Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Giveaway

I am thrilled to hear that at least one person went to a Memory Screening as the result of the last post. I am even happier that the result was good.

In honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Month, I've been dyeing purples. Purple with blue, purple with pink, purple with gray, you get the idea.

Now to the good stuff. Giveaway details. The winner will choose one of the braids above. I am willing to spin it, and weave it on the peg loom into a scarf/shawl. A spinner might just want the fiber, a knitter or weaver might want just the yarn. Again, winner's choice.

To enter, just leave a comment, that's it. If you want to, make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association. It's not a requirement, just an idea. Or, write your Congressperson. Help spread the word about Alzheimer's and post about the giveaway, (leave a link in the comments), and I'll enter you twice.

I'll do the random number generator Saturday night, so be sure to get your comment in by then!

44 comments:

Cyndi B. said...

I can't be the first one to leave a comment...there must be more I'm not seeing.

Love the picture of the braids! Beautiful colors!

RC said...

Those are some beautiful colors! Would love to join your giveaway.

Mama Pea said...

Gorgeous colors! Unfortunately, I can't wear any shade of purple, but my daughter can. I'd knit her a hat, I think, with some of the yarn.

Generous (and fun!) giveaway, Annie.

The Mighty Oracle said...

What lovely fiber to offer to gift -- would love to join in.

Lulubelle said...

Oh, my...these are sooo beautiful! I love your eye for color and color combinations.

Leslie said...

Leaving a comment, this one is dear to my heart, my Mum was diagnosed with early on-set. I donate to charity in her name and also have donated quilts towards fundraising for research.

I'd be verra happy to spin up some of that lusciousness!

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Yummy colors! I'm trying hard to NOT succumb to the spinning call, but would love to see the yarn which comes from such beautiful stuff.

Joyce said...

I have only recently come across your blog via a search for peg looms. Now I have asked my husband to make me a tri-loom, maybe for Christmas. I want a 7 foot one but he thinks we don't have the room. I shall work on it. I may have to try spinning - perhaps a spindle first... very inspiring, thank you. (I'd love some of your gorgeous colours!)

Marissa said...

Fabulous colors, as usual, Annie!

R.G.Sell said...

I love giveaways! Each color was beautiful!

Crystal C Rutherford said...

Lovely colorways! I would love to spin and knit one of those braids up, in rememberance of my dad, who passed on 12 years ago from Alzheimer's. I hope a cure is found for this horrid disease, too many have suffered from it.

Erin said...

Those are beautiful!!!!! Please add me to the draw!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic gift and a great way to honor those who've suffered with AD!

Linda 'K' said...

Your colors are lovely. I'd love to win them for a friend of mine who is a spinner and does tons of charity knitting for just about everyone.

Emma Lehman said...

I'm lucky: My mom got into an experimental research group, and got not only screenings, but genetic tests as well. She (and therefore I) am not more disposed towards Alzheimers than the rest of the population.

Thank you for continuing the firht for awareness and--some day--prevention/cure.

Amy J in CA said...

Those are some lovely colors and such a generous thing to do!
Blessings to you!

Woollyminded said...

Beautiful colours. What a great idea.

I would make a scarf for my friend who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Julene said...

I'd love to join your giveaway, too! You've been much in my thoughts.

Susan said...

My own Mother died of Alzheimer's 18 months ago. Reading your blog has been both painful and cathartic for me. I'd use the yarn to knit something for a friend who works in an Alzheimer's facility. Thank you.

Lona said...

Wow. Please enter me, and thanks for this generous giveaway...

Tracy said...

Beautiful colors! I love them all - the winner will have a difficult choice :)

Val W said...

What beautiful colors! I'd love to win one in yarn form.

I know far too many people trying to cope with various stages of Alzheimer's. We need a cure for this awful disease.

Thanks for your offer.

Rayna said...

Ooo pretty :) I'd love to win. Nice color combos :)

Kassia said...

Beautiful!! :)

The Transmogrifier said...

How lovely the colors are, and how generous you are to share your craft with others! I would be thrilled if I could spin some of that fiber.

tam h said...

i am interested in the fiber. very interested!!! (i'm learning to spin!)

Linda said...

Gorgeous, deep colors. I've posted on my blog about your contest. You continue to be in my thoughts.

Julia (mb at diegesis dot net) said...

The way you've arranged the braids makes them especially appealing. If one were making a set of postcards one could take that photo, plus a photograph of the spun skeins (perhaps as rolls and also as yarn cakes) and then perhaps a photograph of a set of simple lace scarves knit from them: like a flower opening, the sequence would show the fiber evolving through its different forms, carrying its color with it. Those colors are just ravishing. Thank you for sharing this with us!

mary lee said...

as if the blog weren't gift enough!

Anonymous said...

oooh I HAVE to chime in. I just started spinning on your pine green sock blend and I love it.
Lies Spaink

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog. You have many talents.

~gone-a-milkin

J said...

I love the braids layered like that. Such beautiful hues. Reminds me of sunsets.
I've put a link to 'write your congressman on my blog.
It's heartrending the way this disease destroys a person's sense of Self.

(((Annie)))

Julia said...

So beautiful! And a great way to honor your mother.

Danielle said...

Wow, I admire your work...Would love to join the giveaway. Would love to wear it somehow for the next Memory Walk. Thanks!!! -Danielle (Daughter of Alzheimers)

Lynn said...

I have The Alzheimer's Project in my Netflix queue and have mentioned it to several of my friends. Your compassion and care of your mother was truly inspiring.

liz said...

oh! So Beautiful! Count me in, please!

Northmoon said...

Beautiful colors! I love purples, so I'm in for the draw, thank you!

ellen said...

Mmmmm Purple. So pretty!

Julia said...

Beautiful, beautiful fiber. Thanks for sharing.

another Julia

Lynn said...

My mom died after a long final illness two years ago, we weren't sure if she'd develop Alzheimer's, like her sister. She would have loved those colors.

Brenda said...

The colors are stunning!
I've seen what Alzheimer's does to the person and the family/caretakers. It is a horrible disease and thank you for doing your part for awareness.

(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Comment, comment. Thanks for the opportunity. Each and every one of those colors is gorgeous!

Kris said...

These are beautiful.

Sarah said...

Annie your colors are beautiful!