Sunday, December 21, 2008

Phydeaux Phreebies!

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Time for a Phydeaux giveaway! In addition to working on orders, I'm also working on brand new, never before seen scarves, cowls, neckwarmers for Winter! Even though Christmas is very nearly over, today is the Winter Solstice, shortest day of the year, and it's darn cold where I live to show it. That means a good three months of knit accessories weather. :)

So here's the contest (and I'll do these more regularly now)! Tell me in a couple of sentences (more if you need it) what you'd love to see me do next. Maybe you're dying for a particular color? Or fiber? Or special pattern? This is your chance to think up your dream Phydeaux Designs creation!

The winner will be selected via random # generation on January 1, New Year's day. But you could ALL be winners -- if I like your idea, I just may knit it (and give you credit, of course).

As usual, spread the word! You'll get additional entries for referred entries: your blog (include link please), your friends and family who enter (they need to tell me that you referred them), or other venue/means (and let me know what that is?). And, as usual, additional entry for those who are newsletter subscribers (or new subscribers), or if a new subscriber lets me know that you referred them!

Additional entries for:
  1. Current newsletter subscribers
  2. New newsletter subscribers
  3. If you referred a new newsletter subscriber (but they have to let me know in the comments below)
  4. Referred entries (but they have to let me know in the comments below)
  5. Blog or other site/venue announcement

Please please include your name and either email address or Etsy shop, so that I know how to get in touch with you!

What's the prize? A $30 Phydeaux gift certificate that will include free shipping. That's enough for a soft neckwarmer!

You have until New Year's Eve, 11:59 pm. Be creative! But note that I'm thinking about original ideas, not replicating something that someone else has already made. :)

Have fun! Can't wait to read what folks come up with!

38 comments:

maryrosano said...

ok here's what i would love to see... a scarf or neckwarmer that has some bling attached or dangling... just something that would add to the beauty of it. im picturing a pink-chocolatey color combo (you know why) with something vintage and delicate dangling...almost like its own little necklace hanging down. how does that sound? gorgeous, right? perfect for your gorgeous shop, right? :) mary

redknowshow said...

I would love to see some fingerless gloves that just slip over your thumb. I'm unsure how to explain them but I've seen them on people and there is something so comfortable yet easy to wear about them. Maybe even with attachable mitten toppers.

annie/curbsidetreasure said...

i'd love a scarf thats purple & grey with a little bit of fringe dangling down. i also love your neck bows, how about one in purple? hehe you can tell i love purple...

ehaire said...

I absolutely love argyle! I would be great to see you knit a scarf in blue and teal, or grey and pink with an argyle pattern. So cute!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Erika (erika.haire@verizon.net)

Summer said...

I'd love to see some great neckwarmers for guys (think about a freezing cold neck while riding a motorcycle in the winter). I also really love armwarmers and fingerless gloves. What would also be great are knitted belly warmers (that just peek out under a shirt, maybe one that is a little shorter than one would like) - basically a tube that goes around ones waist (haramaki). AND, how about the same for one's arms that lengthens a short-sleeved shirt for cooler weather?

Shelley said...

I would like to see a Fair Isle Pattern in Pinks. Also, maybe if you could work with textures?? Lots of different fringes, etc.

I just LOVE your shop.

tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

Shelley said...

I am a new subscriber

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AmandaSue said...

I think it would be neat if you did a scarflette with like rhinestone or sparkly buttons! And I think you should do more bright colours! Or have you heard of Pallaites? There shiny disks that have a med hole so you can thread them on yarn, I think it would look cute if you used something like that on your scarves.

Jayme said...

i would love to see a few knitted hats to go along with some of those beautiful scarves...maybe beanie style. i love earthy colors!!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

Chris said...

How about the conductor style hat with some larger buttons on the sides. I love your shop and your colors are beautiful!

Andreah @ Life's A Hoot said...

I would love to see more purple since it is my favorite color =)

kat c. said...

I would love to see a lot of ponchos =) and maybe fingerless gloves? in lots and lost of colors of course

katch05(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue S said...

