Wednesday, April 07, 2010

the un-holiday contest!

Well, Passover is now over. The holiday lasts 7-8 days, depending on one's traditions. Both the professor and I are in recovery...last night we went out to "break the bread fast" and enjoy pasta and other lovely bread products with a bunch of new friends. (during Passover you avoid bread, grains and anything that rises with yeast to remember that when the Israelites escaped from Egypt, they didn't have time to let bread rise.)

We're in recovery because this big, friendly raucous dinner out started at 8:30, after sundown, and we didn't get home or to sleep until after midnight. We're usually eating during around 6pm and asleep by, say 10:30. So, even though today is just a regular work day--no holiday anymore--I'm totally tired out!

When I was a kid, occasionally we had to blow out holiday candles (for the Sabbath or another holiday) for safety's sake before leaving the house or going to sleep. My grandmother-now 94, btw--always encouraged us to blow out the two candles by saying "PURIM! PASSOVER!" Maybe the P sound made the candles go out faster? It's something I still think about sometimes as I loved being the kid chosen to blow out those candles with the names of two happy holidays! Anyhow, reflecting on this made me realize that Purim (5 weeks before Passover) has long ago passed without me mentioning this great contest opportunity.

The kind editor of Living Crafts Magazine would like to give away one free subscription (starting with this issue, the one where my design is on the cover). So, we're having a contest here--just because!

If you'd like to enter to win a subscription to Living Crafts Magazine, please leave a comment at the end of this post. Make sure you also include a way for me to contact you --via your blog or email or some sort of smoke signal. It's also useful to include your name.

I will draw the winner randomly on Sunday, April 11th, but if you wouldn't mind, I'm wondering if you could answer this question as well....

How long have you been reading this blog? (no penalties for new readers, I promise!)

More information about weaving, knitting, and other stories coming up in my next post...

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Blogger Geri said...

I'd love to win the subscription! I've been reading your blog for a few months.

April 7, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Me, too! I'd love to win a subscription! Several years I've been enjoying your fiber fests!

April 7, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger AdrieneJ said...

I've been reading your blog since last summer, when, while planning a trip back to my hometown of Winnipeg, I happened to search for yarn stores. Your blog was among the first to pop up. I have been delighted with your discoveries of a place that is deeply ingrained in me, and whether I win a subscription or not, I've always enjoyed reading your blog, and will continue to do so.

April 7, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger charleneanderson said...

I'd love to win. I've not seen this magazine and would love too!

April 7, 2010 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Wollgut said...

I remember you were at the beginning of a long box-packing journey! (Early summer last year?)

April 7, 2010 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I've been reading your blog since you had the blog tour when Fiber Gathering came out. I just checked when that was & it was only last March. Seems like we've be cyber friends longer than that.

April 7, 2010 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Chery said...

I've been reading your blog shortly after I met you at Estes Park Wool Market with Cathy. I realized you met and spoke to my husband at MONCWGA (Heart of Ameican Sheep and Fiber Festival) in Sedalia, MO. You were spinning with your Turkish spindle while watching the sheep judging. Small world, isn't it? I don't really remember what year we met.

I enjoy hearing about your spinning, knitting and life.

April 7, 2010 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger GrandmaMoo said...

OK, one of my favorite bloggers and one of my favorite but hard to find magazines! What a deal!
All I have to do is comment??? And how long have I read your blog? At least 2 years, now...
Thanks for all the info and fun and inspiration!

April 7, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger yarnprincess said...

Unlike just about everyone else, I actually *don't* want to win the subscription. I am sure that it is an excellent magazine, but if I bring one more piece of paper into my house, I might just go into overload. Instead, I'd love for you to give my entry to another random person, or something. I really just wanted to comment to say congrats on getting the article into the magazine and thank you for sharing it with all of us.

April 7, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like I'm the newcomer around here, I've been enjoying your blog since your Winnipeger scarf naming contest. I would love a subscription - and the chance to make some unique groggers!


April 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Willow said...

My daughter's coworker observes Passover and the poor guy's birthday almost always lands during Passover. I met him this week and he stated that he was looking forward to eating his birthday cupcake.

I started reading your blog since before the Fiber Gathering blog tour and followed you on your move to Winnipeg.

April 8, 2010 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Strickmuse said...

I know exactly when I started - my Delicious bookmarking account says since November 2008. Has it been that long? Thanks, I have enjoyed your blog since then. Susanne

April 8, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My first day on your blog - found it through Ravelry. Not familiar with the magazine, but love the cover and the idea of Purim knitting items. I'd love to win the subscription to a magazine I've not seen before. Thanks for posting this on Rav.

April 9, 2010 at 3:25 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

Hmmm...I'm sure this is only open to NA-based readers, but I'll give it a try anyway. It sounds like nice magazine.
I've been reading your blog since the beginning. Love it!

Louise in France

April 10, 2010 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger shari said...

I would love to win the subscription. I read your message on Ravelry and linked right on over.

April 10, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, I hope this is a random draw because tonight is the first night I am reading your blog. Do I get points that I found it 3 weeks ago and at quick glance wanted more?

April 11, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

The contest is over as of 4:15 Central Time on April 11. The winner will be announced soon!

April 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM  

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