Saturday, March 11, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Received my scarf from Judy, aka Sheep Rustler, all the way from Australia. It is an interesting collection of I-cords held together by randomly placed stitches and/or buttons - there is a lot going on, both colorwise and texture-wise. As Judy said, it was an experiment, which I really applaud her for. She's recently been accepted into a fiberarts program at a local University, which I also think is really exciting.
I'm happy to have a Judy original, and it's growing on me.
covering all bases....
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Much belated post
Firstly, the scarf I knitted. I used the Kombu scarf pattern, written by the brilliant Kim Salazar, knitted in pink Jaegar Matchmaker Merino DK. I also sent the leftover yarn (one full ball and one part used) and some traditional Breton biscuits.
I received a wonderful package from Ina, complete with sweets and chocolate (a big weakness of mine) and postcards from where she lives. The scarf itself is stunning. What was a really strange coincidence was that the stitch pattern was taken from Heirloom Knitting by Sharon Miller and I had been looking at that pattern in that very book with a view to using it myself the night before the scarf arrived. I've also recently bought some Jaggerspun too. The yarn is wonderful, it shows the stitch pattern perfectly and feels so soft next to the skin.
The only downside is that I have already worn the scarf so much that I feel that it may need to be washed and reblocked soon!
Here it is:
I've really enjoyed taking part in the exchange although with hindsight I would not recommend taking part in something like this while also moving countries!
Putting on the 'nagging' hat...
We'd like to close this by 15th of this month, so please let us know asap if you have not received your scarf, hat, mittens, whatever. We don't want to hear in April that you're still waiting for your scarf. Sorry, but by then it will be too late. Anyone who does not respond to our emails and who have not completed and posted their scarves/sets will be blacklisted, and this is not just a threat.
To everyone who have participated and played nicely, THANK YOU! It's been a good exhcange all around, and it seems like most of you had a good time. I did! :) Thank you Cynthia for taking on more than half the participants and doing such a good job of keeping everyone in check.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
Could the people who have not sent their scarves email the recipiant so at least they know if their scarf is coming or not. How about a wall of shame. I did not get mine in the last exchange but I did get a beautiful angel scarf.