It’s that time again….


When I was talking to my Mom Friday night she reminded me about turning the clocks back this weekend – an extra hour of sleep she said.  Sleep!   waste a whole hour on a weekend!  Never! LOL   I just happened to notice it’s after midnight so am headed off to turn the clocks back so I don’t forget. Then I’ll be spending that extra hour (and then some) doing some knitting. 🙂

On the Needles – on Halloween

DSCN3902I got home last night – it was cold (there was our first snowfall on the ground in the morning), it was incredibly windy, (a horrible night for those poor little tots trick or treating since it was only about 30 degrees and the windchill was lower) so I came home, put on my jammies, made some dinner, then spent the rest of the night snuggled under  a quilt in my chair knitting and never even turned on the computer.  So here’s what was on my needles on Friday night, was just cast off this morning…  Here’s my photo posted last week of the back of my CF Featherweight sweater. I started the back on Oct. 21 and cast it off this morning — not too bad for a fingering weight sweater since that day job does cut into knitting time.  🙂   I’ve already got the back soaking so I can pin it out to block.    Still trying to decide if I want to cast on both fronts to work at the same time or not.

Reminder – socktoberfest sock challenge photos were originally due today, see my earlier blog post of today regarding extension until tomorrow so you don’t miss out on the drawing for the Socks That Rock Rainbow Reindeer yarn.


Until I saw photos in my email this morning, I totally wasn’t remembering today was November 1 – the deadline to get me your Socktoberfest sock photos to be entered for the drawing for your own hank of Socks That Rock Rainbow Reindeer.  The challenge was posted here and you can see the yarn color on that blog post.

Since I forgot to do my blog post yesterday as a reminder – you have until tomorrow Sunday) morning – at whatever time I decide to get on the computer – to send me your photo of your completed socks to be entered in the drawing. I’ll post the photos and winner at that time.  So far – I have Katie and Mary’s photos so they’ve got a 50-50 chance of winning and their socks turned out great.   I shall be just hanging my head in shame since I didn’t get my own socks finished yet…. but they will not linger in the “unfinished sock” bin — they are sitting next to my chair making me feel guilty for not finishing them yet.  But I had started a new sweater and if you are a knitter you know how a new project can be a bit obsessive..  I just cast off the back of it this morning. 🙂  But my socks will get finished – just a bit late – we had snow yesterday so I’ll be needing them soon. LOL

DSCN3905Also, reminder that I’ll be drawing the name of the  winner of the issue of the Quilts from 100 Blocks that has my Frozen Friends wallhanging in it tomorrow too.  So if you want your name entered, you need to just leave a comment on “the blog post announcing that giveaway.”

ETA:  I believe some of you are leaving comments on this blog post thinking you’re entered in the giveaway — the blog post announcing the giveaway is NOT this blog post – you need to go back a few days to find it and leave your comment there to be entered. 

And for those that won past giveaways – (in connection with Knitter’s Gifts BOM drawings, Dog Pound Pals calendars, and quilt naming drawings — look for them to be arriving shortly.  I finally got them all out in the mail yesterday when I unburied that corner of my desk so I’m caught up on all of them that have been awarded.

Also Spooktacular Halloween Block swappers should have (or will have soon) their swap blocks back.  They were mailed out earlier this week and I know at least some of them have already reached their homes.