Wednesday, February 16, 2011

obsessions + sponsor love equals Somer Knits!!!


shirt: urban outfitters / vest:  f21 / jeans: jcpenny 
shoes: guess / cowl:  c/o somerknits

today we're combining the forces of current obsessions wednesday and sponsor love! so first off, i'm obsessing over the illy cowl that my uber-talented sponsor sent me. um, first isn't the color just puuuurfect?! and second, i'm loving it's name (hehe)! and so today i want you to meet the friend of mine that sent me this sweet and darling cowl. it's seriously so soft and light, adding that splash of color that you all know i obsess over.

meet somer.


what are 3 random facts about you?
 
I married my best friend in the whole world this past June. 
I love Elvis and on our first vacation as a couple Ben took me to Graceland. 
Lilo and Stitch is probably my most favorite movie ever.

What inspired you to start SomerKnits?

I have always been "crafty."  My great-grandmother and my grandmother both taught me to crochet when I was little but I didn't do it all the time until college when  picked t back up and began making afghans for family and baby blankets for friends.  Crocheting is great, but there are so many more patterns for knitting and after a few years of looking at all those amazing patterns I had my grandma teach me the basics of knitting.  The rest of it I picked up from fellow knitters, books or the internet.  And I love it.  I knit all the time. 

For years I resisted selling my stuff because I never seem to get everything knit that I want to anyway, but then I met an amazing group of people who really inspired me to give it a go.  My etsy shop is still new, but I have put a lot of love for what I do into it.  I won't sell anything that I am not proud of.  I love to play with color.  I have no ability to draw or paint, so yarn is my medium for creating.  I don't often make the same exact thing twice unless I really, really love it or I am asked to. 

Usually I find some little way to tweak or change it if I do make something similar.  Maybe someday I will have a design so popular that I will make it over and over, but for now you can know that if you buy something from my shop, its very likely to be the only one just like it. 

 If you could create a product from your shop for anyone in the world,
who would it be and why?

Gee, I get famous people questions a lot, but as my husband could tell you, I am so out of touch with pop culture and celebrities that I can't name very many.  If I could get one celebrity to wear something I made, that would be cool, but I would rather just see someone I don't know walk by sporting something I made.  That would just feel incredible.

take a minute to browse
through her darling shop?


i'm loving all of these darling cowls, are you not?!
she also stocks up her lovely shop with other knitwear,
including hats for all of your hat-lovers out there!!

if you're loving all of these lovelies like i'm loving my illy-cowl,
then you will not want to miss out on today's incredible giveaway!


sooooo today somer will be giving away to a lucky Much Love, illy reader...

a plum purple bow cowl!!

it's a chunky knit wool blend in a mauvy purple with an accent bow.
i mean, who doesn't LOVE bows, purple and - hello?! - a cowl?!
lovelovelove it.

how to enter:
(counts as one entry)
-be a public follower of Much Love, illy
-visit Somer's shop and tell me what's your favorite item there

really, really want to win?
(keep in seperate entries so that they count!)
1. follower Somer's blog
2. heart her shop
3. like her facebook page
4. tweet about the giveaway
(include @muchloveilly so that we can track it!)

and can't wait to see if you won?
use the coupon code ILLYFEB2011 for a 10% discount!
it lasts till just the end of the month so hurry!!

Giveaway is open for US and International Much Love, illy Readers until February 21st.
Winner will be announced on February 22nd.

[happy wednesday, friend!]

77 comments:

  1. omg i LOOVE the cowl on you and i LOOOVE the cowl you are giving away - cuz you know i LOOVE bows, right?!? ;) i also adore the Chunky Blue Bow Cowl from her shop! and of COURSE i am a follower!! :)

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  2. tweeeeeted!! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/37730499644502016

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  3. Of course I'm a follower! ;-) I love the "long turquoise wool infinity scarf" Beautiful! :-)

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  4. I hearted her shop!

    Lori from ChicGeekDesigns

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  5. I liked her on facebook!

    Lori from ChicGeekDesigns

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  6. And I tweeted!!!

    Lori from ChicGeekDesigns

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  7. omg great post girl :) love love love yout outfit so classy! i hope i can win this great scarf!

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  8. Ooo, I think that plum purple bow cowl would be perfect for your bestie in Chicago!! Don't forget, it will be cold for us for like 3 more months!

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  9. I love the Chunky Bow Cowl in Winter White! So cute!

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  10. Hi! :) I follow your lovely blog! Also, Somer's shop is cute! I REALLY like the Black and Taupe Ruched Hat with Flower too! <3

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  11. I "heart"/added Somer's shop to my favorites on Etsy! :)

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  12. I follow your blog and my favorite item is the Charcoal Grey and Brown Striped Moebius.

