Tuesday, October 16, 2007

And The Winning Name IS ......

... First of all, thank you all for the wonderful name suggestions. It is amazing how someone can suggest a name and you have that V-8 moment, and think, oh yeah, I see that. I tried to send emails to each of you that left a suggestion, but could not find email addy's for all of you, so to those of you who did not receive one, I am sorry, and thank you very much for suggesting names and visiting my blog. After reviewing the names and discussing the reasoning behind each suggestion, we (meaning my girls and I, and Karen) have decided on "Ariel", suggested by Hattie . Hattie I will email you for you snail mail address and your color choice from the Loopy Ewe. Thanks again to all who participated. I think I will have another contest in the near future, it was fun.

Well, neither the Shibui nor the Woolly Boully made their way on to the swift this weekend. I don't know how that happened. But part of the reason was, after I took such careful and meticulous notes for the fingerless mitts .... I threw them away. I usually write my notes down in a notebook (that is, when I remember to write them down) but these I wrote on a loose piece of paper. When I was cleaning the other day ... you guessed it, I threw them away. I also threw away a prescription for blood pressure medicine, and I am somewhat ashamed to admit, I went dumpster diving for that (well at least the dumpster, aka. very large trash can is our own and in my garage). I need my blood pressure medicine and it was the weekend, what else could I do???. If only I had realized at the time that the pattern notes were in that pile too. I wonder what else was in the save pile that made it to the trash. I hope nothing too important, because it is long gone now. Anyway, I had to write up another pattern for the mitts.


I did finish one sock. The Fleece Artist in the Hercules colorway. I am naming this one "Furrows". It would maybe seem better named if the yarn was brown or earthen colored, but the design reminds me of a ploughed field, so "Furrows" it is. They fit great too!!! Or I should really have that in the singular form, it fits great. I am going to work on that for the rest of the week. I have so many singleton socks. I am going to knit mates for a few of them before I cast on for more. I have the Shibui and the Woolly Boully here on the desk, reminding me of their loveliness, so I will have to knit fast so they can be wound. Yeah right, we will see how long I can hold out.
That is all for today.
Thanks again to all who left name suggestions and have a great week!!!

11 comments:

Karen said...

Congrats Hattie! that is a great name.
That Hercules knit up nice, it looks great in lace!

Hattie said...

Thanks Karen! And thank you Monica as well. I think it's a pretty name for a pretty pair of gloves!

Shelley said...

Congrats to Hattie!

Your Furrows sock looks great! How do you come up with such awesome patterns? Any time I try something on my own like that it ends up looking terrible.

~Tonia~ said...

Congrats to Hattie!!

The new sock looks great.

Helen said...

I can't believe I missed your contest! I seem to have less and less time for blogging.
Congrats to Hattie! I like knitting with big needles but they have the same effect on my hands as well so I can only do short spurts at a time using them.

trek said...

cool furrows

Janice said...

I love the name! Congratulations Hattie! Also love the furrow socks. I could hardly come up with names for my children... fingerless gloves would have been a real stretch... ;-)
Happy Knitting!!

Sheila said...

That's a great name! It's just like my daughter's name!

hakucho said...

Your "furrows" sock looks wonderful! You sure are cranking out the patterns lately :)

happy pattern writing and knitting!

Jknits said...

I hate when that tossing away thing happens. You aren't alone. My list of things that have hit the barrell prematurely includes basket ball tickets, a driver's license and traveler's checks.
I love the socks.

Alisha said...

Congrats to the winner...definatly a great name!

The sock looks great!