Monday, January 17, 2011

Just the facts... and spinning some "yarns" too

Today we are sharing a couple of fun farm facts and a giveaway!
  • Indiana sheep produced 240,000 pounds of wool in 2009.
  • Llama wool is lanolin-free
  • If you leave a sheep in the rain, it won’t shrink.
  • There is 150 yards (450 feet) of wool yarn in a baseball.
  • Llamas communicate by humming and clucking.
  • A baby llama or alpaca is called a cria.

Calling all crafters! This week's giveaway is two 4 oz. skeins of wool from sheep right here in the Hoosier state. One is white and the other is natural gray.

Enter to win this week's giveaway by leaving a comment and telling us what beautiful creation you would make with this wool.

Entries will be accepted until 9 PM EDT on Thursday and the winner will be selected by random on Friday morning.


Jent said...

Would love to knit a scarf with that yarn!
And love that sheep farmer Stanley!

Jent said...

Would knit me a warm scarf!

Love that sheep farmer Stanley!

tiptonmom said...

Would love to knit a scarf for my daughter - lovely!

Carol said...

I grew up on a farm in Indiana and would so love to win this yarn. What would I make? A scarf to use everyday or warm socks to wear while watching TV.....hmmmmm!

Ott, A. said...

Knitting is something I've been wanting to learn how to do. Perhaps winning this would give me the kick start I need to do it.

ann said...

Maybe I could finish the scarf that I started. Got my wool at Sheep Street but ran, out need more wool.
Thank you

MaggieBelize said...

I'd love to knit a hat & a pair of fingerless mitts. (I've already knitted an embarrassing number of scarves!)

Wendy said...

I think I'd work up a fair isle cap. Such beautiful colors!

BJ said...

A couple hats.

Bretta said...

My fashion savvy son would love a scarf knit from this using the Matrix pattern. Lovely wool!!

Beth said...

From Pennsylvania where it is suppose to snow tonight, my mind is on making a really nice set of mittens one brown and one white and a hat half brown, half white.
Absolutely beautiful yarn. Nice pics.