Sunday, March 29, 2009

JUST TRYING TO REPRESENT KNITTING.....

Just on a whim I had decided last week to enter a contest sponsored by The Morning Call Newspaper and
Just Born, makers of those cute little Peeps candies so popular during Easter. The theme this year was "Hanging With My Peeps " so folks used various props with their peeps.

My entry was peeps knitting and modeling hand knit hats and scarves. Well, surprise! I'm among the top 10 finalists, .......but, sadly, am placed at the very bottom as far as votes are concerned!

I'm seeing this as a serious disregard for the craft of knitting.
My Peeps are pure knitting-no flashy or stylized background!
I've kept my props to the minimum BECAUSE THE KNITTING SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!

Now, I'm not hoping to win (as the competition has some very clever entries) or even place second, BUT I DO HATE THE THOUGHT OF BEING IN THE VERY LAST PLACE!!!! Sort of reminds me of the school days fear of being the last one picked for dodge ball....

So I 'm asking all of YOU KIND AND GENTLE KNITTERS out there for your support!


PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!!! Go to THE MORNING CALL

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 6, AT 12 NOON.

AND CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE PEEPS KNITTING CIRCLE !

Help knitting go public ESPECIALLY IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY, PA! Say YES to knitting by voting for my Peeps!

Enough of my shameless plea.

Onto what else I've been up to....
I've been reigning in my tendencies to buy knitting books since I've undertaken organizing my knitting room. Sadly, I no longer have the space to store any more books and let's not even discuss the outrageous amount of yarn I've acquired over the last 10 years. A small yarn shop has sprouted in my spare bedroom. Anyway, I frequently borrow knitting books from our local library. A great way to see new knitting, get inspiration, save money, and space as well!

I would consider purchasing BOTH of these books if I had the room for them!

A most adorable hat, don't you thinks so?



I succumbed to a great WEBS sale and plan to knit either of these terrific patterns into a throw for my downstairs t.v. room. Very hard to resist a good yarn deal, isn't it?

HAPPY KNITTING AND IF YOU DECIDED TO VOTE FOR ME, MANY THANKS!





14 comments:

tiffany said...

This is great! I live close to Just Born so I'll definitely be voting for you. I agree, on getting the word out about Knitting!
Good luck :o)

DawnK said...

I think your Peep display is cute and love the little knitting swatches you made! LOL! I voted.

Aunt Kathy said...

I voted and I am blogging about it tonight as well, I snagged your pic I hope that's OK.

Looks like the Poker peeps have a lot of friends, hopefully we can change that.

They are so cute, I love them

julie said...

good luck MrsB you've got my vote x

KSee said...

good luck, you have my vote.

Claudia said...

I voted for you!!!!! Here's hoping we knitters can make a difference! :D

Goodman said...

just reading through your blog and enjoying it. But I have to tell you that April 6th is a Monday in 2009. April 3rd is the Friday before.

By the way, you have my vote too!

"grammiepammie" said...

Hello, Linda!
Wow! You changed your 'header' on the blog...neat! (voted for your Peeps) Wow...you're adventurous (but then, I knew that!) knitting the really fancy squares for a throw. I love that pattern, but it's a little beyond my patience levels.

Laurie (Moo!) said...

I just came from knitting with MY knitting peeps, in Bethlehem, so I had to vote for your entry. :-)

I also posted about it on my blog so my three readers (LOL!) will, hopefully, vote for you, too.

How great would it be to see a knitted scarf on the Just Born peep?

Marcie said...

shameless plea or not, this New Yorker voted for your Peeps - and I see that you are not in last place at all! Hooray for knitters - we are a force to be reckoned with! (my word verification for this is flunk - I don't like that at all!)

smariek said...

I've voted. Good luck!

dabooklady said...

I voted for ya...good luck!!

AdoptionMSW said...

I voted. Can we vote more than once? I'll vote again tomorrow if it's allowed.

AlisonH said...

Voting closed; I missed it. But meantime, hey, I know a really good knitting book you'd love (ducking!)

That baby hat is adorable. I'm going to go look for that book now, thank you for the head(s)-up.