Monday, April 13, 2009

200th Blog Post Contest, Stay-cation and some chicken

Greetings Friends wanna enter a contest for a little prize?!

Welcome to Chez B. The Saint and I enjoy a bit of company and like to laugh-a-lot. Thank you for coming.

Over the past couple of years you may have met the fam, friends and pets or witnessed the creation of a few crafty projects both good and bad. It's been a great opportunity for me to crawl out and make some new friends. I appreciate all of you and would like to give a lucky person a little reward.

notions pictured - not included
The Prize:

A spring-y notions wallet made by me and a skein of Tofutsies (toe-foot-sies) yarn for your knit/crochet pleasure. The yarn is Chitin fiber made from shrimp and crab shells and is said to be natually antibacterial. I can imagine a nice pair of either of these footies made with this pretty yarn. A couple small things will be included to get your notions wallet started my mother has always told me you never give someone an empty wallet.

How to Win:

Leave a comment on my 200th post (that would be THIS ONE) and you could be the winner of a nice prize! I'll give a # to everybody who comments by noon EDT Friday, April 17. The Saint will pick a #, and that commentor will be the lucky winner.

3 Ways you can get a #
...leave a comment (1 entry) , post a link on your blog to my contest post and come back and let me know you posted (2nd entry) or magic-link me anywhere on Ravelry with a mention of my 200th blog post and come back and let me know you did it (3rd
possible entry). That's 3 ways to win a nice yarny prize from my smoke-free stash and a hand made notions wallet.

And who doesn't like free stuff? Remember to comment on the contest post - Monday, April 13th - Friday, April 17th. Which also coincides with my vacation, hehehe.


I said I'd post the results of the chicken experiment today but - I'm on vacation - and I've been sitting at this computer plenty long enough for a vacation day and I'm going to go knit now. I'll post the chicken voting results tomorrow, if I feel like sitting here again, hehehe.

Hey Grace! Sorry, the chicken experiment didn't include a can of beer. We're talking serious state bbq contest practice here, lots of different seasoning mixtures and lots of chicken eating.

2 of the 4 judges haven't given their results yet so we're waiting...hopefully we'll know this evening which of the 4 varieties they chose. One thing for sure no one will be wanting for grilled or smoked chicken or ribs around here between now and July 25th, LOL.

Everybody have a great week!

117 comments:

Amy said...

I'm in! :-)

evergreenknits said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!

I'm spreading the word about your contest by posting about it on WiKnit, my knitting contest blog

Bubblesknits said...

Happy 200th! :-)

Kristen said...

Yarn made from chitin? I've never heard of that! :) And the notions wallet is VERY CUTE! Enter me please!

cksknitter said...

A stay-cation. Sounds like someone is being financially responsible...Good for you!
Chrissy at knittoday@hotmail.com

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Congrats on your 200th post. I hope many will follow!

Beki said...

Congrats on your sticktoitdness and achieving your 200th post!!!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

2oo Congratulations for 200 posts! I've posted this to my blog. I'm here via WiKnit's blog.

tom said...

Happy blogiversary.

Love the wallet - so spring-like.

purple-power said...

Happy 200th!



Rav id: purple

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the 200th. The wallet is very nice as well as the sock yarn. My parents also taught me to never return a dish empty.

KSee said...

How thoughtful of you to offer two great items. Have a great Stay-cation. I like them the best!

KnittingReader said...

Happy 200th and have a great stay-cation! You should sell the notions bags on etsy!

I'll link to you in my blog later this week.

crochetgurl said...

Happy blogaversary! It's amazing what yarn can be made of...:-)

Mujercita said...

Oooh! I'm certainly not going to turn the chance for free knitting stuff! I've been dying to try tofutsies...

Linda said...

Happy! I actually have that color in stash so let some other lucky knitter have it.

Katie said...

I magic linked you and I am commenting about it. Congrats on 200 posts. Now I want BBQ!
Katiebell

Grace said...

Tom loves grilling and my brother in law too-----they are always comparing recipes, hope Saint's Recipe is a winner and congrats on 200 posts I will post it on my blog tomorrow

Ria said...

Ok where is grace's comment. She sent me over here to comment! Oh, the wallet is gorgeous- do you have an etsy shop where syou sell stuff like that?? Have you knit with tofutsies yet? I bought a skein but haven't tried it yet.

Ria (tonyfan4ever on ravelry)

Sara said...

I'm certainly in..

my email address is as follows:
Suchatragedy05 @ yahoo (dot) com

the "0" in 05 is a zero.

Walden said...

Happy 200th blog post!

penelopestitchstop said...

count Penny Powell in for the contest nursetoes@gmail.com

teabird said...

congratulations!!

teabird at ravelry

Elaine said...

