My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


More On Comments

Tracy commented on Thursday’s blog post:
How do you manage the comments you receive? Do you just set aside an hour, or two, or three each day to read them all and then respond accordingly? Or do you read them periodically through the day? I have to admit, you seem to be one of the best comment-acknowledge-ers I’ve seen!

Well, I’m glad I give that impression, because I feel that a lot of time I fall down on the job of comment acknowledgment. Comment management is sporadic here at WendyKnits. Sometimes I respond via email, sometimes in a subsequent blog post. Sometimes I don’t respond at all, if it’s been a particularly busy day and I’ve had a lot of email to respond to as well.

I’ve been blogging for a long time (um, for 5 years as of TODAY, actually) and have never really been sure of blog etiquette on comments. Are you supposed to respond to each one? Do the commenters think you’re a pest if you do?

As I’ve mentioned before, a lot of the time when I respond to a comment via email, it bounces back to me as undeliverable. (I’ve noticed this particularly with hotmail email addresses.) Sometimes if the question is asked several times, or it’s one that I think would be of interest to many, so I answer it in a blog post. I’ve gotten email from people who tell me they like this, and I like it too. I like hearing what other people think, and I like the back and forth exchange it seems to foster. So I’ll continue to do so.

And Speaking of Comments

Here’s a good one from Judy:

I bought drop-dead gorgeous lace-weight yarn at Stitches East. It’s a single100-gram ball of 2400 yards of stunningly variegated 100% merino thread, practically. The colors are deep plums and auburns and blues–very autumnal.

I want to challenge myself and make a stunning lace project with this yarn, yet I’m so overwhelmed by the choice that I haven’t been able to do anything but stare at it.

The vendor is a Russian couple and the name of the booth (and site) is Skaska Designs, if that helps place it. I’ve looked for a photo of the yarn online and can’t even find it on their site.

Anyway–I’m nervous about ruining the yarn, but also about choosing just the right lace pattern to show off the variegated yarn. The color changes are slow from what I’ve seen so far.

Any ideas? I’d love to see/read what your readers might suggest, or to learn if anyone else has used this yarn.

You might not like this answer (grin), but depending no how variegated the yarn is, it would be better suited to a simpler lace pattern. The more the variegation, the more it will hide intricate lace.

Has anyone used this yarn? Judy, could you mebbe post a photo of it on your blog?

Speaking of Lace

The Alpine lace:


I’ve got 25 more rows to knit on this. I’ll likely not block it tonight, though. In fact, I may wait a bit. I ordered some interlocking foam squares to aid in the blocking process and I might wait til those arrive before finishing this off.

Book Giveaway

The recipient of the Peter Robinson mystery is Nina S. Nina, I’ve emailed you!

Five Freaking Years

As I mentioned above, today is my five-year blog-i-versary. Wheeeeee! In celebration, if you leave a comment on this post by Thursday April 5, noon, EDT, you will be put in a random drawing to win a fiber-y prize. Yup, this time, leave a comment (as opposed to sending an email). Yes, you may call this “blatant whoring for comments” if you like. Carry on.

And Another Milestone

My car’s odometer last week:


The Lucy Report

We’ve spent the weekend pampering her and catering to her every kitty whim. Clearly this agrees with her.


She’s still limping, but I think she’s feeling better.


  1. Rebecca says:

    Happy Blogiversary. I love checking in to see Lucy and your latest WIP. Will you be flashing your stash this year??? That’s something I’d love to see!

  2. I hope all the pampering helps speed Lucy’s recovery along. Congratulations on five years of blogging! You are one of the most consistent and sincere knit bloggers out there and I’ve always enjoyed reading your blog.

  3. Happy Blogiversary!!

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. It’s so nice that you keep it updated so regularly and I love the daily dose of Lucy.

  4. Happy anniversary! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog (and comments for that matter) for almost 3 years, learning many new tips and gathering inspiration along the way. Thanks!

  5. Happy blog-iversary. I have loved reading this blog for the past two years. It is one of the few that I check daily. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. Thanks also to Lucy and the KOARC.

  6. Happy anniversary. Five years is quite an accomplishment — I’ve only been knitting for one year myself. Keep up the good posts.

