Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lace hat giveaway

Oh, it's almost time to give away the aqua lace beret -- which had to go back to the knitting basket briefly, to have elastic thread woven into the brim. Seems the preponderance of bamboo fiber in Bamboo Ewe makes it stretch out without bouncing back. But all is well, 'coz I've put about 4 rounds of thin elastic thread in there, and now it bounces back.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

(Crash of cymbals!!) Tanis Fibre Arts giveaway!!

And I hope either you or I win this!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Once more

I've been bitten by startitis. I have a serious jones for small & quick projects -- I made a nice wash cloth from some Lion Brand Recycled Cotton in seed stitch, to see if that was something I could do quickly enough to make several for the Spring baskets. Unfortunately, that one cloth took about a half day of working on it exclusively, which can only happen on the weekends, and I'd need 10 more by Friday. So, then I started a headband in little arrowhead lace, very cute but still too time-consuming. Drat, I may have to settle for lip-balm holders done in crochet. I have lots of lip balms, so ... holders & balms, plus some "Easter grass" & a few sugarless candies, I have plastic cups already printed with bunnies & ducklings...I guess I can whip up something. Meanwhile, the wash cloth actually matches my towels! DS in Austin-adjacent sent me a box full o' yarn, including 3 skeins of the Lion Recycled cotton (and one little ball of their merino-cashmere blend -- ymmmy!), so I see more washcloths in my future.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


We went straight from the tag-end of winter into 91F summer over the weekend! The wasps & hornets have hatched! Run for your lives!!
Knitting news: I finished a Gwen Slouchy Beret, even blocked it! It is so purty! I used Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe in colorway Beach Glass, which is a really nice light aqua-teal color. This was a free pattern, and is on Ravelry. Being a wool-bamboo blend, it's a bit more suitable for spring & summer than just wool. So, who wants it? Yes, I'm giving it away! Comment on this blog between 4/12 and 4/29; I'll draw a winner 4/30 from all commentors. This hat will fit a head up to 23", while the ribbing is stretchy so will hold onto a smaller noggin.

I've heard from Fleegle, so I'd better get it together & pack up the March goodies. I still have not heard from Ele, either on the blog or on Ravelry (I'm AnnBan). So..the suspense is killing me...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Still waiting . . .

. . .to hear from ELE; I have sent the Japanese Garden pattern, have contacted fleegle, have Paige's address (still gotta get that packed!). Here's the deal -- anything not claimed by the end of May (two months to get back to me) will go into one super-gift of all drawn-but-not-claimed items through October, which will be given away at the end of November. Comment on any of my posts in November, and you're in that drawing. Everything drawn for in February has been claimed.

Friday, April 1, 2011

And the winners are...

I put the names of this month's commentors on nearly identical slips of white paper, folded & placed in one pile. Then each giveaway item went on a similar slip of paper, also folded & placed in another stack. Drawing one from column A & one from column B, the winners & their gifts are:
Itty bitty button markers set for fleegle
striped washable hat for Ele
pastel beaded markers set for Paige
Wendy Johnson's Japanese Garden shawl pattern for Amy (aka knitterofhats)!
I will be in touch with all, for shipping addresses.
No, this is not a prank. Even if it is April 1st.

Ele, I hope you'll check in with me here or through Ravelry (AnnBan), as your profile isn't available through Blogger.
Paige & fleegle, I will need addresses ASAP.