Tuesday, August 07, 2007

MY BLOGIVERSARY!

Yes, today is the day. My One-Year Blogiversary! I can vividly remember my first post! It was fun to have a place to journal about my new found love...knitting! I didn't tell friends or family for awhile that I had a blog. I guess I was afraid they would think I was quirky!! (Which is a well-established fact now.. so I don't have to worry about that!) I can say that a year after that first post, I am so glad that I joined the knitting/blogging world! I have met so many neat new friends and have found a great way to keep my mom and dad up to date on our life!!



As you may or may not know, my friend Sheri is the one who originally taught me how to knit and encouraged me to start a blog. How fun it is to spend my Blogiversary with her in her Loopy Yarn Shop. It is wonderful to fondle and admire all of this yarn! (And thanks, Monica, for the great idea of drooling on yarn and then 'having' to purchase it afterwards!!! That technique is working great!!) My stash pile of what I 'need' is growing... and we are still here for a couple of days!! (I have to buy lots, because after this trip my hubby may forbid future Loopy visits!!!)(And yes, that is me holding my stash so far..)



It hasn't just been all play down here! I've gotten to help with the pulling and packing of orders! (More chances to fondle yarn....) Here are a few of the boxes that went out to happy knitters today!

We are pretty much caught up today, and after a short errand, we plan to sit down and do some serious knitting! (As much as I would LOVE to experience a 'Sneak Up'.. I feel it is my job to take my Loopy friend out on the town and give her a break!!! That's what friends do!!)




I have chosen a skein of yarn to give away as part of my Blogiversary celebration. It is Skinny Duets in the Tide Pool colorway. (Part of next week's sneak up, I think!) Now, I know that not all of you are sock knitters... so when you leave a comment, put a SK for Sock Knitter or NSK for Non Sock knitter after your name. I will have a drawing for both. (The prize for the NSK will be a surprise!) The comment doesn't need to be anything special. No revealing of secret quirks. (You can if you want, tho!!) Just a 'Hi' will be great!



To celebrate my Blogiversary, I have done a bit of a facelift to my blog, which you may or may not have noticed. For quite some time I have wanted to make it easier to view the recipes that I post and so I have created another blog dedicated to my Tried And True recipes. (You can also get there by clicking on any of the recipes listed to the left.) I plan on getting more of my favorites on there soon.





Well, time to knit. Since Sumo is back at home, Sheri's cat Zoe agreed to do a guest appearance on my blog.

Thanks Zoe!

(Hmmmm, now I think I need a cat.....)











Until Next Time....

P.S. I will be drawing for the prizes on Tuesday August 14th at 8:00 A.M. Iowa Time! You have until then to leave a comment and let me know... SK or NSK!

158 comments:

danielle said...

i LOVE... LOVE... LOVE the way that sheri organizes her yarn on the shelves!!!

i grew up working in bookstores, and now (obviously) forgo things like eating and laundry to spend hour upon hour knitting... that way of displaying yarn kind of merges both.

(can you tell i'm a virgo? read your whole post and am stuck on how she organizes her yarn. what? no photos of her filing cabinets? i'm such a dork!)

Renea said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am de-lurking to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog very much. You probably helped pack up my order from Loopy - so a big thanks!!! Hope your next year is as big a success as the past.

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I'm so glad that you're HERE to celebrate this momentous occasion. (Although I don't think you have garnered enough yarn for yourself, yet.) Definitely you need a cool cat like Zoe. She is doing her best to charm you this week. It's working, isn't it?

Danielle - you just need to come visit The Loopy Room in person. You're an "organizer"? We'd get along great. :-)

marit said...

Happy blogiversary!(you started blogging on the same day we moved into our new house!) I'm sooo happy I found your blog, and sooo happy you decided to start blogging! Keep going. BTW-I've tried your recipe for rhubarbcake-delicious!!!
Marit in Norway-SK

Kristi P said...

