Thursday, January 24, 2008

Awards and Contests

I got a comment from Hakucho yesterday, telling me to check her blog for an award. And there was this : That is so sweet. I have seen these on other blogs and I am so honored to get one myself.
Here are the rules:
Give the award to up to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel so happy about Blogland! Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so that they can pass it on. Beware! You may get the award several times!
There are way more than 10 but I am going to list the ones I check first every day.

Karen : my sister and best friend. She just started a new job, go wish her good luck.
Hakucho : who gave me the award but not because she did that. I love the items she makes and that she shares them with us and she always seems to be working on a charitable gift like a prayer shawl, she always has a kind work to leave in the comments...etc
Janice : I love to read her blog and see what she is making both crafting and cooking : )

Beth: She has given me so much encouragement in my knitting ventures and I appreciate
that.

Pat: Pat makes the most beautiful socks and other knitted goodies too and she makes wonderful quilts too. What an inspiration.

Brooke: knits wonderful things and her blog always makes me smile and usually laugh.

Another Beth : I love looking at the socks she is knitting and the yarn she is spinning and Thursday dog pics.

Sheila : who knits beautifully but she also posts the most beautiful pictures of the South West

Allison: Also another fantastic knitter, but I am so inspired by the way she photographs her yarn and knitting works of art, I often find myself going to her blog to look at all the beautiful pictures.

Diane I love that she is able to stick to her charity knitting goals. I found the 25 things for Charity through her blog and I joined and failed miserably last year, but seeing she has already knit more than that so far this year, has inspired me to do better.
OK that is 10, there are many more that I read daily, but I am going to stop there, just in case I need to tag more at a later time.

And I have decided to have a little contest too..... just because I feel like it. I am going to post a picture of 1 of my sock drawers. This drawer is 2 feet x 2 feet and is about 11 inches deep. It by no means holds all of my hand knit socks. It is usually a little more organized than this but I didn't want to make it too easy for you.
So all you need to do is guess how many pair of socks you think are in this drawer and leave a comment on this post. The prize will be a hank of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Brights. How that ballband fell off of that yarn is beyond me, because I cannot slide it back on. It is reds, with some blue and black in it. I will stop taking guesses next Monday January 28, and will post the winner Tuesday. If more than one person guesses correctly I will let the random number generator pick the winner from those.

Have a great week all and Happy Knitting!!!!

41 comments:

Janice said...

Thanks for the award :-) What fun! Yours is one of the first blogs I check as well! Now, about the socks, that is ALOT of wonderful yummy socks! I wish my drawer was 1/8th of that! I think there are 42 pair based on careful scientific calculations....

Diane said...

Thanks for the award. I decided to get my charity knitting out of the way early so I could concentrate on my real goal for 2008 which is losing weight and being able to run a mile without stopping. We'll see how that all works out. lol

I'm going to guess 36 pair. Doesn't seeing a drawer of handknit socks make you smile?

Karen said...

I'd say about 44 pair based on what I can see and the measurements of the socks - of which they all look lovely :-)

Bonnie D. said...

I am going to guess 41 pair. I wish the prize was a pair of socks. Ha ha!

Heddy said...

I think 34 pairs fit in the drawer ... wo! whatever the #, you sure do have a lot od handknit socks!

Laura said...

I'd guess there are about 30 pairs in that sock drawer.

Hattie said...

Hmmm I wish I had a drawer full of handknit socks...

I guess...29. ;)

cksknitter said...

I guess 31 pair. I ran across your blog a couple weeks ago and bookmarked it right away. Love all your knitting.

Cass said...

31 pair of socks! :)

Beth said...

Awwww - thanks Karen!

You have LOTS of socks. My wild guess is 28 pairs. Probably way more though.

ChristyH said...

I am going to guess 27. I know it is probably to low but I like it.
;0)

Pat said...

THANK YOU Monica!! That means so much coming from you - I appreciate your including me in this great group of bloggers!
NOW....go look at my current post :-(
I probalby won't be "making your day" for a long while....

Pat said...

Oh - I almost forgot....There are 27 pair of socks in that drawer!

hakucho said...

Thank you so much :) That certainly is a drawer filled with beautiful socks. I'm not very good at these guessing games, but I think there might be 24 pairs of sock in your drawer.

Lucky you getting to choose one pair each and everyday..that must "make your day" :)

Knitting Kris said...

Wow, lots of lovely socks to choose from...I'm guessing there must be about 28 pair in there!

Kristi said...

Wow! Lots of handknit socks! I say 49 pair.

Beth N said...

Thanks Monica--I look forward to all of your posts and getting to see the wonderful things you have made. I am not good at guessing either but I will say 35 because it doesn't look like that number is taken!

chocolatetrudi said...

Nobody's guessed 26 yet? No! Then I say there's 26 beautiful handknit socks in the drawer.

Jane said...

I am going to guess 21 pair. They look great in that drawer!

red said...

Lurker coming out of the woodwork...I'm going to say 38 pairs.

Wendy said...

My guess will be 32 pairs in one drawer. I'm jealous!

Karen said...

Thanks for the award sis! As for the sock count in your drawer...I'm going to say 33 pair. You have my address if I win!!!!

Angela said...

I think you have 22 pairs of socks in that drawer.

ikkinlala said...

I'll guess 25 pairs.

holly said...

I'm going to guess 28 pair.

adrienne said...

wow! there are a lot of socks in that drawer!

my guess is 48 pairs!!!!!!!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

I'm going to say 25 pair. But I bet you have another whole drawer full.
Yummy socks!

Krazi Knitter said...

I would say 41 pair! I'm just guessing of course ;o) Hugz!

sue said...

Ooh you have knit a lot of socks. I will say 28 pairs! The sock yarn looks very nice too.

tea4too0 said...

Monica, I have enjoyed your work for some time, we belong to the same group by Gwen. If I can find the dpns Mouse potato is going to have a clss thru the group. So I am going to try to make a sock.
I am guessing 20

Lynn said...

I say 32 socks are in that drawer. Nice looking socks as well!!

Carol said...

Lots of socks....wow....my guess is going to be 23 pair

Cindy said...

Wish my sock drawer looked like that with lots of hand knit socks all actually PAIRED!! I'm going to guess 19 pairs in the drawer.

Dee said...

Hey Monica! Love your blog and your socks :-) I'm going to guess that you have 52 pairs of socks in your drawer. I'm guessing there are probably some little socks hidden under the others :-) Have a great day!

Dee

Allison said...

Holy cow you already have 34 comments???? That's amazing that you have knit that many pairs of socks! I'm going to guess that there are 34 pairs in that drawer. I sure hope I'm right!

Carola said...

I think there are 26 pairs of socks in your drawer

Dr. Jackie said...

I'll go with 37 pairs...

Dr. Jackie said...

I'll go with 37 pairs

Beth J. said...

Love your blog -- your knitting pictures are truly inspirational!

I'm going to guess 47 pairs!

Beth J. said...

Love your blog -- your knitting pictures are truly inspirational!

I'm going to guess 47 pairs!

Hawkesley said...

I'm going to guess 29 pairs of socks in your drawer.