Thursday, July 22, 2010

What's this? Email from Pam Allen?!!

 Remember this post telling you about this drawing?

I really feel like one of the luckiest knitters in the world right now, so excuse me while I gush for a minute....I'm so excited!!  I checked email last night and there was a message from Pam Allen at Quince and Co. notifying me that I won their random drawing.  I enter these things never expecting to win, so it was a more than pleasant surprise!  It really made my day to hear back from her again this morning when she wrote to say I can choose which 10 skeins of yarn I would like to receive, along with the other items in the prize.

I've always been a fan of Pam Allen.  She was the editor of Interweave Knits magazine while I was learning to knit and her work was always inspirational.  Now, she, and her two business partners, have created a company with a conscience, manufacturing yarn in a "earth- and labor-friendly" way.  If interested you can read more about it here.
And I've grown to be a big fan of Cecily MacDonald, who is one the people designing for Quince and Co. 

Given all of that I can't wait to get my hands on the new yarn!

So, I'm off to peruse the Quince and Co. patterns as well as my Ravelry Favorites list.   I'll keep you posted about further details.


  1. OMG - that is so awesome for you Shannon! You deserve it! I remember the post but didn't even enter the drawing! I must have been Australia distracted! Glad you are the big winner!

  2. I am sooooo happy for you! Ahhh nothing like more yarn to knit with :)
    See you tonight!

  3. Oh goodie Shannon. I can't wait to see and touch your new yarn : )