I won! And more!

The other day when I went to Yarnapalooza and Northwind Books and Fiber, I entered to win various prizes. I ended up winning a gift certificate for $5!   I used it toward a game the kids and I can play on the flight home on Friday.  

In other news, if any of you follow the Yarn Harlot’s blog, you’ll know about the bike rally and the karmic balancing gifts you may win if you donate to the cause. Well, having been on the receiving end of the karmic balancing gifts a few years ago, I thought it would be fun to donate a prize this time around. Well, I finally got the news today that my gifts would be on her blog today! 


I donated a few geeky project bags- I’ll send them out tomorrow and I hope the recipients love them! 

Well, that was a cool day in knitting/knitting-related pursuits!

A cool day

Instead of showing you some nighttime photos of my handspun, I’ll show you something more interesting that happened today!

Tonight a friend and I went to a book reading and signing by the Yarn Harlot!  If you aren’t reading her blog, you should be!

Here we are, waiting for the even to begin (excuse my crazy eyes, I was too excited):


She’s a great writer, so funny, but also very practical and down-to-earth.  I especially love what she has to say about parenting.  She’s totally up my parenting alley.IMG_0605

During the reading, I made good progress on my Serenity socks.  The nice thing about being surrounded by knitters is that it’s totally ok to knit, no matter where you are. IMG_0606

Because I had a babysitter waiting, I got to “pre-board,” which meant that I got to go to the head of the line for book signing/photo-ops.  🙂IMG_0607It was a cool day!