Stuff and Things
Self Indulgent Craft-A-Long (#STSICAL2015) started on Christmas Day and ran to February 29th 2016. All prizes were drawn randomly from the FO Thread. I apologise profusely for delays in drawing the prizes.
Prizes were all kindly donated and are:
A project bag from Knit and Stitch Bits.
The Wool Barn Alpaca Sock (grey) in the Denim colourway. The is a sock/4ply weight yarn, comprised of 70% Natural Light Grey Baby Alpaca/20% Silk/10% Cashmere and it weighs 100g and has 400m/436yds.
From a generous viewer, who wishes to remain anonymous, The Uncommon Thread, Silky Merino Fingering in the Pern colourway. The yarn is a sock/4ply weight yarn and is comprised of 75% Superwash Merino/25% Mulberry Silk, it weighs 100g and measures 400m.
Project Bag Prize:
Modelwidow, Jane from Kent UK.
The Wool Barn yarn prize:
CeeGeeKnits, CG, from "The South", USA.
The Uncommon Thread prize.
hazysummers, Hazel from Ghana.
Again, many apologies for the delays in drawing for this CAL. This WON'T happen again!
Done and Dusted
New shawl pattern (as yet un-named) knit from Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone 4ply in the Eccentric Geeks colourway.
Second version of the new shawl pattern has been started using The Wool Barn Alpaca Sock (grey) in the Denim colourway. The is a sock/4ply weight yarn, comprised of 70% Natural Light Grey Baby Alpaca/20% Silk/10% Cashmere and it weighs 100g and has 400m/436yds.
Knitting Goddess Socks, my usual vanilla pattern using The Knitting Goddess 4ply merino nylon that I got at Fibre East 2014.
Spindrift Shetland fibre by Jamieson & Smith from Barber Blacksheep and Shetland from The WoolBothy was spun up and knit into a shawl.
Gretchen Windward - Windward by Heidi Kirrmaier in Posh Yarn Gretchen Heavy Lace in the Even He Doesn't Know How He Does It colourway.
Bad Nut - Bad Nut by Josh Ryks in handspun merino dyed by Countess Ablaze.
Soundwave - Soundwave by Meghan Jackson knit in Fondant Fibre Hardy High Twist in the Gunpowder and Shield Maiden Wannabe colourway.
Ingot - Ingot by Lisa Mutch using handspun Spun Right Round Targhee in #144 Colorplay colurway.
Knit Night - Knit Night by Louise Zass-Bangham in BabyLongLegs BFL/Nylon in Lalique.
Bella Vista - Bella Vista by Anthony Casalena in handspun Rambouillet dyed by Hello Yarn in the Anne colourway.
Nose to the Grindstone
Sandbank - Sandbank by Lea Viktoria using Wollmeise Lace-Garn in the WD Graue Eminez colourway.
Groovy - Groovy (Lace or Fingering Weight) by JumperCables using The Yarn Yard Pentland 800 in the Toffee colourway.
Shine - Shine by Janina Kallio in Countess Ablaze Lady Persephone Sock in Girl At The Rock Show
Countess Ablaze BFL/Masham in Bad Girls Club
Spinning up Shetland fibre from Woolbothy and then knitting it into a sweater. I need to sample. Thinking of doing a Spin-A-Long again.
Fondant Fibre Timothy Rolags and Rambouillet in Secret Garden and Alpine
Wollmeise Lace-Garn in Feldmauschen and Pure Xaverl und Rosi
Eden Cottage Yarns Pendle 4ply in Algae and Dark Oak
A very kind anonymous donor has topped up the prize cupboard in stupendous style. I need to think of some more KALs!
Thank you for everyone's well wishes and words of support during my hiatus. It means the world to me to be part of such a wonderful community.