Blogiversary! Free Yarn!

Here we go again! Another year of blogging. Let’s see, this whole thing started in 2004 with this entry.

Since then, there have been 623 posts, including this one. There have been 8557 comments! You guys can be a talkative bunch.

This past year I was sort of a slowpoke in the knitting category. I actually finished very few projects. I’m hoping to get a few more done this year. Stick with me and you’ll see what I’m up to! There should be knitting, spinning, perhaps some dyeing! And as always, cooking, travel, and just general silliness. And whiskey and frogging, you can almost always count on that now and then.

In my last post, I showed the frogged lace cowl thing. It did get restarted on a 16 inch circular, which is working out better. Here’s a photo.


I’m about a third done with it, I think. This yarn is really, really fragile. It also has a major halo, which is OK in a cowl, but I don’t think it would hold up to any kind of wear and tear. Click on that photo to see the fuzziness. The KAL on the KnitCompanion website includes a wrister pattern to match, but I’m not sure I’ll do that. I doubt I’d wear them, and I’m sort of sick of knitting this. I have so much other stuff on the needles that I would rather work on. So there. It’s my knitting, I can do what I want.

Last but not least, let’s do a giveaway in honor of the blog anniversary, shall we? That always draws out the crowds.

Here’s how you enter. All you need to do is leave me a joke in the comments. It can be a knock knock joke, a shaggy dog joke, a limerick, or anything else funny. I’ve done this one before, and it always provides me with days of laughs.

What are you playing for? It will be for one pair of sock’s worth of yarn from my precious stash. I’ll draw one random winner from the bunch, and since I know tastes vary, I’ll let you choose from four different possibilities. Here they are:


Click to embiggen and really see what’s up for grabs.

From left to right we have:

  • Unique Sheep Tinsel Toes, color Ann Mare (AKA very pink), 367 yards
  • Mama Llama Sock, color Day, 400 yards
  • Jitterbug, color Lagoon, 267 meters
  • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, color Flames, 430 yards total
    (2 skeins)

Let’s see. Let’s give you all until this Sunday at midnight, my time (Pacific daylights savings time). After that I’ll pick a winner, and you can choose some lovely yarn.

Let the laughs begin…



Blogiversary! Free Yarn! — 39 Comments

  1. Hm, I have two jokes that come to mind, but this one is currently my favorite:

    A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

    Happy Blogiversary!!

  2. Can I enter even if I haven’t used up the yarn I won last time? My favorite joke – Where of you find a turtle with no legs? Right where you left him! Happy Blogiversary!!

  3. Here’s a medical joke for you!

    A duck went into the chemist shop and asked for some chapstick. “Put it on my bill,” he said.

    I had to give a nurse talk once and wanted a medical joke for starters. That was the only one I could think of.

  4. Why don’t Seagulls fly over the bay?

    Because then they would be called Bagels.

    Good theme for the contest.

  5. Guy goes over to his new neighbor and invites him to a party. “Things might go a little late into the night”, he says. Neighbor says, ok. “There might be a lot of drinking, too”, and neighbor says ok. “There might be some nudity and even some crazy sex.” Neighbor say, “That’s all fine with me, but what should I wear?” Guy says, “Doesn’t matter it’ll just be you and me.”

  6. Three engineers are having lunch and discussing what kind of engineer God is. The mechanical engineer says, “God must be a mechanical engineer, look at the complex structures of the body!” The electrical engineer says, “No, look at the electrical processes of the body, which the brain could not operate without, he must be an electrical engineer.” The civil engineer says, “You’re both wrong, he had to be a civil engineer. Who else would run a waste line through a recreational area?”

  7. There once was a man named Osama
    who got into a tiff with Obama
    when some seals got involved
    the problem was solved
    and that was the end of Osama

  8. This is from Brianna:

    What do you call a pig on Valentine’s Day? A Valenswine!

  9. Happy blogiversary!

    Um. I don’t remember jokes I’ve heard recently… just the ones I heard back in the 80s. I apologize in advance.

