Monday, December 12, 2011

Pretty Wit Giveaway

Giveaway is now closed! Bronwyn is my winner!  Thank you to EVERYONE who entered! It was such fun!

Hello Pretty People!


       Would you like to win one of these beautifully soft hand knitted Braided Cable Cowls? These soft, soft, soft cowls are brand new in the shop! The one you win will be the beautiful camel color you see in the picture.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite word is (unless you really, really, REALLY want to win... then you can do the other things listed at the bottom of the post for extra entries.).


Want to get ahead? Here are some things you can do to get extra entries (be sure to leave a comment for each thing you do):
1 entry: Follow our Pretty Wit blog
1 entry: Favorite Pretty Wit on Etsy www.prettywit.etsy.com
1 entry: Leave a comment telling what your favorite item is from Pretty Wit.
1 entry: Buy any item from Pretty Wit. (Use coupon code "shakespeare" for 20% off!)
1 entry: Blog about giveaway (include address for post)
1 entry: Say what your favorite Shakespeare quote is.

Fine print:
Giveaway is open from December 12th through December 16th at 5 PM and is open to US and international entrants. We will choose a winner on the 17th with the magic random number generator and will let the lucky duck winner know that they are blessed beyond measure and will be getting a package in the mail with their name all over it. If winner does not respond within a week we will draw another winner who will be even MORE lucky than the first non responsive winner.


 And remember to go to Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Posts to sign up for oodles of giveaways!

Have a Pretty day!
♥Genevieve, Marguerite and Aimee

P.S. We are having another giveaway over at Liesl Made for a $25 gift card for Pretty Wit! Go sign up!

344 comments:

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Ms. Givens said...

Yes, PLEASE!

Andrea Brown said...

Lovely cowl! I like the word "bountiful" for some reason. Thanks for hosting.

Andrea Brown said...

Now I'm following you through Google Reader!

Andrea Brown said...

My favorite item from Pretty Wit's Etsy shop is the crocheted hoop earrings.

Jingle said...

My favorite word is Montequilla de cacahuate which just means peanut butter in Spanish. It's just WAY more fun to say. Just say'n.

Jamie said...

My favorite word right now is "home," since we are moving back home to where our family lives.

Jamie said...

I added you to my favorites on Etsy!

Pam - said...

Your Braided Cable Cowl is my fav item in your Etsy shop! Beautiful!

Pam - said...

I'm a new follower of your blog!

constance said...

heaven.

Pam - said...

I added your shop to my favorite shops!

Pam - said...

Favorite Shakespeare quote:

My bounty is as deep as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.

Amber said...

My favorite word is "lullaby."

Ambersewwonky (at) yahoo (dot) com

constance said...

i follow your blog!

MG said...

My favorite word right now... cozy.

MG said...

"How poor are they that have not patience!
What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
Thou know'st we work by wit, and not by witchcraft;
And wit depends on dilatory time."

-Othello

quilterbell said...

My favourite word is SEW. Thank you for teh giveaway!

MG said...

I love the Chic Hobo Gloves. I could use a pair right now!

Tina said...

I follow your blog.

Tina said...

I favorited your Etsy shop (I'm tinpickles)

Tina said...

My favorite Shakespeare quote is actually sonnet xxix:

When in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least.
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings

Robyn said...

My favorite word is probably my dog's name, Maverick. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Lotti said...

Lovely cowl, I dont know if its a favourite word but I say 'bugger' pretty often!

Lynne said...

Beautiful piece! Looks absolutely luscious.

Favorite word, at the moment, is: HOPE.

Thanks for the opportunity to join in!

MamaWestWind said...

It's gorgeous!!! My favorite word. Hmmm? Celestial- has been a favorite. I just like that way it sounds.

Becca

Mommy en France said...

It's a beautiful cowl and I'd love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway. One of my favorite words is oubliette, just because it sounds so beautiful and strange. (It means, apparently, a deep dark hole into which you cast people whom you want to forget about.) In French, I love the word insolite, which means odd and strange in a good, poetic, unusual way.

Lauranie said...

wow...beautiful!! hmmmm favorite word??? How about BLISS it just sounds so happy and peaceful!! :) thanks for the chance!!

Beth said...

Hmmm....favorite word?? This is a toughy! Maybe Love?? :)

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

Just "favorited" you on etsy!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

Love the Genevieve Scarf...beautiful!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

I'm loving the Genevieve scarf! So soft & cozy looking. Thanks for generous giveaway, braided cables like that amaze me! :)

M said...

