Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Show and tell

This is going to be one incredible blanket. There is no rhyme or reason as to how the squares are layed out for blocking. All of the squares are here (although all are not pictured). The remainder will be pinned out today.

Donations are still being accepted!


Sunday, March 23, 2008


Way back in November I won some Briar Rose after posting on this Knit-Along. Whoooo Hooo I won I won. Ever since I've been pondering and pondering and I finally think I've decided what to use my Wistful for. As you all probably already know. Briar Rose Fiber fits as part of the "prize stash". Not because I won the fiber but just because its just fabulous. I can't think of knitting something with it that isn't absolutely perfect. This is a very high standard which often prevents me from ever using Briar Rose. Though I do have an ever growing stash of it.

So, as I was saying, pondering, pondering, when I came across a woman wearing a cute sweater that I was sure I'd knit before, but I couldn't place it. I tapped her on the shoulder and asked, "What's the pattern for that sweater?" (it was clearly a hand knit beauty). And before she could even get the second letter out of her mouth, I knew... EZ's Best Baby Sweater! I had knit that pattern, it was just for a much smaller body. Genius! She said she just did the math following EZ's advice and viola, the perfect sweater for Briar Rose. So I've got my pencil out and I'm going to dust the math cobwebs out of my brain and I'll have a Best Briar Rose Sweater for myself made from Wistful. I can't wait!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

You KNOW you want this blanket!

Please help by donating to The American Cancer Society! All of our lives have been touched by Cancer and the opportunity to help further research or just make someone's life a little more comfortable is worthwhile.

Many talented knitters and designers have combined efforts to create a custom blanket that will be given away to someone in appreciation for their donation.

We are 18% toward our goal and all donations are to benefit The Hope Lodge. You can read more about it here.

There are a few packages still in transit and assembly should begin next week.

Thanks to all of the fabulous knitters/designers and to Chris. Can you believe those colors?

For those of you who are interested in having an opportunity to received the finished blanket, you still have time to donate!