I am off to the airport in a couple of hours, so let's hope I can make this brief.
First, here is the progress on Little Boy Blue (as he is now so dubbed):
I am not loving the fabric; though others seem to like the drapiness, I think it looks a bit holey. The GGH Aspen should probably be knit at a quarter or half a stitch/inch less gauge. But the intarsia looks great. Only a few more rows before the neckline goes in. That will have to wait til next week.
Next, I got my first official RAOK in the mail (though I have received many unofficial ones over the past few months—you know who you are). From Maggie, I received this great little stash of Fargo. This will make someone a very warm and soft scarf or hat!
And now for the first contest ever at small hands....
I am always looking for cool patterns that are available online. Lately I have been craving the usual fall stuff: pullovers, scarves, hats, mittens, and now, socks (worsted wt). Send me your favorite fall pattern (or a working link to it) at devakali at verizon dot net with "blog contest" in the subject in the next week and your name will go into a drawing for this:
One skein of Colinette's Wigwam in a very vibrant turquoise with hints of dark navy and splashes of red. The color is pretty close in this picture, but it is a little brighter.
To qualify for the drawing, the patterns can be free or paypal-type .pdf downloads (I am happy to support designers!), but please no mail order—I like my gratification quick! The cutoff will be Friday at 5 pm CST.
See you all next week!