Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I got an Award, and Happy Belated Birthday to me!

from Moriah! RULES you must resend this to 5 bloggers and you must tell 5 things about your crafts you like the most...what inspires you to make home made gifts..

What inspires me:
1. I love making the perfect gift for someone, and even better, I love seeing them enjoy it!
2. Ravelry. I can't log in without finding something new that I want to make RIGHT now for someone!
3. I agree with Moriah, I love the result of two needles and yarn. Such beautiful things can result!
4. I always love the rush of getting something new OTN right when I finish something.
5. Knitting blogs. Reading about other creative gifts and hearing about another knitters generosity is very inspiring.

And now, to nominate others: (I added how they inspire me)

1. Ever green knits with her great knits and patterns, and outdoor photography!
2. Alison with everything she does... her great knitting, humor, generosity and strength.
3. Rachel with all of the crafting from knitting to paper cutting to photography, it's all beautiful!
4. Nichole with her pups, knitting, reviews and charity work.
5. Darcy with her great knits and giveaways. (Already got this award once!)

A few weeks ago, I met up with Moriah, and she gave me an early birthday present! Obviously she knows me... with the stitch markers, blues and butterflies. I've been itching to bead since she gifted them! Thanks Moriah! (Sorry my picture size is still off, haven't figured out how to make pic's not get cut off like that... work in progress I guess)
Contest: Darcy is holding a KaratStix giveaway

Next: Details on my blogoversary contest coming... still working on details.
By then, hopefully I'll have some knitting to show. It's getting really close to the wrap up of my spring knitting goals as well. Yikes!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Which Ewe Are You?

Quiz: I saw this super cute quiz, posted on cosymakes blog, in honor of The Knitter's Book of Wool that is coming out in October...I'm a Shropshire. Down and down-type wool feels bouncy and crisp and they are often used as filler yarns because they give lightweight bulk to the finished product.

As the oldest pedigree breed, Shropshires can claim elegance, manners, and grace as their inheritance. Like other down and down-type wools, Shropshires stick together and are always sure to make new friends feel welcome.

Swap Updates: I had a bit of a lull around here, and before I knew it I was signing up for swaps left and right!

So far I'm signed up for...
SP14: Sign up now until June 15th. Different price ranges again like in SP13. Swap runs July through September.
Saucy Swap: On Ravelry. I love hot sauce, couldn't resist. I think entries have already closed... Mail Date: July 18th
Caffeine Addicts Summer Swap "My Favorite Things": On Ravelry. Big coffee and tea fan, a.k.a. addict, also couldn't resis this swap. Register now, closes June 10th. (Today!) Mail date: July 15th

Friday, June 5, 2009

Dearest Blog,

Happy 2nd Blogoversary! We've had another great year. In the first year, you became a part of my life. Now I can't imagine not blogging. Sure, I've had lulls and lags, (including another move!) but "life" happens. I always look forward to come back and post about what has been keeping me for so long!

This year has brought me from one minor casualty, to Kenny Chesney stalking, to 2 Stitch 'N Pitches, to 6 more (of 17?) swaps, to winning contests, to my second dish rag tag (where this time I was a captain), to baby knitting to secret knitting and back again. Can't wait to see what next year brings!

Take a bite of the famous virtual blogoversary cupcake to celebrate!
I just read a post today saying how mini-blogs (facebook, twitter etc.) are overtaking blogs in popularity. I see people twittering, but I also see my google reader continually filling up with new posts to read. I don't see blogging going anywhere. I think there is definitely a perk to both, and while I just blog, I don't think blogs will diminish. I can't imagine not blogging what I'm thinking, knitting, or etc, after only 2 years. Sure, some people prefer to mini-blog that sort of stuff, but I'm sure there are many bloggers out there like me. Maybe blogging is developing and expanding as technology advances, but I'll still continue to blog and I don't think too many blogs are going anywhere soon.

The blog wanted to hold a contest in celebration of the past 2 years, and I agree. The blog wouldn't be the same without all of the friends that it has made along the way. It's time to celebrate! Stay tuned for more info!

Thanks for everything blog,