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Final Giveaway

Today's giveaway is our very last one. In addition to showcasing our amazing advertisers, and giving cool stuff to our readers, we have gotten to hear stories about what knitting means to you. It's so cool to be part of an international community of crafters, spreading warmth. This has been fun, folks.

 

You may remember that we gave away some gorgeous hand-turned darning eggs during the very first giveaway of this series. Well, we thought we would bookend this thing with something else made with Kate's dad's hands. It is, afterall, our Wood Anniversary.


 

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We know this yarn bowl was made with love, and the lucky Twist reader who wins it will treasure it. We also know that love and relationships are tied up with our knitting lives; we knit for people we love, or inspired by people we love. Right now I am knitting *two* blankets; wedding presents for people who love each other. We want to know about the intersection of your knitting life and your love life. It can be serious or silly, romantic, bitter, or sad.

 

Your challenge, folks, if you choose to accept it, is to write a short poem/song/rap/haiku about knitting and love. We want rhymes, wordplay! Take the weekend if you want, we will pick a winner on Monday. Don't overthink it though. I will even give you two inspirational examples to help you get started. 

 


The first is this amazing song (does it count as a song if there isn't actually singing?) which I really really want you to watch from start to finish because it is so wonderful and strange. (Please forgive any ads. It's not our video and we didn't upload it).

 

 

The second inspiration piece is a short video in which Corinna Rose (who you may remember as a lovely model from a couple of our shoots) and some friends teach you how to write short verses to her breakup hoedown song So It Goes.

 

 

These are not formats you have to follow (though you certainly can if you like); just ideas to get you started. Have fun! We can't wait to read these. Thanks for playing with us!!!

Join in on the conversation by commenting on today's Facebook post (and like our page!), tweeting at us (.@twistcollective- the dot is important! And follow us!), or join our Ravelry group and post in the Final Twistiversary Giveaway discussion (or all three)! You have until the end of today.

We also want to say a huge huge thank you to all of the companies that participated by giving us great stuff to give you. Our advertisers keep us alive, and it's wonderful to be part of a community of businesses with this kind of generosity. Show them some love and tell them we sent you, will you?

Blue Moon Fiber Arts

Briar Rose Fibers

Briggs & Little Woolen Mills, Ltd.

Classic Elite Yarns

Cooperative Press

Dragonfly Fibers

elann.com

Green Mountain Spinnery

Halcyon Yarn

Imperial Stock Ranch Yarn

indigodragonfly

Jennie the Potter

Kelbourne Woolens/The Fibre Company

Lantern Moon

Lorna's Laces

Madelinetosh

Manos del Uruguay

Miss Babs Hand-Dyed Yarns & Fibers

Open Road Media

Quayside Publishing

Romney Ridge Farm

Signature Needle Arts

Simply Socks Yarn Company

Skacel Collection

Sunshine Yarns

SweetGeorgia Yarns

The Loopy Ewe

The Oregon Woodworker

Universal Yarn

WEBS

Westminster Fibers