Friday, August 10, 2007


I feel like giving away some yarn


Last February at Stitches West, I bought this bag of Kona Bay Cotton from the nice, patient folks at WEBS and it remains untouched. At the time of purchase, I was having a pink panty meltdown because I thought I’d lost the just-purchased two skeins of Claudia Handpaint, the same stuff I made the Digital Socks out of five months later. Turns out I’d left it at the Commuknity vendor space where I bought it. What can I say--the Stitches Market is brutal, largely due to insane yarn shoppers like moi.

Anyhoo. The Kona Bay was originally intended for the Cherry Bomb tank. However, I don’t wear much red, and a couple of summers ago I knit Bonne Marie Burns’ Mondo Cable in that color. I still wear it on occasion, so I’m not in the mood to repeat the color, and am just not motivated to knit anything with this yarn. (Am I a spoiled booger or what?!)

Which brings me to the giving away yarn thing, which I know is the main attraction. If you would like me to send you this yarn, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. That’s it! No haiku. (Unless you want to.) No pattern suggestions. (Ditto.) Just give me a how’s-your-father, and I’ll use a random number generator to draw the winner. So that everyone who’s interested has a chance, I’ll set the deadline for Saturday, August 18, at 12:00 midnight PST.

Oh yeah—just so you know, there are 10 balls, 100% pima cotton, 106 yards per ball. Recommended needle size is 7.

Good luck!

Not Quite Done Yet

Thank you everyone--the thoughts and condolences you expressed mean a great deal to me. I've passed them on to my family. We are grieving for Attila, and in so doing we gather our remaining pets close. Especially sad is watching the confusion of our other kitty, Elwood, who is wondering where his older brother went. In time, he may have a baby brother, but not right away.

Since I started dyeing yarn, I found that skeining it is a royal pain. So I ordered a niddy-noddy, and I'm hoping it will arrive tomorrow. I tried to "style" the Maiko colorway, let me know what you think:

Since you gave me such great feedback on it, I've decided to list it at my Etsy shop. It will be offered as the first in a series of handpainted yarns called "Kansai Colors." I even made up my own yarn labels--in Japanese and English. Stay tuned.

Gotta go, as Jason just got home and informed me that we are celebrating! This just in: No prostate cancer!

Oh, can I play? I love red...my most favorite color.
Laughing at haikus
Leaving a comment for yarn
Random Number? One!
I mean two or three-rilana beat me!
I wanna play too!! that yarn is beeyoootiful!!
Glad to hear the good health news!

And I like your kansai yarn, my dog is a japanese breed, his name is Ronin.
oooh I'll play too, and use it for the kiddos in Africa if I win.
how’s-your-father... heehee

Anyway, love the Maiko colorway. Very pretty!

YAY on the no cancer!

I'm so sorry to hear about Attila. *HUGS* to all of you.
So glad Jason is well!! I will play too, I love red!! :)
I Wanna play! I LOVE winning stuff! And congrats on the good news! Yeah!
Opps! Forgot to say HOWS YOUR FATHER?!And oh yeah, love the how you styled your yarn pic.
Yay!!!! Have a celebratory drink on me. That's just wonderful news about Jason.

I hope your father is doing better, too.

That yarn is gorgeous! I love the colors--totally unique and beautiful.

And because I can't pass up a chance at free yarn, "How's your father?"
Congratulations to Jason for some great news.

I want to play although more yarn is probably the last thing I need.........
Mmm yarn
comment comment!!!! I love red...and i got here by way of mrs h
Beautiful blog. Just found it and lucky little me like red.
Just ran across your blog. Gorgeous yarn!

I'm sorry to hear about your cat..it's always a terrible thing to deal with. I love my cats dearly, and can only imagine your pain.

Also, your handpainted yarn is gorgeous! Thinking about getting an etsy account to buy some!
Ooh, that yarn looks gorgeous! (Both the one you're giving away and the one you dyed, by the way.) Consider me interested. :)

(Followed your link from the PDX SnB group.)
Ooh, lots of us like red!!

How's your father?

Glad to see some good news for Jason.

And last, but not least, I am so sorry for the loss of your kitty. It is hard to loose an animal, they are part of your family.
I'm in - sign me up for a number. Your yarn is beautiful!
- Kat
i'll take a number, please. love the red, how's your dad? and sorry about your kitty. it's a bummer!
but you are swell.
I love red and want to play.
PS. How's your father?
Can I play, too???

No Haiku? What's UP?
Disappointed, I am...HA!
I LOVE a challenge.

Sorry, I could not resist...LOL
I heart yarn. Any and all!

I have the perfect project in mind. OOOH, this is so pretty!
have missed you at knitting night the last few months, come back again soon. Off to check out your Etsy shop now
How is your father?!? The red is righteous so I'd love to be entered. Thanks for sharing.
Oooh! I give my Mother-In-Law yarn every year for Christmas...she is a superb knitter, and on a fixed income. Can I pick the winning number, please?
Lurker, coming out of hiding to sign up for a random number. :) Beautiful yarns.
Oh, red! I love it!

Condolences on your loss, and congrats on no cancer. Yikes.

how’s-your-father? vj
Randomizer, away! ***imagine cape*** (maybe a red cape?)

okay, anyway. Cool blog! How's your father? Mine is doing well. Ornery as ever.

Peace and hair grease, sista!
for your contest the number will be(imagine a silly woman impersonating Kreskin):71. e-mail me: m.mcdonald123@rogers.com
sorry, i missed it good thing on the no cancer.
Me lovem the new Japanese inspired yarn. No need to enter me in the contest, I believe. I think I have enough yarn (did I just say that?!) at the moment. I'll be leaving comments on other posts as well. :)
ME! ME! Pick me, please!
I'd love to enter, thats my son's favorite color! I'm sure I could come up with something to knit for him out of it :D
Thanks, great idea. I'm interested!
count me in!
I hope your father is doing good.

I love cotton!
I wanna win me some yarn!!!
Hi - thanks for the yarn contest - my first time at your blog - I'm strolling through Portland and Oregon bloggers. I'll be back! Kabira501@yahoo.com
Who can resist free yarn? ;)

And I'm sorry to hear about your kitty :(
I love that yarn and want to thank you also for sharing your red chicken recipe, it's on the menu for this week!
Sure hope to win!!
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