Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Yarniad: Book IV

Today marks the third anniversary of this blog here and instead of going all mushy on you (because, truly, I could go on and on about the appreciation I have for everyone who reads, everyone who comments, and every blog friend I've met here), I'm going to hold a little giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post some time before 11:59pm PDT next Saturday (15 May) and you'll be in the running for one of these fab prizes:

1. A $25 gift certificate at Wabi Sabi Yarns


I bought some of their stuff at Stitches West and fell in love. Now I want you to have some, too!

2. A $25 gift certificate at Flocks of Yarn


Fellow knitblogger Clumsy Knitter recently opened this adorable online shop. Now, I don't often call online shops of any sort "adorable", but this one, with its great design and fun customer rewards program, has a much more personal feel than you usually find while shopping on the internets. Great stock of yarn and books, too.

3. & 4. Goodie bags from me! Contents TBD based on the likes and dislikes of the winners, but they are guaranteed to include goodies both edible and knittable. I'll also include the winners' choice of one of my patterns.

I'll draw and announce the four winners next Sunday morning. The first place winner will have his/her first choice of prizes, second place will have his/her choice of the remaining 3, etc. Good luck!! And thank you again for reading. :)

P.S. I just realized that this is also my 200th post - it's a day for milestones!

176 comments:

marilynknits from Ravelry said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! Thanks for sharing your knitting with us!

Michele said...

Congrats!!! I am having such fun knitting Lilas. I should probably be doing other things but they can all wait.

Margo said...

Congratulations to one of my favorite blogs and bloggers :) I am so proud to say "I knew you when..." P.S. My mom wanted me to tell you that you are a strikingly beautiful woman inside and out (and I told her, "I know.") P.P.S Happy Mother's Day to Stewart's Mommy!

barefootrooster said...

happy blogiversary! so glad to have met you here in blogland, and then again in real life! here's to many more years of blogging, knitting, designing, etc. (spinning?!) xo from me and boh.

marlono said...

Happy 3rd blogiversary!! (and hopefully many more to come!)

WingedStrategos said...

Congrats on the blogoversary! I've really enjoyed you're posts and I can't wait to read more.

Kassia said...

Congratulations!! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the lovely things you knit. Keep it up! :)

Celeste & Scott said...

Hurrah! Congratulations! I can't wait to knit Lilas.

Yarndude said...

Happy blogiversary!! I love my sister's shop too...

Jodi said...

Hooray for 3 great years! I always enjoy your posts, patterns, and snippets of Latin and Greek.

Petsura said...

Hi Hilary, congratulations!
I became a big fan of yours after seeing your Citron pattern on Knitty and can't wait to start on Lilas as soon as I receive my yarn order. I'm slowly making my way through your blog and am really enjoying it and am so amazed with your productivity and creativity. Here's to many, many more years!

yulianknits said...

Congrats! Love your beautiful patterns.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your blog-iversary AND your 200th post! Your blog is great, and your patterns are lovely :) Thanks for all your hard work!

Where the nodding violets grow said...

Happy 3rd anniversary and 200th post. Congratulations and well done.

Sara said...

Congratulations! I'm a relative newcomer to your blog but I love the patterns I've seen.

Marjorie said...

Congratulations on your day of milestones! I recently found your blog and have been enjoying it. Love your patterns - very classy.

PixieSam said...

Hi, I too am a newcomer to your blog and this is my first comment. Congratulations on your anniversaries.
I have several of your patterns on my "must knit" list.
xXx

Amy said...

I've been reading your blog for a few years now...but still not the entire time you've been a blogger!

I have 4 categories for "knitting and crocheting blogs I follow.

1 - first are the blogs I make sure I stay on top of every day.

2 - second category is the group I try to stay on top of at least once a week and it goes on from there.

You're in my first grouping and you always have been!

LadyVerona said...

Congratulations on another great year of blogging and knitting! Your hard work in this space is much enjoyed and appreciated. =0)

9crafty11 said...

Congratulations! I have always enjoyed your blog, & have found many inspiring pieces that you have done. Keep up the fantastic work!

HeHa said...

Congrats on the milestones!

emmafassio said...

Super congratulations for all your milestones:) I think your blog is incredible:) You really do a great job:) Thank you:)

Fiona said...

Hi! I only discovered your blog last month but since I did, I've been hooked. Three years - very impressive. Congratulations!

Kimberly said...

congrats on your 3rd blogiversary! I've been lurking for awhile now; I love your Lilas & Cloudy Sunday patterns...can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Lisbeth K said...

