Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How much do you love sock yarn? Wanna win some? has a "cause" for promotion:  They're giving away a heck of a lot of sock yarn in their Socks For Life giveaway.  Check it out:

Win Socks for Life! Well the yarn, you’re on your own after that.
(Vancouver, BC) “To be fair, it’s actually only a 25 year supply, so we can only hope the winner dies early to keep me an honest woman.” - Nikki Smith, VP
After extensive research discovered two key issues which continue to plague the world which we’d like to help bring to an end.
  1. Some people have hobbies other than knitting (idiots)
  2. Other (marginally insane) people buy socks at Costco 
“With one final blow we’ll give someone years of knitting and make it so they never need to succumb to Fruit of the Loom again.” - Robert Matherson,
Don’t want to use all the yarn to make socks? That’s okay, no hard feelings.
Yes, some marriages may end as the winner ignores her husband in a multi-year knitting frenzy. But that’s simply a risk we must take. On the other hand, maybe getting non-terrible socks for Christmas could bring families closer together.
The prize will go to whomever can show how their life will most be changed by winning and what you will do with the prize.
Anything could happen:
“I’ll use the yarn to start a knitting business on Etsy!” - Beth C, Winnipeg
“My friends always get together to watch The Bachelor, but goodness it’s boring, now I’ll have something to do to keep me distracted.” - Janet G, Toronto
“Honestly I have no self control. With all that yarn I’ll knit non-stop, stay up for days and miss work. I’ll get fired, not be able to pay rent and get kicked out of my apartment. But… I’d have so many socks!” - Samantha T, Vancouver
“I’ll knit them all up as fast as I can and give them to charity.” – Nicole

Whatever the reason, let us know why knitting is important to you and how a lifetime supply of sock yarn would change your life.

Enter to Win a Lifetime Supply of Socks

And look at this picture, doesn't make you drool?

OK, how about a close up?
Well, what are you waiting for?  Go & enter to win -- I'd wish you luck but I want it all myself!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Forget the song

No song for our new refrigerator, please.  The thing is a side by side, and the freezer side has died.  Yes, the day before Thanksgiving.   We have a turkey breast defrosting in the fridge side, and that's ok, but it's kinda big and the idea was that we'd make up some other meals out of it and freeze them for future dining.  But I think we'll be eating turkey for a while.  I'll have to make some of my famous turkey, kale, & lentil soup in the crock pot.

I've started a small project, a soft cover for my seat belt.  I'm using Caron Simply Soft in a bright teal, just knitting a rectangle about 8" by 4.25", in garter stitch.  Once I've got my rectangle, I'll turn it on it's side and pick up stitches all down the side, to knit the same size rectangle again.  Then I'll fold it, take the doubled rectangle out to the car, and stitch it around the seat belt.  Two layers of garter stitch should make a bit of cushion between me and that belt.  If it doesn't, I'll just snip it off and put some batting between the layers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I'm mad as ...

     So, the feeling of being absolutely heartsick over the election has started to fade, but I'm mad now. We messed up, people!!  Folks are scared, and I don't see how they could feel otherwise.  The worst of us are being emboldened to act out, targeting people who aren't just like them.  And La Donald is so sincere in telling them to stop.  Heck yeah, he'd better step up and be more forceful about telling the haters to stand down, grow up, and behave like civilized folks.
     So, now I see there's a call to eliminate the Constitutional amendment that created the Electoral College -- as if that will happen anytime soon.  Did you know the states set how their electoral votes are allocated?  There's a movement now to get states to set up their allocation so that whomever takes the popular vote in the state, will get all the electoral votes.  I'm looking into that for my state, as we're not among the dozen or so that have already gone that way.  You can check it out by Googling "National Popular Vote"; I think it'll be one of the first sites listed. knitting lately, I've been escaping my pain in books.  Yes, when I voted early it was at the library, so I brought home some books.  One was a Wild Card collaboration, High Stakes, edited by George R.R. Martin; it was pretty far out there.  Another was by Louise Penny, A Great Reckoning, which comes into the station at speed, making my head spin.  And I've nearly finished Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson.  This one gave me fits: first it was kinda slow starting, then for a reason know only to him TomTom kitty decided that when Gramma is reading that book, he needs to claim my lap and both hands have to be devoted to adoring the cat.  I think I have about 4 pages left....I may have to sneak out to the car with it....
     I have a two-day work week this week, so I'll try to block some FOs and get some pics (probably with an orange kitty in them sigh) on here.  Must knit faster!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What just happened?!?!

I can barely function at work today, because I'm so upset about this fine nation's election of  President Whacka Doodle.  The only people in the whole world that are happy for us are the Russians.  It's as if someone in the family had done something so disgraceful, that we all have to change our names now.  What part of "he's not presidential material" did y'all not understand?  Now we have a bigoted, misogynous, 5th grade bully with delusions of entitlement about to sit down with his finger on The Button -- you know which one!  (Button, not finger; but it works either way...)  I understand the Canadian Immigration website crashed last night.  I'll wait a week to apply.