Set the Wayback Machine contest

Set your Wayback Machine to one year ago today, post what your were knitting a year ago to your blog and leave me a comment here. My Wayback Machine’s random number generator will choose a lucky contestant to win some knitterly goodness. Contest ends midnight November 11.

But first Read the Fine Print.

To be eligible for this contest you must also be old enough to have watched the original (and ABC/NBC syndication) not the Cartoon Channel broadcasts. If you cheat your next center pull ball of yarn will tangle.

A year ago I was knitting the Cherry Garcia Neck Gaiter for my Dad’s birthday. Link to free pattern here. Makes a quick holiday gift.


79 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bruisinraincloud
    Nov 07, 2007 @ 15:23:23


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  3. Chris
    Nov 07, 2007 @ 19:08:03

    I had just finished some socks from yarn I’d dyed:

    and started some new socks from the first self-striping yarn I’d dyed:


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  5. trek
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 06:06:13

    I loved the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show!!

    I was knitting some Garter Rib Socks last year:


  6. mlegan
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 06:10:37

    I don’t have cable, so you know it was the original version – consider this fan mail from a flounder—-I was knitting waaaay too many pairs of popover mitts : pictures here I can’t figure out how to link in a post.


  7. Celeste
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 06:28:00

    It was my first knitted sweater.

    I’ve since decided I don’t like it, and I’m going to frog it, buy a little more yarn and turn it into a thick and thin cardigan from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel.


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  9. guenevere29
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 06:53:39

    Okay. I was knitting a Cardigan for Arwen…


  10. Tanya
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 07:30:51

    Had to laugh as my daughter and a few of her friends and i were discussing this the other day. They had a box dvd set of one of the shows and yes, lol, i watched the original’s on our 13 inch black and white tv which only got 2 channels with it’s rabbit ears, 3 channels if it was snowing!

    I could not post any photos but did mention your contest on my blog. I had just taken a sock class in september and was knitting socks, and scarves for everyone at work and immediate family.


  11. olga
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 08:02:16

    I wasn’t blogging at this time last year but I was doing a pair of socks that were too big but-I was goin in to the de’nile stage of knitting. Kept knitting.I remember watching these cartoons, I liked fractured fairy tales the best. I’m 45 so I saw them the first time around!!


  12. Mary
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 08:28:51

    Hello, I’m honest, just popped over for the first time from Stumbling Towards Chaos and I am indeed qualified to enter your contest, so I posted:

    What snowy memories…what a great contest!


  13. Christina
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 08:32:57

    I think this time last year I was getting ready to move back to New Orleans and was working on a pair of socks using a pattern from Senstional Knitted Socks.


  14. 5elementknitr
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 09:48:44


  15. kmkat
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 10:39:19

    I certainly did watch the original show; iirc, it was on on Sunday mornings. My favorite cartoon show of all time.

    Here is what I was doing a year ago, as close as I can tell:

    Great idea for a contest!


  16. Clare
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 11:27:14

    This time last year I was knitting a ski hat, which I still wear and love!
    It was also my first blog post- blogiversary coming up I think!
    I watched (& loved) R&B, but in Australia, so it was in no way ‘original’, but was definately not a cable repeat! Does that count?


  17. Kenyetta
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 14:43:18

    I have come a long way since then! Sad to say I knit more then.


  18. Hanna
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 14:51:47

    A year ago, I was working on some socks for myself and a lace smokering for my sister:

    My blog is only about a year and a half old — I’d never gone back before to see what I’d knitted at a certain time, but this was really fun! I’ll put up a post about it on, my knitting contest blog


  19. Sarah
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 15:27:31

    I didn’t start knitting until March of this year. But my first project then was a felted tote bag.


  20. edina
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 15:53:18

    I’m definitely old enough to have watched the original show! I was chugging away on my Farmer’s Market Bag around this time last year. I didn’t post photos while it was in progress but here’s one after the first round of felting:


  21. Rachel
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 16:26:29

    I used to rush home from school to watch on our 10″ console. I don’t blog, but I was working on an intricate lace sweater at the time.


