11.26.2009

2 Year Blogiversary And The Best Giveaway Ever!



Two years ago today, I started Never Not Knitting. Little did I know back then what this blog would turn into or what fun it would bring to my life.

In honor of my two year "blogiversary" I would like to extend a thank you. Thank you to all of you who regularly visit me, who comment on my posts, who support my blog sponsors. It's been such a pleasure for me to meet so many fantastic knitters from all over the world.

Today I would like to give something back to my loyal readers and supporters. I have gotten in touch with some of my favorite online knitting vendors and friends to bring you the best giveaway this blog has ever offered. (And I've offered a lot of giveaways!)

In order to get to know my readers better, I would like to announce 2 new drawings!

DRAWING #1
All you have to do in order to enter drawing #1 is to leave a comment under this blog post. Please tell me in your comment how you found the Never Not Knitting blog and how long you've been a reader. That's it!

The prize for drawing #1 is going to be a compilation of NeverNotKnitting patterns, yarn, and other sweet treats!

DRAWING #2
I know that I have a lot of readers from all around the world. I would love to put some faces with the names. Entering drawing #2 is going to require a little more effort than drawing #1 but, believe me, it's worth it... the prize is going to be huge...huge...HUGE!

The prize for drawing #2 is going to be a box of goodies including designer knitting patterns, skeins of yarn, a gift certificate, buttons, a row counter, a tee-shirt, sweet treats, the entire Never Not Knitting pattern collection, and knitting notions bags.

All of these goodies will be provided for you by these amazing vendors and artists:

Tottoppers
Funky Carolina
Pretty Knitting Jewelry
RoseKnits
Dancing Ewe Yarns
Loops
One Planet Yarn and Fiber
Pulling at Strings
Tangled Yarns

This prize and contributor list may be added to as time goes on!!

What you need to do to enter drawing #2 is to email me a picture of yourself in your favorite knitting location. You'll need to be holding a sign that says "I am Never Not Knitting at" and then put where your favorite place to knit is (like the name of your local yarn shop, etc). Also put where you are from...State/Province and Country is great!
(See my picture above as an example.)

Email the picture to nevernotknitting@gmail.com and put in the subject line
"Blogiversary Picture Drawing Giveaway".

When the drawing is over, I will be compiling all of the photos into a large collage to be shared in a future blog post on NeverNotKnitting.com. It'll be so fun for me to see pictures of all of you!

RULES
You can enter both drawings #1 and #2, but only enter each drawing once.

Drawings both end at 11:59PM PST, December 15, 2009. I will randomly choose a blog comment for drawing #1 and an emailed picture for drawing #2 to determine the winners. I will announce the winners on the blog on December 16, 2009.

Thank you so much for sharing my knitting adventures with me over these past two years!
I hope that you will take the time to enter these drawings! It will be a lot of fun! :)

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alligator said...

Hiya! I love the blog and I love the podcast! Actually the podcast is how I found the blog in the first place. I think I was looking for knitting podcasts on itunes to try and I found yours and I love it. I'm picky about which knitting podcasts I like but I enjoy the different series you present each time and also the way you theme each podcast around usually a project you are working on, reviewing the yarn, the pattern and then helping us find a way to try the yarn out.
Anyways I love it and I love the blog too so I hope you keep it up for many more years!

Yarndude said...

Happy blogiversary! I actually found your blog through Google Reader, it recommended it to me, and it so was so freaking right! I love reading your blog, and all the patterns you design are fantastic.

azangelique53 said...

Hi Alana, I found your blog when I did a search in Ravelry for a knitting KAL and found your gorgeous Cedar Leaf Shawl. I quickly joined the group and waited patiently for your pattern for the shawlette. I guess that makes it about 2 weeks I have been reading and listening to your blog and podcast. My shawl btw is almost to the leaf stage.
Thanks Lorri

mooncalf said...

Happy blogiversary. I honestly can't remember when I first started listening to your podcast. I think there must have been a Great Podcosts thread on Ravelry. Anyway, I'm glad I did - keep up the good work :)

leaveittolis said...

I found your blog via Petite Purls when looking for patterns for my little girl who is 15 months. Your patterns are fabulous! hopefully by basic knitting skills do them justice. I love your podcast, me and my daughter cuddle on the sofa to listen. Thank You!

knitknotnat said...

Hi Alana! I found and fell in love with your Haltermelon on Ravelry on 22 October this year, and quickly signed up to follow your blog at the same time. I knit for a little (20 month old) girl of my own and love all of your designs, stylish blog layout and gorgeous photos.
I finally cast on her Haltermelon last night, which I am making for her as a Xmas gift (perfect for a hot Aussie summer). I'm yet to switch on to the podcast revolution, but it is only a matter of time.
x Natalie

Silvia M. said...

I think I found your blog through a pattern I found on Ravelry..... but I can't quite remember when. A few months back. But as soon as I was here I loved everything about it and I come back often.
Happy Blogiversary!

loonyhiker said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I found you through itunes when I was looking for knitting podcasts to listen to. I love the music that opens and closes your podcast and have started to sing along. This is not good when a)I have headphones on so no one knows what I'm singing to and b)I'm an awful singer! I love listening to you talk about knitting and about your personal stuff too because that makes you more real to me and not just a voice I'm hearing. I feel like I've known you for a long time.

pinkarwensocks said...

Hi Alana, I'm always searching for kids patterns on Rav and came across your that way. The I did a KAL through Tangled Yarns....Spring Garden Tee... and loved it!! So I've only been reading your blog and listening to the podcast for about two months now, I'm a newbie;)

beti said...

Happy blogaversary!
I found your blog through searching knitted horse form my daughter who loves horses. Do you know what I found? Your knitted horse and falled in love with it which depended me to make such horse for my angel and I did it! Just chek on my blog it looks similiar to yours one :)
Anyway I adore your designs and photos! Great job!

O Meu Cantinho do Tricô said...

