Saturday, 21 July 2007

A quest, an FO, an upcoming adventure and a few contests!

Still no luck finding the Fabel yarn I need to finish my SP4 sock pal's sock ... I am getting a little tense about it (it is due in at the LYS, but so far, hasn't shown up!) The deadline to send in the mail is August 2nd ... getting very close! I might have to make a new pair of socks, in the event that the yarn doesn't turn up in time ... shoot, the colour I have is really quite pretty. I don't know if I will find another I like enough for my pal!

Just finished the second Breeze

... finally, after several weeks of not much knitting, an FO! I think I will make another pair soon!

I found another contest ... Adrienne is celebrating having her sock pattern published in the 2008 pattern a day calendar -- you could win a skein of Tofusies simply by telling her the one part of knitting you don't like -- but hurry, she will be drawing a winner on Monday! Remember -- you could have your pattern published too ... just submit it before December 2007 and you have a chance to be in the calendar for 2009!

And another contest is going on here at Knitting Sutra ... she is looking for a pattern that will defy pooling ... if you mention you found out about her contest from my blog, I get an additional entry (the prize is incredible yarn ... not telling what - you gotta go see for yourself!)

The ADD Knitter is also running a contest too! (it is a contest-a-paooza out there folks! people are generous!) For some reason I can't get blogger to just let me select her contest post -- so you will have to just scan through and find the Saturday, July 21st (today's date) post to enter.

I am going to the Fisheries Museum tomorrow to learn how to spin using a drop spindle ... very exciting (in anticipation of it, I have been browsing the 'net looking at roving, fibre and batt ... but have decided not to order any until I actually know what each of those things are! LOL!) I am really looking forward to learning how to do the spinning thing, but don't have a sweet clue yet how to do it, or anything else about it -- J. did give me a quick demo of what she learned last week, and asked me to try, but I was timid, and declined (I will dive in tomorrow!)

(and the Yarn Harlot is coming soon ... only 16 more days!)


lexa said...

The Breeze footies turned out really nice! That sucks that they didn't get the Fable in yet. I have to get my Sock Pal's socks done. We're not leaving on Tuesday now, so I'm not in such a dilemma.

Have fun tomorrow! Looking forward to a post about what you learned. :)

The_Add_Knitter said...

Breeze footies are too cute! And thanks for the link;)!

lexa said...

I got the pink bag done, just finished felting it. Thought I'd better try one first and see how it works out. The blue one is knit, needs seaming and i-cording. It seemed to turn out quite cute. They're only a small bag, and I felted it quite a bit so it's nice and thick. I'll wait til we get there, the strap may need to be tied to shorten it. I followed the pattern, but it may be a bit long for them. (Unless they want to wear them sling-style.) I have yarn to make myself one, so it would be good for any time I just need keys, cell phone, and loose change or something.

I'll try to post tomorrow night, Monday at the latest. I want to finish the blue bag, then I have to do that second Sockapalooza sock!

Kathy said...

I loved your anklets! Thanks for the contest links. I am having one too. Send me a postcard by labor day, U.S. that is, and you could win some koigu. You have to email me first for my snail mail. I have to know the knitter somehow to give my snail mail out> :)

Vera H. said...

I love your anklets. I knitted one this weekend, and I'm working on the other.

Zarzuela said...

Really cute footies! Love the colors! :)