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Greetings from Singapore

In crochet, knitting on August 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm

After a long day at work with continued stress and aggravation on almost aspects of my life, I came home to a treat. This certainly lightened my mood, even if only temporarily. A smile came to my face when I examined my mail. I think it came right when it was meant to.

I entered a contest hosted by Wisher celebrating Singapore’s independence which coincidentally is right after my home country of Jamaica. I wished Singapore well wishes and I was entered in the contest.

Shortly afterwards, I received notice that I was one of 2 (I think it was just 2 prize packages) winners. Both prizes consisted of I think a yard of fabric, tea/soup and small souvenirs from Singapore.

Without further delay, let me show you what I received.

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I love it all! Thanks again to Angela! I really appreciate it. The only bad thing is, I had an accident opening the package (I was so excited) that my magnet fell and the actual magnetic piece popped out and wouldn’t go back in. I’ll fix it though. My favorite thing is the fabric! I absolutely love the print!

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Time Is Ticking

In crochet, knitting on August 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm

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There are only a few days to enter for a chance to win! I decided on the Crochet Noro for the crochet prize. The winners will be some very lucky folks because not even I have these books and I want ’em, believe me! I’ve never had the opportunity to work with Noro myself, but I’ve heard and I’ve seen great things. What I love, is how all the colors are represented in knitted and crocheted pieces in each book, and it all just seems to work! The projects are amazing!

If you haven’t already done so, enter here.

One UFO down…

In finished projects, knitting, portfolio on July 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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I don’t know about you, but I really don’t like having unfinished objects just hanging around. It’s eating valuable yarn stash space, and I just can’t have that! But I’m sure like me, you have several! I’m making a diligent effort to getting that almost double digit amount down.

I decided to start here. It’s been laying around for a good 4 months. Here’s the back story….

Back in January of this year, I entered a contest that Knitting Fever held on Facebook and I won! I actually won! Yipee! I’m still excited because I don’t typically win ANYTHING!

What I won was the Ella Rae Booklet 120 Lace Merino Chunky. Looking through the book, I was just beaming; grinning from ear to ear, because everything is so beautiful and so practical. What I need to knit must not only be cute, but also practical. This fits the bill.

Imagine…It’s the dead of winter. It’s cold. And I had been rocking scalp all winter! My head was exposed and I’m surprised I didn’t get sick.

I have big hair. Really BIG, curly, afro hair and I needed a hat. No hats I have seen in stores come even close to satisfying my need. I have been looking on Ravelry also for slouch hats, and found a few, but I wanted something quick aka bulky yarn. And to be truthful, some weren’t me.

Of course, I went to my LYS, La Casita, and I bought Malabrigo Chunky in Verde Esperenza. This was actually meant for another hat I thought might work, but ultimately, did not. So I had to use it right? So by default, I guess, back to the simple project from Ella Rae.

I started this project and in the same day, in a matter of hours, the skein was done. I had no more and my darling shop had no more. So I scoured near and far and I finally found it at, of course- Eat, Sleep, Knit (I swear they have everything I need at all times! I love them!) You guys saw the order I placed the other day. It was for this hat. I noticed that the dye lots weren’t the same, but I didn’t worry about that. It would still work regardless.

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It was only yesterday, I worked up the nerve to break out my swift and cake that skein. It.was.a.disaster! You hear me? Utter disaster. It kept coming off the swift and becoming a big tangled mess! I ended up winding it by hand. I brought it to work today and I cranked out the final few rows I needed to complete this UFO. I had some minor set backs, but it was corrected and hat complete in my apartment.

Working with Malabrigo Chunky was like a dream! OMG! So soft and sqooshy! Although it had some variagated qualities to it, it did not pool. It’s really the first time I’ve used such a luxurious yarn. I always touch them and I know how they feel, but to work with it is a whole other experience. I love it! Where had this yarn been all my life!?!?! That’s the snobbery rearing its head! Sorry! LOL

Here’s the completed hat that I have decided to name … b r o o k l y n .

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Giveaway approaches

In crochet, knitting on July 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm

In my post 25 (+1) Fiberlicious Things About Me I spoke of doing a giveaway once I hit 30 followers by the end of July.  I’m letting you know that I haven’t forgotten  ya!  There’s currently 22 of you fabulous folks following me and I sincerely appreciate it.  There are still a few days left in July and I’m still hoping for the 30, but if not, I shall not let ye faithful followers suffer…I shall still do.a.giveaway!!!

Stay tuned.