Sunday, May 16, 2010

Spring is coming up all Woolie!: iCandi Knits review/giveaway

You all know how much I obsess over wool right?  
So did you think this event would be complete without wool diaper covers?  


I found iCandi on twitter!  I love her covers, she makes me aspire to knit! Even though I simply can't do it.  :(  


Who is the mastermind behind your products?  Who is the inspiration?

I am the only knitter and dyer for my shop ;) However, I have to give credit to the wonderful pattern that Mandie of Sheepy Time Knits has created and I am licensed under.
I would say that my inspiration comes from a lot of places, such as outdoors, the clothing fashions for kids, or even a painting sometimes. 

How long have you been selling your product?
I have been open since May of 2009 but making and using soakers for over 2.5 years now. I have been knitting for much longer than that. 

How has your product evolved from the fist time you made it?  Has it changed in design or anything?
I have recently increased the standard hip size for in-stock items, but other than that it has not needed to change. 

What do you love most about your product?  
Where do I begin? I use wool on my own kids and it is my first choice for cloth diaper covers. My favorite benefit from shorties and longies  is that they eliminate  the need for pants or shorts over your diaper. This means you will have less to buy and less work when changing diapers!
What makes your product stand out from the rest?  *brag about it, it is ok!  
Customs! I believe I have made just as many customs as I have in-stock items. My favorite has to be the longies  I embellished for a little boy's first birthday with a mario theme!   Another thing is that I hand dye my own yarn that I use for the soakers I sell in my shop. If you don't see what you are looking for in the shop I can dye you up something! Lastly, I use a lot of different colors with striping or hand dyed yarn. Sometimes it is hard to match up shirts to your wool and I try to make that easier for you by using several coordinating colors. 

  



What did I get from iCandi to review?  Oh, the absolute cutest pair of wool shorties!  

I have the cutest little niece ever and she has a fluffy bum...courtesy of her favorite auntie!  :)   Her mommy and daddy are huge SeaHawk fans and so I asked for a pair of shorites with ruffles on the bottom in SeaHawk colors!  
How did they turn out?  


Aren't the colors just amazing?  I love them.  They turned out the perfect colors.  They also are very well made.  I was very impressed with her skills as a knitter.  The changing from one color to another was done seamlessly and that is sometimes hard to find.  My brother-in-law even got kinda excited about them because now his little girl can flaunt SeaHawks colors on game day! 


They fit my little niece really well too.  I asked for a size 3 month and they fit her at 6 weeks, and they still fit her.  So that is a bonus!  


Quite the cutie huh?  -and those shorties aren't bad either!  


So now for the FUN part!  


Candi is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to her shop for one luck winner!  
AND then if you don't win... she is offering a 10% off discount your purchase of her Wool diaper covers.  This offer will be good for 3 weeks (5/16-6/6) 






  • You MUST enter the mandatory entry.  If you don't I will pick another winner! 



  • If it says 3 entries you need to leave 3 separate comments with all pertinent information.  



  • I need to be able to reach you to let you know you win...so leave your email or have it on your profile.  -If I can't contact you I will pick another winner! 



  • When you tweet you need to leave your tweet URL.  Don't know how to do that?  After you tweet click on your profile then under your tweet there is a time thingy saying how long ago you tweeted...click on it.  There is your tweet, copy the URL and come back here and leave it in your comment. 



  • I will check the winning entry...if it isn't legit I will pick another winner! 






  • Mandatory entry:
    Follow my blog AND visit iCandi Knits and more and tell me what you will put your $20 towards! 


    Additional entries:
    2 entries: follow Candi's blog
    2 entries: who doesn't love comments?  Comment on Candi's blog -let me know what post you commented on. 
    2 entries: on her policies and sizing page find out how much it cost for a YYMN (your yarn my needles) med size pair of longies.
    3 entries: grab iCandi Knits and more button

    iCandiKnits


    5 entries: blog about this giveaway: link to iCandi Knits and moreCandi's blog, and my blog
    0 entries: fan us on our facebook page -it is against FB policies to use this as an entry... but I would love to have you as a FAN anyway!  :)  

    0 entries: fan iCandi on her facebook page1 entry: follow me on twitter 
    2 entry: follow icandiknits on twitter
    2 entries: you come up with a tweet... it has to include @myniftynappy, @icandiknits, #clothdiapers and a link to this giveaway. -leave URL
    1 entrytweet...this can be done 4X's a day... 2 hrs apart!  -leave URL
    3 entries: post this giveaway on a forum...get 3 entries per forum -leave a link


    This giveaway has ended.  Thanks! 


