Happy Early Blogiversary Photo.Knit.Dog!

As promised, I’m writing this post before I go off to Australia! In fact, I’m writing it exactly 1 hour before the car service comes, so you can all feel pretty important right about now. 😉

I’ve loved writing in this blog in the past year and it’s been wonderful being able to connect with other knitting bloggers and Ravelers! It’s been fun and I can’t wait until the next year to see what you all come up with as well as what I come up with. As a thank you to all readers of this blog, as well as a celebration of a year of blogging, I am holding a Blogiversary contest which has extremely exciting prizes, if I do say so myself. Don’t believe me? Well, check it out:

Blog Giveaway

That’s eight – count ’em EIGHT – skeins of gorgeous beautiful yarn that I’m giving away for my blogiversary! Am I generous or what? And modest to boot! You all love me, don’t you? haha!

Here are the close ups and yarns from left to right:

Yarn Love Juliet in Ancient Forest
Yarn Love

J. Knits Superwash Me Sock in New Jersey
J. Knits Superwash me Sock

Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum – the picture is a little off, it’s like a dark dark dark purple – black with hints of purple, if that makes sense
Zen Yarn Garden

Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining – you all know how much I love this!
Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy

The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria in 24. Adopted
The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria

Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon
Three Irish Girls Beckon Stretch Merino

Numma Numma The Regular in Organic Greens – no close up of this one, but the main picture is accurate for color… it’s a really nice bright green.

Finally at the top, Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Applewood – this is the same color that I made my Vine Yoke Cardigan out of (see post below). I have 3 extra skeins of this and thought one of you might like one to make a hat
Malabrigo Worsted

In addition, the first place winner will get not only yarn, but this gorgeous set of stitchmarkers generously provided by Lillie of A Planet 4 Creation! These are mine that she made for me and the winner will get to choose a color from her line and she will make the markers specially for that person.
Blog Giveaway

So how will this work? You have until my actual Blogiversary (Nov. 12th) to put in a comment here telling me what (if anything) you’d like to see more of in my blog. The dogs? The knits? The pics? The stories? Whatever you think. If nothing, just go ahead and say I’m perfect, I won’t mind. 😉 Also in the comment, please state your top 3 wanted skeins in order of preference. This will help me when assigning skeins to winners. After the contest is over, I will use a random number generator to pick 8 winners. This makes it more fun because there are greater chances of winning! Keep in mind, however, that you might not hear from me until I get back into the country on November 21st. If I happen to be able to post before then I will, but if not please don’t feel like I’ve been ignoring the contest! I promise I will send the skeins off to everyone. 🙂 Oh and this contest is open to any and everyone who wants to join (no matter where in the world you live). The skein might take a while to get to you if you’re far away from NYC (yes, I will probably use cheap-o shipping) but I’ll ship out to those of you outside of North America, so comment away!

In addition, for a second chance to win, blog about this post in your own blog then come back here leaving a *second* comment telling me you did so and you have another chance right there. Just like that! 😀

Good luck to all of you! I have a plane to catch now so check back in 2 weeks for Australian scenery. yay!

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106 responses to “Happy Early Blogiversary Photo.Knit.Dog!

  1. KellyInTexas 11.06.2009 at 8:29 am

    Lina, congrats on your one year blogiversary! I would love to see more pics of your knits (both WIPs and FOs) and your gorgeous yarn porn photos! You have great taste in yarn and photograph it so beautifully. Have a great trip down under! My faves: Fiberfile, Yarn Love Juliet, and Zen Yarn Garden. 🙂

  2. Rebecca in NC 11.06.2009 at 8:43 am

    Hmm… what I would like to see more of.. is it possible to see more knits? If so, then knits would be my answer. Yes, definitely more knits. More pictures would be great, too — that’s another thing you can never have too much of!

    My top three choices:
    Zen Yarn Garden
    Fiberphile
    Sanguine Gryphon

  3. Dawn 11.06.2009 at 8:44 am

    What fabulous pics you have…just beautiful! Especially the doggy ones!:) I love your applewood cardigan too, just might have to queue that pattern!
    Sanguine, fiberphile, yarn love…..such pretty yarns! Happy Blogiversary!

    Dawn
    http://wolfefarms.net

  4. Rebecca in NC 11.06.2009 at 8:47 am

    I blogged about your contest!

