Friday, January 25, 2008

Upcoming Anniversary

Business first. My 2 year blogiversary is coming up on February 4th. To celebrate, I would like to give away a few goodies. (No, I CAN'T tell you, it would ruin the surprise! Yes, it will include yarn. Heck - since it is cold out, you might even get chocolate, or some other yummies).

There are 3 ways to enter.
  1. Leave a comment on the blog.
  2. Mentioning the contest on your blog will get you another entry.
  3. Every time someone else mentions that they found out about the contest from you, you get another entry.
All entries need to be in by Monday February 4th.


The fronts are done on Ribby Cardi. I'm not thrilled with how the decreases came out in the last few rows. Either I am stupid or the directions aren't entirely clear...

You there in the back, stop snickering.

I realize that since I am not the first person to knit this lovely pattern, that the issue most likely resides between my ears and not with the designer.

Really, I must put down the Merlot before I knit, it would make life so much easier. The final few rows may get ripped back and redone. You know, so I can live up to my claim of being persnickety.

I've started the sleeves and thought a few stripes might liven things up a bit. I'm not entirely sure yet. To keep the spontaneity going, I will finish off the last row or 2 of the collar in the grey - for balance.

Yes. I am calling it balance, not schizophrenia.

Last week, Caleb and I spent the night at the Dells with my family for a fun-filled 24 hours of swimming at the Kalahari Resort. We had 13 people (including 6 kids) in a 3 bedroom suite with a full kitchen and living area. All the cookware and dishes are included. Caleb had a blast riding all of the slides. He even tried out surfing!






Look Ma, no hands!

We started for home at bedtime and while he wanted to watch a movie on the portable DVD player (it is a 2 hour drive), I was Cruella DeVille and told him that he needed to sleep. He made one protest at the 15 minute mark and that was the last I heard from him!

127 comments:

Shan said...

Ooooh, I'd like to enter! I love contests.

I'm doing one now too, by the way (well, less a contest, more a draw).

Emma said...

Yay Kalahari!I'm in college and I still think that place is fun!I've never tried the surfing thing, but that looks like so much fun!

I would love to get my name in for your contest:)

--Emma

Meredith said...

WOOT! Contest, huh? What better way to celebrate your Blogiversary! Happy Happy Happy Blogiversary to youuuuuuu! :D

Wishing you all the best in the blogging year to come!

Damn that surfing does look like fun!

Tori said...

Happy Blogiversary! I was sent here by http://needlewerks.blogspot.com/. So Glad! I actually have a Ribby Cardi that lays unfinished. I'm going to rip it out as I did it in all ribbing, not a flattering look on me at the moment :-(. I may redo it in Ribby or try Knitty's Mr. GreenJeans. I too have issues when Merlot or any kind of wine is involved ;-). Take care, Tori

Ewe Little Dickens said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I've just started reading your blog and look forward to reading future posts!

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Hurray for your upcoming blogversary! :o)
Two whole years!
I agree...the surfing looks like fun!

Michele said...

Happy Blogiversary Kris!! I have enjoyed reading your blog for a while now. Looks like you guys had fun last week.

Hope you have a great day!!

Oh, and I will be posting your contest on my blog too :-)

jessica said...

Hey! I saw your thread over at the WI ravelry group... Everyone loves a contest, so here i am putting my name in! Happy Blogiversary... I just had my 3rd on Jan 13th! Its so much fun to look back and see how far youve come since starting a blog.... ahh the memories:O)

MaidMarian said...

Hi!
I was at the Kalahari last week also for a conference. I never made it to the water park though. I heard about your contest from my sistah Debbie at this site: http://needlewerks.blogspot.com/ Look for a shameless plug for your contest at my own bloggy spot here: merryknitter.blogspot.com

Weeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
(I never win anything, but never lose that feeling that THIS time will be different :)

Happy bloggiversary!!!

Debra

String said...

I'm in! I've come from over on merryknitter

Zanne said...

I want to enter the contest too! I also heard from MaidMarian at Merryknitter!

Sade said...