Happy Blogiversary Janice. I enjoy reading your blog very much. I can see that you are having way too much fun with Sheri at the Loopy Ewe. I think you need another arm full of yarn :) I was just emailing with Sheri about my 25th wedding anniversary year long celebration a few minutes ago. I love your Save The Date announcements for Ryan and Mallory. I haven't seen that before. Best wishes in your second blog year. Kristi P. (sk)

Mary said...

Happy Blogiversary!I have been reading your blog for awhile and have a confession to make :I love Sumo! I am always happy to see his sweet face --not thet the kids faces are not sweet but Sumo always makes me feel good. .Thanks for sharing him.(SK)

Shelley said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I'm a SK as you very well know ;o)

Kristin said...

Great idea for your recipes! Happy blogiversary.
I think I would like to have a friend with a yarn store, it really looks fun.

Oh, I'm a SK!!

Deborah said...

congrats on the anniversary and I'm delighted to know you've sorted those wonderful recipes!

Dj said...

The next time you are in St. Louis, I must come by and meet you. I'm just a short distance away. Hope you have a great blogiversary!! (SK)

rohanknitter said...

Happy Blogiversary! And how awesome to spend it at The Loopy Ewe! Maybe I'm crazy but it seems like it'd be a lot of fun to pick and pack some yarn. (except I'd want to bring it all home with me)

Sk for sure

monica said...

I agree with Sheri, the pile in your arms is not nearly big enough. You have to have drooled on more than that!!! I would have to wear one of those new semi soft plastic baby bibs they have now, the ones with the little trough, to catch everything, if I were in the Loopy Room.
Happy Blogiversary and I hope you and Sheri have a great night out!!

Oh yeah, I am SK :)

Confessions of a Knitting Diva said...

I'm so jealous that you get to see and touch all the yarn at The Loopy Ewe! Happy Blogiversary. I am a sock knitter and have purchased quite a bit from Sheri. Love her store.

Jane said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am one of your new but dedicated readers. I too cannot believe how small your stash is. I just recently became a sock knitter and I love it. Next month I am taking a class on socks on two circulars since I learned on double points to start. Then I will progress to toe up socks.
Did you start a bubble bag? I am working on the I-cord straps and after I felt it, I will send you a photo.
Jane - SK

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary...Lucky you spending time with our beloved Sheri!

I am a SN and a Loopy Groupie!

Have fun and give Sheri a big hug for me....

Blogless Diane

Caroline Keiser said...

Happy Blogiversary to youuuuuuuuuu,
Happy Blogiversary to youuuuuuuuuu,
Happy Blogiversary dearest Jaaaaanice,
Happy Blogiversary to YOUUUUUUUUUUUU!

(wow, I sounded really good there ... you should've heard me)

Hope you're having fun with Sheri! (Hi to Sheri!)

Love you.

Caroline in Cedar Falls

Vee said...

All this talk of blogiversaries put the blog-bug in me... congratulations!!

Vee (SK)
http://knittingcrochetty.blogspot.com/

Mary Anne said...

Happy Blogiversary, Janice. I have ordered yarn from the Loopy Ewe and found your blog from Sherry. Now I keep up with both of you (through your blogs) and became a member of Bag-a-holics because of you. I am definitely a SK and so enjoyed all of the casting on of projects you did recently!! Looks like you are prefering toe-up now...I haven't tried that yet.

hakucho said...

One year already?...happy Blogiversary! Just wanted you to know that I'm very happy you've started a recipe blog as well. You always have the best recipes :)

Robin said...

Congrats on the one year. Mine went by and I did nothing. Yes I tend to be a bad blogger at times. I think you need more yarn. At least a few more armfuls. When did you learn to knit? I have only been knitting about three years.

Fadoodlerduck said...

The only problem with visiting Loopy is wanting one of everything... can't imagine being able to touch it too!! Happy Anniversary.. SK big time C:

Sarah said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a great way to celebrate!

