Thursday, April 19, 2007

Something's Gotta Give!

I don't know if any of you have noticed, but I've been absent of late. Partly because I've been writing - I actually finished two chapters of my new book these past couple weeks. And partly because I've had a month of Friday the 13ths ... and it's only April 19th! IOW, everything that can go wrong, has. I'm talking peoples' health (not mine, thank you very much), accidents (again, not me) and just general, everyday old craziness.


One evening while I was sitting in my office sorting through some of the week's emails and business correspondence that I'd ignored while writing, I glanced out my window and saw this breathtaking sunset. I grabbed my cell phone/camera and took a chance on capturing it for you. The photo I've uploaded is pretty but still doesn't do the colors of the sky justice. However, there was something so peaceful and soothing about this scene that it helped me realize that ... something's got to give!




So here's what's giving. Me. To one of you. I've got these three skeins of Panda Cotton sock yarn, two (matching) in every shade of green you can imagine and one in a coordinating bright green that I'd planned to use for the heels and toes of the socks that will not now be knit by me. (Don't cry for me, though ... I'm getting ready to knit a one-piece shrug/sweater that I've been dying to get to work on. And, of course, I've got my book to write, write, write.)
Here's the deal. I'm leaving town on Friday, the 20th and will be back on Tuesday, the 24th. That gives you five days to post your bid for this FREE yarn before I throw all the entrants' names in a hat and let my DH draw one. I'll pull a name out of the hat on Tuesday night and post the winner in a new post.
Good night and good luck. (Won't say goodbye, because that's bad luck.)

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46 Comments:

Blogger kshotz said...

Hi Fran! Sorry to hear about your crazy life.....I hope things settle down for you! Add me to the list and let me know your foot size....if I win I'll send you some socks!

10:08 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Wow, sorry your life has been so crazy! I hope things start making more sense soon.
I'd love some green sock yarn.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Trishy said...

I'm also to hear about the craziness in your life lately. This month does seem to be dragging on out.

I would also love a chance to win the yarn, though I really am the unluckiest person ever.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Hope your trip out of town goes better than things lately. Take care.

10:47 PM  
Anonymous LisaTheRiveter said...

I feel for you on the craziness of life. Add me to the list for the sock yarn, please.

10:50 PM  
Blogger dobarah said...

Awww...we can chant my mantra together..."This too shall pass" as we try to avoid the nasties in the world around us. Have a HUG...it helps the giver and the receiver! (The yarn would be nice too ;~)

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Sandy@Birdsong said...

Hi Fran, hope your trip works as a vacation from the *stuff*. I can't wait to see your shrug-- I've been looking for a nice pattern. I also have my fingers crossed for the sock yarn draw! Thanks for being so generous!

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Jan Walsh said...

I feel your pain. I think this whole month was made of Friday the 13th's. Let's hope they are behind us now. At least we all did it in the same month and got it out of our systems!

I love green.

11:52 PM  
Blogger Sharon Hurlbut said...

I just realized that in my own family, at least one member has been sick since Christmas. Apparently, it's that time of year. Hopefully things will even out soon!

Count me in for the sock yarn - it's beautiful and my youngest daughter's favorite color is green (though I might have to indulge myself with a pair, if I win).

12:11 AM  
Blogger loribird said...

Aie, sorry to hear there's a rough patch... things will look up (sooner than later, I hope!)
I would certainly love to have some green sock yarn! I just got my first skeins of this yarn today, and I really like it.

12:43 AM  
Blogger kozmic said...

Hi! If you don't mind posting down to Kiwiland I'd love some bright green sock wool.Just what I need to cheer me up now autumn winds are blowing.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Kenyetta said...

I am sorry about the ways things have been going for you...they will look up soon.
Add me to the hat for the yarn, please.

4:03 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

What a beautiful sky photo! I hope your life settles down a bit soon.

Please add me to the list; the yarn looks lovely :)

6:24 AM  
Blogger Theresa N. said...

Beautiful sunset. Great idea for the heel toe colors. Pretty yarn.

7:34 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Fran, Please add a fellow Friday the thirteener to the group that would like to have a chance at the pretty green yarn. How nice of you to brighten the day for the rest of us!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous carol said...

Pretty yarn!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Debra said...

Hi Fran, things do seem to be crazy for you. I love green sock yarn

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Linda B. said...

Breathe in...Breathe out! Hope you're Friday the 13th's blow away.
Please throw my name into the sock yarn hat.
Thank you!

8:54 AM  
Blogger CrystalG said...

((HUGS)) Hope things improve for you. That is pretty yarn.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Mary Jane said...

Nice greens. Perfect for spring.

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Oooh! Toss my name in the hat. SIL would love a pair of socks in those greens for Christmas. Or birthday. Or wedding....but she's getting an afghan for her wedding.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Knitterary said...

Oooh! Pick me! I've been on the hunt for green yarn to make my nephew a dragon. This would be perfect! (Don't even ask how I got suckered into knitting this kid a dragon. It started with him having a blue mood and ended with me asking "WTF have I gotten myself into???")

I hope things settle down for you soon.

Theresa S.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Fran - I hope things are starting to get better.

I'd love to be entered in the contest please - the green is very spring like!

11:01 AM  
Blogger molav said...

Here's hoping the craziness settles down for you!
I'd love to try the panda cotton in gree!

12:00 PM  
Blogger pearl said...

Love to win this yarn. Hope all is well.

12:43 PM  
Blogger traveler said...

Wisih you a good trip and safe one as well as improving lifestyle. Best of luck.

12:45 PM  
Blogger ellie said...

Enjoy your time off. Yarn is pretty for Spring.

12:47 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

The green yarn is lovely. Have a great weekend.

12:48 PM  
Blogger georg said...

I like green!

I hope your life improves.

1:37 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Sorry you have been having such a bad month , I hope things start to get better. I would love some green socks.

1:40 PM  
Blogger principessa said...

Have a great trip. Love the yarn color.

5:35 PM  
Blogger joelle said...

Enjoy your time off. Great yarn colors. Love them.

5:36 PM  
Blogger GJR said...

Hope the next five days make up for the month so far - or are at least an improvement. Please include me in your drawing.

Thanks,

8:36 PM  
Anonymous theprissysister said...

My favorite color - please put me in the drawing and move on to your next project knowing the yarn will go to a good home!

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have a great trip I want that yarn!!

5:58 AM  
Blogger Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

I'm glad that you were able to get a grip on your craziness by seeing the beauty of a perfect sunset! I'd love to be in on the drawing. I adore green and am getting ready to embark on my first knitted socks.

Have a good trip!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Redford Phyl said...

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9:36 AM  
Blogger Redford Phyl said...

This is NOT a good week. Just tried to post a comment, and the stupid password protection software I use switched my comment with one I left 2 weeks ago for a friend. This after spending a week in bed with a very nasty virus. Need yarn. Help!

9:40 AM  
Blogger alissa said...

I would love to use that yarn this Spring. Good luck on your trip.

8:34 PM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...

I'd love to put my name in for the yarn, and I hope things settle down for you soon.

12:56 AM  
Blogger diane said...

Great yarn. Hope things are going well.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Nephele said...

So does this mean the bad luck will travel with the yarn? Eh, I'll take my chances.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Great picture!! You can count me in for this drawing. Looks like great yarn that I've never knit with before!

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to try that yarn
Liz in NoWhere PA

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

We're in flood season here, too. You have my sympathies. I'd love to be added to the sock draw. Love the greens.

12:25 PM  
Blogger "T" Van Hoecke said...

Life is crazy isn't it? Take care!

Me wants yarn too ; )

12:02 PM  

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