Win Yarn to Make the Sugar Plum Hat + Cowl!

Today’s giveaway is so good you’re going to feel like Santa came early this year. The rich blackberry color of FibraNatura Dona yarn is exactly the luxurious hue that you need this winter season. Soft and delightful to work with, this yarn is DK weight and 100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino.

FibraNatura Dona Blackberry

A beautiful yarn like this is destined to be made into something cozy, which is why the amount you receive in this giveaway will be all the yarn you need to make the Sugar Plum Hat and Cowl from I Like Crochet‘s December 2016 issue. The Sugar Plum matching set features three-dimensional lattice texture and a spunky pom-pom hat. With FibraNatura yarn and a stylish crochet pattern, you will be all set for crisp winter days and a season of style.

ILC-resize-40    Sugar Plum Pattern

 

OFFICIAL RULES FOR GIVEAWAY:

  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post, answering the question below. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • Winners will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post.
  • Winners will be announced here on this blog post November 28, 2016, as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until November 27, 2016 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada

Congrats Melissa! You’ve won!
“I love the cool nights and 65 degree days. It’s cool enough in the mornings to really enjoy a hot cup of tea and crochet as the sun is rising.”

Thank you all for participating and stay tuned for future giveaways!

What do you love most about this time of year?

ILC Option 1-3

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  • Heather N.

    I love when summer heat gives way to cooler temps, falling leaves, and the sound of rain upon my roof.

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  • karen p.

    I love the smells…. the smell of fall air, the smell of thanksgiving and christmas baking, the smell of laundry from all the winter clothes being taken out of storage and laundered…the sunuggles into warm sweaters and scarves….the hugs, the kindness that ppl show to those less fortunate…a time of year when ppl come together to love and care.

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  • Harlee W.

    I love the cooler weather at this time of year because it means I can curl up on the couch and crochet blankets to keep me warm. 🙂

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  • Sharon K.

    Mother Nature allows us to show off all of our knitting and crocheting skills at their best.

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  • THis time of the year is liked most for the fact that those crochet items come out of storage,

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  • It gets darker earlier, so I am not as busy outside and that means more time to crochet and knit! Gotta love that.

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  • Savannagal

    I love lighting up the fireplace and watching the logs burning red hot. It’s lovely and peaceful. I could use some of that these past couple of days.

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  • High desert nights feature sharp drops in temperature at night – love having cozy crocheted scarves, hats & mitts to counter the cold!

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  • I enjoy the cooler crisp days that come with Fall, sweater weather. The smell of burning wood coming from the local home’s stoves and fireplaces is very comforting. I look forward to the beautiful colors of the trees changing from green to reds, yellows and oranges.

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  • Alison R.

    I love the colours of the leaves, raking them into huge piles and the cool temperatures that mean I can wear my cozy crocheted things. My crochet creativity is sparked by all these things and by my love of creating warm gifts for family and friends.

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  • I love all the beautiful colors and the smells of Fall baking! Makes me feel warm and cozy. I also love crocheting things for friends, family and my church, knowing that something I love to do benefits someone else!

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  • Michelle B.

    I love this time of year, because I have the time to crochet gifts for others. It gets dark early which affords me the time to crochet or make other crafts for family and neighbors

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  • The beautiful colors! Fall is my favorite season. Cooler temps get you in the mood for some yarn fun.

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  • The scent of wood burning in the cool air. The warmth of a crackling fire. Curled up in my comfy chair with a basket of yarn to crotchet. Love it.

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  • I love the cooler weather, the beautiful colors of the leaves, and the beauty of our fabulous country. May we ever be grateful for all that we have.

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  • I get so tired of the heat down here in Florida – now I can put down my granny squares and washcloths and crochet something bigger. Yay!

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  • I love the colour of the trees, from yellow to orange to red. Plus Christmas isn’t far away! Happy holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!

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  • Carole H.

    I love snuggling on the couch with my boyfriend while working on afghans. I love when you can actually cuddle up under your current WIP

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  • Angela G.

    I love making gifts for family members and friends and seeing their happiness when they genuinely love something that I made!!

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  • I love the changing colors of the leaves and changes in the temperatures….cool enough to pull on a hat.

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  • Deirdre E.

    I have 6 children. All of them have grown up, except one, and moved to what it seems opposite sides of the world. Thanksgiving and Christmas time is the time of the year when we all get a chance to be around each other, share meals, exchange stories, and tell their children (my grand children) stories & reminisce about when they were young. It’s so much fun to be with all of my children and grandchildren at holiday time. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is the most beautiful and happiest time of the year for me.

