Thanks for all of the great advice! After reading all of your comments I started panicking that maybe this person did send the promised prize and it got lost and all the while she was thinking I was some ungrateful b*tch for not acknowledging the gift! So I sent a little inquiry and hope to find out more very soon.
I also wanted to let everyone know about a correction I made to the Entrelac Scarf pattern found in my sidebar. I left out a ssk on the first triangle of the final tier of triangles. Sorry guys! But if you download the pattern again you’ll get the corrected version.
I’m still plugging away at the tree skirt! I think I have a plan to get it finished in the next two weeks. Geoff and I went ahead a got an artificial tree this year (with pre-strung lights, thank you thank you thank you! Stringing lights was the worst part of tree-decorating!) so I think we can wait to put it up until the first week of Dec. And hopefully I’ll have a finished tree skirt to go under it. I promise to try and take some pics of it in the next couple of days. I know how boring these pictureless posts can be!
Thanks again to everyone for your advice!