Today would also have been sweet Tess' birthday, as well as the birthdays of both The Tim's father and mine. We love and miss all of them, and ask you to send a kind thought out to the universe for all of them, and also hug someone special in your life.
In honor of these milestones, and the fact that I discovered that I have a total of nearly 4,600 comments, I'm having a giveaway. There will be three prizes, and three chances to win.
Third prize will be a pattern called Mabel's Scarf, by Larissa Brown. This is a great pattern, and I have ended up with two copies somehow.
Third prize will go to the 4,599th commenter.
Second prize is four skeins of this:
Classic Elite Montera, in a very pretty purple. Enough for a hat, mittens, cowl, or incorporated into any other design.
Second prize will go to the 4,601st commenter.
First prize is five skeins of Newport (DK weight), a yarn from the late, lamented Wool in the Woods. It consists of 50% Rayon, 44%Cotton, and 6%Nylon, and has a lovely sheen to it.
First prize goes to commenter #4600.
And if you were thinking you'd leave three comments in a row, don't. Anyone who does is eliminated from the giveaway, because a) that's not fair, and b) no one does that regularly, so it would be a blatant ploy to win all three prizes.
So speak up, and take a chance - who knows, there may be other goodies in the packages as well ...
But mostly, thanks for being here for the last five years - I plan on staying around, so I hope you will too!