Saturday, December 13, 2008

I Am Honored!

Amy presented me with this prestigious blog award!

The Spreader of Love award rules are:
1. Post a copy on your blog
2. Mention who gave you the award
3. Pass the award on to 6 others. I choose the following:

Rabbitch, but who else?

because each, in her own way, spreads the love to me personally or to the world in general.

4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know the honor has been bestowed upon them.

Okay, I'll get right on that part!

A Proclamation:

Tis now the season for Selfish Knitting. I believe I will declare 2009 to be the Year of Selfish Sundays.

The Rules (because it's all about the Rules): No knitting on Sunday unless I first knit upon something that is for me, myself and I, alone. No wooly afghan for the family room, no baby booties for charity, no Ship Support beanies or slippers, and absolutely no gift knitting of any kind until I have first put forth the effort on something that I alone will use or wear! Period.

The possible contender for my selfish endeavor:

Several years ago, I made a swap (on Knitswap) for this luscious Royal Blue Wooly Goodness.

It's put up in three ginormous hanks weighing 19, 15, and 18 ounces respectively. The seller assured me that there was enough to make a sweater.

Well, yeh! That's more than 3 pounds of wool. I could slipcover the Prius!

Last night, I put the first hank on the swift and started balling it up.

I will admit that I wondered how in the holyhell I was going to ball it on my normal size winder.

I should not have worried! Whether the yarn is degrading, or it was that way to start, there were numerous breaks in the hank, so my winder was in no danger. At. All.

I'm using the smaller balls to swatch.

I'm not sure I like the wavy edge that's forming on my swatch. That's the nature of a thick and thin like this one.

I'm getting roughly 5 stitches/inch on size 8s. The two patterns I am considering (both Oat Couture, both from are knit at that gauge. One is a fairly conservative cardigan, knit on the diagonal (GU411-SouthSlope Cardigan). The other is a little more casual (EK709-West Side Raglan).

So, will you be a Selfish Sally in 2009? Join me. You're worth it!

ETA: Wait, wait! Wallaby!!!

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Awwww thanks Ann! I am truly honored.
Thank you for the award! I didn't get the comment on my blog but I'll post it.

Also ... Selfish Sunday? Pah! I'm knitting for *me* every single day, even if it's only a few stitches.

I may even have a blanket for myself by the end of next year. Gloves, too.
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