Friday, April 18, 2008

The Friendly Confines Contest




If we can have an earthquake and a cougar in the same week in Chicago, then perhaps we CAN have a Cub World Series this year. We won the World Series 100 years ago in 1908. I love Wrigley Field, otherwise known as the Friendly Confines. You can have a wonderful time there without winning the World Series. You can have a pretty darn good time here at Irisheyesknitters Confines too.

In fact, I host this blog and it means a pretty darn good time to me. Within these confines, I meet and enjoy you .

I'm giving away sock yarns. The Filatura Dicrosa Maxime yarn knits up into the cutest fairisle.
THe Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet superwash merino Wool with 10% nylon has no name so I'll call it Mixed Berry Pie.

Those who visit the friendly confines of Irisheyes pretty regularly will be in a seperate category. You know who you are! One of you will win your choice of those two yarns, two skeins of either, and some wild and fun additional goodies to be shown later.

Those who lurk or are new to the friendly confines of irisheyes get whichever sock yarn remains.

To enter, post a comment here on irisheyes. . Identify yourself as lurker or regular to my blog.
Then you must go to someone else's blog who generates less than 14 comments a day, and give them the thrill of a new comment. I'd love to know who you are supporting with those comments. You can mention my contest or not, it is up to you. I'm all for thrills that come around more than once in a hundred years......

Contest ends : April 30th.

66 comments:

myboringblog said...

I guess I'm a lurker having only commented once before. :-) I saw Happy Feet yarn in person today for the first time. How funny to see it on your blog just a few hours later!

Anonymous said...

Am I the first to comment? My name is Mary, I live in Tucson AZ. I know it gets to be 110 in the shade of the cactus and we don't wear socks in the summer time, but that is some beautiful yarn. I really enjoy your blog. I will post a comment on Sue McFarlands blog. She is also a friend..
Mawspin@msn.com

Jolynn said...

Hmm... I think I am half lurker, half regular... Is that possible? LOL!!

^_^

Lil Knitter said...

I'm new here but I will be back...love that gorgeous yarn!
I'll post a comment on my friend, Shelly's blog. She does love the comments! lol
http://kadezmom.blogspot.com/
*sorry don't know how to make it link*

Hugs!

danielle said...

This is the first time I have come across your blog so guess I am a newbie!

And if anyone wants to visit my blog - I have never had 14 comments in a day - ever! LOL
www.grannydani.blogspot.com

Pat K said...

Okay, so I'm a regular. And you give away the nicest yarn! I went to visit Danielle at GranniDani and left her a comment. And I don't think I've ever had that many comments!

Deb said...

OK - is it just sick that I'm jealous that we DID NOT feel the earthquake here in Minnesota! I'm a regular!!

Phyl said...

I confess, I'm a lurker. But I'm glad I am because I read many of your entries and probably will become a regular. Love your pictures, especially your newly stashed sale yarn. I see a sign that says "reduced" and it's like a magnet.

And, BTW - how did you make a sock SO tiny ? ?

Emily said...

Brilliant! What a great way to share the love.

I am not going to bother to discuss my status. :P

RC said...

I'm a regular reader, but seldom comment!
AND I left a comment for Charity at knitting in the north

have a great weekend- cougar and earthquake free!

Anonymous said...

I too am a regular reader but seldom comment. I met you when the Group first was formed.I posted at musingndoing blogspot.com also found from you!
I have never made socks and have wanted to. Maybe this contest will lead to my first pair. I hope so !

Lynn

Beth said...

I have the stash that ate Cleveland so don't enter me in the contest. :)

Did you feel the earthquake? Everyone's buzzing here today but I slept through it. Also, I'm extra fond of those meaningful dates for championships so I may have to root for the Cubs.

knittingpanda said...

I am a new reader but will definatly be coming back.
The blog that I posted on is http://knit-eat-sleep.blogspot.com/ which I doesn't usually have more than 14 comments a day. I think there is one that has. Also my blog doesn't ever have more than 14 posts a day so go check it out.
You can find me on Ravelry where my ID is knittingpanda87. That is the best place to contact me if I win.