  22. adrienne
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 16:27:51

    i admit that i watched the original “rocky & bullwinkle” on a b & w tv. anything for a chance to win yarn!!!!

    have posted on my blog- unfortunately, no pics available.


  23. Elaine
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 16:29:33

    I loved watching – I was born roughly when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. I was just trying to madly finish up a jacket I was knitting. This is easy to recall because my birthday is on the 22nd and I wanted to wear it for my birthday.

    By the way, it looks like I’ll be comment #22 which should be an omen. 🙂

    Fun contest


  24. Elaine
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 16:30:52

    Drats – someone slipped in and grabbed my #22 – I knew I should have written less.


  25. Jennifer
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 18:10:40

    I watched that as a kid!

    I was knitting the Ariann Cardi


  26. Erika
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 18:20:41

    Roughly a year ago, I was knitting the baby bolero from LMKG (I believe) and working on my first design (a diamond pattern cable scarf for my papa). I wasn’t blogging as frequently back then as I am now, which isn’t saying much but there you have it. Btw, I remember Rocky and Bullwinkle coming on on Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid. Good stuff. Thanks for hosting a contest! I hope you are having a great day!


  27. Kathy Sue
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 20:43:11

    I loved Rocky and Bullwinkle. I was in Jr. High the first time it was on. My favorite part of the show was the poems Bullwinkle did. A year ago I was knitting washcloths like mad. Every pattern I could find got made in a day. It was like an obsession.


  28. Bianca
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 01:57:05

    What I was working on a year ago? Test knitting…
    Besides that, I was working on baby stuff… as I was expecting my youngest son. He is almost 8 months now 🙂


  29. Robin in VA
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 06:08:12

    Okay….I set my Wayback Machine to one year ago today:
    This (amongst all my other Christmas presents) is what I was working on:

    BTW…I ended up with tendonitis in my hands from all the knitting!


  30. knittingnovice
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 07:26:18

    This time last year I was contemplating taking a knitting class. Around February, I stopped at Walmart and bought a I can’t believe I’m knitting book, 2 needles, and a ball of yarn…Now I am obsessed with all things knitting.


  31. ponyknit
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 08:41:08

    Hi there!
    YAY Rocky and Bullwinkle!

    I was knitting washcloths and bloggless. 🙂


  32. heideho
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 10:29:11

    I do, I do remember watching Rocky and Bullwinkle! I’m adding a link on my blog to my early November entries of 2006. Cheers!


  33. hopalong682003
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 10:56:18

    Last year, I was gazing sorrowfully at a mound of acrylic yarn that I had purchased 15 years ago…with no pattern in mind and too many mismatched colors. Since that time, I’ve purchased yarn and made a baby blanket, an afghan, started another blanket, and finished 4/5 of a stole. And now, I finally have the perfect use for the 50+ skeins of acrylic…knitting for the San Diego Wild Fire Blanket Project. More info is on my blog.


  34. Tami
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 11:11:57

    Sadly, I AM old enough to remember the original!
    Last year I was madly knitting felted purses for christmas gifts and also “rusted root”, the purses were sold to friends, and the rusted root completed over the summer.
    “Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!”


  35. Heddy
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 11:18:29

    a year ago, I had just taken a break from knitting due to a puppy that had taken a liking to yarn the year before. I started knitting again in January 2007 … and started out with a pair of fetching fingerless gloves for my friends birthday


  36. debbi
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 11:53:12

    I am deff old enough to have watched the original. I loved sherman and mr. peabody. Where are we going now Mr. Peabody? A year ago I was knitting socks that I designed using a stitch out of the one skein book and some wonderful malabrago yarn for my darling wife.


  37. Cindy
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 13:07:55

    OMG. I thought I was the only one that remembered watching Sherman and Mr. Peabody, Rockie and Bullwinkle and Aesop’s Fables. Here’s my link
    OK. I don’t know how to make the darned thing link. Anyway, I have never finished either sweater, but intend to. I know. The road to hell…….


  38. Ellen
    Nov 09, 2007 @ 22:45:30

    A year ago, I was working on repeat number one of my “Interlocking Balloons” scarf from “Scarf Style.” Alas, that is how far it has gone!


