Tuesday, June 16, 2009


We have two winners for my give away, Cathleen won the first gift that included all the sock yarn. The second gift which included the Rosewood knitting needles was won by Brown Bear. I have sent you both an email and look forward to receiving your information so that I may send you your gifts. I had not realized how much I would enjoy this whole experience and will not wait an entire year again before I have another one. The only sad part was not being able to give everyone something. (By the way I used a Random Number generator to select for me)

I love the gray days of June and when I looked at my WIP noticed they are all GRAY! I found this profoundly funny and thought I would share this with you. The days are gentle now and I was even able to stroll the parking lot at work in the afternoon. The sounds are different then and I was greeted by the cries of a Dove, the beat of a Hummingbird’s wings, and the song of a Mockingbird - all in just a 15 minute stroll. These gentle skies allow the Agapanthus petals to glow attracting Hummingbirds and Honey Bees and how beautiful the Jacarandas look towering against the soft skies.
One of my projects was a lace scarf which is now in the frog pond, the pattern was complex and interesting, but just want not to my taste, with all that work I want it to be something I love, so I will have to search out another design. Does anyone have any suggestions on a lace scarf pattern?
I also have another candidate for the Frog Pond, I loved the design, the colors of this Koigu sock yarn are fabulous, but it was just too big and there would not have been enough yarn to make this into knee highs, so I have to look for a new pattern. Any suggestions for patterns? Has anyone worked with this yarn before?


smariek said...

Congrats to the winners!!!

Funny how you've go so much gray going on there.

Have you tried the Branching Out scarf that is on Knitty? I think that was one my first attempts at lace.

I have two lace scarf patterns on my blog, Georgiana which is fairly simple, and Petra which is a little more complex.

Turtle said...

congrats winners!!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Funny; you have grays, and I have blues! Maybe I'm inspired by the blueberries ripening on the bushes this month.

Deborah (aka Mt. Mom) said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed the giveaway -- happy blogiversary to you again! And congratulations to your 2 winners!

I made some of my favorite handknit socks out of Koigu -- really like it. And your colors do look nice! Two skeins won't be enough for knee socks, even plain ones, so you'll want something more "crew"-height. I think most any not-too-complex pattern would look good. Maybe even plain-ish ribs?