Tuesday, January 22, 2008

let's play

... "guess my secret!!"

but first, let me share about my mystery stole 3 /swan lake. i have been very diligently knitting away; well, maybe not so diligently. i have been trying to decide whether to knit the shorter version or just follow the pattern. i am only 5'2" and don't want an overly large stole but then again don't want one that is too small. i finally decided to just follow the pattern; using beading banshee's version of clue 4 (which adds the border on the edge between the cat's paw and the wing). i am finally to the wing!!!!! and i messed up so i get to start the wing again. sigh!

enough already? you want to win something? well, my "cold-clouded" brain has cleared somewhat and i have come up with an idea for my blogiversary contest.

i have been teasing that i have a REALLY BIG secret that i cannot share yet. i thought it would be fun to see what you thought my secret was. leave me a comment. what do you think is my secret? or you can tell me one of your knittery secrets (it'll just be between you and me)! i will randomly draw three names to win one of three secret prizes (of the yarny sort). in fact, i will randomly draw the prize when i draw the names. everything is a "secret."

you know i love brownie points. so, brownie point entry if you post my contest on your blog. another brownie point entry if someone mentions that you sent them over.

here are the prizes:

(ok, imagine a photo of 3 tissue wrapped skein/balls of yarn labeled #1, #2, &#3)
(creative, huh?)

deadline for comments is monday, january 28th, 12 midnight pst. also leave me something (like a state or country) so i can distinguish you from someone else who might have the same first name.

of course, i won't be telling my secret until the time is right. if i did tell, i would have to "kill" you! now, let's have some fun!

eta: no, i am not pregnant ;o}. i was originally going to write that. my secret is knitting related.

63 comments:

Knitting Mama said...

Are you pregnant!?? That would be something to keep until 12 weeks to be sure.... :) I'm pregnant, so it was just a thought!!!! :)

LizzieK8 said...

Are you opening up a yarn store? Is that your secret??? EMWTK

Anonymous said...

My guess is that you are going to publish a knitting book or pattern. That would be very exciting.

Lynn
Kansas

Marguerite said...

Since I think of you as the knitter who designs and knits beautiful socks, I'm guessing your secret has something to do with that.

Are you getting a book of sock patterns published?

corirallen said...

You have invented a really new knitting bag. This bag in the evening when you put your knitting away corrects all mistakes (except those that might be new design elements) it also will knit any parts you find dragging along, and to top it off it will knit a second sock to the same spot as the first sock.

Whatever it is I wish you the best of luck with your surprise.

Keep up the great work.
Debi

miss88keys said...

I think some major company has realized your sock design talent and is going to be publishing them.

~Kristie in CA

BarbaraME said...

Pregnant! ha ha ha ha

I'm thinking you'll be publishing a pattern in knitty.com

Debi - aka corirallen - told me about your contest so she should get credit.

and I will mention this on my blog!

Barbara in NH
the Adrienne Fong fan club president

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Since I know you've done some BMFA sock patterns and they're coming out w/their Raven book soon, I'm going to guess that you have 1-2 patterns in their book.

Knitting Linguist said...

OK, other folks have guessed that you're going to get a pattern published, which was my guess, so I'll say that it's going to be in Interweave Knits. :)

dyedinthewool said...

My guess for your secret would be a pattern in a magazine or your very own book of socks!

PurlingPirate said...

Gosh, I wanted to be different but my first thought was "a book full of your awesome sock patterns"!!

Beth said...

About 9 years ago I had a terrible virus that kept me down for weeks. It finally dawned on me that I might not be sick but might indeed be pregnant. Yup. Eric is now 8.5 years old. Best virus I ever had. Guess we don't share the same secret.

My guess would be that you have a book coming out.

allergicmom said...

I'll bet that you've been indulging in some stash building that's going to amaze everyone when you post about it. (At least, that's what I've been doing -- buying yarn and not blogging it -- if I don't talk about it, maybe I'll be able to close that closet!)

But a super-secret new pattern would also be pretty cool.

Jen C said...

I'm gonna guess that you're having a pattern published somewhere.

KNITSABELLA said...

All of the above guesses are so interesting (and possible). I can't possibly think of one on par, so I'll share a knitting secret (and pweeze, its just between us) - I'll be publishing a pattern, hopefully sooner rather than later. (shhhhhh!)
And I'm in CA.

z's momma said...

Since the hint was a knittery secret, I'd say a published pattern. Or else someone named a yarn for you?

btw--I'm 5'1 3/4" and the normal sized MS3 worked out fine for me.

edina said...

Have no clue what your secret might be so I'll share one of mine...I've never knitted a swatch. I know, so very bad. :)

monica said...

My secret is that I buy yarn even though I'm on a yarn diet. I sneak it in the house in my purse!

monica said...

oh, and I'm from tennessee

Beth said...

My vote is for a knitting book.

My knitting secret is just how big my stash really is: even I don't know!

Elaine said...

Oh drats - I also thought your secret might have something to do with publishing a sock pattern or bunch of sock patterns.

Elaine said...

And being a lover of brownie points, I pointed a link to your contest on my pathetic blog.

blogless in NJ said...

Since you're not pregnant, I'll guess that it's related to your sock patterns.

Natalie said...

I think you are getting published!

