Thursday, April 07, 2011

5th Blog Anniversary!

Let's hear it boys, as loud as you can!

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and a little louder

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and now a little softer

March 25

O.K. that's it!

Happy Blogiversary to me!

I can't believe it's been five years already! Let's celebrate with some cake:

Apple cake
Apple cake - not as good as it looks. I don't like those dried out apples on top.

Anyway, I have to thank all of my readers for coming by, and leaving comments or not, but what is a blog without you? I would feel weird to just write for myself, I'm so glad you are all there!

THANK YOU!

There were times, when I needed a break from blogging, and there will be those times again, but for now, I'm still feeling the blogging love.

And what is a celebration without a gift? I'll chose one lucky winner who left a comment, to get this:

Spincerely Yours, merino/tencel

My handspun Spring Birch yarn, merino/tencel, 2-ply, ~341yds.

Good Luck!

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91 comments:

Hege said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Wow 5 years. Time really flies :)

Rita said...

Herzliche Gratulation und ganz liebe Frühlingsgrüsse aus der Schweiz

Rita

Froggy said...

Im first! :) Happy blogiversary! I love reading your blog, love your work and especially your yarn! Fingers crossed to win it!!!

Cat said...

happy blogoversary!!!
5 years is a looong time, i have not even finished my first one...
your dogs are soo adorable =)

Kocurek said...

Hi Monica
I have long been watching your blog and I am fascinated with your work.
Beautiful socks and a shawl that you are doing and your beautiful spinning yarns.
I'm, too, from years spinning yarn.
Now I have a new wheel, Ashford Traveller DD DT and I love it absolutely love.

My daughter likes to see pictures and videos of your dogs, they are lovely:)).

I wish you more years spent on the blog.
I cordially greet
Joanna

wolltrunken said...

Congratulations!!!

Bei mir waren's im Februar auch schon fuenf Jahre - kaum zu glauben irgendwie...

Liebe Gruesse

von Birgit

Typstatting said...

Love the colour of your handspun yarnplease enter me in your lovely giveaway, and Happy 5TH Blog Aniversary

Isabel S./Lisbon-Portugal said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I hope you'll keep feeding yr blog for many, many years. I must confess that what I love the most in yr blog are the photos /videos of yr dogs, they are soooo cute!! But I also love knitting, but the dogs...are gorgeous!!Love them!!
Love xxxx

Aud said...

Happy blog birthday from Germany! Love to what in to your live and see you amazing dogs too.

Aud

Patty :-) said...

I am glad you are still blogging - - love the knitting - - especially love the pups. Look forward to new pup stories - - always!
Patty :-)

corazon said...

Congratulations to you.
Wishing you so much fun in the next five years!

LG Petra

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

Happy anniversary and many future years for your blog! That cake really looks delicious!

dclulu on ravelry said...

Happy blogiversary!

Maria said...

Happy Blogiversary!
My blog turned 5 last weekend too, head on over and sign up for my giveaway.
Oh, and I would LOVE to win this yarn.

Maria

CelticCastOn said...

tehehehe Good job Happy and Denny, Maggie..... you have a little work to do! :)
Congrats on 5 years Monika!! I'm not sure how long I've been reading but its been a while. hopefully there are many more, we love reading about you, your knitting and the pups!
*hugs*

magi said...

Yay!! great blog and great patterns :)

Bunny said...

Happy Blogiversary!

momsue84 said...

Happy blogiversary, Monika! I started reading your blog in the Fall of '06. Best wishes for a lot more blog love.

Grand Purl Baa said...

Well done you.
I love visiting both your yarn and your dog adventures.
Ta heaps.

Loani

lexa said...

Happy blogiversary!

Katalin said...

Hello,Monika,I love,love,LOVE your blog.Your dogs remind me of my beloved and sadly departed german shepherd.I'm a knitaholic,that's self explanatory.Happy 5th blogiversary!,and I wish you many,many more.Best wishes from Windsor,On.,Katalin

Cindy said...

Happy anniversary! I started reading your blog because of knitting, but I love the puppy updates. Thanks for the giveaway - beautiful yarn!

Dagny said...

