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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Birthday Bling

My last shipment of Harmony semi-solid yarn arrived on the day before my birthday, how perfect!

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Virtual Vacation

I got to visit West Virginia, courtesy of Heather C, for the Knitter’s Virtual Vacation Swap!


p align=”center” The first thing I saw when I opened the box was this cute pink mesh tote.

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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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I’ve been out of town, too busy, or too sick to knit very much. This past weekend, I read the last Harry Potter book, which was exactly what I hoped for, even if it made me weepy. Yesterday my job was terminated; I despise job-hunting and am not looking forward to it. A new [...]

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Birthday Swag

(A couple readers have expressed interest in the Sockamania Club Knitalong, which, up until now, has been closed to new members. The club has opened to new participants with a possible cap at 100. If you signup before the 10th, you can participate in the current July pattern-along and qualify for the monthly drawing if [...]

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To bind or not to bind

Knitters and book lovers out there, I’d love your feedback/comments on this, thanks! : )

Some of you may already be aware about a binding service Kinkos (or Office Max, Office Depot, etc) offers: for a small fee, they’ll cut the spine off a book and re-bind it. If you haven’t seen this before, [...]

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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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