YarnSourceManila is giving away bagful of yarns for new year!

Whoa! I heard that our local yarn (online) store – YarnSourceManila, set up a contest on her facebook page.

Here is the details of the contest:

Now, let’s welcome 2013 with a photo contest! I will give a bagful of assorted yarns to the winner. just post your entry on the timeline or wall of this fanpage – Remember – the theme is the NEW YEAR. Just make sure that YARN SOURCE MANILA will be placed somewhere in the photo. The winning photo will be used as a cover photo for this facebook fanpage.

Deadline of entries is January 1st, winner will be announced on January second :) Happy new year everyone!

Let us all join guys!

I actually joined the contest and I want to share my entry:

YarnSourceManila New Year Cover Photo Contest - Ginantsilyo's entry

YarnSourceManila New Year Cover Photo Contest – Ginantsilyo’s entry

I do hope I will win the contest. Hooray for Filipinos for sharing their love and passion!



Who won the give yarns this christmas part two contest?

You might have not heard from me who won the “Give Yarns this Christmas, Part II” Contest, so I will update you guys. Let’s hear first what our dudettes made for christmas.

One entry came from a dear friend, Gina – who crocheted purses, bags and headbands for her friends. Lucky them!

She said that:

This year since I’m busy too much I decided to crochet gift items but sadly I cannot crochet as much as I want so my gift is limited to those who are near my area and to those who I see everyday.

Whoa… to the people who will receive these gifts, you are very lucky for having the opportunity to be in her Christmas list. Devoting your time to crafting and giving is not easy especially for a full-time employee/mother like Gina!

Here’s a peak to what she created:

Gina's Crocheted Christmas Gifts

Gina’s Crocheted Christmas Gifts

My most favorite from the treats is the green mesh bag on the right side. :) My favorite color is green so I am actually biased. I requested her to take a closer pic of the bag though before she gave it away. Hopefully she would update me for a nicer photo.

The other entry came from Ms. Girlie, who won the contest and received loads of yarns from me, crocheted big stuffs, like boleros (long sleeved ones, mind you) , scarves and shawls. She said that:

I just crochet these from October to this day and here it is, I had to share. I know it’s cold where they are specially now as its winter season so I made some wearable long sleeves, shawl , scarf and hat to keep them warm, pouches and bag for their accessories.

Girlie's Crocheted Christmas Gifts

Girlie’s Crocheted Christmas Gifts

I like the white version she made :

Girlie's White Bolero as crocheted christmas gift

Girlie’s White Bolero as crocheted christmas gift

To these gals, thank you for joining and sharing your gifts! I salute you for actually taking the effort to handcraft your gifts.

Watch out for new contests next year! Have a happy and fantastic new year everyone!


Give yarns this Christmas: Part Two

Give Yarns this Christmas Part Two

Give Yarns this Christmas Part Two


I am going to give away another bag of yarns for free!

So many to receive!!!!

So many yarns to receive!!!

So many yarns to receive!!!

Here are the mechanics:

Create a blog entry about making crocheted items as christmas gift.


Entry is only valid for residents of the Philippines

I will announce the winner (or winners!) before December 15, 2012. Deadline of entries will be on December 7, 2012.

 I will announce the winner (or winners!) before December 20, 2012. Deadline of entries will be on December 18, 2012.

Hope you will join and have colors of ginantsilyo!


>>  You should be able to tell a story about the item you are making and to whom you will be giving it away and why.

>> The post should contain pictures of the finished item and if you can tell how you made it/pattern, the better.

>> Notify me about your entry and submit a comment below containing the link to your blog (or facebook album or facebook notes)

>> include a link of my blog in your  entry

>> Share your story on


Good luck! I will include yarns from my Indonesian Yarn, Turkey Yarns, Feltable lambswool, Baguio Yarns, Japanese Yarns  and Cotton yarns :)

Good luck!

These are the yarns you will receive from me!

1. Japanese Fancy Yarns – they are soft and fluffy. I have last lot of two balls. I previously made slippers from these yarns and they are terribly comfy! Great for gift giving!

Japanese Yarns - white & fluffy FANCY YARN

Japanese Yarns – white & fluffy FANCY YARN

2. Indonesian Yarn from I had difficulty choosing which to part. Since I have three balls of these (Oh no, please do not beg me to give them all!) and its my favorite shade! I just have to let go of one just for christmas! One ball is enough to be a small bolero or a bag. :)

Indonesian Yarn - from Soft Cotton

Indonesian Yarn – from Soft Cotton


3. Nature Cotton – these are bulky mercerized cotton threads (You can request me to give you same color if you won!) that is great for amigurumi! Coz I already made one using them :)

Mercerized Cotton - (bought in Saudi Arabia)

Mercerized Cotton – (bought in Saudi Arabia)

4. Turkey Yarns – just arrived! Yes, these are my newest yarns to date. I am going to let you have one alpaca yarn and one mako cotton yarn so you can get acquianted to a different variety. The alpaca yarn is very thin. Great for a very light shrug or cardigan. It’s 50g at 600m

ICE YARNS from Turkey ( Alpaca and Mako Cotton

ICE YARNS from Turkey ( Alpaca and Mako Cotton

5. Baguio Yarn – Green. Yup one big ball of baguio yarn. You can make a long sleeve cardigan from just this one big ball

Baguio Yarn Acrylic - One big ball

Baguio Yarn Acrylic – One big ball

6. Lots of yarns. I have lots of these loads. These are acrylic except for the mint green which is cotton. :) I will never use them probably, but you might want them. This is just bonus, you can tell me to keep it if you do not want them.

Mixed lots

Mixed lots

7. Feltable lambswool from china. They are made from 90% sheep wool. You can use this for felting. I have made a lot of projects using this. I will give two small spools in beautiful navy blue color

Feltable Lambswool from China

Feltable Lambswool from China

If you so want a particular yarn in my stash we could negotiate : D