Sunday, November 18, 2012

GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!

***THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
The winner has been selected and contacted.
I will announce the winner as soon as I hear back.
Thank you!

In October, Farm Genevieve reached 100 Facebook likes. To show my appreciation to everyone that follows my blog (on Facebook and other pathways), I wanted to say a big THANK YOU. I know everyone is super busy with life and the Internet is overflowing with information, so I do really appreciate everyone that stops by and reads the blog.

Okay, so down to brass tacks. WHAT THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE.

The winner will receive one skein of Ava. This yarn is handspun (by me) from Ava's lambswool. It is a six (6) ounce skein of worsted weight (10-12 wpi) and it's approx 310 yards. It is enough to make lovely holiday gift for yourself or someone on your list.
 
Here is Ava. And, no, she doesn't have zombie eyes. It is a horrendous picture of her. She's a little camera shy and I was in a hurry this morning to take a quick pic.

And here is Ava's skeins. It is super soft wool from her very first shearing this spring.


 
HOW DO I WIN?
1) You do NOT need to be a FB fan or a official blog follower. Of course, if you are, then you always get the 4-1-1 about upcoming giveaways. Just sayin'.
 
2) Audience participation is required. YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT about this blog post.
 
Below is an item given to me by a farmer's market customer. You may leave a comment specifically about the picture below OR you can leave a general comment about the blog, fiber, your fiber life, etc. 
 
3) The FIRST person to identify the item (in the picture below) improves their chances of winning. For every 10 comments made, that person will have the name entered into the pool again. For example, if there are 20 comments that person will get their name entered once for making a comment then two more times (one for every set of 10 comments). Does that make any sense at all? This will encourage you to do a little research and find out something interesting about the picture.
 
4) Any comments left by "ANONYMOUS" will be discarded from the pool, so please remember to log in using whatever method you choose. (If you have problems posting send me a FB message or email me at farmgeneviev@yahoo.com and I will post on your behalf. Every comment will be assigned a number so this won't influence or affect your chances in anyway!)
 
5) The giveaway officially beings NOW. It will end at midnight on Saturday, November 24th in honor of SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY. The winner will be picked randomly by my random generator who is not a follower of the blog and not interested in fiber in anyway--my lovely mother. :)
 
Ready. Set. Go.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

23 comments:

  1. The object in question is a Teazel. A type of thistle. I always loved them when we lived out East- they grew in the ditches. I hear you can card wool with them, although I've never tried.
    Judy

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  2. Teasel!
    And I don't know, there are so many worse things than a zombie sheep : ) beautiful yarn, BTW!

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  3. This is a photo of a thistle. Ava is beautiful yarn and a great color. Thanks, Cassie.

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  4. Your wool looks lovely! The picture is a Teazel. Fun grass with stiff spikes all over.

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  5. Posting on behalf of B Caudill:

    Teasel of course, it has been used by our ancestors and perhaps Cassie to card or make fuzzy her yarn or knitting projects. I would love to win so my daughter could knit me a beautiful brown Ava scarf for Christmas!

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  6. I love the look of your blog! My own blog needs a facelift, let me tell you! Your mystery item is both scary looking and lovely...how does nature do that? Thanks for giving my day the inspiration I needed...Georgianne

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    1. Thanks, Georgianne. It's a fine line between wanting to add a lot more stuff and not adding enough. I have to keep myself from tweaking it all the time. I love color so I want to change it at least every other day. :)But, bottom line I just want to make sure that folks can read the text against the background.

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  7. On behalf of Ontario:

    teasel and used to card yarn and wool and i want to win because my mom needs a christmas present and Cassie is awesome and her yarn is beautiful!

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  8. I was thinking teasel as well, but to be honest wasn't totally sure :) I miss my farm and my sheep. Your blog reminds me of them (I had Leicester Longwools, chickens and goats too). That skein is a really pretty color; I'm a spinner and have more yarn than I can ever use, so you don't need to enter me in the drawing, but I just thought i'd comment. Tafa member.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. The farm is so much work but I love it! I need to explore more wools beyond my backyard and Leicester Longwools sound wonderful. I just read that they are critically endangered in the US.

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  9. Hi! I'm your newest follower! Ava is a cutie (even with the zombie eyes). My parents got a mama sheep and two babies earlier this year. I haven't even thought to ask them if they are going to use those sheepies' wool. Someday, I'd like to have a couple farm animals. Gotta have land first though! Wish I knew what that spiky plant is, but I don't. Thank you for this opportunity. I am a very beginning knitter. :)

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    1. Love the concept of your blog! It really is the little daily things that makes the world go 'round. :)

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  10. Love your yarn & your Ava...hope you have a lovely holiday!

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  11. Teasel! (But, I cheated. I read the comments....) I'm just here to support you so if I win, you can just send me a lock of Ava's hair. :) I don't knit (although I have a friend who is a knitterholic) or spin and I can only imagine how hard it is to get a skein to look so even as yours is! Kudos!

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  12. Ava is lovely and, according to my Reiki Master, that is the name of my guide :O) I know that I am way behind here but the item in the picture is teasal. It was used for carding wool, several heads were placed on a board to be used together, much like our hand cards today. Teasal root is also used medicinally for the treatment of Lyme Disease. In fact, I have a quart of tincture on my counter that I made up for my husband. Useful little plant.

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    1. I am totally intrigued by the use of teasel for Lyme Disease. You might be interested to know that I had someone practice Reiki on my llama for his arthritic leg!

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    2. I need to do some Reiki on one of sheep's legs but I am currently 3 hours away and am waiting for the vet to call me. My dear husband is on "catch and get her into the pen" duty. He is not very good at it since they trust me and not him. Poor guy.

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  13. Lovely yarn !This is a Teasel
    Anna

    ksurty@aol.com

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  14. Super gorgeous yarn. The teasel? is pretty interesting to look at, and apparently an old tool in fiberarts according to the comments above, way cool.

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  15. On behalf of Pennymaed:

    After some checking it out I think you have a Dipsacus Fullonum or a Common Teasel, primarily a weed found in pastures, hayfields or along the roadside.

    It was interesting to see if I could find it. I found a resemblance and my biologist son who is visiting helped me with the name.

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  16. Memememe!

    Argh! Pick the LAST ONE! (this is what I get for not reading blogs for weeks)

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