My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Lots of Fun Stuff

I have a post full of lots of great, fun stuff to give away — all of it generously donated by firefly of I Live on a Farm.

firefly has been an online buddy of mine since she started her blog a few years ago. Yesterday I got a big box of goodies from her — some for me and Lucy, and a whole bunch to give away to my readers.

First up, a whole whack of patterns — a nice assortment of patterns to knit pretty Christmas stockings, a scarf, a hat, some very cute bags, and her biscuit blanket. You can check out her patterns for sale online here on her website or in her etsy shop. They are printed in full color with clear photos, and step-by-step instructions.

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And second, a kit to knit her biscuit blanket. Check out the link to read about it and see what’s included.

She very kindly send me a completed biscuit blanket as a gift.

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As you can see, this is lovely, but what you can’t see is how soft the cotton yarn is.

Would you like to be entered in the drawing for a chance to win a pattern, or for one lucky person, the Biscuit Blanket Kit? Leave a comment on THIS post by noon eastern time on Sunday, December 12, 2010 to be entered in the drawing. (Entries sent via the “Contact Me” link or emailed to me will not be included in the drawing.) If you are unsure of how to leave a comment, check out the tutorial on how to leave a comment in the right-hand sidebar of my blog.

Lucy sez:

“firefly sent me a present too but Momma told me I have to wait til Christmas to open it. I’m sulking.”

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Meanwhile, back at denim central, I am plugging along on my second sleeve. I have high hopes of finishing this sweater this weekend.

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Anyhow, if you would like to be entered in the drawing for the lovely items firefly has so generously donated, leave a comment!


  1. Willa Jean Dooley says:

    I had to stop and think about what a “biscuit blanket” could be. In my family we always used a freshly laundered “flour-sack” kitchen towel. I love this idea.

  2. Please include me in your drawing. Would love a pattern!

  3. I would love to win either prize. But the Biscuit Blanket sounds intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. The Biscuit Blanket Kit looks sweeeeet! I’d love a chance to win. Thanks!

  5. suncatcher says:

    I have had that biscuit warmer bookmarked for quite some time now. How nice it would be to win it along with some other of her nice patterns. Thank you for the chance.

  6. You are a knitter who inspires me. I love checking your blog at the end of my day.

  7. We can haz KITTY BISKITS! Great gift Idea, Miz Fleckenstein aka firefly

    Miss Lucy, it will be worth the wait, Luv~ ♥♥♥
    Sandra´s last blog post ..Sandras Excellent Adventures in Felting

  8. That blanket is absolutely gorgeous 🙂

    The sweater is coming along nicely. Can’t wait to see it done 🙂

  9. You always have such nice things to give away. You always have such fun comments to read! Thank you!
    Jeanie Babbage´s last blog post ..No knitting here today

  10. Hope I win the patterns

  11. Great patterns & adorable blanket. I would love to win either.

  12. Oh how fun to win a nice holiday suprise!!! Hope you have a happy holiday.

  13. Looks like another fun blog to read….cute patterns too!

  14. I would love to win either a pattern or the biscuit blanket kit. I don’t blame Lucy for sulking. 🙂

  15. Lauren Barrett says:

    I’d love to win….

  16. Amelia Sear says:

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  17. PattyLynn says:

    Firefly is most generous! Thanks for a chance to enter. Would love to make a biscuit blanket to use in one of the baskets I wove!

  18. Shirley Ryan says:

    Oh goody…goodies. How nice of you and firefly….A BIG THANKS!!!!!!

  19. Rachel Eldridge says:

    I would love the kit. Please enter me in the drawing.

  20. Amanda Dobson says:

    I really love reading about your knitting adventures. I am fascinated by your denim sweater, can’t wait to see the finished project.

  21. Love your blog and books. Finally I am learning to do short row heels, thanks to your patterns.

    These giveaways would be excellent Christmas gifts and I would love to be the recepient of one of them. I can’t seem to get my family to give knitting related gifts.

  22. How could I have been raised in the South and never heard of a biscuit blanket???? Please include me in the drawing!
    BlueMoonArtistry´s last blog post ..Giveaway Week at the Crafty Crow!

