Thursday, 4 October 2007

Stitch markers for ISE5 Group contest

Here, as promised is a picture of the prize for my first ISE5 group contest. The winner can choose either the butterflies or the alphabet stitch markers.
As stated in my email, anyone from my ISE5 group who wants to enter should leave their reply to the following question as a comment on this post (signed please, or I won't know who you are).
"If you were on a sinking ship, and could only save one knitting/crochet/weaving project to take with you in the lifeboat to that desert island on the horizon, what would it be?"
For the purposes of this contest, a project consists of infinite amounts of yarn, needles/hooks/loom, a single pattern and associated important bits and bobs.

Prizes will be awarded on the basis of creativity, hilarity, practicality and other nouns ending in "ity".

Closing date is midnight GMT on 17th October, which gives you a week and a bit to have a think.

Good luck!

ps - non-ISE5 people are free to post, but won't win the prize ;-)

10 comments:

flutter said...

ha! this is easy..i'd grab my stackable hats boxes which are all tied together. first the suckers would float..inside the smallest box has my bead cllection for knitting..there'a a walker treasury vol 2 i think so i could make up my own patterns, and needles are in another box. the other boxes have so many lace and fingering weight yarns i'd be set for a while. then i would proceed to design the flashiest shawl/sarong (depends on the wether where ever we land on an island..fill the kntting with tons of metallicy beads so i could be my own flashing lights as the sun hits me...or around a campfire at night. what resue team could miss me then? and of course you would all my cast away cohorts would be eternally grateful for my my skills at creating such a flashy "see us now!" type garment.

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

"If you were on a sinking ship, and could only save one knitting/crochet/weaving project to take with you in the lifeboat to that desert island on the horizon, what would it be?"

I think that I would save my Barbara Walker knitting. I am going to try to knit at least one of every one of her patterns. I figure this would take a while. The yarn would be soft wool and alpaca. And one basic sock pattern, so the walker patterns can be useful.

Marisol said...

I would take an afghan project. The yarn would have to soft but durable so that I could use for shade or for cover up on cold or windy nights. I could also double it up and use it as a shawl:)

little miss librarian said...

I have read and reread the rules and have found nothing that says I had to have made the item myself so...if I were on a sinking sip, and could only save one knitting/crochet/weaving project to take with you in the lifeboat to that desert island (couldn't we make is a dessert island...so much more fun) on the horizon it would be the kitty cat hat my grandma knit me when I was about 3. It is the kind of hat that fits around your entire head, does up at the chin with a button, and comes fully equipped with a fabulous pair of cat ears. I still have it carefully archived and if it fit over my head now I would still wear it this winter. My grandma was the love of my life and I was the apple of her eye even though she was absolutely blind. She knit everything by feel. Towards the end of her life at 89 she was still knitting and only dropping a few stitches along the way. My grandma is the reason I knit now and my hat is one of the few things I still have from her. I would definitely have to save my kitty cat hat.

heather said...

"If you were on a sinking ship, and could only save one knitting/crochet/weaving project to take with you in the lifeboat to that desert island on the horizon, what would it be?"

I can always knit a new project, but my stash...oh, that I'd have to save. Plus, if I end up on a desert island with little sticks I can while away the hours trying to make up a matched set of dpns. Knitted sockes would make for quite the good bit of comfort on a desert island!

Victoria said...

I like to think of my whole stash as work in progress so I think I would have to save the lot. After all, I am merely waiting for it to let me know what it would like to be and imagine how cruel I would be to seperate some yarn from its family if what they truly wished to become was an enormous blanket... However toting my entire stash along might have been what caused the ship to sink in the first place.
If excess luggage had not been allowed I would save the stole I knit to wear at my wedding earlier this year as the memories would keep me warm while I waited to be rescued.

the secret knitter said...

Since I'm still a relatively new knitter, I don't have any single pattern in mind. Thus, I must turn to practicality, both from a knitting and survival perspective. (Some might say the two are intertwined.) So I guess I'd have to go with some vague image of a project that requires multiple needles, which could also be employed as crude implements as we survivors revert to primitive life on this desert island. Circular needles, which might be fashioned into crude fishing poles, would be a must.

Knit Kimber Knit said...

"If you were on a sinking ship, and could only save one knitting/crochet/weaving project to take with you in the lifeboat to that desert island on the horizon, what would it be?"

I would take the Yarn Harlot's Wedding shawl with me. I think it is so beautiful and I would love to knit that up, so when the Pirate of my dreams (Captain Jack Sparrow) takes me for his bride I will be all ready!!!

ps. I would also need some rum to get me through it I think.

Hasbu said...

I would take one of the patterns in either Gathering of lace or Victorian lace today and lots of merinosilk. That should keep me entertained for a while!

Marg B said...

It would have to be the 'We Call them Pirates' hat, so after I finished knitting I could launch an attack on any approaching boat.

http://www.helloyarn.com/wecallthempirates.htm