A veritable potpourri

Let’s see, where am I? Oh, yes, the contest!

I ran the random number generator at random.org and the winners are: Susie (KnittingKnoobie) for the purple Berroco Vintage Wool, and Marie (permissiontounwind) for the blue Lanaloft. I’ll be sending out yarn soon.

Just a bit of knitting going on here. We started the Quincy hat knitalong at knit night last week; I love the way the i-cord just happens on the edges. This will be the moebius strip of the hat band around the head. Isn’t it pretty?

garter

Here’s a better look at the edges. Don’t worry; the green is temporary. It’s a provisional cast on so the beginning can be grafted to the end.

provisional

And I’m still highly distracted by my new guitar. It has a lovely voice, and I’ve been playing a lot. I had the action adjusted (lowered) by our luthier, and it’s easier to play. Dreamy. Now I just need to learn to play better! I’m learning to pick arpeggios rather than just strum. Doing that while singing is an interesting exercise in coordination, but it’s getting better.

taki

I’m also writing a couple songs with a friend (he composes the music; I write the lyrics), and that’s been a lot of fun. I’m so lucky to have all these creative outlets in my life, and I know it.

Knit and play on!

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10 responses to “A veritable potpourri

  1. I can’t wait to see your hat. My pattern book of it just arrived the other day!

  2. The hat is coming along beautifully! The guitar looks lovely and it sounds like you’re having a lot of fun with it!

  3. Congratulations to the winners!

    Your guitar is beautiful and I am so happy you have found another creative outlet.

  4. Should have guessed that a knitter would love an instrument with all those lovely strings! :-)

  5. Soon it’ll be second nature, just lots and lots of practice. Your post reminds me that I have some Berroco yarn, hmmm. I love to ponder about what I will knit next.

  6. The hat is looking great-well, the knitting of it, as far as I can tell! Glad you are enjoying the new guitar. Passions are passions-whether knitting or music! Glad you are enjoying them!

  7. Love that hat! And I googled luthier. Very interesting, I didn’t know you could do that.

  8. I *almost* got around to dusting off my guitar this week. (almost but not quite…)

    I’m so excited about the giveaway. Thank you bunches!

  9. Thanks so much for the yarn, Michelle! I can’t wait to get my paws on it. Great contest and thanks again.