My favorite word is currently cog. It's hard to explain why, but it just sounds so stout and friendly!

michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

keely steger said...

my favorite thing from the store is the Braided Cable Cowl!

Erin said...

Hmm...favorite word...Arastapediator. It's not a real word, but the name of an "irritable, child eating" monster my great grandpa made up! Love the cowl! The color might not be fab for me, but I bet it'd be to die for on my mom.

Heidi Staples said...

GORGEOUS scarf! My favorite word is "joy" -- something I will definitely be feeling if I win this giveaway!

Tiffany said...

My favorite word is awesome. I use it all the time. :)

Nancy said...

Favourite word? Oscillate. It's in my fav joke. How do you titillate an ocelot? You oscillate it's tit alot....ha ha...

Love the cowl!

nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

Jen said...

This is gorgeous!
Favorite word...huh? hmmmmm
"actually"
I guess I say it a lot b/c my 3 year says it and whenever she does, it cracks me up.

Sandy said...

My favorite word is wonky. Don't know why.=) Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

Katie said...

I don't really have a favorite word. Lovely cowl you are sharing!

Sandy said...

Love the Genevieve scarf.

Laura said...

One of my favorite every-day words is "satisfying." It just hits the spot, you know?

Darci said...

The cowl is gorgeous! My favorite word is Sexy and always has been :)

Emily said...

I love your cowl! And words... how do I choose one? I named my first daughter Lilian because I loved the lilting sounds. And as a temporarily retired English teacher, I don't know how I could choose just one Shakespeare quote, but I'll give you a quickie: "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast"

Mika said...

My favorite word is facetious. I love it. froggygirldesigns at gmail dot com

Libby said...

I love the word "rasp". It feels so good in the mouth.

Libby said...

If music be the food of love, play on. - Shakespeare

Libby said...

And my favorite items in the store are the Genevieve or the cowl !

a little sparc said...

Hmmm...I don't have a favorite word. I like so many! If I had to choose, I would say that two of my favorite adjectives are scintillating and luminous. Thanks for the giveaway.

Poot & Boogie said...

my favorite word is "like" I like everything!

Poot & Boogie said...

I love love love your cowl from your etsy shop!

karli said...

my favorite word is "whimsy"

karli said...

just favorited you on etsy!
love this cowl!

karli said...

my favoritye item from pretty wit is the sweet bouquet ring! so pretty :)

ErikaB3 said...

my favorite quote "The ide's of March!" reason is March 15th is when my youngest son was born. it makes me think of him

Lindsay said...

my favorite word is apostrophe.

Bronwyn said...

Favourite word: Sleep - love the cowl knit - always impressed by such things as I have no idea how to make one myself

Bronwyn said...

Favourite etsy item: I do love the Hobo gloves and also the Genevieve scarf - the rose ring is v.v. pretty too!

Shelley Vogel said...

What a BEAUTIFUL cowl! Thanks for the chance to enter - great giveaway. My favorite word is grace.
shelleylynnvogel(at)gmail(dot)com

JD said...

The braided cable cowl is my favorite from the store.

Amy said...

The cowl is just beautiful and I don't knit well so I would completely appreciate it! My favorite word is Mommy.

Liz said...

My favorite word is Berbahaya- it means dangerous.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite word is love.
beautiful cowl.

Candice said...

I say YA'LL all the time :) and i don't live in the south anymore :)

OakRose Mama said...

My favorite word is stunning. This cowl is stunning :)

OakRose Mama said...

I am following your blog, it looks pretty cool!

OakRose Mama said...

I favorited you on etsy!

OakRose Mama said...

My favorite thing on your etsy: the mustard stripe hobo gloves. they are really cute!

OakRose Mama said...

Fave Quote: "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,But bears it out even to the edge of doom.If this be error and upon me proved,I never writ, nor no man ever loved."

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

For no particular reason other than the fact I like the way it sounds, my favorite word is serendipity.

Mookie's mom said...

beautiful! my favorite word currently is ephemeral!

lisadpope@ yahoo (dot) com

rachael said...

just favorited your shop on etsy. these scarves are so pretty!

rachael said...

and i'm now following your blog. can't wait to read more :)

Rachel J said...

I like the Hobo gloves on your site. Very fun.

rachel(at)sineware(dot)com

Abigail said...

I don't think I have a favorite word.... But that's a great question!

abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Allison said...

Hmmm. I have so many words, it's hard to pick one. My baby daughter seems to make me use larger vocabulary words like "fractious" and "comprehensive." Thanks for the chance!

