Tuesday, June 25, 2013

FO: Adonis Wrap

I finished this about a month ago, but am just getting around to putting it up now.  Mostly for the fact that since I got an iphone, I have been using my old digital camera less and less.  It took a while to learn how to upload blog pics via the iphone, but I managed to figure it out.

This wrap is the Adonis Wrap, from Kate Jackson Knits Spring/Summer 2013 pattern collection.  It was my first large shawl done in a worsted weight, as well as the first project I have ever successfully completed with wraps and turns throughout.   I used Plymouth Encore in a pretty silver color, Plymouth Galway in grey for the ruffle, and Dream in Color Baby in Twilight as the contrasting color throughout the wrap.  I love it, and it was a really fun knit.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Giveaway winner and shawl progress

OnlyKnitting175 is the winner of the 2 drop spindles.  Stay tuned for more giveaways in the coming weeks:-)

Shawl progress:  Slowly progressing on my Loopy Ladybug shawl for Camp Loopy, using Desert Vista Dyeworks Voir in the colorway "Witches Revenge."  Loving both the pattern and the yarn, just getting nervous that it will not be complete by June 30th, which is when I need to have it done for Camp Loopy.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I'm giving away a set of two Amish-crafted bottom-whorl drop spindles.  To be entered to win, just leave me a comment either on the blog or on Ravelry.  I will draw the winner on Sunday night.  

These drop spindles are great for both those learning how to spin, as well as more advanced spinners.

Good luck!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New yarn and a giveaway soon!

It's been a while since my last post...busy with life and work.  I'm hoping to get a lot more knitting done over the summer, since I've re-organized a lot of things around the house, yarn stash included.  I got a couple new skeins of sock yarn last week...MadTosh Tosh Sock in Edison Bulb (super super bright yellow) and Manos del Uruguay Alegria (a new sock yarn).  I love them both, but the Alegria's colors are so vivid, you have to see it in person to get the full effect.  I'm posting a pic of the Alegria that I have.   I'm going to be having another giveaway...to be announced tomorrow.  Stay tuned!!