Happy 2nd Blogiversary Photo.Knit.Dog!

Yes, I am late on my Blogiversary post. I’m not really happy about it, but what can you do? Life catches up with you sometimes and the blog was placed on the back burner for the past few days. That being said, I’m very excited to say that Photo.Knit.Dog is two years old! Woohoo! It has been an amazing experience sharing my life with you all and I’m so happy to have made friends through here and to read your own blogs as well. I definitely wouldn’t be able to keep writing if it wasn’t for everyone who comes here, reads, and leaves comments. You all are the best! 😀

So what would be a Blogiversary post without a Giveaway? I’m not sure as I love Giveaways and I love sharing my yarn goodies with you readers! I think I may have a problem with this as I always tend to go overboard on the amount of goodies, LOL. But I’m sure that doesn’t bother any of you one bit, no? 😉

For this Blogiversary Giveaway there will be ten winners of ten gorgeous yarns! Don’t believe me? Take a look:


On the big pile we have:

The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet
Plucky Classics LBD

Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch (just one skein… the other is mine!)
Wollmeise 100%

Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan
Gaia's Lace

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum
Socks That Rock

Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock

Mackintosh Yarns Celtic Sock in Papaya
Mackintosh Sock

Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
Madelinetosh Merino Light

Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic (again, just one skein)
Madelinetosh Tosh Worsted

Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium
Fingering Weight - Syncopation

Sereknity Yarn Perfect Sock in Macintosh
Sereknitty Yarn and Fiber

How do you enter to win? Well, as much as I adore all the yarns I have (and I have a ton!) I’m always on the lookout for new indie dyers that I may not have heard of before. With that in mind, leave me a comment by Thursday, November 18th, 11:59pm EDT with the name of an indie dyer that you love and I will use a random number generator to pick 10 winners from the bunch! Make sure to also put in your top 3 wanted skeins from the Giveaway in order of preference. Just like that your name will be entered in the contest. It’s that easy!

Oh and this contest is open to any and everyone who wants to join (no matter where in the world you live). The skein might take a while to get to you if you’re far away from NYC (yes, I will probably use cheap-o shipping) but I’ll ship out to those of you outside of North America, so comment away!

In addition, if you want more chances to win, blog it, Facebook it or Tweet it and come back here and tell me you did so with a link to your post, tweet, etc. An extra chance for each one of those (leave a separate comment for each if you do it on different places) and your odds are looking pretty good, I’d say!

Good luck to everyone! 😀

89 thoughts on “Happy 2nd Blogiversary Photo.Knit.Dog!

  1. Congratulations on 2 big years. One of my favorite blogs! Just discovered Wool Candy, colors are gorgeous.
    Love all the yarn, but my top 3 are…
    1. WM Fliederbusch
    2. MT Baltic
    3. Plucky Knitter Indiscreet:)
    Thanks Lina, look forward to lots more posts from you.

  2. Happy Blogiverary, Lina! LOVE the yarn p*rn as usual. 🙂

    I don’t have much yet, but I love my Hermosa Fibers yarns and we all know what a sweetie Brig is!

    My faves:
    1) Plucky Indiscreet
    2) Dragonfly Rocky Top
    3) STR Pond Scum

    You rock!

  3. http://fibermania.blogspot.com
    does a wonderful brights yarn dye!

    Congrats on 24+ months of blogging ! ! !
    Looking forward to many, many more exciting, interesting posts from you.

    1. Sereknity Yarn Perfect Sock in Macintosh
    2. Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium
    3. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch

    I love your view of the cityscape ! ! ! ! !


  4. My favorite is Saffrondyeworks.com … Dee is the very best!

    Congratulations and here are my faves:
    1. Plucky Knitter Indiscreet
    2. Dragonfly in Rocky Top
    3. Gaia in Korrigan

  5. Happy 2nd!

    I’d suggest Becoming Art, but you probably have tried her stuff. LOL. Mountain Colors have some lovely stuff too.

