No this isn't an April Fool's Joke. Once again, I've missed my Blogiversary by several days. March 26th, 2004 was my first blog entry. It's been a crazy fun five years, and I've learned a lot about knitting and blogging. I've also met a lot of really wonderful people by starting a blog. Who'd have thought?
In honor of the five-year anniversary, I'm having a contest. All you need to do is leave a comment, telling me about your favorite knitting gadget or tool. You know how I love gadgets. Your gadget can be something that's made especially for knitters, or it could be something from the Muggle world that you've adapted to knitting. It doesn't have to be something that I don't already have, though that would delight me to no end and give me something new for which to shop. My definition of "gadget" is rather broad: it means anything that you use in your knitting that is not actually the yarn.
Prizes? Of course there will be prizes. I just haven't picked them out yet. I'll choose two winners. The first will be by the random number generator, the second will be for the gadget comment that amuses me the most. The two winners will each get their choice of something from my vast stash. It will be a choice of sock yarn or something lacy with enough yardage to make a scarf. (No, you can't have my Wollmeise. I'm not totally nuts.) Once we have winners, I'll post photos of a couple of fine yarn selections and let each of them choose. The random number winner will get to pick first, then the amusing winner, just to avoid fights.
I'll post a photo of my favorite gadget just to get things started. You've all seen this before. It's my treasured drug-dealer's scale. Every time I post a photo of this I get questions about where I got it. You can buy it here if you want one of your very own. You can't have mine, it's not one of the contest prizes.
You have through the weekend to leave me a comment. I'll close the contest Sunday night, April 5th, at midnight Pacific time. May the best gadget win!