Laurie said...

I like the word Serendipity, "the accident of finding something good or useful without looking for it"

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

My favorite word is SHINE :)

Best,
Michelle
daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

Laurie said...

I favorited your Etsy shop.
I'm HandyHousewife.

amanda said...

I love the cowls and the new garland super cute. Thank you for the giveaway. "If music be the food of love, play on." Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 1.

Elissa said...

Oooh, I really love this cowl - so gorgeous!
My favorite word? Wow, that's tough. I'm a wordie - you know like a foodie? :P
I'd say probably whimsy or whimsical. It's the adjective many of my friends refer to me, and I just love it :D

"Whumsical is more Whimsical than Whamsical." ~The waiter from "The Gay Divorcee

Elissa said...

My favorite item at Pretty Wit is Flemeny woo the wolly. SOO cute!

Elissa said...

My favorite shakespeare quote is sonnet 116. If I had to choose a specific quote from that sonnet, it would be "Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come"

unexplainedbacon said...

What an utterly gorgeous piece!
Thanks for the beautiful giveaway.
There are so many words I love... how 'bout delirious?

unexplainedbacon said...

I'll also favorite your etsy shop!

wipgirl said...

How beautiful! I love the chunky knit scarf you've got on etsy as well. (I kind of want to buy it, but I have spent far too much money this month. Perhaps I'll get money for Christmas though, hmm.)

Anyway, I'm only going to leave one comment, so favourite word... that's difficult. I notice words I don't like much more than the ones I do - moist, for instance is my least favourite word ever. I kind of like the word 'cacophony' though. It's such a mess of a word and it's fun to say.

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

Lora said...

I love the word "onamonapia"..it's so much fun to say. It's such a cool word.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Vic said...

My favourite word is "omnibus", I think it's hilarious!

MissMary said...

My favorite word is a conglomeration of two 4-letter words, and as such it would be inappropriate to post here. There is great joy when one finally feels liberated to use such language after having stifled and squelched one's feelings until they become diagnoses... Ah, liberty and healing! How good thou art!

Vic said...

"Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving."

Vic said...

Happily favourited on Etsy!

Vic said...

Apart from this gorgeous cowl, which I really, really, really want to win lol, I like this lovely scarf from your store; http://www.etsy.com/listing/80087369/genevieve-scarf-super-long-chunky-hand

Brandie said...

Thank you. Which technically is two words.

April in Autumn said...

I didn't have a favorite word picked out, but my favorite letter is "J" and my favorite spanish word is Ojala, if that counts...

aprilly (at) gmail (dot) com

B @ Sweet Limes said...

just one? I don't know if I have one right now, but when I was going to school for massage therapy I seriously loved "adipose" as often as I could. Totally awesome sounding word.

Rebecca said...

Favourite word . . . BLESSED.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessnmary said...

We're teaching my baby girl parts of the body and face, and I must say I adore how she says eyebrows - it comes out eyeboos. I ask her to say it allthe time!

MBMeadows said...

Pretty pretty cowl!

Christy said...

My favorite word is Grandma. I waited so long to hear it and now I have a sweet 4 yr old and a 2 yr old grandchild and I can't hear it enough!

christyd8@bellsouth.net

Christy said...

I follow your blog
christywins

christyd8@bellsouth.net

Christy said...

Marked as a favorite on etsy

christyd8@bellsouth.net

Christy said...

I love the beautiful soft cowl but my next favorite is the Yellow Rose Ring. Gorgeous!

christyd8@bellsouth.net

Christy said...

Shakespeare...
They do not love that do not show their love.


christyd8@bellsouth.net

charlotte said...

My fav word is Mama.
Thanks
Lovely knit btw!

L Schelvan said...

Favorite word, hmmm. That's a good tough question. I think I like "quixotic" because I always forget what it means -- keeps me from feeling too smug about my vocabulary!

Jenilyn said...

This is beautiful. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

Glenys said...

I've lots of favorite word. Right now it is blase.

Glenys said...

I like Professor Flimmeny Woo - the Wolly Pop - felt owl.

Leigh said...

Can I have two favorite words? They would be "Free Fabric"!!! Ha ha :) Thanks for the chance, the cowl is gorgeous!

Charisa said...

My favourite word is "grace".

Michell said...

favourite word...ummmmmmmm

Fab said...

Favorite word is AWESOME.

Fab said...

Favorite thing from your shop is your braided cowl, I love cowls .Thanks

Fab said...

