Living as I do in the northern hemisphere, Christmastime is generally cold, or at least a decent cool. I sure wish I had some of that right now ...
But I digress.
Hello all! Can you believe that it's already Week 3 of
Christmas in July???
Well, it is, and this week I have another prize and more questions.
The prize this week is the combo pictured below.
That's a skein of Wooly Wonka Nimue Sock yarn, 435 yards/100 grams of 50% silk and 50% merino. Sooo nice! The colorway is Spiced Apple, and it's so pretty, especially with the slight sheen provided by the silk. The small container next to contains seed beads, which due to my poor photography skills are difficult to see. They are gold with some burgundy on them, and would look pretty amazing paired with this yarn. It's not that I don't like knitting with beads, it's just that a) I don't do it often, and b) I still have approximately 1 million beads that remain from the few projects where I have already used them.
So these two items need a good home, where they will be loved and used, separately or together.
Interested? Well, then you know the drill - answer the following questions in the comments to this post only.
1. Lake, river, or ocean?
2. Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry?
Should you comment between now and midnight (EDT) on Sunday, July 21, 2019, you will be entered in the giveaway. :-)
I have started thinking about who may or may not receive handknit items this year for birthdays and/or Christmas, and what I may want to knit for those deemed worthy. Right now, I have some foggy thoughts about it, but I have decided that one of the things I want to do this weekend is sit down and actually work it out. That way, at least in theory, I can start now and not have last-minute worries. I have been trying really hard to knit from my stash this year, and so I also want to think of things that will not require buying any new yarn if at all possible. I did purchase yarn the other day for either a birthday or Christmas gift for The Tim, but it was for a very specific reason and only one skein, so I don't feel too bad about it. I'll let you know if I make any progress on my plan, but I have to say I have high hopes.
If I can knit even a few items from my stash for gifts, it means that I use up some yarn, and also don't have to spend money I do not have on gifts - so it's a win-win!
What about you? Do you try to plan ahead, or do you start knitting the day before?