Tuesday, September 12, 2006

It's my birthday and I'll have a contest if I want to!

Well, another year older *sigh*, it's almost the FK birthday so......

Let the festivities begin!

Before we get to the fun stuff, I'll get you up to date on the knitting front.

First a big thanks for all the lovely compliments on my AV shell, it's become a real favorite in the FKD wardrobe!

I finished knitting and felting the clogs for the FK 'rents but you wont see them just yet because they are taking FOREVER to dry plus I got a bit over zealous on the felting for Mom. The good news is I now have a Christmas present for Pumpkin's favorite buddy, my 7 year old neighbor, Brittany...oops...the bad news is, I'm knitting another pair for FK Mom and I'll pray the zipper on the pillowcase doesn't break this time and felting can be a bit less vigorous :)

A reader asked what I'm doing for the bottom of the clogs so they wont be so slippery. I purchased the Fiber Trends Suede Slipper Bottoms and I'll show you how they look once the clogs dry and I can attach them.

You know there's always a sock OTH here at Chez FKD and here's my current toe warmer wannabe --


If these look a bit familiar it's probably because the FREE pattern has been sitting over there>>> on my side bar for all to enjoy! I'm revisiting these for a special friend (not Rob, hehe) because it's such a cool, manly pattern and because Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport is my very favorite sportweight sock yarn! It's sooooooo soft, it makes knitting a complete pleasure! Of course I'm doing my *patented* mini-flap and gusset short row heel instead of the flap heel the patten was written for but it's still a great sock....you know you have some men in your lives who need a he-man sock and the holidays are just around the corner...just sayin'!

Now for the good stuff....

The First Ever FKD Birthday Contest

It's an easy contest....all you have to do is look at this pic of my current project....


And try to guess what pattern I'm working on!

It's a pattern I've seen on a few blogs, in fact there's a Knit-a-Long in progress (altho I'm not participating because I'm kinda late to the game cough:::hint:::cough!)

All you have to do is leave your guess in my comments and you'll be eligible for the amazing FKD Birthday Prize!!! I'll use a random number generator to select the grand prize winner.

You have until midnight EST next Sunday night, September 17, the eve of my actual birthday to leave me a guess to be entered in the contest!

Easy peasy, right? Oh what's the PRIZE you ask? Well.....

Being an avid sock knitter I'm alway eager to enable another member into joining the club so I've put together a very juicy (if I do say so myself) sock yarn bonanza prize package....it will be a wonderful surprise but think a little Koigu, maybe some Cherry Tree Hill or some Opal, some Miellenweit, some handpainted Wildfoote (the good stuff!), a bit of Trekking XXL.... a very well rounded sock knitting sampler will be had by the winner!

So come celebrate my birthday with me and YOU could get the present!

The P-Man wishes you all GOOD LUCK at guessing the project


And says his lips are sealed but any and all *donations* of chicken, salmon or sausage and artichoke pizza will be greatfully accepted and not be considered a bribe in any way!

Happy guessing!!

69 comments:

jody said...

yay! you're up and running for your bday week!

happy one-week-away bday :)

as for the contest, i'm going to guess the lotus blossom tank.

Marina said...

Happy (early) Birthday!

Yup, it's the Lotus Blossom tank!

Pumpkinmama said...

Happy Birthday! Here's to no hurricanes this year! It does indeed look like the Lotus Blossom pattern.

La Cabeza Grande said...

No guesses, but plenty of Happy Birthdays to you, Debi! I'll see what I can do about the tasty pizza "donation."

{{{hugs}}}

Holly said...

Happy, happy birthday! May you have many more healthy, happy days to come.

I have to agree that it looks like the Lotus Blossom.

VickeryKnits said...

Happy Birthday! Is it the Leilah Tank from knitting for boozhags? Happy Birthday!

Gracie said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!

I think it looks like the Lotus Blossom too. The color is beautiful.

Yarngirl said...

I'm clueless as to the knit, but it's lovely and more importantly - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Kristyn said...

Yep - it's the Lotus Blossom tank. Happy Birthday early!

Rebecca said...

Hmmmmmm....that pattern looks VERY familiar and I'm just going to have to ponder it a couple days :-)

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Sure looks like the Lotus Blossom tank...

Norah said...

Not sure what it is yet, but it's gorgeous yarn. Have a Happy Birthday!

Beth said...

Everyone who said Lotus Blossom has to be right - there's nothing else it could be! But what's that yarn? I love the colors.

Lisa said...

Well Lotus Blossom it is.....the yarn I'm not so sure about. Whatever it is, it looks yummy! Happy Birthday!!!!!

P-la said...

