Friday, January 09, 2009

Blogiversary/Guess Who Contest

Four years ago today I made my first blog post. It wasn't much of a post. I decided to try Secret Pal 4 and needed to have a blog, and it just stuck ever since!

Finished a couple of pairs of felted clogs. They are as bad as dishcloths, betcha can't knit just one pair! This pair is ladies medium and was made with Patons Classic Wool in old rose. I took some tapestry wool and stitched a flower on each one before felting. Not too bad for the first time ever trying something like that. The slippers aren't quite this dark in real life, darned flash. These ones were started January 5 and finished the 7th, Ravelry details here.

This second pair is also a ladies medium in Patons Classic Wool in maize and old gold. Never used the maize before, and I really like this color combination. These ones were started January 7 and finished on the 8th.

I will also be making a men's medium in black and rich red. Can you guess which dog is checking it out? (Jewel or Maggie)
Maggie, my little bugger, steals my slippers every chance she gets. This was taken about ten minutes ago. I took my slippers off long enough to put on a pair of socks, and when I turned around there was only one slipper on the floor! Found her in the living room with the other one.

So lets turn this into a little game. Please leave a comment on this post between now and next Friday guessing which dog is checking out the yarn, Jewel or Maggie, and we'll do a random draw thing for a prize of some kind for those who pick the correct dog. If I can think of what the prize will be between now and then I'll post it. This is just a spur-of-the-moment thing right now, so I want to give it a little thought. Be sure it'll be knitting related. (If you want to comment but not enter the draw just don't pick a puppy!)

Spread the word! Check out this post to see a picture of them both. And this one has two head shots at the end of the post.

Happy knitting!

EDIT: I think I'm leaning towards a gift certificate to an on-line yarn store. Haven't determined which one, but I think that's definitely what it'll be, then the winner can put it towards whatever purchase he/she desires.


Blogger ikkinlala said...

I'll guess that it's Jewel. I like your slippers!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

12:51 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

the rose slippers are cute -- I pick Jewel as the yarn sniffer

1:00 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

My guess is that its Maggie, just to be different.

Cute clogs. I like the little flower.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog ever since I discovered it. The slippers with the flowers on look lovely. I'm not a big fan of felting, but those clogs look great.
I think it's Jewel, checking out the yarn. :o) Oh, this Maggie such a clog thief! But both are adorable puppies!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

I'm guessing it's Maggie, she seems to be the redder of the two of them. (although they are both beautiful girls!)
Happy Blogiversary!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Maggie would be my guess, just because she's new and like our Gunni, thinks it's a toy!

Love the slippers. I needlefelted the flower on mine and I was pleased with how they came out.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary!
I am going to guess Jewel because I think her head is a bit darker than Maggies......

4:46 PM  
Blogger evergreenknits said...

I'm going to guess Maggie!

p.s. I posted about your contest on WiKnit, my knitting contest blog

5:59 PM  
Blogger catiebell said...

I am going to guess Jewel - the coloring seems to match her better. I really like the slippers - I made 9 pairs for Christmas this year, but couldn't get any embroidery done on any. I have yet to make a pair for myself, and hope to give it a try.

7:27 PM  
Blogger cksknitter said...

I'm guessing Maggie. They both look so sweet! You can find me at cksknitter on

7:54 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

My guess is that it's Maggie. Happy blogiversary!

8:01 PM  
Blogger tom said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I'll guess Jewel. I love the slippers. I think I'll try them!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Sharon Rose said...

I'm guessing Jewel. I love the flowers on your clogs - I must make some immediately! :)
Needlegrrl on Ravelry

10:59 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

i am thinking it is Maggie, i am thinking it's in the ears!

I really like those slippers, which pattern are you using? You are knitting them up so quickly!!

12:18 AM  
Blogger squiggi said...

I think it's maggie, just a guess.
Love the slippers. I have the pattern and yarn in my stash, guess I better add it to the list.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

I'm guessing Maggie. The slippers are great. You've inspired me to make some. My Sears-bought slippers are coming un-glued (kinda like me) so thanks for the idea!

1:00 PM  
Blogger purple-power said...

I'll go with Maggie for no particular reason.

Love the slippers - I have the pattern and now maybe I'll actually make them.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

Happy Bloganniversary. I have the feeling that it is Jewel checking out the yarn, giving Maggie the opportunity to confiscate the clog :-)

4:57 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

I say Jewel, they are both so cute though it's tough to tell. Love the clogs!

5:38 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

What cute pups!!! I'll guess that it's Jewel that's investigating the clogs. They are BEAUTIFUL!

6:11 PM  
Blogger Mychawd said...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Pumba! He needs love too! Both Maggie & Jewel are adorable. What kind of dogs are they?

7:39 PM  
Blogger |chee-uh| said...

I think it might be Maggie. The 80's live on!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

I think it's Jewel, and I also really love the clogs.

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Pat said...

I'm going with Maggie!
I've enjoyed your blog since early on, Sheri - Happy Blogiversary!
I love the maize/gold slippers - One of my favorites of all the felted clogs you've made - something about those 2 colors together!

11:52 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

I'm going to go with Jewel. Happy Blogiversary! :o)

2:27 PM  
Blogger Aster said...

Aww, how cute! I'm going with Jewel as the sniffer. Your slippers look toasty.

10:57 PM  
Blogger katerina said...

I'm going to go with Jewel as well, but let us know! Maggie must smell you on the slippers and want to have you nearby :)

1:49 AM  
Blogger danielle said...

I am guessing Jewel....

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Rachel O said...

I guess Jewel.

Fun contest - cute dogs - great clogs

5:00 PM  
Blogger cthulhulovesme said...

I'll guess that it's Maggie. I came here via WiKnit, by the way. Happy blogiversary!

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Carla said...

I really LOVE the slippers. They are just wonderful. I know I have the pattern here somewhere. I guess I'm going to have to dig around now and find it.

My guess is Jewel.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Josiane said...

Happy blogiversary!
Your felted clogs are great, and the ones with the flowers are particularly sweet!
My guess is that it's Jewel checking out the yarn.

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Emilee said...

I love your slippers! I never thought of making slippers before... :P Your dogs are adorable and so similar looking... I wish to vote for Jewel! ^_^ Good luck everyone!

1:47 AM  
Blogger nonpareil said...

I'm guessing Maggie

what a fun contest -- i'm a fairly new knitter, thanks for sharing through your blog

4:26 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I guess Maggie - Thanks for the contest. Debbie

9:37 PM  
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11:25 PM  
Blogger Jersey said...

I love the slippers - they came out great.

I'm going to guess that it's Jewel.

11:28 PM  
Blogger EJ said...

I'm guessing Jewel and I love the slippers = great job>

9:38 AM  
Blogger Walden said...

My guess is Jewel :)

5:34 PM  
Blogger vickie said...

im guessing jewel awesome beautiful purty slippers vbarton24 at gmail dot comc

1:55 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I'll guess Maggie. Happy Blogiversary!

6:32 PM  
Blogger trek said...

Do you felt yours in a front loader or a top loader? I want to knit those slippers (moseying over to Webs to buy the pattern now).

4:34 PM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Holy comments. Sorry I haven't checked in earlier. I LOVE the felted clogs! Totally gorgeous! When I get back, I will have to put clogs on my to knit list.

10:18 AM  

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