Just a quick pop-in today. I was organizing some yarns to put into inventory, and realized I only have one skein of Verdande in Highland Summer left from a recent special order. These orphan skeins drive me just a little crazy when I’m setting up my booth at shows. There’s just no effective way of displaying them without taking up too much room (which is always a premium). Plus, I like to take a new photo for each new dyelot of yarn, and it’s just plain silly to do all this work for one skein, when I’ll be dyeing up another new dyelot for Maryland Sheep & Wool. So, rather than put it up in my shop, I’m giving it away!
If you’d like to win this skein of Verdande (220 yards of 4 ply worsted weight 75% sw merino / 15% cashmere / 10% silk; it’s a fantastic yarn!!), just leave a comment on this blog post and / or follow my blog (different options down at the bottom of the blog). I’ll pick a random winner before my next post, sometime this coming week. I’m not sure exactly when that will be ~ this week is shaping up to be a bit crazier than usual.
Tomorrow we are scheduled to take our son to James Madison University for a music school audition for trumpet (pending the weather forecast, which is calling for 1-6 inches of snow starting later tonight and through tomorrow) and then I’m headed to Philadelphia on Thursday and Friday for Clara Parkes‘ book signing at Loop for her brand new book, Knitlandia (which I only have one thing to say about: GO, right now, to your local book store, and order yourself a copy. It’s a wonderful book!!).
Here’s Jackson playing marching horn during this past marching band season, his last for high school (I love this photo so much; isn’t he just adorable?):
Caragh didn’t want to be left off the blog, so here are some photos of my beautiful red-haired soccer star, too:
I can’t believe how quickly time flies (nor do I feel old enough to have a 16 and 18 year old!)
Today my kids and a friend packed up the February Club shipments, which are shipping out on Tuesday. I think they had fun (once we got past some computer – printer issues). They were such a big help, since my friend Virginie, who usually works with me, is out of commission (she was in a terrible car accident in January and, while she’s recovering, it’s going to be a long process so I’m on my own for a good while, with help from my Mom and my kids).
Finally, congratulations go to Ardis, the random winner of the pattern coupon for Joji Locatelli’s Grandpa Cardigan!
And, don’t forget to leave a comment and / or follow this blog for a chance to win that skein of Verdande in Highland Summer!
Thanks, everyone, for playing along; this is fun (yes, I really do love giving stuff away!).