The winner of the June contest is Marge W., in Massachusetts. Her contest entry:
My favorite summer projects are usually one’s that don’t cover my entire lap – too hot!
I like to knit socks and slippers (like the one’s pictured here) which I can stock-pile for gifts in the winter months when I would rather be knitting sweaters.
And she attached this photo of a very fun looking slipper:
Marge will receive the beaded purse knitting kit, which would make a perfect vacation knitting project.
Thanks for playing, everyone!
What’s my vacation knitting project? I’m so glad you asked.
It’s Jill Vosburg’s incredibly cute Watercolor Camisole. I ordered the “Jungle Cat” colorway (because I am an exotic feline creature — meow!).
I received the kit just two days after ordering. Can’t get much better service than that, eh?
To do the gauge swatch, you knit a diamond. Here’s my swatch:
Smooch Me, Baby!
The observant among you will notice the addition of the Smooch button in my sidebar. Yup, I caved, and joined in on Alison’s Smooch-Along. What can I tell you? I just wanna be a Tank Girl! I ordered the pattern book last week, and being the rebel that I am, ordered not Rowan, but a different yarn. Gedifra Wellness, from Elann, at the low-low price of $2.99 per 50 gram skein. I picked a lovely green called “leek.”
So . . . I may take this along on vacation instead of the Watercolor Camisole. It crossed my mind, too, that . . . uh . . . I may have the Watercolor Camisole finished before I leave. I have no self control. The gauge diamond was so much fun to knit!
Um . . . has anyone noticed that I’m acting like I’m excited about knitting with cotton? Somebody slap me, quick! I must be hysterical.
The baby Dale is finished, except for setting in the sleeves, sewing on the buttons, and making button loops (it closes along one shoulder with three buttons). I want to wait to set in the sleeves until after the button loops are done, and I don’t have the buttons yet. So that’s on hold for a day or so.
Lucy spend the weekend chillin’
And we did a quick Roscalie photo shoot. It was 85 degrees and raining. Photos on the Official Roscalie Page.