Monday, May 24, 2010

Back to Blogging

It's funny.  I needed a break from blogging after writing posts for seven years.  However, after a week or two, I was missing it.  I took the two months to work on the look of the blog.  I was totally bored with the old blue banner, so I played with Photoshop and came up with something that is more "me".  I also like the white pages and plan to let pictures dress them up and add color. 

Another change is the addition of a page showing what I've finished.  The link is on the sidebar.  So far I've added the three things I knit for my grandson, Braydon.  As soon as I get it blocked, I'll post the qiviut scarf I've recently finished.  I'm hoping to add a number of completed projects as my goal this year is to finish, Finish, FINISH.

To welcome you back to my blog and thank you for visiting, I'm having a little giveaway.  Socks are hugely popular and one of the most popular sock yarns is Socks That Rock.  You'll get 5 skeins (left to right): "Bella Coola" mediumweight; "Flower Power" lightweight; "Fire On The Mountain" lightweight; "Firebird" lightweight; and another mediumweight that is missing the label.  Some are from the STR Sock Club from a few years ago.


In the comments, finish this sentence anyway you like:  "I would like to be ......................", and you'll be entered in the contest.  Be creative. Be funny. Be thoughtful. Whatever!

I haven't figured out, yet, how to add the requirement that you add your email address (which wouldn't be published) when you comment, so you'll have to check back to see if you've won and to claim your prize.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, May 31st.  Good luck.

How would I finish that sentence?  "I would like to be the Eric Clapton of knitting".

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey there Joanne! I couldn't keep up the blogging ... kudos to you for going seven years strong! Hope you're doing well.

I would like to be ... retired! (hee hee, I have a few years left!)

Jenifer Farrell
jeniferorama@gmail.com

Tutu said...

I would like to be able to do all the things I have in my head!
Joanne@littlegreengecko.org

Diane P. Rhodes said...

I would like to be 25 pounds lighter.

StarSpry said...

I love your new look! The header is great :)

I would like to be financially sound...then I could buy all the lovely yarn, bags, notions, etc. I would love to have for knitting and not feel guilty :D

Anonymous said...

I would like to be better organized. I am working on it.
Jalia@aculink.net

Theresa said...

I would like to be.....able to finish all the projects that I have started. That would keep me busy for at least a few months!!

Mya said...

I would like to be independently wealthy. Working really cuts into my knitting time.

Teresa C said...

I would like to be...healthier. I am working on it, and want to continue to see progress.

Anonymous said...

I would like to be finished with my current project so I could start another (guilt-free!).

Diane@ dmfnap@msn.com

KnittyBoomBoom said...

Yay - I'm so glad you're back!! I missed reading all your posts!

I would like to be...a more confident & accomplished knitter!

Lynné said...

I would like to be stuck on a deserted island with my needles and my afghan that is taking forever to finish.

Lynne
craftyl8y@gmail.com

Pam Schmidt said...

Welcome back! I have missed reading your blog. It is one of my favorites.

I would like to be 20 years younger with tons of energy!!! That way I could work all day, knit all night, stay in shape and have not a care in the world!!!

green.eyez said...

i would like to be alive long enough to finish my stash of yarn, and all of my various spinning projects.

Lynne said...

I would like to be more focused so I could knit better and faster.

Anonymous said...

I would like to be as significant as garter stitch and as prominent as Estonian lace.
Actually, I would settle for being a knitter who can count stitches and watch TV at the same time...:-).

Glee Myrant
gmyrant@yahoo.com

gail said...

I would like to be sitting on a Rocky Mountain, high on knitting!

Pixie said...

"I would like to be as good to myself as my friends and family are to me"

Pixie
pixie@hobocare.com

gettingpurlywithit said...

Good to see you back and blogging!

Keep it up :)

I am sure those skeins will find a happy home!
So generous of you to gift them...

Barb Brann said...

How very good to have your blog back, you were missed.

I would like to be able to finish knitting all of the beautiful things that are planned in my head. A lot of them I already have the yarn for!

Krystal said...

Glad you are back! I would like to be able to knit at work. It would make the time go by much faster and I'd get more knitting done! I'd also enjoy my job then. :)

Krystal
twiddle579@yahoo.com

Cathi said...

I would like to be me. I'm imperfect, but no use wishing for something other than what I'm not.

What a generous contest, Joanne! How sweet of you. Welcome back!

JelliDonut said...

I would like to be ... able to knit in my sleep. Maybe then I could knit all the things on my list.

Glad you're blogging again. Welcome back!

LaDonna said...

I would like to be...a faster knitter. Too many projects and too little time. I swear I'm the slowest knitter on the planet!

Glad you're back blogging again.

Carol said...

So glad you are back. I love the current, creative ideas!

I would like to be ...someday at least half way through my stash.

Carol in Golden

Codi said...

I would like to be... able to finish all my WIP so that I could actually enjoy them!

Nancy G said...

Great to see you back, Joanne; I've missed you! Any hints for staying motivated to continue blogging?
As for the contest: I would like to be...the person God created me to be. (Reminiscent of the comment sometimes seen on my old report cards, "Not working up to her potential...")

vvrmmATcomcastDOTnet

andrea said...

I would like to be somewhere...anywhere...knitting with a scrumpcious skein of yarn that I see on your blog!
Andrea
dcmarina@verizon.net

Joanna said...

I would like to be touring with the bigsock, visiting all the friends it has made, seeing all these far away places....collecting special balls of yarn as I travel and spinning as I go, and knitting spectacular socks!

Welcome back to blogging!