~ Sarah (SK)

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Happy blogiversary! I am brand new to your blog - found it through the Loopy Ewe but it's going right into favorites! I like your recipes! I am either SK or NSK - does that make me ambikniterous?

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! Your blog is a nice discovery. I'm a blogless SK!
Karen

Mickie Taylor said...

Hi Janice, Happy blogiversary. I can't think of a better place to celerbrate then with Sheri. Hope you two have a fun time and do get some more yarn. Sk for sure.

Meri said...

That pic in the Loopy Room is just great!!! Sheri is amazing.

And happy Blogiversary!! :D

Meri - SK

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! All knitters especially sock knitters need a kitty. They really enjoy the yarns.
Enjoy reading your blog. Happy knitting.

Casey,SN

yarnsnob said...

happy blogiversary!! Your cat is beauutiful..those eyes!! Lucky you to have a friend that owns a yarn store...green with envy :( (SK)

Amy said...

Happy blogiversary! What a fun time it sounds like you had. Thanks for sharing your fun photos:)(SK)

Michelle said...

Happy Blogiversary! Zoe looks like my Callie. I'm a SK and I really like the duets yarn! You're so lucky to have been able to go see Sheri and the yarn. Hope you have a second year even better than the first!

baby face said...

I am a sk and I love the colorway
that you chose from Duets. I hope
you didn't have to work too hard
at Sheri's although that kind of
work is fun. Happy Anniversary!!!!

Nancy said...

I am having such great fun finding all these different knitting bloggers! -- although it cuts seriously into my knitting time! I just found Sheri (she who now takes ALL my money) last month, then Wendy and now, you! Congratulations on your Blogiversary! Someday, I'd like to figure out how to blog!

I just learned to knit socks last summer (on 1 circular) - and I'm totally addicted! So, I guess that makes me a SK!

Karen said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!

I love that you got to spend it in the Loopy Room. I want to move in there :-) It looks like knitters heaven!

Marsha said...

Oh man, now another good blog to read! Love the photos of the Loopy Ewe! As a retired postmaster, I love to see all those Priority Mail boxes! I know what it's like to handle literally thousands of those per day!
Thanks for the nice chance to win! Help, I'm a sock knitter (SK) and I can't stop!

Lisa said...

Happy blogiversary! I love your recipes. I can't wait to try the frozen fruit cups and those pretzel cookies.

I'm a total SK but lately I have been doing NSK. Congrats on the blog and the stash enhancement.

Lovs2Knit said...

Happy Blogiversary! This is my first time visiting your blog. I think my hubby would flip out if I ever visited the Loopy Room. ;~)
(SK)

funfairiegirl said...

Lucky - you got to visit the Loopy Room!!! When I visit I will bring cookies or scones (please slip me some info on Sheri's favs).

Happy Blogiversary! And per your destructions...SK...though I have a love of non-socks too.

Michelle said...

woohoo! I wanna come and play at the Loopy Ewe too! :( New Jersey is a tad bit of a stretch for a day trip huh?!
Happiest of Blogiversaries!

Arlene said...

I am so jealous seeing all the yarn in your arms. I live in St Louis but am up in Michigan for the summer so I'm not able to visit Sheri. I can still order online, but it's just not the same

Happy Blogiversary! How about showing another picture just before you leave St Louis showing how much more yarn you choose between now and then!! sk

Marcy said...

This is my first visit to your blog -- I think that if I were to visit the Loopy Ewe, I would leave bag laden and checkbook empty!! And Happy Blogiversary!! May I also say what a pretty kitty you have!! And may I also ask what an "sk" and an "sn" is?

Angela said...

You are so lucky to be friends with Sheri. I wish she'd let me come spend a few days with her. I'd pack orders all day in exchange for fondling yarn, not to mention seeing all that sock yarn in person!

Angela said...

Oops, just left previous message and forgot to say I am definitely SK!

Teresa(NC) said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I love your blog.

I LOVE the Loopy Ewe!! I would love to visit the Loopy Room some day, you are so lucky.
I am going to start using the idea of drooling on yarn so that I "have" to buy it, Great idea!

