Saturday, July 22, 2017

Prizes and Gifts

Evidently, the Random Number Generator has a sense of humor.  After admonishing you all earlier about accepting your winnings with "grace," the Generator gave me Grace as this week's winner.  Congratulations to you!

Most of us would like to be sketchers, it seems.  Kathy, understandably, as she is quite an accomplished one already, chose photography.  This is one of her pictures:
Also, Kathy gave birth to a terrific picture-taker.

Camille and Vicki both chose sculpting, which was my initial choice as well.  What a remarkable group of artists and visionaries you all are.

As I search and shop for KH and KC prizes, I sometimes get things for myself.  Like these labels, which you can all no doubt relate to:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In Order

FIRST.  You're all being quite kind and selfless by "disqualifying" yourselves from Countdown Contest prizes once you've won.  And that is much appreciated, truly.  HowEVER, there are only about 7 of you who answer each week, so someone  (actually, several someones) is going to win more than once.  So accept your presents with grace and gratitude,

SECOND.  I got a haircut this morning (soooper short, or, at least as short as my thick, springy hair* will allow), treated myself to a couple of hot Krispy Kremes on the way back home, then got home to find that the garage door was malfunctioning.  Wonderful.

I shouldn't complain, chiefly because it serves no purpose, but also because this door has been there at least 15 years.  Turns out the motor has burned out and everything has to be replaced and when you've been unemployed forever, any amount of money in and past three digits is a stretch.  Fortunately, it can't be replaced until next week, so I've got time to tap dance around in the bank accounts.

THIRD.  Six weeks from tomorrow, nominations for Knitters' Hunk and Knitters' Chick will open!  I'm quite settled on my three women but just can't get my three men in a row.  One is in for sure.  The second is a strong "probably."  The third is anyone's guess right now.  When we get there, I'll let you know who you don't have to nominate.  Plus, there'll be a little surprise announcement.  Gather up all your woolly and knitty friends, and let's make the 10th Anniversary year a fantastic one!

*The beautician's term, not mine.

Monday, July 17, 2017


If you leave me an answer to this week's question (by Friday), you could win this:

That's a hank of Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted in Coastal,
the 2014 Comfy Collection from KnitPicks, and

There are 200 yards of the yarn.  Even though the pattern book is the "2014 Collection," rest assured that I bought it very recently.  There are 32 pages to color with 12 colored pencils.

The Question:
If you could become adept at one of the visual arts, which would you choose?

*Subsequent weeks will further indulge my love of coloring. . .

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I'm Up, I'm Up

This is the first day of the week that I haven't had somewhere to be, or something to do, at a very specific time, so sleeping late today was my reward and celebration.

The Random Number Generator is still doing right by everyone;  no repeat winners yet.  This week, Twinnie Kim emerges victorious.  (See how I used orange ink there, Twinster?  Aren't you proud?  And that my gif is a duck?)

I believe I've covered all my bases with Professor Kim.  I hope all of you continue to play along.  New stuff Monday!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Heads Up

It's sort of funny that I posted that picture of Briton yesterday, because this is how he looks as of this morning:
I know, right?

I envy him so, being able to shed his hair in this heat.  He says he's having "phantom pains" --- reaching up to push his hair back.  He was sort of terrified for a while, but then realized how comfortable and easy it was going to be.

Latest Countdown Contest winner tomorrow. . .

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thumbs Up

Having an actor in the family means paying much more attention to actors and their craft.  That, in turn, means wanting deserving actors to be rewarded for excellence.  So, award shows are a big deal around here.  The Emmy nominations came out today, and I am really happy about 
Hugh Laurie
Ron Cephas Jones
David Harbour
Anthony Hopkins
Jeffrey Wright
Sterling K. Brown
all being selected.  If you've never seen any of these men at work, I highly recommend your hunting them out.  They're each so brilliant that my son had to wear shades:

It is, very suddenly, very hot here.  It's been quite warm here on other days, but, the slamming heat landed this week.  And intense heat means bad headaches for me, no matter how much I try to stay ahead of it with hydration. 

Thank all of you for your wonderful replies to this week's question.  Every time such a round of good answers comes in, I plan to respond to each of you individually, then fail spectacularly.  What is particularly special about these replies is how they prompted us all to look up new patterns.  And new patterns are never a bad thing, right?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Next Up

This week, you can win
two skeins of Navajo (Color 04) from Tahki Select, 
one hank of Cascade Heritage sock yarn in color 5632 (dark plum)
you answer this question before week's end:

If a portfolio were made of your finished knitting projects, which would you want on the cover?

Prizes and Gifts

Evidently, the Random Number Generator has a sense of humor.  After admonishing you all earlier about accepting your winnings with "gr...