Thursday, May 14, 2009

Plugging Away and a Contest!

I was going to start off by saying that life has been moving a-mile-a-minute for the past couple weeks, but then, after doing the math quickly in my head, I realized that if you still use the 'old math'* that would mean 60 miles per hour, which is not really very impressive. It's actually rather average. Life is moving 2-miles-a-minute just sounds silly...

"Let me 'splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up." (reference anyone?)
I am now the owner of 2 very nice and very expensive pairs of lovely Dansko shoes. Why is this important? Well, it seems that wearing crummy shoes (crummy being defined as 'having little to no arch support) when one has extremely high arches can really catch up with a person, and make it quite difficult to do ordinary daily things, like walk. It would also seem that increasing inflammation in one's hip can actually cause said hip to go 'out of joint'.

A morning of crutches, an emergency chiropractor appointment or two, an ice pack, and new shoes... yeah, fun stuff. Sheesh!

The limping is much less now and the pain even lesser (except maybe the pain in the checkbook). I'm pretty sure that last pre-parenthetical phrase was nowhere near grammatically correct. I can't even blame it on heavy pain killers, as, due to nursing Baby J, I'm not taking anything other than an occasional ibuprofen.

Enough about my aches and pains already! Onto the knitting... or at least the new yarn giveaway! I've got 3 skeins of the new 'Sweater' yarn from Spud & Chloe that can be yours for the asking, or more blog-appropriately, the commenting. Comment here by midnight Memorial Day (or whenever I wake up on Tuesday...) for your chance to win! Post a link on your blog (and come back to leave the link here- it just makes it easier for me,...) for another chance. Tell me who's blog you link-hopped from and you'll both get another chance. Okay, I'd better get to work on the spreadsheet to keep track of it all.

I'm hoping to finally get some decent pictures taken of a few recent FOs this weekend. Would before, or after, our first camping adventure of the year be better? Hmmm...
Have fun, spread the word, and happy knitting-
PS- After commenting here, hop on over to Susan B. Anderson's blog (by Friday!) for another chance to win some of this fabulous yarn and a copy of her Sweet Pea Hat pattern!
*If you use the 'new new math', well, then you could just go with whatever speed you feel is right... it's just easier that way.

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Blogger Virginia H. said...

Princess Bride! Love that line and movie. Any tips on blocking Royal Alpaca? Does it even block?

5/20/2009 2:41 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oooh, Indigo Montoya. LOVE that movie too!
Sorry about the hip; hope it doesn't slow you down too much.

5/20/2009 4:09 PM  
Blogger lucinda snyder said...

i am dying to get my hands on this yarn. the colors are fab!

5/20/2009 4:37 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

omg .. I love the colours of yarn in your first picture -- the turquoise, orange and white are beautiful together :) the combo is making me very happy!

I was reading your post, and had to comment ... the Dansko shoes have changed my life! I too have really high arches, and i loved cheap, cute shoes for way too many years to result in any good coming from it for my feet ... 6 years ago, I discovered Danskos, and my feet haven't hurt since (they fit my orthotics, and look stylin' too, what more could you ask!). I love the red ones you got - very pretty!

5/20/2009 7:54 PM  
Blogger psalm127 said...

Ooh I am sorry to hear that, I hope you are not in too much pain.

Now it says to Comment here by midnight Memorial Day (or whenever I wake up on Tuesday...) for your chance to win! Post a link on your blog (and come back to leave the link here- it just makes it easier for me,...) for another chance.

So my the way my mind works I now need to go post a link on my blog and then come back again. It could be lack of sleep, maybe my kids or not enough coffee or whatever but I am going to do just that. LOL

5/20/2009 9:56 PM  
Blogger psalm127 said...

Ok I'm back and I blogged and posted a link, now I am putting my link here.

Oooh, pick me, pick me, pick me:)

5/20/2009 9:59 PM  
Blogger Kendra Fletcher said...

Oh, I love that beautiful yarn! I love any yarn, really.

I'm so glad to hear about the Danskos. I have really high arches, too, and last summer was almost unbearable. Too many years in flip flops. I broke down and bought crocs (I loathe the way they look) and they helped, but a pair of Danskos for the fall could be just the thing.

5/21/2009 1:15 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Ooh - what pretty colors!

5/21/2009 5:42 AM  
Blogger Montreal Mama said...

Oh that yarn is yummy! Hope I get a chance to check it out!


5/21/2009 6:53 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Well, considering that I can't walk a mile in a minute, nor run it, that sounds like the speed of sound to me!

