Thursday, April 26, 2012

I Forgot!

I meant to post about this a couple of days ago but I spaced it. But I remembered it tonight, so yay! I have good craft-related news!

Earlier this month, I got involved in a contest held by a totally awesome designer, Linda Browning, on Ravelry. For each completed project of one of her designs, she gave the knitter a free pattern of their choice and an entry into a raffle to get some yarn goodies. The designer has a lot of lovely lace patterns and since I was attempting to understand lace mysteries, it was right up my alley!

So for the last two weeks of March and first two weeks of April (the time of the contest ran), I made lots of fun lace!

More Lace!
Candle Coaster

Tulipe Doily
Bedside Doily

Assemble Lace Shawl
My First Shawl!

See, busy! (I'll admit, while I love them all, the Tulipe doily (the middle one) is my favorite.)

Honestly, the free pattern thing was enough to make this whole thing worthwhile for me. I loved knitting the projects and learning more about lace. And then getting some more lovely lace patterns for free? Total win! But guess what? I won something else - yarn!

Alpaca Lace

It's 437 yards of delightful lace-weight alpaca! Squee!

I already have a pattern picked out that I want to make with this. Now I just have to find the time (because I have about two dozen other things I want to make, too)!


  1. Yay you! That's great; beautiful yarn - and it's alpaca too!!!!

    That tulipe doily is gorgeous. Love the shawl!

    1. Isn't the alpaca on the label adorable???
      And thank you - the Tulipe really is my favorite - I changed out the doily on my bedside table (from the blue painted doily) because I wanted it in a noticeable, frequently used place.

  2. Amanda, fantastic flowers, so totally out-of-this-world knitting, I can't even find words for it! The doilies are wonderful and that shawl really beyond anything... just gorgeous. So glad you are enjoying knitting. I went to a retreat called Cursillo and took my prayer shawl and started knitting again a couple weeks ago...Also finally stopped smoking. Praise the Lord. The things He has led you to are amazing!!! Love you, MIL

    1. Thank you! And congrats to you on the knitting - and especially the stopping smoking! Yay!