    The Plucky Knitter
    Dragonfly Djinni
    Gaia’s Colours

  6. It’s first time I happen to read your blog so it probably would not be fair if I’d win, but I certainly like the Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top like mad! (Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium and Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch look adorable, too.)
    But now I’m bouncing on my armchair from excitement to wander through the two years of your blog. 🙂

  7. Congratulations!

    I’m really liking Hedgehog Fibres on Etsy these days. Lovely colors.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love any of them, but in order…

    Madeline Tosh – Thyme
    Dragonfly – Rocky Top

  8. My new find:

    She’s local to me & is a doll, pretty dyeing, pretty handspun, pretty fiber.

    For the yarns, as much as I love that WM, I have 2 purples AND I used a similar purple, so more seems like overkill. I hope someone who loves it wins it!
    1. Gaia’s Colours Sea Silk
    2. Plucky Knitter
    3. Mad Tosh Merino light
    Because I don’t have any of those!

    Thanks for introducing me to new yarns (you know, because I might run out at any moment). I’m going to check out the Gaia’s right now – that’s gorgeous!

  9. Favorite dyers:

    Wollmeise – yes, I’m hooked now too

    Dyeabolical – Rachel is local to me and I adore her yarn. I soon hope to adore her fiber when I get a wheel in the future.

  10. Absolutely love Hedgehog Fibres, Old Maiden Aunt and Tony and Dee over at Posh Yarn UK.

    My “would love if I won” in order are:

    Thalassa seasilk

    Congratulations on your blogiversary, and thank you for hosting a giveaway!

  11. My favourite indie dyer is Morag of http://www.vintagepurls.co.nz; she does the most divine dye jobs and is wonderful to deal with. The only problem is a tendancy to sell out shortly after a new lot of yarn goes up.
    My 3 yarn choices would be (in order): Wollemeise, Dragonfly fibres Djinni in Rocky Top, Gaias Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan

  12. Have you heard of Skein? She has an etsy store skeinyarns.etsy.com. She is in Australia so it takes a bit to get to you but she has great colors and the yarn is so soft.

    1. plucky
    2. djinni
    3. tml thyme

    Love your blog! You photography skills are amazing!

  13. You have such great giveaways! Let’s see:
    1) Wollmeise (never seen it in person)
    2) MadTosh DK in baltic
    (but then if I do win I’d really take any of them 🙂 )

    Oh and here are a few (possibly) new ones for you: Sweet georgia, Tanis fiber arts, yarn love, and String theory.

  14. Congratulations on two years!!! I love all your indie dyers listed..,and so many of those posted in comments before me. My recent find, that I am now out to acquire more of, is Hedgehog Fibers…yummy…that and String Theory!

  15. Congrats! I love Knitwitch, but I don’t know what contstitutes “indi.” And if I win, you pick. OI love anything solid or semi solid…

  16. Congrats on two years of beautiful photography and sharing yourself with us all. I am really liking OrangeFlower on etsy and Hedgehog Fibers, also on etsy. I’m intrigued by SweetGeorgia but have yet to try any.

    Love your giveaways!
    1. WM Fliederbusch
    2. MadTosh TML Thyme
    3. MadTosh DK Baltic

    Here’s to many more years of shared memories!

  17. Congrats on 2 years! That’s great….I’m so glad I found your blog. I just love your photos! And your knits! And your dogs!

    Have you ever tried Knit Witch yarns before? Just go to http://www.knitwitch.com I’ve designed with her yarns and really like them.

    My order of preference is:

    1. Wollmeise
    2. Sea Silk
    3. Sereknity

  18. Happy Blog-a-versary!

    My favorite indie dyer is Dyelectable Yarns. Her store’s a little empty right now, since all of her updates get snapped up like that!

