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First Saturday Sky for 2007

This and That Friday

Do you miss the ABC Along?  Does the 365 picture project strike fear into your heart? Is even Eye Candy Friday a bit too much for you?  Well, Stephanie and I have the easy, peasy solution for you shutterbugs.  Do the Bond thing and take a shot at 007 (as in 2007) in a Dozen Days.  There is no blog, no ring, you only need to post once a month, with as many photos as you'd like, and write on what that particular month means to you. There are only a few rules. You pick the day...but make sure you post during the month you're commemorating, and take the button and make sure to save it to your own computer.  Pussy Galore's got nothin' on us, eh?

I've taken Rachael's idea to heart and will go for the 100 Miles by April Fools Day.  Under the button on the side bar I'll up date my totals daily (or so).  Hopefully I will surpass the 100 miles and lift about a billion lbs of weight by then. Rachael has set up a blog, Run-a-go-go. Cool!

I am a big fan of Interweave and their many crafting magazines.  Piecework has come to my home since it's inception and it has only improved over the years.  Nancy Bush has been a contributor for several years and I have always enjoyed her articles and patterns on ethnic knitting.  Nancy was instrument in the newest issue, now on newsstands, and you can see her influence on nearly every page. The articles and patterns, as you can see from the link above, are full of good information and fun projects.  Nancy will take a brief break from Piecework because she is working on an Estonian lace book!  Can't wait.

Prettycolorsofrovingonbobbin Rebekah has created a button for spinners who want to spend Friday night a the wheel. The idea is to know that you are spending time with like minded people all over the world and then sharing it with a post about what you did.  You can read about it in her Friday Night Spinners post. I'm in because Friday night is our night 'in' and a night I love to knit and/or spin. The picture is what I'm spinning now. Purchased at Rhinebeck, it is a wool/mohair blend and the colors are so rich and varied.

Mini has asked me to spread the word about a contest she is having on her blog. It's for a very, very good cause. Here in part is what she said in her email.

I am running a contest for charity. I am requesting fun fur hats for kids with cancer at the local Childrens' Hospital. In exchange, I will be handing out yarn, needles, notions to contest winners. After many conversations with Child Life Specialists, it was determined the highest need is : fun fur hats. Yup. Ages 10-16, these kids want fun fur. And they want a lot of it. Imagine, kids running around, wearing goofy fun fur hats and even goofier smiles... wouldn't that just make you smile? It makes them smile. And smiling leads to laughter and laughter leads to healing: physical and emotional healing.

Doesn't it sound like a great way to help kids heal?  Send her an email at kskaare (At) gmail (Dot) com...you know the drill. 

You really must check out Erin’s Venezia. She was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong for the photo shoot.  Erin is one talented knitter!

If you would like to get started on your 2007 Holiday knitting Marcia has a way to help you out. Join her Holiday Head StartAlong and find like-minded knitters to encourage you towards a stress free, knit free Holiday Season.

Lark and Imbrium both received engagement rings for Christmas!  Congrats, grrls!

Oh and this is my 800th post!


I'm proud to be the first commenter to your 800th post. Congratulations on this milestone, grrlfriend!

Happy 800! That's pretty neat. Have a wonderful weekend!

I come to you for the news. I like the 007 thing, will join. 800...ye gads. Prolific!

Congratulations on the reaching a milestone. I love reading your posts, they give me inspiration.

Happy 800th post!! Wow...there is a lot of stuff in this post! 2007 looks like it is going to be a fun and interesting year!

That is a very full 800th post. 2007 has barely started and already it looks quite busy.

800th post! Wow! You are like a news report with all of the fun knit blog happenings! Thanks for the NB/Piecework update.

Verbose little blogger aren't we? ;) 800 - WOW! Thanks for sharing!

And, thanks for recommending piecework. I have a bunch of older issues, but never really bought into embroidery or cross stitch mags. I found (years ago anyway) that most seemed to pander to the lowest common denominator.

I already stole both buttons (007 and spinning). I like the no pressure alongs :)

Wow - 800 posts...I've got a long way to go to reach that milestone. :)

"007" & "Runagogo" are on my list for this year - my latest post mentions them & a couple others.

800 is alot of posts. I'm only on 638.

Happy 800! :)

Well, this is a regular LINKFEST! :)

Happy 800th post! And thank you: I was just thinking that I wasn't spending enough time reading blogs and doing KALs and SALs. Well, I did say I was going to do more charity knitting this year, didn't I?

007 Sounds fun!

happy 800!! i love the 007 photo idea! I will defintiely partake in that. The Seniors at my school have used that as their slogan all year, "007 - It's All About the Bond!"

Oooh, even I should be able to handle a post a month . . .

800 - 007. I think these two numbers set up a tension in the internet ether that will, like a nice snug k2,p2 rib, draw in and hold up many. many fiber artists. I don't know how to steal a button, but I do know how to grab an idea and run with it. And I love knitting fun fur hats!!

800 posts! Fabulous. Congrats, and keep 'em coming.

800!? That's incredible! Love Piecework! There are a few things here I'm joining for the year and I can really get behind these! Although I'm knitting from stash, I DO have Fun Fur. Not something everyone "brags" on, or even has, but I'm sure glad I do! I think my intention was trim for slipper socks or something. Thanks for #800, it was great!

How funny that my post is this and that too!

I need to come back later and read this all. Off ot work out!

Congratulations on your longevity as a blogger, and supporter (and enabler) of the blogging community in particular and knitting community in general.

800 is very impressive! I don't think I could live up to that, myself, in such a short amount of time. Congradulations! [hi, Norma!]

what a wealth of new year's info in your 800th post - as always, thanks for sharing!

Wow, happy 800th! Oooh, Estonian Lace book by Nancy Bush. Now, that's sure to be on my library shelves from the moment of release:)

800? Wow, you're OLD! Tee hee! Thanks for the plug: Holiday Headstart is going to be pretty low-pressure, too. And it doesn't have to be knit, either. Now let's see if your theory holds dot-dot-dot you are my first blog read of the day and I bet I'm still spam.

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