Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Blogiversary Contest

My one year blogiversary is approaching! Whodathunkit?!

To celebrate, I thought I'd have a contest. (Yay, A CONTEST!) CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

First prize is 3 balls of Lang Sansibar yarn:
(Yay, YARN!)

Second prize is this pattern:

To enter, just leave a comment on this post by midnight of April 28, 2008 (CST). I will then put every contestant's name into a hat. On my blogiversary date (April 29, 2008) I will draw names for the winners. CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

And, to celebrate the Aim-ness of it all, here's a meme that Shell tagged me with (a while ago--sorry Shell!)

Here are the meme rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

All About Aim :

1. I love to eat pickles with my peanut butter. The juxtaposition of tastes and textures is perfect :)

2. I love fossil-hunting and rock-collecting. Ever since I was a kid, wherever I am, I look at the rocks underfoot, and bring them home in my pockets.

3. I love jackets and coats. And I have a wierd compulsion to make them for myself. I have sewn at least 6, and just knit my first sweater-coat.

4. I love to garden, but I hate bugs. I loathe them. I have zero tolerance for bugs in my house. And sometimes if one lands on me while I'm gardening, or flies in my face, I'll let out a shriek and jump. Then I get embarrassed because the neighbors might have seen!

5. I am part tom-boy, and part princess. (see #4)

6. I am a closet dreamer, an aspiring writer and linguist (I have always loved the phylum and taxa of latin nomenclature of botany), a would-be
pharmacognosist, horticulturist, world traveler, importer of third world goods or rare plant seeds (like Heronswood Nursery's previous owners), a wool farmer in the upcountry of Maui, owner of a coffee plantation, a greenhouse, and a pattern company! How many lifetimes will all that take?!

7. I trained in fashion design, wanted my own sewing pattern company, (prior to becoming a dedicated knitter.) I felt my scientific left-brain suffering when all I did was right-brained artistic creation, so I decided to leave the textile love to hobby-dom and earn my living in a science related field. It's the perfect balance for me!

8. I am long-winded. I went way over the requested 5 facts about me. Bet your eyes are glazed over now! Heh

    Now to tag someone....hmmm. I will tag readers who I've not tagged previously:
    1. Rima
    2. KimT
    3. Susan
    4. sharon
    5. kristina b

    Okay, y'all. You're up!
    4/29/08 eta: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED :)


ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary!

What's your favourite rock or fossil that you've found?

Marte said...

That looks like rainbow-colored yarn! I love rainbow-colors, which yarn is it?

My mom used to have a bunch of fossils around that she'd found. I loved looking at them.
I remember when we went to Denmark once, I filled my pockets to the breaking point with flint stones.

shell said...

How cool! I am glad you got around to the Meme. I get to learn about you and -- a contest?? very cool!
Hope your week goes great and you have fun finding lots of cool rocks.

(I totally agree with the bug issue here too!)

Happy Blogiversary!

Knit with me! said...

Happy blogiversary!

I absolutely LOVE your blog
Thank you for all you do, you have great information that is not only informative but so DARN fun!
(I really loved the "Dude" blog..lol)



Susan said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I linked my meme to you but it was hard to do all that linking!

Acornbud said...

Happy Blogiversary. I really enjoyed the facts about you. I'm with you on the bug thing and avoid gardening because of it.

hakucho said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!!

happy knitting :)

Lisa W. said...

happy blogiversary! I'm a fossil nut myself...in fact, gave DH a trilobite for Christmas this past year...and have another as a pendant. love fossils..so..interesting ;0
happy knitting ;0

Carola said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary, Aim. Of course I have to comment so I'll be in the drawing - and of course you'll add my name at least fifteen times just because you lvoe me, right ... right????


Tracy said...

Happy blogiversary. The yarn looks lovely.

Susan said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! Lovely yarn!! The pattern is too cute too......hehehe

Kenyetta said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I agree with you on number 4!
Kenyetta on Ravelry

moukin said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Erin said...

Have you tried pickles with cream cheese? Yum.

Mairi said...

i like fossil hunting too - there is a good place not far from where i live but i haven't gone in ages you've reminded me so i'll go soon!!

here's to many more blog parties!

Warbrarian Princess said...

Oh, how I love blog contests!

Happy blogiversary.

Kristen said...

Happy 1st year! I have to poke around your blog some more now. :)

Breien in Lansingerland said...

Happy Anniversary of your blog. I hope many years will follow after this one. :-)