  7. Valerie says:

    Congratulations on your 5 year blogiversary! I just discovered your blog recently, but now I never miss a post, and also appreciate your consistency–I always know what days and even times to check for a new post. I especially like to read your evaluation of new yarns, particularly with the abundance of gorgeous sock yarns available now.
    One question: are there any sock yarns you can think of that you don’t like? (Or maybe you don’t want to name names…)

  8. DEBORAH says:

    I love your blog which I discovered by buying your book! I wish we call all magically be good kniters. Any advice to those of us who seem stuck with scarves (not another scarf I swear!) and a few hats? Just impatient to learn and do, without making the errors that need fixing!
    socks might be my next “mindless knitting” once i learn how to do them. by the way, i have a lucy like cat – whose fur comes off in massive amounts when brushed. contemplating someday felting her fur into something – maybe a cat toy, i saw someone needle fetlting alpaca fur at the pet expo. made me think of gracie, the lucy look-alike. (except gracie is a himilayan who sheds boatloads.

  9. Happy Fifth Anniversary!

    I enjoy reading what you write and I really like your book. How about another one? Or have you said all you have to say?

  10. DEBORAH says:

    I love your blog which I discovered by buying your book! I wish we call all magically be good kniters. Any advice to those of us who seem stuck with scarves (not another scarf I swear!) and a few hats? Just impatient to learn and do, without making the errors that need fixing!
    socks might be my next “mindless knitting” once i learn how to do them. by the way, i have a lucy like cat – whose fur comes off in massive amounts when brushed. contemplating someday felting her fur into something – maybe a cat toy, i saw someone needle fetlting alpaca fur at the pet expo. made me think of gracie, the lucy look-alike. (except gracie is a himilayan who sheds boatloads.

  11. Happy anniversary! I hope you will continue for a long time, your blog is one of my favorites. It’s not even all due to Lucy, I really like your knitting and writing style as well ;). I have learned a lot from you, and gotten much inspiration. In fact, I think I’ll have to order Victorian Lace Today now, and knit the Alpine Lace Shawl…
    I hope Lucy will recover quickly, and that she is properly spoilt in the meantime.

  12. wow!
    5 years!
    I just started knitting a little over a month ago… and last night I turned the heel of my very first sock… I think an addiction is starting to form ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  13. Happy Happy Anniversary!! This was one of the first knitting blogs I read when I began knitting and is still one of my very favorites. Hope Miss Lucy recovers quickly.

  14. Happy blogiversary. I am loving (and in awe of) the lace. And a big hug to lovely Lucy – the brave little soldier, putting up with all that adoration.

  15. Nancy J says:

    Happy April Fool’s Blogversary!!! Miss Lucy, Mr. Nikki is purring his little heart out wanting to share your comfy cushion with the snow flurries predicted after 70 degree temps this upcoming week.

  16. Happy blogiversary! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Happy Blogiversary!

    I’m glad to hear Lucy is feeling better.

  18. Love your blog! So glad Lucy’s getting better! Hope the limp goes away soon. Wow! 5 years! I’m still working on being more regular on my blog. I am claiming life will settle down soon and I can knit and blog a lot more.

    Knit away!

  19. Leslie - knitting therapist says:

    Wait, I think I remember when you bought that car. Isn’t it at least 2 years old? Wow, that’s kind mileage. Your Honda must love you. I just sold my Honda (dearly loved) last year, it had 250,000 km on it and ran better than the day I bought it.

    Anyway, happy bloggiversay and tell Lucy that Meechat and Annie are sending kittie kisses to her knee.

  20. Five years – wow! Happy anniversary, Wendy.

    I only started reading knit blogs about, oh – 2 1/2 years ago. And yours was the very first I found. In fact, I didn’t know about knit blogs until I was googling some technique or other and your blog came up in the results.

    I started my own blog soon after, and on April 23rd will be my second blogiversary. Blogging, and reading blogs, has had an immense positive influence on my crafts. I see what so many people are doing by reading their blogs, and I pay closer attention to the details of what I myself am doing by writing about it on my own.

    The end result? I gain a more in-depth understanding about the entire process of crafting, whether it’s knitting, needlework, quilting, or any other craft I engage in. My technique improves, my confidence is boosted to where I will try new things pretty fearlessly, and I’m producing better finished objects.

