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I received a surprise package from Barbara Bretton of Romancing the Yarn and Fresh Content Daily...Maybe.  I had entered a contest in June and was excited to hear that I had been one of the lucky winners.   She sent me a skein of Austermann Step with Aloe , 2 skeins of Regia and a signed copy of her latest book Just Desserts.


She also has a new book Casting Spells scheduled for release in November.  I have already pre-ordered my copy and I think you would like this one Chris.  Thank you Barbara and I am looking forward to starting the book and knitting socks!

I finished and gifted the ChicKami that I knit for my sister's birthday last week.  She was excited and I just hope it fit.


Eden Madil  100% Bamboo in color 629

Size 3 (3.25mm) and Size 6 (4mm) needles.

Started June and finished August 5.

This is a great pattern and the bamboo yarn is very soft but I am afraid it will snag.  I guess time will tell.

We have had a relaxing weekend and the weather had been so much cooler(87 instead of 97).  I bought a basket of peaches with the intention of making an old fashioned cobbler but time has just gotten away from me.  Have a great week!

August 10, 2008 | Permalink


Surprise Packages....THE BEST!!! Congratulations on the win!!

The tank looks GREAT.....as does ALL your knitting!!

Posted by: Crazy For Yarn In Alabama | Aug 10, 2008 8:06:46 PM

Oooh...I like the sound of "Casting Spells"! Congrats on the win!

The tank looks lovely, btw. :-)

Posted by: Jessi | Aug 10, 2008 10:41:46 PM

Congrats on your win! I won in that contest, too - I got the same book, some Trekking, and magnets for Casting Spells. You're right - I'm looking forward to that book. :)

Cute tank!

Posted by: Chris | Aug 11, 2008 7:33:33 AM

Chickami looks great! That's a wonderful pattern!

Posted by: elizabeth | Aug 11, 2008 4:13:05 PM

Nice prezzie!

Posted by: Carol | Aug 13, 2008 1:11:01 PM

What a fun package, and the ChicKami looks lovely! I hope it fits your sister fantastically :)


Posted by: Octopus Knits | Aug 13, 2008 3:58:40 PM

Congrats on the win! I like the tank. It looks like a cute summer top.

Posted by: Sydney | Aug 13, 2008 11:30:35 PM

Congrats on the surprise win. See? What goes around comes around. I had that feeling last Christmas when I rec'd your package ;-)

Posted by: Li_B | Aug 14, 2008 9:29:17 AM

Lot the sweater & my favorite color.

Great package!

Posted by: Bibby | Aug 18, 2008 8:56:10 PM

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