Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Photo Contest - Send Your Entry

Hi everyone,

Have you seen our customer gallery? I keep hoping more people will send in photos for this.! It would be great to see some of our projects in various yarns.

So…..I thought I would have a little contest. This contest goes until the end of this month - 10/31/2009

If you submit a photo or photo/s you will receive a $ 5.00 coupon to use on any order. If you send photos of more than one project, then you will receive a $ 5.00 coupon for each one up to a maximum of $ 15.00. So you can submit photos of up to 3 projects for a coupon worth $ 15.00 off of any order. The only products excluded are the Lalana Wool yarns, patterns and kits. This is a great opportunity to try some of the kits that we have on our site…

A few rules:

  1. The photos must be of a project bought from our site-if you bought the pattern somewhere else and the yarn from us, you can submit this too.
  2. If you bought the pattern from us and used yarn from another company, it does not count for this project.
  3. If you bought spinning fiber from us, you can also send a photo of your final spun yarn. Just make sure to send us the name of the fiber artist and the color name if you have it.
  4. Please label the photo with your name and project. Example LSmithVareseHoodie1 or LSmithVareseHoodie2
  5. Email the photo to
  6. In the email, please include your full name, the name of the pattern / design, and the name and color of the yarn you used.

In addition, every person who sends a photo or photos will be entered into a drawing. If you send 3 projects, your name will be entered 3 times. At the end of the month, we will do a random drawing and the winner will receive a
$ 25.00 gift certificate for our store. You can use this for any order except for LaLana products.

Questions? Email us at

I hope you will participate!!!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Twitter, Blogger & Ravelry Surprises

We probably don't post often enough on this blog, especially with our own knitting projects! I am working on 3 different things right now, but I forget to take photos...... I will try to take some soon. I also need to get out my spinning wheel, especially with this gorgeous new fiber we have just received from Funky Carolina. She sent us some unique goodies this time - merino/bamboo/silk blend, alpaca/merino/silk blend, merino & silk and fiber batts. Yum yum. I will put a through photos here throughout my post as I upload the new photos onto the One Planet Yarn and Fiber site.

Yarn and fiber photography can be more challenging then it looks. It certainly is time consuming, but there is nothing like yarn photos. If you had told me ten years ago that I would get all excited by the photos of the colors and textures of yarn, I would have not believed you. I think people are either color or pattern people and I am definitely a color person! I love buying paint for my watercolor painting as well.

I wanted to let our readers know that we will be having some new special contests and one day coupons and other fun things on Twitter, our Ravelry group and here. So be sure to keep watching for these special offers. Today, on Friday, 10/2/09, I just posted on Twitter a 20% off coupon (Twitter20) that can be used anytime until 10/3/09 at midnight......It takes 20% off anything and everything on our site with no minimum or maximum. The only excluded items are LaLana kits and yarns. Please don’t order those with this coupon as we can’t honor that sorry!

I hope some of you see this and buy something fun for yourself that you might not otherwise buy. The coupon also works towards on sale and close out items so that is a great offer.

Keep watching this space. Follow us at Twitter and on Ravelry. Follow our blog and sign up for our mailing list. We have some fun things for you over the next month or two in honor of our third anniversary!