Monday, February 8, 2010

Blogoversary Give-Away and They Aren't Aint's Anymore

First off CONGRATULATIONS to the New Orleans Saints for their first ever trip and win to the Super Bowl. It was one of the best Super Bowl games so far and I don't think anyone, Colts or otherwise really begrudges a win for you and your city. Wish I was closer because you guys really know how to party. :-)

Okay, I'm a few days late on my first blogoversary ( Feb.3), but only because I've been sorting and cleaning out my stash. I had a little party of my own. I got to pet all of my stash yarn and we had a few crazy games of give me that skein back with the dogs. Miss Bea is one stealthy thief! The rest of them could be on America's Dumbest Criminals.

I am giving away batches of yarn. I'll pay for shipping but I ask on the honor system you donate something to your local animal shelter or rescue. It could be toys, food, volunteer time, cash, fostering whatever, but something. I know there is a lot of heartache in the world, but for this one giveaway I am specific that it goes to animals in need. That's it. Leave a comment on this posting, all names are going into a hat and will be pulled out and matched for the basket of yarns in the order they are listed here. First name, first basket, second name, second basket etc....

Batch One:

Scads of Silky Wool: 22 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool in various colors. Enough for about 2 sweaters really.

Batch Two:

Everything BUT the Kitchen Sink: 3 Skeins of Creative Focus Worsted in Color Jeans, 2 Balls of S. Charles Sabrina color 21, 3 balls of Rowan Tapestry color 179
1 skein Great Adirondack Tribbles in color 519 ( Hopscotch), 1 skein Berroco Trilogy color 7620, 1 skein Berroco Quest color 9812, 1 ball Rowan Big Wool Fusion color 05
1 skein Jamieson's DK 891, 1 skein Scottish Campion color Emerald and lastly 1 ball Louisa Harding Kashmir Bay color 10.

Batch Three:
Damask: 12 balls of Rowan Damask color 42

Batch Four:
Sock it To Me: I skein Y4S lamb/camel in color Hunters Glen, 4 Skeins Froehlich Special Blauband 2 color 40, 2 color 58, 2 balls Cascade Fixation color 9349
1 skein Meilenweit Trend color 6050, 1 skein Twisted Fiberart Ariel Organic Stripe custom color from a sock club, 2 balls Panda Cotton color Faded Jeans, 1 skein Lorna's Laces in purple to greys, has lost it's tag but untouched other wise.

Batch Five:
Cotton: 5 balls Debbie Bliss Wool/Cotton color 602, 3 balls Jo Sharp Soho Summer in color 212, 1 skein Classic Elite Four Seasons in color 7676, 2 balls of Lana Grossa Caramella Print in color 603. These don't appear in the picture because I rooted them out after lying in bed thinking about my other hidey holes. 2 skeins Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece color Truffle ( dark brown),2 skeins Cotton Classic 1 in color 3227(tan) & 1 in color 3525(yellow), 3 skeins Plymouth Naturale in Royal blue, pale yellow and light blue. Two have lost their tags but the skeins are complete.

I'll do my names in the hat Thursday night and announce the winners on Friday!


  1. Please oh please put my name in the hat!!!

    What a great way to celebrate!

  2. I'm feeling the urge to experiment with yarn on my loom. This looks fun! Not sure why I try to win - not very lucky! I'll keep trying, tho :)

  3. You are a GOOD woman to purge your stash! And each of the "batches" are something to behold! I think you're on a roll with your early spring cleaning, i.e. night stand & yarn!!! And, thank you for thinking of our 4 legged friends with your give-away.

  4. Of course I will play and help with the celebration!

  5. Congrats on one year! Looks like a lot of good yarn.

    Happy Valentines week!

  6. Happy Blogoversary!!! One year is great!!!

    Your stash is amazing if this yarn can be spared!! Love it!

    Fingers crossed!!! (And thank you for not making us choose favorite yarns because everything looks great!)


  7. I'm with "Life Looms..." -- what a stash to yield all that as extras! You are very generous, and I'd have fun with any of them. Happy Blogiversary! Crossing my fingers, toes and eyes....

  8. what a wonderful idea! you don't need to add my name to the drawing just because I should be purging some of my own stash. But I will donate to my local shelter here in GP in honor of your blogoversary!

  9. Has it really been a year already? Congratulations! Just wanted you to know that you have another loyal reader here, HOWEVER - we all know I don't need any more stash, so please don't put me in your drawing.

    Carol (from The Web-sters)

  10. How kind of you to think of the animals. I think a bag of puppy food to the shelter should do the trick!

  11. Congrats on the First year! All it took was a small nudge and over you went :)

    I'm drooling over the baskets(#3 is neat!) Now as for animal shelters, there is local SPCA just down the road as well as the Pacific Raptors Centre where large birds of prey are nursed back to health. I'll make a donation there. The owls and eagles love rump roasts.... and cash.


  12. Oh gosh, sign me up! What lovely looking yarns. And Happy Blogiversary! I can't believe it's been a year for you. May you have many many more productive blogging years.

    Regarding your planting climate/terrain/zone, the only other thing I can think of is to contact your county extension agent. You may already be familiar with their office, but just in case, you can look them up by county here.

  13. Wow - What a wonderful way to clean out your stash and help out a good cause at the same time. I should try something like this just to keep things under control in the studio!

  14. What a great stash idea! I should scrounge through my stash and do a give-away, too.

    I'm interested to see you have, and like, your Kindle. All those free classics are a temptation, but I still love turning pages. Does it have an inner light, so one could read in bed without having a reading light on, thus not disturbing a sleeping spouse?

  15. Happy Blogiversary! Add my name to the pile of beautiful stash extras. It's great that you tied a wonderful cause to help you de-stash.

  16. What an awesome idea to de stash your shelves a tad and at the same time help some animals. I'm all for it. Count me in! Sure do enjoy your blog. Isn't it great how we all learn from each other?!

  17. Great idea! Glad to donate to our local animal shelter....I work at the local high school and we collect blankets and towels for them and I am glad to help. thanks! Marsha

  18. We were planning on making a donation to the shelter anyway so count me in! Happy Blogiversary!

  19. I so surprised that your blog is just reaching it's first birthday. Thank you for all you have contributed to my weaving struggles and travails.

  20. Happy Blogiversary!! Morning blog hopping with my 1st cup of coffee.

  21. Oh thank you for the chance at winning some lovely yarns! I just found your blog and I read it from start to finish. only to find you had to make a trip to MA (my home state btw) suddenly. Glad all went well with that and again, thank you for the contest chance!

  22. Please sign me up. I love the idea of giving to the animal shelter!!!! We usually give the money to our kids who then buy food and take to our local shelter.