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!
My week has had its ups and downs but I got a nice surprise today when I opened my email. I won a lovely Rowan pattern book and project bag from Amy at http://dyedinthewool.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/and-the-winner-is-2
Yay for me!
Some people reserve Wednesdays for WIPs (work-in-progress projects) and Fridays for FOs (finished objects). With me you get a WIP or an FO when I remember to post one or the other or, in this case, both.
I’m not quite finished with the orange seamless slippers I knit but decided to take a picture of them anyway. I just need to sew on the soles (black oval shapes) and make pom poms.
Orange seamless slippers
These were originally for me so I decided to cast on another pair using free green yarn and the variegated color to put away for later use or gifting.
Green seamless slippers WIP
The green is much brighter than this picture shows but since I’m a green person, I love the color. Mr. Aitch is a blue person. Anyway, I have two mistakes in these slippers. The first mistake I discovered is the unslipped stitch on the back faux seam. It’s hard to see in the photo but it’s very obvious in person. A rib of stockinette stitches run up the triangle faux seam. There’s a big bump there. The second mistake is that I increased a stitch on the sole. Not that big of a deal but I know it’s there. So I decided to put away the orange ones and keep the green ones for me.
Ms Ida mittens are slowly coming along. The slippers are semi mindless knitting and I needed something like that this weekend while I was trying to declutter and clean my house for a party we’re having this weekend.
Don’t forget to leave a comment about how you feel about your birthday (or birthdays in general) to win the five October Stitch markers. Deadline is midnight EST tonight.
October Stitch markers
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.