Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. Here are some newly finished items: Cabled wristlets for April to match her Spring Scarf, Water bottle cozy for Nancy, Kid's hats for Matt at work, and a hat for me.
I would say that my favorite costume was one I made for my daughter. She was a black cat (I know, not real creative, but hey, that's what she wanted) I dressed her head to toe in black and I added some felt ears in a headband, a felt tail and painted on some whiskers and a black nose. She was adorable!
I finally got the yarn for Mystery Stole 4. It is Skacel Merino Lace in Pale Pink and I'm using purple beads. I got to about Row 15 of Clue 1. I was doing both ends at the same time, but made an error on one end that I tried to fix, and just made it worse. So I frogged it and decided it was easier to just do one end at a time. I'll post a photo as I get the Clues done. I'm way behind.......
I got a huge suprise today when I went to get the mail - (yes, I have to get a PO BOX here in Alaska because there is no home delivery. It's not cheap either.) Anyway there was a box from SoHo Publishing. I was not sure what it was since I didn't order anything - and suprise! It was the cover kit from Knit Simple Magazine Fall 08 issue that I entered by post card. It is 22 skeins of Be Sweet Brushed baby Mohair in the color Tomato. Now to decide whether to make that sweater or find another. Any suggestions?
Next, I won the Creativity Contest for my Lemoncello Bookmark - pattern is shown below on an earlier post -on my Bookmark KAL Yahoo Group, (pattern is below) and thank you Flo and Brian - you sent a bunch of threads and yarns. Look at all the goodies....There were 9 balls of yarn and they are Rayon Chenille in Tutti Frutti (it's really pretty!), Cotton Jewel Sapphire, Cotton Metallic Dazzing Cream, Rayon Crochet Butterscotch, Merc Cotton size 10 in shaded pastels, Cotton Gloss in Red, Create-It, Cotton in white, Peaches & Creme Worsted in Mistletoe and Peaches & Creme Double Worsted in Williamsburg Blue. These are all great and I got some that I have never seen before. Now what to make with all this.......
Ta Da! Finished my wavelength Scarf. I was calling it the Chain Letters scarf, but after looking and Lime and violets site, I realized that it's called the Wavelength Scarf. It came out really pretty after blocking. I wore it to the State Fair today and got several compliments.
I fianlly found and started on the perfect project for this yarn. The yarn is a beautiful self striping sock yarn called sKNITches Syncopation from The Simply Socks Yarn Company. Here is a link to their store. http://simplysockyarn.typepad.com/simply_socks_yarn_co/ Thanks a bunch guys! The pattern is crocheted and is called chain Letters. the link for the pattern is here http://www.limenviolet.com/blog/?p=3479 I'm going to have to try it in the Noro next. Have a great day. Debbie
Hi everyone - just came across this wonderful site - Melinda of Pipe Dreams and Purling Plans is having a contest for a cause: the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk, in honor of her mother.Her story and contest details are on the contest post. Basically, for every $10 donation to her walk, you get an entry into a drawing for fabulous prizes, including a copy of the hard-to-find Poems of Color book and Brooks Farm Primero. She has a separate drawing (for a $30 gift certificate to the yarn store of your choice) for everyone who spreads the word by blogging about her contest.Please Help by Donating.Deadline: October 7, 2008
Scout is running a contest to spread the word about The Red Scarf Project, which collects hand-knit red scarves to distribute to college-bound foster children. Scarves are collected September-October and sent to the students as Valentine's Day care packages. Way to go Scout = this is a very worthwhile charity.
Last night I finshed a cap from this site http://www.spellingtuesday.com/pattern_ribbycap.html I added some stripes to it. It' going to a young man I know the really needs a new cap. I keep seeing him wearing a ratty old store bought cap and I told him the other day that he needed a better cap - hope he likes it.