Thursday, September 19, 2013

Yarn in the mail

Could anything be more fun than getting yarn in the mail?  Well I can think of one thing, free yarn in the mail.

A few weeks ago I told you about a great yarn store I heard about from a friend, Eat.Sleep.Knit. 
I placed an order for a bit of yarn and bought some of the beautiful Harmony Knitting Needles they had on sale.  With my order came a Yarn Lotto scratch off card for the chance for some prizes.  This looked very fun, so I scratched off and to my surprise I won something, well I won something pretty big.  Store credit for $100.  Really I thought this was a joke, I was just hoping for a skein of yarn.  I mailed the card in as directed and waited.  A few weeks later I went online and there in my account was $100.  I was floored!  So this past weekend I ordered my yarn, it arrived today, want to see?


I ordered 8 skeins of this beautiful Malabrigo yarn Twist, in the colorway Grapes.  I agonized over yarn choices and finally decided that this was the perfect yarn.  I have something in mind to make, but I am not going to jinx it and tell you as my knitting mojo seems to have left me.

  
Inside my package was another Yarn Lotto scratch off card! I won a skein of Squoosh yarn, I am so  excited.

 

There was also this great bumper sticker, a pen and these tiny little hanks of yarn.  Upon further investigation they are to make this tiny sweater, a free pattern for joining the Eat.Sleep.Knit  Yarnathon club.


If I did not have a favorite online yarn store before I sure do now.  I am feeling very, very fortunate to have won this wonderful prize.  If you need some yarn I hope you stop by Eat.Sleep.Knit.
I am sure you will love it as much as I do.  I hope my knitting mojo returns, I have some yarn I need to get busy with.


34 comments:

elns said...

Oooo, I love the color of your malabrigo! You are in the luck. Maybe you need to buy a "real" lotto ticket? I will have to go visit Eat.Sleep.Knit this weekend ... shh don't tell the family ;)

Gerda said...

A beautiful colour, this yarn. I'm very curious what you will make of it!! And always lovely, such surprises!! groetjes, Gerda
By the way, love your Elise shawl.

Kris said...

How exciting!! Love the pretty yarn you selected!! And what a clever idea to do the scratch offs!!! I will check it out!!
Miss ya,
Kris

linda said...

Lovely yarn Meredith, I love getting yarn in the post too, it's like getting a present even though you have bought it yourself, can't wait to see what you make with it. :)

Taciana Simmons said...

That is so much fun my dar friend! I want to knit or crochet so bad, but I'm having the craziest time of my life moving and feel absolutely exhausted...no time for fun at all...one of these days I' ll be able to get back to it!
Love the yarn. Congratulations !

Joy said...

That is wonderful news Meredith - a lovely boost for your knitting mojo! Love the colour you chose too so am looking forward to seeing what you make with it.
I hope you are having an easy week and that your weekend becomes even easier.
Warm hugs,
Joy xo

Rose said...

Great yarn! I'm going to check it out now, even though I'm on a yarn diet!

shari said...

Pretty! Can not wait to see what you will make with it. It looks so soft. I just went over and check out Eat. sleep. knit and I love their yarn choices. Thanks for sharing the info. Now....lets see.....which should I order first!
Hugs, Shari

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my goodness!! Meredith, I just threw away a $50 scratch off thingy that I had gotten last year... Shoot fire! There isn't much better than getting yarn in the mail... especially free yarn! Way to go! =D blessings ~ tanna

Babajeza said...

Oh Meredith, it's so beautiful. I am happy for you! :-) I treated myself to some skeins of yarn this afternoon ... So happy! Hugs!

Jennifer said...

Wow, that's really exciting! Congratulations! I love that feeling when you win something that you never even entertained the possibility of winning. Well, you entertained it by entering the contest but it seemed like a long shot. That yarn is beautiful; purple is my favorite color and that has so many pretty tones in it. I will definitely have a look at ESK. :)

Dee said...

Well, THAT should certainly bring back your mojo! Mmmmmm...Malabrigo!

Astri said...

Jackpot Meredith! You lucky gal, you. Beautiful yarn choice. :-)

Betsy said...