Turtle said...

i guess i am a lurker as i have you bookmarked and visit to see what is new and happening in life for you but do not comment as often as i should, sometimes just cause the internet seems to run slow and drives me nuts! smile, but this is a site i also like to check in on: http://kaityknitsalot.wordpress.com/ She is a sweetie and very talented!

Sharon Rose said...

I'm a lurker newbie! I like Emma (DragonFibers)'s blog. She is a genius dyer and her cat Nikki is really cute. :)
http://yarn4brains.wordpress.com/

Nell said...

I'm a 1/2 regular too.

I'm reading http://rknwa.blogspot.com/

She's a new knitter. And I love to corrupt the noobies!

Breien in Lansingerland said...

As regular reader and commenter I can't resist to play along. Beautiful yarns!

Hege said...

I guess I'm like Jolynn - half lurker, half regular ;)

I'm not that good in leaving comments though...
Hope you're having a great saturday!

And now I'm off to comment here:
http://helgesen-moe.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Well, my dear friend, I hope I'm counting in the "regular" group. :) What an awesome idea for a contest - I love that you are encouraging us to leave comments for others - you really are the most generous person. I think I'm going over to leave a comment for Knitting Panda. :)

Enjoy your weekend - and thanks for the heating pad tip. I'm gonna give it a try. (Think holding a hot cup of coffee to sip on will work too? LOL)

Katherine said...

Friend Katherine here, chiming in to say--I love contests and I just l-o-o-o-v-e sock yarn! This is a great idea to get lurkers to poke their pretty little heads out! I'm going over to post on hookedonknitting.blogspot.com/. It's one of my favorite new blogs. She knits, crochets, and spins and has great photos. Thanks Kathy!

crazzybunny said...

I'm new to your blog, but like it already! I am going to go post on www.hissyknit.blogspot.com. She's a fellow Georgia knitter and actually graduated from the college I go to! A funny blog; one that I check often but rarely comment (bad me).

Emily said...

I'm a newbie. Nice to meet you and your blog. :)

My friend's blog (page-jennifer.blogspot.com) is great, but she doesn't get over 14 comments/day. Off I go to check out her latest and greatest post...

suburban prep said...

Love Happy Feet. I have used it instead of Koigu Kpppm in projects. A bit more affordable.
I have commented before.

It has been a wild and crazy week here in the Chicago area.

Amy said...

I'm a regular! :-) Off to leave a comment elsewhere...

Christy said...

I visit a lot but sadly, I don't post b/c I usually have spilled Dr. Pepper all over my keyboard.

What a great idea for a contest. Visited http://gwtreece.blogspot.com/ , an acquaintance from Knitter's Review!

Thanks for entering my contest! Good Luck!

Elaine said...

I used to be a regular visitor, but life has intervened a lot recently. I'm back now, so I don't know how you should count me.

I'm posting a comment on http://amanda-knits.blogspot.com/.

And feel free to post on mine - I can't imagine getting 14 comments in one day.

Jennifer said...

I think I'm a regular! I love a good contest. Hope you survived all the excitement in Chicago this past week. Happy knitting.

Cookey_knits said...

Wow I am a new regular Ihave been reading since I have sent you the tiny wee sock.

http://stephaniesews.blogspot.com/

Here Is a new blog who hardly has any comments.

I am on my way over there now to leave a comment about your contest.

Sandra

Ren said...

i just came over to your blog via wiknit (which makes me a new reader). this contest idea is really sweet... i feel bad about saying "here is a blog who doesn't get many comments," so hopefully it is enough to promise you that i actually did comment on someone's blog. : )

Elise said...

Hey! I'm a long-time reader but first-time commenter. Wow- didn't realize how cheesy that sounded (should I say looked?) until I read it...
What beautiful sock yarn! My local LYS doesn't have much of a selection, just the basics (Sugar 'n Cream, Simply Soft, Red Heart, etc.). Actually, it can't really be counted as an LYS - it's Hobby Lobby. It's great, don't get me wrong, but how I dream of having an actual LYS!
BTW - I commented on another blog. Like someone else before me, I felt bad about saying that this certain blog doesn't get many posts, but have decided that maybe by saying so others will go and check it out and comment, too. =) So here it is:
http://loomydaze.wordpress.com/
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

turvid said...

I'm all new here, too. You have a very nice blog.

I'm off to commenting on some other blogs. :)

LizzieK8 said...

