who wants some?

(Adapted, in part, from an earlier Ravelry post.)

I have a lot of yarn.

For the last few years, whenever anyone asks me what I want for a gift, I’ve said, “Yarn or fiber, please.” People have taken me seriously.

Very seriously.

In addition, I spin, so I have some handspun that was created for the joy of trying something new- with no knitting plans. I also have a small handpainted yarn business, so there is a lot of general shop stock
kicking around that I occasionally dip into.

I have a fair amount of really nice yarn- more than I can use, some of it in quantities/ colors that just don’t work for me. I’m not interested in swapping, because I don’t want to replace the stuff— I don’t like
having excess stuff. I also don’t want to sell it- nickel and diming it away seems like more of a PITA than I want to get into, especially at some of the smaller lots. I just want it gone.

So- I’m giving away yarn!

Some of it is going to go to the knitting/ crochet class at my daughter’s school, but I feel like having a little fun and sharing the wealth. Here’s how it works: for the next few  however- long- I’m – still- home/ yarn- lasts, I’m going to be randomly posting yarns. Some of these will be mine, from the (temporarily closed) Serendipity Fibers- some will be from other yarn companies. I will ask questions, make up digital treasure hunts, or hey, even just ask for comments and use the Random Number Generator to select a winner. I’ll contact the lucky recipient, get an address, and send it out.

No catch, although if I’m sending you some of my yarn/ fiber (the Serendipity Fibers yarns!) I would really love it if you sent me a picture or a link to what you made with it, please! I have a Flickr group set up especially for this sort of thing, and that works too.

To the meat of the thing: today I’m looking to give away some Serendipity Fibers hand dyed yarn. I have 4 skeins available. Sorry for the iffy photo- it’s all I had on hand. The colors towards the bottom of the photo are most accurate. Lovely soft sweet stuff; I’m using a different colorway to make myself a smoke ring.


This is fingering weight yarn, dip dyed a series of steely blues. It is 1.9 ounces and approx 400 yards of two- ply 45% cashmere, 55% silk.

Interested? Comment below, and Friday, 29 Feb 2008 (happy Leap Year!) at 1200 eastern I’ll use the Random Number Generator to select 4 winners, each of whom will receive a single skein. Good luck!

(PS- How does a photo  treasure hunt sound, for next time?)

  One thought on “who wants some?

  1. February 27, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Ooo I’m interested! That yarn is yummy n shiny. 🙂

  2. February 27, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Oh free yarn. I must be hallucinating!

  3. February 27, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    This yarn is beautiful! Count me in and thanks so much for your generosity!

  4. Katherine Nguyen
    February 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I saw you from Ravelry. I think this is beautiful yarn, and a lovely idea! You are so sweet to want to share with so many people. Good luck!

  5. February 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Hey Lady!
    I think this is the nicest best idea ever! 🙂 Your yarn looks lovely as well so I figured I would enter instead of lurk. Also, I think photo treasure huts are awesome. My friends have this game called WIT (wikipedia image trail) where one person generates a chain of 3 images which are connected through wikipedia articles. (ie They found an image on a wikipedia page and then had to get the next picture from a wikipedia page LINKED from the original page.) YOu can get some really bizarre chains. Anyways, I just thought I’d tell you about it. you might find it fun!

  6. Tracy
    February 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    That yarn is just beautiful, I’m really starting to like blue for some reason.

  7. pranada
    February 27, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    oh goodness! this would be a lovely gift for a friend of mine.

  8. February 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    What a great idea, and such beautiful yarn! Count me in!

  9. Kim
    February 27, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I love the yarn. I think it would make a great baby boy sweater.
    And I really like the idea of a photo scavenger hunt kind of thing.

  10. Lisa aka JeepGirl
    February 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    OH WOW! That yarn is just gorgeous!!
    What a wonderful thing for you to do!

  11. Natalie
    February 27, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Wonderful idea and beautiful yarn! I’ll have to keep coming back to see what other ideas you come up with. =)

  12. Joy Li
    February 27, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    I am drooling! I could make my first lace project with that!

  13. February 27, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    I’m so up for free yarn XD Plus it looks like my favorite color! I think a photo treasure hunt sounds like a blast!

  14. Emily
    February 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I found out about this from Ravelry, too! What a nice idea. I’ll be keeping track of your give away fun.

  15. February 27, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I’m sorry to say this is my first visit to your blog, but I saw your post on Ravelry, and how can I resist free yarn?
    Thanks and I hope we can help get some of this fiber off your hands 😉

  16. bigrederin
    February 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Ooooooh, my Gawd. That is so very generous of you! I’m all in on this! Whatever I got to do to get some of your yummy yarn!