Contests! I like them. I want to enter. I saw it at String's blog.

MamaMay said...

Sign me up for the contest.

Trista said...

Happy Blogiversary! All that playiing in the water sounds so much fun-- especially with all the snow I've seen lately.

My husband's friend is getting married at Kalahari in May! They're renting out the entire park!

Olga said...

I came over here to congrats you on winning Shan's giveaway and here you are having your own! My, my- hope you have many more years of happy blogging!

Big Alice said...

Happy blog anniversary! 2 years! And here's hoping for many more!

Big Alice said...

P.S. I have a prize for *you*! Send me your address and whether you prefer sock or lace weight or something else and which colors you like!

Natalie said...

I mentioned it on my blog!

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary!

kate said...

Congrats on winning Shan's give away. I've petted those yarns (just briefly I promise) and they are luscious!!

Also saw your contest on Shan's site, she mentioned it in her post today. Please enter me :)(Seeing as you nicked that lovely yarn out from under me ... kidding!!)

Kenyetta said...

Came over from Ravelry, and I posted on my blog.
Happy Blogiversary! With many more to come!

karen said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversay! Yes, put me in for your contest too!! I came over from HalfSoled Boots..
Cheers,
Karen

edina said...

Congratulations on your 2 year blogiversary!

Josiane said...

Happy blogiversary! I came over from your post in Ravelry's forum.

malin said...

I want to be in the contest too!

Heatherly said...

Hello! shan of HSboots sent me your way!

happy blogiversary!

knititch said...

ooh i would like to enter. read about the draw over at shan's.
and happy blogiversary and congrats on winning shan's contest

The Happy College Knitter said...

Ooooo! I was just at the Kalahari over the summer for a conference! Awesome resort!

EQUALLY awesome that you've been blogging for two years. It makes my 5 months look kind of silly :-P

Happy knitting & Happy blogging!

madalyn said...

Happy blogversary! I heard about your contest from Natalie over at Keeping Me In Stitches.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

happy bloggiversary! i would love to win a knitty prize! :D

allergicmom said...

Happy blogiversary, and thanks for the contest! (We're having a blogiversary contest over at our digs, too, if you're interested.)

CrocheterFrmCA said...

Happy Anniversary!! Keep up the future blogging

Please put my name in for your contest. I would love to win!!

Kris with a K said...

Oooo, contest! Yippee!

I'll mention over on my blog too!

Found you from "keeping me in stitches".

Oh, btw, we discovered the fun of the dells a few years ago when the Great Wolf Lodge opened. Very fun!

Sarah said...

A contest? Count me in!

adrienne said...

happy blogiversary!

always great to have a chance to win yarn. will be posting on my blog

Aunt Kathy said...

I love a contest.

I will link your's to my blog as well

Elaine said...

Happy Blogiversary, and many more.

I'm going to post a link on my blog later today (the things we do to win yarn - just shameless :-) ).

blogless in NJ said...

Happy blogiversary from a non-blogging lurker!

nanaknits said...

Happy blogiversary! I saw Debs post at needlewerks.blogspot.com and decided to follow the link. Good luck with your cardi project.

Turtle said...

Congrats to the blog-iverswary!!

Seems funny to see the water pics right now with our cold temps!

Miss T said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Knitting Mama said...

Happy Blogaversary! I just celebrated my blog's 2nd in October.

Knit said...

Oh! Congrats on your 2nd blogiversary! Here's to many more years!

purple-power said...

Happy Blogivarsary!

Oooh - please pick me!

Jen C said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Dove Knits said...

Happy blogaversary! Count me in -- and off I go to plug this entry into my blog.

Tante J said...

Little surfer dude! Too cool!

Happy 2nd, may there be many more.

I caught wind of the contest from WiKnit.

debi's place said...

Happy Second. Hope you have many more. Adrienne is how I got here.

Rachel O said...

A contest! I love contests! I never win but I love them anyway.

Happy blogiversary.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I'm new here, but I couldn't resist having my name thrown into the hat when I heard from Dove Knits that there was a contest over your way.

