Monday, February 19, 2007

My Blog's First Anniversary - A Prize!


Today is my blog's first anniversary! To celebrate, I have a beautiful skein of Lisa Souza Sock! Merino yarn in Violet's Pink Ribbon colorway to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog from Tuesday, February 20 to Sunday, February 25/07. I'll randomly pick one comment to win. Please make sure that I have contact information to let you know if you win.

130 comments:

Mz Mar said...

Happy Blogversary to you!!
Now if I'd just quit reading everyone else's blogs I'd have time to catch mine up! lol~~
mzmar@adelphia.net

Lovs2Knit said...

Happy Blogversary. I'm fairly new to blogging. I won't hit my 1 year till December.

chappy said...

congratulations! 1 yr! must say your doggies are adorable! hocus pocus looks so lovable! can't wait to see your finished money socks!

Nhel said...

Happy Blogversary! I'm really jealous of the weather over there... Just curious, what kind of breed is Hocus Pocus? Your dogs are beautiful.

Nhel
nhelmercado@yahoo.com

monica said...

Happy Blogiversary and congrats I am soon approaching that 1 year mark too. Your dogs are beautiful.

Kitt said...

Happy Blog Anniversary to you! Happy Blog Anniversary to you! Happy Blog Anniversary.....Happy Blog Anniversary to YOUUUUUUUUUU!
:0)
Kitt

Jenneke said...

Lang zal ze leven, lang zal ze leven, lang zal je blog leven in de gloria, in de gloria, in de gloria, hieperdepiep.... Hoera!

happy bloganiverary!

ikkinlala said...

Happy blog anniversary!

iknittoo said...

wow i have been reading thru your stuff you have had some year. Happy blogversary!!!!!!!

Tafme said...

Happy Blogversary....I am so new to blogging...love to see other blogs. Just wish I had the courage to do my own. I have one...just nothing posted. Great pictures and entries on yours though.
What kind of dog is Hocus Pocus?

mrsquilt said...

Happy anniversary!

Love your socks and your dogs are wonderful. I recently moved from MN to AZ, and I really miss the snow, it was fun to see some in your pictures.

Happy Knitting
Kellie

Artseycrafts said...

Happy Blog anniversary. Your dogs are adorable (I am also a dog lover). I am also knitting the "Monkey" socks in Lisa Souza "Mars Quake" yarn. Your "Delft" is much better with Monkey.

spinquilt said...

congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. I started a blog this year but don't put much in it. I was interested to see you live in Regina. I have never been there but my son lives there and I hope to get out to see him this year.
I love the dogs especially pocus.
Karen

Monika said...

Hi, I'm a dog lover too! You have wonderful dogs, and yes, you lured me over here with the promise of a chance to win yarn! I couldn't restist! ;o)

Melissa said...

I love your dogs, can't imagine what this world would be like without our pups. Do you think there would still be war if each person played with a dog for at least an hour each day?

Melissa in Ohio
mejim6@aol.com

momsue84 said...

Happy blogversary! We have much in common. I, too, adore dogs and have a weimaraner. I'm also the mother of one son, age 22 and have been married for 30 years. Congratulations on your blog.

Susan said...

Congrads on your blogversary! Great looking socks and I love seeing pics of the dogs!

Lisa said...

Happy Blogiversary! Lisa Souza makes dyes some wonderful yarn. Your socks are very nice. I like the Colinette ones a lot!

Laura said...

Congratulations:) I now have another blog to add to my morning read..:)

zekezac said...

Happy anniversary. I try to look at everyone's knitting on their blogs and your pictures are great. your dogs are absolutly beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
love the socks that rock in granite. Very nice.

Shannon said...

Happy Blogiversary to you!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Blog, and happy blogversary. Your knitting looks wonderful, and poochies do too. Blog is well set up, and easy to read. Good size print and clear piccies.
daman@centurytel.net

Susan MacLeod said...

