Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I'm a Winner!

First off I'll post a picture of the first completed pair of work socks for hubby. They are on his feet at the moment, on their way to Montreal. The red is leftover Patons Shetland Chunky from hat and mittens sets. The grey ragg is stuff I got dirt cheap on eBay a couple of years ago. It's supposed to be the same thing, but I don't think it is.

Secondly, I'm a winner! I won this hand knit scarf, modelled here by the Littlest One, in the Oldest One's school raffle draw today. It's the first time I've ever won anything from the monthly school raffle draws. I went to school with the lady who knit this. I'm not sure what she used. She comes in our store and gets yarn sometimes, but this isn't anything we carry. I think it's two strands of whatever it is held together, but I may be wrong. I didn't scrutinize it. It's long, ever-so-soft, and whatever she used to wash it with smells great.

Back sometime before Christmas I bought some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran off of good old eBay. I got two balls in one of the shades of red, can't remember off-hand which number. Anyhoo, I had purchased it to make Knittin' Mom Chrissy's -- Karen's Sugar-Free Socks, but for some unknown reason I thought I only needed two balls, when in the real world I needed three. What's a girl to do? Get more, of course. I'll use the two red skeins for a scarf maybe.

I would have liked a darker green, but this was the color I liked best out of the seller's auctions for three skeins. I'll wear pretty much any color on my feet.

I finally got Blogger to let me accept the invitation to the new Sock-A-Month 3 KAL blog. I had one heck of a time, but after several failed attempts it worked, but I still don't know exactly how I did it. Anyone who knits socks pop on over and join the KAL! It runs for six months, and each month you complete a pair of socks your name gets entered for a draw for yarny goodness. You don't have to finish a pair each month, but at the end Chrissy usually does a special draw for everyone who finished a pair in each month of the KAL. If you're going to knit socks you may as well have a chance to win something for doing it, plus it's fun to look at what everyone else makes. You get to see new patterns, new yarns, all kinds of cool stuff. I also find it motivational when you're knitting stuff along with other people.

Go over and see Nova Knitter's absolutely adorable little sweater she knit for her beautiful granddaughter. Oh, how I wish I had a little girl! Also go see the new sweet little ball of fluff at Heddy's house. Look at those eye! (By the sounds of it, though, he's the devil in disguise!)

Happy knitting!


Anonymous Dipsy said...

Oh yummy, these socks look fantastic - I'm actually pretty jealous on them, I want to go to Montreal too! ;)
Yay for winning, what a great scarf - it's totally funky and looks so soft! And what a sweet lil' model you have there! Great!

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Pat said...

I love the ragg wool socks - look like the real thing with the red heels/toes!!
Those are going to be some SOFT green socks in cashmerino!! Chrissy's pretty cabled pattern is beautiful.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Congrats on your scarf win! It looks so soft and cuddly.
How long do you think you will be able to keep your model working? I am guessing TOO wouldn't be interested!
I knit the cabled sweater for Pete in the cashmerino aran and loved working with it. I am going to order more so I can knit another sweater!

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Love the socks! And congrats on winning a pretty scarf. I love that green... I tend to prefer medium greens. I think it will knit up into some gorgeous socks.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

Those are great socks, and I love the idea of cashmerino one, so soft! Congrats on winning the scarf - how fun!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

The socks look great, and I'm sure they'll keep your hubby's feet nice and warm.

Congrats on winning the scarf! It looks nice and soft and furry! You son is doing a fabulous job modeling it too :o)

10:58 PM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Those socks look great! I love the contrasting heel and toe. I'm sure the hubby will love them.

Love the scarf. And the colors are great.

Love the color in the Cashmerino. That pattern will look great in that color.

4:01 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Do you like that Debbie Bliss yarn??? I have been so tempted to get some and haven't yet. I have a wonderful looking pattern that calls for that yarn. :) The socks are cool! Wait, warm...the socks look warm! Cute model!

4:07 PM  

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