This competition is now closed.
Congratulations to Claire, Linda, Sara and Sarah who were the lucky winners.
Thank you to everyone for your kind words and encouragement and to all the lovely people who donated prizes.
Well here we are. The final competiton in the twelve days of p/hop!
We don’t have any partriges in pear trees, or lords a leaping, but we do have a magnificent first prize, yes that’s first prize, there will be more thank one winner, read on, dear reader, read on…
One luck winner will win a beautiful, hand crafted Sunflower Swift …
… not only will the first person drawn at random win a swift, perfect for winding those gorgeous skeins of hand dyed yarn, but they will also win their choice of one of the following yarn bundles.
A further three lucky winners will win their choice from the yarn bundles below:
Bundle A: Like three wise men, three fantastic dyers have donated these stunning skeins of yarn.
Easy Knits Twinkle Lace (75% Extra Fine Merino, 20% Silk, 5% Stellina, 800m/100g, colour: Goblin)
Artisan Yarns Seren Lace (alpaca, silk, cashmere, 1200m/100g, colour: nostalgic)
Nimu Yarns Swirkhow DK (100% merino, 225m/100g, shade: crayon)
Bundle B: The marvellous TheYarnYard, mother of p/hop, has donated Three French Hens, 3 skeins of Yarn Yard Bonny (75% wool, 75% nylon, 420m/100g).
The colours don’t show up well in my photo thanks to miserable winter skies, but I can assure you they are soft and beautiful.
Bundle C: Four calling birds – A gorgeous selection of yarns from John Arbon 2 skeins DK knit by numbers, 1 skein 2-3ply Alpaca, 1 skein laceweight
Bundle D: Two Turtle Doves Two fabulous skeins of Juno Fibre Arts Buffy 4ply yarn.
Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 400m/100g. Colours: Speckle Blues & Patchwork
So, what do you have to do to win one of these fab prizes?
Over the last 11 competitions we’ve been asking you to read about MSF’s work in the field. You’ve met some of the people who donate their time and skills to people who would otherwise be without healthcare.
Every year more than 2,500 international staff join 20,000 locally hired staff to provide medical aid in countries around the world, as well as all the office staff, volunteers and fundraisers who make MSF happen.
We would like you to leave a message of support to those hardworking and inspirational people, many of whom will be working over the holidays. We will share your messages with MSF workers all over the world.
Just leave your message in the comments section below, making sure you leave your email address. We will pick one at random from all the comments left by 10pm Monday 19th December.
We will not use your email for any purpose other than contacting you if you win.
And finally, a wee reminder.
We are a fund-raiser for MSF, so if you’ve been inspired by the peole and work you have read about please consider making a donation. As always this is optional and there is no obligation to donate if you are entering the competition.
If you do decide to make a donation, thank you, it is very much appreciated.
1) Competition ends at 10pm (GMT) on Monday 19th December 2011
2) Winners will be drawn from all comments by random number generator and notified by email. Prizes will be sent by post.
3) Competition open to everyone, including people outside UK.
4) No cash alternatives
5) One entry per person per competition.