Woolfest Lucky Dip and a Giveaway

Knitted sheep at Woolfest 2011

OK, so I know it’s silly to get so excited about my long weekend at Woolfest, but apart from all the yarn I’m planning to buy, I’m most excited about the chance to catch up with friends. Some of them will be having stalls, like Debbie and Vicki, while others are bloggers or customers – even a few pupils – who will just be there to soak up the woolly atmosphere.

I already planned to buy a few goodies for  a friend who can’t make it, then had a little idea … why not invite all of you to take part in spreading a bit of woolly goodness around the blogosphere?

Here’s the plan: If you’re going to Woolfest, sign up to send a little woolly treat for someone who won’t be there.  The only rule is it must be wool or Cumbrian themed and something easy to post. Or, if you’re not going, sign up to post a little something to brighten someone’s day, it could be sweets, buttons, a little something you’ve made. The choice is yours, but this is not meant to be expensive, so think creatively.

After I get back I’ll be in touch with everyone who has signed up to let them know who to post their goodies to. This won’t be a straight swap, you won’t necessarily get a parcel from the person you’re sending yours to and you only have to send one parcel. Please let me know if you’re happy to post abroad too.

If you want to take part, leave a comment here and let me know if you’re going to Woolfest or not.  I don’t need your address, just leave your email on the comment form or let me know your ravelry username or where to find you on twitter so I can get in touch.

Finally, I’ll be bringing back a little Woolfest themed giveaway, everyone who leaves a comment on this post will be entered.

You must leave your comment before 6pm UK time on Friday 22nd June. The  giveaway winner will be chosen at random  on Monday 25th June.

Good luck!

Tracey x

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19 Comments

  1. Gemma

     /  June 17, 2012

    Ooh, count me in – not going to Woolfest, but have a little knitted “thing” I could post.

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  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  June 17, 2012

    Wow – that was quick off the mark :-) You’re on the list. I’ll email you posting details next Monday 25th.

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  3. I wish I could go to Woolfest… but that seems impossible for us (kids still have to go to school) Enjoy though!

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  4. Tracey Todhunter

     /  June 17, 2012

    Sorry you won’t be there, would be nice to meet one day :)

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  5. Ali

     /  June 18, 2012

    OOh how exciting! I can understand why you get so excited about your woolly weekend…all that colour and texture and friends and Cumbria and ….how fab!
    I’m up for a swap!
    So cool looking at all the bloggy people either getting stock ready or their shopping lists..or both!
    Hope you have an awesome time…looking forward to hearing all about it!
    Ali x

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  6. It’s not at all silly to be excited – I am jumping up and down (and I have already taken my spending money out of the bank!!) I’d love to join in, and will buy a little woolly something to send to someone who can’t go!

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  7. I’m excited for you just reading your blog post. What a great idea. I’m not going to woolfest (I’m soooo jealous of those who are) but would love to join in the swap and I’m happy to post abroad. I’ve just designed something small that I absolutely love, so I have a good idea of what I’ll be sending. Have a fab time and take me with you in your thoughts. I’ll definitely plan Woolfest into my diary for next year xx Lynne xx

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  8. Love this idea – count me in! Not going to woolfest but would love to be included and happy to post abroad. x

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  9. Tracey Todhunter

     /  June 19, 2012

    Thanks Lynnne

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  10. Emma

     /  June 19, 2012

    Hi Tracey I am off to woolfest on Friday really looking forward to it it. Hope to see you there meet for a cuppa? I am happy to be part of the
    Swap don’t mind posting abroad.

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  11. Tracey Todhunter

     /  June 19, 2012

    Lovely. See you Friday

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  12. What a great idea! I am not going to Woolfest this year :( It’s the THIRD year in a row I have missed it! The first time i heard about it, it had just finished, last year I was job hunting in Spain, and now I am living in Spain and won’t be able to get back! It’s my local wool festival too :(
    Please sign me up for your swap and giveaway! I will be back in the UK at the beginning of July, but can post abroad! Thanks!

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  13. Hi,I am lucky enough to be going to woolfest, so excited! Please count me in, happy to post anywhere.

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  14. Tracey Todhunter

     /  June 20, 2012

    Have fun at Woolfest xx

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  15. Tracey Todhunter

     /  June 20, 2012

    Poor you Charlotte, we’ll make sure abit of Woolfest loveliness comes your way.
    Tracey

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  16. I’ll join in! Maybe I’ll feel less guilty if I’m buying for someone else?
    See you there! :D

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  17. Tracey Todhunter

     /  June 21, 2012

    Fabulous. See you there

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  18. Sandra

     /  June 22, 2012

    Please count me in. We are going to Woolfest tomorrow. So glad we decided not to camp this year! Happy to post wherever

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  19. Tracey Todhunter

     /  June 25, 2012

    Thanks everyone who joined in. I’ll b emailing you all to let you know who your swap partner is.
    The winner of the Woolfest give away was …Lansingerland :) I’ll be in touch shortly.

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