Giveaway winnerThis week's giveaway winner was @nikkimccain, who entered via Twitter. Nikki, message me on Twitter or email me with your address and I will send you your belt right away!
Weekend WantsI recently stumbled upon RetroRageVictoria, which sells costume jewelry, and absolutely fell in love. The prices are amazing (even with shipping from Canada!) and her images are total eye candy. I pretty much want to buy everything in the shop.
|Gold tone feather brooch by RetroRageVictoria | $7.50|
|Wine-red cotton blend suspender skirt by Sammydress|
On the needlesI finished my two-tone moebius cowl a week or so ago but it is still sitting around waiting to have its ends woven in. Note my use of the passive voice because I HATE weaving in ends and I am hoping the End Weaving Fairies will come along and do it for me.
|My entrelac scarf on Ravelry|
This is, loosely speaking, Danica by Jesse Loesberg, which is a great introduction to entrelac for even a relatively new knitter. It looks terribly complicated and difficult, but if you can knit, purl and pick up stitches, you can do entrelac. I actually think entrelac is a wonderful technique for new-ish knitters to take on, because it really helped me learn to "read" my knitting. A lot of entrelac projects use two (or more) colors to make a checkerboard pattern, but I feel like Noro and entrelac are a match made in heaven. The slow color changes make for a wonderful harlequin pattern without any effort on the knitter's part.
This project is, in a way, symbolic of much of the knitting I do. You hear people talk about being a "process" or a "product" knitter, and in a way, I'm neither, because I knit things that I honestly don't think I will ever wear, like this scarf. It's more just the desire to create something beautiful. I will probably give this away when it's done — which makes me happy in a way, too. In fact, I have another handknit that I am going to feature in this week's giveaway, so be sure to check back tomorrow!