Congratulations to Barbara, ummeyusuf, strickbar and Avis — the winners of the first installment of the Great Yarn Giveaway! Please send me your mailing address, and I’ll get that sent out Monday. Thanks so much to everyone who commented and participated- all of your kindnesses and enthusiasm is really what’s made this so fun.
So today, I’m giving away two skeins of laceweight, again- this time, from Cherry Tree Hill.
This is Cherry Tree Hill’s Merino Lace yarn (Ravelry link, Yarndex link), a two ply laceweight in the colorway Wild Cherries. I believe this is one enormous skein split into two cakes, which would set these at 4 oz and 1200 yards each, approximately. (Seriously. CTH doesn’t mess around.) This was an incredibly sweet gift; I’m just not a pink person, sadly, and I can’t see using it to make a gift, either, because I don’t know if I can knit pinks for that long.
My husband, S, suggested we take advantage of the
digital treasure hunt and selfishly use it to our own gain. Normally,
I’d object, but his idea involves Indian food, and I’m pretty helpless
to resist that.
One approximately 4 oz, 1200 yard cake of yarn will go to the first person who can comment with a recipe for one of our favorite Indian dishes (one of the few for which we haven’t been able to find a recipe ourselves) called Chicken Balti. We used to order this all the time at our local curry place in England, and that may be part of the problem; my Hindi teachers gave me to understand that this may be more of a British bastardization than traditional fare. Be that as it may- if you have a good recipe for this, I’m more than happy to trade for yarn!
For the other approximately 4 oz, 1200 yard cake of yarn, I’m asking that people comment with a haiku about whatever it is they see out of their bedroom windows, because haiku is fun. I’ll pick out my favorite on Wednesday, 5 February 2008, at 1200 eastern time. If no one can meet the first challenge- the Chicken Balti recipe- the second winner will be selected this way, too.