Friday, October 13, 2006

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a "Christmas Pickle" contest hosted by Marilyn of "Marilyn's Knitting Heaven On Earth". She gave instructions to knit up her "Christmas Pickle" dishcloth, take a picture of it and email it to her. The first person to do this would be awarded with a knitting~related prize. I wasn't the first to enter my picture but I was a close second, and Marilyn decided to award me with a prize as well. What a wonderful woman! I was so happy, as I never win anything! Thank you Marilyn! Anyway, I just received my prize in the mail (a beautiful pattern book full of fun kids afghans and stuffed animals to do up). So thanks again!! I've posted the picture below of my winning (2nd place) "Christmas Pickle" dishcloth. I wasn't so thrilled with my colour choice, but that was the closest thing to "green" I could find!

My Finished Christmas Pickle Dishcloth!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Well, it's been a long two weeks. Still have that rotten cold, can't seem to shake it!! So not much energy lately! We celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend, and I don't think I can handle any more turkey!! I'm all turkeyed~out!! I haven't done much knitting lately either, just a couple of being the monthly knit~a~long, and the other being a dog dishcloth from Danielle Cote's site. I've been teaching my 8 year old how to knit. She's doing real well too! I'm surprised! She has completed a few projects already...she's real happy with herself! She just finished a little dishcloth the other day, now she's asked me to give her a "mystery" pattern to try. I think it's funny, she's like my little apprentice. Anyway, I've posted a picture of my finished October Knit~A~Long below....a kitty dishcloth! Kids will be home from school soon, so I should get my but in gear here, they will be starving!

My finished October Knit~A~Long!!!