Happy anniversary! Cute dogs. Nice sock knitting going on here!
sumac@sover.net

Bridget said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I still have a few months to go.

I have been reading your blog for a couple of months, and really enjoying it.

My four cats send a [cautious] hello to your four dogs! :-)

Abigail said...

happy blogaversary, neat contest idea!

I saw your link over on the yahoo group and decided to throw my hat in the ring, glanced around, and I think you just gained yourself a new reader too!
:D love the adorable dogs, and you have a nice writing style. Thanks!

(btw, on the off chance I should win, you can get a hold of me at Alien_Sunset AT yahoo DOT com)

Carolyn said...

I was coming up on my 1st anniv on mine too and had a disaster...I accidently erased it...I about passed out! Love your "fur-kids". I have 4 of my own!
mimiwontonsknitpage.blogspot.com

Jeane said...

Happy Aniversity!! I love your blog.I too love dogs and have raised them most of my adult life. Your socks are really beautiful and I appreciate the fact that you give the yarn and the colorway. STR is my fav yarn and now I must go and order the Granite color.
Hugs Jeane

Random Knitter said...

Congratulations, I agree Line and Violet are sooo funny. I have finished the monkey socks and have started the hot smoking socks.

Bona Fide Knitter said...

Happy Blog Anniversary. Your socks rock, even the ones of a different yarn. ;-) My blog is a fledgling but there are a couple of LWDs (Little White Dogs), Bichons, that make an appearance. If I win the prize send me Hocus Pocus. What a cutie!

MFShepherd@aol.com

Jakki said...

Wow! A year! Congratulations! I luv reading other knitters' blogs. I started mine two months ago.

jakkimitch@yahoo.com
(http://knittingisinmygenes.blogspot.com)

paula said...

Happy Blogiversary! Such cute doggies! One of my pups attacks my foot, too.

Catherine said...

Happy Blogging!!!!!

May you write happily for another year!!!

Catherine said...

Happy Blogging!

Love the pictures of the dogs!

Lynn said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! I am new at this blogging thing and just started mine in Dec '06.
Love your dog photos. They are all so beautiful. My passion is cats. Have your blog bookmarked so I can return to see your finished monkey socks. You're a very talented knitter and your work is gorgeous.

Knitnik said...

Bon Blogiversaire! Thought I'd toss in my jr. high French. Congrats on your anniversary, and of course your knitting! Knit on!

Kelly said...

Way to go on one year! I'm so excited for you. I love seeing all the new posts on your blog and your work is gorgeous! Keep it up!

Tabitha said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary. Love the dogs especially Austin. I like the color you are using for Monkey. I am currently knitting Monkey too. Just restarted it in a plum donegal tweed. Started it in a "busier" yarn and didn't like it so it went to the Frog Pond. So far I am pleased with the results. I can't wait to see your finished sock.

pdnpjf said...

Happy Blogversary! Just couldn't resiste the chance to win some Lisa Souza yarn. Your dogs are SO cute! ~Paula

Marie said...

Love your page. You sound like you should teach at our little school that I work at in Sebago Maine. We sometimes have split grades when there are too many kids for one of that "level" and not enough for two.
I love the pics of your dogs and your socks. I am a knitter and spinner too. I have a small knitting club after school with 9 kids from grades 3, 4, 5.
Congratulations on your blog!
Saw the link on the sock knitters list.
Marie
bishbun@adelphia.net

Sheila said...

Congratulations Susan - I love your blog - and your dogs. It's been a great year and here's wishing you another one to follow, with lots more gorgeous knitting. Sheila.

Pat said...

Happy One Year of blogging Anniversary. Your doggies are so cute.
Pat

Patty said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Wishing you happy knitting in the futrue. Love the puppers!

Patty and the Golden Retriever 6 Pack
goldenmmm@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Hello, and happy anniversary! Your dogs are beautiful and so is that skein of yarn. May you have many, many more healthy years of blogging.

