9.04.2012

wanna win something?

today is a big day for a lot of families :) lots of firsts... for mamas and for kindergarteners... and well just first day of school for everyone in this area of canada. i still have one more year with my man before going through all of those crazy emotions of first day of school... but i do remember liking it... (more as i got older). i love the fall... love is an understatement too. i really really love the fall. the air is crisp and fresh. and even though january is the beginning of the year september seems more of a beginning for me. and i know i'm not the only one who feels  this way.
being a knitter kind of makes fall even more special. and you know i've been thinking of warmer knits! :)


before you know it.. you'll be starting your lists of christmas knits! (i'm not kidding!) well to celebrate this favourite season of mine... i thought a giveaway was in order... no?

wahoo! told ya i had a surprise for you!!!

quite some time ago, i did a test knit for jill zielinski the mastermind behind knitterella. you know who i'm talking about.. i know you do :) not only does she design knitting patterns, but is a graphic designer, does lots of plucky labels (*swoon*) and her gift tags are the cutest and awesomemest (it's a word) addition to any handknit.


you can check out more of knitterella's  knitting designs here.

anyhoo the test knit i did was for the eli slouch hat. a fun, easy knit for kollage yarns.

eli slouch hat by jill zielinski (photo by jill)

and i thought what a fun idea to offer the pattern and two skeins of yarn as a giveaway! now you can get a head start on christmas knitting, or selfish knitting..... :) what do you think... good idea? yes i thought so :)

so let's get down to business... ha.


the prize:
the lucky winner will get a printed copy of the eli slouch hat pattern, and two skeins of kollage glisten in red. this yarn is 70% alpaca, 25% silk 5% esteline. 50g skein 91 yds. (pictured above)

entering:
easy peasy here.. just leave a comment on this post telling me what cozy knits you're itching to start knitting.
bonus entry #1, "like" nook on facebook and leave another comment saying you do.
bonus entry #2, become a follower on this blog and leave another comment saying you do. 

the rules:
you must leave your contact info in your comment or you will be disqualified. this can be your ravelry id or an email .. just some way i can contact you if you win! 
this giveaway is open to everyone! anywhere! (i'll be the one mailing out your winnings)
this is open until  september 18th. the winner will be chosen by random number generator, and i'll announce the winner on the 19th.


to find out more about knitterella check out her:


to check out more of kollage yarns :



so there you go. a great start to the knitting season, no? something you should know though.. the little fam is going on holidays next week until the 24th of september. as i already have the yarn and pattern here at home, i'll be the one mailing it all out to the winner... (and i hope it's you!) lol. so i won't be able to pop it in the mail until after we're back. i'm not planning on taking any holiday from this space though :) we're totally going glamping. which means, i'll have internet. so i'll stay connected. but don't worry. we don't leave until next week ;) 

are you getting excited about the knitting season? have you been standing by your warmest yarns at the ready? what are you hoping to get a head start on? any christmas knitting happening already? good luck with the giveaway, and can't wait to see who wins! who doesn't want to win yarn? xo

123 comments:

  1. Ooh lovely! I'm looking forward to working on Christmas gifts--scarves and slippers :-)
    chels580 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I like you on FB as Chelsea Wong.
    chels580 at yahoo dot com

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  3. I follow your blog on GFC. thanks for the chance!
    chels580 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Already started on a rocky coast cardigan....coloradoqueen on Ravelry. love fall knitting. Ruthanna

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  5. And I like Nook on facebook...should have done that sooner. Ruthanna coloradoqueen on Ravelry

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  6. Wow! Great giveaway! I've started on a shawl for me, and plan on some mitts and a hat for my boy...more shawls for family and friends..and I need new socks..so many projects, so little time!

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  7. I'm a follower! Yay!

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  8. And, I already follow you on Facebook...on Ravelry I'm khgracie..and starting to feel a bit stalker-ish...

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  9. Yum! Lovely wool... I'm dying to start making myself some cozy knits for winter - new mittens, scarf, and a killer hat. Selfish I know!! Ha.
    swamphollow at live dot ca

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  10. yummy! I follow you already!

    I can't wait to start knitting some warm shawls and hats.

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  11. Looking forward to knitting my first sweater!

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  12. I "like" you on FB already! :)

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  13. Squeegie Beckenhiem4 September 2012 at 08:48

    I can't wait to dig into a project my mother in law started before she passed away last year. It's a queen size blanket, and she made up the pattern herself. So I have to sort out her pattern and hopefully finish it over this winter. A nice heirloom for the grandkids. :-) babyzoe@hotmail.com

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  14. Squeegie Beckenhiem4 September 2012 at 08:50

    I already "like" you on Facebook. :-)
    babyzoe@hotmail.com

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  15. What a fun slouchy hat! I have two sweaters on my needles so, naturally, I am itching to start my next one. Okay, not one, four. I have the next four sweaters dreamed up. Which is crazy, since I'm also trying to finish my PhD.

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  16. Just trying to get through my first level 2 knitting class!

