Media craziness, SAM2 participants and some pics
Next, I wanted to share some of the media coverage that MomMA has been getting this week. Last night, our first coffee gathering in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week had a little blurb on the 5:00 news (you can watch the video feed here - I'm the one in the background with the black-and-white MomMA shirt on, and Owen is the little guy in the light blue playsuit). They're a little bit off on their facts since Chris is definitely not a first-time mom and I'm the one who actually started the group, but whatever. I think it's a pretty positive story. Then, this morning, the Oregonian article came out. I was really happy about this article and thought Shelby (the reporter) did an amazing job. I was a little disappointed that MomMA (and me, since I was there for the whole interview and did a lot of talking, too) only got a small little mention at the end, but it was great that she was able to give some serious space to Chris's Fred Meyer story and hopefully dispel some of the stupid rumors that have been going around about Chris flashing the entire store and trying to be as indiscreet as possible.
Now on to some yarn. As promised, I'm also going to post a few pictures (finally!). First, I've got some great swag that needs to be shown off. I'll start with the amazing package I got from my SP8:
Awesome green yarn and some really yummy-smelling soaps & lotions were just the highlights of this really great package. Thanks, pal!
I also got a hank of sock yarn from Michelle, who is a fellow sock-cruiser. I happened to visit her blog while she was having a little contest, and I won this baby!
She's starting up her own line of hand-dyes, and she's got some gorgeous ones still up for grabs so go check them out.
I also got a lovely little hank of Mt. Colors Weaver's Wool Quarters in the colorway Yellowstone from Sonya. She told me I could either keep it for myself as a thank-you for running the knit-along, or throw it into the prize pot.
What do you think I should do? I'm so torn, as I absolutely ADORE this colorway. I guess you'll find out what I decide when I do the prize drawings next week, huh?
And now for the fun stuff - the prize baskets. Here are the two grand prize baskets...
In addition, I'll be drawing for these four "future pairs of socks" to reward sock-a-monthers who have completed socks in all six months (Feb through July):
The cashmere (which is on the far right) will go to an extra-socky knit-alonger who has completed SEVEN pairs (January through July). Now, is that some serious prizage or what?
Next on the agenda is the sock update, which will have to wait until tomorrow. I'm also going to get my vacation pics in an album for those of you who want to see them. Thanks for your patience! I need an extra set of fingers to keep up with everything (well, actually what I need is a full-time nanny, but let's not go there...).