The Whirling Dervish (& perhaps a FREE copy of Book Two)

Roughly two years ago, we posted the following to our blog:

Do you know what a whirling Dervish is?  Neither do I—I made him up based on the Tasmanian Devil from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons.  I was a child of the 60’s and Bugs Bunny was something to watch back then when there was no such thing as Care Bears, Tele Tubbies or Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Nowadays the term “whirling dervish” means: In the realm of religious fanaticism a whirling Dervish was somebody who spun round and round until they got so dizzy they entered a prophetic state.

In The Broken Circle, Winter Wheat raises a whirling Dervish from the dead.  He was an animal also known as a Watcher, a cross between a dragon and a guard dog.  The Dervish whirls as a defense mechanism—his spiked tail can kill anyone close enough to harm the First Folk family he protects.  A domesticated Dervish will guard his family for life, something you will see clearly in Book Two.  What do any of you think about putting a whirling Dervish on the cover of Secrets of the Lost Caves?

Thanks to input from all of YOU, we decided to place a whirling Dervish on the front cover of Book Two of the Potluck Yarn Trilogy: Secrets of the Lost Caves.

We would like to giveaway a free copy of Secrets of the Lost Caves to the first person who can correctly answer the following two questions:

1. What kind of animal (alive in our World today) is shown hiding in a crevice pictured near the bottom of the book cover (see photo below)?
2. Why might this creature be wearing an Amethyst necklace?

We welcome you to post your replies here (scroll to the bottom of the page)… or on our Facebook page located at

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Wishing you the best of luck,
-The Knitting Witches

A Whirling Dervish

Whirling Dervish from Book 2 of the Potluck Yarn Trilogy

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2 comments on “The Whirling Dervish (& perhaps a FREE copy of Book Two)
  1. Dina Dillon says:

    It’s a bear, asymbol of strength, and family wear the necklace of amethyst for peace, love and healing. Watching from afar to bring help when needed.

    • Potluck Yarn says:

      Dina – The type of animal is close (though it’s not a bear, by definition)… and you’re also close on the amethyst… but not quite there. I like your thoughts on that though – thank you for commenting! :)

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