    If I were to win, I think these are my top 3:
    1) Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    2) Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    3) Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

    But that’s a tough choice to make – they’d all be quite happy in my stash. 😉

  19. I want to second Skein, http://www.etsy.com/shop/SkeinYarns, and of course the absolutely delicious (yarn!!) Tanis Fiber Arts, http://www.tanisfiberarts.com/, whose Purple Label has the same fiber content as Bugga. One fiber artist that doesn’t appear to be mentioned above is UrbanGypz, http://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanGypZ, whose colors always make me feel happy.

    As for the yarn giveaway, just seeing your beautiful photography is reason enough to take part. If I absolutely have to list a yarn choice, then it would be Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium. I’ve never knitted with SeaSilk, so that would be another choice.

  20. I absolutely must include Sunshine Yarns, http://www.sunshineyarns.com/. Dani’s updates sell out in seconds. If you think that buying Wollmeise is tough, then you haven’t tried getting Sunshine Yarns.

    I don’t see my previous reply, but hopefully it will show up. 🙂

  21. Congrats on your blogiversary!

    One of my favorite indie dyers is Two Windows Dye who is a Kansas dyer. She used to sell at a local KC LYS but it closed earlier this year so it’s hard to get.

    My order of preference is
    1. Plucky knitter
    2. Sknitches Syncopation
    3. Wollmeise

  22. My favorite indie dyer is The Plucky Knitter. I also love the Sanguine Gryphon (especially love the Bugga).

    Here are my top 3 choices if I do win:
    1. Wollmeise in Fliederbusch (I have never tried)
    2. The Plucky Knitter in Indiscreet
    3. Madelinetosh TML in Thyme
    … and b/c my top 3 seem to be on everyone else’s list too, here is a 4th: Mackintosh in Papaya

    Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on 2 years!

  23. Right now, I am loving orangeflower. Her colors are lovely.

    I’d love to win:
    1. Wollmeise
    2. Plucky knitter
    3. Djinni

    Thanks and happy 2nd year to you!

  24. Yay!

    My favorite indie shop is: Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio

    My top three picks (so hard to choose just 3!):
    1. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    2. Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium
    3. Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan


  25. I can’t contribute any indie yarns because I haven’t bought any. I do want to say Congratulations! on 2 years. I have really enjoyed your blog especially the beautiful pictures. I have to say your yarn selection shows your artistic talent. I can’t wait to see what you will do this year.

  26. My favourite indie dyer has to be Tanis from Tanis Fiber Arts. I love her yarn bases and colours.

    Here are my top 3:
    1) Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    2) Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    3) Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

  27. Salut ma chère!!

    I thought I’d tell you about London-Wul, who is run by a woman back home (her name is “Wul”frat, how cool is that!!) that I know that not only dyes her own yarns in her back yard, which happens to be behind her wool shop in the middle of nowhere, but she also spins her yarns and has her own sheep! She has a cute little hut that you can go to from her shop where I’ve seen her dying with plants from around her sheep farm. Another thing I thought you’d like is that she has a mascot!! When you go into her shop, she has a HUGE, snuggly, black Newfoundland who hangs around and greets knitters when they come in! She’s in the ‘Économusée’ route in Atlantic Canada.

    Here is her blog: http://www.thewoolworks.blogspot.com/#blog-title
    Her ETSY shop:(I linked the hand dyed sock yarn section for you, xoxo) http://www.etsy.com/shop/LondonWul?section_id=5801938
    Her Website: http://www.thewoolworks.com

    I really like the yarns in you anniversary giveaway too! Here are my favourite for the contest:
    1. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    2. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    3. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top

  28. i love madelinetosh, three irish girls, sugarbubbie, becoming art… i’m sure you’ve heard of more dyers than i have & apologize for not bringing anything new… but i love your blog, and it would be just stellar to win something from this delectable assortment of yarn. what a treat – we’re scrimping right now so these seem especially luscious!

    i’d love to win:

    -blue moon fiber arts
    -mackintosh in papaya

    …or any of them, except the thyme, b/c i already have that!

    just so beautiful… wishing you well! thanks for the chance to win.

