Edit Jan 2014: I’m so delighted there was so much interest in the yarn giveaways! As of right now, I have given away all of my extra yarn, but as my stash grows, I will definitely keep everyone updated. If you’re looking for yarn, try your local thrift stores (I often find big bags for less than $5) or even Craigslist. Thanks so much everyone! – mellie
I have too much yarn. I admit it. There was a period of time where I was out buying a new yarn at least once a week and it got a little out of hand. This year, my resolution was not to buy any new yarn, and except for just a few cases where I ran out of a color on an already-in-progress project, I’ve kept pretty much true to that.
It doesn’t change the fact, however, that my yarn hoard is just a little out of hand. I spent some time this weekend going through my yarn and matching them up to projects that I have in my queue for the next year… two years, even three years down the road, and the truth of the matter is that even if I were to just sit and crochet all day and night for the next year non-stop, I would hardly make a noticeable dent in my stash. Not to mention the precious closet space that it occupies in my already little home.
Since I’m coming up to my one year anniversary on this blog, I thought that a perfect way to celebrate that and de-stash all at the same time would be to do some yarn giveaways to thank all of you for your support and creative sharing over the past year. So starting this week, and continuing for the next few months, each Saturday I’ll have free yarn – for holiday gifts, or just for you!
Now since I’m kind of new to giveaways, I’ve checked out the ways some other blogs do it, and it seems the general go-to (and a great way to get more chances to win) gives three ways to enter. (Remember, on Saturday’s post! Not this one.) First, and easiest, is to leave a comment in the giveaway blog post on Saturday. Second is to follow me on Facebook (my page is here, which is brand-new and barely set up, so you’d be helping a lot!) and then leaving a second comment noting that you did so. Next would be to do the same thing on Twitter, and Instagram if you have it, leaving a third and fourth comment. (The links are also in the right sidebar on those cute little flowers!) That gives you four chances to win free yarn for doing virtually nothing – except read about all my crochet love!
The yarn that I’m giving away is all new and unused, intact in their packaging. There’s a variety of weights, fibers, and colors. I do not represent any company nor do I receive any kickback from them, these are simply yarns that I purchased at some point that I know I won’t be using in the next year or two. So tune in on Saturday, and treat yourself for the holidays this year!
~ Mellie ★