Thursday, February 12, 2009

2009 Yarn Giveaway #2~ It Isn't Easy Being Green

In honor of March, and St. Patrick's Day, and the soon-upcoming season change, this month's yarn is GREEN!
I am no longer taking entries for this giveaway.
Check recent entries for NEXT month's giveaway.
Entries ended with comment #96~

"It Isn't Easy Being Green"
Spun from soft merino and wool with a touch of hand dyed firestar and enchanted forest glitz. Plied with a tan cotton thread strung with glass leaf beads.
Rotating green novelty threads with awesome texture plied throughout!
Bulky~ 84 yards ~Comes with your choice of any pattern on the site! (free or for sale)!
(More pics below~)

TO ENTER, post me something, well, GREEN!
A euphemism, quote, idiom, limerick... amuse me!
(just keep it clean haha)
Here is my GREEN connection... KERMIT!

On Saturday Feb. 28th I will enter the number of each comment (first comment is number 1, etc.) into a random number generator online. I will post the winner here in the blog as well as emailing the Material Whirled newsletter list! To join, click here (link is at the bottom of every page on the site).
If I post your name here on in the newsletter, contact me and we can work out the fun details!
Please, just one comment per person. To be fair to everyone, if you post more than one I will delete the second.

(includes free shipping to the continental US)
I plan to do one handspun yarn giveaway per month (next month will be a surprise Easter skein!)
So spread the word!

Oh-- and Happy Day!


cksknitter said...

I recycle!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

Margot said...


Carolyn G said...

A haiku:

Green is beautiful
What would we do without it?
The world would be brown

Roseanna said...

Pistachio ice cream!

Lea said...

Green must be one of my fav colors. The dishes in the sink, the x-mas left overs in the fridge and that towel in the bathroom that nobody wants to touch are all green and getting greener! As soon as I finish one of my projects or two or maybe....I should sort my yarn ...or count my beads or..........

Dennine said...

There was a nice woman named Reen,
Who wanted a quote about green.
I thought and I thought
- this is all that I got,
Cause she said that it can't be obscene!

“…the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise ..."

kelly said...

Green is a color, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570-nm.

Erin said...

Green beer... then green beer half-priced after St. Patrick's Day! :) sicilianbuttercup on Ravelry

barbara said...

Most vibrant memory of grade school (some 50 years ago) consists of green paper shamrocks worn by the girls during our St. Paddy's Day play. We looked so cute! (to our parents) ;)

thanks for the fun! Be sure to sign up for my contest as well:
knitting passion

barbara/Purplemoose on ravelry

Jeanine said...

Kings and cabbages go back to compost, but good deeds stay green forever. -Seneca

JC said...

My father is a Shriners clown, and his name is Shamrock. Thus, I've always been fond of that shade of green.

Linda said...

To welcome the warmth of spring nature lays her green carpet over the earth.

sjanova said...

I definitely do green! A flock of green frogs (what else do you call several froggies?). Green washcloths with froggies to go with them. But then there's my green mohair shawl. I hated to see that end. The only thing is that it doesn't look too good worn over my green dresses (yup, plural).

sjanova (from Ravelry)

Sunshine said...

The Greenest Party in (your town here)!!! Great way to meet like-minded people to chat, debate, socialize and connect with others who are passionate about environmental and sustainability issues. Beer, wine and snacks will be provided compliments of the hosting organization.


Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

I dont like green eggs and ham I do not like them sam Iam.

Joanie Hoffman said... sea glass!

Anonymous said...

Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye.

moviefreek92 said...

Red meat is NOT bad for you. Now blue-green meat, THAT'S bad for you!
Tommy Smothers

Anonymous said...

In My state, Michigan, green is spring. Spring is rebirth and hope.

Christine/ Clumsygrrl said...

“If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come” ~Chinese Proverb

Kristen said...

Green is my favorite color. My bedroom walls and carpet are both green- and my eyes, too!

Turtle said...

a limerick:

A mouse in her room woke Miss Doud
Who was frightened and screamed very loud
Then a happy thought hit her
To scare off the critter
She sat up in bed and just meowed

Lovely yarn! We are a happy irish household who loves this holiday! smile

wenat said...

From one of my favourite poems:

All in green went my love riding
on a great horse of gold
into the silver dawn.

- e.e. cummings

MamaMay said...

Well the latest thing I have seen that was green is whatever we had in the back of refrigerator... Does that count?

Ravelry name MamaMay.

graeschen said...

My nickname (in real life as well) is graeschen - this means little blade of grass. :-) I AM green...

Lisa said...

Greenhouses! My hubby's business is growing plants in them!

Laia said...

I have a sea of green wine bottles on my counter. Green glass is really pretty.

Savannah said...

here was an Old Person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon rabbits;
When he'd eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.

Miss T said...

A little tiny sprout of something pushing up through the soil in the spring.

Stacey said...

That yarn is just froggy!

srapalmateer said...

“This planet has -- or rather had -- a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.” -Douglas Adams, British Comic Writer, 1952-2001


edina said...

