To celebrate Canada Day in a yarny way, I've decided to host a giveaway! Up for grabs is one of two skeins of the highly coveted Heirloom in Ina's Red (named after a friend and fellow Canadian of mine). This luxurious blend of silk and cashmere is incredibly soft and is perfect for next to the skin knits.
To enter, leave a comment on this blog post about something you love about Canada. For a second entry, leave a similar comment on this Instagram post. Easy, yes? The two winners will be chosen and posted below by the end of July 3rd. Winners will be chosen by two random draws, one from the blog comments and one from the Instagram comments. Though you can enter twice, you may only win once. This contest is open to everyone.
Happy Canada Day!
Winner 1: HEATHER BAYLIS
Winner 2: @AMYMERCER
Congratulations winners! Please send me an email at info@sweetfiberyarns to claim your prize!
All of your responses have been amazing! I've enjoyed reading through them these past couple of days, a big thank you to everyone who participated. I thought I'd highlight a few of my favourites below:
@louposkitt - Swimming in an perfectly chilled lake, stillness in our wild spaces and the smell of the forest in the gulf islands!
@amandafalson - I love how many incredible small indie hand dyed yarn companies there are from Canada! I guess it makes sense with the climate but I just keep discovering more gorgeous hand dyed yarn from Canada!
@silverilix - The birdsong, it's the best thing to hear through the year.
@trishington - I love Canada because it is a free and democratic country where diversity is celebrated, where you can breathe the air and live without fear of war. And the yarn is pretty good here too. :) Thanks for a great giveaway - that is a gorgeous colour!
@rosemariejewellery - What I love about Canada is the environment itself. It is peaceful and serene. Coming from another country, I can simply appreciate everything from the flowing water, to the flowers, the trees. It is quite beautiful.
@joaneygirl - I love that we have four distinct seasons. And I can knit for each one!
Fiona - I've been fortunate enough to live for extended periods in other countries, but I chose to make Canada my home, knowing that it would be a great place to raise my children. Fresh air, clean water, beautiful scenery, friendly people - these are just some of the many reasons why it is the best place on earth.
Susan Stone - I love the beauty and people of our vast country. From the east coast with it's gaelic/french history to the west coast and it's unique and undescribable beauty. The prairies are the perfect sandwich filling in this vast land. We have such wonderful freedoms, are respectful to all walks of life and as we sing, are the "true north strong and free" No matter where I go I am so proud to be Canadian.
Angela H - One thing I love about Canada is that we encourage people not to give up their traditions. Seeing all the flags during this World Cup has been so much fun, and I love that we're a country people can be proud to live in without giving up pride in where they've come from.