Ah, Princess Bride. Does it seem silly for a 48 year old woman to say she adores that movie?

5/21/2009 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Donna S. said...

I would love to be the winner of that yarn!! Chrisknits sent me this way, so give us both an extra chance!!

5/21/2009 8:32 AM  
Blogger Bonney said...

Danskos are THE BEST!! No more flip flops around here! This yarn is beautiful!

5/21/2009 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Bridget (the yarn addict) said...

OK...I need this yummy yarn!! hehe What a fun contest!! I posted about the contest on my blog:
And I heard about it from Laura's blog:
OOOOH Hope you pick one of us! YAH!!!
:) Bridget

5/21/2009 9:32 AM  
Blogger Dove Knits said...

I'm the cheapest person ever, but expensive shoes are totally worth it.

That's some lovely yarn there.

5/21/2009 10:49 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

I can't wait to try out this new yarn. The colors are beautiful. please enter me in your drawing.

5/21/2009 12:39 PM  
Blogger ElizabethV said...

The colors in this yarn are fantastic! I can't wait to try knitting a project with some.
ElizabethV on ravelry

5/21/2009 1:17 PM  
Blogger km said...

I have 2 pair of Dansko too. Although I didn't buy them at the same time...I bet that's harder on the pocketbook. I have the Professional...and a pair of sandals.

I'm in for the contest. I blogged about it here.

5/21/2009 2:56 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Oh, that is beautiful yarn...

Sorry to hear you had hip problems - I get planters facitus in the bottom of my foot and it just about knows me to my knees!

5/21/2009 3:33 PM  
Blogger Machelle said...

I had to comment about the dansko shoes too. I have been eyeing them also but no funds right now. I had several series of injections and physical therapy and I need new shoes.:o(

I love the yarn, the colors are sooo bright.

5/21/2009 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

Beautiful! I had to see what the deal was when I read about Spud and Chloe on Ravelry. It looks fantastic!

5/21/2009 5:11 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

So excited about Spud and Chloe. Hope I win.

5/21/2009 6:47 PM  
Blogger helenlam said...

That's a great picture of all the skeins! I love my Dansko shoes so I hope they work out for you. Thanks for the contest.

5/21/2009 7:29 PM  
Blogger teajoygreye said...

very nice looking yarn.

the blog I found this from:

my blog:

5/21/2009 7:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Link for my blog
I realized you could only get to it from clicking through to my profile.

5/21/2009 9:54 PM  
Blogger Life's a Stitch said...

I had to give away my dansko's. I must be the only one in the world - they hurt my feet, but the recipient was happy. I've entered here and on Susan B Anderson's. Hoping for some lucky yarn.

5/21/2009 11:04 PM  
Blogger Renee G said...

Please include me in your drawing. This is lovely yarn.

5/22/2009 1:01 AM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

I bought clogs for the first time last summer and they are SO comfortable. I never would have guessed they'd be so good for my back pains!

Hope you recover quickly!

5/22/2009 7:22 AM  
Blogger Spudknit said...

Fantastic name! I am really excited to try this yarn out.

5/22/2009 7:38 AM  
Blogger sitdevil said...

I posted your link on

I got the link from twistedinstitches on ravelry!

I'm loving this yarn the colors are great!

5/22/2009 9:11 AM  
Blogger athena said...

I have so many things I want to do with this yarn. I'm soooo excited. June can't come FAST enough!! (Would that be 4 miles a minute, then...maybe 5? Can time PLEASE go that fast..I'm horribly impatient!!)

5/22/2009 9:23 AM  
Blogger karen! said...

I found out about your contest through Blue Sky group on Ravelry.

Dansko shoes are expensive, but they are good quality so you can wear them for years (right now I'm wearing stapled clog mary janes, which do a nice job showing off my handknit socks)

5/22/2009 9:50 AM  
Blogger Judi A. said...

I am hoping that a person that does not have a blog can also win that gorgeous yarn. I would so love to win it and then spend hours dreaming about what to make with it before making the final decision. :-) Though I don't have my own blog and am not one to leave a frivilous comment each time just to make my presence known, I am a frequent visitor to many and so enjoy reading about projects and lives of so many. So, hopefully I can be included in this drawing and will continue to enjoy your blog. :-)

5/22/2009 9:58 AM  
Blogger Monique said...

Gorgeous yarn and colors!

5/22/2009 10:12 AM  
Blogger allison saunders said...

