I’ve been updating my Ravelry. It’s sad how little I knit this year. I keep telling myself that my wedding was in September and I moved in September, and I had a job until September. So, really, I should forgive the lack of handknits. In my personal flogging, I also realized that I never showed you the finished purple Cerisara sweater. I liked my green one in Briar Rose Fibers Glory Days so well, I just made the same sweater in purple! I have worn this sweater several times now, and while the lack of a closure sometimes bothers me, sometimes I love it. I guess I just can’t make up my mind.
In any case, I need to show you the finished sweater. Avi was kind enough to take pictures one day last week before the rains and cold weather came back.
Yarn: Briar Rose Fibers Glory Days
Needle: US 8 Hiya Hiya Interchangeables and US 8 Clover Bamboo DPNs
Modifications: I carried the lace pattern down the body farther, shortened the sleeves, and lengthened the bottom ribbing.
Congratulations to Karen! You are the winner in my Thank You, Kim contest. I’ve emailed you, but if you don’t get my email, please send one to me (email link on the right side of the blog). If you didn’t win this contest, no worries. There will be more in the future.
Thank you to everyone who entered and helped me to spread the word about my new shop.
Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to enter the CONTEST. Remember, all you have to do is spread the word, and leave a comment on the CONTEST post by 12pm PST tonight. One entry for each mention through a different media. And don’t forget, 15% off all items in the shop through Dec. 7, 2013.
ps, international comments are welcome too.
I swear I didn’t take the missing one.
Also, recipe from Ina Garten: Cranberry Orange scones. With 1 alteration; I used fresh chopped cranberries.
ps, contest still going, no entrants yet, it is wide open.
I made my first from scratch pumpkin pie: crust, filling, and whipped cream. And it is delicious.
As my first customer on the Etsy Shop, I want to thank Kim of Hand Eye Crafts (photo of purchase above). I hope you love your bracelet and the little extra gift I included for being my first customer. I think this calls for a contest.
Here are the rules:
- Help me spread the word about my new Etsy shop.
- Leave a comment here telling me how you helped spread the word. Each form of “contact” will enter your name in a drawing once. So, if you email a friend, post on twitter, and post on facebook, that would be 3 entries.
- You need to spread the word and leave your comment by 12am PST Dec. 1, 2013.
- On Dec. 2, 2013 I will choose 1 winner to receive a bracelet or earrings from the shop. Don’t see the color you want? I’ll make an item especially for you.
- If I have more than 25 different names in the hat, I will draw a second name for a $10 gift certificate to the shop.
So. Go my minions, and spread the word (insert
Evil Cackle Knitterly Giggle here).
So, I might have entered some of my tatting into a contest. Granted, it is all rather basic, but I took the plunge and dropped some pictures in an email. Now the voting has begun and it’s time to vote for favorites. Even if you don’t vote for me, please go check out the fantastic tatting and choose your favorite. The best way to view them is by clicking the first picture and then using the buttons at the top of the enlarged photo to navigate. Once you’ve seen them all, choose your favorite and click the “vote” button on the main page.
Click here to go to Tatting Corner to vote.
ps, new bracelets and earrings have gone up in the shop