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  17. I am finishing up a scarf for Mom and then I am working on a cowl from some crazy scrappy yarn....Then I might have to make this hat! I already follow you and I am probably the only person in the universe not on facebook!
    afowler02@hotmail.com

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  18. great giveaway! I'm itching to knit cowls for the cool weather!

    Rav ID: flowerpot2

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  19. I'm also a FB follower!

    rav ID flowerpot2

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  20. What a cute hat! Definitely perfect for fall. You know I follow you! :)

    Rav ID: MisoCraftyKnits

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  21. Lovely! I'm a follower of your blog, and I can't wait to start knitting up cozy cardigans for my little boys. It's cold here in Alberta, and I love wrapping them up in handmade knits!

    Michelle
    mich_26@live.ca

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  22. Ooohh! Pretty! :) I am looking forward to knitting lots of warm and cozy Christmas presents while on my honeymoon! Likely scarves, cowls and mitts! Hooray!

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  23. I definitely like you on Facebook!! Hooray!

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  24. Gorgeous! I'm desperate to knit mitts, hats, sweaters, and cowls - my queue and stash are overflowing!

    Rav ID: EverythingOldEm

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  25. I read your blog almost everyday but I just officially subscribed! Hooray again! :)

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  26. I like you every day as Andrea Smith Wulff and I do subscribe to you blog but most imortantly I love reading about you and your yarny adventures the hat looks like great fun to do and the yarn looks ymmy
    alwulff@comcast.net

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  27. I want to make my first sweater! And slippers as Christmas gifts.

    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  28. Also I am already a follower on your blog. Thanks again!

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  29. I am looking forward to all of the Holiday knitting. As a matter of fact, I started on it almost a month ago :)
    Thanks so much for such a fabulous giveaway!
    jdthomas1974(at)msn(dot)com

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  30. I am a follower & have been :)

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  31. I would love to win! That hat looks awesome.

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  32. I can't wait to knit a pair of warm and cozy lace socks.

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  33. I have been a follower of this wonderful blog for quite some time now.

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  34. Ooooo fun! I love a draw. :)

    NeoKnitter77 on Ravelry

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  35. I already "like"d you on Facebook.

    NeoKnitter77 on Ravelry

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  36. Oh and I follow this blog too.

    NeoKnitter77 on Ravelry

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  37. I'm itching to knit a new cardigan! Instead I'm starting on Christmas gifts. :)

    CherieDee on Ravelry

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  38. I followed you on Facebook. :)

    CherieDee on Ravelry

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  39. ...and I'm following your blog! :)

    CherieDee on Ravelry

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  40. ooooh how exciting, I'm itching to knit a slouch hat ... this may just be what I'm looking for :o) Thank you hun
    xx
    efatherley (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. I'd love to knit a cozy sweater and a few more cold-weather accessories!
    kmelamed@comcast.net

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  42. I'm also following you on FB :)
    kmelamed@comast.net

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  43. How beautiful! Thanks for this generous giveaway! Have fun glamping!!!!

    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  44. I follow you!

    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  45. I already liked you on FB...that yarn is gorgeous! Not sure how to follow you here though.

    <---NOOB :)

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  46. NVM...found it! I am now following you!

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  47. I'm casting on for a Wild Vanilla for my 16 month old daughter. It will be her Christmas gift. I'm also in serious hat knitting mode since I make a new hat for my hubby, my son and my daughter every Christmas. So, this hat giveaway is awesome. Pick me please :).
    Ravelry ID: lilpixie124

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  49. I'm knitting a toque for Abe now and will probably be knitting one similar for Zachy and maybe for me too! Then I plant to knit some slippers for my sister in law Maria for Christmas!

    ravelry name: wallamy

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  50. I "like" you on fb!

    ravelry name: wallamy

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  51. I'm following you on your blog!! xoxo

    ravelry name: wallamy

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  52. I am casting on all sorts of projects, hats, shawls, sweaters you name it!

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  53. Mitts, fingerless and otherwise. Nnitwwit

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  54. fingerless gloves and hats, can't wait to start!

    Ravelry Name: LSUCaliGirl

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  55. Liked you on facebook :)

    Ravelry Name: LSUCaliGirl

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  56. I love to knit hats, fingerless mitts and cowls I am nanaspacas on Ravelry

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  57. I am itching to knit Jane Richmond's 'Marian'; along with a million other cozy items!! Just had a blast at my local Knit Night last night so I am super geared up for a couple of fall projects!

    Oh and obviously I really, really wanna knit up the eli slouch hat!!

    <3
    Nat

    [ natasha-ann-carson@hotmail.com ]

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  58. I already like Nook on fb :)

    natasha-ann-carson@hotmail.com

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  59. And now I'm a follower on the blog :)

    natasha-ann-carson@hotmail.com

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  60. Oh, this is lovely! I knit gift items year round and stick 'em in a cedar chest and call it my "gift stash". I am NanaKnits4Us on rav.

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  61. And I just "liked" you on facebook! I'm NanaKnits4Us on rav.

