What have I been doing? I have been running... working on knitting projects... preparing for a vacation... getting ready for the Spring 2010 semester at school - How exciting it is to announce 12 more cast aluminum yarn bowls for sale - they're showcased on my etsy site - more yummy gold colored bowls, more delicious violet colored bowls... and introducing gorgeous blue bowls! Click on the link or visit my SHOP to take a gander!
In other news - we are about to go on vacation - for a wonderful week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with just under 20 amazing friends - I can't wait to share stories and photos from our trip - but that'll be in a few weeks. Now... what do we bring with us on vacations? KNITTING! - I have started a new project - the Latvian Vest from Knitty - size 4 circular needles - and alternating an oatmeal yarn with some fantastic Kauni Effektgarn which slowly changes colors from maroon to pumpkin to chocolate brown! - yes, 272 stitches, fair isle chart patterns... this is how I relax. (I promise not to drink and knit) - LOL - it's on its way - started... and the color is starting to change! I'm so excited about this project!
Talk with you in a few weeks!!!
Congratulations, John Niegowski of Flint, MI - YOU are the winner of the polished Aluminum yarn bowl! Yes, it's true - thanks to your generosity and a little bit of luck (and the help of random.org to select the number) YOU, my friend, are the winner of the highly sought after polished aluminum yarn bowl!!!
I appreciate everyone's donations more than I can say - in total I received 21 donations totaling $174.92 as a result of this contest!!! - that money goes right to AIDS Project Los Angeles and they'll use it to provide essential care and services to those affected by HIV/AIDS!
Tomorrow, I'll be running 7 miles (a recovery run from last week's 14) and I can't wait to tell my fellow runners how generous all my friends in the knitting community were with this contest! THANK YOU to everyone who participated and took time out of their holiday schedule to play along. I plan to hold future contests to continue raising money for APLA and in hopes of reaching my fundraising goal of $5,000.00!
Happy Holidays, everyone!
I have the second set of gorgeous yarn bowls available for sale - I will be posting them tonight on my ETSY shop - there are a limited number of dark gold or violet yarn bowls available! Here are the two colors available:
If you're interested or know of anyone who might be, please send them a link to my blog or etsy shop and have them buy right away - these are sure to sell out this week!
Because these bowls are made of cast aluminum (they won't break!) I had lots of requests for a polished aluminum bowl just like the first prototype. You asked, I responded:
Polished Aluminum Yarn Bowl Raffle
The only way get this ONE polished aluminum yarn bowl is to enter my raffle! Remember, I'm training with the National AIDS Marathon Training Program? Well, I'm still looking for tax deductible donations. This bowl is your online raffle prize! Here's how to win:
1. Visit my donation page - http://apla.convio.net/goto/kylewilliam
2. Make a tax deductible donation in any amount ending in $___.26 - with a minimum donation of $5.26 (Five Dollars, Twenty-Six Cents) - The donation site requires a minimum of $5, and I am adding $.26 in honor of the 26.2 miles I'll be running and also so I can easily find the entries. YOU ARE WELCOME TO ENTER MORE THAN ONCE - SEPARATE ENTRIES THAT MEET THIS RULE ARE EQUALLY COUNTED!!!
3. PLEASE Share a link to the site on your blog or facebook or by email to friends, your knitting group; anyone you think might be interested. Posting a comment on this blog entry helps get folks excited as well!
I will pick a WINNER on December 26, 2009 with the random number generator and make a post announcing who it is once they are contacted. I will pack and ship this bowl at my expense to you - and you will be the only person to have a bowl like this. The only limitation I can only ship the bowl to a U.S.A. street address.
Email me with any questions - and remember that your donations are tax deductible - the money you give benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles and helps me reach my fundraising goal while I train for the Los Angeles Marathon!!!
I just listed the 4 premier colors of cast aluminum yarn bowls on etsy -
I hope if you have been watching for them that you jump quick - there's a limited number in this set (with more on their way) Thank you for cross posting and sharing with your friends about these pieces.
I just received the first prototype for my metal yarn bowls - this one is aluminum - let me know your thoughts - what would you change? Once we get the design part figured out they will be made in some artistic finishes and offered for sale - online (through my website) as well as through local yarn shops - and with any luck, if there is interest, we'll be selling them to yarn shops across the U.S.A. - but that's later. Right now, we have to find out if anyone is interested in a metal yarn bowl :)