win yarn!


I’m having a yarn raffle!

As I mentioned recently, next April I will be setting off of a charity trek in Peru, raising funds in aid of UNICEF.  As part of this mission, I’m aiming to raise a considerable £3500, so even though the trip is nearly a year away, I need to get started early!  I have lots of “real-life” fundraising events planned (I spent last Sunday doing a car boot sale) but it seems sensible to make use of my little blog for some online fundraising as well.

I had considered doing an eBay auction, as these can raise quite a bit of money, and eBay allows free listings for charity.  However the downside of that approach is that only the highest bidder (the person with the most money) gets the yarn.  And I want everyone to have a chance to get yarn!

So here I have a lovely collection of yarn (all from my stash, stored in a clean, fresh, smoke free home) for you to win.

Here are the goodies:

One skein of Sundara Fingering Silky Merino, in the exclusive Seasons Club colour of The Life Aquatic (this skein was traded from a fellow club member). 150g of gorgeous 50/50 silk merino yarn.  My favourite Sundara yarn base.

Two skeins of Sarah’s Yarns 100% Pure Luxury DK Cashmere, colourway Red Mahogany.  This stuff is so lovely and soft!  2oz/200 yards each.

One skein of A Swell Yarn Shop Skinny Duet Sock yarn, 475 yards of hand-dyed merino.  Unnamed colourway, in light blue, periwinkle, lavender and purple.  Purple contrasting skein for heels and toes.  Sadly the Skinny sock yarn is now extinct, but it’s my favourite so I stocked up!

One skein of A Swell Yarn Shop Middy Duet Sock Yarn, 450 yards of hand-dyed merino.  The colourway is called Ocean Swells, and it’s the perfect name for it: shades of dark grey with a deep inky contrasting skein.

(there may also be more yarn prizes added, so be sure to check back).

To get a raffle entry:

Simply make a donation to UNICEF on my sponsorship page, and then leave a comment on this post to tell me that you’ve donated.  (Make sure I have email details to contact you).  Each donation of £4 or more gets you one entry, or three entries for £10.  First person’s name drawn will get their pick, and second / third / fourth winners will get to choose from the remaining yarns etc.  Simple?

For international yarnies: you’re welcome to enter this raffle too, and I’m happy to post yarn to wherever you live.

Entries close at the end of May.

Good luck!