Another Give-Away!

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).


Jackson, Caragh, and Blake pack February Club shipments (no color spoiler here!)

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!).

About Jennifer

coloring inside and outside the lines, all the time.
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109 Responses to Another Give-Away!

  1. Pam White says:

    Love, love the color Scheme! Good luck to your son and his music auditions.

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  2. So pretty!!! I would love a skein of this lovely yarn.

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  3. Donna Reed says:

    Would love the yarn!

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  4. Sandyw says:

    Great helpers and gorgeous yarn!

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  5. Emily says:

    Sweet giveaway! Thank you for being so generous!

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  6. Susan says:

    beautiful yarn, beautiful children

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  7. Beth says:

    Beautiful yarn. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    Good luck to your son. Artistry runs in the family!

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  8. Donna says:

    Verdande is such a wonderful yarn to work with. I’m currently making a cowl with some luscious orange Verdande that I’ve had in my stash for a while and it’s so hard to put down!

    BTW, your kids are awesome!!

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  9. Michelle Coffey says:

    So much good news to share! Thank you for the chance to sole your yarn. I hope to see you at MSWF. I’ve been following the club on Facebook even tho I haven’t taken the leak write yet, so getting a chance to sample the yarn would be primo!!

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  10. Kendra Williams says:

    What a lovely family! Your Verdande is one of my faves. Sign me up!

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  11. Diane Frantz says:

    I am using Verande to make a pair of fingerless mitts and it is a lovely yarn to work with. Everyone in my knitting group is jealous.

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  12. Beautiful yarn! I would love to win it.

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  13. stitchalong says:

    Your children are very good looking! It is so great that they can step in and help you while Virginie is recouperating from her accident. (I don’t feel old enough to be the mother of children 45, 44, and 41 yrs old either. They grow up so quickly and next thing you know they are taking charge.)

    Love the yarn and the new blog.

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  14. Cindi Ryan says:

    Beautiful yarn and kids! My youngest is waiting to hear where he got in…an orch dork (double bass).

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    • Jennifer says:

      Good luck! It’s so stressful. Jackson plays French horn for concert band, but trumpet and jazz is his passion. And marching; he loves marching (he really wants to get into the Marine Corps’ Commandant’s Own Drum and Bugle Corps).


  15. Diane Rooneyq says:

    Gorgeous colorway.
    Does your son like jazz? He should check out University of North Texas. They have a wonderful jazz studies major.

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  16. jekkabelle says:

    It’s a lovely skein and I’m sure I could find it a very nice home and a new purpose in life. Do take care with the ice and snow; it’s looking rather nasty out there. I’ve just moved into your neck of the woods and hope to get a chance to come by and see your work some time soon.

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  17. Elizabeth Herries says:

    My favorite colors in the world!

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  18. Diana McMullen says:

    My stash is always open to orphans, it’s the least I can do……just sayin.

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  19. Heather Stewart says:

    Wow! My favourite colours together. What a beautiful treat this would be.

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  20. Anna Chappelle says:

    This is gorgeous! I’d love to test it out for my new yarn shop.


  21. Phoebe says:

    Brilliant yarn as always !

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  22. Best of luck to your son at his audition. I’m looking forward to your booth at MDSW, it’s one of the few places I stop to buy. I would so love to win a skein of your yarn and this is just beautiful.


  23. oldgoatwoman says:

    Gorgeous hank of yarn!


  24. Debbye Giles says:

    Love this colorway, and m sure it’s spectacular in Verdande.

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  25. JerriF says:

    Just love these colors!

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  26. Karen says:

    Love the colorway!

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  27. Mom2Schnauzers says:

    LOVE that color way!it

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  28. Anita Mireles says:

    Oh to knit the yarn of my hearts desire!!!

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  29. Cindy says:

    I’m always willing to take yarn off your hands, Jen. Love this color way!

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  30. Ardis says:

    Beautiful yarn!

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  31. Sheryl Coppenger says:

    I would love to give that yarn a new home. Those are my colors!

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  32. Jackie Jackson says:

    That is beautiful yarn and a fantastic colorway.

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  33. Judy Sturm says:

    Beautiful colors!!!

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  34. Melanie Jackson says:

    What a beautiful color, I love your yarns.

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  35. Amy says:

    I’m so excited about your blog! You are my favorite dyer and I look forward to hearing more about your creative process! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win this gorgeous skein!

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  36. happystasher says:

    I would love to adopt that gorgeous orphan skein. I like finding one skein projects and using the leftover scraps for my scrapgahn. 😄

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  37. Terri says:

    Those colors are beautiful. And so are your children! You must bea proud mama. Thanks for the chane to win this yarn. (Random skeins are great for hats.)

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  38. knitnurs says:

    I love those colors!

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  39. Cindy says:

    Absolutely beautiful yarn! Love the pictures and a glimpse into your awesome family’s life.

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  40. Barb Bangert says:

    Lovely yarns, lovely colors. I can envision all sorts of projects! :O)

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  41. Melanie says:

    Lovely as always

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  42. Kali Hamlin says:

    Love your blog and that skein of yarn is gorgeous! Glad you have help with packing and shipping.

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  43. Debbie VanDerMolen says:

    That yarn looks awesome. Also, since I am (almost) half Scottish, Highland Summer would be a perfect color for me. I hope your son’s audition goes well.

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  44. embracewe says:

    Highland Summer is the Bees Knees. Please pick me. The Highlands are my favorite place on earth!!!

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  45. Vicki says:

    Beautiful but so are all your yarns.

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  46. sloknitr says:

    Jen! So glad that I will see you on Thursday in Philly. That yarn is really beautiful. Just bring it along and stuff it in my bag LOL.

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  47. Sue says:

    I love Highland Summer.

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  48. Arlene Lafosse says:

    Gorgeous skein – as always! My daughter was a music major (clarinet) and has gone on to have a wonderful career with the U.S. Army Pershing’s Own Band – musicians rock!

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    • Jennifer says:

      Thanks! That’s awesome about your daughter ~ Jackson is actually planning to audition for the Marine Corps through the Music Enlistment Option Program, ultimately hoping to get into the Commandant’s Own. He just doesn’t know if he wants to do it right out of high school, or after college (hence the 4 music auditions we have coming up ~ One next week and THREE the week after!), but it’s definitely what he envisions for himself and his career path.


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