Saturday, December 13, 2008

urgent HELP needed!

lost addy for mrs.aa
and have to have all names and addies to send to susan for prizes

temporarily putting this on blog two places!

proflauraATfirststepinternetDOT com

eta: never mind. crisis over.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

is done

Really is done.
I so love my tan;)

1 done

The start of wrist warmer w/thumb. love the color

I win yay

I am 8 years old and this is my first KAL and I win. Now I dont have to use moms yarn. I am going to have a hard time picking yarn. I promise to show you what I make from my yarn . Thank you all.

katie h #18

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Socks ready

The colour is Regia Galaxy Jupiter (1558) and the socks are for Alexa. I have to create a few pairs for her in the coming weeks...she loves to wear hand knit socks.

My Favorites are....

There are so many beautiful projects and it was so hard to just pick 2 or 3. But I love the
1-Pinwheel Blanket by KnittingLinquist and the
2-Cashmere Clapotis by Rachel is beautiful.
3-The last but least is the Baby Cardigan by Kala (vegancraftastic). I also love those 7 little trees by Kala too!

This was so fun! Thank you for selecting me to win. I sent you my request for yarn by email.
Happy Holidays to all! I hope to knit along with everyone in the group again.

Husband Socks Numero Dos


Yes, I'm not quite sane so I knit not one, but two pairs of socks for my husband. This pair is also knit with Panda Cotton, this time in the fern colorway. I'm almost done with my Christmas crafting now, I just have to finished the skull scarf for my husband that doesn't seem to be knitting itself for some reason. Lazy scarf!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I am in!

Thank you, ladies, for helping me to find my way back into the fold!!!


Monday, December 8, 2008

we have a winner!

but first, i am going to share what i've been working on since nov 30th. i know all of you are really interested, right?!

it's a PAIR of socks knit with panda superwash "joyful". i finished up the toe of the second sock on dec 1st! but they are done. pattern will eventually be available on the crystal palace yarn website. i used the jojo heel and they are nice for a short row heel. i did add a mini 1" heel flap before knitting the heel; otherwise, the sock would not fit.

and i finished a "PAIR" of "turn-a-square" hats for my nephews. i have one more to knit.

oh. who won? i'm not telling yet. come back tomorrow when we will announce the winner of the "fave" cpy project; along with the winner of the grand prize of 4 balls of cpy and the 12 winners of 2 balls of cpy. i have taken my "enormous" amounts of yards out of the mix thereby increasing your chances of being a winner! LOL!

meanwhile, start looking through all the finished projects for some of your favorite ones. we will be having another contest for favorite project of the entire kal. some more winners coming up!

gotta go crank up the random generator machine. who wants to guess how many entries we have?!

see you tomorrow

16 votes so far

we have one item ahead with 2 tied for 2nd/3rd.... hope to see more votes.
poll ends noon monday!
do come vote!
we have emailed all group participants who are on the list of knit/crochet projects.


any guesses on how many yards/meters this group knit and/or crocheted in our KAL ??

clarification on the CPY yarn vote= WHAT TO DO

first look at the pictures below.

next pick your fave.

finally email me proflauraATfirststepinternetDOTcom

*not clickable-you have to fix the AT & DOT*

[i am keeping all votes tallied with name of member- not to be made public, but only to verify you are a KAL member]

i am sure that you will agree that all of them are wonderful. it will be hard to pick just one!! good luck to everyone!

fingerless gloves (panda soy, stained glass):

2. merletto mitts (panda wool, red lacquer):

3. through the loop mystery socks (panda cotton, fuchsia):

4. sweetie pie socks (panda soy, poppy red):

5. emily stitch socks (panda wool, violets & periwinkle):

6. basketweave socks (panda wool, basil curry):

7. monkey socks (panda wool, circus):

8. husband socks (panda soy, sable):


9. charade socks (panda wool, periwinkle & violets):

10. toe-up socks (panda soy, cocoa mint):

let the voting begin. voting will close on monday, december 8th at noon (pst).

these are rita's

Well. I still can't post. I'm using but I can only get into my own blog.

So, if you can stand it, I'll send you my info.

Oh, it looks like my name has been removed from the web page. I'm rita, but not mlj1954.

First, a photo of me wearing what I'm now calling my Big @ss Wrap. I don't have an editing program on this computer, so I can't show a photo of me wearing it; I did earlier send my photo of it hanging over a chair. Claudia Hand Painted Worsted, 3 skeins of Roasted Chilies, total 504 yards.

Then I knit a second Big @ss Wrap, same yarn, same yardage. (photo #1). This one has a blue button. Next one I'll knit without a buttonhole and use a shawl pin to close it.

I posted photos of both of them in progress earlier in the contest.

I knit a hat and scarf for my grandson who lives in Orlando. It gets awfully cold there in Florida; he won't leave the house without a coat and hat if it's below 70. (photo 2 shows progress; photo 3 shows finished, with my husband modeling.)

Hat made from Claudia Hand Painted Worsted Deep Blue and Claudia's fingering (unknown colorway), held together, approximately 100 yards; scarf is made from the Deep Blue only and took about 270 yards. These were finished just in time, on November 30 just before I went to bed.

I started some other things but didn't finish them in time. Actually, they haven't been finished yet! I did knit one sock, but since it's not a pair it doesn't count.

I don't think I knit anything else that can be counted. It was fun, it encouraged me to knit faster, and I thoroughly enjoyed the KAL!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


My husband´s sweater has been finished in time and I owe you pics, but have no good ones, only blurred ones. 870g => 1392 meter

My daughter´s Notre Dame de Grace Sweater is finished as well but I have no picture as I have and had problems with my camera. However Barbara is enjoying her new sweater. She is moving to another city where she will be working at the University. The year may be ending yet there are many beginnings. A new sweater may add a little comfort.

Today I browsed this blog and would like to thank all participants for posting here. Isn´t it amazing how many beautiful things have been made during these weeks?
Wishing you all a wonderful time coming
Margret in Germany