Yes, I am a sock knitter and rather a sock yarn addict. (Oh who am I kidding I'm just a yarn addict, no matter the kind. lol) (SK)

Nell said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!! I'm a definite SK. And Zoe looks a little shell shocked in that picture. So cute.

I am super jealous that you are within driving distance of TLE. If I was closer, I'd be in serious trouble!

cbknits80 said...

I saw the link on Sheri's blog and had to come say hello!

Marji said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I just started a blog to keep in touch with my oldest son in Utah and my youngest son, as he goes off to college for his freshman year.

I will bookmark your blog, because I love reading about what other knitters are doing. Maybe my blog will evolve into a knitting blog!

Jenn said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on your stash additions from a SK!

Jana said...

Happy blogiversary! I love the loopy ewe too, Sheri has the most beautiful yarns. SK
jeffjanaames@msn.com

Frances said...

Happy blogiversary!

I love your recipes! looking forward to trying them out!

Frances - sk

Shanidy said...

Happy Blog-iversary! What a wonderful way to spend it...rolling in yarn with friends :)
Shanidy - SK

Anonymous said...

Hi Janice,

I have said it before, you are so lucky to have Sheri for a friend! Not to mention all the yarn opportunities!

Happy Blogiversary! I will be checking out the new recipe blog soon!

A fellow SK:)Meg

Janis said...

Happy Blogiversary! I stumbled in here from The Loopy Ewe - you have a great site!

Cheers from another (but spelled differently),
Janis (sk)

Michelle in SE AZ said...

Wow, thanks for a peek into the magical Loopy Room! Lovely picture of Zoe with that scrumptious yarn, to.

Kristin said...

Happy Blogiversary! Today is the first time I read your blog and hope to keep it on my favorites list. I am in Virginia but graduated from Iowa State...I was excited to see you are in Iowa! I am envious that you are there to fondle the yarn at Loopy Ewe - Kristin

Amy said...

I absolutely love that kitty! Happy Blogiversary!

Cynthia in nc said...

Happy Blogiversary! How lucky to be able to visit the Loopy Ewe inperson and fondle, er help with the yarn. Enjoy your visit. Love the Duet sock yarn. I am a new SK and love it. Have a safe trip home.

Cindy said...

Happy Blogiversary!

And I'm a total SK! :)

Cheryl said...

Happy Blogiversary Janice...keep up the great work... SK

gkomkai said...

Happy blogiversary! I would love to be surrounded by yarn like that! And I'll say I'm SK, even though I've been more busy stashing yarn lately than knitting (and still haven't done socks, but that's almost all my current stash enhancement items seem to have been =)).

Congratulations again!

Eva said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am new to your blog but I will be back :) I am a SK

Tracey said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! What a great way to Celebrate!!!

-Tracey in NH

Tracey said...

Oops!! SK!!
-Tracey in NH

Stacey said...

How lucky! The store looks amazing! I know her on line shop is pretty darn neat, but to be able to see stuff in person - wow! I'm an SK for sure, tried and true. HAPPY BLOGIVERASARY!!!!!

Holly said...

I'm so very jealous that you get to visit The Loopy Room in person. (Gee, you didn't take Sumo to visit Zoe? :-)

And I know what you mean about not really mentioning the whole crafty blog thing to friends and family at first. I sort of have a whole 'nother sphere of folks on my blog(s).

You and I also seem to have very similar taste in sock yarns. Everytime I see you post a picture of a work in progress... I want to steal it. (SK, of course)

Faith said...

Happy Blogiversary! Came this way via Sheri's blog. Hope you 2 are having a blast. Enjoy!

