Wednesday, October 8, 2008

surprise!

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Remember this Lisa Gentry Yarn Bag? I made it for a contest on Ravelry a few weeks back.

Well - it won!

I thought we were just competing for 'the glory'... so I was pleasantly surprised to discover there was a prize pack on offer... and delighted when this arrived in the mail.

lisa gentry prize pack 0908

Twelve balls of yarn, a bunch of crochet patterns, a gauge thingy and some large circular knitting needles. Thanks Lisa!

11 comments:

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Well you deserve the prize, well done Purple.

laughing purple goldfish said...

cat - thanks... as much as I do love my reclaimed yarns, it was exciting to receive some 'ready to go' yarn... I don't need to air it, frog it, skein it, wash it or ball it... I can just use it, lol!

Sam said...

Congratulations, it's a lovely bag. I like the way you used 3 strands of wool instead of one chunky. It never occured to me to try that. (Beginner here!)
Still plucking up the courage to spend £5 on a jumper that I can "recycle". I know I'll just end up with a mess, lol.

Crafty Gardener said...

Congratulations, well deserved.

Oh2122 said...

Congratulations!

It's a great bag!

Karen said...

Neat! Can't wait to see what you knit with those big needles.

Adrienne said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it!
:-).

misha said...

Wow, look at those needles! I can't wait to see what you'll make with them. And brand new yarn! It's going to be exciting, I can feel it. Congratulations!

laughing purple goldfish said...

sam - I just experiment with what I have in my stash... if the pattern calls for a bulkier yarn than I have, then I play around with using two or more strands... I don't really believe in following the rules... which works fine with items such as this bag, but not so well for a fitted garment!

crafty gardener - thanks

oh2122 - thanks, it's become a wonderful project bag... room to take my crochet with me wherever I go!

karen - they'll certainly come in handy for rag knitting

adrienne - thanks, you are very kind :)

misha - they're way larger than any of my other circulars... so they'll certainly come in handy

Stramenda said...

Woweeeee !! Well done !

laughing purple goldfish said...

stramenda - thanks - you'll have to have a stickybeak at the patterns at our next crochet meet :)