My current work in progress:

Tawney Sweater,by Jenni Barrett, knit from MadelineTosh Tosh Sock, using 3.25mm and 3.5mm 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. What exactly is a biscuit blanket? The picture looks lovely… maybe another one with it undone would be nice? That way we can all drool over it. 😉
    I wish I could knit cables as fast as you! Took me almost a year to make my son a cabled sweater, and I have to say, I don’t care to cable anymore. Well, anytime soon.

  2. Thank you for a wonderful blog. Merry Christmas to you and Lucy!

  3. poor lucy 🙁 everyone needs some kind of present BEFORE Christmas 😛

  4. So generous! Thank you!

  5. At first I had to think what is a “biscuit blanket’ what an absolutely darling name to keep “biscuits” warm!! I love it and hope I can participate in the drawing!! Ah Lucy, Christmas will be here so soon you will have your gifts in no time!!!!

  6. I would love to have a new Christmas gift pattern! Heck, I always welcome a new pattern to play with 🙂

  7. Can’t wait to see the Denim sweater. The blanket looks snuggly.
    Tiger, my kitty is sulking too- not sure why.

  8. Would love to win a christmas present. Happy Holidays!

  9. Wow! Thanks for the opportunity to win fun projects!

  10. Carol Wymer says:

    Choose me pleeeese…

  11. I just finished my first semester of grad school and I need some gentle little knitting projects, to soothe my fractured brain! At my age (60) I can no longer afford to have brain fractures; they ruin my ability to knit.

    Love your little blog bits in my IN box.

  12. Robin May says:

    The biscuit blanket looks like great fun—I used to make something similar out of fabric. Makes a great gift.

  13. Generosity abounds. Thanks once again for the opportunity!!!

  14. So many great things, all look fabulous. Maybe I will win! I am getting ready to teach a yoga class as an interview to become a yoga teacher at this facility, and I am quite nervous…eek! Thx for your blog to distract me.

  15. Susan Tofilon says:

    Your sweater looks gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it finished! Thank you for the chance to win. Merry Christmas everyone.

  16. Would love to win either a pattern or the blanket kit. It looks like fun to knit!

  17. Please random spin pick me for a pattern or the blanket kit.

  18. Beth Brunker says:

    I would love to win either of your freinds works. Thanks for a chance…..

  19. Linda Cannon says:

    What a neat gift to recieve in the mail and then to pass it on is a gift too. Thank you for thinking of your readers.

  20. Wow, what a generous offer from Firefly! I’m off to check out her Etsy but please enter me in the drawing!

  21. Jennifer B says:

    Lovely patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  22. i’ve had my eye on that biscuit blanket pattern for a while now . . . fingers crossed!
    Kristen´s last blog post ..Tis the season-to do some good!

  23. Wendy! You just amaze me at your skill, speed, excellence and outstanding beauty in each project you undertake! I am such an admirer, and big fan of Lucy’s! :o)
    Thank you for the chance to be a winner of the wonderful offerings! Take care!

  24. This is such a great give-a-way, so nice of Firefly to give you all those goodies.
    Your sweater is so pretty I can’t wait to see it complete.
    Luigi said to tell Lucy not to pout, Christmas will be here soon!

  25. This looks like some great stuff to work on on a long winter night. Your sweater is looking great – I can’t wait to see it finished.

  26. I’d love to win! Lucy says I should too 🙂

  27. Ohhh, more goodies. Like a candy store with no calories!!

  28. Robin Diebold says:

    I would love to win either. Thanks

  29. Wendy T-C says:

    I love biscuts…I love the biscuit blanket. I’d love to win.

  30. What a nice collection of prizes.

  31. How neat! What a nice person she is.

  32. Please, please, pick me!

  33. Firefly is a GOOD friend to have!! Many, many thanks to her!!
    I’d would be happy and honored to win anything!

  34. Wow, what a wonderful surprise! The biscuit blanket looks wonderful!

  35. Whoa! Lots of neat stuff! I hope I win. On another note I can’t wait to see your denim sweater put together and washed as well. I’m all for something that can be washed in the machine.

  36. Sharon Amara says:

    It would be wonderful to be a winner. Hugs to Ms. Lucy!

  37. I love making biscuits too, I’m excited about knitting a blanket for them!!!!!!

  38. What a great kit. I love to read your posts and especially love your giveaways. Maybe I’ll win one someday.

  39. The biscuit blanket is adorable!

  40. I would love to win! We need some warm knits in the DC area right now!

  41. Am lovin your sweater, coming along nicely! Would surely love to win a stocking pattern or anything, really. Happy Holidays!

  42. A biscuit blanket!? What a lovely idea! Certainly beats the old table napkin trick.
    Happy Holidays to everyone!

  43. Hi , please enter me in the firefly giveaway…Looks Good. thanks.

  44. How generous of both of you. Pick me! Pick me!
    Ida´s last blog post ..Welcome Kristina McGowan and Modern Top-Down Knitting

  45. Thanks firefly and Wendy – appreciate your generousity

  46. They are darling! Ummm I don’t want to see dumb here but what is a biscuit blanket?

  47. Elizabeth H. says:

    I’d love to win anything from “I live on a farm”. Thanks for the chance.

  48. Gah!! I’ve been admiring that biscuit blanket pattern for months.

  49. That looks like a fun knit!!!
    please enter me in your draw!!

  50. I would like to be entered for the giveaway. Hi Lucy!

  51. I’d love to be in the drawing.
    Kathy In Georgia´s last blog post ..Horror

  52. I love neat stuff like that.

  53. What a generous friend!

  54. That pic of Lucy is hysterical!

    Yes, please sign me up for the drawing for that great pattern!

