The Toronto Spiders need your help to spread the word! We would like to have as many people - knitters, spinners & anyone else - as possible come to see us try to better our Canadian record for the Back to Back Wool Challenge, and to that end need our blogger friends to blog about it.
I am offering the following three prizes:
Funny Bone kit - has a Funny Bone dog, pattern and the extra yarn to put Funny Bone and the bones on a sweater.
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Cranberry
Ultrasuede purse kit - includes pattern and pewter button.
All you have to do is copy & paste the following press release into your blog & leave a comment so that I know that you did it.
As you can see, we are competing on May 27th so the contest will close at midnight (Angus, ON time) on the 26th. Inchy cinchy!!
So have at it - it won't cost you anything!
On Sunday, May 27, the Toronto Spiders will take up the International Wool Challenge (Back to Back Competition) for the fourth consecutive year. This competition, involving teams around the world, requires that a sheep be shorn and the fleece spun, plied, and knitted into a sweater (according to a standard pattern) in one day.
After two years at the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and a year at Toronto's Riverdale Farm, this year the Toronto Spiders will be at the Pickering Museum in Greenwood, as part of their Opening Day. The team is made up of Wannietta Prescod (the Fastest Knitter in North America in 2005 & 2006), Barbara Aikman, Julia Lee, Judy Pergau, Denise Powell, Karen Richens, and Lorraine Smith of Spinners Quarterly. Our shearer is Bob Comfort, and Joan Kass and Judy Findlay will be our timekeepers and educators. We look forward to having lots of interest and support from passers-by. Like all Back to Back Challenges, we will be raising money for cancer research.
We will be attempting to beat our Canadian record time of 6 hours, 51 minutes, and 15 seconds, so hope to finish some time between 4 and 5 p.m.
If you are in the neighbourhood, please do drop by and wave, say "Hey y'all", but don't expect us to stop what we're doing to chat with you until the sweater is done!