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Blog Contest Winner! Thank You Everyone

Many thanks to all who entered the blog contest.  Because your suggestions were all very much appreciated.  The Blog Contest winner was very difficult to select!  So please join me in congratulating Amy for her winning entry.  She suggested Tree Line Shawl by Jenessa Keller.

Blog Contest Winning Attributes

Blog Contest Winner Tree Line Cover Blog Contest Winner Tree Line Cover

Why Tree Line? First off, it showed how I could combine two very different, highly contrasted colors of yarn.  Second, I thought the silver/green Pixie by Dragonfly would work perfectly as the “tree” section of Jenessa’s pattern design.  She describes the shawl:

I grew up near the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and they still hold a special place in my heart. Every year, as we drove up the winding roads looking for the perfect picnic and camping spots, I would keep my eyes peeled on the tree line. It was a magical place where it snowed in July and mountain goats defied gravity. The harsh conditions meant the trees could no longer grow, but there was beauty in that barren landscape.

I knew this was a winning design when I rushed to finish my current scarf so I could cast on Tree Line.

Amy has chosen the following colors of Dragonfly Pixie for her prize!

Pixe Winners Spanish Moss Silver Fox Steel Magnolias
Pixe Winners – Spanish Moss, Silver Fox (2), and Steel Magnolias

Can’t wait to see what the blog contest winner Amy uses here beautiful yarn choices to make (she’s envisioning a light an airy top or cardigan!).

Thanks again to all who entered the blog contest…I have a list of great suggestions now!

Current Knitting

As noted above, I did finish knitting the latest Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf.

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 05-26-19

Knitted Cross Stitch Scarf 05-26-19

I’m thrilled with how it turned out and love the color combination of these two yarns. After blocking, it will end up being about 5″ wide and about 70″ long

I’m also thrilled with how beautifully the winning shawl suggestion has started!

Tree Line 05-27-19 01

Tree Line 05-27-19 01

I’ve only completed 11 rows so far, but it seems like the PERFECT pattern for the PERFECT yarn.  Can you envision how beautiful those emerald greens on a backdrop of silver will look like evergreens on a snowy mountainside?  I know. Me neither until Amy suggested this pattern.

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