26 July 2021
21 July 2021
Hello there, and welcome to Week #3 of Christmas in July!!
If this were Double Jeopardy, I would say that this is when the scores double, and anything can happen - but it's not, and we are not keeping score (well, at least I'm not), but I guess anything could still happen ...
In this week's drawing, the giveaway prize definitely NOT be a year's worth of Rice-a-Roni. (When I was a kid, it seemed that a lot game shows had the consolation prize of a year's worth of Rice-a-Roni, "The San Franciso Treat" - I found this intriguing, because a) I had never ever had Rice-a-Roni, and b) it was always shown with a stock image of a cablecar, and that seemed incredibly exotic to me!)
Anyway, moving away from game shows, let's see what the prize is for this week:
Though the project bag is Christmas-themed, the book is most definitely not!
This is a project bag that is definitely a good size for a sock project, or any other smaller types of things you may be knitting. I purchased it from Sugar Tots a few years ago, but I have so many holiday-themed project bags, I have never ever used it. It's so cute, I wanted it to have a happy home with a knitter who would use it and appreciate it.
As for the book, the Goodreads summary is here, and my review of it is here. It does take place in Philadelphia, but you don't have to be familiar with the city to enjoy it. It's a good story, and is as much about families and relationships as it is about opioids and those who are suffering addiction. (But it has nothing to do with Christmastime or the holiday season as a setting to the story.) I won my copy in a Goodreads giveaway, so it seemed only fair to pass it along in another kind of giveaway.
Here's your question for this week:
What is a word or phrase/expression that you first encountered in print, and mentally pronounced one way, only to then actually hear it, and you'd missed the right pronunciation altogether?
Let me know in the comments on this post only. You have until 12 noon (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time) on Sunday, July 25, 2021. I'll once again call on the random number generator, and announce the winner in a post on Monday. And don't forget - any comments will also give you an entry into the final prize for this year!
My answer - well, I have two that came to mind. I used to love Nancy Drew mysteries, and sh would be referred to often as a "girl sleuth." I understood what it meant from the context, but in my head I thought it was pronounced as SLEE-UTH. I was amazed to learn that "sloth" was correct.
The other was the expression "C'mon," which for who knows what reason I thought was short for "See you on Monday." It didn't necessarily make a lot of sense when someone in a book would say, "See you on Monday, let's go to the store," but I would just move along. Then one time I heard someone reading aloud say it, and then it made a lot more sense ... 😂
19 July 2021
PLEASE NOTE: I mis-typed my e-mail address in the original version of this post, and I apologize. It has been corrected below.
(How sad is it when you can't get your very own e-mail address correct??)
Hello on a Monday, and as promised we have a winner for Week 2 of our giveaways for Christmas in July! There weren't as many entries for the actual prize this week as there had been for last week, but I think some people either just don't do counted cross-stitch, or have tried it and don't care for it. Which I get - I know very few people who love doing all of the craft things they have tried.
Anyway, Ye Olde Randome Numbber Generatore was consulted, and without any bias, it told me that the winner for Week 2 is:
Kim in Oregon!!!
This was her answer to the question: What is your favorite TV show ever?
"I think I'll have to say either 'The West Wing' or 'Sports Night.' They're sort of related."
In my opinion, these are excellent choices! I also really liked both of these shows, and as a matter of fact, we are currently on Season 4 of our re-watch of "The West Wing." And I also get what she means about them being somewhat related.
So please join me in a round of applause to congratulate Kim! Please send your name and mailing address to me at thekittyknitterATverizonDOTnet, and I'll let you know when the package is on the way.
Thanks to all who participated, you'll have another shot at things in a couple of days. 😊
NOTE to Karen51: I never received your e-mail, either in my regular mail or in the spam/junk mailbox. Please try sending it again to the address above, as my e-mail has been known to have weirdnesses, and it's worth another try.
I really enjoyed reading about the shows people like(d). I'm also pleased because all of them were things I knew about, so I didn't feel like I'd missed out on something good that everyone else knew about. God forbid, I miss a good TV show, you know ...
Vacation is over as of today. At least I don't actually have to go into the building for work until tomorrow, that helps some. But I am grateful first of all that I had vacation time that I could take, and second of all, that I enjoyed every minute of it so much! Now to look forward to the next day off/vacation time.
We had a nice weekend, not a lot of activity, but it was very enjoyable to just spend some quiet time together. Yesterday was a day when I should have just not even tried at all to knit, though. Have you ever picked up your knitting, and for whatever reason, it's like you have either never knit at all, or you have completely forgotten how it works? That was me yesterday. Anything in progress I tried to work on, I ended up ripping out. And then I attempted to start a pair of socks, and that was just 100% a disaster. So late in the afternoon, I just decided to put everything away, out of immediate sight, and read for a while instead. Hopefully when I pick anything up next time, I'll remember how to use knitting needles!
16 July 2021
14 July 2021
I'm sorry for anyone who is disappointed this week, but rather than a knitting-related prize, I have one for those who enjoy counted cross-stitch. I know some of you do more than one craft, so you may not be as disappointed as others, but it seems only fair to branch out with some of the prizes.
For the second week of Christmas in July, the giveaway prize is this one: