So one of the prize packages for my raffle is Lamb’s Pride Burly Spun, in cream, enough to make a Lyric Tree, or something else of your choosing. I fell in love with that pattern the moment I saw it – trees are kind of my “thing” – and wanted to make it immediately. As soon as I finally finished my Sunshine Top, I cast on. 5 days later, I had this:
I couldn’t believe how quickly this thing came together, especially considering that 3 days in, I realized I had made an error when I divided for the neckline and I ripped back half the sweater. Even with having lost that time, this was a super-quick knit. When it was time for the hood, I tried it on. And discovered I should’ve made it with positive ease. Those big bulky stitches just weren’t that flattering in a form-fitting pullover, at least not on me. So now the sweater looks like this:
This was my first go at doing a felted join, so when I frogged I ended up with one ginormous ball o’ yarn. When I frogged, I had only used less than 3 skeins’ worth of yarn – so I don’t see any way that the sweater, even in the bigger size, is going to take the 6 skeins of yarn I bought. That makes this knit significantly less expensive than I had thought. Also, the 6 skeins included in the prize package for my raffle should be enough to make the sweater in any size.
My continued thanks for your amazing support of my raffle. Your donations, your blog links, and especially your kind words have meant so much. Thank you! I am a bit behind on sending confirmation emails, so if you have donated in the last 2 days you haven’t heard from me yet, but you will. I will send out all confirmations prior to doing the drawing. Right now we are about $160 away from $2500 – if we get there, I will throw in one more prize. Regardless, I am thrilled – we long ago surpassed my (unannounced) goal of $1000. So cool.
You have until 12:00 noon, CST, tomorrow, 08/08/08 to make a donation to be entered in the raffle. I will then confirm the rest of the entries and do the drawing sometime tomorrow afternoon. I will post the winners by 6:00 CST. I’m so excited!!