I'm dying to try this new yarn. So excited!

5/22/2009 10:19 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

I'd love to have some of this yarn!!!

I came over from Lucinda's (lucends) blog!!

5/22/2009 10:27 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

came here from luc ends blog. yarn is awesome - would love to win some !! thanks for the chance.

5/22/2009 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love those colors of the first picture. Would look great with your cozy hat design. Which I just love. I am going to make one for my friends 2 boys for this winter.

I learned of the contest from lucends blog. I hope I win!!!

Bryan, OH

5/22/2009 10:45 AM  
Anonymous angie said...

I really like this yarn too Ali; did some swatches on size US5 needles and it is wonderful!! Can't wait to knit something up. After blocking it feels velvety smooth and has good body too!. Do you know when it will be available for purchase? I won mine on Rachel's blog.

5/22/2009 11:28 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I hopped over from twitter @twistyourstitch, not a blog! ;) If that counts at all.

I'd love to win.... :)

5/22/2009 11:32 AM  
Blogger JennyLynn said...

I heard about your blog and the contest from lucinda at lucends. I'd love to win some new yarn! And often has Danskos for greatly reduced prices!

5/22/2009 11:45 AM  
Blogger mary said...

That new yarn looks incredible! Can't wait to see it in the stores. I found you through the rav high fiber boards.

5/22/2009 11:52 AM  
Blogger camby said...

what bright pretty colors! can't wait to see this new yarn that everyone is talking about! i heard about your blog from lucinda at lucends.
p.s. birkenstocks feel great on the arches too, and they're perfect for summer!

5/22/2009 11:54 AM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...

Such pretty yarn!

5/22/2009 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly C said...

Very curious about this new yarn. My hip hurts too from osteoathritis. the only helpful thing has been accupuncture.

5/22/2009 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Joanne Snyder said...

I would love to win the yarn and the colors are beautiful.

5/22/2009 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Susan J said...

Those are definitely some sweet yarns for real life. I love the hot orange and warm yellow with the intense blue.....what is that shade? Great combo!

5/22/2009 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I'm blogless, but would love to try that beautiful yarn! Chrisknits sent me!

5/22/2009 3:01 PM  
Blogger The Andersons said...

What beautiful yarn. I can't wait to try it out!

5/22/2009 3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes please, I'd love a chance to win and have blogged about the contest

And don't get me going on feet - I remember the days when I wore 4" heels, now I'm having to spend lots of $ on comfy shoes. Luckily I just found a new trainer "Nike Zoom Essential Trainer" which is lovely and not overly expensive.

5/22/2009 5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new yarn looks great. I can't wait to see what all the colors available will be.

Donna G in VT

5/22/2009 5:13 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Love the colours of the yarn.
I hopped over from Susan B Anderson blog. I don't have a blog but love reading everyone's. I am from Burlington, Ontario. Would love to win.

5/22/2009 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Robyn K said...

I love your blog. This is the first time I've seen it. I'm an avid reader of Susan Anderson's. I'm looking forward to knitting with her new 'baby' :) Have a good weekend!

5/22/2009 5:29 PM  
Blogger Elly said...

IWow this yarn looks beautiful. I'd love to win this giveaway! :)
Elly from Chandler, AZ

5/22/2009 5:31 PM  
Blogger Jimberlys said...

I don't have a blog to refer you too, hope just a comment with email address will work. I just can't wait to get my hands on some of that Spud and Chole yarn. Didn't win on Susan's blog so she sent us to you. Try, try again. Thanks for the opportunity!

5/22/2009 5:48 PM  
Blogger jill said...

I would love to win this yarn - looks so yummy!!!!

5/22/2009 5:53 PM  
Blogger jill said...

I would love to win this yarn - looks so yummy!!!!

5/22/2009 5:54 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'd love to try this yarn. I have some of their Alpaca Cotton and love it.
Hope your hip is better; I've got something similar going on. ick.
Thanks for the givaway!
cokelush at gmail

5/22/2009 5:58 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Oh, I came over via a link from Susan B. Anderson's blog.
Thanks again!
cokelush at gmail

5/22/2009 5:58 PM  
Blogger beth said...

Well, I didn't win on Susan's blog. So I found my way, via her blog to your giveaway. Here's hoping again for that beautiful yarn.

Link on my blog, too! Right here:

Thanks for sharing!

5/22/2009 6:03 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I love Danskos!

I'd love to try the new Spud and Chloe yarn. Thanks for the contest!

