What has everyone been up to? I have been plugging away on 3 main things....and they are all KAL's. There is my Hiya Hiya Waves Scarf KAL.....my Hiya Hiya Diamondoid Socks KAL....and the HyperCrazy KAL for the San Antonio SNB.
We had a tiny party for the Ravellenics at SNB this past weekend. I made out like a bandit....but I did all of the number generations in front of ppl so they could see it was not rigged......however, there was an awkward moment....before the party started, Shannon was admiring some gradient lace yarn....and I said how pretty it was and now if I could only rig it to where I win it.....then, when my number comes up on the random number generator.....Shannon was like "Weren't you just saying you were going to rig it where you won that?" Suspicious awkward moment! I left feeling a little guilty (like ppl really thought I did rig it somehow) but I know I did not and hey.....I have always said in the past that I never win anything....this time all the luck changed and I won a lot....maybe next year someone else will want to take over....I can only wish!
So, we had 9 categories....Cross Cowling, Short Track Shawls, Sock Hockey, WIP's dancing, cable cross country, Junior/Modular Relay, Lace Luge, Single Skein Speed Skate and Stash Skeleton. Here are the winners names along with a picture of the prizes:
1. Cross Cowling - Winner is Sara, SerineKat on Ravelry
2. Short Track Shawls - Winner is Danna, danna217 on Ravelry
3. Sock Hockey - Winner is Steph from MustStash Podcast, SupaSteph on Ravelry
4. WIP's Dancing - I won, knitphomaniac13 on Ravelry
5. Cable Cross Country - I won by default, I was the only entrant, knitphomaniac13 on Ravelry
6. Junior/Modular Relay - Winner is Erin, ceres18 on Ravelry (there are 5 skeins, 3 more in the bag)
7. Lace Luge - I won, knitphomaniac13 on Ravelry
8. Single Skein Speed Skate - Winner is Steph from MustStash Podcast, SupaSteph on Ravelry
9. Stash Skeleton - I won, knitphomaniac13 on Ravelry
It was tons of fun! I also want to Thank all the Raveletes, and also a big Thank You to Yarn Barn of SA, Yarnivore, and Inskein Yarns for all their awesome donations!!!!!
I have a couple of stash enhancements...back in February I signed up for the Expression Fiber Arts Insider's yarn Club for March...the yarn was going to be a mystery and based off of one of three possible pictures, there was a gorgeous orange in one of them so I ordered and crossed my fingers....well, I got a BRIGHT b pink and blueish/turquoise and purplish color...I am not sure about this yarn...it is super soft but possibly too bright for me. It may be a KAL prize for SNB in the future...I'm just not sure.....
My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and a friend of mine got me a gift card to Miss Babs.....so I ordered some Yummy Yarn in Shining City colorway and two small skeins of the Lip Gloss colorway for socks. I do love Miss Babs Yarn....the first packages of her arm chair tour should be mailing this week. My bags are packed and I cannot wait to find out where we are going!
Now the next enhancement is not really 'stash'. You have all heard me talk about Darlene....well, she loves stitch markers from Vanessa, owner of Vintage Rose on Etsy...She told me Vanessa was going to start selling necklaces with a large lobster claw that we can use as lanyards (I have to wear my badge around work all day). I special ordered one with two balls of yarn and no leaf charm and it came in....I love it! Thank you Vanessa for such great items!
Lastly, a friend of mine from SNB had this cute little tin with hand cream in it that she got from a yarn store in Florida. I loved it so I started looking for it online....she said it was like $24.90 or $24.95 for this tiny tin...well, I found some for $2.49 so I assumed it was a little sample size...so I ordered a few, then my friend was ordering more so I asked her to order me a few more....they came in and they are FULL SIZE....for $2.49. I really love them and now I have at least one for each project bag....Thank you Carol for turning me on to these awesome hand creams that smell like beautiful jasmine!
Now I have a tip for you.....how many of you out there use lifelines? I admit I a not that good about using them and I usually regret it later...but you have to go find some thin yarn or thread somewhere and it is never handy and well, too much of a hassle....till now! My friends Suzi and Evelyn came up with these cute crochet thread holders....you can put the little ziplock baggie in your notions bag and always have an array of colors to use as a lifeline, or pop one of the small individual ones into a project bag and go....now you will never be without yarn/thread for a lifeline! Lifelines are like umbrellas, you will only need them when you don't have one.
Well, that is all I have.....I am not off to find my ruby red slippers, and tap them three times with my eyes closed........
Happy Happy Happy Knitting!