My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 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.

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.

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.”

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

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


  1. I’d love to win a pattern or the kit, thank you both for the opportunity!

  2. MommyknitzB says:

    The sweater looks fantastic! Always nice to see what is on your needles. Thanks!

  3. The patterns look fantastic
    CatieP´s last blog post ..This Moment – December 3- 2010

  4. I would love to be in the drawing and get one of the wonderful items

  5. Love a good give away!

  6. Biscuit blanket? I love it!
    Liz R´s last blog post ..Edward M Kennedy 1932-2009

  7. I love Firefly’s blog! I would love to be in the drawing for these items.

  8. My sister has made several of the biscuit blankets, and they always look beautiful. Maybe if I had the pattern or kit I would do the same!

  9. That biscuit blanket is so cute. At first I asked myself, “what is a biscuit blanket?”. Now I see. It is really unique.

  10. That is very generous of her! What a lovely surprise to get in the mail 🙂
    LittleWit´s last blog post ..Sticks N Stitches 2011

  11. Wow! Thanks Wendy and firefly!!!

  12. I would love to have either a pattern or the kit. Thanks for offering them to us!

  13. I’d love to win too! Thank you for the opportunity!
    biomaj5´s last blog post ..FOapalooza

  14. I love all the goodies!

  15. The biscuit blanket is so cute. Please enter me in this giveaway!

  16. noallatin says:

    Thanks for another great contest. I would really like to win a kit.

  17. The kit looks cool! Thanks for a chance to win!

  18. I too would love to have the patterns or the kit! Great stuff, I’m going to go check out her Etsy site now!

  19. My biscuits need a blanket! I can’t believe you’re making Lucy wait till Christmas for her present. I’m calling the ASPCA.

  20. Freya in Californeya says:

    What I really want is your denim sweater when you are done with it. But I would be equally thrilled with one of the other prizes.

  21. CatherineMichelle says:

    Firefly is so generous! I would love to be part of the giveaway! Your sweater is so nice! I can’t wait to see it finished and washed/dryed. I’m very curious of this process.

  22. Oh I would love to win this. I’ve seen the biscuit blanket pattern a few times what a great gift it would make.

  23. mmmm….biscuit blanket…finally, a calorie-free biscuit! Nicky and Nuala say…Please count our momma in…she likes to keep the house too cold as well and we only have 5 or 6 places to snuggle in that are specifically for us (not counting her), so we’d like her to knit more stuff for us.

  24. Sherry Coleman says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  25. Another great giveaway thanks for having it. I can’t wait to see your sweater when its done it looks great so far.
    Rae´s last blog post ..Still saying huh

  26. I wasn’t sure I would like the denim sweater – I’ve seen the yarn before, but not knit into something this pretty! Loving how it looks, and loving the three needle bindoff join.

  27. Lucy has such personality 🙂

  28. Thanks to both of you for a chance to win!

  29. I felt peaceful just thinking about “things from the farm”. Thanks for sharing it all!

  30. The biscuit blanket is darling. It would make a fantastic Christmas gift!
    Lynn Z´s last blog post ..Crafting for Others

  31. Been admiring items from her for a long time.
    I love how the sweater is turning out!!
    Stacy Little´s last blog post ..Awesome!!!

  32. What a great giveaway! Any item would be wonderful to have. Thanks so much for your generosity. Off to check firefly’s etsy shop now…
    Karen in Toledo´s last blog post ..One Step Forward

  33. Well of course I want to enter. A biscuit blanket sounds so intriguing.

  34. Celestine says:

    How wonderful your friend is. I love her shop. The biscuit blanket is great….

  35. Oh! I would love to win one of those!

  36. I’d love to win a pattern or the kit! Thank you!

  37. those all look lovely–I’d be so happy to win any of them!

  38. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “meow, cousin lucy, mommy said we have to wait til santa cat brings our presents! we are trying to be so good until then!”

    soitenly (said in a curly howard voice), I would like an entry into the contest!

  39. Wow what a generous gift! I can’t wait to see what Lucy got!

  40. I would love to win a pattern or the kit! Thanks for this giveaway!
    Anna´s last blog post ..4 new pairs of earrings for 5 and some change

  41. You know nice people!

  42. I can almost feel that cotton!

  43. I would love to join Lucy all curled up!
    Jen´s last blog post ..Sneaking in a Post

  44. Shirley. in PA says:

    Yes please, I would love a chance to win one of the patterns.

  45. i am with Lucy. . . waiting until Christmas makes me pout as well. the Biscut Blanket would make a lovely present for my 87 yr old mom. Happy Holidays!
    Rebecca´s last blog post ..Christmas is coming

  46. How sweet of firefly. Plus your making good progress on your sleeve. What a wonderful day.

  47. I’d love to be entered! it took me a minute to figure out what a Biscuit Blanket is, thought it was referring to the lovely neutral color…but then I’m a little slow sometimes! Can’t wait to see that Denim sweater modeled!