    Link: http://autumnwalkr.livejournal.com/291698.html

  5. Stacey 11.06.2009 at 9:05 am

    I love how much you love socks now! 😀 So I like looking at the beautiful socks you have been cranking out. Plus, I would not say no to more doggie pictures! 🙂

    Have a wonderful time in Australia! I can’t wait to see your photos!

    As for yarn…hmmm, I love them all but I would say…
    Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon
    Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

  6. limejuicy 11.06.2009 at 9:24 am

    I love your blog! I think you need even more pictures though! I love your photos. All of ’em. If you lived in southern California, I think I would probably ask you to photograph my husband and I – our Vegas elopement photos were, well, sad. The drunk lazy-eyed photog only took 8 pictures, and only 6 of them were in focus. Aaaanyhoo, I enjoy your posts & pics, here and on Rav. 🙂
    Yaaarrn….ZYG, Fiberphile and J-Knits.

    sarah

  7. Elizabeth Miller 11.06.2009 at 9:25 am

    Oh they are all so pretty. I would say #1-Fiberphile, #2-Zen Yarn Garden & #3-JKnits or 3 Irish Girls
    Your Applewood Cardigan is gorgeous! It tempts me to put it in my queue!
    Have a great vacation-hope you have a blast(& wow-there will be some major knitting time on those flights!! What are you taking to work on?)
    (muffinknits on Rav)

  8. Kat 11.06.2009 at 9:41 am

    My first time here to your site. Congrats on your first year. I have not ways for you to improve. I have read and enjoyed your blog. I love all of your yarns. Very beautiful!!!! I want them all. LOL

    I hope your trip down under is a real treat. Hugs….

  9. beautyredefined 11.06.2009 at 9:47 am

    Congrats on your blog-a-versary!

    I always love seeing your posts. The photos really draw me in. You’re such a good photographer, and I love dogs and yarn, so the photo subjects are great as well. 🙂 Such pretty blog posts.

    My top three choices. (So hard to actually choose!)
    The Sanguine Gryphon
    Yarn Love Juliet
    Three Irish Girls

    Have a fabulous trip!

  10. Kyrie 11.06.2009 at 9:51 am

    I think it’s a great blog. Love your knitting and yarn love posts, but pup posts and general life stuff is great too! Keep on keeping on!

    Top three yarn faves: Sanguine Gryphon Kypria, Zen Garden Black Plum, Fiberphiles Silver Lining.

  11. tanya 11.06.2009 at 10:19 am

    Happy 1-year blogiversary! I love popping in to check out your gorgeous yarn, wip and fo shots, so would love to see even more!

    Hope you have a great trip down-under — last-minute vacations are the best kind, in my opinion!

    My top 3 choices:
    Fiberphile
    Numma Numma
    Yarn Love Juliet

  12. loremor 11.06.2009 at 10:31 am

    You take amazing pictures! I think your blog is perfect just like it is! You’ve got a nice balanced content…

    and oh so generous of you to giveaway such amazing yarn! my 3 favorites
    Zen yarn garden, fiberphiles, Yarn love juliet

  13. Steph 11.06.2009 at 10:38 am

    pics of FOs! maybe more comments about the patterns?

    top 3:

    fiberphile
    sanguine gryphon
    3 irish girls

    have fun in Australia!

  14. Shannon 11.06.2009 at 10:43 am

    Congrats on the one year blogiversary! I love all the beautiful pics of the knitted projects and yarns. You can always add more of those, but it is lovely the way it is.
    Yarns I love:
    J. Knits
    Zen Garden
    Fiberphile

  15. melyg 11.06.2009 at 11:01 am

    I love your photos so much! I just want to crawl in there and join all the fun. Congrats on your blogiversary! What a wonderful way to celebrate!
    I’m all about the sock yarn 😉 Especially the Zen Garden, J. knits, and Three Irish Girls.

  16. patsypoo 11.06.2009 at 11:13 am

    Fine, you can go to Australia… But you don’t know what you’re missing here in sunny Ossett – sunny being the operative word!!! When are you coming to see us? 😉

    Aproveite sua viagem!

