I have taken a moratorium on knitting for now and most definitely not by choice. It just so happens that I’m very happily moving to Park Slope (that’s right, goodbye Manhattan, HELLO BROOKLYN!) this Friday (yikes! that soon???) and as such spent all day yesterday building furniture for our brand spankin’ new amazingly awesome private roof deck – that’s right, I said PRIVATE – with views of the city. What more could you ask for? Well, how about NOT having cut my poor thumb and NOT having that poor thumb be on my much used right hand and NOT having to do 10,000,000 things using said hand during the weekend? Would that have worked for me? Yes, it would have, but it didn’t work that way. So now not only is my actual hand hurting, my thumb is throbbing. All of that = no knitting for me. I tried to knit this morning but gave up after I found that the right needle is gripped by my right thumb right over that damn cut. SO this means that instead of actually being able to knit with my lovely yarn, I have time to fondle my stash and dream about all the wonderful things I will be knitting up with it. Staring at this lovely pyramid of Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted bought at the wonderful store The Fiber Fix (yes, this is a shameless plug – Vanessa is awesome I tell you!) really helped cheer me up a tiny little bit:
That’s Norway Spruce, Oxblood Light and the ever so gorgeous Ginger if you want to know:
But wait, you say, you’re showing us all this lovely yarn and what about this Giveaway? Ah, you caught that did you? Sadly, the giveaway will not feature any of the Madelinetosh as I am too too in love with it (but if you want some, you can always go visit Vanessa at The Fiber Fix!) but I DO have something to giveaway and I think (I hope?) that you will also be excited about it! So without further ado:
The Oh To Knit Again Giveaway
This Giveaway is happening for the following reasons:
1. I have just yesterday reached 3,000 views on this blog! And this only since January 22, 2009 (not sure about the previous blog’s numbers). Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!
2. I have gotten 300 comments on the blog thus far… although this is very exciting, it also means that only about 10% (I know this is probably incorrect but give me a break, I just had to use the awesomeness of 300/3,000!) of you are actually commenting. Seriously.
3. I can’t knit. Please, all of you shed a tear for me. 😦
4. I’m moving and as such this is the best time ever to destash.
5. I just felt like it! 😛
So here’s the deal. I need you blog readers to leave me a comment telling me your funniest, saddest, strangest, most amazing, most horrible move-in day of your life. I know you must have one. I’m pretty sure everyone has moved once or twice. If not (and seriously LUCKY YOU) then tell me how in the world you’ve managed never to have to go through the horrors of moving in your whole life – are you ecstatic about not having to move or do you wish you could experience it for yourself?
Before I list the prizes, I need to add that I’m very sorry but I can only accommodate residents of the US and Canada or the shipping is just too expensive for me – sorry!!!
Comment by Sunday, June 21st at 3pm EST and you’ll have a chance to win one of these lovelies:
First up, a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in Spring Fusion (I realize there are two pictured, but one of them is mine all mine *insert evil laugh here*):
A skein of Pagewood Farms Yukon in Fabulous Fall:
A skein of Fiberphile 2-ply sock in Saffron (seriously amazingly gorgeous stuff):
A skein of Min the Weaver’s Rocking Stockings in A Rose By Any Other Name:
And last, but most certainly not least, a skein of Malabrigo Sock in Solis:
Honestly, could the prizes get any better? Could they? I think not!
Oh and by the way I’m certainly NOT destashing these because I don’t like these yarns (far from it!) but because I either have multiples of them or I have similar colors in other yarns or I’m just being particularly nice to you, dear blog reader, so be thankful! haha!
Oh yeah and if you REALLY want a second chance, you can always link back to this post from your own blog and then let me know you did so by commenting here again. Winners (there will 5 lucky ones!!!) will be picked by an ever-handy random number picker. The first person will get to pick their yarn, then the second person does so and so on and so forth. If I don’t hear back from one of the winners within 24 hours of e-mailing them their prize will be forfeited and passed on to the next randomly-picked person on the list. Oh and I realize I tend to ramble on and on but since this is my blog and you’re getting free stuff I don’t think you have a right to complain… I’m just mean that way. 😉
Good luck to all of you!!!