Welcome to My New Home

by exercisebeforeknitting

on WordPress! I can’t move my Haloscan comments from Blogger over to WordPress but that’s a small pittance to to pay.*

I hope you’ll change your .rss feed subscriptions over to my new domain, exercisebeforeknitting.com. What can I say? It’s so much easier to type than exercisebeforeknitting.blogspot.com.

I thought I’d celebrate my new home by offering a new pattern and hosting blog contest. I’ve made the final edits on the baby jacket pattern I worked up last winter. Many thanks to blogless Lisa, Kellie and Kelly for test knitting the pattern for me! You’ll find a link to the pattern in the menu on the right.

There are three prizes up for grabs:

1. A copy of the baby jacket pattern and three skeins (207 yds/skein) of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic) in the gender-neutral color of Terracotta. It’s too dark to take accurate pictures of the yarn now but the link will give you an accurate representation. The version shown here was knitted in white Cotton-Ease.


2. Two skeins (215 yds/skein) of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon) in Sunshine for you solid-color knitters. The color isn’t quite so orange as the picture would indicate but it was the best I could do in low light.


3. One 100-g ball (420 m) of Rellana Jubilaumsgarn Flotte sock yarn (75% superwash wool, 25% polymide) for you variegated-color knitters. Actually, I’m not sure whether this is self-striping of variegated.

Leave me a comment telling me which prize you’d like and I’ll draw three winners on Sunday, October 7th!

Three weeks of no blogging means I have lots to show you! Stay tuned for sweater knitting, a blogger rendez-vous, stash expansion and a very special UFO.

*Blogger fucking sucks.