Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hey, You Won!

Hi Knitters,
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:
Blogger washmom said...

I just finished knitting the frog pacifier holder to send to my grandbaby in South Africa. It is adorable! I own your two Itty books and have enjoyed them so much. Thanks for your talent, and I hope I win those goodies! What a treat! Robbie(:

August 08, 2008

Yay to washmom!! Now washmom, your job is to email me your mailing address within the next three days. My email address is on the sidebar, just click on it. If I don't hear from you by noon, central time, Wednesday, Aug. 20th I will pick a new winner. Congratulations.

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.
best, susie
p.s. The itty-bitty nursery trunk show tour is now here:

Knitting Sisters, LC

Kat England

1915 Pocahontas Trail

Williamsburg, VA 23185


Arrive: August 7

Depart: August 19

Be 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.


Montreal Mama said...

Can I ask what the colorway number of the Opal is? It's a gorgeous color! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Susan--I love your designs--particularly your baby hats. Last night I started the cupcake baby set from Itty-Bitty Nusery. I began with the mittens, but there is a problem there. You say for newborn to cast on 22 stitches on dps, and say to cast on 7 on the first needle, 7 on the second needle and 9 on the third--that's 23 stitches, not 22. 23 stitches didn't allow the ribbing to work properly and 23 stitches didn't work out right in the decreases. What should the stitch count for the mittens be? Thanks

Susan B. Anderson said...

Oh sure, Opal #1702.

Unknown said...

I love the pom socks! i need to make some for my daughter.

Anonymous said...

I love the squares of Julia all lined up and can't wait to see what you are up to with them. Julia is such a wonderful yarn. I made some of Kristen's socks with Julia and am waiting for the first cool autumn day to put them on with my Birks and break them in on a walk!

Denise said...

Hi Susan, I nominated your for an award over at my blog :)
Love your pom pom socks, I added the pattern to my favs in Ravelry after seeing yours :)

Tracy Batchelder said...

Love the pom-pom peds! I was amazed at the detailed instructions and photos that accompany the pattern. These would certainly be a good sock for beginners to learn on.

Betz White said...

welcome back! missed you too...except when I heard you holler on your way thru town. :)

Anonymous said...

Do you have a trick for avoiding gusset holes? I'm learning to knit socks but always end up with that pesky hole. Love the peds.

Knitterella said...

Congrats to the winner! and boo-hoo to me ;)

The pom-pom peds look great! So cute!