I am sleep deprived and doped up on anti-histamines/decongestants. Thank you, Zyrtec-D, for providing me with the ability to breath through my nose! Is anyone else experiencing sudden and strong attacks from Mother Nature?
It's not my style to let a little speed-bump slow me down, so I powered through the work day and headed to Millennium Park for New Music Monday, where I enjoyed a free Iron and Wine concert! It was an incredible knitting soundtrack!
I brought my June sweater project with me. Since I knit for my mom on Mother's Day, I decided to dedicate this month's knitting to my dad. I'm hoping to be done on time for Father's Day, which seems realistic at this point, because the knitting is FLYING off my needles. I took this progress picture tonight when I got home.
My dad doesn't have overly particular taste when it comes to clothing, so I selected a pattern for him. I'm starting to get a little antsy over the idea of installing a zipper into a knit garment. I've never done it before; have you? Do you have any tips or links to especially helpful tutorials?
Today's the day! Birthday celebrations aren’t just about getting older. They’re a celebration of life and all the living we squeeze into each year.
I’ve spent my birthday weekend with the people who made me possible; THANKS MOM AND DAD! I celebrated with some lifers (each have been around for more than half of my time on earth... they know too much to ever be allowed to not be my friends!) I ate high calorie foods and had one too many adult beverages. And, I had fun in the sun! It's been a pretty fantastic success. HUGE thanks to everyone who commented as part of Let Them Eat Cake Birthday Giveaway week! I have had the best time receiving and reading them!
The final present in this week long extravaganza is the a ONE YEAR subscription to either
Enjoy your Sunday!
Welcome to day #4 of giveaway! Today's present is a "LEARN TO KNIT KIT". I'm sure a lot of you are thinking, "Michelle, silly goose, I already know how to knit", but I'm willing to bet you know somebody who keeps talking about how he/she wants to learn and just hasn't gotten around to it. I'm also sure there are a lot of you out there just waiting for the perfect excuse to learn. So, here's your chance to spread the knit-love!
This kit comes in a 14x9x6 Sterilite storage box and contains:
*Nici McNally's DVD The Complete Beginner's Guide to Knitting
*2 skeins of Lion Brand Thick'n'Quick in Grass
*1 Set of Clover US13 straight bamboo needles
*1 Package of Clover split ring stitch markers
*1 Package of Susan Bates yarn needles
*1 Package of Clover cable stitch holders
I hope you're enjoying your weekend! I'll see you tomorrow for Day #5!
*Rules and Giveaway Details can be found here
Day 3! Are we having fun yet? I most definitely am! I can't believe how many people have been participating in giveaway week! I definitely need to make this an annual festivity! But enough sap, let's get to the goodies!!
Simplicity 3397 Size 16 (Finished Measurements: Bust: "36, Waist "28, Hips "38
Isn't this adorable?! The pattern dates to the early 1960's. The envelop is in vintage condition and all the pieces have been counted and accounted for. The lucky winner of today's pattern also takes home a $25 gift certificate for fabric at Small Grapes!
Leave a comment below for your chance to win! If you need a rules refresher click here. I'll post the last two days of giveaway over the weekend. Remember, all entries are open until midnight on June 10, and winners will be posted and contacted on June 11! Have a great weekend!
Welcome to giveaway day #2! Up for grabs is a skein of wonderful, glorious, fantastic Madelinetosh Sock yarn in Oxblood ...I think it looks a lot more like berry sorbet than oxblood... but, what do I know?
And, because I'm sure whoever wins won't want to wait to cast-on, this giveaway comes with the winner's choice of one sock pattern from CookieA's Ravelry Shop!
Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday dear MICHHHHEELLLLEE (ME ME ME ME ME); Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!
My absolute favorite celebration each year is Fourth of July... J/K
Because I feel everyone should take part in and enjoy celebrating my birthday, and because I need to distract you from the fact that I have not yet completed my May sewing project (it's a long story; I'll tell you about it tomorrow... or the day after... ) I have decided to hold my first ever giveaway(s)! Think of them as party favors... or better yet, PRESENTS! I LOVE PRESENTS! Don't you?
Here's how it's going to work. June 1-June 5 (my birthday, proper) I will post a giveaway-a-day. That's five separate presents! I'll post pictures and details of the loot daily.
To enter, you need only leave a comment on the post. Tell me what you will do with the present, why you want it, that you think I'm awesome... anything. You MUST include some way for me to contact you or you will not be eligible to win. (Your email addresses are not and will not ever be publicly published)
All comments/entries must be placed by midnight on June 10. June 11, I will use the random number generator to pick and announce the winners!
RULES: You are eligible to enter one time each day. Multiple Prizes can be won by the same person; however, please limit yourself to one comment per entry. Duplicate entries on an individual giveaway will be discarded and you will hold no numerical advantage. And, I will ship international.
Let Them Eat Cake Birthday Giveaway #1:
Simpliciy 3443: Size 16 1/2 (Finished Measurements: Bust "37, Waist "31, Hip, "39
This pattern dates to the early 1960's. The envelope is in vintage condition, and all the pattern pieces are counted and complete.
Along with this pattern, the winner will receive a $20 gift card towards fabric at Fabric.com!!!
Ok. Let's get this thing started! Leave a comment below to enter for your chance to win!