Hi, I am Sónia, and I´m from Portugal. I found your blog when I was trying to see some berets, and it was love at first site. I love your work and apreciate all your patterns. Well I´m a reader only a few months... Congratulations for your twoo years blogiversary. Kisses Sónia

Kate said...

I adore the podcast! I heard about your blog many times on the podcast, but finally arrived here through a link on your twitter. Happy blog-i-versary! Looking forward to many more years :)

The Mom said...

Congratulations for your two years blogiversary!I found you through google reader about 6 months ago. Thanks I love the blog and podcast!

knittingbunnymum said...

Alana. I love your blog and your podcast! I've been reading and listening for at least a year. Your blog is always so beautifully done and I love to look through it. Thank-you.
-Sarah

theannotatedlife said...

happy blogiversary!
like many others, i first discovered the blog through the podcast, which is terrific. if i remember correctly, the one i first heard was the one about the circular struggles.
thanks for the podcasts and posts, and keep up the good work!

-nana

myartfullife.wordpress.com said...

I think a post on Susan Anderson's blog introduced me to you ... I subscribed immediately! Your designs are lovely.

Katy said...

I found your blog on Ravelry, when the Spring Garden tee was released. I thought your daughter was so adorable, and I wished my own daughter had been small enough to wear the design!

Jamie said...

Oooo, contests are so fun!

A friend of mine sent me over to your blog because she was nagging me about gauge and the importance thereof. (eyeroll) :P I listened to the podcast, and have been hooked ever since!

Happy Blogiversary!

Deanna said...

Happy Blogiversary! I found your blog through another blog "Through the Loops". She posted something she had submitted to "Petit Purls." I followed the link and there you were. The rest is history. I have been following your blog ever since.

Happy Knitting, Deanna

Ash said...

Hey Alana! Happy Blogversary! ;) Your blog is awesome!

Rebecca said...

hi, i'm rebecca and i'm from the uk. i have been reading your blog for about 6 months, as long as i've been back in to my knitting really. i found it through searching ravelry and seeing you lovely designs. thanks for all the inspiration

tammy said...

Happy blogiversary! I found your blog while reading Sew Liberated. She included pictures of your legwarmies. I was sold. I included a pair along with a pompom beret from Debbie Bliss for an expecting friend. What a hit! Thanks for the inspiration and the pattern. While I have only followed for about 3 months, you are definitely in my list of faves!

Handcrafted Accents said...

Hi, Happy Blogiversary!(And many more)! I found your blog when I joined you at a knitting class at the Scarlett Skein to lear to knit a sweater and you told me about it.
I actually upgraded to high speed internet in order to view it, which I love and don't know how I ever lived without it. So however long ago that class was, is how long I have been with you. At that time I read your entire blog and have never stopped enjoying it.
Thanks!

jill pickle said...

Hi!

I enjoy this bog very much! I also love the podcast- cute song! I have been a reader/listener for about a year. You have the cutest daughter who makes a wonderful model for the cute clothes you design! Keep up the great knitting and blogging! It's so much fun!

SweetDreams said...

Yay! Happy Blogiversary Alana :) I've so enjoyed watching your blog, podcast and knitwear design career blossom over the past year since I met you at the Scarlet Skein. You mentioned your podcast and blog that day, and I've been a huge fan since. Looking forward to seeing and hearing about what you come up with in the coming year. Congratulations!

Knit'inCrazee.... said...

Congratulations on 2 GREAT years! I know the next will be even better.. A freind told me about your blog and pocast.. I love listening to you and reading your blog.. Again Congratulations and Happy Holidays..

Ange said...

I love your blog & actually found it through your podcast on Itunes!!

Michelle said...

HI! I love your podcast and blog. I found you through my knitting buddy Pam (of PKJewelry)

mlanezoo said...

Happy Anniversary! I LOVE your blog and podcast...as well as your patterns. My story about finding you isn't very exciting - I stumbled upon NNK while searching iTunes for knitting podcasts. Yours is my favorite and I look forward to each one...as does my 11year old son!!

Tanis said...

Wow! What a fun give away post. Happy blogiversary! I'm a relatively new reader, I think I found you through another knitting blog, maybe sixoneseven's? I'm glad that I did, I've knit one of your patterns already and have my eye on a couple others! Congrats on finding something that you love to do.

greenbean said...

Happy Blogiversary! I found your blog through Susan B. Anderson. I started knitting 4 years ago, but recently had a baby was knitting for her like crazy. Through Susan I found your site and have passed it on to many people and look for an updated posts just about everyday. I have been reading for about 6 months. Sheepish is the next project on my list after all my Christmas Knitting is done. What a great giveaway!!!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I heard about your blog from JaneRichmond's blog post this past August. A few weeks later I started listening and got caught up with all the podcasts.
Happy Blogiversary!! StaceyKnitsIt

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

A very happy blogiversary to you! I discovered your podcast, and subsequently your blog, through a simple search for knitting podcasts on itunes. I look forward to every episode, and always enjoy the beautiful photography on your blog. Keep up the good work!

knittingdancer said...

I saw about your contest on Deb's Contests blog this morning Nov 27th. Happy 2 year blogiversary.

Carmen said...

What fun! I found Never Not Knitting recently. A Raverly friend had made your Chloe pattern and I wanted to give it try. So, I bought your pattern from Ravelry, but I looked at your page first and I was enchanted by all of your projects and I love your favorite colors--all those Fall colors! I started listening to your podcast and I got hooked. I stayed up late, listened, knit and got caught up to the most recent episode very quickly. Because of you, I've tried Spud&Chloe and Rowan Calmer. I love your reviews. I'm way too inspired because of you and now, I'm about to start your Spring Garden Tee, but I'm making it a Christmas tee for my baby. Thanks for all of your hard work!

Megan said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I've been listening to your podcast almost since the beginning. I don't remember exactly how I heard about it, but I think it was through a group of Ravelry. From the podcast I found your blog. I love your beautiful photography and pretty patterns. Keep up the great work!

Julie said...

