Call it what you will but we are having our first ever contest here at Chez Daisy.
The First Ever Lazy Daisy Peep Diorama Contest. (I know it's a mouthful - just use the acronym "FELDPDC."
This whole mess started out with our family's traditional frantic, late Sunday night spent creating entries for the St. Paul Pioneer Press' Marshmallow Peeps Diorama Contest. Alas, we left it too late this year and all the relevant mailboxes over at the newspaper were full. Even late night appeals to Contest Arbitrator Richard Chin bounced back.
The teenagers shrugged it off and went back to watching "Gray's Anatomy" reruns.
The adults, however, came up with . . .
Our Own Peep Contest!
Realizing that some Peeps remain uneaten out in the Blogsphere, here are the rules for the First Ever Lazy Daisy Peep Diorama Contest Rules: (with a wink and a nudge to the Pioneer Press)
-Submissions will be accepted from April 4, 2007 until midnight, Sunday, April 15, 2007.
-They should feature Peeps, the squishy, sticky, sugary figurines that are oh so addictive. There should be knitting involved.
Betsy Ross Peep knitting a flag? Great. Guido "2Skeins" Stein as a Peep? Excellent. George W. Bush? Not so good. Unless he is knitting.
-Submit a photograph via email to Humbledaisy1 at hotmail dot com. Don't forget to include your email address. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 17, 2007. I will create a Flicker site where you will be able to view the contest entries but the final decision will be made by . . . ME! More on this site later.
Some yarny goodness -
First prize: a skein of beautiful Lisa Souza "Violet's Pink Ribbon" sock yarn. Lovely yarn that benefits a good cause, Miss Violet's Book Rock Fund. Perhaps a pair of "Retro Rib" socks by Evelyn Clark?
Second prize: a "Knit your own Mrs. Beeton Wrist Warmers" kit. Yes, make your own pair of lovely, ruffly wrist warmers as designed by Brend Dayne. I'll include a skein of Artful Yarns' "Heavenly" in the Trumpets/1477 colorway, a skein of Rowan's Kidsilk Haze in the Liqueur/595 colorway and a tube of matching size 6 Czech seed beads. You'll have to go to Knitty.com to get your own copy of the pattern, however.
Third prize: a skein of "Malabrigo Chunky" in the burgandy colorway. Perfect for a pair of Voodoo Wrist Warmers from Knitty!
Oh, and our family's entries? Disqualified. No knitting was involved.
"Battle of Thermopylae" as seen in the film "300"
"Dr. House makes a diagnosis"
And, don't forget,
"I love skateboarding" Peep