5/22/2009 6:08 PM  
Blogger Katie B said...

This yarn looks incredible! I can't wait to get my hands on some.

5/22/2009 6:14 PM  
Blogger JFibers said...

WOW... Great yarn. Came over to check out your blog from Susan B. Anderson. I too live in MN. I'm trying to place the park in the background of your Cozy pattern but can't quite make it out.
Thanks for offering the give away.

5/22/2009 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Lynn said...

Love the colors! Can't wait to touch!


5/22/2009 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Whitney said...

I would love to get my hands on this yarn & give it a whorl ;)

5/22/2009 6:48 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

OH BOY! Susan B Anderson sent me over! Thanks!


5/22/2009 7:06 PM  
Blogger tracy_a said...

Really loving the looks of that yarn - came form susan b anderson's blog.

The new red shoes are cute!

5/22/2009 7:17 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway! I hope I win!

5/22/2009 7:26 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I posted on my blog for my extra entry! June is getting very close now!

5/22/2009 7:38 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Love the colors of the yarn. so pretty.

5/22/2009 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Sherr said...

Love the yarn. Please enter me in your drawing!

5/22/2009 7:45 PM  
Anonymous kelly-ann (on ravelry) said...

Ugh - so sorry about the hip pain. I found out about this contest from Susan B. Anderson. Love the look of this yarn...I need to try it!

5/22/2009 7:58 PM  
Blogger Caryn said...

Like your blog. thanks to Susan for sending me over! :)


5/22/2009 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this yarn.

This is my first visit to your blog by way of Susan B. Anderson. :o)

Jennifer in Jupiter

5/22/2009 8:28 PM  
Blogger zimme345 said...

I am really jonesing for some of this yarn! I will post a link to this contest on my blog too!

5/22/2009 8:29 PM  
Blogger zimme345 said...

check it out!

5/22/2009 8:31 PM  
Blogger zimme345 said...

I actually hopped over from Susan's blog because she just announced her winners, and I was not a lucky one. Maybe I will have better chance here! Thanks so much!

5/22/2009 8:32 PM  
Blogger Doula Mommy said...

Beautiful!!!!!! I cannot wait to get some of this yarn.

5/22/2009 8:45 PM  
Blogger lindagerig said...

yarn is so colorful.

from susan anderson how I foound you

5/22/2009 8:55 PM  
Blogger knittingqueen said...

Love it love it!

5/22/2009 9:02 PM  
Blogger Alchemy said...

Lovely yarns! I found you via Susan B Anderson's blog.
Diane in Mpls.

5/22/2009 9:07 PM  
Anonymous Nichole said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this yarn.

Nichole from Lincoln, NE

5/22/2009 9:09 PM  
Blogger rohanknitter said...

The Princess Bride, of course! I can't wait to see this new yarn for myself, it looks great in pictures!
I struggle with hip "issues," and I've found that good shoes are essential!!

ps. got here from Susan B. Anderson's blog!

5/22/2009 9:40 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Please pick me! I linked to your blog from Susan B. Anderson. I'd love to try this yarn!

5/22/2009 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Carla said...

Love the yarn- can't wait to see it in person!

5/22/2009 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Sue said...

Love the yarn. Got here by way of Susan B. Anderson. I find the comments so interesting. Didn't realize that so many women suffer with the same type of foot problems. I spend hours shopping for the perfect shoe. The last I tried Dansko, they were too narrow for my wide foot. Maybe it's time to take another look.

5/22/2009 9:56 PM  
Blogger Jersey Shore Deb said...

Love the yarn and would love to check it out!

5/22/2009 10:07 PM  
Blogger Carisa said...

Yep, would LOVE to win this!


5/22/2009 10:15 PM  
Anonymous linda p said...

the yarn looks scrumptious, i'd love to win!

5/22/2009 10:26 PM  
Anonymous Patonslake said...

What great colors to have!! Looking forward to this new site.

5/22/2009 10:28 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I can't wait to try out this are all so drooling over it.

I got here by way of Susan Anderson's blog.

5/22/2009 10:31 PM  
Blogger amy said...

count me in - would love to get some of this yarn!

5/22/2009 11:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I would love to win the yarn. I hopped to your blog from Susan B Anderson's.


5/22/2009 11:03 PM  
Blogger Debby said...

The yarn looks really yummy. And I hope to knit up one of your hats soon for fall wearing!

5/22/2009 11:40 PM  
Blogger Katri said...

