My luck seems to come in streaks and this past week was no exception! 

First, I won this PDF pattern  from Little Lizard King.  She has adorable patterns for little ones!  I thought the crayon roll would be a good project for Annie to make for the little girls she babysits.

I also won the pattern for the Dolce Beret from Shortly Stitches.  I love that the pattern uses a worsted weight yarn for a quick knit and contains sizes from kids to adults.  This will definitely be on my Christmas Knitting list!

I have squeezed in a bit of knitting despite the myriad of May activities.  I am almost finished with the back of Veste Everest and have knitted a few more repeats of my shawl.  But I was itching to get back to some sock knitting.  My long hiatus was due to the fact that I got a hole in a 3 month-old pair of socks.  However, socks are great for stashing in my purse during the summer for trips to the beach, park, and any car-knitting.  I wanted to try some Knitpicks, so I bought these lovely yarns:

The pink yarn is to make the Swirl Socks (from Purl Bee) for my daughter (or me.)  The other yarn is a striping yarn that makes wide stripes.  I’m still a plain sock knitter, so I thought wide stripes would be fun!  And the Knitpicks yarn is 25% nylon, so it should hold up well.

Finally, you can check out a simple tutorial over on Contemporary Cloth that shows how I made this adorable fabric flower pin!