I was musing recently upon the possibility of giving away a few items here at Woolgathered in the near future. I wasn’t really planning anything structured but a courtesy visit to a recent Woolgathered visitor (Katie: The View From the Hill) has offered a little sense of direction.
This idea has come from Sam over at The Life and Times of me, it seems like a lovely way to start 2009.
Simply if you are one of the first 3 people to leave a comment here I will hand make you something, quite what it will be I don’t know yet, it might involve knitting but then again it might not. If you get lucky then you agree to pay it forward and make the same offer to readers of your blog. The gift can be of any price range and you have a whole year to make it. Don’t be shy, form an orderly queue and no pushing!
What a very splendid idea. I shall do something similar.
I think though that I shall make you work for your item and not simply let the fastest trigger finger win. You have until the end of this month to leave a comment on this post. That comment must tell me… something that I do not already know. Impart your wisdom. Be like the BBC – Inform, Educate, Entertain. Not just for me, but for my readers. It doesn’t have to satisfy all three, just one will do!
On the 1st February, I shall choose three commenters and I shall arrange to make something for them. It could be anything that takes my whim, or it might be something that they dare to ask for… it might be knitted, spun, baked, or glued together… or something else.Â They will receive their hand-made reward by the end of 2009. They are required to Pay It Forward and post their offer in their blog soon after being notified of their win (or sooner, you can do this thing without advance gain of course.)
Caveat: I am sorry but affordability is all – I reserve the right to decline specific requests if I cannot support them financially.
More giveaways: Watch out for a further post on the subject of One World, One Heart
 This means that I am willing to take on something new – unlearned and untested. I am being brave!
 For an idea of the kinds of things I get up to apart from fibre play, you might like to look at my other blog, Fairhand – I’m only posting the giveaways here, to keep a grip on things better, but the giveaway covers anything that I can (reasonably) capably hand-make for you.
EDIT: I am loving reading the comments – but there are so few! The stats for this post are well into three figures… but hardly anybody is staying to chat.Â Please, don’t be shy – tell me something fascinating, and you may get something nice in the post!