Sunday, March 13, 2005

Odd and ends and a Contest.

David and the boys went to MA with the boyscouts this weekend, yesterday I dropped them off at the school (they are taking a bus there) and had the rest of the day to myself. I came home made a large cup of Adagio tea and read my email and bloglines. At 12:00 I had an appointment with the eye doctor - I picked out these (I think) very cool new glasses (David with think they are dorky) went to my favorite Mexican place for lunch, drove to Smiley's to pick up a circular needle - they are now carrying woolease sport - bought 1 in blue mist to make another shawl and stopped for coffee at the Colombian bakery down the street - best coffee around! Spent the rest of the afternoon organizing stash. Last night I finally started on Mariah again:Image hosted by Photobucket.com I am almost to the first increase row - I really love the color of this yarn!

I am still trying to visualize how this: Image hosted by Photobucket.com will end up looking like this: Image hosted by Photobucket.com

This is a really pretty bag I picked up cheap at a store that was closing: Image hosted by Photobucket.com It is my current favorite knitting bag.

Finally the contest. This is the yarn I used for my FBS: Image hosted by Photobucket.com the smaller ball is what I had left from the ball I used - the larger is the 2nd skein that I did not need. I want to hold a contest to give this yarn away. The larger ball is a little over 400 yards. It is lovely lace wt yarn I picked up on ebay, 85% wool 15% nylon hand dyed. If you would like to win - leave me a comment with your favorite lace or cable pattern. I will put all the names in a hat and have one of the boys pick one next weekend. The lucky winner will get both balls of yarn.

Now I am off to get ready for brunch with my best friend - manicures, gossip and food - a perfect day!

23 comments:

Jenifer said...

Yea! I love a contest. BTW, I also love that poncho ... I think it'll look great. My favorite lace pattern of all time has been the "Leaf Cravate" by Teva Durham in the Fall IWK 2003 (I believe that's the issue) --takes around 200 yards of worsted weight yarn and makes the most dainty little scarf. This was my first time reading a chart pattern, so perhaps that alone made it more fun for me. Jenifer http://knittingat5337.blogdrive.com

Lisa said...

I really like this cable pattern:
http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/celtic/simpleceltic.php

celia said...

A contest!
I loved the flower basket shawla s it was a realy easy knit. Hoever, my al time favourite is still the feather and fan stitch pattern (also known as "old shale"). It's an easy to remember 4- rw repeat pattern.

ThreeOliveMartini said...

my favourite shawl at the moment is an online freebie but it looks so nice when done.. its called an Evevning Shawl can be found at www.crochetpatterncentral.com

ThreeOliveMartini said...

my favourite shawl at the moment is an online freebie but it looks so nice when done.. its called an Evevning Shawl can be found at www.crochetpatterncentral.com

ThreeOliveMartini said...

my favourite is an on line freebie called an Evening Shawl .. can be found at here...

http://www.craftown.com/crochet/pat51.htm

Lynn said...

I hope their trip to Ma was good with all of the snow we got yesterday.

Lu said...

I haven't done any lace knitting yet, but I want to start with Ene's Scarf
http://photos5.flickr.com/5284806_04074e30ff_o.jpg
from Scarf Style. I even have the yarn for it - Shimmer from KnitPicks!

Samantha said...

I am new to lace weight knitting but I have to say quick and easy is my favorite so far I go for feather and fan patterns like this one http://wendyknits.net/knit/feather.htm !

Deneen said...
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Deneen said...

My favorite shawl pattern is the Seraphina Shawl at

http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/donisfuff/croshawl.html

amanda said...

hmm... how to narrow it down? for cable pattern, hands down i love girl from aunties "rogue". then for lace i've just started this (scroll down to feb22 entry) kiri shawl:
http://www.alltangledup.com/movabletype/archives/2005_02.html
and i really like this new free pattern from hello yarn 'cos you can use bulky (i'm making one for the mil now):
http://www.helloyarn.com/2004/09/fall-scarf-tradition-2.html

btw, your fbs is lovely!

Mz Mar said...

Well I guess I must be honest,right??? My favorite lace pattern is the one someone else knits for me!! Whatever the design!!
I do love that yarn tho~~
Mar

Melissa said...

Your FBS is gorgeous I am new to lace and I have been wanting to make this shawl but I am a little afraid it might be too much to start with. Maybe I will take the leap it is my personal fav from what I have seen.

AprilBrokenA said...

My favorite lace pattern is by far anythign with leaves - kiri, birch etc.

My favorite cable - that is tricky! I like hello yarns hiking scarf, and the DNA - but I've not done cables, so I can't pick out a "favorite" yet.

TitaniumRose said...

My favorite lace pattern so far is the feather pattern used in the "Cozy" shawl from knitty.com.

Love your FBS - it's absolutely stunning!

BuNNi said...

Crochet Shawl: http://www.freepatterns.com/fp_pdfs/2003/02_03_stole.pdf

mellykins said...

Very cool contest and gorgeous yarn. I have to say that my favorite shawl pattern is the newly wed shawl - it is gorgeous.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art14841.asp

DAWN said...

I have two favorite patterns for shawls, the Seraphina (which works up beautifully) and also the Lion Brand Glitterspun Shawl that I purchased from their website. It is really pretty for dressy events.

~ DAWN

Monique said...

Oh wow! Loverly yarn! Lovely FBS, too, it was a cool Knit along (I was part of it, too).
I can't really narrow it down..But a cabled pattern that I'm totally obsessed with (apart from Rogue) is from issue 27 of Rebecca : click. The blue one. But it's much cuter in real life, when you can see the bigger picture. Nice deep-ish neck, big collar, suitabel ribs..I just love it! Adn i've got hat issue, if you're really interested.
Lace pattern..Either the FBS or Kiri.
I hope you find something nice to knit!

Monique said...

Oh wow! Loverly yarn! Lovely FBS, too, it was a cool Knit along (I was part of it, too). I'd love my own FBS out of this yarn, it's gorgeous!
I can't really narrow it down..But a cabled pattern that I'm totally obsessed with (apart from Rogue) is from issue 27 of Rebecca : click. The blue one. But it's much cuter in real life, when you can see the bigger picture. Nice deep-ish neck, big collar, suitabel ribs..I just love it! Adn i've got hat issue, if you're really interested.
Lace pattern..Either the FBS or Kiri.
I hope you find something nice to knit!

Jessi said...

oops....i didn't realize it was supposed to be lacy or cable....i love the evening shawl on crochetpatterncentral.com



Jessi

Renee said...

Cool contest...

My favourite pattern right now is a little bit of cable, a little bit of lace. It's zig zag from the last issue of knitty (although it seems to be taking me FOREVER)

Renee
www.froggiemeanie.blogspot.com