What with the roaming around everywhere and the airports and the driving and the…well, lots of knitting was accomplished, but no blogging.
My latest little masterpiece is this: The baby surprise jacket. Only it is not my masterpiece; it is EZ’s. It’s just the first time I’ve done it. It is a work to be taken completely on faith. Especially since EZ’s “instructions” are rather free-form, to be honest. Free-form but brilliant, just like the little jacket.
It’s for a wee boy named Jack, born just four days ago. Done in Zarina, which is just achingly lovely to work with. It’s supposed to be “reversible” but I didn’t make that choice. I could not seem to graft the seams properly, at least so that they didn’t look messy. So I just did a running stitch on the wrong side. Now there’s a seamy bump all along the shoulder and arm on the inside, but who cares? It looks beautiful. Did two lines of crochet along the neck just to neaten things, and added little pearly buttons. It’s so soft. Lucky Jack!
More. Yarn. Pr0n. For real this time. Just look at these two. They look completely innocent, don't they?
Jen from woolgirl assured me they would behave themselves. But the minute my back was turned...
YARNTINI! Get away from that Cherry Tree Hill solid, you naughty boy!
But enough about the sex life of yarn. Here are some very nice skeins that aren't the least bit naughty. The following were bought last month during the 40% off sale at fullthreadahead. Some madil kid seta in a soft, girly pink...
Various skeins of CTH solids for some mitteny colorwork I am planning...
And some tofutsies, Interlacements Tiny Toes, and CTH in Serengeti and Monet...
And now, for the contest! Well, first, the results of last month’s (or rather June’s) contest…
Jo took the Cabin Cove and turned it into….
Retro Rib socks from IK Winter 2004. Great choice, Jo! Here’s a link to her blog so you can see them for yourself. The socks are under the entry for July 26th.
This month’s giveaway is….(drumroll)
Interweave Knits, and yarn!
Yes, it’s the Fall 2005 edition of Interweave Knits, including Nancy Bush's pattern for rib and cable socks, and the weekend getaway bag. And the yarn? It's a superwash merino sock wool from Karen Jordan.
As with the previous contest, my aim is not to add to anyone's stash, but to put yarn (and other knitterly prizes) to use. Thus, if you do enter, it is with the understanding that over the next month you will use the yarn, or the magazine, or both. (You don't have to knit Nancy's pattern with this yarn, but you could.) Then, you blog about using the yarn/magazine on your blog (which I will link), or send me pics so I can put 'em on mine.
As I really enjoyed the recent caption contest over at Mason-Dixon knitting, I've decided to have a caption contest as well. Funniest entry (judged by moi, of course...) wins. You may enter as many times as you like!
I will have to insist, however, that due to recent changes in cost and customs for packages going overseas, that this contest is only open to those in the US, as once school starts again (I teach, my daughter attends), I won't have the time to make a special trip to the p.o. to fill out a customs form.
And here is the picture you have to caption...
I'm going to give it until August 14th. Email me at Femiknitzi@yahoo.com with your entry/ies. By then I will be back from Stitches Midwest and can give a report on that, as well as reveal the winner of the contest!