Sunday, December 11, 2011

Drum Roll Please

Okay, finally I am able to post the prizes. I am hoping this will whet your whistle. I am sorry it cannot be more, but I was not able to get donations so this is what I could come up with.

 The prize includes the following items: (1) Sashiko kit in white, (1) Sashiko thread in dark blue, (1) Sashiko thread in pumpkin, (1 pkg. of 2) Sashiko needles, (1) Sashiko thimble, (1) hank of Cascade 220 Heathers in Sapphire, (1) pair of US7/4.5mm Bryspun flexible needles, (1) Boye Knit Tally, (1 pkg. of 2) Clover Jumbo Tapestry Needles Bent Point, (1 pkg. of 4) Clover Point Protectors (Large), and (1) Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti book. (Value of prize package $65.) Everything was purchased at Purl Soho.

I just started knitting again after a 1 1/2 year hiatus and am so happy that I thought if you do not already knit this is a great way to get started and if you do this is a wonderful book for your library. Everything else you can always use multiples of.

New York was fun! Soho was really the best part. Canal Street is just crazy (I bought a few inexpensive scarves) and the place was packed.

TOMA finally purchased the Astrakhan hat he has wanted forever, after he battled with himself about spending the money, from a vendor who makes them himself. I actually talked him into it because he has wanted it for so long. Even though I don't like the whole fur part of it, I eat meat and wear leather shoes and belts so I cannot preach. I am totally against fur so maybe I am a hypocrite.

My mom saved her money for years to buy a fur and of course I would inherit it. Just to irritate her, I tease her about donating it to the shelter to be cut up to make warm, soft animal cages. TOMA said since these animals already suffered I should keep it and use it. Since the house in Italy is probably cold in the winter, I should make a blanket for the bed from it. My animals would enjoy resting on that all day! Or I could sell it for money to build my dream shelter in Italy on our property--if I am strong enough in my old age to have a shelter.

Anyway, today is a very busy day and it is very late already, so please consider entering my contest, the rules are in the last post.

Baci e abbracci