Daily Archives: November 14, 2009

Knitting right along

Allow me to say how wonderful it was to read all of your comments on the Mulled Wine Mitts post from a few days ago. I’ve never received so many on a single post before and I am greatly touched and flattered.

And, just as important, I am pleased to announce the three winners of the Canadian Living December issue! I pulled 3 numbers from a Random Number Generator online and those corresponded to comments made (after I indicated the drawing on Wednesday’s post) by Susan from North Carolina, Marianne from Oklahoma, and Ali from Perthshire, Scotland. All 3 lucky knitters have been contacted for their addresses and I’ll be putting the mags in the mail some time next week. For everyone else not in Canada, I will definitely let you know asap if/when the pattern becomes available in any other format. Thank you so much again for your response to the pattern!

I hope your weekend is enjoyable. I’ve got a bit of knitting planned for mine, of course. This week I started two new projects, both interestingly enough in the green-blue-purple spectrum. Clearly my colour jag tendencies have circled back around to the wintery tones, as this Ultra Alpaca scarf can testify.


I’m working with the simplicity of stripes on this one, having cast on 80 sts in the round, and alternating colours every 3-7 rounds as I please. I’m using 5 different shades in the hopes of getting a finished scarf that looks polished and slightly colourful, but also versatile enough to match different hats and mittens. And I want it to be long enough to wrap around my neck and shoulders and head approximately 3 zillion times, so we’ll see how that goes.

Happy Saturday!


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