Saturday, July 04, 2009

It's time to celebrate!

Lots of excitement today...it's Independence Day in the USA, it's the start of the Tour de France (and for those of you, like me, participating in the TdF KAL, the start of that!), it's MissyFee's birthday, and it's my blogthday too!

From (extremely) humble beginnings I'm so happy where my blog has taken me, and most especially for the connections it has helped me make.

And so to thank all my bloggy friends, there are two prizes on offer!

One commenter on this post will receive, from me, a pair of socks. Knitted by me, of course! Or if the winner doesn't happen to wear socks, something else, like a shawl or scarf, can be arranged!!

And to make it even more fun, a little competition - the other prize will be for the person who can answer all of these questions correctly (in the HIGHLY UNLIKELY event that more than one person answers all correctly, a winner will be drawn from all correct entries!!). Not sure what the prize for this will be, but hopefully you'll like it!!

Here are the questions (for those of you who wish to play - playing is not compulsory for the sock prize):

1. What is my blog name?

2. What is my name on Ravelry?

3. What is the name of this pattern?
4. What is the name of this colour (bonus points if you can identify the yarn as well...)?
Thanks for playing, and most of all thanks for reading! The connections I have made through knitting and blogging have enriched my life more than I ever could have imagined.

45 comments:

m1k1 said...

happy multicelebratoryday to you.
it's been a pleasure to get to know you.
jen

nestra said...

1. Rose Red
2. Rosered
3. Girasole?

I'm doing TdF for the first time, I'm super excited!

nestra said...

Forgot number four!
4. STR - mustang sally?

Celeste said...

1. Rose Red
2. RoseRed
3. Girasole
3. Rosenrot - Wolmeise

Celeste said...

Oh, and happy blogaversary! It's always a pleasure reading about your knitting adventures - my favourite was the one about the lonely sock :)

TinkingBell said...

Your Blog is Rosered shoes
Your Rav name is RoseRed
the project is Girasole and I'm pretty sure the yarn is Wollmeise Rosenrot, and I would say it is 100% (I don't think it is 80/20 fluffy but I could be wrong)

have a wonderful Blogiversary - and less than 2 weeks to Bendi! Squeeeeee!

Gidgetknits said...

Congratulations! It's been such fun to read your blog, even as a relative newcomer! I'm going to be totally hopeless at guessing... 1. Rose Red (or www.roseredshoes.blogspot.com) 2. Rosered 3. Okay, everyone says Girasole, so it's tempting to go there... but I was initially going to say a Pi Shawl as a patently wild guess, so I'll be honest about that! 4. Dornroschen.

kgirl said...

happy blog-birthday, RoseRed!!!!!!

you are very generous offering to knit someone socks :)

Donna said...

1. Rose Red
2. RoseRed
3. Rose Red by Ysolda
4. Rosenrot (Rosered) by Wollmeise!

Did I get it? Huh? Did I??? Happy Blogiversary! :)

Linda said...

Happy blogibirthday! xxxxx big hug!

1) roseredshoes.blogspot.com/ Rose Red
2) RoseRed
3) Ysoldas Rose Red
4) Wollmeise Sockenwolle in Rosenrot.

(Just spent ages on Ravelry trying to work those out!!!_)

shortly24 said...

Ah, I sense a theme here :0

1. Rose Red/roseredshoes
2. RoseRed
3. Rose Red - I just knit one of these, totally fab pattern! Mine was Damask Rose though ;)
4. Rosenrot Wollemise Sockenwolle

Happy Blogoversary :)

Shazmina Bendi said...

Wooohooooooo! Happy Blogiversary to you, you ROCKSTAR you!!!! I will be sipping on some lovely champagne today and thinking of you!

the secret word I got for this comment was scred. Even the comments are celebrating your special day!!!

Bells said...

All answers are .... But that would. Be cheating! Love you and your blogmy dear.

Leonie said...

From the looks of things the others have picked the answers as Rose Red for all four. Had the first two, was going to take me a while to get the other two! Congrats on your Blogthday, it's such a nice blog and such a lovely way to celebrate.

dr k said...

oh happy blogthday! im so glad youre a blogger. roseredshoes, RoseRed, rose red, and at first i thought it was vatican pie but theres too much pinky so its probably wollmeise rosenrot, like everyone already said. go cadel!

knitabulous said...

happy birthday roseredshoes blog!

Your blog name is rosered shoes.
Your ravname is RoseRed.
You are knitting girasole (I'm going with the flow here, it certainly looks like a cabled beret) - with ksh and some other red yarn
Wollmeise rosenrot.

You may now knit me some socks at your leisure.

AD
x

knitabulous said...

I have to qualify my comment - I don't think you're knitting girasole in ksh and some other red yarn held together. I think you're knitting a cabled beret. And, judging by the clever commenters before me, it's probably rose red.

Sarah said...

Happy everyday to you - but especially today :o) Like some of the other commenters I think the answer to all the questions is Rose Red :o)

Anna said...

Happy Blogthday! What a fun quiz - I'm a bit late posting, but I also think all the answers are Rose Red!

MadMad said...

Happy blogiversary, RR! And thank you for the (semi-) regular gift of your posting for us all to enjoy! May there be many many more to come! And good luck with the race!

amy said...

