Monday, December 6, 2010

Giveaway time!

I spent this weekend working on yarn for a giveaway. I am by no means a master at the art of dyeing wool yarn, so it isn't perfect. It was lots of fun, though - even if my red turned out rather pink.

So here it is, a giveaway to say thank you to the universe and to all of the lovely bloggers out there. Everyone is welcome to leave a comment to be entered. I'll pick a random winner on the 11th.

Here are the goodies:

Two attempts to photograph the one skein of yarn. It's just a hank of Lion Brand Alpine Wool that I dyed - it's what I had on hand. It is considered (according to the label) to be a bulky yarn made of 100% wool and is about 93 yards. I dyed it using food coloring and drink mixes. The idea was to have it fade from yellow to orange to red (rather than have smaller variations). But my red turned out pink. Oh well.

Calendula cream. Butter. Salve. Whatever. I've never understood what distinguishes those terms. It's a mix of calendula infused grapeseed oil, beeswax, vitamin e oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil. I've been making variations of this to soothe the Beast's eczema and my callused feet and psoriasis.

So there you go. Enter if the mood takes you.


  1. O how beautiful!!! I love that yarn! I can't wait to try dying our own sometime too! Crossing my fingers!

  2. your yarn is lovely! the butter sounds nice right now, too. my poor hands get so very dry during the winter. thanks for the giveaway love! :)

  3. lovely, they both look great. Id love to try your calandular cream

  4. Yay! I've just been knitting with some yarn in the same colourway as what you have created. And I have some kidlets with eczema who would benefit from your salve. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway!

    Blessings and light...

  5. oooh yes please. My little one has excema and we use these types of creams. Thanks for the chance xx

  6. Your calendula cream sounds very interesting. I have bad eczema as well as my little girl and we are always searching for a good natural cream to use that doesn't irritate our skin. Gorgeous yarn to :)

  7. I love shea butter, it’s excellent for skin and hair. mine smells great because it is 100% raw, i find that it smells nutty

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