Wow. Can you believe I'm almost at my 200th post? This is my 198th post. o.0
You know what that makes this the perfect time for... a contest prize giveaway!!
Just think if I hadn't taken that unexpected break earlier this year I'd have hit this ages ago... c'est la vie.
At any rate I feel rather blog refreshed. It's fun again and a break from my daily pile o' things to do. :D
So now for something even more fun. I want to get to know you. Yes, YOU. Everyone of you whether you are a reader/commenter/emailer, reader/lurker/shy and everything in between. If I know you very well or not at all please come play along.
I'm going to post a list of questions. Nothing too invasive or anything that would make you run away screaming. I'll even answer it myself to get us started. ;) I'll leave the contest open for one week. And 7 days after the contest starts I will use a random number generator thingy to select the winning commenter based on the order that you commented.
Now part of the prize to be given away will be sock yarn from my stash since it is The Summer Of Socks. :D This will also help me alleviate some of the sock yarn stash pressure I have as well as place some fabulous rare yarn in a home that will hopefully love it and have time to knit it. The first yarn that I speak of is from a sock club I was in a long time ago. (Long time ago being more than a year... but less than two as I have only been knitting two years and am certain I wasn't in a sock club before then. :P) It's a sock club I am no longer in, if you are looking around at my site buttons trying to figure out what it is. Nope, this is a club you have to be almost lucky to get into. ;^) The exclusive club yarn will also come with the original exclusive club pattern that was made especially for the yarn. Pretty sweet eh.
But that's not all. There will be other sock yarns to go along with the rare club yarn. It will be a sock box of otter love extravaganza, featuring not only sock yarn and implements of sock knitting, but also special treats to keep your feet soft, happy and pretty this summer so that when sock wearing season rolls around your pampered tootsies will be well prepared to slip into your super soft yummy handknit socks. :D
I would recommend knitting some Cookie Cutter Short Row Socks with the prize yarn as it is a super awesome technique & tutorial. Tomorrow I'll be posting my first pair!!
(If a male knitter wins the foot care package can easily with just a few small mods be customized as well, so men don't feel like this isn't a contest for you also. *wink*)
Aside from the dedicated sock yarns I have already selected to be given away as prizes here, your answers will help determine a special yarn that I will choose from my stash that I hope will suite your style and personality.
Pretty faboo eh?
Now if any of you have ever received Otter Given Gifts then you'll know how much I enjoy this sort of this and that I'm pretty good at it if I do say so myself. :P
Here are some past examples of Otter Gifts, Otter Sock Yarn that Dave knit into Socks, The Carrot Bag & Goodies for the Woolen Rabbit during Knit Sock Kit Swap and Jewel Tomes with her kit for the Knitters Tea Swap.
Of course Cookie and some of my Local Reno Girlies can also vouch for the faboo-ness of my gifties. (And yes y'all have to enter. *pokeyhugs*)
I'm excited about this. It's gonna be Fun Fun Fun! For me and hopefully for you. :P
Now this post is 198 and the contest starts at post 200. So get ready for the action to start!