Friday, August 24, 2007

More Contests

I try not to miss contests for the swaps I'm in. I know how disappointing it is to host a contest and have less than most of your swappers participate, but that's definitely not the case with the tea swap! Those swappers jumped on the first "early bird" contest with a vengence.


Sock it to Me contest, away!




My favorite yarn(s). Sigh. Well, that's easy-peasy... The Wick I gushed about for Cass's contest is right up there, even without the vegan limitations. I just love the stuff, and will knit more with it very soon. It's a bit bulky for daily wear socks, and I truly am hoping they'll come out with a fingering weight version. I love that it "wicks" the moisture away from the body, because my feet sweat, even when they're cold.



For socks, I haven't really knit enough to have a favorite. In fact, I haven't knit with the same yarn twice.






I must have a soy thing, because I also can't get enough of SWS! To date, I've only knitted up my trusty Sidekick in it, but there will be more. Like Wick, it is a bit splitty, but I got the hang of knitting with it quickly. I have more on hand to make another felted bag for fall, so stay tuned... It felts VERY QUICKLY. For me, that's a plus, but if you're using it for the first time, I can't emphasize enough that you must check it every couple of minutes, or you'll end up with a wee tiny version of whatever you were trying to make.




Can you help a fellow knitter/blogger out? She wants to reach 50 comments for her 1st Bloggiversary contest, so pop over and tell her I sent you, okay?

7 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

I'll have to try that Wick. You've got me convinced that I need it, much to Big Daddy's chagrin!

Criquette said...

I love the soy wool goodness too. Thanks for letting us know about the felting. I finished getting the very last item for your VVS swap box of goodies yesterday while playing tour guide for an out-of-town guest. Now to just get it packed up and to the post office...

Criquette said...

Oops! Looks like I gave myself away. I was supposed to hit the "anonymous" button and I knew as soon as I did it. I'm sorry. But you still have a great surprise box to look forward to!

Dorothy said...

I left on comment on Jacqueline's blog, and told her you sent me!

Anne said...

So.. I have some Wick.. Buried somewhere or another in my stash. What size needles does that knit up on? I was pondering some lil ankle socks. Assuming I ever do socks again :p

Nichole said...

I bought Wick on my yarn crawl to Maine last month but haven't had time to cast it on yet...
Thanks for the SWS felting tip! Love that bag!

Anonymous said...

Can't beleive I missed the Tea Swap but maybe I have enough to do for right now. I'm lurking to get ideas for your Fall Felted Bag Swap package and have a few ideas but may be "bugging" you for a few more details. I also wish you could send some rain my way but then, that is what Fall is for, no?