But really, the reason I am late on my yarn give-away has nothing to do with all the fun. I have been shy to do the give-away because I continually get comments on Facebook or in person that this person and that person have tried and tried to leave comments on my blog posts but they don't show up. So I'm feeling a bit like I might be having a party and no one will show up. I mean, that has got to be humiliating. But I've decide to give it a go. ~gulp~
But before I show the latest sweater I've knitted and explain the yarn to be given away, I want to post a great sale on some lovely yarn at Yarn.com. The sale is on the wonderful yarn with which I knitted this Bandstand sweater, which is Valley Yarns Northampton and if you follow this link, you will find a great price. It is normally a good price. But the sale is for a great price.
Well, my latest finished knitted adult sweater is Yaquina Bay Cardigan again. (That link will take you to Ravelry, where you will see that the Knit Picks pattern is no longer available. So let me know if you need the pattern - we'll see what we can do.) This hoodie is the same sweater I knit from handspun for my son back in 2013. This time I used Cascade 220 Paints, in the colorway of Denim. I would include a link to the yarn, but it appears that the 220 Paints are a discontinued line so the leftover yarn I am giving away appears to be no longer available, except maybe from someone's Ravelry stash or on eBay. But here is the yarn that I will give away to someone who leaves a comment on this or any other post of mine until the deadline of December 20. There are 2 unopened skeins and the equivalent (by weight) of another skein that has been wound. If you are the winner and would like all the yarn wound, I will do it. The yarn is 100% Peruvian Highland Wool and each skein is 220 yards.
I will take take all the multitude of names of those leaving a comment, put them in a bowl and draw out one. Plus, for every comment you leave on this or subsequent posts, you will get another entry into the bowl! The deadline for commenting is one month away - December 20. I will announce the winner on a post shortly after that date. Once I get an email with the winner's address (I will mail the yarn to anywhere), it will be sent out. You may have the yarn by the beginning of the new year to create a wintertime project.
Back to the sweater, here is how it knitted up. I think the color pattern is quite interesting. And I have already enjoyed wearing it as a jacket on these brisk autumn days. It will feel good under a coat this winter, as well.