Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Tiny Giveaway

WINNER ANNOUNCED. Please scroll down to see who it is!

I wanted to share a little bit of my latest obsession with you all. Today, it is a humble dishcloth. It is the very first pattern I tried (Thank you, Rhonda K. White, for sharing this free pattern). For a beginner who is trying out anything new, the success of a first tentative project spurs one on to further dive into that activity, and that's what this little dishcloth did for me.

Jute_PawPrint


This paw-print dishcloth is made of 100% cotton yarn, and the color is called "jute". It made me very happy to make something with my own hands that can be actually used everyday! This dishcloth is very absorbent, can be rinsed off and reused dozens of times, and will happily save tons of paper towels in the kitchen.

Leave a comment on this post, and I will enter your name into a random drawing at 6:00 am CST Tuesday morning (May 27, 2008). I will be happy to ship it anywhere in the world. But you must promise to actually use it in your kitchen :)

And the randomly chosen winner is Mamatha!!! Congratulations :)
Mamatha, please e-mail me your address and I will send your tiny gift along in 2-3 days.

Many thanks to everyone who played along; I certainly hope I had enough dishcloths for everyone. But there will be more giveaways this summer (knitted goodies as well as books) so stay tuned!

64 comments:

  1. Ohhh - I love it in jute Nupur! Include me please :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Everything about this dishcloth is perfect - the neat knit, the pattern, the colour! :D Way to go, Nupur! I wish we had cotton knitting yarn here so I could knit the whole year round too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. :) been a lurker for a while, love your recipes. Now this new dimension of yours intrigues me all the more. Delurking, will promise to swear by it everyday if I do get it.

    Enjoy memorial day weekend
    -altoid

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey Nupur,
    That's nothing short of Masterpiece,considering that u have picked up knitting just recently.
    I wud love to include my name,but i can't use it in kitchen as dishcloth.....c'mmon who cud have a heart to use and spoil it.I wud rather like to frame it and preserve forever;-)
    Get well soon and take care

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's such a cute cloth! I would definitely use that; it's too sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the color and of course, the paw print! I did not know there was cotton yarn. Perfect washcloth material!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hey nupur, good to read thru ur latest posts and the new hobby certainly looks therapeutic,,,,all the patterns just look oh so pretty. It would be all the more fun enjoying them in the kitchen. Sabudana thalipeeth and tamarind dip is something im certianly going to try, but im just waiting for the first rains out here,,it would make the dish a lil more special!!!!!

    Cheers
    raakhee

    ReplyDelete
  8. Nupur, I have been trying to reduce the use of paper towels in the kitchen. It would be an honour to receive this dish cloth from you. So please include me. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I do solemnly swear that I will use said dishcloth in the manner prescribed! It's SO cute!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nupur!! you are rockin the knitting scene :D..thnks for that pattern link..i think i will make that soon (ahem..after the afgan i have started!..i have done only one row till now :D ).

    ReplyDelete
  11. nupur,
    If that is the case, I d love to be included. I promise I ll wash my whole kitchen with it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh this is such a great giveaway! Thanks for doing this for us Nupur! I would love it! : )

    ReplyDelete
  13. Tht looks cute... :)

    Dev

    ReplyDelete
  14. Me! Me!! Dale's Paw print!!! yaaay!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nupur-How lovely! I agree with "Alka" above, if I were to get it, I just wouldnt be able to use it in the kitchen! Would rather frame it and put it on my kitchen wall!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'll *try* to use it as a dish-cloth.

    Mamatha

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hey Nupur,

    Its so much fun to always browse thru ur blogspot....it does make for interesting reading and also draws engagement from the visitors....keep up with ur spirited and innovative posts....

    ReplyDelete
  18. thats true,..if ur first project comes out well..u feel like doing the thing againa nd again,.nice work,.do drop at my tshirt blog..www.notyet100hub.blogspot.com,..just like u even i was inspired after my first tshirt came out well..keep posting,..ur work rocks,..

    ReplyDelete
  19. and ya..do includ me too in ur list,..;-)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Count me in for the draw. I will even pose with the dish cloth and send a picture your way :)

    ReplyDelete
  21. As usual your blog rocks, and i really liked your knitting creations....especially the petal dishcloth....and if i win this dishcloth i will be really happy to use it :)
    roshni

    ReplyDelete
  22. Must say nicely done for a first timer!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thats a very beautiful pc of work Nupur, n Dale-u must b wondering which bo-bo left paw-print there! Thanks for the insight abt the cloth! It looks marvellous!Hv a gr8 wkend!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hey Nupur....love the things knitted by you.Thanks for sharing these pics and now for actually sharing one of your creations! Please include me too :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. me too me too!...:))..lovely piece of work!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I have a couple of crocheted dish cloths but I've never had a knit one. I love the pattern but I would use it. Thanks for having the contest.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Nupur, you've given me a new project now :))) When I read in ur previous post about giving away the dish cloth, I actually felt bad coz I'm not in the US, and cannot be a part of. But your last line about shipping it anywhere in the world just thrilled me! Im in Brisbane, Australia, and will be happy to be part of the draw :-)
    One of your happy blog readers, Suchi

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful work! Sign me up!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Count me in too, please. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love the dishcloth! You're getting very good at this. I promise to use it if I am lucky enough to win.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi Nupur, Lovely dishcloth.Include my name please

    Nupur

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh my gosh! that is so sweet of u.GO Green!!Parkview School logo is a Paw!

