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Friday, October 23, 2009

Chronicles of Yarnia

My DRT prize package arrived today so I thought I'd let everyone know how my team did in the Dish Rag Tag 2009 competition. Well, we did pretty good if I say so myself. Chronicles of Yarnia was a great team of knitters from all four corners of the USA, and eight out of ten members were able to send the box back out the same day they received it. That's pretty good. My team's box arrived at the finish point the same day another team's box got there. At that point it was out of our hands and up to the postman. Huh? Yep, that's what I said. We won second place instead of first because the postman put the other team's box in Emily's mailbox first. Ah well. It was fun anyway.
Here's the contents of my prize package for 2nd place. There's a knitting gauge measure thingy/key ring, a starbucks gift card and some 'fficial DRT stitch markers. Kelsey knit the dishcloth I received (in record time, I might add.) Thanks, Kelsey! It looks great. And thanks to Emily for puttin' on the best li'l knitting game around.
I've been busy knitting these fingerless mitts from this free pattern using the magic loop method of knitting in the round, (and yes, they will have thumbs where the red and pink stitches are when I finish the cables.) I do like this method of knitting two at the same time. There is no second mitt syndrome to suffer from. When you're done, you're done.
Hope your fall days are full of knitting, pumpkins and beautiful leaves.
'til next time..fare thee well. :)


  1. Congratulations on 2nd place! That's quite an accomplishment. :)

  2. Congratulations! Your gifts are great. :-)
    I should learn that magic loop method to knit both socks at the same time. Now that the first one is finished I don't feel like starting the second one. Syndrome? Perfect word for it!

  3. Second prize looks very nice! I really like the cloth.

    Your Fetchings are beautiful and how cool to knit them both at the same time.

    Happy Pumpkin season!

  4. Congratulations!!! Have fun with that great prize!!

  5. Congratulations, second place is very nice. Like the items you received and that is one big pumpkin. Have a nice weekend and thank you for coming by.

  6. Congratulations on your second place prize!

    I've got to get back to my knitting! If I could just quit crocheting!! :D

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

  7. what a pretty orange pumpkin!
    makes a lovely Fall display !

  8. That's beautiful! I wish I had the talent. :)

  9. Fickle, thy name is Fate. Second
    place is still pretty good out of 20
    teams, Mum. You'll have to go to
    Starbucks, soon. Else you can save it
    'til you come up and we'll both go:D
    My -er, I mean- THOSE mitts look
    great! I can't wait....*sigh*
    That punkin do look goot. You
    simply must save seeds:D


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