Monday, January 2, 2017

A Winner and a UFO

Let's get to the exciting part first: who won the Think Summer Give-Away? The random number generator (also known as my dear daughter) chose number 7, which would be Gracie Saylor! Congratulations! If you can send your address to deborah.kades@gmail.com, I'll get your package into the mail!

Instead of indulging myself in casting on yesterday, I pulled this out of my closet:
It's a Brickless scarf that I started last year with Miss Babs Yowsa. Isn't the color gorgeous?  I don't know why I dropped the ball on this, so to speak. It is a great pattern -- and a useful one for Wisconsin weather!

Miss Babbs doesn't call this yarn Yowsa for nothing. In addition to being beautiful, it comes with an enormous yardage: 560 yards of worsted weight. Has anyone make a Brickless out of Yowza? If so, did you use the entire skein? I'm afraid I could end up with a scarf that is too long -- if there is such a thing.

It's back to school on Wednesday, so I'm savoring these last few days!


13 comments:

  1. I remember when you were working on that one. It's gorgeous! That certainly will brighten up a grey, snowy day.

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  2. It is beautiful!!!! I do love Miss Babs. I stood in line to get some of her yarn at the MDSW to see what the fuss was about and I totally get it now.

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  3. Beautiful color. Have you checkd on Ravelry to see if anyone made one with Miss Babs?

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  4. Hooray for Gracie!!! She is the best and deserves this wonderful win. I started a baby balnket last night after three attempts.

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  5. Yeah for Gracie. Yeah for your give away. Yeah for the color!!!! Im all about pinks right now

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  6. That is yummy! Yay for trying to finish beautiful things up so they can be loved!

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  7. Beautiful yarn! I am back to school tomorrow - reluctantly

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  8. I have a skein of Yowza that I purchased just for a Brickless! I should cast on and knit one ASAP! Thank you for this lovely reminder!

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  9. Yay for Gracie - congratulations!! Your Brickless is gorgeous. What a wonderful, cheerful color!

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  10. Lucky Gracie! That sure is a beautiful color. One of these years I'm going to make a Brickless. It's been a to-do way too long.

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  11. beautiful knit! lovely yarn it looks like it has some lovely squish factor :)

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  12. I did! But then again, I'm tall so I loved it. The good thing about the pattern is that you can quit at any point you like really. Love your color!!

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  13. WOW! Thank you! I was just admiring your hats in your most recent post and wishing I had a one that would cover my ears better because it was 16degrees when I left the house this morning and 23degrees when I got home several hours later [probably a heat wave for you, Deborah :) ] Then I scrolled back to see if I missed a post and said "What???" out loud when I realized I was reading my name as winner thanks to your dear daughter number generator :) I will email you shortly!

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