Me the Busy Bee

21 Mar

As I sat in traffic this morning, I thought a lot about what I need to accomplish over the next week. Most of you know we’ve got this exciting giveaway going on with Northbound Knitting (aka the wonderful Miss Lisa Mutch) so I’m trying to keep my excitement under wraps. The amount of traffic this blog got yesterday was so amazing that I had a celebratory drink! It even made me forget that on Friday I had to unravel my Lenore and start it all over again.

Saturday night this was all that remained of the Lenore Cardigan. Balls of yarn and on the left there, you’ll see the beginnings of me starting it over.

By Monday, I had finished the yoke and divided the sleeves again, now all in the right size. Apparently in my haste to finish the cardigan, I didn’t read Lisa’s pattern very well where it states to measure ACROSS your bust… not UNDERNEATH it like I had done. So I had to start all over. Sigh.

And yesterday we started the giveaway! Lisa had sent me a skein of Lust and a skein of Nocturne that she dyed so I could potentially knit Nightlock with them. (Which the night I opened it, I lusted over them. Get it? Eh? Eh? Poor jokes, I know.)


I decided that instead of knitting with those two skeins, I was going to squirrel them away like the yarn hoarder I am, and instead use Knit Picks Imagination sock yarn to knit Lisa’s Nightlock (which is the pattern Lisa has donated to be given away! Have you not entered this thing yet? All you have to do is comment!)

Here’s the yarn I plan to use:


The colorways are called Looking Glass and Castle Walls. I’ve been looking for the perfect project to use my Alice in Wonderland inspired yarn (and those of you that know me, know that I LOVE Alice in Wonderland) and I do believe that this is the perfect project. Nightlock is a really beautiful shawl. And it’s simple. So simple that I caught myself wondering “Why Didn’t I Come Up With This Myself?” The answer? Because I’m not a knit wear designer. Duh.

I have a busy week up until the wrap up of the give away next Wednesday (March 28th.) I need to knit Nightlock until this Friday. Then, Saturday and Sunday I need to knit an iPad cozy for my Dad’s birthday present and thank you knits for some wonderful people who send me nice things. For example, there is one wonderful Twitter Knitter out there who sent me some AWESOME Earl Grey Tea!


After my weekend break from Nightlock, I need to continue knitting it as fast as I can so I can have it done to show you all next Wednesday. Then, maybe, I can continue reworking Lenore so I can have a nifty sweater.

I am a busy bee! Are you as excited about this giveaway as I am? Have you entered in yet? If not, go to the post before this one and comment! That’s all you have to do!

Much love to you, my darling readers. And now, I have to cast on!


4 Responses to “Me the Busy Bee”

  1. claireejknits March 21, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    Ooh, I’m so sorry you had to frog Lenore all the way back. That’s sad but kudos to you for persevering and reknitting it all again! Go you!!

    • brittvicious March 21, 2012 at 9:56 am #

      It’s ok. I shall survive! Are you going to enter in to potentially win nommy yarnz? Love to you and your furry ones!

      • claireejknits March 22, 2012 at 11:39 am #

        I haz entered, just in case…I never get chosen in these things. It’s beautiful yarn.
        Scritches and hugs to your furry babies and to you too…scritches are for them 😉 p.s. loved the ironing board photo of Mr Fat Cat!

  2. weekend knitter March 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Gorgeous yarn!!

    I know it was a pain to have to start over, but now you will have no what ifs to worry about. That’s always worth it in the end, I think. Still can’t wait to see it though!

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