Thursday, March 30, 2006

I'd like to thank the academy...

Wow, I won! Thanks to everyone who voted and participated, and thanks especially to Emily, who had the great idea and the generosity to give away the yarn. I think Rachel really deserved to win; she was in the lead the entire time. And it was so much fun, I've decided to spread the love. Sometime in the near future I will hold a contest for some lucky person to win two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Self-Striping Sock Yarn in Purl's custom colors. I've been admiring this yarn for a while now; let me tell you, it's gorgeous! The contest will involve voting, because that was the best part of the whole thing. So stay tuned.

Is this delicious or what?

Now here's the question: which pattern should I use for my fabulous new sock yarn? Any suggestions? I realized that Anna's Elfine socks are the wrong gauge for this yarn, so I'm looking for something else this time. Perhaps something that knits from the toe up? I'd love to get some ideas from you fabulous bloggers and readers.

Something completely unrelated now: I came across the Easter Bunny Rap saved on our computer today. If you haven't seen this before, snap on your headphones and brace yourself. Todd and I have been enjoying this little thing every spring for several years now, and the time has come once again to listen and watch.

Also, I am working on a couple of tutorials which I hope to post soon. Probably not as soon as I would like, but I promise to get them posted as quickly as I am able.

Last but not least, thank you to everyone who reads this blog. I am having such a good time writing it, reading your comments, and discovering links to it that many of you have created on your own blogs. I am enjoying getting to know many of you, seeing and being inspired what you are doing, and being entertained by what you have to say. Who would have thought that this could be so rewarding? Thanks, and thanks some more.


  1. Cool - creamsicle yarn.

  2. Congratulations! Although I think that sock pattern would work fine, maybe you should knit just plain toe-up socks like this would be a good one to start with.'s Toe-Up Socks

  3. Sorry for the bad English! I can't type today.

  4. I'm using my first Lorna's Laces sock yarn to knit myself a pair of Jaywalkers. I have the daffodil colorway, and I love how it's knitting up in the zig-zag pattern. I hope to have one finished by the weekend and will have a picture posted on my blog.

  5. Yay! You won. And Vera. One of my two all time fave LL colorways. You know Anna has other toe up sock patterns that are pretty cool. Also, you could try Wendy's Generic Toe Up Sock Pattern ( Also, I've knit many a toe up sock and there has only been one or two patterns that didn't translate for toe up so don't feel limited -- just think backwards!

  6. And its a mighty pleasure reading your Blog too! Healthy thanks always go two ways...