Saturday, January 5, 2008

Winning the DUCK Prediction Contest

I can't believe that I actually won a contest... Becka over at The Knitting Wounded had a contest for guessing the date she'd finish DUCK - Deep Under Cover Knitting.   I came quite close to guessing the actual date -- I hadn't considered the possibility of her getting sick. 

The prize came last week -- and it was a doozy!!  Waaay more than I expected.  

Its a pretty big box...I forgot to include a puppy for scale. 


There was a really cute sheepie note care -- of which I did take a picture and now I can't find the picture -- and things were wrapped with an adorable ribbon:



What's this?  It looks like a standard tupperware-type container..


until you turn it over:


See that hole, with a nice smooth grommet - it's a yarn container!  How cool is that.  I have some friends who are allergic to dogs and I always worry about how to keep the dog hair out of the yarn -- now I have my solution. :D

Then there was post-it notes in a cute little cover -- totally matches the hat kick I've been on


And there was more:

A kit for a whimsical knitted cuff:


An adorable sock blocker key chain -- I don't knit socks, but I've been wanted one of these because they are too cute. 


Some lovely stitch markers from Dragonlady Designs. 


And sock yarn -- Knit Picks Sock Memories in Gladiolus.  Now, I don't knit socks, but I did say that I received some "incentive" yarn.  I think these will be my first pair of socks.  (The yarn is telling me it has to be socks. I will listen to the yarn.)


And last, but certainly not least, this gorgeous skein of golden yarn.  There's no tag so it is now my Mystery Gold Yarn.  I should at least figure out the WPI because it wants to be a scarf, something worn close to the skin.  It is so soft -- I think it feels and looks like silk -- Becka said that it smelled like silk to her.  (I know people say that there's a smell to silk, but honestly, I can't smell it.)


Thanks Becka!  These items are amazing and have even inspired me to try socks!!!

1 comment:

Becka - The Knitting Wounded said...

I'm glad you liked your goodies! The mystery yarn found a very good home!