Friday, April 30, 2010


Wow! 500 posts seems like a lot to me! When this blog first started, I was just trying to join more in the Knitting Online community. I was active in the Knittyboard forums (this was long before Ravelry) and it seemed like the next step! I never, ever would have imagined this blog would be what it is today. A place where I look forward to sharing with all of you. I have met so many good friends through this blog!

Speaking of friends, I still have a few more pictures to share from Sock Camp (the harsh reality of the real world still stings....can't we just go back to camp!)! Many pictures feature some new and old friends that I spent a lot of time with....The Whos! That was my tribe this year, and we had a great time!! Most of these pictures are from Scavenger Hunt day!

The Whos serving Marge coffee.

The very talented Sivia Harding teaching us a yoga pose.

Don't ask.

Of course we treated Cockeyed to a fabulous glass of wine!


Someone had to rock the "Paula" dress...and oh did SnBLeslie! Check out the shoes!!

Hanging with Josh out by the Totem Pole.

Why yes, that is me, teaching 20 sock campers the Slip Jig. Scary sight.

Love you EttaMae!


Look at that concentration!! We won the scavenger hunt because Tece and Leslie rocked the knit-off!

Speaking of winners.....

Congratulations to the winners from my Merrily Sock Contest! The lucky 5 winners are...

Angela from AngKnits (and I really wish I hadn't seen her current post with 5!! gorgeous skeins of pretty!!)

Knitter from Not Your Knitting Grandma


Zonda from Z Knits...and sews...

Kris from KnittingKris

Send me your emails (either irishgirlieknits AT gmail DOT com or on ravelry) and I'll email you the Merrily pattern right away.

The best part about the contest was reading everyone's suggestions for what they would like to hear more about on the blog! Thank you!! It looks like some designing posts are in my future (and fortunately, my next few designs aren't secrets!). I love contests, so I think we'll have a few more soon!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Happy Friday!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


JelliDonut said...

Congratulations on #500. May you have 500 more--at least!

Anonymous said...

Let's go back next week!!! I think I smell bacon!

Tece said...

Thanks for all the Who photos!!

Scrabblequeen said...

Sock camp looks like soooo much fun. I will not be jealous, I will not be jealous, I will use!

Tricia said...

Delurking to add my congratulations! Also, do you know the pattern/colourway of the lovely shawl Etta Mae is wearing in the photo with you? I tried Rav stalking her but couldn't find it.

cupcakefaerie said...

Happy 500! Here's to another fabulous 500!

Zonda said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! What a lot of fun at sock camp! Thanks for the pattern too :)

Channon said...

Thanks for sharing those photos! Almost as good as being... who am I kidding?! Maybe someday...

Knitting Kris said...

Congrats on post #500. I'm just back from Maryland Sheep and Wool, so just catching up on my blogposts...
Thanks for the pattern. I bought some STR that will work well with it. I'll send you info right away! Thanks again!

hearthead said...

I am so proud of you! Love you!!!