Monday, June 30, 2008

Belated First Blogoversary/101st Post Hybrid Contest

It's about time for a contest... I've finally made it to the LYS to pick up some prizes.
Dusty wouldn't let a contest go on without his help. As soon as I took the camera out and he saw the prizes on the chair he just HAD to start a stream of poses. Here is his "surprised" face when I asked him if he minded if I took a few more pics
He thought a profile pic was in order.
Here's a closer look at the Wool Bam Boo prize. I know there are wool fumes, but are there Wool Bam Boo fumes too? He looks like he's under the influence...

I have a fun first year blogging. I experienced many swaps, made many friendships and connections with people through this blog, and I would like to know a bit more about you, the reader. It may also inspire some more projects to go on my Rav Queue (To-Do list) also, not like it's not full enough already!

Prizes: Two winners! One will win a skein of Classic Elite's Wool Bam Boo, and the other will get a skein of Nashua Handknit's Creative Focus brushed Alpaca.

Ways to Enter:
Leave a comment on my blog telling me about your favorite knitting (or sewing) project. Feel free to link blog posts or send me to your Rav notebook.

Extra entries: Post about my contest on your blog
Even more entries: If someone else mentions that you sent them, you both get an extra entry!

Deadline: Friday July 11th at midnight (EST)

40 comments:

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Double congrats! I'll be posting your contest on my blog by the 4th.

evergreenknits said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

You don't have to enter me into your contest, but I just wanted to let you know that I posted about it on WiKnit, my knitting contest blog. Best of luck with your contest!!

Turtle said...

congrats to you!! such a cutie showing off the yarn. I think one of my favorite knitting projects to date would be the sweater called Wicked (i so cannot remember where i downloaded the pattern from) but i love it! I also like knitting lacy things with beads...fun new textures and yarns are what i love!

Turtle said...

oh, i linked you!

allergicmom said...

My favourite project is almost always whatever I'm working on at the time. It's also the icarus that I just finished, in malabrigo lace -- totally delicious!

Jenna Z said...

One of my most favorite projects was the Branching Out Scarf:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/corgipants/branching-out

It is an easy lace pattern and so pretty in Gossamer's color variations!

Jenna Z said...

Oh yeah, and you totally just reminded me that I need to post my own 1 year blogaversary contest!

Nichole said...

My favorite knitting project is usually my current WIP, especially if its a gift for someone I love.

Happy Blogiversary!

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Happy blogaversary!

My fave knitting project is anything baby! (Now that I have a newborn I'm all about baby knitting again!)

Kristen said...

Hi, congrats on your blogiversary! I think my favorite project was the pair of fingerless mittens I made for myself with really soft and lovely wool/silk yarn. It was more than I wanted to pay, especially for a beginner project, but I looked all around and didn't find anything I liked even remotely as much. I'll be excited to wear them once fall rolls around.

Andrea said...

My favorite project was a jumper I completed a year ago for my baby neice complete with a little rosette pin on the lapel. It was dainty, pretty and oh, so soft.

I am looking forward to more baby knitting soon too as I just found out this week that I am pregnant! Those tidy little bundles would make a sweet little hat and booties!!!

ArtsyAndi@gmail.com

Myownigloo said...

Oh, goody!

My favorite project I haven't really started yet. I took a Tunisian class and got the stitch down for an afghan I'm going to be making in lavendar llama/wool for a wedding gift. The practice swatch (orange acrylic, bleh) is in my Rav notebook. http://tinyurl.com/5j8g99 The other favorite is one that I've started preparing for, but again is not finished. It's the Mini Ruffled Pillbox Hat that's in my notebook. I just finished winding the "yarn" (embroidery floss) today.

I'll announce your contest on my blog as soon as I can

Anonymous said...

My favorite project is generally the one I'm working on at the current time as well. I'm a new knitter so I try and learn something new with each project. My current project is my first lace project (I took a class) and is the Diamondback Scarf in my Rav project page. I'm really enjoying it and it's a quick knit. My first chart experience and the first time I've used a lifeline. The yarn even kind of looks like a diamondback rattlesnack!

Happy Blogiversary (and many more)!!!

Jackie
JackieCastsOn Ravelry

Aunt Kathy said...

Right now my favorite knitting projects is dishcloths but I recently discovered felting and am intrigued.

I saw the link to your contest on Turtles blog and I have also added a link to mine as well.

Congratulations on a year of blogging I just reached almost a year and a half. I too have made many friends and owe it all to blogging.

Bronwyn said...