I was gonna guess Lotus Blossom..and when I read your comments, it seems to be the general consensus...I wanted to be different...but that's what it looks like to me.

Dorothy said...

Well, I guess I don't get points for originality by guessing Lotus Blossum (aren't we all going to be embarassed if it ain't!), but might as well plop my name into the random number generator! Hope you're back for good now.

Angie said...

Always one to jump on the bandwagon, Lotus Blossom Tank!

Happy Birthday FKD.
Angie

Pensguys said...

Ditto! ;) LOL!

Susanne said...

Well why not...I mean if I sent "donations" to the P-Man, it might be a bit "off" by the time it arrived from Canada so I will guess the Lotus Blossom tank and put myself in the contest!
Have a wonderful week, glad you are the PMan are back

gray la gran said...

call me boring, but i think it's lotus blossom too! and i couldn't remember the name of it until i read all the previous comments (i was just going to say the cover sweater of summer IK magazine).
that manly sock is looking lovely ... i am so addicted to socks, and have way too much sock yarn! (but of course, there's always room for more harmless hanks)

Andrea said...

I'll guess the Simple Knitted Bodice? But that's a really wild guess since I don't know what that Lotus Blossom thing is everyone mentions (sorry if that means I've had my head buried under the dirt but I'm kinda out of the loop with thinks in the knit world.)
It's pretty either way though.

Jess said...

Welcome back to blogland! Seems as though Dell (it was Dell, right?) finally came through for you.

Your mystery project looks like the Lotus Blossom Tank from the summer IK, I think. I like it in a variegated yarn!

Pearls Mother said...

yay, the P-man is back!
It's the lotus blossom tank
and it's looking gorgeous.

bullwinkle said...

/delurking ... I knew I loved your blog but I didn't realize we share a birthday!! Happy birthday to us and welcome back!

p.s. It's a lotus blossum tank and the variegated yarn is beautiful.

Leslie said...

My "guess" (entirely coming out of nowhere) is The Lotus Blossom Tank. My b-day is the 21st - Virgos are wonderful people, no? :)

Suzanne said...

Lotus blossom! I'll go fer it too.

Happy Virgo birthday from another september girl.

And the Vitadinni tank is STUNNING! who said it was silly to knit in Florida? that is GORGEOUS!

Su said...

yeah... kind of looks like the Lotus Blossom tank to me too.

Jes said...

Early Happy Birthdays to you =)

As for my guess, I say it looks like a heavy weight ene's scarf. I'm sure the thousand people above me that said the lotus tank are right, but I've never seen it before, and I feel compelled to be different (and wrong, I suppose) ;)

Shannon said...

Lotus blossom tank?

mf said...

Almost looks like that lotus blossom...

Happy Birthday! Mines tomorrow...hope it's been a good one for you from one virgo to another! ;o)

hillary said...

It looks like the Lotus Blossom Tank.

Agnes said...

Happy Birthday! I have no idea what that pattern is ... so just a wild random guess ... is it Soleil (did I spell correctly?)?

Kendra said...

Happy Birthday! Yep, it's the Lotus Blossom Tank--I bought that issue of Interweave for the Icarus pattern. I like your yarn choice; it looks so different in the vargated yarn.

Carol said...

Happy be-earlied Birthday! Me thinks Lotus Blossum too. {P-Man!}

Jan said...

Happy Birth-month!!

I'll go with the Lotus Blossom Tank, too, even though I had to google it to see what it looks like!

I agree with Kendra, it's going to look beautiful in your yarn! And a lot like mixed blossoms, too!

Thanks for the contest -- I love these!

kris said...

Happiest of Happy Birthdays!!!! Hope you have a wonderful celebration.

Hugs to P-Man.

2monkeys_mom said...

The lotus blossom contingent is probably right, but I wanted to guess "Wings of the Moth". Just cause I haven't seen any lace wraps in a while.

Happy Birthday to you!

adrienne said...

i love blog contests. i wish you a very happy birthday!

i agree that it is the lotus blossum tank. yours will be gorgeous...

--Deb said...

Happy birthday!

Teresa C said...

So, I missed your birthday. I hope it was happy!

I totally skipped over your contest and didn't read the comments because I didn't want to just copy someone else's guesses, I wanted to KNOW what the answer was. I didn't recognize the pattern, so I went my way. Straight to another blog that I haven't read in a while and guess what she just finished!? The Lotus Blossom Tank. Recognizing the stitch immediately I thought it must be some kind of sign or karma or something and I headed straight back here to guess the Lotus Blossom Tank. Am I right? Am I right? :)

Donna S. said...

Lotus Blossom Tank. Hey my birthday was just 8/30 so the prize could be a belated present to me!!

Emma said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* !

sarah said...

