in which I give away more yarn


I have two skeins of Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Tweed (the dk weight) in colorway 06/ Rust to give away. I love this yarn, but I have no use for two skeins in this color- my loss, your gain! Here’s the Yarndex listing for this yarn, and here’s the Ravelry link.

Both skeins will go to the same person, this time.

I’m home sick today, and bored, bored, bored- most of all, bored with my iPod. I need some inspiration, folks. Want to help me out and potentially score some free yarn? Drop me a comment below- list your favorite song/ piece of music lately, and I’ll use the Random Number Generator to select a winner. What’s the catch? There is no catch! Just be sure to check back to see if you won! I’ll be selecting a winner on 17 April 2008, at about 6 pm Eastern, give or take.

Good luck!

  One thought on “in which I give away more yarn

  1. Crystal
    April 16, 2008 at 10:45 am

    My favorite music right now is anything that is not kid-related. I constantly have the theme songs to their shows in my head so whenever I get a moment alone I turn on the radio to an alternative station to blast it out. Sadly I don’t know any new music because this time to myself is few and far between. I especially like music that reminds me of being in college; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 10,000 maniacs, and a little Gloria Gaynor always feels good πŸ˜‰

  2. nicole
    April 16, 2008 at 11:15 am

    *cringe* I found the mp3’s of my Patrick Street CD. It’s “Irish Folk” or something and Sara loves it and squeaks to it and that’s why I’m listening to it lately…

  3. April 16, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Oh, I just have to tell you about this:
    A few weeks ago I was on hold with a British company and I heard some new music that I love. The song turned out to be Fill My Little World by The Feeling. On the same album they have Blue Piccadilly, which I also love.
    My other favorite new artist is Kate Nash, especially her song Foundations. And I rediscovered Flight of the Conchords a couple days ago.
    I don’t know what kind of music you usually like, but they’re worth checking out on YouTube or something, anyway.

  4. April 16, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I probably won’t win because I won the last one πŸ™‚ But music is a passion of mine and I’m more than happy to share. Lately I’ve been listening to a mix of my favorite songs, some new some old. Songs/artists I love most on the list include: MGMT – Time To Pretend, Tegan and Sara – Back In Your Head, Kings of Leon-The Bucket, Rilo Kiley – Spectacular Views, (Juno Soundtrack, but namely) The Moldy Peaches – Anyone Else But You, Ben Kweller – Thirteen, Bloc Party – Flux, Josh Ritter – The Temptation of Adam, Los Campesinos – You! Me! Dancing!, Mates of State – For The Actor, The Anniversary – Outro In No Minor, The Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running, The Blow – True Affections, The Flaming Lips – The W.A.N.D., The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cheated Hearts, and Sufjan Stevens – Casimir Pulaski Day, and Chicago (acoustic).
    Sorry… that list is ridiculous. I even had to narrow it down to those. You should let me know if you want/need some of these songs albums. I can upload them to a site for you to download a complete file. Then I can give you all 60 songs that are on my current mix πŸ™‚

  5. April 16, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I confess to not being a music listener. Mostly, I listen to audiobooks or NPR when I’m in my car. However, there is one song that amuses me these days. Jonathon Coulton’s “Re: Your Brains”
    Take a listen:
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  6. April 16, 2008 at 11:54 am

    John Butler Trio always helps to cheer me up. Its peppy and has some substance.
    If you are wanting to fool around with something goofy check out Lots of funny games and things to do.

  7. Tara
    April 16, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I am currently listening to a Tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors. Loving it. I also dig pretty much anything by the Donna’s especially their early stuff. That’s two pretty opposite bands though πŸ™‚

  8. April 16, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Tara, I LOVE that album!
    I have to admit that the song that’s been going around and around in my head is so awful. It’s from the movie Music and Lyrics, and it’s one of the made up “80’s pop band” songs. (One of the main characters is sort of a has-been from an older band, so they actually made up old songs and videos that are supposed to have happened in the movie…know what I mean?) It’s called Pop Goes my Heart, and it’s just awful. Seriously. Don’t go check it out because it’ll be stuck in your head, too.
    All right, it doesn’t help that my dh keeps playing it all the time, because he thinks it’s hilarious, and eve funnier now that I have it stuck in my brain…
    On a “real” music note, I’m very into Alicia Keys’ new stuff. No One is a great song, and I can’t hear it without wanting to prance around and belt it out. πŸ™‚
    I’ve been hearing so much about that Silky yarn lately. Maybe it’s a sign? LOL

  9. ilovewool
    April 16, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I like irish drinking/fighting songs(Clancy brothers, anyone?)as they’re always very interesting. I like Old Crow Medicine Show too. They’re pretty funny most of the time. I’ve also been listening to musicals. Like Singin’ in the Rain, Annie get your Gun, and My Fair Lady. Love’m!

  10. April 17, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Anything by R.E.M. Anything by Green Day, particularly Good Riddance, and My Generation (I like their’s better the The Who’s) The girlie excitedly showed me a video on youtube by April lavigne called, “I don’t Like Your Girlfriend”. I was proud of her for liking a badass girlie rocker type indtead of Hannah Montana. Song’s been stuck in my head all day.
    So, I think you should skip the random no generator and just give the skeins to me, ’cause i have a skein of silky wool in that color that doesn’t know what it wants to be by itself, but is very excited about becoming a flock that could grow and become something with potential:) Or, as much as i love it, if i lose, maybe i should send it witht hte rest of its flock to the winner:)
    I must say, with all this giving away of stash, i’m a little nervous. don’t you know you’re going to need your stash when you come back?
    One more thing, will you (please?) be coming to Gryph’s on Sunday? I’ll be there and I want to engage you as a photographer. I need a good picture of my yarn for my logo (new). And you, obviously, are the one to do it.
    Cheers! Kate

  11. Nicole
    April 17, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    One song that’s been stuck in my head lately is Steve Earle’s “My Old Friend the Blues.” Most of the time I hate getting songs stuck in my head, but I like this one.

  12. Gryphon
    April 17, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Obsessed lately with a Baltimore band that doesn’t really have a name, or maybe it’s Old Songs. Chris Mason, Liz Downing, Mark Jickling. They translate ancient Greek poems into English and write incredibly simple folksy music for them, and it’s amazing. And Liz… let’s just say I haven’t talked to a woman who doesn’t have a crush on her, even the straight ones. I’ll play you some of it on Sunday. You’re coming Sunday, right?

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