Wow! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for two years. That’s a lot of gabbing. My daughter, The Genius, and I decided to start a blog two years ago because she was leaving for college and we thought it would be a fun way to stay connected. Well, she got busy with school, and I became the sole blogger. (Feel free to surprise us any time with a guest post, Genius!) Now I just facebook her or call her.
I remember how hard it was to put a photo on a post. Then I had to figure out side bars. There were so many things to learn. It was all so confusing. Now it’s just fun! Blogging has provided some discipline for me. (It pushes me to finish things, or y’all will think I’m lame!!!) It’s also a way to journal my life.
So, it’s time to celebrate my two year blogiversary with a party and some prizes!!!!! Hang on, the prizes are at the end of the post! Patience, people!
First I have to show you what I’m working on! A few weeks ago I finished my Waves of Alaska. I’ve decided I love modular knitting and I love Noro yarn. So I immediately started searching for a new project. Here’s what I came up with!
I got the idea from a vest in Dazzling Knits by Patricia Werner. I immediately started digging through the Noro Kureyon I’d acquired. I’d had a vague idea at one time that I wanted to knit a Lizzard Ridge afghan, so I’ve collected some fun Noro colors. I started knitting, and I’ve been totally addicted.
In case you’re wondering what it’s going to be when it grows up, it’s an afghan. Right now, my afghan is big enough for the dog. As much as I love Georgie, there’s no way I’m knitting her a blanket. (A quilt maybe, but not knitting!)
I’m using six colors of Kureyon right now, and I think that will be good. I’ve cruised around on ebay and purchased more yarn. Some has worked great, and some is going to have to wait for the next project, whatever that may be.
I’m using Cascade 220 for the black and the orange and green centers. As you can see from the photo, a good soak and blocking is going to do wonders for this thing! You may be hearing about this project for a long time, because it’s going to take me a while. I’m not likely to get sick of the colors though!
Ok, I’m back to the two year anniversary and the prizes. I’m offering two prizes. One for the knitters, and another for the quilters. If you’re both (like me!) you’ll have to decide which one you’d rather win!
So, without further ado, I’ve chosen two skeins of Schaefer Anne for the knitters. The colorway is Quilt Blocks. If you’re not familiar with this yarn, It’s wool, mohair, and nylon. You could make two pairs of socks or a gorgeous lace project, because you’ll have 1,120 yards of yarn to work with. It’s not quite as bright as the photo. (Have I mentioned that I’m going to learn how to run Photoshop?)
For the quilters I have 18 fat quarters of Daydream by Deb Strain for Moda. That’s 4 1/2 yards of fabric, and it’s gorgeous.
So, here’s the deal. Leave a comment and tell me which of my finished projects is your favorite. There are tabs at the top of the page, so you can look at all the finished projects. Or, you can just read the comments before yours and pilfer someone else’s idea! That wouldn’t be as much fun though. Also, let me know if you’d like to be entered to win the yarn or the fabric. Leave a comment by Friday, August 14 at midnight central time.
So, tell me what your favorite project is and do you want to win the yarn or fabric. Simple, huh?
Thanks for taking the time out of your busy life to read this crazy blog. I’ve so enjoyed the interaction with people I would never have come in contact with any other way. I’m having a blast, and hope to continue blogging for a very long time!
And now it’s time for a twenty minute power nap and then somebody has to feed these kids. Um, I think that may be me.