Hi Alana. Happy blogiversary! I've been listening to your podcast since the beginning and that led me to your blog. I have a 2 year old granddaughter so your little girl patterns have been perfect for her. Thanks a lot and keep them coming!
Julie

KnittyBarb said...

Happy Blogiversary Alana! I love your podcast and check your blog frequently. I hope you have a wonderful 2010. I am so happy to be in your knitting cybercommunity.

shannon said...

Found your blog through Ravelry about 6 months ago. Always enjoy the beautiful projects and photos.

Lumie said...

Hi, go you for keeping your blog up to date for two years. I found your blog and podcast when we met at the Scarlet Skein Sock yarn event June of 2008. I can't wait to hear the next series of the podcast.

asbn said...

As it often happens I have found your blog via another blog.

I enjoy looking at the beautiful photos and yummy yarn and patterns.

DebbyJ said...

I actually found you thanks to Susan B. Anderson. I read something about your site on her blog, paid a visit, and I've been hooked ever since. I love NEVER NOT KNITTING. I have a 3 year-old granddaughter who benefits from all your patterns and ideas. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Roslyn said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I found the podcast first, when I was looking for more knitting podcasts to listen to. I listened to all of the ones you had available right away, and can't wait every week for the new ones. I enjoy the blog too as there is so much information and beautiful pictures! Keep up the good work and here is to another 2 years.

YuLian said...

I love your blog! I found it by randomly clicking around and have been reading for about a month.

Thanks for the awesome giveaways!n

CFCina said...

Hi there,
I found your blog thru Raverly and have been a follower for the last 6 months or so..thanks for sharing all your creative goodness with us!
~ Kathy C.

Melissa said...

Happy 2nd Blogiversary, Alana! I've enjoyed reading your blog for the last year or so. I went to Yarns At The Adobe and got a knitting classes schedule and your website address was on that. From that, I also discovered your very entertaining podcast.

Thanks for all the great podcast episodes, blog posts and beautiful patterns!

Coffee Me said...

Hi! I am another podcast listener then turned blog-reader. I found your very enjoyable podcast on itunes. REcently, I downloaded the "Molly" pattern. Thinking of knitting one for myself and each of my three daughters. (BTW:Gorgeous Pictures) Happy BLOGiversary!!

Karen said...

happy blogiversary! I found your blog through the One Planet Yarn & Fiber website and have been reading your blog for about 4 months now. I'm a new knitter so I appreciate all the info and podcasts! THANKS SO MUCH!

Pam said...

Happy Blogiversary. I found you about hmm. . . 6 months ago? A friend had recommended Dancing Ewe yarns & teas & through their blog, I found yours.

Ms. Knitpicky said...

First, happy blogiversary!

I found your blog through your Ravelry profile about 6-ish months ago? I remember I saw one of your patterns and went from there.

Michelle said...

Happy Blogiversary! I can't remember how exactly I found your site - I think it was through another knitting site. I've loved following all your posts, keep it coming!!

Cinnamon said...

I found your blog in a rather round about way, by searching for Spud and Chloe yarn. Once I found the yarn, I followed a link to your Chloe sweater and imagine my surprise when I discovered the wonderful blog that went along with it!

Andrea said...

I found this blog through a google reader suggestion and that was about 8 months ago. Enjoy your patterns and photography. Happy knitting!

Alison said...

Hi Alana. Happy Blogiversary! I found your blog through finding your gorgeous patterns on Ravelry and have been reading it for 3-4 months now. I really love reading your blog updates and wish you all the best for many more years of designing and blogging :-)

Scrappin' Knitster said...

Alana I remember I found your blog when I started listening to the itunes podcast then on to Ravelry. I can remember hearing my first postcast about the striped cardigan that you were making for your daughter back in Jan 2009. The most memorable show for me was the Dad sweater. I was just hoping and hoping that you would conquer it and of course I knew you would. Thanks for such a great year for me. You have inspired me and I always love hearing about your adventures in knitting. May there be many more years to come.

Allison said...

Happy blogiversary! I think I found you sometime around when I started my own blog...maybe February of this year? And you've been on my blog list ever since. :)

Maria said...

Happy Blogiversary! I think I found you through a pattern that I liked on Ravelry... sometime this spring, I believe.
I really enjoy your blog and your knitting creativity! Thanks!

My open roads said...

I found your blog through blog links, but I don't even know where exactly! It's been over a year since I found it. I love visiting your blog, every time there is an update I'm here :)

goodkarma said...

Hi Alana! I found you and your blog at Ravelry about a year ago when my friend knit a couple of pairs of Legwarmies for her daughter and niece. She kept raving about how helpful you were when she had a question... I had to check you out and now I think your whole pattern library is either in my queue or in my faves! I'm always looking forward to what you're working on next. xo

Kate said...

What a lovely giveaway - Happy Blogiversary!

I recently found your blog through a link on Susan B Anderson's blog. I also really enjoy following your tweets :)

Ibunnysavetroy said...

I found this blog on ravelry through some patterns you designed. I thought the title ofthe blog was wonderful!

Momma said...

I'm new to your blog but I'm hooked! Love your designs. Found you through Ravelry!

Melissa

Darlene said...

Hey Alana, HAppy Blogiversary!
I too found your blog when you first started the podcast and have been a fan of both ever since!

Your patterns and pics are great but i must say your little "Model" is so cute... she is so expressive! I can remember back to when she really didn't like to model for you that much! But now she is the star of the blog! Thanks for being such a great inspiration to all us knitters!
Darlene a fan in PEI

sconelady said...

I found your blog on Ravelry after admiring your FO's. Love everything about it from your soothing voice, the product reviews and all your inspirational patterns.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Yay! Happy Blogiversary! That's so exciting! :D I honestly don't remember how I found your blog or how long I've been reading it...but I've been listening to your podcast from the beginning, so I think I found your podcast first and came to your blog through it. Either way, I'm happy to be here!

Maureen said...

