Monday, September 17, 2007

Pictures, and a winner!

Huzzah! The missing camera has been found, which is a boon for you all, because I can share pictures of some neat stuff! But first and foremost, let me post a couple of pictures from the shawl knitalong, these from the very lovely, though bashful, Laurie of Issues with Knitting. She made a gorgeous red shawl, and had to wait a lonnng time for extra yarn to come in. It's an amazing shawl, isn't it? And the knitalong still lives!


I had 17 unique comments about decluttering, but I only had to draw from 16 names, because Marji said she didn't want anything added to her house. She doesn't know what she's missing, because first prize is....

These three skeins of Classic Elite Yarn, in the Desert colorway, go to Marlene of Wovenflame. Marlene decluttered medicine for her dog, who had died nine years after he last took the medicine. Whew. That sort of hanging on happens to me all the time. Second prize was a set of Arleta's wonderful stitch markers, and they go to Del of Cozy's Place, and may she have much fun using them! She's quite a fast knitter, so I know these will get put on a project pretty quickly. Her decluttering was at least three bags of trash from her kids' rooms, and she's not done. Go, Del, Go!

Aren't contests fun? The best part about this one for me was how many comments I got from people I hadn't ever received a comment from before. *Waves* I really appreciated everyone entering - Thanks!

Since I've found my camera, I also took a picture of my spinning. I've got lots of little samples going on. The blue was a two-ply of Corriedale with a little sparkly stuff mixed in. It's from Black Cat Handspun, and she has great customer service, plus she's on Etsy, which is a fun site. The pink is a bamboo laceweight I'm working on. I picked it up at the fiber festival, and that's all I can tell you. I should keep better notes. I can't believe how thin it is. Bamboo strands must be pretty long, cuz I can draft a seriously skinny line with this stuff. The pretty orange/yellow and white roving is on my new birthday spindle, and it's a superwash wool. I wanted to try a superwash, just to see how it handled. It came from Spunky Eclectic (thanks, Amy!), and it was so soft. I loved working with it, and will now order more... The red roving is from Knitterly Things, and I bought 12 ounces, just to see if I could get enough to knit a scarf, gloves and hat. One of my experiments is to get a general idea of how much yardage I'll get from different ounces, so I'll know what to order in the future. (There's probably lots of information about this on the Internet. I'm that lazy, that I am not looking it up, but figuring it out for myself... help.)

10 comments:

LaurieM said...

What a surprise to see me looking back at me! Thanks for the kind mention.

Fire-Eyes said...

I have not spun in years, but what I remember is it is never the same twice. I use to spin any fiber i could get my hands on. Remember our dog, Budha, with long white hair? I spun that mixed with burnt orange acrylic once.
*waves*
well just checking in

Marlene said...

Woo Hooo! I actually WON! I love the prize too. I was looking at the picture and thinking "Wow, that is nice, and I have an idea what could be made from it.." and then I scrolled down and was delighted to see that it was going to be mine. Yay!

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, what a beauty of a shawl!

AR said...

Yay, winners!

Your yarn actually looks like yarn. You're a great spinner!

cps said...

Bummer, I missed the contest! We've been decluttering BOTH kids rooms :0) Probably could have won but the yarn I don't need so much. So better someone else received it :0) Back off to quilting! Are you going tonight?

trek said...

Great shawl - rots to have to wait for extra yarn to arrive...

Carrie K said...

Go, Laurie! That's a beautiful shawl. Now that winter is coming (presumably) I'm getting nagged to make her cute fish mittens I promised to knit last year......and didn't.....

Denise said...

Your spindled yarn is lovely and so even wrapped on the spindle! I'm trying to fill some borrowed spindles right now as photo props but mine don't look nearly as nice.

del said...

Soooo glad you found your camera! The pics are fabulous.

I'm still working on my stole, so I don't know how fast I am really, LOL. I'm so excited about winning!