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My 2 year blogiversary and a contest!

So I’ve been craft blogging for two years now (thanks for the comment and reminder Teena from Toronto)! I can’t believe it’s been that long since I decided to stop torturing my LJ friends with many crochet posts. Then I learnt how to knit last year and haven’t stopped since. It’s like when I found how much I loved reading in Grade 3 after a few years of struggling to learning and ate up every book i could get my hands on and still am!

It’s been a good mail week. I got my long awaiting book The Eclectic Sole and some bags from stuckin illinois’s etsy store. I love her bags and her store is temporarily closed, but you can purchase her bags elsewhere info in her profile on etsy. I also got my order from ScaryMerry inside the lay see (lucky red envelope) are the cutest fortune cookie markers. I tried to take a picture of them but couldn’t get a good enough shot of the markers to do them justice.
picture of The Eclectic Sole and sock bags made by stuckinillinois

Since my 30th birthday is on Friday I thought I’d post the Birthday/Blogoversary Contest. So Marsha of First Things First, gave gifted mathoms on her birthday to her readers and I love the idea of giving gifts on your special day. Tolkien’s hobbits gave friends and family gifts(mathoms)on their birthday. Now these gifts that I will be offering in the contest are some books I’m going to destash and hope that they can be found a good home and a very cool kit. Here’s are some pictures

So the books are

  • Modern Classics by Louisa Harding
  • Felted Crochet by Jane Davis
  • Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi
  • and Knitscene Spring 2007 ( have an extra copy)

As for the kit it’s the Baby Bobbi Bear kit. It comes with two hanks of Blue Sky Alpaca’s Organic Cotton in Nut and the Baby Bobbi Bear pattern. So leave a comment here and let me know what books you are interested in and I’ll put your name in the draw. You can get your name in the draw more times if someone comments that you told them about the contest. I’ll add names till the end of June then I’ll draw a name for each book and the kit. Good luck! Edited June 14 3:50pm PST Thanks Michelle (blogless from South Africa) for bring up the whole shipping issue to foreign countries and costs. I forgot all about mentioning this, sorry everyone. For the time stated of this edit the contest will only be for those in North America. I apologize for not mentioning this earlier and I will honour anyone who put their name in to the cut off person who is Bean. PS don’t forget to tell me if someone told you about my contest (unless it was my Raverly post on the CLF group) share the love and they get their name in again for referring you! Happy Knitting everyone and Good Luck!

PS remember blogspot bloggers wordpress doesn’t show your info like blogspot does when you are logged in, so don’t forget to enter in your blog if you want it to be shown. Also if someone’s post sent you here and you enter be kind and let me know that that person referred you because they get entered again! I noticed some clicks from such posts but no comments telling me about referrals, remember play fair!


52 Responses

  1. hehe I was hoping you’d mention your birthday! I’ve got it in my iCal and was thinking about what to do! So Happy Blogiversary & Birthday!! Two years is a long time to be blogging. I’ve no idea how long I’ve been going (on and off)… lol

    What a cute kit & blue sky alpaca organic cotton YUM!!! hehe I’ve always liked the Hobbits’ idea of gifting for your birthday, but no one ever seems to reciprocate on their birthdays. *le sigh* Anyway, book? Umm I’ve always wanted to try something by Louise Harding so I’ll pick that one. And of course I’ll spread the word!

  2. Happy blogiversary, and I hope you have a wonderful birthday too!

    I’d love a chance to win the Harding book or the Bordhi book or the kit (you can decide which draw to put me in for).

  3. Happy birthday to you! June is such a huge birthday month (my son, brother, nephew and father!) that it feels like I’m just going from one party to the next!

    (If I win, I’m fond of the bear kit — my kids have been after me to knit a toy for them.)

  4. Happy Blogiversary! Wow, two years, eh? :0)

    I love the look of either the Louisa Harding book, or the Knit Scene!

  5. Happy bday and blogiversary!

    I love knitting socks, so I’d be interested in the “Sole” book or the bobbi bear kit.

  6. Congrats on the blogoversary! Cute Curious George fabric! I love the bobbi bear kit and the extra knit scene. Have a good day!