I always enjoy reading about your spinning, knitting, and of course the doggies! Happy Blogiversary Monika!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Happy anniversary! I enjoy the knitting and spinning stories as well as the canine stories.
woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

Connie said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! Always enjoy your posts, knitting, spinning, lovely doggies, cooking...thanks for all the fun :)

Connie
tcrpm at sonic dot net

2paw said...

Happy Five Years and what a lovely doggy chorus you have going there!! Doesn't time pass so quickly??

maureenC said...

Happy Blogiversary

TracyKM said...

Congratulations! I'll bet the cake would be great with some warm caramel sauce to soften the apples.
That handspun looks like gold!

Eliza said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love to the pups :)

knottygnome said...

Happy Blogiversary! hope it's a good one.

Kelly-ann said...

Congrats on five years! I bet the cake is still yummy...just throw some ice cream on top and you will not notice the dried apples :)

Jewleigh said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love to see the boys and gal as always :o)

Just a tip: if you poach the apples and put them on the cake after baking, they will retain more of their moisture and be more delicious!

Debra said...

Happy Blogiversary. Lovely yarn.

Virginia said...

Happy blogiversary! That's really really wonderful.

And, I always, ALWAYS love your blog. (and the pups)

Heather said...

Happy blogaversary!

The handspun you're giving away is absolutely gorgeous. Straw spun into gold....

Rachel R. said...

Happy blogiversary! I love your blog because it combines two of my favorite things - dogs and knitting!

Mrs. A said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Still lovin' it after all these years!

Ann said...

Vuf Vuf!
Happy aniversary Monika!
Love your dog-stories and videos and your handspun yarns - as you know ;-)

preita.com said...

Happy Blogversary! I love seeing pictures of your pups and your handspun! Keep it up!

Michelle said...

Happy Blogiversary! Time sure flies, doesn't it? Too funny that it's Denny making the loudest bark. :-)

Laurie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Leave it to Denny to overshoot the enthusiasm mark. LOL! Here's to many more years of blogging (and many more wonderful dog pictures to share)!!

tina said...

happy blogoversary from Spain!!!
5 years is a long time :)

Lauren said...

Happy blogaversary!!! Congrats and here's to many more years of blogging!

patsy said...

Happy Blogiversary. Enjoy reading your blog and your dog pictures. I have 4 dogs myself.

yogiela said...

5 Jahre - eine lange Zeit.
Herzlichen Glüwunsch für dein Durchhaltevermögen.
Und - auf zu den nächsten 5 Jahren.
Alles Liebe Elfi

Jen said...

Happy Blogiversary! I find the combination of your knitting and the dogs irresistible!

Michelle said...

Congratulations! I'm glad I found your blog.

Khyra said...

Happy anniversary from Belgium!

I'm jealous at your marvelous spinning skills :)

Have fun!

Shirley said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love your blog, love your dogs and love your yarn. Keep up the great job with your blog.

Lynn said...

FIVE YEARS!?!?!? Holy cow! Congratulations Monika.

It has been a pleasure reading along with you andyour knittnig adventures for the past 5 years.

Here's to many more years of knitting! (and blogging!)

l.

Rooibos said...

Congratulations on your 5th blogiversary! Love to read your blog, and especially enjoy pictures of the pups.

Rhonda & Valerie said...

ACK!!! I love that colour. Congrats on 5 years. I've enjoyed every minute I've spent reading it. I love that pic of Denny.(Don't tell the others but he's my favorite)

Rose said...

happy bloggoversity!

Cecilia said...

just recently found your blog and enjoy it very much! I also own 2 GSD, but mine are both black! i was in love with that yarn, before it was a prize to win, wouldn't that be fun!

ZiZi said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ich freue mich auf weitere (mindestens!) 5 Jahre mit dir, deinem Blog, deinen Hunden und deinen Handarbeiten!

Alles Gute und liebe Grüsse - ZiZi

Beverly said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have and continue to enjoy reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog because you have the cutest dogs! Were they really singing in the photos? I also enjoy your blog for the knitting and cooking. Happy anniversary! Lynn

Walden said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I have definitely enjoyed your blog! The yarn is beautiful!

Julia in KW said...

Well, I was going to comment without the contest, but I have to say, love your dogs (I have a lab), but I also love your spinning (I am about to start spinning classes with our local spinning/weaving guild - 2 weeks from now - woot!)...enjoy your blog!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! You're definitely one of my favourite blogs to read (and I really mean that - I'm not just sucking up because I want the yarn!!!!)
:)

Susan said...

