Monday, March 03, 2008

Amanda Hat Winners!

I am SO sorry that this post is extremely late. Little Ben has had a fever and stomach virus since Friday night and I've been sitting beside him for days....("Pwease, Mommy, sit with me!") most knitting/spinning things have been pushed aside for some big, healing hugs.

Yes, the fantastic Blogless Amanda did pick out the winners on her birthday and...without further they are!!!

1. Winner of the Best Hat knit in a MALABRIGO yarn:

Nikkiana of Every Tomorrow
Colorway: Sapphire Jade
Ravelry name: nikkiana

She is the winner of this yarn (as well as other goodies):

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in colorway, Cuarenta

2. Winner of the Best Hat knit in a NON-MALABRIGO yarn:

Tanis of Canada
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Worsted in colorway, Flame
Ravelry name: marquessa

She is the winner of this yarn (as well as other goodies):

Yarn: Malabrigo Laceweight in colorway, Lavender

3. Winner of the Best and Most Original Amanda Hat photo:

Boo of Cats N Co
Yarn: Lopi Worsted in a handpainted colorway, Grapes of Wrath
Ravelry name: carys

She is the winner of this yarn (as well as other goodies):

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in colorway, Apple

I want to thank every single person who knit an Amanda Hat (especially those of you who knit more than one!!). I've truly enjoyed opening up my email and seeing a new hat (or hats) every day. I still have about 5 hat pics to add to the Gallery...though those were sent after the contest was over. Please keep those hat pics coming if you have them -I would love to see them!

Another HUGE thanks to Caroline, who knit 8 Amanda other people to knit them...and who made me feel so happy about my pattern. You Rock!!! (I'm mailing your gift to you, too! Yours is a surprise!)

One last, amazingly big hug to Sonya, who asked me to create this pattern. If she hadn't said anything, there wouldn't be over 180+ hats out there today. Woo-hoo!

Before I go, I wanted to share my progress on my winter white Icarus Shawl...I love it!!!.....I've just about finished all the "plain" knitting and I'm ready to start on the lace. I'm a bit nervous about that, but I think, once I put my lifeline in, I'll be okay. Each row takes l-o-n-g-e-r and l-o-n-g-e-r to finish, but I know it will be worth it in the end. I've definitely been in the lace knitting mood!

Yarn: Alpaca with a Twist's FINO in First Frost.

Now that Ben's snuggled into bed, I'm off to watch a scary movie with Tim (and hope to get some more lace knitting done, too!) Happy Knitting!

P.S. A quick pic of my mom blowing out her birthday candles...Happy Birthday, Mom!!!!


cayli said...

Hope Ben feels better soon!

Love the Icarus. I love the white for it and I don't usually like white for lace. You will be fine on the lace section. It is a very straight forward. I know you can do it!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Gina's Mom!

I hope Ben is feeling better real soon; it's so hard to see the little ones sick.

Icarus is looking good; can't wait to see the lace section.

Heide said...

Happy birthday to your Mum! Congratulations on your wildly successful Amanda Hat and thank you for sharing the pattern with all of us.

boo said...

ooh, my favorite hat won first place! i am all excited by that!

poor ben, i hope he is getting all better now.

happy belated birthday to your mom!

Gigi said...

Hope Ben feels better quickly. The shawl is just beautiful. Cannot wait to see the lace section!

Happy B-day to your Mom!

Jackie said...

Hugs to Ben (and you too). I hate when the little ones aren't feeling well.

Congrats to all the winners and thank you for the pattern and contest. Big fun.

Sonya said...

I loved seeing all of the hats. It is a very fun pattern to knit, and makes a beautiful finished object.
180 hats!!! That is incredible!
Love the Malibrigo in apple.

Congrats to the lucky winners!