After reading through the Ravelry notes, I’ve picked up some 16 gauge copper wire for my mantis. I also got a set of beading pliers and cutters and some stretchy beading cord. I decided not to get the aluminum or silicone jump rings this time. I’m holding off on another row counter until I can get hold of number beads, but one is in the future I do believe.
As I mentioned in an earlier post on Where’s George I had been having a little bit of trouble with the currency tracking project. I invested in a couple more stamps, and got some less beaten up bills, and it’s going much better now. At least, it’s going better when judged by the clarity of my stamps. I’m still not getting a great record for actually tracking currency.
In Other Blogs
Vanessa has posted about an awesome Oriole FO, and how hard it can be to accept compliments. In Cast-On, Brenda brought my attention to the Government Free VJJ Campaign. This led to some interesting conversation with DD#2, who is a bit of a prude at times.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
No news on the Countess Ablaze yarn drawing yet. The name the button contest has been extended until the 22nd. I’ve entered the Ravelry library tour giveaway for 25 books (22 March deadline), and I’ve filled out my bracket for the March Madknits giveaway, and now that play has started I can say with some confidence that I’ve found my place in the middle of the pack. I’ve also entered the All Free Crochet Bernat Mosiac giveaway (deadline March 28) as well as Truly Myrtle’s homemade handbag giveaway. (March 23) and Phat Fiber’s Dawning Dreams spindle giveaway (March 26)