Saturday, December 20, 2008

i finished something!!

am calling this the Kaya Peace -Love Hope Inauguration Bag. The yarn is CPY Kaya Kaya color card in two colorways that made it easy to contrast and play. I will write up the pattern shortly.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oh Why Not....I want to show somebody.

I just finished up my mom's Christmas Socks. I was going to post them over on the socks blog, but I have no access. I can't blog them yet, as my mom MIGHT read my blog, and that'd make me sad. These beaded socks are made out of CP Panda Cotton in Lacquer Red. I used size 8 silver lined clear beads in the cables. I cannot wait for her to open these.

Thanks for letting me share and making a good sock yarn that my mom will wear!!! (she's a no wool person)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


we have winners! for real this time. susan, laura, debi, and i have so enjoyed seeing all your starts and finishes! and as i've mentioned before, you all have definitely added to my to-do list! please feel free to continue posting your holiday (or not) projects for us to see. i think i can still squeeze a couple of more projects on to my list!

now, the moment blogland has been waiting for:

the winner of the
fave cpy project is:

Cathy (project #3)
for the ttl mystery socks!

second place went to breien for her fingerless gloves (project #1) and third place to barbara for her monkey socks (project #7). cathy wins 4 skeins of her choice of crystal palace yarns.

we had susan generate 50 numbers for the drawing. there were 454 entries (100yds/entry) and we knitted/crocheted a combined total of 52,059 yards (and this does not even account for the projects that were started but not finished (it wasn't "ME"!). debi has graciously withdrawn her name from competition; but just to let you all know how generous she is being...she was the winner of the grand prize and her numbers came up at least another 10 times (i think she wins for most yards!). so smoochies to debi from all the people who had the numbers after hers!!!!

the winner of the
grand prize drawing is:

peacock mom!
who wins 4 skeins of her choice of crystal palace yarns

and the winners of 2 skeins each of crystal palace yarns are:

Mrs AA

knitting linguist

congratulations to all the winners. please email laura at proflauraATfirststepinternetDOTcom (*not clickable-you have to fix the AT & DOT*) with your address, your choice of yarn and colors. (if you don't, i will have susan send all left-over yarn to me ;D).

**cathy and peacock mom, please email laura with your choice of yarn and 3 different colorways.

***all other winners, please email laura with a choice of 2 yarns and 3 different colors.

sorry, no mini-mochi.

if we do not hear from the winners within a week, we will draw new names!

edited to add this note from susan re: availability of yarns and colors. now comes the hard part...deciding!

ALL colors of the new Panda Superwash in stock.
Most of Maizy in stock.
Most of Panda Soy in stock.
Most of Panda Silk in stock.
not a lot of Panda Cotton - since shipment of new colors due in a month.
and almost anything else on the crystal palace yarns website.

Monday, December 15, 2008

A little catching up...

Here is a spread of gift knitting I have completed, with another soon to be added. I have to say I wouldn't even have gotten this far if it weren't for this KAL! Thanks for helping me keep my focus! Still more to go, but a good deal-done!

Mystery Socks (Through the Loop), Cabled baby hat, simple ribbed men's hat, Easy Cabled hat, Capitan, Ivy Cowl, Seaweed Cowl...

Thank You!

Thank you in advance for my 2 skeins! I am thinking of trying them out on my sock-knitting machine (I could finish and wear them a LOT faster that way, lol). What a lot of inspiration I have seen here, and I have learned that I really can finish a pair of socks in a month if I really try and my left hand behaves. I have another pair of Charade socks on the needles, this time usng CPY Panda Basil Curry and Saffron. They will NOT be finished in under a month, lol.
Happy holidays to all, send warm knitterly thoughts my way, as it has been below zero here since Saturday. I think I am going to sleep in my stash tonight!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Skull Scarf


The scarf I've been working on for my husband is finally done! The pattern is Jolly Roger from the book Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek and the yarn is Caron Simply Soft Eco in black and white. With this scarf, I'm 100% done with all of my planned Christmas crafting, yay!