Behold the sheep of destiny!
|Sheep. Of. Destiny.|
It is from this humble clay vessel that I pluck the winners of my various contests. Actually, she is a yarn bowl, and holds my yarn whilst I'm knitting and/or crocheting. I got her--like so many other cool things--on ETSY from The Little Pig Pottery. She's clever, my sheep; she has a notch in her backside where yarn can pass through so that it doesn't tangle. So awesome.
|Back. Of. Sheep. Of. Destiny.|
So first, because this is the first time you're seeing the lovely Sheep of Destiny, and considering her primary use, she has a sinister hoof in the first part of this fab December TWO-PART giveaway. Part one, is this:
|Sorry, daughter not included in giveaway...|
People have made fun of me--yes, made fun--of my wool-gathering (bad pun alert...). I made this lovely scarf out of wool procured at the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. It's a pattern I really love, The Queen Anne's Lace scarf by Ravelry designer 1craftyboy (The pattern is available for free if you're on Ravelry!) and I've played with it using different yarns and hook sizes. I crocheted and felted this one--so it is sure to keep you toasty warm. Wrapped around the neck, it has a lovely Elizabethan collar effect. Secure it with a silver hammered safety pin by Jim Knopf and you are set--for PART TWO of le giveaway...
|Win me--you know you want to!|
...because you will surely need to bundle up when you are walking the streets of New York to BOOKS OF WONDER to spend your shiny $50 Gift Certificate! Now, you may not be in the vicinity of Books of Wonder or New York--but you can just as easily shop online or give them a call and they will be more than happy to help you with your selections :) And you can wear the scarf in the cold environs of wherever you are.
OMGosh, Nat, I can hear you say. You've really outdone yourself this time!
A little secret: December is my birthday month, and being a Hobbit, I like to give presents just as much as I like to get them. I have had a year of wonders, really--and I like to share. <3 With any luck, these cute vintage style tags I ordered (also from Etsy--check out seller amaretto!) will be here in time so I can tag that scarf!
|Like? You can get yours by visiting Etsy.com member amaretto!|
Now, what do you have to do?
* Leave me a comment below--with your email address if you want to be entered.
* Following my blog will get you another entry.
* Spreading the word about my little contest on Twitter (use the hashtag #booksofwonder) will get you another entry.
Now--because this involves a US store, this giveaway is domestic only *but* there is an equally amazing giveaway going on RIGHT NOW over at THESIRENZ.COM that IS international and ends DECEMBER 10. Meg and Shar and Char and I (and probably Hades--we have to include him or he gets a bit fussy) would love it if you stopped by.
Drawing for THIS giveaway will be done Tuesday, December 13. But wait! What about this week's winner?! The winner of the signed copy of The Invention of Hugo Cabret is...
Congratulations, Mama! Thank you, and everyone for visiting me--LOVE you! More giveaways coming soon, both domestic and international <3