Congrats! I love your beautiful blog and your wonderful patterns. You are such an inspiration. Thanks!

LisbethK

steinunn@lausnir.net said...

congrats, love your patterns!
Greetings from Iceland.
Steinunn

Heather said...

Happy anniversary and hello from Wales! I've followed your blog for some time, but never commented.

Your patterns are wonderful!

Ms. Kimba said...

wahey! Congrats!
As everyone else says, beautiful patterns :)
It's because it's true..Here's hoping for many more years, patterns,yarn and happiness to come.

Brig said...

Hi! I started following your blog when Citron was published in Knitty. I love your patterns and your blog :) Congrats on the milestones!

Tamara Paetkau said...

Congratulations on three years!

Kate said...

Congrats on three years and some very lovely patterns!

Aesderina said...

Thank YOU for reading my blog too :)
Means a lot to me since I'm not the best writer in the world!!
Thanks for having an awesome blog and knitting/designing wonderful patterns!

Jessie said...

Hi Hilary! I adore your blog and designs... yet, I've never posted a comment. One of your friends (from high school? Cathleen Kiilgallen) directed me to your site a few years ago and I've been reading it since. Congrats on 3 years and 200 posts!

twicek said...

Congrats on 3 years, and 200 posts! I stumbled across your blog a number of months ago, and it's been wonderful to explore different knitting things through another pair of eyes/needles. Thanks very much, and congratulations again!

Thea said...

Woo Hoo! I'm very happy to call you one of my blog buddies -- someday we'll catch up in SF for a burrito and a drink!

me

Leslie said...

A relative newbie to your blog and am really enjoying it. Thank you for posting! And congratulations.

Katy said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! Your designs are beautiful! :)

Jacey said...

Congratulations! I've only been reading a few months, but I thoroughly enjoy your blog, and you have designed some lovely patterns. Cheers!

sgfishy said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Your blog is a great read and I love the patterns. I am currently knitting Lilas Cardigan and it is fabulous! Good luck with next year of blogging and pattern writing :) Sher

Ellen said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love reading your blog :)

Marin said...

Congratulations on so many milestones! I don't comment much, but I've been reading your blog for quite a while, and it's always a joy.

Julie said...

Congratulations on your blog-o-versary!! I can't believe how many patterns you've created, and so many wonderful FOs in that time. I love reading your blog, and always look forward to your new projects and new designs!

Aleks said...

Congratulations!!! Still loving your blog after all these years. (:

K said...

Happy blogiversary! I love your patterns and can't wait for more. All the best in year 4!

Kristen said...

congrats to you!
i loooooove flocks of yarn, keeping my fingers crossed. ;)

jennybookworm said...

Nice blog - nice patterns (my citron is keeping my neck warm at my desk at work right now - seriously!) - thanks for the chance to win goodies!

Marie said...

Congratulations on making it to three years! I can't imagine posting regularly for that long!

Kathleen said...

Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway!

otismurph said...

I just discovered your blog recently via your beautiful Citron pattern - love it! You have a great color sense, too, which attracts me to your patterns even more.

Happy anniversary!

sheepish one said...

congrats!
you're a real inspiration, h. your designs are amazing, and i'm so happy for you with your recent publishing.

Katlyn said...

Wow what a fun giveaway - I love your blog!

monikita said...

I'm a lurker on your blog, and I love your designs so much. Very inspirational! Happy blogiversary!

ColorSlut said...

Happy blog-birthday and 200 posts. I love milestones. Congrats!

Cecilia said...

Happy Blogiversary!

mary said...

Congrats on your milestones and blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog since I stumbled across it. Keep up the great work!

anorielle said...

I discovered your blog not too long ago after falling in love with one of your patterns on Ravelry. Since, a few of them have been added to my queue. Such lovely designs! You do fantastic work! Congrats on your blog-iversary and two thumbs up on discovering Wabi Sabi yarn! Such yumminess!

Cheers!

keri said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! All the best in the bloggy years to come! =)

yoli said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! And thanks for the recommendation to your friend's new yarn site, it's pretty nice!

--C said...

Congratulations on the Blogiversary! It's always a great day when I see that you've updated, and I always look forward to seeing your new projects. Starting on my very own Cloudy Sunday currently.

All the best!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations-- I've been loving your blog since I was introduced to it. Your designs are great too, plus I'm grateful for your tips on The Forest Darkness (on my queue for someday). Maybe we'll meet up at Stitches West one of these years!
-- Gretchen

Krystal said...

Congratulations on three years! I just recently found your blog, but I love your patterns, and your posts.

Lexi said...