Excitement! I'm grinning ear to ear because I'm so happy for you. I definitely need to check Eat.Sleep.Knit. out now. Some things in life truly are free! That tiny sweater is just so precious.
Blessings,
Betsy

Pammy Sue said...

So FUN!!! You are a lucky gal. I am in love with that purple yarn you chose. How totally beautiful! I wanna see that tiny little sweater all knitted up too. So cute. Maybe you could make a refrigerator magnet out of it so it can make you smile every day.

kathy b said...

Purple Malibrigo What a choice.!!! I love it. I am going to order form Eat sleep knit now that I know about the FUN!

Teresa said...

WOW! You really lucked out! What a great treat for you! You deserve this. Now maybe your moj will come back! What better incentive is that? beautiful soft yarn and the added bonus of being free! I wasn't able to see your second picture. Just had a red x. Have a great day,. Hugs Teresa

by Teresa said...

Congrats on the yarn.. but I always knew you were a winner. :-) Funny.. but when I saw the yarn I thought of grapes, even before I read that was it's name! I can't wait to see what you do with it. Have a super weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Yay! I am so thrilled for you! Could not have happened to a nicer person! I am so glad you go some yummy Tosh yarn.....she has awesome yarn.

Looking forward to seeing what you make...that little sweater is adorable..could look perfect on the Christmas tree as a small ornament. :)

blessings always sweet friend.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

WOW!! $100. worth of yarn!! Beautiful color of grape/ purple yarn. Congratulations!!

Nana Go-Go said...

Lucky Duck!!!I love Malabrigo anything - it's like butter to knit/crochet with. What a fabulous colour too - very heathery.Well done, Mer, you deserve all of your little gifts.x

Olga said...

Lucky, lucky you! Oh, that yarn is gorgeous! I'm going to check out that store as I was going to buy some new yarns anyway. Who knows I might get a bit of luck too ;-)
Have a great weekend!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Now that is marketing at it's best...sounds like they have a customer for life. And that tiny sweater is so cute.

Jen

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Meredith.. Happy Autumn Down there in the South.. It is certainly feeling very much like Fall here. I am catching up. I see I have missed much.. Love all your lovely shawls. Very Pretty indeed. WOW lucky you to win the Yarn Lotto.. Love the Purple Yarn you bought with your heaps of Money.. I will have to go to the website and see if I can be soooooooooooooooo lucky as you.. Give Max a Pat on the head for me.. Big Hugs Judy

ColourMeCrochet said...

Ooooh I love receiving yarn in the mail, but it must have been more exciting having won it and waiting for it to come.
Congratulations, I'm dancing for you :)
And your choice of yarn is gorgeous, I love purple, it's my favourite colour. Can't wait to see what you make.
Have a good weekend
Take care
Sally xxx

WildflowerWool said...

Wow! Lucky you. I am going to check out this yarn shop. I love their name!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! Lucky you! How fun that you were able to get all that yarn for free. Eat.Sleep.Knit sure know how to treat their customers right! Fun stuff! Enjoy and have a great weekend. Tammy

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I am rather liking the sound of this store! Definitely one to add to my next list of online yarn stores update!! And I love the colour of the yarn you chose :)

Mrs. Micawber said...

Ooh what gorgeous yarn - was it hard to splurge your winnings like that? I would have agonized for days (or weeks) over what to pick!

Congratulations Mere - I am sure you will make something beautiful with that lovely stuff.

I like that purple pen too! :)

moonstruckcreations said...

What a wonderful treat, cant wait to see what you make with it all!

Helenxx

Knitting Diva said...

Ahhhh, lucky you! That is one of my Favorite Yarns and Favorite Colors too! Knit on!

kathyinozarks said...

how exciting for you! always so much fun to win something Love your color choice too-enjoy!!

Crafty in the Med said...

Hello Meredith

you luck ,lucky gal!! I love the colour of the yarn you've choose too...grapes...wonderful name conjures up vivid images of olive trees and vineyards. It is rightly named. I Am looking forward to seeing what you make with it!!!

keep well

Amanda :-)

Rose Red said...

I have only ever heard good things about Eat.Sleep.Knit, and now I know why! What a great prize, and you chose such beautiful yarn. Lucky lucky you!