In September 2007, I said goodbye to Livejournal—which had sustained me through my college years—and started this little blog thinking no one would ever read my drivel or give a hoot about the little slice of my crazy life that I share here.
Well, I was totally wrong!
Despite my need to keep a lot of my life away from this space, it’s become an outlet for me to share my creative ordeals—something that takes a total backseat in a professional life that’s dominated by my slow climb up the political ladder—and you, dear readers, just keep coming back. I love it. Thank you for taking a little time to read my silliness!
So, in thanks to you, dear readers, here’s the promised Official 100th Blog Post Giveaway! And, taking a page from The Brightside Project, which did a month of giveaways based on bloggers’ favorite things, one dear reader will get three of my favorite things, starting with this hand-sewn-by-yours-truly drawstring project bag:
The outside is pretty printed cotton, the inside is a sparkly cotton-blend, it’s fully reversable, and it’s big enough to hold a little more than 4 ounces of wool and a spindle or your favorite small knitting project.
Inside the bag, one dear reader will be the proud owner of this 2.1 ounce hank of handpainted bombyx silk from one of my favorite indie dyers, Fiber Fancy:
The colorway is “Tidal Wave,” and it’s a beautiful piece of smooth silk brick. If you’ve ever spun bombyx, you know how far 2 ounces will go! This stuff makes a fine, strong, shiny yarn.
Finally, you’d have a tough time spinning that silk without, you know, a really awesome spindle. So, one dear reader will also win this brand new custom top-whorl drop spindle from my buddy at Two Tails Woodturning:
This is a 3-inch lignum vitae whorl set on an East Indian rosewood shaft. She weighs in right around an ounce and spins like a dream. And spinning a lignum vitae spindle is a total sensory experience. The wood—which gets even greener the more it’s exposed to sunlight—has a beautiful herringbone-figured grain and smells very strongly of lemons. A real treat while it’s spinning!
So there you have it! You have no idea how excited I am to give this away!
Now here’s the rules:
To enter to win, all you have to do is leave me a comment answering this question: Silk is by far my favorite fiber to spin; what’s yours? And, if you’re a new spinner (or not a spinner at all…yet!), what’s your favorite fiber to knit or crochet?
Comments will be open for one week, until approximately 10:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 10, 2010.
Only one entry per person. Commenting more than once is cool, but only one entry will count.
Once comments close, I’ll do a random drawing. The lucky winner will be announced here on June 11.
Feel free to tell your friends!
Happy commenting, everyone!
***ETA: Comments are now closed. Thanks for playing everyone! The winner will be announced tomorrow.***