I am quirky, as we all are (I don't microwave m&m's although I might be willing to try). My candy quirk- My favorite candy is candy corn (a quirk in itself!). My brand of choice is Brach's and I am very brand loyal! I believe the white tip is the best part. When selecting a bag of corn, it is imperative that I inspect it for the best white to orange/yellow ratio (bigger the white tip the better). It is also important to be careful to find a bag where the white tips are intact as they often break. When eating candy corn, I eat it in sections...from the yellow up. I have been know to take a handfull and eat the yellow and orange sections and then save my whites until all of the yellow/orange parts are eaten. This began in childhood. An interesting fact- it is not easy to find brach's candy corn in August (let alone any other month aside from September, October, Novemeber).

And now you know way too much about me and candy corn!

Hmmmmm...wonder if anyone could make me some candy corn striped socks with just the perfect ratio of white, orange and yellow!!!!
Faith (SK! SK! SK!)

SwissKnits! said...

First time here... I may grab my coffee andstay awhile.
Loved seeing the Loopy Room.
Happy Blogaversary!!

SwissKnits SK

Alice said...

Hi and Happy Blogiversary!
SK
Alice

Karen said...

Hi Janice! I found your blog through my sister's (Monica)blog. I'm a SK. Happy Blogiversary!!

Melissa (SN) said...

Happy Blogiversary! You're so lucky to be "vacationing" in the Loopy Room! :) My best friend was here all week as well and I too have been tyring to figure out how to get her to stay forever!

nancy said...

First time here. Love the dogs, magnificent. I am a compulsive SK, 20-25 pairs in the last year.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary...I don't know how you can resist all that yummy yarn. It looks like you could still hold more! I would be hyperventilating with all the choices. Love that your pets make an appearance on your blog.
Blogless Jan (SK)

Midnight Purls said...

Happy Blogiversary! I wish I could visit The Loopy Ewe, but it's probably better for my bank account that I can't!

Helena - SK

Charmy said...

Happy blog birthday!

(sk)

Jodi said...

Happy blogiversary! Sounds like you had a great visit with Sheri.

Jodi (SK)

Zonda said...

Happy Blogiversary! Oh Wow! I'd never want to leave there! You look quite happy holding those skeins too! Thanks for your lovely comments on Sheri's socks, hehe, if they fit me, she wouldn't have gotten them either! ;) SK

Grannie Annie said...

Congratulations on your knitting! Sheri must be a wonderful influence. I'm here visiting from her blog - count me as a new regular visitor.

Please count me as an "SK". Thanks!

Jamie said...

(SK)

How nice for Sheri to have a wonderful friend like you around! (Zoe, by the way, is adorable.) I'd like to remind you that "sock yarn does not count as stash"! (I heard that somewhere ...)

Marianne said...

Happy First Blogiversary, Janice! I enjoy reading your blog. You have some great recipes, too! :-) Take care, Marianne, SK

Lynne said...

Hi!

And happy anniversary!

Lynne
SK

Meredith said...

If I ever had the good fortune to visit The Loopy Ewe, all self control for me would be lost. Happy Blogiversary! I am most definitely an SK.

Carol Lee said...

Janice, always glad to "meet" a new friend. I'm had semi-regular buying the Loopie Ewe (budgets have to be honored :>)

I love both socks and lace, but for this i'm a SK.

Michele said...

I'm definitely a "SK" and a Loopy Ewe fan and cook as well. Fun to discover your blog! Happy Blogiversary!

smelk-o-matic said...

Your kitty is adorable!

Smiles,
Erin

P.S. - SK. ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a perfect way to spend it too - with Sheri and Family at The Loopy Ewe! I just wanted to say that I really enjoy reading your blog and have loved the recipes I've tried from you! (Monster Cookies and just last weekend - Rhubarb Cake). I plan on trying more in the future too!

Thank you for such a fun blog and please keep the recipes coming!

Vickie from Colorado - SK

hariamrit said...

SK


Iam jealous. I would love to visit Sheri and feel all that yarn. Being a high octane person I would love to experience a Sneak Up.

Happy Blogverary!

Deborah said...

Happy Blogiversary! I came here from Sheri's site, and I must say, I really enjoyed reading your blog!