Happy birthday
just to be original my guess is the Lotus Blossom Tank!
Sarah

Katy said...

Hi,

I've been "lurking" for the past few weeks, keeping up with your computer troubles. I don't envy you with all the problems you've had!

I'm going to guess that what you're knitting is the Lotus Blossom Tank. Looks gorgeous!

Happy Birthday!

gail said...

Thank you very much for your message of support about the death of my cousin. I appreciate it very much.

KnitNana said...

Joining the choir in saying "Lotus Blossom Tank" as well as "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" early...
And P-Man is looking spiffy as always...saw a lovely grey/white version of him this weekend at National Capital Cat Show - he wanted OUT of his cage. Talking about how awful it was in there, how ill-treated he was (yeah, right!) and on and on...When I wouldn't agree to help him escape, he threw himself down on his side in a HUFF and SIGHED...it was tooo funny!
(((hugs)))

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!
I was going to guess the lotus tank too, even before I saw all the other guesses...
and your cat is SO FRIGGIN CUTE!!!

La said...

Happy Birthday! Keep a weather eye out on the mail towards the end of the week. And tell the stud muffin that sassy included something extra special for him.

I'd guess, but I've already benefitted immensely from one of you awesome sock kits, so I'll let others have a chance! Hope you're both staying dry!

Love ya

trek said...

Yeah, I gotta agree with the Lotus massess. Happy Birthday.

Heide said...

Lotus! Lotus! Lotus! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Love the colors of this btw.

Teri said...

I'll go out on a limb and say Lotus Blossom Tank. It will be stunning in your yarn choice!

gail said...

I have two more thoughts on non-skid bottoms for felted clogs--aside from wearing them only on carpeted floors!! First, the fabric stores sell a squeeze tube of goop that is just for this purpose. The best thing is that you can make your own design--i.e. the name of the owner of the clogs, etc. The stuff is washable and is fun. Second, fabric stores also sell the knitted fabric with little dots of non skid stuff--the same fabric that is used in some of the footed sleepers for kids. This is nice because it stretches and can conform to the "feel" of the felted clog. I've only found it in white, however.

brownishcoat said...

Lotus Blossom Tank? Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess it's the Lotus Blossom Tank?

Mary said...

Oops, seem to have become anonymous accidentally (that's me above by the way).

margene said...

What a doll that P-man is. Is it ok to call him a doll?
Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend so you can start celebrating and not stop for a week!!

Lorette said...

Lotus Blossom, me too, me too. That cat does have the look of a man who could be bribed.
Happy Birthday!

La said...

ok, did I say to look out for a package at the end of the week?

ahem...ermmmm...I meant, sometime this weekend, but more likely Monday.

(stupid forgetfulness and leaving it my office overnight...grumblegrumblegrumble)

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Happy Birthday! :-) And I don't know the pattern. :-( But I love the latest cat picture and wish I could share artichoke pizza with him in person!

Mel said...

Happy Birthday! And after perusing my IK from Summer of 2006, I'm going to say Lotus Blossom Tank. Love the colors of the yarn! Can't wait until you tell us what it is!

Denise/CT said...

Happy Birthday, I hope you have a BIG day of celebrating in store. My guess was going to be one of the new shawls we see around blog land, but when you said there was a Knit Along I have to guess: Lotus Bloosom Tank!
I love the way the color is showing on that new sock. Now to find a man to knit it for, I've got three but not one of them likes hand knit socks!
Enjoy your day! Snuggles to the P-man.

Anonymous said...

My guess would be the Lotus blossom tank.
Happy birthday!
Diana C.

Chris said...

Hmmm... I'll go out on a limb here and guess Lotus Blossom. :)

Frarochvia said...

Lotus Blossom Tank!

Lyndanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
My guess is for the Lotus Blossom Tank.

Diane said...

Have a fabulous birthday! Your cat is such a cutie.

My guess on the pattern is the lotus blossom tank. Love the colorway you are using!

Maureen said...

I absolutely love your cabled tank! It's beautiful!

My guess for this next project - the lotus blossom tank.

Early wishes for a happy birthday and your have a very cute putdy tat too!

Leslie said...

I believe it's the Lotus Blossom Tank. I've been looking at it but would have to knit sleeves - it's too cool here in NE (and my arms are too fluffy) to go without sleeves.

Happy Birthday, Debi! Mine is this coming Thursday, the 21st. Wanna share some pumpkin pecan pie?? That's my b-day cake this year!

Birdsong said...

Sallee sent me to wish you a fabulous Happy Birthday, and I am sure glad I caught the gorgeous sky photo! I was thinking of a few lacy shawl patterns till I saw the needle size you are using, so now I haven't a clue but the colors sure are lovely.