20 May 2011

SMS Giveaway Day

Sew Mama Sew is having a giveaway day on Monday and to be a part of it I have to have my Giveaway Post up by Monday at 9am EST. Well, with how my weekend is planned, I won't be making that deadline unless I post now so here it is.

What do I have to give, you make ask? Lots of stuff. Well, lots of yarn. Lots of handspun yarn! 
 First up for grabs you see that first attempt at cocoons. 130 yards of local wool that I got raw. Yes, it was dirty and stinky and now it is pretty with pink bubbles in it. It is imperfect, but a lot of work has gone into it. You might think I would be a little more partial to my first attempt at something like this, but I'm not. You can have it.

Next up is 1q25 yards of superwash merino wool, tencel, and Angelina sparkle plied with yellow cotton sewing thread. You can't really see it in this picture but there is a lot of sparkle. 

The third option is 80 yards of wool that I got from the Sheep Shed Studios. It is a 3 ply, self striping white/brown and black. I think this will work up nicely, like tweed. I've made a lot of this kind. I love Navajo plying!

I don't really care if you follow me. In fact, I would probably prefer it if you didn't. I'm not promoting a shop or this blog or even my spinning really, though it will be on sale at the Roswell, NM Farmer's Market this summer if anyone is interested.
 I just like giving things away. I like making other people happy, and when I make someone a winner chances are I made them happy. 
I also really like mail. So on to the "rules!"

1) I am limiting this to the USA and Canada only. Sorry all you foreigners, but I do have a budget.
2) The winners have to send me a postcard or letter in return. Hey, I told you I love mail. I'm not requesting anything else of you or trying to sell you anything. If I don't get anything out of this then why should I send you something?
3) Giveaway closes May 25th, as per SMS rules. 
4) Make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! 
5) Basically just leave a comment on this post to enter. That's all you really need to know, right?

The third yarn will only be sent if I get enough comments. How about... 150? That's not irrational, is it?
I will probably try to find some extras to shove in the boxes for the winners, but I have no idea right now what extras might make it in there. Maybe some super dooper awesome Wildtree All Natural Foods samples? Maybe, we'll see.
Oh, and if you leave a comment that I like enough you may get a little treat even if yo don't win, just because I am cool like that.

04 May 2011


I am amazing. You see that poncho? I made it. No, I mean, I REALLY made it. From scratch. The only thing I didn't do was shear the sheep. But I did get the fleece raw, wash it, comb it, dye it and card it, spin it,  and crochet it. You know why I did all of this?

Because she is amazing.
They are amazing.