Something random: I was born in Iowa (Des Moines), went to school in Minnesota (U of M), and now live in WI.

I am a sock knitting addict who refuses to attend the 12 step meeting. I am thoroughly jealous (but delighted for you) that you got to visit Loopy Ewe and fondle all the yarn in person!

Deborah (SK)

Shana said...

Can I have a knitting lesson next time I'm in Cedar Falls?

ps - you are so POPULAR

Jill said...

SK -- I have a blog as well and I didn't tell anyone about it either, but it is mostly about knitting. Love your link for your recipes and Zoe is adorable!

Natalie said...

Fun! Thanks for doing this... I Love the shelves! It could almost be a physical store with how cute it is!

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary!

(I am a SK, but not a particularly experienced one).

Tabitha said...

Happy Blogiversary. I am very jealous that you are fondling yarn at the Loopy Ewe. I know it's a tough job but somebody has to do it.

staceyk said...

Happy Blogiversary! I lvoe The Loopy Ewe! Lucky "ewe" for getting to experience it all in person! SK (which is funny for me because those are my initials!!!)

Dr. Jackie said...

Janice, it was so nice to meet you in the Loopy Room. I said hello to Iowa Girl as she and KD were leaving in the car, but I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to chat with her too.

Happy Blogiversary! And happy knitting up all that stash you got from Sheri. I don't blog, cause I would never in a million years get any knitting or anything else done!

Hope to see you again sometime!

Elaine said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I occasionally knit socks (mostly on airplanes since they are so portable) but mostly I am a NSK.

But I do LOVE the yarn. Purples and blues are my absolute favs.

Kat R said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a wonderful place to be...The Loopy Ewe! I can't imagine being there. I would go bonkers, as would my credit card! I've added your blog to my daily list to visit. It looks great! Maybe someday I will venture forth and start blogging, too.
~ Kat R -> SK!

jokir said...

Hi Janice-Sheri said we could all come to your house. August 7th is my birthday, what a great day for you too. SK And the colorway you picked is great!

Deb said...

Happy Blogiversary from someone who lived in central iowa for nearly 40 years! I think having a friend with a yarn store must be heavenly--I have one but she's in Iowa and I'm in WA! I am most definitely one of the SK group!!!
Deb

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! You might like to know that your blog (at least for today) is only 3 degrees of separation from "Knitters Review" newsletter (hotlinks are a bit like unraveling yarn although much easier :-) I DO think you need a cat or if your dogs would really resent the addition of a cat, perhaps you could have an imaginary cat the same way the Panopticon has an imaginary sheep! Anywho, I am a blogless SK who can never figure out how to log into my Google account, so have to "choose an 'anonymous' identity", but in fact I am Beverly a/k/a brober10@earthlink.net

ruth said...

Hello, I am a sock knitter, SK! Can you believe I visited my mom in St. Louis in early July and she didn't think we "needed" to go to the Loopy Ewe??? Is she crazy? Well, she is mom and she got her way. Next time--I will prevail!

Anonymous said...

Maybe I can be your 100th comment.
what fun! Does Sheri have to restock her shelves when you leave. Looking forward to talking to you soon. Save travels home.
Mom

TheWoolgatherer said...

101th! Can I just say that I LOVE that you have a link to a strawberry jello recipe? Mmm, jello - I'm a big fan :) My mother used to make a lime and pear version that was heavenly.

Anonymous said...

WHAAA...I want to look that good when I stick my tongue out during family photos....

Christine >SK

Linda said...

Two of my favorite things, knitting and eating. I can't imagine how much willpower it must take to be working around that much yarn. Happy Blogiversary!

Splindarella said...

Happy Blogiversary! :) I found your blog through Hakucho's -- hope you have another wonderful year of blogging and knitting!

Andi said...

Happy blogiversary!!! Many happy returns :) Your recipes look delicious, and I can't wait to try some of them!

Andi - sk

Kim said...