A quote from Pedro Calderon de la Barca (a Spanish playwright):

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

Leslie said...

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”

Sharon Rose said...

I moved from Arizona to Seattle... called the Emerald City for a very good reason! It was miraculous there: Water actually fell from the sky! And everything grew. Everything. Dark green fir trees, deep grasses by the road, bright green ferns in the woods... even pale green mold on the bread. Ick. But seriously, it's a beautiful city, and Green in its environmental attitude, too!

Thanks for such a fantastic contest!

Heather Brown said...

The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.”
L. Frank Baum

Anonymous said...

every single thing my beloved sister-in-law owns is in various shades of green from houseware to clothes to .. well .. every single thing -- really truly!


DebsCrafts said...

The green, green grass of home

Dawn W said...

Green makes me think of St. Paddy's Day - one of my favourite days of the year.

Mara said...

Green makes me think of a song from childhood

Down by the bay
where the watermelons grow
back to my home
I dare not go
for if I do
My mother will say
"Did you every see a frog
kissing a hog?"
Down by the bay...

Anonymous said...

From Al GREEN!

I did a whole concert in Atlanta with my fly open, and I had a black suit on and a white shirt. My white shirt was protruding from the fly. ~Al Green

That's green... right??? ;)

Anonymous said...

Green is color of Spring! I look out the window and see the pasture half green. Lookig forward to the warm days a comin.

ShakespearesLady said...

It ain't easy being green used to make me cry when I was a kid :p

Sarah said...

I can't wait until the grass is green again and I can go out in the morning and see the dew on the grass!

Patt said...

I've been making green frog stitch markers. They are so cute.
Hugs Patt

Gina said...

It could be a greener world, but we'd have more greenhouse gasses!

I am trying to be more "green" in that I am recycling my plastics and using fabric bags for the grocery.

Little Miss S. said...

My hair after swimming in the swimming pool at the nearby national park when I was a kid - it turned green every time...

Linda said...

Thinking about someone else winning this gorgeous yarn makes me GREEN with envy!

RicochetRed said...

“If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.”

-- Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes)

Gorgeous yarn!!

Jenny said...

I have been googling for 10 minutes trying to find some sort of Emerald City done in fiber art, but would you believe that it doesn't exist?

So how about this:

There's a computer game coming out about the Emerald City! I had no idea until I started looking around to tell you about this!

Martha said...

Very beautiful yarn. My son (who is celebrating his 4th birthday) can recite most of Green Eggs and Ham, but still loves to listen to it at night, so that will be our bedtime story tonight.

Candlepick said...

Well, it's not like I sing it much these days, but I sure did love it in my Bible-camp years.

I'll sing you twelve, O
Green grow the rushes, O
What are your twelve, O?
Twelve for the twelve Apostles ,
Eleven for the eleven who went to heaven,
Ten for the ten commandments,
Nine for the nine bright shiners,
Eight for the eight bold rangers,
Seven for the seven stars in the sky
Six for the six proud walkers,
Five for the symbols at your door,
Four for the Gospel makers,
Three, three, the rivals,
Two, two, lily-white boys,
Clothed all in green, O
One is one and all alone
And evermore shall be so.

apinchofhope said...

c'est ne pas a couleur
c'est a esprit

(a quote I saw the other day, which is essentially, "green - it is not a color, it is a spirit")

KnattyKnitter said...

Irish by birth...a knitter of green by the grace of God :)

I'm sure this isn't beautiful yarn worthy but as an Irishwoman myself, thanks for makin' Paddy's Day that wee bit greener. What a great idea!

Lara said...

I teach pre-school-- my students learn not to let the water run for a long time and use only one paper towel when washing hands. We use, wash, and re-use rags to clean up spills and to wipe tables. We recycle everything that can be recycled.

Rosann said...

Green is Spring


Perry said...

"It's good to touch the green, green grass of home."

Joan Baez

Vickie said...

"You don't have to live in the country and grow your own food to be green"

Anonymous said...

happy st patty's day care bear u love green!!!green eggs and ham sam i am lol

MrsMous (also on Ravelry) said...

Yes, there is a Nirvanah; it is leading your sheep to a green pasture, and in putting your child to sleep, and in writing the last line of your poem.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

purljam said...

I am a Green Eyed Lady, does that count?? See my Grinch on my blog or ravelry page, he is very green! Can't figure out how to get him on here :(

bookworm27 said...

GREEN M&M's are currently sitting on my desk!!! What a coincidence!


i love like grass and leaves in spring and lime sherbert and pestachio ice cream and mint ice cream and .... i gotta go...need green food...salad with green goddess dressing and cucumbers and lettuce and then GREEN ICE CREAM

Anonymous said...

Green is my favorite color. I love it!

|chee-uh| said...

Chia Pets! ;)

Lindsey said...

I'm drooling over this yarn and brainstorming what I could do with it already...

"O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on."

- Othello

ladyufshalott at

Lilly said...

