This is a very overdue post. I needed to take some pictures, but by the time I thought about it it was too dark, and the lamps cast an odd glow on colors. First up, in the beginning part of December Thom and Quilly had a 12 days of Christmas contest on their blogs based on Christmas movie quotes. I won a prize package from Thom:
There was an University of Hawaii Warriors t-shirt (promptly appropriated by the Angie) dried green mangoes, honey roasted macadamia nuts, 2 keychains, a cool bottle with sand and shells in it, a memo pad, pack of cards and a refrigerator magnet clippy thing.
Then My friend Sarah at RainLover Knits, had a raffle to help her pay for her graduations costs so she could walk at the graduation ceremony. I won two skeins of Yellow fingering yarn!! The funny thing is I knew I won but not what I won. Yesterday morning I said to a friend of mine that I needed to get some yellow fingering or sock yarn - and last night in the mail as if by magic!
Last but by no means last - I met up with Grace last week for breakfast, and we had a belated (I've been around knitters to long I almost wrote bleated) birthday breakfast. Grace brought goodies!
A tea chest filled with tea - I gave one section back to her because I would never drink it. She got me a book of 101 patterns that use a skein of sock yarn or less ( a much needed book - given my collection of sock yarn) and since I have been on a mini sock kick she got me a mini sock blocker keychain with pattern. And finally the piece de resistance :
I was telling her that I wanted to knit the "Tappan Zee Vest" in red mercerized cotton. She made it for me in Ella Rae superwash. She tricked me by asking what size I was going to make to judge for a gift she was knitting. She also included a heat shawl pin! I wore it the rest of the day (changed into a black tank to show it off better when I got home)
I am truly spoiled!!!