Saturday, January 10, 2009

Face The Music

Can you hear that? I sounds kinda like a flute. No wait, I hear the some other instruments now. It’s starting to sound like music.

Yes, it’s time to face the music.

And While we’re facing it, lets have a stash flash. It was making Linus a bit wary, as he thought it could be hostile, nevering having seen it all gathered together before.
First off let me tell you about the most interesting, the funniest, and the most ridiculous guesses received.

Most Interesting goes to….
Elaine who said, “I was just going in for a random guess, but then I saw the last post - I like that idea choosing a year of significance.88.19 miles of yarn. My goodness, that's roughly the distance from NY to Philadelphia a thought to ponder!”

Until that point I hadn’t really thought about the distance in terms of driving from point A to point B. I was envisioning walking laps, why should it make sense, we're talking about yarn in miles?

The Funniest goes to…
Kitten With a Whiplash, who said ”Hi, I'm going to guess 54.25 miles. I tried just once to catalog my yarn. Never again. I swear it multiplied, flew around room, disappeared and reappeared with total abandon, never allowing me an accurate count. When I lost the paper I'd written all my notes on, I just gave up. I came here from WiKnit's contest blog, and will post to mine”

I had tears of laughter imagining the yarn flying around the room with gogels and a helmet in a fighter plane.

The Most Ridiculous goes to…
Catiebell, who said “I can't even begin to figure it out mathematically, so I'm just going to pull a number out of the air - 41.9 miles of yarn. Where do you keep that much yarn?”

Ridiculous because it’s so small. I had that much before I became a sock knitter, and we all know that the sock yarn piles up deceivingly fast.

And finally, the grand prize winner, the person who came the closest without going over is
Rachel O, who said “65.04, a nice round number. I have to go figure that out mine now.”

The actual count is 65.1. So Rachel O you have your choice of either
· Socks That Rock: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock – Lightweight (Mill End) Dixie Chicks
· Cherry Tree Hill Suri Laceweight Wild Cherry
· Araucania Ranco Multy 318 Hot Pink
Rachel, please email me at knittingsamurai at g mail dot com, or leave a comment with your email address so we can work out details.

I’d like to thank you all for participating and making my confession enjoyable rather than a painful humiliating experience. And once more, just for your reference, this is what my 65 miles of stash looks like...there now I've shown it. Never again!


Turtle said...

how great....and what a stash. although my stash is no where near as big i think hubby would have a coronary if i pulled it all out in view together! Sadly my half used balls of yarn stash is bigger...someday i will figure out more projects for those lovelies!

Turtle said...

oh, hello.....congrats to the winner!!!

Elaine said...

How cool - I'm interesting :-)

Thanks for the fun - an amazing stash!

Regan said...

Wow.....I think my entire stash would fit into just one of those plastic containers you have there. Amazing stash you have!