Thursday, March 20, 2008

Gracie's Monica

Gracie's Monica was completed a few days ago. And here she is on another of our cute hangers - they were a gift a few years ago, from John Lewis Dept Store in the UK.The hem and ruffle lay down nicely after being soaked and blocked.
I had my first ever soaking and blocking session on Monday. I used Soak for the first time. It is lovely and makes the garments smell really pretty, without being overpowering. I will try to do this with all knitted garments from now on.
Also blocked (finally) were my clapotis and beret, along with Linea. The sleeve edges of Linea are now staying down more (they were kind of curling under a little beforehand) and the Clapotis GREW. Like OMG, it really did spread out. I love it even more now that the dropped stitches are more defined. And the malibrigo turned ssoooooooooofffffftttttt.

So I said I'd have a draw from all the comments on the Green BSJ post and here we have the boys picking names from a dish. First up, Teddy picked Jo.
Then Matt picked CPurl17.

Congrats ladies, email your addresses to me at discoknits at gmail dot com and I'll forward a little something to each of you :-)


Jo said...

Woo-hoo! Teddy - thanks for picking me!

Bezzie said...

Hee hee! Look at those adorable name pullers!

Love the Monica--that knit up quick!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow! That looks absolutely fantastic! Monica Rocks!! That colorway is perfect too :)

And did the boys realize Ms.Carrie's name was in there?? Not that I need anymore yarn (did you tell them I have too much?), but I thought I had an in with the cuties!

cpurl17 said...

Monica is so cute!

It's an honor to be picked by charming young name pullers!