Brand new here! Glad I saw your comment on Mariella's blog!

blogless in NJ said...

I'm a lurker - I've been coming here on and off for a long time, and love seeing all your works in progress and FO, but I barely ever say anything. Gee I sound like some sort of a fugitive.

I'm going to post on Elaine's blog.

Elaine said...

Hi Again,

Thanks for posting on my blog. I posted your contest there so maybe that will send a few more people over your way.

Karen said...

I think I would be considered a regular (I hope I would anyway). I don't get many comments, so if anyone would like to visit my blog and leave one, I would be thrilled. I off to search for someone as commentless as myself and hopefully give them a thrill.

Heatherly said...

hi! i am a lurker!

i left a comment at http://sesamestreetlife.blogspot.com/ a blogger who cracks me up! but has few commentors.

fun idea for a contest!

purple-power said...

I have looked at your blog for some time, but generally just lurk.

What a great contest idea.

I am going to post a comment on one of the people's blogs who mentioned here that they would love to get 14 comments in one day.

Grace Yaskovic said...

i think by now you would ccall me a regular, great idea I will be posting on Lesley's blog she is a brand new blogger and you can find a link to hers on my blog!!!

Karen said...

I forgot to tell you that I left a comment at http://jujuknits.com she was my sockret pal and I have always enjoyed seeing what she is knitting.

purple-power said...

Just wanted to let you know that I posted a comment on Pat K's blog which I found out about from your contest.

http://pumpkinknitter.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

I love this idea for a contest! What a nice way to get people out & about. And just so you know, if my guys can't do it AGAIN this year, I'm rooting for yours ... you all are due, and are carrying all of the karma we have so recently shed.

Thanks for your comment the other day about teaching being like the medical profession - that is a really interesting connection and it's absolutely right that the same entitlement issues come into play.

Thanks!

Anne said...

p.s. I commented on Knitasaur's blog ... I had only lurked there before.
her address is http://knitasaur.blogspot.com/

Tracy said...

I am a lurker. I am just beginning to find knitting blogs. So I would be a newbie blogger myself.

I am going to comment on http://www.lykkeogloekker.blogspot.com/

her posts are in Danish and English.

Sue said...

I'm new to you because of Lynne's great Special Swap! I'm so glad she linked us, though, because I love your wit and style. You are refreshing. :-) I am going to post a comment at http://www.knitandpray.blogspot.com/ I love Lana's sense of peace amidst the trial and strife that is so often prevalent in our world. About the Cubs ~ well, I'm sort of rooting for the Brewers, but my son is definitely in your corner!

EJ said...

I am a definite lurker, embarrassing to say. I really should comment more.
I love all of your photos.

I just posted on cookie knits (which I found out about here)

Scrabblequeen said...

I love lurking here, and have happily been doing so for some time. What a fun contest.

Rachel O said...

I've been lurking here for a long time although I'm not positive whether or not I've posted - I think I did when you had the great photo of the sock blockers with the dog's eyes (I guess they really were Irish Eyes) and maybe a couple of other times. But basically, I'm still stuck in junior high school and afraid that what I say will not be cool enough. And that's also why I don't blog myself (besides not having time).

Anyway, yours is one of my favorite blogs because there are always so many great photos, and a nice pleasant up-beat attitude.

I posted on Yearns for Yarn. She's getting up there with comments now.

Kathy said...

Rachel O!

I had no idea someone amongst us is in jr. high. OH how wonderful of you to comment! Any comment you leave is welcome! Here's secret : there isn't any real cool in the world! Im reading Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech b/c my college daughter told me I'd love it. OH I DO! have you read it? The writer has a real gift.
I think you better win a prize anyhow. You do knit right?

Kathy said...

Rachel O!

I had no idea someone amongst us is in jr. high. OH how wonderful of you to comment! Any comment you leave is welcome! Here's secret : there isn't any real cool in the world! Im reading Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech b/c my college daughter told me I'd love it. OH I DO! have you read it? The writer has a real gift.
I think you better win a prize anyhow. You do knit right?

Rachel O said...

OH NO!! I didn't mean that I was in junior high - I'm in college. I meant that I still behave like when I was in junior high - worrying about what I say because people will find out that I'm uncool.

