I met Amanda of Owl Print Panda for the second time when I was at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. Don’t ask me when the first time was, I can’t remember – I just know I did! Amanda is an amazing knitter who lives in Glasgow, and makes the most incredible stitch markers. She has also just had a pattern published in the latest issue of Pompom Quarterly – she is the designer behind Talavera, a glorious lacy number.
I have a small thing for stitch markers, as I have found they are the ideal way to have a few jewellery type bits and pieces around when you’re just lying around in the house chilling with your knitting. My collection of broken childhood pendants have all been turned into stitch markers, and I’ve spent a little bit of time browsing the web looking for interesting charms with which to adorn my knitting.
Owl Print Panda – Stitch Markers
This is where Amanda comes in: the woman has a skill. She has the most amazing collection of stitch markers that I’ve ever found, in the charm/pendant style. I almost had a meltdown when I was at the EYF and saw her selection laid out. I bought a few, although I was watching the pennies. I ended up with these guys.
Now that I’ve had a couple of months to calm down, I decided I wanted to order a few more from Amanda. Although I adored all of them, I decided to go for the cupcake/muffin – this is the most ‘muffinish’ charm I’ve seen, and I wanted to make sure I had plenty of them so I can have my cake and knit with it too. In the process of talking through how many of the pieces she could get her hands on, Amanda offered up a set of her beautiful stitch markers for a Plutonium Muffins giveaway!
As well as ten new muffins to adorn my work, Amanda included an adorable dinosaur, and a lion that reminds me of the drawing that Rafiki does of Simba in “The Lion King”. I love my new stitch markers, and am happily planning a new lace project to make sure I have them in my hands a lot in the next few weeks!
So, here’s the method of entry. Head over to Amanda’s Etsy Shop here and have a look at what she’s got in there! It’s updated regularly, but if it’s empty when you look or you just want to admire more of Amanda’s work, you can check her design catalogue on Ravelry here. Leave a comment on this blog post saying what your favourite thing is – anybody who shares the giveaway on social media can get an extra entry provided you let me know you’ve shared it!
The winner of the stitch markers will get the set of stitch markers shown below, which Amanda picked especially for you. Included is a dinosaur, a Russian doll, a Scottie dog, an owl, a fox and a little bird – the rings are snag-free in my experience, and I’ve used them with up to 4 mm needles.
The giveaway will run until the 31st of May. Entries made after 5pm GMT on this date will not be included in the draw. The giveaway is open to all entrants, provided a valid email address or Ravelry username is left with the entry so I can contact the winner. If the prize is not claimed one week after the initial email is sent, I will re-draw. There is a maximum of two entries per entrant.
Good luck everyone, and many thanks to Amanda of Owl Print Panda for her generosity!
PS If you’re interested in the tin I keep my stitch markers in, I bought it from a Pound Shop. It’s actually part of a smoking kit – I had had a couple of glasses of wine when I saw the tin, and decided to buy the kit for the sake of the golden retriever. The smoking paraphernalia made its way to the recycling bin, and I have a great container for my stitch markers!
I need some stitch markers, and these are so cute. My favourite ones in the etsy shop are a draw between the owls and the dinosaurs
I like all of them, especially the koalas, kitchen mixers, owls and monkeys.
the little bird stitch markers are the cutest!!!! (IMHO, of course…)
I love the little Scottie dog markers. My love for little Scottie dogs goes way back to my childhood when I played with a little magnetic set (1 white and 1 black) my Granddad had received as some promotion from a Scotch whisky company. I have since realized it was good karma because I ended up marrying a Scotsman, the love of my life.
Oh my, tough decisions…. Little Bird, no wait…. the Owls… no wait… the apple…… I guess I love them all. thanks for the giveaway.
I like the set of dog stitch markers.
Love, love the owl stitch markers!
The mice! I love mice and save any that get injured so they have a permanent place in my heart!
As much as I love owls, I would have to say the fox stitch markers are the cutest in the shop! Thanks for the giveaway! Mamagiff on ravelry.
They are all so cute! And thank you to introduce Amanda to us, I was just browsing her patterns and they are beautiful. Anyway, I love the clouds.
asteride on Ravelry
Thanks to both yourself and Amanda for the giveaway. I like sets of unmatched markers, so the prize set would be my favorite. Otherwise I’d love the Dinosaurs (boys will be boys!). Thanks again.
