As I look around the old homestead, I notice a couple of categories that are worrisomely full: right below Books and Glass Christmas Ornaments is the category known as Yarn.
It’s time for the first-ever Mason-Dixon Knitting Ultrafestive Holiday Contest.
Here’s the contest: In 20 words or less, explain why you’d like some Rowan Magpie yarn in your life. Four winners will be chosen based on whoever’s reasons sound good.
Prizes: I have four shades of Magpie, around ten skeins each. Magpie is one of Rowan’s classic yarns, with patterns going back into the 1830s or so. Here are the colors:
Porridge, Leafy, Dolphin, Pumice (very gold in real life)
Grand prize winner gets ten skeins of one color, winner’s choice. Second prize winner chooses second, and so on. Honorable mentions may end up with books or Christmas ornaments or acrylic, so think hard before you enter.
Email your entry to Ultrafestive Holiday Contest. Deadline for entries is Monday, December 22, 10 p.m. Nashville time. Winners will be announced on Christmas Eve or Christmas day. Relatives or employees of Mason-Dixon Knitting are not eligible to enter; they should just contact me directly and I’ll send them my personal copy of The Nursing Mother’s Companion or the 1996 Olympic flame ornament I got in Atlanta.
Happy holidays, y’all!