Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My First Giveaway!

This week I found out I won Handmade by Mikaiya's blog-a-versary contest. What did I win? A Traveling Woman shawl knit in Wollmeise. Are you jealous? You should be. I can't wait to get it!

Since my third blog-a-versary is coming up on March 12th, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon of giving and have my own little contest. The rules will be similar to Mikaiya's: comment on any post between now and March 12th, and you'll be entered to win a skein of yarn from my stash. The more times you enter, the more chances you'll have to win! In order to be fair, I'll need at least three different commenters to enter. I can only ship to the US/Canada, so while anyone is welcome to comment, please indicate if you aren't eligible for the contest!

Oh, you want to know what you'll win? Okay.

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I bought this skein at the VT Sheep & Wool Festival in October from the Biltmore Wool Barn. The skein you get won't have the stats on it, so let me list them here:

Yardage: 430
Ounces: 5/2
Superwash Merino Wool

There's no needle size or suggested gauge, but it seems like sock-weight to me. This skein has gorgeous maroons, pale pinks, rich browns and deep golds. The picture can't do it justice.

My home is cat-friendly, though my yarn is stored in plastic tubs with lavender essential oils sachets protecting against moths and stinkiness.

Remember, comment on a post between now and March 12th and I will randomly pick a winner from that list on my blog-a-versary. Ready, set ... go!

22 comments:

Erin said...

I didn't know you had a knitting blog!

kadezmom said...

Happy Blog-a-versary!!!!! How exciting. I remember when that was fun and I had time to do random cool stuff. Knit on, sister!

Lizz said...

Ohhhh that's beautiful!!! I could definitely find something lovely to make of that.

oylenshpeegul said...

Happy blog-a-versary, Jen!

J S said...

Any love for those of us who crochet? Happy blog-a-versary! That has to be the cutest made up milestone ever.

Nick said...

I just found your blog via reddit! Very cool. And I love the yarn!

Victoria said...

those colors remind me of harry potter and hogwarts academy :)

DeDe said...

Jen the Blogster! Happy blog-a-versary!

sherri said...

Ok Jen I came to visit. The yarn is lovely. I had fun tonight. Hope you did too. Sherri

Crocheted Kitten said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

EvilMichelle said...

Happy Blogaversary!

That yarn is lovely - and it would really bring out the red in my eyes :)

I guess I'll have to blog-stalk you for a bit :)

Amy said...

Happy Blogaversary. I found your blog via your Ravelry post. Glad to be here. Lovely yarn. Off to look around!

cathyes61 said...

What a beautiful skein of yarn! I have a blog but haven't posted in a year. I'll have to start again. I always enjoyed my visitors

Fizix said...

Beautiful yarn! I'm all about contests!

Anonymous said...

Nice yarn!

I'll comment on yours if you comment on mine, lol!

Derail_Me

Anonymous said...

i am not a blog person. i have never commented on a blog before. i guess i am showing my age..that sure is pretty yarn though :)

Heather said...

Yes happy blog anniversary!

Knititall said...

Happy blogiversary! That's some really nice yarn :)

Jud said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway. I found you via reddit~!

Maggi said...

Wow, three years, that is awesome! I just celebrated my two year, amazing how blogging time flies! lol This yarn is lovely! Happy blogoversary!

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary!
What a lovely colourway!

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary!
What a lovely colourway!