  7. Happy Blogiversary! Two years blogging is wonderful, and this is a nice idea for a contest.

    If I should be so lucky, I’d have to choose the Baby Bobbi Bear kit, because I’ve been dying to make one of those!

  8. Hi, happy Blogiversary!
    I would love the Lousia Harding Book, the Knitscene or the Baby Bobbi Bear Kit. I’ve had a really crappy week (didn’t get a job I thought I would get, washing machine broke down, friend gossiping about me) and I think I’d probably knit up the bear for myself to hug.

  9. Happy Blogiversary! What a generous contest you are having! I’d love a chance to win the Baby Bobbi Bear kit or Modern Classics book. Thanks!

  10. Hurray for bloggiversaries!! You’re looking great for two (and thirty – I never would have guessed at least!) Hmm, I wouldn’t mind either the Modern Classics book or the Socks Soar from Cat please!! If I don’t remember tomorrow, Happy Birthday!!

  11. Two whole years–congratulations! And congratulations on your upcoming personal birthday, too! πŸ™‚

    I’m interested in the sock book, the Harding book, and the bear kit. They all look fun to me!

  12. Happy Blogaversary!!!!
    I love these ones:
    Modern Classics by Louisa Harding
    and Knitscene Spring 2007
    and of course would love to have
    the Baby Bobbi Bear kit
    your so sweet:)Hugs Darcy

  13. Oh these bears look cute! Congrats on both your birthday and your blogiversary

  14. Happy Blog and non-blog Birthday!

    I would love the Knitscene and the kit.

  15. Happy Birthday and Blogiversary (a double whammy!).

    The shawl pin on my sweater was actually made by my dad over thirty years ago. He used to be a silver- and gold-smith, but give it up a long time ago (hard to support three kids that way). I stole this from his stash of leftovers and use it as a shawl/sweater pin (not sure its original purpose, although I think it was his attempt at a barrette!)

    Oh, and ’cause I’m a sucker for books, if you want, you can stick me in the drawing for the Bordhi book πŸ™‚

  16. Happy birthday (and blogiversary!) i think mine is coming up as well, the birthday passed with limited notice, lol.

    The modern classics book looks cool as well as Cat’s book. The kit would be fabulous as i have many friends preggers at the moment and would save my butt! Enjoy your day, if you were closer i’d treat you to a birthday pedicure!

  17. happy blogaversary! I’m interested in the felted crochet book and the teddy bear kit.

  18. Happy birthday and blogiversary!

    Being new to sock knitting, I’d be interested in: Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi.

  19. Thanks for the link on the CLF board, and congratulations all round!

    I’m off to look around your blog (I already really like the photo of dog and child), but if you wanted to put me in the drawing for the crochet book I’d appreciate it.

  20. Happy Blogiversary and Birthday! Lots to celebrate this week!

    Any of the books except the crochet book (I’m really only knitting these days) or the kit would be fabulous. I’m a new knitter and would love any of it!

  21. Happy Blogiversary and Birthday!

    I just saw the felted crochet book the other day and thought that would be great to help me destash my collection of Cascade 220. I love to felt!

  22. I would love the crochet felt book. I have tried felting in the past and I just can’t seem to figure it out. Happy Happy Birthday, I think that I will do this on my birthday next year, what a GREAT idea!

  23. I would love love love your Felted Crochet book, but I’m worried at the logistics of sending it to South Africa! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and blogiversary!

  24. Happy Birthday and happy blogiversary!

    All your prices are great!

  25. Wow, happy Bloggy birthday and thanks for the chance to win some nifty books! I would really enjoy Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi, the KnitScene magazine and the Bobbi Bear kit.

  26. Happy birthday, and happy blogiversary! I keep seeing The Eclectic Sole pop up in Ravelry discussions– it sounds like a good buy.

    As far as your mathoms go, the Knitscene and Bobbi Bear kit look spiffy. πŸ™‚

  27. I’d like Felted Crochet, if it’s still available. πŸ™‚ plus, I love Jane Davis’s work. I have her simple crochet for cherished babies book at home. it’s great. and I saw her toddler book, πŸ™‚ I’m drooling.

