Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Happy Blogaversary to me!

One year ago I jumped on the "create a blog" bandwagon, and I never looked back. I was discouraged at first to not have any comments, but as I surfed and left comments for others, they soon came to me and left me comments. Now I have a whole slew of internet friends!

Also in the past year, I have seen my knitting skills improve, from basic stitches to lacy shawls to complex cables. I learned that I twist my stitches when I knit, and have figured out the way to untwist my stitches. Hopefully the newest project I'm working on will come out wonderfully with my new knowledge. I started on a felted bag, pattern by Elisabeth from the Coffeeshop. I traded her a cone of yarn for a kit to make a bag. It's my first big felting project (not that I know how I'm actually going to felt it since I don't have a machine....), and my first project using my new knowledge on not twisting stitches. Lots of firsts.

And for the winner of my first game: Anne! She correctly guessed my Nordic mittens. While all the other projects were fun to do, and I did make 2 of a couple of projects, the Nordic mittens are hands down my favorite. I was wary of all the color changes, especially on DPNs, but as I started it, it took a rhythm of its own and they were finished in no time. I love the design in it, and while they look SO complex, they really weren't. And if it weren't so warm, I'd still be wearing them. I'm looking forward to winter again just to wear my mitts. So, Anne, send me your address and I'll mail off your prize. My email is on the right side somewhere.

Looking forward to another year of blogging and many more years of knitting. Anyone want to suggest a new project for me? I like to have a challenge so keep that in mind!

5 comments:

Textile Tach said...

happy blogaversary!

Anne said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Oh, and Yippee! I won :)
I made one Fair Isle project and it was really fun. You did such a good job on your mittens that you definitely should make more!

Urban Barbara said...

blog on!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary! I can't wait for mine but mainly as excuse for cake!

Bonnie
http://www.booglass.typepad.com

JoANNe said...

Hi! Im a newbie here and I saw your site. Congratulations and more years of bloggin to you! :)

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