First of all, THANK YOU to everyone for checking in on me and for sharing their support/prayers/wisdom. It's been a rough one. And the better part of the last two weeks has been spent looking at this face:
Collin came down sick on the weekend before Spring Break started. It started as a nasty 103 fever that would come and go and come and go. It then turned into this horrible barking cough. Then I started with it. By the time last Monday came around I had no voice, couldn't breathe and had the fever too. So the kids' Spring Break was a bust.
Unfortunately, life doesn't stop when Mom gets sick. School was missed by me - which meant being behind (even more so than I was) on projects and reading and tests. I'm almost caught up but I have finals in two weeks so I'm more than a little freaked out by that I still have to get done.
There has been knitting though! I'm still working on my Calligraphy Cardigan by Hannah Fettig and I'm also knitting a sample for Unique Sheep out of their Tinsel Toes gradient. The pattern is Damask Rose Shawl by Janine Le Cras and it's BEAUTIFUL. I will be sad to send it off. Here's a WIP picture.
And, yes, that is some new ink on my wrist. I got my first tattoo a couple of weeks ago (right before I got sick). It is the Latin phrase for "know thyself" and it will NOT be my last decorative ink. :)
NOW - for some serious business. I owe some prizes!!! Thank you to everyone who has purchased the pattern and/or donated to the Walk. We have raised $3,860!!!!
So I would like to give away the following prizes! I will contact the winners on Ravelry if I have their names. Otherwise, please contact me at email@example.com to claim your prize! :)
First up, we have the SpinningFates Toula Sock in "It's A Puzzle" along with a great project bag from Knitting's My Bag.
The yarn will come from me while the bag will be sent to the winner directly from the lovely Lois. :)
And the winner is...... Katherine Drivas!
Second, I am giving away the BMFA Funky Sock Monkey Kit that was donated by legalknitter (Thank you!!).
The winner is...... Carla Hibbard!
And finally, the third prize I'm giving away today is two-fold. First is a beautiful skein of DIC Smooshy in Romeo Blue donated by legalknitter. Along with this skein of beautiful sock yarn, I am giving away one pattern of your choice, up to $5 in value.
The winner of our third and final prize (for today) is...... Gina Assetta!
Congratulations to the three winners!!
Hopefully my voice, and subsequently the podcast, will be back soon!!