Woah, was I really away for three months?
Thanks for all your sweet comments and thoughtful emails.
And Happy Fall!
It’s been a busy time. My car has had two flat tires since we last spoke. I taught an intensive one-month course that was really tough, but really rewarding. I went to the Minnesota State Fair. I traveled to Boston, where I met up with dear friends and made some new ones. I’ve been applying for jobs, and reading and writing like mad. I’ve taken the air conditioner out of the window, and gotten out my box of winter clothes.
And, of course, I’ve knit a bunch of stuff that will keep me in blog posts for a little while. I promise.
But first things first: during my hiatus, I missed my 2nd blogthday! Flintknits is two years old! So to celebrate my anniversary, a contest.
Just leave a comment on this post telling me what one pattern you’re most excited to knit this Fall/Winter, and I’ll enter you in a drawing to win …
A free copy of Pepperknit’s Tapestry Cowl pattern [ravelry link], emailed to you by Minty herself, plus two skeins of Koigu KPM yarn in the colors of your choice (or, if you have a wool allergy, we can brainstorm yarn substitutes).
Have you seen the Tapestry Cowl? It’s amazeball:
A reversible, gorgeous, brocade-print cowl, and the pattern comes with links to instructional videos where Minty shows you how to do a crazy, clever, two-sided cast-on, and how to double-knit.
So leave a comment with a link to the most exciting knitting project you’ve got planned, and get entered to win the awesomeness!
p.s. to those of you who have sent condescending, preachy messages scolding me for my use of naughty language, swears, vulgarity, and/or the term “grown-ass”: BITE ME.