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I just discovered another blog that is running a great contest right now full of awesome knitting related things off of Etsy.  Go check it out and let her know that I sent you if you enter.  You can find the contest post here

Also I started a new pair of basic sock using the Knit Picks Felici Sock Yarn in the colorway Arugula that I bought a couple months ago.  I really needed something basic other than afghan squares to knit while watching tv so I cast them on.  I don’t have any photos of them yet but I plan to take photos of those and my Twisted Tulip Socks  progress either tonight or tomorrow and doing a post about them.  Thats all for now.

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Contest I Entered

I just entered a contest over at the blog Studio Knit.  She has six questions for you to answer about yourself and if you leave your answers in a comment you will be entered into the contest.  Here is the contest link.  Let her know that I sent you so that I can get an extra entry.

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Well I just received my prize from the contest on Yarn Pig’s blog Baa Baa Blacksheep.  Here is what I won.

This is a picture of all of the prizes together which are all just amazing.  There is sock yarn, a little sock bag, and some handmade stitch markers.  I will follow with some individual pictures of each item.   All of these items are from her Etsy shop.  She now sells sock kits which come with a sock bag, sock yarn, and stitch markers all matched up together.

This is the sock yarn.  It is the Petunia Sock Yarn in the colorway Deep Love and as said before other colors of the sock yarn can found at her Etsy shop although I don’t believe she has anymore of this colorway.

These are the stitch markers which she hand makes and can also be found at her Etsy shop

 This is the sock bag which she makes in all different fabrics and sells on her Etsy shop.  She also sells larger bags as well.

Now I just have to decide which sock pattern to make with this yarn.  I have a couple ideas and don’t know which I want to do so I am going to post my options here and would love to hear what you all think.  I will be starting them this weekend hopefully so leave your comments by then.

The Options:

Pomatomus by Cookie A from Knitty

Twisted Tulip Socks by Chrissy Gardinar from Interweave Knits Spring 2008 (this one is a Ravelry link)

Queen of Cups by Nathania Apple from Knitty

I love them all and have no idea which one I want to make with this yarn so your opinion on it would be great.

Well that is all for now i should have the 2nd Monkey Sock done by the end of the week and I have a couple of rows added to the Honeybee Stole which is moving along slowly.  I can’t wait to hear your opinion on which sock pattern to use.  I should be starting the socks this weekend either Saturday or Sunday whichever day I get over to my Mom’s house to use her ball winder.

 

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go check this out

Well I have entered another contest. All you have to do is go to this post on the Modest Purls blog and leave a comment telling her your favorite color combination and you will be entered to win a $25 Gift Certificate to The Loopy Ewe.

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Well the lace yarn that I won arrived last week and I just got around to photographing it. I already started making the Honeybee Stole with it and I have pictures of the start of that as well.

Here is the Misty Blue Lace weight Alpaca. It is from EnchantedFibers on Etsy. It is beautiful and soft and I just love it.
This is the start of the project I am doing with it. I am making the Honeybee Stole (ravelry link). This was my first time doing a provisional cast on and it took a little getting used to. I love this pattern however and it is very well written. I haven’t had any trouble so far and am just enjoying knitting it. I definitely think that I have caught the lace knitting bug.
Here is my finished Calorimetry which was a really quick knit. I finished all the knitting in about one day but I kept putting off sewing the button on which just got done last night. I can’t wait till it is cold enough to wear this again because it is just the cutest winter accessory I have ever seen.
Here is the finished Cable Eyelet Scarf. I know I promised pictures of me wearing these two items but my husband has just been running around like crazy and hasn’t had the time to take photos of me wearing them so that will have to wait.

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7 Deadly Sins of Knitting

This is from a contest on the blog Handmade by Jennifer for her 777th post. If you head on over there you can read her 7 Deadly Sins of Knitting and enter as well.

1.)Pride: When I was knitting my first project from a pattern and was about half way through the pattern and hadn’t made a mistake so far and I was so proud of myself that I started to rely on memory alone for the pattern even though I sort of knew that I didn’t have it completely memorized and so I ended up moving the entire stitch pattern over by a like 3 stitches and I didn’t know how to fix it.
2.)Envy: I am always in envy of people who can afford to have a stash full of yarn and people who can afford to knit with luxury yarns like cashmere.
3.)Gluttony: I bought enough yarn to make an afghan started the afghan and am not even halfway through and am already bored with it. I knew I would be bored with it way before finishing it but wanted the yarn and homemade afghan so bad that I just bought it.
4.)Lust:I won a gift certificate to a yarn shop on Etsy and I saw this beautiful lace weight yarn and had to have it so I picked out a pattern for it and used the gift certificate on the yarn. I haven’t started the project yet but I have a feeling that it is going to be to hard. It is not an easy project but I absolutely love it so I will try and probably fail.
5.)Anger: My sisters Sterling Cloche really made me angry because I just hated the yarn. It had all these little loops all over it that kept catching on my needles when I was knitting and to top it all off I had to double the yarn up which made it even worse.
6.)Greed: I love to buy knitting books. I have like 20 of them and have only knit things out of like two of them.
7.)Sloth: I started a scarf in January 2008 and it was almost finished by the end of that month I only had like 6 rows to go but I was so bored with it that I put it down and didn’t finish it until the end of March 2008.
Those are my 7 Deadly Knitting Sins. Let Jennifer know what yours are so that you can be entered to win the contest as well.

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