I’m pleased to announce the winner of Tuesday’s giveaway, by virtue of random number generator…

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…is commenter number 45, or Kris! Congratulations, I’ll be in touch with you asap and you’ll receive a fabulous little zippered notions pouch from Pog Totes. Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the giveaway post.

In the mean time, new projects are on the go here at Knitting to Stay Sane, and I’m sure I’ll have a busy spring and summer ahead. Since I’ve been flirting with lace and Nancy Bush’s book lately, I finally decided to go for it and cast on for a Queen Silvia stole, with some of the lovely Turtlepurl luxury laceweight I picked up at the Knitter’s Frolic. The yarn is a blend of silk and alpaca and cashmere, so you can imagine that it is basically like knitting with kitten purrs. I’m giving it at least a full pattern repeat before I fully commit to this combination, though, since it’s also a yarn at the very fine end of the laceweight spectrum and I’m not entirely sure if I wouldn’t prefer a slightly heavier laceweight option. There are nupps ahead, after all. Lots and lots of ’em.

Have a great Thursday, whatever your project choice may be!




  1. And on shiny metal needles too! Ah well, someday I’ll get there……

  2. Caitlyn · ·

    That’s fine yarn indeed. I’m intrigued by the color: it looks as though it has enough peach tones in it to look delicious in the spring and summer and enough orange and brown tones to look equally fab in the fall. I can’t wait to see more!

  3. Whatever you decide, it is a beautiful colorway!

  4. Oh! Sooo pretty! (this is what went through my mind when I saw your wip)

  5. Am just about to embark on a lace project myself!!!! My first!!!! Wish me luck…. xxx

  6. Christie · ·

    Love that, “knitting with kitten purrs.” It’s certainly pretty!

  7. And Happy Thursday (now Friday) to you! I can’t wait to spend my weekend knitting my little heart out!

  8. Looks like it will be a very airy stole! I look forward to seeing it finished!

  9. I just wanted to let you know, I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. You can read about it here: http://knittingwithoutanet.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/449/

    Love your blog! Keep up the great work!

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