Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Yarn Giveaway Winner!

The winner of my sock yarn giveaway is DianeLaces! Please email ipavecsusan@gmail.com with your address info so I can get your prize out to you.  You can also message me on Rav--Suzieknittingmama.

Thanks and look forward to more giveaways in the future!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Just got back from vacation..

Sorry for the delay...just got back from vacation and am still getting unpacked and reorganized.  I will be announcing the winner of my giveaway tomorrow.

Here's a vacation pic...one of my favorites...Outer Banks, North Carolina

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sock KAL progress and a GIVEAWAY!!

Happy fall!  Fall is probably my most favorite season...there's just something about apples, pumpkins, cider, cozy nights spent knitting...that really makes me happy.

I've been making significant (for me) progress on my Cadence socks that I'm knitting for Solidsocks KAL, SKA October Sockdown, and VeryBusyMonkey KAL on Ravelry.  First time using Cascade Heritage sock yarn, and I can honestly say I will be using this yarn again in the future.  I like the feel of the yarn as well as the stitch definition--it highlights the lace in the pattern very well.  Progress pic:

I'm also having a yarn giveaway!  To be entered to win, all you need to do is one of the following:  1)  Leave a comment here or 2)  Leave a comment on the Ravelry thread I created for this giveaway.   What's the prize?  A skein of Pagewood Farm Glacier Bay sock yarn, in the "Mocha" colorway.  I thought it was a pretty perfect colorway for fall:-)  Good luck!  PS--I will be picking the winner via Random Number Generator on Sunday, October 27th, so you have plenty of time to enter.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New shawl pattern alert and sock progress

Just got an email from Lorna's Laces announcing their new pattern collection, the Davenport Collection, designed by Laura Chau.  I immediately fell in love with Terauley, a gorgeous shawl that can be knit using a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock.  Pattern purchased, and I can't wait to cast on.  I'm thinking of using either my Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Whidby Island color or my SpaceCadet Creations Celeste yarn.  Both of those have pretty good yardage, but I'm leaning towards the LL.  

Making lots of progress on my Cadence socks for SolidSocks and SKA KALs.  *Almost* to the heel flap of sock #1, and I am really enjoying knitting with Cascade Heritage.  First time knitting with it, and I will definitely use it again.  Progress pic from just now: