My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Thank You . . .

. . . for all the birthday wishes! It was indeed a fine one.

What Did I Do Today?

I went shopping. I bought a new Fossil purse:

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I bought a Calphalon “chili pot:”

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Lucy stayed home and contemplated life.

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Oh, and when I got home, I finished this:

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I gotcha Bohus right here, baby!

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Happy Birthday to Me

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And Happy Birthday to all the other January 2 babies!

(Tiara courtesy of Cara — thanks, Cara!)

Stash Enhancement

About time I reported on my stash-enhancing activities of last week. The following items are ones I bought at the Yarn Lounge.

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This is an alpaca/merino/soy silk blend — super bulky weight — from Alpaca Fiber Exchange, a total of 80 yards. The color is called “Toasted Begonia.”

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This is merino/alpaca/silk blend — worsted weight — from Terra, a total of 300 yards. The color is called “Black Walnut.”

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And this is 100% wool — about dk weight — from Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co., a total of 800 yards. The color is called “Purple Storm.”

The rest of my acquisitions are being mailed to me, so they’ll have to wait for another day.

Final Birthday Contest Winners!

I got so many entries for the final installment of my birthday contest — thanks for all your good wishes. I decided one prize wasn’t enough, so I drew five names. Here we go!

Janet D. wins the first prize, which is 5 skeins of Koigu KPPPM and a pattern to knit the Charlottes Web shawl:

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Annie D. wins the second prize, which is 3 skeins of turquoise Koigu Kersti:

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Anna H. wins the third prize — 2 skeins of red variegated Koigu KPPPM:

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Sallee E. wins the fourth prize — 2 skeins of tan variegated Koigu KPPPM:

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Cathy B. wins the fifth prize — 2 skeins of turquoise variegated Koigu KPPPM:

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I’ve just emailed all the winners — send me your snail mail addresses and I’ll send your prizes out asap.

If Lucy would wake up long enough, she’d say congratulations to the winners!

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