WINNERS (and ephemera)

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First and for-most, a hearty congratufringinglations to:

Marilyn Maguire

Who has won the Wollmeise and Intentions yarn.

Jamil Sawaya

To whom the Misti Alpaca will find its way.

Ryan Gerstmar

Who will be getting the lovely handcrafted needle case and the Rowan 4-ply.

A Big thanks to all who donated to a most magnificent cause. It does my little heart good to see people doing good by other people. Gives me hope in this crazy world. From my end the first two winners packages will be going out at some point this coming weekend. I will try to get them out before then, but hey if I showed you my course load y’all would puke. Just sayin.

In my own knitting news I have compleated 1 of the three sweaters I’m knitting for the niecelings.

It doesn’t look like much, sorry picture taking is low priority right now. Semesters end crunch is well underway and trying to kill me. I just need to weave in ends and get the zipper in. It’s the Little Cable Hoodie by Chrissy Gardiner (available at rav, as well as http://www.gardineryarnworks.com ). I’m doing it out of acrylic, and while many may balk at that these are small kids (5,4,3) and they are messy as all small ones are and I’m not going to subject my sister-in-law to a long clean up process. This is Bernat’s Mosaic, which I thought would have a wool content given the way it feels (soft and wooly) but no, 100% acrylic, and machine wash and dryable which I figure is important until they get a little older.

And after I got home from a day that started at 6:20 this morning (and I am sooo not a morning person), a long day by any stretch of the imagination, I curled up to watch the new episode of the KnitGirllls (http://www.theknitgirllls.com) and get some more Christmas knitting done. This shot is actually kinda vague on purpose, while I’m almost positive most of my recipients either a)currently don’t have time to read my knitblog or b)don’t care about my knitblog, they do occasionally surprise me and read it.  So mystery present is underway, and yes it does feel good to be knocking out Christmas presents.

And of course today came the tags from kNotes for kNitters that shall be on most of the Christmas gifts this year. They’re super cheap and high quality and have adorable pictures and really I can’t stress how great they are for knitters. Check them out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/LocalGringos . If you’re in the market for reasonably priced tags for handknit items they really are a gem of a shop. I got 5 packets of different themes in both Hand Knit for you and Hand Spun for you. The back of each tag has spots for the pertinent information. And really they’re just adorable. Plus a nod to the Fountain Pen users of the world, the paper is perfect for FP’s. Stylish, economical, and handmade. All things I think are important to keep in mind at this time of year.

Well that’s my little update. I should go off and get some academia done now. Basically until the 7th when two of my major papers are due I imagine I will be sporadic at best, but you can guarantee that I’ll be knitting…. wherever I am.

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About sadieruin

Sadie is an intrepid fibre-file who can be found knitting, spinning, dying, or designing knit patterns when she's not at work. Her sock pattern "Mermaid's Lagoon" can be found in the Summer '09 issue of Knitty.com. Be sure to keep up with her knitting, spinning, dyeing (and occasionally weaving) exploits here.

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