But I won't keep you in suspense, I know you're keen to know who won my knitting-birthday giveaway ;)
So, thanks to the trusty random number generator, congratulations to the following people (I'll get in touch directly to get your addresses!):
Winner of the Shunklies yarn is: Kathleen (A Surprise Every Time)
Winner of the mini skeins is: Leah (Good Enough Knits)
Winner of the crochet book is: Tink (Master of a Thousand Things)
Winner of the cable book is: Sarah (Crafts from the Cwtch)
Thank you to everyone who entered - I was blown away by all the comments and honestly wish I had more prizes to give out!
Anyway, after the excitement of that, on to my FO...
It's really quite hard to take a picture of a scarf with nowhere to drape it and no good light!
Yep, my Hitchhiker is finished. Well, it was finished last week but I was too busy being excited about my giveaway to post it *laughs*
I love this scarf. I love the pattern, the yarn is heavenly, it is just so warm and squishy. I anticipate it getting a lot of wear as the weather gets colder and colder.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, in Capricorn
Mods: used DK weight yarn rather than sock weight and just carried on until I ran out!
Rating 5/5 - love the squishiness of the garter stitch, as well as the way it breaks up the pooling of variegated yarn
And, just to prove that I do (sometimes) smile in photographs, here I am wearing it:
I like to have the main part wrapped around my neck, with part hanging down to show off the sawtooth edge (which boyfriend claims looks like a dragon tail *laughs*)
PS: Don't forget the usual suspects: Tami. Natural Suburbia. Wisdom Begins in Wonder ;)