My current work in progress:

Sundew,by Martin Storey, knit from Rowan Softyak DK, using 3.25mm and 4mm needles.

Pretty Yarn

You may remember when I went to Minneapolis in May I got to see my friend Keri, who makes the lovely bags at 3AM Enchantments. Keri was starting to do some handpainted yarns and she generously gave me some to give away on my blog.

We got quite an enthusiastic response and Keri was delighted by how much you loved her yarn. So this week she sent me this:

Four skeins of her lovely yarn. They are all superwash merino fingering weight, 400 yards per skein.

Who’d like a skein? 🙂

To enter the raffle to win one of these 4 skeins, leave a comment to this blog post by noon eastern time this Sunday, July 18. Don’t know how to leave a comment? Check out my little tutorial, here.

The great and mighty Random Number Generator will choose four winners from among those comments on Sunday.

You might want to hop on over the Keri’s site if you like her pretty yarn. She is running a fun special on yarn purchased in July.

Thanks for all your lovely comments about my latest shawl. I’m working on the pattern and will have it available soon. I’ve been having a bit of a rough week, so please pardon the blog silence. Hopefully things will settle down soon and the blog will return to normal. Well, what passes for normal for me anyhow. 😉

Luy sez:

That’s some pretty yarn! And it was dyed by my boyfriend’s mommy!”


  1. OMG I love her bags. She does yarn now too. Wow. And you are so generous to share with us!

  2. I agree. Very pretty. Especially the green/red one.

  3. pretty pretty yarn!!

  4. Pretty! Want!
    .-= stephsk8r´s last blog ..England =-.

  5. knitinmom says:

    Pretty yarn indeed. Thanks for the chance to get a skein.

  6. I would love one of those, they are gorgeous.

  7. I hope you feel better soon, Wendy.

  8. This is so nice that you are sharing this yarn! It looks gorgeous!

  9. beautiful yarn

  10. Celestine says:

    Wow what beautiful yarn. Your friend Keri sure make nice things. I hope I win…I hope I win….

  11. I like pretty yarn.

  12. Mmmm… yarn… Thanks for sharing!!!

  13. Barb Harger says:

    I wouldn’t mind some yarn that was dyed by Lucy’s boyfriend’s mommy…LOL Staying inside in the heat of the day…could do lots of knitting.

  14. I’d love one of those beautiful skeins!

  15. I’d love to win some of Keri’s yarn. Especially since she is Lucy’s boyfriend’s mom!!

  16. Oh… ME ME ME!!! Pick me! lol Seriously, though, it is very pretty!!
    .-= Jill in OH´s last blog ..First mini Giveaway =-.

  17. Beautiful colors. Thanks for a chance on receiving one!

  18. The yarn looks super fun. I’m going to have to pop on over to her shop and have a look.

  19. Me please! My new kitten would love it!

  20. Very Pretty!!
    .-= Tareshen´s last blog ..I’m actually pretty damned intolerant =-.

  21. I’m already picturing the beautiful socks that I could make with that yarn 🙂

  22. I would love to win a skein of that gorgeous yarn!
    They would be treated well in my home for sure!

  23. That yarn looks really yummy. I am going to have to go have a look see at it.
    .-= Judy´s last blog ..Zeus update =-.

  24. I can hardly believe you’re not tucking the yarn away in your stash while pretending the package never arrived – it looks beautiful. But since you’re generous enough to give it away – me please!

    Hope things go back to normal for you soon. I’m always a little sad when you don’t have time to blog – reading your blog is my favorite mid-afternoon break 🙂

  25. Lovely yarn!!!

  26. Pretty yarn, indeed!!! Gorgeous!

  27. Jeanine says:

    Pretty yarn! Thanks for the opportunity!

  28. Beautiful! I’d love to win one.

  29. Beautiful colours! You are so generous with your giveaways!
    .-= josiekitten´s last blog ..Full of milky goodness =-.

  30. patricia says:

    Beautiful yarn! Thanks for sharing!

  31. I Love the yarn, especially the green skein. That would look great as a shawlette!
    .-= Maura van der Linden´s last blog ..Now Set Up to Bid on Projects =-.

  32. I can make room !

  33. Oh pretty! Want one!

    Sheri from KY

  34. That yarn is gorgeous! I’d love the chance to win a skein.

    Hi to Lucy.
    .-= Christy´s last blog ..Venn Diagram =-.

  35. Sarah JS says:

    Beautiful yarn! Now off to check out the link to the bags …

  36. That’s lovely yarn, seriously lovely yarn.
    .-= aliceq´s last blog ..Waiting =-.

  37. Enchanting!!!!!

  38. Jennifer W says:

    They are all so beautiful…one of each would be just perfect 🙂

  39. Hope you feel better! I would love some yarn.

  40. I think I could squeeze a skein of that beautiful yarn in my stash!

  41. Gorgeous yarn!
    .-= Lynneth´s last blog ..Sweater – Year Two Etc =-.

  42. Susan DeBettignies says:


    Such pretty yarn; I’m off to check out the site next.


  43. Please enter me in the yarn drawing. It looks like wonderful yarn!

  44. Heather M says:

    oooh. pretty!

  45. Ooo, your friends yarn IS pretty! I’ve already favorited her on Etsy. I would love to win a skein of her yarn since you are so generously offering to share.
    .-= LisaS´s last blog ..Not even trying anymore =-.

