Next Wed will be 3 months that I've been blogging and I plan to celebrate! Yup, you guessed it, contest time. I don't have the exact prize picked out yet, but if you've been reading for any amount of time you probably noticed I use a lot of yarns handdyed by Danette Taylor. So, the prize will be some of her yarn!

What do you have to do to win?

In the comments, tell me why you think my blog is named "Two Left Needles". The winner will be the most creative / entertaining / mark-hitting entry, as decided by moi.

All entries received by midnight on 1/24 will be considered. If there are enough entries I will also draw one at random for a second prize.

For those that can't leave a comment (some IE users have problems), send an email to mygomi [at] gmail [.] com with subject "2LN Contest".

The usual suspects

Creamsicle T sleeves in progress:

Creamsicle T - sleeves

That small ball of yarn is all I have left, save a few yards. It doesn't look like enough, but I was sure I would run out on the front and back, too; it goes a looong way.

It's very soft to knit with and that doesn't get old. I haven't had any problems, though multiple froggings in the very beginning did fuzz up the yarn. As a merino singles I know it is prone to pilling, but for the softness, I think it's worth it. Looking at the knitted fabric I definitely want to block it both to smooth out the look of the stitches and to make it behave (ie, lie flat).

And look, sunlight! Winter is slowly waning and there is more sunlight in the mornings before I leave for work and hints of light when I leave. Makes for crisper photos:

35: food coloring dyed merino

That's the food coloring dyed merino plied up. The feel of my handspun is so different from commercial yarns, more bounce and body. I haven't knit with much of it so I don't know how that translates in the knitting.

Tomorrow I have a bunch of knitting photos from Maria, a former co-worker and friend that I taught to knit. She has been a knitting fiend, finishing scarves left and right. Go Maria!