Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Give-away

Still here on the farm and still iced in. This is an exercise in patience and one I would have preferred to experience after Christmas. Honestly though, we are doing fine. I think it's more the idea that we can't get out that makes us a little restless. That and the fact that I'm not finished with Christmas gifts. Mike noted today that we could probably live off the food in the pantry and the freezers for several months. I'm hoping this is not the time for us to find out!

So, enough of my whining. Here we have the last give-away of the year and I think it's a great one. I've had a ridiculous time trying to get some decent light for pictures. It's been gray and gloomy during the daylight hours, so I've taken these in the house, under some strong lights and they are a pretty good representation of the colors. Not perfect, but close enough that you will get the idea.

There are three skeins of Rowan Colourscape Chunky by Kaffe Fassett (lamb's wool and very soft), two skeins of Cascade Pastaza (50% llama/50% wool) and one skein of Merlin the Cat Yarns Superwash Sock (560 yards of merino wool). The book is "Fishermen's Sweaters by Alice Starmore. It has tons of sweater patterns (mostly ganseys, but some fair isle) in sizes for the whole family.


I imagine next week will be pretty hectic for all of us, so I'm going to ask that you leave a comment by 9:00 am on Tuesday morning, December 21st (Eastern Standard time). If I hear from the winner soon enough, I just might manage to get it in the mail before Christmas.

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to check in here and participate.

120 comments:

  1. I hope you are able to get out and about soon. Hope you and Mike have a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. Love the giveaway! Sorry your "stuck" at home it would have been wonderful if this had happened after Christmas...I agree! Merry Christmas! Diana B.

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  3. I'm sorry that you're stuck at home, but your summer and fall work of filling your pantry was very worthwhile! Is that the ant and the grasshopper story? Thanks for the chance! Sally

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  4. If you are stuck for too long give us a shout out.... we can send food and yarn.
    BTW- I did get out to run errands this afternoon and the traffic was horrible. You're not missing anything.
    Be safe and WARM.
    Merry Christmas!
    kim

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  5. I love Alice Starmore's patterns. Being stuck at home can be relaxing except when you are trying to get ready for Christmas.Hope it warms up soon so you can get out and about.

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  6. Glad the mail still gets through even though you're feeling stuck . . . hope things improve soon, and meanwhile, thanks for the contest!

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  7. Oh, I would be wonderfully happy to win ANY book by Alice Starmore; thanks for the chance!

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  8. YUMMY!!! This yarn looks so delicious ! The colours are so beautiful and I really love the variation of each skein. Enjoy your time inside while on lockdown ;) !!!!

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  9. Lovely yarn and Alice Starmore...great giveaway!!!
    Have a wonderful holiday.

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  10. Blessings of the Season; Peacs,Joy!Hope and LOVE.
    Miss you.,
    Cindy

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  11. You are right-it is more about the IDEA of not being able to get out than the actual inability to do it!

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  12. Ah! the joys of winter!The yarns in your giveaway are so beautiful, they would have a very happy home with me ;0)
    Hope you're able to get out soon and and all the best for the holiday seaon.
    woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

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  13. Hopefully the ice will melt in time for you to finish up all the little tidbits that seem to crop up right before Christmas.

    I hope my number gets picked for your giveaway!
    Tina

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  14. Wow, think of all the guilt-free knitting you can do without having to do household or Christmas shopping :-)

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  15. So sorry you are stuck inside. You are right one week later and this would be a gift.

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  16. Isn't it weird when the world outside that is so brutal is so stunning?

    How did I miss that Kaffe (adore him) had his own yarn through Rowan? Have I been living under a rock somewhere?

    Thanks for the great giveaway. Hang in there!

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  17. When we're not stuck at home we wish for a day or two of being "stuck" thinking we'd do this and that. Never seems to work out that way. Love the yarns - went "ooo" when I saw the Cascade yarn, and the colors of the others are delicious. I do hope the weather breaks so you can get back into the busyness of the season.:-)

    judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  18. Cabin fever is tough to fight. I don't usually mind it so much but my husband starts to get itchy to get out after a day of being stuck at home. Good luck and at least you have plenty of food.

