Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Six Word Memoir

Sallee tagged me for a 6 word memoir. First I thought, forget it, I'm not creative regarding words but I watched the youtube video and it helped me a bit. This was by no means easy. Here is the image I chose:
And my memoir is this:

"I make my children laugh, perpetually."

If you stop by Amazon you can see a short You-Tube video of some that are included in the book Not Quite What I Was Planning,. Here are the directions for the meme:

1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.

I generally dislike tagging people but I thought I'd follow the rules and hope for the best. I'm tagging Kathy, Miss Me, Mona, Rikki, & Susan.

I'm looking forward to seeing your memoirs.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Malibrigo Contest

Cinnamongirl93 is having a "HAPPY SPRING" contest and giving away some Malibrigo yarn as well as some other goodies. All you have to do is tell her your favorite flower. How easy is that. Mention that I sent you and I get an extra entry.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Loves Sweet Song Mittens

My friend Mona designed these mittens and they will be perfect for a piano friends birthday. You can find her patterns here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Anyone want a chance at some Malibrigo yarn?

If you want a chance at some Malibrigo Yarn, go here...... all you have to do is leave a comment but I get an extra entry if you mention that I sent you. :-)

(picture borrowed from http://ponyknit.blogspot.com)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Contest Alert

Head on over to KnitNana for a contest to win an Interchangeables Set fabric case. She has the Options Harmony needles and wanted something prettier and more functional to keep them in. Help her decide how to finish the closure and possibly win one. If you add the contest to your blog you get two chances to win.

While you're there, please go to her sidebar and check out her NanaSadieRose site. She makes great bags. I've bought several for friends and have finally found the perfect fabric for one for myself which is on order. :-)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Behind the Scenes

I found this on Saving Nine (By Saving Some Time)'s blog and I thought it was worth doing.

1. Why did you start your blog?
I started it to show my out of town family and friends my knitting.

2. How did you come up with your blog name?
Due to my lack of imagination...... Ariel's knitting

3. Do your friends and family know about your blog? What do they think of it?
I have a couple of non-knitting friends who read it and my sister. My hubby and my mom know about it but I don't think they ever read it.

4. How do you write posts?
Usually on my laptop at home. Sometimes at work.

5. Have you ever had a troll or had to delete unkind comments?
I've never had any unkind comments (thankfully) but I did find a very very long-winded something once. I deleted it. Is that a troll?

6. Do you check your stats? Do you care how many people read your blog? If you do care, how do you increase traffic?
I tried it once but since it didn't tell me who was reading I deleted it. I'd like to know how people found my blog and I would love to know who reads it and doesn't leave comments.

7. What kind of blogs/posts interest you?
Almost all of the blogs I read are knitting blogs. I love seeing what people are knitting and they inspire me to try new things. I do read a veggie recipe blog that has recipes for veggies from A to Z, and my cousin has an advice column blog that I keep an eye on.

8. What do you like and dislike about blogging?
I don't think that there's anything I dislike about blogging. What do I like about blogging...... everything. I love finding new knitting blogs. It's like an extended family. I love when someone leaves comments and then when someone I've never heard of leaves a comment I go check out their blog too. There's so much opportunity to find something new to do or just say "WOW, I want to do that someday."

I really enjoy seeing other parts of the world through other peoples eyes. I was never very good at geography but blogging helps me learn where everything is. I see a blog from someone in another part of the county (or world) and I look it up to see where it is.

If you decide to do this on your blog, please let me know so I can take a look.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

CPH Update

Color weirdness - I'm only blocking it for ease of sewing the edges. The edges are wet but not the rest of it. I guess the camera picked up something. It doesn't look that odd in person. :-)