Sandra Bejster said...

Susan,

I love all your babies, but Hocus has got to be my favorite. That face is just so adorable!

Great job on your socks. I ordered my CT&H book last week and have been anxiously awaiting it's arrival. After a bit of practice, I hope to graduate up to making the monkey socks pattern. It looks so cool that even my picky 12-year-old daughter thought they were neat!

Sandra
Dearborn, MI

adrienne said...

happy blogiversary!

i love hocus pocus!

Tracy said...

Congrats! What a pretty yarn.

Lynn said...

Happy Blogversary! Have been reading for several months. I show the dog pictures to my daughter. She loves them.

Lynn
lynnhaffner@kc.rr.com

NancyP. said...

Okay, let me try this again since I was "anonymous" in my last try. Happy Anniversary! I'm so green when it comes to blogs. Your dogs and your blog are wonderful. May you be blessed with many more years of healthy, happy blogging.
corianderp@aol.com

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your 1st Blog Anniversary!
lizard_knits AT hotmail DOT com

Louise Cole said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I love your socks and enjoy your pictures of winter. I live in northern Maine where it has been well below zero a lost the last three weeks, so I can appreciate the frozen world that you describe and photograph.
Louise
ldcole1@verizon.net

irsuzyq said...

Happy Blogversary! Your dogs are so cute! Love your socks. I'm currently working through Mary Ann's book so I hope my socks turn out as good as yours.

Carol said...

Happy Blogversary! Great blog!!! Your dogs are very cute, and your knitting is wonderful. In South Florida the weather is either hot or hotter. When we get a cold front it gets down to 50 degrees. It's almost impossible to imagine -32. Have you knitted booties for your dog children?
Carol
clee1159@yahoo.com

Vicki Reid said...

Wow, such beautiful sock yarn!! Happy blogversary, I hope to get up some gumption and start my own, yours is just peachy!! ;0)
and I really need that wonderful yarn, hint, hint!!
Great dogs, too, I have Japanese Chin myself.
Vicki
reveluchin@yahoo.com

Nancy J said...

Happy Blogversary! Isn't Lisa Souza's yarn great?! And your shelties, especially for me, are terrific!@ I have a collie and he and my inherited miniature schnauzer would love to play with your guys!

Diana Troldahl said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

SueW said...

Happy Anniversary!
Fun Blog ... love your four legged toddlers!

SueW.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversay to you, Happy Anniversay to you, Happy Anniversay to you, Happy Anniversay to you. (Sung to the tune of Happy Birthday).

Have a great day.

Lisa H in Kansas
www.lrheiserman.blogspot.com

kit said...

Your a wonderful photographer, and I really like your blog. I'm glad I found it. I'm also a sucker for dogs and a contest... but I will be back to see your socks!

Fiadhnat said...

Congrats. I'm like TAFME - have a blog but nothing posted. I guess I'm too busy reading other peoples so keep them posts coming for us blog 'eavesdroppers'!

Lisa K said...

Happy One-Year to you! I've enjoyed lurking on your blog and have to say a big thank you. You got me hooked on Lime and Violet's podcast. Your dogs are a treat (three have me for their own here...) and your socks are wonderful. Thanks for the contest and keep up the great blogging!

Lisa K
lkobeck@yahoo.com

karen said...

Happy anniversary! What a nifty idea! I like your pooches. I have pugs, snorty little fellows.
Thank you allowing us the opportunity to get to know you.

Yarnartist said...

Glad to introduce myself to you. That little white dog is too adorable. Congratulations on your first year of blogging!

Susanne said...

What a wonderful and generous contest!! Happy Blogiversary to YOU!! I have been reading for a while but didn't know it was your "birthday".:)
Hope you have another wonderful year! All the best

Becca said...

Happy Blogiversary! Cute doggies.

aj said...