I really like the woodland scarf...but what about this. I see you have the wrist warmers. why not make them matching the scarves but also be attachable to the inside of your coat sleeves so you can either turn them up on the sleeve or leave them down. Maybe some sort of velcro. Include the self adhering velco strips for the coats as well as the wrists with each package.
Sorry for such a wordy response.

Sue S said...

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Sue S said...

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Nicole said...

I am lame in the idea department, which is why I am greatful for people like you who are so creative. I would like a scarf that is long and wide, in a nice dark grey, smooth texture. That would be ideal.

Nicole said...

OR maybe plum. That would also be ideal.
bigdaddytswife@hotmail.com

Marigold said...

I've been looking for a decent hooded cowl for quite some time now. The image I have in my head is something in deep red and gray, possibly a warm, autumn rust, but really, the color is secondary to the form. Best of luck in your search for ideas!

boldnessbe(at)gmail(dot)com

micaela6955 said...

I am looking for something that my daughter can wear that will cover her head and ears, leave the face area open, and go down to the throat area and tuck into the jacket to keep her warm. She had one of these as an infant, but I don't see them for 7 yr olds and with the cold Maine winters she complains about her ears and throat being cold-with this, it'd be one piece to put on and keep her warm while playing outside at recess.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Franstuff said...

I would like to see a functional warm cowl with a funky beaded fringe...

CutieFruity/TaylorFam said...

I know you like to make scarves, but you need hats, too.

Vivien said...

Have you considered making spats with buttons? They would be like your neckwarmers, but shaped differently to go onto legs.

elaine said...

I would love to see some tams done in soft knits and bright colors.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

I would love to see a bigger cowl -- a big, deep cowl that could be worn at the neck or pulled up over the back of the head. Would also love to see some gloves/mittens to match -- fingerless gloves would be great.

Tickleworm said...

First and foremost, your shop is beautiful!!!!! The colors and textures you use are wonderful. I would like to see a scarflette in bamboo possibly or a knit cap...your style is great.
rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

Tickleworm said...

I also subscribed to your newsletter!
rachelherzog@bellsouth.net

ehaire said...

I wanted to add that I signed up for your newsletter. I can't wait to get my new scarf!

Erika (erika.haire@verizon.net)

Renee G said...

I'd like to see you do a scarf in natural alpaca wool. It's supposed to be extra soft and warm. I would go with the natural colors of creams/browns.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

rita said...

I looked through your shop and would like you to have some darker and more intense shades. LIke green I love green but the only color you offer is an olive green maybe a darker hue. I would also like for you to have some gloves to match the scarves you sell. All in all your shop is amazing.


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lillyella, uniquely you said...

well I havent read all the other entries so I hope Im not repeating anything but I know I love to wear scarves throughout the spring - so I would love to see some very lightweight, maybe thinner in width, scarves with a nice open airy pattern or detailing to them - maybe with some ribbon strung throughout or little beaded accents etc. Nice neutral pale colors. Or even one like this but larger in size to wear to cover your shoulders like a small cape or shawl.
thanks!!

Digital Misfit said...

I would love to see some modern berets in your gorgeous chunky merino knit, or cable knit in a soft silk-wool blend. I adore wearing hats and scarves in fall and winter to change the look of my coat.

heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

I am a new email subscriber :)

heidig@gmail.com

Happy New Year!

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

How about animals scarfs for little kids? Or the kid in all of us? Haha. I love cute scarves and i realised many of my friends love all thing cute so i was thinking maybe you could make something like that..With many different animals! Like cats, dogs and cats..

Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88 at hotmail dot com

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

I've blogged about your giveaway at:
http://mel-88-88.livejournal.com/16037.html

Thanks!

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88 at hotmail dot com

windycindy said...

Happy New Year! You do lovely work! Other handmade items by you that I would like to see are the short sweater type cardigans, gloves and the gloves with open fingers and hats of various kinds! Please enter me in your delightful giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I subscribed to your email newsletter! I adore your quality handmade items. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Doreen said...

How about a hat that has a scarf attached to it? So it would be 2 things in 1? :) I can picture it!! purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Vanessa said...

I'm loving your spun sugar scarf!! I would love to see a scarf in bright or hot pink :)