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  • Theresa A.

    Year round. Winter time I usually have more time due to getting dark earlier.

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  • I love how the holidays remind us of what really matters…family, friends and crocheting

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  • Elizabeth B.

    Well I crochet to get out of my head. I have a tough job dealing with all sorts of ppl but my biggest problem is a few coworkers who are bullies and everyday is a challenge. I’m still hanging on as I am the only person wkg. So I come home and drift away into the luxury of my yarn whether expensive or not more not the yes. I love to create and sell if I can although hvnt had much success but a handful, however the look on their faces makes my problems go away and I rejoice in their love for the items I make them.

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  • Melissa C.

    I love the cool nights and 65 degree days. It’s cool enough in the mornings to really enjoy a hot cup of tea and crochet as the sun is rising.

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  • I love the colours of Autumn and watching the leaves change. It’s so colourful and so beautiful when you go out for a walk. I also love how then days become cooler. Misty mornings are awesome when the fog moves in and softens the lines in the distance and you can see your breathe.

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  • The hat and cowl look fun and purple is one of my favorite colors!! Would love to win!

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  • What do I love most about this time of year? The lovely Autumn colors, cooking, family gatherings … and of course cooler air that is better for crocheting warm projects.

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  • The cooler weather means it’s time for football and hoodies, sweaters and cowls, campfires and marshmallows, blankets and hot cocoa! The best part of this time of year though is family togetherness throughout the holidays!

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  • I love the cool crisp air and the smells coming from mom’s kitchen when I visit. I also love the warmth of a crochet project on my lap while my family sits in the living room around me.

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  • Denise G.

    I love this time of year when yarn moves through my fingers with ease since summer heat makes it pull and stick.

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  • I love most is the slowing down that happens. Everyone wants to gettogether and just hang out. Which is. Just wonderful and happy.

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  • I love this time year for extra family time! Love crocheting gifts for family and friends and love fall weather and beautiful foliage:)

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  • I love the excitement of making things for my family and spending time with them.

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  • I love the cooler weather and I love crocheting bigger projects in the fall and winter.

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  • Lavonda G.

    I enjoy being with family. And making special things for them. It makes it personal and unique. 🙂

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  • Pamela T.

    I love the holidays, the food and finally friends and family can snuggle up in all the different crocheted items I’ve made for them.

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  • I like the fact that I get to make some new fall stuff to wear and share with my family and friends. I love all the new hats, scarfs, boot cuffs, etc that come out every fall. Makes me go ooh i have to make this and ooh i have to make that. Also gives me great ideas for new Christmas gifts.

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  • I love how nature plays with her paintbrush and creates an original design that can only come from above.

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  • Tracey A.

    I love the fall it is my favorite time of year! Living in New England all the color changes are incredible. Warm hoodies and apple picking, pumpkin picking, and curling up with my favorite afghan is what does it for me!

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  • I love the color changes, the cooler weather, the overwhelming spirit of joy that seems to always be aroubd this time of year, I love all the Christmas lights, the laughter, and family gathering, reflecting on memories, and of course the fun of yelling at the TV while watching football as if they can hear you, but most of all I love planning all the things I am wanting to crochet for my friends and family, even with the reality that it would take over 50 years (and a small fortune) to complete all of them! I still try!! Lol

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  • Lillie O.

    I love the cold weather and most of all I love the holiday, because my family and friends always get together to celebrate, and I can hand out all the things I have crocheted.

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  • Terrie F.

    It feels like hibernation with family, friends. Such a festive time of the year! SLowing down makes it easier to do the needle arts.

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  • Thames S.

    What do I love about this time of year? The time change. I am a morning person, so anytime there is more sunlight in the morning, the happier I am. The beautiful colors of the sunrise inspire me to tackle all of those last minute projects, from homemade gifts to baking those cookies grandma made when I was little. And trying to find ways to incorporate those colors into my projects. I always end up at Red Heart .com!!!

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  • Debbie W.

    I love the holidays and time spend with family and friends. It’s great to be able to make something for them and to see the looks of appreciation they all have for something homemade from the heart.

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  • The cooler weather is a break from the Texas heat. But I’m not looking forward to the cold. good thing I’ve taken up crocheting again. Keeps my mind occupied. 🙂

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  • Margarita v.