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  13. I follow her blog!
    amber.grubb@oc.edu

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  14. I "heart" her shop!

    amber.grubb@oc.edu

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  15. I "like" her facebook page!

    amber.grubb@oc.edu

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  16. I tweeted about the giveaway!

    amber.grubb@oc.edu

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  17. The Ridged Moebius. Baby alpaca, yummmm...

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  18. gfc follower
    i like this bow cowl
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/67243207/chunky-bow-cowl-winter-white

    tumblemumbo at gmail dot com

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  19. I am a follower and I love that bow cowl.

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  20. what a beautiful cowl!! my fave item is the Winter white and ice blue striped moebius cowl from her shop.

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  21. i love the splash of color in your cowl! i'm following you on bloglovin. i love the little princess cowl.. it looks so comfy!

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  22. I like the Black and Taupe Ruched hat with Flower. Super cute!

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  23. Hey Ilene!

    I actually just wanted to say that I love your outfit post for today! I just got a vest from F21 this past weekend, and can't wait to wear it!

    I do follow you on GFC, and I think that bow cowl is my fav :)

    xo,
    Elisse

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  24. I loove that giant almost ribbed brown cowl :) (and I LOVE your outfit too!)

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  25. I am a follower! My favorite item is the Chunky Blue Bow Cowl! So cute!

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  26. Following Somer's blog via Blog Lovin

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  27. Hearted Somer's shop on Etsy

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  28. Liked on Facebook!

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  29. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/jenphotonerd/status/37847370142199808

    jen.photo@yahoo.com

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  30. I follow and my favorite item is the Inspired - long turquoise wool infinity scarf.

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  31. I follow and I LOVE the cowl! My favorite item would have to be the Lacy Days lightweight cowl

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  32. My fave item is the chuncky blue and bow cowl.

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  33. I tweeted. My twitter handle is @mynursecoach

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  34. Love this giveaway! My favorite item for the shop is the Regular Guy beanie because it would look oh so cute on my boyfriend!

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  35. I am a follower and I absolutely love the almost ribbed knit cowl! :)

    michelleesque[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. I love the chunky bow cowl in winter white and also the one from the giveaway!

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  37. love the Winter white and ice blue striped moebius cowl in luxurious alpaca!

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  38. i'm a follower of much love, illy!

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  39. i love the chunky bow cowl in winter white! it is so adorable

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  40. i also hearted her shop on etsy!

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  41. I so love the one you have. It looks adorable on you:) Kisses and hugs, darling. Please count me in!

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  42. love the long turquoise wool infinity scarf! :)

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  43. I love the Chunky Bow Cowl - winter white! it's so cute! :)

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  44. and i hearted her etsy shop! :)

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  45. and i am now following her blog also! :) hope i win!

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  46. love the chunky bow cowl :)

    keandres AT gmail DOT com

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  47. & i liked her on facebook :)

    keandres AT gmail DOT com

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  48. I'm so impressed by people who can knit! And that cowl is amazing!
    Other than the gorgeous one you're giving away, I love the Giant Almost Ribbed Cowl. I follow with Google. shealennon@gmail.com

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  49. The winter white cowl is a must have and will go w/just about everything. Love her talent and that she is humble about it. Thanks for sharing her shop w/us.

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  50. I adore that purple bow cowl! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! My favorite item in the shop is her Charcoal Grey and Brown striped moebius. Winter isn't over here just yet!

    godkay1886@Yahoo.com
    www.sequinissues.blogspot.com

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  51. Chunky Bow Cowl - winter white is so cute!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  52. The plum bow cowl is too cute!

    I'm a follower :)

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  53. I'm a follower. My fav item is Black and Taupe Ruched hat with Flower.


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  54. Following her on FB (Ana Belén R M)


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  55. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Fisigiveaways/status/38327270804291584


    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail(dot)com
    Spain

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  56. I'm a follower. And I do believe I love the purple bow cowl the most!!

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  57. really great shop!
    i love the chunky blie bow cowl.
    boon1211atgmaildotcom

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  58. I love the winter white cowl with the big bow!
    hanibee8@hotmail.com

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  59. I'm now a follower of Somer's blog
    hanibee8@hotmail.com

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  60. I hearted her shop!
    hanibee8@hotmail.com

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  61. I liked Somer on FB
    hanibee8@hotmail.com

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  62. I tweeted!
    hanibee8@hotmail.com

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  63. loving the long infinity scarf! ah, so pretty... :)
    Sarah-Anne

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  64. Ohh my! This would be perfect for our upcoming winter (haha if you can call it that)

    I adore the long turquoise wool infinity scarf. Beautiful colour!

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  65. "The Giant Almost Ribbed Cowl" is my favorite! I'm also following your blog.

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  66. I also tweeted the giveaway! (@SingNightingale)

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