Friday, March 05, 2010

I'm a Winner!

For the first time in a long time I've won something off of an on-line knitting contest! Click here to see a picture of what I've won. I lucked out and got picked by the random number generator in the draw for prizes from Team Canada for the Ravelympics. My prize was donated by OhSussanah. I'm looking very forward to it -- I've never knit with handspun, and I've always wanted to! (Kinda cool, too -- Heddy from our local knitting group was a winner as well!)

I finished up the baby sweater that the Boss Lady asked me to make. I had just enough for a hat to match, there was barely any left over. Would have been nice to make a little pair of socks to match. She said she may have some leftovers in the same colorway at home, she made a pair of socks with it. If so I may be able to make a pair of baby socks with the whitecap cuff, heels, and toes. This little set was started on February 8, finished on March 4, slow going since I was doing Ravelympic knitting as well. The cuffs and neckband are Kroy whitecap, the stripey yarn is Fortissima in the yucatan colorway. The hat is a made-it-up-as-I-went pattern, and the sweater pattern is found here. Ravelry details here.

T at work was over to the local SPCA Thrift Shop the other day and spied some sock blockers. I ran over the other day to take a look, they were closed, but a guy we know who has a key had to go over, so he let me in to see them. I snatched up both sets -- can't go wrong for $3/pair. My birthday gift to myself. There was one pair left last I saw, they put it out after I got mine. Well worth $3 if any local knitters are interested. Jewel is checking them out.

Lastly I'll leave you with some kooky Maggie pictures. She's not ashamed to let it all hang out, lol!

And now she has four of my old slippers. Hopefully these ones with the soles won't make the dog pile any time soon!

Happy knitting!


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

The sweater is adorable - would be great to make some matching socks!
Love the sock blockers. I have to get myself a pair. Was going to order some off knitpicks

4:27 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Congratulations! Winning is awesome!
I like your baby sweater, I hope you'll get some left over for booties too. That would be a very nice set.
The sock blockers look great! Good thing you know people. :o)

5:08 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Lucky snag on the sock blockers.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

The sweater & hat are gorgeous ! Congrats on the win , can't think of anyone who deserves it more . can't wait to see what you knit with that beautiful handspun .

8:41 AM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Cute set!
Lucky, the colours of yarn are lovely!
Jewel is such a ham!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

I meant Maggie. Oops.

9:45 AM  

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