Friday, June 27, 2008

Contests

Remember the Fashionably Late in 2008 Clapotis KAL? There was a contest for anyone who made one of SK's variations. Well guess what? I WON!!! I'm so excited. I never win anything and this time I won Shui Kuen Kozinski's gorgeous coin lace clapotis. I love it. The color is deeper and richer than this photo but I wanted to share it with you. Isn't it great? SK is the fabulous knitter who has so many of her gorgeous patterns available on elann. I feel very lucky.

This also reminded me that I have been completely remiss in announcing the winner of my Daffodil Daze contest. And the winner is . . . . drum roll please . . . . MARIE! Congratulations Marie, please e-mail me your address and I will send you this beatiful skein of super soft alpaca yarn that reminds me of - what else - Daffodils!


I also want to share with you this square I knit for a baby blanket that Kristen is making. I made this one in horseshoe lace for good luck. The color is actually the more like the little blob of blue in the bottom corner. I have no idea why the rest of the picture turned out in this washed out grey.



Finally for SP 12 I have yet to answer any of their questions and they are already on the third week. So here goes: The question this week is "What do you consider the perfect amount of Stash?" That's tough to answer as I purchase yarn faster than I can knit it so the stash grows and grows. So there is no perfect amount - just more yarn to enjoy! Jennifer once had some british knitting terms on her blog and I loved SABLE. That stands for "Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy." I think that's the perfect amount. And just when I was feeling that my stash has really gotten out of hand (unless I plan to live to 200) you have to check THIS out. You'll feel much, much better!

ADDENDUM: Please join me in Summer of the UFO - sign ups are now open. Tell your friends!

5 comments:

km said...

I don't think I have that much stash...but I do want to try to knit from my stash before my new sock club yarn starts arriving.

I can't believe how there's just one splotch of the true color of the square. I came today. It's beautiful. I'm going to keep piecing this together over the weekend.

Bonnie D. said...

You lucky girl! That clapotis is gorgeous! Love the color and love the design!

I really like your square, too. Great pattern.

hakucho said...

Congratulations!! I love the coin lace version of the clapotis...very very pretty :)

Lynae said...

I have more stash than I could ever knit....until someone told me they were stashing as a form of saving for retirement....which of course made me think I don't have enough yarn!

BTW - your comment on my post about finding obsure people....I was able to find Wendy from Knit and Tonic....now that was scary, because it was through little details that I remembered over the couple of years that I have read her blog.

smariek said...

What a beautiful clapotis! The Coin Lace flavor is on my "to do" list. I wish I didn't have such a hard time concentrating on lace. I know I used to be able to do it, I'm not sure what happened. That's such a pretty blanket square. SABLE definitely applies to my stash, and I can't help but add more.