Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Contest Fun For Yarn Friends

It's time for a contest to celebrate 10 years of this blog.  
We'll be celebrating all year! 
Special Thanks to Irisheyes Lynn who originally informed me of BLOGS -
and to Al who used to contribute once in while too. 
Thanks to Lynnette at 3 Bags Full for letting me post many images of her yarn studio. 
Thanks to Katherine who has posted images for the blog when my computer was down.

and Thanks to you for reading and commenting.
You teach me so very much. 

If you would like to win this extra long flax neck or shoulder wrap from Enchanted Designs Etsy shop in Valentine hearts, 
you must take the test below. 

All test takers are included in the raffle. 

I picked this prize because I need neck/shoulder care when I knit for long periods. 

You must leave a comment on this post and only this post by Valentines Day to enter the contest.  You don't have to actually list answers unless you wish to amuse me. 
Here goes: 

Decade of Irisheyes blog Test


You have been awarded knit super powers. 
Which would you choose?

a) you never have to cast on again
b) your seams sew themselves
c)you can kitchener with a wink of an eye

Last year Kathy B attempted to knit a gansey hat 
and created instead-

a) the dreaded toilet paper cover
b)a thong
c)an Irish eye patch


Where does Kathy B do most of her knitting?

a)in her family room with a cat on her pattern instructions
b)on the screened porch with a headlamp on at night
c)in the car while Fireman drives 


How many of Kathy B's children knit?

a) just one - Allison
b) both of them Zach can knit to when he wants to
c) if you count the cats tangling the yarn then there are 
6 children in the house knitting
d)unfair this is a trick question

When Kathy B drops a stitch she

a) uses a crochet hook and deftly picks it up
b)uses profanity 
c) hands it to Karen to fix if she is nearby
d) rips the whole thing out again 

In her spare time Kathy B volunteers at Heartland Animal Shelter-
her jobs include:

a)holding the testicles up in a sterile fashion while the Vet
cuts them off
b)fostering pregnant unwed cat mothers without judgement
c)showing potential adopters available cats 
d)all of the above

Kathy B loves wool but she has some issues : 

a) she is allergic to angora
b)she is allergic to alpaca
c) she knits with them anyhow 
d)all of the above

You win a knit trip anywhere in the US -
you pick:
a) Tickets to Rhinebeck 
b) Hawaii trip because there has to be a yarn shop there somewhere
c) Boulder Junction Wisconsin in a little quiet cabin in the snow
where your knitting will be quietly uninterrupted for months

That's it!  Leave me a comment and your email if I don't have it 
and you are in!  ( you can leave me your Rav address so we can connect without a email address for all to see if you wish)
Im HUCKMOM on Ravelry.


Bianca Boonstra said...

Congrats on 10 years of blogging! I am not doing the test this time, but wanted to answer your question regarding the cotton. I think it depends... the brand of cotton is important, and this one is a soft cotton, produced in The Netherlands, with a gentle touch, and a soft feel. It flies under my hands to be honest. I am careful in my recommendations though, what works for me is not always working out for someone else... it might be best to try out for yourself (or order a finished product - that saves you knitting time)

suburban prep said...

What a great anniversary.
Love the test funny.
Love stopping in at Lynette's when I can. I try but this weather and the construction on some of the streets around here do not make it easy.
Oh my you have what I wish--seams sewing themselves. That is one of the things I dread about a completed project-- all the parts are made just have to seam it-- UGH.
Enjoy ! Enjoy
Happy 10th

Sue said...

A big congrats. That's a huge milestone. I loved the questions and pick all of the above for all the answers.

Katherine said...

Happy, happy 10 year of blogging. Several things come to mind from your test:
What's Kitchener? Just kidding. Of course that would be my choice!

Zach is so talented in so many areas that I would bet he can knit if he wants to.

I don't want to think about what you are holding when the vet does unspeakable things.

I would love to knit in a cabin in Wisconsin. My dream vacation.

Here's to 10 more years of Irisheyes!!

Sarah said...

1. B
2. B
3. A
4. B
5. C
6. A
7. D
8. A

ktssarahh at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

Kathy - You're too funny! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging and our pretend (and real) friendship. I am still waiting for your trip to the East Coast. :D

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 10 years! Here's to another 10!

gMarie said...

Oh how fun! Congratulations on 10 years of blogging - what an accomplishment. g

Nancy said...

I'll take the ticket to Boulder Junction in a heart beat.

Congratulations on your blogversary!

Araignee said...

Happy 10!
6.D (!)
8.A-C is a nice idea but right now I am sick of snow.

SissySees said...

Very cute questions. I'd definitely want the seams that sew themselves! Your questions made me laugh, but I want to know where the 2nd home in coastal VA question went!

Judy S. said...

Tee Hee! I'm still laughing. Don't know about yarn shops in Boulder Junction although I have been there many years ago on a day off from GS camp. One of my favorite things to do on our travels is to visit yarn or quilt shops, and as I recall we found a really nice one in Hawaii that I think sold both. Rhinebeck does sound like fun, doesn't it? Seams sewing themselves, now that's a great idea! Happy Blogaversary!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Kathy, I don't know all the answers since I missed the first several years, but I am so glad I have found you now! Congratulations on ten years! I'm still chortling about some of the choices... e.g. holding the testicles in a sterile fashion for them to be cut off. LOL! To number 1... definitely c. blessings ~ tanna

Nancy Kay said...

Oh, too cute. First, congrats on 10 years of blogging!! Since I'm only in my 2nd year, I'm impressed that you have stuck to it and still enjoy it! And you write such fun posts!
OK, here are my answers to the questions: 1b, 2a, 3c, 4a, 5c, 6d, 7a, 8b. I'm ready to look for yarn on the beaches of Hawaii!!

fancystitching said...

Wow! Ten years and still going strong. I am afraid my blog is languishing... good intentions don't seem to get me to sit and construct a post. Love your quiz... and I knew several of the answers! Happy knitting! It is unusually cold here... we normally don't have enough real winter weather to spit at, but this year is the exception. I wanted to put out a contract on that rascally groundhog... how dare he predict six more weeks of this!

Taciana Simmons said...

Wow what an accomplishment... Ten years. CONgratulationson your Aniversary! I would love o be entered on your contest and thanks for following and visiting my blog recently. I'm now money of your followers :)

Alyssa said...

WOW! Ten years... that's incredible! Congratulations :)

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