  28. Well, happy birthday!!! How fun and nice of you to share.

    I would love to be in the drawing for either
    Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles by Cat Bordhi
    or the Baby Bobbi Bear kit.
    You can choose for me, if you like.

  29. I’m pretty new to all this blogging stuff, I’m in my first 2months! Its great to see how much others get from their blogs, I hope I make it to two years as well! Well done!

    I’ve felted and I’ve crocheted but I’ve never Felted Crochet, so that the one for me…

  30. Happy Birthday and Blogaversary! Could you please enter me for Modern Classics, Felted Crochet, and Knitscene? Thanks for letting me play! πŸ™‚

  31. Happy Birthday C! And congrats on two years of blogging! I hope you have a great celebration with your family and friends this weekend. πŸ™‚ Welcome to 30. I’ve been here for half a year and it’s not so bad. πŸ˜›

    Thanks for the contest! Please enter me for the Knit Scene or Sock book. I finally started my first pair last night.

  32. Happy Birthday! I love the Felted Crocheting book. Wool is my fiber of choice, generally, and I love to felt. And it looks beautiful!

  33. Happy Birthday and Blogoversary – two years blogging around, huh? There’s dedication and persisitence for you!

  34. Congrats on two years of blogging!

  35. Congratulations!

    I found your blog through a post on the CLF (my username is stitchmeup). I see that you’re from Vancouver- I’m just over in Victoria.

    If you haven’t found a home for Felted Crochet, I would love to have it!

  36. Hey….Happy, happy! June IS a great month to be born in…I should know…my birthday is in 3 days…he,he,he… And Happy Blogiversary!

    I would love the Felted Crochet book….so I am putting my name in for that.

    Your post made me realize I totally MISSED my blogiversary! It was a year ago May 16th that I started MY blog. And you gave me a great idea to celebrate it!



  37. knit scene please. good luck on your contest.

  38. Congrats on your blogaversary. I love Knitscene!

    Will do some shamelss contest pitching on my blog.

  39. What a great giveaway! I would love the socks book!

  40. Happy blogiversary and birthday!

    If I’m lucky enough to win, I’d love the Cat Bordhi book…

  41. I am really interested in the Baby Bobbi Bear kit! I want to knit a Tae Kwon Do bear as a gift for the owner of the place I take Tae Kwon Do, but I don’t have “bear colored” yarn or a pattern (I’m thinking of a regular bear with a black belt; I’ve got some scrap black yarn). I’ve wondered about the Circs Soar book (I’m a dedicated DPN user, but I’ve been considering trying it on circulars).

  42. Happy Blogiversary! I googled Eclectic Sole to see what pattern people are making from it (I just finished Niagara and must destash some more before I buy the perfect yarn for Rivendell πŸ™‚

    I would love the Socks Soar book as I keep giving the library back their copy and still haven’t done socks on circular needles yet. Or the bear kit. πŸ™‚

  43. Happy Birthday and Blogversary!
    I really adore the Baby Bobbi Bear Kit or any of the sock knitting books!!

  44. I like the Cat Bhordi book, the knitscene, the bear kit , well, really it’s all great!

    Happy Birthday!

  45. Congrats for keeping a blog up and running for two years.

    I like all of the prizes!

  46. Happy birthday and blogaversary! Wow! Lots to celebrate! And how generous you are for sharing your wealth. I love the bear kit and the Cat Bordhi book particularly.

    I admit it — I found you through wiknit.blogspot.com, but I find alot of great blogs that way.

  47. Happy Birthday and blogiversary!

    I love knitting socks, and contests, I’d be interested in the β€œSole” book.

  48. Happy Birthday! I am also coming up on my blogiversary. πŸ™‚

    I love that Bobbi Bear kit!!

  49. Happy birthday AND happy blogiversary! What a lovely contest…I’m interested in the Modern Knits book. Thanks!

  50. I’d love the bear kit or the sock book.


  51. My first 2 choices are either the sock book or the bear kit.

    Happy blogiversary!

  52. Happy Blogiversary! What fabulous prizes! I’d love the Eclectic Sole, second choice the bear kit, but I’d be happy to accept anything πŸ˜‰

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