Thanks to all my guessers last post! I believe the finale of Drag Race will air tonight, and my girl Nina should take it easily, making it imperative for me to find out when the Absolut Pride Tour will pass through Boston so I can see her in person in all her larger-than-life quirky fabulousness.
Edited to add: I watched the finale and am saddened by Nina's loss. Bebe is really fierce and her look is larger-than-life, even if it's not my style, so I applaud her.
And the randomly-drawn winner of handspun is: Madgoogler! Please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite colors!!! Oh, and Miss Jill, please email me as well, because you have won a prize for making me aware of the show in the first place.
Since I'm knitting like crazy under some serious deadlines (and I'm holding myself to a very high standard for these projects, which are very much my point of view), let me showcase the coolest stuff from other knitters. First, Hannah sent me a happy-almost-spring present:
Tone-on-tone Malabrigo that I think is particularly 60's fabulous with the Big Trotsky Look.
Secondly, check out Craftivore's mittens made from my 2-ply chunky handspun! I love the way the yarn knit up, and this is a fantastic non-hat use for cosy handspun. Chris has been pestering me for such a pair of mittens, so after the deadlines I'll make him a handspun pair.
Finally, behold the Tempest Twinset by knittyvritty. We'd emailed eachother about the idea of a coordinating tank (her suggestion), and I'm blown away by what she created, how it echoes the design details of the cardigan but stands alone as well. I'm kicking myself for trading away the leftover yarn from my own Tempest.
And I've spun more yarn. This one is heavy worsted weight, 146 yards, and will make one long transition from red-brown to blue-brown. It's merino and super, super soft. Progressive color-shifting Shackleton Hat? I think so! Check it out on etsy!