Ten.

I’ve been staring at that title for ten minutes. Because I don’t really know what to say.

This week is my 10 year blog anniversary – 10 years since I posted this post that started it all. However, last year I only posted three times. 3. Can you say you’ve been blogging for 10 years when you only posted 3 times (and 2 were posts about your 9 year anniversary) during the past year? This is my conundrum.

I post so much on Instagram and Facebook (and Twitter gets my IG auto-posts) that posting here is an afterthought. I think about it and then I’m like…why bother? How many times do people really want to hear about my latest knitting project or cross stitch (I’m cross stitching again, by the way) or how many socks I cranked on a Sunday afternoon (since my boss finally gives me 1 day a week off). I don’t want to flood social media and make you all sick of me. So I don’t post here.

I know I should. Maybe I should post here when I finish a project and put all of the IG pics in one spot? At least then I’d have a record…oh wait, I have Ravelry for that.

Maybe I should post about my shows and getting ready for them etc. …but wait, do you guys really want to hear about how I was sewing for 14 hours a day and RR was ironing and cutting interfacing?

How much navel-gazing can one introverted, slightly shy girl do, anyway?

Sigh.

Here’s another reason I don’t update much – I began this post, my computer locked up, I had to scan it then install 25 (!) updates. I dug out my iPad keyboard, installed the WordPress app and…it wouldn’t let me log in. SO now I’m typing this on my iPad in the browser hoping nothing crashes before it saves my draft while my desktop is on update 7 of 25. I’m ready to smash something.

 

so ANYWAY….

 

Since it is an anniversary of me reserving jessaluknits.com and writing a post…I’m going to do my usual Hobbit birthday-esque don’t-give-me-a-gift-I’ll-give-you-one if you comment you have a chance to win something thing. ;o)  and if you tell your friends and they mention you in the comment, you get another chance. Tweets get 1 chance plus if you are mentioned, a second chance. Let’s keep the tweets to 3 per day though, ok? Spaced out nicely throughout the day, too, not all posted at once. ;o)

Up first! $25 towards the bag of your choice from my shop! If we get to 50 comments, I’ll add a second prize drawing! We went over the 50 mark so there will be 2 drawings for $25 towards the bag of your choice!

Currently making zipper pulls for this pile -these will be heading out to Minds Eye Yarns in Cambridge, MA today! #stitchedbyjessalu #projectbags #handmade

 

Comments are now closed! Thank you everyone! Winners posted  in my 2/23/2015 blog post – good luck!



New Ink!

I posted a photo on my Instagram and Facebook when I first got this tattoo at the end of July but didn’t really go into the thought behind my new tattoo – and I need to post to my blog more often since I don’t really feel like a blogger anymore because I seem to only post on my anniversary and holidays. I like blogging, but Instagram is just soooo easy!

Anyway, this post is about my new tattoo and not my laziness ;o)

This year marks 10 years that I have been a part of the fiber community so I decided to get a new tattoo that will remind me of my love of all things wooly – there are a few people who also have been wool marked so I wanted to put my own spin on things. I went with Woolmark ‘Gold’:
10 years with wool in my life = marked by wool  #tattoo @leftylucille #hudsonrivertattoo

I chose the location so I can see this tattoo and my wrist bee while I’m knitting ;o) I had a bit of angst regarding this tat, but I finally came to the realization that the only ink that I have that will ever be truly individual is my SbJL bee since that was designed for me (by my friend Heather – check out her new yarn and designs while you’re over there!) and is my trademark so it can’t be copied.

Anyway, I love my new addition to my tattoo collection and yes, I’m already thinking about what I want next!



Winners!

Thank you all for all of your wonderful comments on my blogiversary post! Quite a few were from old blogging friends and quite a few were from new ones which helped me remember why I began blogging in the first place! There aren’t any knitting groups near me (by ‘near’ I mean, within a 20 min drive) so when I began knitting, I reached out to the internet to create a virtual knitting group. I’m going to try to post and keep you in my loop – but please don’t hate me if I blog about show prep a LOT during the months of April, May, September and October. Deal? ;o)

So! Winners! We have two! I used my handy-dandy number thingy on my phone (yes that’s an official name, at least in my head), input how many comments were on the post (92!) and hit the go button:

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Comment #49 is:

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Cdnbull! Congrats!!

Now for winner #2:

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 oops it looks like I received email at the same time I took the screenshot! oh well, comment #8 is the winner:

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Sara! Congrats!!

Congratulations to both winners, I’ve sent them both emails to let them know that they’ve won!

Thanks again to everyone who left a comment, I have more knitting to share and a field trip coming up this weekend to SPA so I’ll be back soon!



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