OH, The Princess movie ever! Thanks for making me smile and for the fun give away chance!

5/22/2009 11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love my Danskos...I hope you enjoy yours! I'll keep my fingers crossed my lucky number comes up...I can't wait to see the new yarn line in person!

5/23/2009 12:54 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Let me be lucky! I hopped to your blog from Susan B Anderson's.

5/23/2009 12:58 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Princess Bride is a fav at the Gibson house too, even of almost 13 yo son.

As one can never have too many books, one can also never have too much yarn OR too many WIP's

5/23/2009 1:06 AM  
Anonymous Nataly said...

Sorry to hear about your pain. I hope that you are coping well enough and can enjoy the long weekend.

Love the colours on your yarn giveaway...that is very generous of you. Thanks for the opportunity.

Nataly from Toronto, Ontario

5/23/2009 1:24 AM  
Blogger AmyPinSeattle said...

I didn't win Susan's...and she pointed the "losers" to you!

Sorry, no blog for me, but I would love to get my hands on this yarn...and I've added you to my blog reader!


5/23/2009 1:31 AM  
Blogger mommieof4munchkins said...

WOW what beautiful yarn!

5/23/2009 1:52 AM  
Blogger mommieof4munchkins said...

I blog hopped from Susan B. Anderson's blog :D

5/23/2009 1:52 AM  
Anonymous StarzAbove said...

Beautiful baby and beautiful yarn!

ChrisKnits sent me -

5/23/2009 2:31 AM  
Blogger MarieAnge said...

I came here from Susan B Anthony's blog advertising your yarn giveaway!

The yarn looks absolutely yummy. Love the crisp vibrant colors!

MariAngel on Ravelry

5/23/2009 3:09 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

What a pretty blog. Thank you for the inspiration.

5/23/2009 4:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The yarn colors are so delicious that I need to touch and taste them. I got here via Susan Anderson's blog!

Sandy in NJ

5/23/2009 5:49 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Thanks for the contest.
I found you via Susan B Anderson, whose contest I didn't win.
Maybe the second time will be the charm!
Feel better!

5/23/2009 6:15 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Gorgeous yarn! Hope you feel back to 100% soon! I learned about the contest from Susan Anderson's blog! I don't have a blog, but I'll check back!

katbetty on Ravelry

5/23/2009 6:35 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Looks lovely! I hopped over from the Susan B. Anthony blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

5/23/2009 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so excited about the Spud and Chloe line! IT looks so great. Thanks to SusanBAnderson for sending us your way!

Andrea, De Pere WI

5/23/2009 7:18 AM  
Blogger Elise said...

OH boy I hope I win!! Found you via Susan B. Anderson. I also love Dansko shoes, you can hardly get them off my feet.

5/23/2009 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Ivalou said...

oh wow, great! count me in please!

5/23/2009 7:30 AM  
Blogger michele said...

I would love to have that new yarn, count me in on the contest. I love Dansko too, same high arch trouble. Hope you have happy feet now. I hopped over here from S. Anderson's blog, sure am glad she linked you.

5/23/2009 7:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! I love the spud and chloe colors...hope I win.
I came from Susuan Anderson's blog...Ellen Perry

5/23/2009 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance! I would love to try this new yarn and I loved Princess Bride when I was a teenager!

5/23/2009 7:46 AM  
Blogger Kathy Little said...

I heard about your yarn give-away from Susan B. Anderson's blog! I wasn't one of her winners, but she suggested that we pop on over to your blog for another chance to win some of this GREAT LOOKING yarn! Pick me, random picker! Pick me!

5/23/2009 7:52 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

I would love to get some of this yarn - it looks absolutely yummy!

5/23/2009 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Sarah Dedmon said...

Love the yarn. LOVE the Danskos. yes I know, they look therapeutic but I have some great Mary Janes that are a little less nurse-from-the-1970s and I love them.

Fun blog, I came here from Susan B.

5/23/2009 8:09 AM  
Anonymous saganaga said...

would love to win ! please enter me ! thanks!!!

5/23/2009 8:15 AM  
Blogger Sydney said...

I blog-hopped from, where there was a bit of Spud & Chloe given away yesterday.

I've not read your blog before, but since the first post I read has an obscure reference to Princess Bride...well...yeah ;-) That's awesome.

I also happen to LOVE danskos, and also currently own 2 pairs. Hope your feet (& rest of your body) feel better!!!

5/23/2009 8:19 AM  
Blogger sheri said...

