C and I will be out of town through this week and possibly in to early next week.
WE'RE BACK AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN PICKED WITH AN ONLINE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR SO THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. I'LL POST THE WINNERS SOMETIME TODAY (9/11) OR TOMORROW (9/12). THE FIRST CHOSEN HAS BEEN NOTIFIED AND I'M WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM HER WITH HER CHOICE OF PRIZE YARN BEFORE NOTIFYING THE SECOND CHOSEN. THANK YOU TO ALL 145 OF YOU WHO PLAYED ALONG!
So, while I'm away, I have a little contest: What is the above plant? Here's the catch. I'm going to make you work for it . I need TWO possible names for this plant, not just one. They can be any combination of either of its' common names and/or it's taxonomic name. This plant is by no means exclusive to this area or even this continent. Neither is the contest. I'll ship to anyone, anywhere. The comments have been closed for this post but you can email me your answers with the word "CONTEST" in the subject line and I'll randomly pick from the correct responders upon returning. My email address can be found on my "About" page in the right side bar.
Here's another picture. Sorry, they're not as clear as I would have liked but you can click for a closer look.
First picked from the hat gets first choice of the following two prizes, and second picked gets the other:
10 balls of Rowan ASC in Copper (taken off of Julia's hands a couple of years ago, swatched once or twice and, since I still can't figure out what to do with it, it's time to pass it on.) The real color isn't quite as bright as in the picture above, and apparently near impossible to capture quite correctly.
100 gram skein of 3 ply Blue Faced Leicester, mordanted with alum and dyed in an iron pot with the leaves of the above plant, picked last week growing wild up in the mountains past our place.
There may or may not be blogging from on the road. It depends entirely on mood, time, wi- fi accessibility, and weather. If the weather is poor, I'll likely be reading, knitting, napping, possibly blogging. If the weather is nice, I'll likely be out in it.