Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Let's Celebrate!

I want to celebrate my new Etsy Store! And I want to celebrate Spring! Those of us in the North East have suffered a long and gray winter. I know I am in need to brighten my life up and I have done just that! I have made some Spring project bags that have added much color to my rainy days. While I wait for some flowers to bloom I would like to share one special bag and one special set of stitch markers as a PRIZE. Did I say Prize? Yes I did; all you need to do is comment on this post and share with me something you are Celebrating! It's like Thanksgiving, only instead of giving thanks we are celebrating those wonderful things in our lives.

There is so much negativity around us these days that I thought it would cheers us ALL up to hear what people are feeling positive about. A real turn about from the media. I will do a random drawing on Sunday, one for each prize.

May I present:
A Sock Project Bag for Spring.
Here is a close up of the extra treat: an emergency stitch marker doubling as a zipper pull.

And a set of stitch markers modelling for you on a set of US1 (2.25) needles.


PS. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you, in the case you are the lucky winner :-)

36 comments:

kelly-ann (on Ravelry)) said...

What are we celebrating right now? This week is my son's turn to be the Spotlight Student in Kindergarten. Yesterday he brought in a bunch of photos to show to the class. Today he brought in a knitted toy with some clues and the other kids have to guess it. Finally, later on this week I get to read a book to the class. Anyway, he is always up and ready for school early this week since he is so excited.

I love your sock project bags. The sunflower bag would match the yellow socks I cast on a few days ago ;)

Manise said...

Congrats on your new Etsy shop Linda.

I am celebrating fleece shearing, lambing and kidding season and the arrival of the Spring fiber festivals starting at the end of the month!

Another awesome bag!

Trisha said...

I love your the sock project bags you have been making for your etsy shop and your stitch markers are so cute! Love the flowers on your Spring project bag!!

Today I am celebrating a gorgeous sunny day here in Seattle! And that I am almost done with my daughter's Easter sweater!

Christine said...

OK - how are you going to finish any socks if you're spending your time making stitch markers and project bags!! And I'm afraid to read your blog to find more gorgeous items you are adding to your Etsy Store!

I'm now in Cozumel, celebrating a year's of hard work and our 18 years of marriage (yes, that's hard work!!) and I've dedicated this morning to celebrating your new etsy store and its success!!

pat said...

I had fun celebrating the joy of knitting with friends this morning :-)

ikkinlala said...

I'm celebrating the beautiful weather, and the fact that things are starting to grow in the garden (just rhubarb and garlic so far, but it's a start!).

CelticCastOn said...

i'm celebrating but its a secret does that count???
I've seen your new project bags on quite a few blogs lately, very cute! Hope your Etsy shop does well!

Wendy said...

First I must say that I love the spring look for the bags! What a welcoming site for northeast eyes! What am I celebrating? Well, at the moment, I'm celebrating the fact that I didn't catch the stomach bug that everyone else in my family has caught, at least it hasn't gotten to me yet so I'll celebrate till it does. In other news, I'd love to celebrate some nice weather around here and break out with some grill time!

Jenny said...

I'm celebrating several things, actually. Here's three biggies.

1. My father and niece will be spending this coming weekend with me (they live two states away).

2. There is not tons of snow on the ground, and there are crocuses in the yard at the Co-op! I've got to get some for my yard next spring, I think.

3. The motorcycles were out and about in MARCH! Sure, now I'm paying by having to take take them out and sit in freezing temps for 30 minutes every other day, but it was worth it. I already feel more alive and thawed.

Elaine said...

I'm celebrating that it will be my mother's 94th birthday on April 10.



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teabird said...

I love seeing the baby rabbits nibbling the baby grass ...


teabird on Ravelry

Great bags!!

Susie said...

I'm celebrating that I'll have my family around me this weekend up in the country!

suburban prep said...

One of my sisters just turned 44 on Monday April 6. Ok everyone has a birthday, but the fact that this sister gets to celebrate her birthday is a miracle. In 2000 she was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkins. She was 2 months pregnant and 9 months earlier she had given birth to a little girl who passed shortly after birth. The pregnancy at diagnosis was non-viable (per many doctors). She went through 6 months of chemo and given a clean bill. 6 weeks after the clean bill the cancer came back with a vengeance. She was able to find a bone marrow donor because her 6 siblings didn't match. She ran in the Chicago Marathon in 2003 and she adopted a child in 2004. So each year we (my brothers and sisters and parents and I) celebrate her birthday and the day that she got her bone marrow transplant.

