Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Me? A Winner?

Certainly you all read Grumperina?

Then you know that I won her contest for submitting the 200th Jaywalker to her gallery. Here is the 200th Jaywalker, which I knitted in December 2005, before the inception of our humble blog. They are knitted in Trekking XXL, in some blue colorway. I would have photographed them better, but I gave these babies away as a gift to my sister-in-law.

This is the first prize I have ever won in my life. My name was never picked for May Queen, I came in second for student body president. I have never won a raffle or won any of the big stuffed animals at the fair. I was eliminated in the first round of the spelling bee. I did once get a plaque with an apple on it, for being the Best First Year Teacher in my county. A dubious distinction if you ask me, and a lame prize for sure.

But on Sunday night, my luck finally turned around and I actually won Grumperina's contest! And the prize?

LORNA'S LACES!!!!!!

Of course, this presented a bit of a dilemma, as I explained to Her Grumpiness. As the founder of the SoSKAL, should I accept more yarn? Especially sock yarn, as this is the section of my stash most in need of busting. Especially since Sundara Petals Sock Club Yarn will be coming my way any day now, to further enhance the sock stash. I briefly considered the non-yarn options, but quickly rejected them (I already owned the books, my rosewood DPNs snapped on me).

But then I snapped back to reality and realized that Grumperina was GIVING ME LORNA'S LACES YARN.

So I humbly accepted my prize and am breathlessly awaiting the newest addition to the sock stash.

11 comments:

aija said...

Congrats!!

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Congrats! You should surely accept the yarn and knit it with pride. SOS says nothing of random acts of stash enhancement beyond our control, right? Or maybe I didn't read the fine print ;-)

Teresa said...

Congrats on winning the yarn, I saw the post yesterday and was happy for you. As you didn't buy the yarn, I believe it is completely okay for you to accept it.

Tina said...

Good for you. You can't help it if yarn falls from the sky, can you? What's a girl to do?

martina said...

Gifted yarn!! Yay! How could you have any control over it??? It just came your way! Oh my goodness I am so glad that you snapped back to your senses!! Congrats!

Ann said...

TAKE THE YARN -- Hurray!!!

Dorothy said...

Congratulations!! Glad you're taking the yarn. You didn't buy it or expect to get it. You just got really lucky!

carrie said...

congrats! when i read about the contest, i didn't imagine that i'd actually know the blogger who won. tres cool.

curlypurly said...

woohoo!!! the yarn SO doesn't count. it's a testament to your expertise at sending timely emails and knitting lovely socks!!

Mo said...

Double Woohoo! But promise to give it a big sniff and good fondle for the rest of us.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

I would think that a GIFT is not the same as SEX - so you're OK in welcoming the yarn with open arms.

Can't wait to see a picture!