Thank you so much for participating in my Blogaversery Contest. It was such fun meeting so many of you, long-time visitors and new ones. I've never had so many commenters before, and altho' some of you may only have dropped by for the contest, I hope you'll see something you like and come back to visit from time to time. And long-time readers who commented for the first time, it was great that you spoke up so that I could get an idea of who's out there. I feel so lucky to have such interesting and lively people in my audience. I wish I could manage to give a prize to each one of you, but unfortunately, I did have to choose two. If Nancy (NanFlan) and Polly could e-mail me at fsproutATgmailDOTcom and give me your snail mail addresses, I'll get the books in the mail as quickly as possible.
For the rest of you, though, I have pictures of my latest FO, Kat Coyle's wonderful Indigo Ripples skirt. Sharp-eyed Jillian spotted this in my Sandals photo the other day, and indeed, it's finished and very wearable. In fact, I wore it when I popped into my LYS on my way out of town on Wednesday, and the stitch-n-bitch group who were just finishing up were enthusiastic enough that I told Emily I thought I should get a commission on the Rowan's Denim!
I've spent two full days in it (not consecutively, I'm not quite that enthralled) and I can testify to it holding its shape very well -- no bum sag so far. Even if it does begin to loosen up, a toss in the washer and dryer will only make this skirt look better -- it ages like real denim! And rather than properly blocking the lace at the bottom, a good steam-pressing does the trick.
I don't know how well you can see the lace portion from here, but it's very cute, especially with the ruffle on the bottom, and I've already got many compliments. One of my favourite knits this year.