    I love this season as I get to make all sort of winter accesories for my daughter. She came to my life at the perfect time. It was bittersweet as I lost my first son after a month a deliver her. She has been my comfort all the way through my grief. First I learn crochet when i knew i was having a girl after three boys anda nine year gap. Her first year i made over 20 different hats to wear during winter so for me is like playing dress up with my doll!!!

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  • What I love about this time of year is: The gatherings with family & friends.

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  • The colors of the leaves and the crispness in the air. Smell of tobacco barns smoking and snuggling up in a blanket with some hot tea!

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  • Elizabeth B.

    Winter is my favorite time of year that we fall going into winter. Crochet to live in a warm place and not have to worry about suffocating specially if you make a nice blanket. I made two huge blankets last year and between hot flashes and that he was unbearable! My favorite things to make her hats I love to crochet hats. So it’s kind of sad in the summertime nobody wears hats. I have made some finer than hands slapped tha flashes and that he was unbearable! My favorite things to make her hats I love to crochet hats. So it’s kind of sad in the summertime nobody wears hats. I have made some finer beanies but love them thick n lucious!

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  • Cheryl H.

    I love knowing the holidays means more crocheting ideas for gifts. The days are shorter and cooler bringing me indoors where I can cozy up with my yarn and needles to tackle a new stitch or new pattern. The result being I gift. I proudly know I’ve done more than just purchase a gift. This homemade gift comes straight from the heart.

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  • This time of year brings me great joy because of the glorious holidays and the emphasis on family and love.

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  • Debbie B.

    This time of year is perfect for family time around a campfire while cooking 🙂

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  • Charlotte K.

    What I love this time of year is being to have more time to make different projects from crocheting and to give them away for Christmas gifts. Friends know the love that goes into every stitch.

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  • I love the warm days and the cool nights as it gets closer to Thanksgiving. Ohhhhh, the colors of the changing trees and I don’t even mind the time change, although I wish they would just go to one time…I love pumpkin spice anything. Although I make my own, don’t use the high sugar options at coffee houses… Not opposed once in a while though…lol. And, I love to crochet any time anywhere and any thing but I love crocheting hats and scarves… Thank you for this give away. Good luck to all!

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  • My son and I love taking our Christmas tree and decorating every year a little differently. We either add new ribbon or update our handmade ornaments, we then wait for Santa Claus to come together.

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  • Sounds like a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

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  • Jennifer J.

    I love the falling temperatures and the falling leaves. I love sitting by the fire and drinking hot cocoa.

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  • Michelle B.

    I love this time of year. The smell of the leaves, the smell of neighbors fireplaces burning, but most of all, I love sitting out side under my afghan and watching the stars even though it’s cold out.

    I also love making afghans, scarves, and this year I’m going to make a shoulder cowl.

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  • I enjoy the anticipation in the grandkids of Christmas and snow, I enjoy family and the crafts w all make together each year to decorate our house and enjoy together.

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  • I love the crunch sound leaves make under my feet. The crisp cool air. The blustery days when you can wrap yourself in your crocheted winter wear. The changing colors of tree leaves. I love fall. My favorite time of year!

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  • This time of year is when families get together and I can see the things I have crochet for family. The cooking and shareing the fun of the seasons. Love it when it gets cooler I can cuddle under the afghan I am working on.

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  • Now this is a hat I’d have to make for me. Lol The color is gorgeous and the stitch, I know I can do it. *keeping fingers/toes/eyes crossed! Lol

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  • I love it when the pace of life slows down due to the cooler weather. There is such a hopeful, peaceful feeling in the air. A time to be thankful for family, friends and most importantly, good health. I look forward to enjoying the warmth from my cozy fireplace, while doing one of my favorite things–crocheting. Not only does it relax me, but seeing the looks on the faces of those I crochet for is so rewarding!❄️

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  • Carole F.

    I am a Winter person. Others can keep their beaches and sunny warm temperatures. I love the brisk, bracing bite of Winter’s chill. To snuggle under a blanket that I crocheted with a book and my cat for company is the best vacation I can imagine. To watch a snowfall is heaven. I am more alive when Winter comes to call.

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  • This time of the year is special to me because my two girls were both born in November and my birthday is also this month. The fall seems like a good time to look back on a season and look forward to a different one. I enjoy the changes in the seasons.

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  • Martha W.

    November in Florida means our coop will fill up with Northerners to greet again and tap dancing lessons will start soon, as well as line dancing and synchronized swim practice. The summer lends time for my crocheting projects.

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  • I love long walks with my dog, listening to the birds sing, and admiring all the fall colors. I even love it when my dog sheds his summer coat getting ready for winter as he gives me fur to practice spinning with!

