I've been out of town for a few days, but now I am back...
So, a few weeks ago, Berroco had a contest in its weekly newsletter, KnitBits. They were giving away copies of one of their new books - Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers. There are many cute patterns in it. I entered, as I do many such contests. While I was on vacay, I found out that I had won.
So, I came back from out of town, and my house sitter informed me that a package had come for me and she knew that it was probably yarn...because apparently, I have a reputation for buying yarn on-line.
"No," I told her. "I recently entered a contest and won a knitting book."
She watched me open the package and, much to my surprise, the book was in there, but so was yarn!
Interestingly, I was just the other day lamenting the fact that I have so much yarn, but not the right yarn for a Christmas present I am planning to make. And look what happened! The more I thought about it though, the more I started feeling that I really need to pay it forward; so, I have a little plan in mind. Stay tuned in the coming weeks...
Then, last night, I read a post on Facebook. Iris Schreier, founder and designer of a yarn company with really yummy yarn (Artyarns) that I like, was giving away a pattern. It is called Sandy's Fury. All one had to do was to add the pattern to his/her Ravelry queue on yesterday and she would then pick a winner from the group of people who did so.
This morning, I woke up and had an email waiting in my inbox informing me that I had won the pattern! I was so excited!!!
I guess I can no longer say, "I never win anything!"
Since I've been neglectful of my blog lately, I think I will show you the two additional pairs of socks that I did finish in October instead of waiting until Friday. First, here's Tara. This pair of socks has been OTN since April:
I knittied them with two 2.25mm circular needles and used Lucy Neatby's Celestial Merino in Hot Pink. I really like how they turned out after all that.
The October Socks were also completed:
I used Wullenstudio Superwash Sock Yarn in Monster Mash and two 2.0mm circular needles. The pattern is Autumn Harvest Toe Up Socks. I like the yarn and I like the pattern, but I don't think it was the best yarn to use to show off the pattern. However, they were my official Socktober/Halloween socks and they served their purpose well.
I finished the October socks before the April socks. The pattern suggested using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off; so, I did, and it was my first time. I really like it.
I like it so much, that when the Tara instructions suggested to use that bind off, I did not hesitate.
Oh yeah, remember that big test that I took a couple of weeks ago? I passed.
I think everyone should be caught up with my doings for the last little while now. Let me hear from you.