Happy Blogiversary! Looks like the Loopy Trip may end up being an expensive one! :)

Bonnie D. said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I am a sock knitter!

Denyaz said...

Congrats on reaching the one year milestone. Quirky is always a good thing.
nsk

Anonymous said...

Hi...I am a SN and that is all I think about, morning,noon and even in my dreams. I always need more yarn and love LEWE so much. There are no knit shops around me....hillis

NerdGirl said...

Happy Blogiversary! When you were visiting at The Loopy Ewe did you get to see the funny looks from the mailman when he came to pick up the packages that you helped pack?

Sadly, I am a NSK but one day in the future I hope to covert but I am too chicken to try it as it involves actually measurements and the need to stick with a consistent gauge.

Jennifer said...

happy blogiversary!! can't wait to check out the recipe place : )

sn, by the way, if you count being part-way done w/ two different socks but eager to find the time to learn how to finish them and start their pairs : )

Elysbeth said...

SK. You will love Ravelry. Looking forward to seeing your stash.

KnittingHawkeye said...

Thanks for the compliment, my pal did an awesome job on the socks. =) They're soo warm and will be awesome this winter. I am now temped to buy some Sundara yarn and try knitting up a pair of my own. The yarn is heaven to the touch. Can we say comments? lmfao
Congrats on 1 year and continuing. I can't wait to see what you knit up with the Professor Sprout yarn. =) <3

MJ said...

Fabulous! Blog on, girl!
Mary Jane (SK)
mudlarque.blogspot.com

sparkli said...

happy blogiversary! i am moving to st. louis in 1.5 months and first on my agenda is getting a peek at the loopy ewe! i hear it's like a mecca of yarn! :D

sk,
tammy

freecia said...

What a great view of the Loopy Room! I never thought of using magazine holders!

Andrea said...

Hi - Looks like fun. I am entering your contest too. I will go with NSK.

Karen said...

Hi Janice...definitely a SK here! Love socks, love sock yarn, love knitting socks!
Happy Blogiversary! I also love reading your blog! Someday when I am traveling through Iowa I hope we can get together for coffee and knittin'!

Karen in MN

Karen said...

I am a SK for sure. And congratulations on your Blogiversary. I just started my own blog, and for pretty much the same reasons you started yours.
Have fun at the Loopy Ewe!

Lynda said...

Happy Blogiversary. Aren't they fun to do and you get to have contests and all of that and tell people about all of the fun you are having when you go visit famous friends, and show off all of the yarn that you know that we all covet and then have this inspired idea to have a contest and give some of it away....you go girl.

Lynda said...

I forgot to say that I am an SK...what an airhead!!!!

Vanessa said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Found my way here from "The Loopy Ewe" and I'm so glad I did! Nice to "meet" you!! : )

I'm a SK!

ames said...

SK, yay! And congratulations on your blogiversary!

Beth said...

Happy blogiversary!

Beth - SK

Pam said...
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Pam said...

Ok, I'll try this again. I am so envious of your trip. I hope to be able to go within the next year. I am a SK

Beth said...

Hi! Thought I'd answer your comment with a comment in case you don't check back on my blog. :-) I lived in Mito, Ibaraki (north of Tokyo) and I worked there and in several smaller nearby towns. Where did you live?

KnitFloozy said...

I'd love to visit the yarn store! happy blogiversary!!!! SN

kt83 said...

congrats on your 1 year blogiversary. (sk)

Knittin' Diva said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary! It just donned on me, My 1 year is this month too!! I was at Myrtle Beach when I decided to become a blogger. Happy Blogging to you!! Oh yes, sign me up for the drawing. SK - definitely a sock knitter!!!

Shari said...

Happy Blogiversary!

It must have been so much fun visiting and helping out at the loopy ewe.

Shari (definate sock knitter)

Meg said...

Happy Blogiversary - I'm definitely in the SK category - you have picked such a lovely colorway to give away. BTW, I love the quote in your new post about a mother's happiness being tied to her kids - so true.

s b said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a great trip to the Loopy Ewe...and to see Sheri, of course! I love your sock yarn stash...but we know sockyarns don't count as stash.
SK...definitely SK

Meg said...

