Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Free handspun yarn for Diaper Swappers or Hyenacart forum chatters

For you, Diaperswappers and Hyenacart readers/chatters, to celebrate my 1 year anniversary spinning (with wheel), I'd like to offer free handspun yarns (roving dyed by me, approximately 4oz) to someone who really wants or needs the yarn but may not have the extra money in the budget to get one, or someone who needs some pick me up. (And hopefully someone that will love the yarn enough to make a finished product from it.)

How this works is, nominate someone (other than you) that meets that condition by leaving in the comment section:
1. The nominee's exact user name (and which forum).
If you know that the nominee is a member of both forums, please list both of his/her username and their respective forum.
2. The reason why you are nominating her/him
3. Your user name. You can only make one nomination.
You are only eligible to nominate someone if you are a registered user of Diaperswappers or Hyenacart as of yesterday (February 9).

I will take the top 5 most nominated person and use random.org to pick the winner. I will have this open until (March 15th) March 31st and announce the winner by (March 20th) April 3rd. The winner will be able to choose a yarn from one of the finished yarns that will be posted as the contest's end is nearing.

To make it easier, copy and paste (and fill in the blank)
1. Who I nominate: ... from ... (DS or HC)
2. Why I nominate that person: ...
3. Who I am: ... from ... (DS or HC)



The closing date is delayed. I've just finished dyeing the roving. Here're the two choices. The winner can choose which one she likes/prefer to have.


Finally... here's the yarn to be won. The winner can choose between these 2 yarns.








26 comments:

Monica said...

1. Who I nominate:Lyttlewon on DS
2. Why I nominate that person: I nominate Aimee because she is truly generous and kind...both in her words and actions. :)
3. Who I am:
Emma'sMommy on DS and Little Bear Momma on HC

diggin' said...

1. Who I nominate: Archymomma from HC (I think she is on DS, too, but dont know her name)

2. Why I nominate that person: Kathi is always very generous to all, even in the midst of financial strain. I have known her for a few years on the internet and had the chance to meet her last year in person and she is a super person. The last few years have been difficult on her emotionally, but she is always there for others.

3. Who I am: diggin' from HC & DS (i think that is my username there, too...

The Eco-Chic Baby said...

1. Who I nominate: Momtomy4 on DS
2. Why I nominate that person: I nominate Tammy because she is amazingly generous, strong & courageous, and all around a wonderful person.
3. Who I am: joanna19 on ds and hc.

shaineinok said...

1. Who I nominate: ... ladybenz... (DS)
2. Why I nominate that person: ... Aimee is sweet and I think she would love some yarn. ;)

3. Who I am: ...Shaineinok... ON either board same name.

Tillie'sMom said...

1. Who I nominate: Lyttlewon on DS
2. Why I nominate that person: She is ALWAYS helpful and answers all the newbie questions with the patience of a Saint. It's obvious that she has a love for knitting and a love for sharing that love.
3. Who I am: MatildasMum from DS

Kerri Sturtevant said...

1. Who I nominate: starsandlollipops on DS
2. Why I nominate that person: a. Lauren loves yarn b. Lauren loves handspun c. although Lauren has recently gotten some Yarnoodles goodness, I think she deserves a little pick me up because her hubby recently left to serve our country our country.
3. Who I am: MicrobioMommy from DS

Teresa of It's A Snap said...

1. I nominate from MAMA from Hyena Cart

Why I nominate that person: She is always so kind and sweet! and I know she could use a yarny pick me up!
3. Who I am: It's A Snap from HC

Dev Holan said...

I really want to nominate you because you're always so helpful and you deserve beautiful handspun, too! But since that would defeat the purpose of what you're doing:

1. Who I nominate: MicrobioMommy
2. Why I nominate that person: Kerri is one of several knitters in the Wool thread who is always quick to answer questions and is helpful and generous. Being a wohm gives her less time to enjoy the wool, and she missed one of her favorite wools in a stocking the other day b/c she was at work.

Who I am: devholan on DS and HC

Jennifer said...

1. Who I nominate: EmmasMommy on DS
2. Why I nominate that person: She has been so kind to me and helpful when I was having knitting troubles. She also goes the extra mile for her customers.
3. Who I am:
~Peach~ on DS and PeachyKeen on HC

Rachael said...

1. Who I nominate: makoa's mommy(Kiersten)
2. Why I nominate that person: Since the first day I met Kiersten she has been a great friend. She is a sweet mama, and I would love for her to get some Handspun.
3. Who I am: lateybugprincess on both DS & HC

LittleFootLongies said...

