Hey, guess what?!? Thanks to your input during my knitaversary celebration, the new about me/FAQ page is up! I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge the five winners of the contest, and tell you a little bit about the prizes each one chose.

Sara chose a digital scale just like the one pictured! I bought it here, but because eBay listings expire, you can always find something similar by searching digital scale “500 x 0.1”.


Angie from California and Angie from Vancouver both chose 60 Quick Knits (my review here). Is it pure coincidence that both Angies chose this book, or is there a cross-country conspiracy going on? Hmm… :).

Brenda and Samina both chose Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock from the Birds N Yarn shop. Samina went with the Cedar colorway, and Brenda, the Baltic Sea colorway.

Side note: Did you know that the very first time I used Lorna’s Laces, it was the Baltic Sea colorway? It’s true! I knit these socks for my grandma. I bought the yarn off of eBay without knowing anything about it. I was hooked, and it’s still my favorite, all these years later!

Congratulations again to Sara, the two Angies, Brenda and Samina! I hope you enjoy your prizes!

In other housekeeping news, this blog will stay a bit on the quiet side during the month of August. I have a bunch of projects I need to wrap up during the next few weeks, and then Mr. Sweetness and I are off on a vacation! But don’t you worry: I’ll have plenty of knitting time during the trip, and I’ve already started planning my vacation projects! If previous experience is any indication, I’ll be back with a knitted blanket or two :).

Once I’m back, join me at Windsor Button on Saturday, September 11th, for the launch of Julie Turjoman’s new book, Brave New Knits! I have a pattern in it! And an interview! (Which I haven’t read yet. That makes me nervous. I hope I didn’t say anything stupid.)


10 thoughts on “Housekeeping

  1. Elaine

    Congratulations on the publication of your pattern and interview! And I sincerely doubt any hint of stupidity!)

    Love the FAQ section…. Have fun on your vacay!

  2. Maryse

    Have a good time working on your projects and enjoy the well deserved vacations! This was a great contest! Congratulations to the winners!

  3. Brenda

    Thanks again for the yarn. I love it! So far all I’ve done is pet it. Have fun on your vacation.

    I might have to try to make it to Windsor Button – thanks for the heads up.

  4. LoriAngela

    Thanks so much for the surprise birthday present. I count on your blog for thoughtful, insightful ideas. Looking forward to the book. Have a great break.

  5. Maureen

    Congratulations on being published…what a great accomplishment! And not to worry…”stupid” would never be attributed to you!

    Have a wonderful vacation…relax, enjoy and have fun knitting!

  6. Rachel Erin

    I saw on your about me page that you don’t think you’ll ever find a project to steek, b/c you don’t do sweaters of that sort. What about a baby blanket?

    There’s the sleepy monkey blanket from Twist Collective? I don’t know if it’s your style, or the style of any of your friends, but you do like baby blankets and you’ve yet to steek….and I know we would a LOVE to see you post on steeking.

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