    Beijao pra vc e pro Spencer

    xxx
    Pati

  17. Nathan 11.06.2009 at 11:27 am

    Wow what a lovely site. I love your doggies (being a parent of 3 myself). Your kntting skills and color choices are wonderful and I look forward to hearing about your adventures down under. Keep up the good work and include more about the dogs.

    Top 3 (Hard to pick such lovely skeins) – Fiberfiles, Zen Yarn Garden and Numma Numma

  18. Bronwyn 11.06.2009 at 1:31 pm

    Grats on your blogiversary! I’m still hoping to have a stash like yours when I grow up! lol I hope you have a great time in Aussieland! As for which yarns I like best:

    J.Knits
    Fiberfile
    Yarn Love

    Thanks for the contest!

  19. Bronwyn 11.06.2009 at 1:32 pm

    Okay… so I blogged about your contest too!

    It was my first post on my new blog! (I’m really not much of a blogger yet)

    http://cid-388e2efe7ed3d379.spaces.live.com/blog/

  20. Cynthia 11.06.2009 at 1:37 pm

    Lina, I love reading your blog! I enjoy the knits and stories, but I really love your gorgeous pictures. More dog pictures would be perfect too. 😉
    Yarn: J. Knits, Zen Yarn Garden, & Fiberphile.

  21. Kitten With A Whiplash 11.06.2009 at 3:19 pm

    All I can think of is to add even more extreme knitting, superb photos, wonderful happy life news and adorable pups. All the things I’m already insanely envious of.

    Oh, wait, there is one thing. Maybe a little sign that says “Kitten, you dummy, this is a photo of doggies, not yarn.” I’ve been fooled more than once, like the shot of the pups on Hallowe’en or Hitchcock lounging on your Aestlight shaw.

    Thanks for the contest, and Happy Blorthday! I’d love to Adopt a Gryphon, or, since it just started raining, a Silver Lining would come in handy. If it keeps on raining, maybe I’ll wind up in a Lagoon without a paddle?

  22. Kathy 11.06.2009 at 3:40 pm

    Happy Blogaversary! And dude, don’t go changin’ anything about your blog…. okay? Well, if you want to, you can 😉 cuz whatever you do it’ll be awesome.

    I’m dizzy from the gloriousness of every single skein of contest yarn. So I wouldn’t know which top three to pick.

    have a wonderful Austrailian adventure!

  23. Kitten With A Whiplash 11.06.2009 at 3:42 pm

    I’ve posted your contest to my blog.

  24. apocaknits 11.06.2009 at 3:50 pm

    More Kubrick! More Hitchcock! More luscious yarn shots.

    I love all the yarn you posted (except the brown which I am anti-brown so it’s not the yarns fault). If I win, I swear I won’t rub it on my genitals. Scouts honor.

  25. GerryH 11.06.2009 at 4:27 pm

    This is my first visit to your blog. ‘Kitten With A Whiplash’ pointed to way to your blogiversary.
    Your Ysolda Cardi is very stylish indeed. Am I being swayed to knit garments in addition to sox?
    Your generous offering of such delish yarns is wonderful.
    IF I should be so lucky –
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock
    Three Irish Girls
    Malabrigo Applewood

  26. GerryH 11.06.2009 at 4:31 pm

    I’m back to let you know I’ve posted your Blogiversary to my blog.
    Bon Voyage and kick back ! ! ! ! !

  27. Sylvia 11.06.2009 at 5:30 pm

    Wow – I love your blog just the way it is, although I love the knitting best. I love purples and blues best so I’d pick

    1) . Knits Superwash Me Sock in New Jersey
    2) Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum (I trust you that it’s purply)
    3) Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

    But I would probably be thrilled with almost any of them.

    Have a fab trip!

  28. Julia 11.06.2009 at 5:42 pm

    You are generous! Those are lovely skeins. I especially like:
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock New Jersey
    Zen Yarn Garden Block Plum
    Numma Numma The Regular Organic Greens

    I’m looking forward to your Australia photos as they are sure to be beautiful.
    I enjoy everything about your blog, especially the photos, so more of those please!
    Congratulations on your blogiversary.