    All from being part of the blogging world.

    Thanks, Wendy, for introducing me to this whole blog thing. And once again, Happy Blogiversary!

  21. Daaaang – five years is a very long time to blog! Congrats – and I’m glad Lucy’s doing better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Happy 5th!

  23. Lucy’s got life by the tail. I want someone to cater to my every whim! =) Happy Blog-iversary. You’re a fun read. I love the lace shawl. Who will be the lucky recipient? It’s really beautiful.

  24. 5 years! Congratulations. I really enjoy reading your blog. It is such an inspiration.

  25. I have never owned a car with that low a milage. In fact my favorite car had over 250,000 before it became non repairable.

    I enjoy reading you answers to comments. Thanks for the entertainment.


  26. Happy fifth blogiversary, Wendy!

  27. Marianne says:

    I have been reading your blog for several years now and I have learned much from you. I use your toe up sock pattern for toes and heels if I go toe up. I think you may be the reason I started knitting lace, I bought the yarn swift you have so maybe I am a Wendy wannabe oh, and of course I was born and raised in Georgetown. That makes me think, I am coming home to visit in May…could we meet for lunch downtown?

  28. so glad Lucy’s feeling better!!

    Happy Blogiversary! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Marianne says:

    oops, I forgot to tell you that I have a Maine Coon who occasionally gets a swollen leg and he holds it up and limps. The vet thinks it is from being such a big boy and jumping down from something. Anyway, if he is real uncomfortable I get an ANSAID from his doc…otherwise, I just do warm compresses several times a day till swelling goes down!

  30. Well….I am about to start my first lace project. I will be using a hand dyed yarn from Farmhouse Yarns called Bo Peep sock yarn. I don’t like it for socks, but I think it will make a yummy lace yarn. I will be doing a very simple lace pattern. I will show you when I am done.

    I am happy to hear that Lucy is feeling better. You do realize that she will be limping when you are around for a while for sympathy from her mommy;-)

    I hope I win the fiber prize. It would be a nice way to finish off the celebration of my 40th birthday yesterday.

    Happy knitting

  31. Wishing you a very happy Blogiversary! I’ve been knitting and reading for about 3 years now, and I’m more in love with Lucy than ever. Glad she’s feeling better! I’ve learned so much from your comments about knitting, and the fact that I’ve become a sock-yarn hoarder has nothing to do with you, lol!!

    I’m not good about responding to general comments, though of course I get a mere handful by comparison to you. I just can’t think of enough different ways to say ‘Thank you’ to simple encouraging comments. What’s the Blogiquette? How do we decide?

    And I’m ROFL about your low car mileage! We bought our Camry 8 years ago this month, shortly before I became ill and quit working; we haven’t yet turned over 30,000 miles – which is amazing, here in drive-everywhere LA. In contrast, DH’s car, which he’s been driving to work daily, is approaching 90,000.

    Thanks for being a part of my life!

  32. I’m gonna comment on comments. Personally, I don’t expect a reply to a comment, especially on a “busy” blog, but I’m quite delighted (perhaps too delighted) to get one.

    As to commenters who use bogus addresses, I’ve noticed a great divide on usenet about this. Oldtimers like me use real, replyable addresses and filter out spam. Younger/newer posters use fancifully distorted addresses and consider it misguided to do otherwise, while we oldbies consider it rude to actively solicit email replies without providing a legitimate email address (and something that requires guesswork and manual editing doesn’t count as a legitimate email address!). On your blog, I suspect that some folks are so used to doing this that it hasn’t even occurred to them that they might receive a personal email from you!

  33. Happy bloggiversary! I like to get acknowledgment of comments, and like to GIVE it, too, but sometimes I can’t keep up with it and I’ve gotten kind of lazy about it in the past several months. I must say that some of the acknowledgments I do get from other bloggers seem like a waste of an email, though. Often it’s “Thanks, Norma!” And I really don’t see the point of that. I can’t even remember what the comment was that they’re giving cookie-cutter thanks to half the time. Heh.