    Happy Diapering

    159 comments:

    saskia said...

    I must win!

    I like the boy blue pants, I'd get those for Cody for this winter

    saskia said...

    $36 for YYMN

    Jennifer said...

    I follow your blog!

    Tough choice... I'd pick either the boy stripes or the Funky Monkey stripes. =)

    jenn dot mrsdjm at gmail dot com

    Sarah J. said...

    following your blog
    I like the My lil' monster. They are a cute gender neutral pattern since it's way too soon to see the sex of the baby! Plus lots of orange, which is my fave color! ;o)
    saywah_j at yahoo dot com

    Sarah J. said...

    It's $36 for m yymn longies.
    saywah_j at yahoo dot com

    saskia said...

    http://twitter.com/saskiabutterfly/status/14178755204

    saskia said...

    http://twitter.com/saskiabutterfly/status/14178755204

    saskia said...

    follow icandiknits on twitter

    saskia said...

    follow icandiknits on twitter

    saskia said...

    follow Candi's blog

    saskia said...

    follow Candi's blog

    saskia said...

    commented on wip on her blog

    saskia said...

    commented on wip on her blog

    saskia said...

    grab iCandi Knits and more button

    saskia said...

    grab iCandi Knits and more button

    saskia said...

    grab iCandi Knits and more button

    Row's Mom said...

    I love the Funky Monkey strips!

    blpore at yahoo dot com

    SAPsMaMa said...

    I"d get the girl power capris!

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

    SAPsMaMa said...

    I"m following Candi's Blog

    Entry #1

    mpin278 at yahoo dot com

    SAPsMaMa said...

    I"m following Candi's Blog

    Entry #2

    mpin278 at yahoo dot com

    SAPsMaMa said...

    I commented on the They Learn so fast blog

    Entry #1

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    SAPsMaMa said...

    I commented on the They Learn so fast blog

    Entry #2

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    SAPsMaMa said...

    It would cost $36 for a YYMN med longies

    Entry #1

    mphin278 at yahoo dot com

    SAPsMaMa said...

    It would cost $36 for a YYMN med longies

    Entry #2

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    SAPsMaMa said...

    http://sapsmama.blogspot.com/

    I have the icandi knits button on my blog

    Entry #1

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    SAPsMaMa said...

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    I have the icandi knits button on my blog

    Entry #2

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    SAPsMaMa said...

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    I have the icandi knits button on my blog

    Entry #3

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    SAPsMaMa said...

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    blogged about the giveaway!

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    SAPsMaMa said...

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    SAPsMaMa said...

    I'm following icandiknits on twitter

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    Terra Jones said...

    I'd put it toward the Medium Veggie Scraps Board Shorts.

    SO stinkin cute!

    (and I follow your blog!)

    thanks!

    terraljones at gmail dot com

    Terra Jones said...

    $36 for YYMN

    thanks!

    terraljones at gmail dot com

    Terra Jones said...

    $36 for YYMN

    thanks!

    terraljones at gmail dot com

    Terra Jones said...

    I follow you on twitter (terralj)

    thanks

    Terra Jones said...

    Following icandy on twitter

    thanks!

    Terra Jones said...

    Following icandy on twitter

    thanks!

    Amy said...

    I follow your blog and if I won I would get the picking daisies longies. Love them!

    arboyd at gmail dot com

    Amy said...

    I follow Candi's blog #1

    arboyd at gmail dot com

    Amy said...

    I follow Candi's blog #2

    arboyd at gmail dot com

    Amy said...

    Med YYMN longies $36 #1

    arboyd at gmail dot com

    Amy said...

