Thursday, August 20, 2009

"k" is for


my mystery sock kal starts tomorrow. wish me luck! i've never lead a mystery kal before. and i found the pattern was much more work to write up than a regular pattern. but then i do tend to make things a tad more "jazzy" than required. and yes, that was a hint. LOL! you should be scared! :op

bigger but still ugly

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"j" is for

...just because i can.

remember that noro yarn that i knit into :

i actually finished the scarf, using 4 skeins of noro. didn't like it so frogged the entire scarf and started

i liked how the colors were making stripes. however, i kept losing my place in the scarf and ending up tinking back at several times. do you know how frustrating it is to find a mistake in a scarf that is knit lengthwise?! yes, close to 300 stitches in a row. and yes, i did...

the yarn is in its third reincarnation of a scarf! and i think i will keep this one. i did have to frog this version once after knitting 3 -4 repeats because i realized that i was knitting the corners wrong and that they were not sitting flat. i get easily confused, thankyouverymuch.

i don't think i have ever gotten so much play value from any of my other yarn. seriously!

and you all know i love contests. barbara bretton (author of "casting spells" and other romance novels) of romancing the yarn blog is having a 2 month prize giveway. well, i won her drawing for july 11th. she sent me this cute bag, bookmark, a magnet (it's some place), and 2 skeins of elann baby cashmere (perfect for a scarf-and you all thought i was scary with socks! LOL!)

there is still a month to go for the daily drawings so go on over and sign up. it's really easy!

and the sign-ups are open for the carefree mystery sock kal. as i mentioned in my last post, i am designing the socks and i hope some of you decide to play with me. i hate being lonesome. you do need to join the carefree kal blog in order the receive the clues. there will be a limit to the number of people allowed to join just cause that's the way blogger plays.