Happy blogiversary - I found your blog after finding your podcast on itunes. I have only been reading it for a few weeks, but have listened to many, many podcasts with my holiday driving. Keep them coming!

knittinwolf said...

Happy Blogoversary! I've been a reader of your blog since day 1! Wow look how far you've come girly! So proud of all that you've accomplished! Great idea for the photo contest!:)

Catgocrazy said...

Alana,

I found your blog through your podcast. I was on itunes looking for knitting podcasts and there was Never Not Knitting. I hadn't really listened to podcasts before and i was like, what are these show notes she's talking about? Thus my first visit to your blog.

I must say your podcast is my fav knitting podcast. It's entertaining, educational and it just flows, unlike some others i have tried listening to.

i am working on my story to submit to the podcast. ;-)

Happy Blogiversary.

slmiller8 said...

I first found out about NNK on the One Planet website, when they announced they would be sponsoring your podcast. To be honest, I didn't take time to start listening to the podcast until later, when your Cedar shawlette kit was introduced. Since that time, I've downloaded all the podcasts, and am spending a long Thanksgiving weekend catching up on everything I've been missing.

Angie said...

Happy Blogisversary! :) I found your podcast on itunes earlier this year and found your blog from your podcast.

bitingthepenny said...

I did google alert and found your blog! Keep up the great work!

heartgrayson at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

Happy Blogiversary Alana!

I found your blog via a sidebar on someone else's blog. It was Alison Guinee (Alison by Hand). I have been hooked ever since. It's been a treat to go back and listen to the past episodes.

Here's to many, many more patterns, blog posts, podcasts, and hopefully a book :::fingers crossed::: !!!!

Marcia said...

Happy anniversary! I found you and your blog when I started following you on Twitter. I love reading about what you're knitting and love following the patterns that you are working on. You have such great taste in knitting patterns! I love the name of your blog, too! Never Not Knitting -- very apt. I can totally relate. My husband says that about me all the time!

Marcia said...

Happy anniversary! I found you and your blog when I started following you on Twitter just last month. I love reading about what you're knitting and love following the patterns that you are working on. You have such great taste in knitting patterns! I love the name of your blog, too! Never Not Knitting -- very apt. I can totally relate. My husband says that about me all the time!

melissa said...

Happy blogiversary Alana! I found you through a friend when she told me about something I had to make for my granddaughter..."haltermelon". I now have the pattern and yarn to make it for her and I've been a huge fan of your podcast and blog ever since!! After hearing you describe and seeing beautiful pictures of your projects, I always want to make them too! :)

Kelly-ann said...

I found your blog through one of your finished projects on Ravelry - I think it may have been your Rose Red hat! Your podcast quickly became one of my faves ;)

Sara said...

Happy blogiversary! I wish I knew how I found you, but you know how those rabbit trails can be! It was probably from a search on ravelry.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Hi! I found you on Ravelry via one of your many cute hat patterns and I've been a reader for a few months now.

Puttermeister said...

Happy Blogoversary, Alana! I can't believe it's passed so quickly. What a great idea for the second drawing--I can't wait to see the collage!

cafeeclectic said...

Happy 2 years!

I've been a reader for possibly about 6 months now. My friend had referred me to your site for a pattern and I've been a follower since!

The Studes said...

I love to read what other people have to say about your blog. I actually think that you found me on facebook then I started blog stalking you because of this amazing talent you have for knitting. it actually got me to start working with yarn again!
You are truely an inspiration for this wonderful art, thank you for inspiring me =)

Sarah said...

Happy blog-day! I found your blog thru Ravelry - I saw your finished version of a Hannah Fettig sweater and decided to knit one up myself! Your patterns are gorgeous...keep up the good work!

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

G'day Alana,
I heard about your podcast on another 'cast - sorry can't remember which one. Found the blog via the podcast, and again don't remember when - I have memory problems due to head injury a while back. I enjoy your podcast & reading the blog. I like to see your patterns and like the variety you present. Keep up the good work.
docM

Nebraska Knitter said...

Nebraska Knitter

I found your blog a few months ago through a link from Tanis Fiber Arts. I loved the "flower girl" cardigan she knit from your pattern for the child's cardigan with the striped yoke. In fact I like the pattern so much I bought one from you in the hopes that someday I will be able to knit the sweater for a future grandchild. Your children's patterns are lovely but yet practical. Keep blogging and designing.
Jane

Randi said...

I may have found you through Susan B. Anderson's blog although I can no longer remember ... I do remember that I linked to you from another blog and have been hooked ever since. I've been reading your blog for about nine months. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Suzy Girl said...

Hi Alana,
I found your blog because of the podcast. Once I saw the beautiful photography and FO's I was hooked.
Happy Blogiversary!!

Arrowfeather said...

Congratulations! I found you thanks to Susan B Anderson and Itty Bitty Knits on Ravelry. Continued success!

Rowlesgirl said...

Happy Blogiversary! I found the blog from the podcast, so I have been reading for as long as they both have been going. I love both! Congrats on the 2 years and here is to many more! I hope to enter the other contest too (that was very cleaver and creative of you).

goldenbird said...

I found your blog through Deb's Blog Contests. This is my first visit, so I'm going to poke around a bit. Thank you for giveaway and happy two year blogiversay!

dianelaces said...

I found the blog via the podcast which I probably found on Ravelry. It's been about a year and your podcast is one of my favorites. I love looking at your blog because all of your photos are so beautiful and professional-looking. I'm jealous :)

pdtink said...

Hi---happy blogiversary. I found your blog thru the podcast. I found the podcast thru Itunes. I love both the blog and the podcast. Thank you for providing many hours of enjoyment.

Tania said...

What an exciting giveaway! I cannot remember exactly how I found your blog but I am so glad I did. I have been following you for almost a year now and I love seeing the beautiful work you create.

kristinknits said...

Happy Blogiversary! I think I found your knitting through another knitting blog list, maybe afriendtoknitwith? I enjoy following your blog, especially the wonderful photography. So far I have knit Molly and am looking forward to wearing it around Chicago this winter!

cnyttan said...

