11 October 2006

Prize Arrived!

There was an extremely exciting surprise for me in the mail yesterday.....



My prize from Cookie's contest!! Excuse the less than ideal photos - no sun today. The yarn is gorgeous, and wow, this issue of VK has some awesome stuff in it - especially the article by Meg (always the standout in VK) and her pattern for the shaped arch stockings - now I know what all the fuss is about. Definitely on my to-do list! There's a couple of sweaters in there that I like, too, which almost never happens with VK.

But get this - Cookie added an extra! A ball of Karabella "Breeze," a cashmere/silk blend (the one on top in the picture above). Yum, yum, yum, YUM. It's telling me it wants to be a light, lacy scarf. One that will look really fabulous with red or black, one or the other of which is the color of every coat I own. And this way I can knit along with my newbie knitting friend Aline, who is about to embark on her first lace scarf, after considerable practice with rib patterns (don't worry - she's also finally moving away from scarves altogether, soon, into a felted jacket!)



Thank you Cookie!!!! This is amazing!!!!!

6 comments:

Cookie said...

Oh yay! I love that issue of VK. I think it's the best one ever, possibly even the best knitting magazine ever. That's why I had two copies of it! Can't wait to see what you knit with it.

aija said...

Its my fav of VK too (limited experience though!)

One word of advice, there are a lot of errata in the issue, particularly for the Meg Swansen arch shaped stockings (you have to replace the ENTIRE pattern! I wonder what the pattern in the magazine looks like!) and Cat Bordhi put her own, original pattern (not edited by VK editors on her site)...

Good luck! :)

http://www.vogueknitting.com/corrections-2006fall.shtml
http://www.catbordhi.com/news.html

Marianne said...

Oh! had to catch the drool from initial eye-lock with the luscious yarn! Yay is right!

ann said...

what a great present!! btw, thanks for all the good advise on my shawl!

Specs said...

I'm so jealous. That's beautiful yarn!

Susan said...

Ooohhhhh....more stash!

;>

Am chugging away on the EZ Moccasin socks & wanted to let you know about the Wooly Nylon bonanza I found - thanks for the tip & info on the stuff! I ordered 2 cones in 2 different colours - at such cheap prices I could afford to experiment!

http://www.threadart.com/thread/wooly_nylon_1000m.asp