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December 21, 2003

One year

Today is the anniversary of my first real post at the original incarnation of this blog. I've been writing about my knitting for a year now.

I've also just finished moving all of my posts from the old blog over to this one [the old one will start degrading soon]. I wanted to save them and have them all in one place, but not for any reason other than my own enjoyment. It's been an interesting exercise to go back and see what I've been working on and thinking about this past year.

I like my blog. It's as much a thing of my creation as any sweater or sock that I've knit. I've enjoyed all the aspects of working on it, from taking pictures to writing to formatting the posts.

I've also enjoyed all the knitters I've met because of my blog. I appreciate everyone who stops by and maybe leaves a comment.

In my web browsing recently, I've run across a recurring theme of puzzlement among other bloggers about knit blogging. Some people seem confused why we insist on blogging about our knitting [Why we even knit at all, really. Now, if we were blogging only about our cell phones, that would make sense].

I think it makes perfect sense why we're here. We want to learn about new techniques, new fibers, new patterns. We get advice and encouragement. We share our success and failures. We don't always have access to other knitters or can't always make it to a knitting group. It's all about communication the same as everything else on the Internet. We love to talk about the things that interest us. It's as simple as that. I think it's great that we can blend our passion for a craft with our obsession with technology.

Hat and Cowl

After I made the modifications to the hat, I was able to finish it with out buying another skein of Silk Garden. [Thanks for the info about the Yarn Garden though, Genia].

Since both Emma and Melissa requested, here is a picture of me wearing the hat and cowl with the jacket with which they were meant to coordinate.

You didn't really think I'd show my face, did you?

After I return from my holiday travels, I'll try to write up the pattern for each and maybe even get a better picture [Perhaps I'll hire a model].

Unfortunate Christmas Cards

A selection of fine holiday sentiments for you.

Have a great week while I'm away. Now, I must pack.

08:43 PM | Permalink


Have a good trip. The hat and cowl will keep you warm.

Posted by: Melissa at Dec 22, 2003 3:29:14 AM

happy christmas and one year blogging anniversary.

one of my first blogging impressions was a photo of molly and your constant companion bag (i think that was the felted pattern it was that molly admired so : )

Posted by: mare at Dec 22, 2003 4:18:37 AM

Congrats on one year, and have a great trip. Can't wait to see your patterns - glad the hat worked out.

Posted by: Stasia at Dec 22, 2003 8:42:39 AM

Yay! A year! Good thoughts on blogging, too. I, too, have been considering that lately, and I think that no matter what, knit bloggers are some of the kindest people out there, anywhere. Have the happiest of holidays.

Posted by: Rachael at Dec 22, 2003 9:32:30 AM

Happy Blog Birthday!!! Here's to many more :-)

Posted by: Becky at Dec 22, 2003 11:11:17 AM

Happy Birthday to your blog.
Have a great holiday.
It's all about affirmation and sharing our passion. ;-]

Posted by: Emma at Dec 22, 2003 2:26:17 PM

I love knitblogging! And I love your knitblog! Congrats on the anniversary. Great picture too - very clever camera placement. Merry christmas to you!

Posted by: alison at Dec 22, 2003 10:04:57 PM

Michelle, I am a relatively new knitter, and I haven't read too many of the blogs. However, I particularly enjoy yours. Bark is beautiful. I hope you'll post a pic of the finished product. Keep on blogging. Susan

Posted by: Susan at Dec 23, 2003 2:08:21 PM

I like your blog, too! :) And if you need a model, I could be persuaded. *teehee* Hope you're having a wonderful holiday week, Michelle!

Posted by: Kerstin at Dec 25, 2003 4:36:48 PM

Those are beautiful!

Posted by: Dj at Dec 28, 2003 9:35:28 AM

Just popping in to wish you a Happy Holiday Season! Have a wonderful time!

Posted by: Ginny at Dec 29, 2003 5:23:24 AM