Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Knit Picks Giveaway!

Knit Picks is having a giveaway! You can enter to win a copy of a Noro book and a ball of their new Chroma yarn!

If you click on the title of the book, you can see (by clicking on the photo of the cover of the book) about a dozen of the designs in the book, and by clicking on "Chroma" you can see the colors it's available in. It seems to be available in both sock and worsted weight.

My favorite colorway is Midwinter (bet you saw that coming!).


I was looking at a knitting magazine I bought a bit more than a month ago, and noticed some very rich colors. After reading the instructions, I discovered that the colors were so rich because they were knitting at a knitting worsted gauge with two strands of fingering weight sock yarn that was self striping, and the colors were deliberately not matching at any one point.

Beautiful!

This kind of striping would also look great done in entrelac. It would make a stunning entrelac lap robe or afghan!

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I can't believe it's Wednesday already! I went to Joann Fabrics yesterday to get what I needed to finish a few Christmas presents. I didn't get to see anyone on Christmas, and won't get to see anyone I'm giving presents to before this weekend, so it's OK. But I'm knitting like a crazy person trying to get it all done. There's a pile about a foot high of things that need to be blocked that I have to get around to real soon now, and a decent sized box full of presents to wrap yet, so I'm way behind, as usual.

Anyway, it took so long to go to Joann and shop and deal with the bus that it's almost as if yesterday didn't exist, although I did manage to get a lot of knitting in on the bus, and even waiting for the bus early on. It was warm enough yesterday to actually knit without freezing my fingers.

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There's two hours of Human Target on tonight, and although I think they're reruns, it's always worth watching.

There have been loads of reruns of V on in the past few days, and I hope you haven't missed them. I think they're trying to get people psyched for the new season.

Other than all that, not much is happening, so have a wonderful night watching TV and knitting!

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