Saturday, September 04, 2004

We Have A Winner!

OK, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The winner of the contest is: Leslie. Leslie’s tip was, "To keep track of the beginning of a round when knitting on DPNs, put a point protector on the end of the first needle (beginning of the round)."

Congrats, Leslie. Your prize is a copy of the Picasso Socks pattern and the yarn to make them.

But, folks, there's more. There were so many great tips I've decided to give away two more copies of the pattern. The winners, also chosen at random, are Trish and Barbara Brewer. Trish's tip was a link that explains how to do a Russian Join. It's a great technique to know if you knit socks from leftovers. Barbara's tip was "Before beginning your sock project, give some thought to the pattern. If it's plain and simple, self-patterned yarn is OK. But if it's a pattern with cables, lace, etc--anything that you'd like to showcase--stick to plain-colored yarn. Otherwise, the complexity of the pattern, and all your hard work, will most likely be lost in the color changes."

If you're one of the winners, you can contact me or I'll just email you tomorrow.

If you haven’t had a chance to read all the tips, it really is worth the time. In my opinion, the best tip was to "read all the other tips" (left by Kadri) and the funniest tip was "If your knitting becomes too tight instead of going up a needle size drink a glass of wine. It's fun, you get a buzz, and loosen your gauge all at the same time!" (left by Jessica). Thanks so much to everyone who left a comment,
especially my soul sister Beth who left four!

Enjoy the rest of the long weekend.

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Running commentary on my unending quest to knit up my stash.