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  19. Hi Dianne !!!
    What a WONDERFUL give-away !!!!
    I love the Fisherman's sweaters and have never seen this book !!!
    And the yarn is beautiful !!!
    Thank You for the chance to win :0)

    Good Luck with the ice !!! Ours has melted a bit today ... at least we can get in and out thru the front door now :0)

    Be safe and stay warm !!
    Barb:0)

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  20. That yarn looks wonderful-I am working on the last sleeve to a sweater and the Christmas knitting is done. Hope you make it out soon!!

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  21. I know it sounds bad, but I'd like to be stuck at home for a week and then maybe I would get some stuff done - including some spinning and knitting.

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  22. Love the give away, I keep eyeing that book and never pick it up.

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  23. I love being "stuck" in a snow day. hmmm cocoa and knitting and low expectations..... heaven! Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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  24. Well looks like you will be having a very white Christmas!

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  25. You will have a white Christmas!
    WE are just dreaming here in the South. Or by watching Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye! Pretty photos.
    \Merry Christmas!

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  26. Love the giveaway! Thanks a lot for that. I really hope I win - keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

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  27. I'd love to win this giveaway with the Alice Starmore book...Perhaps the Christmas week will bring me luck. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. Hope you get out soon! I am preparing for another snow in here today.

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  29. Being stuck at home seems nice to me right now a chance to knit . Hope it warms so you can get out soon . Thanks for the give-away

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  30. I am a new reader. Having spent time in Kentucky (Berea) and with several good friends still in Berea, Richmond, Lexington, and Campton, it has a special place in my heart! Of course, yarn and sheep also hold special places in my heart, especially that Merlin the Cat sock yarn, and the Pastaza...

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  31. Thanks for another giveaway offer! I hope you get de-iced soon :o)

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  32. Your give-a-ways are so sweet and appreciated but you and my other favorite "crazysheeplady" give away mini-vacations every time we cruise the beautiful pictures of your farms, your sheep and, of course, your yarns!
    Merry Christmas.

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  33. Yarn for Christmas, what could be better? Thanks for taking the time to plan all these giveaways! Merry Christmas to you and your flock!
    Colleen
    dramachic0425@yahoo.com

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  34. Another great giveaway. I hope the ice melts soon for you.

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  35. Oh I soooo want this book! Haven't tried this yarn yet either and can't miss this opportunity to have both.

    Merry Christmas and hope you get "unstuck" soon....

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  36. My first entry! And for such a yummy prize, makes me feel warmer just looking at the photo! Thanks!

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  37. Sounds like a great giveaway! Thanks

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  38. Such beautiful yarn and a great book - would love to win! HOpe you have a wonderful Christmas

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  39. This is all just beautiful! We also get snowed/iced in often here in Michigan. Great to have knitting to pass the time! It's much easier to be snowed in now without children at home, but sometimes it's way to quiet. Miss those blanket forts we use to build with the kids to keep them occupied :).

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  40. Thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway. Hope you get much done during your snow days.

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  42. Thanks for the chance to win! The yarn looks amazing and it is my new years resolution to knit a sweater for each member of my family in 2011!

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  43. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas! Hopefully you'll be able to get out of the house before the big day!

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  44. How generous of you to have a wonderful giveaway while you are stuck at home! Thank you!

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  45. Love the giveaway!! Please put my name in the hopper. Thanks for the chance.
    Sharon

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  46. Oh lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. It sounds like Christmas 2010 will be one you'll never forget! You will always remember the frustration and adventure of being iced in! Thank you for the chance to win - what a wonderful give-away! Would love to be the lucky winner! Stephanie stephi_gordon@yahoo.com

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  48. Love the giveaway! Hope you stay safe and warm.

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  49. Love Fisherman knitting. Would love to win this great giveaway

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  50. Would love to win this!
    JGSchildkraut@aol.com

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  51. Such yummy yarn!
    I hope you and yours have a very merry holiday!

    rhondah@wardmech.com

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  52. Great giveaway! We just moved from KY to Ithaca NY, and have been told to expect a crazy winter. So far, it's been "mild". It's going to happen sooner than later... just building itself up!