    ReplyDelete
  33. beautiful work. and who is this loser who has lifted your entire post?
    http://www.janakifoods.com/blog/?p=25

    ReplyDelete
  34. Congratulations Nupur for your new hobby ! It is a beautiful piece. I wonder how you could manage to do so many things living a hectic lifein USA. I would rather love to learn to make such an art piece.Please inclde me in your draw.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Nupur, you have inspired me to try knitting too. I would love to have your paw print in my home :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I love this washcloth, the pawprint in the center is quite unique! My mom has a couple of this type of washcloth and I have been coveting them since I saw them. My mom would love me to win this one so to keep hers safe. ;~)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Nupur...the dish cloth is quite cool and if you are a cat lover like me...it can be a big kitty cat pawprint...thanks for giving me the chance to make the earth more green by winning your knitted chachke...

    Patty and LucyGrace...

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi Nupur,
    Pick me, pick me................

    cheers
    rajani

    ReplyDelete
  39. Have never been a knitter but appreciate such patience and talent in people who can...and the paw print is so cute :)

    If I'm the lucky one, I promise to use it in the kitchen :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Cute looking dishcloth Nupur! This is a fun game, u're so nice to want to give it away! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hey Nupur,

    I am glad to see the way you have creatively evolved with cooking, creativity and kitchen wonders. I have been diligently following your blogs since A-Z series of Marathi dishes.

    I am hoping to get the kitchen cloth, best of all appreciate the hard work and talent which has gone in the making. The homely feel if out of world.

    Thanks,
    Ashwini.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Glad to hear that you are feeling much better!

    A dishcloth made my you - count me in!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Promise! Please include me in your list! Great work! Always admire people who can knit!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Nupur,
    I loved the pattern. Are there any websites you would suggest for a beginner..

    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Great idea, Nupur! I love the usefulness, the pattern, the color, but most of all, the fact that you made it yourself.
    Thanks ... Anne

    ReplyDelete
  46. hi Nupur :

    wow! nupur! i would treasure that Dish cloth as a work of art !

    Here is a quote for you :

    Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

    love and hugs

    ReplyDelete
  47. Very cute dishcloth; love the paw print on it! My furkid Reba would approve!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I solemnly vow to use the dishcloth in my kitchen :-]

    ReplyDelete
  49. Congrats on your achievement! I'm in for the giveaway!!!! :D:D:D

    ReplyDelete
  50. That's so cute!I have some yarns beckoning me....but I don't have the patience.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Great idea of saving those kitchen papers. Good Handwork dear ...keep knitting !!!!
    Swati : raneswati@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Great job on your dishcloth! ~Maryland Mommy

    ReplyDelete
  53. Hi Nupur,
    I am a regular visitor to your blog. I enjoy cooking the recipes posted by you and they have turned out great always.
    Loved the paw print dish cloth woven by you. Please include me in the draw.

    Thanks,
    Meghana.V

    ReplyDelete
  54. hi
    Nupur
    You are really generous!!!!
    Its very difficult to part with something that you creat yourself
    CONGRATULATIONS TO MAMATHA

    ReplyDelete
  55. Woohoo!!! *Doing a happy jig around the room*

    Mamatha

    ReplyDelete
  56. Ooh, lucky Mamatha! Congrats to her :) I missed the contest I see, but that is one sweet little dishcloth, Nupur. Well done indeed! :)

    ReplyDelete
  57. Mamatha congrats....thats a great one nupur..next time, pls have more for us..hehheeh..

    am sure now you will have to stop cooking and start knitting for us!..:)

    ReplyDelete
  58. Nupur
    My comment is lost, not fair !!! Though truth be told I commented after the winner was announced :D Mine was the 60th though and I had thought there would be something for making that mark ;-)

    Amazingly a few other blogs lost my comment on the same day

    ReplyDelete
  59. OOps! I missed this cute dish cloth.. Would i have used such a piece of work - Never, but would have treasured it & kept it safe tucked away!
    Great one Nupur! How r u doing?

    ReplyDelete
  60. thts so sweet! i hope i can be part of the next!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to say hello!