Monday, August 21, 2017

Before It Gets Dark

I'm assuming lots, if not all, of you are going to be eclipse-viewing later today.  Because of that, today's prizes and questions are available now.  (And they're the last ones.  Nominations start coming in next week!)

The yarn and stitch markers match exactly.  Thanks once again to Laurie for the markers.

This week's question is actually a word association:

When you hear "red," what's the first thing you think of?

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Hey, Camille!  You win this week!

There's only one more week of counting down before KH and KC nominations can begin to roll in.  Have you made your selections yet?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Chewy Influencer, August

First up
Treats for "immune, eye and respiratory health."  This seemed a good thing to try, as each of my cats are considered "seniors."

All three devour these little treats.  Any of them would gladly eat and eat them, but the instructions are for 2 treats (at most) twice a day.  Which is the same we ran into with
Iams oral care treats.  Again, gobbled by all three cats.  Again, specific "dosages" which keep the cats from downing as many as possible at once.

Two A+s this month, as part of the Chewy Influencer program.  I am sent products each month to try for free, in return for my honest reviews of those products.  No money is involved.

Monday, August 14, 2017


First things first.  Today is Kathy's birthday!  Head here to wish her a good day.

Now then.  This week's prizes are
another coloring book and a box of crayons,
this very clever little thing that gives you gauges of all sorts,
and a hank of sport weight yarn in Gnome Acres' "Gnomesicle."

Your Question of the Week is
When the popsicle man came through your childhood neighborhood, what were you most likely to order from him?

Me, I'd go for a Nutty Buddy or an ice cream sandwich. . .

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sorry 'Bout That

Did I make an extra-large mistake yesterday.

Each year, the top four seeds going into Knitters' Hunk and Knitters' Chick are the previous year's winners, the previous year's runners-up, and the winners from the two years before that.  Prior to this morning, I hadn't been able to find --- either online or in my files --- last year's last match-ups, so I went with my memory.  

Bad idea.

These are the people who go into the draw automatically, and, therefore, do not have to be nominated:
Ewan McGregor

Denzel Washington

Sam Elliott

Mike Rowe

Helen Mirren

Tina Fey

Maggie Smith

Isabella Rossellini

My sincere apology.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Brass Tacks

Vera --- you win this week!  The plan was to have the prize out in today's mail, but I missed the run.  First of the week for sure.

There are two more weeks before I start accepting KH and KC nominations.  I'll take them Tuesday through Friday, August 29th, 30th, and 31st.  Voting will start the day after Labor Day --- September 5th.

These lists will be posted again, but for those of you trying to figure out your nominees, know that you do not have to nominate these men
Ewan McGregor
Viggo Mortensen
Sam Elliott
Liam Neeson
or these women
Helen Mirren
Tina Fey
Maggie Smith
Isabella Rossellini.
They will all go into the draws automatically, as past winners.

And speaking of winning
these boxes are being filled with prizes for the winning KH and KC nominators and the nominators of the runners-up.  It's sort of like filling stockings at Christmas, except these boxes don't hang from the mantel so good.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Photographic Evidence

And the reason I'm not getting a whole lot of knitting done today:

I can't get to my yarn.

Before It Gets Dark

I'm assuming lots, if not all, of you are going to be eclipse-viewing later today.  Because of that, today's prizes and questions a...