I'm from Minnesota too! I am also finding it hard to find time to cook because I have too many other projects I want to do lol.

Love the colors in this new line. It's nice to see "newer" colors.

5/23/2009 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE the yearn. I didn't win Susan's :(

Love your stuff!

Barnegat, NJ

5/23/2009 8:24 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

Grandkids would look darling in this yarn, of course I'd have to buy more so all five have the opportunity of wearing wonderful yarn!

5/23/2009 8:38 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Who couldn't use more yarn! I would love to add that to my stash.

5/23/2009 8:57 AM  
Blogger tulipgirl said...

I love Danskos, that yarn and Princess Bride! It sounds like you are on the road to recovery. Good Luck! By the way, I found out about your blog from Susan B Anderson's blog.

5/23/2009 8:59 AM  
Blogger SavingDiva said...

I love bright colors like turquoise and magenta. Maybe they don't match, but man are they fun to knit with!

Hope your feet feel better

5/23/2009 9:09 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I just found a four-leaf clover, maybe my good luck will land me some yarn! Keeping my fingers crossed...

5/23/2009 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Mary L. Tims said...

I love that yarn! The colors are great!

5/23/2009 9:18 AM  
Blogger barb said...

WOW!!! This beautiful yarn brings back SO many memories of my childhood. It takes me back, 53 years, to the summers we rented cottages on the lake with all my cousins. I don't know exactly what is recalling the memories, maybe the colors of the beach umbrella. Whatever, I LOVE THIS YARN.

I hopped here from Susan Anderson's blog.

5/23/2009 9:19 AM  
Blogger WC Mercantile said...

Love the new yarn and the colors are wonderful!!

5/23/2009 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The yarn looks delicious...just started reading your blog and enjoying it so much!! Thanks!!!

Beth in Ohio

5/23/2009 9:32 AM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Yippy! I have a new blog to add
to the list I watch daily. Thanks
for your generosity in sharing your
life. It inspires my knitting and I vicariously have a family since
mine have left the nest so to speak. I linked from Susan Anderson's site which I always look
forward to reading. Blessed Memorial Day Rosemary

5/23/2009 9:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

GIVE ME THE YARN AND YOU WON'T GET HURT!! I hope I win! The yarn looks fabulous!

I also agree about the Dansko shoes. That is all I wear all winter. And whenever I go back to my before kid shoes(the cute little heels) I can only make it an hour in them. I haven't bought any summer Dansko's yet.

5/23/2009 9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's some pretty yarn! I hopped over from Chrisknits. Hope the shoes help!

5/23/2009 10:01 AM  
Anonymous A Lovely Thing said...

Oh, oh! Please enter me in your giveaway.

I can so relate to the shoe-arches issue. You may want to give Merrell's and Born's a try, too.

5/23/2009 10:06 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline Reyna said...

Lovely yarn and yarn colors! Sign me up for the give away!! :-)

5/23/2009 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Gail B. said...

I found my way her from Susan B. Anderson's blog. Your blog is really fun! I love your designs.
Happy Memorial Day!

5/23/2009 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to try out that yarn!

5/23/2009 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love those bright colors! This is my first visit to your blog. It's nice to know there are other mothers of big families out there! I have 7 also, but mine range in age from 44 down to my baby who is 25. One of them is even a grandpa. I told him I was MUCH too young to be the mother of a grandfather!! 8-)

Hoping to win the yarn. I don't have a blog, though. My emai is


PS. I'm going to look for some Dansko shoes. I have high arches and lots of pain.

5/23/2009 10:24 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I would like to be entered in your giveaway. This yarn just looks wonderful. BTW, I found your site from Susan B. Anderson's. Go figure!!

5/23/2009 10:46 AM  
Blogger chihockey said...

I am dying, dying, dying to touch this yarn. I love everything about this yarn--the logo, the name, the colors! I really, really, really hope to win.

I found you via Susan B. Anderson's blog.

(PS Thanks for the tips on the shoes. I have high arches too and you persuaded/convinced/enabled me to buy the Dansko Sally shoes. They are so cute!!! They were in stock and I hope they ship Tuesday).

Leanne in Chicago

5/23/2009 10:51 AM  
Blogger Barbara C. said...

The yarn is beautiful...but on to feet also. Do your feet ache in the morning until you can stretch them out? Do your heels feel like you have a pin in them? I had it also. They can get better!

5/23/2009 10:57 AM  
Blogger MichelleB said...

I love this yarn! I can hardly wait until I can get some.

