Saturday, October 2, 2010

Something Snuggy for Your Buddy!

Each year I've participated in the 31 for 21 Challenge, I've sent a gift to a reader at the end of the month. This year, it's something very special and very fun that combines two loves in my life: Down syndrome Awareness and knitting!

I searched through hand-dyed yarns and found a perfect yarn for my giveaway, this gorgeous fiber dyed by Laines Magnifiques in their French Provencal colorway. It's a blend of superwash merino wool and cashmere, so it's so super super soft and heavenly. A beautiful, subtle color combination that coordinates with the traditional Buddy Walk logo.

Photo credit: Laines Magnifiques

Once I ordered it, I started looking into what I could make it into that would fit a variety of sizes and appeal to many. A pattern came to mind that I haven't knit yet, but wanted to, The Hudson Hat. A generous knitter friend offered to purchase the pattern for me and donate it to my cause. I think that makes it meant to be!

Photo credit: The Mad Hatter.

The yarn is in route to me and I will knit it to the size the winner chooses after I draw a name on Nov. 1st. I expect it to take me 2-3 weeks to knit, so it will be done before the Christmas holidays, should the winner wish to give it as a gift. This pattern can be knit in Newborn, Infant, Child, or Adult size, but please note that I will have to add coordinating solid colored yarn to the larger sizes in order to have enough yarn for the pattern.

So how can you win this lovely prize? Simple! Leave comments on my blog posts this month. For each post you comment on, your name gets entered in the drawing. And since the whole point of 31 for 21 is to spread awareness, I'm offering additional drawing entries if you let me know you shared a post on Facebook or on your blog. Just make a note in the comment section that reads, "I linked you today!" If you found an old post you'd like to share, that's fine with me. If you comment on it, I will get the notification and count that entry, too. Please make sure I can email you if you win!

Spread the awareness, share the love, enter to win something very snuggy for your buddy!


Jennifer said...

Oh, I love it. It sounds so soft!!

Cindy said...

Wonderful idea!!! LOVE the hat and the colors too. And, good to see you back. :)

rebecca said...

What a great giveaway! I think its awesome that you do this every year.

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Thanks for reposting about this because somehow I missed the Oct 2nd post! That looks like it will be a wonderful hat!

Tiffany said...

Posted about it:!/pages/Just-a-Little-Bit-Downsy/146239852081726

Tiffany said...

Blogged about it!

Cheryl said...

What a cool idea! Love the hat!