Wanna see what I scored this time 'round? Of course you do!
First up: my Team Canada Ravelympics 2010 prize:
A handmade set of stitchmarkers and a row-counter bracelet, donated by the lovely spinquilt. Thanks, Karen!
Playing for Team Canada was great; our members donated a ton o'prizes for a random draw of all Team Canada project finishers (one of my donations, a skein of Ravelry Red Malabrigo Silky Merino, is winding its way to canstash in Timmins as I type). But no-one went home empty-handed, because the fabulous Christa Giles, Vancouver designer extraordinaire, donated Ravelry downloads of her designs to every finisher who wasn't drawn. Is that cool, or what?
And the second package: a beautiful, shimmery, squishy spinning batt from Kate at Knit It Up!
That's 3.3 ounces of merino, alpaca, llama, angelica and firestar. Purdy, ain't it?
Here's a close-up:
Many spinners warn beginners against "saving" the good stuff for when you become a better spinner. Which is all well and good, but Piggy can't even manage to get the batt back in its bag without disaster:
This stuff is definitely worth saving for a good while, I reckon.
Check out the etsy listing for the full story on this lovely bit of gorgeousness, and to shop for all sorts of lovely items Kate has in her etsy shop. I especially love her gift tags -- beautifully functional.
So...have you received anything great in the mail lately?