Numerical Knitting

August 15, 2006

I won!

Filed under: General,Knitting — by bethc @ 7:11 am

envelopeLook what was waiting for me in the mailbox yesterday! Now before you start thinking, “plain brown wrapper, don’t want to know” wait till you see what was inside!
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Yep, that’s KnitPicks color your own, Kool-Aid, and dying instructions from Knitty! Why did this packet of goodness come to me in the mail? Because, you see, I WON! I left the right comment in the right place on Crankygrrrrrl’s web site and I won!
If I seem surprised, that’s because I am. You see, in the big things in life I have won. I have great parents, a great husband and son. We live comfortably with our needs and most of our wants met easily. I am part of a profession I love and care deeply about and have found a job in that profession that (almost always) reminds me why I do what I do. While there are, of course, minor changes I might make, by and large in life in general I have won.

On the other hand, in the arena of the little things I never win. I have always been surrounded by people who are a little better (or sometimes a lot better) than I am at whatever we are doing. I can’t count how many honorable mentions I got in school. And I don’t win drawings. The only drawing I can remember winning was for a basket of bath products that I ended up being allergic to!

So imagine my surprise when Crankygirrrrrrl let me know that I had won. I did it, and the prize was something I wanted! Now there are so many decisions to make. Do I use the pink and purple she sent or do I drink some and raid the stash of Kool-Aid we have a school? Do I just go for one color on all the yarn, attempt a hand-dyed look, or go for the gold and attempt to make my own self-striping? Ah, decisions, decisions… and the thrill of victory!

4 Comments »

  1. Awesome you won … it is a good feeling to win in the little areas, like you said. Your point is well made, and I am happy for you in your win.

    May you enjoy many more!

    Best,
    firefly

    Comment by firefly8868 — August 15, 2006 @ 9:02 am |Reply

  2. i’m so glad that you’re enjoying the prize! i spent many a night daydreaming what creative thing i would dye up…the sky’s the limit! please keep posting so that we can see what YOU dream up. really, it’s the process that is the reward…that’s how i view “the little things” that aren’t won…sort of like playing the lottery…i always say that ‘a dollar is cheap for a dream'; even though chances are slim to none that i’ll hit the jackpot, i get a day or two of fantastic possibilities! (if that makes any sense)

    Comment by crankygrrrrrl — August 15, 2006 @ 9:52 am |Reply

  3. congratulations! what a great feeling to win!

    Comment by high-strung — August 15, 2006 @ 10:33 am |Reply

  4. I’ve only evey won a poster after entering a competition on the back of a Nestle Shreddies cereal box when I was about 10. It was a great feeling though!

    Comment by BBB — August 16, 2006 @ 11:53 am |Reply


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