Sunday, February 10, 2008

C is also for. . . .

CONTEST and COMMENTS in CELEBRATION of SnitnKnit's first blogiversary today!

Yeah, I know. . . not much snitting, knitting or blogging has been happening around here. But, this blogiversary has made me think about how much I really do love connecting with all of you. I've made a few cyber-friends, discovered some wonderful blogs and have been inspired by so many of you.

So, in the spirit of blogging and connecting -- here's the contest:

Please leave a comment (Yes, even you lurkers out there!) with a link to a knitting blog that you enjoy and may be overlooked. Add a line or two about why you like that blog. You can even submit yourself and leave your own blog as the link.

Prizes?

Since I'm going into the 2nd year of blogging, there will be prizes for two people. Leave a comment on this blog posting by noon (eastern time) Friday, February 15 and your name will be placed into a Go-Knit pouch for the random drawing. Make sure you have a way I can reach you (via email address, blog, Knitters Review name or Ravelry name.)

What about the prizes?

You keep asking about the prizes. . . alright already--

One prize will be yarn:



Cascade 220 in my favorite shade of rosy red. 440 yards--big enough for a medium sized scarf

and the other prize will be yarn also:



Shi Bui sock yarn in a gorgeous shade of blue. 382 yards.

Let the contest commence!

59 comments:

susan said...

Am I really the first to comment??
Here's a blog I like a lot:
http://chocolateachuva.blogspot.com/
Tania knits, sews, and travels to the most awesome places. I want to be her when I grow up.

Anne said...

Hrm. That's tough. I love to read a LOT of blogs - Generally though, I highlight them each week in Sunday Bloglines, if that counts ; ) If not, one of my favorite blogs to pass on to friends is Cass - just because she never fails to make me giggle - she's at shutupimcounting.wordpress.com

Congrats on your blogiversary!

Monica said...

Congrats on the Blogiversary! I found your blog on Anne's, but I'll post my contest on my blog too!

I read a lot of blogs... and it's gotten worse with my Feed Reader. But I really like my friend Chelle - she is also a knitter from Vancouver. Her blog is:
http://blindpurls.wordpress.com

Wendy said...

I reached your blog via Anne. She's so great at introducing her readers to other great blogs to read. She's a great gal that Anne!

Some blogs that I love to read are Stacey over at http://crimsonpurl.blogspot.com/
She's a great gal with a lot of spunk and sweet to the gills too!
Another favorite is Chan over at http://chanknits.wordpress.com/
We had a chance to meet in person recently and she's just an overall wonderful person.

Robin said...

Not a lurker..in fact this is the first time I've visited your blog, Thanks to Anne!!
Happy Blogiversary!!

Bubblesknits said...

I'm going to have to go with Cass, too. www.shutupimcounting.wordpress.com
That lady is a hoot!

Congrats on the Blogiversary!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Happy 1st! It's my 300th post today, too. Anne sent me over here, so I am going to say her blog is one of my favorites to read, she keeps us updated on what's going in blog land and has hosted great swaps.

Share said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm new to blogging myself. But 2 blogs that I really enjoy reading are:

knittingelephant.wordpress.com and doveknits.blogspot.com

They both do such beautiful work and seeing it challenges me to try new things.

share32006 on Ravelry

Shain said...

Happy Blogiversray! I enjoy many blogs (thanks to Ravelry and the freinds blog tab). I would have to say that I enjoy The Spirit Trail: http://thespirittrail.blogspot.com/
and Guilty Pleasures http://guiltypleasures.wordpress.com/

K. Anne said...

Happy Blogoversary! I read quite a few blogs. I am at http://roavings.blogspot.com. I also enjoy reading alabamafiberdreams.wordpress.com. I was Jessi's partner in a swap awhile back and she's a really nice peprson. She does really awesome spinning too!

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary!

A knitting blog I really like is http://chaosvortex.blogspot.com/

I like it because it's often funny, it has photos of really nice projects and yarn, and it often mentions music.

kasiaiscarly said...

i love fining new blogs and had the same thing as entry for my contest! my favorite that got submitted during my contest was Blogs from the Dogs. It makes me smile! http://tighgadhar.blogspot.com/

Happy Blogiversary!

Kenyetta said...

Happy Blogiversary!!
I love shutupimcounting.wordpress.com too, very funny!
beholdmybrilliance.blogspot.com she is very funny too.
I would say my own, but I don't blog enough!

teabird said...

I nominate Basset Knitter - She's funny, she does great book reviews, and I'm in love with her dog, Elsie.


teabird from Ravelry

The Happy College Knitter said...

I found you through Ravelry--great site! I love reading knitblogs and have recently stumbled across some new favorites:

http://www.throughtheloops.typepad.com/ Is a great one with beautiful pictures, FO's and patterns.

www.indigomouse.net is always an entertaining read and she makes such beautiful things!

StringPlay said...

