Friday, June 12, 2009

yarny giveaway!

This isn't some landmark blog post. It's no. 233. But in all that time I haven't had a yarn giveaway. I've amassed a lot of sock yarn over the past two years. A kind of scary amount. So I want to give a few skeins away to my fellow knitters!

The goodies up for grabs are:

Fearless Fibers, Greed

Fearless Fibers super-soft 100% merino sock yarn in a very generous, 550-yard put-up in a golden-y shade called Greed (apropo, since I tend to be a bit greedy about sock yarn...)

Vesper Sock Yarn

And Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in Indian Summer. It's a club offering from last summer's sock yarn club - a merino-tencel blend - very soft and shiny!

There's one catch - you have to leave a comment here and tell me about a blog you like, be it about knitting or cooking or fitness, all of which are things I enjoy.

Leave your blog addy or e-mail in the comment form, too, so I can get ahold of you. This is open to U.S. and Canada peeps - sorry to those farther afield.

I will keep this contest open until Wednesday, July 1.

P.S. If I somehow manage to get more than 100 comments, I might throw a third skein of sock yarn into the pot to better your odds ....


  1. This is one of my favorite knitting blogs to visit: Enjoy!!

  2. Yay for yarny giveaways!!

    As for blogs I love, my knitting friends all got me turned on to Smitten Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman (Pioneer WOman cooks is fabulous too!). Beware, these blogs will increase your caloric intake just by reading I think!

  3. Here's one that I love because it combines knitting with BREATHTAKING photos of Iceland...two of my passions...

    Hope you check it out and enjoy it!

  4. One of my favourites is I've tried several of the recipes she blogged about, and they've all been really good.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  5. I like to keep up with the knitting and the antics of Abby and Gus at

  6. is one of my faves. Lots of wonderful free cable scarf patterns.

  7. For food, check out For knitting, is awesome too, not that I'm biased or anything.

  8. Ooh, fun contest! My favorite cooking blog is
    She's taking a bit of a summer break while she's on vacation for the next few weeks, but check out all her archives, she has amazing recipes and her food photography is fabulous.

  9. My favorite knitting blog is Staci has posted photos of her amazing projects there, as well as her cute basenjis. :)

  10. Fabulous. I'm glad you linked to your blog on flickr; I'm always looking for new knitting blogs to read.

    I really like . Chicago stuff, illustrations, funny entries, and lots and lots of knitting. Franklin is great.

  11. my favorite blogger is probably Kat Coyle - she has such AWESOME skirt designs and such a flare for color combinations! She blogs at:

    I found you through flickr - my daily dose of friends, news, photos and fun!