I favorite your shop in ETSY.

Kate S. said...

Huh, I also don't know that I have a favorite word. But the question is making me think of happy words like "love" (yes, that's cheesy, but true)

Sarah said...

Favorite item is the yellow rose ring!

Sarah said...

Favorite word is hypoxia, not what it is, but how it feels to write. I'm a nursing student and taking notes is awful, so I have to make fun out of it somehow.

Violeta said...

I am a follower now

Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize!

violet_bg1(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Sarah said...

I can never remember it correctly so I have found the actual quote that I have always loved

"Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude"

Locked out into the cold forest is better than mistreatment among fellow men. Reality.

Ashley said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Ashley said...

I love the word hyperbole! It's so fun to say!

Pacas said...

Hi, please count me in!!!! I just LOVE the cowl!

Pacas said...

I added Pretty Wit to my Etsy favorites

Pacas said...

I'm following Pretty Wit blog!

Pacas said...

my favorite item from Pretty Wit is Genevieve Scarf- super long chunky hand knit scarf

Aetiquette said...

My favorite shakespearean quote has to be "Expectation is the root of all heartache."

Aetiquette@gmail.com

Catherine said...

I love the word "Synchronicity".

Catherine said...

My favorite item in your shop is the scarf pictured in the giveaway, but I also like the Genevieve.

Anonymous said...

my favorite word is:

scrumptious!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

Sarah said...

How wonderful! My favourite word is 'squirrel' Who knows why!

Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

Addy said...

Oh, I love this, and I can't knit!

My favorite word is "mama." I love it when my kids call me "mama."

Liz said...

Oh... I really love this! It looks so squishy and soft.

Liz said...

You are already a favorite shop on Etsy :)

Amy said...

With 2 little kids..PATIENCE is my word! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net.

Liz said...

My favorite item from your shop is this braided cowl

Ani said...

When he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heav’n so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

KittyAnn playdoll2 @ gmail.com

Ani said...

I love your 'hobo' gloves, especially the mustard/charcoal color! Gorgeous!

KittyAnn playdoll2 @ gmail.com

Ani said...

I favorited Pretty Wit on Etsy!

KittyAnn playdoll2 @ gmail.com

Ani said...

I now follow Pretty Wit's blog! >^..^< KittyAnn
playdoll2 @ gmail.com

pbs.seams said...

That cowl is beautiful, my favorite word is serendipity.

A Time for Stitching said...

My favourite word is prestidigitation.

Kristin said...

My favorite word is "mama"

A Time for Stitching said...

Apart from the usual well-known quotes, I remember this one from studying Richard II in school, for some reason "Go,bind thou up yon dangling apricocks"
Teresa x

Krystina said...

This is so pretty. I don't have a favorite but I love "serendipity"

gill said...

Fave word is hop! no idea why, it just makes me smile!

gill said...

Fave item in your shop is the cowl and the flower powered tote ( I couldn't choose just one!)

gill said...

Fave quote 'To sleep perchance to dream'

Meg the Grand said...

Love the cowl!

Meg the Grand said...

I favorited your shop on Etsy - it's so lovely in there! The hobo gloves are pretty fantastic.

Meg the Grand said...

I now follow your blog, as well. :)

Sarah Weaver said...

favorite word is: flagellum!

I am hosting a giveaway on my blog right now too! I am giving away TWO $50 gift cards to www.BathByRiley.com! Enter now!

http://www.sarahleeweaver.com/search/label/giveaway

Sarah Weaver said...

following!

I am hosting a giveaway on my blog right now too! I am giving away TWO $50 gift cards to www.BathByRiley.com! Enter now!

http://www.sarahleeweaver.com/search/label/giveaway

Linda said...

Lovely cowl. My favorite word right now is grateful. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda

rodlindafansler at gmail dot com

Lobela said...

I think my favorite word is Sparkle. Especially during the holiday season.

lobela(at)comcast(dot)net

Lobela said...

My favorite item in the Esty shop is actually the cowl! But, my second favorite is the long crochet necklace.

lobela(at)comcast(dot)net

deserae said...

Favorite Word= Love

deserae said...

All I can think of is "Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou, Romeo?"

deserae said...

I added you to favorites on etsy

deserae said...

I love your Genevieve Scarf

Debb said...

Winner.... please just call me that...

. . . the urbanhen said...

I really like those brown short ruffled fingerless mitts!

Just Charming said...

looks so warm and cozy! Thanks for the chance to win!

Your hobo gloves in your shop are pretty spectacular, too!

