TGIF Y'all! What a week since the last giveaway.... all has felt quite unbalanced as of late, and as usual I am coping by knitting ALOT. I've finished a new mitten pattern, a shawl, knit alot of swatches AND I've got some fun stuff on the needles!
Remember those socks I told my honey were in his future... I'm almost done with the toe (on the first one). I still don't think I like knitting socks!
Adornament design as I am teaching them in a few weeks and I know a few of my students have already knit Stello, Stellita and Astellar. This way they'll have something new to try!
Nona from Spirit Trail Fiberworks last weekend at KRR, and I have cast on the last sweater in the Novus Collection. I'm almost done with the sleeve which means I need to do some math before I can cast on for the front and back!
knit one for him in a long time. I know he wants a heavily cabled number, and that is still in his future, but for now I am knitting him Rift in Green Mountain Spinnery's Mewesic. It will be great "background" knitting on the cruise as the body and sleeves are knit in the round with simple shaping. I can handle that while chatting away! I don't have a deadline for this... it's fine if it takes a year, but in the end I will love knitting it and he'll end up with a new sweater (which he totes deserves!) I'm pretty sure this will be done before the stupid socks...
Indie Design Gift-A-Long in Ravelry this year? I've got 15 patterns on sale for 25% off until November 27,
2015 at 11:59 pm (23:59) US-EST... just use the coupon code giftalong2015
at checkout. There are many different threads to enter your finished
gift-knitting in to win prizes... you can enter with any of my designs
or those of participating designers, and they don't have to be ones that you
purchased on sale!
SO GO FORTH MY DEAR NELKINITES AND SPREAD THE WORD… this would be a
great opportunity for you to get some gift knitting done and share my
designs with people who don’t know them :)!
Finally, I wanted to update you on Knitting for Munich! So far we have shipped 502 hats to Munich from Canada and the US... there are even more waiting to be boxed up and sent out (I wait until I have a very full box for each shipment). The last date to send donations is Nov 30th. After that Andrea will let us know if they need more. I want to make sure the hats all get to where they are needed first. Thankyou so very very very much!
Time for a giveaway...
Karen from Seven Sisters Arts was at KRR... it was lovely to meet her! Karen used to be one half of String Theory Fiber Arts (the dyer I worked with on Skywalker) and she and I had many interactions/emails over the year but had never met in real life. She likes boots as much as I do, so clearly she is A-OK!
Meridian called Seaweed ... if you don't want it, I'm happy to keep it! Can you imagine a Magmatic Boom in it? Or a Clarus?
So, what's on your needles? Has the gift knitting started in earnest? Leave a comment below by 12pm (EST) on Nov 24th. I will randomly choose a winner and announce them in next week's Friday post!
Last week's winner...
Congrats to .... Carolm7323 Get in touch so I can get you your arm knitting kit! You lucky winner! I promise this will make your arms buff!