I'm posting a photo to entice you to spread the word further about my blog contest, which ends on Tuesday, May 17th at midnight, PDT. I have gotten 86 'likes' on my Nature's Cauldron Facebook page, lots of hits on the new website, and have signed up a handful of CSA shareholders, but you know you want to get more entries, so go back here and take a look at the rules.
I am offering 8 oz. of blue-faced leicester roving, from A Verb for Keeping Warm, which I picked up while visiting my BIL and SIL in Alameda (it is their closest LYS!) and two-2 oz. sport weight skeins of Juniper Creek Alpacas yarn, one in natural so that you can conduct your own dye experiments, and one in naturally dark (almost black) to go with for a special project.
Juniper Creek Alpacas are amongst the wool producers closest to my home, so I am happy to be able to help promote their farm, which raises Huayaca alpacas, who produce a very fine micron-count wool. Eva, one of the co-owners, is a fellow Foothill Fibers Guild member, and their yarn is regularly available at my closest LYS, Meadowfarm Yarn Studio.
I already reviewed Harvesting Color in yesterday's post, the book that goes with this prize package. If you missed the review, just keep on scrolling down... the book was printed in China, but the author and photographer live in my Fibershed... yup, it's all about local around here, at least as much as possible. That's the motivation and joy of offering to grow dye plants for others! So, spread the word and get yourself a few extra chances to win before it's too late!
Have a great spring weekend!