Super Quick Post

I wanted to post a quick update that Insidious is now available as a free download via Ravelry (click here if you’re not a Ravelry member)!

Best wishes for a happy 2010! :)

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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 [...]

Knitting Comics

If you like webcomics, there’s a new one for knitters: The Knit Princess. It’s on the cute side, but the material will certainly be familiar to us knitters! It started very recently, so you’ll be able to catch up quickly.

Many of you will already have heard of Handknit Heroes from blogs or Ravelry. It’s a [...]

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Winner! (Contest #6)

It’s really cold here. Dangerously cold. But not as cold as the record-breaking winter of 1996. (When, as I recall, I layered a wool lumberjack coat over my regular coat to help withstand the low temperatures while waiting for the bus.)

Ravelry fans who drink coffee, tea, or other hot beverages may like the new dis/agree [...]

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Chunk Love

(Don’t forget about the Blogging Tips contest; it closes tomorrow midnight, so be sure to add your comment soon. There are some great tips in the comments, too!)

No, I’m not talking about Chunky candy bars or Chunk from The Goonies. I decided to join

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Blogging Tips (Contest #6)

You know what I didn’t do in 2008? Hold any blog giveaways or contests! I had a couple in the works but couldn’t get my act together. Well, here is one of them, finally!

I’m giving away an autographed copy of Lorelle VanFossen’s Blogging Tips: What bloggers won’t tell you about blogging.

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Mysterious Women

(There is a bit of knitting content, I promise!)

You might recognize these names and know what they have in common:

Karen Grigsby Bates Amanda Cross (Carolyn Gold Heilbrun) Diane Mott Davidson Rosemary White Gatenby Carolyn Keene (Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, and others) Jane (Gillson) Langton Emma Lathen (Mary Jane [...]

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Three old ladies knit the socks of death

Today’s post title is courtesy of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief. I thought this chapter heading was too cute not to use. (The book is first in a series about a boy’s modern-day adventures with the Olympian gods, demigods, creatures, and monsters. If you are familiar with Greek and Roman mythology, it’s easy to [...]

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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 [...]

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If I were a book…

ETA: Schrodinger (yes, the one I test-knit the Twisted Tweed socks for) is running a contest in preview of her new Etsy shop. Go

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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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