"I am a botanist turned at-home mama to two spirited, loving little boys. They keep me on my toes and remind me to take some time to appreciate the little things. A typical day might find us role playing dinosaurs, ankle deep in sand surrounded by toy diggers and cranes, chasing around our flock of chickens or on a hike through the high desert that surrounds our home in beautiful Western Colorado."
"When the boys drift off to sleep each evening, I cannot get to my yarn fast enough! Knitting, spinning and dying yarn both relaxes and energizes me (if that makes any sense). I love all things "fiber" and have been an avid knitter since I became addicted to the craft 6 years ago. I also teach knitting classes at my amazing local yarn shop."
"My kids (boys ages 8 and 4) love to help me name my yarn colorways. They are so creative and come up with most of the names I use in my shop."
You might remember Jackie's beautiful yarn from C's koala bear sweater I knit last fall (pictured above), and as you saw in this week's KCCO post, Jackie is the mastermind behind my newest knitting project - Little L's birthday sweater (pics of that work in progress to come soon).
Today Jackie is offering one of you lucky readers a skein of her Astro sock yarn in the colorway, Atlantic.
Astro is a versatile, durable, fingering (sock) yarn. 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon. Perfect for socks, baby items, gloves, etc.
Machine washes/dries beautifully and is next-to-the-skin soft. All yarn is hand-dyed in small batches in my smoke-free studio.
100g (3.5 oz) Approx. 380 yds Fingering Weight - 3 ply Gauge: 7 stitches/inch on U.S. #0-3 needles Machine wash warm. Tumble dry low.
Don't forget Jackie also has a sale currently running in her shop. Use coupon code "NewYears13" for 13% off all orders through January 13th.
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I love the Atlantic colorway, such a peaceful happy color! Thanks for the chance.
Congrats! Please e-mail me at: farmergopi(at)yahoo(dot)com
Thanks again Jackie.