Happy Blogiversary - I'm definitely in the SK category - you have picked such a lovely colorway to give away. BTW, I love the quote in your new post about a mother's happiness being tied to her kids - so true.

Amy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Looks like a fabulous time was had at the Loopy Ewe - your acquisitions look great! I would love to visit the Loopy Room someday... I think even a 5 tier might be too small for my stash... um, I might have a problem....lol. : )

Chelsea said...

Hi! Just popping in to wish you a belated Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for putting your time into keeping your blog interesting - it's been a lot of fun to visit! :)

sockaholic said...

Lucky you(ewe)getting to visit the Loopy Ewe. I've tried to get with Sheri two different times when I was in the STL area. I think one of those times she was visiting you in Iowa. I live in Iowa too.

I'm glad to have found your blog:-)
Paula SK

Jen said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Looks like you had some good times with good people and good yarn!!
:) Jen
http://knitsane.blogspot.com/

Shelly said...

Luck you to visit the loopy ewe. Congratulations. I'm a SK.

Debbie O. said...

Happy blogiversary! I am glad that Sheri has introduced us to you!

Kathy said...

Happy Blogiversary from Minnesota!
I am an (sk).I love the yarn you are giving away for your anniversary.Great color. Your recipe file looks very interesting and must try the tea ring and lefsa recipes.

Tracy said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! What a great way to spend it, I'd be in heaven.

Tracy in KCMO (SK)

carolyn said...

happy anniversary...I am a sk, and a groupie of loopy, so there you go..

Hege said...

Happy Blogiversary!!
Wish I had a friend with a yarn store ^^ (SK)

Cary said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!

(Sheri sent me! Always love finding new blogs.)

Knit Fitz said...

SK...SK...SK :)

It sounds like you had a great visit with Sheri and her family!

I'm a newbie to your blog, but look forward to keeping up with you from now on! I've just started to think seriously about embarking on my own Blog Adventure... ~Michelle

Sara said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I was looking at the boxes that you helped pack and thinking- I wonder if mine was in there... *grin*

~Sara (SK)

KSee said...

Love your blog and your stash is to die for! Right now I only have two yarns to make more socks but give me time! I'm trying to be a project knitter but now that I'm on Ravely and need to go through my stash I know that is not really the case.

Kelly said...

Happy Blogiversary!
What better way to vacation with a friend who sells LOTS of yarn!!!
I bet it was hard to not just take it all home with you!
Be Sumo's glad you're home!

Heddy said...

lucky you ... really cool way to spend your blogiversary!

Pretty yarn you have selected to give away! I loves it!

Mary said...

Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many more years of knitting and blogging!

-Mary
SK

hepkitten said...

Happy blogiversary! However, you now owe me a new computer; I think I wrecked the keyboard by drooling over that Duets... :) .

And, need I say it, (SK)!

BeckleSpeckle said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I really enjoyed looking at your new recipe blog, too.

Thanks, Becky (a new SK)

Sandy Ziegler said...

I discovered your blog the other day while visiting Sheri's blog. I love reading both so very, very much. I feel as though I'm part of your family. I love the pictures. I am a "sock knitter" and go crazy over all the beautiful yarns. Happy blogiversary!

Ingrid said...

Happy Blogiversary! This SK enjoys your blog very much.

Caroline said...

Happy Blogiversary, Janice. I always have so much fun reading your blog and trying out your recipes. I'm am a little irritated with you though. I was looking at your latest post, and I somehow ended up spending over $50 at The Loopy Ewe before I was finished:)

Sheri should give you a commission!

Anonymous said...

love your blog. just learning how to post a comment. Taking a sock class soon, so SK jackie

Phoebe said...

Happy Bloganniversary! Glad that Sheri posted about you so that I was able to find your blog. Knitting and recipes what more can a girl want out of life!