Monday, May 17, 2010

Contest Alert!! 301st Post & Michigan Fiber Fiesta acquisition

Michigan Fiber Fiesta was a bunch of fun.  Yarn, fleece and cute animals on a beautiful day...can't ask for more.  Best of all, lots of friends I haven't seen in a while.  I had planned to get something from Rita's booth and she did not disappoint...check out this beautiful skein I picked up there...
Yarn Name:  Chrome
Dyed by Rita @ Yarn Hollow
50% Merino Superwash/50% Tencel
Color:  Ocean Blue
Fingering Weight (I'm calling it shawl yarn since I have too much sock yarn now)

This should make a beautiful Multnomah...for mwah!

Contest Prize...
As promised, a contest to celebrate passing my 300th post.  

Hand Painted sweater blank from Rita @ Yarn Hollow
100% Superwash Merino
560+ yds (enough for BSJ & hat & booties)
Pattern for above mentioned BSJ
$42 value 

Thank You for visiting and leaving comments.

Contest Details:

1) Leave a comment telling me what you like most about your visits here or a hint of something else you'd enjoy reading about.
2) You can get an extra entry for each person who comments and says you sent them here.

Friday, May 28th, say, 10pm-ish...I'll throw everyone's name in the hat, bowl, shoe...whatever is handy at the time...and draw a winner.  

Good luck!

LittleDog says it was so much work deciding what the prize would be he's exhausted...


Nichole said...

Oooh.. pretty yarn!!! :)

My favorite thing about visiting? Lots... you, your knits, your dogs, and the Saint's great BBQ! :)

Channon said...

Love that last photo. One zonked out pup!

Pretty yarns. I hadn't heard of a sweater blank before.

KnittingReader said...

Great pictures and gorgeous yarn! It's so hard to decide what my favorite thing is. I love all the pictures that you take, and you ahve a great writing style.

Renee said...

Ooooh, Rita it!

I love coming to see all the quilting and knitting things you're creating. I'm amazed at how much you've got going at one time and seeing your finished items! Seeing your cute pups is an added bonus!

Margaret said...

Pretty yarn. Your shawl will be beautiful.

My pug Bella has informed me that I must request more info on LittleDog in future posts. ;)

jessecreations said...

I love visiting your blog on Fiber Arts Fridays to find out what you've been up to. I have really enjoyed getting to read all the blogs from the regular participants like you!


WonderWhyGal said...

I love everything Rita creates! Sister Bear's first braid of roving was given to her by Rita and I have a bunch of her roving too. I didn't get to make it due to farm business but I'm glad it was fun. I can't wait to pick your memory regarding the day.

I love your blog and if I had anything I would like to hear more about it would be those beautiful sewing machines you tease us with. Maybe a bit more background on your sewing machine love.

I have never knitted off a sweater blank although I've looked at them...great prize.

I promise to send lots of visitors your way on Fiber Arts Friday...

MsAmpuTeeHee said...

Happy Post-A-Versary!
I come for the knitting, but the dog? Just killz me! :-)

Bubblesknits said...

My favorite thing? Well, I came here for the yarn first, but then I fell in love with LittleDog (formerly known as Boomer). :) I've got a bit of a soft spot for him.

Holly Bee said...

I like to visit your blog because you write well, have lovely photos, and always a great knitting idea for me to steal!

The shawl will be gorgeous in that yarn!! Yarnhollow is one of my favs!!

I linked here off of Wonderwhygal's blog. Might as well give her credit!

Grace said...

I enjoy visiting your blog for many reasons including peaking in on your creativity, YOu are going to have a beautiful Multonomah

Rena said...

I enjoy reading your blog becuase of you!! and of course your great stories and more pictures of little dog :)

Walden said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my contest . . . I actually already read your blog, I'm just more of a lurker by nature. As with any blog, I love watching the projects people make and their thought processes . . . but I also adore puppy pictures. :)

Dianne said...

Congrats on 300-ish posts! Love Little Dog. Who can resist pictures of his sweet little face?

km said...

Grace linked your contest here. And from the comments, I see a lot of my friends read your blog too. BSJ is on my to knit list. I'm thinking this is my summer.

andrea said...

MY favorite is that beautiful blue skein of yarn in the color "Chrome." I just love blue and I love your name, too.
That's alot of blogging! Congrats!

LizzieK8 said...

Brand new my favorite thing would be that I found you!

I'm here from Grace at Lovin Comfort Knits

Bearlyknits said...

This is my first time here - I was sent by LizzieK8! The sweater blank is gorgeous. And I'd love to try a BSJ!

Holly Marie said...

First time visit to your blog, and sent by LizzieK8.

You were @ The Michigan Fiber Fiesta? Awesome, so was I! I had a booth there, Holly Marie Knits.

Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

Holly Marie said...

Nice giveaway. Lizzie sent me. I have not heard of a sweater blank either. Where is the pattern of the sweater you referrenced to? I want to be ready when I win my first ever

Christine said...

Wait! the OTHER person gets another chance if I say that that person sent me here? so they get many chances at winning and I get one????

OK, I live in Michigan (and that would be my favorite thing about your blog) and I didn't know there was a MI Fiber Fiesta??? where? waaaaa.....I wanna go (ok, I realize it's past)..but next year... too hectic this year anyway...TWO grads! HS and college.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy looking at the great photos, knitting talk and of course, the animals.

Twinsanity/Spinsanity said...

I come here every now and then ever since we met at Heidi's because we keep missing each other... I still have your fishy!