Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Still here, in some form

Seems that since I began this blog, I've managed to update the thing 2 or 3 times a week. It's rare for me to let a whole week go by without posting. And as far as changing my online persona to "stitchjones," it's going to take a while until I can get a real website up and running. However, I did manage to snag my very own domain name, and you can see the placeholder page I made here, even though there's not much on it right now. I will be changing out that photo--I just thought the glass needles looked kind of spacey-cool. FWIW, I'll be yammering about my favorite subject--yarn--right here for the time being!

Newest Hand Dyes

It's also been quite a while since I've had the opportunity to do any dyeing, although yesterday I managed to do a whole three skeins. One needs overdyeing, so I can't show you that one, but here are the other two. They are part of this wild hair flash of inspiration I got at the beginning of September, and the new line of yarns is called "Grand Designs."

The name of this colorway is "Limelight".
And this one is called "Freewill".

Name It and Claim It

Normally, I think blog contests where in order to win a prize, the reader must answer some lame-ass trivia question about the blogger, are horribly self-indulgent and beneath me. However, since this phase of my life seems to be about surprising myself, I'm having a contest in which you have to answer a lame-ass trivia question about me! The prize, of course, is yarn.

Here goes: in order to win two skeins of Koigu, that's right I said Koigu, there is a common theme in the names I chose for my colorways. First one to tell me what it is wins the yarn. Some of you have been reading my blog for a while (and I love you oh so much) and know a few things about me, so you'll probably ace it.

Goodnight all--I'm going to nip over to Etsy to list the yarns.

*HUGS* b'cause I've been gone and came back to see you are changing stuff and I haven't commented while I was gone. :)
Oh oh! I think its because you like all things Japanese and it reminds you of places there!!! I think....;o)
Hi Mrs. H, Big Welcome Back Hugs to you too!

Uber--good guess, but nope, that's not it...
I thought they were named after places in Japan, but I don't get "Freewill" or "Limelight" in that context. If I had to name yarns, I'd probably name them after something lame, like political philosophers or something. Can't you just see yarns with names like "Socrates", "Aristotle", "Hume", "Jefferson"...
I'm gonna throw my two cents in here and give it a try. Are they titles of Rush songs? I know you are a HUGE Rush fan so I thought maybe you were doing an homage to them through the medium of yarn. The new skeins look beautiful. I can't wait to get my hands on some.
DING DING DING we have a winner! Fancy Pants aka Erika--plz email me at sharonfs@comcast.net with your snail mail, because two gorgeous skeins of Koigu are coming your way!

Yes, I am that much of a fool for Rush. With 18 studio albums, I'm not going to run out of colorway names any time soon. "Grand Designs" is in fact a Rush song, from the Power Windows album in '85. What a hopeless geek I am. Thanks for playing, everybody!
Ha! She totally got it, I thought that's what it was, congrats fancy pants!

They look FAB by the way
I love "free will", the colors are beautiful. I knew the answers but Damn I was too late.
DANG my no computer status!! Of course I knew the answers because A) I'm Canadian, and all Canadians know Rush songs, and B) I know you LOVE Rush. Ah, oh well, congrats to Fancy Pants! Your new colourways are fabu, by the way!!
Yeah, congrats to fancy pants- I'm not bitter I lost.....much.
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