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!


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!


  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!


    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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