Congratulations! I have loved all of your designs. I was introduced to the bblog when I saw your pattern for the cat sweater.

D said...

Congratulations on this blog and your wonderful designs!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Milestones indeed!!! Only a true Knitter would know how to put together the most awesomenessesest of gift giveaways ;)

It's really we who appreciate YOU and that you take the time and effort to share your self and your talents on this forum. So thank you!

Christine said...

Congrats! Thanks for posting so often, I love your blog!

Larajm on ravelry said...

Congratulations! I always enjoy your blog - here's to many more years!

Anita said...

Congrats! I'm new to your blog but am looking for to all of the knitting inspiration that will be coming my way.

Jen said...

Happy 200th posts! Pick me for the giveaway :)

Sue said...

Congratulations on a a great blog. I found you when I discovered one of your patterns. I recently did a Citron and now am engrossed in Lilas! Several more in my queue. Thank you!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on the fabulous blog and gorgeous, wearable patterns! I look forward to many more.

me said...

Happy blogiversary!

Becky Holmes said...

Thanks for your great patterns! My Citron came out beautifully!

Fel said...

Congratulations! I love seeing all those lovely patterns you create pop up in my reading list week after week. :)
I'd love to purchase more patterns from independent designers, and more yarn from all those gorgeous online stores I get recommended...and once I finally get my fantastically paid dream job, I certainly will. ;) For now, maybe I can win some. :D

Aimee said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! Love your patterns! :D

Missus Vonkysmeed said...

Congrats! And to many more years of blog writing for you!

jg.crews said...

Love your blog and love your patterns. I plan to try to knit Citron soon.

Congrats on your blog anniversary!

Gail Crews

Ólöf said...

Congratulations on your blog anni!
I´m knitting one of your patterns right now. Love it.

Thank you for the opportunity to wine these amazing prizes.

Leah said...

Happy blogiversary!

Melissa said...

Congratulations and happy blogiversary!!

Barbara S. said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm running out now for yarn to start Lilas!

Missy knits said...

Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy your blog, and I love your patterns. I am just finishing Candlestick for my newphew...and getting ready to cast on Trina for me!!

Jen said...

I have been enjoying your blog for the past 6 months or so and love looking at all your gorgeous knitting!

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Happy blogiversary! You've accomplished so much in three years! To many more... :)

peaknits said...

Wow - what a milestone indeed! It has been so fun to watch you grow as a knitter - I mean DESIGNER:) Congratulations!

melanie said...

that's a lot of blogging.. congratulations!

Laine de Bergère said...

Wow - had to scroll for a while to get in line here! I am of course a big fan too. Thanks so much for all the conversations we've shared, I've really enjoyed your blog, designs, and comments. Congrats-hugs! A. xx

Tammy M said...

I found your blog through the Knitty link....I have made 2 Citron shawls already! Love them! I am looking forward to more of your wonderful patterns in the future!@

linda o said...

Congratulations on your blog's anniversary! I love your blog-your patterns are beautiful. I haven't knit any of them yet but am looking forward to going so.

Jean Ashley said...

Congratulations on the blogiversary, and on the 200th post! I found your blog via Knitty, and I love your patterns!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I
love your patterns.

Alison

Chantal B said...

It's always a pleasure to read such interesting blogs like yours!

knitnonthefloor said...

Just recently found your blog, but am currently enjoying knitting Lilas!! A SUPER pattern!

Celia said...

Yay, congrats! If I won I would absolutely pick the pattern for your new Lilas cardigan. It's the first thing in a while that has made me really eager to get my life organized and back to knitting! Nice work!

grammynan said...

Congratulations on such a fine job. I love love seeing the FOs.

sconelady said...

Keep those needles clickin and the blog rolling! Congrats

hibou said...

My goodness, I scrolled down for miles to get to the comment box! You've got a popular contest on your hands.

Happy anniversary! I'm so glad to have found your blog.

Hilary said...

Congratulations on 3 years and 200 posts. Many happy returns!

Bridget said...

Congratulations on your "two-fer" reasons to celebrate! Isn't it funny how you start to feel like you know people through blogging? I really wasn't expecting that to happen when I started.

Enjoy hearing from everyone!

Ella Wong said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I love your beautiful designs!

Julie Kelsay said...

Congratulations on your 3 years...hope you have many more!

Shirley said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary.

Mallory Lin said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm absolutely in love with Lilas and Cloudy Sunday and I can't wait to see what other awesome designs you create.

Samantha said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Happy blogiversary AND 200th post! :D

Laurelena said...

Hi!
I only recently started reading your blog in the past month. I love your patterns. Your giveaway sounds fantastic! Congrats!

