Sunday, December 18, 2011

another week - and 100th post scarflet giveaway!

*yawn* I'm so tired! It was a very busy week. My rotation this week was at the GP's, and I had a great time. Mostly because I was allowed to work under supervision or on my own instead of just observing, at least with the easier things. And as it is sniffles season and there were lots of people without an appointment, I actually felt useful - always a plus. :) Being a GP is also in the top three of "things to be when I'm grown-up", so apart from the fact that it took me an hour to get there and another to get home again, it was pretty much perfect. The commute paired with the gloomy weather was less fun. And I left my mittens on the train the first day! My pretty, pink reading mitts! I even phoned the lost&found (never done that for a pair of gloves) but they didn't have them. Oh well.

Then there was knitting - my first pair of toe-up socks, knit on a circular needle (pattern here)! With stripes! Kinda ambitious for my second pair of socks ever, but it was fun. I can see many more in my future. I forgot to take a picture, though, before I gave them away. Maybe I can get one after Christmas.

Then there were the obligatory pre-holiday get-togethers. A work party, a friends party, and one of a literary nature (my friends and I have been doing a short-story club every 3 weeks for the last year). So, three late nights, before getting up to get to my parents early this morning. Now I'm here for the holidays. There's even snow! :) And the opportunity to sleep in tomorrow. I hope. :)

Anyway, this is my 100th post! And right in time for the holidays! So, I've been scheming for weeks to give away a scarflet. Made from beautiful, mustard, 100% Merino wool. With lotsa love. :)

You're very welcome to enter. Just answer one of the following questions for me: What are you having for your holiday dinner? What would you most like to find under the tree? Comment until Christmas Eve, 11:59pm (GMT). I'll randomly chose a winner and announce them Christmas Day. The giveaway is open to everybody. Don't forget to leave your email address!

Hope you're have an enjoyable and non-too-stressful Holiday time!


  1. That mustard scarf looks so pretty....I would most like a Canon SLR camera, but I know for sure I won't be getting that...eek..

  2. what would I like to find under the Christmas tree this year?......the elixir of life.

  3. Congratulations on 100 posts! That scarflet looks so yummy (and great with the Santa hat). Also, glad to hear that you had a good GP rotation. I work with a bunch of GP's and they're really fantastic people, there's something special about the field I think.

    Holiday dinner? Um, I think we're going to a restaurant this year instead of joining up with the extended family which is always, sadly, AWKWARD. Under the tree? Uh ... I'm notoriously impossible to shop for b/c my tastes are so quirky so the best gifts are usually a gift certificate to a fabric or yarn store? Oh wait, or maybe the pair of riding boots I've had my eye on for quite some time ...

  4. I'll be having a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey but no sprouts! I know I'm having a felt making kit and a how-to book and can't wait to open it and get started!

    Congratulations on the 100th post! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I'm not really sure what I'll be doing for holiday dinner this year. Guess I should get on that..... Probably nothing special. There are so many Christmas parties that I don't need another excuse to over indulge.

    I don't know what I'd like under the tree. My parents are buying me a new sewing machine so that is going to keep me pretty happy regardless of what else I get.


  6. Congratulations on your 100th post, and a great week GP-ing! What are the other two things on your want-to-be list?
    I'm really sad you lost your adorable gloves...! :((
    We are going to another family member's house for Christmas and having a big old fashioned traditional feast. I've chosen some yummy fabrics that I am looking forward to "finding" under the Christmas tree (lol)

  7. love the mustard scarflet - count me in! Hoping for delicious yarn under the tree!

  8. Congratulations on your 100th post!!!! I love the mustard scarflet... I need it!
    I want to find something special, something made by hands, because all that is made by a handcrafter is unique! But finally, I love all my family´s gifts, because they had a time to buy something for me.
    Maider x

  9. Such a great scarf! As usual (as I totally love it) we are having a traditional christmas dinner. Under the tree, well, I would like the colette book and a new relaxation blanket for my yoga class.
    I hope you have a great Christmas too. x x x

  10. OH! I adore the scarflet. I'm hoping for the Doctor to be under my tree, but since that is a long shot, I'm hoping for One Skein Wonders so I can work on my knitting skills! Congratulations on your 100th post!

  11. Maybe it is because I am nosy but I do like hearing the snippets about your rotations! How annoying to have lost the mittens.
    For Christmas dinner I am hoping to have nut roast, with chocolate cheesecake for pudding.
    Have a relaxing break with your family.x

  12. Whoa it seems like a very busy period. I am sure you are enjoying sleeping in. If you decide to cross the Alps for new year's let me know.
    The scaflet is adorable...mustard is my favorite this season and I adore wrapping up my neck.
    100th post is loads congratulations! My christmas day will be filled with tortellini and pandoro. I won't be finding anything under the tree as we decided not to have presents this year. Thanks for this giveaway

  13. That is an adorable picture of you with the hat on! You are too cute!! I'd like to find a tailor's dummy crowding out everything else under the tree, but I know that's not going to happen, but I'm hoping the Colette patterns book will be wrapped up with my name on :-) Christmas lunch - a veggie concoction yet to be decided & pavlova. Hope you have a fab Christmas too xx

  14. Congratulations! And you have been a busy knitter. So sad about your mitts. Even I miss them (because I've been thinking of making a pair ;) Hmm, holiday dinner. This year, with my in-laws in town, we're having Puerto Rican pasteles -- a three-day affair in the making (shredding all the roots for the masa). Talk about a homemade, laborious holiday. And it goes so fast :)

    Happy, happy holiday.

  15. Congratulations on your 100th post!!