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?


vickie said...

congradulations on your 2nd yarniversary blogiversary :-) I really like the knitting new scarfs book had my eye on that one in the stores for awhile. vbarton 24 at gmail dot com

vickie said...

my son distracted me i forgot to say I love your scarf i handspun all my yarn from phat fiber samples and knit a clapotis. it was alot more fun than just buying yarn and knitting. it turned out cool. your scarf looks like a fish its awesome

Debra in NC said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I'd love to have a visit from the book Knitting new scarves, just to see all the different scarves and maybe knit up a couple or so of them.

Scrabblequeen said...

So glad you took to the blogging like you did! It makes my day more fun to have so many friends to visit without even leaving my own home! I'd love to sneak a peek at the top-down toddler knits.

Joan in West Texas said...

I love the scarf! and your new colors as well.
I knit alot for my grnadchildren, so Top Down for Toddlers would really come in handy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I am a lurker who reads your blog but this may be the first time I've commented. I purchased your PennyRose yarn which is lovely!

I like the WendyKnits book if I should be so lucky to be chosen.

Sylvie said...

Happy blogiversary! I would like to be in the running for: Knit so fine

Love the scarf! pretty colors, I started one like that back in June but had to put it on hold for awhile.

Resplendentquetzal said...

I'm always amazed at your yarns and I'm in the process of scrimping and saving money to buy some someday... but being on early maternity doesn't help that process.

Anyway, I would love the toddler top down book. My son loves when I make him new things, and he already has enough hats!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Woo hoo! Congrats! My 2nd year is coming up in Jan (I think) my how time flies!

Please enter me in your contest - hard decision bu I think I would like - Kristin Knits

Karen said...

Congrats on your 2nd Blogiversary! I wish you many more and I am a bit selfish, I can get more yarn. I would like to have the Knit So Fine if I am lucky enough to win! Karen

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I'd appreciate being entered for Kristin Knits. Thanks.

Jen said...

Thanks for the contest! :)

I would like to be entered to win the Wendy Knits book.

One Sheep said...

Thanks so much for the contest. I'm really trying to build up my "giftables" library, so I think Knitting New Scarves is my best choice.

kv said...

knit so fine, of course, i love those small needle projects. happy blogiversary!!!!!

LizzieK8 said...

Congrats on bein' around! I love the toddler knitting book. Although my grands are almost all past that stage, I do a lot of charity knitting!

leibea66 said...

Put me in the running for the book on scarves.. Thanks!

Ann said...

i have been interested in both the Wendy Johnson book and the "knitting New Scarves" book so either one would be fabulous!

lamazeteacher said...

How very nice that you have been so generous with your time for two years already. Your blog is fun to read and I drool over the color combinations you create. Congratulations!

Being the proud Bubby of 3 toddlers, I would like to get "Top Down for Toddlers" and get busy gift knitting.


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