Anita said...

Favorite word, YES! =) Who likes to hear no? =)

Thanks for a chance to win.

smooze13 said...

I can't think of a fav word, but my daughter said "all done" for the first time yesterday and it was the sweetest sound ever

smooze13 said...

I follow your blog

smooze13 said...

I heart you on etsy

smooze13 said...

I'm on a cowl kick and love this one, but I also like your fingerless gloves in spice

Belle + Bee said...

My favorite word is delightful...and that cowl is delightful!
beckymac1 at hotmail dot com

Julia Badgley said...

I like how the word 'sphinx' flows off the tongue.

The Millers said...

This is beautiful! I've added you to my favorites on Etsy. Carrie Miller

Julia Badgley said...

I favourited you on etsy as CardsbyJeweleighab.

Julia Badgley said...

Love your cute felt owls in your shop.

Jenna Z said...

I really like the word gumption. :)

Julia Badgley said...

Oh, I love Shakespeare and took all the Shakespeare courses I could in University. Literally. The only one that I couldn't take was Shakespeare for non-Humanities students.

I don't really have a favourite quote, so I'll pick one from A Midsummer Night's Dream which I acted some of in university and also had my elementary school class perform when I taught:


Fetch me that flower; the herb I shew'd thee once:
The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid
Will make or man or woman madly dote
Upon the next live creature that it sees.

enbartlett said...

One of my favorite words is grace.

Anonymous said...

bedtime! ;)
sntbosch@msn.com

DangAndBlast! said...

Hooray, someone else named Marguerite! That's fun!

I always thought "budget" really sounds like a swear word :)

DangAndBlast! said...

And I like Portia's speech from MoV, especially:
But mercy is above this sceptred sway,
It is enthroned in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself.
And earthly power dost the become likest God's,
Where mercy seasons justice.

Stacy said...

dusty

Stacy said...

I'm a follower

Erika said...

Right now, my favorite word is "health"!

erikaahaj at verizon.net

Simply EC said...

Oh, I have so many favorite words. "Opulent""Enraptured" and "Intoxicating" are just a few! That scarf is BEAUTIFUL!

Lisa said...

"mommee" from my 2 yr old.

Amy said...

The cowl is beautiful! My favorite word? Lovely.

shelly said...

I've always liked the word "fodder" for some reason. Maybe because it sounds kind of funny...

Cindy said...

Love the knitted cowl.

Heather said...

This is just beautiful!!!! I only know the knit stitch, but this makes me want to learn all the rest of them. My favorite word is "grace".
Thanks for the chance! transeau(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Dreaming Monet said...

i am an english weirdo / mfa writing and i love that you love shakespeare, and that is the prettiest cowl i've ever seen. i would love it - i'm having a hard time staying warm!

Dreaming Monet said...

i am a follower!

Dreaming Monet said...

oh, i forgot to include my favorite word in the first post. i have too many to name but one is cerulean... i say it over and over sometimes if i need to calm down.

Beautifully Flawed said...

Following your blog!

Beautifully Flawed said...

Etsy follower =)

Beautifully Flawed said...

I love the Genevieve scarf and the cowel, but I am also pretty fond of the paperdoll. It reminds me of when my mother would make us paper dolls on those rainy days when we were stuck inside the house! ann.cardamone @ gmail.com

Beautifully Flawed said...

I'm not sure if I have an absolute favorite word, but I really enjoy using the work "guffaw". It's so odd, and people always think I'm ridiculous when I use it in a conversation.

woolybooger said...

Beautiful cowl.

:: miss m :: said...

Oh yes, I would indeed love to win. Cable knits are my favorite but being a non-knitter, I rely on others to provide my fix. ;)

Favorite word...hrm...there are so many possibilities! Being an avid reader, words are friends. How about...imagination. Simple but more powerful than most people realize. Imagination is where things are born and can ultimately shape the world.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Vanessa at Rescued Goods said...

Love this-beautiful! Favorite word-I tend to use awesome a ridiculous amount-but I guess I love recon-as in reconaissance (OK I spelled it wrong, but it is late, and I am not looking it up.) I am checking you out on etsy too:)

Rhonda said...

This cowl is phenomenal - which is also one of my favorite words! :) rhondblogs at gmail dot com

Sarita said...

How do you pick a favorite word?? *grin* Let's see... "crockpot".
That cowl looks like a fluffy soft cloud.
Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

sarita0818 at comcast dot net

Jessica said...

favorite word right now... nomenclature! Total Big Lebowski favorite!

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