Hi,
I love your blog and podcast...I am a new fan, as I only learned about you three or four weeks ago through another blog. I LOVE the name...and, now, whenever I find myself knitting in an odd place (like today in front of the auto parts store while hubby exchanged a truck battery) or at an odd time, I always wink at myself and say,"well, never not knitting!"

So, thanks and congrats, and keep on knitting!

Cnyttan
Krystn Madrine

Spun Sugar said...

I think I found the blog because of your Legwarmies pattern on Ravelry. I know for sure I found it through ravelry, and am almost sure it was because of that pattern. I think I've been reading for about a year!

Jan said...

Happiest Blogiversary! I found the blog via your fabulous podcast. Love it a lot

kjt said...

Happy Blogiversary!
You ever so kindly helped me with the sizing with your legwarmies pattern. I found you on Rav. I have enjoyed your blog and podcat.

Fox and Squirrel said...

Happy blogiversary! I really enjoy reading and listening to your podcasts. They are always full of well presented information and stories that I can certainly identify with. I discovered your blog when I googled "knitting songs" and your theme some popped up on you tube. After further investigation into the origin of the song, I discovered your blog! Thank you for your time and energy that you put in to your site!

Jen said...

This is SO fun! I found you through Petite Purls and recently purchased your Haltermelon pattern (you might remember some emails back and forth!) I'll be sending you a picture soon!

Kathryn said...

Oooohhh, I love this giveaway! I found you by hopping through links that started at Soule Mama. I instantly marked you as a favorite and now come quite often!

Audrey said...

Hello!

I found your blog after listening to your podcast. I loved your podcast so much I downloaded all the past episodes and logged onto your blog right away to get all the details.
Congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary!
Audrey

Sarah said...

What an excellent giveaway! Thanks for hosting it! I found you through Ravelry, I think your blog and patterns are totally lovely :) I've been a reader for a couple of months.

redsknits said...

Great Blog, great photos, keep up the good work!

Z. said...

I suppose I'd like to enter drawing #1 as there is no way I'm going to post a picture of myself anywhere on the net! :-))
I don't even remember how I found your blog but yours were the first podcasts I ever listened to (not just knitting podcasts, any podcasts) and they helped me so much! Finally I got to hear about how someone else started knitting and actually managed to become good. It gives me a great push to keep going even at times when I think knitting is more like a science then a hobby...
So thank you so much!

mama dialogues said...

I discovered you through rav and just started listening. I love your podcasts!

HeatherLouise said...

Happy 2 years! A few months ago I was checking out the site of another Ravelry user and clicked the blog-roll link with the most interesting title, which lead me to you! The fantastic photography and adorable knits stopped me in my tracks, and the fun content got me hooked! Thank you for so much inspiration and enjoyment!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Happy 2nd blogiversary!
Our first grandchild was born in september 09 and I started knitting for her as soon as we found out our daughter was pregnant. I came across your site about 8 months ago and fell in love with your patterns and knitting adventures! YOur photographs are stunnning and your posts always interesting. I now have an mp3 and will soon learn to download your podcasts. Long life to your blog!

Heather said...

I found the podcast through a post on ravelry and have been listening for about a year. I love the mix of new designs, knitting tales and stories

Elizabeth said...

Hi Alana! I found your podcast I believe by doing a search on itunes. I've been listening to the older podcasts and 'catching up', and I've really enjoyed it. Your honesty and sweet way of talking, plus the great stories and reviews keep me coming back for more. Keep 'em coming!

birdwoman said...

Happy blogiversary! Hmm, I think I found your podcast first when I was looking for knitting podcasts on iTunes. And then I looked at your blog and just adored your designs and gorgeous photos (must get round to knitting myself a Molly hat one of these days...).

tracy.armstrong said...

Happy 2 years :-) I found your blog through Google Reader just a few months ago -- maybe 3 or 4 months ago. Thank you for a great blog and beautiful patterns

Lisa said...

Hi and best of luck for your continued podcast and blog success. I found your blog through the podcast. I got a zune for Valentine's Day and searched for knitting podcasts, found yours and it's the only one I kept from the first podcasts I subscribed to. When I was listening I wanted to see what you were talking about and went to your blog. Now if I listen to the podcast while out, when I come home I go to the blog to see everything.

Brandice said...

I found the Never Not Knitting Podcast by searching for "knitting" on Itunes. I have listened to it for my entire knitting life. (1 year LOL) I uploaded all of the past podcasts to catch up as well. I anxiously await every new podcast and love the blog for the simplicity of looking through all of the mentioned sites and stores. I also have a toddler and this podcast and blog not only quench my thirst for knitting, but I love being able to relate to you as a mom, wife, and woman. I LOVE NEVER NOT KNITTING!

Connie said...

I think I found the blog through the Petite Purls site? Then I downloaded the podcast.

Laura said...

I found your blog a few months ago on Ravelry.Your beautiful photos caught my eye.
What an amazing giveaway!!Thank you and congratulations on your blog birthday.

AudKnits said...

Congratulations. Thank you for two years of inspiration, laughs, and awesome photos to enjoy. You're amazing!

Jennifer said...

i am not sure exactly how i found your site. i think it must have been a link from another blog. i have been reading and listening to your podcasts for a few months now. i love it! my husband thinks the never not knitting song is so funny and true!

bentneedle said...

Hey! I guess I've only been a listener for about a month, and I *think* I found you a blogpost by NorthernLightsFiberCo. Trying to remember exactly how I found you and am just not sure. But I love the music on your podcasts and the knitting stories!

Shelly said...

I don't remember how I stumbled upon your lovely blog. Was it a link from Yarn Harlot? The Panopticon? Ravelry? I really get around and that was awhile ago! I have been lurking for awhile but there is nothing like a good giveaway to draw me out! So, Hello, my name is Shelly. How nice to meet you. :)

sunnie fairy said...