  34. Thanks for five years of wonderful knitting. You have been a real inspiration and help.

  35. Happy blogiversary!

    I think it’s great that you respond to as many comments as you do, considering the traffic this site gets. I wouldn’t hold a grudge for an unanswered comment, and I think it’s kind of unreasonable to do so, unless the comment is some kind of emergency… which would just be weird anyway.

  36. Happy fifth blogiversary! 5 years is impressive. I hope this year brings many great conversations via your blog. Well wishes to Lucy.

  37. Happy Blogiversary!

    I love watching your parade of cool projects and hearing your opinions on yarn, technique, and anything else knitting related.

    Our car only gets driven about 3 times a week on relatively short trips. The dealer is always sending us reminders to come get service (based on our estimates you should need the ____ mile service now …) thousands of miles before we have approached the next service.

  38. I’m a very new blogger, myself, and still don’t know what to do about comments. (Heh, not that I really need to worry about that, not yet, at any rate.) I found your blog a couple of years ago, and have been reading it regularly since discovery. Lucy is a doll, and I’m glad she’s recovering so nicely. And I can’t wait to see the blocked, finished Alpine Lace ~ it looks gorgeous!

  39. As you are whoring for comments…I am whoring for prizes! Love you, love Lucy, love the book and the blog…that should cover it. Now getting up off my knees.

  40. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! Thank you for your steadfastness, and your willingness to share with all of us. Reading blogs is one of the things that keeps me knitting, and frankly also makes me wish I had a cat. Although I am not sure Scooby the little dog would approve. Happy knitting!

  41. Happy Blog anniversary! It is always fun to read your blog!

  42. Elizabeth says:

    Happy blogiversary. Loved meeting you at Carodan last Soxperience.

  43. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging, Happy Blogiversary.

  44. Warm felicitations on your milestone blogiversary!

    Your Alpine lace is looking divine. I can’t wait to see it blocked.

  45. The lace is beautiful, as usual. Happy 5th Blogiversary. We need to throw you a virtual 5th Blogiversary party. ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Congratulations to you and Lucy on your fifth blogiversary! (Okay–I know you got Lucy in May of 2003, so it’s not technically HER fifth blogiversary, but she’s such a big part of the blog now, it seems wrong not to include her in the celebration!) I really love checking in to see what you’re both up to.

  47. Chrissy says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Low mileage–looks like you’re saving the earth by taking public transporation. Good job!

  48. Re: the comments – I’m on the fence about the replying. I do like it when other bloggers reply to my comments, but sometimes I don’t feel like replying to comments, and it’s tough with blogger, since they don’t show you the email addresses.
    Anyway – happy blogiversary!
    I recently read your book and enjoyed the stories about how you got started knitting and your early projects. Have a great day!

  49. Happy Blogiversary! Glad Lusy is feeling better

  50. Happy anniversary! I love this blog and read it religiously, even though I’ve only commented once in the past year. I enjoy the highlighting of comments in posts, as I don’t have time to read all of the comments. Keep up the great blog!

  51. happy blog-iversary!

  52. Kristina says:

    Happy 5th Blog-iversary, Wendy! I’ve been reading and lurking for a few years now.

  53. Congrats on your blogiversary. I have only been blogging about 8 months and I don’t update it as often as you by any means. The Alpine looks great.

  54. Happy Blogoversary! I’ve only been reading you for roughly a year now but I’m going to keep returning here for each update :).

  55. 'stasia says:

    happy blogiversary! i’m glad lucy’s feeling better, though being such a clever girl, she may feign a limp forever just so you’ll keep up the princess treatment.
    anyway, i have a question about simple lace versus complex lace: the friend who taught me to knit last year is dismayed that i don’t enjoy knitting lace and thinks that i’d like it more if i took on something more intricate. she claims this is a documentable phenomenon – that many people who don’t enjoy knitting lace like it more when they take on something harder. i find this difficult to believe, but if an accomlished lace knitter like you confirmed it…. well, then i’d have to give it a try.