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  • I love this time of year. I get to make all kinds of lovely gifts for my daughter and daughter-in-law, plus my granddaughter and great granddaughters!! Then there are all the beautiful afghans and others great gift ideas for my sons and grandsons, too!!

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  • This is by far my favorite time of the year. Outside, the morning sky hangs low to gently touch the trees with their many shades of gold, rich red, and plum. The air is cool, crisp, and refreshing as we bid farewell to the oppressive heat of summer. It’s time to inspect our existing socks, blankets, and hats that I’ve made over time for fit and size. A smile plays across my face as I remember each of my children as they’ve grown and hope that the things I’ve made this year and things I’m still working on will bring comfort and joy to family, friends, and strangers alike. Yes, this is by far my favorite time of the year.

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  • I love this time of year. Because all the summer chores are done. And I can start to crochet. And as the days get colder I start crocheting faster and faster as I realize how many hats scarves and gifts I need for every one. I always swear to start earlier every year but I don’t. And I love that designers start giving away some of the best patterns I find new ones to make daily thanks to social media. So in return of there gifts of patterns I find I always have leftovers to donate so I am paying it forward. And at this time of year. It warms my heart that my hand made gifts can warm another.

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  • Denise F.

    I love the smiles on everybodies face when they look at what I made them for the holidays. Then I like all the hugs, kisses, and lovin from everybody. These gifts will be treasured because they are made from the heart.

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  • Fall and winter is a cozy time of year. I love to see the leaves turn brown and fall to the ground. Out comes all of the knit and crochet wears.

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  • I love planning and making Chrustmas presents. Especially now that I have 2 small great nieces. Making things for them us such fun!

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  • What I love about this time of year is family gatherings and warm sweaters 🙂

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  • I love being able to crochet a blanket in my lap when it’s cold outside. And drinking hot chocolate!

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  • I love building a warm fire in our wood stove and curling up with my yarn to create unique gifts for my family and friends.

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  • I love the brisk, cool air, the sounds of jinglebells in the distance and the knowledge that our Savior came to free the world.

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  • Living in central Texas, we were at 90 degrees and shorts last week and 27 degrees last night. Finally we are at a temperature that I can curl up with a new afghan pattern without sweating. Thanks for all the wonderful patterns.

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  • I love the fall colours and the orange and browns in the clothing I wear this time of year. I also love how the stars seem brighter and the shy clearer.

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  • Patricia M.

    My favorite thing about this time of year is hot chocolate, warm fires, and decorating the home for the holidays.

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  • Kimberly A.

    There are so many things to love at this time of year: smells and colors of fall leaves to name two. But the thing I love most is getting together and reminiscing about past holidays and just finding time to be together with family talking and laughing while we share family traditions and begin new one.

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  • Sandra A.

    I love this timevof year. As a beginner crocheter, I have taught myself the basics fripom This site. I would truly appreciate to be able to win this beautiful yarn, and make this beautiful piece of work! Brilliance! Ty for your time an God Bless This Site! Love It!

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  • Sandra A.

    Please redo my comment ….I love this time of year! As a Beginner crocheter, I have taught myself the basics from this site! I would be more than appreciative to be able to win this Beautiful Yarn , and Make this Amazing Piece Of Work! I am Truly excited to be able to participate in this contest! Thank you for your time , and God Bless The People who Have made This My Favorite part Of Life! God Bless!

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  • Duwana B.

    I love this time of the year because it is get to spend more time with my daughter since she has so many darn breaks from school.

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  • what do i love most about this time of year?
    hmmm… let me think.
    i truly enjoy the time with family, remembering those who r no longer with us and celebrating their lives as we gather together and give thanks for what we have. even the travel time to get to the destination is a fun time with the anticipation and excitement building. there is comfort and peace and lots of love when we gather together and share in a feast of thanksgiving. yes, thanksgiving is what i love best this time of year.

    sandi

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  • I love the crispness in the air and to be able to snuggle up by the fire. Drink a hot cup of tea and crochet to my hearts content.

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  • Barbara G.

    I love being able to wear all the fun things I make over the summer. Feeling the joy and that I’m pretty good at what I do.

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  • Fall is my favorite season. All the leaves from the trees and plants change into multi-colored works of art and fall away. It creates bare, and vulnerable branches, revealing the true scenery underneath. It’s a great time to break out the jackets, coats, boots, scarves and hats in preparation for the change in season. It’s also the perfect time to start making hot cocoa, and lighting a fire in the fireplace. This season creates a sense of comfort, warmth and reflection. This is a season to be thankful, and to be surrounded by the people you love. A time to crochet blankets for the shelter and rescue animals to keep them warm and snuggly until they find their forever homes.

