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has arrived, bearing what I can only imagine are magnificent things.  I know this because it is from my dear, darling Camille, who never ceases to amaze me with her generosity and support.  Within are prizes, but whether they will be for the Contest Countdown, or KH and KC, I've yet to decide.  Thank you, thank you, Camille!  😀

The Frankensocks are done.
There is even enough yarn left to start the next scraps roundup.

Also done is the Twinnie Coastal Cap.
It's a bit of a snug fit, as I have a big ol' head.  Still, it's for style, not warmth.  A hat you toss on when you're off to the coast and it's just a tad windy. Brown is underused as a yarn, don't you think?  I used to say the same about gray, but some people have begun to understand its appeal.


  1. I love your socks lady! Glad you have some great support for the Contest. I hope to contribute too

  2. Great socks! And, I really like the hat too.

  3. Those socks are pure joy! My sis made an entire blanket out of leftover sock yarn- tiny bits, picked blindly from a basket. Hope you finally peeked in the box! I'll try to gather more as the weeks go by. I'm so excited!!!!

  4. I need some Frankensocks, too -- lots of leftovers to use up!

  5. I really need to make some Frankensocks. I have seen too many wonderful ones, yours included and I really want some. :)


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