  29. Knittingdancer (Ravelry) 11.06.2009 at 5:53 pm

    Have a great trip to Austrilia. I love all the photos on your blog. My top 3 yarn choices would be (1st) Fiberphite 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining. (2nd)J.Knits Superwash me Sock in New Jersey (3rd) Yarn love Juliet in Anient Forest. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

  30. Rachel O 11.06.2009 at 6:11 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!

    I’m new to your blog. I’d love to hear more about your research. What field are you in? Where are you in school?

    I was born and raised in New Jersey so my first choice is
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock New Jersey
    followed by
    Zen Yarn Garden Block Plum
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

  31. ikkinlala 11.06.2009 at 6:22 pm

    Happy blogiversary!

    I’m not sure if there’s anything in particular that I’d like to see more of (you seem to have a pretty good balance), but I definitely don’t want to see less of the knits.

    My yarn choices would be:
    1) Zen Yarn Garden
    2) Fiberphile
    3) Numma Numma

    I hope you have a great trip!

  32. Sharon Rose 11.06.2009 at 6:54 pm

    I always want to hear more about knitting! What projects you’re working on, why, what trials and triumphs you have with them. 🙂 I love the Black Plum, the Silver Lining, and Ancient Forest (and Organic Green)! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Candace 11.06.2009 at 7:03 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!! 😀

    I have to say that your blog is definitely one of my favourites. I adore your photography and the patterns you choose to knit.

    What would I like to see more of? Gosh I don’t know, I love your posts already!

    1) Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon
    2) Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    3) Yarn Love Juliet in Ancient Forest

  34. Kristen 11.06.2009 at 7:29 pm

    I love the photos of yarn and WIPs and FOs and I can’t wait to hear about Australia!
    My preferences would be:
    Sanguine Gryffon 24. Adopted
    J. Knits Superwash Me New Jersey
    Three Irish Girls in Lagoon

  35. One Sheep 11.06.2009 at 7:42 pm

    Happy Blogiversary. I’m new to your blog also, via Kitten With A Whiplash’s blog. I’m looking forward to your travel photos. I’m in awe of your photo skills. Whenever I take a picture it comes out as crayon stick figures pointing to a pile of rocks under a popcicle stick tree with one leaf. I think your blog is great as is, or to steal a phrase “You’re perfect!”. Love the dogs, they are so cute.

    Choosing from a great stash of yarn like these is so difficult. If this were a shop I’d be leaving will all 8 and more besides! So I just rolled a D8 and came up with Sanguine Gryphon, Fiberphile and Zen Garden. Thanks for opportunity to win one.

  36. TJ 11.06.2009 at 8:16 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!

    I love all the photography and always come for the knitting. Some tough choices, but my favorites are:

    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock New Jersey
    Zen Yarn Garden Block Plum
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

    although it’s not like I’d turn down the others if I won one of them. Like really.

  37. Kate 11.06.2009 at 8:34 pm

    Happy blogiversary! I would love to see more of the dogs! Your knitting beautiful, always! I like the Yarn Love Juliet in Ancient Forest, next the Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining and the Three Irish Girls.

  38. Trish 11.06.2009 at 9:11 pm

    Wow, I love your blog. I just followed the link and will be adding it to my blogroll. I don’t know yet what you should add more of, if anything, so I guess, I would say just keep on doing what you are doing 🙂

    Numma Numma
    Fiberphile
    ZYG

    Also, Happy Blogiversary!!

  39. Turtle 11.06.2009 at 9:16 pm

    zen garden , sanguine, ancient forest

    happy blogiversary!!! i like the content of the blog, a little of the daily variety!!

  40. pdxknitterati 11.06.2009 at 9:38 pm

    Happy anniversary!

    No contest for me; I just wanted to wish you a happy, happy!

  41. Karen 11.06.2009 at 10:22 pm

    Happy blogiversary! More doggy pix, hands down. I’m a sucker for cute pooches! All lovely stuff, but if I had to pick:
    Zen Garden Black Plum
    Sanguine Gryphon Kypria in 24
    Malabrigo Applewood

  42. Kate 11.06.2009 at 10:39 pm

    Happy blogiversary! You take fantastic photos, so I’m always in favor of more of that! I always enjoy hearing stories about knitting, too. My favorites here are The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria, Yarn Love Juliet and the Malabrigo. Have fun in Australia!

  43. Heidi 11.06.2009 at 10:41 pm

    Love your blog. Happy Blogoversay!
    All of those skeins are absolutely delicious!
    My faves are Numma Numma, Yarn Love Juliet , and The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria.

