Unbelievable! I've never referred to myself as unlucky or down on my luck, nor have I ever felt particularly rich in the luck department. Things happen -- good things, bad things (usually, just "things") -- that's the way the cookie crumbles.
Seems that I've been run over by a streak of blog contest luck recently, though. Earlier this week, I entered a random drawing Thanksgiving Contest ("What are you thankful for?") at I Was Knit Together In My Mother's Womb and Lynne wrote this morning to tell me I won! Look at that gorgeous prize: three skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted! Lynne says, "A lovely blend of Peruvian Alpaca and Merino, dyed to a soft baby blue. It's new, it's polished, it's cool." Way cool... Wow, thanks Lynne!
I don't remember how I found Lynne's blog, and it wasn't that long ago, but I do know that it was the name that caught my eye and there was not a moment of hesitation before hitting the Bloglines subscribe button. I have not been disappointed -- I like the things she writes about and I like her sense of humor, too.
I was on-task last night and washed all the fabric for the girls' skirts. We'll be pinning, cutting and sewing over the weekend! I bought thread the other day -- the good stuff, because the sewing machine guy told me that I need to use the good stuff -- but I'm going to have to buy some more. There's something about those spools that the dog finds attractive.
In knitting news: I worked on the shawl, of course; if it's not an FO by the end of the weekend, it'll be close. Cindy wrote yesterday about the VestySweater contest sock yarn I won -- it's handspun (and it really is gorgeous) from Bizyhands at Ebay. I pulled out my old kitchen scale and yarn winder and tried to make two equal balls -- I managed to make two balls, but they're not exactly equal. I knit a little sock swatch using Wendy's Toe-Up Sock Pattern, my Size 0 DPNs, and the larger ball of yarn. I'm brushing up awfully close to it now, huh?
My weekend seems to hold a lot of possibilites. And I wonder if I should buy a lottery ticket. Happy Weekend!