04 January 2016

A Thousand! A Giveaway! A Meme! A Reminder!

Well, who'da thunk it?  This is my one-thousandth post here!  My very first post was on August 20, 2006 - a lifetime ago, actually!  I'm not sure at that time I even thought too far ahead about how long I would keep doing this, but here I am 10 years later, still nattering on, occasionally about something of substance, but mainly just entertaining myself and hopefully a few of you along the way.

I have met a lot of good friends through this blog, most of them in cyberspace only.  It's actually kind of funny, because there are not many people I consider true friends in real life, most of them are "good acquaintances," so to speak.  But a lot of you feel like real friends, and I think that's why I keep showing up here.  I've been lucky enough to meet a few of you and give you hugs, hang out, laugh, etc. and that has been the icing on the cake.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, and I hope you'll stick around.  :-)

To celebrate, I'm going to have a little giveaway.  If you leave a comment on this post by 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, January 6 (the last day of Christmas, and Dug's birthday!), you will be eligible to win a $20.00 Barnes and Noble gift card.  That way, whether you are more of a reader or a knitter, or if you are both, you can find something you like.

I'll announce the winner on Saturday, January 9.


Kathy has been creating some fun memes lately, and I keep forgetting to participate, but this time (for once) I'm on top of it.

1. Do you have a bad habit?  At first I thought she meant bad knitting habits, but her response did not specify knitting so ... let's see, what to choose?  I think the one that is currently the worse is my tendency to pick my cuticles when I am bored or nervous.  I mean, pick them until they bleed, which is usually when I realize I'm doing it!  I'm going to try this year to keep polish on my nails and see if that makes me more conscious of it.

2. Do you have to hide your knitting projects from pets?  Occasionally, Milo the Koodle will have an unusual interest in my knitting, but it's usually when I am actually working with the yarn.  Fortunately, this group leaves things alone 99% of the time.

3. Do you cheat when you cable?  Since I'm not sure what this means, I'm gonna say "no."  I love to cable, and I do use a cable needle.  I've never been successful trying to cable without a cable needle.

4.  Do you not really listen to your family when you are knitting intensely?  Usually, I try to knit something simple when The Tim is around.  But, there are times when I will be counting or concentrating, and even though he has not said a word to me all day, he suddenly has a question or a story to tell me.  Sometimes, he'll stop and say, "Oh, sorry I see you are in the  middle of something, I'll ask you later."  But more than not, he just keeps going.  What really makes me crazy is when I am trying to count.  I'll be on stitch #10, and then he'll say something about going to pick up Chinese food in 25 minutes, and all of sudden I start counting from 25 forward ...

5.  Do you fall for knit kits?  I have a few, but normally I can't afford them.  Every once in a while, I'll see one that I decide to buy, but most of the time, I might buy the pattern and then see what I can do with yarn I already have.


So that's it for now.  Don't forget to play along if you are in the mood, and don't forget to comment if you want to have a shot at winning the gift card!

And just a reminder that I posted details about Harry's Hundred here - I hope you'll decide to make something with us.

On to the next thousand ... ;-)


sprite said...

Congratulations! One thousand is a big number.

Kim in Oregon said...

My first reaction was 'how did she even know how to count the posts'? So good for you! May the next 1000 be just as rewarding!

Sally said...

Wow - congratulations! I am trying to be a better blogger...haven't made it to 100 posts yet.

Anonymous said...

I'm SO glad I found your blog. I love all of your posts, but especially those about Dug and the kitties. Yes --- one cat and I've become a CRAZY PET PERSON!

Congrats on the 1000th posting. Here's to 1000 more!

Seajaes said...

Blogger doesn't allow me to comment but I read your blog daily

Vera said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! I discovered your blog (both) this past year and have been enjoying them...and we are neighbors of a sort (I'm in the suburbs). Here's to many more posts for you!

MIchelle B. said...

Congratulations! One thousand blog posts are quite an accomplishment. Keep the posts coming! I enjoy reading your thoughts.

Caffeine Girl said...

Congratulations in 1,000 posts.
I am very happy to have you as a blog friend and look forward to at least 1,000 more posts!

Mereknits said...

Happy 1,000!!!! That is fantastic. Count me in, I am reading the Louise Penny series and could definitely use a gift card from my favorite store.

Linda said...

Happy 1000th!!! Here is to many many more - with all of us still here reading along. I know I will be!! I love your posts!

Linda in VA

Kym said...

Congratulations on your blog milestone! I'm so glad to have found your blog and enjoy reading your posts. Here's to many more years of happy blogging. XO

Araignee said...

Yay for 1000! Here's to 1000 more!