Hey, happy 5th blogiversary! We started blogging at almost the same time. You know I love to read about your yarny and doggy adventures.

Rachelle said...

Happy blogiversary. I really should check how long I've been blogging one of these days. I love your blog though, knitting, spinning and doggies; perfect!

Andrea said...

Happy blogiversary! I have been quitely following your blog for a while and have to tell you I thoroughly enjoy it!

hakucho said...

Congratulations...I'm coming up on my 5th year too....I can't believe it's been that long :)

Chery said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love your blog.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary, Monika

Your yarn pictures, dog pictures, FO pictures (heck even remodeling pictures) have been a source of great pleasure for me.

Thanks for blogging!
margieinmaryland

cthulhulovesme said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've been lurking for the past few months after running into some of your projects on Rav. I wanted to tell you how much I've loved seeing your knitting, your spinning, and your wonderful, adorable dogs. :D

-cthulhulovesme on Rav

Sandra said...

congratulations on five years. (I come for the pups as much as the knitting...)

mydarlinganodyne said...

Happy Blogoversary to you! Every time I see that gold yarn I think of Rapunzel.

AmyPinSeattle said...

I haven't been flollowing you for the entire 5 years, but it's been at least 2-3!

If you pick my name, feel free to pass the yarn on to the next in line...I've got too much yarn already.

My questions for you is what brand is that crate in the picture of the "softer" barker? I don't recognize it, but I like the looks of it!!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Congratulations! I've just let my 4th anny go by, and have been thinking about dropping off the net, but now I think I'll try to tough it out to 5 yrs.

adriene said...

Congrats on five years! It's amazing how time flies... cliche as it sounds. Keep up the beautiful blog!

Nadja said...

Happy, happy Birthday, dear Monika!
Bzw... lieber Blog!
Ich freue mich auf die nächsten Jahre...
LG
Nadja

Kari W. said...

I enjoy seeing your work both knitting and spinning but I adore your dogs.

charlie girl said...

Happy Blogiversary. Been so enjoying your posts and the day-ins and outs with the pups and knitting.

Kathy said...

wow, I'm a bit blown away by your generosity. That will make an amazing shawlette.

Happy Blogoversary! I just celebrated my first in the fall (wait - it's spring... 1.5 years!)

I love the community of knitting blogs and i hope they are still going strong when I get to 5 years.

Thank you,
Kathy (bigblueice(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mo said...

Wow you have spun a beautiful yarn!

Congrats on your blogiversary.

Now that we've heard "Let's Hear It From The Boys!" song.

How about the little girl who is keeping them busy?

Dreams of Yarn said...

We missed you when you left, so glad you came back! Always love your amazing photos of handspun and lace projects. And of course, the doggies :) Congrats on 5 years!

Beverly said...

Congrats on 5 years! That's great. I always enjoy your posts even if I don't always comment! Love the last picture....so cute!

knittingsal said...

Wow 5 years, that's amazing, keep up the good work. x

irene said...

Happy Blogoversary. I enjoy reading abut your adventures with fiber and fur. Birch is lovely and would find a nice snuggle waiting for it in my stash.

Andi said...

Of course I love everything you knit, but honestly my day wouldn't be complete sometimes without a pic of the four legged loves!
Happy Blogivesary

Debbie said...

Congratulations! Wishing you many more! I love the dogs, who knew they could get so excited about a knitting blog.

Suzanne said...

Happy blogiversary! I love the handspun. The color is gorgeous!

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on five years!

Stadtwaldvogel said...

Congratulations, Monika! Five years ago I didn't even know such things as blogs exist!
Yours, Julia

Rita said...

Congratulations from another Rita on 5 years. That yarn would make a lovely net shawl.

lookinout said...

I didn't see your blog birthday posting till now, Sunday night. Congratualtions!
Gillian

Anonymous said...

Love your blog Monika. It's a must read for me too. Since it's my birthday tomorrow, a little present would be much appreciated. (Just a thought!)

Marianne

Dave said...

Ooh, sorry I'm late, but happy belated anniversary!!

Carrie#K said...

I'm way too late but I wanted to tell you happy blogiversary anyway! Happy Blogiversary! and no, you can't quit, I need my knitting and pups fix!