Turtle said...

We have had 3 glorious days where the temps were 60's to 70's and our family enjoyed the summer like weather getting the yard together. Then sadly we suddenly lost a family member (our golden of 14 years). So in a way we are celebrating life and memories as spring brings forth new life in nature.

purple-power said...

I am celebrating that the purple crocus are out! Hooray for spring!



Rav id: purple

Kristen said...

After a cold, snowy, Minnesota winter I am celebrating the green shoots of my tulips coming up next to my deck. No flowers for several more weeks but just seeing GREEN is worth celebrating!

Globalite on Ravelry

cksknitter said...

I am celebrating spring by making burgers on the grill. Burgers always taste better when they're made on the grill!
Chrissy at knittodayAThotmailDOTcom

judyk said...

I am celebrating that it is 7 years this month that I donated a kidney to my sister and we are both doing fine.

Debbie said...

I'm celebrating Spring. Here in Alaska it takes a long time and I still have lots of snow, but it's melting fast. YAY! Now comes the muddy mess, then everything will turn green. I wait every year for spring. It's my fav season to cheer me up after a long cold winter. Debbie

EJ said...

I'm celebrating my daughter's graduation from college. It seems she was just entering first grade about a week ago!


Gmail: bloglessinnj

JoAnn said...

Great bags! Everyone needs a bag (or 10) to put various knitting stuff in. Good luck on your Etsy site.

Little Miss S. said...

That's the most springy purse-bag I have ever seen. I really like it...soooo much... And everyone needs 10-20-40 bags to put each project in, so they are easy to grab on the go - and so they are not tangled up in some basket...

Jersey said...

I'm celebrating 4 years of being cancer-free, and finished with treatment. Now isn't that something great to celebrate with a cheery spring project bag or beautiful stitch markers?


jerseyjessie AT gmail

trek said...

We are celebrating Easter and its attendant school vacation!

And daffodils.

Carla said...

I'm celebrating spring and the end of snow (I hope)



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crochetgurl said...

I love spring and therefore I'm celebrating the beginning of spring. Also, I'm elated I finally finished a sweater this week that took me 10 tries to get going. :-D And last but not least, I can't wait to celebrate Easter by baking a bunny cake!

brownbear said...

That zipper pull-emergency stitch marker idea is a really good one. I'm always losing stitch markers and they tend to roam around in my stuff. I might have to start doing this.

brownbear said...

Also wanted to add, Congratulations to Jerseyjessie.

Rachel O said...

I'm celebrating graduating in a month. I'm so excited!


My hotmail address is dadofra

And I agree with brownbear - JerseyJessie you definitely have something to celebrate!

dmarie knits said...

Congrats on your shop! I love your bags. I am celebrating my faith and the spirit of Easter - new life. Deb (email is debrn80@hotmail.com) just in case I win :)

Mara said...

I am celebrating life, every day of it! Love the project bags so much I just bought one!

Sylvia said...

I'm Elaine's mother, Sylvia, and I celebrated my 94th birthday yesterday! How great is that?

At my age you celebrate every day of good health as a blessing.


Gmail: weyuker

tom said...

I am celebrating that my daughter is graduating in May AND has a job offer! In these times that is something to truly celebrate.


My gmail addy is tomknit

Thanks to Linda for such happy prizes and thanks to everyone for such happy postings. It's wonderful that we can all find nice things to celebrate including good health, life events, and the season.

Snorrepot said...

I am celebrating springcolors: flowers, the first butterfly and purple springsocks going well.

Yesterday I did some dying too: wool for socks with the springpoolpattern converted into tulips and my hair in a bright turkoise.
So glad spring is here... I don't even mind my neighbourly farmers making noise and stink while working the land.

Anna Snorrepot from Ravelry
(eekhoorn02 at yahood otcom)

Yvonne in Southwest Virginia said...

I'm celebrating 3 days in a row off...and nice weather coinciding with them!

penelopestitchstop said...

This may sound morbid, but my mother just passed but I am celebrating her life on earth and the fact that she is not suffering any longer. Mom was my best friend and had a strong faith so I know she is with the Lord. Penny Powell.