Monday, November 5, 2012

BLOGIVERSARY!!!! 2nd year edition

Remember, remember the 5th of November....

2 years ago today my brother, sister in law and myself were sitting around the living room talking when somehow the subject came around to blogs. We had each had one in the past, mostly of the self-brooding MySpace variety and started wondering what we would blog about now that we were grown. It didn't take me long to decide I would start a knitting blog, and after my brother suggested the title, "Don't Drool on the Wool," I kind of just up and ran with it. As my first post suggested, I didn't really have any idea whether it would stick, but I'm glad it did!

For a long time Don't Drool on the Wool was really just a knitting diary that happened to be on the internet- I had no followers for nearly a year, but after blogging steadily and starting to link up with Tamis Amis as well as getting active by reading and commenting on others' blogs I managed to find myself smack in the middle of this awesome knitting/blogging community!

You know what I love about blogiversaries? They're the perfect opportunity for a giveaway!
First, the rules:
1) This giveaway is open to Earth residents only: I can pay shipping around the world but not to Mars, please.
2) You do not have to be a follower of my blog to enter: just leave a comment!

Now for the prizes!
I don't know about you but I look forward eagerly to each publication of Interweave's Knitscene. I picked up an extra copy of the Winter 2012 edition for one of you lucky readers!
Also snuggled in your parcel will be a skein of yummy Plymouth Yarn's Worsted Merino Superwash. This squishy worsted, in a color hand-chosen for you by my 2 year old son, rolls in at 218 yards: perfect for a hat or cowl this gift-giving season.

Speaking of giving gifts! I think it is very important to label your hand-knit presents with washing instructions or fiber content, and what better way to do it than these super cute foil gift tags?

Aren't they adorable? I can't get over the owl, seriously.

So there you have it. Just leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered into my 2 year blogiversary. I'll leave the comments open until November 12th and pull a name and announce it on Tuesday November 13th.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a way for me to contact you in your comment. Ravelry ID is perfect if you don't want to leave your email out in the open. If you are the winner and I don't hear back from you by the following week (November 20th, Tuesday) I will have to pick a runner up.

As always, Happy Knitting, and thank you thank you thank you for reading, commenting, and being an omnipresent force that occasionally deters me from casting on 6,000 new projects at once.

COMMENTS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who entered & good luck!

71 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your Blogiversary!! That yarn looks like a very lovely blue.

    LisaVallee on ravelry

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  2. Happy Blogiversary! Haven't had a look at the new Knitscene yet... ;)
    jayellesea on Rav

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  3. Congratulations!!!
    Your son has excellent taste and taking an interest in yarn already...I'm impressed:)
    Really though well done and you have a lovely blog which I have enjoyed reading.
    rosebob on ravelry

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  4. Congrats. Your son did a fantastic job picking the yarn.

    puggymom on ravelry

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  5. What beautiful yarn and what a great prize.

    anniepuffin on Ravelry

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  6. Happy blogiversary :-) Awesome blog name!!! glad i came across another knitting blog to look at - gorgeous yarn btw, your son has fantastical taste!

    candyjas on rav x

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  7. Congratulations on your two year blogiversary! That color is beautiful. Your kiddo has great taste.

    LochKnitsMonster on Rav

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  8. Congrats and happy blogiversary! May you have many more! Pumpkinpie888 on ravelry

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  9. What beautiful yarn. Congrats on the anniversary! I'm Oftengrumpy on ravelry

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  10. Congrats on your blogiversary! You are so sweet :)
    imagination12 on ravelry

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  11. Congats on your blogiversary, i hope many more are to come! goldmoonjd on ravelry

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  12. Wow, thanks for being so generous! What a sweet way to celebrate your blogiversary. My Rav name is indun, see you around TOKland ;)

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  13. congrats missy! we love you! ms pinsandstring

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  14. Congrats! It's so nice of you to host this :)

    abbydooby on Ravelry

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  15. Congrats! It's so nice of you to host this :)

    abbydooby on Ravelry

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  16. I just found your blog today, and I'm glad to say, "Happy Blogiversary" on this, the 57th anniversary of the invention of the flux capacitor!
    k2p2c4b on ravelry

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  17. Happy Blogiversary! :D Giving me ideas to use when I celebrate my blogiversary! :D

    Deenna (IrishSapphire on ravelry)

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  18. Congrats and Happy Blogiversary! xD

    Melissa (mngensor on Ravelry)

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  19. I think you just inspired me to start my blog. . . again.

    Mason (Dymaxion on Ravelry)

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  20. Congrats on your two year blogiversary! May you have many more happy years in the blogosphere. My rav ID is sunsoakeddreamer

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  21. Congratulations on your blogiversary and thank you for hosting this giveaway! I am not familiar with Knitscene, so of course now I have something to go check out. :D

    (My rav ID is lysaknits.)

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  22. Congratulations on your blog birthday!

    Terry (teng on Ravelry)

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  23. Yea anniversary! :D
    cccrabtree on ravelry,xoxo

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  24. Congrats on the blog birthday!!!

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    1. and that will teach me to hit reply before I look!! meant to add~~ lanaire on Rav ♥

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  25. How sweet of you to do this! The yarn would be a perfect cowl for my mother.
    NanaMamah on Rav.

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  26. Congratulations!! How fun to hold a giveaway, the yarn is yummy!!!!

    rav name: meeshelle

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  27. How nice of you! Happy blogiversary! rav: gnomesbeatfaeries

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  28. Congratulations on 2 years, I have half your followers after longer than that. You're obviously doing something right!
    sewsable on Rav

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  29. Congrats to you for your 2 year blog anniversary, I hope that you'll have many more.

