Friday, December 03, 2010

FO Friday and The Winner

First of all, the winner of my contest on Monday, was Cookie of Shut Up And Knit, with her guess of 1200 yards.  I got 452 wraps on my niddy noddy which measures 90 inches with a total 1130 yards.  So many lovely comments, I wish I had a skein for each of you.  Some of your guesses, I wished I had gotten that much yardage.  I will have another give away (more handspun. Yes, I have a ton of it.) after the New Year, an easier one with just a question and I'll use the random thingy to pick a number.

From Knitting Kitties

I already contacted her and will sending out this lovely in Monday's mail when I do the chore of sending out the first Christmas present.

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I actually finished this tatted bookmark a few weeks ago.  It was for my swap partner in the UK and she received her package earlier this week.

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I shuttle tatted this with size 30 crochet cotton, I had dyed for my Etsy store awhile back.  I have literally a ton of crochet cotton that I dyed, and I'm trying to get organized so I can list it on Artfire, as I think Etsy's fees are getting as ridiculous as ebay.  Just to get rid of it if nothing else.  Whether I will get back to dying for sale remains to be seen as I'm still toying with idea.

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My granddaughter's hat is finally finished.  There is still a bunch of yarn leftover, so I'm considering some mittens to match.  I just hope her father's family doesn't lose it, like they did the hat I made her two years ago. Paws crossed.  The mittens never get lost as I crochet that long string to go through the coat sleeves.  When she gets 12, I'll still being making the long string so you don't lose your gloves, sweetie.

Remember back in October, I mentioned I had met a nice lady on Ravelry that just moved to Tucson.  She had picked me up and we went to a yarn store near her that I hadn't been to before.  Well, she went out of town for a bit and she called me on my cell phone when she got back.  Except, I don't really use my cell except to carry with me on my walks, in case of an emergency.  So I never noticed the call. D ran low on minutes, so I loaned him mine and he told me I had a voice message.  Which I listened to, then the battery ran out of charge before I could figure out how to get her number from it.

When he pulled my phone off the charger, he left the cord hanging down and bad Betty bunny had herself nice  little nibble.  So, I messaged her on Ravelry, apologizing for not returning her call. She offered to take me shopping, and we made arrangements for today.

We stopped by Grandma's Spinning Wheel this time.  Grandma has various times during the week when customers come in to hang out and stitch or spin together.  Friday afternoon's is anything goes day, and I took the bus there a few times over the summer.  D started having Fridays off for awhile and the ones he did work, I felt guilty about going and not having bought anything there.

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I got a skein of black Dream In Color, it says laceweight, but it's as thick as the fingering weight superwash I'm going to use it with.  This for the guys presents that I can't show because my oldest son might be snooping.
*waves* Hi Avery.

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I bought this for me.  The purple is some Starry they had in bits and bobs bin for 1.00.  The sky blue is Star Light that Grandpa said they got in yesterday and it's been flying out of the store.  I can certainly see why, it's so pettable soft, like a little bunny soft, with some sparkle.  I'm thinking about making Ice Queen with it.

Are you still there?  Thank you for stopping by and I do love to read your comments, so thank you for waving hi.  You can head over to Tami's Amis to see what others have finished this week.


Affiknitty said...

Your granddaughter's hat is just beautiful! And how fun to have a yarn shopping buddy in town. I like the new yarns you picked.

Tami Klockau said...

The hat turned out great! It sounds like you had a great day shopping and got some good loot.

pattas said...

The colours in the hat are beautiful Lucky GD..:)) Always a great day to shop with a friend.

Rachel said...

wow your hat is beautiful im sure she will love it, have fun shopping x

CraftyCripple said...

I've never tried tatting or seen in done. I have no idea at all of the process involved, but I do think it looks pretty! Oh and I'm really jealous that I didn't win that gorgeous hand knit. Lucky lucky winner.

Cookie said...

Thank you! Thank you!

Your tatting is wonderful and that yarn is a fabulous color. Fingers crossed the hat and mittens stay safe.


Heather said...

Love love love love that hat! What is the yarn??

And I envy the stash enhancement, though mine might be enhancing tomorrow, I think I'm getting an early Christmas present!

melbatoast68 said...

The tatting is amazing! You just continue to impress me with your talent!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Cookie! The cotton tatting is very impressive; such delicate work.

Marushka C. said...

I wonder if tatting will make a big comeback now that so many people are knitting & crocheting lace? Your hat is beautiful, I know she will love it. That Star Light yarn is scrumptious -- soft AND sparkly, what could be better than that?

Kathleen said...

Your tatting is just gorgeous, I could sit there and stare at it all day! (Love your yarn picks, too. Great colours.)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Congrats to the winner!
I love the little pink hat and the books marks are so cool!

Hazel said...

Lovely yarn, hat and beautiful bookmark. So so pretty. x

Shanti said...

All your yarn is beatiful! I love the hat! your granddaughter is very lucky!