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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"Hey Willy! I Won, I Won!"

Remember Alf, that furry alien guy from the '80s? That's where the title for the post came from, but I digress...

Not long ago,
Karen had a contest for her 100th post where she picked a name - or actually her daughter picked a name - from all who left a comment. Well, I commented and it was my name that was chosen!

Here's a pic of what I won (colours are pretty accurate): 3 skeins of Knit Picks Parade (not sure of the colourway as it's not given, but there is pink, grey, darker pink, and purple); some Opal yarn (not sure of the colourway, though I think the number might be 1237 but I don't read German so I'm not totally sure...I tried to see if I could find it online but didn't have any success), a purple "I heart knitting" t-shirt that Karen embroidered (using her machine), and a bag of chocolate covered pretzels!! What an awesome package! I can't wait to get into the pretzels and use the yarn. I've never knit with Opal, so I'm really looking forward to that, and seeing the pattern that develops from those pretty colours. I've used the Knit Picks Parade before, and didn't have any complaints with it; I can't wait to use it again!

Thanks so much Karen! I love everything!!

I'll leave a with a pic of miss Tinker Belle inspecting the goodies:


15 comments:

Heidi said...

Ooooo, what a fun prize!!! Nice stuff! The Alf comment is funny because we've been watching the series again on DVD. What a hoot!

Kelly said...

ohhhh yummy prize you'll be a knitting maniac now!
Hi tinker belle

Karen said...

So glad you got it and you love everything. I hope it passed Tinks inspection too! Enjoy and I can't wait to see the socks you knit up!

Karen said...

Forgot to say that the Opal is from the Dreamcatcher collection.

Janice said...

Lucky you! Looks like you have some knitting to do...unless Tinker Belle makes off with the yarn before you get to it!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful prize package! I love the t-shirt embroidery ... terrific addition to the prize I would say. Looks like you'll be knitting socks after the holiday like I will *smile* Happy Holiday!

Judy said...

Congratulations on winning! I like your new look and new name. Merry Christmas.

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Congratulations on winning the wonderful prizes!

lexa said...

Congrats on your win! What a nice pile of goodies!

Susan said...

Oh lovely. We can't get Knit Picks yarn over here, but the Opal I know. I've used it for quite a few pairs of socks. It does fluff slightly, but it's lovely and warm and will go in the washing machine at a 40 degree wash. I do turn it inside out before washing.
I think the yarn you have is Opal Dreamcatcher
http://www.ptyarn.com/dreamcatcher.html

I used it to make Jaywalker socks and the pattern turned out really well, my colour way was 1236, the apricot and grey.

Anonymous said...

`I am so envious!!! How do you find the contests and knit alongs and secret pals....I wanna join somehting but have yet to find anything that is current....I don't think I am looking in the right places!!!!

kittensmittens said...

pretty colors. that's gonna be fun to knit with.
(of course tinker belle needs to inspect... it's what kitties do best.)

Tina in Wonderland said...

Oh, you lucky, lucky girl!! What a cool prize package you have there! Congratulations!!

monica said...

I am tagging you If you care to play along you can find the rules on my blog.

Maggie Ann said...

What fun!! Glad you won the give-away...