Just for fun, here is my car’s odometer reading as of yesterday:
It’s my 2004 Honda Civic EX that I’ve had since February 2004. Proof once more of how little driving I do!
Next, it is time to announce the winners in the Knitcircus giveaway.
Cathy-Cate and Allison have each won a 1-year subscription to Knitcircus magazine. I’ve forwarded your email addys to Jaala.
And the following people have each won a copy of the pattern collection for the current issue:
- Denise in Ohio
I have emailed the link for the collection to each of you.
Thanks for entering the giveaway and a very big thank-you to the Knitcircus editor-in-chief Jaala Spiro for her continued generosity in allowing me to so these giveaways!
I’ve made some nice progress on my It-Kinda-Sorta-Looks-Like-Hawthorn-Pullover — the first sleeve is completed:
And I’ve made some progress on the second sleeve:
And I started a new commuter project, as pictured in my last blog post, which I worked on a bit on Friday’s commute. Here’s the yarn:
This is a lovely single-ply sport/DK weight 100% silk yarn I bought last weekend when we visited Kid Hollow Farm. It has approximately 273 yards per 3.5 oubnce skein and I bought two skeins. My friend Muriel saw me pick up two skeins of it so she picked up two skeins as well, cleverly thinking that whatever I designed for the yarn she would knit as well. So I worked up a design for a scarf and asked her to knit along with me. I’m calling it the “BFF Scarf” because Muriel is one of my BFFs.
It’s a rectangular scarf with a fairly simple lace design. Simple because the single-ply yarn is soft and I don’t think would lend itself to a lot of complex lacework. It’s also variegated, so a relatively plain design is necessary to balance out the variegation.
So far so good. I love knitting with 100% silk, so this project is making me very happy! Here’s mine:
And here is Muriel’s:
And here is a precious sleeping baby: