Spinning in Spring (and a contest, too!)

What Does the Lamb Say?

  These lambs, recorded at Gleason's Fine Woolies in 2011, have no doubt that spring is a time to celebrate.

I can’t think of anything that says “spring” like a bunch of bouncy lambs. It’s spring, and they spring!

It makes me want to . . . clean house. Really. If all of winter’s accumulation of stacks and piles of books and magazines and odds and ends of spinning fibers magically vanished, my world would seem as fresh and full of new potential as the one in this little video. And of course, wool festival season begins soon! But to make room for all the goodies I plan to bring home, 'tis the season for spring cleaning.

And it isn't just me. We're getting ready to move our Interweave offices to a new building, so we're having a big spring cleaning initiative in the office as well. So as much as I'd like to take all of these home for my personal stash, it needs to go to a brand-new home. We covered some gorgeous 2-2.5 oz "quarter-batts" from Crystal Creek Fibers in the Spring 2014 issue of Spin-Off (below), and now's your chance to win them. We decided to add in some Spin-Off treasures, too.

Spring Fiber Contest

That’s where you come in. I'm heading to some new fiber festivals this year and would love to know your tips for having the best fiber festival experience. How do you make the most of your time and money at a new festival? Leave your suggestions in the comments, and you may be the lucky winner of some spring treasures of the readable, watchable, spinnable kind. We'll send four quarter-batts plus book, magazine, and video treats to the writer of our favorite comment.

If this seems like the Tom Sawyer approach to spring cleaning, well, what’s wrong with that? After all, my spring cleaning is your new (stash) growth.

Crystal Creek Fibers
quarter-batts 


Mojave

Black Gold

Wild Sage

Sun Tea

 

To enter the contest, leave a comment below and share your tips on fiber festival success. On April 7, 2014, our panel of judges will pick one winner for best tip from the entered comments.  Check back on April 7 to see if you’ve won.  The Contest begins on April 4, 2014 and ends April 7, 2014, 10:59 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"). Due to the variety of rules regulating contests worldwide, we can only select winners from entrants that are U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years old or older at the time of entry; and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec). View full contest rules here.

Now, excuse me please. I’m going to go watch that video again.

Happy cleaning!

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