Enter this Light Giveaway!

If you craft at all, you know that your studio set-up can make or break the process. Supplies have to be easy to reach; you need a big flat surface that isn’t covered with so much stuff that you can’t find what you are looking for. But most of all, you need light. After years of making stuff and buying lights, I’ve come to the conclusion that lighting designers never read books, work with color, or play with yarn at home. Seriously, a lone 60-watt bulb cannot do the job. Who can possibly decipher a pattern page while knitting or crocheting at a fine gauge? Even most dedicated task lighting doesn’t have all the features I need: there’s not enough light, or it’s not adjustable, or it can’t be placed in my preferred location. I’d propose boiling these designers in oil if OttLite didn’t exist.

OttLiteFortunately, OttLite does exist. Not only that—they know what crafters need. Obviously they’ve heard my prayers (or cusses) and designed the best lighting solution. Their EasyView Craft Lamp came to my office for review, and I’m in heaven. First, the light rests at the perfect height for my work desk:  50–62 inches from the floor with an adjustable gooseneck. And it’s got that spectacular OttLite bulb I love for colorwork. Second, this baby sports a magnifying glass, enlarging items up to 3X. The magnifier can be adjusted by sliding its arm up or down the main pole, or by fiddling with the gooseneck. Whoever designed this work of art is my new superhero. This lamp has got it all.

Ottlite2Unfortunately, I don’t get to keep this light. But my bitter loss can be your incredible gain, because the wonderful folks at OttLite want to share some love. Yes, you can win this lamp for your very own, and just in time for the holidays!

Tell us how you have been very good (or as an homage to the incomparable Mae West, very bad*) this year and deserve a holiday treat. Leave your comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner on Tuesday, December 1st (giving Tuesday).

*”When I’m good, I’m very good. When I’m bad, I’m better.” If only Santa understood this.

Deborah Gerish

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