Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I'm a winner

At the end of last week, I read the Yarn Harlot's post about Claudia and the MS ride. This reminded me that my neighbor was also doing the ride. I had decided that I would be donating to the cause, but I had completely forgotten about it.

So off I went to donate to Claudia and Mike. Is it bad to say that I gave Claudia a bit more?? She was offering all sorts of yarny goodness as prizes--and it was all going to the same place after all.

Well, the other day I received an e-mail from Claudia that I had won one of the prizes! She had also cced the donor to send/confirm my mailing address. It was only after I checked her site to see if a picture of the yarn was posted that I realized the donor was none other than the Yarn Harlot herself. So some time soon, I should be receiving my first every socks that rock--from the stash of the Harlot. It will be interesting to see what all the fuss about this yarn is about, as I've never used it myself.

On other news, I have been working on my sweater. Slow and steady. Here are some pictures of the progress.

I will have to post some pictures of the inside. I am loving the woven technique. It does slow me down a little bit, but I think it is well worth it to not have to worry so much about being too tight or too loose. Some of the "floats" are 5 stitches wide--always a risk for problems.
We had a lovely long weekend with my college roommate and her family. The boys are 12 days apart in age and they had a great time. We also took yesterday off, and in between thunderstorms we went out for some letterboxing. We found 7 boxes in one afternoon--and we found some lovely locations, not too far from home.

Now back to our regularly scheduled thunderstorms. "Lookout , a funderstorm is rolling in" is becoming a common phrase in my house.


Orinda5 said...

So exciting!

Your sweater is looking great!

lisa said...

Congratulations on your winnings!
The sweater is moving along!