Just subbed my last paper for the semester. What is the significance of the heroes Odysseus encounters in the underworld? So glad to be done. Now I just have my final exam on the 11th and that’s it for this semester. I won’t be taking a course in January, work is expected to be insanely busy with the Olympics and all that. Our office will be open 7 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week for the month of February and possibly the first week of March. You know that old curse? May you live in interesting times. Yeah, it’s going to be like that.
In addition to those interesting times, I’ve stepped up again to be the team captain of Team Canada for the Ravelympics. I know, I know. I’m not a supporter of the Olympics, particularly not the amount of debt we’re going to be shouldering for the next 30 years, but I am a HUGE supporter of competitive knitting. I will not let the powers that be take that away from me. While I could not possibly afford tickets to any of the events I wanted to see, I will be creating a little something special during those 16 days. Leaning towards using a Canadian wool (or roving that I will spin, if I have enough time), and a Canadian design for my project. We have some fantastic Canadian knitting designers, as I’m sure you’re aware.
You know, I haven’t had a wee contest in quite some time. To celebrate the final paper of the semester, the impending Olympics, and to try and relieve what has surely been the darkest fall in the history of the world, let’s have one now. Post a comment with your favourite Canadian designer’s name in it and I’ll enter you to win, oh let’s say… these.
Prizes will be drawn using the super duper Tupperware bowl full of names method. It won’t matter if you enter 1 name or 50, you’ll get one entry. But hey, the more designers you give me, the better it is for me, so go crazy.
First prize, one skein of Socks that Rock lightweight in Dutch Canyon, 127 gms 329 m. Second prize, one skein of Fleece Artist Suri Blue (50/50 Suri Alpaca and Blue Faced Leicester) 100 gms, 600m. There isn’t a colourway name on this, but it’s all sort of blue/grey/smokey. Pretty stuff. Sorry for the craptastic pictures. As previously mentioned, darkest fall in living memory.
Contest runs until midnight Pacific time, Saturday, December 5, 2009. I’ll make the drawing on Sunday. Don’t expect me up early either. It’s the knitter’s Festivus Miracle Swap o’ rama dinner on the Saturday night. I might be a little, delicate on Sunday morning. If you know what I mean. Questions? Holes in my logic big enough to drive a truck through? Send me a note.
Now, go forth and find me some Canadian designers.