Happy blogversary. Not sure how you have the time to do everything. We've just adopted a rescue Saint/Lab/Malamute at 95 pounds and 20 months, after losing our old dog. He also loves the snow, like yours, but is finally deciding he is a house dog. Blowing enough coat I'm going to have to start spinning again, and he likes to help me cook and knit. Don't mind getting rutabagas and apples back from him, but he has also decided that balls of yarn are great to tote around. Arrggh! May you have many more good years of blogging.
aj (banphriosa at yahoo dot com)
PS - was reading your blog before the contest.

eve knits said...

happy blogiversary!!

evep83@yahoo.com

Tammy said...

Cool contest for your anniversary. I've been thinking about mine as well, though it's not until April. I'll have to come up with something enticing.

I love your doggie pictures, the snow and your school stories.

kshotz said...

Love your blog....I'm adding you to my read list with Wendy Knits and Romancing the Yarn (among others).

Beautiful yarn too!

Congrats on a year!
Kim Helmick
KHelmickphotography@frontiernet.net

Carol said...

Happy one year old!!

Pocus is really cute with his new hair cut.

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Congrats on one year of your blog! I love your dogs...such cuties. We have a dog too...and a cat...and our adult daughter moved back home with her two cats, so it's a zoo right now. ;-)

Love your socks too...I definitely want to try the two circular needles method as I hate dpns. You've given me the courage to try!

Liz

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your blog! :0 What georgeous yarn! I haven't had the courage to blog yet. Many more!
jminnear@msn.com

Molly, the BeanQueen said...

Congratulations on your year.
Keep up the good work.

drMolly, the BeanQueen

Molly, the BeanQueen said...

Congratulations on your first year.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Your 'marshmallow' puppy is a cutie! Is he a Bichon?

happy blog-o-versary (a new word, I think!)

Diana C

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love reading your blog!
DebbieL
sdnslowry@aol.com

cmrnj@aol.com said...

Happy Anniversary!

I found your blog through Sockknitters. I do not have a blog of my own but I love readingother people's.

Love your knitting and your dogs.
Carol

Lisab842 said...
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Lisab842 said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your dogs!!
Lisa
lisab842 @ comcast.net

Pixie said...

I love a contest!! :) I think Hocus Pocus looks MUCH better with a haircut!

Karen said...

imagine me singing:
"Happy Blogiversary to you..."

Loved the photos of the dogs, especially Pocus in the snow - seeing the varying shades of white was fascinating!

And thanks for the great photo of he yarn - even if I don't win I now know what it really looks like (smashing, I'd say).

Knit (and blog) in peace,
Karen

Gina said...

Happy anniversary Susan! Wow, 81 comments already! Did you have any idea that many people read your blog???? That's awesome. The sock yarn is beautiful, I hope I win!

p4fb said...

Beautiful yarn - perfect spring colors! happy anniversary!

AnnKnits said...

I like your blog and Happy Blogiversary to you. Your dogs are soooooo beautiful. I started a blog this year at knitsridiculous.blogspot.com
Come on over and check out my knitting. Email me at realmessy@hotmail.com and happy blogging and knitting for the next year.

Ann

Wendy said...

Happy blogaversary!!! Those dogs of yours are sooooo cute. How do you find time to knit. I'd be playing the dogs all the time! Hope you have many happy blogversarys to come!

Karen Davis said...

Happy blogaversary!! I love dogs too! My favorite knitting bag was made with handspun collie and felted.
You can reach me at ksdavis1@swbell.net & happy blogging for another year!

Anonymous said...

Happy blog anniversary. I love your blog and your dogs!!! We have two shelties (a mother and a daughter) and a little pooch that is half maltese and half shitzue. Your weather sounds very much like ours here in the UP of MIchigan.

Dawn
knitwit@chartermi.net

scrub with needles said...

Well I am certainly interested. What gorgeous yarn! I have just started my first blog, I'm sure I can learn a lot from yours! Congratulations!
Patti http://scrubinandknit.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Congrats! You chose some beautiful yarn to give away.
Kay (kythena@yahoo.com)

Frankie said...

