Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So much on the Needles ..........and a Contest !

I have my desk knitting for when I'm up in my office, my own hand spun well on its way to becoming fingerless mitts

another shawl I have waiting in the wings I made it to row 20 of the set up row and stopped but I will get back to it! and yes that is Wollmeise (which was a wonderful gift from a good friend :) the picture really doesn't do that color justice.

and of course I have two toys on the needles, I am still going to make one for the Toy Society this year if it kills me!
The bear pattern is from Knitables not only are her patterns the cutest ( she has a knitted ladybug pattern!!!) But she also donates a percentage of each pattern or pattern collection to charity and they are well worth the price if you love to knit toys you should really check her patterns out , she is also on Ravelry as knitables
I am giving an Honorable mention to my lonely Little purse sock ( really its just a cuff ) that I neglected to take a picture of and is barely knitted on even though it goes everywhere with me. That is all that I have OTN at the moment ....I think

And now a contest!

This is a lovely skein of Cashwool its 1460yards and its 100% extra fine Merino

as you can see below its lace weight

So I am giving this to one lucky person a chance to win it, In the first of many contests leading up to the release of my book!

All you have to do to enter is
1. leave a comment on the blog
2. follow me on twitter (thesliverrose)

I will draw the winner next Thursday the 15th

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Donation Wednesday

I Spent my Wednesday destashing some of the very first yarn I ever bought, cause to be honest I am never going to knit it all ( did I really just say that?). So got it all together along with some books that I have never used and extra needles and packed them all up!

My total was that whole tub +8 books a mix of knit and crochet +4crochet hooks+ 4sets of knitting needles which was all given to the local Senior center.

Leaving me with this

But don't feel bad for me I have extensive stash of the good stuff as you have already seen! This like I said was part of my entry into knitting I guess we could call it,for some reason when I first started knitting I thought I need all this yarn (which I still do think that ) but I really wasn't sure how to use it or what it was for, I think that's what happens when you get the bug you tend to start piling up til you learn which yarn is for what and how to read pattern .(yes I bought pattern books with out knowing how to read them)

But I am truly happy to be able to find the yarn a good home with people who I know will love it.