Monday, September 14, 2015

Gleener Tote Bag Giveaway & Broad Shoulders KAL Kickoff!

The Sweater of Broad Shoulders KAL starts today in the Midwestern Knits Ravelry Group

Read more about this Chicago-inspired sweater here on the Sweatshop of Love blog. We'll be knitting along for the next three months here on Ravelry and I hope you'll join us! There are several other KALS happening this fall featuring projects from Midwestern Knits (click here for more info). If you don't own a copy of Midwestern Knits, you're in luck - TODAY ONLY, you can get 20% off your eBook purchase by entering the coupon code KALKickOff at checkout! 

KAL Prizes Include (everyone who finished by the deadline will win):
  • Pattern of your choice from Allyson Dykhuizen, Carina Ferguson, or pattern designer
Grand prizes include (3 grand prize winners):
  • MWK project bag
  • River Walk kit (yarn + project bag)
  • Screen printed tote bag
But guess what? I have an extra-special surprise, just for my blog readers: 2 lucky people will win their choice of a super-cute animal tote bag from Gleener

I first spotted these totes at TNNA earlier this year and went totally nuts. I was psyched when they offered to send me a tote of my very own AND offered two prizes for me to give away! Each bag is made of 100% cotton and really sturdy - think heavy-duty cotton canvas, not flimsy muslin. These totes are clearly built to last! They're available in cat, owl or dog designs, and each is silkscreened on by hand, then embellished with beautiful embroidery and cotton applique details. Naturally, I chose the cat bag, are you surprised?!
Besides the adorable prints, my favorite feature is that they are the perfect size for sweater projects (the website says each bag measures 16" h x 14" w, FYI). Those three mondo skeins of yarn I'm using for the Broad Shoulders KAL? All 3 fit in my cat tote with room to spare! 

Want to win a tote bag of your own? Leave a comment on this blog post saying which print is your favorite! Be sure to also let me know your Ravelry ID or email address so that I can get in touch with you in case you win. For bonus entries, be sure to follow my blog via Bloglovin, follow me on Instagram, or follow Gleener on Instagram, then leave a comment here telling me which action you performed. 
I'll randomly select 2 lucky winners to announce next Monday, September 21; please note, this contest is only open to the US and Canada. Many thanks to the nice folks at Gleener for their generous donation! 

Good luck! 

68 comments:

  1. Such cute bags and I am a tote bagaholic. (Maybe just a bagaholic). The owl is soo cute and reminds me of Chicago Winters.
    rav id; ypsiknitter

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  2. I totally want the cat bag!
    javajennie on Ravelry

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  3. I follow you on bloglovin'
    javajennie on Ravelry

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  4. I follow you on Instagram
    Javajennie on Ravelry

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  5. Cute bags! I like the kitty one the best, my fav name is Originalcin and I also follow you on Instagram :)

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  6. And I now follow Gleener Cleaner on Instagram!
    javajennie on Ravelry.
    Off to check out the book! Hoping I have yarn in my stash for the KAL.

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  7. I love tote bags. My favorite is the dog bag but the owl comes in at a close second.

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  8. My favorite is the owl one.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  9. The owl! I love the owl!
    megnolia13 on Rav

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  10. I follow on IG!
    megnolia13 there and Rav

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  11. I was already following you on IG, so I started following Gleener Cleaner. It's hard to choose between the cat & the owl, but I think the owl wins as the cutest! This would be great to carry my next project-the Central Park Hoodie
    I'm Laurpud everywhere, IG, Ravelry, Gmail, etc

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  12. I already follow you on IG. And there's always room for more WIPbags.

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  13. Love the kitty but dog is close second. follow on email: cookinmom.geo@yahoo.com and ravelry rizamerk

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  14. I would be happy with any of these cute bags. I think the dog is my favorite

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  15. I follow you on Bloglovin and both on Instagram. Revelry: mommar6

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  16. And I follow you and now follow Gleener on IG.

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  17. The dog is my favorite. NorCalNapTime on Rav and I already follow you on Instagram at NorCalNapTime!

