Sunday, June 20, 2010

Knitting Sisters

If you frequent knitting blogs, you are probably familiar with Erin and Kara, two very inspiring crafters. A few months back, they each held a contest. In exchange for a donation to the MS Walk they participated in, you would be entered in a contest for a prize. They walked in honor of their brother, Brett. Even though I've never met Erin or Kara in real life, I decided to give to the cause, times two. I felt like a contribution was worth it, and I couldn't just give to one of these girls; competition is fierce among sisters!

I never expected to win, but Erin contacted me to let me know she drew my name. I received the coolest package in the mail. Seriously, Erin is inspiring with her gift package contents. I've taken a lesson from her for future packages.

Tina Givens / AMH Fabric

I've never purchased any Tina Givens fabric, but it is gorgeous stuff. The two pieces on the left or Tina Givens. The remaining piece is from Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party line. The three pieces could even be used together, so I'm trying to think about what I'd like to make.

Additionally, there was this yarn:

I won!

It's Brooklyn Handspun, which I've never used. I LOVE the color. It's vibrant and fun.

And how cool are these gift tags?

"Just because it's handmade, doesn't mean it's cheap"

It's funny because it's true. Erin also included these Liberty of London journals. Lovely.

Not pictured is a box of chocolates from Hatch Family Chocolates of "The Little Chocolatiers" fame. They were so good. I ate them quickly and then wished there were more.

So, thank you to Erin for a lovely and generous package. I didn't donate to either sister for the contest, but it was a sweet reward for helping a very important cause.

My next post will be number 300. In honor of this, I will be a having a giveaway of my own. The next post will have all the details!


  1. What pretty stuff. The yarn looks like it would make yummy shawl, and I can't wait to see what you decide on for the fabric. Congrats on your win :)

  2. Yay! That was a pretty great package. Well done, Erin! Thanks again for your participation and the fact that you gave to both of us is pretty amazing. So thank you!

  3. Ooh, fabric! One day I will learn how to sew and that will be the beginning of what I'm sure will become a great obsession.

  4. i LOVE that fabric! super cute, sister!

  5. What a cool thing - love the fabric and the yarn and the labels and the journals - and I bet the chocolate was yummy!

  6. very cool! what a great package. i love the fabric especially.

  7. I am so glad you liked it! Really I was just so glad to have drawn your name because we share so many interests and it was fun to put together. Thanks again for donating!

  8. What an awesome prize package! And those gift tags are hilarious! Love those!


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