Thursday, March 16, 2006

Entre-what?

Chaka says "Hey!" from her new favorite perch. I'd always heard of cats sleeping on top of TVs, but never before had I seen it in person. Don't worry, I make sure the candle isn't lit when she's up there. The other kids say "Hey!" too, but I haven't snapped pictures of them lately. I'll have to work on it.

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There's a new contest in the works, and this is the only time I'm going to mention it until after someone wins. So you'd better be paying attention.

Get it?!?! There's a NEW CONTEST!!!

Here are the details: Every time someone leaves a comment on my blog, Blogger sends me an email with the contents of the comment. I haven't deleted any of those comments for the sheer pleasure of knowing how many total comments I've had. The winner of this contest will be the person who posts the 200th comment on my blog. Yes, I am counting all the times I have responded in comments, because it hasn't been that many. No, I cannot win my own contest. I'm not going to tell you how many comments I currently have, but I will tell you that there are less than 50 comments to go before we hit the big 200.

The prize: The commenter who hits 200 will receive a prize based on his or her knitting status. If the winner is a knitter, he/she will receive a skein of Socks That Rock in his/her
favorite colorway. If the winner is a non-knitter, he/she will receive a pair of socks knitted (by me!) in his/her favorite colorway. Check out the site; there are a lot of beautiful skeins. If the winner is Grins, I'll come up with something different since she doesn't knit and won't wear knitted socks.

So comment away! As a reminder, this is the last time I'm going to mention the contest until someone wins. Good luck to everyone!

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My newest project (photos soon, I promise!) is the Felted Market Bag from
Bags - A Knitter's Dozen. The crazy thing about this bag is that it's entirely made using the Entrelac technique. A few years ago I attempted Entrelac, failed miserably, and declared Entrelac to be something I would never again try. But then one of the other knitting instructors at the yarn store was working on this market bag, and then felted it, and brought it in, and I started feeling very curious, and now I'm making it. I'm into the second line of squares (photos soon, I promise!) and it's going very smoothly. This is definitely a project that will look much better after it's felted. I'm very excited!

19 comments:

Kimmy said...

Comment, Comment, Coment

Kimmy said...

Even though I can knit, if I win - can you still make me some socks? Ha ha!

Kimmy said...

If you make me socks, I'll make a you a booga bag!

Kimmy said...

It seams to me that there is a lack of rules to this here contest. Do the comments have to be "valuable" in your eyes? Or can they consist of "comment, comment, comment"? The people have a right to know!

Joy said...

Cats are such strange, devious creatures.

Joy said...

Cool contest! You sure know how to get more comments on your blog!

Joy said...

Sam keeps telling me that my friend Brooke is coming soon. Apparently, he really likes your visits!

Joy said...

I can't think of anything else to comment on. Time to make a Dora craft and give Elli Cheetos.

Karen said...

I love to knit socks and wear them!! See you sometime at the shop.

Karen
www.yearnsforyarn.blogspot.com

grins said...

Well, that's it! I definitely refuse to make any more comments until there's a winner!

Oh ... and to be singled out like that -- as a "non-knitter" -- as if I had the plague or something -- like I'm not part of "real" life
-- an outcast -- someone to be thought of as a non-person! Of all the nerve ...!!!

(I love you, Sweetie!)

trek said...

Cool cat pic! Great expression - reminds me of our old cat.

Nicole said...

since I tried several times to convince you of knitting for me, I really hope I'm the lucky one:-)

Carolyn said...

Hi!
This is a legit comment... I'm not just in it for the sock yarn (but I hope I win!!)

I just tried entrelac for the first time and it knocked me on my ass. I have never had trouble just picking up new techniques as part of following a pattern. I'm comfortable with lace knitting, inarsia, slip stitch, cables, you name it. But the Scarf Style "Lady Eleanor" pattern just flummoxed me.

Any suggestions on good references for learning entrelac?

ktdig said...

i have nothing to offer but my humble desire to be a winner...

monica said...

I love contests and I love to knit socks, and I would love to have some STR yarn
Monica

Brenda said...

*This is a real comment*

I believe what you said last time you tried entrelac was something like "entrelac is stupid and ugly and people who like it are stupid." Then when I said I thought it looked pretty cool, you made some comment about proving your point. I didn't say anything else but later that night after you went to bed I pulled the needles out of one of your projects and carefully dropped random stitches from another one. You didn't seem to notice but later that same week one of my projects was pulled off the needles and completely unraveled and an evil, foul smelling stain appeared on another. At this point I started storing produce at the bottom of your project basket and I'm pretty sure you had something to do with the cats chewing through all of my circular needles.

And now you are going to tell me that you like entrelac?

bean said...

i want socks! just so i can hear "those are so cool! those are so cute! where did you get those?" directed at me instead of at maggie and calvin..,

trek said...

Oh, I told you in the other comment thread that I liked the Red Rock Canyon - but if I could pick a fave from other than the ones on the Blue Moon site right now, I'd pick Lagoon or Jewel of the Nile - or a Rare Gem if available!!

Jeri said...

Did you give away the socks that rock yet?