I still can’t believe it. I actually won a contest. I know! Me! Amy at Good to be a Girl had a second blogiversary contest and…I won! I never win anything.
So when I visited Amy’s blog and discovered that I was one of the winners, I was shocked and thrilled. It literally made my day. I had no idea something so simple could make me so happy. It almost seems unbelievable. I mean, I have never met Amy. I read her blog but don’t comment all that often. And just like that she sends me this:
I know! Awesome right? First the yarn…gorgeous. I love the colors and the feel of it–I see some beautiful socks in my future. I also got some great napkins, mints, some cupcake shaped bath thingies, and homemade stitch markers.
How cute are these stitch markers?
I know the picture is a little fuzzy but hopefully you can see how cute they are. You want to know which is my favorite?
Yup. Peas in a Pod. How cute is that?
Thank you Amy! So much. I really can’t get over how nice it was to have a someone I don’t know send me such a fun present. So I thought…when a good turn is is given you then you should give back. Right? Right. It is the decent thing to do.
So a contest. An “Erin Won a Contest” Contest. Can you stand it? I know I can’t. Here is how you play…either send me an email at girlwhoknitsATgmailDOTcom or leave a comment telling me about the project you are most proud of or is your favorite, a link to a picture of it, and why you picked it. That is all. I just love learning about people and am a total knitting voyeur (aren’t we all) and so I think it will be a fun way to see what people are proud to have accomplished. Also, let me know if you are not okay with me including a link to you and your project in an entry. You can have your privacy and still win but I think it would be fun to compile and show what y’all share so just let me know. Everyone who enters will be put in a drawing to win a prize.
What is the prize you ask? Why yarn of course. Estes Park Yarn to be bought this weekend at the market. There will also be some local goodies. There may be some chocolate involved. I am just saying. It will be the kind of prize that I would want to win.
Everyone is eligible. Well, all except Kara. Sorry babe. But everyone else is good. I will accept entries through Sunday the 18th and will pick a winner on Monday the 19th. So again, a big thanks to Amy and good luck to all!
The following 11 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
hi hi hi!
just wanted to say that.
i love your green gable.
cant’ wait till i can make one!!!
i would love to be included in on your contest.
my camera is down right now,but i do have something that i just finished and am really proud of. i’ll try and borrow a camera and take a picture.
take care and congrads on winning!!!
fine, go and enjoy your stinkin’ contest. i didn’t want to be in it anyway…big sisters drool!
Well aren’t you lucky! That is some seriously lovely yarn. My favorite project? How can I choose? Some of my favorites have been gifts that were never photographed. I think my very favorite was a graphic modern felted bag that I made for a Stitch’n’Bitch bag exchange. I’ll think about this and get back to you. Since I can’t attend Estes (sob!), the prize sounds VERY attractive.
I’m so hesitant to enter this because I’m on a bit of a stash diet, although one of my ‘exceptions’ are yarns received through stashes or contests. Still! Hi. Y’know, my very favorite projects has been Rogue. And lucky me, I get to do it all over again (since mom, uh, washed Rogue I and wasn’t as careful as she should have been).
By the ways, congratulations, you lucky duck! That pea stitch marker is totally the cutest thing ever!
when i saw on amy’s site that you had won i was so excited! :0) knitting competitions are the best! you were really spoilt with that pack o goodies! x
wow! Aren’t you lucky, the stitch makers are just too cute!! Love the colors in your new yarn : )
I’ll have to look though my photo’s, maybe because it because its so late, I really can’t think of my favorite knitted project!
Ooh, I wanna play!
and if this helps my chances at all, I’m extra cool because I live in Utah too! Oh, and I also used to live in a small town in Colorado called Windsor, when I was a wee little gal, and we would go to Estes Park all the time, mostly to feed the fish and the other animals… I didn’t knit then or I would have been all over the Yarn Market! I seem to remember that we would eat very scrumtious ice cream while visiting Estes Park!
Here is a link to one of my knits: http://notsoplainjane.typepad.com/photos/rockin_the_wardrobe_2005/mysock.jpg
I chose this one because it was the very first and very only pair of socks I have ever knit! I would love to knit more, but never have… I also sort of miss them because my husband accidentally put them through the dryer and since they are made of wool they felted and are now very stiff little baby socks 😦
Have loads of fun on your trip, I can’t wait to see what you ladies bring home!!!
Wow, what great goodies you got!
The project I am most proud of is my Lelah/Picovoli sweater. I mixed the two patterns together, and then added my own shaping for the bust and neckline. The reason I am so proud of it is that it is the first time that I have broken free of the pattern trap and trusted my skills as a knitter to alter things to the way I wanted them. While I love the wonderful patterns and designs that are out there, it is a great feeling to have the confidence to do a little tweaking. Another reason I am proud of it is that it actually fits! Here is the link http://bunchkinknits.blogspot.com/2006/04/tah-dah.html
Have fun buying yarn! (How can you not have fun buying yarn? Is it possible?)
Hi – a competition? Good odds? I’m in!!! (And I’ve been lurking round your blog for far too long, it’s time I said Hello properly – so “Hello properly”)
My proudest knit is a little baby jacket and scarf set that I did for my goddaughter. The jacket was my first real design project, and I just managed to make the mini clapotis with the leftover yarn.
Mind you, this project was also my nemesis – it was my first introduction to really soft and delicious yarn (Debbie Bliss Babycashmerino) and since then all I’ve wanted is more more more!
Anyway, you can find it at http://tinyurl.com/mos6h
And congratulations to you on winning a contest.
OK here’s my contest entry.
My favorite thing I’ve made is this duck: http://www.chefmessy.com/photos/fo_gallery_2005/duck.jpg
Because Matthew loves it so much that he has squished all the stuffing out of it.
That’s a good reason right? 🙂
I think my current favorite thing that I have an actual photo of are my Sally Melville gauntlets, seen here, matey.
And of course I’m very proud of my new knitting related t-shirts. I’ll print more soon, if you want one.