Edit: HOLY CRAP!!! Thanks everyone for pointing out it's my blog anniversary, too! Sadly, I didn't even realize it was yesterday! :O So yes, the giveaway is for my blog AND WIPW. HA!
Happy 1 year of Work in Progress Wednesday!!!!! Can you believe it!? Technically a year exactly would be August 11th, but since this is our 52nd WIPW, close enough, right? Thanks to everyone who has participated. I never would have guessed it would have grown like it has or that it would still be going. I'm going to be doing a giveaway to commemorate. All you have to do to be entered to win is comment on this post today, August 3rd. You have to have participated in at least 3 or more WIPWs to be included. I'll draw the name (randomly) of two lucky winners and will ship internationally. Each will receive:
1 knit or crochet magazine (based on preference)
1 skein of Candy Skein Yummy fingering (from a colorway in stock at the time of the drawing)
The winners will be announced at the next WIPW post.
Now on to WIPW 52!
I started my Dane shawl for the Candy Skein shawl KAL/CAL. This is my first real lace work and my first major shawl, other than my Age of Brass and Steam shawlette. It's going pretty good so far, though I have a slight mistake in it. I don't think it's a HUGE deal, as it's in the set up chart and I think I can fudge it so it's not too noticeable. I decided to go up a needle size since I usually knit SO tight. I'm using Candy Skein Delicious Fingering in Blueberry Sorbet. This is my first time using the Delicious series, and it is SOOOO soft and silky as it runs through my hands. It also runs along my Knit Picks Harmony needles like butter. I have a little more than you see above in the picture, but I figured not enough to justify getting the camera back out and uploading a new one.
Since I had an issue with my skirt this weekend (it's in time out), I wanted a new project that was easy to work on before starting the KAL, which began August 1. I also thought it would be a good idea to have something to work on that didn't take much thinking. I decided to start my husband's socks. I was going to do them for Christmas, but he wanted them before that, so he'll get them whenever I'm finished. So far it's going nice and easy. I'm not using a pattern, so just working on it based on how he wants it/what fits. I'm using Knit Picks Imagination in Frog Prince. This is my first time using this yarn, and I really like it. It's not superwash, so we'll have to be careful not to felt, but since it's just for around the house, I figured it wouldn't be a huge deal. He actually picked the yarn out either around the end of last year or beginning of this year. As you can see, I'm working on the ribbing.
That's it for me. Don't forget to comment to enter! Good luck!
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