I haven't looked at other comments yet so I'm not even cheating. ;)

1. Rose Red
2. RoseRed
3. Rose Red by Ysolda Teague
4. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Rose Red!!

Happy Blogiversary!!

artificiallymythic said...

Let's see...

Rose Red
RoseRed
That looks a lot like Ysolda's Rose Red Beret (such a gorgeous pattern)
And could that be Wollmeise Rosenrot.

Happy Blogoversary! It's been an absolute delight to read your posts and to meet you. I look forward to many more lovely posts and gorgeous FO's.

Enjoy le Tour, I'll be knitting along with you! :D

Caffeine Girl said...

I'm not even going to try to answer the questions. I'm clearly not up to speed on yarn and patterns.

But I am very glad that I found your blog and can count you as a blogosphere friend!

Roxie said...

Nothing like a couple cool prizes to bring ALL the commentors out of the woods. In a fit of contratiness I'm going to say your blog name is bluemoonchoose, your ravelry name is the Yellow Kid, your pattern is Green Grow the Lilacs, and the yarn is Hunka Hunka burnin' Love.

Happy blogversary!

Diana said...

Happy blogbirthday! Yours is one I commit to reading! I'll be watching TdF too and celebrating my country's Independence Day today! I'll give the ?? a try.
1. Rose Red 2. RoseRed 3. Rose Red beret by Ysolda Teague 4. Well, it looks like you are using 2 yarns a mohair lace and a fingering. Alchemy Haiku (Red Purple) for the lace and Rubi and Lana (Cherry Red) for the other. A wild guess after a bit of research!

Em said...

Happy blogiversary! It's been wonderful getting to know you, and living vicariously through your shoe collection! Love the blog, love the friendship bunches.

Abby said...

1. Rose Red
2. RoseRed
3. Rose Red by Ysolda
4. Rosenrot by Wollmeise

I'm working on the TdF as well! I'm just trying to spin every day. =)

Donna Lee said...

Happy happy blog birthday. You're right, blogging has brought so many good things and people into my life. I wish you good luck and good knitting in the TdF!

Anonymous said...

it's your husband here. First blog entry ever. I read the competition for free socks. I thought I better enter. I didn't read any conditions about me nor entering :-)

Bells said...

Nice one mr rosered!

Susanne said...

Congratulations! You have a lovely blog and I look forward to reading your posts regularly.

Such a kind offer of socks too, you can count me in the draw for that one please! Mmmm, yummy hand made socks!!

PS Go team Silence Lotto!

knitness said...

Yay! Happy Blogiversary!

Sooooooooo the answer to your questions are:

1. Rose Red
2. RoseRed
3. Ysolda's Rose Red
4. Rosenrot/Rose Red, by Wollmeise. (Do I get bonus points for saying that it was used for your RoseRed iSock? :P)

Happy happy times!!! :D

missfee said...

Rosered is my answer to all questions.

I have seen the hat in person and you were lucky to get it back!!

Thankyou for sharing my birthday with me yesterday.

Happy Blogday and like I wrote to Lyn if I had know there would of been more cake!!!

LynS said...

I'm so pleased to share my blog anniversary with you - most auspicious.

OK, here goes:
1 Rose Red
2 RoseRedShoes
3 Rose Red by Ysolda
4 I haven't any idea, so I'm copying Donna's answer - Rosenrot (Rosered) by Wollmeise!

LynS said...

Woops - of course, my answers to 1 and 2 should be reversed!

Caffeine Faerie said...

Go Mr Rosered! Good luck! :)

Anonymous said...

Dear- here is my double entry. Your husband. Can I assist with drawing the winning ticket?

1funkyknitwit said...

CONGRATS on your 1st year :-D .... it's been nice meeting you & sharing the day with you!!

I'm going on all four questions with RoseRed (the answer to the 4th I'm taking my chances).
I think hubby is needing/wanting socks...LOL.

Anonymous said...

Seeing as Mr RoseRed commented, I feel compelled to as well although I may not count as a "bloggy" friend because I don't have a blog. However, because I live blogging (and knitting) vicariously through you and your knitting friends I feel like an expert,and I DON'T EVEN KNIT!!!!!!! I love your blog and think it's amazing how it has opened up a whole new world for you. You are so talented at creating beautiful things (AND buying them)that it's a pleasure to follow your progress through the yarn, shoe and book shops - amongst other adventures. I miss the days when you don't blog because it's always entertaining and definitely helps me to procrastinate further when I should be working (like now). Come and give me a hand, would ya. Miss S.

Marion Starr said...

Congratulations Rose Red and thank you for your great blogs. Love reading them and seeing all the knitting in progress. What a fast knitter! You are always so positive that reading your blogs are a real delight and bring a smile whatever the weather. Happy knitting!

2009 the year of Cadel

missfee said...

I vote for a pair of socks for Mr Rosered for just commenting

Geek Knitter said...

Ooo, Ooo, I'll take a pair of socks!!! :)

I love your blog, keep it up!

2paw said...

Can't cheat and steal answers!!! Happy Red Bloggiversary!!!!

catsmum said...

Rose Red / Roseredshoes
Rosered
Rosered by YT
Rosenrot Wollemeise

Carol said...

No idea of that colour name but it's absolutely delicious!!!! I will look forward to finding out what it is.