August 2, 2013
I know I’ve talked about this project as I’ve worked on it, because I remember telling you (a few times) how awesome it is to work with this yarn. This Cabled Rib Wrap is knit holding two yarns together. It uses Shibui Silk Cloud and Shibui Baby Alpaca DK. The pattern is very easy to work and it makes for a good almost-mindless knit. (“Almost”, because you do have to watch to knit the knits and purl the purls in pattern and cable every so often. But that’s it.) I made it as long as I could and just knit until I ran out of yarn. As soon as I was done with it, I wanted to cast on another just because I really liked working on it! (But I finished it in May and knew Camp Loopy projects were coming up, so I have resisted so far.) I wish you could feel how soft it is. Maybe you’ll just have to make one for yourself. Of course there are other DK/Lace combinations that would be equally fun to combine for this pattern.
Touchdown! Remember those fun, creative, expensive Super Bowl ads? Intuit is sponsoring a contest for a small businesses (less than 50 employees) to win a free Super Bowl ad and we have entered the contest! (Because wouldn’t a knitting ad be awesome in the middle of the Super Bowl?) Between now and mid-September, you can vote once per day for our chance to win: Click Here and Vote Daily! In late September they will announce the top 20 contenders, and then 8000 Intuit employees will narrow those down to four. In November, the four finalists will rally the votes to narrow it down to one winner. THANK YOU to everyone who voted yesterday already – we’re at the top of the most popular list so far! My hubby said, “How did that happen?” and I told him, “Knitters are a force to be reckoned with.” And don’t you think some people are already wondering how in the world a yarn shop can be at the top of the list so far? Knitters. Don’t underestimate us. (Vote daily and pass the word, if you’re so inclined!)
P.S. We drew names for the winners of our Name Your Favorite Dessert Bar contest. Congratulations to Janene in WY and Janice in VA, who both won a $25 credit to The Loopy Ewe! Thanks to everyone for sharing your favorites. It’s clear that Lemon Bars are tops!