a win-win situation

I can hardly believe it myself, but it has been nearly a year since I started rambling about knitting on this very page. Much to my delight, I have given up neither knitting nor blogging, which I think is an accomplishment to be recognized (the same can’t be said, for example, of my short-lived dive into scrapbooking—which, I swear, I’m going to get into again some day!). And with my recent sock club contest win, I’m feeling quite loved by the knitting community and I want to share the love. So, I’m having a little contest of my own!

I have not 1, not 2, but 3 knitting books to give away to the dear readers who, for whatever reason, have taken an interest in my life and this hobby. Those three books are:

Bag Style

Knitter's Bible: Knitted Accessories

Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Sock Book

But wait, there’s more! Act now and you’ll also have a chance to win 5 skeins of Elsebeth Lavold Classic AL in Slate Gray (which I will freely admit is leftover from Mrs. Darcy, but free yarn is free yarn, right?)! Here's a really terrible picture of the yarn, because I need a new camera:

So, that’s 4 prizes for 4 lucky readers. And that’s about how many readers I have, so it works out well.

Most knitting bloggers are pretty generous and allow you to enter a contest just by leaving a comment. But I am not. I’m going to make you work for your contest entry. Bwah ha ha ha!

Don’t worry, it’s nothing too taxing; but in the spirit of summer (warm weather, trips to the beach, fresh fruits and veggies, baseball, cancer-inducing suntans—I love summer!), I’m going to ask you to leave a comment telling me your favorite summer-y knitting pattern, so we’re all inspired to do some warm weather knitting (links, ravelry or otherwise, are appreciated!)). Leave your comments/links by May 30, por favor. I’ll draw random winners and announce them here on my official blogiversary, June 2. So that gives you a couple weeks to get excited about entering, forget to enter, remember to enter again, decide on your favorite pattern, comment, and then wonder if I’m ever going to post the winners.

And please spread the word—that might sound like I’m being generous, but I really just want more people to waste time reading my blog.

(If you don’t want your name in the running for all 4 prizes—ex, you already have a copy of The Ultimate Sock Book and you don’t need another--please let me know which ones you are interested in.)

Next time on a very special Blossom--er, blog: maybe I actually finished knitting something (ha!) and why I opted out of S+W.