  56. Wow, five years! That is quite the milestone. Happy ‘versary!

  57. Happy Blogversary! I’ve enjoyed the blog and your book and I really enjoy every pic of Lucy, too!

  58. Hey we can all be comment ho’s sometimes;) Congrats on 5 years, very impressive.

  59. Happy Blogiversary!

  60. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! I love reading about Lucy, your knitting, and your world in general, but I must have missed about your car. How old/new is this mentioned car? That is barely a few trips in Montana mileage as it is over a daily 60 mile round trip to teach school (that is the closest groceries also…”fast food” is over 90 miles one way…and that trip may also let me find yarn in the quilting store). My kitties send healing hugs to Lucy!

  61. Congratulations on 5 years, Wendy!

    I love your Lucy updates – so glad to know she is recuperating!

  62. Happy Blogversary!

    I love your blog, and have learned a lot from you in the few months I’ve been reading.

    Speedy recovery to Lucy — you’re a good “mama”!

    Thanks for all you share.

  63. Happy Blogiversary! Yours was the first blog I started reading on a regular basis, about three years ago. In fact, if memory serves, when I found your blog my first thought was, “Wow! People blog about knitting? This is cool.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on 5 years of blogging. I’m glad to hear Lucy is feeling better. Hopefully the weekend of pampering will help clear her limp up quickly.

  65. Congrats on 5 years! Should be a pretty impressive number of comments here, since we all come out of hiding for fibery-goodness ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Happy five years! Your blog is enjoyable, thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Happy 5 year Anniversary! I read your blog first thing every morning. I’ve been thinking about starting one of my own – maybe I’ll get the courage soon. In the meantime, I’ll continue to enjoy you with my morning tea!

  68. Happy Blogiversary-April Fools Day!

  69. Hi Wendy,
    I like when you answer comment questions in posts as well. Congrats on the 5 years!

  70. Congratulations on blogging for five years.
    I love your blog for the knitting as much as for the Lucy pictures. Well done Wendy.

  71. Happy 5 year anniversary! Your car is doing much better than mine…we just hit 110,000 miles today. I drive about 36,000 miles a year, so it was bound to happen!

  72. Happy Anniversary!
    I’m also bowing to your very good mileage in particular today. I appreciate it when I see that people do actually take public transit and keep their cars for necessity only. Give yourself a big hug from this tree hugger.

  73. Congratulations on five years of blogging — I imagine that adds up to a lot of completed socks (and other projects)! I’m nearly finished with my first substantial lace project so I am interested in any info about proper blocking. You mentioned the foam blocks – are they the ones usually intended for children’s rooms or areas, or something different? The idea of a clean flat surface appeals to me (for some reason I have a shortage of those in my house!), but I worry that the foam will have an odd or plasticky odor. I was thinking of using my yoga mat, but I suppose that might have an “interesting” odor too. I guess covering it with a towel might work.

  74. kgraham says:

    De-lurking to wish you a Happy Blogiversary! I have gone so far as to read all your archives, being newish to the interknit, and I really like the “answers of general interest” that you post. I know you will have a ton to sort through today, but here’s one more question should you have time/interest:

    I was fiddling around and came up with a “new” cast on. Maybe. I’ve looked at some of the teaching sites I’m familiar with, and checked a book out of the library, but can’t find anything like it. Can you or your readers recommend a site or book that shows EVERY cast on known? I’m perfectly happy to admit I’ve probably just found a lesser-known one, but I’d like to be sure.

    A nice belly-rub to Lucy and a speedy recovery! Thanks and happy knits!

  75. Happy Blogging Birthday!

    (Something happened to Lucy? I was away last week, now I need to go back and find out what I missed!)

  76. Best Wishes on your Anniversary; hope you continue blogging for many many years to come. I am always learning from all the knitting tips you impart.

    And I adore the daily Lucy Photolog.

    Five years – must make you a pioneer of Blogdom??

  77. Happy Blogiversary! I know I was astounded how long I’d kept my online journal when I checked the other day – I’m nearing six years, six years, and I can’t keep a paper journal for more than a week ๐Ÿ˜›

    After a recent trial of knitting a shawl too large to block on my king-size bed, I’m thinking foam might be the way to go. Some of those puzzle block foam deals you can get in packets for kids’ rooms, might just do the trick. I should probably invest in them BEFORE I knit the next shawl though ๐Ÿ˜€

    *hopes for a prize* hee!

  78. Congratulations on five years of blogging! That’s a long time…

    Am glad to see that Lucy is doing better!!!

