Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I Am a Thief


I've stolen the avatar of the winner of my blogiversary contest.  It's Brenda from over at Days of my Life.  For the record, she got every question right and was the first to submit her answers.  Many people tried to win and we threw the names into a hat for Rachel to select the winner.  Brenda won.  I'm happy for her, but not a little sad to see the shawl go.  I'll just have to knit another. 

My Ravelry friend Joyce, warned of this Clapotis addiction.  I think she has knit several of them.  I wonder how many total?  I didn't really listen to her warning, thinking instead that I would knit one and that would be it.  I couldn't have been more wrong.  It's a captivating pattern that requires a bit of attention, but not a whole lot.  It's perfect for knitting while watching a movie.

I went to the yarn store yesterday and bought one skein of Lamb's Pride Bulky to finish the last 2 inches and thumb of a pair of mittens for Rachel.  When I started them, I thought there was enough yarn to finish-I was wrong.   I know, I know-only five days into the new year and I've forsaken my resolution.  Does it count though?  I'd hate to see Rachelheimer have cold fingers and I swear, that single skein, and 7 buttons for Sebba's sweater were the only things I bought.  I didn't even look at the sales items.  That has to count for something.  A sales bin of yarn is where I first met the lovely yarn Sisek.  I fell in love with this yarn and was told it's no longer in production.  When I learned this, I bought 25 skeins of it on ebay in a moment of temporary insanity.  This stash is what I made Brenda's Clapotis from.  (For the record, I think it's progress that I can say it's Brenda's Clapotis and not mine anymore).

So Brenda, please email me your address and I'll ship  your prize for playing along!  When you get it, can we have a picture of you snuggled up in Clapotis?


10 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Think this will be sllowed,you can't have a glove without the thumb!

The Crusty Crone said...

Yay for Brenda. I bet the shawl will look lovely on you! Congrats.

Brenda said...

Well....shucks I am speechless. I graciously accept this beautiful shawl from you Rudee. At first glance when visiting your blog today, I see my mug under the caption, I Am a Thief. Then I saw I was an avatar. You creatively captured my attention. The shawl will always be very special to me coming from a special lady.
Does this mean I got the syphilis question right and the Detroit Red Wings? Those 2 I kinda guessed at. It was fun to do. Thanks!

flydragon said...

Only purchased 1 skein and 7 buttons huh. Then you wouldn't mind posting a picture of that receipt for us, right?

Winifred said...

Congratulations to Brenda! That was a really nice gesture Rudee.

Gill - That British Woman said...

well done Brenda.........I was too lazy to participate!!!!

I am mentioning your blog on a post I am doing on my blog on Friday (9th),

Gill in Canada

Rudee said...

Brenda,-you deserve this, especially after your clutzy week or two. Yes, you guessed syphilis and my favorite hockey players-the Swedes. My brother, a bigger hockey freak than me, named them in his attempt at answering. He didn't guess the syphilis slide though.

Flydragon- the proof will be in tomorrow's post. Seems people think I'm crazy enough to spend the bread money on yarn so I'll have to prove I didn't.

Sandy said...

Yeah for Brenda!! You sound like me, holding yourself back when buying yarn stuff. I do that with art supplies. And I hate when certain things I like, I can't find anymore...

Rose said...

Sorry to read about Duke's condition. I may have mentioned before that my dog, Lacey, who died in 1993, is still someone I miss. She was unique and nearly human (although maybe human isn't as much of a compliment as I mean it to be)

Betty Flocken said...

Congratulations Brenda!!!