Monday, April 30, 2012

Weak Giveaway

Yes, my friends, we had a very weak little giveaway. The good news is that everyone had a great chance of winning the only chart that anyone wanted. So the winner of the Napa Valley Sampler chart is Edgar! Woo hoo, Edgar, you are the recipient of a chart, some fabric and a few threads. If you'll send your snail mail address to my email (located in my profile), I'll put that little item in the post. Or I could just bring it to you when I arrive in San Francisco in June. Just kidding, Edgar, just kidding. I'd never make you wait.

No one expressed an interest in the other stitchy items, so I'm not certain what my sis and I will do with those. I'll find a group who collects things to give to someone in need. Now, if I misunderstood and there's someone out there who would like the other two charts, etc., you just let me know.

My next WIPocalypse update is sure to be rather weak, because I've been spending time learning to knit lace. I call it learning to put holes in knitting on purpose, rather than accidentally (that, of course, is something at which I excel). I completely missed the teacher's discussion about a very important element, so I spent several days trying to figure out why my journey through the laid out stitches wasn't working. I fixed it by adding more ... blah, blah, blah ... I am a stooge at knitting. The second class helped a lot, and now I can do it. Here's some proof.

These are pictures of the scarf that is done with my yarn-over mistakes, but you get the idea, don't you? It's definitely not perfect. Most of my learning experiences in knitting are comedies. My swain hears the ugliest of language when I've made a mistake and have to unknit an hour or more of work. Oh well, it's good for me. And now I know how to make holes in my knitting. On purpose!

That's it for today. Thank you to those of you who commented on Rebekah's sampler. I picked it up from the framer the other day, and I'm now in the process of rearranging (because you just have to rearrange sometimes) the stairwell sampler wall to accommodate it. Maybe we need before and after pictures. Anyhoo, I'm off to work on something stitchy. Make some fun.


Giovanna said...

I think your knitting looks lovely, and I love the colour of the yarn - well done, and kudos to you for wanting to learn.

Chris said...

Beautiful knitting Doris! I love the color.
Have a great week :)

Margaret said...

Very nice! I knitted a lace style sweater once. Do I remember how to do it? No. lol! I remember it being fun though. Congrats to Edgar too!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous knitting and congrats to Edgar :-).

Anonymous said...

I would love to stitch Christmas Stitches, so if you don't mind sending it over to Europe, I'll take it please !

Susan said...

Congratulations to Edgar. Your knitting looks wonderful to me - along with just about everything knitty, this is something I have not tried but have admired. As you said of yourself, I am very good at putting holes where they don't belong if I was given permission to do it, I probably couldn't.

Deb said...

I think that your knitting looks wonderful! And the color of that yarn is just beautiful. I tried lace knitting this past fall as my daughter wanted a scarf. It took me a while - like watching YouTube videos over and over again to get the yo's right. Now I've put it down (unfinished), so I'll probably have to watch the darned videos over again!!

Brigitte said...

Wow! This looks gorgeous. And absolutely neat. I used to knit this kind of patterns as well but that seemed to have been in another life as it's so long ago. But I remember that I loved it.
I hope that there'll be someone out there who is a taker for the DT charts. They are very beautiful, both of them but I already have them. I stitched Woodland Walk quite a while ago and it was a fun stitch.

Anonymous said...


Just found your blog.

I'm sad to have missed your giveaway, Drawn Thread is one of my favourite designers!

Your knitting is beautiful and I really like the colour.

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What a wonderful story about your precious daughter and your sister's wonderful gift.
What a great post to start my morning with.

Gray Bonnet said...

Your knitting is lovely and I adore that color! You're certainly far more advanced than I am!:)

Anonymous said...

Doris, How are you ? I am sorry to have been so negligent in my communication... Hope everything is fine on your end. Ups and downs here, but c'mon, it's life, isn't it ?
Transatlantic hugs, Valérie

Mark de Zabaleta said...

Excellent !

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