  46. I love lovely yarn!

  47. Gorgeous yarn. I could use that.

  48. So pretty……when you coming back down to Florida?
    .-= Dee Dee Snow´s last blog ..Memorial Day Weekend =-.

  49. noallatin says:

    That is lovely yarn and I would like a skein if the random number generator is so inclined. Thank you.

  50. sjanova says:

    Lucy’s boyfriend’s mommy? Really? When did she last see her boyfriend? Hmmmm. Well, it’s gorgeous yarn. Should become a shawl or two, right?

  51. Ohhh! Loved the one on the right the best. Just sayin’,,,,,,,

  52. Shirley. in PA says:

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling well, I wondered why your blog was silent. I would love a skein of that yarn, the green looks heavenly.

  53. Pretty indeed! I’d love to win – is the contest open to non-US residents?

  54. Beautiful colors and 400 yards–just enough to make a pretty shawlette. I would love to recieve one of Keri’s skeins!
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..Priorities =-.

  55. Kathy D says:

    The yarn is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  56. DharmaPuppy Pinklady says:

    I so would like a skein of her yarn!

  57. I hope things get back to your normal soon. And I hope I win some pretty yarn. And I love how you picked your carpet color to complement Lucy’s color.

  58. jo morgan says:

    Pick me! Pick me! That yarn is seriously beautiful and I could see a shawlette in my future! Keri’s da bomb!

  59. Suzanne says:

    Such pretty yarn!! Thanks for a chance to win it!

  60. Melinda says:

    I’d love to win a skein!

  61. what beautiful yarn!

  62. Robin Pearce says:

    Who couldn’t use some gorgeous yarn? I’m in! Here’s hoping your week gets back to normal. Or at least to knitting.

  63. OOHHH!! Pretty!

  64. I’d love a skein! (And wow, you get a lot of blog comments!) I hope you’re feeling better! Kitty snuggles always help.
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Week 28- Frostbitten =-.

  65. Oh, all-powerful and beneficent Random Number Generator, please select my humbly-offered comment!

  66. I so hope I win! I’ve been having a tough week, too, and my bday is on 7/18 so it would be the best pick-me-up ever!

  67. Jessica says:

    Oooh So pretty! I love the blue & green.

  68. Stacy and the rugrats says:

    woot! Pretty yarn

  69. I would also be happy to re-home one of those skeins. Yay, contests!
    .-= DPUTiger´s last blog ..Sweater Fails =-.

  70. Those are lovely!! I would love to win one. You have the best contests, Wendy!
    .-= Heather Kinne´s last blog ..Episode 9 – Ball Band- Baby! =-.

  71. oooo green!

  72. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    Very pretty! Thanks for the chance to win a skein!

    I really like the shawl you designed! It’s a real winner!

  73. how pretty !

  74. Woo! Yarn!

  75. Ashley W says:

    What pretty yarn! I’m keeping my fingers crossed… 🙂

  76. more pretty yarns! would love to win some!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..a sock fix =-.

  77. Kathleen says:

    I can’t decide which one I like best, they are all so beautiful! You know, I’m on vacation in DC and Virginia next week so I could pick up my winning skein in person. I’m just sayin’. Thanks!

  78. Ooooo! Purty!!!

    Hope your week gets better!!!

  79. Oh—-lovely yarn!

  80. Cyndi J says:

    The yarns are gorgeous! Who wouldn’t want one?? I hope you get to feeling better. I am new to sock knitting and am enjoying your Socks from the Toe Up. Thanks for writing such helpful books!

  81. Those are so pretty that I would love to have one!

  82. Sooooooooo pretty. I love yummy yarn!!!
    .-= Kathlen´s last blog ..Music To My Ears =-.

  83. Hope the blog silence isn’t too rough. Good strength.

  84. mwknitter says:

    so purty!!!!! I’d love some.

  85. I would love to have a skein of this beautiful yarn. Count me in!

  86. Thank you for being so generous; also, please get well.

  87. Wow, that yarn is pretty!
    Hi to Miss Lucy.

  88. Those are gorgeous! I’d love a skein!
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..A dilemma =-.

  89. Very pretty yarn! I love the green one
    .-= sarah´s last blog ..Must be a record or something! =-.

  90. Love the colors! This would be a good home for any of them.

    Sorry about your shoulder. Hope the guy on the train was nice about dropping his bag on you. Feel better soon.

  91. I’d be more than happy to take pretty yarn off your hands…

  92. That is beautiful yarn! Both of my colors are in there!
    .-= Panhandle Jane´s last blog ..Technological Discomfort =-.

  93. Rowan Falar says:

    oooh nummy! Not that I need anymore sock yarn…..but it doesn’t count as stash right? Right?!?

  94. courtney says:

    That yarn looks amazing! Let it be my lucky day!

  95. These yarns look really yummy. I hope the random generator picks me.
    .-= Sallie´s last blog ..Back to routine =-.

  96. Rachael says:

    I was just looking at Keri’s Esty page, and her yarns are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  97. What glorious colors. I hear them calling my name!

  98. J. Stone says:

    I love the colors in the skein second in from the right. I am always on the look out for new sock yarn.

  99. Stephanie Miller says:

    Gotta love me some free yarn…. ‘specially the purty stuff!!!!

  100. suncatcher says:

    This yarn is beautiful…and I love the name: 3AM. when our brainstorms visit us ; )