5/23/2009 11:12 AM  
Blogger CO64 said...

My sister has asked me to knit up a couple baby hats for gifts. It would be so wonderful to try out that beautiful yarn!! :)

5/23/2009 11:33 AM  
Blogger coffeechris said...

My mom always said "don't by cheap shoes" ...hope you're better. I won't to jump in the screen and touch that yarn. Oh linked from Susan B. Anderson Blog. Have a great weekend!

5/23/2009 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Grant said...

Can't wait to try out this yarn!

Jen from TX

5/23/2009 11:49 AM  
Blogger Kassia said...

Add me to the drawing please! I'm here from luc ends. :)

5/23/2009 11:51 AM  
Blogger MaryLou said...

Those oranges and golds are luscious! I sure hope I win!

Danskos are so comfortable. Just don't try running in them. Results can be unpredictable! Just wish they had more colors generally available.

5/23/2009 11:55 AM  
Blogger jjj said...

I am so happy to discover your blog through Susan B. Anderson's. I would love to win the yarn; it looks luscious!

5/23/2009 12:08 PM  
Blogger knittingknirvana said...

I can not wait to get my hands on this yarn. BTW, I link hopped from Susan B Anderson's blog! :)

5/23/2009 12:18 PM  
Blogger Knitschmidt said...

I linked here from Susan B Anthony.

I saw a Princess Bride reference and I bookmarked.

Feel better! There's no time for injury in motherhood!


5/23/2009 12:24 PM  
Blogger MaddyMazeStudio said...

Love that new yarn! Thanks for letting me enter!

5/23/2009 12:34 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

Love the yarn-thanks for the give-away!
Nan from WI

5/23/2009 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super-fun!!! I'd love to try this yarn.

5/23/2009 2:53 PM  
Blogger Jeannie D said...

Ooooh...the yarn is to DYE for!;o)
Got here through Susan B. Anderson's blog.

5/23/2009 3:00 PM  
Blogger Jeannie D said...

Just wandered oveer from Susan B. Anderson's Blog...great yarn.

5/23/2009 3:10 PM  
Blogger Birdlady said...

I too do not have a blog, but hope that I can enter the contest. I'm very excited to try this yarn, I just love the colors.


5/23/2009 3:19 PM  
Blogger greenbean said...

such gorgeous yarn!!!

i jumped here from susan b. anderson

5/23/2009 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ali, love finding your site thru Susan Anderson. Can't wait to get my paws on this yarn. Also, can't wait to get home and look at your pattern designs. Thanks for sharing all your great blogging. xoxoxo Valli at

5/23/2009 3:35 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I think the label for the Spud&Chloe is adorable and the colors are pretty.

I mentioned you on my blog Yarn-O.

I found your blog from a link on Susan B. Anderson's website.

Thanks for the chance.
Best Wishes,

5/23/2009 4:31 PM  
Blogger suesueb said...

wonderful colors!! i'm knitting red, white and blue right now for the 4th for my granddaughter. found your blog through susan anderson's. going add to my blog post today to get another chance (a girl needs all she can get sometime!) thanks!!

5/23/2009 5:07 PM  
Blogger alyddall said...

Would love to win your yarn. I came here from Susan B. Anderson's blog.

5/23/2009 5:27 PM  
Anonymous JaneElizabeth said...

Absolutely beautiful yarn - fabulous colors. How generous! Oooh, the possibilities...

5/23/2009 5:30 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

Expensive shoes generally help the feet but not the bank account....I may have to try those Dansko's too...
Please please enter me in your yarn dry - it is so beautiful!!!

5/23/2009 5:56 PM  
Anonymous tammyg said... cool. Would love to have some!

5/23/2009 6:11 PM  
Blogger AnnetteB said...

2-miles-a-minute? Yea, I get that! Sometimes we all long for the only 'moving a-mile-a-minute' :-) I hopped here from Don't you just love her slippers! Good Blog, I'm glad I found you!

5/23/2009 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

Beautiful yarn! Hope I win!

5/23/2009 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Shannon said...

I got here through Susan B. Anderson's blog.

5/23/2009 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Ali said...

This yarn looks wonderful! Count me in!

My God Given Mission Field

5/23/2009 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Ali said...

I posted on my blog!


5/23/2009 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Ali said...

Do we get any extra entries for twittering, facebooking, or posting the contest on other blogs?


