Jul 29, 2006

Sunset and a Little Contest

Saturday Sky 7-29-06
The sun is going down here and it’s not the dramatic sunset that you see elsewhere – more of a gentle fade out. It’s actually rather like the purple socks. They’re coming along well and I expect to have a lot to say about them when they're finished because I experimented a bit here and there. Unfortunately I slept funny on Thursday night and I’ve had horrible pain in my neck and left shoulder since. I’ve tried to knit through it but, in the interest of healing before the big vacation, I’ve put the knitting away till the pain subsides.

I’m hoping that this pair of socks will be just one of a few projects that are completed or make notable progress during the coming week. I’ll be bringing ALL of the projects in the sidebar with me… and then some. Ambitious? You betcha! Cross your fingers.

I’ve been a little vague about the upcoming vacation for a reason. I thought that it might be fun to do a little contest. It’ll be my first. I’ve thought about it before but I always chickened out. Not this time. It’s the middle of a great summer and I'm on vacation so I’d like to commemorate the good feeling by sharing a little joy in the form of a knitterly gift.

Since it’s the first time I’m trying this, I’ll keep it simple. I invite you all to guess where I’ll be on vacation. Feel free to be as specific or as general as you’d like. I’m kind of curious to see what you have to say. I’ll give you a little hint. I’m going to a state I’ve never been to before. According to my trusty Shopfinder, there aren’t many yarn stores near our destination but, as you know, I’ll be prepared with plenty of my own. I’m hoping that the river we’ll be canoeing on won’t be too wild and I’m sure that my girls will have a wonderful time with the horses. Weather permitting we’ll have a fabulous time. That's it - that's all I'm going to say.

Do you have a guess? Please leave it in the comments and I’ll pick one at random when I return 8/7. By the way, I’ll need to contact you if you win so please don’t sign in as “anonymous” .


trek said...

I'm going to guess Colorado and hope that you have a wonderful time.

Lolly said...

It really sounds like a wonderful trip - hard to figure out where you are off to, but I will guess... Oregon?

ikkinlala said...


I hope you have a great time wherever you're going.

PBnJ said...

Ooh I wanted to say Montana too, but I'll say Wyoming. (Texas or Oklahoma would be my next guesses....)

Rossana said...

Oooh! Have a wonderful vacation! I, too, wanted to guess Montana, but I see that's been mentioned. Thus, I will guess North Dakota. =)

Knitting Granny said...

I know that white water rafting is big in my state, but I'm thinking there ought to be some great canoe-ing, too, and there aren't many wool shops here, so I'm going to guess Idaho. (My first guesses were already taken.) Wherever it is, have loads of fun and lots of time for knitting!

Melissa said...

No yarn stores would mean Louisiana, but there isn't any canoeing, etc here, so I'll go with somewhere in Texas. A ranch maybe?
Or Tennessee, Tennessee has stuff like that.

Krista said...

I'm guessing Montana too.

micah said...

Which state…? hmmm…?

I'm going to have to go with… relaxation! Or maybe the state of euphoria? I'm pretty sure you've experienced the one state I can never seem to get very far from — confusion!

Sonja said...

I comment.
I die.

(See, it DID kill me to comment.)
Love that button!!

I have no idea where you are canoeing. Let's see....one guess only? I guessing you are canoeing on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. Or the Niagara River in NY. Yeah, make that my guess.

margene said...

My guess is Ohio!