Whistle while you work...

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

And don't ever knit, sadly. I think I got in maybe 10 rows all week. I did try Carole's suggestion of a glass of wine at night, but I ended up falling asleep at 8pm so perhaps that's out. ;) Thankfully this week I have the day off on Thursday, which means if I can get my tired butt out of bed I will be at Thursday morning knitting group at The Knaughty Knitter! I won't be able to stay a whole long time, so if you wanna see me, roll up at 10 or 10:30 as opposed to noon. *grin*


So, I get my first paycheck May 20. To celebrate, I'm having a blog contest! I love to knit socks, and with no time to do it these days, I figgered I might as well share the wealth with some readers. Leave a comment (any emailed entries will be deleted, sorry) before May 20th, and two random, lucky winners will win a new ball of sock yarn from my stash! It's my choice, but you can suggest colors if you win. And yes, it will be "the good stuff." (To keep from being overwhelmed, once I have 100 entries I will close the comments. Just FYI.) You don't have to be new to knitting socks, but I admit it would make my little heart flutter to see it cast on rather than squirreled away for the next 20 years.

That's it. I'm going to lay down for a few minutes before going out to teach lessons. I hope you're all well, and while I don't know when I'll have something to show, rest assured y'all will be the first to see pictures when I do!

19 comments:

Chris said...

sock yarn...how lovely. congrats on getting your first pay check in the foresee able future

Rachel said...

Ooh, contest! Can I just say, I am so jealous that you got to go to a store that has Koigu mill ends!!! Who knew such a mecca even existed? I must make it to NC some day.

ikkinlala said...

Congrats on the new job!

Sourire11 said...

ohohoh contest! Sign me up!

Hey I wanted to let you know - the fleece artist you sent me waaay back during SP8 is currently being turned into some very pretty socks - there's a pic on my blog.

Jen said...

Congrats on the new job and yay! a contest! :)

bradyphrenia said...

Yay, gainful employment!

it is sad not to knit, but good to keep busy.

oh btw, i FINALLY used that schaefer laurel you sent me. i should have FO pics up in the next couple of days.

Donna said...

Having a pay check is a good thing, but darned if it doesn't interfere with knitting time! I could get SOOOO much done if it were not for the pesky job!

Grandma Barb said...

Wow - I'd love a ball of your sock yarn! Socks are my summer knitting this year. Congrats on your new job - hope to see you tomorrow - Laurie and I are planning to drive down!

skerr05 said...

I love contests, summer, and sock yarn! Thanks for the chance to win!

Stitchcounter said...

Ooooh a contest for sock yarn...who can resist? I am new to the sock knitting craze and am just starting my stash. If gifted with the lovely yarn, I promise it will not wain in a secure plastic baggie but will be put to use. If its a bunch of wild colors, it will become socks for hubby.

Congrats on the paycheck--that is always a good thing!

Brittany said...

Paycheques are good!

Contest to win sock yarn? Also good! :)

Lisa said...

Yay! A paycheck and a contest! Woo hoo!

Penny Karma said...

May the random number generator gods look favorably upon me.

lacey said...

My job is just ending.. it was a temporary one-year thing. Time to dust of the resume..

Good luck to you! (And to me! hehe..)

christine said...

congratulations on your new job!

thanks for having this wonderful contest. good luck to everyone!

chilloften said...

How kewl..........a found contest with yarn involved. I love it! I also enjoyed reading thru your old blogs and I very much admire all your knitting.

Rose said...

Hi - I followed you over from Stashalong. Congrats on the job (and paycheck!), but it does eat into our knitting time! One of my SAL goals is to learn to do socks...lots of sock yarns out there...any suggestions?

Boo said...

Hey Bronwyn - I finished the monkey socks with the Regia Bamboo you sent me. They're very nice and the yarn is so crisp feeling. Thank you again!

Stacie said...

Congrats on the new job!