1. Who I nominate: Starsandlollipops from DS
2. Why I nominate that person: I nominate Lauren because she is a great friend who loves and appreciates beautiful yarn. She is very giving and thoughtful of other people, even when her own life has things that would personally distract me from being so thoughtful of others.
3. Who I am: MollyJones on DS

ckck said...

I just want to say, this is a very sweet idea! Good luck to all the mommy's out there. So many deserving ones!

1. Who I nominate: Momtomy4 on DS
2. Why I nominate that person: She has just been through so much and is so very sweet. I think this mama is truly deserving.
3. Who I am: ckck on ds and hc.

Julie K said...

1. Who I nominate: starsandlollipops on DS
2. Why I nominate that person: because she just had a bday and because her husband is overseas protecting us!
3. Who I am: Julie K on DS and HC

Susan said...

1. Who I nominate: 3girlymom on DS & HC

2. Why I nominate that person: Tab is awesome! She does such an awesome job co-running a co-op group and congo that I participate in. Add to this, she has had such a rough time with the allergies that her daughters have been found to have. Having to change her entire family's diet... Not an easy task.

3. Who I am: navars2 on DS & HC

Rebecca said...

1. Who I nominate: Navars2 on DS & HC
2. Why I nominate that person: Susan is just wonderful! She's been a huge source of info and support to me with learning to spin, walking me through food allergy issues...she is available 24/7 and always willing to lend resources she has available, all the while managing her own full plate! She's the best! I'd love to see this deserving mama get a bit of well deserved pampering herself!
3. Who I am: 3girlymom on DS & HC (this was orinigally emailed to Paula yesterday afternoon in error, so I am reposting it here for public record).

Comfort Wool Co said...

1. I nominate EmmasMommy on DS
2. Why: Because she gave me the Goblin when she clearly wanted it. She is so amazing to talk to and she just rocks my proverbial socks!
3. Me? I'm cadensmama

<3

Steph & Ella said...

1. Who I nominate: ekmaurer3 from DS (HCB on HC)
2. Why I nominate that person: Erin is such a nice lady, and she is a new knitter, so she needs some yummy yarn to complete her experience!
3. Who I am: Steph, All4Ella from DS and HC.

About Me said...

1. Who I nominate: ... from ... (starsandlollipops on DS)
2. Why I nominate that person: ...because her DH is gone for a year and I think this will put a smile on her face
3. Who I am: ... from ... (bodiejake on DS)

Tawny said...

1. Who I nominate: Mama... from ... HC
2. Why I nominate that person: She's going through a serious rough patch right now and I know she could use the yarny goodness boost. Handspun makes everyone feel better :) Plus, she always has a kind word for anyone who needs it and is generally a lovely person.
3. Who I am: AidynElyMama... from ... both HC and DS

You're so sweet Paula, what a wonderful idea.

Melissa said...

Who I nominate: Matilda'smom from DS
2. Why I nominate that person: Because she is getting ready to add a new member to her family and think that it always an occasion for something special. I know that many times the mama is left out and I think yarn would be the perfect babymoon gift. She is also super sweet :)
3. Who I am: mhaddon from DS

Erin said...

Who I nominate: All4Ella on DS & HC
2. Why I nominate that person: She is such a sweet person and she has had some tough circumstances lately that make it impossible for her to buy yarn.
She has told me how much she wants some yarnoodles yarn. I would just love to see her face if she was surprised with this.
She really goes out of her way for others and she is so very kind.

3. who am I: HCB on HC

chipoosheet said...

1. Who I nominate: Mama from HC
2. Why I nominate that person: She's having a really tough time right now and could use something to make her feel warm, loved and smiley.
3. Who I am: Shadow from HC.

John said...

1. Who I nominate: Leah on Hyena

2. Why I nominate that person: I want to nominate my wife because she has Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis and is currently stuck in bed for three weeks due to complications. The only thing she can do is play on the computer, knit, and spin on her spindle. She's missing her wheel, but I know that this would help brighten her days. Thank you.

3. Who I am: her husband, John

zonapellucida said...
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zonapellucida said...

Zonapellucida on DS
I nominate myself becasue I know noone else would think to nominate me. I really would love some wool and cannot afford to buy any.

Amy said...

Who I nominate: ... from ... (DS or HC)aidan_madisons_mom on DS
2. Why I nominate that person: ... She has always been super sweet and helpful to me. She knit me a skirty from your yarn so I know she really likes your yarn
3. Who I am: ... from ... (DS or HC) amyltc from DS