Every year for my birthday I like to have a Giveaway on my blog. Well, I didn't last year, but you know life here last year was not conducive to thinking of that kind of thing. This year, well, I think it's a good idea and hope to continue on with these Giveaways once in a while and especially on my birthday.
So, what to give? That was the question. Around about the time I was thinking of this...(the end of last week)... some of my friends and I had decided to have a daily Challenge. Not being all that productive lately and wanting to share some enthusiasm, we decided that we each should hold a needle in our hands for at least a few minutes each day and we would then email each other with the results...thus spurring us on to be more creative and accomplish something, even a little bit at a time. I suppose filing a report makes you want to be productive and creative. While doing "my own little bit" with a needle turned out to be weaving in the yarn ends of the eight scarves I have knitted over most of the last year, it was work with a needle and no one said what kind of needle! Without going into details about why I had eight unfinished scarves around, I did have them and it occurred to me that weaving in those ends would require holding a needle and so my first Challenge project would be to finish the scarves. Weaving the yarn ends in took me two days, working in a few minutes here and a few minutes there.
After finishing this little job...another thought occurred to me. I had knitted two scarves from the same yarn. Why, I don't know...but there they were calling out to me....Autumn Giveaway!! The yarn is in lovely colors for this season...why not? So....I decided right then and there to give the winner one scarf....and also one to share with a friend. I love it when a plan comes together! I also rummaged through my "junk jewelry" and found a Leaf Pin and thought it would go great with the scarf. So there we are...my 2014 Birthday Giveaway!
Here one is all tied up with some terrific ribbon I also found in my stash. It's really cool and thought it would look good with this yarn. So...do you want to win it? If so....please leave a comment on this blog post. Also make sure I have a way to get in touch with you should you be the winner! This coming Saturday, October 18th, is my 70th birthday. I hope to present this Giveaway to one of you as my gift to me....a Happy Day for You!
Pictured below are some of the scarves I finished. A project completed. That's a good feeling!! I hope to post again in the middle of the week or thereabouts. Something pretty. Something that goes with the season. Meantime....please comment, you might win!
Take care and til next time, ♥ Pat