KittenWhiplash on Rav.
What lovely stitch markers! I like the knitted sweater ones.
Love the Little Bird Stitch Markers – soooo cute! (Although the Tiny Little Mushrooms are terribly adorable too.) Thanks for hosting the giveaway.
~strawberrykid on Ravelry
Such cute stitchmarkers! For my favorite I’m torn between the dinosaurs and the owls. I would love either and have favorited her Esy shop for later :)
strivedesigns on Ravelry
Those owl stitch markers are just too cute! I love them.
I live in apple country so I love the apple stitch markers.
Love the dogs but also a fan of the owls and little birds
The dinosaurs are simply divine ;)
I think I like everything, beautiful shawl patterns as well … but I think I’d have to say the dinosaur stitch markers are my fav, so very unique!!! Rav: delusionalknitter
All of the stitch markers are so darn cute it is really hard to pick a favorite. I absolutely love the apple’s and rainbows!!
My favorite stitch marker is the Fox, it’s amazing.
Thanks for this giveaway.
Everything is lovely, I like the owl stitch marker best
These are adorable! Think I’ll add the mixers to my Christmas list.
Amanda has a beautiful collection of items in her shop. I love the owls!
I can’t decide between the knitted jumper and the Russian doll markers – they’re all pretty amazing actually. OK, OK, let’s go with the knitted jumper ones since they’re kinda meta.
The little robots are absolutely charming! So very early sci-fi wonderful!
The little birds are my favorite. So darling!
So many to adore but the matroyska dolls caught my attention and I just love them.
My favorite stitch markers are the dinosaur ones. Imagining a t-rex trying to knit makes me giggle. If you haven’t seen this yet, go check it out: http://trextrying.tumblr.com/ (not my site, I have no financial connection, etc. The drawings just make me giggle).
My favorite pattern is Ardence. I was anti-scarf knitting for a long time (pun intended?), but in the past year I find myself drawn to them, possibly because it means I don’t need to think of something else to knit (because I’ll be knitting a scarf for sooooo looooong). I can just settle in and enjoy what I’m working on.
I love the little bird stitch markers! Rav amchart
They’re all very cute but my favourite is definitely the foxes ! Aorlovfan on rav.
Little bird stitch markers
I love her markers! They feel vintage. The foxes are my favorite.
lotsofhermies on Rav
Oh gosh, it’s so hard to choose! I think I’ll have to go with the rainbows, though, which are most unlike any other stitch markers I’ve seen before. (Also, RAINBOWS ARE COOL.)
I LOVE the little birds on her shop! They’re adorable. My ravelry is ‘knittednarwhals’. (: Thank you both for having this! I could use some stitch markers.
Also–I reread the post a few times, but I’m in the States. Sorry if this isn’t open to international people! But I love her shop and will be buying some from her when I’m able to. (:
My favorite stitch markers are the Russian Dolls, although I also really like the deer. Of the patterns, I like Kelvin Way, the shawl. I am in the US, if that makes a difference. My Ravelry account is harrps57.
I just love the fox stitch markers and the owls, too! Both of those animals feature prominently in my kids’ wardrobes.
I’m vernalequinox on Ravelry.
My favourite thing is her mixer stitch markers – so cute! Thanks for the chance to win x
I love the fox ones!
How cute is that owl!!!!
They are all just adorable but the koalas are my absolute favourite but I love the birds too.
So many pretty things! I particularly love the felted fox patterns and the bobbin stitch markers. I’m Lynnette on Ravelry.
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I’ve just blogged about this giveaway. :)
I adore the knitted jumper/ sweater stitch markers – the detail is amazing and it’s also quite beautiful.
Decisions, decisions…..As a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher I should pick the bobbins but I absolutely love the little birds, owls and fox stitch markers. Everything about knitting should be cute and these stitch markers fit the bill. Thanks for sharing the etsy shop and for the giveaway offer.
I love all the stitch markers, but I think the Russian Dolls are my favourite.
I love the mixer stitch markers–I have three vintage Mixmasters in white, pink and aqua and I’ve never seen a charm like it!
Love the owls! They are adorable. The bobbin ones are also cute. Love this so much, I shards this on Twitter!
Birds and knitting are two of my most favorite things, so of course I love anything that brings them together! :) The owl and little bird are darling—the little bird reminds me of a Wren!
I also love the mixer, the sweater-in-progress, and all the animals!..