Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lack of shame and a thank you...

Hello again and welcome back to the world of WIP's!  

This last week has been p.i.t.i.f.u.l. when it comes to getting anymore done on the Dahlia.  I am not sure that there is a whole lot more to it than last week, but progress is progress, right?  

It is hard to tell, but in the above picture, it is actually laying sideways.  What is shown at the top is really the right side.  I'm not sure what or when I am supposed to do anything with those two floppy pieces, but I am trusting the pattern.  Need some smelling salts after fainting in disbelief that I am really going to just go with it and trust it?  The cute little bit of blue in the knitting along the top is the armhole...again, trusting the pattern and that whole concept of learning a new technique.  

Norman and Amos wanted to make sure the sweater parts stayed firmly in place on the floor.

Hmmm, smells like...yarn.

I really don't know what to say here, except, I'm sorry...obviously Amos has no shame!

And with that, it's time to move on to something a little more exciting...a give-away!!!!

According to the powers that be, I have now well surpassed the 20,000 visits mark.  Wow, just wow!  So, in honor of this little milestone, leave a comment below sometime between now and next Wednesday, October 5 at midnight Eastern Time and I will randomly pick a winner.  What do you get?  Well, you have your choice of a skein of yarn handspun by moi from the reddish blob shown here.  (There is about 100+/- yards.)

...OR... a collection of 3 of my homemade soaps (Martini Mafia, Vanilla Caramel Coffee, and Ghiradelli Chocolate Mint).  

1.  Leave a comment below on THIS post .
2.  Deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 5 at midnight Eastern Time.
3.  Check back on Thursday, October 6 when the winner will be announced.  
4.  One entry per person.

And...thank you all for reading my ramblings.



  1. Your Dahlia is beautiful! Your assistants seem to love it too:)

  2. Wow, I can't wait til Saturday so I can see the Dahlia sweater in person! Looks like it's turning out great!

    And you're right, the cats have no shame at all. Yesterday my oldest one flung my china butter dish, fresh butter and all, onto the floor and a big piece broke off of one corner of the dish part. I won't tell you how much it would cost me to replace would stop your heart!

    Can't wait to see who wins....either way, I'm going to have to get together with you soon and have you coach me through making a batch of soap. I also need the name of your soap making book...want to order it soon. :)

  3. The sweater is coming along beautifully.

    I don't know how you do it. (the kitties that is) I have two that help me slam out. :-)

  4. 20,000 visits!!! Holy crow, woman. That's awesome! Congrats. The sweater is coming along beautifully. Sometimes it's nice to just trust the pattern. Other times, it ends with a bonfire. ;) Hope this is the former and not the latter!

  5. How do you make these gorgeous sweaters so quickly? I am always impressed. Must be the good feline helpers :-)

  6. Your Dahlia is looking great. Oh and your fuzzies are too funny!

  7. Aren't cats funny! Love the photo's!

  8. YOur sweater looks great. ANd your cats are funny.


    Ahem ... I can't figure out the sweater either, but often when I think something is wrong, I just have to trust the pattern and it usually turns out all right. But I also live by Murphy's Law, so maybe don't go with what I say too much ;-)


  10. I think you're making great progress on the sweater.

    Male cats are like that.

    Both your handspun and soaps look great. Congrats on making such wonderful progress with your spinning.

  11. Your sweater is really lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result! And I'd love to join the giveaway, cause you can never have too much yarn, right?



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