And the Winner Is . . .

Me!  Can you believe it?  I enter two blog contests in a month and I win both of them.  Maybe I'd better buy a lottery ticket too.  Vera had a contest to celebrate her blogiversary and I was one of the winners.  My package arrived yesterday:


A copy of the book Home Ec 101 and a lovely pineapple potholder.  I'm really looking forward to sitting down with the book and honing my home ec skills.  And sorry, Vera, but I think the potholder is way too pretty to use and will probably end up decorating my kitchen.  Thank you very much!!

And speaking of blogiversaries – I have one coming up this week too!  Can you believe it's been seven years since I started this blog?  So much has happened in that time.  During those first few posts I reported on my son's visit with his lovely girfriend – her first visit ever to the United States.  At the end of the visit they announced their engagement.  One wedding and two granddaughters later I can't even imagine life without her!

So, I guess to celebrate, I should have a contest too.  Send me a comment to this post by April 30th and I'll enter you in the contest.  On May 1st (or thereabouts) all comments will be numbered and my random number selector (aka hubby) will pick a number.  The winner will be able to go to my etsy shop and pick out any one item (sets count as one item, so think big!). 

My last few posts have been a little lean on knitting photos, even though lots of knitting has been done.  I finished the back on hubby's Cambridge jacket:


I'm about halway up the first front.  I also finished my sister's Christmas socks (no, I'm not late – for Christmas I promised her a pair of socks every other month during the year and I'm right on time!):


The yarn is a Berroco, but I can't seem to find the ball band.  Plain Jane socks knitted on size 0's.

In a semi-spate of finishing, I did finish the knitting on Ylva:


Front and back done and joined at shoulders.  All that's left is to sew the side seams and a few rows of garter stitch around neck and armholes.  Anyone want to take a guess at how long I'll procrastinate on this one?

We finally seem to have turned a corner toward springtime here in the Pacific Northwest.  Today is supposed to be in the upper 50's and tomorrow we may even break 60 – with sunshine no less.  Then rain for Easter, but that's pretty normal around here.  I hope all of you have a blessed Easter!

Christ is risen – he is risen indeed!

10 thoughts on “And the Winner Is . . .

  1. I truly love your blog. You represent to me the type of person we would all like to be. Keep up the good work and enjoy every minute. Yes Christ has risen.
    Lansing, MI

  2. Congratulations on the contest win, and on 7 years blogging. I’m glad we’ve met!
    Keep plugging away on Ylva, you’ll feel great when it’s done.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.

  3. Congratulations on 7 years! Not only an excellent blogger but an excellent spinner and knitter as well (I missed seeing your bags at the spin in, darn!). Thanks for sharing all those and yourself too.

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