05/31/2007

Contest Prize

Posted in Contests, Stash at 2:55 pm by Jennie

Here’s some eye candy. Your choices for winning my silly contest.

Contest prizes

2 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock: Purple Club

2 skiens of Koigu KPPPM: P333

Fleece Artist: Parrot

05/28/2007

Contest: Match Me Up

Posted in Contests at 8:00 am by Jennie

Another silly contest from silly-o me. As the title says, this is a matching game. I give you 10 sock yarn images, you guess who makes them. Don’t worry, I’m not that hard on ya, making you do tons of searching, I’m gonna provide a “word bank” 🙂

Here goes:

1. 1 2. 2 3. 3

4. 4 5. 5 6. 6

7. 7 8. 8 9. 9

10. 10

Word Bank:

  • Lorna’s Laces
  • Fleece Artist
  • Cherry Tree Hill
  • Claudia Hand Painted Yarns
  • Socks That Rock
  • Koigu
  • Yarn Pirate

As you’ll notice, there are fewer choices than images, that’s because a few will have the same answer. So submit a comment with which yarns you think goes with which answer. Just to make this clear, submit something like. 1. Trekking 2.Opal 3. Brown Sheep 4. etc…

Whoever gets them all correct will win some fun sock yarn. You’ll get to choose from Lorna’s Laces, Koigu, or Fleece Artist. If no one get them all correct the person with the most correct with be the winner. If there are multiple winners, I will do a random drawing. And if no one gets any right…you guessed it…random drawing from all the comments. Hmm I hope that’s all explained correctly.

Okay, you have until 11:59pm Friday (6/1/07) night to post your answers. And just for sneaky purposes, because I’m a kinda sneaky person…if you want to keep your answers a secret just send me an e-mail via the send me a message page (unless you already have my e-mail 😉 than use my e-mail) with your answers and just post something random in the comments section so that when I go back, I can post your answers on your comment so people can see what you thought which was what.

Okay, wow, this is some novel. I hope I covered everything, and if something doesn’t add up, let me know. If I’ve made things confusing, I’m very sorry, I tend to go on and on. Oh and sorry about the crappy pics, I was using a different camera and couldn’t seem to work the sharp focus at all. 😦

GOOD LUCK! Have tons of FUN!

05/27/2007

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted in Random Me at 9:39 pm by Jennie

I’m really ticked. Grrrrrrrr. I just updated to the latest wordpress version 2.2 and for some reason all my side widgets are not showing up or they just go fritzy. So my links are not showing up, I really hope to figure this crappiness out.

ETA: Alrighty, I think it’s fixed, if ya’ll catch any weird glitches please let me know. 🙂

Just a small post.

Posted in Contests, Knitting at 7:02 pm by Jennie

I’ve been M.I.A. for a bit. I didn’t think working would tire me out so much but gosh, night shifts at the hospital really drain me. I come home and just sleep the day away and then up I go to work, in the dark. 😦

Anyhow, I finally have some socks for submittion to Socktopia, yippee!

Footies

Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Inca
Needles: Clover Bamboo DPN US 1 (2.25mm)
CO: 64
Foot Length: 9 inches
Start: 5/15/07
Finish: 5/26/07

These socks are going to an awesome coworker of mine. A very long overdue present. (g)

On a side note, I am working on the contest tonight and it should be up by tomorrow. 🙂 I hope everyone is having a fantastic long weekend and enjoying time with their friends/family. (l)

05/20/2007

Opal Sock Farbe 185 Update

Posted in Knitting at 6:27 pm by Jennie

Well, I finally finished the second sock. I did not get the chance to ask my cousin to try out the first one and just went ahead and made the second one. Unfinished projects slightly bother me, especially if they were intended for someone. The yarn wasn’t spectacular to work with. I’ve heard that it softens up nicely after a wash or two so that would be great, since it’s feeling a bit stiff and slightly plastic-like. I’ve soaked them in some wool wash and blocked them. Now my question is, how to ya’ll wrap socks? I fold them and they look weird cuz of the heel and then I try to roll them up and they still look odd. How in the world do I make them pretty and presentable? BTW, I am soooo in love with the Soak wool wash A scent for Celebration fragrance. It just sucks that they make the limited edition ones in such a smaller size bottle. 😦

Opal Sock

Start: 4/1/07
Finish: 5/17/07
Co: 64 sts
Needles: Clover DPN Bamboo US 1 (2.25mm)
Garter Rib Stitch pattern (not a great idea to do this pattern with such a crazy sock; too much going on)
Finished foot length: 9.5 inches

