I’ve won a lot of stuff in the last few months!
1. October: 850 yards of laceweight merino wool from Earthly Hues, in "butter," dyed with 100% natural dyes. Won from Mel , in her awesome Breast Cancer Walk fundraiser.
2. December: super-cool customized stamp from The Paper Princess in a giveaway from soulemama .
3. January: scrumptious fingering superwash merino in "Denim Dream" from Spinning Colors , won in a giveaway on Stephanie’s blog .
4. January: luscious Artyarns Supermerino from Heather , in a blog contest.
Some really fabulous women gave some very generous prizes, and I feel very spoilt!
[Actually, would you believe I won another giveaway in October but the person never actually sent me anything? I finally quit watching for it in late December.]
Anyway! Blogland has been so good to me, it’s time to pay it back a bit.
I’ve been working hard lately to clean out and organize my house, specifically my study/studio, where all of my craft supplies live (okay, who am I kidding – there are numerous boxes of craft supplies in the basement as well. And there’s a box of my yarn stash under my bed. Okay, there are also a few boxes of yarn in a bedroom closet. But still. A lot of my craft stuff is in my study/studio). In the process of cleaning out, I came across this gorgeous yarn, purchased on a whim in Atlanta, in the spring of 2007.
It’s Rio de la Plata, handspun, kettle-dyed 100% Uruguayan wool, 2 hanks (280 yds total), in the colorway M42 “Multicolor” (violet tulip, salmon buff, ethereal blue). Isn’t it a lovely colorway for spring? I think I originally bought it thinking I would either use it to make spring vests for the boys, or a pair of longies.
It has been sitting unused ever since then, and though my inclination is to hold on to it and find a use for it some day, I’m trying to be tough with myself. I’m betting someone else out there could find something lovely to knit up this season – maybe a “My So-Called Scarf”?
Would you like to have it? If so, leave me a comment with some piece of advice about organizing for crafts (or for anything else, for that matter). Or, if you are as disorganized as I am, just leave me a comment saying, “Hey! I want that yarn!” The yarn is on the chunky side of worsted, and the retail value of the 2 hanks is $28.
I’ll run the giveaway until Tuesday, April 7, at noon (EST), and announce a winner later that day. (I’ll do a random number generator to determine the winner.
Meanwhile, check out this giveaway. Orinda5 is hosting a drawing on her blog at orinda5.blogspot.com – the prizes are stunning. Take a look and enter. And while you’re there please make a donation to help her community orchestra keep going. She had originally intended to run a raffle, but it turns out that Minnesota has very picky laws when it comes to contests and the internets, so the prize-drawing will not be linked to the donations. But please please consider giving while you’re there. I’ve gotten a lot of stuff for nothing in these past few months, maybe you’ve gotten freebies here and there too. So how about paying it forward and passing on the good, okay?