Almost 200 Posts!

Hi all--
I am nearing my 200th post (didn't even see 100 slip past me all those months ago), with two more to go after this one.

So let's have a contest!

Everyone who leaves a comment on THIS post before I put up the 200th entry will be included in a drawing for one of two prize packages.

First prize package: Some of that yummy yarn I just got from Midnightsky Fibers and other yarns from my stash, an untouched copy of One Skein, as well as two women's sweater patterns, the Ribby Pulli from Chic Knits, and the Bulky Neckdown Cardigan from Knitting Pure and Simple. (Not saying the yarn will make either of the sweaters--it won't--but it's in the general spirit of knitting projects.)

Second prize package: A needle-felting kit and some multicolored roving to go along with it. Purchased at Stitches West in February and more than I can cope with for sure! Also a book on felting methods with several cool projects.

To be sure I had your attention, I put the pictures down here:

First prize package above: Midnightsky Fibers of various types and a skein of Pandora in the same spirit.

Below is the second prize package:
Note that while the felting book is fabulous, it does not teach you to needle felt. Several great resources on the web can do that, or at your LYS you will find someone happy to show you. It ain't hard! With cool felted things, you can add needle-felting and make them even cooler, that's my thinking.

Rules:
1. When you leave a comment, you have to do it with contact info, because I don't know how to reach you if I don't have a name/email/website! I try to be psychic, but it just doesn't work consistently. It's like cellphone coverage I guess.
2. You yourself can only enter once no matter how many comments you leave (but I promise to be flattered!).
3. If you suggest to other people that they visit my blog and leave a comment on this entry, and in doing so they mention you, then I will add their name and yours, which is how you can get multiple entries.
4. In case you wonder, yes, I will probably be doing this the old-fashioned three-dimensional way, with names on slips of paper in a hat. A beautiful, hand-knitted, hand felted one. 8^)
5. The 200th post will be the one that ends the contest and that announces the WINNERS of this contest. I don't know exactly when that will be, but you have two entries to go--and I promise to do all this within the next few weeks. None of this month-long silence stuff anymore.
6. Prize packages subject to uncontrollable enhancement with additional knit-tish things, not to mention baked goods. DD#3 is a serial baker of the most diet-defying kind. Consider yourself warned!

32 comments:

Amanda said...

Congratulations on making it to 200 posts.. that's so cool!

(And I hope that you never have cankles either!)

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on (almost) 200 posts!

~Lynn~ said...

Congrats on your blog and your knitting! Love to read your blog. And to look at your knitting projects and photos!

jenfromRI said...

Congratulations!! Wow - 200!

edieangel said...

Congrats on the almost 200. :)))
Very nice site, love your work.

Karen said...

Congrats on the award! and woo hoo on 200 posts!

Love your knitting.

doglvngurl said...

Congrats :) 200 post, and a great looking blog! Love to look at what other knitters are doing and why!
You are very talented and kind to offer a contest, This is such a cool idea. Thanks Dawn

Wendy said...

Congratulations on the almost 200 posts....Found you through Knitting Novices....Which I am...I have crocheted for 31 yrs, and have been knitting for about 2 months now, and lovong it...I love your blog and cander...will definelty be back to visit...

crazzybunny said...

What a neat contest with wonderful prizes! Happy 200th Blog Post!

Anonymous said...

Hey Stacie, Just get back to knittingnovice as you knitty wisdom is surely missed!!
Hugs,
C.aka condith@yahoo.com

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on making it to 200posts. Between school and knitting, I'm amazed that you can keep up such a well organized blog. Love your hats!

Cynthia

Teri said...

I love your blog - this is the first time I have visited - I will definitely be back - great pictures!

Bells said...

200 posts! Woo hoo! Well done Stacie! Many happy returns...he he

Amazing packages!

diane said...

this is some milestone to have achieved .. congratulations! it's apparent that you put pic and soul into the blog .. good job! mmm

diane
:-)
knittingnovice

journeysandreflections said...

Congrats on the wonderful blogging milestone! Great contest!

Diane said...

What a cool blog! Thanks for posting on Knitting Novices. Congratulations on #200.
Diane
diane@disandro.net

Michele's This and That said...

Wow, your blog is great. I love reading about your knitting and other adventures.

Amber in Albuquerque said...

Wow! your knitting blog is actually about knitting. Wish I could keep mine on topic so well. Congratulations on your almost 200 posts!

kim said...

Great blog and contest, congratulations for your 200th!
kim @ kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Robin said...

That is so cool that you have almost to 200 posts. I'm not that organized at all. Good luck and have fun with your next 200. I love the fact that your doing a contest.

robinfelch@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

good luck on the 200th blog entry milestone you are approaching.

i really loved that top down poncho in the round you are working on. it is so ornate. i am still at the very beginner state of barely able to do the basic knit/purl. i don't even know how to increase or decrease on purpose! (LOL!)

sarah

sarahrg911@juno.com

Betty said...

congrats on your almost 200 posts. your blog is very nice. you do such beautiful work. wish i could. lol

from dottysangel2003@yahoo.com

Marsha said...

Cool contest! And to think I searched for sock poetry of all things.
Congrats on blogging 200 posts.

Nancy said...

Nancy Winters
missmaynard2003@gmail.com

I love your pictures of your projects and how you use all those interesting yarns.

Good luck with your competition. Whoever gets those prizes will have a wonderful time. Those are super prizes.

Happy knitting.

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Okay, okay you have my attention. I can't sit still in my chair. That yarn looks so yummy and I have never felted before. Thanks for doing a great contest.

Donna O.
dochs@stny.rr.com

KnittingMom said...

Wow!!!! Almost 200 posts way to go. I guess I should actually start my #1.

Thata said...

200 post.. wow great for me.. congratulation then...

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog Stacie. Yummy contest too. :)

kwarrington@cfl.rr.com

Kathy

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Just found your blog, congrats on near 200 posts. Am going to go back and read all of them!! Donna darbydonna@yahoo.com

Anita -fuzzyballerina said...

So Cool! Congratulations on winning the Gold and on making it to 200.

I'm off to read the rest of your blog posts :)
Feel Well and Knit-On!

Fuzzyb3@gmail.com

fuzzyballerina on Ravelry

Kathy in San Jose said...

Meant to comment earlier, but congrats on reaching 200. Don't enter me for the prizes, though. Just wanted to wish you a Happy 200th!

Jejune said...

Congrats on nearly getting to 200 posts - what a milestone! Yay!!

You know where to find me :)