Happy Blogiversary!

Awesome Mom said...

Cute pics! I always love to win free yarn. Happy Blogiversary!

teabird said...

I'd learn to surf if I knew how to swim........ Congratulations!

I'm here from WiKnit

teabird - Ravelry

Bev said...

So many comments. I got here from Half Soled Boots. Pick me, pick me! Bev

allergicmom said...

I came in via WiKnit -- happy blogiversary, and thanks for the contest!

Jersey Jessie said...

Contest - did someone say contest. Happy blogiversary from a non-blogger who loves to read knitting blogs.

I'd love to win!

Sharon Rose said...

Surfing is so cool - it makes me wish I were more at home in the water. Anyway, Happy Blogiversary!

Breanna S. said...

A contest is that what I heard from Dove knits? Put my name in please

cthulhulovesme said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! Hope you have many more years of blogging ahead!

fuzzbutt said...

Happy 2 years! BTW, you do not have to put down the Merlot to knit. Haven't you seen those beercan hats with the little straws going down to your mouth? Pour your wine into a couple of kiddy cups with the little straw holes and you're set!

Natalie said...

Happy Anniversary!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Congrats on your second Blog-anniversary :-) The Merlot doesn't sound so bad.;-)

Katie K said...

Congrats! Count me in!

sjmercure said...

HaHa! Don't you just love the way kids protest that they're not tired and then pass out immediately? My seven year old is just as bad and will fight sleep every time. Your trip sounds like it was a lot of fun.

By the way, cute site!

Beth said...

I'll always enter a knitting-related contest :-)

Thanks!

KNITSABELLA said...

"Honestly, most of the time, I'm lucky to post weekly, sometimes it is bi-weekly. See? No huge time commitment here." That must be the cutest, sweetest way of gaining feed subscriptions that I've ever seen!

I guess now that you've gotten my attention I'll bite :) Plus, you're in the 60s, so every comment counts when you're aiming for 100!

Congrats on the blogiversary and may you enjoy many many more!

Bea said...

The surfing looks like such fun!

I hope you'll let me enter your contest!

Cheers,
Bea

Amanda in GA said...

Happy Blogivarsary!

Aster said...

Wow, I need to go to the Kalahari and try surfing. I'm crossing my fingers for the contest. ;)

amandacathleen said...

Happy Blogiversary! : )
This is crazy, I bought my contrast yarn for my ribby cardi (I plan on casting on sometime in 2008)!
Surfing looks like fun!

amandacathleen said...

oh! I forgot to mention, Natalie of Keeping me in stitches sent me over. : )

monica said...

yay for contests!

~laurie said...

I came over from Ravelry :) Cool blog!

Susan said...

LOVE contests and what could be better than a shot at winning yarn AND chocolate!!!! :)

z's momma said...

Hi and Happy Blogiversary!

Carie said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the pictures of the water slides - it makes it feel a little bit like summer even in the deep depths of winter. I've popped over from Susan's blog (A Few Stiches Short) - it's nice to meet you (electronically at least!)

Ariel said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I found you via Adrienne (http://bellybuttonknits.blogspot.com/2008/01/another-contest.html)

Lisa L said...

Happy anniversary!

Estella said...

Yeah, a contest! Something to keep us going through dreary winter. Happy Blogiversary.

Tracy said...

Calling it balance and not schizophrenia, I absolutely love that!

Nice to find your blog!

Sarah said...

Happy Blogiversary! The surfing looks like a blast!

Marigold said...

Hello! Congrats on your anniversary :)

I heard about your contest from Susan's blog, A Few Stitches Short

Erin said...

Can I enter? Congrats on your blogoversary... and cool title for your blog. It hits close to home :)

TopHat said...

May I be counted? I heard about the contest from Marigold's blog, http://marigoldgirl.blogspot.com/.

I also just posted a link to this contest.

Happy blogiversary!

ponyknit said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Oooh Contests! I saw your contest post on Ravelry.
I'll be posting on my blog.

Chloe said...

