In the interests of full disclosure, I have to tell you that some stash enhancement has gone on chez WendyKnits.
This is what I got in the mail yesterday:
That would be . . . um . . . 40 skeins of Classic Elite Skye (20 skeins each of 2 colors) that I bought from Elann.
And this is 5 skeins of Great Big Sea Silk, purchased from Red Bird Knits.
It’s a worsted weight yarn — 50% Silk, 30% Wool and 20% Seacell. I’ve got it in the “Ocean” colorway
In my defense, both of these purchases were made before I made the Knit From Your Stash 2007 commitment.
I got something else in the mail yesterday, in a package with very alluring stamps.
This is a prize I won from the lovely Janine, for being the 1,000th commenter on her blog. It is a gorgeous handpainted roving from Spunky Eclectic.
Look at those colors!! Thanks, Janine!
And just so you know, I ordered sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe after making the Knit From Your Stash 2007 declaration. It should be here tomorrow. But remember:
Sock Yarns Don’t Count as Stash!
I am into the colorwork! Alert the media!
Many of the rounds are three-color rounds and have some purl stitches on the right side for texture. While this is somewhat nerve-wracking to knit, I am just in awe of the beauty of the colors together. The color changes are incredibly subtle and very very hard to capture in a photo. You’ll have to just take my word for it — it looks amazing!
Another bad photo:
Winners! Winners! Winners!
Without further ado, here are this week’s winners in the Heifer Project raffle:
Bente in Germany wins the Knitspot pattern of her choice, donated by Anne Hanson, Knitspot
Chris P. wins Icelandic wool yarn from Tongue River Farm, donated by Raye Schwartz
Virginia T. wins hand-dyed yarn from A Piece of Vermont, 50/50 wool/alpaca,3 oz., 200 yds. Worsted weight, 4-5 sts/in on 7-8 ndls, donated by Lyn.
Rabbitch wins Spin to Knit by Shannon Okey, donated by Nina S.
Thank you to everyone! Check out the total donations so far! Woo!
Ho Ho Ho!
I am feeling indescribably festive because today was my last day of work until January 4, 2007. “Use or lose leave,” how I love thee.
And Lucy is pleased because she will have her Momma home to cater to her every whim.