Monday, April 12, 2010

Maybe I ought to buy a lotto ticket

I can't freakin' BELIEVE it!

First, I found out yesterday that I had won the Malabrigo Junkies Malabrigo March design contest on Ravelry. Which is insane and a huge honor, because there were SO many amazing projects and Wabbit Season seems so simple by comparison.


Any of you who are in that group and voted for me- thank you! I think I get a free skein of Mal, and a super cute Kirsten Kapur pattern. Mmmboy. (That gal can do no wrong, I tell you.)

Anyway, then, this morning, I found out that I WON THE WEDDING DIY CONTEST AT RUFFLED! I literally yelled "WOOOOO!" and started jumping on the couch when I saw that post in Google Reader. I am absolutely flabbergasted. I owe so much to you guys, my lovely knitting comrades!


I know there were a lot of knitter votes- so many comments mentioned a love of yarn ;-) As someone who has perpetually floated around the not-quite-popular-but-I-guess-I-know-a-few-people zone for most of my life, this outpouring of support has absolutely taken my breath away. It is amazing. You are all amazing. Group hug, right now. C'mon, get in close, we're all pals here. Ooh, your hair smells nice. What type of shampoo do you use? Really? Interesting.

My god. 500 smackeroos. What should I do with it?? Gee whiz. "Seattle yarn crawl" sounds fun. Or maybe I should take it to Vegas, it's been a lucky week, after all...

Oh, and since I'm talking weddings again anyway... my engagement photos are up here! Some of 'em anyway. I can't wait to see the rest. Nicole is a fabulous photographer and it was a lot of fun hanging out with her (she's a good friend of one of my good friends/exes/officiant so we'd met before) and we are so excited to have her covering the wedding! Do you like our Schlitz ad? (I managed to buy the original on ebay the other day- I'm going to frame them together. Heheh.)


  1. wow, congratulations on all of it!! This must be such an incredibly happy time!! You have to go out and celebrate. I totally creeped on your engagement photos- they are incredible!! Really, just- WOW.

  2. Congrats!!!!!!!!! i wrote about the contest on Facebook and linked to yours asking people who liked it to vote for you. So happy you won.. i love the balloon and red car picture.. what a fun photo shoot.

  3. Your photos are awesome! And congras on all the prizes! :)))

  4. Lucky you! Crongrats, your pictures are so great.

  5. Congratulations!!! A yarn crawl sounds like a great time!

    BTW, your engagement photos are gorgeous. You guys make a beautiful couple :)

    Hey, if I send you some money, will you play the lottery for me *waggles eyebrows*

    Oh, btw... I use Aveda. It does make my hair smell lovely!

  6. my god, those pics are absouluely gorgeous! you're both very photogenic, and obviously in love! congrats!

  7. Congratulations and your pictures are so great!!! =D

  8. wow congratulations. i am soooo happy for you. you definitely deserve both!

  9. The photos are amazing it looks like it was fun!

  10. Congratulations, Alex! I'm seriously going to have to be stopped if I'm not going to do every pattern in your ebook. Just blocked Wabbit Season yesterday!

  11. a. You won the DIY wedding idea contest simply because your idea was THE BEST. Really, I slogged through every single entry and was severely underwhelmed by the rest!

    b. YOUR PHOTOS ARE ADORABLE. Loving the Schlitz re-creation!

  12. Congrats! I love your hat pattern and definitely marked down a "love" in the Junkies group! It's also so exciting to see a whole set of patterns dedicated to Mal--keep 'em coming!

    Alice @

  13. Luck maybe, but I think it is your excellent design skills and TALENT! Congrats.


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