"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Belated Blogiversary Contest

This morning, according to my ticker to the right (before I deleted it and got a new one) today is supposed to be my blogiversary. I decided I wanted to read my very first post (which is unimpressive). Guess what? The ticker was wrong. My blogiversary is March 1st, not May. Obviously, I must have inadvertently got my M months mixed up or something when I was making the ticker last year. I'm very disappointed that I missed it 2 months ago.

Not to be defeated, and because it's MY blog and I can do what I want, I'm going to celebrate it today. Better late than never, that's what I say!

My blog is 5 years old!

That is a milestone. So, as usual, I'm having a Blogiversary Contest!

The Prize

plus a set of beaded stitch markers.

First we have an 8oz jar of genuine Idaho Wild Huckleberry Jelly.

The ingredients of this jelly are Huckleberries, Sugar, Lemon Juice, and Pectin. Yummy yummy stuff. It will make your mouth dance a jig.

Second is 2 skeins of Shi Bui Sock.

These skeins come from my personal stash. They are 191 yards each of luscious 100% washable Merino wool. The dye lots are the same.

Third is a book of my favorite word puzzles from Dell.

I love fill ins. When I was a kid they were called skeleton puzzles. I don't know why they changed the name. They are just as satisfying as crosswords, but not as hard. ;-) There are 100 puzzles in the book, with the answers in the back should you get stumped.

Fourth will be a set of 6 beaded stitch markers.

I haven't made them yet, so there's no pic. If I get them made before the drawing, I will post one. I'm thinking freshwater pearls for this set. I've got quite a few loose ones that need a purpose in life.


Contest entries will be accepted from now until 5 pm pacific time Tuesday, May 8th.

To enter, leave a comment in this post. ONE comment per person. No anonymous comments will be accepted. So if you don't have a Google screen name, please put your name in the comment.

On Wednesday, May 9th the winner will be chosen by random selection.

I'll announce the winner on Wednesday  May  9th.

Within 3 days that person will need to email me their mailing address so I can send them their prize. If I don't hear from them, I will draw another winner. (This is important. I'm making you responsible for checking to see if you have won.)

Let the commenting begin!

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. Ok I want to win Linda, and congrats on the 5 years!

  2. Congratulations!!

    (I want huckleberry jam - it sounds delicious!!)

  3. Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway! I have enjoyed your blog for awhile now!!!

  4. I've never had huckleberry jam, sounds good! And the yarn looks just yummy, too! :-) Please enter me into your drawing.

    Happy Blogaversary!!

  5. Wow, 5 years is a long time well done! I would love to enter :)

  6. Cheryl in NW Michigan5/2/12, 8:41 AM

    I'm an old knitter but a new beader with a love for Huckleberries and anything blue :o)
    Keep on posting

  7. I love your comment about it being your blog and you make the rules. Have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all the pictures you post. Your such a sweet person :), hugs to ya.

  8. I would love to enter your giveaway. Congratulations on making it 5 years - well done!

  9. congratulations on 5 years, would certainly love that yarn (-:

  10. Ooh, that yarn is gorgeous... and I LOVE huckleberry anything!

    Congratulations on your blogiversary!

  11. Congratulations on five years!! I'd love to be entered...Shibui is one of my favorite sock yarns!! And jammmm...mmmmmm.... =)

  12. Congrats on your 5 years, may you have many more.

    I love that yarn, do you ship overseas??

  13. Congratulation on your blogiversary! What a great achievement :) And what lovely prizes!

    Elliecat on Ravelry

  14. Happy Blogiversary. Here is wishing you many more such anniversaries.

    affiknity on Ravelry

  15. Happy blogiversary! I'm seriously loving the colors of that sock yarn.

    I really enjoy reading your blog.


  16. Wow 5 years! Congrats!

    Both the yarn and the jelly look very yummy.

  17. Congrats! I tried to comment earlier, but I think Google ate it. I apologize if this is a duplicate.
    I always enjoy my visits here and feel like we all win every time we visit.
    Huggs, DJ in MI's U.P.

  18. Happy Blogiversary! I can't decide what looks more yummy, the jam or the yarn!

    nursenikkiknits on Rav

  19. I am NOT entering the contest because I've already won twice and somebody else deserves to win your generous and delicious prizes. But I do want to say HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! You write a class blog- interesting and beautiful. I enjoy coming here.

  20. Sandy Gleason5/5/12, 1:18 PM

    Just found you today.
    Congrats on 5 years.
    I'm still working on a beaded bag I tried to do years ago.....Am having problem working with those very tiny (thin) needles.....
    Any suggestions?
    Love your "site" and Have you in my "favorites"!!!!!
    Sandy sankaryo@yahoo.comse