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Friday, January 20, 2006
The Sock Contest is over!
I didn't count the links but there are a ton. I mean, really a ton. Almost a f*ckton. Ok so not really that much, but close. You can all knit knit knit socks til the cows come home. See for yourself:
Thank you all so much for playing along. I still have a couple of lengthy lists to go through (you know who you are), to make sure I didn't miss any socks. Most of what I got is up there. I wish I could send all of you some sock yarn. Since I can't, I've pulled names.
As usual in my contests I have one winner and one runner up. Yeah, I know, I never announce that there will be more than one prize. I always tell myself just one prize but then I get so many entries and get all giddy that I have to give another something away.
The first name drawn gets the prize of the Lorna's:
That goes to Rossana who just got a brand new Spining wheel. Yay Rossana!
The second name drawn gets some hand dyed sock yarn from the Spunky Eclectic.
That goes to Kelly A. who I don't think has a blog because I couldn't find one referenced in her email.
Now what have I been doing?
Besides compling a ton of sock pattern links?
Last week I was whipping out the sockage. Not so this week. This has been a heavy work week and a sleeping on the floor with a sick dog but taking care of a teething baby so I'm not really sleeping and then when I'm awake I feel like a zombie kind of a week.
I did dye that sock yarn up there. I'm going to be taking some hand dyed yarns with me to the shows that I do this year. Instead of having just roving I wanted to have some yarns for that instant gratification fix we all need sometimes. Ok, so I'm just going dye crazy. Soon there will be a sale on rovings. I want to get a few more done and then they'll be on sale before I pull them down to take to SPA with me.
On a not so knitty note...
I'm back to counting "points" on weight watchers and I have a few things to say to food manufacturers:
What is up with saying that one thin slice of bread is a serving. Come on, a sandwich is 2 slices! And that 1/4 cup of ice cream. That's called a spoonful. Half an english muffin is a serving? Once you break it open aren't you supposed to eat it? You touched it you eat it.
What I really like are the packaged of food that have say 10 soy nuggets. A serving is 4 nuggets. You do the math. What is up with packaging a half a serving. A tease? A way to get me to buy a second box so that somewhere in the mix I'll get a full serving?
Finally - you know your cereal could use some help when...
Here I am crunching away. Chewing. Chewing. Chewing.
A piece of plastic somehow made it's way into my cereal bowl and I didn't really realize it until the chewing wasn't getting much of anywhere. Sure with your cereal I need to chew on average 2-3 times as long as regular cereal (how many calories do you burn through chewing?) but to not notice a piece of plastic for quite some time is just sad. Let's work on it, ok?