Monday, January 01, 2007

What a Start to 2007!! or It Pays Being Vintage

OK so in the new Knitty, there was an article about vintage knitting. Being rather vintage myself, I enjoyed it so I clicked through to the author's blog. Cracked me up to discover that the name of it is The Kitchener Bitch! And, once there, discovered she was having a contest. Of course I had to enter. I'd read it during lunch at work Friday but didn't have time to comment then, and lost the slip of paper where I'd written her addy. But Google rescued me before the time ran out. What a fun and different contest! And the prizes are shown there in that link too.

So, after my New Years lunch I thought it would be a good idea to see if anyone had commented here...yay y'all had been by. And off to Yahoo I went so I could answer you. And lo and behold there was a letter headed Kitchener Bitch Contest - you won!! And y'all, I won a kit to make the Handmaiden Fleece Artist Bias Shawl!!!!!! Can you believe it?!?!?!? I don't know how closely I guessed the others, but my win (or maybe my luck in the draw) was for the third pic...the little kid in 'soakers'. My mom must have crocheted a thousand layette sets and they always included soakers.

I'm so excited...not only because I won but yeah that is incredible! I've never even touched that yarn before! But I shall just take it as an omen that this year is going to be a really really good one.


Devorah said...

Congratulations! You deserve it. Oklahoma got big play on the Tournament of Roses Parade and I kept thinking of you.

Ann said...

No one deserves to win more than you! Congratulations.

Marly said...

I am so excited for you! THat is the best feeling to win something that you totally didn't expect!

Can't wait to hear how you like working with the fleece artist!


Cookie said...


What a wonderful way to start the new year. :D

Susan said...

Thanks Devorah! I was really impressed with the coverage they gave our state and our floats. It's exciting being 100 years old *G*

Thanks very much Ms Ann! I just can hardly wait for it to get here so I can touch it and smell it LOL.

Marly, exactly! Out of 200+ guesses, what are the chances! Too exciting!

Definitely Cookie! And you WILL help me with it, I'm sure....errr please? *G*

~FParis said...

Hahahaaaa ... I have no doubt you'll get the help you may need, and I can't wait to see pictures of the finished shawl! Congrats on the win!!

Oklahoma not only got a LOT of recognition, they played a heckuva game last night! That had to be the most exciting 2nd half I've ever watched! I wasn't sure if you were still up watchin' the end, so I refrained from callin' ... HA! I wanted to, for sure!!

victoria said...

Yay for you! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, girl! Isn't it fun to win something that you had no idea you would get!

cat said...

Alright you go!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!


Susan said...

Paris, my feeling was that if the first half had been better the second half wouldn't have broken my heart LOL The winning team deserved it, but I still didn't like it. And it was a very exciting game

Thanks Vicki! I'm so excited!

Sara, yes indeed. And helps to make all the ones I lost out on fade from memory *G*

Thanks Cat! I can hardly wait!