Sunday, January 28, 2007

YARNX - FREE Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille

Okay, I'll admit it: I hated knitting washcloths. Hated it. And yes, this yarn is beautiful and I still never want to go near it again as long as I live.

But maybe you do.

So if you'd like to claim 1 skein of #9628 Periwinkle and/or 1 skein of #1015 Natural, now's your time. Stake your claim in Comments and tomorrow night I'll randomly choose a winner. (Assuming more than one knitter out there is interested.)
NEW ADDITION: 1 skein of #1109, Bubble Gum pink.

Did I mention they're FREE FREE FREE, no strings attached?

Warning: washcloths can make you crazy. Better to be given a washcloth hand knit by someone else than to hand knit the washcloth yourself.

A little known knitting truism.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to try knitting a washcloth in Natural if I am the lucky winner.


9:50 PM  
Blogger adrienne said...

pick me! pick me! i was very disappointed that i missed your cool stuff giveaway...

11:10 PM  
Blogger dobarah said...

Okay, I'll try this again after logging into my new google account. I've knit many dishclothes, but none with this type of luxury yarn. Does it wash and dry well?

11:47 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Put my name in the random draw too. I have not knit with this yarn, but I hear it makes a very soft wash cloth

12:12 AM  
Blogger Jamie Denton said...

Oooh, I love making dishcloths, although I've never done them in anything but the Sugar and Cream cotton yarn. I love how they give me an opportunity to try out new stitches or patterns in a short format. They're kinda like writing a novella. You get to try something new or different and you have the opportunity to do so without the committment of a big book.

1:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please add my name to the list - I haven't knit a dishcloth yet but...have been sorely tempted by the many I have seen on the blogs.

6:50 AM  
Anonymous Betty said...


I guess it would help if I put my name at the end of the message!!

Please add my name to the list - I haven't knit a dishcloth yet but...have been sorely tempted by the many I have seen on the blogs.


6:56 AM  
Blogger Theresa N. said...

I haven't used this yarn before. Curious. Add me to the drawing.

7:20 AM  
Blogger CrystalG said...

I would love to win this yarn. Love the colors.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

Dobarah, it washes and dries beautifully. I machine washed and dried the two horrors I knitted up before Christmas and they're softer than soft. The shrinkage factor is maybe 5-10% and it only makes the finished product nicer. (I still hated knitting them.) I recommend that if you go to the trouble to knit this yarn, use it as a washcloth not a dishcloth. Why should your dishes have all the fun??

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Oooh! Periwinkle! Pick me! Pick me!

9:49 AM  
Blogger KnitTech said...

It's been four months since I've knitted a washcloth.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Kenyetta said...

I would love to try to make a washcloth!
I am in!

3:20 PM  
Blogger knit_tgz said...

I want to enter too! I never ever used a knitted washcloth, maybe now I'll try!

3:53 PM  
Blogger georg said...

This seems really nifty! but I'm probably after the deadline.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Lizardknits said...

I'd like to claim a periwinkle skein! I love knitting washcloths!

5:18 PM  
Blogger kozmic said...

I'd love to try knitting a washcloth - they aren't something Kiwis traditonally make. It would be quite a 'novelity' for me. Any colour would be perfect.

12:15 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bretton said...

I'm going to post this in a separate entry but congratulations to Anonymous Betty, Theresa N, and Periwinkle Cathy (aka Kerowyn's Mom) -- you're the winners! I'll need your snail mail addresses. You can find me at -- congratulations again.

9:04 AM  

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