Goodbye, Hello & a contest!

Goodbye 2008!

Hello 2009! Last night we took it easy - Chinese take-out, gave Lorelai a bath, played some Wii Fit (I rock at Super Hula Hoop! and we unlocked a Bubble game!) watched "Death Race" (which delivers as it promises, even in the first 10 minutes!) and saw the New Year in. Promptly I tore into my new "Page-A-Day" calendars:
The year shows promises of being cute and amusing (observant? witty? sarcastic?)!

Yesterday I was trying to organize a bit. I have had my sock yarns in two separate boxes for a while now and in trying to make space on the bookshelves for more books, decided I would consolidate the sock yarn to an under the bed-style box. (41 quart size) I tried to arrange the yarns in a sort of color spectrum, which didn't quite work. I also found 5 sock WIPs that I want to take care of this year. I've got quite a bit of yarn stuffed into that box, so I thought maybe it would be interesting to have a contest. Here are photos of the box:
The Sock Box with WIPs
With the WIPs on top of the yarns.

Left side
The Left side of the box.

Right side
The Right side of the box.

Side view
Side view (you can see it's not just one layer of yarns!)

The Sock Box without WIPs
And the box without the WIPs on top.

I've got an extra copy of Alt Fiber to give away! To win it, take a guess at this - How many skeins are in the box? I haven't even counted myself yet! Leave your answer in the comments and on Sunday, January 4, I'll announce the winner :)


Anonymous said...

I am going to guess 124? I am horrible ay guessing but love entering contests anyway!! Happy New Year :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness gracious me oh my! That's a whole lot of yarn, darlin'!

I stink at this stuff, but I'll guess 125.

Anonymous said...

Thatsalotta sock yarn! I'm sure I have at least as much, but I have mine stashed in small quantities throughout the craft room. It helps keep me in denial about how much I have. :-)

I'm going to guess 73 skeins...

Maureen said...

My my that's quite a nice mix of yarns. My guess....65.

Gotta love Wii Fit! We haven't mastered the bubble game yet, but have come oh so close a few times.

All the best of the new year to you.

Unknown said...

Hmm... I'll go with 56.

Happy New Year!

Sunflowerfairy said...


Happy New Year! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing 46.

Happy 2009!!! :)

ikkinlala said...

I'll guess 57, and happy new year!

Ada said...

I'll quess 45. Happy New Year!

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm going to go with 60...

Looks like fun though... love a stash!

theatreknitter said...

someone took the number I was thinking, and since I don't think this game is going to work like the price is right ($1)
I am going to say 50

Breanna S. said...

I am going to guess 59. I am not very good at estimating the amount of something but I am giving it a try anyway!

cici said...

i'll say 75 skeins. Sure is a lot.

Crochetlocket said...

Oh this is fun!!!
BUT I am terrible at this... i say 48?
AND I now realize that my STASH is LOUSY! geesh!

thatissocute said...

I'm guessing 83...can't wait to find out how many there are!

Anonymous said...

86. Have you counted yet?

Give Life, Donate Blood