Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Finished CPH and a Contest



Pattern: Central Park Hoodie from the fall 2006 Knitscene magazine

Yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed, color #803, a little more than 11 balls (I think)

Started:
November 22ish, 2006

Finished: September 25, 2007



This is my very first completed adult-sized sweater. Thanks to my mom for being a great photographer. Yee haw! I can't wait until it gets cold enough to wear it. I mean, until it gets cold enough to wear it ALL THE TIME. ahem.

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So, the blog is officially two years old, and I'm officially another year older ('bout time I made my very own birthday sweater, no?), and it's time for a contest.

Okay, the real reason I need to have a contest is because I did very poorly on my sock challenge during the month of September. Not only did I buy sock yarn, but I did not finish my September socks. I did get past the heel of the second one, and I'm almost done with the gusset decreases, so I'm on the way. But it's still not done. So... the contest.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post. I'll use a random number generator to choose the winners. There are four prizes, which means there will be four winners. All of the prizes came from my sock yarn stash.


Top Left: Regia Color, 4 fadig, 75% new wool, 25% polyamide, two 50g balls.

Top Right: Brown Sheep Wildfoote, 75% washable wool, 25% nylon, two 50g balls, color: elderberry.

Bottom Left: Opal, 75% virgin wool, 25% polyamide, one 100g ball.

Bottom Right: Austermann Step, 75% virgin wool, 25% nylon, with aloe vera and jojoba oil, one 100g ball.

You can post comments through midnight one week from now: October 10. I'll announce the winners on October 11. Think of it as my birthday gift to you.


Oh, and just to make it interesting, the first winner gets their pick of the four. The second winner gets their pick of the remaining three. The third winner gets their pick of the last two. And the fourth winner gets an extra surprise.

34 comments:

Chris Salley said...

I'm the first to comment...can my number be entered twice!!! First of all your sweater is awesome and you make a great model. I you are my knitting hero. I can't believe you made it!!! I love contests.

Amanda said...

The CPH looks awesome on you! I love the color.

Happy, happy birthday!

Mandy

Joy said...

So... is that 5 buttons? Or am I missing one? Congrats on making an entire adult sweater in under a year! That's outstanding!

Happy birthday! We need to get together for a birthday treat! (Why did I think your birthday was at the END of this month?)

Allison said...

I love your CPH. It is definately going on my to do list.

Happy Birthday

~Tonia~ said...

The CPH looks great! Now if it will ever get cold out. *sigh*

Congratulations on the 2 year anniversary of the blog and Happy Birthday.

Yay for a contest and what great prizes.

JenBut said...

The sweater looks so good! (As do the toggles - you picked a good number) Congratulations on finishing it - maybe it will help bring in some cooler weather...

Happy Birthday. :)

Josef said...

Oooh... Yarn... almost as good as shinies, though I'll have to give them to Reneé.

And, this is a great cartoon if you replace gamer with knitter:
http://archive.gamespy.com/comics/dorktower/archive.asp?nextform=viewcomic&id=1287

Nice sweater and happy birthday!

ikkinlala said...

Happy birthday!

And your hoodie looks great!

shortoldlady said...

Your hoodie is beautiful! Lovely fall color - wear it in good health!

Karen said...

Now I understand all the hoopla about the CPH. It's my birthday this month too. Happy Birthday!

trek said...

Great job on the CPH and Happy B-day.

Karen said...

CPH looks fab on you. You did such a good job! And of course you deserve your own birthday sweater. Your mom takes great pictures. Happy Birthday!!!

MollyBeees said...

The sweater is amazing! Great work. Your Mum is an excellent photographer as well!

Screaming Wendy said...

Hi, BFF!!! I love the sweater and you are beautiful!!! 10+3=13 so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Annabelle said...

I love the sweater, it looks so great! Happy birthday and you should buy yourself tons of new yarn instead of giving it away! :)

skh said...

I'm leaving a comment for your birthday. "Happy Birthday!" I do not want yarn. Don't make me say it twice, or pay for postage back to Ohio.

monica said...

Your mom did do a fantastic job photographing, and that sweater is gorgeous. I love the color.
Happy Birthday and Happy Blogiversary.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday and nice job on the sweater....it won't be long until you can wear it all the time!

KelInCal said...

Your sweater is wonderful and it looks great on you! Let's hear it for the FO HOs!

Happy Birthday!

Brenda said...

Happy day after your birthday! I love the sweater! 5 buttons are perfect! I'm so excited I have to use exclamation points after everything!

Alice said...

Totally awesome sweater, and such a beautiful setting for pictures!

bean said...

Happy Day after your Birthday!!!!! :) The sweater is sooooooo pretty! I can't believe it...because everything else you make is so ugly, you know. :)

And apparently my husband forgot that he lives with me and my mom. If yarn came here he would not have to send it back to Ohio, duh.

Carolyn said...

That sweater fits you perfectly, and the color is so lovely. You look ready for autumn.

Donna said...

Your CPH is beautiful - I love love love that color!

Leone said...

LOVE the sweater! You must be so proud, if I knit something like that I would walk up to perfect strangers and tell them, but not let them touch. It's wonderful!

Bullwinkle said...

Happy Birthday!!

I love that color (the sweater is awesome too!)

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

reluctantMANGO said...

Happy birthday! Your CPH is fabulous - what a wonderful way to gift yourself!!

KathyMS said...

The sweater looks great! I love the color.

Fancy Pants said...

First of all, beautiful CPH! For your first adult sized sweater, you did an amazing job. I just had a ridiculous kerfluffle on an adult sized sweater that I'm working on so I admire your work. Second, thanks for hosting a contest with such great prizes. I hope you have a happy happy birthday and that you do something wonderfully fun!

Joy said...

Super-cool sock yarn! See? You didn't need to break your yarn fast to buy any after all! (I know I'm commenting on the wrong post, but I thought I'd get my name in the contest one last time.) :)

Diana said...

Your sweater is really beautiful! Happy birthday. (Mine is next week--we

EnnaVic said...

Hi found your blog via a blog entry about Tychus. Great timing with a competition in the offing *chuckle*

The CPH looks wonderful - Happy Blogiversary!

Agatha "chotch-key" Lennon said...

Oh, what the heck.
I wasn't going to leave a post, just in case I accidentally won something, but like I said, What the heck!
~!**Happy Birthday**!~
~~AL
BTW} just be forewarned I don't personally knit, much less socks.

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