I’ve decided that I’ve love sending and receiving mail so much, I want to share with my readers!
So this is how this ‘column’ (I hate air quotes but I don’t know what else to call it) will work. It may or may not be every month, and it may or may not be something handmade. I may decide to share with you something I love, like a book or a canning kit. I might give away a gift card. We’ll see where this goes!
Right now, I’m shipping only to American readers. I’ve had packages disappear through customs before and I don’t want to have mail go missing. Maybe that will change with later giveaways.
The mascot at the college I went to was the Laker. Here’s the thing, we didn’t really know what a Laker actually was. Seriously, four years on the campus and no one was really sure. Was it a goose? Was it an anchor? Was it some sort of anthropomorphized Great Lake?
Who knows. But our colors were gold and green. I purchased a grab bag of superwash fiber in assorted colors from the Joyful Sheep recently and one of the items in the bag was a partial braid of green and gold.
The wool should be superwash, with a prewash WPI of 14.3 to an inch making it heavy fingering or light sportweight. The wool has been chained ply for a 3 ply yarn.
This is a handspun wool with some places with some ‘character’. It’s not at the art yarn stage, but it’s definitely not a machine spun wool. Yarn has been rinsed and set but not washed with a wool wash or other soap. Colors are slightly darker than the photo.
-Handspun superwash wool
-Heavy fingering weight
Giveaway is open to American readers. Giveaway will be open until Thursday February 13th 2014. To enter, leave a comment with what you think a Laker would be if it were a mascot. A random comment will be chosen as the winner.
This comment from Liz is the winner of the 1st Second Monday giveaway: In my mind, a laker would be a type of bird: a skilled swimmer but with a non-remarkable coloration and shape, haha.
Thanks for your entries and look for the next round! Winner will be contacted by email. If the winner can not be contacted in three days, another entry will be chosen.