Friday, July 04, 2008

Because it's my blogthday

It's my blogthday and I'll give away yarn if I want to, yarn if I want to - you would do it too if it happened to you!

So it's my 2nd blogthday. Oh, and there's also some celebration of something or other going on in the US. Not sure what it could be, but it's a long weekend or something... (heh!)

A question I am often asked is how many pairs of shoes I have. And to be perfectly honest, I don't actually know. Well, all that is going to change, because I'm having a little giveaway planned to celebrate! To celebrate shoes, and yarn, and bloggy goodness.

All you have to do, to win a little yarny prize from this bowl, is to guess how many pairs of shoes I have. The only hint I can give you is that I haven't finished posting them all!

There's two prizes for the closest guess - one for an Aussie, one for an overseas-ian. And two more prizes which will be a lucky draw, name out of the hat job. Again, one for an Aussie, one for an overseas-ian. I've got lovely Aussie yarn (8ply/DK organic or Austalian wool laceweight) for the overseas-ians, and fab but relatively-hard-to-get-in-Australia sock yarn for the Aussies. And, as you can see, all in shades of red (through to burgundy and purple). Because it's me, after all!

So, in summary, all you have to do is guess the total number of pairs of shoes I have (and I'm counting all my footwear in this!) and let me know whether you're from Australia or from overseas! Entries are open until next SHOESday post!

48 comments:

Bells said...

All i can say is it's a very good thing that when we were discussing shoe totals recently, you didn't actually tell me, because that would be cheating. I'm going to say 67.

Overseasian is the best term. I want to use that from now on!

And blothday is also a stroke of genius!

Bells said...

i mean blogthday.

chocolatetrudi said...

Happy Blogthday!

How many pairs? How's 78 for a wild guess?

Kristie said...

Since you have been so kind as to provide the question, I believe the answer is 42.
xx

Caffeine Faerie said...

Christie stole my answer, so I'll have to say 43 - I've counted 21 already!

And Happy Blogthday!

m1k1 said...

This isn't an entry, because I can't guess.
It's a btw to Kristie and Caffeine Fairy. You know how the question appeared in the Scrabble game as "What do you get if you multiply 6 by 9?"
6 * 9 = 42 in base 13, thereby proving the mice had 13 toes! Or 12 toes and they counted with their tail as well.
Because I said.

m1k1 said...

oh and happy blogthday, RR

TinkingBell said...

I'm going to say 73 (because I've got 60 and I KNOW you have more than me!!!)

Happy Blogthday (do we nearly share our blogiversary? Twins again!)

Perhaps you should buy yarn - or shoes - to celebrate?

Jen said...

Wow, you are so generous! I wish I was able to have (and store) as many shoes as you... my guess is 82.

Jen from Sydney

2paw said...

Happy Blothday!! I like 'Blothday', it sounds like birthday!!
And may there be many more, and shoes too!!!

Snoozen said...

I am going to say 68 as I have counted 61 already and 68 is a good number!

Happy 2nd Blogthday

Origin: Sydney but you knew that already

Bells said...

I should also add that I think this is totally worth celebrating because I love your blog and all that you do. Big fan. But you knew that. :-) May there be many more years of happy blogging ahead of you!

donyale said...

I'm thinking around 47 - 'not quite a years worth'....

rachel said...

I am going to say 34 pair of shoes. Purple is my favorite color,just letting you know.

claudine said...

I'm going to guess 91 :) Happy Blogthday RoseRed!

Belinda said...

Happy blogiversary!

I'm going to go conservative and say 37, because I haven't been reading your blog for very long so I haven't seen many shoes! I'm an Aussie, so I definitely count thongs as shoes...

Nora said...

Happy 2nd! I remember when you first started blogging - I was mesmerised by the red shoe! :)

And you've just reminded me that I missed my 2nd blog birthday last month! Oh, MAN!!

I couldn't even begin to guess how many shoes you own... 45??

sue said...

Ooh red is one of my favourite colors, although I dont knit with it very often. Happy Blogthday too, what a great saying. I would have to guess 93 pairs of shoes.

missfee said...

OOHHH
happy blogthday it's my birthday today too champagne and cake all round and I'm older than yesterday no not really !!! and I have 3 anwers to your number of shoes - 1. not enough shoes in your cupboard 2. perhaps around 120 pairs in your cupboard at the moment - altough I am not sure how big your cupboard is - and3. sock victim thinks over 200
xxxx and I live local.....

Terhi said...

Happy blog birthday! I have not commented here before, but I really enjoy your blog and especially the shoe posts. I love shoes too!

My guess is 100. :-)

Ann said...

Happy Blogiversary! July 4 is also American Independence Day. I guess you have 80 pairs of shoes (it's a guess & 8 is a lucky number).
I am an Australian from Perth.

Michelle said...

I was going to say 67 but Bells beat me to it.

So I'll say ... 64.

