My current work in progress:

1. Segel, designed by Lea Viktoria, knit from Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes in the "Draco" gradient set on a 3.5 mm (U.S. size 4) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

January Contest

The challenge:

What would you knit from 200 yards of handpainted dk/light worsted cashmere yarn that looks like this?

peaches January Contest

Email me (one idea per person, please) using the contact me link in my sidebar your entry. The prize will be awarded to the individual who comes up with the most creative/useful/fun/cute/clever idea for what to make with 200 yards of yummy cashmere.

The prize? Uh . . . 200 yards of yummy cashmere. The very 200 yards that are pictured above! The colorway is “peaches” and it is the same yarn that I used to make my feather and fan scarf — purchased from Danette Taylor Designs.

I’ll be choosing as the winner the person who sends me the idea I like the best. Subjective, I know, but what have you got to lose?

You can describe an idea, send me an original pattern, or a link to a free pattern. Creativity counts.

Please note that the winner is not obligated to knit his/her submitted idea with the prize yarn!

Entries due by 5:00pm EST, this Friday, January 16, 2004.

Abalone

I did get a bit of knitting done on Abalone over the weekend. An update photo:

abalone011104 January Contest

I’ve got less than 30 rounds left til I start the armhole steeks.

Lucy

Is primping — getting ready for the week!

lucy011104 January Contest

Have a good Monday!

Comments

  1. Oooh, cute yarn! Very yummy indeed. I’ll have to put on my thinking cap this morning.

    Abalone is gorgeous :-) I just checked out a copy of PCH on inter-library loan and I agree with you that the colors in “real life” are more vibrant than in the book. How do you like the pattern repeats? Are they keeping your interest?

  2. Hi, Wendy. I would knit a “dream pillow” from the cashmere. With a blend of sweet smelling herbs inside and warm, fuzzy outside, it ought to be guaranteed to chase away any nightmares. With some plain edging or ribbon embroidery (as long as it didn’t get too busy looking) it would be very pretty to look at as well.

  3. This should be fun to see the variety of ideas for this lonely ball of yarn.

    Abalone is looking mahh-valous!

  4. Hello Wendy

    What about those unfortunate of us who sit on a public computer and don’t have Outlook or something similar? What do we do to get your e-mail adress?? :)

    Lene

  5. I’ve surfed back to your entry today four times already because I can’t seem to get enough of your Abalone. The colors are simply grand; so much better than how they look in my copy of the book. Gorgeous! And excellent colorwork on your part!

  6. I love how you say you say “I got a bit of knitting done….” You got a heck of a bit done! I’m adoring this one, so much so that I tried to find a copy of PCH. I had no IDEA that it was such a rare book. But it just makes yours more enjoyable to view….

    Cashmere…. I’ll have to give it some thought, cash-ho that I am.

  7. Wow. Abalone is just beautiful. Excellent color work, I’m jealous!

  8. Did somebody say “shearling”!? Sigh. There’s nothing sadder than a coat ho in climate that rarely dips below 65. :-( Shearling is also on my list of ‘coat beauties I want but can’t justify’. Now, Abalone, on the other hand…

  9. Simone Templar says:

    Lene – Even if you’re at a public computer without an e-mail client, you can simply pass your cursor over “Contact me” in the Links section to the right, and Wendy’s actual e-mail address will appear in the lower left corner of your browser window. Just write that down, and enter it as the address in your webmail message.

  10. Simone Templar says:

    Lene – Even if you’re at a public computer without an e-mail client, you can simply pass your cursor over “Contact me” in the Links section to the right, and Wendy’s actual e-mail address will appear in the lower left corner of your browser window. Just write that down, and enter it as the address in your webmail message.

  11. I love your abalone and others like it and I am so jealous that I can’t get hold of any of the books. One day I won’t be outbid on e-bay! When that day comes you will hear me shriek from the UK. Why oh why don’t they re-print some of the out of print ones?
    Fran, sobbing quietly in the UK

  12. even though I don’t have any babies, you’re cashmere was making me think of them! 200 yards hmmm….you’ve got me thinking! i once crocheted a darling snowflake hooded cape for 3 month old. your yarn reminds me of the variegated colors i used. super old pattern (my age is showing) School House designs by Lillian Rather. i’m going to google and see if the pattern still exists outside of the very old copy i have.