Finished it – now its time to start again!

Did you take part in the 2014 Finish It Challenge organised by Stitches and Scraps and Mollie & Claire? [If not, why not – don’t tell me you don’t have an unfinished project or three lurking somewhere in your house!]

Well I did and I’m doubly glad I took the trouble – not only do I now have a great top to wear when the sun shines ….but I also won a skein of SparkLynne 4 ply sock yarn from The Knitting Goddess, provided by Claire, in a beautiful pale blue with a hint of bling.

hand dyed, 4ply, 75% superwash merino Sparklynne by The Knitting Goddess

hand dyed, 4ply, 75% superwash merino Sparklynne by The Knitting Goddess

A huge thank you for providing us with the impetus for completing a project, donating super prizes….and to Claire especially for picking my name out of the hat 😉

Now I know exactly how I’m going to use this yarn…but not exactly what I’m going to do with it……so suggestions please.

My son and his fiancee are getting married next spring and they are basing their colour palette around ‘the sea’. The colour of the yarn would fit perfectly and it feels right that, having received the yarn as a stroke of luck, the luck should be passed on to two people starting their life together.

But what could I use it for (100g, c.400m) – ideally something that can be used both on the day and afterwards? It may be sock yarn but I can’t see either of them tripping down the aisle in pale blue, sparkly socks! I was thinking possibly about a large doily/small tablecloth as a centre piece to the top table, but my creative juices have yet to start flowing so ideas wanted please – knitting or crochet, I enjoy both.

Lucky lady, lovely lady!

The lucky lady is me and the lovely lady is the Knitterly Hooker! A couple of weeks ago I had the fab news that I had won a prize in the Knitterly Hooker’s giveaway and today it arrived in the post. Not just the brilliant Crochet Noro book, but some other goodies as well.

As you can see it was beautifully wrapped…………

……….which made it even more exciting to open!

Now I have to decide what I’m going to make first! I’m thinking ‘keep it simple’ so here are my first choices (not that I’m trying to make you jealous or anything 😉

So thanks again to a lovely lady for a lovely gift……….and make sure you check out her ‘Knit it Up‘ blog!

Coo – how lucky am I?

I never win anything! Till now that is…………a great big thank you to the lovely Knitterly Hook-er and her Knit it Up blog for picking my name out of the hat for her great giveaway – a fabulous book – Crochet Noro. I only hope I’m up to it – but the yarn is so lovely it should look pretty good whatever you do to it!

Please check out her blog and Facebook page and enjoy some great images and thoughts. Also, please keep her cousin in your prayers as she battles cancer.