winter project and pattern winner

I’m joining in with Jennifer from the lovely thistlebear blog who’s suggested that we try to encourage each other with our winter projects. I’ve posted a few times on Umaro which will be one that I’d like to see finished up this season and my other contribution is feather and fan twin size afghan than I’m making for Nicholas’ bed. He chose the yarn 2 years ago and has asked many times where his blanket is, so I think I better get on it before he leaves home for University. (As you can see, I still have a loooong way to go.)

I don’t think I’ve ever joined as many group type “alongs” in my life – this makes three this year. They do seem to motivate me to keep working just a little longer on each project before I’m shiny nickel’ed on to the next.


Marion’s name was chosen for the Lizzy Kate pattern, so I’ve sent you an email and will mail it out to Australia later this week. I have another pattern ready to go to giveaway and it’s a special one for the Canadians who read so be watching this space maybe the week after next (?) depending on how together I am after Thanksgiving. I will be cooking a meal for 30 people and might need to sleep for a week when the party stops!

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12 Responses to winter project and pattern winner

  1. karen says:

    beautiful colors, lovely knitting and I adore how the light hits it just so 🙂

  2. woolythyme says:

    umaro was my big knit earlier in the year……and I do love it; will love it even more when I have a cold season to snuggle under it!!!! great projects going…..all will be so worth the endeavor when finished!!!!

  3. Jennifer says:

    It’s beautiful! I love those colors. Your stitches are so intricate and neat, it’s just gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in!

  4. Marion says:

    Thank you so much. I’m very excited to be the winner and will watch my mail for when it arrives. Xx

  5. fawn says:

    Your blanket looks terrific!
    30 people!!! ACK!!!

  6. Gracie says:

    Both of your projects are beautiful…and amazingly intricate to me since I struggle with any pattern that requires counting my stitches! I am cheering you on…especially with your goal to finish the blanket for Nicholas before he leaves for university 🙂

  7. Ali says:

    I just started knitting (a long time crocheter) and your projects are lovely and inspiring!

  8. Jo says:

    Such fabulous projects, I tend to stick to smaller things when knitting as I lose interest but can cope with blankets when crocheting as they tend to work up so much faster. I crocheted a blanket for my son to take with him to university, I’m sure you’ll get yours finished for Nicholas with the encouragement of the link party.

  9. Jo says:

    I’ve just left a message and it seems to have disappeared so apologies if two turn up. What lovely projects. I tend to stick to smaller things when knitting as I seem to lose interest if it takes too long but I can cope with blankets when crocheting as they seem to work up so much faster. I made a blanket for my son to take with him to uni, I’m sure you’ll have the blanket finished in no time for Nicholas with a bit of encouragement from the link party.

  10. Just popped over from Jennifers link up. Such great knitting, love the pattern and the stunning colours. Looking forward to watching your progress.

  11. Christina says:

    I like both your projects, the colours are soothing. I am not sure if I could knit a blanket that size, the row length would do me in 🙂

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