Oh my gosh, can you believe that I almost missed my own blogiversary?!? Today's the day, and I have so many other things going on in my life (unlike all of you, right?) that I would have missed it entirely if I hadn't put a reminder alarm on my phone. Whew!
To celebrate my two years here in blogland, I am having a little giveaway! I've never done one of these before, so I thought it would be about time. :) Just leave a comment on this post between now and...oh...next Saturday, June 20, and I'll put everyone's names into a random number generator and pick one! Please feel free to de-lurk to put your name in the hat. I always feel bad if my first comment on someone's blog is when they're giving away free stuff, but trust me: I will feel like I won a little battle if I get you to leave a comment. ;-)
What do I have to offer?
To start with, two skeins of Curious Creek Fibers Nakuru in the Early Sunset colorway. Each skein is 72 yards of an aran/worsted mohair/wool blend. I originally picked these up to make a pair of wristwarmers/fingerless gloves/something like that. It turns out that the several pairs of fingerless gloves I already own never get a full rotation because of this certain thing called a "warm climate" that we have going on here in southern California. Who knew?
In keeping with the light purple theme of this post, I am also including one skein of Malabrigo Lace in the Cuarzo colorway. 470 yards of merino numminess is plenty for a little summery, lacey goodness.
I'll be sure to find a few more nifty little tidbits to tuck into the package. So please leave a comment and celebrate my blogiversary with me! The more, the merrier!
I have also been up to a little something different this past week. See if you can guess from the photo. That's right, I took my first sewing class! I have been so inspired by all the multi-crafty geniuses I read about on the blogs, so I decided to go for it and try something new. I have never used a sewing machine in my entire life, but they have free (FREE!) sewing classes in the continuing education program through the San Diego community college system, so I showed up for their summer session. Unfortunately, a meager budget year means that they cut the course down to only five class sessions. But I'm optimistic that that will be enough time for me to learn my way around a sewing machine and make a little tote bag for my efforts. I'll keep you updated on my progress. Of course, I have no sewing machine of my own (and no way to afford one for a while), but I'm hoping that this class will be enough of an intro for me so that if I ever am in a position to get a machine, I will be able to teach myself what I need to know. After all, I taught myself everything I know about knitting and I think I've been doing OK so far. :)
Oh! And I just have to respond to a comment Jacey made on my last post. No, I have not actually knitted 13,000 yards of yarn so far this year. I have merely removed that yarn from my stash. This was done mostly by knitting it, but also through some destash efforts and the gifting of a sweater's worth of yarn to my brother. So...I cheated, a little, but it's helping me clear out my old stash and it's getting yarn to people who are more likely to use it than I am. :)