  39. Chris
    Nov 10, 2007 @ 06:46:58

    Well, shame on me. Turns out a year ago, I was knitting a perfectly nice pair of socks. Which are still not finished. I’ll have to remedy that. Thanks for the push!


  40. norma
    Nov 10, 2007 @ 08:10:28

    Well, I never watched it, but I definitely have to be old enough. My post is already written, but it won’t post until early (very early) tomorrow morning.


  41. Miss T
    Nov 10, 2007 @ 15:17:19

    I love traveling in the Wayback Machine. I believe I saw every one of those shows back in the day!


  42. Susan Aguirre
    Nov 10, 2007 @ 18:31:53

    This post is not exactly a year ago, but I know that was just because I put off posting for a while. I was working on a Ridged Feather Sock – just like now. I was also working on a Moderne Log Cabin for a Yule gift.

    I loved the Way Back Machine! Thanks for the trip.


  43. Naomi
    Nov 10, 2007 @ 23:36:12

    I’m definitely not watching it now, since I don’t even have a television, but Rocky and Bullwinkle was one of my favorites from back when I did.

    I was working on the first of my Fire Socks and had just spun some green romney.


  44. Sandra
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 05:42:55

    I was getting ready for Christmas…

    Love me some Rocky and Bullwinkle, but I REALLY loved Boris and Natasha!


  45. Celia
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 06:11:50

    I was doing some Intricate Knitting.

    Mr. Peabody and Sherman were my favorites back in the day!


  46. Cathy
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 06:24:26

    Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!

    Last year at this time, I was knitting a pair of feather and fan socks out of Schaefer Anne. And the first time I went to wash them, I discovered a running stitch that apparently escaped being bound off. I can only blame all of this on the sleep deprivation of a new mom. The short person is now letting me get a good amount of sleep.


  47. QoE
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 06:46:26

    I was finishing up a pile of mittens. I don’t even remember how many I had made. But this year, I am already getting requests from the children who have outgrown last year’s mitts.
    What a fun idea, to look back.


  48. Carla
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 07:19:39

    I have no blog and keep awful records but for sure I was knitting a pr. or 2 of socks and I think fingerless gloves. Just like now! This is great fun! FYI my center pull ball will NOT tangle!


  49. Jennifer in KS
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 07:24:06

    I was knitting a sampler scarf to wile away the hours at the hospital where my Dad spent the majority of the fall.


  50. Joan
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 08:06:16

    I liked the Fractured Fairytales myself. Last year at this time I was beavering away on the first of four Knotted Openwork scarves and hoping I’d be done before Christmas eve….


  51. --Deb
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 08:38:25

    A year ago? I was inadvertently shoplifting, had my first Starbucks Peppermint Mocha of the year, just finished the first bobbin of singles on my new Majacraft Little Gem, and was knitting on my Celtic Icon sweater.


  52. Lydia / Windansea
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 09:10:18

    I was knitting up a storm a year ago! Apparently my productivity has taken a left turn since then, although my finished products are nicer. I was knitting my first set of Father / Daughter Hats:

    And I remember Sherman! Thanks for the Wayback Machine!


  53. Amy
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 09:20:51

    Oh, yeah! I LOVED Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman. And Fractured Fairy Tales, and Rocky and Bulwinkle, etc.

    My sons have a couple of old videos of the old show, and I love watching with them. There’s lots of humor that I KNOW I didn’t get when I was a kid.

    One year ago I was blogging very sporadically. But I can still track it down: I was knitting a shrug that never got finished (I’ve picked it up again, and hope to finish this week), and some Koigu socks that eventually got stalled out and will probably be frogged soon.

    I have a link to an old post on my blog.


  54. Vicki
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 09:36:54

    I took a ride in the WABAC Machine!! That was fun!


  55. LizKnits
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 09:49:19

    Laugh… I had just started the swallowtail shawl. My first lace project, my first time to use laceweight. It’s still in my ufo pile. Now that I have a bit more practice and a few more skills, it may get resurrected. Maybe. =]
    Thanks for hosting this ride through memory lane


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  58. nephele
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 13:27:25

    My favorite was fractured fairytales but Mr. Peabody and his boy were fun too.
    Here’s my entry.


