I have procrastinated about writing a post for something like two weeks, simply because the last one was my 400th post... a surprising accomplishment that I thought I should somehow recognize... award... celebrate. But, nothing came to me. I went out in the world instead. I knitted, rode my bike in Alameda, worked out, dieted, knitted, worked, even played with the burros (well, at least Abe and I got out for a walk today, in the sun of our 'false spring' that routinely happens for a few days in late January or mid-February). Still, nothing that compelling... I didn't even make it to any Bay Area yarn shops last weekend when celebrating Valentine's Day with my DH and his bro and wife... shoot, at least I can tell you to go over and enter JessaLu's contest for her fifth blogiversary by tomorrow night (and say I sent you!).
I decided that I really need to give away a special yarn to acknowledge this achievement and to thank all of you who keep returning (who knows why? certainly not because I am a dependable blogger!)
Here's what I am giving away ---- Panguipulli yarn! I will be selecting a lovely skein tomorrow, when I fill in for Rose at Fibers, and in the meantime, blatently stole this photo from Araucania, the Chilean yarn-dyeing company.
just to tempt you into leaving a comment to enter, I am posting a photo of the booth she and Rhodi had at the Mendocino Christmas Fair a few months back....
Now, for some rules:
The deadline is Tuesday, February 23rd, at midnight PST (because that is my youngest son's birthday).
You get one entry for commenting in this post.
You get another entry for each time someone comments and says that you sent them.
You also get another entry for alerting your Facebook crowd (sorry, I don't do Twitter - it would take away even further from my wimpy attempts to be a good blogger!).
Just in case you have been wondering what I am up to in the knitting department... here's a finished crochet object (mwuah ha ha!):
This is a scarf I finished early in the month, for oldest son's birthday (my two 'boys' are exactly seven years and one month apart, both born on the 23rd of a month), in colors he requested. He happens to look really good in them, so I will take a photo as soon as I can get up to deliver this to him in Lake Tahoe.
I have also been doing my own 'unofficial' Olympic event in Finishing... didn't want to wait for the starting bell, didn't want to promise to finish on time either, but am cruising along on my own little stretch of Nordic woods... and finishing up my Mendocino vest.
I have the back done, almost all of the left front (put on a holder yesterday so that I could start the right front and knit my way through a training, since I was sitting where I couldn't accurately measure the final dimensions), and about ten inches of the right front, including four buttonholes, completed... it is reasonably possible I will finish along with all the various Olympic contenders, in Vancouver and elsewhere. I am really happy to see this item near it's wearable stage, it has been a pleasure to knit, though I got pre-empted by very hot weather last summer, then baby and holiday gift knitting through the fall and last month, and am just getting back to it.
Check back this weekend for 'real' prize photos, and a surprise!