Something that has become very popular in the German RAK group is the raffle. Whenever someone has something to give away and they want to give as many of us a chance as possible, they can do a raffle.
The Raveler kabine was giving away some items from the yarn stash and I won her merino lace yarn in purple. It is lovely! Nice and soft and it's a huge cake of yarn! No idea what I will make from it yet, but it will definitely end up as a shawl of some kind, I'm sure.