K is for Knitting (no surprise here)
This one is more or less a catch up post WIPs and Queue.
Just starting to turn the heel on my TARDIS socks. It’s another no-wrap short row method, one which uses 1/2 the stitches rather than 2/3 of them like the Sweet Tomato Heel does. I’m liking it so far, but we’ll see how it looks when done.
I finally got around to laminating the footprint, because I was carrying it around in the project bag. That’s now safely back, tucked into the Cat Bohrdi book I’ve got the chart all printed out, so ready to go.
I haven’t started on the Cthulhu dice bag yet. I’m delaying because I think I might incorporate some leftover Atomic Limon from the Belle Greene shawl… The next project after that will be either the beaded cuff kit from Laura Nelkin, or a shawl in some Swans Island fingering weight merino. I’ve got the second Very Busy Monkey Scientist collection, and there are a couple of those which would look wonderful in Tigerlilly colorway.
Sheep and Wool Projects
Even though it looks like Belle Greene won’t make it to S&W this year, I’ve got a couple of others which will. This little guy is basically playing to the judges. The featured yarn this year (eligible for a special prize) is Leicester Longwool, and I had just enough stashed to make this little doll cowl. Since there’s also a special prize designated for knitting for dolls and bears it seemed like a good plan.
I’ll also be entering the Tam of Rassillon, which is made of Maryland wool from Blue Faced Leicester sheep. It’s not the breed of the year, but they don’t announce that very far in advance…
So that leaves three entries rather than four. I’m OK with that.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I didn’t win the Moogleyblog Fiber Artsy giveaway, or the Made of Change crochet hook giveaway, or the Stana’s Critters giveaway.
I entered the Fiber Flux $50 Knit Picks gift card giveaway (19 April). A drawing for a $100 Darn Good Yarn gift certificate (30 April). The Red Heart Dream Yarn Package from All Free Crochet (including reflective and bulky yarns) (4 May). The Ficstitches Crochet Kit giveaway on Mooglyblog (16 April). Finally, a bottle of maple syrup and a skein of yarn from Vermont Grand View farm (today).
Whew! That’s a lot of giveaways.