How do I pick the weekly winner?
It’s random. I use this search to pull together a list of all the entries in our contest. Then I count up have many we have (it gets a little bigger each day). Then I head over to random.org. I pop the number of entries into their number generator and that’s our winner. This week random.org gave us number 13. So the winner is…
Yancka for her Værhånnrosa! Congratulations! I have no idea how to pronounce Værhånnrosa but I do know they are just lovely. For the challenge yancka is reviving a Norwegian mitten pattern that was knit by brides-to-be for their future husbands. Drop by her project and let her know what you think!
The prize, provided by the wonderful folks at Mountain Meadow Wool, is authentic, American West wool. It comes from privately run ranches in Wyoming, its spun in Wyoming and hand dyed in Wyoming. This is one of few American owned and operated fiber mills. Check out their Around The Mill feature. They have lots details about their operation and pictures of every single person who works in their mill. How cool is that?
So what if yancka doesn’t spin? What is she going to do with all that roving? Well, here are a few options for her and anyone other non-spinners who happen to have fiber kicking around in their stash:
1) Learn to spin! Yes, this is my number one recommendation. Its a wonderful craft and we need more people to take it up. Its relaxing, it feeds right into that knitting/crochet/weaving habit you have, and it impresses the snot out of people.
3) Unspun roving can be knit or crocheted. No spinning required. You have to be careful not to pull the fiber apart. Splitting the roving into thin strips and then holding two strips together can help with that.
We have more to give away ya know! There are three more weekly drawing prizes in our Revive-A-Vintage contest (click for details) to be given out. If you haven’t gotten started, there is still plenty of time! And at the end we have goodies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and an honorable mention.
You really should enter.
You know you want to.
Feline Overlord will be making her disproving face until you get your entry in. She will be making that face afterwards too but that’s to be expected.