christmas is nigh. i’m finding i have this inexplicable urge to be nice to random people, which is scary, but works in your favor if you choose your words wisely. because it’s time to lure y’all out of your non-commenting holes with a festive little giveaway.
the prize is…
a set containing one 100g hank of louhitar from louhittaren luola, and a pack of six stitch markers made by my own humble self.
louhittaren luola (knitlob’s lair) is a brand of unique hard-to-get handdyed yarns that hails from oulu in northern finland (anything above and beyond helsinki is north by my standards). the yarn is 100% finnsheep wool that’s been both raised, sheared and spun in the exotic, arctic domain that (supposedly) is finland. the tourist board says hi.
the 2-ply texture is sort of rustic but still soft enough to be worn against the skin. you’ll get a good 240 meters out of this 100g sport-weight hank for any smallish project you might have. and as you can see, the color’s freakin’ gorgeous.
the self-made stitch markers combine silver-plated wire with all sorts of fancy shmancy beads. they fit needles up to size 6mm (US 10) and, incidentally, were made by me. did i mention i made them myself?
all this wrapped in a nice recycled packaging that makes for a lovely gift too. unless you’re a selfish bastard and want to keep the prize to yourself.
the rules are simple. leave a comment stating why you need to win this set by 6 pm (CET) thursday, december 15. best comment/argument/death threat wins.
be sure to leave some contact info, which will be used for contact purposes only, not for any evil dr doofenschmirtz type of scheme. and as always, feel free to tell me how awesome i am.
the winner will be announced on december 16.