Sunday, February 24, 2008

This Week's Knitting, and I Won a Contest too!

I finished knitting and blocked my "thinking of you" scarf, and I am very happy with the way it turned out, I think I will keep it. I really love how the patterns in lace take on a whole 'nother personality after they're washed and blocked.

There was plenty of yarn left, so rather than let more than 1/2 of a skein sit and marinate in my stash for maybe ever, I cast on and began another scarf, using the horseshoe print lace scarf. It's an 8 row pattern repeat, and if I ever spend a lot of time on it I hope I can memorize it because it's in words, and i have found I like charts better, for lace. And thanks to Kris W, my secret pal from the fall FFBE for telling me that "sock yarn doesn't have to be used for just socks" because, you know, I don't knit socks. :-)






Yesterday at the LYS, in addition to the goodies I picked up for my contest prizes, I took advantage of their 50% off sale (i know, right?) and picked up 3 of these, for a wrap to knit for a friend's b-day in September...or maybe Christmas. :-) This green is her color.
I also got this awesome tote bag, and when I checked out saw that I received 20% off the Malabrigo, it's Deb's 1 year anniversary sale. Since I was buying one that one for a prize, I just HAD to get me one too. :-)





Oh, and even I won a contest! Mary over at SitnKnit wanted to know some of our favorite blogs for her Bloggerversary contest, and my name was chosen 1st. I picked the Cascade220. I don't know yet what it will be, but for now it's in good company with the rest of my stash. I love that color. Thanks, Mary!




I haven't knitted a stitch since Friday night, between the contest and pictures for my blog, so I'm going to go do just that now before the day is over. Have a good week ahead.

9 comments:

Grace Yaskovic said...

the scarves are truly beautiful Nancy I think they really stand out!!! Can't wait to find out what will be left when it is my turn to choose I am so excited, and I am so glad you won a contest too!!!

Turtle said...

What fabulous projects and yarns for new goodies!

Donna Lee said...

The heart scarf came out beautifully. I am working steadily on my first large lace piece and can't wait to see the magic of blocking. I checked out a new yarn store and of course had to buy something. If I don't want to buy, I just don't go in the door.

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh the scarf came out Gorgeous and I really like that oclor too! Reminds me of a razzleberry..lol

Oh what pretty pretty yarns!!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Great goodies - and the scarf is beautfiul!

chanknits said...

Beautiful work, as always, and since I don't even have an LYS that carries Malabrigo, I'm REALLY jealous... ;)

Mary said...

Pretty, pretty scarf!

Trudy said...

I love the scarves too-the heart are beautul--and the lace is, asl well. And I'm SO glad you won a contest too. Good things DO come back, don't they?!

Roxie said...

Awesome scarf, and you did such a good job on it! And what bountiful booty! splendid stash enhancement.