Tuesday, September 05, 2006

One for Me and One for You (Part One)

Lookie, lookie, what I've got here!!

Aren't the gorgeous? Here, take a closer look.

This beautiful yarn was dyed specifically for the Walk-A-Thon by Scout. I e-mailed her with a jumbled up idea about yarn that reflected hope, healing and healthy living. Some how she came up with the perfect colorway!! Not only that, but she donated the prize skein!!!!

Ya want one of these beauties?? I know you do! So if you haven't done so already, hop on over and make a donation. One lucky person will win one of these skeins!! And please, be sure to support Scout's store.



In other knitting news, my "knit a sock a week" seems to be going really well. My first Koigu sock is done, and I'm working on the second Mystery Sock this week. As for the Almost Argyles . . . well, I sent those to the Frog Pond. I wasn't loving the pattern or the yarn - both of which are wonderful, but I just wasn't in the mood for them right now. They will be back . . . . when the time is right. But I've got so many lovely sock yarns and patterns calling me, it doesn't make sense to spend time on something I'm not thrilled with at the moment.

I did cast on another Ballband Dishcloth!! (Christine, that bug you sent me has taken a strong hold!!) What is it about these things that is so darn addictive??

Another new addiction I've found? Beaded stitch markers!! They are fun and easy, and the supplies are pretty inexpensive. I spent a lot of time over the weekend scouring Jo-Ann's and A.C. Moore's for pretty little beads. Oh well, having as many hobbies as possible is surely a good thing, right? Have any new hobbies caught your eye lately?

23 comments:

Melissa said...

Love the yarn. It's really gorgeous! I'll be sending my donation sometime this week (when and if my post office gets some more #$^%@ Priority Mail boxes)

christine said...

If it makes you feel any better, you can't die from the virus. You just get an overabundance of warshcloths.

Nancy said...

The sock yarn is beautiful! Like Christine said, it's not a fatal virus, but it is chronic - there's no cure. One of my favorite things about knitting is the blank look I get when non-knitters ask what I'm knitting and I get to say "A washcloth" or "A sock". The response is usually, "Why?". Then I get to say, "If you have to ask you wouldn't understand." :-D

JessaLu said...

Beautiful yarn and beautiful stitch markers! :o)

Sonya said...

Oh, pretty yarn! Cute stitch markers too. And just the right size. Sometimes I see stitch markers that are pretty, but I'd think would be a pain to knit with because of the size.

Nathalie said...

I JUST love stitch markers, the little ones like in your photo, as I knit a lot with fine guage! Are you going to put some up in the prize pool? No, no new hobbies for me, unless dishcloths get a category of their own (yes, I have cast one on!)

Nathalie said...

geez, just went to Scout's yarn shop and there are like 3 skeins available - tell me you didn't buy them all Karen! ;)

Kelly said...

What great sock yarn! Those dishcloths are a lot of fun to make. For me it's being able to use crazy colors and they do go very quickly! Very cute stitch markers!

keohinani said...

i think what makes taking up new hobbies so appealing - especially crafty ones - is that you get to share with others. the whole point of beaded stitch markers, for me anyway, isn't to keep them but to gift them away. haha. now, if i could get the whole sewing in a straight line thing down, i might actually be able to make stuff...like project bags. haha.

Katt said...

Loove that gorgeous yarn!!

The stitch markers look great too!

Still tossing up a few ideas on what to send over for a dontation!

Katt

Stitchen for Kids said...

Beautiful yarn and a great picture of you!!

Scoutj said...

:)

carrie said...

i just bought mason-dixon knitting tonight -- i gotta make one of those dishcloths! and scout's yarn really is delightful.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Very cool yarn! I need to start making more dishcloths.
=:8

Chelle said...

Cute stitch markers! And I LOVE the haircut! I hope I will win some yarn, just sent a donation...

Kirsten said...

Oooh, that is some yummy sock yarn that Scout sent!

Dipsy D. said...

Awww, this yarn is so yummy, such great colors! And I really love the stitch markers too!

Ragan said...

Ohhhhh...those stitch markers are so cute, and that yarn looks yummy! Love your new banner too!!!
Another dishcloth??? These dishcloths must be the "new socks" out there! New hobbies....hmmm...
I am trying to do some scrapbooking. :) Have a wonderful day!

Lynne said...

For two weeks, I could knit nothing but ball band dishcloths! I forced myself to stop, and I can't stop thinking about them now!

Heide said...

Karen, the yarn is lovely. I've tried to donate, but was sidetracked while trying to find my wallet to locate a credit card number. I'll try again later today. I have every intention of donating something too, but rectifying the "drunk monkey" issue hasn't left me with much spare time. Just what does a monkey drink anyway? Probably banana daquiries.

Elizabeth said...

Hi - I'm still planning on walking, and may be able to round up some volunteers - we'll see how it goes. Do you have a team we can join?

Great picture, too! You look quite radiant.

MissyJoon said...

B-E-E-E-A-utifuful--I long for it!

Stitchen for Kids said...

Hey, no fair that you just get to change your banner and add your latest beautiful yarn!! Just kidding! I love it!!!

Sorry I didn't get into the raising money, I have been a little "unfocused" lately!! Count me in for next year!

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