Monday, April 20, 2009

2009 Yarn Giveaway #4~ Custom Vertigo Scarf Kit

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Design your own custom Vertigo
Stop, Drop & Weave scarf kit!
Keep reading to learn the details.

Kit comes with...
~ 20 yd skein of a Vertigo yarn in YOUR COLOR CHOICE (shown in fuchsia) To see more Vertigo ideas visit here.
~ 220 yards of a worsted yarn -also in your color choice. No ideas? I can make suggestions.
~ Pattern/Instructions for the Stop Drop & Weave scarf. (designed by Angela Place)

Scroll down for more eye candy photos of the scarf and yarn ideas...

Vertigo is our Earth Happy yarn! Spun by Material Whirled!
Spun from as much foraged and recycled materials as possible. Created from a wool base with fiber scraps, yarn scraps, trim bits and glitz all whirled and spun together! Plied with mostly re-purposed or mill-end threads.
Each stitch is an adventure!


TO ENTER, inspire me!
Simply place a comment in this blog entry with your favorite inspirational quote. The cornier the better!
OH- and only one entry per person please?

On Saturday April 26th 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!

A FREE Custom MATERIAL WHIRLED Stop Drop & Weave Scarf Kit!
a $36 dollar value!

(includes free shipping to the continental US)

I plan to do one handspun yarn giveaway per month ...So spread the word!


Florence from Belgium said...

great idea, lovely yarns!

Furry with Ruffles said...

Love the scarf and the handspun!
Try this for me!

It is easier to be forgiven than to receive permission.

Erin said...

My favorite is "Be the change you want to see in the world" from Gandhi.

Beautiful yarn!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

When in doubt my inspiraton is
"Why not? What's the worst that could happen." I quite often find out. I'd love this scarf in Red Veritigo against Black.

Anonymous said...

my dad's "in order to spend dollars, you must save pennies!"


Vicky said...

My favorite right now is by one of the ladies that started our knitting group - in honor of Sue - "It's only knitting, it's not World Peace!!"

Aggie said...

"Wherever you go, there you are!"

Crystal said...

Here's my most recent fave quote:
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." (Herm Albright)

Yummy, yummy yarn!!!

Roseanna said...

This is one for these times.

"It cost nothing, to hear no. Go for it!"

moviefreek92 said...

my most inspirational quote is
"If you can't fix it with duck tape, f@ck it." by anonymous, and everything can be fixed with duck tape, even relationships, though gets a little akward.

Jeanne said...

Everyday is a gift. If you have one foot in the past and one foot in the future, you will miss the present.

lynnknitwit said...

"Life is short, eat dessert first"

earthmother said...

This is my fave this month ~~

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it

-- Omar Khayyam

cksknitter said...

People first, then money, then things. --Suze Orman

Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

FaithEllen said...

1) Don't sweat the small stuff.
2) It's all small stuff.

dameknitsalot said...

Spring has sprung
The garden's begun
But the chill in the air
Is still somewhat there
I'll wait for the heat
But what makes my heart beat?
There's yarn to be purled
From Material Whirled

mwquilt said...

this is a very generous giveaway and the scarf design is an ideal way to use some beautifully exotic yarn as the decorative element. I am not sure where this quote came from, but I try to remember it in my everyday life:

"As unkindness has no remedy in law, let its avoidance be with you a point of honour."

Jenny said...

My husband and I feel this way about our two boys.

Children are natural mimics--they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.


Your yarn is unlike any I've ever seen. I can't wait to use it!

purljam said...

When you see through love's illusions there lies the danger.

Jackson Browne, Fountain of Sorrow

Anonymous said...

le bon ton roulet (the cajun/french may not be so great) but basically..."Let the good times roll" Never forget to have fun...Life can get too serious sometimes!!


Laia said...

"Although many things are unpleasant, inconvenient, and difficult, we can really stand anything short of being steamrolled to death."

~Albert Ellis

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'm the lucky one this month.

cdziuba said...

Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

sjm724 said...

Life is not a dress rehearsal

susan in Sarasota

Jeanine said...

"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason."

Nancy said...

Your yarns are sooo beautiful! Thank you for letting me know!

Live long and prosper.

- Mr. Spock, Star Trek

Turtle said...

gorgeous yarn (as always) and a great scarf idea!!! Mine is not corny but always been a fav:
"We do not inherit the earth from our anscestors but simply borrow it from our children." But then i have always also enjoyed "interesting woman behave badly" as well.

Dehbi said...

One of my favorites that is silly, but totally describes me to a "t":
"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." A.A.Milne

I NEED some of your fabulicious yarn!

murk81 said...

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.

Willy Wonka

rogueker said...

note sure were i got this but i love it "Each step that we take ain’t worth the ground that
we walk on if we don’t walk it our own way…."

Logan said...

"Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all."
- William Goldman (author of my favoritest book ever)

Anonymous said...

"Listen to your dreams. They are the whispers of your heart telling you all you'll ever need to be happy."
whammyammy AT yahoo DOT com

Lindsey said...

This has got to be the corniest quote I've come across:

"Two lions broke loose in the zoo and were eating a clown.
One lion said to the other ...
"Does this taste funny to you?"
- Unknown"

Maybe that's just like a BAD joke, LOL!

I am totally in love with this yarn and would love the opportunity to win. Please don't hold this corny quote against me - I didn't think it up, really! :-)

ladyufshalott at

prplrush said...

hm something inspirational. I'm gonna have to think hard here lol. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit. -

Gina said...

