Thursday, March 26, 2009

Post 500: A Bloggy Scavenger Hunt!

Well, here it is, the 500th post on my blog! From my humble beginnings in 2004 (really, really humble.... I just went back and read some of them) to the obsession with socks, and now the present. To celebrate I'm having a little blog scavenger hunt. Leave a comment with the answers. Keep in mind, I'll be leaving these comments screened until the end of the contest, so if you want to say something to the world, make a separate comment. I'll pick the most correct answers for an as-yet-undetermined prize, and if there's a tie I'll draw names. (I promise, it will be nice!) I'll give you til April 4th, that's when I get back from Sock Camp. :)

1. What are my cats' names? (a bonus point for *full* names, another bonus point for linking me to the cutest picture of one or both of them on the blog)
2. Who is my "boyfriend"?
3. What yarn did I use for my first "human-sized" socks?
4. How many adult sweaters have I knit?
5. Why are my Regia Strato socks famous?
6. What luxury fiber do I dislike?
7. How many times have I moved since starting this blog?

Listening to: Winning ~ Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Cathy said...

1) Pantalaimon & Kirjava
2) Cherry Tree Hill Glitzy Sock Yarn
3) Lion Brand Magic Stripes
4) 7: York, Rogue,Hourglass Sweater, Star Picovoli, Tivoli, Soleil, Topsecret
5) being in the AFI video premier
6) Silk
7)I think you moved 6 times, but I can't keep track. Do I get extra credit for helping to move you? :)

Seriously, congrats on making it to 500 posts!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Um, is it sad I know most of these w/out having to look them up? So let's see:

1. What are my cats' names? (a bonus point for *full* names, another bonus point for linking me to the cutest picture of one or both of them on the blog)
PAN and JAVA which are short for like Pantoline (?) and um - Javaline?
2. Who is my "boyfriend"?
CTHGSY!! We haven't seen him in a long time. I hope he got his own cube in the Expedit
3. What yarn did I use for my first "human-sized" socks?
Magic Stripes
4. How many adult sweaters have I knit?
7? That's a luck number!
5. Why are my Regia Strato socks famous?
Ok I had to look this one up. I was going say they were on the Yarn Harlot's blog but I see they were shown on MTV.
6. What luxury fiber do I dislike?
Silk
7. How many times have I moved since starting this blog?
Too many but I will go with 10!

1:10 PM  
Blogger limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Congrats on 500 posts! : ) I'll play!

1) Pantalaimon ("Pan") and Kirjava ("Java") and there are a couple cute pictures in your Sept 3, 2007 post.

2) CTHGSY or Cherry Tree Hill Glittery Sock Yarn

3) Lion Brand Magic Stripes

4) 5 (York, Tubey, Topsecret, Hourglass, Rogue; and not including WIPs Ribby and Kureyon Hoodie)... OR 7 if Picovoli and Tivoli are included.

5) They were filmed by MTV

6) Silk

7) Two times? (in Boston, then to Seattle)

3:31 PM  
Blogger Eloise said...

1. Pantalaimon and Kirjava.
2. Brian.
3. Lion Brand: Magic Stripes.
4. Four.
5. Because you knit them at an MTV movie premier in New York.
6. Silk!
7. Uh...four?

5:09 PM  
Blogger Aitara said...

cats named pan and java
your boyfriend is...umm...marilyn manson?
your first human sized socks were knit using lion brand magic stripes
by my count, you've knit 6 adult sweaters (i'm counting tanks in this, too)
your regia strato socks are famous for being knit at the afi miss murder premiere on mtv
i'm going to guess you dislike alpaca
and you've moved 2x since starting the blog.

6:49 PM  

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