A Giveaway

Update: Giveaway ends 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, April 29th.

I spent the better part of my knitting weekend sewing a fabric lining into a knitted clutch I made from some sentimental but itchy wool I have been hauling around for the past zillion years.

I will post no photos of my work. I don’t need your pity. And pity it would be, I assure you.

The lesson I learned is this: an eight-year old can probably sew better than I can. Especially if they have attended a Montessori school where the curriculum emphasizes that kind of thing.

On the flip side, my sentimental but itchy yarn is now something useful. The Excedrin (my sixth food group.. ) in my purse will now have a new home.

And if anyone inquires, I will tell them the clutch was a gift from my little niece Zelda (between you and me, I have no such niece). ย I have a whole story concoted about how it was the product of her fourth grade art project. Yada yada yada.


I have a giveaway today. I am cleaning out my stash. I am offering the lucky winner six skeins of Louisa Harding’s Merletto (six green and two pink). I knit with this yarn a lot and loved the bit of glimmer, although I think it is now discontinued. ย To enter, simply leave a comment below. Please note I will not be able to do international shipping. Sadly the winner will thus have to be a US resident. Sorry.

Good luck!

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  • Reply Terri April 27, 2015 at 4:41 am

    I would love to win the yarn giveaway. The yarn looks perfect for your beautiful Lacey fingerless gloves pattern!

  • Reply julie April 27, 2015 at 5:53 am

    I’d love to win this yarn! Agree with you about sewing, it’s a necessary evil occasionally.
    Strawberrykid on ravelry

  • Reply DeniseC April 27, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I’d like to be entered in the Louisa Harding giveaway. How generous of you.

  • Reply Roxy64 on Ravelry April 27, 2015 at 10:45 am

    This is very pretty yarn.

  • Reply MJ April 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful yarn and colors, haven’t knit with that yet. And about your knitted clutch with the sewn-in lining, I bet it turned out beautiful. We crafters tend to be harder on ourselves.

  • Reply Kris April 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    The yarn is beautiful!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply jrenken88 April 27, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I think hand sewing is one of the things that you are either gifted with, or it looks like a preschool made it. My mom always made me sew things up because I had the patience for it, but all my hand sewn items look like they got eaten by the sewing machine, haha.

  • Reply Elizabeth April 27, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Ooh, looks delightful. Count me in!

  • Reply Linda April 27, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Very pretty yarn. I’ve never tried Louisa Harding yarn but I love her patterns.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  • Reply knittingdancer April 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Very nice yarn. I can’t sew very well either. One year of home economics in high school was enough for me.

  • Reply cathy April 27, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    The yarn looks so petty! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  • Reply ginkgoknit April 27, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Sewing seems like it should be a hobby that goes hand in hand with knitting, yet so many knitters try to avoid it at all costs. Probably because it’s evil. Pure evil. I knitted a cover for my tablet about….oh…two years ago. It’s still awaiting a lining and a zipper. Perhaps “Zelda” could help with that one too!

  • Reply Lucia April 27, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I would love a chance to win the Louisa Harding Merletto yarn… I would turn them into a beautiful summer shawl perhaps! Thanks so much! knittylucia on Ravelry

  • Reply Sara Crafts April 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I always think I’m a bit better at sewing than I actually am…and halfway into a project I realize how mediocre my skills are. ๐Ÿ˜› I need MUCH more practice.

    The yarn colors are both so pretty! It’s so nice of you to offer it as a giveaway!

    (Rav ID: SaraMCrafts)

  • Reply Rose Scott April 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Such lovely yarn. Thank you for the delightful giveaway.

  • Reply Lise Mendel April 27, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Ooh, shiny!

    I keep telling myself I should line some of my knitted bags, but I’m always afraid to. Sympathies.

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  • Reply Valerie April 27, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    ooohhhh – yes, please!

  • Reply Carmen N April 28, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Beautiful yarn. I have to agree with you too – my hand-sewing (or machine sewing skills too for that matter) leave something to be desired.

  • Reply Karen April 28, 2015 at 3:19 am

    I just bought your fingerless gloves pattern and would live to make them up in your giveaway yarn. Just found your blog and really enjoy it! Thanks!

  • Reply Renee April 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win lovely yarn. Looking through your patterns, I see several that I need to add to my collection. You are a wicked woman for feeding my addiction ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise April 28, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    lucky for me I live in the US ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to go through my yarns and thin them out as well, one day after my daughter’s wedding!

  • Reply guenbt April 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I love to have these yarns!!! I just moved to this side of the world (lucky me, I guess ๐Ÿ˜€ ). My husband introduced me to knitting and crocheting when I arrived here. He said I needed a hobby while waiting for my work permit. So far it has been fun and I’m addicted to it. Like totally addicted. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Krsten April 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful yarn, I would love to win
    saw your contest on Ravelry

  • Reply Luanne Chilcote April 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I would love to win so I can try Louisa Harding Yarn. I’m just getting back into knitting, so I don’t have a “stash” yet.

  • Reply Shannon April 30, 2015 at 6:25 am

    What a pretty yarn to be giving away! I had to look it up on Ravelry, from what I could tell its not discontinued yet, Ravelry has a link to a place thats still selling it. Also I have to say I am utterly attrocious at sewing. I tried a few times before just giving up entirely lol.

  • Reply Rachel McKinney April 30, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I understand stand about the sentimental itchy yarn glad you found a use

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