    MEd YYMN longies $36 #2

    arboyd at gmail dot com

    Amy said...

    I follow you on Twitter (@Mom4Miss)

    arboyd at gmail dot com

    Amy said...

    I follow iCandi on Twitter (@Mom4Miss)

    arboyd at gmail dot com

    Amy said...

    I follow iCandi on Twitter #2 (@Mom4Miss)

    arboyd at gmail dot com

    saskia said...

    http://twitter.com/saskiabutterfly/status/14203417053

    saskia said...

    https://twitter.com/saskiabutterfly/status/14232890889

    Teefers Treats said...

    I can't use wool :( But those are so cute! I love the tulip shorts!

    LazyCrazyMama said...

    I love the girl power capris! I would put my $20 toward those or some hand dyed yarn (none in the shop now).

    LazyCrazyMama said...

    I follow your blog!

    LazyCrazyMama said...

    following candi's blog #1

    LazyCrazyMama said...

    following candi's blog #2

    LazyCrazyMama said...

    commented on candi's latest post "wip"

    LazyCrazyMama said...

    entry #2 for commenting on candi's blog

    LazyCrazyMama said...

    $26 for yymn for what I would order

    LazyCrazyMama said...

    entry #2 for yymn pricing ($26)

    Jill said...

    I follow you and I'd get the medium sweet tart remix.

    jilldaniel_wv@yahoo.com

    saskia said...

    http://twitter.com/saskiabutterfly/status/14253416385

    saskia said...

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    SAPsMaMa said...

    http://twitter.com/SAPsMaMa/status/14305568334

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    Mama Campbell said...

    I'd definitely put it towards YYMN as I tried to learn to knit but still stink at it and have a bag full of wool yarn waiting to be knitted. :o)

    andrea.dippner at gmail.com

    Mama Campbell said...

    follow candi's blog #1

    Mama Campbell said...

    follow candi's blog #2

    Mama Campbell said...

    have her button here:
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    #1

    Mama Campbell said...

    have her button here:
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    Mama Campbell said...

    have her button here:
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    Mama Campbell said...

    Only $36 for a medium pair of longies YYMN isn't bad! :o)

    Mama Campbell said...

    $36 for medium longies YYMN #2

    Mama Campbell said...

    already follow you on twitter (@mamacampbell)

    Mama Campbell said...

    follow icandiknits on twitter (@mamacampbell) #1

    Mama Campbell said...

    follow icandiknits on twitter (@mamacampbell) #2

    Mama Campbell said...

    posted the giveaway on my fb page #1

    Mama Campbell said...

    posted the giveaway on my fb page #2

    Mama Campbell said...

    posted the giveaway on my fb page #3

    Mama Campbell said...

    tweet: http://twitter.com/MamaCampbell/status/14308173089

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    Chill Will said...

    I am a follower and I like the boy striped shorties.

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    Chill Will said...

    I follow candis blog 1
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    Chill Will said...

    Follow candi's blog 2
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    Chill Will said...

    Commented on the Post WIP

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    Chill Will said...

    2 COMMENTED on the post wip
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    Chill Will said...

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    Chill Will said...

    grabbed icandy button
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    Chill Will said...

    following icandiknits on twitter
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    Chill Will said...

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    Following you on twitter

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    Chill Will said...

    the yymn costs 36
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    Chill Will said...

    2 the yymn costs 36
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    Tiffany said...

    Follower of your blog
    I would absolutely love some wool shorties! she has great colors too.

    hismrs2010@aol.com

    Tiffany said...

    I am following candi's blog
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    Tiffany said...

    Following candi's blog
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    Tiffany said...

    I follow you on twitter
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    Tiffany said...

    I am now following icandiknits on twitter
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    Tiffany said...

    The icandi button is here on my blog
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    Tiffany said...

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    Tiffany said...

    A yymn is 36 dollars
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    Tiffany said...

    2 A yymn is 36 dollars
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    Tiffany said...

    Commented on "currently on my needles"
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    Tiffany said...

    forgot my 2nd entry for following icandiknits on twitter
    I am now following icandiknits on twitter
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