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Nine.

Nine years ago, I jumped into the blogging world with this post. What followed has been an amazing journey of making new friends, learning new things and expanding my horizons to include a new craft-based business, better photography and being very picky about what kind of yarn and fiber I buy.

I wouldn’t have traded a second of it for anything.

Brickless

Brickless

What I’d like to do is celebrate the past nine years with a giveaway – leave a comment and I’ll draw a winner from them early next week for either a skein of my handspun yarn or $25 off a shop purchase. Tell your friends because if I get enough comments, I’ll make that two (or more) winners!

ETA: Okay, we’ve hit 50 comments, there will be two prizes! Winners will choose between a skein of my handspun yarn or $25 off of a shop purchase!

Brickless

Brickless

What’s in the photos, you ask? This is my newly-off-the-needles Brickless shawl!

Brickless

Brickless

I’ve wanted one for a while, I love the way it drapes! The pattern calls for worsted weight but I used DK and a slightly smaller needle

Brickless

Brickless

I love it.

Details can be found on my Ravelry Project Page

Don’t forget to comment to be entered into the drawing – I’ll be closing the comments on Sunday night (Feb. 23) then drawing for a winner (or winners) on Monday!

ETA: Comments are closed! I’ll be drawing a winner today and posting tomorrow – thank you all for playing! :o)



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Merry Xmess…

…to me!

In all the craziness of the past month, I managed to fit in a gift for myself:

Handspun Cowl on...

…here it is all laid out next to the tree (with my iPhone for scale – a la crazyfiberlady):

Handspun Cowl

The colors are more true in the first picture.  The pattern is the Dragonfly Fire Cowl (rav link) and the yarn is mine.   This project took me all of three evenings from beginning to end – it was awesome.  I might do another one just for kicks and because this pattern is so easy, it’s like comfort knitting.  I don’t have to think about it.

The only drawback to a cowl is what it does to the curly hair.  I look like a mad scientist when I take the thing off – I think I scared the crap out of a toddler at the grocery store yesterday.  ;o)

This is my official last post until Monday so I’d like to take a moment to wish you all a happy and a healthy!!

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What do you do…

…if you only have 101 yards of handspun and want to knit a foaming waves or cresting wave or…wth is it called again? ohyeah, Morning Surf Scarf? (I knew it was wavy…kinda)

You knit one…

Half a Scarf

…only it’s not long enough to be a scarf (it’s like two and a half feet long and I only had like six inches of yarn left, btw) but you want to wear it in a scarf-like fashion so you decide…

...definitely a cowl.  ;o)

…to turn it into a cowl. [Raveled here]

Pretty magical of me, dontcha think? ;o)

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