Monday, August 09, 2010

HB EZ & KAL News!

Cryptic enough for ya?

Well, I just found out from Kathy at Yarn Harbor that today is Elizabeth Zimmerman's 100th birthday. Yes, she would have been 100 today if she weren't knitting somewhere else by now. I should knit a Very Warm Hat today in her memory!

On to the next (somewhat) acronym. We are presently hosting a knitalong with my Mirth pattern the Off Kilter Mitts. I've been promising for a while now that we would have a Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the thing. My words are not fluff, people. Here is the prize awaiting the lucky KALer whose name will be drawn from the hat on Saturday, October 2, at noon at The Yarn Stash in Burien, WA.
A beautiful bag full of goodies to try! One lucky knitter will receive my sister's big handmade Sweet Shrub Designs knitting tote full to the brim with 11 various skeins of yarn, a set of Kollage Square dpn's, a little beaded stitch marker from WoolGirl, a Clover knitting tool kit, and a copy of The Yarn Harlot's Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off.
Here's a shot from when I packed the tote full of SIX of my little sock, hat, neck cozy WIP's lately and had room to spare. The tote has one big zipper pocket, one medium-sized pocket, and one pocket just right for calculator or cell phone, etc. There is even a great little skinny pocket down one interior side for some straight needles. The tote closes at the top with a sturdy magnet. There is no velcro anywhere. Sweet.

Now, let's get knitting some Off Kilter Mitts, people! See all info at Mirth.


Ann said...

I think I could make these, and they would be a good start on the holiday (OH NO! did I say that?) knitting LOL. So please count me in, & I'll check the stash for an appropriate yarn.

fig said...

Ann, be sure to send me a picture when you're done. Then I can enter your name. Thanks!