Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lucky me

I've been a very lucky girl lately and craft related too.

First I won some amazing sock yarn in the May challenge over in the SockswithSarah group on Ravelry.  We had to try something different in our sock making, so instead of toe up I decided to do top down and rather than plain vanilla, I added a little texture - ok so it's only a garter stitch panel, but that's alright, it's different for me, I will show pictures of them soon but in the meanwhile here is the gorgeous sock yarn that I won

It's so lovely that I am thinking of using it for a shawl rather than hiding it in shoes.

Then my lace friends and I went to the Oyster Lace Day at Faversham (boy was it warm in that hall) and even though I only bought one raffle ticket (I know, cheapskate, but they were £1 each) I was very lucky and won a prize. The way of finding out which prize was rather novel as you then draw another ticket and have the prize it matches - like a tombola. 
When I collected it I picked up the little package on the right which would have been great on it's own, but much to my surprise I found the rest was included too! 

There's a lace bobbin case at the bag, a multi pocketed bag front left and the package contains a lace pillow cover cloth, a mouse pin cushion and a matching pillow tidy bag (a little draw string bag about 6" square. )

Life seems to be getting in the way of knitting and crochet lately, but I did manage to finish the Tiramisu  blanket that I started on holiday.

It's such a nice easy pattern and came out beautifully in the Patons cotton pearl DK that I got via p/hop a while ago.  This yarn had definite ideas about what it wanted to be - Tiramisu was the third pattern I'd started with it, and even the it took three attempts to find the hook that gave the nicest texture, but it's finished now and will be off to a charity shortly when we do our next 'sort and send' for AXA Purls knitting group. 

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