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Streep Summer 2014: Free Yarn, Baby!

1 July 2014

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks here. We took Little Miss Feisty on a vacation:

Me, LMF, and Mr. Trask at Euro Disney

Me, LMF, and Mr. Trask at Euro Disney

And then I lucked into tickets to this tennis match in London:

Centre Court, Wimbledon

Centre Court, Wimbledon

My father bought himself and his wife these tickets several months ago; it’s been his lifelong dream to go to Wimbledon. At the last minute, his wife wasn’t able to come. So I GOT THE CALL. And spent a lovely afternoon and evening watching tennis with my Dad. I did some knitting on the way there:

 

Trailing Clouds Mind the Gap: All the Colo(u)rs of the London Underground.

Trailing Clouds Mind the Gap: All the Colo(u)rs of the London Underground.

This is yarn given to me by Catherine of chopkinsknits. I’ll explain more about our little knitting exchange later, but the yarn is fabulous: Mind the Gap by Trailing Clouds, and a bit difficult to come by. You can see that my stitches are a little too loose, so I need to go down a needle size or two. Update to come.

Meanwhile, this evening I will begin swatching for my Meryl Streep Cardigan (now available as a single pattern!) for the Streep Summer 2014 knitalong. Are you joining us? If so, have you created your Ravelry project and tagged it “streepsummer2014″ yet?

Because if you do you’ll be entered into a drawing to win some pretty, pretty yarn:

Manors Del Uruguay Alegria: Create a Ravelry Project Page by July 5 for a chance to win!

Manors Del Uruguay Alegria: Create a Ravelry Project Page by July 5 for a chance to win!

I have extended the deadline on this yarn giveaway to July 5, midnight GMT, because I didn’t do a very good job of publicizing the giveaway while on our crazy crazy vacation. So go ahead and create a project, so I can enter you in the drawing. If you’re having trouble tagging your project, or just want to make sure you are part of the drawing, you can post a link to the project in the comments section below.

We already have several people taking part, and happily a variety of yarn choices already. Becky is using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted Weight; I am using Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted; and Fiona is using Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted. Here is my yarn photo for the knitalong; you’ll see that I’m taking a page from Becky’s book and used one of LMF’s Duplo figures to add interest. I call it “World’s Largest Ball of String.”

World's Largest Ball of String. You can see that Becky is better at this than I am.

World’s Largest Ball of String. You can see that Becky is better at this than I am.

As you’ll know if you’ve ready Becky’s blog post on the knitalong, Becky is also making a smaller Streep, for her daughter. She’ll post about what she’s doing to create a child-size Streep. Fiona is making some changes in order to have her Streep fit just the way she wants, because she is between sizes. She’ll share some of her tips as well. Are you going to modify the pattern at all? We’d love to hear about it – tell us in the comments section below, or on your Ravelry project page!

 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 1 July 2014 1:17 pm

    Hi – Jealous of your trip to Wimbledon. I love the idea of a Streep KAL although I don’t think I can do one more thing but I am working on our mini yarn swap (blogged the beginnings today!)

    • Kathleen permalink*
      2 July 2014 8:54 am

      Hurrah! Looking forward to seeing what you make!

  2. Stacy Peart permalink
    2 July 2014 7:41 am

    Hello, I’d like to enter but I’m not exactly sure how. Does it have to be a specific project or any project?

    • Kathleen permalink*
      2 July 2014 8:53 am

      Hi, Stacy! To enter the draw, you just need to join the knitalong by creating a Ravelry project page for the Meryl Streep Chevron Lace Cardigan and tagging it “streepsummer2014.” Glad to have you with us!

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