Ready for another Giveaway?

The time has come!

I have a new copy of Debbie Bliss Magazine (Fall/Winter 2009 issue) to give away to one lucky participant, totally free. Just leave a comment on this post, and be sure to include some method of getting in touch with you – either an email address, or a link to your own blog containing contact info – I leave that up to you. I will not share contact info with anyone. This giveaway is open to ALL. The winner will be chosen on Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 11pm EST.

ONE winner will be chosen AT RANDOM. I’m sorry, but if I can’t reach you within 24 hours, I will have to choose another winner. Good luck to you!!

Knitting with friends, & an upcoming giveaway.

I was so happy to finally have a chance to meet up with my friend Mary Jane Mucklestone in person. She came by my LYS and we had a lovely afternoon of knitting & sharing some laughs. She’s just as nice & bright in person as she is online, and her designs are even more amazing in person than you can imagine. She was working out a new sock with some soft cashmere from School Products as we talked, and it was wonderful to see the design begin to emerge. If only I had the presence of mind to snap a picture or two, but alas, I was enjoying our time so much that it flew past.

The very next day, I popped into the city for an afternoon of knitting with my friends Susie (of KnittingKnoobie.com fame) and Allyson. We stopped by the new Lion Brand Studio space on 15th Street and perused the impressive new fiber offerings – organic wool, cashmere, alpaca, mohair, stainless steel and fine wool on cones. All things I had never imagined I’d see at Lion Brand.  I’m pleased they’re paying attention to what their clients want to see.

I had mentioned that I’d be hosting another giveaway – please stay tuned. It’ll be coming very shortly.

A Holiday Giveaway!

Well, it’s been a rough year for almost everyone I know, and now that holiday time is upon us, I wanted to take the opportunity to spread some cheer amongst my knitting friends.

SO! I have a new copy of Rowan’s Greatest Knits to give away to one lucky participant, totally free. Just leave a comment on this post, and be sure to include some method of getting in touch with you – either an email address, or a link to your own blog containing contact info – I leave that up to you. I will not share contact info with anyone. This giveaway is open to all. The winner will be chosen on Saturday, December 12th, 2009 at 11pm EST.

ONE winner will be chosen AT RANDOM. I’m sorry, but if I can’t reach you within 24 hours, I will have to choose another winner. Good luck, & Happy Holidays to you!!

A new day, and new FOs & WIPs to share.

I had last posted about some trouble I had with a yarn order I recently placed – an important one. I decided to remove the post in the interest of trying not be negative during the holidays. I didn’t say or think anything mean, I just bemoaned my disappointment at a problem – granted a pretty big problem, but one that has been fixed completely, and I’m completely elated about that. And so, let’s move on…

Winter has taken up permanent residence here – at least for now – and the cold has been wreaking havok with my sinuses. Saline & my humidifier help tremendously, but I always worry that I might be more susceptible to catching cold when my sinuses are like this. I’ll be dosing up on my echinacea & golden seal just to be on the safe side. I have so much to do in the next few months – I just can not afford to get sick now.

Um, who *can* afford to get sick? Yeah.

Anyway… here’s one FO; – a lovely little cabled hat for my adorable nephew:

….made from Cascade 220 Superwash, which feels softer knit up than it does in ball form….and two WIPs; the matching red reversible-cable scarf:

Here’s the back…

…and here’s the front.

…and a Morehouse Bilbao scarf: here’s mine so far:

…and here’s what the pattern looks like on Ravelry, and also at Morehouse. It’s an unusual piece, but very stylish with the right outfit.

My Bilbao is made from Knit Picks ‘Shadow’ Kettle Dyed lace weight yarn in ‘Soot’. I had to double it, since this stuff is about as thick as dental floss, and STILL, it’s taking forever. Maybe because I made mine wider than the pattern called for, with a finer yarn? Hmm. The yarn is lovely & soft, and the color is ever so slightly variegated (kettle dyed). It’s really lovely.

Sorry, my iphone pics are not the best – I have to dig out the digital camera & start using that.

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged properly – Thanksgiving kinda took it out of me, but I’m fully recovered now. And here is a hint of things to come: there’s a nice little giveaway in your future!

Stay tuned…