My current work in progress:

1. Segel, designed by Lea Viktoria, knit from Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes in the "Draco" gradient set on a 3.5 mm (U.S. size 4) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Okay, So There Was a Little Yarn

Remember the pile o’ packages from Monday’s post?

There was a little bit of yarn in one of them:

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The green is Madeline Tosh Lace — (colorway called “Grove”) .It’s 100% merino (superwash) with 950 yards per skein.

The variegated is their Pure Silk Lace, which is 100% tussah silk and has 1000 yards/skein. The colorway is “Wren.”

I have purchased these yarns purely for research, honest. icon wink Okay, So There Was a Little Yarn

Flippin’ Burgers!

I found out that there is a bonus video from the creators of the Polymer Clay Cookbook — how to make burger charms! Watch and learn:

Still plenty of time to enter the book giveaway — see yesterday’s post.

Oklahoma, OK!

I’m off to Oklahoma City tomorrow for a weekend of fun at SWAK in the City. I’ll be teaching toe-up sock toe and heel techniques, but will also be debuting my new class on things to do with leftover sock yarn. Here are a few of the things you can do:

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No blog post tomorrow or Sunday, but I’ll be back Monday. See you then!

Lucy sez:

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“How can you go away and leave this?”

Friends of Colombian Orphans Auction

Friends of Colombian Orphans, Inc., is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children in Colombian orphanages. Established in 2007 by parents who adopted Colombian children, the Friends focus on orphanages in need that are open to outside aid. They organize and supervise improvement projects using donated funds. 100% of donations go toward projects.

It was founded after seeing the conditions the girls live in while they’re in orphanages there.  They started by cleaning up the buildings, fixing windows and the like, but they’ve moved on to vocational training.  Specifically machine knitting as opposed to broom making, which is what they were being taught before.

The organization has established an online auction of mostly hand-made goods in order to do some more fund-raising. The auction is live now, and the items are on eBay, here. There are a lot of lovely handmade items, as well as some knitting kits. This would be a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping while supporting a great cause. I believe the auctions went live yesterday, and are all 10-day auctions, so you have time to browse through the offerings there. I’ve bid on a couple of the items there and I hope you will consider doing so as well.

Book Giveaway!

The Random Number Generator has spoken! The winner of Haiku Knits: 25 Serenely Beautiful Patterns Inspired by Japanese Design by Tanya Alpert is: Angel!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment!

Today

Today I am venturing into the stash room to try to do a bit of much-needed organizing. If you don’t hear from me after, say, three days, send help, okay?

Lucy sez:

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“It’s chilly in here and I don’t think Momma’s gonna turn the heat on anytime soon!”