And the winner is…..

Congratulations, Oiyi! You’re the lucky winner of a new copy of Rowan Greatest Knits. Please check your email for the details.

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I’ve been just dying to write a new post – I’ve so much to share with y’all, but I didn’t want to create ‘comment confusion’ so I refrained. However, I couldn’t wait to post about some of the plunder I’ve bought recently:

My first BrooklynTweed scarf will be completed with these balls of Noro silk garden.

I got some nice cheerful Ella Rae for my Mom. As I have mentioned in the past, she’s 80+ years old, and recently started knitting again after a long hiatus.

And I finally, I broke down & bought some gorgeous Araucania to try out. The colors are amazing – subtle, kettle dyed hues that the camera did not successfully pick up in these photos. It looks even more amazing in person.

I also downloaded a pretty pattern from Ysolda¬†– Rose Red. I’ve admired it for so long, and as this winter is shaping up to be a cold one, I figure I could use a new hat. It’s beautiful in red, but I’m imagining this in either green or purple. We’ll see! I’ll post pics as I cast on – I don’t wish to post copyrighted pics I don’t own.

And finally, here is the reversible scarf – almost finished! It was a very nice pattern, but it took long enough to finish. I had plenty of time to get sick of it. I don’t like it when that happens – who does – but it’s especially bad when it’s a gift that you’re racing against time to finish, don’t you think?

So, I have just 1 week left before my first family holiday get-together. No pressure! I’m not sure if I take on too many projects at holiday time, or if I’m just getting slower, but next year, I’d better start all the preparations in August. I feel like another Christmas is passing me by, and I’m not getting to enjoy it fully.

FYI, I’m planning a second giveaway for after the holidays, so please check back for that. Aside from not being able to post & share with you all, this was really fun. Thank you to all who participated & Happy Holidays to you all!