Sunday, May 16, 2010

Giving away handspun soon ...


Dimly I had been thinking, what am I going to do with all this newly spun yarn? I don't knit or crochet. I just love spinning, and I'm building up great purposeless yarn mounds in a corner of the living room. 

Then on Friday I read about the SewMamaSew May Giveaway. So I'm going to participate and give away two or three skeins. If you come back tomorrow or the next day, they'll be up. (The US 17 May being the NZ 18 May...)

It's kinda nerve-wracking. What if no one wants them? What if I can't even give them away? Well, I guess at least I will have tried to find a good home for them.

 I've been searching around on the internet to find other New Zealanders who are joining the May Giveaway. There's Highway Cottage Weblog. And I'd love to hear of any others if you know of them (or are them).

[Update 9.40 am Monday: Here is another NZer doing it - MakeItGiveIt - a really nice idea for a blog too.

9.45 am: Oooh - and another - Cat Taylor Design. This is exciting!

9.51 am: And another! Seaside Siblings. My daughter would love a ragdoll like that .... Oh, and she handily has a link list of several other NZers doing it!]

Oh, and speaking of giving things away - look at this new initiative in Wellington! What an awesome idea. I wonder if they take yarn as well as veges.

8 comments:

wildcrafty said...

I don't think you'll have any problem giving away homespun yarn! I'd put my hand up for it but know I won't have time over the winter to use it :-(

That Freestore project looks exciting.

lus.

Ruth said...

what a great idea.
hmm, what could i make and giveaway ...
your yarn would make a beautiful gift. There will be keen one's for sure!

moonshinewashingline said...

hi johanna, i love your blogs! found them a few months ago via the Wellington WAPF website and have recommended your wild foraging site to people who have attended our Dirt Doctor seminars on making the most of "weeds". would love to cross paths soon and join forces! hana

Kelly said...

I'm certain you'd get alot of entries for your wool - not me sadly because I can't knit :( - but I've seen quite a few knitters around the blogs

I'm keeping a list of NZ giveaways on my sidebar - most you've already listed though

PS- have only just found your blog on KMB

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I will enter tomorrow for your homespun yarn....I love yarn and I love knitting and crochet so count me in. I will be back :-)

Johanna Knox said...

Thanks for the encouragement!!!

Ruth said...

Ok, I know what I'm doing for my first giveaway. I would love to do this as a monthly or bi-monthly thing ...
Have been drying my leftover herbs from the garden (slim pickings being only lemon balm and peppermint!) but I have good intentions for these things if they dry well.
Now better get cracking to create and make ...
Thanks for these links, I think you have opened a new blogging world for me. uh oh! now time to find more time for it :)

Megan said...

I'm bummed that I can't enter your giveaway. That yarn looks gorgeous! But you can check out my site www.crocheteveryday.blogspot.com for some great crochet patterns!