Favorite knitting project? Probably this headband. It just came out BEYOND perfect. Well, it turned out too big.. but other than that it LOOKS great.

lizzzknits said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! My favorite knitting was the Kauni cardigan because not only does it fit, I learned several new skills in the process. My Ravelry name is also lizzzknits...take a look

Eija said...

Happy first blogoversary and best wishes from Finland.
I visited first time on your blog and I must take part of the contest.

Lizardknits said...

Happy Blogiversary! Dusty is a cutie. I love to knit triangle shawls and socks (toe up). I've always got a couple of each going.

Knitmomma said...

Hi! Well, my favorite knitting project is usually the one I am working on right now. I am knitting my first adult sized pair of socks...I am also am still entranced with the Baby Surprise Jacket I made for my niece.

Kenyetta said...

Congrats times two!
My favorite knitting projects are tied between felted bags or dishcloths.
Kenyetta on Ravelry

Kathy said...

Happy blogness!

Nice yarn choices for prize! lovely kitty.

My favorite knitting projects are cowls, right now . Cowl is the new scarf or so they say! Check out sixonesevens blog for a easy cute cowl pattern

BellaMama said...

I must say that my favorite project are my socks. Sorry, still writing up the pattern (don't know what's taking so long?!) I posted your contest on my blog, too. And I read about it at myownigloo's site! I'm bellawool on ravelry & you can see the "fan & feather comfort shawl" that mustaavilla made, that's my next fav!

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

The easy flame scarf is a real joy to knit up:)Iam posting your contest on my blog:)Hugs Darcy

teabird said...

Congratulations! (Darcy sent me) - my favorite knitting projects are baby hats. You can improvise and just have fun with them - and they always look cute.

teabird . ravelry

Nell said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Darcy Knotty Knitter sent me!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Stupid old me, first to comment, first to link back, first to forget to tell my favorite project. I'm like some other folks, my current is my fave. Which really works the "Fickle Factor" when I've got 4 or 5 things going at once. My favorite type of project would have to be sweaters, they make a decent hole in the stash that I can refill with new yarn!

Katie O said...

Happy blogiversary sent me over! I love to make market bags and the Baby Surprise Jacket.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jetgirl1313

Bean said...

I like knitting baby-stuff. I have 4 kids and 2 nieces on the way. lacking no subjects.

Alaina said...

Happy Blog-versary!

I came over from Darcy's place :)

My favorite project would have to be socks...I have just done the basic sock - so nothing spectacular!!!

Hope the next year goes as well as the first :)

Take care.

Dianne said...

My favorite knitting project would be socks. I can't seem to stop knitting them, and always have several socks OTN at any one time!

Anonymous said...

Hiya - My fav FO to date is my El Capitan Hat. Oh I love it so much it came out perfect and I can't wait to wear it.. I ended up making it in Feb or Mar which was too late in winter to wear it. I love the color its a Burnt Redish orange and it made out of Wool Ease Thick & Quick and I was able to do it when just one ball and it was quick, and I love , love , love. I attained Rockstar status because of that beauty.

Check it out in my project in Ravelry...Im OhAmy. I'd link you to it but I"m at work and can't log on to Rav :(!

Happy Blogavasary and I love the kitty pics...such a cutie! Thanks for the contest

Amanda said...

My favorite knitting project thus far is a pair of Fiber Trends felted clogs. It was so much fun to knit with big needles and then throw your knitting into the washer.

smariek said...

Dusty is cute! Congrats on your blogoversary! I came here by way of Darcy.

smariek said...

Oops, I forgot to mention my favorite project. That would have to be scarves, particularly my cable scarves, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/tag/cablescarfseries . Cables are such fun and the best part is I can do them while watching tv!!

knitalittle said...

Okay before I knew it I'm commenting. Shameless how I love the contests. If you don't enter you'll never win that is what I tell myself. Love the kitty :)

Kelli said...

I loved loved loved knitting Nancy Bush's chalet socks. The pattern is so intuitive. AND my cat didn't chew on my yarn while i was knitting it.

dogquilter said...

Love the kitty!! My favorite things to knit are socks, purses and scarves. Couldn't pick just one because as I'm making it every one is my favorite!

fated follies studio said...

happy blogiversary to you! wowzie. my favorite projects would be making scarves out of the softest and prettiest colors available. have another great year.

jenny

nvrenough said...

Happy Blogiversay! My favorite projects are knitting knitting socks. They are quick and gratifying and they always feel great on my feet.

neverenough on Ravelry

Maria said...

My favorite thing to knit is socks! After that, sweaters and knitted babes!!!Aunt Kathy sent me from her wondrous blog!!!