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Things I Did This Weekend

In no particular order, this weekend I:

~Added lots and lots of sock yarn to my Ravelry stash. This sure is time consuming and I’ve only done one shelf so far.

~Played games with Dale. Aggravation – he won more but I won the first and last games and that’s what counts. And Rummy – he won again but I gave him a run for his money.

~Watched the Super Bowl with Dale, Blogless Sharon and her husband Al, and Lois and her husband Don. There was chicken chili. And many other snacks. Oh yeah. Thank goodness the food was good and the drinks were plentiful given the outcome of the game.

~Decided to ignore all the blog awards for Make My Day and Make Me Smile. I love you all for nominating me and I’m thrilled that you really like me but I’m not passing this one on as I think it’s a bit overdone at this point.

~Finished the pair of socks I was test knitting for Sock Madness 2. Of course I can’t show you but it’s a pretty cool pattern.

~Started a Noro Silk Garden Striped Scarf. Hello, bandwagon.

~Chose a winner for the Blogiversary Brownie Contest. The random number generator chose 47 and the 47th comment was left by Norma. Hooray for Norma! And hooray for all of you for entering.

There was more, of course, but those are the highlights. What did you do this weekend?

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  1. Dang! You have a lot of sock yarn, sistah! It is gorgeous, though and putting stuff up on Ravelry is a great way to spend a snowy afternoon. At least, that is what they tell me. You know Texas and snow…………not so much.

    That Noro scarf is tempting, I tell you!

  2. Can I ask what colors you’re using for the noro scarf? I started one using 3 skeins and am not pleased so far.

  3. I noticed all the stash over at Ravelry yesterday and was thinking- shit she has a lot of Vesper yarn! So you must have some inside thing going on with Julia lol! Or been so very lucky to have your finger on the PayPal button when she posts her updates and madly ding away! At any rate it IS a lovely collection 🙂 I don’t think one can get sick of the Noro scarves. A fun knit watching the colors evolve!

  4. You’ve got all sorts of new stuff on Ravelry..yum! I agree about all the Awards, I know I nominated you but never expected you (or any of the others I noted) to respond…I really just wanted you to know that I enjoy your blog and read everyday!!
    Sorry about the game…

  5. There is almost nothing on EARTH I like better than brownies. I had to use the word “almost” because people get all up in arms if I’m too hyperbolic, ya know. Hahahaha. But really? Give me a brownie and I’ll do just about anything. I’m so excited, and have already planned more trips to the gym to compensate. 🙂

  6. Your sock yarn stash was pretty impressive two years ago when I saw it in person, I can only imagine how it has grown! ;o)

    Sounds like a great weekend – except. Last night? Sucked.

  7. Sorry about your Pats. Since I’m in Giants country, things were a little different at the party I attended. Although, our host who is originally from NE, was quite disappointed.

    As for my weekend, I had a wonderful time in NYC with out-of-town guests, spun, knit, and of course watched the game.

  8. Sorry about your Pats. Thank goodness you had good food and friends to ease the disappointment.

    I was knitting itty bitty triangles this weekend. Fun so far.

  9. It’s not a bandwagon till I’ve joined. Didn’t you know that? :p I feel ya on the awards. I’m always afraid I would miss someone somewhere.

    I’m sorry you were disappointed in the outcome of last night’s game. I’m not sorry they lost. Just sorry you weren’t happy. /runs like hell

  10. Sounds like you had a full fun weekend. I visited my daughter at school (her room was clean, I was shocked!), watched hours of Eddie Izzard on DVD and laughed nonstop, and knit sleeves.
    Your noro scarf is lovely. With each one I see I am more and more tempted.

  11. Well, I sure noticed all the sock yarn you put up on Ravelry! Wow. I thought I had a lot. As for the weekend: we argued about replacing the refrigerator, shopped for a refrigerator, one of us watched the Stupor Bowl, the other watched HP Order of Phoenix and got periodic updates on SB. And baked bread!

  12. Watched basketball at school, made & rade risotto, spun – lots (making good progress!), watched football (yea!) had yummy steak dinner. Thanks for asking!

  13. Ha-ha – you’ll have to read my blog to find out! We did watch the game though and I was really frustrated at the ending. Not as much as you, I’m sure, but still.

  14. Homework, for most of the weekend. It went down kind of like this:
    Read several book reviews online.
    Check Flickr (hey — look at Carole’s sock yarn!)
    Edit research paper.
    Log into email to send research paper to group members.
    Look at friends’ activity on Ravelry (hey — look at Carole’s sock yarn — again!)
    Take notes for another paper to write.
    Take a study break and photograph my own sock yarn!

  15. You were a busy, busy grrl! Sorry about the disappointing game finish… I was with a group of mixed loyalties, so the groups jumping up and cheering kept shifting, but I had really hoped the Pats would be able to pull off such a coup.

  16. Oooooooooooh. Pretty pretty scarf! And it looks like the colors are going to change rather dramatically in a few more inches. Watching these things grow is so absorbing!

  17. I am so tempted by those Noro Striped Scarves but must resist after I spent a fortune for yarn for the Annie Scarf from the Queensland Collection.

  18. Welcome to the bandwagon—you know a good thing when you see it.

    And adding that stash–it gets to be addictive. Soon you’ll be scouring the house for hidden yarn treasure you’ve forgotten.

  19. I caught some of your sock yarn on the activities tab – I like your taste 🙂

    What did I do this weekend? They zoom so quickly by … I did take a friend to her first trip to webs – I think that was Saturday’s adventure.

    I’m going to have to go stash diving for some noro – these scarfs are really getting to me lately.

  20. noro scarf looks like such fun – and very tempting.
    It sounds like you had a well balanced weekend of organizing yarn, play and other fun.
    Mine was work for the most part – and cleaned out the back room a little, and watched the end of the game with friends after work.

  21. Bandwagon, smandwagon – it’s a beautiful scarf!

    Damn, I wanted brownies, do you think Norma will share? She owes me for giving me palpitations for wearing my socks in the snow! 🙂

  22. The scarf looks great and hey, being on the bandwagon isn’t always bad; besides you have a lot of panache so it’s like the bandwagon+. Didn’t watch the football game so no investment for me there….and those stash downloads take a while so I am impressed you actually had time for other things!

    P.S. I am totally envious of Norma – I was so Jonesin’ for those brownies!!

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