Mar 31, 2009

Thanks to Mags Kandis

When it comes to games of chance The Treadler is anything but a winner. There has never been an opportunity for me to holler, "BINGO!" or "Yahtzee!" And, while my Grandmother, who passed away over 15 years ago, is still sent generic letters from Ed McMahon I have yet to receive one word from Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes that I too, may already be one (a winner).

But, my luck has changed for behold what I received in the mail today all the way from Canada!

Aren't those buttons pretty! That yarn is a blend of soft baby alpaca and silk! And who sent me such treasures? Mags Kandis, a well-known knitting designer of beautiful patterns. (What a small world as I am a not-so-well-known knitting and textile addict!)

Now, guess how it was that I randomly won such fantastic gifties. Well, I was perusing beautiful patterns on the internet, I ran into Mags Kandis' blog where I saw that she was running a contest entitled, "WHAT GIVES YOU HOPE THAT IT WILL SOON BE SPRING?"

This is how you can be sure that if I won it truly was a random contest: I live in the northwoods of Wisconsin. What in the world could I possibly know about hopeful signs of Spring? Honestly, today I received the winning prize. This is the view out my window:

(By the way, this is not a black and white snap shot.)

We are under a snow storm warning until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. The only signs of Spring I've seen have come in the delightful package I received today from Ms. Kandis. Thank you Mags! Looking forward to your new book!


Sara said...

woot woot! :) Now that you're a winner, don't get all big headed on us! :) LOL!!

Sarah said...

Oy girl your house looks like my house!!! I love your work - I knew you sounded familiar - I've been following you!!! What you do facinates me - amazing stuff!!!

Sarah said...

Ok - we just spotted the tarantula - he a total but man (ten) is this something that has been sold??? It's darling!! Really!

peargirl said...


The Treadler said...

I'd like to thank the Academy, my Mother for teaching me how to knit, my husband, who was overjoyed to see more yarn come into the house... (exit music interupting)