In just two more days, the calendar will have turned over another year for me. As most folks report, the older you get the faster the years seem to roll by. I'm certainly no exception! My head still thinks I'm 18, but my body knows the truth and reminds me now and then with stiff joints, grey roots (thankfully they're usually hidden by color artfully applied by my hairdresser), and general tiredness. Oh, well. If that's the price of a dance around here, I'll gladly pay it!
At any rate, I certainly have a lot of things to be thankful for and a lot of stuff in my house, too -- even after decluttering -- so I figure maybe I ought to give a gift away in honor of my birthday. And I'm in sort of a nostalgic mood, so leave me a comment about the best birthday you've ever had.
Everyone who leaves a comment will be put into the magic random number generator and on Friday I'll pick one to receive this lovely skein of sock yarn from a local indepent dyer, Sharon of Stitch Jones. It's 495 yards of gorgeous 75% merino/25% nylon superwash yarn in a color she calls Kansai Colors - Maiko. Lots of pink/orange/green/purple shades in this skein and I'm certain that anything made from it would be gorgeous. (BTW, Sharon has lots of other beautiful stuff in her Etsy shop -- check it out!)
But wait! You can get more chances to win! Small gifts can sometimes be the very best gifts and Heifer International knows how to take small gifts and turn them into big, positive changes in the lives of many people. For just a $10 donation, you can buy a share of a sheep that can bring "shear" joy to a family in need! Not a bad deal and a great way to contribute to the wonderful circle that is sheep to fleece to yarn to socks/sweaters and so on.
If you donate any amount to Heifer International, drop me an email at maxfunATcomcastDOTnet and let me know (you don't have to tell me how much, just that you did donate -- you're knitters, I trust you). I'll add another entry to the contest for you.
That's all. Just leave a comment to get one entry to the drawing. Donations are more than welcome and will get you an additional entry, but they're not required to win.
For now, I'm creaking my way to the shower, then to the shop to teach my first ever crochet class. Wish me luck!