Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's been a whole year...

...of very inconsistent blogging! However, I have loved what this blog has given me. It's given me an outlet for my frustration (usually with my current WIP), plus it's given me a place where I can show off my finished products to people who understand the effort that they took to complete. I can show my addiction to all things yarn related without having people shake their heads at me and telling me I can purchase socks cheaper in a store (they'll never understand).
Some highlights of the past year:

My first comment: Thursday, November 23, 2006 (I was so excited because it meant other people were actually reading this!)

My first link from someone else's blog: Here (There I am under "Blogs I Read"!)

And a comment from a famous person! Rob Scotton Comment (There it is, the only comment that day!)

Plus I have 7 subscribers to my blog on Bloglines! (People actually want to know when I have something new to show)
I love my readers! To show my appreciation to you guys, the first person to leave a comment on this post will receive a $40 gift certificate to Robyn's Nest! It's a great Canadian online yarn store.
...and now for the really good stuff!
'Tis the season to get festive:

The Argyle Christmas Stockings from this book, hung by the chimney with care! (Okay, I still have to embroider the names, but I hate sewing and the knitting part is finished so they classify as a FO!)

Next to deck the tree:

I have made two of each of these. I used smaller needles (2.5mm) and sock weight yarn in order to make them fit 55mm glass balls. I think they are really cool and I still have six more balls to cover.
By the way, they are photographed hanging on this:

The latest in my purchases for the apartment. (I fell in love with the design of this lamp, and I had to have it).

So, current projects on the needles now are:
My boyfriend's Aran Style Sweater:

Yes, I'm still plugging away at the front of it. I am determined to have it finished by Christmas!

My Fall Turtleneck:
I LOVE this colourway! It's Fall Foliage by Cherry Tree Hill, purchased at The Loopy Ewe. I'm using the DK weight. Both sweaters are my own designs. I can't wait to finish them.
and I'm going to start this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend's mom. I'm using Lane Borgesia Cashwool in Black.
Well that's it for now...and my new blogyear's resolution is to try and post at least once a week.


Dave said...

Welcome back! I also love the colour in that CTH Fall Foliage!

Knit Girl said...

Oh yarn! Does a boy get the first comment, or does a knitter actually get it? :) Congrats on 1 year! (Unless he knits?)

Raven said...

I know what you mean about blogs and yarn. I don't know how many friendships my blog has saved - some people get tired of hearing about yarn! Can you believe that? I know, it amazed me too.

It's a great blog you have here and I hope it keeps going and going and going...

Keep smiling.