If you slog through my blathering, you will be rewarded with a chance at a little giveaway at the end of the post…

I’ve been fighting a nasty cold for the past week and a half. Just as I was starting to feel a little better, my ear started to hurt. A lot! Took myself to urgent care last night. It’s not a good sign when the physician’s assistant looks in your ear and exclaims, “eeyuu”.

Thanks to this grand state of health, I haven’t had the energy or brain power to blog but I did manage to finish a couple of much anticipated projects. That is to say, much anticipated by me, not necessarily anyone else.

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(let’s ignore the crooked buttons, shall we?)

Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne (Flint Knits)
Yarn: Tranquility by Mooncake Yarn
Color: Brown Stone

I cast on in mid-September and was wearing it by mid-November. It grew a little when I blocked it, as expected. I don’t think I would change anything, with the possible exception of my yarn choice. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED knitting with this yarn. It is so soft and yummy, not unlike Malabrigo. Problem is, it is pilling like a mofo already. The danger of knitting with single ply yarn?? Regardless, it won’t stop me from wearing it all the time.

I also finished a couple of Lazy Days Skirts for the girls. You can’t beat a 45-minute sewing project with such cute results.

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Although I love the pattern, especially the ribbon hem, I am most excited about the fabric! It is from the new Moondance line by Jenean Morrison from Free Spirit. Look at these fabulous prints:

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I met Jenean last spring while visiting my family in Memphis. Her husband, Joel, was a good friend of mine in high school. Although Joel and I had lost contact for many years, thanks to the power of the internet, we were able to reconnect. He sent me a link to Jenean’s Posh Patterns website and I immediately responded, “Her work is amazing. She should get it made into fabric!” I soon found out that Jenean was already working with Free Spirit and I started to count down the days until I could get my hands on some fabric.

When Jenean e-mailed to say she wanted to send some of the sample yardage she had left, I was beyond excited. I figured she would send a couple half yards or something.  I had no idea she would send so much! I have plenty of projects in mind, but I feel a little selfish.  So, here’s your chance to get your hands on some, too.

Leave a comment by November 30th and I’ll draw a name.  If your name is drawn, you can choose to receive either 4 fat quarters or 2 half yard cuts.   If you win, be sure to share photos of what you make and spread the news about this great new line of fabrics!!

Be sure to go read about Jenean’s adventures at Houston Quilt Market.

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