Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday Wellspring: Woolhead Works

Boy is that a lot of 'w' in that title!

Congratulations to Woolhead Works for winning the reserved parking spot.

And in a feat of perfectly coincidental non-planning, Woolhead Works is our featured seller this week giveaway! Sarah knit this gorgeous hat with "Full o' Sheep" yarn (100% Peruvian wool). This means (1) it will be cozy and warm, and (2) it will felt in the washer/dryer, so this hat is hand wash only (gently in cool water with mild soap; lay flat to dry).

Laid flat, this hat is 8.5" (22 cm) tall and 18" (46 cm) around, though it stretches to fit a 22.5" (57 cm) head snugly.

Sarah has this to say about her design: The stitch pattern I used has a bit of a story, starting with a previous hat I knit. I was frustrated at not finding a sufficiently subtle-yet-distinct pattern in all my stitchionaries, and ended up devising my own gentle zig-zag rivulet pattern using increases and decreases. The second generation rivulet pattern used cabling instead, and the third (current) generation incorporates twisted stitches to make the rivulets "pop" just a little more. I've been using the rivulets stitch pattern a lot since working it out.


And the rules (This giveaway is open to US and Canada):
MANDATORY ENTRY #1: Go to Woolhead Works, heart the shop, and then leave a comment here telling me your favorite item.

MANDATORY ENTRY #2: Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment letting me know- or if you are already, leave a comment saying you're a loyal follower.

BONUS ENTRIES (leave a separate comment for each):

1. Follow Woolhead Works' new blog!
2. Follow Woolhead Works on Twitter!
3. Tweet and blog about this giveaway and leave a comment here with the link.
4. Fan us on Facebook.

The winner will be chosen using the random number generator on Tuesday, October 12 and will be announced in the next Wednesday Wellspring.

74 comments:

  1. Wool Head Works is already one of my favorite shops, and I love the Rivulets Hat in Sky Blue!

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  2. Entry #2 - I am a loyal follower of this blog.

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  3. Entry #3 - I'm following Sara's Blog (can you tell I really love this hat?).

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  4. I "heart" Wellspring Woolhead on ETSY and my favorite item (actually, I love the color) is the Rivulets Hat in Sky Blue

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com
    ETSY username: 2Cats4Me

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  5. I follow your blog and I'm glad I do, you send me to some of the most talented people in the world....

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  6. I follow Woodhead Works blog

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  7. I follow Woolhead Works on Twitter as
    2Cats2See

    Donna
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  8. I'm a facebook fan.

    Donna Hufman Warrington
    dwarrington1@gmail.com

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  9. <3'd the Etsy shop! My favorite item is the rivulets hat in shades of green.

    erin.m.milne@gmail.com

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  10. Already a loyal follower of RNEST!

    erin.m.milne@gmail.com

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  11. Subscribed (via Google Reader) to the blog! Somehow I missed the address before when she switched URLs from the old one, so yay for this blog.

    erin.m.milne@gmail.com

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  12. Already follow @SarahWoolhead on Twitter!

    erin.m.milne@gmail.com

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  13. Tweeted about the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/illudwinnepooh4/status/26707442288

    erin.m.milne@gmail.com

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  14. Already a Facebook fan!

    erin.m.milne@gmail.com

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  15. I hearted the shop

    And my favorite item is

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/57006786/pumpkin-head-hat

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  16. i like the sky blue rivulets hat-
    i hearted on etsy (maestramami)
    thanks!
    shenais
    divetida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  17. i gfc follow
    thanks!
    shenais
    divetida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  18. i follow the new blog.
    thanks!
    shenais
    divetida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  19. i twitter follow you @mamipdx
    thanks!
    shenais
    divetida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  20. i like you on facebook (wren nelson)
    thanks!
    shenais
    divetida(AT)fastmail(DOT)fm

