Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The Yarnarian Has a Blogiversary Coming Up!
2 years of blogging. Talk about running of the mouth. I love doing this. I never liked writing at any other point in my life, but here I get to choose the subject and the tone, and it's fun. And it gives me a chance to display new yarns, and even more important, a way to connect with people all over the place. And let's face it, I like to blab.
So, I thought that this year would be a good time to have a little give-away: books that I have gently used, if at all. Gotta off-load in order to make way for new books. As the Hubbo says: books flow. So how about my books flowing to your hands?
Myers, Lisa R. - Knit so fine
Gemmell, Deb - Top down for toddlers; no-sew knitting
Johnson, Wendy D. - Wendy knits
Barr Lynne - Knitting new scarves
Nicholas, Kristin - Kristin knits
That's it. 5 very different books, by very different authors, and all delightful to knit from and/or read.
So here's the way it will work:
If you want to be in the pool for one of these books, please leave a comment with the name of the book you want in it. Then, on Sunday, I'll do a random drawing of the winners' names and will post those names on the blog. Please don't leave addresses or phone numbers or anything that's private and personal. We'll email back and forth to get the necessary information for me to mail out the book. I'll mail out either media rate or first class, depending on which is cheaper. Hey, you know I'm frugal.
Please, this time, only folks from the US and Canada, otherwise the shipping will be prohibitive. Next time, I'll do only one book and then the cost for shipping won't clobber me.
You can comment through Saturday.
Knitting News: Take a look at this amazing scarf given to me as a gift from a dear fellow dyer, friend, and super-spinner! This is her handspun yarn and I am just speechless at how lovely it is. Even the Hubbo, who rarely notices these things, was pretty amazed.
Lindsay is an amazing dyer of not just yarn, but of all sorts of fleecy, fibery goodies. You have to check out her Etsy site, and then buy her stuff and then spin it up very finely, and then give it to me. Well, I can try, can't I?