Yarn Canada and the mountain of possibilities

Believe it or not, Yarn Canada is offering up the chance to enter to win socks for life!

What’s the catch?  You have to knit them your self!

While the knitting possibilities are endless, one thing is for certain – you’ll run out of room for all of the yarn.  You’ll be crushed by the sheer weight of it all.  You’ll have carpal tunnel by year’s end and you’ll definitely need surgery…it will be awesome!

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See this??  This is a butt-load of yarn and it could be yours!

 

Want in?  Head over to Yarn Canada’s entry page and tell them all about how life changing $1000 worth of fabulous sock yarn would be for you and what you’d do with it all and your in it to win it.

As for me?

There is no way I could knit that much in my lifetime, so I’d be starting a knitting group to knit for a children’s’ charity because the thought just warms my cold, tired heart.  What you do with it if you win is totally up to you.

Good luck!

As for me and my knitting progress?  I have a lot to share… stay tuned!

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Cruising right along….

With Christmas Gift #1 ready for gift wrap and Christmas Gift #2 well under way, I’m feeling more organized than I have in my entire Christmas Knitting career.  I’m not sure, but I just may finish gift #2 in just a couple of weeks.

That is super good news, because I have so much more to knit…….

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When it is finished, this will be a Light and Up shawl.  You can get the pattern and yarn from Craftsy.  This would be in Malabrigo.  Colorway: playa.

The colors are soothing, and remind me of river rock.  I wish my camera would have picked up on that…

Feeling Productive

It has only been a few short weeks since I wound my amazingly soft qiviut yarn into a ball so the Christmas knitting could commence and the stuff has already been magically transformed.

Gift #1 is already off the needles.

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The pattern is Heavenly Cowl by Leah Michelle Designs.

The scrumptious Arctic Treasure qiviut can be purchased from http://www.northernthreads.net just in case you need to be ridiculously self-indulgent.  Northern Threads was super quick to ship and by far had the best price.  This is the Alaskan Raspberry colorway.  One skein got me 6 pattern repeats with a bit left over to pet and play with at whim.

Finally done with SOMETHING!

14 years as a 911 operator have ruined me for sitting still.  I’m always anticipating that another crisis is around the corner and that anxiety has caused me to be a little hyper vigilant.  I have become antsy and easy to distract.  I don’t watch much TV, I can’t make it through a movie, and I really don’t like knitting or crocheting the same thing twice.  

  
That probably explains why my son’s Skyrim Inspired Viking Helmet took so damn long.   This is my second go around, and the acrylic yarn certainly didn’t get any nicer.  Once I got going though, there really wasn’t much to it…

  
Except the part where I couldn’t get a good picture before the kid took off with it.  

He approves.

That is ugly, cheap, acrylic yarn from stash.  No sense wasting the good stuff on the likes of that mess!  Glad he loves it.