25 January, 2007

My lucky day

I won a contest! I never win anything. Marianne had a birthday contest on her blog and I was the lucky winner.

She sent me this gorgeous KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud lace weight in beautiful heathery blues and greens. My favorite color combination. It's called Tide Pool, so cool and pretty. It will make a lovely, lacy scarf. And she also sent beautiful stitch markers. The blues go perfectly with the yarn, I may have to knit one in, a la Amelia! Marianne also sent me several other sweet smelling and delicious treats.

Unfortunately those are no longer available for photographs...

But look how pretty this yarn is... So incredibly sweet of her.



Then, the very next day I won a ticket to an orchid show at a garden club raffle. I started to get a little bit full of myself and my luck, and thinking this might be a winning streak, I hurried out and bought a lottery ticket. Alas, the streak was not be.

Thank you Marianne! I am so excited about my new luxurious yarn. I think I want to make something like this. Or this.


16 comments:

  1. Lucky you! :) I love the KP lace yarns. That particular color is very beautifu1. Can't wait to see what you will make with it!

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  2. ooh pretty! I love that color, you lucky duck.

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  3. Congratulations on your win! I vote for Little Leaf!

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  4. You are so very welcome, you photographed them so beautifully.
    Your choices of project are SO lovely, and there is enough there for a Swallowtail....just saying.
    How wonderful to win tickets to the Orchid show, maybe that lottery win will come up at a later date...sigh.
    Thanks for the link, I did take note of her nupps mod. as I ~will~ be knitting the Swallowtail at some point this year.

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  5. I love the Sivia Harding lace scarf. Actually I have lots of leftovers from my husband's sweater ... enough for a little shawl! I may make that one myself.
    I would buy a lottery ticket from time to time ... when I feel lucky or something ... besides, the money helps local schools, why not?
    Have a nice weekend.

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  6. That is a lovely lace yarn you've won. The colour is very pretty. Thanks for the info about doggie fat levels, I've answered your comment back on KEDkrafty. :-)

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  7. My friend made the Sivia Harding little leaf pattern in the same yarn, but the lavender color, and it's really, really gorgeous. Not that that yarn wouldn't be gorgeous in any pattern. My friend's scarf was so very different from the one I made from the same pattern but in DK-weight cashmere/silk, that she tempted me into ordering the same KP yarn so I could make one like hers, too. And guess which color I got? Tide pool! :-)

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  8. Congratulations on winning! This yarn looks to die for, seriously!

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  9. Congratulations :) I would like to touch the yarn. It looks so good and soft, and the color is beautiful.

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  10. love to see you knit another lace scarf!! i still haven't knit one. beautiful stitch markers.

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  11. Congratulations on your prize! What beautiful wool. Maybe you should knit a shawl with a name that has "wave" or "tide" or an ocean motif in it, since the yarn is called Tide Pool?

    I hope your other shawl is working out well too -- it's so pretty.

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  12. Where are those stitch markers from? They're lovely. I am also so pompous as to enjoy coordinating my knitting accessories with my projects. lol.

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  13. Wanted to say thank-you for all your kind comments. I love that yarn and the lady who sent it. angie.

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  14. Thank-you for your support of my Mum Hege.

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  15. Jeg ha akkurat bestillt boken Dikt i masker, og kan nesten ikke vente til den kommer. Bestiller du garn fra Norge? Jeg bor i Texas...

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  16. sometimes i like to just keep henks as henks and skeins as skeins. they're so pretty that way.

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