  17. Emily
    February 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    I found out about this from Ravelry, too! What a nice idea. I’ll be keeping track of your give away fun.

  18. Barbara
    February 27, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you for this offer! What a fun idea. Gorgeous yarn!!!!!

  19. February 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    OMG–your yarn is gorgeous. I’d love to be entered in the drawing. What a fun idea! Wow, do you have some good karma coming your way, huh? 😉 Seriously, this is the sweetest idea I think I’ve seen in forever and I think you are so generous to think of this and do it. Kudos to you!! 🙂

  20. Jessica
    February 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful yarn. I love blues. Wish I had the time to dye.

  21. strickbar
    February 27, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I noticed your thread on ravelry and wanted to have a look at your blog and yarn.. It’s a generous offer and I hope you enjoy it!

  22. Avis
    February 27, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    That yarn is just beautiful! I think it would be lovely in a lacy scarf or small shawl. Consider me entered. 😀
    And a photo scavenger hunt sounds like great fun.

  23. Debra
    February 27, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Woah – some beautiful yarn!! I’m VERY interested!!

  24. Sara
    February 27, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    The yarn is gorgeous! please count me in 🙂

  25. February 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Happy yarn! Love your generous stash-busting solution. I wanna be more generous too!

  26. February 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Got here via Ravelry – gorgeous yarn! Count me in for a chance to win!

  27. February 27, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Beautiful yarn! So nice of your to share – especially for those of us who have limited access to conventional yarns (other than online, of course) :-)!
    Thanks for sharing! Count me in!

  28. Tori
    February 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Ooh. Hope I win! Thanks, that is so generous.

  29. February 27, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Oooh, lovely yarn!
    What is a knitted smoke ring?

  30. February 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    You have some beautiful stuff. Count me in for the randomness!

  31. February 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Yarn give aways! Yea – how fun!! I’m in! I did a photo treasure hunt on my blog some time ago – it was a flop. But I don’t have the readership you do so hopefully it will work out better for you. Good Luck!!

  32. H3Dakota
    February 27, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Like others, found my way here from Ravelry… very pretty blue, my son would go nuts over it! 🙂

  33. Alexandra
    February 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I am interested! The yarn is beautiful thanks for being so generous!

  34. ummeyusuf
    February 27, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    i think it’s lovely!

  35. February 27, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Woooooo! Count me in!

  36. Inez Finley
    February 27, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Love the idea — I have never owned hand dyed yarn. . .

  37. spot
    February 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    what a generous thing to do! i truly love the knitting community. THANKS!

  38. Maria
    February 27, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Happy (almost) Leap Day 🙂

  39. February 27, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    I saw your post on ravelry and am here to comment because that is some gorgeous yarn!

  40. February 27, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    What a wonderful idea! GORGEOUS YARN! Have fun with this.

  41. Amy
    February 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Lovely colors.

  42. February 27, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Free.. cashmere? *topples over*
    I love the idea of treasure hunts btw. I’ve run a couple online myself, and they’re always LOADS of fun. In fact, maybe I’ll have to start thinking about running one myself.

  43. Terri
    February 27, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Yummy Yarn!

  44. Nicole
    February 27, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    That yarn is gorgeous and I would love a chance to win it, although I’m not sure if I’d be able to send a photo (I’d have to find a camera to borrow).

  45. February 28, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    i’m in! i’m so in!

  46. ilovewool@ravelry
    February 28, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Is this still up and ferreal? Freeeeeeeeee yaaaaaaaaaarn. It’s like a dream!

  47. Crystal
    February 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you for doing this! The yarn is beautiful.

  48. layne
    February 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    me too! i am so in love with the yarn I bought from you that I haven’t even been able to use it yet, just look at it and pet it!

  49. February 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    That is so pretty!

  50. Ana
    February 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    That is totally gorgeous, and extremely generous of you. Count me in! 🙂

  51. Lisa
    February 28, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    That is a very pretty color. I would love to have stay at my house.

  52. Lou
    February 28, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    That blue is seriously beautiful! Winning this would be as good as winning the lotto!

  53. February 28, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    wow, you are a truly lovely person (and that’s some nice yarn too! 🙂

  54. Trish
    February 28, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Simply gorgeous yarn! Thanks for being so willing to share with all of us. 🙂

  55. Captain
    February 29, 2008 at 12:07 am

    I spotted your post on Ravelry about holding contests to share some of your yarns with others. What a generous idea to have a giveaway! My favorite color is blue, and I’ve never knitted with cashmere or silk, so I would love to enter. Thanks!

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