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  53. What lovely yarn, and such a generous giveaway. Thank you! Savor these moments of relative (though frozen) calm...

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  54. Thanks for the great give away!! All that yarn looks great. Sorry you are stuck at home:(( but wish you a very merry Christmas! Angie.M.

    tampahockey04@yahoo.com

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  55. The traffic in town in very disagreeable. You're probably better off at home anyway. Love the giveaways.

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  56. YIKES! Iced in!! Hoping you escape soon! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  57. The pictures of the ice and snow are beautiful even if you are stuck at home. We never have snow where I live, just rain and wind. Still winter weather makes for good knitting time and I would love to have an Alice Starmore book and beautiful yarn to use.
    Stay warm!

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  58. Yikes that ice looks not so much fun! I would be whining too.

    The yarn on the other hand is beautiful! Hope you are able to leave the house soon!

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  59. Mahalo for being so generous :O). Wow, being stuck. Hopefully you can relax and knit?

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  60. What a great giveaway! I love those colors! The ice is pretty, even though it's inconvenient! Thanks so much! jwandpjc@yahoo.com

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  61. Found you via Facebook via Susan Anderson. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  62. Ooooooo, gorgeous colors! Wouldn't those brighten up a rather gloomy day! Somehow, knowing that the ice will come to an end makes me appreciate the beauty of the ice even more. Your pictures are wonderful! Have a Merry Christmas!

    Mary in Atlanta

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  63. I would love to try a Fisherman's sweater and yarn skeins are yummy. I hope I win.

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  64. I knit socks and blankets, and would love to try one of the patterns in Alice Starmore's book. Thanks for a great give-away!

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  65. Such a lovely giveaway. Would love to win!!! Thanks for hosting!
    Traceymccarthy@gmail.com

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  66. Oh to be thinking of others when you are snowed under - how kind. I'm looking forward to a brand new year of knitting and the fiber looks yummy and new ideas are always so inspiring! Merry Christmas djandnoh@yahoo.com :)

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  67. Wow, that's a lot of ice.
    Love the colors of the yarn, just beautiful.

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  68. Those are some beautiful colors!

    Amy

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  69. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  70. Beautiful yarn and what a great book. Your farm looks like a winter wonderland. Merry Christmas.

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  71. Merry Christmas! Thank you for the chance to win! I hope you are finding your way out soon. However, more knitting time!

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  72. What a fantastic giveaway! Fingers crossed that I win

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  73. The ice picture is neat, although I'm sure you are hoping is melt very soon. Please add me to your giveaway. Thanks so much. Here is hoping the holidays are everything you hoped for.

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  74. another gorgeous giveaway! And while I like the look of all the ice, I am very glad to report that we only have snow! Enjoy your holidays :)

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  75. What a wonderful giveaway! The ice is beautiful, but I'm sure you're ready for it to melt away!

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  76. Lovely yarn! We just got about 6 inches of the fluffy white stuff today, I want to just stay home until spring! :) Annie

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  77. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    :) Staci Sioux City, IA

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  78. What beautiful yarns! We might all be stuck at home today - received lots of snow yesterday and last night.

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  79. I hope you've been able to get out by now, Dianne! I'm sure your family will understand if your shopping/gifts are late this year. Hang in there, the days start getting longer tomorrow.... and oh yeah, it's the first day of winter!

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  80. I just love the yarn in the green color! Beautiful. I hope you get out of the ice soon. Merry Christmas!

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  81. This is an awesome give away. I just got out for the first time yesterday! Happy Holidays Diana.

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  82. HI Dianne,

    Thanks for the wonderful pictures you post from around your farm....you have made this Kentucky girl homesick. Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

    Alley Talley
    Alabama

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  83. Even if you don't think you captured the yarn colors to your satisfaction you certainly got the texture! Oh to just play with such beautiful fiber!