  48. debra davis says:

    Love your sweater and would love an opportunity to have the biscuit blanket pattern/kit

  49. Well I know my luck and likely wont win but I would love to win something everything looks great

  50. Ooh! I’d like to win a prize! Thanks to you both for your generosity!
    sprite´s last blog post ..positive attitude- familiar shapes- and day job

  51. mary anne says:

    Lucy is so cute. I love cats.

  52. Umm – biscuit blanket – great idea. Thanks for the contest and sharing all your goodies.

  53. Wendy – I just love knitting with buttery soft cotton. And that gets me to thinking about butter on a biscuit !!! I would love to win something from the farm. Thanks for sharing it with your readers. You are the bestest 🙂

  54. I’ve heard of bread cloths, but never heard the term biscuit blanket. I’d love to be in the drawing. Thanks Wendy and firefly

  55. Too Cute! I’d love to win a pattern, or even better, a biscuit blanket kit! My sister uses things like biscuit blankets, and this would be a great gift for her.

  56. very cool biscuit holder! would love to win it or patterns!

  57. biscuit blanket is a fun phrase

  58. ooh, ooh, me!

  59. Fun stuff indeed! The biscuit blanket is a little cutie and the Christmas stockings are lovely.
    JaneB´s last blog post ..Fall and Santas Workshop

  60. I’ve looked at the basket pattern many times and would love it.

  61. Thanks for the introduction to a new-to-me line of patterns. I’d love to win!

  62. Leaving a comment 🙂

  63. Merry Christmas! I would love to win!

  64. Such a cute pattern! and your sweater is going to be so beautiful!

  65. The biscuit blanket looks lovely. Yes, I would very much like to be entered into the drawing. Thanks!
    Ruth´s last blog post ..More craptastic photos and uninspired text

  66. Stacy and the rugrats says:

    Woot! The blanket looks adorable!

  67. How exciting! I love giveaways!
    Alex Klein´s last blog post ..Mondays Musing

  68. You should certainly have a huge amount of comments today. Lovely stuff.
    picadrienne´s last blog post ..10 on Tuesday Freezer Edition

  69. You know all the best people! The patterns are pretty diverse and interesting – please do enter me!
    Leslie´s last blog post ..Episode 37 – with Special Guest Star- CraftyPancakes!

  70. Both look like alot of fun, especially for the long winter nights in January, when all my Christmas gifts are done and I can knit and relax. Thanks for the chance to win.

  71. Cathy Goldman says:

    Lovely gifts….enter me too……Happy Holidays to all

  72. That’s a lot of great stuff to give away! Count me in.

  73. What genorosity! How nice for all of us. Happy Holidays!

  74. Would love a chance! Thank-you!

  75. Don’t sulk Lucy. You’d be sad if there weren’t any surprise treats on Christmas day! (At least that what I tell myself to stop from ransacking my husband closet ; )

  76. How awesome to be able to pass on the goodies! Count me in!

  77. You certainly have a generous blog friend! Thanks to you both for the opportunity to win such great prizes!

  78. The sweater looks great! would love to win some patterns! Happy Holidays!

  79. I love biscuit blankets. Would love to win a pattern!

  80. Thanks for the chance to win something!

  81. Thanks for sharing new designers for us knit a holics- or stash a holics– or pattern a holics. Hope I can add one more to the collection. Happy Holidays. Sub freezing weather in SC has us inside knitting wool.

  82. Love a fun holiday giveaway!

  83. The biscuit blanket is so unusual and fun. I also really like that Cuppa Joe set. I need more handwarmers and, um, matching sets. Thanks for introducing me to a new (to me) designer. Please enter me in the drawings.

  84. I love any giveaways!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Super cute cotton knitting.

  86. Geraldine Scott says:

    Please enter me for the drawing! Thanks!

  87. I’d love to be entered!

  88. I like how Lucy has an ear turned toward the camera, like she’s checking to make sure you’ve noticed she’s ignoring you! I love cats.
    ccr in MA´s last blog post ..The Quick- Headache in Abeyance Post

  89. Would love the opportunity to knit one of firefly’s designs. 🙂

  90. Oh, I love her beautiful patterns! I think I saw that biscuit keeper on Ravelry and thought it would make great gifts!

  91. I love the way your sweater changes colors with the time of day…light and so on…cant think of which color I like best but the last sleeve on this post is right up there….

  92. Count me in! I’m always looking for new projects.
    Faith´s last blog post ..Welcome to the World- Little One

  93. Marie-france says:

    Am I going to be the lucky one this time…………….

  94. What a wonderful and generous give away! I’d love to be included.
    I’ve really enjoyed following your denim adventure. It’s left me wanting to knit a sweater with denim yarn.
    Karen´s last blog post ..Duck And Cover

  95. Would love to win a pattern!

  96. Ooooooo…pretty things. Enter please.

  97. I’d love to win.

  98. Oooh, pretty patterns…

  99. What a cute blanket! I love how it folds up. It’d be great to win the kit!

  100. Who doesn’t love a great giveaway?? The sweater looks beautiful, and warm. We could all use sweaters like that here in central Wisconsin. The temp at present is 14 degrees.