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I’m actually offering TWO giveaways (drum roll, please).
Giveaway 1: Beginner Knitting Kit (2 gently used DVDs, a pair of knitting needles, and a skein of yarn)
Through a series of bizarre happenings, I came into possession of two gently used beginner knitter DVDs, I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting! in Motion and I Can’t Believe I’m Knitting Cables, Bobbles, & Lace in Motion. Both feature Melissa Leapman. I am eager to find these a home with a beginner somewhere so yes, I will ship internationally. (I think the DVDs are probably encoded for Region 1 though.) To add to the kit, I’m including a pair of my Underground Crafter bamboo knitting needles (U.S. size 9) and a skein of Bernat Lana. Lana is discontinued but it is a nice 100% wool yarn. I chose a light color for ease of viewing your stitches.
Giveaway 2: Free in-person crochet or knitting lesson (in New York City only)
My second giveaway is intangible so it cannot be photographed. I will give the winner a one hour lesson in crochet or knitting in New York City. Unfortunately, since I do not have a car, we are limited to meeting somewhere accessible by public transportation (sorry Staten Island!). I will also include an Underground Crafter crochet hook or pair of knitting needles when we meet. Please note that I work full-time so we would have to meet up in the evening or on a weekend.
My giveaways are my way of “paying it forward”* by helping someone else learn to knit or crochet, or to improve their skills. I love yarn crafts and hope you will too!
You can enter either giveaway by leaving a comment with the following info: Tell me which giveaway you are interested in winning. Give me your email address or a link back to your website so I can track you down if you win :). Write a short note about why you’d like to win the giveaway you’ve selected. If you are entering Giveaway 2, please let me know whether you’d be interested in a crochet or knitting lesson and the general topic (e.g., beginner, granny squares, cables, pattern reading, etc.). You can enter on behalf of someone else (as a gift) as long as you can provide me with their contact information once you win. Sign up by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, 5/25 and I will choose one winner at random for each giveaway by May 27. I will post about both winners here on the blog and also will email each winner. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!
*I have never watched more than about 15 commercial-interrupted minutes of Pay It Forward, so excuse me if I am using this expression improperly.