  44. Jersey Jessie 11.06.2009 at 10:42 pm

    Happy blogiversary. I love the knitting and photos best.

    As for the yarn, my preferences are
    J. Knits – after all I am a Jersey girl
    Zen Garden
    Fiberphile

  45. Beverly 11.06.2009 at 11:20 pm

    FIrst, I just want to say sorry for not commenting more! I read your blog all the time and rarely have anything to add. Now, I feel guilty for posting just because you are running a contest. But, hey…you are giving away free yarn! You forgive me, right?

    I love the dog pics – even though I’m a cat person, your dogs are so cute with all their fluff and fur. I always love good knitting pics and not just FO’s! And you write very well, so don’t stop that either. 🙂

    Skein order preference:

    1. Yarn Love
    2. Sanguine Gryphon
    3. Malabrigo

  46. sarah lewis 11.06.2009 at 11:42 pm

    well, i just found your blog but i have to say my favorite thing is definitely the knits! i love to see what other people have made. Happy blogiversary!
    my top 3 picks would be:
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon
    Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum

    thanks!

  47. Heather 11.07.2009 at 12:35 am

    I would have to go with knits too.
    1 zen garden black plum
    2 silver lining
    3 sanguine gryphon
    Happy Blogiversary!

  48. OzKnitter 11.07.2009 at 12:46 am

    Happy Blogiversary!

    Hope you have a wonderful time down here in Australia!

    I enjoy your blog, particularly the beautiful photos..

    Skein preference:
    Fiberphile
    Yarn Love Juliet
    J.Knits

  49. Knitmomma 11.07.2009 at 12:56 am

    I love it! I say you are doing great.

    In order:
    Zen Yarn Garden – black plum
    Fiberphile smooshy
    J Knits Superwash

  50. Trudy 11.07.2009 at 1:18 am

    You are very generous, I have to say!! Happy Blogaversary–it’s always an accomplishment, I think!
    I just like the daily content–a little of everything makes for a good blog, to me.

    As far as the yarns–I’ve gotta say the Three Irish Girls, the Zen Garden and then the FiberPhile.

  51. Shirley 11.07.2009 at 9:45 am

    Happy Blogiversary! More pictures I suppose. Zen Yarn Garden, Fiberphile 2 and Three Irish Girls.

  52. Kim R. 11.07.2009 at 10:22 am

    I think your blog is perfect!
    All of the yarns are beautiful and my favorites would be
    1. Three Irish Girls
    2. J. Knits
    3. Fiberphile
    Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway!

  53. Pat 11.07.2009 at 11:37 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I certainly need to be more dedicated to my blogging. Love the yarn pics and fo pics.

    Hard to select just 3 yarns but: Three Irish Girls, Fiberphile, Zen Yarn Garden.

    Have fun traveling.

  54. Paula 11.07.2009 at 2:07 pm

    Happy Blogiversary to you!
    Love the whole package – pictures – pictures about knitting – blogging about knitting – pictures about blogging? Also love seeing your works in progress- very encouraging to those of us struggling with never ending projects.

    1. Zen Yarn Garden
    2. Fiberphile
    3. Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy

  55. Katrina 11.07.2009 at 2:46 pm

    What a generous giveaway. You are fabulous. I love the blog but especially the pics of your beautiful knits. Keep ’em coming.

    As for the yarn, my favorites in order are: purple, any blue, any green.

    I am crossing my fingers!

  56. Liz B 11.07.2009 at 2:47 pm

    I love seeing knitting projects in every stage of development. It helps so much when deciding what to make! All of those yarns look delicious; in order, I like the Lagoon, New Jersey, and Applewood. Thanks so much for the chance at your very generous giveaway!

  57. Jane 11.07.2009 at 3:21 pm

    I’m new to your blog, but love everything about it! Your photos are wonderful! Thanks for the contest!

