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.

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

You guys are lucky that I have such awesome friends who send me stuff to give away to you!

The winner of Rachael Herron’s How to Knit a Heart Back Home is Rachael! No, a different Rachael. 😉

Rachael, I’ve emailed you!

Thanks to everyone who left a comment to be entered into the drawing.

And now on to Awesome Friend Number Two: Firefly. Here is what Firefly sent me:

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Knitters’ eye charts! How cool are those??!!

Firefly talked about these on her blog, here. (That blog post is worth clicking through to, because she also shares the ingredient list for a very yummy-sounding for split pea soup! The recipe itself is here.)

These charts are available for sale in Firefly’s etsy shop and are a collaboration between her and her son (who has his own etsy shop here). There are three different charts — one taken from a lace pattern, one from a cable pattern, and one with various knitting abbreviations. They are printed on heavy 11×17 stock and can be framed, like this one:

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I have one each of the three styles to give away. Who’d like one?

To be entered in the drawing, leave a comment to this blog post, by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Three winners will be chosen at random at that time.

On to the Knitting

Look what I finished!

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Look what I started!

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More on the new project on Tuesday.

I Hate Daylight Savings Time

But it doesn’t seem to have affected Lucy’s schedule.

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  1. My mother-in-law would love those! She is my knitting mentor. What a wonderful gift those would make! Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Ha – I hate Daylight Savings Time too – but do like the longer days – I guess I just hate the day we forward 1 hour and then a few days thereafter. I love that Lucy is all snuggled up.

  3. Cool charts. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. I love the eye charts! Very cute!

  5. Those eye charts are soo cool! Thanks for the link!

  6. The sweater is gorgeous!

  7. Those knitting eye charts are TOO funny!!! I also adore that pink baby sweater….my best friend is pregnant with her third at the moment, and I am doing nothing short of selling my soul to make sure its a girl ( she has two boys already). That sweater would be PERFECT to send to her!!

  8. Cool — would love one of these! BTW, pretty baby sweater!

  9. The eye charts are awesome! The pink baby sweater is too adorable for words!

  10. Hi Wendy,
    I have an eye appointment on the 26th – would be great fun to have my dr. quiz me with the eye chart. Hope you pick me!

  11. Those are awesome and would look great in my knitting nook!
    Jenni´s last blog post ..In the meantime

  12. Those eye charts are hilarious!

  13. Those charts are very clever. Thanks for the contest. I love the baby sweater! Jane

  14. Those charts are awesome. I may have to get one for my mom for her birthday this summer. I think she’d get a kick out of it.

  15. Debbie Allison says:

    I am sure my vision would improve if I had one of these eye charts.

  16. Love these eye charts – Very Original

    Did you know that knitting phrases such as k2tblx2 make excellent passwords!

  17. I would love a knitter’s eye chart! And I even have a funny story about eye charts (but not about knit eye charts). When my sons were 18 months old, one of them needed glasses. So of course the chart for non-readers is shapes, not letters. One of the shapes was a bird, but every time the doctor pointed to that shape, all my son said was “huh?”. He correctly identified the boat, telephone (although it was a rotary phone and he probably had never seen one!), and a few other shapes but kept missing the bird. Finally, in a fit of desperation, his ever helpful twin brother whose eyes were not dilated and whose vision was perfect, shouted, “It’s a DUCK!”.

  18. SharonLuvs2Knit2 says:

    I would be the envy of the LYS with one of those Eye Charts! Thank you Wendy for sharing your neat stuff with us (with a little help from your friends)!

  19. Sharen Warren says:

    Love signs….want to win them!