Friday, January 05, 2007

Knitterly Goodness

It's time for a little catch-up on what all has been happening in my knitterly world.

First of all, a few weeks ago, I won my fourth, (yes -- you read that right), my FOURTH blog contest. Crazy stuff, I tell ya! I've stopped questioning my contest-winning mojo, and have just accepted it for what it is -- God rewarding me for being the exceptional person that I am. (Hee hee)

KIDDING!!! (As I glance worriedly at the sky, waiting for lightning to strike!)

Seriously, though, I've been remarkably blessed with knitterly generosity over the past six months. The latest contest was hosted by Shona, who lives across the pond in Scotland, and who sent me a fabulous care package of goodies:

Don't you just love that little bag? It's perfect for a small knitting project, and well, y'all know how much I like bags of any kind, so the bag alone was enough to make me giddy. But, there was lots of other great stuff included:

Top to bottom: carding fleece postcard, cute polar bear Christmas card, Scotland bookmark,
a lovely little tea light candle, and teabags for reducing eye puffiness.

But wait! That's not all! There was YARN! Fabulous yarn!

Opal sock yarn, color #1122
Chelsea Sea Silk (65% silk, 35% wool), color # 114

Thanks so much, Shona! You rock!

And since we're on the topic of yarn, I must confess that I recently succumbed to temptation after browsing all of the mouth-watering offerings over at the Loopy Ewe, and decided upon these beautiful lovelies:

Here's some gratuitous extreme close-up yarn pr0n:

All Things Heather Merino/Tencel in Teal -- lucious!
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock "Cool" -- ahhhhh!

(Side note: if you click on the link for the Lorna's Laces, you may notice that the Loopy Ewe catalogs that colorway as "LL Cool", which immediately calls to mind the rap artist with a similar name. I am easily amused, apparently.)

Finally, a few finished objects I knitted for Christmas gifts. Nothing particularly original or remarkable -- just a few quick & easy hats and washcloths:

Rolled-brim hat for my SIL Mary, knit with Misti Alpaca Chunky (color #1380) as the main color and OnLine Linie Rush (color # 1492) for the stripe, to match the scarf I knit for her birthday in 2005.
Ribbed-brim hat for my dad, in Misti Alpaca Chunky (color # 701)

Rolled-brim hat for my mom, Misti Alpaca Chunky (color #701)

Mason-Dixon Knitting warshrags for SIL Mary in Sugar & Cream,
in colors to match her bathroom.


The gift recipients all seemed to like their knitted items. My dad's hat was a tad too big for him, but I suppose he can fold it up a bit more, if necessary. That is, if we ever see winter temperatures around here! Good-gosh-amighty, it's almost midnight and it's still 67ºF outside! Craziness, I tell ya! And a strong argument for global warming.


Well, that's it, for now, so, g'night!


Robin said...

WOW...lots of goodies! It's so nice to hear your voice---virtually that is! You don't know how much you were missed!
Isn't this weather something? My flowers are VERY confused...daffodils & tulips coming up...roses greening up...daylilies shooting up blooms!

gourdongirl said...

So glad you liked the contents of your prize.

Great to have you back in blogland! You were missed!

Krista said...

You're such a winner, Mary! Love the colors of the sock yarn you just bought, although I cringed when I saw it was LL! But I may just have to give LL another shot one day. And I need to make one of those dishclothes. I bought the yarn but of course it's just sitting on the shelf.