    I like the
    Zen Black Plum
    Fiberphile
    Malabrigo

  58. Chia Tsao 11.07.2009 at 5:32 pm

    New Jersey, Silver Lining or Black Plum. Pretties! Happy Blogiversary and thank you for your generosity.

    monkalicious on Rav

  59. Shawn Dwire 11.07.2009 at 5:37 pm

    Yarn Yarn Yarn. You can never have enough. Your photography is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your stash.
    Squoooooshy
    Malabrigo
    J. Knits

  60. Reagan 11.07.2009 at 7:27 pm

    Okay, first of all, I just discovered your blog, and I have been reading all of your archives all evening!! Your posts are not only interesting, but you are hilarious!! Your posts quite entertain me. 😉 So, I hope it’s fine to enter the contest, even though I just started reading your blog!

    1. Malabrigo Merino Worsted
    2. J. Knits Superwash Me Sock
    3. Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino

    ~Reagan~

  61. Elaine 11.07.2009 at 10:16 pm

    Happy Blogiversary to you.
    And I hope your trip is great too.
    I love your whole website,
    And I’d like to win a few.

    Especially
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock New Jersey
    Zen Yarn Garden Block Plum
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

    I’m feeling very lucky since it’s my birthday, I’m a New Yorker (who is living in NJ now so the first yarn is an omen) What more can I say.

  62. Julie 11.07.2009 at 10:59 pm

    You are perfect! (I’m a lurker)
    I like Yarn Love Juliet cuz that’s my name, then Malabrigo Applewood cuz I love Malabrigo, then Numma, Numma cuz I love green and the name tickles me.
    Thanks! And have a great trip!

  63. Elaine 11.07.2009 at 11:20 pm

    By the way, I hope that it is clear that those are my first 3 choices but that I would love to be a winner period.

  64. Stacy 11.08.2009 at 1:46 am

    Congrats on your blogoversary! I’m new to your blog, so I’m not sure what I want more of, but I am always looking for easy, quick-to-knit projects.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Here are my picks if I’m lucky enough to win:

    1) Fiberphile
    2) Malabrigo
    3) Yarn Love Juliet

  65. Mujercita 11.08.2009 at 8:22 am

    I love your blog, but I would love it if you could make your RSS feed publish the full post for those of us using readers 🙂

    Happy blogiversary!

    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock
    Malabrigo Merino Worsted

  66. Susan 11.08.2009 at 10:26 am

    Happy Blogoversary! Love your blog and your pictures so just keep it up! And any of the yarn would be a treat. Bon Voyage.

  67. Little Miss S. 11.08.2009 at 10:58 am

    Wow, that is certainly a lot of gorgeous yarn. I wouldn’t mind taking home any of these skeins to fondle a bit 🙂 But if I really have to make a list, it would be J. Knits Superwash Me, Yarn Love Juliet and then the Three Irish Girls Beckon Merin. But is a difficult one, there are so many more I love the sight of 🙂

    Congratulations with the long time blogging and with still being happy with it – that is absolutely what it is all about. And have a great trip.

  68. Darcy 11.08.2009 at 11:52 am

    Happy Blogaversary I think your perfect;) Hugs Darcy
    1) Fiberphile Squooshy in Silver Lining
    2) Sanguine Gryphone Kypria
    3) Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon

  69. Terri P. 11.08.2009 at 1:19 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!! I enjoy both your blog overall and the great photos but I probably enjoy the yarn posts and stories most of all. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great yarn.

    Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum
    The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria in 24. Adopted
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

  70. Walden 11.08.2009 at 1:39 pm

    I am fairly new to your blog and don’t think I’d have you change anything, except maybe as Mujercita suggested and have your RSS feed publish the full post. Happy Blogiversary!! If I win, any yarn would be welcome 🙂

  71. Cat 11.08.2009 at 2:37 pm

    I’m new to your blog, but I looked around a bit and your photos are gorgeous! I also love the header for the blog. Which is my way of saying “I don’t know what you could improve on, so let me butter you up instead.”

    Now, for the top three skeins…difficult, since they’re all so gorgeous!

    Malabrigo: The Boyfriend wants a hat, and this would be perfect!
    J Knits Sock: I need MOAR purple yarn.
    Fiberphile: Gorgeous color!

    Happy Blogiversary!

  72. Power to the Purple 11.08.2009 at 6:15 pm

    Happy Blogiversary.

    I’m another one who is new to your blog and thinks it’s terrific. I especially like the photos and knitting material My 3 favorites are:

    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock New Jersey
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    Zen Yarn Garden Block Plum

  73. Chrissy 11.08.2009 at 8:06 pm

    I think your blog is perfect. I never tire of cute dog pics, so keep ’em coming!

