Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mid-winter/Groundhog Day/Lunar New Year yarn giveaway!


Hi there! One third of the US seems to be covered in some sort of giant snow storm right now, but for some reason, the SF bay area has had a few too many days of sun. It's nice and all, but we do need rain. Anyway, to cheer everyone up, I'm giving away some of my leftover yarn. These yarns are all leftovers from one project or another and now they just take up space. Stitches West is coming, and I do need to make a bit of room. What I'm giving away, all in one prize, is the following:
- 3 balls of di.VĂ© Zenith, used to make this climbing vines pullover.
- 2 skeins and then some of Berroco Lustra, used to make this dress. I recently converted that dress to just a skirt, but I'll blog about that another day.
- 1 ball of Classic Silk from Classic Elite yarns, used to make Ambrosia.
- 2 balls of Debbie Bliss Stella, used to make Mirabella and this cowl
- 1 ball of Fibranatura Mermaid, used to make Ingenue.
- 1 skein of elsebeth lavold Silky Wool, used to make slinky ribs pullover. NOTE -- this one is omitted from the photo.

To win this lovely pile of yarny goodness, all you have to do is leave a comment before midnight, Sunday February 13. If you don't think I know who you are, please leave a clue as to how to contact you. A ravelry id always works, or if I can navigate to your blog, that would work also. Otherwise, you will have to leave an email address.

Happy groundhog day, and good old Phil is predicting an early spring.

Also, since tomorrow is the lunar new year, Happy New Year!

13 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

Whoa! Betty! You're really just GIVING all that gorgeous yarn away? Why don't you whip up a luxury scrap afghan; scarves for gifts; pillow covers?

Well, if you don't want it, I'd love to have a portion of your famous stash! Let me know...I'll send postage or send you something crocheted in return!

betty said...

Hi Ellen -- Well, I don't really wear accessories, so I don't want to make any scarves and such for myself, and I don't like knitted home accessories much either. Oddly enough, I also don't really like to give hand-knitted gifts very often.
So, I figure it's best to just let someone else enjoy the yarn!

Oh, I should mention that postage is included.

Ellen Bloom said...

Well, OK, Betty...I guess I'd classify you as a high-fashion knitter!

Amy said...

Great giveaway...I'd love to win to help you make room for Stitches. Best...Amy knitterofhats on Ravelry

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

All of those yarns sound lovely and I'd love to try them for the first time. My Rav name is twocables. Thanks

Melissa said...

I looooove that Stella yarn. All of those are so beautiful. I would love to win!
Melissa- llenadadelgozo@gmail.com

Knitschmidt said...

as a public service to you.. you know, to make room for more yarn... I would love to win this! i LOVE the Lustra! Used some for a cowl for a Christmas gift and had a hard time giving it up. (I'm knitschmidt on Ravelry as well)

knitwork said...

That is so generous of you! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to use up these leftover yarn to make baby stuff.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a sweetheart! I should do the same thing as I've got lots of odd balls rolling about. I tend to hang on to mine, though, because it comes in handy for making small items such as doll cloths or embellishing other knits. But since I have a surplus I'd like to see someone else win ~ they are all beautiful yarns and will make someone very very happy :)

Going to Stitches East - I'm jealous!

Knittymuggins said...

Wow! Super cool! You always choose such lovely yarn, so it would be fun to get to sample some of it :) I think you know how to find me, but just in case you don't, I'm "Knittymuggins" on Ravelry ;) Hope you're doing well & staying warm!

Teresa said...

I'd love to enter this for my daughter . . . she just knits little things so this is the perfect prize for her . . .

Have fun at Stitches!

dmr said...

Such a wonderful prize. Here's hoping that I can win it - I plan on sharing it with myu mother

dothetwist said...

Great giveaway. I just recently started knitting so me and my mum would really enjoy using this in our new projects to come. :D

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