Friday, October 23, 2009

The Biggest Contest Yet!

I was talking to a friend while doing some community service. We were cooking at the salvation army and together came up with this great idea.

Here is the contest:

Since it is beginning to get kind of frosty outside people are going to be wearing mittens,hats, scarves, and what not, right? Well the contest is......

Knit or crochet as many mittens as you can in all sizes( larger ones for adults and teenagers are better but child and infant sizes are also needed, since winter is right around the corner and send full pairs to my address. The person that will be chosen to win is the one who makes the most mittens and sends them before November 17th! The prize will be a hand dyed hank of worsted and sock weight yarn, a set of handmade stitch markers, a pair of dpns, and a sense of knowing that you helped a lot of less fortunate people out this season.

The fine print...... All entries must be postmarked by November 17th to be in the contest. When sending entries be sure to include your name and address in with the mittens to help me keep track of your count and if you win to send you your prize. All entries will be handed out at my local salvation army center to those in need. All sizes are acceptable but there are more older people in the salvation center usually than younger ones. And have fun making them!

I hope you will enjoy this contest and good luck!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Funny E-Mail

I thought I would share this cause I thought it was just darn right funny!

The title of this e-mail is called:


Yesterday I had a flat tire on the interstate. So I eased my car over to the shoulder of the road, carefully got out of the car and opened the trunk. I took out 2 cardboard men, unfolded them and stood them at the rear of my car facing oncoming traffic. They look so life like you wouldn't believe it! They are in trench coats exposing their nude bodies to the approaching drivers. To my surprise, cars start slowing down looking at my lifelike men which made it safer for me to work at the side of the road. And of course, traffic starts backing up. Everybody is tooting their horns and waving like crazy. It wasn't long before a state trooper pulls up behind me. He gets out of his car and starts walking towards me. I could tell he was not a happy camper! 'What's going on here? ' 'My car has a flat tire', I said calmly. 'Well, what are those obscene cardboard men doing here by the road? ' I couldn't believe that he didn't know. So I told him, 'Helloooo, those are my emergency flashers! '

White Witch Mitts

I am currently working on these bad boys! Mine are in a cream and chocolate brown. I will be posting pictures soon!