This was a tough contest, eh? And we had a tie for winner — Lindsey-Brooke and Katey in Georgia. I was going to flip a coin, but L-B exempted herself, telling me she was just doing it to prove that she could (over-achiever that she is), so the prize goes to Katey!
A number of you got a near-perfect score — but on the question on what I brought to my office Christmas Party last year, almost everyone said just “chocolate chip scones.” In addition to getting all the rest of the answers correct, L-B and Katey both correctly reported that I brought the scones and a coffeecake to the office party, so that’s why they tied for first.
Here are the answers:
1. Where was Wendy born?
Worcester, Massachusetts (source: 100 Things page)
2. What is the name of the town where Wendy lived as a child in the UK?
Pinner, Middlesex England (source: December 19, 2002 entry)
3. Where did Wendy buy the yarn from which she knit a sweater for her brother when she was a teenager? (source: December 24, 2002 entry)
4. What is Wendy’s favorite Christmas cookie?
pepparkakor (source: December 20, 2002 entry)
5. What is the name of the shawl that Wendy’s sister-in-law ruined and gave back to her to repair?
Stonington Shetland Shawl (source: March 21, 2003 entry)
6. What did Wendy bring to her office Christmas party last year?
Chocolate chip scones and coffeecake (source: December 17, 2002 entry)
7. What date did Wendy get Izzy (month, day, year)?
December 31, 1986 (source: December 31, 2002 entry)
8. What was Izzy’s full name and title?
Isolde, Bitch Cat From Hell (source: October 4, 2002 entry)
9. What date did Wendy get Lucy (month, day, year)?
May 11, 2003 (source: May 12, 2003 entry)
10. Where did Wendy go on vacation in February, 2002?
Caribbean cruise (source: cruise page on wendyjohnson.net)
11. What was the purpose of the February 2002 vacation?
Parents’ 50th wedding anniversary (source: cruise page on wendyjohnson.net)
12. What date did Wendy start her blog?
April 1, 2002 (source: April 1, 2002 entry)
13. What is Wendy’s neighbor-across-the-hall’s first name?
Yvonne (source: comments on September 18, 2003 entry)
14. On what day of the week was Wendy born?
Aha! Got most of you with this one. Because on my personal website the earliest photos of me were from around 1958? (I’m not sure of the actual date), you assumed I was born on January 2, 1958, which would make it a Thursday. Only a very few of you figured out that I was born in 1957, which would make it a Wednesday. The way you can fiigure this out is from my Yahoo ID, which is “wendy1257” — get it? If any of you knew me from any Yahoo Groups, you might get that.
Yeah, I know it was tough, but if you go back and read my entry describing the contest, I did say that the answers are available in one form or another in my online world. I didn’t say they were all on my blog.
15. Who is Wendy’s favorite knitting designer?
Alice Starmore (source: well, all of you got this right, just from reading my blog!)
16. What is the name of the sweater that Wendy knit on her trip to Canada in the Summer of 2003?
Parched (source: July 2003 entries)
17. What sweater was Wendy knitting during Hurricane Isabel?
Marina (source: September 18, 2003 entry)
18. On what date did Wendy do a salute to nurses in her blog?
July 12, 2002 (source: July 12, 2002 entry)
19. What day did Wendy start knitting Henry VIII?
March 12, 2003 (source: March 13, 2003 entry)
20. Does Wendy float or weave?
Float, baby! (from multiple blog entries)
Thanks for playing, everyone! This was great fun!
Did some work on Fern over the weekend. I finished the first sleeve and knitted the shoulder strap to the front and back of the sweater.
And I got a decent start on the second sleeve.
I finished Lucy’s kitty bed!
Here it is after knitting — it’s about 28″ in diameter, not including the sides.
And the side view:
I ran it through 2 complete cycles in my washing machine. Then I stretched it over a Tupperware pie carrier with a bath towel folded up and taped around it.
And put it on top of a box and left it to dry.
The finished size is approximately 17″ in diameter. Want the pattern? Instructions for knitting exactly the way I did are here.
Lucy is patiently waiting for it to dry.