Let's take a quick look back at the last 90 days...
344 different folks have stopped by,
from 18 different countries,
in 1,129 visits.
They left 138 comments (Yay!).
20 of them even liked it enough to delare their follower-ship (-ness?)!
Really, I'm overwhelmed by all of it. Thanks, guys! You've made this journey really fun so far and I'm excited about carrying on and ramping up over the next few months. I've learned more about my family in the last 3 months than in the last 30 years. Tons about knitting, too. Who knew?
And now, the moment we've all been waiting for... (drum roll, please)... Avast is all knitted up. And seamed. And end-woven. And gently soaking in a warm bath as we speak (we should all be so lucky!). I'm still waiting for the zipper to arrive, since I needed a custom length. Did you know that zipperstop will sell you any of their zippers in exactly the length you want for just $1 extra? How awesome is that? We put Mr. Right into his sweater and measured it that way, per Grumperina's very sensible instructions, and determined that a 27" zipper would be perfect. It should be here early next week, in time to participate in FO Friday.
With all this free time, I was able to pick up my lovely lace vest again to find that I'd made some sort of epic mistake in the lace pattern. I frogged it back to the ribbing and started over, and things are going much more swimmingly this time. Here's what it looks like now:
And here's an even closer close up...
Not much, I admit, but the size 10.5 needles combined with no sleeves should make it go pretty quickly. I hope. Famous last words, right?
In honor of my 3-month-blog-iversary, and the fact that I've FINALLY finished knitting on Avast (!!), I'm proud to announce KnitandSeek's very first giveaway. What might I be giving away, you ask? Yarn, of course! I have 2 skeins of soft and squishy, terra cotta-colored Pingoin Ligne Noir Angora, which is apparently discontinued. It's lovely stuff and the color is awesome. It's been carefully stored in my stash and is in pretty perfect shape.
Just leave a comment on this entry and one week from today I'll randomly pick a winner next Wednesday at WIPW v.15. Easy peasy, right? So go comment your little fingers off, and I'll happily ship this yummy yarn off, anywhere in the world, at the end of next week.
Anyway, hop over to Tami's blog and check out all of the other really amazing yarn art that's happening over there, and I'll see y'all on Friday.