Socks AND dogs? This is a blog I need to keep up with. Thanks for your comments on socknitters list.

Frankie
alfafemme@yahoo.com

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Wow! What a nice blog! I haven't worked up the courage to try one yet! I love the dogs. I'm curious about the collies (I think they are collies!) Are you a yarn spinner? Have you ever tried to spin their hair? I have two short haired dogs so no dog hair spinning for me. But I have two big Belgian draft horses that I am going to try to spin their winter coat this year. Should be interesting!

Thanks for sharing the blog.

Chris

piggersme@yahoo.com

comfortkid said...

Dear Susan,

Congratulations. I love your blog. I think you are very brave to be a blogger. And I need you to know you make me laugh out loud. Thanks! And happy blogverary.

Katt said...

I notice on yout post below you have a Blue Merl Collie! gorgeous dogs they are! My younger sister has one.

Happy Blogversary to you too!

Katt

Mokihana said...

I've never been to your blog before, so decided to pay a visit. I love the snow photos, and your dogs are beautiful. Here in Oregon we con't get nearly the snow that you do, so I really enjoy seeing your sights. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Shelly said...

Great blog, I apologize that it took an anniversary and a contest to bring me back . . . what can I say, too many blogs too little time.

Harrison is gorgeous, and Hocus Pocus is just a cutie. But it's your socks I envy most.

Happy blog anniversary to you!

http://theyarntart.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

A very happy Blogversary to you! I'm now going back to look thru your blog...I do love reading them...btw, the sock yarn is lovely! Vicki
vgushman@comcast.net

Laurel said...

Hey, thanks for the invitation to your blog and happy anniversary! Love your dogs, the Sheltie reminds me of our beloved Cagney who is now in doggie heaven. -- picolat@yahoo.com

spinnerlynn said...

Happy Blogversary, Your dogs are lovely.
lstitch@vianet.ca

knitandputt said...

Congratulations on the blog anniversary. I love reading them. I too, have the sock book, have been reading it, but haven't tried to do a sock yet. Your post how you gave it up for awhile makes me want to try to do a sock.

Jan H said...

Happy 1 year! Blogs seem waaaay too much work...I'd rather knit, but I'd love to win that skein of yarn! jan.howells@yahoo.com

anno said...

let me add my congratulations on your anniversary to the list. (I can't resist a contest either. :) ).

Edna said...

Happy 1st anniversary to your blog! It looks lovely.

Marguerite said...

Congratulations on your first year of writing a very enjoyable knitting blog with great dogs.

Pat said...

Wow, one year of Blogging. You are dedicated.
pattycats@gmail.com

Deb said...

Happy blogging to ya! I'm in love with Lisa Sousa's yarn so I couldn't help but enter your contest for a skein of her lovely creations! You have wonderful dogs! deb

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I see that you love knitting and enjoy you dogs, just as I enjoy my three, until the other day when I came home and found they had eaten the toe off of one sock and started on the second. My one, first and only pair of socks I have made(only been knitting 8 months). OH OH THE HEARTBREAK!!!! I still love them and will make another pair soon. Keep on Knitting!

Have a great Blogversary!!!

Sherry_a_tipton@yahoo.com

Susan said...

Happy Blogging!

Absolutely beautiful yarn - I love the colours. Gorgeous dogs, too. Thanks for sharing!

Sneakypony@yahoo.com

Pamala said...

Congratulations! Now if I could just figure out how to do a blog of my own!

Pamala Brown
DogsLittleAcre@yahoo.com

Anastacia said...

OK! I guess everybody & their cousin wants to win sock yarn! Congrats on your anniversary, sometimes it's hard to keep on blogging! That's why I start new blogs every once in a while, to keep things fresh.

Ann H. said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!! Loved the photos of the dogs. They are gorgeous. The dog squinting has a look of wisdom to it.

