For the first time in a few months, I had two days off in a row.... I was so excited just thinking about it. First I had to make it through the annual Grass Valley Downtown Association Sidewalk Sale, which was very hot (high 90s) but a success at the yarn shop. I collapsed into a heap Saturday evening, rallying only briefly to think about how I would have to do a post soon about the knitter's most dangerous four letter word.
I spent a lovely Sunday-Monday weekend at my high country house, where Internet access is a tortuous process. The end of the fun was marred by car troubles and a late night getting home, as well as some intense back pain that had me losing sleep the past three nights and paying an emergency visit to my chiropractor. He helped a lot, and I just had a small, refreshing nap. This preface is to explain why I haven't been reminding you sooner that my contest is scheduled to end at midnight tonight (that's PDT, my time, in case you were wondering).
I have been a somewhat neglectful blogger, and made it seem too challenging in the first place, I am afraid. I did have several of you send some delightful ideas, but I know there is a lot more creativity out there, so I am going to extend the deadline until midnight tomorrow, August 1st, and then announce the winners by Friday (I have to be gone to training part of the week). Those who contribute a clever idea, a la my original post, will be entered into one drawing, to win this skein of Harvey Farms yarn
and a set of Hogwarts House sock knitting stitch markers made by the Craftylilly, Jennifer.
These markers are smaller in size, perfect for sock projects. Jennifer has also come up with one of the coolest ideas I have seen lately in jewelry for knitters, a lariat-style necklace that holds your stitch markers close to your heart while you knit... check it out at her Etsy store. She could make you one in your favorite color, and I will show you a photo of mine when it arrives.
Here's the part I should have made clearer: ANYONE else may enter, even if they don't want to try and come up with a clever idea.... they and the select group of would-be designers will co-mingle in a drawing for a sweet little knitting accessory pouch made by Pat, a fellow member of the Mountain Harvest Crafts Co-op, and a black sheep tape measure to start filling its many pockets with your knitting tools. So enter now! Email me at burrobird AT gmail DOT com.
This is a rather boring little post and about all my recovering back can take of sitting at the computer, so I will bid you all a fond farewell until next time. There will be exciting posts, knitting and burro news, and mountain photos again soon, I promise. I actually feel 1000% better, but am not pressing my luck.