I was going to use a random number generator for the Blogiversary comment prize, but instead I decided it would be more fun to print out the list of commenters, and draw them from my favorite monstrous coffee mug
Congratulations to Abby from Yarn and Cocktails for winning the skein of Trekking XXL #104. Please email me your address so I can get it in the mail to you. Thanks to everyone who participated. It was so fun reading all of your “favorites” and getting to know your knitting personality a bit.
A week or two ago, I signed up for the Victorian Lace Today Knitalong. I made it in just under the gun though since they aren’t accepting any new members. Can anyone shed some light on why a KAL would accept a limited number of participants?
Anyway, I decided to knit the Shoulder Shawl with the variegated Graceful laceweight yarn I purchased at Stitches West from the Yarn Place. I’m not sure I *love* the variegated colors for this particular pattern, but it’s good practice anyway. I’m also a bit nervous because the pattern calls for 900 yards and my skein is 900 yards. I went down a needle size and I suppose I could leave off a pattern repeat if I need to. This may be a nail biter!! Thankfully Laura has agreed to teach me how to crochet since this shawl has a crochet edge. Well of course it does. I never go the simple route.