Its the Grand bunnymuff Giveaway – Day Four! Every day this week, bunnymuff and her friend, Lumpy, will be giving away two knit patterns. All you have to do is answer Lumpy’s question in the comment section and you are entered to win.
And Jenn asks: Whoever wins that Triangle of Happiness Shawl pattern could you make one for my mom? Cuz she has been hinting that she’d love to have one. So could you make her one? Great. And while you’re at it, could you make me one too? Great. Love you!
Phew, day four… Knitting with yarn spun from the strands of Bombyx Mori caterpillars, I present to you two patterns, one knit with Anzula’s Dreamy yarn…and wow…it is dreamy, indeed! The caterpillars are quite cheery snuggling in the St. Jean des Briques mitts I made for their moth forms… they could go in disguise as deco caterpillars for the rest of their lives. The second, a shawl in yellow silk, the envy of any butterfly on the block! Beaded, lacy, and with a little heart, the Triangle of Happiness is fun to knit and soft as silk against my fur…
The Triangle of Happiness was introduced as a mystery knit along (MKAL) , one of many hosted in the bunnymuff group. December brings us a rectangular shawl MKAL, knit from one end to the other with an ever changing pattern, not unlike a metamorphosis!
Here is the question:
If you somehow know that your next adventure will go astray, and you’ll be stuck on a desert island for quite some time… how much of your duffle bag do you devote to your knitting material and what would you bring?
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NOTE TO ALL WINNERS: If you win (and big congrats on that!) please contact bunnymuff (aka mona8pi) on ravelry. Once she has your ravelry username, she can “gift” you a copy of your new pattern.
DAY THREE WINNERS:
girliefriend, won the Gare du Nord shawl pattern and Tracey, won the Rule 130 hat pattern! Congratulations!!
This is a very sound plan…perhaps we should just plan on the direct desert island option, rather than pretend we are going on some mind expanding trip, that went astray!
I need space for a few books and a few things to wear. That should leave nearly 3/4space for my knitting. I would take my interchangable needles, a crochet hook to pick up stitches and as many yarn as I can throw in that bag. Maybe I should knit a dress out of cotton before, wear it and when I ran out of yarn, I can frog and reuse the yarn?
hahaha, I like the dress idea…I mean there should be some sort of fiber on this island and you can easily make a leaf dress or something, once you arrive!
Aha, very good idea, st markers doubling as fishhooks!
I like Twizzlers, too…
Probably half of my duffel would be for knitting supplies. Survival gear like pots and pans and minimal clothing and such would be the other half. I think I’d have to learn to be creative with knitting material on the island. Maybe knit some pillows from leaves?
I always think of islands in the Giligan fahsion, with loads of resources, so I agree, you could get pretty creative!
Desert island. Well that in itself says I don’t need all that many clothes. So… pack a few rolls of duct tape (see the Mythbusters TV show), about 3 weeks worth of underwear, and a few changes of clothes. The rest would be sunscreen and knitting! You need some of the cheap, but strong yarn to make fishing nets and to use as twine. The rest would be devoted to the crafting of large hats, a sun umbrella, and maybe a boat to get off the island. 😀
You can fix almost ANYTHING with duct tape and a butter knife! A very prudent plan… and don’t forget the hammock yarn…hammocks were very popular, on DAY 2.