Random Acts of Kindness

I really feel that I need to give back to our little blog community. Over the past three months I’ve received an incredible amount of support, advice, financial help, and so much more from all of you wonderful bloggers. So my gift to you? First, grab my new Blog button and if you want one for yourself I highly suggest checking out Lily Bean Designs on Etsy. She created both my blog and my new Etsy shop.

{ Onto the Random Acts of Kindess }

Rules: I will be giving away a prize every day for the next week, so you have seven chances to win one of the following prizes. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog. If you use my blog badge on your blog, you will get an extra chance at the daily prize.

Prizes: I’m going to let you know what you can win, but I will also be announcing the winners on the next day post. So today’s prize will be won by leaving a comment on my blog by 2 a.m. PST. All prizes will be sent out on August 30th, 2010 by First Class or Priority Mail. Please be sure that I have an email address for you to let you know you’ve won some goodness and to give me your mailing address.

Friday’s Prize

{ Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Mist & a Cookie A. sock pattern, or if you’d prefer I will send you a shawl/scarf pattern.}

Saturday’s Prize

{ A Handmade GaGa Doll made by me! And the best part, you can customize her!}

Sunday’s Prize

{ Do you ♥ Sundara Yarn? Well here’s your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate. The above yarn is Sundara’s FMC in Sardinia. }

Monday’s Prize

{ Handmade Gathered Clutch filled with all kinds of goodies. Want to know what’s inside? Guess you’ll have to win! }

Tuesday’s Prize

{ Love fabric? Ready for Christmas? Then check out this 12 Days of Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle. You, too, can get an early start on Christmas.

Wednesday’s Prize

{ Are you a fan of Rebecca Danger and her Dangercraft minions? Well you can get a pre-ordered copy of her newly released Big Book of Knitted Monsters. I will also knit you a monster of your choice! }

Thursday’s Prize

{ The last prize to win! I have been wanting to knit a sweater using some Pashmina by Madeline Tosh. So my gift to you is that I will send you a gift certificate for $50 to Eat. Sleep. Knit. (Or I can add your order to mine and send your yarn to you directly.)

I hope that these small tokens of my gratitude will begin to show you all how very much I appreciate you all. Good luck. Let the comments begin.


SuPrize

So a few weeks ago when I ordered those six skeins of Dream In Color Classy for my, eventual, Tea Leaves Cardigan I won a skein of Dream In Color Smooshy in their yarn lotto at Eat. Sleep. Knit.

{ Cocoa Kiss }

And it came just in time. There has been some major miscommunication, on the part of my History teacher, and I was a bit anxious the past couple of days due to her lack of competence regarding school deadlines. The final result is that she is adding me to her class today. So things are fine. Just fine. Extra fine with an extra skein of yarn just calling out to be a pair of socks.

Downfall

Like everyone else in the country that is battling this H1N1 swine flu epidemic I have finally succumbed. There’s been snotty noses, vomitting, Kleenex balls, Halls cough drops (citrus flavored only), sneezing fits, hacking up a lung type coughing…

Shawn and I cut our night short yesterday. Instead of dinner we did lunch that I thoroughly was delighted with. We don’t go out to dinner, at least not just the two of us. The best we can do for the four of us is Souplantation. But instead we went to one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Buca di Beppo.  And then we spent some time at the R/C racetrack where Shawn races his truck. I fell asleep in the car, the iPod still in my mittened hans.

So instead of bowling we ordered a pizza (and a Cinnapie) from Papa John’s and spent the rest of the night home. We watched movies under a blanket and ate the pizza right from the box. All of that seemed fine.

Until it hit me.

I’ve slept most of the day. The other part of the day has been spent wrapped up in my King size microfleece blanket, sitting as comfortably as possible, watching “Perry Mason” movies, and trying to focus on the little tweedy stitches of a new yarn (and a new pattern).

And that’s all she wrote.

As for the giveaway the winner is: Raina. And just because I decided to give out another owl. The second winner is: Abby! Will both of you please email me at iknit (dot) ipurl (at) yahoo (dot) com. I need your mailing addresses and your color preference. Thanks for playing along everyone!