better late than never

May 31, 2010

so i had an explicit deadline.
this post was supposed to go out by 11:59 pm yesterday.
what can i say, i fell asleep.
i was tired.

just think of it as added suspense to see who won the cashmere.

and now,
why don’t we keep the suspense going a little longer?
let me tell you about how my summer of socks and lace is going.

my very first fan, juliet, left me this comment:
Thank you for the great lace debate! So tell us about the socks.

fair enough juliet;
this is the summer of socks and lace.
so here’s my first sock of the summer:

i used stephanie pearl-mcphee’s sock recipe: a good, plain sock from knitting rules, (quelle suprise) and i won’t tell you what the yarn is since there’s some controversy surrounding the person who makes it. but i will say, it’s very nice yarn that i got from my good friend lisa’s epic destash.

i’m also making this sweater;
a sweater that no one can deny is lace:

it a february lady sweater
yarn is peru by blue moon fiber arts
in the “cloudy with a chance” colorway.

i am on my way to victory bitches!

and now the moment of truth.
the winner of the cashmere.

there were some really great entrants.
for instance yvonne wrote:
o m g. […]. that pashmina? 170 yards of delicious. i’m imagining it as knit pasties. not for me, of course.

you were so close to winning!
if only they’d been for you.

then there was linda who wrote:
I would crochet a dishcloth with it. But I would’t use it to wash dishes, I would use it to dust. OR a can coolie. I would knit this though. Then I would needle felt some sort of witty beer drinkers phrase on it. I still have some time to think of the witty beer drinkers phrase. Hey! Who ever thinks of the wittiest beer drinkers phrase can win a way cool Pashmina can coolie with a witty beer drinkers phrase on it!!!!

i nearly peed when i read this!
i was all set to send her the skein.
but i know linda.
and she’s just crazy enough to do it.
i couldn’t risk it.

so we come to the winning comment,
and this win might cause some controversy:
Totally off topic, but in case you’re not reading all of the comments on the Harlot blog, here’s mine: Steven, I’m going with whatever answer gets me that skein of cashmere. (Otherwise I’d have to go with C leaning towards A) But I really, really want that yarn, so if you like I will write a Treatise on Lace Options if need it and send it to your Store Ruler. Yup, I’m on your side.

here are the reason’s this comment shouldn’t win:
1 – it wasn’t posted on the correct blog entry.
2 – it’s actually a comment on the yarn harlot’s blog.
3 – there is no pattern idea, the one requirement for all entrants.
4 – and she already left a comment on the correct blog post with a pattern that didn’t really cut it for me.

the reason she gets the skein?
in order to win, ms. sally at rivendale farms took her one vote in the great lace debate of 2010, and voted for me

against her conscience.

this bitch wants some cashmere.

so sally,
the skein is yours.
after the week i’ve had,
i say screw any semblance of the rules.
(i told ya this giveaway wasn’t going to be fair)

7 Responses to “better late than never”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    Hooray for Sally! I seriously wouldn’t have known what to do with the cashmere.

  2. Sally at RivendaleFarms Says:

    Woo Hoo!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! And, I’m normally a pretty easy going person, so I must admit I’m a little bit excited that I may have caused some controversy.

    Love the colorway on the socks and the sweater is most definitely lace.

    Did I say thank you? Thank you!!

  3. Mtnchik Says:

    May I personally thank you, Steven, for awarding our dear Gal Sal the wonderful cashmere? She has spent countless hours hoping and dreaming of owning the coveted skein (if she wasn’t such I good friend, I would have smacked her in to the reality of never getting to add it to her stash). But far beyond that, with this win, she has promised me any leftover tidbits of the fabulous fiber. So there ya go, TWO wins…and a little bit of controversy 🙂

  4. Claire Says:

    I’ve been following the poll on with some passion; my needles are in another city right now, and I’ve been voyeuristically trolling ravelry and knitting blogs to satisfy my knitting cravings.

    I think that the debate is interesting, and I’m sorry that you’re feeling badly about the outcome of the poll. I voted A, and it’s not because I’m against you or because I’m stuffy, it’s because knitting has some fairly specific terminology. I wouldn’t look at an acrylic painting and call it a sculpture, but with paint, because it is what it is. You know?

    I’m wondering if you’re still going to knit that lovely sweater. I’m also wondering if you’d want to add lace to the project. Lace is magically tough and stable stuff (I only knit lace washcloths because of their scrubbing capabilities). When I commented on the Yarn Harlot’s blog, I recommended the branching out lace pattern from because it’s so simple it’d be easy to sub out some cables and add it. I’m terrified, though, that it’d look too busy. What do you think?

    Wishing you the best, Claire

  5. Dena Says:

    Yay for Sally!

    I woulda just left it in the skein and squeezed it! hee hee!

    Boy you are really kicking ass on the February Lady Sweater!! Beautiful!


  6. Kimberly Says:

    wow. I so love you.
    You almost HAVE to go against the rules, I mean you are a knitter so…that says enough

  7. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    Wonderful green socks!

    That lace is great on the February Lady Sweater. Wonderful colorway!

    Congratulations, Sally, for winning the cashmere, you totally deserve it!

    Sorry, about the results of the debate. Whatever do those 748 voters know, anyway?

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