Marching on

Posted in Books, Flickr photos, Knitting, Random Me, Socks, Thoughts at 12:41 am by Jennie

Yay! A new pair 🙂

Matchy matchy

Hobby Lobby’s yarn bee brand yarn. It’s ok. Get it for cheaper and use the 40% off coupon. It’s not worth paying full price for. It feels dryer than other 75/25 workhorse sock yarns. It’s nice to have a matched up pair. I don’t mind fraternals but every now and again, it’s nice to know almost exactly where to knit.

Still working on the March Mystery socks but as I do this KAL I realize that if I have to wait, I kind of lose steam for the project. The 3rd clue was posted this past Sunday but I have yet to tackle it. It’s not a boring knit, I guess it’s because I started other projects and the mystery sock’s shininess has worn off. Hopefully by the time I get the 4th clue, maybe I can get some more speed.

Current Obsession:

  • Hiya Hiya stainless steel needles. I have a funky reaction to Knit Picks nickel plated ones and the Addi brass. They end up tarnished like crazy after knitting 12 rounds or so. KP’s Harmony needles were what I settled on, but I want to be speedy and see my needle when using dark yarns. So yay! for hiya hiya. I’ve been accumulating the longer ones lately so I could knit my pairs at the same time. 47″ and 60″ circs work really well for me. I like the extra room. Although 60″ may be a bit too roomy.
  • I’ve been eyeing their new interchangeable set. I keep telling myself I already have  the Harmony set, so I don’t “need” it. But gosh darn it, I WANT it!

Non-knitting News


  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister ehh, maybe I just didn’t get into it. It felt draggy until maybe a bit past the middle. Then in got better. The ending (epilogue) was pretty deep, don’t know how I feel about the final thought(s).
  • Next up: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)I could read it, but…well, I tried and it just wasn’t working. At least this way I can listen, knit and enjoy the reader’s amazing skill with all the character voices.

Physical book:

  • Instead of finishing up my current reads (I think I’m supposidly working through 5), I decided to start another book (The Lovely Bones). It’s been hard because I want to read and knit but can only do one at a time. One day, I really hope I can do both at once.


February 8th contest

Posted in Contests, Flickr photos at 6:00 pm by Jennie

Howdy ya’ll… hehehe, there I go getting all Texan…

It’s been sometime since I had one of my contests, well this one is to mark the first time I started up this silly ole’ blog… Get your pick in by midnight central time February 7th, the lucky winner will be announced February 8th which is the exact date last year of my very first post. All ya’ll gotta do is guess which one of these fantastic Flickr photos is my favorite pick and you’ll win some fancy sock yarn. Instead of photos, I’m gonna let the winner choose thier favorite brand. You are welcome to pick any of these from my stash: Yarn Pirate, Fleece Artist, Cherry Tree Hill, Claudia Hand Painted Yarns, and the simple yet super working Trekking XXL.

ETA: There was a really nice mosaic of photos here but I had a Flickr issue and lost everything. I’m Sorry.

The photos are numbered like so:

1, 2, 3, 4, (First row)

5, 6, 7, 8, (Second row)

9, 10, 11, 12, (Third row)

13, 14, 15, 16 (Fourth row)

So pick your number and lets get this contest started.

A big thanks to everyone who plays my silly contest. Ya’ll ROCK!

Special Note If you mention my contest on your blog, make sure your readers mention your blog in their guess and if they win I would love to send you a special gift too.