I found your blog because I clicked on Molly, then clicked on other designs, then clicked your profile, then clicked the link to your blog! So one thing led to another, and here I am! And I LOVE it. :] off to go take a picture...

Estella said...

I came to your blog via Ravelry - I think I fell in love with your Watermelon sweater and found you through that. I love your blog name as I can totally identify with Never Not Knitting. Happy Blogiversary!

Petit Filoux said...

Hi there!!! Well, to answer your question, I'm not exactly sure how I found your blog or how long I've been reading it! I only started getting involved in blogland at the start of the summer, so I guess that makes it about four months. I love coming back to check out what you've been up to! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Tinkie said...

Alana...happy Blogiversary girl! You've had an amazing two years of growth as a blogger, photographer, knitter, designer...communicator! I've enjoyed your forays into bringing the knitting world to the electronic age...excellent work! I've been following your blog for two years, and have enjoyed you as teacher and friend for 4 years. Here's to more years of knitting and blogging (virtual champagne clinking).

Susan said...

Hi Alana! Congratulations on your 2 yr Blogiversary! That's really great! I'm a new listener, only been listening for about 2 wks now, but can't wait for your next podcast! May you be blogging for many more years to come!

Poethead said...

Oh, WoW! Happy anniversary on your blog! I love it, you know!

Gosh, I've been a reader so long, that I forget how I did find you. Someone must have had one of your patterns on a blog, or on Ravelry, and when I saw it, I was smitten! I've been a reader, ever since.

morewithles said...

What a fun giveaway! This is especially fun because I found you so recently and am happy to tell you about it. I had posted on my blog an appreciation of the podcasts I love (http://morewithles.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/podcasts/). One of my readers suggested that I would also like your podcast. I discovered your show and then I found your amazing projects on Ravelry and on your blog. I already have plans to follow some of them myself (most notably, Rose Red). I am in the process of catching up on older episodes. It's very fun and it's giving me great new stuff to listen to while I walk my dog! :) Happy Blogiversary!

jlr said...

I actually found your blog through your podcast, but I can't remember through which podcast I found yours. It was a couple of months ago, and I'm working my way through all the back episodes. Thanks for a great blog and podcast!

deidre said...

Hey! Congratulations !! I originally found you through Itunes, a subscribers also listen to thing. Good luck and continued sucess.

Chels said...

I really don't remember how I found your blog. Possibly from Raverly, I've also been known to google for knitting blogs, and I search through other blogs I follow. However I did, I'm thankful. I enjoy your designs. Thanks for the giveaways!!

Danyelle said...

Happy Blogiversary...I have been a blog reader of yours for awhile now. I came across you when I was looking to knit up some leg warmies for my little one. My LYS had a link to your blog for those who wanted a great knit. They were right and I've been hooked ever since. I guess I've been following your blog for well over a year.

lilpixie said...

I found your blog through Sew Liberated...she had you as one of her links. I've only been reading your blog for less than a month, but I love it. I'm a very new knitter (just about two years), but your patterns look so luxurious and I've been wanting to try one in the very immediate future :). Keep blogging and I'll keep reading because I'm definitely hooked.

dmop said...

I've been a satisfied Never Not Knitting reader and listener for about a year. I must have found you through a link on someone else's podcast or blog. How fortuitous!

Boo said...

I found your podcast and blog on itunes. I was searching for knitting podcasts for a flight and found yours. Yours was instantly my favorite.

Sue and Brian said...

Hi! I found you through Soule Mama and have only been a reader for a couple of months. I'm having fun on your blog! Thanks for sharing with us~

Nancy said...

Love your podcasts, your patterns and your creativity!

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Jen said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! My mom kept telling me how much she enjoyed knitting podcasts, and I couldn't imagine how helpful it could possibly be to listen to someone (who wasn't right there with her needles and yarn in front of you) talk about knitting. But I dutifully looked around for a few podcasts and found yours, about a year ago - of course, I found the blog along with it! For a little while, I was catching up on all your old episodes, which was wonderful! When I was all caught up I had to start waiting for the next one, which I always do eagerly. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this work - as a mother, a wife, a knitter, and a professional, I am deeply grateful for the model you set. Peace, Jennifer

MNetzer said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I found you by searching for kids patterns on Ravelry. I found Chloe and Molly and oh so much more once I clicked around and then visited your blog. I immediately added you to my bloglines so I could catch every update. I'm dreaming of some baby news of my own soon so I'll be able to knit up your adorable designs for myself, not just friends.

rohanknitter said...

What exciting contests!!! I found the blog through the podcast, and I believe I found the podcast because someone mentioned good things about it on Ravelry. (whatever would we do without ravelry!!) I think I've been listening/reading for about a year??

JulieD said...

Hello! I just found your Ravelry discussion board via the Radar feature just minutes ago.

Just browsing your blog is a feast for my eyes - your pictures are gorgeous. And there is a podcast?? I must find it the next time I am on iTunes.

I plan on becoming a devoted follower on Ravelry, your blog, and the podcast!

Congrats on 2 years!!

Julie

Julia said...

Hello,

Congratulations on your blogiversary!
I found your blog while browsing ravelry and I've been a subscriber since spring 2009.

I love your sweet patterns and beautiful photographs!

modelwidow said...

I originally found your podcast when I was searching on iTunes for something else to listen to, and came to the blog from there. That was only 3 or 4 months ago, so I've had some enjoyable catching up to do.

Melanie said...

I found this blog while looking through knitting podcasts and subscribed to both. Love it! Thanks for all you do every day to support the knitters! Great giveaway, and the winner is truly lucky!

Mindy said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I found your blog through Ravelry. :)

I've only been reading it for about 3 months, but I love it! I'm still trying to catch up listening to all of your podcasts. I only have about 10 more to go. They are great!

Thank you for all of your work on your blog and your podcasts.

Cathrine McClure said...

