Behind and Behinder

Ahoy, me hearties! I was out of town last week, and intended to have several posts scheduled and ready to go. Unfortunately, I ran out of time before departing and forgot to upload the needed pictures.

Below is a mini-catchup, and tomorrow, you’ll find out where I traveled!

BookMate Update

Some of you will recall I posted reviews of hands-free book holders earlier this year, including the BookMates I & II. Two weeks ago, I received an odd email through my contact form about the BookMate. At first I thought it might be spam, but I decided to check the website first. It turns out that the BookMates have been discontinued at

They will continue to honor warranties, which is good. They plan to introduce a new line of book holders/covers/stands by November 1. I wonder what they’ll be like, and how they compare with the original versions and those from other manufacturers. I’ll try to post another update once the new product is available.

Organic Power

The heavy rains and related floods that hit SE MN and SW WI a few weeks ago have affected many of the region’s farms. Knittymama is holding a fundraiser contest in conjunction with Sow the Seeds‘ fundraiser to help these organic farmers. Please consider donating (details are in the contest post) to this worthy cause. You could win some pretty yarn! Deadline is September 29.

Flower Power

The newest installment of the Rockin’ Sock Club arrived a few weeks ago. I’m fairly sure all members have received their yarn, and this is old news, but in case you haven’t seen it yet:

RSC 2007 - August

I admit, when I first pulled the yarn out of the envelope, I only saw the blue and brown end, and thought, “Huh… This seems very similar to Rainforest Jasper?” But as you can see in the picture, more colors are included, including indigo and magenta, in the colorway. Groovy.

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6 Responses to “Behind and Behinder”

  1. Chris Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 8:20 am

    That colorway is MUCH prettier than Rainforest Jasper! Thanks for the ReadUpon tip, btw – I got it for $0.99. :)

  2. Guinifer Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 8:32 am

    I’ve seen quite a few pairs of the new STR pattern knitted up and it is very pretty. Do you plan on using the pattern for the yarn?

  3. Jeanne Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 11:14 am

    As much as I hated Rainforest Jasper, I am glad our latest shipment was more than blue and brown. Although, I haven’t decided if I like this one or not.

  4. Opal Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 1:59 pm

    That colorway is very interesting. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

  5. Tracey Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    I have seen the pattern knitted up, it’s really pretty.

  6. Rina Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    That is very interesting color way for socks. I’m glad that the bookmate’s warranty is still held. I love my bookmate.

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB


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