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  • I love the feeling of family and goodwill and thinking of others. It is especially prevalent during the holidays. I like to sit inside on a cold day and create something with my favorite hobby (crochet) for a loved one, family or friend, using yarn, creativity, and always with a little bit of love in every stitch. It brings me joy to make something for others. Even my poor cat gets hats in the winter!

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  • Sintia S.

    I believe my most favorite part of this season is all the family time. Especially Christmas because it put majority of people in a joyful/giving mood.

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  • Gloria F.

    I crochet and donate my projects to my area Hospital for the babies and the cancer patients, the winter time seems like there are more projects to be made and I enjoy the giving

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  • Requithelia A.

    I love the crisp air, the changing leaves. I love the anticipation and air filled the warmth of the approaching holiday season. I love the season of pumpkins, apple picking, gourds and root vegetables. I love the reds, oranges and yellows of the season. This time of year represents fond memories of my childhood. I would take long walks with my dad and I thought the autumn leaves were flowers. He would give me bunches of them and call them “flowers for my little girl.” This is by far my favorite time of the year!!!

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  • I love that it gets cooler and I can sit by the fire and crochet even longer each evening.

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  • Jannette M.

    I love all the phone calls from family and friends setting up plans for the holidays.

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  • This is the time of year to be thankful for all the people in our lives, family and friends. God is good. He sends us the cantankerous ones that we can learn to appreciate the sweet ones.

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  • I love the changing leaves, hoodies and crock pot dinners! The slow down and more family time

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  • Constance F.

    I love watching children’s reactions to seeing Christmas trees, Santa clause, and snow aa if for the first time

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  • Jacqueline T.

    I love how it is the season for giving and blessing others. It is a truly joyful and amazing feeling to be able to give, than to receive!

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  • Charleen L.

    I like that his time of year because I get several days off from work which allows me to crochet more.

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  • Beverly h.

    I love this time of year because it gets dark early and it makes me want to rush home from work get on my bed and grab my yarn. Nothing like quite time me my yarn and my God.

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  • I love that my kids will all be home soon, our home will be bursting at the seams with love, laughter and cheer! This is my favourite time of year!

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  • What I love the most about this time of year is the crisp Fall air, the holidays decorations, and drinking Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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  • I love autum as the season when we begin to come together, to draw in from our individual pursuits and gather, literally as well as figuratively, around the family fire, receiving love strength from each , as we draw warmth from the dancing flames.

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  • I love autum as the season when we begin to come together, to draw in from our individual pursuits and gather, literally as well as figuratively, around the family fire, receiving love and strength from each , as we draw warmth from the dancing flames.

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  • Beverly L.

    I love the cooler weather & being able to wear more of my crocheted items

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  • I love spending time thinking about things I can do, say, and create to show my appreciation for all my loved ones. When gift projects come together and seeing their reaction – it’s the best thing about this time of year!

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  • I do not lovery to cold… I do not love the snow… but OH HOW I LOVE a BIG pile of yarn made into a lovely throw to cuddle up with my Beau!

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  • I love the cooling weather, the holidays, celebrating our Lord’s birth, and the changing of the leaves.

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  • charlotte s.

    I’m a fall person… the temperatures are always just right. not to cold to go without a sweater or jacket and not so warm that its difficult to breathe…. i love the change of the leaves and making piles for the kids to jump in… cuddling up with a good book and theowbor

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  • Amanda H.

    This time of year makes me grateful for family and quality time with my daughter. The holidays means time off from school and work so I get more time to be with my girl. Also, it’s cooler so perfect for yarn projects.

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  • LaDonna L.

    I love making homemade gifts for friends and family! I do a lot of crocheting, knitting and rubber stamped cards. I, also, like diffusing one of my favorite essential oil blends, Christmas Spirit! We are currently waiting for our first big snowstorm…great time to create.
    Love the color of the yarn and the pattern for this giveaway. 🙂

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  • I love this time of year for reflecting on being Thankful for everyone & everything in my life.
    I love to celebrate that by making handmade things with ❤️ for those I want to show love to.

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  • Sarah J.

    I love that I can sit and crochet blankets and keep warm at the same time.

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  • I love trying new patterns and yarns. Is probe by why I have so many wips. But when I’m frustrated with one, I can work on another. Lol

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