First things first: The contest is over, I drew twice (cuz it was so much fun!) using a tiny random number program my husband slapped together for me (no, it didn't make him the winner every time). The winners are:
My sister Carmen (blogless)
It was fun to hear from people, and I'm now on my way through the next 100 posts, keep commenting! :)
No new knitting today, just your daily dose of older projects...
My first sweater (red heart - dark blue with bright bits - cables in front):
And another early sweater (red heart - green, garter stripes):
I think by this point I had forsaken red heart and moved on to woolease, one for my then boyfriend (now husband):
..and one for me, with zipper :)
I don't really ever wear the red heart ones (unless I'm sick and mucky and cold), but we both still wear the woolease ones every once in a while.
For SSAL #2, I had some silk I wanted to sample... I've never spun 100% silk before, wow was that different. #2 was focused on andean plying, and following her directions it worked! (for those who don't spin, andean plying is a way of plying together a small amount by wrapping it a certain way on your hand so it doesn't tangle as you ply using both ends.)
I have a bunch more of that silk, now I just have to decide what I want to do with it, now that I know the feel it has to it.