I started following your blog over a year ago. I've been listening to your podcast from the beginning. I already listened to Knit Picks and Stash and Burn and Nicole and Jenny mentioned you about the time I found you. I think I searched ITunes for knitting blogs. It's been great to see you grow as a designer and I love reading, thinking, listening, everything about yarn and knitting! Continued success!

CrookedKnits said...

Congratulations! 2 years and you're still going at it is great! I love the wonderful photos you post of your knitting. I've only been reading for a couple of months since I found your blog listed as being read by another blog that I read...what a great recommendation!

CelticCastOn said...

I found you through ravelry and hopped on over to your blog from there a few months ago. I then discovered your podcast on the sidebar and have been hooked ever since :)
Happy Blogversary!

Lyndsey said...

I found the blog through the podcasts a few months ago. I listened to every podcast and then realized that the blog was pretty awesome as well. Now, I'm a regular reader and I look forward to each update, and each podcast.

Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful blog!

Alaska Denise said...

Happy Blogiversary, congratulations on a great podcast. I found you on iTunes when I was looking for a quilting podcast to download. I still haven't found a quilt podcast that measures up to yours. I love listening to you on my ipod when I can't sleep at night, except sometimes I then have to get up and sign on to the blog to see the pictures of what you are talking about! Thanks for all you do. Alaska Denise

Aimee said...

Hi Alana - I found your blog while searching for new patterns. I love the patterns that you post, especially the toys!! I have a definite love for small knitted toys and baby/kid sized things because of how fast they knit up!! Thanks for all the patterns and keeping us updated on how your projects are progressing. :)

Karen aka Lindse said...

Happy blog anniversary! I found your podcast through Ravelry for a month or so ago. And now I have listened to all your podcasts and read all your notes on the blog..and absolutely loved every episode! I hope you will keep on with the podcast and blog - it is an endless source of inspiration :) And now I am off to snap a photo of me!
/Karen aka lindse at ravelry

Liz said...

Hello! I found your blog about a year ago, when I found your podcast. I love your podcasts and really had a great time going through your blog archives with each podcast episode. I have a 17 month old daughter and can't wait to start making her some of your designs! Happy Anniversary and well done as always!

TwinMamaKnitter on Ravelry

smythfamily said...

Well, honestly, I just found your blog today. My first visit. I found your blog on Tanis Fibre Arts and just started clicking away. Here I am and I'm looking forward to following along in the next few weeks. I'm stuck in hospital for the next few weeks (and so unfocused on meds that I can't knit!) so I won't be able to enter the second draw but y"ou can never not find me knitting just a few more rows before falling asleep."

Happy blogiversary!

Louiseluvsyarn said...

Hi and congratulations on your Blogiversary!! I found you via iTunes when I went over to see what podcasts I could listen to whilst driving to work! I found yours and you have accompanied me on many mornings on my drive through the Abu Dhabi traffic! Then found the Ravelry group and the blog and there was no stopping me! Keep up the great work - your podcast is one of the best!!

Laura said...

Happy Blogiversary! I found your blog from your podcast, and I think I either found out about your podcast from Ravelry or a promo on one of the other podcasts I listen to. At any rate, I really enjoy it!

Debra said...

Hi Alana,
Happy blogiversary! I think I found you podcast by searching itunes and I think you were on your 3rd or 4th episode. I must have found your blog looking for show notes? I do know that I love your podcast and your blog and have been a faithful listener and reader since I first found you. Keep up the great work!
_Debra :)

melanie said...

I believe the first time I saw your designs was with the Watermelon cardi on Ravelry. I thought it was cute, as well as your daughter, and since I have a DD of my own, I started following your blog to see what else you come up with. And then you came out with the Chloe cardi, and it has the best name ever! (my DD's) I'll be doing your shawlette soon, for me, and am awaiting your next design.

noreallyjustone said...

This is a great blog, a friend of mine pointed me in your direction! Everything is so lovely.

Brenda said...

Hi! I love the blog and I love the podcast! In fact the podcast is how I found the blog in the first place. And I found the podcast (I think) thru Cast-On, who mentioned it over a year ago (I think).

I'm a big fan -- especially since you featured my story (The Slowest Knitter in History ( in Episode 15). Anyway I love it and I love the blog too so I hope you keep it up for many years!

Lori in Michigan said...

congrats on your anniversary!

Lauren said...

I've been reading and listening since this summer. I think I found your site in a list of knitting podcasts, and it's been great! Happy anniversary!

j. barrett said...

congrats, please enter me into the contest. thanks

knitterlydesigns said...

Congrats on two years! I just started to listen to your podcast in September, and found it on itunes. Keep up the great show!

knitnotions said...

I first found the blog after listening to your podcast (which was recommended on another podcast - I think Knitmoregirls). I've been reading for about six months now and I love it!

Carla said...

I don't recall how I found you but I am glad I did!

Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Susan B. Anderson is how I found your blog. I simply love reading about the newest patterns and seeing these new designs. Thank you for keeping knitting even more fun and interesting!

Clovermillie said...

I found the podcast through itunes soon after you started it. I found the blog through the podcast. I love your patterns and am currently working on the Cedar leaf Shawlette.

Robyn said...

Exciting! Thanks for the giveaway.

I honestly don't recall how I found this blog. I tend to hop around off other blogs, and then "follow" if I like the blog I land on. And that's what I do with you. I probably found you about six months ago.

Year 2/3 said...

Hello Alana,
I found you through Ravelry when I was searching for a stripey cardigan pattern for a girl age 6 using Debbie Bliss cashmerino. I sent you some pics of it not so long ago when it was finished - I did it in green. Now I am addicted to your podcast and listen to every episode while I am out walking. Thank you!

pascale said...

Happy blogiversary! As far as I can remember, I found your blog by looking for patterns that could be knitted with Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino. Great model (striped cardigan) and great blog too. I am following it regularly from far away Luxembourg, a tiny country next to France. Kind regards, Pascale

Trixie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love you blog and your podcast. I actually found your podcast when I bought my new Zune 2 weeks ago and was searching through the Zune market place. So not only did I get a cool HD Zune, but your podcast as well (and I am very picky about which knitting podcasts I listen to). I've started at podcast number 1 and am listening all the way through to get current. It's been hard for me not to cheat and look ahead at the blog posts that coincide with the podcasts.