The Hulk!

Whimsical Creations said...

Lime shebert!! YUM

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...


ecky said...

oscar the grouch!

elkesten at yahoo dot com

Leelo said...

Okay, LOVE LOVE LOVE the green yarn. Going to try and include photo of beautiful green sea turtle.

Well, couldn't post the photo, but have the link posted. Does that count?

Carolyn said...

Green eyes were sometimes a sign that a person was a shape-changed creature, demon, or somehow magical in folklore.

Anonymous said...

There was a young lady named Jean
Who really liked her ice cream
She went to the store
To buy some more
But the only flavor was green

Andi said...

Overheard on a Salt Marsh
Harold Munro

Nymph,nymph, what are your beads?
Green glass, goblin. Why do you stare at them?

Give them me.

Then I will howl all night in the reeds,
Lie in the mud and howl for them.

Goblin, why do you love them so?

They are better than stars or water,
Better than voices of winds that sing,
Better than any man's fair daughter,
Your green glass beads on a silver ring.

Hush, I stole them out of the moon.

Give me your beads, I desire them so.
Give them me. Give them.


sallyanne03 said...

There are so many beautiful things green, and being born in the month of May my birthstone is an Emerald. Beautiful gem. Trees and leaves are green and green symbolozies growth and renewal. However, green has many negative things related to it "green with envy" meaning jealous, "green or greenhorn" meaning inexperienced. "green around the gills" meaning pale or sickly. But to me Green means everything wonderful, especially in nature!

otagogirl said...

Eat your greens!

In this case, that yarn is so yummy looking it'd be hard to stop...:-)

AMcF said...

Green, eh?
How about PMS 361C?

drunknomad said...

In brightest day, in blackest night
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might
Beware my power, GREEN LANTERN'S LIGHT!

Plus a bonus:

Lynne said...

This is Green to me, moss,ferns,may apples,lily pads and of course a frog!

Aunt Kathy said...

When I think of Green first thing that comes to my mind is Brussel Sprouts. I just love those little round veggies. Ummmmm

I can be found on Ravelry as gimpykatk, and that is also my email address at aol

Anonymous said...

Green, green and green

I want a holiday with a scene
Of green, green and green

A summer of green trees
A landscape of green grass
A view full of green vegetables

The colour green
Is a beauty that must be seen!
From a moving vehicles screen

And while we hold onto those machines
That deprives us of the colour green
Remember they provide us vaccines
As well as help the air to be clean

So for green, green and green
I will travel continents across and in-between
And also to any place that I have never been
I will make it routine
Just to see green, green and green

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi

turtlegirl76 said...

Green makes me think of fresh cut grass. One of my favorite smells. The Gap used to have a body spray that smelled like that. Unusual to say the least. But I loved it.

crystal said...

'Nature's first green is gold...'

Jane said...

Green Eggs and Ham. We make them every year at school to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday.

kadezmom said...

SPRING is green

So is Irish spring soap
brussel sprouts
cucumbers and
good fried tomatoes before they are fried

and making me very very tired of grey, brown and white! (still looks a bit wintery here)

Beautiful yarn.

Country Sunrise said...

There once was a knitter named Bree
Who saw the green yarn, don't you see
She had a wild dream
About knitting
something without a seam
When the contest winner was she!!

Becky said...

Don't hate me but my grass is green. LOL The only time the grass is brown here is during the summer and it is over 100 for months.

Thanks so much!

Logan said...

I chose the high school I went to because their skirts were green.

zxcvbnm said...

Wear the green ribbon
Bite your lip, get up and dance;
Live life as it comes.

bethanyg said...

Leprechauns :)

Aggie said...

“Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.”

from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

delanequilts said...

Growing up as an Army brat - our house was green, my school was green, the hospital was green, and my dad wore green every day!

Rainy from Oregon said...

A fresh carpet of lush green grass - great for squishing your bare toes in :)

primdollie said...

Oh wow nearly missed this!! Green is my all fav color and that skein is to die for!! Green as the grass and lovely asparagus!!! amazing!!! Hugs Linda

Jacqui said...

All things green and wonderful
All fleece and fibre spun
All things green and beautiful
All spun with love by you .. x

gilbertmouse said... the water in my pool...

Natalie said...

I live just a few miles from the artichoke capitol of the world (in Northern California) and artichokes are my favorite beautiful green vegetable.

Lea said...

Kermit said it all - but it is easy loving green!

Penny said...

It is NOt that I don't like winter OK OK I really don't and I have enough this year, I am so looking forward to seeing some green, green blades of grass, green leaves on flowers and plants. AH I still have a bit to wait and that lovely green yarn would make me soooo happy.

Lisa Marie said...

Shamrock Shakes, Baby! I'll kiss the yarn for Irish Eyes are smilin'!

Wendy T. said...

Green is the color of spring, the color of life... the color of this planet being alive!

Anonymous said...

Sarah Helene said. . .

Green symbolizes H O P E, which is what keeps us alive!!!!