15 commenters already. What a great idea for a contest. I'd like to point blog readers to Katherine Misegades at
http://katherinemisegades.wordpress.com/

Naturally, I cannot think for the life of me how I first found her blog, but she is not only a very talented knitter (pattern designer, too); but also a web designer whose clients include The Wooly West. Wow.

Happy Blogiversary.

sherriknits said...

Hi Mary...
I have to say your blog is one of my favorite reads and you have cheered me up many, many times at the end of a long day.
Happy Blogiversary...so happy I found you whenever it was I did. :)
I'm always thrilled when I see that Shanda at www.dipladyknits.wordpress.com posts. She's a friend in real life and she keeps me entertained in real life and on here. :)

edina said...

I like these two bloggers for their great photos and patterns:

http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/

http://smariek.blogspot.com/

Ilix said...

Hey, I wanted to add in a great fellow Ravely gal..... Splityarn
http://www.splityarn.com/split_yarn/
She has great images, and tutorials... as well as intresting stories.

Actually that makes me think of another one that I like and haven't seen mentioned.... CurlyPurly
http://curlypurly.blogspot.com/
She is also a fantastic sharing gal!
Thanks for all these great blogs to explore gang!

Turtle said...

well, lol i see Cass's Shut up I'm counting is already listed.
But another of my favorites is:
http://asimpleyarn.net/ definately a daily read for me!

Ok, you must love ShiBui yarn, i have yet to try it but have seen it online. (i always laugh as i worked at a salon and spa named Shibui for a few years) I admit to being a lurker many days!

monica said...

I'm going to have to second A Simple Yarn, Turtle. She does a little bit of everything, and has a nice system for blogging about it. It's always home-y and makes me yearn to get out of the city. I stopped over there for a contest and haven't left since!

allergicmom said...

The TECHknitting blog is fabulous. I learn something new in every post.
http://techknitting.blogspot.com/

Theresa said...

Congrats! I love reading the Loopy Girls at alittleloopy.blogspot.com

purple-power said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I always enjoy reading Amanda's blog
http://amanda-knits.blogspot.com/

She's knitting, going to law school far from home, and always has a nice attitude. I think she's terrific (and I'm not her mother :-) )

TGL said...

I love Tricoquelicot's blog. Like her knitting and her yarn, it is elegant and precise. And a great window into Japanese knitting resources.

http://www.tricoquelicot.com/en/

Congrats on your blogiversary. My own is so rarely updated, I hesitate to call it a blog. You inspire me!

Elaine said...

Another under read blog is http://maplecorners.blogspot.com/

It's written by a woman running a farm in MN, taking care of her mother with Alzheimers, and doing all sorts of fiber stuff.

Sharon Rose said...

Happy Blogiversary!
That blue Sh Bui is so tasty - how are you parting with it?
I've just started reading the Tsarina's blog
http://www.tsocktsarina.com/blog/
and feel free to come by mine, too! :)
http://needlegrrl.blogspot.com/

The DeDe said...

Happy Blogiversary! Wish I could be in NY to share a special something with you at Starbucks ;-)

I have really been inspired by Alex The Girl's blog about Hygge. http://hyggehouse.com/blog/ While it isn't necessarily a knitting blog the inspiration of color and living she expresses often enlightens me...and makes me want to knit!

Rachel O said...

One of my favorite blogs is not really a blog, - the Hanne Falkenberg KAL. http://hannealong.blogspot.com/

I started looking at it as soon as I first saw her designs. They are so amazingly inspiring to me, and the people on the KAL are all eager to help. Because of that, I took the plunge and started knitting a Mermaid.

Congrats to you!

Rachel O said...

Oops - I didn't leave an e-mail addy (I assumed you'd just post the name of the winner)

I'm at dadofra at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

Ooooh Shibui. DROOL! I think Teyani is really inspiring. Her spinning gets me every time. You can read her at:
http://intrepidfiberwizard.typepad.com/my_weblog/
What a great idea. I have had fun looking at all the other "underrated" blogs.

happy2knit said...

Love the prizes!!! Ok, my contribution is sknitty.wordpress.com. Flawless taste, great links and lovely pics.

Janice said...

I have been getting into stranded knitting and really enjoy http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com/

Windyridge said...

Very difficult to name just one blog so I will pick what comes to mind first: http://knittedgems.blogspot.com/

cthulhulovesme said...

Happy blogiversary! One of my favorite knitting blogs is Yarn Abuse. She is both delightfully snarky and good at knitting, as are most of my favorite bloggers. (Knitting Curmudgeon, I'm looking at you.)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

I personally like Ruinwen's blog - http://vixenpath.blogspot.com/
a lot. Silently I hope she will one day start to knit the Groenlo Mitten kit I sent her ;-)

z's momma said...

Happy bloggiversary. I like reading http://www.xanga.com/knittinmama .

Rikke said...

I like Lul's blog: http://www.lulsblog.blogspot.com/

And I love contests! :D

Yasmin said...

