Saturday, September 27, 2008

50th Post Giveaway

I know you've probably been wondering where I've been. It has just been really busy around here lately. Every fall my cousins, and aunts, my sister and mother and I go away for a weekend together for some female family bonding. It is so much fun. We eat really well, always have a lot of laughs, and sometimes a tear or two when we reminisce about the ones who aren't with us any more. It is a wonderful tradition that we all look forward to each fall. It happened to be last weekend. Then this past week I painted a bathroom one day and went on a hike another day. The hike was something my friends and I have been wanting to do for a while. We had a two hour drive to Mount Major in Laconia, New Hampshire, a two hour hike up the mountain, lunch, a two hour hike back down, and then a two hour ride home, so it was a long day. The views were spectacular and I would recommend this hike. The trails were well marked and you have a choice of a more challenging trail that is shorter or a less challenging trail that is a little longer. We had such a nice time that we want to try to hike once each month. There was one point in the hike were I was out of breath and needed a rest, and this cute, little 85 year old man flew past me with his walking sticks. I was really impressed, but of course completely humiliated!

I have not felt inspired to knit lately. I've been cruising Ravelry for some inspiration, but nothing! I finally settled in on making Kyra. It's a free pattern from Berroco. The sweater looks really comfortable and warm. I'm just not feeling it though. Although I do love the Keltic yarn I'm knitting with.


This is my 50th post, and I have to say I really enjoy blogging. I've corresponded with so many people from all over the United States to Europe and as far as Australia and New Zealand. I really appreciate every one's comments. They really make my day. As a thank you, I wanted to do something fun which I've seen on other blogs, and have a giveaway. So please leave a comment before midnight (EST) Thursday, October 2nd, and you will have a chance at winning the following: An Amy Butler Chelsea Bag made in Amy Butler fabrics by me, and a 450 yard skein of hand dyed sock yarn from Pagewood Farm in a really pretty color they call Mississippi Mud, and a few surprises too. The yarn would make a pretty scarf or hat for those of you who are not addicted to socks (yet)! So, please leave a comment and good luck to everyone!

P.S.: If you are not linked to a blog, just leave an email contact in your message, so that I will be able to let you know if you are the winner.

15 comments:

quitecontrary1977 said...

I feel bad I didn't do a giveaway for my 50th or 100th post! You're so generous! Congrats! And I love the bag and yarn! I might have to attempt a pair of socks, if I win!

The Happy College Knitter said...

Found you through SweetP, congratulations on 50 posts! Ps--how hilarious is the model's pose for that Kyra sweater?? It actually made me laugh. Can't wait to see yours--Happy knitting!

sweetp said...

Congrats on 50!! I naturally assumed you'd been at this blogging thing a lot longer heh. Look forward to reading your next 50 posts

MadMad said...

Fifty posts, already! Good for you! Congratulations! (And yes, you're going to have to posse like that Kyra model when you finish yours!)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Congratulations on 50 posts!! What a fun tradition of a fall weekend girls trip. My family has been doing a ladies luncheon the day after Christmas longer then I have been around but a whole weekend would be a blast :)!

Philigry said...

oh, pick me, pick me!
I love the bag! such a nice give away! I love stopping in to see what you are up to!

Marilyn said...

Congrats on your 50th...love your blog and would love to receive your gift...so pretty.

cpullum said...

The bag is priceless!!! I love it!!!

Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot(com

FunctionalPlaces said...

Wow! 50 posts! I am so proud of you. Your blog is wonderful and you've done a great job building a loyal following. I love your writing style. Thanks for inspiring me to finally get my blog going. I'm officially taking myself out of the running for the prize, though, since I am immediate family. :)

TLCknits said...

F-I-F-T-Y already!.. WOW...Congrats! love the Kyra. Can't wait to see the FO...!

elliebelle said...

Ooo! Fun a giveaway! And of course congrats on 50 posts! I really like that yarn you are using...pretty!

Caffeine Faerie said...

Has it only been 50 posts?
Congrats on the half-ton.

The sweater does look comfortable, and the wool delicious - I look forward to seeing yours - I'm in the market for a decent sweater pattern... as it were...

kim said...

Congratulations on your 50th post; I've really enjoyed reading your varied crafty goodness! Reading about your hike almost made me want to put down my knitting and get off my butt. Almost...

amanda said...

You know, there seem to be quite a few people struggling with their knitting mojo at the moment. Must be something in the ether!

Congrats on your 50th post anyway. And the hike sounds great. We like to get out hiking too.

Denise said...

Oh what a lovely tradition you have with your 'girl' family. That must be awesome to plan a getaway every year, something to really look forward to.
My sisters live in England (and I'm in TX) I'd love to do something like that, but sky high airfares prevent it from happening!
Anyway, congrats on your 50th post - I just had my 100th and did a giveaway too, they are a lot of fun.
I hope I'm the lucky winner ;-)