My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

Happy Blogiversary to Me

Today is my blogiversary. Six years — I can hardly believe it.

What amazes me is the world and opportunities that my blog has opened up for me. Thank you all for being part of it.

The best way to celebrate a blogiversary is with a contest, I think. And because a blog is the ultimate in self-absorption, I think, this contest is a WendyKnits trivia contest. 🙂

Here are the questions:

1. What is Wendy’s brother’s first name?

2. What is Wendy’s middle name?

3. What was Wendy knitting when she made her first blog entry on April 1, 2002?

4. How many iPods does Wendy have and what are their names?

5. What was Wendy knitting during Hurricane Isabel?

6. What was Wendy knitting when she bought her current car?

7. On what date did Wendy first mention The Loopy Ewe in her blog?

8. Name a rock and roll legend who was born in the town in the UK where Wendy lived as a child.

To enter the contest, send your responses, numbered 1 – 8, to the Official WendyKnits Blogcontest email address: blogcontestATcomcastDOTnet. The deadline for entering is NOON (U.S. Eastern time) on Thursday, April 3, 2008.

Everybody in the world, except for L-B, the KOARC, and my mom are eligible to enter. 🙂 In the event of a tie, a winner will be chosen at random from among those with all (or the most) of the correct answers.

The grand prize is a $50 gift certificate for The Loopy Ewe. I will likely offer some runner up prizes as well: your choice of a WendyKnits sock pattern and a skein of sock yarn.

On to knitting . . .

Thanks for all your lovely responses on my Lismore so far. It is colorful, isn’t it? I’ve not fiddled with the yarn at all — I am knitting as it comes from the ball. I love the subtlety of the color changes of this yarn.

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It really is addictive knitting — I keep going because I’m fascinated by the slow color changes.

Thanks also for the nice comments on my corrugated ribbing video. Yep, that’s my voice doing the commentary (I considered asking the KOARC to do the commentary because he’s got a great “radio” voice, but that would have involved me writing a script, etc.), but that voice is quite different from what I hear in my head. You’d have to ask someone who has heard me speak how close it is to reality. Wait — did I record that before or after the large shot of whiskey I consumed? That could explain things . . .

By the way, I’m getting a WordPress upgrade tonight, so there may be some brief outages.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go play with Lucy . . .

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