Once upon a time, there was a young panda who loved to knit. She knit and she knit and she knit, and filled her drawers with colorful socks and her coat closet with lovely scarves, but had only just embraced knitting clothing items for herself. She looked far and wide for knitting patterns for cardigans, sweaters, skirts, and everything in between.
One day, when searching in the magical land of Ravelry, our young panda came across an adorable tank top pattern, which used two lovely colors and the mystical skill of entrelac to form an attractive upper body covering (and you know those pandas are modest creatures). Our panda pined the days away, hoping against hope to save up the shiny to buy both the pattern and the yarn (because she knew that one without the other would result in torture for herself). But other projects and evil work deadlines kept getting in the way of the Panda’s dream.
Then lo! A shining beacon appeared on the horizon. A good lady from the land of Facebook appeared, and our Panda discovered that this lady was the very designer of her much longed for pattern. And the good lady said, “Yea, leave a comment below and you could win any pattern from my new pattern store and be glad!” And our heroine, ever an optimistic panda, thought “Yes, I shall leave a mature, unexcited comment that expresses my interest in this competition,”* and thus, she did.
HOURS passed, and our heroine paced the halls of her office, and bit her nails in anticipation, and crossed and uncrossed her fingers until the clock struck the appointed hour, and with bated breath, inquired of the good lady of Facebook about her fate. And lo! Our panda’s was selected as the recipient of a pattern, any pattern, from the good lady’s pattern store, and thus it came to be that our panda is in possession of her much longed for pattern. Now if only a handsome knight on a gallant steed (or is the other way around?) will show up on her doorstep with the necessary yarn.
To celebrate her joy, and because our panda believes in karma just a smidgen, she is holding her own contest for her gentle readers of this scroll.
READ: Because I’m feeling very grateful to the yarn gods who plucked my name from the Random Number Generator (or the equivalent), I want to pay it forward and let you win something! Go check out Allyson’s new pattern shop at The Sweatshop of Love, pick out a pattern that you most want to make for yourself, and leave a comment here, telling me about the pattern, what yarn you envision, what colors, where you’d wear it, what you’d wear it with, something, anything, and on Friday, August 20 at 3pm EST, I’ll select a winner and buy you the pattern! You don’t have to tell me all of those things I listed, I’m just trying to generate ideas of things for you to talk about.
P.S. The yarn is all on you. I’m not feeling that lucky. 😉
*You know how fairytales sometimes exaggerate or gloss over the truth? Yeah… there was much caps lock abuse and punctuated exultations. No maturity here, folks!