Well whad'ya know- I won!

Blocks #1 and #2, Silk Garden # 282 and #258

Over at Mason-Dixon Knitting, Ann and Kay held a little drawing for a basket of knitting goodies.  In order to enter you had to post a project on Ravelry made with Kay's new Mitered Crosses Blanket pattern.  This pattern is designed as a fundraiser for Mercy Corp in Japan and has already made about $10,000!  That's a lot of patterns people!  Plus, there are 268 projects for this pattern on Ravelry.  I did not expect to win!

I jumped on the pattern before the contest because the blocks were fabulous.  Now the blanket is complete and it's even more fabulous.  Those are my first two blocks above and I'm on the third.  I'm still having carpel tunnel issues and maybe even some arthritis.  Knitting is going to go slowly for me, but I'm determined.  

Just for fun, I have to post these photos below.  I had the great fortune to meet Ann and Kay  at the Magical Moebius Festival with Cat Bordhi in 2007.   What a fun time that was.  Ann and Kay are just as hilarious in real life as on their blog.  

Ann and Kay and their wonderful blankets (1)

Ann, Ann, Kristin and Kay

I also got to meet Ann Buechner on the left who designed the fabulous Flying Geese Blanket in Mason Dixon Knitting.

Cat, Ann, Kay and Ann
Fun times were had by all!  Thank you so much Ann and Kay for your generosity, both to me and to the people of Japan!