  79. Happy blogiversary! It’s always interesting to see what you’re up to.

  80. Hi Wendy,

    Happy Blogversary!!! And Happy April Fool’s Day!!!

    Glad to hear Lucy is feeling better, the cutey. Snorgle on that furry tummy for me.

    Wow, I’m impressed. 5 years, +/- 7500 miles? My car is a 2002 (Nissan Altima). Guess how many miles I have on it? 185000+, no kidding. This was my first brand-new, 0 miles car. The odometer turned 100000 on exit 16 of the Hutchinson River Parkway, I don’t remember the date. I took a picture of that, and also of 175000. I practically live in my car!

    Take care,


  81. Happy Anniversary Wendy! I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pictures. Lucy is a star! I’m a cat lover myself…I have 3. I just finished reading your book this morning. So many wonderful patterns that I have marked to make. I believe I’m going to make the fingerless mittens first. Now off to my LYS…

  82. Happy anniversary, wendy! Five years is a real milestone. And I love the look of that Alpine lace..

  83. Wow, happy fifth blogiversary! Love the site, and use your toe-up pattern regularly. Thanks for all the gorgeous knitting!

  84. Happy Blogiversary! Yours is the first knitting blog I ever read!

    BTW Galina’s website is here:

  85. Here’s another happy 5 year blogiversary! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your Alpine Lace shawl looks beautiful. I was at Stitches West and got the wonderful opportunity to hear Jane Sowerby speak about a lot of the patterns in Victorian Lace Today and I think that she said she thought the name possibly came from people who had been on holiday to the Alps. I could be remembering wrong, I think I was just charmed by listening to her delightful British voice!

  86. Happy blogoversary!

    (I personally love it when people respond to comments. :D)

  87. Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog, it was one of the first ones I discovered!

  88. Happy Blogiversary!

  89. Both Lucy and the Alpine Shawl look like lounging Odalisques. Happy Blogoversary!

  90. You may be whoring for comments but I’ll sell out for a chance at a fibery prize any day! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Blogiversary!

  91. i’m shyly de-lurking to join in the chorus of happy blogiversary wishes! i’m relatively new to the world of knitting blogs (having become a hard core knitter only within the past 9 months or so), and yours is one of my favorites. my adopted kitten, truman, loves to hear about the adventures of lucy and thinks lucy is very lucky not to have to put up with the 3 dogs that he does! (i adopted truman from king street cats in old town. you and i live in the same area!) anyway, blog on!!

  92. Happy 5th anniversary!

  93. Happy Anniversary!

    I’m glad to hear Lucy is feeling better. Our cat strained a muscle last year and it was a bit of a surprise to see how long it took for the limp to disappear completely. Of course, all the extra attention probably went a long way toward encouraging her to hang onto the limp!

    I’m interested to hear how you like the foam squares for blocking. I’m still struggling to find a satisfactory way to block shawls.

  94. Happy Blogiversary! I rarely comment here but read all of your posts.

    Glad to hear that Lucy is recovering nicely. My cats are getting a lot more frisky now that spring is in the air (to the point of being quite out of character), do you notice any seasonal changes with Lucy?

  95. Happy Blogiversary and I’m glad to see that Lucy is back on her feet again. So to speak. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  96. Happy Blog-i-versary! I remember when you stopped blogging for a while — I didn’t blame you for doing it, but I selfishly am so glad that you’re here sharing your knitting and wisdom!

  97. Congratulations on 5 years of blogging!!! I’m glad Lucy is feeling better, hopefully she will be back to walking normally very soon.

    Alpine is sooo pretty, I am pleasantly surprised to see that it takes about 850 yds, the same amount in the lace cake Dave sent me.

  98. Wow. 5 years. I guess at some point in the near future, I should start a blog. Maybe on my birthday…
    I love Lucy! I had to get some Lucy yarn since she’s the same colors as my Pollie girl.
    Congratulations to you.

  99. martha in mobile says:

    As opposed to subtle whoring for comments? Count me in on the contest — this is a blatant whoring for fibery goodness!

  100. Knitting Pirate says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that I recently started reading your blog, and enjoy it so much that I immediately added it to my collection of rss feeds!

    Happy Blogiversary! ๐Ÿ™‚