"No one has ever achieved anything from the smallest to the greatest unless the dream was dreamed first." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

After some of the dreams I've had lately.... LOL

Amy Biggerstaff said...

LOVE THIS YARN!!!! My name is Amy, I'm a yarn addict..haha!

"The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on." - Robert Bloch

wendy said...

" Behind every cloud is a silver lining".

madamerkf at aol dot com

bookworm27 said...

a cool one I heard today was, "A library is a hospital for the mind." --anonymous Love the giveaway, very cool kit & scarf!

Ellis said...

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope; and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert F. Kennedy

Dennine said...

"All achievement is born of dreams followed bravely to an unknown destination."

Elizabeth Goudge, Towers in the Mist

St. Shley's Sacred Visions said...

The whole world is, to me, very much "alive" - all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can't look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life - the things going on within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood." -Ansel Adams

I chose a quote about the Earth/Nature since we are one day away from Earth Day :)

Your yarns are always amazing :)

Anonymous said...

"Inspiration follows aspiration."
– Rabindranath Tagore

I love this one so much I have it in my email signature lol.


agelinas said...

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart

Anonymous said...

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."
Lewis Carroll

Love your yarns!

Septima said...

"Be the Trouble You Want to See in the World"

- A Softer World puts a new spin on Gandhi

wenat said...

My favourite quote is:
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. (Douglas Adams)


Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Beautiful yarn!

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best :)

superwoman_4002 said...

I love playing basketball so one of my favorite inspirational quotes is
"you miss 100% of the shots you don't take" ;)

yardsailor said...

Love the Vertigo! "Time and Trouble may tame a wild, young woman, but a wild Old woman is uncontrollable by any force" Dorthy L Soyers

Sara said...

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one”

Miss Emily said...

How lovely!

"I'll pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today."

By Popeye's friend...whose name escapes me.

kelly said...

So pretty

Nancy N. said...

Gorgeous handspun!

You are today where your thoughts have brought will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
-James Allen

Erytanthes said...

Want corny?


"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." -Eden Ahbez

It makes a lovely song though. (^-^)

One Sheep said...

I cant'r remmeber wher I got this or the exact wording, but it goes something like this;

If you can let go of one unpleasant or hurtful experience each morning, you'll make room for the good things that day has to offer.

I'm enjoying reading the other quotes - I feel wiser already!

Darcy's Knotty Knitter said...

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.Hugs Darcy

cyndi said...

lovely yarn :)

my true favorite quote is:
"be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle" -plato

adrienne said...

Awesome giveaway!

A silly quote: "Remember that stressed is just desserts spelled backwards"

suburban prep said...

Lovely giveaway.

Promises of tomorrow are those which allow me to put aside the past.

Kristen said...

Very cool scarf kit!
"A tired dog is a well-behaved dog."

Stacey Budge said...

I love love love this scarf idea!! what an awesome whay to show off the handspun!!

Jenny said...

"It's not brain surgery. No one will die if I don't get this done RIGHT NOW."

I'm not a doctor, so this works well for me. Someone told it to me when I started my first full-time, permanent position, and it's made all the difference. No, I don't give less then my all since no one will die, but when things get frantic and hectic and there are a million people screaming from a million different directions, I just take a deep breath and remind myself that no one will die.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the contest. Here's my fav quote
Heirloom is knitting code for "This pattern is so difficult that you would consider death a relief. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

Curlyredheadgirl said...

Fantastic scarf and use of your handspun!! Love it!!!

I have two favorite quotes - The "corny" one -
"Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there."
Will Rogers

And the one I repeat almost daily -
"If this is the worst thing that happens to me, it's still a pretty good day!"

Good luck choosing one - everyone submitted great ones!!

Little Miss S. said...

As always - beautiful yarn. I'm reminded of the words Ms Nolan - a lady I lived at for a few months, greated me with every morning : Work on making this day the best in your life - you never know if it could be if you just gave it a chance...

kelly said...

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

Sharon Rose said...

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill

SARAH said...

Hi Reenie

I have had this quote on my bulletin board for at least 30 years:

"The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation...But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions...

Sarah B AKA ReadingKnitter01

squiggi said...

It's better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission~

marlat said...

Hey Reenie,
Love to win the scarf!
Carpe Diem!!!!

heatherbrown said...

Any father can have a son, but it takes an artist to make a daughter. :)

B said...

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it" Oscar Wilde

candlepick said...

Told to me by a sheriff's deputy: A friend will help you move. Your best friend will help you move a body.

grannieannie on ravelry said...

How about my favorite: Every mighty oak you see was once a nut that stood its ground!

laraknits said...

"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty" Billly Wilder

delanequilts said...

Be who you are and say what you think because those who mind don't matter and those who matter won't mind. (Dr. Suess)

k8 said...

We are too soon old and too late smart. - My Grandfather.

cdnbull said...

such pretty yarn. This is my favourite, helps me stand firm:
I would rather die on my feet then live my life on my knees.

Dealonnia Alberson-Cook said...

"I've always done things the hard way. I was born like a piece of tangled yarn. The job is trying to untangle it, and I'll probably go on doing it for the rest of my life." (1980) by Actress Karen Allen and I feel the same way!

Anonymous said...

If I can do it anyone can! (This is what I saw when knitters say I can't do that).

Rainy from Oregon said...

When the world hands you lemons - make lemonade.

I've lived by that since my divorce and it's helped a lot

Rosann said...

If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always did!