Ann H.
Columbus, Ohio

Angela Marie said...

Happy Blogversary from the Great State of Oregon!!! Cute dogs.

tweezle said...

Happy Anniversary fellow blogger :) I must say that I'm so jealous of your scenery behind your home. Oh to have that here!! Your dogs are GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see your spinning of their hair and what you make from it.

Mimi said...

I totally love this yarn. It's absoleutly beautiful!!! Congrats on the one year.

Karen said...

When I look at the gorgeous yarns on this page, all I can think of is ... what great dog names. Sigh, alwyas looking for the elusive perfect name. Congratualtions on one year in the blogging world.
Karen and the GyverScots.
http://www.lisaknit.com/yarn/animalfibers/sock-merino.html

Tina said...

Happy Bloggyversary! Had my very own anniversary yesterday but never thought of celebrating my blog's!!! I love yours! Posts, pics, dogs (fallen in love with a blue-eyed one too), spinning, and your knitting is just amazing! You do such beautiful work! keep going - knitting, spinning and of course blogging!
Whish I had more time for everything!
hundgestrickt[at]yahoo[dot]de

Tina said...

Just wondering where the link to my blog has gone...

djren28 said...

Happy Blogging. I do love dogs and yarns and knittin socks.
I raise yorkies.
Donna

Judi said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, and on the champion dogs as well.

Frogluver said...

Very nice blog. I'll bookmark it. I love the pictures of the landscape and the dogs. Becky

Carrie said...

Love the stories about the kids, mine are grown but I see that not much has changed.
I have a wheel and am planning to learn to spin, I love to knit SOCKS and dishcloths, alot!!
The yarn looks great and you can't go wrong with merino but I have never seen or heard of that yarn before, sounds interesting. Have had trouble leaving sa message????
cheers, happy anniversary
Carrie
wingshadow@charter.net

Louise said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love looking at your dogs and your climate - I've lived near Wash DC my entire life but my brother played hockey in Snow Lake for a few years and we heard many tales about the cold and snow (and I believed him, he came home for Christmas and wore only his suit jacket while the rest of us were all bundled up and freezing on our way to midnight Mass.)

Louise in Maryland
LouiseMWaugh@hotmail.com

Carol said...

A chance to win yarn - count me in!
Congrats on your blog's anniversary. Cute, cute pups and oh, how I miss the snow; in TX we are expecting a high of 81 today.

Carol
notfromTX AT hotmail DOT com

Jackie said...

Happy First Blogversary! Although, I don't have a blog, I enjoy reading them. Love your canine babies. We had 2 Chinese Shar Pei, which were rescue dogs and inherited our daughter's English mastiff. Between April and Oct 06, we lost all three. We adopted a 2 year old boxer who is a riot. Yesterday he thought he was a cat and got into a lot of yarn--just unravelled some skeins.

iris said...

happy blogaversary!!
luv the dogs, luv the chat, luv the knitting! keep up the good work!

grandystar said...

HAPPY Anniversary!!! I need to make a blog :[ Your dogs are beautiful !! My Maltese looks like your dog. The groomers always clip her that way! She bumped her head yesterday and had an AWFUL seizer. We dashed to the vets and she was fine by the time we got there, thank God !
I just learned to make socks on 2 circs. It's great Tootle too!!! Star

Elizabeth said...

Happy Blogiversary! What beautiful yarn - looks like pink crocus in the snow!
Elizabeth
bandehartsell AT verizon DOT net

Donna said...

Happy Blobversary! I left a comment on your last blog about your dogs, but thought I'd put my name into your draw as well.

Donna

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Your dogs are beautiful and so is the prize skein of yarn!
SueC
smcur@aol.com

Millennial Way Farm said...

Happy Blogversary Mary! I love the items you have on it. You did a wonderful job. Your doggies are adorable!

Mallory Stack
millennialway@yahoo.com