  23. would love to win a pattern and am really intrigued by the biscuit blanket — appears to be a great gift idea for those folk who seem to have everything

  24. Would love to win the kit (or the pattern or anything else). But my brother recently landed in a skilled nursing facility in Ohio, where he’ll be staying for several months. A cozy blanket would be just the thing to keep him warm during these winter months.

    Thanks for your generosity, Wendy and firefly!

  25. Yes please! They all look so darn cute!
    Dana´s last blog post ..Wee Bit of Me Wednesdays or Thursday

  26. Oh! I’d love to win some of the patterns!!

    Great job on the sweater!

  27. The biscuit blanket is so cute! Consider me entered! Thanks!

  28. Pam Pickering says:

    Lucy is cute in her cat bed, my cat has a heated bed that looks very similar.. I would be thrilled to win anything!

  29. Thank firefly for her generosity! Awesome bisquit blanket and thanks you wendy for the opportunity to win these great prizes.

  30. I love freebies! Pick me!

  31. Oh my a biscut blanket How cute is that I would love that kit. Lucy, I feel your pain I can`t open my gifts yet either but look at that comfy bed Lucy my dear you are a lucky girl

  32. Ohh I would like to enter the contest! Lovely patterns!
    Angela´s last blog post ..Black Friday

  33. Thanks for the opportunity.

    (And thanks for your much earlier advice on the Pi shawl KAL)

  34. You have the best job — writing about what you love and giving us a chance to win beautiful things. Please enter me in the drawing.

  35. Comment!

  36. I love firefly!

  37. I would be thrilled to win any of the prizes!

    Kitty and Amore give their feline regards to Lucy

  38. That little package is adorable! Count me in.

  39. I love Fireflies things!!! Her work is beautiful. So hope I am a winner:-)

  40. Hey looks very cute, would love to be entered in the drawing, love the website, love hearing about Lucy, she is beautiful thanks!

  41. What fun!
    Word Lily´s last blog post ..Long-tail story arcs

  42. A give away? Thanks for the opportunity to join. The denim sweater looks great! I made a cardi for a little person. The yarn is so soft. And yes, my bamboos are now tinted!

  43. You are both so generous to offer these as a give away.
    Porr Lucy, having to wait until Christmas.
    Kim´s last blog post ..Convertible Hat

  44. Would love to win something! Running out of yarn!

  45. Ooh, I love her patterns.

  46. Vicki Johnson says:

    A very generous offer! Thank you for the opportunity! Ever hear of a TV series called Firefly? It ran on FOX several years ago, only had one season. It is one of my all time favorite syfy series. Happy Holidays!!

  47. I love FireFly’s stuff. I keep stalking her yarn and haven’t bought any yet, but I will someday. I also love her blog. I love how she writes and the word pictures she paints.
    Lynda´s last blog post ..I was doing so well

  48. Thank you for the contest.

  49. How cute! I’d love a chance to win. Thanks <:o)

  50. The biscuit blanket is a great idea. I love the range of colors available. I would love to win one.

  51. I need a Biscuit Blanket to go with my homemade biscuits. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  52. Your sweater looks great. In the meantime, I’m still plugging away on the Shetland Pi Shawl….
    Patty´s last blog post ..Flowers in the Garden

  53. Hope to be lucky 🙂 Thanks for doing the give away.

  54. I’d love to be entered!!

  55. Please enter me in the drawing!

  56. what fun goodies!
    KathyB´s last blog post ..Mole Alert- Its a Small Pet World After All!

  57. Hey that would be great for the holidays. Sign me up for the contest. Thank you for thinking of all of us.

  58. I love all the Christmas stocking patterns! Thanks for the give-away!

  59. One can never have too many patterns. PICK ME! 🙂

  60. I love Lucy’s pic, just a little ear 🙂

  61. Love all the patterns! Please pick me!

  62. I can’t resist a contest, even though I rarely win! 🙂 thanks for the chance.

  63. Thanks for the introduction to firefly…enjoyed her site, her story and her patterns are lovely. I’d love to win! The denim sweater is going to be great. Like Elisa, I am amazed by your speed. 🙂

  64. Sarah Stevens says:

    I’d love to be in the drawing. Biscuit blanket sounds enticing. By the way, the sweater is coming along great. I’m anxious to start on my own denim sweater when I get home from my trip.

