Sunday, June 10, 2007

Yarn In and Yarn Out

I survived the big Knit One sale, but I'll get to that in a bit. First, I have more prizes to give away for the contest! I was so blown away by the number of responses -- and so many by readers who hadn't before left comments here -- that I got to feeling like I really wanted to give away some yarn. So, after the grand prize was awarded by a correct guess, I used a highly scientific method* to pick three other random winners.

The first prize to be awarded is the Tofutsies I bought in Hilton Head. It doesn't have a colorway name, but it's in lovely shades of pinks and white. The winner of this yarn is ...

Next, we have a skein of OnLine Supersocke Beach Color, in a summery multicolor colorway of blue, green, purple, red, yellow, and an orange-y brownish shade. I used this yarn to make these socks for J, and the knit fabric is very soft and comfy. This skein will soon be making its way to ...

And finally, a skein of Lana Grossa Mega Boots Stretch, the yarn the Yarn Harlot herself told me I could get at Knit One. This skein is colorway 717, with shades of blues, purples, and greens, and it is awarded to ...
All of you, please check your e-mail for a message from me about claiming your prizes!

Above you see my haul from the sale this morning, which is really quite reasonable if you ask me. The store was very full, and the staff were handing out small garbage bags as people walked in the door -- I saw plenty of people with full bags, let me tell you, but I restrained myself. Most of what you see above it destined to become garments for my baby cousin Aidan. At left are six skeins of Reynolds Sea Wool, which has a lovely sproing to it, much like Koigu. Next are two skeins of Cascade 220 Tweed in a boy-friendly green, and finally at the right are five skeins of Dale Baby Ull, a superwash wool that I just love.

I had planned to do an FO report on the latest socks, but we've been so busy enjoying our last day of vacation (sort of) that we didn't get around to taking any pictures. I'll try to get J to take a proper foot portrait before he heads out tomorrow.

On tap tonight is finishing up the Embossed Leaves socks for my future MIL and watching the very last episode of The Sopranos. Tomorrow it's back to the grind.

*I put everyone's name on a little piece of paper, folded all the pieces up, and then picked three at random. Primative, but it works.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Nice take from Knit One! I am so impressed at 7.33 socks...I couldn't do 7.33 socks in a month, let alone a week.