Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alive and Well, Pints and Purls, Contest, Blogiversary

Hello everyone.... I know, I know... It's been way to long.. At least 2 Tuesdays have passed us by.. I just can't believe how the time is flying... I kid you not.. It's going way to fast for me. Can you believe that it's only 6 more months until Christmas???... Is this what happens when you get older. I don't remember time flying this quickly when I was a kid. The older I get the faster it seems to go. There just aren't enough hours in the day. No time to get all I want done. I have been feeling like a zombie lately, same ole same -- day in and day out. I think I need a vacation, but there are no plans of any on the horizon. Since Sock Summit registration came and went without getting any classes, we have decided not to go. Maybe next year will work out better for us.
I have been knitting on my Brooke Column of Leaves daily and still have quite a ways to go. Chelette is getting closer to finishing the shrug for sister Nerry. We have become such monogamous knitters, can't seem to start anything else right now. We haven't even been to Sit and Knit in weeks. We have missed so much. Thank you Jennifer for always sending a friendly text when we don't show up. Funny how things change.
My newest obsession is watching TV.. I come home plop myself in front and get sucked until bedtime. How did I get so addicted to TV??? It's not like me at all. I am behind on blogging and seeing what everyone is up too. Hope you all are doing well.
We are still in shock about the tragedy of the metro train derailment. Both of our daughters ride the train every single day. They were surprised at all the calls they got from concerned family and friends. Thankfully they were okay and not on any of these trains.

Update:
We are mourning Michael Jackson's death big time. I couldn't believe that I didn't have any of his music on my Ipod. But now I do. I have been listening since this happened last week. What a great Legend Michael was and will be missed greatly. I know his music will rock on!

And for the biggest and newest News.. We just had our 2nd year Blogiversary. Soooooooooo.. We have decided to have a contest.. and the prize will be in honor of our great friend and local Dyer Karida of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Karida is leaving our area and moving to Ohio. A couple of months ago her first book came out and we were lucky enough to get a signed copy. So the prizes will be a signed copy of her new book "Pints and Purls" and a skein of her lovely yarn. I am sure there are a few of you that haven't gotten the lucky chance of trying some of this gorgeous yarn out yet. This will be a great opportunity!


Pints and Purls Book Signing
The rules are simple.. Leave a comment and we'll pick the lucky number by a random generator. Starting now until July 5th .

Thanks for your emails and inquiries about our where abouts. Hope things will get back to normal soon. We look forward to many more years to come!

35 comments:

urbanknitrix said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

What are you watching on t.v.? I can't find anything on right now.

Carol said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

6 months till Christmas? Yikes! It's amazing how it comes faster every year.

That is some gorgeous yarn! I'm off to check out her website. (Thanks for the tip!)

Maxine said...

Happy Second Anniversary!!!!

The yarn is beautiful and I just love books. Hope I win.
Maxine

Sheila said...

Happy Blogiversary. Sometimes life is that way... wherein time flies unbeknownst to you and at the same time you find yourself in a routine that is not your ususal. I like to call it
contentment.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Happy Blogiversary! That yarn looks yummy, but then again, so does that pint! Thanks for the contest.

dacg said...

Yes, congratulations to you. I have missed you.

You always shopw beautiful yarns and yes I too miss MJ. How sad.

Peace,
Darla

Ice Princess said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!!! You have been missed. And what beautiful yarn, yummy...:o)

Virtuous said...

Wow! We have missed you but when you come back you came back with goodies!!

Happy Blog B-day!! So glad you all are my sisters in knitting!! :o)

TV has me sucked in on Monday nights! Luv the Bachlorette & Newlywed show! ;o) All while "trying" to knit or like now catching up on blogs! Haha!

StephCat said...

happy blogiversary!

Nik said...

Um, I'd like those two hanks to the left of the sky blue/white hank at the bottom of the picture.

Thanks. :D

Lola and Ava said...

Happy Anniversary! Pints and Purls is an awesome book (half-way through the barfly pullover) and Karida's yarn is gorgeous (bought some from her when she was at the firs Knitter's Connection in Columbus a few year's back).

Iron Needles said...

Happy Bloggiversary, and I love winning things. Please enter (then pick!) me!!

The pile of yarn looks good enough to eat.

Mujercita said...

Happy blogiversary! I am drooling over all of that yarn...

Wenchzilla said...

Happy Blogiverary! That yarn is absolutely gorgeous. I'm off to check out the site. Thanks!

My Alterknit Identity said...

Happy Blogiversary. What a great idea to have a contest. Now I need to look and see what my first blog day was.

katerina said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary!
That sounds like a great book for quite a few knitters I know - I'll have to check it out :)
I've been feeling the same way about time, although you can feel like you're in a rut of same-'ole/same-'ole all of a sudden you look up and the time has FLOWN by!
Thanks for the eye-candy pretty pretty yarn!!

Samsara said...

Happy Blogoversary! That's certainly a big pile of gorgeous yarn there! I wonder if everyone will remember where they were when MJ died, I'd just got in from the Hafla and was too wired for bed, so I was reading through a few emails and blogs - I read it on someone's blog I think :-)

Loren Gaffin said...

Happy Blogoversary!! It's been about year that I started following your adventures in your blog. You know it was great meeting you in person at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I am excited about all of your finished items. I wish I could do the same some time. I give everything away to associates/co-workers and never have nothing to show for my knitting experience. I hope you two remain my good friends in blogland and in person. Keep on knitting! I am repeating my toe-up sock class during my birthday weekend. Please keep in touch.

RIP Michael J.Jackson

katknit said...

What a great offer! Please enter me.
Thank you!
Linda

Ria said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Great contest!! I already have the book, so if I win you can give the book to someone else.

Patricia Richardson said...

Happy Blogiversary! That yarn looks wonderful. You've been missed; glad you are back.

goldenleo08 said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations and thanks for the contest.

Cathy said...

What pretty yarn and the book sounds very interesting! Thanks for the chance to win!

-EtownKnitter on Ravelry

Holly said...

This is a great contest! I have been coveting that book, and the yarn looks gorgeous. I hope you don't mind me linking to this contest from my blog.
-Holly

morgaine24 said...

happy blogiversary I came across your site from hookandneedlegirl.com what a wonderful prize that yarn looks absolutely lovely. Hope you have a happy fourth of july:-)

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

arly said...

Hello, Anniversarys are great. - they are a time to reflect the past and look to the future. Hope you have many many more. arly

heather said...

I love the title of that book I hadn't seen it yet. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the oppurtunity.

ampersandebeth said...

Happy Blog-o-versary! I found your blog by surfing blog links (that I found on Ravelry), and I'll definitely be back! :)

(oh, and I wouldn't mind winning the book, either!!)

Anna said...

happy blogiversary! :)

shebly said...

Happy Blogiversary:)

That woman has a gift for dying yarn!

Anonymous said...

happy blogiversary!

BedAndEcky on Ravelry

trueknit said...

I missed the two of you. Happy blogaversary!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Happy blogaversary!

Daisymum said...

Happy bloggerversary!!!! All I want to do is sleep. Sometimes it is good to do diffferent things for a while.

artfulabilities said...

Sorry your friend is leaving the area. Skype makes for a great way to have a cup of tea and knit together. Well, that's what my daughter and I are doing while she is in Germany.