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  63. And now I'm a follower of your blog..... :-D
    NanaKnits4Us on rav

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  64. What a beautiful hat pattern! I'm looking forward to getting started on a "Tinder" cardigan for myself :). gjreese at telus dot net

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  65. And now I also 'like' Nook on FB. :)

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  66. I'm really in the mood for knitspots cabled keyhole scarf and a few other hat scarf pattern! Just wish it wasn't 95 degrees here today!

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  67. Brilliant design - love the color - - too warm here to knit right now but I'll be tackling some of those works in progress..............

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  68. I want to make EZ's February Lady Sweater for myself.
    hardwarequeen on Ravelry

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  69. Just liked you on FB.
    hardwarequeen on Ravelry

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  70. and I'm following your blog. Love the hats!
    hardwarequeen on Ravelry

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  71. I've loved knitting with your yarns. I'd like to make this hat for my DGD.

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  72. I want to knit some longies for my youngest daughter!

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  73. Amber (gibbles_n_bits@hotmail.com)5 September 2012 at 21:21

    i would like to start working on some different hats/scarves/mittens. i would really like to try mittens.

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  74. I'm eager to start a vest.
    renegadepugs@yahoo.com

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  75. I have just "liked" nook on Facebook.
    renegadepugs@yahoo.com

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  76. And...I now follow your blog. Google Friend Connect.
    renegadepugs@yahoo.com

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  77. I need to finish some woolly thick socks that I got about 75% done last year before the weather got too warm to even look at them!

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  78. Ooh, pretty! redmittens on Ravelry.

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  79. I'm getting ready to knit lots of mittens and hats for my new grandson. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  80. I follow inanook in NetNewsWire (and Google Reader).

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  81. I want to get started on a chunky Cowichan-style sweater for the winter, but there are so many great projects that want knitting time... another red hat is high on the queue as well!

    palmnut on ravelry

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  82. And I now like you on facebook! yay for new subscribers! :)

    palmnut on ravelry

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  83. So...so...many things in my queue...but at the top of my list is the Guernsey Wrap and the annual new hat for my three adorable little ones in my life.
    trinalea.briggs@gmail.com

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  84. I am also a follower of your lovely blog.
    trinalea.briggs@gmail.com

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  85. Starting a scarf and a pair of socks. Would love to win this giveaway.

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  86. And I subscribed to your blog!

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  87. where is the like button..... PUSH!

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  88. As far as cozy knits... I'm finishing up a second pair of fair gloves from a Kollage pattern... which I got from Feed Your Creativity.

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  89. Just signed up to follow your blog, and checking you out on Ravelry... Knitlocks.

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  90. I am itching to start knitting cozy hats! I just finished a pixie hat for my infant nephew, am in the middle of a who? hat for my toddler niece and am contemplating which pattern to knit up for my sister. On Ravelry I am Elener. Love your blog!

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  91. Exciting giveaway with such lovely wool! I too already follow you on Facebook and Ravelry and read your blog. I am currently knitting a baby sweater and want to knit up 2 more... I am wanting to learn how to knit socks next and I have to admit that I have never knit a hat and would love to try this pattern. Please enter my name Heather at habaylis at gmail.com...
    Thank you

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  92. I've begun my holiday gift knitting, starting with some cute hats and I am beginning on matching half mitts by Diana Twiss. I have purchased Jill's tags and love how they include the washing symbols on the back....besides, they are so cute!!
    fowlervillesdeb (ravelry tag)

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  93. I follow your blog on Ravelry as you are one of my Ravelry friends
    fowlervillesdeb (ravelry tag)

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    1. I also follow this blog from here, too.

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  94. I just "liked" you on fb, too. Love your cover image pic! So sweet!
    fowlervillesdeb (ravelry tag)

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  95. I'm itching to start a Camptown Races cowl with my Plucky kit arriving soon! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

    Kimberly RavID 4throse

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  96. I just liked you on FB, too. Kimberly RavID 4throse

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  97. I would love to start a new hat!
    mbkries at gmail dot com

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  98. right now working on some dishcloths for the kitchen for a store I do consignment for and hope to make a shawl later and finish my daughter's top.

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  99. Hey?? How did I not enter this! Silly me!

    I've got winter hats for the kids on my mind...Haven't decided on a pattern yet, though.

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  100. Love that slouch hat! Yes, I like Nook. :) I can't even remember the weird thread that lead me to you.

    I'm wanting to start knitting Stephanie Pearl McPhee's Oven Socks for my elderly dad. So cozy looking -- so soft (alpaca). And I've been going crazy knitting gorgeous cowl Christmas presents with Malabrigo yarn. So tasty (and quick)!

    If I win, you can reach me on Ravelry - ackirebecci.

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  102. And I "like" you on FB, too. (ravelry - ackirebecci)

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  103. And I'm following this blog!! (ravelry - ackirebecci)

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  104. Well, obviously I've been living under rock for too long in that I haven't entered this fabulous giveaway yet!!!

    So here it goes, my entry I love it and would wrap up this entry in clover if I thought it would help. Enjoy the rest of your vacay!

    joshuasprincess on ravelry

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  105. I am a faithful and loyal follower since you know the very beginning :)

    joshuasprincess: rav Id

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  106. I don't just 'like' nook. on facebook I LOVE it!!

    rav id: joshuasprincess

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