Want to win some yummy yarn?

Today's topic of blog post for Knitting & Crochet Blog Week is meant to be "Something Different" - a blog post where we branch out and do something that maybe we haven't done on our blogs before.

I initially cast my thoughts towards something more technical. But while I have the technology to do a podcast or a video, unfortunately I don't have a lot of the additional time that goes into making something like that work seamlessly (read: editing time) without a heavy amount of advance planning.

But! Something else that I'm not sure I've ever done on the blog before is a contest! Who doesn't love contests? And inspired by my good friend Kathleen Lawton-Trask of Knit Like You Mean It (her new book, Silver Screen Knits Vol. 2 was just released - go check it out!) who regularly gives away her stash on her blog, I've dived deep into the stash to come up with a lovely skein of sunshine that sadly I've never known what to knit with.

This golden beauty is 100g/370 yards of fingering weight (that's 4-ply for you Brits), 100% superwash wool in a colour called Honeycomb. It is hand-dyed on Gabriola Island, British Columbia by Canadian indie yarn dyer Indigo Moon. Perhaps she will speak to you?

To enter the contest, leave a comment telling me which one of my yarn bowls is your favourite, or tell me about your own! You must comment on this post by 23:59 GMT on Sunday, 18 May. On Monday I'll use a random number generator to select a winner and send the yarn off to it's happy new home.

Good Luck! xx

Speaking of Qiviut...

Windy Valley Muskox is having a very cool contest where they will be giving away a skein of their fabulous yarn once a week until February 29. 

Click here for details on the contest, which is pretty easy to enter.

I saw a woman knitting Liz Abinante's Traveling Woman shawl out of qiviut when I happened upon MAIWA Supply on Vancouver's Granville Island last summer. Talk about sumptuous! And she said it didn't take a lot of yarn at all. Nice suggestion for a luxe project!