Monday, December 7, 2009

25 Days of Giveaways--And the hat and mittens go to...


The hat and mittens are excited to start their adventure so, please drop me a line @ and tell me your mailing address.

Thank you all so much for your very thoughtful comments on wisdom and growth and, of course, your compliments on my rather amateurish knitting. I wish I had the time to make mittens and hats for all of you.

As a couple of you noted, the most horrible things can happen to the most wonderful people. The great thing is, that those people (and I mean you) continue to be amazing and thoughtful and generous despite their troubles.

Now, go on over to Malory's place and see how she's honoring Janessa's memory and what's on the block for the next giveaway.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

25 Days of Giveaways - It's Day 10...Welcome to Mommicked

Welcome to Day 10 of Tina's Awesome 25 Days of Giveaways.

I'm so excited that it's finally my turn that I'm posting a little bit early for the states. But, it's December 6th somewhere, right?

Here's a photo of my contribution.

Not sure if every monitor will pick up the detail. Both the hat and the mittens are a chocolate brown and have an owl cable motif. (They're also machine-washable because I'm a practical sort of gal).

I thought this pattern would be apropos for the giveaway because owls are all about wisdom and wisdom abounds in this community. I decided to make mittens because I had never made a pair before. Since R died just over 2 years ago, I've found that learning a new skill or taking on a manageable challenge has helped to rebuild my confidence.

So, in the spirit of growth and sharing wisdom, I'm wondering what you've learned about yourself since losing your baby. Have you grown in any surprising ways? Do you have any new projects planned for the coming year to aid your personal growth?

Leave your comments on wisdom and trying new things below. The random number generator (aka, C) will pull numbers from a hat when I'm good and sure that December 6 is over for every time zone.

A side note for all of the knitters out there. Both patterns are available for free on the internet. The hat is here. The mittens are here. And if you're all et up with owl cables and looking for a project so unbelievably adorable that it will make all of your friends' eyeballs explode...go here and scroll down until you see the picture titled 'owlet.'

25 Days of Giveaways - Day 9

To enter in today's giveaway go visit Brandy @ Forever Elliot's Mommy.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

25 Days of Giveaways

Looks like we're into day 6. Donna at "Life without Ellie" has a cornucopia of knitted delights.