    1. Numma Numma The Regular in Organic Greens
    2. Yarn Love Juliet in Ancient Forest
    3. Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum

    Enjoy Australia. I’m jealous!

  74. Bianca 11.09.2009 at 3:01 am

    Happy Blog-anniversary!

    What I’d love to see are of course photos, knitwear and stories! 🙂

    I have no preference though regarding the yarn top 3…

  75. julie barrett 11.09.2009 at 7:11 am

    happy blog anniersary
    my choices would be:
    Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon
    The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria
    Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Applewood

    they are all uper!
    sfe travels

  76. julie barrett 11.09.2009 at 7:15 am

    posted at my web ste, thanks

  77. Jen 11.09.2009 at 12:52 pm

    I just found your blog and love it! Your pictures are amazing!!

    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock
    Yarn Love Juliet in Ancient Forest

  78. Maureen 11.09.2009 at 4:38 pm

    I like your blog.
    I love the photos back in August you had of the green shawl –it showed the pattern off beautifully.

    I like Irish Girls/ silver Lining and then Juliet in the Ancient Forest.

  79. Stephanie 11.09.2009 at 8:04 pm

    Great blog! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and Happy Blogiversay!! My favorite yarn is the Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon but they are all gorgeous.

  80. Carla 11.09.2009 at 8:51 pm

    I really think your blog is terrific.

    My top choices are:

    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock New Jersey
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    Zen Yarn Garden Block Plum

    But I wouldn’t turn down any of them 🙂

  81. Amanda 11.09.2009 at 10:52 pm

    am so jealous that you are going to australia, I’ve always wanted to go and the cardigan is beautiful!! I would like the fiberphile 1st, yarn love 2nd, and numma numma 3rd if I am lucky which I never am. Have a fabulous trip, you lucky girl!

  82. Sammy 11.09.2009 at 11:19 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!! Fantastic blog 🙂

    My top 3 choices are:
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    Numma Numma The Regular in Organic Greens
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock in New Jersey

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  84. FiberChick 11.10.2009 at 10:13 am

    I love your blog! I really like all the yarn and knit pics. Great photography.

    My yarn picks:
    Fiberphile- silver lining
    J.Knits- new jersey
    Zen Yarn Garden- black plum

  85. Leanne Hutton 11.10.2009 at 11:14 am

    Omigosh! What a wonderful thing to do! Thank you so much for this opportunity. I would definitely love, love, love to see more knits. They’re like porn!

    #1 Three Irish Girls
    #2 NummaNumma
    #3 Sanguine Gryphon

    Thank you again! Have a great trip.

  86. Knitting Fool 11.10.2009 at 1:25 pm

    What brings me back to a blog is good pics and interesting knitting. You offer both.

    My top choices are
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock New Jersey
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    Zen Yarn Garden Block Plum

  87. Debbie 11.10.2009 at 6:37 pm

    I love to knit and crochet, and I love dogs ( I have 2 Maltese). Keep the pics coming, the more the merrier. You are an excellent photographer, and your stories come alive with your eye-catching photos. Yarn 1: Yarn Love Juliet In Ancient Forest, 2: Zen Yarn In Black Plum, 3: Sanguine Gryphon Krypria In 24 Adopted.

  88. Michelle 11.10.2009 at 6:51 pm

    There will never be enough pics of yarn!
    If I am lucky enough to win I would like:
    J. Knits
    Numma Numma
    Malabrigo

  89. Gretchen (brownbear on rav) 11.10.2009 at 9:19 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!
    I love the pics!
    Here’s my faves: J. Knits, Malbrigo, or the Numma Numma
    Enjoy the trip!

  90. Katie 11.10.2009 at 11:47 pm

    I’d looove to see more of the dogs, and I’m dying to get enough free time to steal a sock pattern off you so I can start trying to do my own socks. Actually, I’m curious about doing my own dyeing, so if you want to experiment with that for me… 🙂

    Top 3 choices:
    The Sanguine Gryphon Kypria in 24. Adopted
    Zen Yarn Garden Block Plum
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

  91. Hannah B 11.11.2009 at 12:12 am

    I love FO pics and yarn pics, so definitely more of those!

