Happy Birthday To Me (and you): A Giveaway
Yes, folks, today is my birthday. I am (mumble) years old. It’s been a good year, with a lot of changes and a lot of knitting…and a lot of you people. I think it was around this time last year that I started giving away yarn like there was no tomorrow, and all kinds of folks came out of the woodwork to give my stash a good home.
Aside: my mother used to call me on my birthday, not just to wish me a happy day, but also to remind me of the story of my birth. Some years, she’d call more than once, giving me a sort of blow-by-blow of the day (“This time 25 years ago, I was still at the garage sale, and my water broke!”). At the time, it was one more sign of her quirkiness. Today, preparing for my own kid’s birthday, I say: Thanks for all the hard work, Mom.
So to thank all of you for the love, support, and stash-busting over the past year, I give you: some more yarn.
I bought this yarn at a little yarn shop in Cardiff a couple of years ago. Here is what the tags say:
- PINK: Ragged Robyn. Merino, Linen, Blue Faced Leicester. 188 yards.
- BLUE: Ragged Robyn. Merino. Thread Ply. 202 yards.
What I know is that it’s handspun from a woman who lives in Cardiff, or used to live in Cardiff. A little Google-stalking came up with nothing definitive about the mysterious Robyn, but I can tell you that this yarn is gorgeous and soft. If it were me, I’d make a pair of mis-matched (fraternal twin) hand mitts. But whoever wins can make whatever they like with it!
The yarn has lived in a plastic, airtight container in our one-cat, non-smoking home since purchase (plastic container was shipped abroad when we moved). Details on all stash giveaways here. Deadline is Wednesday, April 11, at noon GMT+1.
Happy Birthday to me, thank you to all of you, and happy commenting! Tell me about how you celebrate your birthday, or the most unusual handspun you’ve found in a yarn shop.