Linda B.

MyFairDaisy said...

Congrats on three years - your designs are gorgeous!

Labgirl said...

I just started Citron and found your blog through it. Your patterns are very elegant. Love them! Congratulations.

Tara said...

I just found your blog a few weeks ago (via Babycocktails) and marked it as a favorite right away! Congratulations on your anniversary. I am off to a slow start on my blogging, but will keep trying.

I love Lilas and look forward to buying it soon, :)

Take care!

Nima said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. It takes a lot of hardwork to blog this religiously. You are a really talented and good natured person. TC XXO

Elizabeth said...

congratulations!!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Jane Prater said...

Congrats. Today is the first time I've read your blog and I subscribed quickly.

Spinnergirl said...

Congratulastions to one of my favorite Blogs. Keep it coming!!

Rachel said...

Congrats! Love reading this blog - keep those beautiful FO's and patterns coming - sooooo much inspiration (and jealousy sparking brilliance) for me!

Awa said...

Happy happy blogiversary!

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on three years and 200 posts!

Kat said...

Wow. Congrats many times over. I consider your blog, style, and ability very akin to what I hope to do one day. You're inspiring folks you've never met!

Lauren said...

what great prizes! congratulations on three years and 200 posts!

Siri said...

I don't know if you want to send a prize all the way to Norway, but figured it was worth a shot. If nothing else, at least I've stopped lurking! I think your patterns are great and will try some of them when I have the time to knit again:)

Stephanie said...

congrats on 3 years! i love your designs. as soon as i feel ambitious enough to knit a sweater, i have cloudy sunday in mind.

WC Mercantile said...

I love your designs. I've made Citron and am looking to make Lilas next. Thank you for sharing with the world!
~Steph

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You are one of the reasons I became so obsessed with knitting, that I had to learn how. Took my first class last December and have been knitting ever since. Thanks for sharing with us. :) I love your blog.
Shanna

L'Atelier said...

Congratulations to your milestones! 3yers and 200posts of gorgeousness
woooohoooo!

passingdowncrazy said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog . . and a contest is just frosting. Love Lilas! Monika

Sayschnicklefritz said...

Congratulations on (1) your fortitude in blogging for three years and (2) your increasing success and popularity as a knitwear designer. So exciting! I hope you're proud.

carmel said...

Yeah!! Congratulations on so many years blogging! I just bought the Lilas pattern and am in the process of deciding if I should use yarn already in stash or support my LYS/second job and buy all new for the project. Need to decide soon since I'm taking it to knit on my birthday trip this weekend!

Jewleigh said...

Congratulations on your blogging milestones :) I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing how you are growing as a designer!

Nancy N said...

Your patterns are lovely, and your blog is lovely to read. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Nancy N (n2n on Ravelry)

Flaf said...

Congrats on your anniversary!!! :D
I got some really great ideas from this blog, and it is truly one of my favourites knitting blogs!
Congratulations again! <3

Virginia said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I feel so blessed to be able to read your blog (and knit your patterns!).

Rachel said...

Congratulations! Thanks so much for celebrating with a giveaway!

MaryLou said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I really enjoy your classical blogging style. Would love to win one of your awesome prizes.

Anonymous said...

Happy bloggiversary! I love your elegant knitting patterns and as a proponent of teaching the classics in school (I had two years of Latin and am so grateful for my opportunity) it is a thrill to see you exposing the rest of the world to Latin and Greek.

Chloe

Melissa said...

Congrats on the longevity of your blog! Keep it up and your wonderful designs.

Mary said...

Happy anniversary!

Megan said...

Congratulations on 3 years! You're just ahead of me - I've been blogging for a little over 2.
I LOVE all of your patterns and always look forward to your post when it shows up in my google reader :)

Shauna said...

Congrats to you! That online shop really IS adorable too!!

Jackie said...

I've always loved you designs but only recently found your blog thanks to Babycocktails. I cannot wait to start Lilas but I have to finish those darn sleeves on my featherweight first@

Mirjam said...

Tres anni, gratulationis! Nos, lectori, fortunati summus. Patterna tuis bonae res sunt, nam facta summa elegantis.

Vale!

Lolly said...

super congratulations on your blogiversary :) what a generous way to ring in the "new year" :) love your blog, hilary! you are so talented!

redknitter said...

I wish I had found your blog sooner--I've only been reading for a couple months, but I just love what you do here! Now that school's out for summer (3 cheers for academia!) I'll have to go back and read from the beginning.

dropstitchknitter said...

