And the Winners are....

Caution ahead: there's another monster sighting in these parts. This one is from the pattern Iris the Gourmet Monster by the intrepid Rebecca Danger. He is only available in a kit which includes a skein of yummy Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted. This green is very appropriate for a monster, don't you think? I need to crank him out by the end of the month for my oldest niece's birthday. Who knew that monsters were such a popular thing with tweens?

My workplace surprised us with a last minute Project which has pretty much taken over my life spare time. As a result, this was the only knitting that was done in the past week. At last there are pleats to my Turmeric.

Of course, all knitting on it has abruptly stopped because now there is the pressing question of what button to use. I have a special wooden one that I've been saving, but this one might also be a contender. If only all of life's decisions were as fun as picking out buttons and yarn.

Now for some contest business. Thank you for all the great comments. I really enjoyed reading about everyone's favorite crochet and knitting projects and as a result, added quite a few projects to my ever growing List. The winner of the Baby Blueprint Crochet book and Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic is Sanhita. The winner of the Shibui Knits Sock yarn is nursenikkiknits. Congratulations to you both and I will be in contact shortly through ravelry. If you didn't win this one, no worries! There will be a knitting book giveaway in the near future and maybe even more yarn! Have a great rest of the week and go check out these crafty bloggers at WIP Wednesday with Tami's Amis.


  1. Sounds like lots of us have been crazy busy in the last week. Hopefully, things will chill out soon and we'll all have oodles of time to knit. A girl can hope, right?

    Your Tumeric is looking great -- and I LOVE the little flowery button. Great choice!

  2. Congrats winners!

    I LOOOVVVEEEE that button! Great choice.

    I can't wait to see your monster. I'm having major issues with the arms and legs (since I've never used DPNs before) so let me know if you can give me any tips and tricks for them. I want my little guy finished!

  3. Yippeeeeeee! I'm so excited. Thank you for a wonderful start to my day!

    I think green is a perfect colour for your monster. I can't wait to see him in progress.

    That button is gorgeous and I still can get enough of the colour of your tumeric. Beautiful.

    Thanks again : )

  4. The flower button looks fabulous with that blue yarn (which I also love).

    Rebecca Danger is such a great name - doesn't it seem perfect for someone who's making monster patterns?

  5. Congrats to your winners, I will have to go back and see what patterns everyone else wrote about! I like the flower button, and I love your daybreak shawl too. It came out beautifully!

  6. That yarn really is a perfect monster colour, I hope you have the time to finish said monster without feeling rushed. :)

  7. WOW!! I am super excited, Tien!! Thanks a ton!!
    And what lovely way to start my day!!
    Your turmeric looks gorgeous so is the button!! The colour is heavenly!!

  8. I think that button is perfect with that yarn and I am so excited to see the finished top!

  9. I love the Iris monster pattern. I've made three of them. The pattern got me hooked on Lorna's Laces.

    I think that button looks great with that top!

  10. Ooh, that button is preety! I love the blue colour that you're using too.

    Good luck with the monster, he looks cute! Especially in such yummy yarn :)

  11. Tien, received the package yesterday evening!! The book is lovely and the yarns great!!
    Thanks again!!
    Happy crafting!


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