  55. I would love to be entered into the drawing for the patterns.

  56. I’d love to win a pattern or kit! Thanks.

  57. You have a most generous friend! I hope I win! Lovely blanket.

  58. What a nice gift and so nice of you to share! I always enjoy watching your progress and seeing what Lucy has to say! She reminds me so much of my recently departed Kitty! Have a great holiday season!

  59. Karen Scheer says:

    The biscuit blanket looks really nice. I’d love a chance to win a kit. Thanks.

  60. Not being from the South, I did not quite know what a Biscuit Blanket was ’till I got to the end of the blog post. Now I understand! (Can I use it as a Tortilla Blanket?)

  61. Awww, poor Lucy. Christmas will be here before you know it and I am sure the gift will be worth the wait!

    Please enter me in the contest so I too can have a gift.

  62. Elizabeth says:

    Ears! I see little kitty ears!

  63. Either look like winners to me.

  64. Thanks for the link to Firefly’s blog, I love her stocking patterns! Could I be so lucky to win one? (if not I now have her link, thanks!)
    Thank you both for the fun of trying to win! Happy Holidays to you both!

  65. Me please.

  66. How sweet that firefly thought to send gifties for you to give away! I hope that Lucy’s present is something she will enjoy anticipating! 🙂
    Jill M in Ohio´s last blog post ..Design Wall Monday- 12-6

  67. The biscuit blanket would do a good job of keeping my scratch biscuits hot! My mother taught me how to make them when I was in the 4th grade.
    Beth´s last blog post ..Where- oh- where……

  68. Oohh, who doesn’t love a chance to win something wonderful. Please add my name to the drawing.

  69. What a generous giver, would love the chance to win! love the sulking kitty!!

    Great socks books- just started the “argyle” socks for the husband! Hope to be done by Christmas…….but will settle for New Years.

    Enjoy your hoilday!

  70. im just lori says:

    How generous is that!

    I’ve been eyeing that biscuit blanket kit for a while now. If I don’t win this one, I’ll just have to go get mine.

  71. Thank you firefly and Wendy for your generosity. I could really use a wish right now!

  72. I just came across the I Live on a Farm website and really liked the patterns there. Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. The denim sweater is looking great, can’t wait to see it finished.
    Please put my name in the hat for the drawing.

  74. Firefly is generous and so are you! Sending scritches to Miss Lucy!

  75. I am amazed at how quickly you can finish a sweater! Working full time, writing a blog, designing patterns and traveling….when do you sleep?

  76. evelyn Macway says:

    The designs look great. Please enter me in the contest!

  77. Biscuits and knitting — two of my favorite things!

  78. Yay, another great blog by a knitting designer! Thank you both for a fun opportunity to win great prizes.

  79. Lisa Downing says:

    Love the look of the biscuit blanket, but a free pattern will do Thanks so much for this, Wendy and firefly. Happy Holidays to both of you; Lucy, too. LisaD in upstate NY

  80. I would Love to win! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Debbie in Alaska

  81. What beautiful give-away items! We love you and your friends!

  82. Please model the sweater for a before shrinking picture when it’s done 😉

    I’l love a chance at the giveaway.

  83. Cat Samalea says:

    Lovely items! I, too, would like an opportunity to win one of these items. Thank you! 😀

  84. GrammaPhyl says:

    It is so generous of both you and firefly to give such beautiful things. I enjoy reading both of your blogs. I’m with Lucy, are you sure you would misplace her gift by Christmas?

  85. Hi!! I just joined your blog yesterday via my early “christmas present”, a kindle. I would love to be entered into your drawing- you’re so generous for sharing your gifts!!! Cheers to you!!!

  86. Are there recipes with the Biscuit Blanket?

  87. Poor Lucy. She works so hard supervising this blog thing…she deserves an early pressie.

  88. I LOVE that biscuit blanket! I saw it on her website months ago and have wanted to make one ever since.
    SuzyQ´s last blog post ..Good Things Come in SMALL Packages

  89. Beth Gray says:

    Oooh, pretty patterns! Such fun they would be!

  90. I recently found firefly’s website and was delighted to see her patterns. Please count me in for the giveaway. Thanks to both of you for this opportunity.

  91. Thanks for sharing – I’d love to win!

  92. Woooo hoo! Love the biscuit blanket!

  93. I enjoy receiving your daily emails! I have to scroll down to see what Lucy sez first! THEN go back to the top for your comments an aweSome photos! Thanks for sharing !

  94. Love the blue in the sweater you’re making. I haven’t cabled in a while, maybe I’ll have to start something after Christmas!

  95. Would love to be in the draw, love your knitting!
    Rachelle Crosbie´s last blog post ..Yesterday and other things

  96. Winning is always fun, but I wanted to mention that I am addicted to angry birds thanks to your posts earlier this year. I had never heard of it until you blogged about it. How do you manage to keep it from cutting into your knitting time? I am way behind schedule on some Bday socks. Playing the Xmas advent cAlendar version now on the iPad

    Happy Xmas!

  97. HankyLady says:

    Oh, how I love the free stuff. Also, since I am in the process of moving from Miami to (what only a South Floridian can deem “frigid”) Atlanta, I am kicking my knitting up a notch and attempting to knit more that a basic hat and scarf. I am preparing to knit socks and sweaters and your website is giving me lots of incentive.

  98. I would like to win that. It’s pretty cute!

  99. I love the denim sweater – it might be nice where you are, but it would be terrific in the deep south right now, too!
    Susan Kunze´s last blog post ..March 1981

  100. Love the biscuit basket!! Love Lucy even more!! Thanks for sharing your girl with us.