(foreword: i fully intended to post this much earlier in the day, but i have been gone from home practically since i got up this morning. so instead, i’ll split the post i had planned in two—part for now and part for the morning. otherwise, i’ll probably fall asleep in the middle of writing it.)
well, it’s been a remarkable and rejuvenating year. i know you REALLY want to read all my innermost thoughts and revelations about it, and wade through pages of navel-gazing, so let’s get the dirty task of announcing the winners of the BLOGIVERSARY DRAWING out of the way first, and then we can talk, m’kay? (i know—it’s hard to pay attention through all this, but please bear with me).
first up, the fearless fibers superwash merino sock yarn, in colorway smoke, and the smoke socks pattern
goes to kaitlin!
the next prize is the winner’s choice of a skein of fearless fibers superwash merino sock and the delicato mitts pattern, and that goes to
the alpaca cloverleaf (AKA “mistake”)mitts in handspun alpaca
go to ann-marie!
another pair of (correctly-knitted) cloverleaf mitts
will go out to melanie s. (who seems to be blogless, at least from her email)
and these will find a home with kara p. (who also mentions no blog in her email)
the bundle of paton’s classic merino dk/lt. worsted—enough for a sweater—from me.
will go out to paula in california
out to ridgeley, elaine l., and nancy s.
and last but not least, chris at Briar Rose Fibers will be sending this Abundance! Worsted weight Corridale, 850 yds
congratulations to all the winners and thank you all for entering.
over 400 entries were mailed in which blows my mind—last time i had a contest it drew a whopping 35 entries and i thought THAT was astounding!
and now, thoguh i intended on blathering about the year past, it will have to wait for tomorrow—i am exhausted.
i’ll be back in the morning full of chatter about what’s in the works.
thank you again for making my birthday lovely!