I’m proud to announce that O-Wool is returning as the Geek-A-Long benefactor this year! In 2014, they kindly sent us eight skeins of Classic 2-Ply yarn, which you can read about here. This year they donated four squishy skeins of Legacy Bulky.
Before I tell you more about O-Wool and their yarn, here is a quick reminder for those of you just joining the Geek-A-Long:
We’re raffling off four prizes again this year and in order to be eligible to win one of the three prizes, you must post a picture of your completed 2015 blanket to the Ravelry GAL group by January 31, 2016. The blanket must contain 24 of the 48 squares released in 2015, be joined and edged. Just like last year, the fourth prize will be raffled off for just being a member of the group. If you’re not a member, however, it isn’t too late to join and get in on the fun! You can find everything you’ll need to know about the Geek-A-Long on the FAQ page.
O-Wool is a small company that strives to make environmentally responsible yarn. Made locally in Philadelphia and the USA, their merino wool comes from certified organic farms in South America, the cotton comes from certified organic farms in the USA, and the alpaca comes from family farms withing an hour from Philly! As you can tell, O-Wool’s heart belongs humanely produced fibers and you can feel it in their yarn. When you squish a skein of Legacy Bulky in your hands, you can really sense the connection between the animal and the wool. Plus, the minimally processed fibers and three-ply construction lend themselves to amazing stitch definition.
O-Wool kindly donated four gorgeous skeins of Legacy Bulky, three in Cabbage (pictured left) and one in Rutabaga (right). Made with 100% certified organic merino, the 100 gram skein holds 106 yards. It’s soft and squishy, and perfect for winter accessories. Honestly, it it weren’t a million degrees outside, I’d buy enough of it in Dandelion and Overcast to cast on an over-sized sweater. This yarn is just begging to be turned into a comfy big sweater!
Thank you for your generous donation to the Geek-A-Long participants, O-Wool! You can find O-Wool on their website, Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, and Instagram. If you’d like to view the other Geek-A-Long benefactors and prizes, you can find them here.
I’m thinking stripes and seed stitch. Yesssss.