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


Blogiversary Contest 2013

I have been so unbelievably busy since coming home from our vacation! I didn't get to spend a single day at home this last week, and next week is going to be the same. I have finally got my contest goodies together now. So, in celebration of the beginning of my 7th year writing this blog, I am having a giveaway contest.

I have three items in this years contest package. First we have 1 skein of Sweet Georgia  Yarns Tough Love Sock in the Tourmaline colorway.

Next we have an 8oz. jar of genuine Idaho Wild Huckleberry Jam.

Finally, we have a set of 6 beaded stitch markers made by yours truly-me. I made these with Onyx, Dalmatian Jasper, and Swarovski crystals.

The rules:

Contest entries will be accepted from now until 5pm pacific time Saturday, March 16th. To enter, leave a comment in this post telling me why you read my blog. ONE comment per person. No anonymous comments will be accepted. So if you don't have a Blogger screen name, please put your name in the comment.

I will assign a number to each comment in the order they are posted and then use a random number generator to pick the winner.

I'll announce the winner on Sunday, March 17th. That person will then need to email me their mailing address  within 4 days so I can send them their prize. If I don't hear from them, I will draw another winner.

Let the commenting begin!

Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. ZOmigosh Wild Huckleberry Jam!!!


    That is not why I read your blog. I read your blog because you have a wonderfully wide range of interests and craftitudes, like me, and I always enjoy your posts. =) Congrats on 7 years of blogging!!

  2. I just found you through the blocking article. And so I was curious to see what else you had written. I just love learning about new Knitting stuff :)

  3. Congratulations on another year!! I have been reading your blog for a number of years now. I really enjoy all your knitting and beading a lot but my most favorite is the moose chronicles!! lol I just have squirrels! I also like to read about your vacations!

  4. I've followed your blog for several years as I enjoy your diverse interests. You even helped me with yarn shop recommendations in CDA the week of your daughter's wedding! Linda. ljrice54 at gmail dot com

  5. I read your blog because we share interest in two hobbies -- bead weaving and knitting. :)

  6. I read your blog because I love looking at the things you make, both beaded and knitted! They're all gorgeous!

  7. I just started knitting (again, sort of) and have been enjoying learning lots of stitches and making (a whole mess of) fun scarves for my friends. I found your blog looking to block an acrylic stockinette scarf I did for my friend, and bookmarked right away.

    (M. Honts)

  8. I read your blog for the beautiful knit projects, your love of nature and for inspiration to try beading some day. Keep up the good work!

  9. I found you from the article on blocking acrylics. I too enjoy cruising and your pictures brought back some good memories :) I envy your knitting skill- your work is beautiful. Mary Jo from Pennsylvania

  10. Your blog was one of the very first ones I started following a couple years ago. I came for the knitting but am in constant awe of your gorgeous beadwork. Happy Blogiversary!

  11. I like to read your blog because of the wip and fo posts, you make beautiful items.