Sunday, June 07, 2009

Pea Pod Yarn Winner plus a little something

Hi Knitters,
Checking in quickly this morning to share some Pea Pod Washcloth news. The winner of the yarn giveaway is:

Terri Paulson-Sasaki!!! 

Congratulations and you get to select the colors of 2 skeins of the beautiful, lush Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille. The generous Susan Druding, the owner of Crystal Palace Yarns, always deserves a huge thank you for supporting my washcloth project with these fantastic yarn giveaways for you. Thank you.

Up next is a juicy summer-themed washcloth that I can't wait to knit up. It's been in my sketchbook for months now. Yum.

I had to go clothes shopping this week because, truth be told, I don't spend a lot of time or effort on my wardrobe. I know, shocking. I wanted to spruce up a little cardigan I bought to bring to TNNA next week. I know it will be warm in Ohio but sometimes air conditioning can make you feel chilled when inside, right?
This morning I whipped up a sprinkling of tiny crochet flowers using the new Spud & Chloƫ Fine yarn. It is fingering or sock weight yarn and the color selection drives me crazy it is so good. I made up a quick flower and used a size 1 crochet hook (I had to dig to find that one). The pattern will appear later as a free pattern on the Spud & Chloƫ blog so you can flower up your plain cardigans, too.

I made a flower for each colorway of Fine. It is so delicious. Just listen to the names of the colors: sassafras, tutu, calypso, anemone, cricket, dachshund, clementine, glow worm and popcorn. If those don't make you smile I don't know what will. I mean, dachshund, cricket, popcorn and tutu? Come on, those are about the best color names in the history of color names. I get a shiver.
My little flowers are currently pinned on my chartreuse cardigan waiting to stitched on with needle and thread. 

I would have brushed my hair and put on lipstick for you and maybe even cleaned the fingerprints off the mirror in the living room but I am in a rush right now. I am running out the door to buy some real-live flowers for my yard.  This is way past due and it is one of my favorite springtime rituals. Can't wait to get going.

Wish for the thunderstorms circling my area to stay at bay so I can plant. Please?

Love you, dear Knitters. I'll be back soon with some fun updates on my upcoming activities at TNNA! I really hope to see some of you there in person, I would love it.
best, susie