  29. I have to second Wool Candy, that is some aptly named yarn. Absolutely delicious and soft and beautifully dyed.
    Congrats on your bloggy anniversary! That’s a lot of lovely yarn… I think my top 3 would be

    1) Wollmeise Fliederbusch (perfect color!)
    2) Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan (it looks divinely silky)
    3) Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top (beautifully deep and rich colors)

  30. One of my favorite indie dyers is J. Knits. Her colors are pretty cool.

    I also like Fiber Optics Yarns. She’s on Etsy!

    My favorites are:
    MadTosh Merino Light

  31. I love Fiberphile. I’ve used Sun Valley in one of my patterns, it was lovely. Capistrano Fiberarts does some really pretty colorways. Stricktly Smitten (sp?) has some lovely colorways but I’ve not tried them yet…on my list.

    of your gorgeous yarns:
    1.Tosh Thyme
    2. Tosh Baltic (I’m a sucker for blue)
    3.Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan

  32. Hi – Love your blog and happy blog-iversary! I guess my favorite indie dyer would be sanguine gryphon – just gorgeous colorways…
    thanks for the contest…love all the yarns but if I had to pick I’s take…
    1. wollmeise – always heard about it but never seen any in person!
    2. seasilk lace
    3. dragonfly fibers
    Best wishes for a great celebration…
    cheers! Becky

  33. Happy Anniversary and thanks for another super-ultra-deluxe-mega-generous giveaway! I’ll nominate Pagewood Farm (http://apps.pagewoodfarm.com/Blog/). They’ve been very successful and growing quickly, but I think they still qualify as indie!

    My choices would be

    1 Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    2 Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    3 Gaia’s Colours Thalassa Seasilk Lace in Korrigan

  34. What a fantastic giveaway! I love them all but the first one is my favorite. The royale blue is a great color!

    As far as your questions goes, I purchased some stunning yarn from Kitchensink Dyeworks out of Alabama at the Renagade Craft Fair. It’s so pretty I’m afraid to use it!

  35. Unfortunately the creators of my favourite indie-dyed yarn so far don’t seem to have an online presence 🙁 I got the two skeins at KnitNation in London, and the name on the label was Monnow, and the colourway was called Sea Foam (so magical!).

    My choices would be:
    1. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    2. Mackintosh Yarns Celtic Sock in Papaya
    3. Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

  36. what an awesome giveaway!! Congrats on your blogoversary. My favourite indie dyer is Kim, who is indigodragonfly. Her colourways are gorgeous, and the names are so witty- there’s a lot to love about her yarns. They also knit up buttery soft.
    My top 3 choices of would be:
    Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet

    Indigodragonfly link:

  37. I haven’t made the leap to indie but I’ve been eyeing off hedgehogfibres for ages and will probably succumb soon!

    1. Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic
    2. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top
    3. Sereknity Yarn Perfect Sock in Macintosh

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

  38. I love Miss Babs Sock yarns and Yowza worsted!

    1. Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Baltic
    2. Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme
    3. The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet

  39. my favorite indie dyer is represented — madtosh! i’m knitting 2 sweaters with her yarn right now (one of which is baltic, though a different base than you’re offering). if’n i were to win, i’d love any of these (or any other, i’m so easy!):

    1) madtosh tml, in thyme
    2) that wollmeise, so purple!
    3) blue moon pond scum, love it

    off to tweet you, brb. thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Happy Blogiversary and what a nice giveaway! I recently tried squoosh for the first time and it’s really nice. I love madelinetosh too.

    My favorites from your giveaway are:
    madtosh tml

  41. Congratulations! I’m new to your blog, but I love it. Thank you for offering a fabulous giveaway!

    My top picks:
    1. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch (just one skein… the other is mine!)
    2.Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum
    3. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top

  42. My favourite indie dyer is also a good friend of mine, though she doesn’t have an online presence yet, but Dandelion Knits is her brand!
    My top picks are:
    1. BMFA in Pond Scum
    2. Madelinetosh Merino Light in Thyme
    3. Dragonfly Fibers in Rocky Top


  43. dragonfly, hands down. Lovely colours!

    and happy anniversary, btw. was redirected here from Fridica’s blog and will certainly be back!

