I win! and win…

Remember the 10,000 frogged stitches?


There were more along the way, but I finished my secret project, wrote it up, and it’s off to a test knitter. Hooray! I love the finished object, and I think you will, too. I look forward to sharing it with you…next year.

I wish I had some knitting to show you. And actually, I do.

Saturday was busy with secret knitting and blocking in the back yard, since the sun has returned. But then at 11 p.m. I realized that I needed a gift for Lorajean’s baby shower at my house on Sunday. I had seen this cute pattern a while back, and while I’m not sure how functional these booties are, they at least say, “Hey, I’m going to knit a gift for Franny Jean, but for now, look how cute these are!”

chaussons mignons

They took an hour, tops, Saturday night. A definite win. I used leftover yarn from my Raspberry Vodka Lemonade cardi. Full details on mods are on my Ravelry project page.


And one more win: I won a drawing on Jen Lucas’s blog. The prize is this book, Free Spirit Shawls by Lisa Shroyer. It’s lovely! Lots of pretty shawls, but even more important, great reference material on shawl shapes and construction.


And Jen threw in an extra book, 150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone. Lots of traditional and some more unusual motifs in here. I can see using them in scarves, cowls, and even Christmas stocking cuffs.

Now that I have a breather from deadline designing, I am looking forward to a leisurely perusing of these books. Thanks, Jen!

What did you do this weekend?

8 responses to “I win! and win…

  1. Oooooh, those booties are simply yummy! So simple, but elegant… wish I knew a baby to knit them for. Congrats on the wins! Looking forward to your secret knitting pattern. 😉

  2. Baby booties are adorable. I dare say it’s my favorite knit (too bad I don’t have much babies to knit for but for Grandma’s House–local shelter for teens/single moms.) Oh lucky you. Those two are fabulous. Enjoy playing with ’em all. I know you will.

    I’m not knitting as fast as you are…but hope to get through the finish line in a day or two.

  3. Those booties are adorable!

  4. Such cute booties!

  5. What did I do this weekend? Organized & packed, packed & organized … moving soon!

  6. Love the booties!!! Would like to make them but have a question. What was your gauge?

    • Good question, and I didn’t measure! The pattern didn’t specify, so I just winged it. I’m guessing I got 5.5 st/inch, size 5 needle, DK weight yarn.

      If I wanted to make sure it would fit someone sometime, I’d go with worsted yarn on a 7. Really, I just needed a placeholder gift!


  7. Ooooh, I like the look of that shawl book!:)