Happy 200th! Love the wallet and the sock yarn looks like fun. My mother also said you always needed something for a new wallet or coinpurse.


I'll be back once I've posted this.

Elaine said...

It's all posted on my blog
elaine-knitting.blogspot.com.

Congrats again

|chee-uh| said...

Happy 200th!! I love Staycations. Sometimes vacations are fun but not restful.

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 200 posts!

Kat said...

Congratulations on the 200th blog post!! Count me in!!

Kat said...

I just put a link to your contest on my blog page Kat Tales

Turtle said...

wow 200 posts!!! congrats!

vickie said...

what wonderful prizes i love tofutsies and that wallet is nice vbarton24 at gmail dot com

brownbear said...

Congratulations on your 200th! Cute wallet.

katerina said...

Happy 200th Posting!!
What a beautiful wallet - thanks for the contest an can't wait to hear the results of chicken experiment!

happy blogging!

LesleyD said...

Yo I'm in!!! :-) Tagging away... :-)

superwoman_4002 said...

I just found your blog! congrats on 200! lol... i'm only on 33 ;)

superwoman_4002 said...

I posted about your contest on my blog! :D
http://zaneta34.blogspot.com/2009/04/sharing-contest.html
thanks!
Zaneta

Ursula said...

happy 200th! Thanks for sharing the spring spirit!

gaylen said...

Hey - I wanna play :) congrats on 200! It's amazing the friends we have met via this blogging thing - no? g

Nichole said...

Count me in - love your notions bags and what a pretty fabric!!

CinderLisa said...

Gorgeous notions wallet! Enjoy your staycation! They are the thing to do this year.

Blogged here, btw. :)

Jenny said...

Wow. I found your blog just in time for your 200th post. I feel so cool!

Channon said...

Ohhhh! Love 'em both to the moon and back, as I've been saying to the fur-girls of late... I'm going to make sure I get all three entries...

Nichole said...

I just posted on my blog and included a link! :)

TripletMom said...

Congrats on your 200th!

Miss T said...

Happy 200th post! Enjoy your stay-cation.

EJ said...

Happy 200th! Great-looking wallet!

superwoman_4002 said...

I just magic linked a forum post on ravelry! :D
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/remnants/topics/606820
Zaneta
superwoman_4002@yahoo.com
superwoman4002 on ravelry

Sue Burke said...

just wanted to say congrats on your 200th

Jessica said...

It's always fun to see blog giveaways. I'm in.

Kristin said...

Love the wallet, wish I was that creative to come up with something like that!

Ellen said...

Hey Ally, I love the bag!!! How's vacation going??

Emilybug said...

Fantastic wallet!

Jersey said...

Congrats on 200 posts.

oonagh said...

pretty stuff.....congrats!!

beautyredefined said...

Congrats on your 200th! What a great way to celebrate. :)

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Happy 200th post! I followed the link Chan posted to visit.

clarabelle said...

Blinkin' 'eck, Ally! You're a star! Congrats on your 200th post!

Clarex

Rachel O said...

The wallet is so ... spring! And the sock yarn looks like lots of fun.

Happy 200th

Sylvia said...

Happy 200th!

knittinwolf said...

2ooth blog post...congrats! Found it from Chan's blog!

Anonymous said...

Great way to welcome Spring!
Konna in Ecuador!

Carla said...

Happy 200th. The wallet is really fun.

Debbie said...

OOOH - pick me! I just ordered the sock book Socks ala Carte and was told that they used this sock yoarn for the patterns. I would love to win some! Thanks, Debbie

Kenyetta said...

Congrats on the 200th psot!

suburban prep said...

How talented you are with the notions/wallet.

Anita said...

Happy 200th!! I came over from Chan's blog....
Anita

Surviving said...

Pick me!!! Pick me!!!

Ellie said...

Ooh - love the prizes.

Happy 200 posts!

Bannahleigh said...

Congrats on your 200th post!

The Queen said...

Happy 200th - you don't look a blog over 187...

Love love LOVE the wallet and yarn - the wallet is in one of my all-time fav color combos, so pick me! Pick me!

Susie said...

Beautiful prizes. I'd love to participate!

Rosann said...

Congrats on your 200th post.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, you're posted on my blog and I've commented here! Does that make two entries? Mind you with over a hundred friends.....bet I'm one of the furthest away though Sue/lessie

Knitarooooo said...

Happy 200th post, I love Tofutsies yarn and please count me in!

Dianne said...

Congrats on post #200!

Dove Knits said...

Happy 200th post! Yay!

Mollimoo said...

Well done on reaching 200! I think your wallet is very pretty & I'm fascinated by the yarn. Please count me in! :0)

Jennifer said...

I'm in. But I have no luck... so I'll try anyway. Lovely price.

Happy Knitting!
Going now to post your contest on my blog.

gaylen said...

