Fiber give-a-way — Elektron scarf!
I know that Bernadette, PLY’s photographer and my very best friend, is catch-your-breath-fall-down gorgeous (not to mention talented). It’s also true that anything, absolutely anything, would look beautiful on her. But given all of that, the Elektron scarf, by Kristy Howell from issue #4, really is stunning.
There’s something about the delicate lace, the slightly rustic character of the fiber (60% merino wool/ 40%flax), and the complex goldnenrod color, when combined, just shines.
Well guess what I have in my hot little hand? Yep, enough of that exact fiber from Spunky Eclectic’s in gold digger — to spin and knit your very own Elektron. Would you like it? You would? I thought so. I feel like I know you so well. And you know me right? You know that I’d like to give it to you. All of you. But since I have just enough for one project, I’ve got an idea.
I need something from you. I’m collecting spinning snapshots for a very special project in our next issue — the community issue. I need lots. Lots and lots. Like hundreds! So if you send me a digital snapshot of yourself or a friend/friends spinning (please make the subject of the e-mail snapshot) and then leave a comment on the blog saying you sent it and that you’re okay with us publishing it — you’ll be entered in our random drawing!
Don’t worry about it being the best shot ever, it’ll be very very small so nobody will notice if your yarn isn’t even or if you don’t have your good bra on. However, I do need it to be of people spinning!
Okay? Sound good? Let’s do it!
Step 1. send a photo of yourself spinning to Jacey (with snapshot as the subject of your email).
Step 2. comment on this blog post that you sent me the snapshot.
Step 3. On Friday, July 11th, I’ll announce the winner and ship out the fiber!
I sent you two photos! Grand Canyon and Great Wall. jekka.
I love these photos!
Happy to know about the new magazine. Sent some pictures. Hope you & the Ply magazine will like them. Hope the whole world will see them too. :))))
Strangely I only have one decent photo of me actually spinning, but it’s yours to use!
I found 4 photos of me spinning (2 at the pub…hmmm). Hope they are useful
seems to be a theme…
Just sent two!
I just sent one! This is gorgeous. Good luck to everyone. 🙂
Just a few photos of some very special spinners.
Hi Jacey, I sent a pic from a spinning vacation!!
Just sent a picture of me starting back spinning after thus last surgery.
sent you a pic from the garden state
I sent one of my daughter spinning as I have none of me spinning 🙂
i sent you pics from France
awesome! we have france, china, canada, and the us now!
Sent a shot of me taken by a friend. If I win, she’ll get the fiber to knit with.
you’re a good friend!
Maureen Burns, you won!
I just sent you an email with various pics of me spinning – yes, it is ok with me if you publish them 😉
Sent one from this past weekend. Not the best, but I was spinning!
Just sent one of my first attempts on a great wheel!
My pic is in your inbox. Not easy taking a selfie while spinning. 🙂
Just sent a photo of me spinning at a hot springs in Truth or Consequences, NM
Hi! I sent two photos!
Just found a better picture, so sent that too!
Sent you a picture
Sent an email w 2 pics of me trying out my new Hansen mini spinner in our hotel room during Black Sheep Gathering!
I’m okay with you publishing my pics.
Hi Jacey! Just sent you a snapshot. Smiling & concentrating. (Ah, the thrill of spinning fiber…)
I sent a picture of me doing a spinning demonstration at the Marin County Fair this year on the 4th of July. I do this every year and have a great time showing kids how they used to do it in the olden days (but with updated equipment). When folks (usually men) come up and ask “isn’t that cheating”? I reply with a couple of things (and always with a smile and/or a giggle): (1) They call it handspun, not footspun (2) I guess you must still be using a hand drill for those pesky home repairs, or (3) So, hows that horse and buggy working out for your morning commute.
Just sent you a picture of my daughter trying to spin! 😉
You may use any of my photos in upcoming Community issue.
Have spindle, will travel. I document most the places I spin with at least a cell phone shot. Most however, only show my hands, spindle, yarn–usually hanging over some precipice. Sent you a couple, though.
I sent you a snapshot of me spinning with my Hansen mS at a Re-creation event last weekend.
Yes, you have my permission to print the picture.
Sent a picture of my cat and I spinning this past winter & one from my deck. Yes you can print the photos.
Hi I just sent a pix of my daughter Becky spinning on my robin wheel when she was 5 years old.
Just sent two pics from my first time spinning on a wheel. Ok to publish them.
I just sent you a picture of me spinning on a wheel I had just won in a raffle at a local spinning event last year.
Just sent a few of spinning aided by my Jack Russell, Maggie Rose. You have my permission to publish, if they are of any use to you!
Hello, I sent a photo of me spinning in 19th century historic attire on the Fourth of July, in Old Town San Diego. I am spinning wool dyed with madder. Thanks!
I sent a picture from this weekend. Spinning in my brothers garden
Hi Jacey – just sent you a pic spinning on one of my many spindles watching fireworks… it’s OK for you to publish, even though I’m not wearing my good bra (or any bra, for that matter!)
I just sent you a photo of myself spinning on Christmas Day during a power outage and you can TOTALLY use it. (: Awesome! I looooooove PLY.
I sent in a few! I’m looking forward to see what you do with them!
Hi Jacey! What a fun idea! I have sent one that I could quickly…feel free to publish…I will try to find some more!
Love the Mag,
Sent one of me – feel free to publish it!
I just sent you a photo, and you have permission (from both me and the photographer) to publish it. Thanks!
Hello! I just sent in 2 pictures of the Tuesday Morning Spinners, taken earlier today at Burnaby Foreshore Park, just east of Vancouver BC. During the summer we try to spin outdoors as much as possible, switching to a new location each week. Everyone in the photos is fine with them being published.
I sent a picture and I’m fine with you publishing it.
In my pjs in a sunbeam!
just sent you a pic of me spinning at Rhinebeck a few years ago. now i see that i need to get more pics of myself spinning! i’m always snapping from behind the wheel, but have very few showing me AT the wheel! you have my permission to publish it in PLY! thanks!
Yes, I sent you my snapshot.
I sent 4 pics of my and/or my nephew of dubious quality. I hope they are useful.
Fun, fun! I just sent my pic, and thanks!
I just submitted 2 pictures!
Pictures sent, cant wait for another issue.
Just sent of me and rabbit and Sauder Village Ohio.
Sent you a picture of me spinning at Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Forrest.
Just sent a picture of me spinning on a custom painted Ashford Joy 2, its fine if you publish it.
I’ve sent two older pics – me at the lendrum and one using a Tabacheck drop spindle. I couldn’t quickly find anything else more recent!
Sent 4 photos – spinning in the snow, spinning together w/husband, and camping. Ok for publishing.
I have just emailed you a variety of snapshots. Please feel free to use whatever you like.
I just sent 3 – most of my spinning photos are of my hands of feet.
sending you one now… bad quality but it just goes to show … anytime, anywhere…
Spinning in the garden on my antique CPW in River Falls, WI.
Yes it is okay to publish.
I just sent you a few pictures of me spinning
I am sending you another one in a minute, my son took it this afternoon, I did some editing – so much fun!!
and yes absolutely ok to publish it 🙂
Sending you a photo of me spinning at SPA in Freeport, ME this February.
I sent you a couple to use.