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August 01, 2009


I know it's not Friday, but I have some lovely Eye Candy to share with you: my knitaversary contest winners and their prizes!

1. Judi chose 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Grumperina! Get yours at Birds 'n Yarn!

2. Gillian chose a skein of Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Seafoam! I usually get my Fleece Artist fix at Tidal Brook Yarns on eBay, and this time wasn't any different ;).

3. Heather chose some Sea Wool as well. She went for the flavorful Masala colorway! (Also from Tidal Brook Yarns).

4. Chery selected a small digital scale, a last-minute addition to the prize line-up. I don't know why I didn't think of offering this as a prize earlier, I love using mine! I got her the exact same model I use myself - goes up to 500 grams, accurate to 0.1 grams, and a convenient size for a standard skein of yarn. Got it from Digiweigh-scales on eBay.

5. Hillary picked the fabulous Clover crochet hook set (Use code EED217 for 40% off). If I didn't have one already, that's the prize I would have chosen myself.

Thank you, Judi, Gillian, Heather, Chery, and Hillary for reading my blog, leaving comments, and participating in this contest! Congratulations, and I hope you enjoy your prizes!

While I'm at it, let me mention that Susan won the Vintage Baby Knits contest. I hope you enjoy your autographed copy of this book, Susan!

And now, the announcement of the biggest winner of all - it's me! We have so many options nowadays, and I'm grateful that you continue to read my blog, leave comments, and support me through my good... and my not-so-good knitting adventures :). I rewarded myself with a skein of Fleece Artist Trail Socks in Peridot (from Tidal Brook Yarns).

This new-to-me yarn is composed of 80% merino wool and 20% nylon, and feels soft and strong! The available colors are incredible, both the bright and lively, and the grandma-friendly subdued ones, like the Peridot above. I can hardly wait to knit with it!

Posted by Kathy on August 1, 2009 12:18 PM


I just wanted to let you know that I read you blog once a week and I think you are brilliant! Thank you for the inspiration...happy knitaversary!

I do love Fleece Artist (and Hand Maiden) sock yarns! I have a pair of socks on the needles right now out of the Trail socks in Sobretto. The yarn is great even if this is not one of my favorite colors. I'll be watching to see what pattern you decide to make out of the Peridot (which I have in Somoko, Casbah and 2/6 Merino).

I hope you had a great knitaversary with many more to come! The winners chose some great yarns and yours is awesome too. I've been wanting to get a hank of Peridot for some time now. It looks amazing and I can't wait to see what you knit with it!


I have Peridot too! Love it! Happy blogiversary, I love coming here :)

I love the Peridot. Thanks for sharing not only your adventures, but your tools.

Digiweigh is going to get some business thanks to you! I immediately bought a scale to get more precise weights than I already do (my current scale rounds to the nearest whole gram, which isn't always the best thing). Thanks for the link!

And happy anniversary. You're a constant source of inspiration, and an occasional source of entertainment (thankfully your failures/unhappy knitting experiences are few and far between).

And if I may make a personal request ... more Kitty, please! She's a sweety.

The Lorna's Laces in Grumperina is so fantastic! Peridot was the first Fleece Artist sock yarn I ever bought. Love it!

That Peridot is my kind of color. the good thing about this kind of eye candy, is it has no calories.

Beautiful prizes, all! I'm jealous :D

Ooooh--what a lovely green that new Fleece Artist sock yarn is. I can't wait to hear and see how it knits up!

Lovely, all of it ~ but especially the skein you chose for yourself. :)

Thank YOU for the pretties! Your peridot looks wonderful. Tidal Brook Yarns is bookmarked now thanks to you.

You're awesome, generous, and of course you deserve your own prize! That color is so soothing - wonderful. I think socks in that yarn would cause instant relaxation.

I was one of the lucky ones. Just fantastic. Isn't it interesting that we all had different choices. Thanks again.

Sounds like all of us are winners here. Some got prizes, some didn't, but we all win by sharing here together. Congrats on your Blogiversary.

nice prizes ! i think you're right in rewarding yourself :) The yarn looks gorgeous, makes me want to try it

Beautiful Yarns and prizes..Congrats to the winners.
And A BIG THANKS for the awesome autographed copy of Vintage Baby Knits...I got it afew days ago but have been taking care of mom...I get to savor it today, a day to myself....
Thanks so much again and for your wonderful blog and all the knitty good stuff.

It's so interesting to see what everyone chose. "Yay!" for the winners! :)

The Fleece Artist you got for yourself is gorgeous!

color! fabulous!

Clearly I must comment more often so I can be in the running next year if you do another blogiversary giveaway. And congrats to you!

I read regularly, and am SOOOO impressed by all the knitting you do. Your gramma is a VERY lucky woman. Oh, and I guess my mom is too, 'cause I made her a hat from your Odessa pattern. The Jaywalker socks I'm making for myself are still in the works...

Clearly I must comment more often so I can be in the running next year if you do another blogiversary giveaway. And congrats to you!

I read regularly, and am SOOOO impressed by all the knitting you do. Your gramma is a VERY lucky woman. Oh, and I guess my mom is too, 'cause I made her a hat from your Odessa pattern. The Jaywalker socks I'm making for myself are still in the works...

Thanks for the link to Tidal Brook Yarns. I've been looking for Seasilk to make a shawl for my wedding and they have my colourway!

Looking forward to seeing the next socks in progress

Thank you for taking the time to keep blogging.

Hope you had a happy knitaversary! I've recently fallen in love with FA trail socks too. It's very warm so the socks I knit in April haven't gotten too much wear yet, but they're lovely to wear. I find the yarn fuzzes and plushes out a bit when washed, so it has a wonderful brushed feel against the skin.

The peridot is beautiful! Too sad I'm on a yarn diet. bookmarked for when I fall off the wagon.

Thanks again for the set of hooks. I 'm trying to decide on a worthy project to break them in. the real prize is your blog. I have been reading it for years and I enjoy it very much. All the best!

Congrats on the knitaversary! Love the blog! Maybe I should have been commenting all this time instead of lurking and I could have had my chance at entering to win the prizes!

I love it that you got a prize too! After all, you're the one doing all the work. And that yarn is absolutely gorgeous. Stunningly so. Enjoy!

Wow! That Peridot is beyond gorgeous. I'm so jealous!

Congratulations to the winners and to you. That is a stunning color of yarn (I love the more subdued colors).

I love reading your blog because you show us so much of what you love and it just comes through in your writing.

I LOVE that you got a prize.

Nice presents to celebrate your knitaversary! Congratulations!

Congratulations to all the winners (including you) and the prizes were fabulous!!!

I have to admit that my husband would really believe that I jumped the shark if I brought home a scale for my yarn . . . although I might be able to convince him that the yarn is going on a diet . . .

I am so glad you got a prize for yourself, very fitting. I am really enjoying the LL Grumperina, both skeins are sitting right here on my desk where I can pet them a little. Thank you again.

What generous prizes. Congratulations on your knitaversary. I am a faithful reader although I rarely comment.Look forward to reading about your experience with the Fleece Artist Trail socks.

I'm pretty new to your blog and found you via a pattern on Ravelry. Thank you for posting patterns, I'm working on two of your scarves now. I do not knit socks but love using sock yarn in other projects - I've amassed quite a stash. Happy knittaversary -

I love Lorna's Laces yarns and your colourway looks fabulous!

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