Monday, May 17, 2010
Handspun yarn giveaway
Okay, here goes with the SewMamaSew Giveaway. Above are the yarns I'm giving away, all made with a new spinner's ... er, exuberance!
Below - a closer look at each of them and a few details
But first how to enter: Just leave a comment here and say which yarns would be your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices, and tell me how to contact you. If you prefer, you can send your contact details to me at my email - johanna dot knox at gmail.com.
To have a 2nd entry, add that you'd like to hear if and when I get a little shop up and running selling odd bits and pieces. I promise that if this happens, it will just be a one-off email to let you know the details. I won't send you any more spam than that single email.
My daughter will draw the names of the winners randomly out of a hat.
For the moment I'll only post within New Zealand or to Australia.
1. Deeply Green
This is approximately 60 metres or slightly over - spun two ply, mainly from dyed Romney, with some other green things thrown in - like sparkly Angelina.
2. Stripy and Bouncy
Around 75 metres here - in one larger skein and one smaller one. This is white wool plied with blue and pink wool and the odd sparkle of Angelina. I can't remember what breed the white is - but it's extremely bouncy! Most of the thicks and thins were deliberate but I will confess that sometimes the bounce got away from me, and I got some slightly-thicker-than-intendeds. But I still like it.
3. Coloured Wool Overdyed
Two skeins - all up around 270 metres. This was coloured Romney, which I spun and then cold water dyed with some red and a little green. Each skein is about half red and half green. The red is nice, but the green is very faint over the brown of the wool. This photo makes it look a bit shiny, which it isn't really.
4. Purply Blue with Bits
Just 28 metres here, but I especially like this one. It's quite a dark dyed wool, spun with some extra shiny things thrown in.
Have fun with the giveaway! On the left, I've linked to some other NZers doing the Giveaway, and you can find more from all round the world at SewMamaSew.