Chunkster/TBR Update

Here’s another local event to add to all the upcoming spring events: the local Yarn Shop Hop is back, this time as “Summer Knitting (and Crochet) on the Go.” Since I went last time, I’ll probably skip this one. But it’s a great opportunity to see shops that you might not usually visit or haven’t [...]

Forgetful, Part 2 (or: Gift #2)

I have been quite scatterbrained lately. I handed in a recent design project last Friday and now have more time to catch up on this blog. However, I completely forgot to take additional photos of the below FO before mailing it, so you’ll have to do with incomplete shots.

Forgetful, Part 1

I can’t believe I kept forgetting to post about this! I can now share the secret knitting project mentioned in this post.


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We can haz TimTams!

Pepperidge Farm has made available the ubitiquous Australian cookies for us here in the US. Yum! According to the website, they’re only available “for a limited time at Target.” Such wording makes me want to build up an emergency stash in my freezer.

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Lotsa Stuff


If anyone is still looking for a knit cable mug (like this), I saw one this past Saturday (the 14th) on the Clearance table at the Starbucks located in the Southtown Shopping Center (at 494 & Penn).

Sock Competitions:

It’s too late to sign up, but a new Sock Madness begins on March 18! I signed up [...]

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Gift #1

Late last year, I asked a big favor from three very busy people: letters of recommendation. I could have sent thank you notes, but decided I would make each person a handknit gift. Here’s the first one!


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Kinda meh

Yesterday’s snowfall was pretty, but hard to clean up. I am really tired today from all the shoveling. Carol E of Giraffe Dreams has good photos of the snowstorm if you want to see.

Now, the recently completed project that was just meh? It’s a rug.


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Many appreciative thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments about my Bohus socks (last post)! I have been putting off blogging about another FO, because the project itself is… meh. I’m tempted to skip over it and blog about a nice lace scarf I just finished. We’ll see what I decide to do on Friday! [...]

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Socks with a Surprise

The project I worked feverishly on for most of last week? A new pair of socks!


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First, congratulations to Tracey of Frugal FuzzyBritches who left comment #3,000 here early in February! I didn’t even realize I was close to another milestone until I logged onto my dashboard and noticed the even number! She chose a gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe as her prize, and picked out an awesome color of [...]

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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