Congratulations. I'm glad to have found your blog and I'm really enjoying reading it!

rebecca said...

Fantastic blog, beautiful knitting. Love your clean lines. Bought the Lilas Cardigan pattern and just received my yarn. I look forward to starting it!

Madeline Gordon said...

I stumbled upon your blog when I was researching the Citron pattern. You must never sleep - how do you knit such beautiful items and work full time, plus write patterns and blog? You are an inspiration as I started knitting 6 month ago.

Anonymous said...

congrats on your blogiversary! i really love reading your blog!

karen
okeydokey on rav

Courtney said...

Hi! I've been lurking on your blog and admiring your work since I began knitting last November. You are very talented, and I can't wait to knit Cloudy Sunday for my second sweater ever. You have inspired me to improve my skills and one day, I hope to design as well as you do.
Congrats on three years!

17th stitch said...

I just discovered your blog a couple weeks ago and have been reading backward through the entries... I'm in awe of your creativity and totally jealous that you work at NASA!

Jennifer said...

I found your blog through Canaryknits and though I've seen some of your patterns before, I had no idea you had so many to choose from. I really love how classic, yet with just the right touch of oomph the new designs are.

alligator said...

I found your blog pretty recently but I am really enjoying all your lovely patterns! I just bought yarn for the Lilas Cardigan today!

Estella said...

Congrats on your blogiversary...I stumbled on your blog a month or so ago and am so glad I did. I love your work.

Judy said...

Congratulations and thank you for designing such wonderful patterns. I am currently making safire and I am so happy with the way it is coming out. I'm not sure which of your patterns I will make next--there are 4 or 5 on my list...

joannacosgrove said...

Congratulations on your blogging milestones! I've only frequented your blog for a few months, but you're so creative I can't help checking in to see what's new!

Rachel said...

Considering how many of your patterns I'm instantly drawn to (Lilas and Trina top the list at the moment), I can't believe I didn't find your space earlier in your 3 year history (and I have to thank Thea for directing me here a couple weeks ago via a link to Lilas). Better late than never...Happy 3-year blogiversary!

French Press Knits said...

So glad I started reading knitting blogs and found you. Always excited to see what you will come out with next!

Joanna said...

Look at you all popular! And to think, I knew you waaaaaay back when, when Grams was trying so hard to teach us to knit. So glad one of us succeeded. :) Your work is stunning and I am so happy that you are kind enough to share it with the rest of us! Much love.

cathydebbie said...

Thank you for your gorgeous knits and photos! Yours makes me glad the world has blogs.

cksknitter said...

I visit your blog often for knitting inspiration and motivation. Happy blogiversary!
Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

Beverly said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! You are one talented designer and blogger.

Maryse said...

Happy blogiversary! You have a lot of talent! Great patterns! Thanks for sharing it with us. It is very inspiring. Great contest too!

Kathy said...

Thanks. I found your blog recently, really enjoy your sense of style. Kathy

lidya Hardy said...

I love love love your site! Thanks for all the beautiful patterns.

Judi A. said...

Sounds like a lot of tired fingers to me, but I love reading all you write.

judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Zowmom on Ravelry

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on a new year beginning! I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to, and you've inspired me to get my "rear in gear" to submit some ideas to KnitPicks IDP. Hope the coming year is even better for you.

Anna said...

Congrats on the blogiversary! Can't wait for more posts from you.

klina-kloen said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Love all the patterns you've been releasing lately :)

Connie said...

Ok. I'm a lurker, too. But now that I've come out, I have to say I sure enjoy reading, so happy blogiversary.

CanarySanctuary said...

Congratulations! You're very generous.
And happy 200th post!
Knit on my friend - you're so amazing at it :)

monica said...

Just discovered your blog and immediately downloaded Lilas and then went to Knit Picks to order the yarn. Love it and can't wait to knit it.

Joan said...

Congratulations, and thank you for hosting a contest-- yummy and generous prizes!

Megan L. said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog immensely and would love to win your drawing!
Megan

Anonymous said...

Posting at the last minute for your fun contest & hoping relatives get special consideration! I've ordered the yarn to knit Gemma & can't wait to get started.
Mary Lee

Mary Lee said...

Duh, make me the above anonymous.

Christopher said...

I LOVE your blog. I typically do not comment, but for a yarn related give away, I'll do just about anything :)

Christopher said...

I LOVE your blog. I typically do not comment, but for a yarn related give away, I'll do just about anything :)

Jen said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've had such fun knitting Citron for a silent auction gift that I'm ready to starting knitting one for myself! Thank you for the wonderful patterns, lovely picture, and engaging writing!