    Lauren2Jade on Rav

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  30. Congrats on your blogiversary!

    SheilaOKeefe on Ravelry

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  31. Congrats on your celebration! and thank you for including us in your blogiversary! What nice treats for the lucky one....hope it is me!

    LilyJeanne on Rav

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  32. cograts :)
    happy blogiversary~~~

    snownyq on Rav
    :D

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  33. Happy Blogiversary!

    eliza013 on Ravelry

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  34. Congratulations on 2 years of blogdom!! Hope you continue for many more! :D

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  35. phoebe-bird on RavNovember 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Congrats on two years of awesome blogging! You're so sweet to do a giveaway.

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  37. Congrats! I love the name of your blog, its hilarious! Thank you for the giveaway.
    I forgot to put that I am Ummrania on Ravelry as well, I hope you see this to delete one, dont want to be cheating!

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  38. LeStyleophile on RavNovember 5, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    This is such a cool giveaway! I especially love the little tags - perfect for the upcoming gifting season! Thanks for running this, and HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! :)

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  39. Happy Blogiversary!!!!

    Very cool of you to host a giveaway when it is your Blogiversary. You should be receiving gifts, not giving them. hehehe!

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  40. Knitmish on RavelryNovember 6, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Happy Blogaversary! (I love all the variations on this word!) And thank you for such a cool giveaway- your son picked a lovely skein and the gift tags are cute!

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  41. I just discovered you blog and love it. I learnt to knit to do the beekeepers quilt and enjoying it! Will no be a reader of your blog. I am just getting into these actually as was not a reader before but found a few good ones through RAV. You are now on my read list :0)

    Happy Blogaversary!

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    1. Sorry I am deafiant on RAV! and it should read above. I will NOW be a reader of your blog!. Too excited and typed faster than brain. Not difficult really :0)

      Sam

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  42. Hi from a new follower! I love the idea of the gift tags. I will be back later for a browse around your lovely blog - Yvonne (HebrideanLassie on Ravelry)

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  43. Congratulations, what a lovely blog:)
    reiki on ravelry

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  44. Your two year old has great taste, and I love the gift tags. Congrats on your blogiversary!!

    Rav: GingerLee25

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  45. Congratulations! And thank you very much for the giveaway. :-) Your 2-year-old has very good taste, loooove the colour!

    Monita on Ravelry

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  46. Happy blogiversary!!!! So glad your blog stuck :)

    oforney on ravelry

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  47. Congrats on the blogiversary! Your son has good tastes. ;)

    nessamctastic on rav

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  48. Congratulations! And the prizes are just great!
    asteride on Rav

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  49. Congratulations! And the prizes are just great!
    asteride on Rav

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  50. Congratulations!!! I am trying to find out how to have more interactions via my weblog.. I haven't have it all figured out just yet.
    I would love to enter.. My rav name is flowersandlemons! :)

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  51. congratulations on two wonderful years.. Saw your mention of your achievement on Tiny owl group on ravelry. Hartmoon on Ravelry

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  52. Happy blogiversary! I just started following you a few months ago and I love seeing what you're up to.

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  53. Happy Blogiversary! I love those gift tags! I am ELMviola on rav.

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  54. Wow happy anniversary. And a giveaway! 100creations, ravelry, earth.

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  55. Happy anniversary! :) I love the name of your blog. My name on Ravelry is knitopheliac.

    And please, if I win - choose another lucky winner for the Knitscene, because as it happens - I bought it! :)

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  56. Happy blogversary :) It's always lovely to find a fellow yarn blogger.

    Thank you for the give away, my rav name is cocoalikeslippy

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  57. Happy Blogversary to you! I found your site while following a thread about owl patterns, and I love it... consider this my 'entry' and if I win you can find me on Ravelry as 'Skipper.' Thanks, I'll be back regularly now!

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  58. Happy Blogversary to you!! I think I was one of your first handful of followers :) I'm so happy you decided to stick with knitting because your projects are lovely!

    AmyBamy on Rav

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  59. Happy blogversary! You inspire me to keep up my own blog, and it makes me smile to read about your knitting and your son. It's nice to know there are other knitters out there with normal lives, even if I don't know any personally.

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  60. Congratulations!!! Thank you ever so much for the chance to enter your giveaway! susand1408 at gmail dot com

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  61. WooHOOOOOO! How exciting on your 2 year anniversary! Congrats! You once entered in for a giveaway on my blog and as a result I subscribed to yours and have enjoyed reading your posts. Would love to win!

    sereknittyandpurls@hotmail.com
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    KnittingInPsalm on Ravelry

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  62. Congrats on your bloggoversary! I find that linking to Tami's Amis and the Ravelry group has earned me more visitors and fiber loving friends. I started my blog under duress from my kids. They had grown tired (understatement) of hearing about my discoveries which always revolve around knitting. Lol..... Keep writing and keep knitting. 19vesperstreet/knittinginbeantown

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  63. Congrats on your bloggoversary!! That blue is an amazing color!!

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  64. Happy Bloggoversary! Love reading your posts through the YOP (^_^).

    Trenody85@wmconnect.com

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  65. Congratulations! This is a great giveaway! I love knitscene and haven't bought this one yet, and I was just going through my stash looking for something to knit a hat for my daughter's boyfriend for Christmas - the beautiful yarn your son chose would be perfect.

    greyowl (ravelry id)

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  66. Congrats on your anniversary! I love the yarn! :-)

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  67. Congratulations on your blogiversary! The gift tags are adorable, where did you get them? I can't quite make out the name on the package.

    ilina (Rav name)

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  68. Congrats on your two year anniversary. Thank you for doing the giveaway.
    coriander33 on rav.

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