Wow — over 400 comments were posted in response to the book giveaway.
I asked the random number generator to give me two numbers and it obligingly returned with 108 and 243. So, the authors of comments 108 and 243 are the winners, and happily, one preferred the sock book and one preferred the Starmore book. I love when things work so smoothly.
Ellen wins Favorite Socks and Wannietta wins Fisherman Sweaters. I have emailed both you lovely ladies.
Thank you to everyone who left a comment, but more importantly, thank you to the very generous Pamela B. for giving away these books. You totally rock!
Now, Do Alert the Media
For I have completed the never-ending stockinette on the body of the Daily Sweater and am working on the never-ending k1p1 ribbing at the bottom.
I know what you are thinking: “What a wuss! Whining about a little ribbing.” What you may not know is that before you embark on the ribbing, you increase a lot of stitches. This ensures that the ribbing does not pull in at the bottom. The sweater is split at the point of the ribbing, and you work the front and back separately — so you have a little slit up each side. So that this does not look odd, you want the bottom to be nice and flat and not all pulled-inny. Hence the increases.
I am pleased to report that my ribbing is all nice and flat and not pulled-inny. I’m still on the front and have to do 2.5 inches, so hopefully I can start the back tomorrow. And then . . . on to the sleeves!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I am having special guests come to stay with me this weekend so I need to go do some things in preparation.
“I can ‘t wait til our special guests get here. They are coming just to see me, right?”