I have my Second Blogiversary coming up on Sunday, May 6 and I’ve been wracking my brain (what’s left of it anyway) trying to figure out how to get my faithful readers involved. I hope you realize that this is the longest I’ve ever been able to maintain something like this. I was never any good at keeping a diary or even a holiday journal before. I’ve always like writing but I like to have more control over it than just scribbling a few thoughts on paper. Maybe it’s because I’m using a computer which is much more comfortable for me than writing things out longhand. I can edit and switch and move things around so everything is neat and organised the way I want it. I can add photos. If I really wanted to, I could even go back and edit my previous blog posts. (Or, heaven forefend, it could all go poof! in a flash of corrupted computer files over at Blogspot. Yes, I have a personal backup!) But how to celebrate this two whole wonderful years of blogging fun? I mean whining and misery noises? Complaints and kudos? Musings and commentaries? Ahem.
Other bloggers have contests all the time so I think we need one here, don’t you? It won’t be a hard one. And I’ll have two prize packages, one for each year I’ve been blogging. All you have to do to enter is to tell me how many different crafts you like to do. Doesn’t matter if it’s only one or two or lots (like me). There are no extra points for numbers! List them out in a comment on this post, but also send me a private email with your snail mail address. You can find my email link if you don’t have it handy by clicking on my photo or the “View my complete profile” link in my sidebar over there on the left. Sometime late on Sunday afternoon (Pacific Daylight Time), I’ll put all your names in a hat (a handspun hand-knit one of course) and get T-Man to draw out two lucky winners. The chosen winners will each receive a prize package assembled by yours truly especially with their list of crafts in mind. I’ll let you know exactly what I’ve put together and photograph the contents before sending them out. But I won’t post it until the recipients get their prizes. Whaddya think? Sound good?
Don’t forget to email me your snail mail address because if I don’t have it, I can’t send you anything! Appropriately you have two days to get your entry in. Good luck! And if you missed it this time, this contest may become an annual event. Keep reading my blather. You never know what I’ll come up with next. Even I don’t know until I sit down to type it out.
Meanwhile, over at the Moose Stocking I have about 14 inches worth:
The yarns are all old ones out of my stash of mostly handspun and hand-dyed leftovers from past projects. The stripe colours haven’t been repeated yet. Now that I’ve gone down two needle sizes to 4mm circs the knitting doesn’t proceed quite as quickly. But the stitches look better and the hand is more firm. I need to begin decreasing or this will be too baggy on poor Wilfred. The question is how to do it without it being too obvious.