Friday, December 22, 2006

Live! Evening Bag Alert

Here it is, the Glittery Evening Bag! My first Lion Brand pattern came out today, with a story, in their e-newsletter. You can read about it or see the pattern here. In celebration of this big event, I happen to have three gifts to give away! Yup-- I have enough yarn left for three evening bags, and I'd be delighted to mail it off to you. Leave me a comment and say you'd like the yarn to make an evening bag. I will check back in a few days. If there are just three comments, well, you'll all get yarn. (you can, of course, leave a comment without entering the yarn raffle, just don't mention the yarn part!) If you're one of winners, I'll email you to find out your snail mail address, etc. If there are far more than three people who want goodies, I'll have an informal drawing here, chez Seiff. It'll be just like the state lottery, except with dogs.

One other bit of news to share. My web designer snuck up in the middle of the night and posted my new, revised Cuddle Coat pattern for sale on my website! Here are the photos of Happy Joanne, wearing her Cuddle Coat. Both the old version on the left, and the updated one on the right will be getting a lot of use over the next week, as I spend time cuddled up at home. In fact, it's likely that I'll be sitting on the couch, wearing my Cuddle Coat and knitting this New Year's Eve, but that's ok. I can always remember that I used to go out...!

16 Comments:

Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Heh, heh- we used to go out to but now it is hard just to stay up until midnight and watch the ball drop.

I would love to knit your bag Joanne:-) Add me to the raffle!

December 22, 2006 at 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to knit it, too, Joanne! Throw me in the raffle box with Elizabeth. :-) Cute little bag, and what a sweet story. How wonderful to get to see you in print of late! - Sam

December 22, 2006 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Dandy said...

Oooo... I love that bag.. I'd love to knit it!

December 22, 2006 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the bag.......knitting it would be fun. enter me in the raffle please!

December 22, 2006 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

P.S. Remember to give me some way to reach you! A name, or a blog/website link, or something so that I know which "anonymous" you are!

December 23, 2006 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Janice M. Biscoe said...

Hi,
Love the bag. Saw it yesterday on the Lion Brand site and fell in love. Please enter me in the raffle.
Thank you,
Janice Biscoe
jmb404@chilitech.net

December 24, 2006 at 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Barbara Collins said...

Well, who WOULDN'T want free yarn and to make a lovely evening bag seems a really good thing to do with it. Just read your blog, the stories about the crack house (I am a psychotherapist who works with dual-diagnosis patients -- those who have a mental illness AND an addiction so I know a little bit about what you mean), and I loved the story of the child who calls you "My people." Children are so wonderful -- would that we could all stay that way.

December 24, 2006 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

I love the simplicity of style design mixed with the wonderful colorway of that bag, and I have four daughters who would all love it!

Please enter me in the raffle. I can't wait to start knitting it!

http://theyarntart.blogspot.com

Shelly in Northern California

December 24, 2006 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Your bag is darling. Please add me to your raffle.

December 24, 2006 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Arlene said...

I'm with everyone else - who couldn't use more yarn? And the bag is cute too!

Enter me in.....

Arlene in Northern NJ
arleneyb@yahoo.com

December 24, 2006 at 2:38 PM  
Anonymous Margo Lynn said...

Cogratulations, Joanne! It's great to have a pattern published. Love the story, too; I remember having some "The Jolly Postman" postcards that I used a few years ago for messages to special people.

I'd love to knit the bag - I can use it to sneak knitting into some of the more elegant occasions (opera, symphony - I knit during intermissions!). Or I'll give it to my bag-collecting grandmother, who also knits, but now mostly for charity.

And even if I don't get the leftover yarn - I'll probably knit the bag.

December 25, 2006 at 6:36 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Congrats on the pattern! I get LB newsletter sent to me and when I saw that bag I thought it was very funky! It's so cool to "know" the person who designed it! I would love to make it. Enter me, too!

Robin of Yorktown Heights, NY

December 25, 2006 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

What a great little bag.....perfect for a night out! Please add me to your raffle.

Chris

December 25, 2006 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

Congratulations on publication of the pattern, and the comfortable sweater: you do look happy in it! I hope you're all enjoying the holiday. I don't think I need to be entered in the draw; I've got the yarn for another bag looking disconsolately at me every evening :-)

December 26, 2006 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

Great job on the evening bag. I'm looking forward to getting some time to knit it! I bet this bag would be great to use up some of the stash I have here, and I've got some nieces who would just love it.

December 26, 2006 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger June said...

Joanne! I loved the original cuddle coat and now I get to try the updated version! Gorgeous!

December 26, 2006 at 6:55 PM  

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