You guys cracked me up with the guesses. I could hear the brain cells frying … LOL Trust me, mine fried for the half hour it took me to FINALLY figure it out! The correct answer is (as some of the later commenters may have guessed) 10,990! 🙂 (It’s EIGHT cats in each bag! The one big ass Ripple look-alike (Cristi‘s darling) and 7 Graylin’s (Necia‘s baby).) 🙂 So I stuck all the commenters who posted the correct answer into the RNG and came up with the following winners:
- Amy (myafinari.com)
- Christy (knit.criosa.com)
- Reluctant Mango (reluctantmango.blogspot.com)
Congrats to the winners and thank you all for participating!! If the winners would please email me (see contact Rosi G. above) and let me know your snail mail addys I’ll pop your soap in the mail! 🙂
On to the knitting!! A couple of weeks ago, I knit a fantastically fast garment. AND….IT’S IN ACRACKLYC!!! Can ya’ll believe that? Jeanine kept showing me this damn Drops Design pattern. I browsed all over Ravelry at the FO’s posted there. One Friday night, I hopped in the car, drove to Michael’s, consulted via text with Jeanine regarding correct yarn selection, bought some Moda Dea Tweedle Dee, went home and cast on. A week later, I had a sweater!
That’s right. ONE WEEK! And can I just say it’s one of THE most comfy sweaters I’ve knit to date.
I’ve worn it several times already. I left out the buttonholes
by mistake on purpose and I just LOVE the way it looks like a mini-blazer type jacket!
When I want to close it up, I stick in a shawl pin I got from The Loopy Ewe.
My gauge was different. So I knit a larger size than I normally would. It fits PERFECTLY! This Moda Dea yarn was not so bad to knit with and it softened up CONSIDERABLY after steam blocking. (Oh, btw, careful with that steam cuz acrylic yarn can get hard in places if you stick it too close, AMHIK 🙄 )
Drops 103-1 Eskimo Jacket
Source: Drops Design
Yarn: Moda Dea Tweedle Dee (Indigo Run colorway)
Total Cost: $32.57 (used 4.66 skeins, a total 722.3 yds)
Needles: Size US 10.5
Size Knit: XL Started & finished in one week in January 2008
Mods: No buttonholes! 😎