Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A winner, shop updates, and TDF recap!

To begin with, the moment I know you've been waiting for- the announcement of the winner of my prize drawing! Toridanielle- congrats on winning an ounce of hand combed Merino top! Everyone else- thanks for entering, and I do have more prizes planned in the future so keep watching the blog.

I also have brand new fiber in the shop- 5 gorgeous alpaca fleeces, washed and ready for your spinning pleasure! In addition to the new fleeces, I have a lot of sale and clearance items in nearly every category in the shop, particularly vintage patterns. Also, all yarn is on clearance, 40% off- that's all the hand spun and hand painted yarns, silk, alpaca, wool, sock yarn, you name it- 40% off!

Finally, I wanted to recap Tour de Fleece... I did manage to spin every day of the tour except the rest days, which was quite an accomplishment considering how busy my month was! But, that bison down takes FOREVER to spin.. $#@% short staple length... So, I didn't even finish the bison, much less the cashmere and wool I wanted to finish! I did make good progress though, and I'll try to keep up spinning a little every day and eventually I'll have some beautiful bison yarn. I did get to spin in some interesting places though, including the banks of the Charles River on the 4th of July, in front of the Manhattan skyline, and while waiting to watch Book of Mormon on Broadway. How was your tour de fleece? Did you meet your goals?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tour de Fleece Giveaway!

Yes, you read that right! One lucky reader will get something of their choice from my shop, free. FREE!

For everyone else, I still have 15% off everything in the shop with coupon code TDF11- enter it during checkout, sale ends when the Tour ends (July 24)

How to enter the giveaway:
1- You must either be a fan on facebook or following me on twitter to be eligible, so go do that first!
2- Check out my shop, and figure out what you'd like to win!
3- Comment on this post, telling me what you'd like to win and what you would make with it, or why you love it. (Before 11:59 EST on July 24th, 2011)
4- Invite your friends to comment- if I get more than 100 responses, I'll draw a second name!
5- When the tour ends, I will randomly select a winner, and you'll receive the prize you wanted! Check back to www.knitolution.com to see the announcement of the winner.

One comment per person. If you comment more than once, only your first comment will be entered in the drawing.
If the item you have requested sells out before the contest ends (and you win) you will be contacted to choose a new prize.
If I cannot contact the winner to get shipping information within one week, I will draw a new winner.