I've been knitting for about 3 years now. Your podcast keeps me laughing (and feeling your pain sometimes) I love looking at the pictures of your work - I find them inspiring.

Thank you for sharing your words/pictures and your time with us!

tikki said...

Happy blogiversary! I found your blog through Rav while looking at children's patterns. Your podcasts are a grat late night knitting companion fo rme, I don't do tv!!! thanks for such a wonderful giveaway

Ana said...

Hi Alana and Happy Blogiversary! I think I found you via a Google search for podcasts. I love to listen as I knit and yours is my favorite. I am a mother of 14 so knitting time is coveted! My little boys LOVE your theme song and come running when it plays. Your patterns are beautiful and your love of knitting is contagious and inspiring. I found your podcast about 3 months ago and promptly sat and caught up on the ones I had missed...got a lot of knitting done THAT day.....
Ana
anahuron@gmail.com

Donnie And Donita said...

Thank you for your blog. I found your blog through another blog when I was looking for baby leg warmers. I love your blog and pod cast.dgporterhouse@cox.net

Laurie said...

I found you blog recently when I was searching for something to knit my niece on Ravelry. I really enjoy your blog and am hoping to knit some of your patterns in the near future. Thanks and happy blogiversary!

AER said...

Hi! My mom directed me to your blog a few months ago and I love love love it! Your patterns are great and I like the podcast as well. Happy Blogiversary!

Karey said...

I love your blog and have just found it a couple months ago. Keep it up :) Happy Blogiversary!

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Rhiannon said...

I found your blog while searching for patterns online, and I've been reading it for about a year now. : )

Kassia said...

Hey there and happy blogiversary! I've been reading your blog for probably six months or so and love it....I forget how I found you, probably through a link from another blog. :)

KWDreamer said...

I love your blog and your podcast ...I found you through iTunes about 9 months ago, and downloaded ALL of the podcasts to listen from the start. Please keep them coming! (And, thanks for the help with the designing stuff ...re Ravelry.

Lori

katieleigh said...

I found you through Jane Richmond's blog - love your beautiful patterns. They are so inspiring! Happy blog-a-versary!

Carol said...

Hi Alana! I believe I first heard about your blog when Hannah Fettig posted a picture of you in one of the sweaters she designed (it was red, though I don't recall the name). That was probably about a year or so ago. And I then started reading your blog and then your podcast, which I love (it's more interesting than some I've heard).

sarahcote said...

I found the Never Not Knitting podcast through a Ravelry thread listing most beloved knitting casts. I've been listening for about a year, I think -- I caught up on the back episodes really quickly, and I've been downloading the newest ones as soon as they come out. Love the 15th and the 30th! Thank you so much for podcasting!!!

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Tricia said...

Happy blogiversary!
I have been following your blog for 6ish months now and was directed here by my friend and your follower Danyelle. :) We both love your patterns for your dd and for you! Thanks!

Nicky said...

I found you through the podcast !
I listen and re- listen to the episodes.
i love the pics on your blog of your little girl. She is lovely :)

Jen said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I found the podcast first thru iTunes several months ago and then found the blog and Rav group from there. Love it all!! I like the stories in the podcast. Love your photos on the blog. And your patterns are lovely!! Thanks so much for offering such great contests too!!

Grace said...

I actually don't remember how I found you... possibly through ravelry? Anyway, I've been following you for several months, and I'm always inspired. :)

BellaPepper said...

Congrats on the blogiversary! I honestly don't know how I found your blog, probably linked from another knitting blog ;)

jam523kdh said...

Hi! I love the blog and the podcast. I found you on iTunes as I was looking for more knitting related podcasts. I am really glad I did!
Thank you for all you do!

Stephanie said...

I have no idea how I happened upon your blog but it made the "short list" of blogs I follow regularly. Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

citabriag said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I found you podcast when in the need fo rnew knitting podcasts at work. That led me to the blog and in turn the patterns and got hooked. I love the photography for your FO's and patterns. It makes me want to make a better effort and take pics of my FO's.

Debi1 said...

Hi Alana Happy Blogiversary!!! I found your blog via your podcast. This past winter I was introduced to knitting Podcasts. So I searched itunes for knitting podcast, and yours was one of the many that came up. I've listened to many different podcasts, but there are 3 that I'm loyal to. Meaning I went back and listened from the beginning and stay current within in a week or so of it being online! Yours is definitely one of those 3!!!!!

Keep up the great work with your blog, podcast and knitting patterns!

mamacitamax said...

i have read your blog for about a year now, and have never commented. i found you through ravelry, after you did the beautiful sweater for the ravolympics. keep up the wonderful knitting, and your wonderful pictures! i look forward to them both.

KayDickerson said...

I found your blog and podcast about 2 months ago and love it. I have been working my way through all you back show. Congrads on your blogiversary.

Jen G. said...

Happy Blogiversary! I found you through Ravelry and from Sew Liberated blog.

Thanks!

toots said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary!!!! I believe I found you through Soule Moma... I have been reading your blog for about a year now.... so I honestly don't remember how I stubbled upon such a great site. Every single pattern is beautiful.... when I get some experience under my belt I plan to get busy. I have only been knitting a year.

Yvonne said...

First of all, congratulations on your blogaversary. We should be giving YOU presents, not the other way around :)
I found the podcast first, then the blog. I loved the podcast immediately--it has always been so professionally done with the song and sound effects, etc. Content is fabulous (hearing Dr. Gemma's Scarf With the Murderous Bent story on your podcast was how I started listening to CogKnitive). Your blog, your photos, and your patterns are all so amazingly lovely. Here's to many more years of Never Not Knitting, and thank you so much for keeping us entertained and informed!

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