Saturday, March 29, 2008

I'm a Lucky Girl!

Because I won two contests and one of them I didn't even know I was entering!

The first contest was hosted by Ann over at Fidget. She asked people to describe what spring meant to them. I wrote that seeing the asparagus come up for the first time in early spring is what signals the change in season to me. And for my efforts, she sent this lovely spring (and sproingy) Koigu:



And the asparagus must have known I was going to mention it today because it finally stuck its head out of the ground! See, I told you that asparagus is purple when it comes out of the ground:



And for those of you into yarn pron, here is a close up for you:



Lucky approves, too. I don't know if Ann has cats or not, but Lucky was very interested in the smells of the Koigu.



The second contest was hosted by Disco over at Disco Knits - and this was the one I hadn't realized was a contest. She had asked people to comment on her Baby Surprise Jacket, and I left a comment because I was also working on a Baby Surprise Jacket. Imagine my surprise when she told me I had won something! She sent this luscious skein of La Luz in a beautiful watery green and these two adorable onesies:



She had intended one for Dharma and the other for Hunter, but I think Hunter has outgrown the 3-6 month size, so both of them will be going up to Dharma. Teri/Jaime - let me know if I am wrong!
And here is a close up of the silk - it is so soft. I need to find a good scarf pattern for it. In the meantime I think I will just hold it in my lap and pet it...


14 comments:

Teri said...

Hey Joey - nice yarns (and super cute onsies!!!). I think Hunter is now 15 pounds, and into his 6 monthers..Dharma, of course, would look oh so sweet in them.. if I had to choose though... the sweet pea one :)

Only you would win a contest you didn't even know you had entered...!

Beverly said...

Purty yarn!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Both yarns are gorgeous!! And how perfect that the asparagus is coming up too!

I love those onesies that Disco made! I had only seen the sweet pea, but now I want the cutie pie one too! Super cute! Congrats!!

cpurl17 said...

When I first glanced at the asparagus, I thought it was a purple fish head coming out of the ground!

You won some fabulous yarn there!

turtlegirl76 said...

That's a GREAT pic of Lucky with the yarn! Awesome shot!

Bezzie said...

Does your asparagus produce? I hear it takes them a few years of growing to actually produce.

I'll bet you money Ann has cats--Squeaky and Springs love getting yarn from other cat owners..they're all over it!

Jo said...

Bezzie - the asparagus garden is my in-laws and it has been there for probably 20 years ;)

I want to plant some in my back yard - I heard you plant it one year but you don't get to harvest until the next year.

Nell said...

Pretty yarn! Congrats on the contests!

Great picture of the asparagus. I didn't know if came up like that.

freshisle said...

Lucky you! I love asparagus. Extra special lucky you - yarn and spring.

Life's a Stitch said...

Better go buy a lottery ticket, you're on a roll.

Lauren said...

I love aspargus! I wonder if its too late in the season to plant some?

Lucky you! You won spme pretty yarn. :D

mom said...

You plant asparagus in the spring and just look at the pretty ferns that it matures into the first year. You can harvest approximately half the stalks that come up each year after.
Love & Hugs

Holly said...

Lovely yarns. Congrats on winning.

I'm not sure what it says about me, but I looked at the asparagus picture without reading anything, and I was convinced it was a picture of a fish. I might be losing it...

Those onesies are adorable!

Ann said...

No cats sadly - I'm allergic. Maybe they just smelled the cashmere it was in a bag with? Glad it got to you safe and sound!