Eye Candy Friday and a Contest

First, Eye Candy Friday (click the links under the pictures to see the full size versions):

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I call this, “whoa, my clematis bloomed!”

Second, the backstory for the contest.

DH and I ran out of bookshelf space some time ago. DH said, “no more furniture!” OK. I did not buy another bookcase though we sorely needed one. But of course I did not stop accumulating books, especially of the crafty variety. It arrived at a breaking point this past weekend (DH, “Stop buying books!” me, “that’s not a solution!”) and DH finally agreed that I could get a bookcase.

I went for the cheap-but-quick solution and bought two folding bookcases at Crate and Barrel outlet that can be stacked atop one another. But now I wonder — will the books fit?

Contest rules: answer both questions in an email (answers left in comments will be ignored!) to blogcontest at fiberfetishist dot com before 00:00 Eastern DST (GMT-04:00), Tuesday, 22 May 2007.

I’ll pick [at least] two winners — one randomly generated from everyone who submits, one randomly generated of everyone who answers both questions correctly. The loot? Most likely sock yarn (or something else if you don’t want sock yarn!) and a book!

Here’s the two questions (I don’t know the answer to either at this point):

  1. Will all of these crafty books fit in this bookshelf? The bookshelf has 6 shelves and is 20.75″W x 10.75″D x 74″H.
    bookcase with books
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  2. How many total sock knitting AND sock crocheting books do I have? They are all in this picture, but may or may not be visible.

    Note: I will not be counting general knitting/crochet books that happen to have one sock knitting pattern amidst twenty other patterns. Only books that are focused on socks will be counted.

    piles of books
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Good luck!

10 Comments so far

  1. stacey on May 18th, 2007

    neat idea for a contest! I love your comment – “that’s not a solution!” :)

    I am guessing they will all fit, and you have 14 sock knitting/crocheting books…

  2. naomi on May 18th, 2007

    Lovely clematis!

    Um, I think they’ll fit, and I’m going to guess ten sock books.

  3. Cookie on May 18th, 2007

    No more books is just silly man thinking.

    Very pretty clematis.

  4. Michelle in Colorado Springs on May 18th, 2007

    I think that you should have enough room but you may have to put some of the books flat or sideways and you have 15 sock books.

  5. Courtney on May 18th, 2007

    1. Yes, barely.
    2. mmm….I’ll say 17 sock books because socks are awesome!

  6. Shannon on May 18th, 2007

    I’ve emailled you my answers!

    Do I get a special prize for following directions?

  7. Kelly on May 18th, 2007

    Am I the only one that read the entire post??

    Really fun contest, and I love the pictures. So funny that someone else posted about the book dilema. I seem to have them all over the house! Wow how my DH sounds like he would be a great buddy with yours. They could b…ch together about our spending on books. LOL

    I’m entering the contest NOW.

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  9. kelp! on May 21st, 2007

    Heh, we were totally at bookshelf capacity until we moved a few months ago – the new place has built-in bookcases along one wall in our dining room. Score!

  10. Liz on May 22nd, 2007

    I think they will fit with room to spare (not a lot, but some). I would say that there are 12 sock books.