Okay - I wanna win - so I blogged you here: http://gmariesews.blogspot.com/

and magic linked you in Rav! Thanks for the great prizes. g

Georgi said...

Happy 200th post! That is wonderful!

Georgi said...

I posted about your contest here- http://toknitandwrite.blogspot.com/2009/04/whiskers-on-wednesday.html

melissa said...

Congrats on your 200th post - cool yarn btw it's amazing what they can make into yarn these days.

silvercharmster said...

Oh - Please enter me! Congrats on your 200th post!

Aunt Kathy said...

Wow so many comments already. Count me in. I will be back for my other two entries before tonight is over. Sigh I am always late.

Aunt Kathy said...

I tried to magic link you on Ravelry but I couldn;t figure it out, but I did post the info in the group Blogging
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/blogging/9580/301-325#310

I'll be back with the link to my blog tonight

Aunt Kathy said...

And here's the link to my blog post about your contest too

http://gimpykatk.blogspot.com/2009/04/wednesday-wishes.html

By the way I am in a contest mode all month so feel free to enter mine while you are there, a small prize every week all month long

Jennifer said...

Happy 200th post! Congrats! :)

twins2005 said...

Happy 200th post! Happy vacation week too. Gotta love a contest too!
Thanks

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

The notions wallet is so spring very pretty:)Hugs Darcy
Rav Id knottyknitter40

Neas Nuttiness said...

Aunt Kathy sent me...Congrats on your 200th Blog Post!!!

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Mari said...

Congratulations on your 200th post.
I would love to be entered. I am a big fan of Tofutsies! :)

kadezmom said...

I'm skidding in sideways....great yarn I've always wanted to try.

Laura said...

Congrats on the 200th post!!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I linked to the contest and talked about it on my ravelry group knotty knitter here: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knotty-knitter/topics/609055
((((Hugs)))) Darcy
ravelry id knottyknitter40
P.S. Congratulations On Your 200th post:)
The notions wallet is so amazing and pretty.

RoamingKnitter said...

Happy 200th post! Have a relaxing, knitty evening.

Renna said...

I discovered your blog through a link at Aunt Kathy's place. You have a very nice place, and your contest prizes look awesome!

Timiae said...

Such a gorgeous pouch and can't go wrong with Tofutsies.

Bronwyn said...

Count me in- found this through WiKnit. :D

BeckyS said...

Congrats on 200! What a great accomplishment. (I've reached my 1 yr anniversary and have managed all of about 8 posts! LOL)

MLJ1954 said...

Hi there, Aunt Kathy told me about this so, here I am. I will indeed be putting something on my blog about your grand contest!

Love the wallet. Truly. Right now, I have this weird baggy thing in my purse. Anyway, cool things.

MLJ1954 said...

Oh, and I did blog about your great contest. You can find the link here.

Balkan Style Bloggers said...

Happy Vacation! I just got back from my holidays. I knit up a whole hemlock ring blanket!! I've never, ever knit with tofutsies before - it sounds delish! :)

MLJ1954 said...

And, I learned how to Magic Link in Ravelry . . . It is almost more complicated than Magic Loop!

Anyway, you are magic linked on the Crooked River Guild Forum (Crooked River is what Cuyahoga River in Cuyahoga County translates to). here.

Judy W said...

What a beautiful wallet. You are very talented!

Mardy at Scents of Hilton Head said...

Count me in, please! Congrats on your 200th post.

LilChickadee said...

Oh, a contest!

I've never tried Tofutsies - not many places seem to sell it in Missouri. :)

AmIAKnitterYet said...

what a great giveaway.

congratulations on your 200th post!

Barbara B. Solbrig said...

That is a super-cute bag! (and the yarn is pretty awesome too!) I hope this counts as an entry!

Stephanie said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

lesjoujou AT gmail DOT com

wildflower38 said...

Cool loot! Count me in! Happy 200th :)

One Sheep said...

Congrats on 200 posts! If I should win, one of the starter items I'd like to find in the wallet would be some of your talent.

knitso said...

I'm not really bothered about 'winning' I'm just amused that someone else was told by their mother never to give anyone a wallet that's empty! Have fun with the contest (the wallet is nifty, bts) and good luck everyone

Stardust B. said...

Count me in. Happy 200th!

Little Miss S. said...

How cute - I'm definitely in... :)

t.k.a. said...

the yarn is awesome, and i looove the wallet! great giveaway!

Linda B said...

I know I am too lake for the contest, but I just found you through Kitten. What a fun blog. And your collections. I do believe I will be following you. I need more knitters on my list.
Never heard of that yarn with shrimp. Isn't it amazing what they can make yarns and fabrics out of today? We could all be green in a few years.

Stardust B. said...

I'm in too! Congrats!