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March 6, 2007

From Susan & Sally — Happy Bloggiversary!!

Filed under: Back Story,Contest — lv2knit @ 9:59 am

To us! 

Yes, March 20 — two weeks from today — marks the One Year Bloggiversary of The Rainey Sisters.  It has been a fun year for us, tracking each other’s progress and sharing our knitting adventures and misadventures with all of you in the knitting community. 

To celebrate this milestone and thank our loyal readers for their ongoing support, we are having a contest, with PRIZES!!!  Some pretty fabulous prizes, actually, all of which relate to the blogging we have done during the past year.

The Prizes:

Prize Number 1


A copy of Poems of Color by Wendy Keele.  We’re sorry we cannot provide the yarn to make your own gorgeous Bohus, but this book will inspire and inform!  Even if you never knit a Bohus, this book is a fun read.

Prize Number 2


A copy of Susan’s “Lace Tam and Scarf” pattern, with 2 skeins of Rowan Silk Wool DK — enough to make the tam:


The color is called Velvet (the picture is very true).  The yarn is 50% Merino and 50% Silk; gauge = 5.5 sts per inch; very soft and lustrous.

Grand Prize:


12 skeins of Tahki Jolie in color #5016 (mint).  Sally has generously donated the yarn to make the Berry Cluster Pullover as featured in Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on the Edge.  Twelve skeins will make the largest pattern size, in the yarn used in the book.  Pearls and book not included! 

How to enter:
Send an email to and put “Contest” in the subject line.  Share something you like about our blog.  Three winnners will be selected at random. 

Enter by 12 midnight, Eastern Time, on March 19.  Winners’ names will be drawn and announced on March 20. 

Thank you so much for being here with us this first year.  We embarked on “The Rainey Sisters” without knowing how much fun it would be and how much we would enjoy sharing our knitting lives with all of you.  We want to say thank you, and please keep reading!



  1. Wow — what a wonderfully generous contest. Thanks for all the time you put into your blog. It’s as lovely as your knitting!

    Comment by Wendy O'C — March 6, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

  2. Happy Blogiversary! Fabulous prizes is right — as if getting to share in your knitting fun isn’t enough.

    Comment by Pam — March 6, 2007 @ 1:29 pm

  3. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Just emailed you girls 🙂 I’m crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes. What awesome prizes. Happiest of Bloggiversaries to you both! I enjoy your company & craftmanship!

    Comment by Michelle — March 6, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

  4. Happy Blogiversary Girls- I found you through the Fair Isle Webring, and I have enjoyed reading about your knitting adventures.
    I e-mailed already- but I want to thank you both for a great blog.

    Comment by Lorraine — March 6, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

  5. What? Prizes for telling you why I like hanging out here? Hmm, let me count the ways …

    Comment by Marina — March 6, 2007 @ 10:31 pm

  6. I just discovered your blog thanks to a random Google search a couple of days ago. Your combined work is beautiful, inspired and inspiring! I had been searching the net for knitters who had made Norah Gaughan’s mitered jacket, which I am about to cast on. Absolute coincidence: I had decided to knit it in MC’s Mountain Goat yarn as well.
    Then I had to go and devour every entry on your blog. What a treat! happy anniversary to both of you.

    Comment by Laura — March 7, 2007 @ 1:18 am

  7. What more could you ask for than sisters and knitting! Great blog and great knitting, and inspiration to all of us. Happy Bloggiversary and here’s to many more.

    Comment by Alison — March 7, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

  8. Who knew a year could fly by so quickly? Congratulations on your great blog, I have enjoyed every entry, and keeping up with your knitting lives. Blog on!

    Comment by Marsha — March 7, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

  9. I came for the sock monkey dress and stayed for the great knitting.

    I grew up in Wisconsin and my best childhood friend and next-door neighbor now lives in MN. She enters knitting in the MN State Fair every year, and complains that she “always gets beat out by someone named Susan Rainey”.

    Comment by AuntieAnn — March 7, 2007 @ 8:00 pm

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