Don’t Forget – Soap Giveaway

You have one week left to enter to win a 6 pack soap sampler. Leave a comment and you’re entered!

Last week, I left you with a teaser about an upcoming work in progress – a cardigan for John. When the newest KnitPicks catalog arrived, I showed John one of the pictures of a man’s cardigan that I thought he might like. He wanted to see more so I brought up the KP web site and showed him the rest of the pictures there. He liked it. He liked it a lot. When I asked him if I should purchase the yarn and pattern, he said yes! I didn’t wait!

The yarn was ordered and has already arrived. I have been told, though, that I am not allowed to start the sweater until his slippers are finished. Yeah, they’re still not done.

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The pattern is the Hidden Light Cardigan; to see more pictures, click here. When I showed John the colour choices in the yarn, he pointed to the picture and said, “That one.” Apparently, he really likes that cardigan in that colour. I like it, too, so we’re going with it. I’ve already done a test swatch (just a swatch, that’s all!) and my gauge is right on so I’m good to go… as soon as his slippers are done.

This weekend is a weekend without grandchildren around so I’m getting a few things done. Once I’m finished with this post, I’ll be knitting. Care to guess what I’ll be working on?

Already today, I’ve been out – had my hair cut this morning, wandered around the farmer’s market, did some shopping, picked up a new mold for my soaps, stuff like that. Just before I sat down to write this post, I made a small batch of soap to fill my new mold… and a few more molds.

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I love the Fat Daddio’s silicone molds; the flower molds are so pretty. This one is the daisy; I have my eye on the sunflower, the narcissus, and the rose molds as well but those are a special order. I made a small batch of soap with sunflower oil, superfatted with 1 teaspoon of argan oil and scented with the last of my neroli essential oil. It’s setting now and I can barely wait to see how it comes out. The recipe this time is one of my own devising.

Now, I’m done here for today… I’m off to get comfy and finish those %*$(&^# slippers.

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Categories: Blogging, Cardigan, Contest, John's Sweater, Slippers, Soap | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “Don’t Forget – Soap Giveaway

  1. Donna Hutchinson

    LOL I have started a baby blanket, a crazy quilt and a sweater none of which are finished. I need a craft day and get everything finished, well maybe a craft month:)

  2. nicolaknits

    Nice sweater! Good idea to get the husband’s input. Last time I knitted a sweater for Roy, I tried to surprise him and it was a failure πŸ˜›

    • That would be so disheartening! That’s one thing I love about John; each time I’ve knitted him a sweater, he’s been thrilled. He had tears in his eyes when I gave him his first pullover; it was a complete surprise; he told me that no-one had ever knitted him a sweater before.

  3. Beth J

    Nice that your partner appreciates your knitting . I told my brother he was off my knitting, list because he makes too many jokes about my gifts…………he thinks I was kidding
    Love Autumn. No colors here in AZ but soon we can turn off the AC 😁

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