Added August 2, 2007 at 12:12 am Central Time: Comments for the contest are now closed! Be sure to check back often to see how many squares we have received for the Rebuilding Greensburg - Block by Block afghan project!!
It's so fun to visit with Friends. We've done a bit of visiting recently and have some fun visitors coming over the next few months for various reasons.
On Tuesday morning this week the babies and I payed a visit to Shelly at the (will be ready to open July 24th) new yarn shop, TWIST! It's fun to feel like a little part of the excitement surrounding the opening of her new shop.
We got a call this morning from 92yo Ruth saying that she had more squares finished so we popped over there for a visit before getting our mail from the church today. As previously promised, I took my camera along this time and got a photo plus a little video of the girls with Ruth. You wouldn't think she's 92 - she really gets around very well and she's just crazy about the babies. We didn't stay long though because the babies decided they know Ruth well enough and they wanted to snoop around in her house! In this picture they've already done all the hugging they wanted and were wiggling to get away and play with stuff, which is also apparent in the video.
In just one month we'll have Kelly and Moose here visiting for several days - woohoo!! Y'all, they're coming from Canada all the way to Kansas just so Kelly and I can knit together - isn't that so cool! Look out TWIST! I hope Moose doesn't get bored with us girls wanting to chat and knit all the time. hehe We'll find something to do with Moose and I know we'll have a lot of fun. Wanna seam an afghan Kelly?? hehe
And in just two months we'll have the Yarn Harlot visiting Wichita! YES. I KNOW. Wichita! Somehow we rate a stop on her tour and I am VERY happy about it! See how I put this paragraph toward the end of my post? Right. I'm trying to act cool. Like she's just anybody. Like I'm not freaking out with excitement about her visit. heh Well, she IS just anybody (she knits her socks just like we do, right?) and I can't wait for her to get here. When I heard the news I felt like one of my knitting friends is coming to town (does that makes you feel like a celebrity Kelly?). It will be a very happy time for sure. Her visit is being organized through Watermark Books and they're still searching for the most perfect possible venue. Does that make you feel like a celebrity Stephanie?? :)
So that's all the visiting I've got to report for now. Is anybody up for a contest?? I'm the worst contest host EVER (let's not talk about swap pal) about sending prizes out in a timely way.... I really love doing contests but I'm so picky about sending great fun stuff to my winners that I'm terrible about getting their packages sent very soon. I have a few winners in the queue waiting for prizes. BUT - that's about to change. Gotta get the queue cleaned out. So we're having a new contest.
Carole got me thinking with her comment on yesterday's post ..... How many squares do you think we'll get for the afghan project? Hm?? We've now surpassed the goal!! But how far will we go? How many squares will we get? As I've said, I'm encouraging people to knit as many squares as they would like until August 1st and get them in the mail by August 10th so I have them by the 15th. Our seaming party is September 15th and I think I'll need all of that time to sort squares and make sure we have enough people and supplies for seaming!! SOOOOO.....
- Leave a guess ON THIS POST telling how many squares you think will come by August 15th.
- The GUESSING is effective from the time I post this entry until the end of the day AUGUST 1st!
- At the end of the day August 1st (12:00am August 2) I will close comments.
- When the afghan mail has been counted on August 15th I will determine the winner.
- IF there is more than one person guessing the exact number, there will be a random drawing from those exact guesses.
- IF nobody guesses exactly it will be the one person who is CLOSEST, whether you went over or under - doesn't matter. The closest guess wins.
- Your guess must be left ON THIS POST ONLY! :)
Have fun with the contest!! :)