05/16/2007

28 Weeks Later

Posted in Movies at 11:49 pm by Jennie

I really liked 28 Days Later and had low expectations for the sequel 28 Weeks Later but was pleasantly surprised. The plot was decent, and the characters were interesting. Some of the scenes were really intense, I jumped a few times in my seat. The ending did leave me slightly confused since I tend to over analyze movies thinking there’s always more or that the movie purposely had a hidden meaning sort of deal. But dear BF says that’s how zombie movies are, there is no actual resolution or answer. Over all, if you’re interested in a scary-ish end of the world, disease and infection type of a movie, go check it out.  🙂

05/15/2007

First Baby Blanket

Posted in Knitting at 11:47 pm by Jennie

My non-sock project is an actual baby blanket. I actually had the idea to knit up a baby blanket for my cousin to be last year when I first learned how to knit. I bought the yarn and everything, but it just never came to be. Now that I’m sticking with knitting, I thought I’d give the baby blanket idea another try. I’m lucky enough to be blessed with a baby niece and I can’t wait for her to get here. So I am determined to make this baby blanket happen and to finish it for sure. It is going good so far. I decided on using Aunt Pearl’s Cabled Baby Blanket pattern from Knitting Pattern Central. With a little tweaking here and there, I’m grooving with the pattern.

First Bably blanket

I’m using Plymouth Encore in the 7065 color. A big difference from the sock yarn I’ve been working with. The process is really good for me. I am able to see where I need improvement on, which is everything. My stitches are a bit lopsided. Either I’m purling too losely or my knit stitch is tighter. But this is good practice. Especially since I get to practice the whole cable-ling (how do you write it?) without a cable needle.  And trying out different techniques with attaching yarn since I have a few skeins that are slightly different in lot number so I’m trying to rotate them in.

Oh, slight question for those who’ve used this yarn before…is it blockable? I’ve never blocked anything other than socks so I’m really curious. The yarn is 75% acrylic but it is also 25% wool. How would I go about it?

05/13/2007

Doubly Tagged

Posted in Random Me at 8:40 pm by Jennie

I had a crazy moment when I checked my mail. Two people (Trish and Zu) had tagged me for the same random facts game. Just so odd. I’ve been debating this, do I continue to the chain and torture others with this game too? Yup. I’m pretty mean so whahahaha. *evil grin*

Anywho let the torment begin…

  • List/talk about 7 facts about yourself. Anything you find interesting that may come to mind.
  • Tag 7 people and they have to blog about 7 things about themselves.
  • Those tagged continue the chain by tagging 7 other people.
  • Leave a comment on the tagged people’s blog so they know they are tagged and to read your blog.
  1. My favorite color is green.
  2. I’m a nature fanatic. Love the beauty of it all, hence my love for greenery.
  3. I love how the world smells after it rains. There’s just this perfect moment, as if all my worries have been washed away and I have a fresh start for whatever may come.
  4. I’m uber scared of heights.
  5. One day I’m gonna get my act together and travel to Australia. It has been my dream for so long.
  6. I love watching SciFi. That’s a bit of the geeky side of me trying to come out.
  7. Oh and I really love watching the mini movies on Masterpiece Theater.

Okay, now my victims are…

  1. Jen
  2. KC
  3. Tiffany
  4. Shannon
  5. Kris
  6. Zehava
  7. Janet

Just a heads up, no worries if ya’ll aren’t interested in the silly game so no pressure. And if chain games bother ya’ll send me a message and I will definitely make a note not to be a booger about it. 🙂

05/11/2007

Finals are done!

Posted in Contests, Presents, Stash at 2:18 pm by Jennie

Ahhhhh I get to finally relax for a little bit before summer sessions begins. I’m soooooo gonna try to be knitting up a storm. I have a non-sock project in mind that I will post about when I get my needles clickin’ on it.

I would like to send out a super THANK YOU to Kirsten from Through the Loops! for such an awesome package that was really unexpected. I was randomly picked out of her tons of comments to receive a package and I love it! A skein of STR Marbles colorway in medium weight. I have no idea what to do with it but just fondle it for now. Oh and yeah, yummy yummy chocolate in my tummy. heheh. Now I must get to some knitting so I can actually have something to post about. 🙂

Random winning

PS. I have a neat-o contest coming sometime around the end of May. Or so I think it’s pretty neat-o. hehe 🙂 And since I was spoiled, the winner is soooooooo gonna be spoiled too.

05/05/2007

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Posted in Contests at 6:35 pm by Jennie

I hope everyone had a fantastic Saturday!

I’ve been bumming it and really not studying at all. Just going back and forth with notes and TV. Anyhow, I do have a winner for my contest and she pretty much had ya’ll beat comment-wise so the odds were on her side. My last week winner is also this weeks winner…TRISH. BUT also ZEHAVA. I’m in a giving mood so I used a random generator to pick the second winner. hehe.

I love it when ya’ll comment, and I love to give sock yarn, so if there are blurkers out there, comment and you might get some lovin’ back. 🙂

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