The random number generator chose number 6, Karen from Mostly Self Taught Knitter, as our first winner of a skein of Charlie's Yarn. Congratulations, and thank you again for your donation to Get Your Guts in Gear!!
Our current total as of this Tuesday is $205. Chris has sent out letters to family, co-workers, and non-blog friends, but I wanted to point out that they are not eligible for our prize drawing -- only our knitting blog friends. Our next drawing for a skein of the Charlie's yarn will be the last weekend in April. Our final drawing of two skeins of the yarn, plus a gift certificate for $21 to the winner's choice of yarn shops, for three lucky winners will be on Memorial Day weekend. If you would like to participate, please click on the GYGIG button in the left column for more details or to make a donation.
If you would like to purchase some Charlie's yarn, please visit Yvonne at Lavender Sheep. She is donating 50% of the purchase of the yarn to GYGIG as well. I bought two skeins, and am planning a Cat's Paw scarf from some patterns I found on Ravelry. There are two different patterns here and here; I'm trying to decide which one to use, and then I can get right to it.
Sock knitters might be interested in the cat's paw socks, (designed in memory of another kitty) or the cat face socks, also free on Ravelry. I believe the gauge needs to be adjusted on one or two of these patterns as they call for a heavier weight, but a switch in needle size should make them just fine for the Charlie's Yarn.
So what are your plans for the weekend? Chris has another race tomorrow morning, and then I hope to get a little shopping and a lot of knitting done this weekend. The Noni bag is almost completed and ready for felting. It will be so nice to finally have that off the needles. And then there are the Anne Perry novels that have me in their grip. I'm not going to get much sleep until Thomas Pitt takes Sir Charles Voisey down for good. Two books down, two to go. I'm off to Seven Dials now...