I feel like I lost, but as my friend says, I win because I got to spend so much time with my daughter and granddaughter.
The even better news is that three lucky guessers won!
To be announced by the end of the week, because I did such a poor job of getting any knitting finished, I'll have to come up with a drawing of sorts!
The hat is leaving in a few hours for England and Denmark. By the looks of the temps, it will be needed in Denmark. Windy, temps around freezing, but maybe in a week it will be higher, and then my knitting in earnest will go un-needed. It's stretchy and I'm pretty sure it will get worn in Norway by September 2011.
No braid on the top per request. It was super fun and interesting, but I recommend that you draw up a chart. The directions a 4 row repeat, and two separate 16 row repeats all at the same time to make the border band. I didn't knit on this until Saturday mid-day. The other pieces (scarf and mittens) were more enticing because of the color-work. I 'heart' colorwork, and I don't know why when knitting texture is so gorgeous! More about this hat at Contest #3.
Pattern: Braids & Bobbles (AC-60) by Carolyn Doe from Fiber Trends; 220 Superwash by Cascade Yarns, Worsted / 10 ply 100% Wool, 220 yards