Whatever it is is, Yah for YOU!!!

Kate said...

Maybe you've done some major knitting and have reduced your stash by quite a bit.

Sharon Rose said...

I'm guessing that you are starring in a major motion picture called "Socktastic" about a glamorous designer who takes the woolly world by storm. And I bet Peter Jackson is directing, and George Clooney is the love interest. Or Michelle Pfieffer, your choice. :)

Turtle said...

I am glad you are knitting the swan lake as is...i am also 5'2 and it is a great size (well i used size 4 needles if i remember right). But I am guessing you are being published! Yeah?? A yarn shop would be an absolute dream! Are you married ? I have lurked through your blog but could not tell. (was another thought maybe!)

Miss T said...

I'm guessing maybe you've had a design accepted for a book or magazine.

noallatin said...

Your sock designs are going to be published in Vogue Knitting?


BTW I read about this on bionic knitter's (BarbaraME) blog.

squiggi said...

My guess is that you're going to have a pattern published.
If that's the case,
congrats!

brownbear said...

I was also going to guess that you are getting a pattern published. Here's a knitter secret from me- I never keep my swatches.

Kenyetta said...

I am guessing the same as everyone else, you are going to be published.
My secret is I never do gauge swatches.

purple said...

Well, why be different. I'll also guess that you're getting one of your sock patterns published somewhere great.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

hmmmm... my guess is that you are writing a great knitting related book! :) i know, i know, not very original, but that is my guess!

The Bon said...

I'm going to guess that you're being published in some form.

Katie K said...

Maybe your own sock book. Why not?

malin said...

I´ll go with the crowd, and say that you will get a book published!

janbltn said...

My guess is you have come up with a "cool" new pattern

purple-power said...

You have a sock book being published?

Laura said...

I was hoping that your REALLY BIG SECRET was a baby on the way, but I guess it's not.

So I am guessing that your REALLY BIG SECRET is that you have a book or television project of some sort on the way, and you're waiting until everything is finalized until you announce it.

My REALLY BIG SECRET is that I sometimes knit hats for my two cats. It makes me feel like a crazy cat lady, but I love it. Shhh, don't tell.

Rachel O said...

I'll go with a published book or pattern. That's big to me!

danielle said...

Publication! Book? Pattern? Hmmm....

Jersey Jessie said...

I just looked at your socks - they are fabulous. I'll go with the sock book guess. You're terrific

ej said...

I'm in for a guess too - I'd buy a book of your sock patterns so that's what I'm guessing.

amy said...

you're getting a pattern published?

you inherited thousands of skeins from an old relative?

you've learned to knit backwards?

do tell...

Kathy said...

I'll guess that you are going to be on TV.

Marti Made said...

Hmm... since you've already published a lot of patterns here and there for several different groups... I'm going with three things here. Whatever it is, CONGRATS! Can't wait to read all about it.

#1 - An appearance on Knitty Gritty
#2 - You're own book of knitted socks
#3 - Exclusive sock designer for a sock fiber vendor

I've also blogged all about it at my blog.

monica said...

I am going with every one e;se and saying you are having a book published with your patterns.

Lisa said...

Well knitting book seems like the most popular guess, which is what I was thinking. Maybe you are hooking up with a company for a sock club.....

I can't wait til you spill the beans.

Karen said...

I'm a Lemming...you're having a book published with your patterns.

Karen from Ohio

Karen said...

Oh I forgot to say Monica (my sister from Indians sent me)

Kimothy Jones said...

Hmm... I am thinking two basic things either a spot on knitty gritty or published pattern (s). I just can't decide if it would be a book of patterns or if it would be something like knitty or Interweave Knits.

Kim
Texas

crazzybunny said...

Hmmm... I'm thinking you're getting something published...

Rikke said...

You are getting married to a skein of cashmere!

Rikke, Denmark

tapmouse said...

Are your patterns going to be published in a special CP book or something? And probably in another BMFA publication. That would be my guess that it is pattern-writing related, since you have the most awesome patterns!

Leslie (SF, CA)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

I think you are nominated in The Bobby's at Ravelry, and may be winning some more yarn to play with ;-) MOst popular pattern of 2007 maybe?

yarnbeans said...

I think maybe you did some patterns for the new BMFA book?
My secret is that I never knit gauge swatches!

BethC said...

Can you say "Rockin' Sock Club" Congratulations, it looks great!

sjmercure said...

Getting a pattern published? Also, gave a shout out on my blog for your contest!

marcy said...

Let's be fun...aside from the obvious publish book or pattern or tv appearance, your secret is that you are buying an alpaca farm and plan to raise your own fiber!!! love the serendipity pattern!!! looks great in the colors!!
marcy in ma
aka knittinggolfer

phoenix_anew said...

My guess is designing a pattern for BMFA sock club 2008 ...

ikkinlala said...

Like so many people have guessed, my first thought is that you're getting a pattern and/or book published.

But since that's already been mentioned, I'll guess that you're running away to knit costumes for the circus.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Could it be that the fabulous RSC January package was one of your patterns...because I absolutely love it and so excited to start!

But I guess that isn't a secret anymore, so maybe a book with even more fabulous patterns!

Oh, and Tapmouse did send me this way (well, and Tina bragged about you a bit in our club news that we got too!).