Friday, February 26, 2010

It's Raining Yarn

Actually, it's raining rain here. We had a torrential downpour late this afternoon for several hours, which I spent curled up in a fleece blanket watching Everybody's Fine . What a great movie.

I spent the morning at Stitches West with my friend Cathy and had a great time. My purchases included Valley Yarns Goshen yarn, a blend of Peruvian cotton, Modal, and silk. I intended to buy soft yarn in solid colors for a couple of small wraps I want to knit, and I think this will do the trick. There was lots and lots of gorgeous sock yarn and some silk I think I might have drooled on, but overall I managed to control myself.

I picked up a couple of these little notion cases. They are the size of a soap box, but you flip it open and it has small compartments for markers, pins, embroidery needles, etc.

Speaking of stitch markers, Cathy bought me these cute red and blue markers made by
Miss Purl that come with their own tiny tin box.

I like them so much I bought a set in blue to offer as a giveaway in celebration of my one year Blogiversary earlier this month and as a thank you for your friendship and support.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment and include your email address if it isn't on your Blogger profile. This giveaway is just for those who read my blog regularly, so there's no need to mention it on your blog. I'll use the random number generator to select the winner on Thursday morning, March 4th. This giveaway is open to my readers in any country.

Thank you for making my first year of blogging so wonderful.


Kitty said...

Congratulations on your one year! What a wonderful achievement! Here's to many more!

Those stitch markers are beautiful! I love them! I'll cross my fingers and hope I win!

Thimbleanna said...

Your yarn if beautiful -- I'll bet it was great fun to go to Stitches! The stitch markers are very cute! (You can't enter me though 'cause I'm on a blog winning diet LOL!)

Linda said...

Dear Stacy,
Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! I really enjoy visiting your blog to see all your wonderful creations:)

Please enter me in your giveaway.
Have a lovely weekend.

kelly said...

congratulations on a whole year!, i was just thinking how beautiful those stitch markers are, & was going to look at the site link, then how great, you're putting some up for a giveaway, i would really love to win some!

Sister Diana said...

I just found your blog and am catching up to today. I'm going to Stitches on Sunday so it was neat to read about your excursion. Congratulations on your anniversary.


Jenny said...

Wow, those markers are beautiful! Not to mention the yarn, it looks so soft and squishy! I wish we had more events like Stitches in Sweden too, but alas, this is such a small country... There is a sewing festival twice a year, and that's about it I think.

Congratulations on the one year anniversary too! It's so much fun to write a blog, I hope you keep at it for many more years to come, as I really enjoy reading yours!

/ Jenny

Theresa said...

One year, mine is coming up next week. I will be having a giveaway too! Sounds like you made the most of the rainy day! Hugs to you and love your yarn:) and the markers. Have a blessed day my friend!

Jenn said...

Those little soap box organizers look way handy! I'm gonna have to hunt me down one. The stitch markers are also adorable...people sell the coolest stuff!

Congrats on your blogiversary! I'm glad the lace KAL has connected me with so many great knitting bloggers. What inspiration you all are.

GerryART said...

I can see why this yarn came home with you. It looks just so wonder, makes me want to give it a squeeze. Hmmmm

Can we ever have enough stitch markers? And what about decorative tins,aren't they unique?

And, ORGANIZATION - my middle name.

I am envious of anyone who's able to attend Stitches West.

Hugs to start the weekend,

sunmoon said...

Congratulations on your 1st year....

Love your blog...

Suz said...

One year of blogging?
I love those stitcvh markers,but please forgive me I do not do a thing with needles....but they are just beautiful little things I never knew I will stop in the Galena knit shop looking for them
Raining? Oh my..maybe it will bring spring on faster!
Love the color of that yarn and the word "Peruvian" really got me....sounds so exotic and wonderful

Kate said...

What pretty stitch markers and I love the soap-container notions organizer. I only recently started reading your blog so feel free to leave this comment out of your giveaway if you want, but congrats on a year of blogging! Inspiring :D

Rachel said...

You showed amazing restraint at Stitches West. Good girl! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the yarn you bought. It's lovely.

What cute stitch markers. I've been using a piece of yarn tied into a small loop. ha.

Cheers to over one good year!

Maiden Jane said...

Thanks for the contest! Those are lovely markers!

Dogwood said...

Wow...a year! It seems like only yesterday that you started blogging. I remember sneaking in and leaving my messages under anonomyous before I got my own blog!

I knew you would have fun at Stitches! Love your purchases. You go girl. I am having fun with the huge amount of yarn from you. Thanks again.

Have a nice Sunday afternoon.

Teresa said...

Congrats! What beautiful yarn! Someday I will make it to Stitches!

noelle said...

Happy Blogaversary!! Many more to come i hope. Love your yarn x x x

momma rae said...

happy blogiversary! those markers are adorable and i love the little box, too. just like lip balm i had as a child.

Woollywotnots said...

Happy Anniversary and long may your blog continue. I love reading all your updates. Love seeing your buys and the stitch markers are beautiful. What a cute tin to store them in too. Lovely colour. I was thinking Oh I'd love some of those when you said you'd bought some and then carried on reading to find they are in your blog giveaway too. What a treat for the winner!

M.E. Greene said...

What a fantastic lot of goodies you acquired, and how kind of you to offer those stitch markers for a giveaway. They are beautiful! :)

Cloudberry said...

What a great giweaway :)
Happy Blogiversary!

Deb said...

Stacy, So happy for your one year accomplishment! Whoo Hoo! I know being an artistic person that I could never stick with one thing that long. So I am impressed. Of course, love your blog, so much diversity and COLOR!!. Thanks for sharing.
babadeedee (baba is Grandma in Japanese) :)