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19 November 2004

A lucky streak!

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.

AlpacaSeems 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!

Comments

Cheering you on in your sock knitting! Email me if you have any questions about them or get stuck. That's my favorite sock pattern and I could knit those socks in my sleep!
Well, maybe if I could knit in my sleep I'd get more done, but I digress...

Congrats, grrl! Lovely yarn and enjoy that sock! Happy weekend and Thanksgiving, too.

: )..what fun your having. Good things happen to good people.

OOps forgot ...I did not get nylon heel yarn from Bizyhands like they have sometimes. Sometimes they do sometimes they don't.

Vicki, I couldn't be more pleased that you are the winner! And, thanks to your sock yarn, I am bidding with bizyhands! Have a lovely weekend. Your package is in the mail!

Lucky you, that Alpaca is a gorgeous colour.
Nearly sock knitting, you're getting there, we want to see socks as a christmas gift!
Good luck with your sewing, and I have to tell you sewing machine guys always say that, and its not always true.
Have a good weekend.

Congrats on your contest win! It's very beautiful yarn. I say buy a lotto ticket...it can't hurt and you just might win! Good luck!!!

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