Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's My One Year Blogiversary!

Wow! I can't believe that I've been blogging for a year (although if you ask my family, they will tell you it seems like much longer.) I don't want to get all mushy, but I feel like blogging has been such a wonderful addition to my life. Not only do I get to read and review so many terrific books, but I've made so many new friends. I absolutely love "talking" with all of you each and every day! I am in awe of how amazing the book blogger community is.

In honor of my One Year Blogiversary, I am going to do a little giveaway. This time, it's not a book! It's a crocheted scarf made by yours truly! I tried to take some pictures of the scarf, but none seem to show the details. Please know that I positively adore this scarf, and I wear one just like it all the time! Here's a picture of my daughter modeling it:

This scarf is called a potato chip scarf because of all the curlicues. I love how there is mohair in the yarn so it is nice and fuzzy (although it is a bit itchy.) The scarf is gold metallic with lots of other bright colors in it including red, pink, blue, and green -- it goes with everything! You can wear it around the collar of your coat and it will almost go to your waist, or you can fold it in half and pull the ends through. That's how my daughter is wearing it in the picture.

The yarn is called Moonlight Mohair and the color is Rainbow Falls. Here's a little picture of the yarn so you can get a better idea of the colors:

This scarf is one of the first things that I completed as part of Dewey's Knit-A-Long Challenge. I can't think of a more special way to pay tribute to Dewey than by sharing this scarf with one of you. I have been knitting and crocheting like crazy the past few weeks (often times at the expense of reading), so be on the look-out for my challenge update post with pictures (albeit lousy ones) of my other creations!

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment with your e-mail address. I will select a winner on February 7th and announce it here. Unfortunately, this contest is open to those of you with U.S. or Canada mailing addresses. Good luck!

34 comments:

Melanie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I look forward to another year.

Megan said...

Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many more! =D

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Yeah! Happy Blogiversary...here's to many more years of fabulous posting!

And the scarf is really cute!

bermudaonion said...

Happy Blogiversary! Both your daughter and the scarf are adorable. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Heather J. said...

Congrats on 1 year ... it IS addicting, isn't it?!

Gwendolyn B. said...

Congratulations! Your blog is one of my favorites - you do a great job. I'd love to win the beautiful scarf - I've a shortage of scarves and my neck is always cold! Thanks for the chance.
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Stacie said...

I want to learn to knit so badly! I read your blog every day and appreciate all you add to the blog world!
Thanks! Stacie

Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

*Congratulations* on your One Year Blogiversary - wishing you many more! You knitted a beautiful scarf. *Thanks* for the giveaway!

lucky[dot]ladybug[at]verizon[dot]net

Ti said...

That scarf is beautiful! I had a whole box of handmade scarves that were given to me and when we moved, they disappeared! I am in need of a new one :)

thereedfamily[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Lezlie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Our blogs are the same age. Fun!

Lezlie

windycindy said...

Happy One Year Blogiversary! I wish you many more happy years of blogging. The scarf your knitted is stunning. The colors are beautiful. Please enter me in your anniversary
giveaway drawing. many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Tracy(bookroomreviews) said...

Yeah! Congratulations and to many more. Lovely scarf!

avisannschild said...

Congrats, Julie! I love the scarf (and like Stacie I really want to learn to knit)! Please enter me in the giveaway.

shereadsandreads(at)gmail(dot)com

Iliana said...

Happy Bloggiversary to you! Wishing you many more posts :)

shelburns said...

Congrats on your one year blogiversary! You've been given an award. See it here.

shelburns said...

Forgot to leave my email for the giveaway.

shelcows AT gmail DOT com

Robin said...

Happy blogiversary to you! The scarf is beautiful!! May I post the photo on the Knit-A-Long update page?

S. Krishna said...

Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway!

skrishna [st] skrishnasbooks [dot] com

Bridget said...

Congrats! Here's to many, many more! I've posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter the contest.

darbyscloset said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a yr!!!! Wow
I love the potato chip scarf, it is darling!!!
Thanks
Darby
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Janel said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Here's to many more. The scarf and kiddo are so cute!

Wendy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I look forward to many more years !!

LuAnn said...

Pretty scarf and pretty little girl!
reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

Jill said...

Happy, happy blogiversary and congratulations! I know it's been a fun year!

Alyce said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a beautiful scarf!
akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anya said...

congratulations and thanks for the chance for the great giveaway!

Amanda said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! What a tribute to Dewey. I'm so jealous you can knit...I want to learn this year.

Cindy said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary. Cheers to another great year for you.

ddurance said...

How sweet! Dewey was a special lady wasn't she?

Deidre

Serena said...

no need to enter me in the contest, but I wanted to say happy blogiversary!

Anna said...

Happy blogiversary! I love the scarf and the pic of your precious girl! I'd love to be entered.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
diaryofaneccentric AT hotmail DOT com

Steve said...

Wow, seeing as I don't know anybody that knits, this may be my once in a lifetime chance for a hand made scarf ...

Thanks

MarthaE said...

Congrats on one year! What a cute scarf. And I just found Dewey's challenge last month!

ChristyJan said...

Happy 1st Blogiversary!

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