Neckwarmer Winner

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my first giveaway.  It honestly was a pleasure reading all your comments about what you like about winter.  I’ll except Heather there, because she couldn’t seem to help gloating that south Florida doesn’t get much of a winter, but I will take this opportunity to remind her that her Impatiens actually FROZE this year and her husband had to wear four layers of clothing to walk the dogs in “frigid” 30-degree weather.  And I will scoff at her as well.

But it’s a loving scoff, because she is one of my best friends.  And I some winter I still want to be able to take advantage of the fact that she lives in Florida so that I can get away from snow and ice.

Anyway, it was truly encouraging to read what each of you had to say about winter.  I really think that reading and re-reading those comments may help me hang on until the flowers start coming up.  Thank you.

But you don’t care about all that.  You want to know who won.  So, I will tell you.

The randomly chosen winner is #18, Liisa!

If you didn’t win, I feel your pain.  I never win anything either.

But I’m going to try to have giveaways more often (more often than never, that is), so maybe you’ll get another chance.

Liisa, send me an email letting me know the best address to use to mail you your prize.  And happy winter, everyone!


Giveaway: Neck Warmer

All the cool bloggers do it.  They have giveaways.  I don’t know why, but I admit it does make reading blogs more fun.  I enter for lots of giveaways, and I never win.

I’m tempted to enter my own giveaway just so I have a better chance of winning.  But I won’t.  This is all for you guys!

It’s still winter, and it’s still cold out there, so I’m giving away this hand-knitted neck warmer.  It’s made of 100% alpaca and knitted in a seed stitch.

It’s a little bit blue, a little bit green, and very soft and warm.  And it’s short, so it’s not going to hang down and get in your way like a traditional scarf.

Let me tell you, I had a heck of a time getting a good photo of myself wearing it.

It’s hand wash / dry flat, and yes, I made it myself!

To enter, just leave a comment telling me the thing you like most about winter.  You have until midnight, February 8 to enter.  I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Tuesday, February 9.