  44. Wow, this is generous! Happy blogiversary!
    I think you already mentioned my favourites, but other indie dyers that I like are Posh Yarn and Fyberspates.

    My top choices:
    1. Mackintosh Yarns Celtic Sock in Papaya
    2. The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet
    3. Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in Pond Scum

  45. I think I should hire you as my personal yarn shopper – you have excellent taste! Congrats on the anniversary!

    I’m going to bite the bullet and list my choices as the Sknitches Syncopation in Planetarium, the Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Thyme and the Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top. I’m not sure they’d be in the same order, or even the same yarns, in ten minutes. They’re all lovely.

  46. What an amazing giveaway! I have to say I’m loving Hedgehog Fibers and Posh Yarn lately … mostly just drooling on my keyboard 🙂

    My choices:
    … But all of them are lovely!

  47. I love Zen Garden Serenity Sock!
    As for the top three above…I love them all, but
    1) The Plucky Knitter
    2) Mad Tosh DK
    Great blog, thanks for sharing!

  48. Hiya,

    Happy 2nd year in blogland, what a way to celebrate! Well, my favourite indie dyers (that haven’t been mentioned above) are:
    Twisted Limone on Etsy:- http://www.etsy.com/shop/TwistedLimoneDesigns
    21st Century yarns:- http://www.21stcenturyyarns.com/Scripts/default.asp

    Both these dyers produce vivid, intense colours; luv it!

    My top three picks are:
    1. Wollmeise 100% Sockenwolle in Fliederbusch
    2. The Plucky Knitter 100% Merino Fingering in Indiscreet
    3. Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in Rocky Top

    This is a very generous giveaway – thanks!

  49. Happy 2nd. Blog-versary :))
    Newest Indi-dyers: Orange Flower and Hermosa yarns

    My top three:

    1.Wollmeise Fliedersbusch
    2. MT in Baltic
    3. Plucky Knitter in Indiscret

  50. Congrats on your blogiversary! I’ve been reading your blog for awhile and I love it! 🙂

    Dancing Dog Dyeworks is one of my favorites and its not just because I’m friends with the dyer ;). Michelle just launched the website and everything this month and she has a lot of fun experimenting with colors and her yarn is fun and vibrant. She’s at http://www.dancingdogdyeworks.com.

    As for my choice, Wollmeise, Plucky, and Dragonfly.

  51. Wollmeise, Wollmeise, Wollmeise !!!

    Incidently, I love your photographs and your blog.

    My top choices are the Wollmeise, STR in Pond Scum (love that color/name) and the Madelinetosh in Baltic.

    Thanks !

  52. Happy blogiversary! I don’t really have a favourite dyer, but right now I’m knitting a Wullenstudio yarn that I think is gorgeous.

    I love Thyme, Indiscreet, or Rocky Top.

  53. Happy Blogiversary! Two years is a lot of blogging 🙂

    From reading my blog my fave dyers are probably no surprise to you but are probably still not someone you’ve tried. So, first up the wonderful Vintage Purls, for sock and lace weight yarn (updates are Monday afternoon NZ time), and Knitsch. Brilliant new colours were released this week too!

    And my faves?

    Ohhh the colour of the Wollmeise, It’s PURPLE! So it’s #1.
    Then the Plucky Knitter – not something I’ve tried or stashed yet 🙂
    And final fave is the Dragonfly Fibres. Something about the lovely colour combo I think 🙂

    Congrats again, it’s a pleasure reading about what you get up to on the side of the world 🙂

  54. I just stumbled across your blog recently and I have to say WoW! I love your photos and commentary. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Congratulations on your anniversary! One of my favourite dyers is Sweet Georgia Yarns. She has some gorgeous colours, and beautiful yarns. I knit a sweater for my daugter in her Tough Love sock yarn, and it wears well (very tough) and just gets softer with each wash. It’s awesome.

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