this is it, my friends. 1000 posts. woooooo, partay! break out the confetti and streamers.
when i started this humble blog in December 2004, I had no idea that I would still be rambling on 6 years later. i spent much of the first few years feeling like i was talking to myself, and now here i am, still talking mostly to myself and a few other loyal readers. thank you, loyal peeps. you've meant a lot to me.
and it's because of you that i've decided to do a giveaway. i spent a considerable amount of time thinking about what would be the right way to celebrate, and of course i can't decide.
so it comes down to a choice and a little work on your part. How would you like a special skein of handspun yarn, dyed and spun to your specifications? Or would you prefer a mini-quilt made from my scraps?
Here's how to enter...
1) Choose the yarn or the quilt.
2A) for the yarn:
tell me what color(s) you'd want
tell me the thickness you'd prefer (lace, fingering, dk, worsted, etc)
tell me what you would make with it (socks, shawl, mittens, etc)
tell me if you're allergic to any fibers or have strong preferences
Ex: I love burgandy and gold and i'm a sock fiend. i'd love to make a pair of knee-high socks. i live in a warm climate so i don't wear alpaca.
2B) for the mini-quilt:
tell me what colors you like
give me some inspiration. post a link to a picture that you love. it doesn't have to be of a quilt, just something that really speaks to you and that you'd like to see interpreted in quilt form. you can be as vague or as specific as you'd like. if you do like a particular quilt style, feel free to let me know.
the quilt will be somewhere between 12 and 24 inches, rectangular or square. and i'll make it so that you can hang it if you'd like.
Ex: i love black and white. i'd like a string quilt with pops of bright pink.
Ex2: Picasso's blue period. discuss.
3) one entry per person, so you have to choose one option or the other.
I'll read through the comments and choose one winner from the entry that most inspires me. Comments will close in one week and I'll announce the winner on Friday, February 11. International readers are welcome to enter.
Bonus Giveaway: i'll draw a random comment and the winner gets a pattern of your choice from my pattern store. if the winner doesn't knit or crochet, i dunno--i'll send you some chocolate or something.
so get to posting those comments! i look forward to reading your entries.