I returned from my holiday last night so early this morning I charged up the random number generator to come up with the winning post. Included in the total number were 13 email entries, I just can't exclude anybody who bothers to write me to enter. If you emailed me don't worry, you really were entered in the giveaway.
So here it goes, this is the winning post:
Thanks to all of you who took the time to enter and had such positive friendly things to say. You are all so good and true and I appreciate you.
Well, you may have noticed that I was gone for awhile. We went on a road trip out east starting in Boston, then NYC, then Washington D.C. I have lots of fun stuff to share from the trip but today I am just going to show you some of the knitting I worked on while riding in the car, bus rides and train travel.
So I finished the pom-pom peds I started a short while ago. I used my pom tree (see sidebar to order one) to make the pom-poms this morning. I had to add that finishing touch. Love them and they are made out of Nature's Palette. This is good, vibrant yarn that I will definitely use again.
You have to add the poms on the back or they aren't quite right. Now I will do the reverse pair with the main part in the yellow. What a great, quick project.
I finished the Anne scarf in Lorna's Laces worsted weight. I can't get enough of this scarf because it is beautiful, quick (you could finish one in an evening if you tried) and it takes only one skein of worsted weight yarn, under 200 yards. You can't get any better than that.
Right at the last long hours of our car ride last night I pulled out this ball of Opal sock yarn to start a ribbed sock. I am crazy for these stripes. I especially love how they threw in the gray stripe in the midst of the brights, it adds. I haven't knit with Opal before and I have to say I have a thing for a good manufactured sock yarn like Opal, Regia or Trekking. They have that crunchier wool feeling that I love. They soften up with washing and wearing, of course.
Last but not least, I lugged along a big bag of Julia. These rectangles are for a book project I am working on and what a perfect project for car knitting. After completing ten 5 by 7 inch rectangles I felt pretty good. Originally I was going to do a felted toy in Julia but this project isn't going to be felted. I may still add another felted Julia toy project if I have time. You can see the beauty of this yarn just by looking at the deep, saturated colors and the softness and stitch definition it provides. It is glorious yarn and in my head this is going to be a spectacular project. I'll try my hardest to bring it to life.
I'll be back with more details about my trip and my yarn stops along the way. It was a good, fun vacation to say the least. Stay tuned....
Have a relaxing Sunday, Knitters. I missed you.
p.s. The itty-bitty nursery trunk show tour is now here:
1915 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Arrive: August 7
Depart: August 19Be sure to stop by if you are in the area and if not check out their site, it is pretty cool. This looks like a fun shop.