Monday, March 26, 2007
You all may remember me going to the yarn shop on Saturday for my 20% off NORO yarn during the shop's anniversary celebration. During the festivities there was cake, cookies, sodas, candy and of course several door prizes!! :o) Just wouldn't be a party without it. Right?!
Well guess which cute crimson purl WON!!!! Guess!! No Really! LOL :oD
The prizes were generously donated by some vendors: Knitting Fever, Plymouth Yarns, Blue Sky Alpacas, KnowKnits, and Berroco.
So they were just FABULOUS! I received the Berroco grab bag!
I just couldn't wait long enough to take pics to upload on my *new* blog! :o) So there you see the prize in my car! Haha! I received 12 balls of Berroco "Love It" in a very pale lavender color #3215 55% Cotton 38% Acrylic and 4% Polyester so it is perfect for a spring/summer knit garment....did I mention it was twelve balls!!!
And boy do I love it!! I am typically not a pastel person, but this will be fun to knit because I have never used this type of yarn before and I also received a great pattern book from Berroco! There are 7 patterns that all use the "Love It" yarn. And there was also 2 "Handeze Therapeutic Craft Gloves". Ironically I had purchased 2 gloves for my own personal use last fall b/c I was knitting so tight and killing my left hand. All better now! :o)
So the first 2 people who request the gloves I will gladly gift them to you by dropping them into the mail. Just hit me up!
So the Berroco bag was a great prize and I was so DELIGHTED when I went into the yarn shop today to get help with my short rows on the Lizard Ridge (will circle back on that shortly!) I was not expecting this at all. I was just sitting there casting on and just happen to look up at the box with a bag that had my name on it in my handwriting...and I was like...Hey!! Is this mine?!!! WHOA! I WON! Haha! Yes I can act a fool over FREE stuff. If you haven't figured it out by now I like to save my money as much as possible and typically do not buy many things at full price! :op So not only was I going into the shop for some assistance I got some goodies!! It was a great knit day......or was it???
*Sigh* This Lizard Ridge has got me twisted...ur uh literally! There is so many W/T within each row it is ridiculous and then trying to recognize my wraps on the purl side is just difficult for me right now! I can't wait to get my groove and learn this pattern to get to "leapin"!!
It recommends to know knitting backwards (but not required).....I need to figure that out QUICK! *checks calendar to see if lunch hour is open again* Hahaha! Gotta love Piper (young lady who helps me at the LYS) for being so patient with me!! She is simply wonderful! You better believe I will get a pic of her to post here soon! LOL She better be glad I was so involved in my Lizard that I didn't even think of it. It totally busted my high over my door prize!! Haha!
It is still oh so pretty!! :) I actually enjoy knitting with this yarn. It feels good (lovin the silk garden) and it is fun to see the colors change as you knit! Absolutely FUN! But I sure in the heck can't watch TV, talk on the phone or anything while doing this project. I need 100% concentration!! Yes indeedy! LOL
Here is how far I have gotten with my first square (and not even done with all 12 rows!) with a few mistakes......*looks away and whistles*
Well, of course I will keep y'all posted about this project now that is officially on the needles.
(Psst! I need some help with status bars in my margin!! Anyone gracious to help me??)
Okay WIP #2 is Ms. Marigold from Zephyr Style
Pattern link: www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item/2367447/2803300.htm
Love their patterns because they do the whole knit from the top down thing. How easy could that be for my 1st sweater! Right? Or in this case "spring/summer" shell.
Since I am trying to stay motivated to knit during the spring and summer, I figured I would try this project out. I received the yarn online from www.elann.com and BOY! I saved my cost by half! 50%! Unbelievable! I picked a deep purple (eggplant) color that is 80% Baby Alpaca 20% Silk and it is just luscious!
Did I say it was just luscious!! It is soooooooo soft! So I figured I would try to do things right and actually do my very 1st gauge! *gasp* Yep, I have never ever done one and never felt a need to before; but since this is a garment to wear I figured I better do the right thing and try my gauge out...so I have a question...but first here are a couple more pics (of course! LOL Had to test out the lighting...y'all know what I am working with! Haha! Who would have thought I would be putting my cell cam to some serious work! )
The pattern said it should measure 4 inches...it does if I stretch it just a tad! :0) The question is that okay?? I didn't think it was that serious right? Figured I could stick to this needle size.
Well I plan to cast on for this project on tomorrow because tonight...it is all about the Lizard!!!
I need to stay on track until I can get it together over here!! So off to wrapping & turning! :op