Package arrived

A few weeks ago I won a contest.  The package arrived the other day so I thought I’d share a picture of my winnings from Amy.

dyed in the wool winnings

There are several patterns in the book that I just might have to knit.  The project bag is so cute.  It’s just the perfect size for a sock project.

Thank you Amy!


I woke up this morning with a very scratchy throat.  It started yesterday afternoon and just kept getting worse.  Ugh.

I got my hair trimmed last night and I always take some knitting to do in case I have to wait for the person ahead of me to be finished. The soaker I started a few weeks ago was my first thought  but I knew that would require more attention than I was able to give so I started another Swiffer cover.

My goal this week is to put the soles on the orange seamless slippers and finish Ms Ida mittens.

Don’t forget to comment on yesterday’s post for the October Stitch marker give-away.

Happy Birthday to us…

Today is my brother’s birthday.  Tomorrow is my birthday. 

Anyway, when I saw my brother over the weekend, he said, “Patti, you look great.  I mean, You. Look. Great.  You don’t look 50-something, you look 40.  Is he a great brother or what!

I do feel a lot younger than I am…most of the time.

So in honor of my birthday, I’m going to give away a set of 5 stitch markers that will fit up to a size 10 1/2 US (6mm) needle.   Four of the markers are the same and the fifth is different to mark the beginning of your row.

October Stitch markers


Leave a comment about your birthday feelings and I’ll pick a winner using a random number generator.  Also, please leave a valid email address with your comment so I can contact you!  Contest closes midnight EST, Monday, November 1, 2010.