8 y old…..and today after 50 y still crochet…lol

  609. Maddie Otcasek July 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I first learned to crochet from my resident advisor 2nd year of college – she was giving lessons as part of a series of “stress reducing” activities during finals week. After that, I mostly taught myself from books & YouTube videos!

  610. Debbie July 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    My Mother originally taught me to knit – but I didn’t get bit by the knitting bug until this year!

  611. Tatha Lorenzen July 27, 2016 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Oh! This is awesome! My Step-Dad’s Aunt taught me how to crochet!

  612. Ann M. July 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Grandma taught me the basic crochet chain when I was about 8 or 9, but I didn’t get much past that until I decided to teach myself 20-ish years later. As for knitting…I’m entirely self taught. Books and the internet are my bestest friends!

  613. Lynn July 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    My mom and then my grandmother tried to teach me to knit. I went on to “invent” my own way. I recently found out that I knit in the manner of “Eastern European Uncrossed” Who knew? πŸ™‚

  614. Lynne Nygaatd July 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    My mom taught me to knit years ago! When I picked it back up 4 years ago, I watched a lot of YouTube videos.

  615. Anne Czopek July 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Your yarn is beautiful. Great giveaway!

  616. Debbie Tams July 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Hi, I taught myself to crochet!

  617. Dawn July 27, 2016 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Currently I’m trying to teach myself through the internet and video tutorials =)

  618. Rebecca July 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    My friend Ashley and I am forever grateful as now I absolutely love knitting!

  619. Jeanne Gamage July 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    My grandmother who lived to be over 100 taught me to knit. She was not too impressed with my hemming-stitches way too big!- but she thought my knitting was pretty good for an 8 year old.

  620. Kathy July 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Great giveaway~~~ love all these yarns!
    I do a lot of hospice blankets~~~

    Thank you

  621. Kristi July 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    I was taught by a book!

  622. Ashley July 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    The yarns are stunning! I was taught to knit and crochet by my elementary school teachers.

  623. Cat Anderson July 27, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 8, so I’ve been crocheting for over 2 decades!

  624. tarnsmom July 27, 2016 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    I was taught by both my grandmother and mother to knit and crochet. Using what they taught me, I have expanded on my own, working on a C2C afghan for a donation for my Eastern Star chapter and working on the 2016 CAL from Scheepjes.

  625. Ami July 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I taught myself to crochet

  626. Amy July 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    This is fantastic.. I have been planning to get these delicious yarns for some time. Now is the time my hook and needle sisters.. the colors are to die for..Don’t miss this great chance!!!!

  627. Sandra July 27, 2016 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Hello and thanks for this opportunity.
    I grew up in the Caribbean and was taught to knit and all other needle crafts at school as it was then part of the curriculum. It was reinforced at home as everyone knew how.

  628. Stephanie July 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi!
    I taught myself to crochet using YouTube Videos. β™₯ My grandmother was a knitter and unfortunately, she passed away before I got the chance to learn the craft. β™₯

  629. Amber Waldron July 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Would love to make items that my family can pass down.

  630. Becky Marmes July 27, 2016 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I learned from my Computer. I loved the way it looked so I thought myself. It realizes my stress and helps me with my cronic pain it gives me something else to consintrate on other then pain

  631. Lora July 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    My Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 11 years old…
    making that approximately…
    a very long time ago! πŸ˜‰

  632. Kyla July 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Chandi πŸ™‚
    Another great giveaway, thank you very much for it! I’d be soooo happy to win.
    My Mom taught me both to knit and crochet, then I went on teaching myself and I still do. πŸ™‚

  633. Penelope July 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Who taught me to crochet? You did! I found your videos when I searched video tutorials. They are so well-done and easy to understand. Now, i crochet every day and have moved beyond the basic stitches. So, thank you, Chandi!

  634. Malinda Abraham July 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    My neighbor taught me to knit mittens when I was 10 years old. I’ve been knitting ever since (48 years)!

  635. Kate July 27, 2016 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Beautiful yarn!

    My mother taught me to knit, a bit.

    When I had my first baby I took a knitting class through our town’s Parks and Recreation Department. That was in 1989. I’ve been hooked ever since.

  636. Heather July 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Actually, I learned when I was young and then again a couple years ago by watching YouTube and reading books. I have been going strong ever since.

  637. Carol July 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Hi, my mother taught me to crochet when I was around four or five years of age. She was making a bedspread out of the very tiny white cotton thread. I was very privileged to be able to help her.
    At the age of twenty I decided that I needed to teach myself how to knit. I tried but I was having a little difficulty with pearling as I would not switch my thread either forward or backward, so I ask my wonderful Aunt Vivian to help me out. She lived about two hours away so she counseled by long distance on a land line. Bless her.
    I will never forget these two wonderful women who influenced my creativity. No doubt, they are in heaven and teaching others now.

  638. Penny July 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    My grandmother taught me to knit. Thanks for the chance to win all that lovely yarn!

  639. Roxane Colburn July 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    My grandma taught me to knit, crochet, quilt, embroidery…almost all things fiber. Spinning I learned at the local spinners guild after being inspired by your YouTube video on spinning! I was mesmerized. ..MESMERIZED!…by how peaceful and relaxing you seemed out there on the dock spinning away. I’ve found that timelessness and peace for myself in spinning! Time flies by when I am spinning! My latest new love!

  640. Alicia July 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I learned to knit from your YouTube tutorials! ?

  641. knittingdancer on Raverly July 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I love the colors of all the yarn you dye.

  642. Jan July 27, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I was taught by our 4H leader in Denver, Colorado when I was in 5th grade. My first project was a bright pink headband for winter. So long ago……………

  643. Jessica July 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    I taught myself how to knit!!

  644. Laura Lee Evans-Gray July 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    My precious Grandma who practically raised me taught me to both knit and crochet at 6 years old, and I’m 53 now, and been doing it ever since. She taught me to make things up as I go along, that if I wanted to make a certain thing, just visualize what you want to make, and then start making it. I only learned to work from patterns in my early 20’s! It’s one of the best life (life-saving) skills I have ever been taught, because when I am working with wool, all my troubles seem to fade into the background for that moment in time. I love your yarn Chandi, and have been following you since the moment I discovered you!!

    All the best to you and Tim!

    Laura Lee Evans-Gray

  645. Melody Stewart July 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    My great-grandmother, Mamo taught me to crochet when I was very young. Now that she is gone, I wish so much that I had learned more from her, and that I had learned to knit as well. She made the most amazing things. Her baby outfits sold like crazy at craft fairs, I remember my mother telling me once that Mamo made baby booties/socks that weren’t always falling off (At the time, I was a new mother, and thought that this would be the most amazing talent to have!!!!)

  646. Jaylee July 27, 2016 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Just discovered you a few weeks back on youtube! Love everything you do! Lovely teacher and you are awesome at everything you do. Thank you!!