Thursday, August 25, 2005

Question for RAOK'ers and a contest for everyone!

First a question for fellow RAOK members: Do you also cross stitch or embroider? I'm going to do a little de-stashing and thought... it involves fiber! What a great thing to include in a RAOK. If you do... leave a comment!

Now the contest:

This (from my secret pal):

became this with some help from pink lemonaid and strawberry koolaid:

which became this:

Which is becoming this:

The contest? What is it going to be?

I'll choose a random winner from all comments on today's post on Sunday, August 28th at 8 p.m. PST. If you get the exact pattern I'll include a bonus. The prize? Well it's still up in the air. I'll check the winner's blog. If you're a sock knitter, it'll be some sock yarn. If not, I'll dig in my stash for something else fun.


Anonymous Julie said...

I do a little counted cross-stitch, generally stuff at a fairly small stitch count. I do just the very basic embroidery, most often the type that goes along with cross-stitch pieces. I've often wanted to learn more but haven't gotten 'round to that one yet. ;) Love the dyed yarn. I have some koolaid waiting to dye my very first homespun but haven't yet had the time to do the dyeing. Soon!

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Isela said...

Oh, share your secrets on the dying. I have 12 skeins of the same Knit Picks yarn.

Now, I think you may be making a bag to be felted, it seems that you knitted the bottom and then picked up stitches, as for the pattern. My little Companion, or the Sophie bag. I love the color way though, I must pick up some Koolaid and try it out.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I do counted cross stitch and would like to learn embroidery :)

I think maybe a booga bag?

Thanks and yarn looks great, superb dying!

1:42 PM  
Blogger FaerieLady said...

The Booga and Sophie bags both start the same way, so I would say one of those (having made both bags). I'm not sure which, because I don't really see a reference to how large the bottom is.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Mz Mar said...

Your yarn turned out a great color!
I'm guessing that you're kntting a vase?? Maybe the new Plymouth pattern??

5:37 PM  
Blogger LB said...

I dabble in embroidery and I used to cross stitch when I was in elementary school, so it's been a while, but yes, I do both :o)

5:45 PM  
Blogger Lu said...

Knitting is my only craft.

A bonnet?

5:46 PM  
Blogger fuzzywool said...

I actually do love to embroider and cross-stitch also! I just got a new book from the library, called Free-style Embroidery, by Sue Dove, and it's just fabulous! I just started a picture, it's done on 10-count needle-point fabric using embroidery floss. Now for that tiny lump of knitting, are we supposed to be able to GUESS what it is?!? That's just mean! Okay, I'll play. Umm, is it for a buttonhole bag?

8:08 PM  
Blogger Pammi said...

I do a little of both. What great yarn you die. i think you wll be making the Sophie Bag. HOpe I am right. HAHA

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Manda said...

I do cross-stitch occassionally - I haven't done it much since knitting has taken over my life ;) but it's fun.

great koolaid yarn. i have a bunch of yarn to kool-aid die (the knitpicks stuff + i bought a skein of LB Fisherman's Wool before all the knitpicks stuff came around), I jus tneed to do it. hehe :)

As for the item - I'm not sure. LOoks like a bag of somesort. :)

6:30 AM  
Anonymous michaele said...

I do cross-stitch, and I have done some knitting that requires embroidery embellishments. My latest cross-stitch canvas, though, has been stuck in a drawer since knitting took over my life!!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Suzie said...

I do some embroidery and just started to do some cross-stitch. It takes me forever though!

I vote Sophie bag!

7:44 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

That looks like the beginning of a Booga Bag to me! I like how your dyeing turned out--great colors.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I was thinking either Sophie bag or Booga bag, and it looks like a lot of people have the same thought as I do ;)

I embroider a little, but it's been a while :)

7:52 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

The project looks like a small bag of some sort since the bottom is in garter and you are now knitting in the round.

I don't embroider....I can but it doesn't float my boat like knitting!

8:00 AM  
Blogger tara said...

Buttonhole bag, perhaps?

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

My guess--could it be the felted bag for an ipod such as the pattern peeking out from behind the yarn in your pic??

I love to cross stitch, started in my teens but don't do it as often as I would like. Check out my May 11/05 post or go to
and check out one I made that was charted from a photo I had of my hubby's gramma's house. Done on 27 count (probably why my eyes aren't as good as they used to be) :)

Your emboidery (Aug 3) is gorgeous. 62 hrs so far!! Beautiful.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous La said...

I have no earthly idea what it's gonna be, but I'll guess a felted bag of some sort. THat yarn sure turned out pretty!

What I really wanted to leave comment about was to see if you would be interested in a little meet-up in November. There are 2 awesome fiber events going on the weekend of November 5 & 6, one in Santa Monica, one in Torrance. would you be interested in going?

1:54 PM  
Blogger pleutim said...

I'd guess felted bag too but no clue as to which one.

I cross stitch. Or maybe I should say I CAN cross stitch. I haven't in a year or more and have a lovely neglected project on stretcher bars right now.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I learned to cross-stitch long before I learned to knit and used to do it all the time. But for the last couple of years, knitting's been my thing.

I vote sophie bag! Whatever it is, the colorway is simply beautiful!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Shar said...

I'm adding my vote to the Sophie group.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Noeysmommy said...

I guess I have to go with Sophie too! Torrance is my neck of the woods so I'll be at the show in November. (it's at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center where Noey takes ballet!)

1:29 PM  

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