Monday, May 19, 2008
Look at all the pretty ladies gathered around, awaiting news on my Giveaway! It's Time!
Hopefully you all know by now that when I say I will do something in the morning I mean any time before dark right? Before we get to it, I need to tell you about one last adventure which 2 lucky winners will receive purchases from. About a month ago I was browsing the internet, as I do, and was checking out different kinds of sock yarn because all the socks you ladies are making make me almost want to knit. I found this neat site that had tons of cotton and bamboo, intriguing. When I got to the bottom of the page it had a little icon where it posted the location of the shop and the weather etc. At first I thought I was going crazy. It said "Safford, AZ", and I was wondering how this site knew to tell me the weather of the place I was about to visit, magic. But no, it was in Safford which was a shock to me because I had never heard of it. The thing about Safford is, it is even more isolated than the mission we were at. When you leave Phoenix you drive for 3 hours on the same road, no turns until you get their and have to make a few turns to my house. You do pass through 2 towns half way but still no turns. So to think this place was located in Safford and I had never heard of it was crazy. When I got home, I e-mailed the owner and asked if we could come by. It makes more sense now, because she mostly does mail-order, but still, having a place like this in close proximity to my mom is great. She said we could come by and she would show us around. Sweet! The shop, Cotton Clouds, is out a few miles with a beautiful view of the mountain, which is partly why they live there apparently. Irene welcomed us in to the trailer where there were rows of head to toe yarn. She explained every one to us. It really was something, since I am so new to yarn and all. Then she let us free, scary. We managed to leave without too much damage but there were some must haves. These two are my favorite. They are both so soft, but each in a different way. Can you guess what they are made of? I couldn't have so I will show you. Milk and Corn! Isn't that nuts. The milk one is made from the milk proteins somehow, that must stick to the bit of cotton. I am keeping the milk one and the corn one is going to another special knitter. (click to enlarge)
Anyway, I had to have yarn for the giveaway, that was my whole reason for going. So, that is where the yarn in the package comes from. If you don't knit, I am sure you know someone who does. Thanks for hanging with me for the long winded explanation, I was just so excited.
Two winners will receive...
The colors of yarn are different for each one, as is the fragrances. The fabric is 2 fat quarters of desert motif batiks. There will also be a homemade ditty and possibly some vintage scraps from Great Grandma Olsen's collection. Sound fair?
In order to enter please leave a comment on this post along with a few of your favorite colors and/or color combos and your favorite movie. I will do my best to customize the homemade ditty to those colors, but no guarantees ok.
Tell all your bloggy friends. If I do happen to notice (or you tell me and link to it) that you have posted about it on your blog I will enter you twice!
Contest ends this Sunday night at midnight, Eastern time. I will announce winners Monday morning. Have a great week everyone. EDIT***Ending time has changed to Monday Night and winner Picked Tuesday
*For this giveaway, you do have to have a blog to enter, since that is where I have recieved my love. If you don't have one maybe now is the time!