Happy Bloggiversary ! And that yarn you are giving away is absolutely gorgeous!!!
I read so many wonderful blogs and fell that they all deserve a lot more attention that they get. But if I like to see more visitors in a blog I would have to name my own :) I have a very few visitors!!!
www.hooksandlaces.blogspot.com

Beth said...

OK, this morning I'm not creative enough to pick faves. So I'm giving you my knitting blog: Givin' Knit Away.

Thanks for the contest - those prizes are AWESOME!

ShakespearesLady said...

I saw your blog via Ravelry so I came to check it out.

That Shi Bui sock yarn is gorgeous!!

For my over-looked blog I'm going to post my own. It could be my own fault. I don't post nearly enough. http://yarnofthebard.blogspot.com/

Agnes said...

Contest! Great!
Happy Blogiversary! May there be many many more to come. I came here via Knitter's Review ... great source of knowing other knitters.
One blog I enjoy a lot is Rebekah's Knit Knack ... here is the link:
http://knitknack.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Thanks to all the others who left comments ... I have added significant number of blogs to my blogroll! LOL!

Temperance said...

Congradulations! the yarn is such yummy colors, someone is going to be very lucky!

Here is my blog for anyone interested. :)

http://temperama.blogspot.com/

Josiane said...

Happy blogiversary!
Most of the blogs I read are certainly not underread, but some are... like Carie's blog, KnitCrush (http://knitcrush.typepad.com/home/). I have only recently discovered it, but I can say that I like the way she tells her stories.

Julia said...

Talk about being an enabler. After reading the above posts I have so many more blogs I now want to read! I found out about your contest from: http://www.monniblog.com/
But the first blog I ever read was: http://stitchywitch.wordpress.com/
The speed at which she knits sweaters is amazing!

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

My favourite and overlooked blog is my own. My friend moved to the US, and we started the blog to stay connected and keep inspiring each other. We knit a bit, sew even less, and share lots of laughs. We've been at it for just over a year now, and we've got ourselves a couple of regular readers, but we would love at least 3 bazillion more readers! What can I say? We have lofty goals!
http://balkanstyle.blogspot.com/
Please come visit us!! :)

Knitting Novice said...

Congrats on your Anniversary. I'm coming up on mine too, and I'm always looking for contest ideas. I love this idea. Two of my friends have a blog together...it is www.twocrazyknitchicks.blogspot.com.

For a non knitting blog, I like Confessions of a pioneer woman....
www.thepioneerwoman.com

Good luck in year 2. I will be reading!

Ruby said...

Happy Blogiversary!

One of my faves is The Tsarina Tsays... at http://www.tsocktsarina.com/blog/

She's designs absolutely gorgeous socks that are simply works of art. Her attention to detail is amazing.

crazzybunny said...

I think my blog is underread. It's still pretty young, only started it this past fall. It is

http://www.spinknitup.blogspot.com

I also enjoy http://hissyknit.blogspot.com/

Dipsy Doodle said...

Happy Blogiversary! I don't blog much anymore, but I think http://knizzlefoshizzle.blogspot.com/ should get a lot more readers!

Nautical Knitter said...

Here is a new site that I think is dabomb! http://www.knitwith.us (Shamless promo of our new site. Thanks for the outlet...)

Dove Knits said...

Hmm, I thought I'd already commented here, but it's not showing up, so I guess it didn't work.

Anyway, I listed a bunch of yet-undiscovered blogs on a recent post, but I'd like to highlight this one particularly:
http://www.rangersarah.blogspot.com

She does fantastic knitting, beautiful sewing, and lovely photography.

blogless in NJ said...

Happy Blogiversary

I enjoy http://maplecorners.blogspot.com/

An interesting woman, running a farm, taking care of an elderly mother, raising alpaca, felting, knitting, good story-teller, lovely photography.

I'm blogless in NJ.

Jersey Jessie said...

Looks like I'm late to the party.

I'll say shutupimcounting.wordpress.com.

It's frequently good for a chuckle or two.

Happy Blogiversary.

squiggi said...

happy blogiversary
I guess my own blog is under-read.
It's also sadly neglected right now.
squiggi-knits.blogspot.com

rainberry said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I'm going to say my blog.

http://rainberryknits.blogspot.com

tripletsmom said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I really like http://shutupimcounting.wordpress.com/ - You can always count on some good irreverant laughs. She is such a hoot.

zippiknits said...

Happy Blogiversary, Kipster! Congratulations on sticking to it!

I see a blog that you don't have in your list that I really do enjoy a lot. It's called The Brown Berry Chronicles

here

http://thebrownberry.blogspot.com/

She helped me get the progress bars up and running on my blog. I love her blog.

cornbread hell said...

annie at http://maplecorners.blogspot.com is a real treasure. i hope you check her out.

here's a secondary source of info on her from a non-knitter (me):
http://cornbreadhell.blogspot.com/2007/12/meet-annie.html