Thursday, November 17, 2016

Happy 10th Blogiversary to Me!


Janelle recently mentioned getting some handy information from the depths of her knitting blog, and it inspired me to look and see how long I'd been doing this. As fate would have it, today is the 10th anniversary of the first post of Knitting Sweaters & Sitting Still!

I've almost abandoned this blog a few times. Blogging isn't really the thing it used to be. There are so many more social media outlets for getting your knitting information out there that I wasn't aware of back in 2006. And there was no Ravelry, so the blog was an important part of the way I tracked my progress as a knitter. But I find I still kind of need it. Writing a bit about the things I'm making is useful. It helps me put my work in context, and think about projects and how they relate to the world around me. Not that my knitting is changing the world, but it has changed me.

So I'll probably keep this going for a while, although it's obvious I've posted less and less over the years. In the last two months of 2006 I wrote more posts than I have in the first 11 months of 2016. But 10 years is a pretty big milestone. To celebrate, here are some of my favorite photos of projects from over the last 10 years.

2006 - Moss Sweater for Jeff

2007 - Double Scoop Sweater for Gracie


2008 - Garter Stitch Throw for Jim & Carolyn


2009 - Perfectly Plain Vest
2010 - Tamarix Quilt for Emory
2011 - Baby Surprise Jacket, also for Emory!
2012 - 55 Christmas Balls
2013 - Grettir Sweater for Michael
2014 - Machrihanish Vest
2015 - Moorish Stripe Socks
2016 - Shady Marmalade Throw

12 comments:

  1. I hope you don't stop writing the blog. I only found you a couple of years ago and I love looking at the quality of your work.

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    1. I think I'll keep it going for a while -- thanks for reading!

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  2. Ditto what Sue said! (Although I'm of course guilty of lapsing out of regular posting myself!)

    Your collection of FO's here (however often) is a stunning array of knitting to such a standard as to be both instructive and inspirational!

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    1. I seem to be much more off than on these days, but I hope to keep posting. And thanks for the kind word! It was hard to pick favorites...

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  3. I love this overview of your last knitting decade. I feel that I know some of these projects well, but others had slipped from my memory. It was nice to revisit them!

    I can't believe you skipped Cowlapalooza though!

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    1. I had to pick these quickly -- I was under a self-imposed time crunch. I'd kind of forgotten about Cowlapalooza!

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  4. Stephen, I appreciate your efforts and enjoy your writing. Happy 10!

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Glad you enjoy it.

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  5. With apologies to RuPaul, Conblogulations!
    I hope you keep the blog going. Even though I love Instagram etc., the blog offers a much more expansive way to talk about your knitting projects.

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    1. As Tatiana would say, "Thank you!"

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