Monday, October 24, 2016

The Good Kind of Crying

Remember that wedding I mentioned a few days ago?  Briton posted this picture on Facebook with the caption, "When you don't know most of the people at the wedding, but you know the bride, and she's your oldest friend, and it's worth it."

Yeah, I got teary.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wrapping Things Up

Today, three knitting catalogs came in the mail.  In all of them, there was at least one thing that I thought would be an excellent holiday gift for someone;  isn't that always the way?  Despite that, though, this year will be handmade-present-free.  There are gifts about, though.  Thursday is Briton's birthday, and we have a wedding to go to on Saturday.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Seasonal Thing

As Fall tiptoes in, some of our warm weather activities are slowing giving way to extra quilts on the bed, turning the heat on to knock off the morning chill, maybe even wearing sweaters.

There are some people who eat ice cream only in Summer.  My head understands this, while my stomach just doesn't get it.  Before Chocolate Chip Mint gets crossed off your shopping list, you are invited to knit a Blankapalooza square


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Did You Say. . .

. . .Mark Harmon?

Three of you did!  And, as silly as it seems, I put "1," "2," and "3" into a random number generator, and was given "3" as the answer.  So, Vicki will be receiving the pouch and mini-skeins.

There are actually several men who've been KH nominees since the beginning:
Alexander Skarsgard
Jeremy Irons
Mike Rowe
Viggo Mortensen.
Ewan McGregor, Jon Stewart, and Matthew McConaughey have been in for a good number of years, but none of them go back to the very beginning.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tin, Aluminum, or Diamond

Those are the choices one has when planning for a tenth wedding anniversary.  Which of those, or what else, will work for the tenth anniversary of a blog contest?

Next August, the Tenth Knitters' Hunk jamboree will get underway.  Between now and then, there will be small prizes, treasure hunts, polls, and guessing games here to get us all ready.  There will be no rhyme or reason to the timing of these events --- they'll simply appear as I think of them.

Last night, I thought of one.

Leave your answer to this question in the "Comments" section.  If more than one of you answers correctly, I will use a random number generator to select the winner.  

Which man has been part of the Knitters' Hunk field every single year?
A.  Sam Elliott
B.  Idris Elba
C.  Mark Harmon
D.  Jon Hamm

The winner will receive a vinyl Knitcrate notions pouch (in navy), with mini yarn skeins inside.  You have until tomorrow at 3 PM (ET) to submit your answer.  One guess per person, please.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Good Questions from Kathy (As Usual)

 * Name a book or movie that your mom Loved:
My mother adored books, but I can't recall her ever saying she had a favorite.  I do know that she loved the movie version of "Gone With The Wind."

*Who was the last nice stranger you met?
The cashier at Fresh Market.  I was in the store about 10 minutes after it opened, so there were no other customers in line, and we had a nice back and forth. 

*How many inches did you knit up this weekend?
A lot!  Sleeping and knitting are all I can do right now, so significant progress was made with both.

*What shape are your knit/crochet hands, in ?

*I'm knitting with a pair of plastic size 10 needles. 
Does that make you cringe?
Not at all, as I am about to cast some new project stitches onto plastic 15s!

*Miss Pie has figured a way to squeeze through the gates to get upstairs by us.  Her sight is poor.  Her will is strong.
Will she or wont she end up in our bed this week?
Oh, absolutely!  She's probably already up there!  All Dean cats are bed sleepers.  Exhibit A, my daughter's Klunk: