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I decided in the middle of the day yesterday that I was having so much fun giving away Mr. Owl that I wanted to continue the fun!  I wracked my little brain, and I’ve come up with a giveaway for each day that reflects one of my passions.  Today it’s the obsession that started it all… knitting!!!

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To one lucky commenter, I am sending 2 fabulous skeins of Forbidden Fleece Cozy Sock Yarn and a handmade dpn needle roll!!!

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Another handmade project of mine, the dpn needle roll is made out of felt and ribbon.  The outside is a lovely burgundy color, and the inside is a nice light blue.  Please note: the dpn needles and crochet hook in the case are not included in this giveaway – they are mine and I need them!!!

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The sock yarn is from Forbidden Fleece, my favorite indie dyers who also happen to be friends of mine!  They are a fabulous husband and wife team who love yarn and want to bring the best to sock knitters everywhere! This Cozy yarn is hand-dyed, 100% Merino Superwash, 3 ply, fingering weight yarn.  I was only going to give away the skein on the left, since it is named after me – Leigh’s Woodlands (I told them what my favorite colors were, and they made a colorway with them!!!).  But as I was looking through the colorways I had, the Pumpkin Spice just jumped out at me, too! Such warm, cozy colors, perfect for a warm fall sock…. I fell in love with this colorway the first time I saw it!  I linked to their Etsy shop above, though they rarely sell on Etsy anymore – but that is a good way to get a peek of some of their stuff until they get their new website up and running.  Until then, if you are interested in getting your hands on some of this yummy goodness, you can contact them at forbiddenfleece (at) hughesnet (dot) com or join the Forbidden Fleece group on Ravelry.  FYI – they also have non-sock yarn, too… I haven’t had a chance to squeeze anything besides the sock yarn, but I’ve heard it’s all yummy!

To win this wonderful sock knitting giveaway, please leave me a comment with a valid email address.  I’d also love to know your favorite sock pattern, or the one you’re working on now, or if you don’t knit socks, tell me what your favorite thing to craft is.  Comments will be accepted through the end of the week, and the drawing will occur on Saturday, November 1.

If this is your first time here, take a look around – I’d love for you to come back again!  Also, check out my first Bloggy Giveaway, the giveaway on my other blog, and the others at the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival site!!!  Come back each day this week for more giveaway goodness!

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Entries for the giveaway are now closed.  Please click here to see who the winner was!

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Finally, a FO!

Here they are – pictures of Mandy’s Candy Bag, complete! When I can, I’ll get pictures of it hanging off the arm of my niece, as her new little purse. The only mod I made was to make a really long I-cord so it could be used as said purse.

Thanks for a fun knit, Amanda!

On to… yarn purchases!!! YAY! I bought my first sock yarn ever. Some YUMMY Fleece Artist Merino Wool. Beautiful green shades – see?

Then some less expensive but equally as fun Wildefoote by Brown Sheep Company – the colors are Mums and Soft Jazz (I have to put that in italics because when I say “soft jazz,” I even say it italicized). I think these will be my first baby socks.

I stepped up my Coachella knitting. I was shamed into it after reading some descriptions of it as a project for other knitters on Ravelry… one lady said it took her only 3 days to knit. 3 days. I’m almost at the bottom of the arm holes, to start the never ending body… I won’t have it done in time for my cousin’s birthday on Friday, but it will be well underway.
3 days. Geez.

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