    Did you hear about the leper hockey game? There was a face off in the corner…

    Like I said…

  10. Thank you for another wonderful year!

    This is my favorite joke to tell young boys: What is the last thing that goes through a fly’s mind when it hits your windshield?

    It’s butt!

  11. How do you know if the stage is level at the festival?

    The banjo player is drooling out of both sides of his mouth.

  12. A Japanese lady goes to the bank to exchange some yens for dollars. When she hears the exchange rate she asks “Why did I get more yesterday?” The teller replies “Fluctuations.” Her response…”Fluck you white people too!”

  13. The classic in our family is “Knock Knock.” “Who’s there” “Panther.” “Panther who?” “Panth or no panth I’m goin’ swimmin’!”

  14. Happy Blogiversary!!!

    I never remember jokes to tell them again…but if a miracle happens and I do, I’ll be back.

    Don’t need any yarn though. I have more than enough at my house. πŸ™‚

  15. No jokes from me…but I will wish you another great year ahead! I have loved EVERY minute of your blog!

  16. The only joke I can ever remember:

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Dwayne who?
    Dwayne the bathtub! I’m dwowning!

    Happy Blogiversary!

  17. Here goes:
    There once was a Doctor who knit.
    For acrylic she cared not a whit.
    It was Cashmere she wanted.
    So the yarn shops she haunted.
    And she bought up every last little bit.

    Congrats on blogiversary.

  18. A blonde was driving along a river and stopped when she saw another blonde on the other side. She yelled across the river saying “How do you get to the other side of the river?” The other person was puzzled and finally replied ” You are on the other side of the river!!!”
    I have enjoyed your blog for at least five years. Thank you so much. I enjoy the knitting first and then the travel, then cooking, then remodeling. Good luck, Rosemary

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  20. This is the joke my dad has asked me to tell at his funeral:

    A man with a dog walked into a bar in New York City.

    “I’d like a beer, but I don’t have any money. But in exchange for the beer, I’ll demonstrate this amazing trick my dog can do.”

    “What kind of trick is that?” asks the bartender.

    “He answer questions.”

    The bartender hands over the beer, and the man asks the dog, “How does sandpaper feel?”

    “Rough,” answers the dog.

    The bartender objects, so the man tries again: “What’s on top of a house?”

    “Roof,” says the dog.

    The bartender, getting pissed off, gives the man one more chance to prove the dog’s abilities: “Who’s the best Yankee who ever lived?”

    “Ruth,” is the dog’s quick reply.

    The bartender throws the man and the dog out onto the street.

    The dog looks up at the man and says, “Do you think I should have said Jeter?”

  21. Happy Blogiversary!!! Ok here is my joke πŸ™‚

    Why did the sheep avoid going to bars?
    She didn’t like being carded!

    Love your blog!!

  22. Oh forgot my joke! This is my favorite
    Woman opens the refrigerator and finds a rabbit sitting there. She says what are you doing? Rabbit says, well, this is a Westinghouse isn’t it? She says yes. Rabbit says, I’m just westing.

  23. Happy Blogiversary! I have followed your blog for several years now and always enjoy it….your travels, your knitting projects, your pets…, etc. Anyway, here’s my joke:

    Two blondes were driving to Disneyland. The sign said:
    Disneyland Left….
    So they started crying and headed home.

  24. Here’s a French language joke for you:

    Why don’t the French ever eat two eggs?

    Because one’s un oeuf!


  25. I don’t have any jokes for you and don’t need more yarn, I just wanted to say Happy Blogiversary. I enjoy reading your blog. πŸ™‚

  26. Happy Blogiversary!
    So here’s the (really bad) joke:
    Why did the blonde get fired from the M&M factory?
    She kept throwing out the W’s.

  27. Better late than never, this one always cracked me up when my kids were young:
    What’s fish without an eye?
    Tough to write that one out since it should be an “i”. Guess it’s a spoken joke. LOL

  28. Lol just read the rest and mine’s a repeat. Happy blogiversary, so glad you’re one of us who is still sticking around. There seem to be fewer and fewer.