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|
|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|