For SP11 we were asked to post our stash. Well I am actually embarrassed to show my stash. It’s not because it’s a smaller stash compared to some I’ve seen. I do well enough to add to my stash on a pretty regular basis. My stash is very unorganized and I’m ashamed to say it’s quite frankly a BIG mess. I keep telling myself I’m going to do better and get it stacked neatly but that never seems to happen. I really do not have any storage space in my house(
really need to move to a bigger one-but that takes money.) so it gets stuffed in baskets which I need to buy bigger ones because the stash seems to keep mysteriously growing. There are some great yarns in there you really can’t see because of the mess.
Even though I know I wont win any contests with my stash, Miss Shelby you asked for it so ye shall receive it. Pics of my messy, unorganized, monstrosity of a yarn stash.
Note: the red/grey yarn is from C*EYE*BER FIBER. Colorway: Testudo sent to me by my SP11 pal
Yesterday was a great mail day.I received not one, not two but three packages yesterday.
First one was my recent contest winnings. The bag I won from Cathy. Wow she was very prompt in getting it out. This bag is wonderfully made and you can tell she put alot of work and time into making it. You can get one for your self at her Esty shop.
Second package was an unexpected one, from an amazing lady and knitter Grace.Of course if I had paid attention to what I read on her blog I might have known she was sending it to me. It is a nice big cloth in a variegated of pinks, yellows and oranges. I will being using it in the tub instead of for dishes. It’s just too pretty to muss it up with dirty yukky food stains.
And the final package was from Rachel my tea swap partner over on Ravelry. She really out did herself. She sent lots of great goodies. Tea and treat of course.For the tea she sent three kinds,First a loose leaf Keemun Black Tea by Swan Sisters and two different Indian Spiced Chai by Slo Chai, Honey Bush Tea and Yerba Mate. All ones I have yet to try. Next was Crills Salt Water Taffy and two chocolate truffles, I think they are turtles. They have caramel and pecans. Yummy. One is already gone. Two great books, Knitting on the Road By Nancy Bush. It is sock patterns for the traveling knitter.And then a gardeners book called HollyHock Days By Sharon Lovejoy. And the softest yarn a chunky Misti Alpaca in 100% baby alpaca. I don’t know yet what I will make with it but it will be something for myself that is for sure. Thanks Rachel for a wonderful package.
I also splurged and bought something for myself. Last Friday Dh and I went shopping for him to get a few costume items for his job at The Gates of Terror and we stopped at the book stores while we were out. I picked up One Skein Wonders and boy I must say I LOVE this book. It has a lots of great projects and I see so many I want to make I don’t know which one to do first. If you don’t have to book in your library it is one you must have. Next book on my list is the companion 101 Designer -One Skein Wonders.
Well now I am off to call the school and let them know Mr Teenager wont be there today because he is sick. Happy Knitting.
Guess what I won yet another prize. Abigail left me a comment telling me I was her 2000th comment. Wow that was unexpected but how cool is that. Wonder what the pressie will be. With all these contest winning as of late, I think I am going to have to repay the favor soon. I will have to think about it and make it something good.
I sat down today and sewed up a little bag much like the one I won here. It was the first time I have ever put a zipper in anything. I wasn’t sure how it would go but hey I did good. I wish I could show you. I am really pleased with how well it turned out. I will have to have my friend Donnely take a picture for me later this week and email it to me so I can put it up for you all to see. I definately will be making more of these.
I’ve started doing some mitered squares the pattern is for cotton and uses size 7 needles. However I have cast on using size 11 and am knitting with Cestari wool. I am going to sew the squares together and make a hotpad and then felt it. It would be perfect for under my teapot if I was actually making it for myself but it is a gift for someone else. I do hope they like the colors I choosen. I’ve decided on green and brown. The colors actually look nice together. I can’t wait to show you.
Well I must go for now. Happy knitting and Have a nice day.
I’ve been lucky lately. I’ve won a few contests. Seems I’m going to have to repay the favor soon. I’ll have to think on it.Anyway here is what I’ve won.
First I won Rachel’s contest. Not yet sure what the prise is. She is keeping it a suprise. I’m hoping for one of her gourds. You should see them they are Spectacular. But I am sure I will be happy with whatever she sends.
And then I found out last night I won the contest Schrodinger was having.It is a cute little sock bag that she makes. I chose the D bag Amber Eternity. For those of you who didn’t win or enter you can still get one of her bags. She sell them on Esty. Check her blog for the link. They are just too cute and I am thrilled to be getting one.