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  60. kathy b
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 14:52:25

    I was in a very sad way, literally. I could only manage to keep knitting socks. I new if I kept knitting someday the sadness would break. THankfully, so thankfully it did.


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  62. Cathy-Cate
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 14:55:26

    So I watched the show in syndication (I didn’t know that! It was all fresh and new to me, back then in 1970!). And I loved Peabody and Sherman and Boris and Natasha and Fractured Fairy Tales and Dudley Do-Right and Snidely Whiplash, and, of course, Horse.

    Here’s my Way Back post:

    I like the new blog look! I liked the old one too, very dramatic, but this is rather easier to read.


  63. kt
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 15:15:41

    Great Idea! B&R are the cream of the crop, and I’ve always loved Edward Everett Horon’s voice from Factured Fairytales.

    Norma’s post got me to visit, and here’s last year’s knitting:


  64. kt
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 15:23:13


    Could I make that Edward Everett-HorTon, please?



  65. Kat
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 15:46:09

    I was finishing up Opptuna ( a holiday gift for the neice) and starting on a very basic garter stitch shawl for myself.


  66. Jeri
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 16:03:16

    My wayback machine is not working very well. Last year in November, I was a bad bad blogger and did not post. I was knitting feverishly on tooo many Christmas presents, mostly clogs (love love FTs patt) and hats. Can I still be in the contest?


  67. Helen
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 16:19:17

    I was working on Thistle and Deadelus

    Thanks for the reminder to sew on some buttons — it’s perfect Thistle weather right now!


  68. Sara
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 17:10:47

    I had just finished a fairly hairy gift knit sweater, and I had just started knitting Poppy (another sweater). Ahem, I am just finished Poppy right now 😉


  69. amy
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 17:12:34

    Hi! I lurk on Norma’s site and this contest was too fun to let it fly by 🙂


  70. LoriG
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 17:49:38

    I posted pictures of my knitting on 10 November 2006. Here is this year’s post with pics and links:


  71. Andi
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 19:13:56

    OMG, Rocky and Bullwinkle and Sherman and Peabody!
    A year ago I was working on making Clapotis a finished object, and was well into the body of Cinxia, where she still sits. Some things never change. Put this into your Wayback Machine’s random number generator as I am indeed, alas, old enough to remember the original.


  72. Jena (the yarnharpy)
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 19:45:26

    I was working on a neckwarmer for my now-husband and planning our wedding… so not much knitting got done between now and then! (The neckwarmer is *almost* done… just needs ends woven in and an edge crocheted on…) 🙂


  73. Betty
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 20:56:44

    A year ago? I was working on the THIRD sock in a pair. Yup, you read right.


  74. Mel
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 21:53:21

    Just under the wire! And yes, I’m old enough. A little younger than Norma, but old enough.


  75. Teresa C
    Nov 11, 2007 @ 22:30:47

    Hey! If you are in a different time zone, then I made it by midnight. If not, I missed by minutes.


  76. Danielle from SW Missouri
    Nov 13, 2007 @ 08:33:52

    Ok so I made it to late to enter the contest. I wasnt old enough to see the “original” Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, but I did watchg it religiously along with Bugs Bunny and the others every Saturday morning, on a B&W w/rabbit ears/outside antenna that my dad made and no cable!!It wasnt and still isnt available in the area where i grew up :-). Last yr at this time I was trying to relearn how to knit after a devistating spinal cord injury left me with permanenet nerve damage, my “first” knitted item after that was a Dishcloth for my Occupational Therapist. Since then I have comepleted 3 pr socks, Started a Snowdrop Shawl (4times, lol),a childs hooded Cardi and my 4th pr of Sockies.


  77. Jan L
    Nov 13, 2007 @ 17:25:05

    Rocky and Bullwinkle Show??? Yikes, it was my absolute favorite. They were so funny on many levels. Last year at this time, I was in a felting frenzy, getting felted purses ready for a craft fair. Hmmmm……come to think of it, that’s exactly what I’m doing now.


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