Hi! Saw your contest on ravelry- nice blog, and happy blogiversary!

Swords and Needles said...

Cute pic! Gets a person's mind off of the sleet outside. Happy Blogiversary, and I wanted to slip my name in.

-Corinne

Laurie said...

Great pictures! And I could always use more yarn =)

Moriah said...

I'd love to get my name in for your contest. Alicia ( ponyknit.blogspot.com ) sent me over this way!

Kathy said...

BLogaversary contests are the best. Happy anniversary and thanks for running a contest. THey keep it fun

kasiaiscarly said...

Happy blogiversary! Heather (infiknity) sent me over. I think Merlot & knitting is the only way to go :)

txknitter said...

You are getting so close to your goal of 100 people. I think I'm #91. Only 9 more to go.

cobaltlite said...

Congrats! Happy 2nd Blogiversary! I came over from your post in Ravelry's forum also.

Best Wishes for many more years of blogging.

squiggi said...

Happy blogiversary!
Best wishes for many more

Erin said...

Congrats on 2 years! I'm struggling toward 1--wait, I think I just hit 1 year.....

Anyway, thanks for the celebratory swag!

LaVerna said...

Happy Blogiversary!I came here because you entered my contest!
Thanks and good luck!

Jenn said...

Sign me up for your contest :) I'm always up for chance at free stuff!

Crystal said...

I'm visiting your blog for the first time, I found you through Ravelry. Happy Blogiversary!

Kim said...

Hi Kris,

Jenn sent me over and I posted a link to you on my blog. :)

Happy Blogiversary!! :)

Kim

Micki said...

sign me up! contests are great..and dove at http://doveknits.blogspot.com/ sent me over.. love you blog..great pics!

vloula said...

please enter me! over here from ravelry.
congrats on drawing a big crowd ;)

tamarafarmgirl on Ravelry said...

Congratulations on your upcoming blog anniversary - found out about this contest on ravelry

LindaLuFiber said...

Hi and congratulations! I love a contest too, and what a great way to keep YOU going! I am not sure that I could keep a blog, but am happy to read on and participate. BYW, I am unraveling an angora sweater for washing/dyeing and reuse...how's the unnraveling going? LindaLuFiber on Ravelry!

catsmum said...

another who's here from Ravelry!
congrats on the blogiversary :]

Deece said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Posting your contest on my blog too: www.chamolinaole.blogspot.com.

shell said...

Happy Anniversary of Blogging!
Please add my to the contest.

eve knits said...

happy blogiversary!

Jen said...

Thanks for the contest!! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

Ragdoll from Ravelry

Barbara said...

Wow 2 years! Way to go!

blogless in NJ said...

I forgot to mention that Elaine at elaine-knitting@blogspot.com sent me over here.

Jersey Jessie said...

When Elaine sent me over, I didn't realize that we were supposed to mention that in our post (she's got a bunch of us here in her office pestering us to get her the extra chances to win)

So it is true, elaine-knitting.blogspot.com sent me here.

Rachel O said...

Me too, me too.

elaine-knitting.blogspot.com sent me here.

purple-power said...

I have to fess up too - Elaine sent me. Yeesh - she better share with us if she wins!

And she did admit she was shameless when it comes to yarn :-)

Turtle said...

Oh, I also linked you!

OhAmyKP said...

Oh,Count me in plz. I found your contest on the Wiknit.blog site. Thanks

Miranda said...

I'm a little late to the game... but happy blogiversary!

m said...

Congratulations! I saw this on The Purl Parables blog.

Mary said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!

Anonymous said...

I love contests! Found you on Ravelry - lost my blog :( the administrator changed their site and I lost about 5 years of blogging :( ah well [mostly my fault for not backing up]

you can e-mail me at
jani22_us@yahoo.com
Cheers - Janet

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary! I'd like to enter. Found you on ravelry. I have no blog myself. Not sure I'm that committed yet!! You can reach me at lizchatwell@yahoo.com.

Jill said...

Ooh, a mystery contest! I have to enter!

J
http://www.saltwaterpurls.blogspot.com

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