Saturday, August 23, 2008

Prize Package

My prize package from Scout's contest arrived today.

The yarn is really yummy! With my gift certificate I decided on the Pattern Tamers and the pattern for the Elizabeth Bag. The pattern tamers are really neat and just in time! I have this thing about charts, maps, etc. For directions I need - "turn right, drive for 20 miles, turn left, etc." Maps just don't make any sense to me and my phobia carried over to charts. If I saw a pattern with a chart - and no written directions - forget it - not doing it! But I'm trying to get over that - using a chart now to knit my Branching Out scarf, and just cast on for the Clementine Shawl - another chart project. These tamers are going to help out a lot - I'll be trying them out today.
I'm using Knitpicks Elegance - baby alpaca and silk for my Clementine in Cornflower blue - a much prettier color than it looks in this picture.
The Elizabeth bag pattern is a bigger version of the Sophie bag, which I have made many times, so I thought I'd try out her big sister! The scarf version is really cute.

So - thank you again Scout!
If you haven't been to her store you should go on over and browse. the button is on my sidebar. Oh, and the red scarf project that won me this great prize is almost finished and ready to mail out by Sept. 1.


Aunt Kathy said...

What is a pattern tamer? Does it mark your spot on the pattern page? I saw your scarf on Ravelry, I think it's looking great.

I like directions too... like go to the McDonalds and turn right, then go thru 3 traffic lights and turn left at the Mobile gas station... lol.

Grace said...

i started clemintine too in Knit Picks Palette Black doubled, I wonder why i waited so long to knit this

danielle said...

I cant do charts either. I see a chart, and my brain totally shuts down and freezes. Put it into words, and I have no problems. Yes, I had trouble with statistics becuase of this. It is strange feeling when your brain totally locks!

If I am going somewhere new, I like street names as well as landmarks. IF it is somewhere I know - use landmarks, cause I dont remember street names!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Branching out was the first pattern where I used a chart successfully. I love them, but I am still a little scared of the big charts.