Found a few more contest for you .
Tea Time Ramblings is giving away knitted dishcloths.Stop over and leave her a comment.
My team member on Dish Rag Tag and faithful blog reader GRACE is having a contest also. You gotta do a little bit of work for this one but believe me it is well worth your time to check it out.
I joinned my very first sock swap. Sign ups are until September 18th. For this swap you knit one sock and then send the rest of the supplies and pattern to your partner so that they can make the mate.
They are having a contest .Here are the details:
Part 1: If we can get more than 20 people to sign up, I will toss everyone’s names into a hat and draw one for a prize.
Part 2: For those who do sign up, if you can entice someone to sign up, and when they do sign up they let me know you got them to, your name will go into a hat for a prize.
I encourage all you sock knitters out there to join. Come on who doesn’t wanna win free yarn.
I really should start a contest page so they would be easier to find but anyway here are a few more for ya.
Anne has a dishcloth pattern she needs your help with. Check her blog for more details.
Moosie wants to give away some stitch markers all ya have to do is leave her a comment. More deatils on her side bar..
Hop on over and say hello to both of them.
Here’s another contest for you.I just love finding and sharing these links.
Schrodinger has won a few contests lately and now wants to share the wealth. She has some really cute sock bags to give away. Be sure to tell her JenW!~ sent you.
Jacque is having a contest. And it’s pretty easy to enter
1. Leave her a comment, 2.Pass along the word via your blog that she is having a contest. Make sure to tell her that I sent you so my name gets entered again for each referral! That’s it.
I enjoy contests and I am sure you do too. I found a few more for you to enter.
First Jean is having one to celerate her 6 month blogiversary. Stop by and be sure to tell her I sent you.
Rachel is also having a contest to celebrate her 100th post. All you have to do is answer a few questions. But you better hurry it ends the 20th.
Yes finally some knitting content.
Mandy’s Candy Bag
knit in Peaches N Cream Stripes Colorway :Natural Stripes
on size 5 DPNs.
This bag was fun and easy to knit. I made mine a little shorter than most of the others I seen knit up. I was going for a Native American look. It kind of reminds me of the clay pots you might see food or water carried in. The name of the actual pot escapes me at this moment.
There is a contest going on for this bag so be sure to stop by NH Knitting Mama’s blog and check it out. You have until September 3rd to knit one of your own to be entered.
And on a final note. I had no idea it would be so hard to give away something made by me for free. I have joinned in the Pay it Forward exchange going around see earlier post. I thought for sure 3 people would jump at the chance to recieve a free gift but so far only two people have taken me up on the offer. Who’d a thunk it. I can’t even give away one of my hand sewn bags.Yep you guessed it I’ve decided to make up 3 of my Ruby June hand bags and give them away as my Pay it Forward gifts.Well I guess it will only be 2 bags since I can’t get anyone else to take it off my hands.
Laurie is having a contest. She needs help naming her new Kitty.
If your name is chosen she will send you a cute sock kit – Bag, pattern and yarn.
The cut off date is August 30, 2007 at 5:00 PM EST.
So head on over there and Name her Kitty.
NH Knitting mama is having a contest
The “Candy Bag” contest goes like this:
1. Knit the candy bag
2. Post a pic of your candy bag on your blog and let her know about it (with a link to the blog post!).
3. Your name will go into a drawing FIVE TIMES for some swag!
Don’t want to knit Mandy’s Candy Bag? That’s okay! Put a link on your blog to the post so others can see the pattern, let her know about your link, and she’ll enter your name ONCE for the swag. (If you link it, then knit it and link it again, you’ll get SIX chances! – just let her know so she will know you did it!)
Next contest I found was over on January One. Leave her your favorite bee story – whether it’s a bee sting, a honey recipe, anything goes, and she’ll choose a winner at random on Tuesday. Please, one entry per person. You will receive the Buckwheat Honey yarn and the Bee Fields Pattern. Entries will be accepted through 11:59 PM Monday, July 30.
Kathy B. loves to get postcards.
Leave a comment with her, and she’ll send you her address.
So be sure to stop by and check them out.
Over on Dog Days of Summer They held a scavenger hunt. I went searchiing for the answers to the questions and found what was needed and then I posted it here on my blog and guess what I was one of the winners. WOO HOO I certainly never expected to win. I have never won any contests before so I am excited and can not wait to see what the prize will be.