Ok, I know we have a blog contest/yarn giveaway to get to, but first some bloggy goodness:
Tuesday I took a little road trip to Aurora after work to meet Sarah and Lorna. I have been reading their blogs for awhile and there was yarn to be exchanged/purchased so of course we had to get together and knit! I went to Fringe Knitting, hung out, chatted and knit, and had a fabulous time! And, now some of the goodies:
I won this from Sarah. She has an ongoing Fugly Friday contest, and I was one of the lucky winners. It is going to make some awesome awesome socks one day soon. While I was there, I accidentally bought this:It's Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Potluck yarn. I am thinking of using it to knit the Argosy scarf from Knitty. I saw someone do it on Ravelry, and it looks so pretty!
While all of that yarn is very good, I have to say I was most excited about this purchase:A new yarn swift!!!! This was made by Lorna's dad. It is so beautiful and it works so well. I just love it. I will for sure take some pictures of me winding yarn on it soon. (Plus, I think you guys need to see what a real yarn factory my kitchen has become).
Everyone at Fringe was so nice and everyone was working on such great stuff. I think I will definitely be driving down there again soon for some knitting fun!
Oh, it's the Dish Rag Tag box I have been waiting for. For those of you who don't know about the dish rag tag, Emily of Yarn Miracle organized a relay race of knitted dishcloths (that's the short version of the race). Anyway, I received the box today and there were lots of goodies in there:The box came from Alicia, and had the required dishcloth, two balls of dishcloth cotton (Peaches N Creme!) and some treats. Thanks Alicia! I will be frantically knitting my dishcloth tonight, as to try to get it sent off to the next person tomorrow.
Wow. Still reading? Well I have one more thing before we get to the blog contest. . . .
New yarn at Knitting Like Crazy on Etsy:I am calling it Forbidden Forest. I have one skein of this baby. Hope you all like it! If you would like to see more pictures you can view them here.
And, finally, what everyone has been waiting for:
THE BLOG CONTEST!!!
Hooray for free yarn! This time, I am giving away a lovely semi-solid shade of my hand dyed yarn:I am calling it Watermelon Crawl. It doesn't really look like a watermelon, but I really wanted to name some yarn that. :) It is ~400 yards, 100g of superwash fingering weight wool/nylon yarn.
Anyway, all you have to do is fill out the form by clicking here. If you have a problem with that, just send me an email to jenATknittinglikecrazyDOTcom. The contest ends next Thursday (Aug 23) at 6pm. I will be using a random number generator to determine the winner.
Well, that's all for now. Must...watch....So You Think You Can Dance. Must...knit...dishcloth...as...fast...as....possible.