So it was a year ago tonight that I first started doing this blog thing (I know my archives go back to August 2005, but that was because I went back and added in posts and FOs to try to sort of track my knitting obsession from the beginning). I date the beginning of my knitting obsession with my discovering of the online knitting world, and knitting blogs were certainly a part of it. Since starting my own blog, my interest has expanded into other craft blogs as well (especially sewing blogs, but also general craftiness and kid-focused crafts as well). I love the online craft community, and have gained so much knowledge and inspiration from my visits to the many wonderful blogs out there.
I started this blog partly because I wanted to be a part of that amazing community, and partly because I wanted to track my own projects, dreams, wonderings, and learnings in someplace other than the jumbled space that is my mind. It has been such a great experience for me to be able to go back and read old posts, look at pics of old FOs and get both a sense of accomplishment at what I have done and a sense of my own growth as a knitter, a seamstress, a mother, a person. Greater still has been to get encouragement, advice, and general wittiness from those of you who are kind enough to visit my blog. I treasure every comment that has been left.
Now’s my turn to give something back, humble though it may be. Just a small little something.
Thank you, blogland, for everything you’ve given me. Mwah!
Congratulations on your first year. You should make a list of everything you have accomplished – projects, techniques etc – and a to do list for your second year.
And thank you! I’m sure a contest will bring out lots of new commenters, especially for that yummy yarn!
Congratulations on a year of blogging. I love seeing how the boys have changed.
I’m really not commenting just for the yarn… I’m making an(other) effort to revitalize my blog. Congratulations on a full year of yours!
Apparently I DO have a talent for this – check out my most recent win here!
So don’t pick me for this contest (though I have long wanted to knit with Malabrigo…). I just want you to have a happy blogiversary! I hope your blog has given you all the things you described as your reasons for starting it. I’ve enjoyed reading it!
Happy blogiversary! I just started mine (er, like 2 days ago), but have been reading yours and others for several months. I’m not sure which is the worse obsession, knitting or reading knitting blogs! I adore both. Congrats to you!
Oops, sorry for the double post, but I can’t seem to get my (non-Blogger) blog link to show up in my profile, Grr:
Congrats on one year!
Happy bloggy-versary! It’s certainly been an amazing year.
(Hmmm. I’ll have to check when mine is … must be coming up soon.)
happy blogiversary! i love reading your blog – you always have a great take on things. and your 2006 knitty review has inspired me to refocus on my cozy, which has been lingering. thanks!
Congratulations Stacey on your first year!! LOVE the yarn – can’t wait to see who wins! 😉
Happy blogaversary Stacey! If *I* win the Malabrigo I already know what I’ll be making….a soaker for a baby boy who’s going to be born this week. Unless he’s really a girl, in which case I’ll be back to the drawing board. (lol)
Happy blogiversary! (haha, i think that is now officially mmy favorite word)
Congratulations on your blogiversary! I can’t believe it’s only been a year. Isn’t blogging just great? It’s like having a bunch of really great friends to visit in our own living room.
Congrats on one year! It has been fun watching! It is fun watching another Mom experiencing 2 small boys. Although mine are not twins, they are close enough in age to be confused as twins once and a while!
Hi. Congratulations on your first year! I just found you from your post on knitting help.
A whole year is really exciting. I just started a blog yesterday and hope I make it past a year.
Congratulations! I love your blog. Your photos are always so nice.
Happy Blogiversary!! (I’ve not had the chance to try the magic Malabrigo, so here’s hopin)
Love your blog and your photos! Congrats on a first year.
Aww, Happy Blogavirsary! I am just getting my blog started. Still editing my current FO’s to get ready for posting, but it’ll be up here> http://www.foolish-wings.net/idyll < in a day or 3!
Congrats on year one! I’m getting close to that myself .. my journey all started with a stash flash … which is frightening all by itself, especially considering what it grew into.
Happy blogiversary! I like to post photos of my progress and stuff too. I guess I should figure out how long I have been blogging and have a blogiversary too. Congrats and throw my name in the hat for that lovely malasbrigo
Happy Blog Day!!! I am glad that you stuck to with it !!! Watching you not only grow as a knitter but as well as a mother is indeed something wonderful to follow. Not to mention your sucess with the 7 things Project…=) My hat is off to you , as well, on that one. I wish you another good year of growing, learning and nuturing as well as hours of peaceful knitting.
Congratulations! This is HamaLee from over on KH. I love reading and discovering knitting blogs.
that’s some mmmmmmmmmMalabrigo!
I just started my first ever project with it. Scrumptious.
Congratulations on a great year! 🙂 (It’s Becky, under a new name. I have a knitblog now too. 😉 )
Happy Blogiversary. Creative way to get people over to your blog. 😉 BTW…I’m in Michigan too, south of Grand Rapids. I’m not really sure where that is in relation to Ann Arbor though.
Great Blog! gorgeous FO’s. I just love checking out other peoples knitting!
beautiful little bundle of yarn too! hehe!
Happy First Year 🙂
Congratulations on your first year in blog land:)…and many moreeeeee hehehe
Congrats on your first year – I first came to your site because of the Seven Saturday project – but I also enjoy hearing about the boys and your knitting. Keep up the good work. As for the yarn, I gave one of my daughters two skeins of Mal. and a hat pattern for Christmas. So far, not piquing her interest in the least . . . oh, please, don’t torment me so!
Hi Stacey! Yet another KH:er (this time it’s the cat owned one) who found her way over here after having read your thread about a Malabrigo drawing. 🙂 Couldn’t resist!
I’ll come back and read some more here later on!
1 year! woohoo! My blog isn’t nearly as old as yours is. Congratulations on your blog. I don’t have a blogger-blog, but please, come and visit my blog some time: http://breisels.web-log.nl
Greets of Lieke from KH
Oops, I forgot to add, I don’t need to be in your contest, since I’m allergic to animal fibers. Good luck for the rest who commented here
Nice going a whole year =D I wish I posted on my blog as much as I should do – Your blog is wonderful I pop by irregularly to read =D
Congrats on your first year!
Congratulations! You’ve done quite a nice job. ^_^
Congratulations! May your next year’s worth of posts be lots of happy ones.
Yea for MMMMMalabrigio. If I win, it would be my first skein, though I have seen it at my lys.
Congratulations on blogging for a year – I hope you stick around for at least another!
Yay! I always enjoy your blog.cecil29
Can I still participate in the giveaway? Happy bloggiversary! (my blog is knittingthrough.blogspot.com )