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  18. The miss Kitty bag is my favorite.
    sparky136 on Ravelry

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  19. I love love love the cat bag!! Contact me at katgum@msn.com i had a photo shoot with glenner for my baby mufasa

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  20. Oh, they are all so cool, I like the owl the best.
    Ravelry ID: Koviljka

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  21. I love the kitty bag. I follow you on IG. My Raverly name is armymom08. If I had time I would read you on blogspot! I love your Russion Blue kitty. Mary Elaine

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  22. I love the bag with the kitty in glasses and I just signed up to follow you on IG!

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  23. The bags are so cute. I really love the owl bag. I'd choose that one. Thanks for the giveaway. Savannagal on Rav.

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  24. Bloglovin' didn't work well for me so I use Netvibes for my feeds. I follow you there. Thanks. Savannagal on Rav.

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  25. I love both the cat and the owl bag, particularly because of the polka dots! Shoelaceswitcher

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  26. I really can't decide between the cat or the owl-too cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Mamagiff on ravelry

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  27. I must have messed-up my first comment. The owl is my favorite and I'm pumped for my first KAL. pknit on Ravelry.

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  29. I am a remedial poster today. I like the owl. The chihuahua is adorable too - but the owl is #1. SareBearKnits on rav. SaraEBJef on instagram

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  30. I am definitely a kitty kind of woman! My name on Ravelry is janfromseattle and my email addy is janisaacs@comcast.net

    Thanks!!

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  31. Great bags, I think I like the owl the best ... or maybe the kitty!

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  32. Definitely a kitty fan! Love the fact that they're so generously sized. There are so many adorable "sock" project bags - that are completely useless to me.
    lindaran on Rav

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  33. I also follow you on Instagram (lindarandall_625) and follow your blog

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  34. I postively ♥ the owl tote

    i-hook on rav

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  35. The owl is the best. :D I just followed you and Gleener on Instagram too (@dayanaknits). Rav name is dayana.

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  36. I love the owl , mypark on Ravelry

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  37. Followed you on instagram :) Those are the cutest tote bags ever!

    Rav Id: jaguarrior

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  38. The bags.. they are too cute!!!! Love the kitty bag.

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  39. We've got a classic Dog Person vs. Cat Person family, but everybody loves the Owl, so that's my choice. Thanks for another great giveaway

    KittenWhiplash on Rav.

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  40. We've got a classic Dog Person vs. Cat Person family, but everybody loves the Owl, so that's my choice. Thanks for another great giveaway

    KittenWhiplash on Rav.

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  41. They're all super cute! But I'd have to say the cat one is my favorite as it reminds me of my own cat.
    -Elle1031 on Ravelry

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  43. Love the eye glasses on the wee dog AND the earmuffs on the owl. Either bag would make me extremely delighted. Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

    sisterrobinson on Ravelry

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  44. I an following you on bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carolre on Rav

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  45. The owl is adorable!

    Carolre on Rav

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  47. Following you on insta (salliewren on rav)

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  48. The dog is my fav!

    Salliewren@gmail.com

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  49. Following gleener on insta (salliewren@gmail.com)

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  50. The owl is my favorite! I love owls!
    musicalfedoras on Ravelry

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  51. I love the dog bag! Rav: jemappellemichele

    Also follow all of the above :)

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  52. All adorable, but the dog one is my favorite.

    I'm NanaMamah on Rav

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  53. I'm in live twit the dog and the owl! I'll pick the owl one! I followed Gleener on Instagram and I'm Five6pixiesticks on Ravelry.

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  54. I'm in live twit the dog and the owl! I'll pick the owl one! I followed Gleener on Instagram and I'm Five6pixiesticks on Ravelry.

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  55. The owl bag is my favorite! So cute!! Sylviemom on Rav

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  56. Following you on my Inoreader! Sylviemom on Rav

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  57. Those totes are all so cute that I can't choose between them. So if I'm lucky enough to win, I would ask you to surprise me!
    I'm globalite on Ravelry.

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  58. I like the owl tote bag the most. shivercarla at gmail dot com

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  59. I follow you on instagram with the name shroomfrog

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  60. I would love to win a cat bag, and my Ravelry name is FluffyKitty. The bags are gorgeous, but cats are my passion.

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  61. Cats rule so I would love to have that cat tote bag if I am chosen as a winner. My email address is dixiedelight001@msn.com

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