23 September 2007

How Lucky Can You Get?

This luscious yarn arrived in the mail yesterday. Handpainted from Painted Skeins in the most perfectly beautiful autumnal colors.

It came to me courtesy of KnitMap, a great new site that's basically an interactive map of LYS's all over the world. You can use it to post reviews and, if you're planning a trip, find a yarn store anywhere you happen to be going. It's a fantastic resource and very well designed.

And as if that weren't enough, Stacy, whose brainchild this was, holds weekly raffles for users - and, out of the blue, I was one of last week's three winners.

Now, I would be recommending KnitMap eagerly in any case. But in this rosy "Afterglow" (that's the name of the colorway), which bathes the site in a downright romantic haze, I feel impelled to send everyone I know there, and to spend hours there myself, in sheer gratitude.

Hours, that is, when I'm not knitting socks.


knitfaced said...

ooh, thanks for the info. I've signed up too. Perhaps a little unlikely that i will be so lucky, but why not. Lightning often strikes in the same place twice. Probably.

love your handspun yarn...

s b said...

Congrats on your score! Glad to see the karma works. -from someone who won some Jitterbug from you a few months back. :)

Stacy said...

Terrific! I'm so glad that it arrrived. That colorway was especially hard to give away, it was one of my favorites. But then again, I haven't found a Painted Skeins yet that I haven't liked!

Thanks again for trying out KnitMap!