Friday, March 21, 2008

Celebrate Spring!

Guess what!

There's a contest happening! Which really excites me, because I've always read about contests, and knit alongs and swaps, and all manner of such things about...oh...a year or so after they have happened. So, imagine my excitement! Thank you Cinnamongirl! I finally feel like one of the cool kids LOLOL!

Anyways you can read about the whole thing over on Cinnamongirl's blog site Happy Handwork. The grand prize is two skeins Malabrigo worsted weight yarn in the colour way velvet grapes. What a great prize! It looks fabulous...it seems I'm the only one who hasn't knit with this yarn yet. To be quite honest. I've never seen it up close. I don't know if it's carried in any of the local yarn shops here. I've certainly never stumbled across it.

Here is a little paragraph from her blog site...but really...check it our yourself :-D

So here are the rules. You can only enter one time. If you mention my contest on your blog with a link you will receive an extra 3 entries! If one of your friends enters because of your input you will get one extra entry. And lastly, just for fun, make sure to mention in your post one of your favorite flowers.
You'll have to visit her to find out all the rest of the info...like deadlines etc. etc....I'm tricky aren't I... :-) Not really, I know.

And...by the way...my favourite flower...always the daisy. The plain daisy (I think it's the shasta daisy?) The one I would sometimes find just growing wild by the side of the road when I was a child. Not all the fancy ones of today, I have nothing against those, but they're just another flower to me. My favourite is the old fashioned daisy.

I wanted a wedding bouquet full of daisies. We were is Cuba. Apparently there are no daisies in Cuba hahahah...so I got something resembling purple daisies in amongst some peach roses...still beautiful and satified my need for daisies in my bouquet. A close runner up is the brown eyed susan.

Here is the mohair shawl, I've not been doing much knitting, only a row here and a row there, so no real sit down and knit sessions. That's what I really need, a few good sit down and knit sessions.

It snowed yesterday , and we're supposed to get more coming in the next few weeks. It's not spring for us yet. I'm still thinking of my garden though. Here's a few pics of hubby playing with icicles in the back yard....heheeh, actually, he's shoveling snow away from the foundation of the house and knocking down the montrous 7 foot icicles that seemed to grow almost overnight. But...it sure does look like he had fun doesn't it. No, I wasn't much help. Yes, I did stay inside. Yes, I was in fact so lazy that I actually took these pictures right through the screen in the kitchen window. BUT. Yes, I did make him a nice hot chocolate when he was all done :-D And I cooked him dinner....he considered us even...so ...I do too :-)

2 comments:

cinnamongirl93 said...

Hi Debbie! I will add 3 more entries for you! The icicles are huge! Seven feet tall oh my! The shawl looks so pretty. Just keep on knitting!

Wool Winder said...

I feel for you with all that snow. Hope spring comes soon. The shawl is very pretty.