So, this one was a biggie - LollyKnitting Around turned FIVE years old a few weeks ago (7/24) – and I didn’t really do anything about it. I took several computer “fasts” for a few days time to remind myself of the importance of non-attachment (hard!) and just didn’t get around to posting about the momentous occasion.
Huh… five years. Time flies!
I am not sure how many of you have been around since the beginning, but that is no matter… because I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart! It is truly an honor to walk alongside you (virtually and in real life!) on this journey. I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet many of you, and I hope to meet many more of you in the future! Thanks for reading and for being a part of my life! *Much love and gratitude!*
As is the custom in this region of “Bloglandia”, I am planning to run a contest for my fifth blogiversary – but I wanted to put a little spin on it
I have been in organization/cleaning mode this past week, and I have come across hundreds of little yarn scraps – too much to throw away, but not enough to really do anything with. Some are leftover balls from projects, some are yarn samples. I have used these scraps in the past to make the Rapunzel scarves, but I can’t keep up with the supply… So, I decided to start making a ball – a scraptacular ball – with plans to start a scraptacular project. I am planning a big garishly colored blanket with these scraps… like only a blanket a knitter could love and appreciate. The brilliant Chawne suggested a quilt that radiated out from the center, like Larissa’s Barn Raising quilt squares from her book Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together. I love this idea, as it would be quite easy to add to with new scraps. I may just have to come up with several ideas, as scraps are never going to be gone from my stash!
How many yards / meters do you think are in this scraptacular ball??
Care to venture a guess?
Hints: It is packed tight and has a little weight to it, and it took me about 100 minutes to wind this ball up (aka watching this past week’s amazing episode of True Blood episode twice). There are at least 75 individual yarn scraps in this ball at this point.
And for the winners – two winners who come closest to the final yardage – a choice between these two prizes:
Fleece Artist Goldilocks Kit – in rich indigo purple. 540 yards of silk/mohair boucle for the Goldilocks shawl – a triangular garter stitch shawl – pattern on the label. I bought this in Nova Scotia, the home of Fleece Artist, last year.
Hunt Valley Cashmere -a Maryland supplier of this pale pink 100% cashmere. 1.95 oz skein. Perfect for a cowl or mitts.
Contest is open till Thursday (8/13) at 5:00pm EST.
Even if you don’t care to be in the contest, I would still love to hear from you Once again, thank you, dear friends, for so many happy years!