    My top 3:
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum
    Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon

  92. blogless in NJ 11.11.2009 at 8:21 am

    I really like all of the knitting-related material. That’s what I come for.

    Top 3:
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock New Jersey
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining
    Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon

    But it was a tough choice and I love almost all of them.

  93. MamaMay 11.11.2009 at 6:45 pm

    Oh how lovely!

    No order really, I am giving you 4 but that should be ok…

    Yarn Love Juliet in Ancient Forest
    Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon
    J. Knits Superwash Me Sock in New Jersey
    Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

    Thank you for the contest! I am MamaMay on Ravelry.

  94. Marty Mason 11.11.2009 at 6:48 pm

    First things first….thanks for such a grand giveaway. I love all of them, but first the Applewood Merino, then the Sanguine, and third the Black Plum Merino. I really enjoy your blog as is. A nice mix it up between your beautiful work and your family, friends and dogs.

  95. Marty Mason 11.11.2009 at 6:49 pm

    I’m back…just went to my blog and told my followers about your giveaway. I wish everyone of us could win your generous gifts. Have a safe and fun trip.

  96. Zarina 11.11.2009 at 7:54 pm

    Congratulations on the milestone – you are so kind.

    My choices are:
    1 Yarn Love Juliet in Ancient Forest
    2 J. Knits Superwash Me Sock in New Jersey
    3 Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

  97. Michele 11.11.2009 at 11:54 pm

    You’re perfect.
    No preference.
    Thanks!

  98. Ellen Lorenzen 11.12.2009 at 3:43 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary (and your trip abroad). Photos speak to me, so I appreciate them a lot. I am also a dog lover, so squeezing in more photos of dogs would be great too 🙂 As far as the yarn, my preferance would be: Ancient Forest, Lagoon and then, Black Plum.

    Cheers,
    Lunachance
    Redmond, WA

  99. Alexandra 11.12.2009 at 3:55 am

    Hi Lina! I hope you’re having a wonderful time on your vacation! I love your blog, your pictures are amazing. I like it the way it is, a mix of everything!

    The yarn is beautiful, it would be lovely to win any one of those skeins, but here are my top three: Malabrigo, J. Knits Superwash Me Sock, Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy

    Happy Blogiversary!!! 🙂

  100. Cathy 11.12.2009 at 1:12 pm

    Congrats on your one year anniversary! I just starting knitting again after a few years. I’m in love with all those wonderful yarns available today. I started looking for knitting blogs and stumbled onto your site. I love your pictures on your blog. Love to see more pics of your dogs and your knits. I’m adding you to my RSS feed. Thank-you for your blog!!!

  101. Cathy 11.12.2009 at 1:16 pm

    Opps forget the top three skeins:

    – Three Irish Girls Beckon Merino in Lagoon
    – Zen Yarn Garden 100% Superwash Merino in Black Plum
    – Fiberphile 2-ply Squooshy in Silver Lining

  102. Cat 11.12.2009 at 8:02 pm

    I blogged here: http://knitlitandbullshit.blogspot.com/2009/11/bad-blogger-bad.html

    Top three again:

    Malabrigo
    J Knits Sock
    Fiberphile

  103. Laurel 11.12.2009 at 8:04 pm

    Hope you’ve had a BLAST in Australia! (Darn, you didn’t pack me in your suitcase!) What would I like to see more of in your blog…well, knitting in progress and finished knit pictures are always good. You do that well tho, so I don’t know that there’s anything else I’d change. 🙂

    What yarns do I like? In order: the Yarn Love Juliet, the TIG and the Mmmmmalabrigo. They are all wonderful yarns… Happy blogy-versary.

  104. Elaine 11.13.2009 at 11:19 am

    I just realized I never mentioned that I blogged about your contest here:

    http://elaine-knitting.blogspot.com/2008/09/blogiversary-contest.html

    I hope it’s not too late for another entry.

  105. limejuicy 11.15.2009 at 10:16 am

    I finally added a blog post too. Hope your trip is wonderful!!

    sarah
    limejuicy.blogspot.com

  106. shortly24 11.19.2009 at 8:43 pm

    Argh. I forgot to comment – stoopid Reader.

    Love love the yarns, love your taste in yarn. Just keep on doing what you do 🙂

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