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.