    Andrea@Mikeal.org

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  84. What wonderful yummy yarn!!! Hope you are able to do lots of knitting while being stuck at home.

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  85. Great give a way! Hope it thaws out for you soon.

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  86. We had a similar situation 2 years ago - big ice storm knocked out power for 5 days from the 10-15th of December - tough time of year to be iced in!

    Stay warm!

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  87. Happy holidays and thank goodness you have lovely yarn, food and good company. Wait, lucky you!

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  88. I agree. The week after Xmas wpuld be the perfect time to be stuck at home. Definitely not the week before Christmas. Hope you stay warm and happy knitting. Anita

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  89. Hope your out and about soon. Enjoy that you're with the ones you love.
    Sue

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  90. Oh no! Have I missed the Giveaway??? :( Oh well, I hope all thaws out for you and by the way that yarn is beautiful. cvcopp on Ravelry

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  91. I just arrived here from Susan Anderson's blog. Good luck with the snow and ice; we're expecting some Christmas night.

    Thanks,
    Jennie

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  92. Sorry you cant get out and about but loved the snow pictures and yarn. Merry Christmas. Sandy

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  93. Oh my gosh I have always wanted an Alice Starmore book! The yarn is wonderful and love the colors. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this fun give-a-way. I found your blog by way of Susan Anderson:) I hope it warms up soon for you.
    Laura T

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  94. Merry Christmas to you - happy knitting in the New Year.

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  95. Dear me, I just wrote the looooongest note about pyrs, meremas,coyotes,bob-cats and black vultures. And lost it! Oh well! Another time.
    Blessings and lots of love.
    C

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  96. What a beautiful picturesque scene! Love it! The yarn is too gorgeous too; what a fabulous give-away. Do let us know if we need to send in reinforcements! Good time to sit home with hot cocoa and knitting. Hope you get a chance to do that :).

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  97. oh my goodness, your sheep are wonderful. Happy holidays. valli

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  98. Ooooh, I NEED some new yarn. Yea, right, lol. Sorry to hear you're iced in. It's going to be 70 degrees her in southeast Louisiana today, but it will cool down to the mid-50's for Christmas at least. Merry Christmas.

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  99. delicious, warm and cuddly and it needs me.
    Happy Holidays

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  100. happy holidays! try to enjoy the snowed-in feeling and relax..
    thanks susan for this link, love the yarn!
    benessi

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  101. What a wonderful giveaway! I Hope win this!
    Merry Christmas!

    Teresa

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  102. The cold will make you appreciate spring even more! Merry Christmas!
    I would love the giveaway - thank you for the offer.

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  103. The current weather will make you appreciate spring even more! Merry Christmas from Wisconsin!

    I would love to win the giveaway - thanks for offering it.

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  104. What beautiful yarn. I would love to win this. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win. Have a blessed christmas.

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  105. A white Christmas!!!... We should have sunshine and hot days.... but the way the weather's been it looks like it will rain.... Greetings from South Africa!!

    Hope you have a wonderful Holiday!! Alene

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  106. I just discovered this site and am excited to follow along... we have been kind of stuck at home too, due to lots and lots of endless rain, but I have to say that I am a bit excited about being stuck at home because I get to paint more! Thanks for the chance to enter your competition!

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  107. Hope you are able to get out soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  108. I love the giveaway. Hope you get out soon.

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  109. I love the colors of the sock yarn.

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  110. I like being stuck sometimes...more time with family and knitting! Merry Christmas!

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  111. I hope I'm not to late! Love the give away. Merry Christmas!!

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  112. Sorry to hear you are stuck - I hope it gives you time to finish all your Christmas knitting!

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  113. Happy snowflake counting! The yarn is yummy!

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  114. Merry merry!! I hope I'm not too late for your fabulous Christmas giveaway! The yarns all look heavenly! All the best for 2011 :)

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  115. Merry Christmas thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. How exciting it would be to knit with these yarns!!! Enjoy the snow!!! Ellen

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  117. Beautiful view out your window. I don't see that out my window in Arizona. And beautiful yarns as well.

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