Havve 2nd Blogthday! May there be many more! (shoes and blogthdays)

Janette said...

Happy Blogthday!

Wishing you many more.

Enjoy your blog, especially SHOESdays.

Leah said...

Happy blogthday! I'm going to guess 46 - and think we need a post on how to organise a fairly large shoe wardrobe too :) Leah in Canberra.

Queen of the froggers said...

Happy 2nd blogibirthday! I think my guess from here in the uk is 84!

Carolyn said...

Happy Blogthday! I'm guessing 104 pairs of shoes...I hate to buy shoes and I have at least 15 pairs, so you must have way more than me! I'm an overseasian...in the US.

Cathy said...

Happy Blogthday! I'm guessing 88, and I'm an overseas-ian. In fact, I was watching the neighbor shoot fireworks off last night from the end of the driveway, and got a couple of mosquito bites while I was out there. :)

kim said...

Oh, now this is going to be interesting indeed! I can't even begin to imagine. I just picture you having a closet like Oprah's with racks and racks of shoes... :)

ikkinlala said...

I'm going to guess 63, and I'm overseas from you. Happy blogthday!

MadMad said...

Happy blogthday, RR! I would like to see the closet that stores 'em, now that Kim mentioned it... Maybe that could be the final shoesday post (you know, when you've run out. I mean, assuming you'll run out. I guess you could just keep shopping, right?)

MadMad said...

Oh, and I LOVE "overseasian" as a word! Not that blogthday was bad, either, hahaha!

Sarah said...

This overseasian guesses 80 and I'd love to see a picture of them altogether :o)

Happy blogthday, my wish is for many more to come on this lovely blog, hope you get your blogging wishes

Donna Lee said...

Happy July 4th! I'm going to guess you have 76 pairs of shoes. I'm not good at saving things. If I don't wear something I get rid of it. I grew up with a father whose favorite saying was "when in doubt, throw it out". I guess more of it is ingrained than I had thought.

Kate said...

Happy Blogthday! I have to start using "overseasian" more often. I'll find occasion to, I'm sure.

And I'll guess that you have.... hm... 68.5 pairs of shoes. Because I'm sure you must have lost half of a pair at some point. Maybe you just haven't noticed?

Maggie said...

Well my guess would have to be 99.Ohby the way i am from Sydney also.

Maggie

lilypotter said...

I'm going to guess 117 pairs of shoes.
Also, happy blogthday from the U.S.! (As I type this I can hear fireworks out my window- the grand finale I think. How nice of them to celebrate your blogthday!)

amanda j said...

My guess is 69 because I am still being Wicked.

I am technically overseas, but not! Tasmania!!

Happy blogthday to yoooooooou.

Celeste said...

Happy blogaversary. This fellow Aussie guesses 150 pairs. Sounds like a lot, but there's as many places to hide shoes as there is stash, so you probably have heaps hidden away.

Ciao.

Shazmina Bendi said...

Happy Blogthday you gorgeous thing!! And I guess I am the luckiest blog friend because I am Aussie AND and Overseasian!!! MWAHAHAHA! I really dont know how many shoes, all I know is that they are all fabulous, just like you! The Blog fairy wishes you many more shoes and beautiful yarn!! xxxx

catsmum said...

57 and you know perfectly well where I'm from.
Happy blogiversary - it CAN'T be a year since the last one... can it ?

metal and knit said...

For your bogthday I say hipp hip hooray.

I guess you have 96 pairs of shoes as I know one at my work had 197 pairs of stillettos. So one can never have too many shoes.

Sonia said...

How about 87 pairs! I'm from the US and always enjoy seeing your stash of yarn and shoes. Happy blogthday!

Nellie said...

I reckon its got to be 74, Rose Red. And happy blogiversary to you!

Michele said...

so sorry to be late in wishing you Happy 2nd blog birthday. but that's wonderful. i mean it takes stamina! so happy blog birthday. couldn't possibly guess # of shoes - but you know up close to 200 wouldn't surprise me. (and if you don't have that many you can always tell husby you shouldn't be letting your reputation slip).

kms said...

yay, happy blogthday! well done. such a great blog. and soooo many shoes...im going to say 49 pairs (has someone done that already?) it seems like it could be more but thats a real lot of shoes. i know how much sock yarn stash you have, does that count?!

Jan said...

Well, my guess is 71 pairs. Lovely looking wool there.

she knits said...

Hi Rose Red, I am guessing 69 pairs, all awesome to boot! And your choice of wool colour to give away is awesomely red :0)
I be an aussie as you probably know!
I love your blog :0)
Best wishes, Mel

Em said...

My guess is 104. A fabulous number for a fabulous collection of shoes. Contest and prizes notwithstanding, I hope the upper guesses are correct, because you shoe collection is one I aspire to rival one day, and hundreds of shoes would make up for the dozens of cars Jim collects.