We had a tie, and you’ll soon see why.
I got lots of fun entries — many of you suggested gloves or wristwarmers, sexy undies, hot water bottle covers, socks, hats, scarves, and little shoulder shawls. But the entries that made it to the finals were the ones where the person said she would knit something for someone else. And two really stood out from the crowd.
Since I only had the one skein of cashmere to give away, I flipped a coin.
The winner is Kerrie!
Here’s her winning entry:
I would use the 200 yards of cashmere to make a twisted rib vest top for Brooke (age 4). It would be a similar style to the picture attached below however a little lower at the front and with no stripes. It would be worked in one piece with ribbon fastenings at the back. I would also use a fine ribbon to make straps for the top of the vest, similar to the Phildar tiny tank that Alison, Claudia and a number of other people including myself made last year.
The stitch pattern would be my favourite twisted rib stitch worked over a number of stitches divisible by 4
Row 1 Purl 2 Knit 2 to end
Row 2 Purl 2 Knit 2 to end
Row 3 Purl 2 Knit 2 together but before removing stitches from left needle knit the first stitch again and then move them both over to end.
And she very cleverly attached a photo of beautiful Brooke.
Doesn’t this little sweetie deserve something knit from cashmere? I think she does, and I defy you to think otherwise.
But wait, there’s more!
The runner up was Johanne in Sweden, with this entry:
If I was to win that lovely cashmere yarn I would make a bucket o´chic-hat
for my daughter Elise.
You can see what she looked like aged 2 on the picture I´ve attached (sorry
I don´t hava a more recent digital photo of her).
But she is still blond with rosy cheeks and I think that she would do a hat
in the colourway peaches justice.
And she just as cleverly attached a photo of Elise.
Isn’t she adorable? How could I not send her something as well? So I’m sending off to Johanne a consolation prize of some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn to knit something for her little Elise.
I think the blue colorway will look lovely on Elise!
Thanks to everyone who entered! It was great fun!
(No doubt I will now be accused of excessive child sentimentality.)
My New Knitter
My new knitter came in the office on Friday with some more done on her swatch. Her tension has improved and her knitting is now very even. She told me she has a friend with a baby due in September, and would like to knit a baby blanket for her. So we’ll be looking for patterns for pretty, easy blankets.
Ex-TREME Hedonism! News
My dad emailed me to tell me that he loves his Ex-TREME Hedonism Neckwrap I made and gave him for Christmas. Thanks, Geane, for a great pattern! and for sending me the yarn to make it! What more could a girl ask for?
I’ve made more progress. Here it is:
I started the armhole steeks this weekend. Here’s a close-up:
This is a long cardigan — much longer than most Starmore fair isles. It finally occurred to me that’s why it’s taking me so long to complete the body. Duh.
Today is a federal holiday, so no work for me! Yay!
Lucy celebrates by chowing down.