Lots to share…

I took advantage of a Webs Facebook deal of the day a couple of weeks ago and stocked up on my favorite Valley Yarns Superwash in some basic colors — just $4 a ball!

I also purchased some Quince & Co. yarns, Osprey and Lark, to see what all the fuss is about and to get a look at some colorways in real life:

Still recovering from the sting of my Campbell fail, I’m slowly but surely getting the bug to knit a sweater and Osprey and Lark are good, affordable candidates for some of the patterns I am eying.

I also won a blog contest!!!  I have been a longtime fan of Michele at PDX Knitterati and she sent along these goodies (along with an electronic version of her awesome Infinity Entrelac pattern, not pictured):

Um, yeah.  Those are COCONUT M&M’s.  Michele and I have never met in real life but she obviously knows me very well.  Thank you!  🙂  The yarn is Knit Picks Chroma in the fingering weight.  I enjoyed the worsted weight for a recent scarf I made so I’m excited to try the fingering weight at some point.

Meanwhile, I have been knitting.  I finished the hat from the leftovers of my leftovers granny square baby blanket:

I’m not going to gift it along with the blanket as I originally planned because it doesn’t quite “go” together as well as I thought it would.  But it’ll be a fine item for the next craft fair.  It’s never too early to create stock for that.

I also made this little guy, which I will put away until the summer when he/she/it will get tucked into one of my kids’ sleepaway camp luggage.

You can see, it didn’t quite turn out the way the pattern model looks — I think I misjudged the eye placement and then that threw off all the rest of the proportions.  But who cares?  It’s cute all the same!

Phew!  I think that’s it from here!  I’ll leave you with a final photo — happy Valentine’s week!