Later, I changed my blog title to "The Lady Who Knits on the Bus" -- my nickname at the time, given me by one of my fellow-commuters, who was fascinated by the way I passed the 1/2 hour or so to and from work every day.
"The Lady Who Knits on the Bus" was also my blogger URL (before I registered my name as my domain) and the initials TLWKOTB are still part of my signature whenever I check into Clara Parke's Knitter's Review Forum.
Diamond Yarns -- bought long enough ago that it's now discontinued. It's a yummy blend of 75% silk and 25% cashmere, and I must have bought it at a discount from Elann.com, or I doubt I could have afforded it!
The pattern is "Silk Camisole", found in Last - Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson; the bookplate I put in the front shows I bought it in 2004. Heaven knows how long ago, then, I got the yarn and began the cammie!
All this is to say that today begins Week 2 of my 10th Blog-aversary celebrations, and the Goodie Pack this week is for yarn lovers. (I apologize in advance to crocheters; feel free to enter and enjoy the pack if you win, but I don't crochet (except chains for edgings and very wonky Granny Squares), so what you see will generally be knitter-related.)
The pack includes:
- A kit from Sweaterkits.com for a "Three Silk Scarf" -- pattern and yarn, being three types of hand-dyed silk in deep purples and blues: silk chenille, 'plain' silk and silk ribbon;
- A kit for a lace bookmark in Qiviut, from the Needle Arts Book Shoppe -- a mini-skein of lace-weight 2-ply Qiviut in deep teal, and a selection of three patterns from which to choose;
- A pristine copy of The Portable Crafter: Knitting by Leanne Bennett -- just the right size to tuck in tote of a knitter on-the-go; and
- A pristine copy of knit wit: 30 easy and hip projects by Amy Singer, beloved founder and editor of knitty.com.
All comments from Week One have been dispensed with; it's time to start afresh. As before, all comments to this blog post and to every post between this one and 8 a.m. Friday, February 22 will be eligible for entry into this give-away (even if you comment more than once).
And...as in week one, there might just be a surprise draw for a treat or two in between now and then. So...my yarny friends, do please drop by and say "Hello!" :-)