Yarn Encore!

July 13th, 2009

A few weeks ago my friend Lynne passed through town on a visit, and brought along a big bag of yarn for me to post on Cluttercast.  As the first guest cluttercaster, Lynne’s yarn was a big hit with the winners—a group of women who knit blankets for wounded soldiers.

So how’s this for an encore?  Out of the blue, yesterday a box arrives at our house.  Inside is even MORE yarn than Lynne gave away last time—more skeins and balls than I could even count—gorgeous yarns worth hundreds of dollars.   What’s pictured here is just a tiny sample of the first batch. 

If you like to knit,  you just hit the jackpot.  Because the box full of yarn is almost—but not quite—as big as Lynne’s heart.  Thank you!!!

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(first batch: various colors, acrylic and wool, more will be offered in future posts)

HOW TO WIN:  If you would like to have this item, please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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  1. Beth W.
    July 13th, 2009 at 05:18 | #1

    Knitting keeps me sane! I would love to give this yarn a home. I knit or crochet squares that I assemble into blankets and we drop them off at womens’ shelters. Someone receives a warm ‘homey feeling’ blanket…and I can relax better! Thanks so much.

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  2. July 13th, 2009 at 07:28 | #2

    I would love this. my mom crochets and i want her to make me a few things

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  3. July 13th, 2009 at 08:08 | #3

    Scarves for Christmas gifts????? I think I could get it done!

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  4. July 13th, 2009 at 10:32 | #4

    If I win, some of it would go to knitting caps for kids with cancer.

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  5. July 13th, 2009 at 11:56 | #5

    I’d use the yarn to make some more baby hats for the local hospital,and to whip up some Christmas gifts.

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  6. Tracey
    July 13th, 2009 at 17:39 | #6

    I have made hats for the homeless and blankets for the Linus project (blankets for needy children.) I have made items for the local Crisis Preganancy Center. My husband is a teacher, so we can’t really afford my love for yarn and knitting and then giving the items away.

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  7. July 13th, 2009 at 21:09 | #7

    I am learning to be more crafty and I would love this yarn for future craft projects and gifts!

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  8. Anne
    July 14th, 2009 at 03:20 | #8

    What a wonderful lot of yarn. I would love to use this to make items for preemie babies or blankets of the underprivileged. Of course I maybe tempted to use some for one of my craft projects! One has to be honest – right.

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  9. Amy L
    July 14th, 2009 at 04:39 | #9

    I love to crochet, but my budget is too tight right now to buy yarn, so this would be a blessing to win. Thanks!

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  10. Heather D.
    July 14th, 2009 at 07:43 | #10

    I’d love to win all this wonderful yarn to make some blankets, hats, and booties for my baby due next month.

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  11. July 14th, 2009 at 19:19 | #11

    I would LOVE this! My Grandma just taught me how to crochet, so i’d love to share this with her and have her teach me all kinds of new things!!! I’ve got my fingers crossed!

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  12. July 14th, 2009 at 19:52 | #12

    I would love to win this! I am making blankets for Army wives and children for the coming winter and could use the yarn. My friend Emily sent me this link.

    Thanks!

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  13. July 14th, 2009 at 21:45 | #13

    yarn, Yarn, YARN!!! Would love to win it!! Thanks for making this possible.

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  14. Shellie
    July 14th, 2009 at 22:24 | #14

    Great giveaway!! It will just keep on giving–such great posts here! I would use some of the yarn to start crocheting again for gifts and donations to charities as well. I’d also share with fellow knitters and crocheters! Thank you, and good luck to all.

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  15. July 15th, 2009 at 01:30 | #15

    Cool! I’ve been wanting to start knitting for a long long time! How great will it be if I win this?

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  16. July 15th, 2009 at 22:42 | #16

    I have been knitting since I am 7 years old…my nana & mom taught me and I used to knit & crochet Barbie doll clothes. Right now, OPERATION GRATITUDE (www.opgratitude.com) is having a drive for folks to knit/crochet scarves for the brave men & women fighting in Afghanistan, and I would love to use the yarn to make & have others make as many as we can.

    Thank you!

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  17. July 16th, 2009 at 11:19 | #17

    Ooh! I could make lots of little baby hats!

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  18. July 16th, 2009 at 13:23 | #18

    I love to crochet! It gives me something to do to pass the time between now and the due date of my 4th baby!Although not a lot of time to do it with the other three driving me nuts! I would love to win the beautiful yarn!

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  19. July 16th, 2009 at 16:31 | #19

    I would love to make a granny square quilt!!Hope I’m the winner! such a great giveaway
    anne molino at hotmail dot com

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  20. Jessica
    July 16th, 2009 at 16:41 | #20

    I would love to win this!! THREE of my very close friends have all announced their pregnancies in the last month… so I need to get busy knitting! Baby blankets, tiny hats galore… I also knit dog accessories for greyhounds in adoption programs (they’re skinny and bony, and get VERY chilly in winter). I hope I win!

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  21. Donna Galiano
    July 17th, 2009 at 09:22 | #21

    I belong to a group of ladies that originally started as a craft group for the simple joy of getting together to eat, visit and craft. This year, we’ve added craft days dedicated to knitting and crocheting for charity. We have made over a hundred scarves that are being used to raise funds for breast cancer, to donate to a woman’s battered shelter, to support a child advocacy group and my 80 year old mother is making hats for the war veterans! Last year she made 60 hats and this year has already made 95! She has also made hundreds of baby hats that have been donated to local hospitals. On behalf of our Crafty Ladies group, we would love to have this yarn to continue our charity work.

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  22. July 17th, 2009 at 09:42 | #22

    I am a Program Coordinator at a secure treatment facility for adolescent girls in MA. One of the girls’ favorite activities is crocheting. It is not only very therapeutic, but allows them to make/give gifts to their family. I would be very interested in this type of offer! What a great website!!

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  23. Laura P.
    July 17th, 2009 at 10:11 | #23

    I’d love to win this, too! I’ve done a bit of charity knitting in the past, as well and I’d share the love with other people in my knitting group.

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  24. Kim Jones
    July 17th, 2009 at 18:30 | #24

    My mother-in-law would love this! She crochet’s tiny beanies & sends them to the Marshall Islands for the babies that are born. Her husbands brother & sister-in-law are living there for a few years & they say the women LOVE receiving the beanies (as normally, they would go home with nothing….to the little that they have). She could certainly use this yarn.

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  25. Jane Law
    January 9th, 2010 at 17:55 | #25

    Wow…I just found this site today. Great concept!
    If you ever get any more good yarn, we have a “grannies to grannies” group who knit and sell items with all proceeds going to grannies in Africa who are bringing up their orphaned grandchildren, having lost their own children,the parents,to AIDS. If anyone can trash their yarn our way, we would be most appreciative.

    (Gabriola, BC)

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