Cromarty is done. We are pleased.
Of my 21 skeins of Koigu Kersti, this is what remained:
23 grams of Kersti.
Interestingly, although my stitch and row gauge on my swatch was spot on, my Cromarty is longer than the 22 inches the pattern states — it’s closer to 25 inches. I am very happy with that!
My friend Johanne had warned me that the neck on Cromarty is very wi-i-i-ide. (Incidentally, Johanne made Cromarty in cotton. She is either terribly courageous or quite mad. You be the judge.)
I tried Cromarty on, neckband-less and confirmed this.
So I made the neckbands shorter and eased them into the neck opening.
That did the trick!
We are satisfied!
So, in celebration, on to the give-away for The Celtic Collection.
Thanks for all the emails — I received 847 of them, so clearly, you guys want this book.
I chose the winner using a random number generator. And the winner is . . .
Wait — would you like to exactly how the choosing works?
I have all the contest entries in one directory in Outlook and I sort them in order of date received, in descending order.
I export the contents of that directory to a spreadsheet. I open the spreadsheet in Excel and see what the range of numbers is.
I go to Random.org’s Random Number Generator and tell it to generate one integer within the range of numbers on my spreadsheet.
So the random number generator selected number 417, which is:
Wendy O. in Herndon VA!
And a very big thank you again to Shirley in PA for her generosity in donating her copy of The Celtic Collection for the contest.
By the Way
The video I posted on Thursday is a music video for the Gena Rowlands Band, for a song from their upcoming album. I’ll tell you the “secret” of how the scarf was filmed, because the director David Wilson told me I could. In his words:
“There were two scarves – one 24 foot scarf knit by a team of three people and then a 90 foot fabric scarf, made by my friend (and seamstress) Jaime Supan. She “quilted” the fabric to give it some texture so it would match the knit scarf better.
No computer trickery, though, that’s real “scarf” in every shot.”
Pretty cool, huh?
Lucy would agree if she wasn’t busy napping!