Friday, January 30, 2009

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Hi Knitters,
I stole that blog title straight from my friend, Stacey. I don't think she'll mind it was just too perfect. Without further delay here are the winners of the Knit Chickens pattern:

Knittin Kudzu
Sarah Dedmon

Yay! These three winners need to email me by sometime on Sunday, Feb. 1rst. If I wake up on Monday and don't have a mailing address from you, I will pick a new winner and post it then. My email is on the sidebar and I just need a mailing address from each of you. Congratulations. Thank you for entering the contest. I wish I had a pattern for you all.

Attention Annette Wetzel! Your email address doesn't work. I need a new email address so I can send you your pattern order. I hope you read this: )
I finished these mittens awhile ago. The Collector loves them and is now wearing them everyday. They are felting up a storm but she doesn't mind and neither do I. The yarn is Manos Del Uruguay wool and I think I knitted on a US size 9 needle. I love the loop stitch and the half-linen stitch and will use them both again. This is a fun and quick pattern and I liked everything about it.
The pattern is in Knitting New Mittens & Gloves by Robin Melanson. The book is a treasury of fantastic and unique but yet practical mittens and gloves. I love this book and highly recommend it. Robin uses interesting techniques throughout the patterns and there is a wide variety offered. The techniques are clever and not difficult. If you are a mitten or glove lover like me, you should own this book. If I haven't convinced you yet, I have more to share from here later.
I know I keep sharing photos from readers lately and I hope you don't mind, but when photos like these show up in your inbox it is hard to resist. The above shot is from Melanie Bauer and I need say nothing more. But I will. Holy cuteness! She is wearing the Sweetheart Hat. I love the added pom-pom on top.
Jane Belling shared her Sweetheart Washcloths with me. They are so wonderful. She is knitting a bunch for a church fundraiser. Remember that any charity knitting with this pattern is okay by me, you don't need to ask permission for that. I love it. I think Jane used Sugar-n-Cream, at least that's what it looks like to me. Thanks for sharing, Jane, and good luck with your charity knitting.
Okay, just one more. Aren't these cute? Chris Fredericks sent me this photo of her Sweetheart Hats. She knitted them for her granddaughters who are 2 years old and 7 weeks old. How fun. I hope I get to see the girls in the hats. Good knitting, Chris.

Knitters, Friday is here so fast. Have a good and peaceful weekend. I hope you all get to knit this weekend, I know I will find the time. 
best, susie