Spin Out: Turn that Frown Upside Down!

The babies just left with my sister and I’m devastated! It’s always SO MUCH worse for me when they leave me than when I leave them! My house is a mess, yes, but too too quiet!

So let’s make someone else happy!


A gorgeous basket put together by WEBS, it includes:
— 10 balls Valley Yarns Longmeadow in color Mauve
— 10 hanks Valley Yarns Stockbridge in Natural
— 3 pair Valley Yarns 14″ Bamboo Needles (sizes 5, 7 & 9)
— $10.00 Gift Certificate for WEBS

And the winner is…

Michelle Szeghalmi

(Michelle! I don’t have an email for you! Can you please email me or leave a comment or if someone knows Michelle? Thank you!)

Prize #2:

It’s a FIBER FEST! We’ve got:
— 1.5 oz of 100% Pure American Bison Down from Buffalo Gold
— 4 oz of Wensleydale top, Bird of Paradise colorway from Lisa Souza Knitwear & Dyeworks
— 2 oz of Handpainted Tussah Silk, Sangria colorway from Spunky Eclectic
— a beautiful braid of Handpainted 80% Merino/20% Tussah Silk from Hello Yarn
— 2 oz of Handpainted Superfine Alpaca/Blue Face Leicester from the Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio
— A beautiful handpainted spindle from Made By Ewe
— One year subscription to Wild Fibers Magazine
The Spinner’s Companion by Bobbie Irwin from Spin Off/Interweave Press
— Fibre Wash and Fibre Rinse kit from Unicorn Fibre

And the winner is…

April Vincent

Prize #3

This is a really special prize – I had to pry it out of Ann’s hot little hands when she delivered it!
— A Circa 1940 Vintage Knitting Needle Collection which includes a Bakelite Knitting Needle Box and Halex Faux Tortoise Shell Needle Collection in sizes 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 in 12″ and sizes 1,2,3,4,5,6 in 9″. This prize was GENEROUSLY donated by Peggie Ehlers of Rivers Edge Wool & Fibre.
— A copy of Knit Lit (too) from Jeannine Bakriges
— Two handformed glass buttons from Sheila Ernst

And the winner is…

Jean Eldred

Prize #4:

— Three skeins “Tough Stuff” Hard-wearing Sock Yarn, Pimpernel colorway from Libertina Yarns
— Two skeins Bernat SOX! from Marie
— One skein SOCK! Merino (560 yds) in the What A Melon colorway from Lisa Souza Knitwear & Dyeworks
— Yarntini hand dyed sock kit in Pure Knits colorway (430 yds) and Pure Pink Shot of Solid (210 yds) from Pure Knits

And the winner is…

Tracey Solomon

Prize #5:

— Three skeins “Tough Stuff” Hard-wearing Sock Yarn, Lagoon colorway from Libertina Yarns
— Two skeins Bernat SOX! from Marie
— Two skeins Sock Hop hand spun sock yarn in the Love Me Tender colorway from Crown Mountain Farms
— Yarntini hand dyed sock kit in Pure Knits colorway (430 yds) and Pure Pink Shot of Solid (210 yds) from Pure Knits

And the winner is…

Wendi Brant

Prize #6:

— Socks That Rock Fair Isle Sock Kit #1, which contains 1 skein Farmhouse (mediumweight) and 1 skein Watermelon Tourmaline (mediumweight) and 30 yards of solid in 24 Karat, Beryl and Ruby Slippers from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Fair Isling on Blue Moon, a book of Fair Isle sock patterns from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
— FIVE skeins of Project Spectrum Sock Yarn from C*EYE*BER Fiber – one for every color of Project Spectrum! (Hey – have you seen the cruise Mama E’s putting together? Fabulous! If I wasn’t completely claustrophobic of large ships and vast bodies of water, I’d be there in a h
eartbeat! If just to meet Eunny!)

And the winner is…

Arlene Roeder

Whew! CONGRATULATIONS ALL! More prizes coming ASAP! I’m still getting prizes in the mail. And don’t forget to check out the NEW KNITTY! My article about Spin Out is up in Knittyspin! YAY! Thanks Jillian and Amy! It looks great!


  1. Ooooooh! Those prizes are gorgeous! Lucky, lucky ladies! I just read your Knitty article and it was awesome. Must come next year. I read that someone came all the way from Fairfax, VA which is a tad south of me. I was sad/ashamed that I didn’t make the trip. Good work, so pleased to take part. A round of applause for Cara!

  2. Just e-mailed you Michelle’s info.

  3. Nice article, very well done and I’ve always loved your shawl pictures.
    Oddly enough I don’t see my name amongst the winners, get to work on that ok;)

  4. I love the Knitty article! I’m sorry your babies left. I hope you get to see them again soon.

  5. Cara. I have asked you and asked you. Please don’t make me drool on my keyboard.

  6. What a great bunch of prizes for so many lucky knitters!

  7. Happy tears in my eyes for your wonderful Knitty article. And donating your honorarium! You continue to be the best rocker EVER! Next year in the Park!

  8. Oh! I see a typo! The name for Prize #3 is spelled:
    V i c k i M o . . . .
    Heeheehee. The pictures are as pretty as the prizes. Loved your knittyspin article, too.

  9. Rachel H says:

    Just came over from reading your Knitty article. Great Job!

  10. Wow!! Great prizes! Loved your Knitty Article!!!

  11. Wow. Such wonderful prizes. Lucky girls.

  12. Hey, Cara–I saw in the paper this morning that “Great Performance” on PBS tonight (Wed, 9:00) is Bruce Springsteen: The Seeger Sessions Live at St Luke’s.” More folksy than rock, perhaps, but still, Bruce, and I thought you should know!

  13. I’m so, so excited to be one of the winners! And there’s Crown Mountain Farms handspun in there? That’ll have to be made into something besides socks. I can’t imagine WALKING on handspun yarn. It’s sacriligious.

  14. Great article! and love that shawl. How appropriate. Great photo. Dude, we are all so proud of you.

  15. *drool* Lucky Ladies!
    Wonderful article over yonder at Knitty 🙂 Well done on all counts!

  16. Congratulations on this incredible accomplishment. The Knitty article made me cry! You done so good! And your prizes are incredible.
    Oh, and April, if you’re reading this–I’ll wrestle you for your prize. Jealous!!!

  17. wow, all those prizes look beautiful!
    nice article! that’s awesome they snatched you up for it!

  18. That is a fantastic article and you are so amazing to have arranged all of this. Well done! The prizes are really cute, you’ve put together really nice gift sets.
    I think being part of the knitting/fiber/spinning community is really wonderful and I feel like I’m welling up a bit now.

  19. What a fabulous project in every way, Cara! You are so awesome 😉
    Congrats to all of the winners!!