  65. Please include me in the drawing, too. The biscuit blanket looks like a fun project!

    Good to see that Lucy can do her sulking in a nice, comfy cat bed. Sulking and comfort – two vital elements of feline life.

  66. Spring Davidson says:

    What a lovely site (yours and firefly’s)…thanks for the opportunity to win!

  67. I’m sure I saw my name on one of those gifts!

  68. I love the hat and stocking patterns. They are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
    Bev Love´s last blog post ..A Blessed Day

  69. Both you and firefly are spreading cheer!
    Poor Lucy, has to wait to open her present.

    Holiday Hugs,
    Gerry´s last blog post ..Its been a really long time

  70. I’m not sure what a biscuit blanket is – is it like a bun warmer? Anyway, thanks for offering all this cool free stuff, and good luck to all!
    Susan´s last blog post ..Set of Three Crocheted Christmas Ornaments

  71. Firefly’s gift IS generous, Wendy! Thanks for counting me in.

  72. Oh, me, too! If not, at least I have the link.

  73. Any one of the giveaway would be nice to get. Love new patterns. Jean

  74. A bisket blanket! So Cute!

  75. Count me in, pretty please?

  76. That blanket is adorable!

  77. Cute blanket! Although it looks a bit more like crab rangoon or a homentashen than a biscuit. So sorry you’ve been sick but glad you are back.

  78. Kristi ~ Ohio says:

    Firefly’s patterns look amazing. What a generous giveaway. I would love to win. I am enjoying your denim sweater journey…thanks for sharing.

  79. Denny Stein says:

    Biscuit Blanket! Too comfort zones in one. . . .

  80. I’m really enjoying watching your sweater progress, can’t wait to see it finished! And I’m interested to see what Lucy got for Christmas from firefly 🙂

  81. A biscuit blanket. What a wonderful idea. Congrats to whomever wins. Thanks Wendy and firefly.

  82. I would love to be entered into the drawing. The sweater is looking gorgeous.

  83. Linda Campbell says:

    I, too, read Firefly’s blog and am in awe of some of her wonderful hand-made things. I’d really like to win some of her “stuff”. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  84. Thanks for sharing the gifts. Would love to knit the biscuit blanket. Can’t wait to see what Lucy’s gift is.

  85. Love firefly’s stuff!
    Bet´s last blog post ..Happy 5th Birthday- Barney!

  86. Lauren Kowalczewski says:

    Hi Wendy,

    Can’t wait to see that finished sweater, It’s going to be lovely.
    Please enter me into your contest to win a goodie from you!!
    I’m being patient to win something spectacular!!!

    Have a great week, Lauren
    Cassie & Zoe send “Prrrrrr’s” to Lucy.

  87. Susan aka paintermom says:

    Ooh, yes, I would like to be entered, please. The biscuit blanket looks grand!

  88. Donna in Ely says:

    This has been a really awful day. Winning the drawing sure would be nice. Thank you for the chance.

  89. i would absolutely love to have that biscuit blanket kit. Too cute!
    i am totally enjoying the pictures of the denim sweater, it looks absolutely beautiful.

  90. Taryn Kormanik says:

    Nice photography on her blog!

  91. What a generous gift to share with your loyal readers!! I hope you’re having a great Christmas season, Wendy!!!

  92. i love it when lucy sulks =)

  93. Beverly Shaw says:

    Looks lovely! Thanks to Firefly for offering all of this swag.

  94. Stephanie Reynolds says:

    More gifts!! Goody!!

  95. nicole/sweden says:

    i’m in!

  96. How generous of your friend. I’d love to win any of the patterns, but especially the biscuit blanket – pattern or the finished product. I’ll check out her blog.

  97. Heather P says:

    Cute blanket!! Sounds like a great giveaway!

  98. love the gifts

  99. Would love to try one of these patterns!

  100. Fingers crossed this is a lucky post. What a lovely Christmas present!