So I finished the Win Either Way cowl.
I am really happy with the finished product but, yes, it’s definitely a love/hate relationship with the yarn. Still, I think this yarn and stitch pattern might make an appearance again when I finally make my Cthulhu dice bag.
Next WIP is a small handbag I’m making to take to the live Welcome to Nightvale performance. I have tickets to the March 28th show (and I’m really looking forward to it). If I have time, I might have to come up with additional tentacular accessories to make, and I’m planning to wear my purple dress…
This is, of course, based on the Time Lords’ Seal of Rassillon from Doctor Who. I knit a fair amount of this while listening to audio drama from Big Finish Productions.
I used the Blue Faced Leicester I picked up from the Feederbrook Farm booth of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last year. It’s one of the pieces I plan to enter in the festival’s contest this year. The picture isn’t quite true to color, so maybe I’ll be able to post a better one sometime. On the other hand, the blue really is that variegated and the green that pure. Somehow the dye absorption was blocked by the way the skeins were tied for the blue yarn and not the green. This was my first time working with BFL and I like it a lot. I really like the way it works on this piece, and it made it much easier for me to decide which should be the background color and which the featured. I enjoyed the pattern as well, it was a quick and easy knit.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
Since the last post I entered the Expression Fiber Arts March giveaway for $1200 worth of yarn. (March 31). I also entered Interweave’s National Craft Month Giveaway (7 individual giveaways) (March 9). Anastacia Knits Designs has a crochet pattern giveaway.