I do know Sharon Creech, she's terrific, but don't know that book. I'll take a look for it - thanks.

It was terribly tempting not to own up to this since winning is surely wonderful, but, in the end, that's not fair (and my mother who reads your blog would kill me :-).

But I hope this doesn't mean that I can't win - I certainly didn't mean to mislead anyone.

Chris said...

Hi. I am Chris from luvtoknit at http://luvtoknitandmuchmore.blogspot.com/ I came via lovin comfort knits--grace sent me from http://lovincomfortknits.blogspot.com/ I will comment on April's blog at http://aprilandattitude.blogspot.com/. I visit April often--I think you will like her blog. I am new here, but have added you to my where I go list.

Karen S said...

Well, I don't know if I'm really a lurker, since I've only know your blog for a day. But it sure seems it is going to be a beautiful friendship! (love the contest too)

I've left a comment at the wonderful blog:
http://www.dragonflyfiberdesigns.blogspot.com/
I am a regular lurker there, but it is good to comment!

Jane said...

A first timer - sent her by Chris
I guess I have to tell you I'm a Red Sox fan, but if they can't win again this year, I'd love to see the Cubs do it!
Jane

Jane said...

A first timer - sent her by Chris
I guess I have to tell you I'm a Red Sox fan, but if they can't win again this year, I'd love to see the Cubs do it!
Jane

monica said...

I thought I left a comment but I must not have. I think I am a regular. That is beautiful yarn, and so colorful.
I left a comment on this blog
http://www.afteronemorerow.blogspot.com/

Dragonfly Fiber Designs said...

Hey, thanks for your comment on my blog:) What a fantastic contest. Thanks! Great blog too! Cheers, Kate

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

I found your contest threw Graces blog Lovin Comfort Knits:)I love that she knits to send people shawls like hugs to wrap up in she is a new friend to me but already I can relate to her.Iam visiting for the first time and look forward to getting to know you threw your blog.I have posted on Graces blog.Hugs Darcy/knottyknitter40 on ravelry

Knit and fall back in it said...

I am a lurker, this is my first time to comment here. I regularly comment on several blogs that receive less than 14 comments(mine is included in that category). I love to encourage new knitters and bloggers. Thanks for the contest. I will comment more often.

JustApril said...

Newbie here, thanks to Chris at:
http://luvtoknitandmuchmore.blogspot.com/

The new blog I visited is:
http://thiselfknits.com/

Yeah, that was weird about the earthquake, I guess I didn't hear about the last one, so I didn't know about the fault line there. (time to glue down the knick knacks lol)

I'll mention your contest today or tomorrow on my blog.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I also arrived via WiKnit: The Knitting Contest Blog and left my comment there as well, to congratulate her on her new Green Knitter website. Both are worth keeping track of. I've posted about your contest on my blog.

Trudy said...

Lurk some, but I've posted, too. I've ben busy with my mom since se fell, so I haven't lurked OR posted much at anyone's, however, I lef a comment about YOUR contest and post at Cindy's blog,
http://knitwonpurltoo.blogspot.com/ of course she gets more comments that I do!!! I think I'm the lowest rated, except when I have a contest, too!

Bernadette said...

Pretty sock yarns! What a nice idea, to generate blog traffic for others! I recommend Katie's blog, "Thoughts During Walks" as a great read... She is a talented young mom who knits and sews beautiful things... and she has the most adorable little boy! http://thoughtsduringwalks.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Lurker. I just found your blog through Trudy at http://catgirlknitson.blogspot.com/. I left her comments. I have you Bloglined, so now you'll get my opinion, too: )

Josiane said...

That's a nice idea for a contest! I've commented today on Trampled by Geese (http://itissunnyatebertshome.blogspot.com/), a blog I've discovered a little while ago, and which I really enjoy reading.
Now I'm off to discover yours!

kate said...

great contest!

i commented at http://deadladyyarn.wordpress.com because she hasn't posted in awhile!

OhAmyKP said...

Ravelry Name: OhAmy
Hi my name is Amy. And I'm a luker. (crowds says "Hi Amy"). This is a very nice idea for a contest. I'm been a lurker on Cyns blogger as well

http://cygknit.wordpress.com

Thanks for the contest

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