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Twisted Tuesday: Creative poems to inspire you in Spring cleaning your woolies

The first day of Spring!

Today heralds the first day of Spring in the Northern hemisphere! Unfortunately, I think that we here in the New Orleans area (and some other parts of the US, too) have somehow already leaped into summer weather. Wow, has it been hot.

Anyway, are you getting ready to give your winter woolies a bath before storing them for the summer?

The Celebrate Spring contest for this month has received so many thoughtful, creative, and sometimes humorous entries. We’ve even had some poems! Some may bring a smile to your face, or even a big laugh to brighten your day. They certainly have to mine. What inspiration and fun motivation to accompany Spring cleaning chores in the next few weeks.

Poems were not a requirement of contest entries. It really surprised me but thrilled me, too, with enjoying them. So I thought it would be cool to make sure you had seen them. Here are highlights of some of the contest entries to inspire you in Spring cleaning your fibers.

From Lauren:
My hands were dry from knitting, my yarn was such a mess,
Than along came Jackie with her Unicorn wash and rinse…Oh Yes!!!

I washed and I rinsed, my yarn got so soft.
Oh, what sheen, what shimmer, what halo and loft!

Now I only use Unicorn to care for my knitting,
Because Jackie’s patterns are luscious, so it would only be fitting!

From MarieAnge:
My woolens are crinkled, wrinkled and bleak,
No sheep or llama would bleat
What a feat
This would be
If I won wash to make them neat!

From Mrsbondi:
Maidens to spin, oh what a quandry!
Shall it be llama or camel or sheep –
Buffalo or musk ox would be a leap,
And who ever knew Unicorns do laundry!
Knitting magic comes true –
Softness made just for you!

And Haiku from Pris:
spun skeins
waiting to be rescued
by unicorns
knit into soft beauty

And there are other great contest entries for the Unicorn Fibre care products here on the contest blog page and Facebook page, too. Be sure to check all of them out, and remember to add your own comments, show your love by clicking “like”, etc.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the winner of the 2nd drawing. But there will also be the March 31st Grand Prize awarded based on reader’s choice. Read more here about the Celebrate Spring contest at HeartStrings. Thank you everyone for playing!

Celebrating the Vernal Equinox

March 20th marks the Vernal Equinox in 2011. In case you are wondering (or might have forgotten), the Vernal Equinox is one of two times in the year when night and day are (nearly as possible) the same. More specifically, the time at which the Vernal Equinox is UTC 23:21 today (hope I have that right, lol).

In any case, today marks the beginning of Spring. So happy Springtime to everyone, my friends.

Spring Cleaning Offer. I have several sample sets of Unicorn Fibre Wash and Fibre Rinse to give out. Request yours with any Close-out KitsYarn Paks or wholesale patterns order from HeartStrings. Offer is good until I run out of samples.

Unicorn Fibre Rinse and Fibre Wash sample set

Unicorn Fibre products are created to protect and maintain the beauty of all fibers…from raw fleece and yarns, to your most cherished hand-knit possessions. Thanks to Anna and Pino of Unicorn Fibres for their generosity in providing samples.

p.s. Remember that the Celebrate the Beginning of Spring Sale for Vernal Equinox Socks downloadable pattern is still going on through the end of today, March 20th at the Ravelry store.