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  21. I apologize if this is a repeat. I was in my Firefox browser when I entered first and did not get the word verification post. From past experiences, blogspot websites do not operate that well with Firefox. So, just in case you didn't get my entry, I am entering it again through Google Chrome:

    I ♥'d Woolhead Works on Etsy and my favorite item is the Pumpkin Head Hat because I love the autumn colors.

    soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

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  22. I have become a follower of this blog.


    soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

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  23. I now follow Woolhead's blog.

    soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

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  24. I LIKE Woolhead Works on facebook (Pam.S.Whitman)

    soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

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  25. I follow Woolhead Works on Twitter @soluv2stamp.

    soluv2stamp@yahoo.com

    ***PS: I forgot to mention in my post about LIKEing Woolhead on Facebook.... your link actually took me to RNEST's fan page and that is what I "LIKE'd".

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  26. I added to my favorites and I love the Blue Skies Hat
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  27. I am a follower
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  28. I am a twitter follower
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  29. I <3 you on etsy (riversmom).... I <3 the Rivulets hat in shades of green!!!

    following on GFC

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  30. Hearted the shop-- and I think the Rivulet In Green hat is fantastic!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  31. And of course I follow this blog!

    carapacenator(at)gmail.com

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  32. I hearted Woolhead Works (houseofplush).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  33. I follow this blog.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  34. I follow WW's blog.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  35. I follow WW on Twitter @kiddo47.

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  36. I'm a FB fan (Suzanne Gregg).

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

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  37. I Heart Woolhead Works on Etsy - janetfaye

    I like Rivulets hat in shades of green.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. I follow Woolhead Works' new blog on GFC - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. I follow SarahWoolhead on Twitter - Janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  40. I like you on FB - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  42. I hearted your shop under ewalsh40 and besides the prize hat, my favorite is the Rivulets Hat in Sky Blue.

    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Following this blog under ewalsh

    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. Following on Twitter under ewalsh1

    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Like you on Facebook under Erin Walsh

    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. LOVE: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57106009/rivulets-hat-in-sky-blue

    thanks for the opportunity! Meredith dot Targarona at Gmail dot com

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  47. Love the http://www.etsy.com/listing/58174629/springy-green-handspun-hat

    The ocean colors are gorgeous for fall and winter!

    thanks for the giveaway!

    jenaissancedesigns at gmail dot com

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  48. Following now, glad I found your blog! :)

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  49. I added woolheadworks' shop to favorites on etsy, my etsy username is Vianna. My fav item is the Rivulets hat in shades of green :)

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  50. New GFC follower, as sswpss.

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

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  51. I heart on Etsy (tigger77tigger) and my fave item is the Rivulets Hat in Sky Blue

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  52. I follow on GFC (Linda R)

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  53. I follow Woolhead Works' new blog on GFC (linda r)

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  54. I follow Woolhead Works on Twitter @luvlybrunette77

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  55. I like you on Facebook (charming linda)

    lyromero77 at yahoo dot com

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  57. I heart the shop and love the sky blue hat!

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  58. I follow Woolhead Works' new blog!

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  59. I follow Woolhead Works on Twitter!

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  60. I "heart" woolhead on etsy and I love the springy green hat, all of them are so cute and warm looking! samanthadoerfler at hotmail dot come

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  61. I am your newest blog follower! samanthadoerfler at hotmail dot com

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  62. I am following the woolhead blog. samanthadoerfler at hotmail dot com

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  63. I am a fan of RNEST on FB! samanthadoerfler at hotmail dot com

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  64. gfc follower of wool blog
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  65. hearted her shop and love: Rivulets Hat in Sky Blue
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  66. gfc follower of your blog
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  67. follow woolhead on twitter @knitwitshair
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  68. like you on FB
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  69. Added shop to my favorites (curlygirl1971).
    Rivulets hat in shades of green is my favorite!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  70. I like the Rivulets hat in shades of green!

    a(dot)long(at)tcu(dot)edu

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