Friday, February 02, 2007

Winter Warmth

I recently won a contest over at Chrissy's blog. Okay, that's not exactly true. I recently LOST a contest over at Chrissy's blog because I got there nine minutes too late!! But, since Chrissy is an amazing and generous person, she decided to give away a second place prize also. It arrived over the weekend while I was away, and was waiting at my parent's house when we finally went over to pick up our mail. Look at the terrific stuff Chrissy sent!!!The theme of the package is WARM, and these lovelies will certainly help me stay nice and toasty!! The blue yarn is a beautiful skein of Rowanspun Aran. I think this is destined to become another pair of mittens, or a pair of gloves or a hat. The other hank of yarn is a really neat Fleece Artists Thrummed Sock kit! I've been noticing some Thrumming popping up on blogs lately, and wasn't quite sure what it was all about. Now I can learn it first hand! I'm really excited, since I'm usually the last one to try the latest craze. And to keep me warm while knitting up my winter garments, some yummy Raspberry Tea!! All of this for second place. Thank you so much, Chrissy, you are too generous.

Looks like this package arrived at the perfect time, because it snowed this morning!! See!!!What? You can't see the few measly little flakes that accumulated on the blue railing? I'd take a better picture, but that's all the snow we got. Fine by me, I'm staying in to knit my new warm yarn whether it snows or not!!

22 comments:

Nancy said...

The colors in the Fleece Artist yarn look quite promising! Congratulations on being 2nd!

Katt said...

Conrats on being second! You did well.

The colours are great.

Katt

Jennifer said...

Nice winnings!

Heide said...

How lovely! I haven't yet made any thrummed mittens, but they're on my to-do list. I even have roving, etc. waiting in the wings. That was quite a haul for second place. I'm crossing my fingers for you that no more snow falls. Have a great weekend!

Sonya said...

Nice yarn! Your snowflakes are kinda pathetic though. ;o) We have 4-5 inches on the ground which is nice because it covers up the doggy droppings in our yard.

Zonda said...

Very nice goodies there! Hah, I got a few more flakes than you...but gone within the hour!

~Kristie said...

I don't think your snowflakes are pathetic .. they're "cute".

Congrats on the win! Even if it was 2nd you ended up with nice stuff!!

Dipsy said...

Yay for winning - or NOT winning in this case ;) I totally adore the yarn, such beautiful colours!
I had to laugh with your snow photo - yep, that's exactly what we've been getting here too - what a strange "winter" this is!

Cathy said...

Winter warm presents! What could possibly be better! Enjoy your knitting day :) We got about 6 inches of snow last night - the kids and the dog are absolutely thrilled! DH on the other hand is not, as he is snowblowing our very large driveway and then my parent's very large driveway! What a good guy!

cpurl17 said...

oooooooooooohhhh Fleece Artist. I loved knitting my socks with Fleece Artist. In this case, being late was a good thing!!

The Spindling Scot said...

Snow? What snow, want some of ours?

Seriously though enjoy making the thrummed mittens, but where is the raw fibre? The fleece artist is just part of thrumming ?!?

Judy

Kirsten said...

yay snow!
Nice little prize package! Congats!

Alisha said...

Great little un-prize package you have there!!

I'll send ya our snow ;)

Olga said...

Ooh, lucky girl! Those mittens are going to be stunning, the colors are lovely. I saw an article in IK maybe an issue or two ago about thrumming, and it looks cool and easy to do.

Ragan said...

Lovely yarn! AND...SNOW SNOW..I SEE IT...I SEE IT!

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Fleece Artist is amazing, sounds like a great kit. Nice snow… all seven or so flakes of it ;-D. You should see the snow where I live… we NEED our woolies.

Sourire11 said...

The thrummed kit sounds really fun!

Jen said...

eh... if it were malibu, you'd be making news with that snow and closing down all of the roads for days.

nice haul. I definitely think the rowanspun aran would make nice mittens.

christine said...

Thrum, thrum, thrum away..........you'll like the FO!

MissyJoon said...

You didn't mention you won! How fun for you! For some reason, that photo isn't appearing . . . but I can see your snow! xo

Anonymous said...

Wow! I've heard of thrummed mits before but never thrummed socks. Those would be seriously warm!

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

JessaLu said...

Congrats on winning :o) I've been considering purchasing some Fleece Artist...

And brace yourself...I think we'll be getting some actual snow this week...maybe...

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