5/23/2009 7:47 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I hope you are feeling much better. Do you ever get the nagging thought that you've unwittingly become a caricature of a much, much older person? I do, every time I say, "Oh, my aching back!" Here's wishing you happy feet. :)

5/23/2009 8:54 PM  
Blogger suzanne said...

this yarn looks so nice and soft

5/23/2009 9:05 PM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Hi! I hopped over from Susan's blog. I want some Spud and Chloe yarn!:-)

Hilary in Michigan

5/23/2009 9:11 PM  
Blogger Wolfgang said...

I'd love to enter!

5/23/2009 9:20 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

can't wait to check out this yarn looks amazing

5/23/2009 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope I win!!


5/23/2009 10:37 PM  
Blogger junglemama said...

wow congrats on your beautiful life and hope your feeling better

5/24/2009 12:57 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ooh, that yarn looks YUMMY!!! Count me in, please!

5/24/2009 8:39 AM  
Blogger Anya said...

Looking forward to checking out this yarn! Thanks!

5/24/2009 9:10 AM  
Anonymous sjanova said...

I came FROM Susan B. Anderson's blog over to here. Wow, those are lovely rich colors in the yarn.
sjanova on Ravelry & Knitter's Review

5/24/2009 9:30 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love that yarn! I blog hopped over from susan b. anderson's blog cuz it looked so yummy on hers.
OOOOO - the danskos - I just love mine. They really make a world of difference - I don't suffer so much any more. And I have the opposite problem you do - I have very low arches.

5/24/2009 10:03 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

I didn't get in on Susan B. Anderson giveaway but I want in on yours. I am so excited about this yarn. I have never been to this blog but I love your new ear flap hat pattern (I spent all winter looking for one like that with ties).

5/24/2009 11:12 AM  
Blogger Noelle said...

I would LOVE to win this yarn! I could knit with it and watch the princess bride!

5/24/2009 11:22 AM  
Blogger melonkelli said...

Ooh, such nice yarn. I love it!

5/24/2009 1:45 PM  
Blogger melonkelli said...

I found you through Susan B. Anderson's blog.

I do love the Danskos. I've been lucky enough to find two pair of hardly worn Dansko's at the thrift store -- Under $10 each!

5/24/2009 1:46 PM  
Blogger Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I'd love some of that yarn! Heard about it on Twitter and your blog - I'll post a link on my blog to:

5/24/2009 2:12 PM  
Anonymous PKC in CGAZ said...

I came to your blog via Susan B. Anderson's blog. (I don't have a blog of my own, do I still qualify?) That yarn looks gorgeous and I'd love to have it. Thanks for the contest.

5/24/2009 2:43 PM  
Blogger Your New Home Awaits said...

Love the yarn. I found you from Susan B Anderson's blog-- I posted about the giveaway on my blog- Love the new hat pattern BTW.

5/24/2009 4:55 PM  
Anonymous mbridget said...

I found your contest for the Spud & Chloe yarn on Susan B. Anderson's blog
(I was out of town so I didn't get to enter hers....darn!) so I will enter yours!

Can't wait to try a new yarn!!
I'm so excited for some new summer projects!
Thanks for the chance!

No blog for me yet...twitter at mbridget though (although not much time to tweet!!).

5/24/2009 6:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, that turquoise is sooo pretty!

LadyDanio @ Ravelry

5/24/2009 7:18 PM  
Blogger lfreimar said...

I would love to try this yarn! I bet it is spudtastic!

5/24/2009 8:02 PM  
Blogger stitching under oaks said...

how fun! I'm glad you're feeling better. That yarn looks fun and the name is a great one!

5/24/2009 9:56 PM  
Blogger jusisteer said...

This is the first time ive left a comment on a blog. I had to this time because your blog is awesome and that yarn is amazing!

5/25/2009 6:08 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

OMG...that yarn is beautiful!!

5/25/2009 6:14 AM  
Blogger smdenbo said...

Would love a chance to win the yarn! Skipped on over here from Susan Anderson's blog. Thanks!
Sara in AL

5/25/2009 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopped over from Susan B Anderson's blog. The yarn looks so lovely. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely yarn.

5/25/2009 8:31 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Eeek, I love the yarn, so yummy looking!!!

5/25/2009 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Wendy T. said...

Well, I didn't win the yarn on Susan's site, so here's hoping for another chance...

5/25/2009 1:36 PM  
Blogger Lui Nobrega said...

Love the colors!

5/25/2009 6:12 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

OH I hope I'm not too late. Had a great weekend out at the coast and hurried home to enter.

5/25/2009 6:59 PM  

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