Yesterday was the 14th anniversary of my first blog post.
And, in case you don’t remember what I said, here it is:
Okay, here we go . . . the first entry in what will probably be the world’s most boring knitting blog! But, hey, everybody else is blogging! Yah, yah, if everybody else jumped off a bridge. I remember, Mom. Anyway, I have been reading other people’s blogs and thought I could give it a try. I have lots to learn and will most likely make a big mess of this, but if I have fun in the process then it’s okay.
Last night I started the Alien Illusion Scarf from Stitch ‘n Bitch. It’s coming along nicely, I have one half of one alien motif completed. I bought some Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted in pepper, just like the pattern recommends (I have issues with using the yarn that the pattern recommends – it feels like I’m breaking the rules if I use something else) but I couldn’t find the Brown Sheep in spring green. So, I broke the rules and bought Cascade 220 Superwash in an olive sort of green. The colors are a nice combination and very similar to the originals in the book.
I also started a new pair of socks for my husband yesterday. Nothing fancy, just your basic worsted wool sock. We are Civil War reenactors so he wears his knit socks for that – but I’ve noticed he has started wearing them on a regular basis so he’s going to need more pairs. He actually felted a pair a couple of weeks ago – I was not too pleased with that!Alrighty, off to work on Mr. Roswell. Today is my monthly knitting group meeting, too. One of my friends is going to bring her two socks/two circs project and hopefully show me how to do that. I like DPNs, though, so I’m not sure if I really want to make the switch. It never hurts to learn something new, though.
Not my best writing, that’s for sure. And no photo either. Plus I talked about aliens and reenacting, outing myself as a weirdo from the start. Turns out, though, that we’re all a little bit weird and we’re all in good company.
I’ve sure come a long way in 14 years and I’m grateful that so many of you have been part of the journey. It’s a journey that has included 3,345 posts and nearly 73,650 comments. That’s a lot of words between us and, while I can’t recall every post and I certainly can’t remember every comment, I can say with certainty that they have all meant something important to me. They have become woven into the fabric of my life and my work, my family and my community. You have changed the way I look at the world because of the things you have said.
You have applauded every thing I’ve ever knit and even some I’ve crocheted and quilted. You have watched Hannah grow up and seen our family expand. You have encouraged me when I struggled, comforted me in my times of sorrow and rejoiced with me when good things have happened. You – each and every one of you reading this – are a part of my story and for that I am truly humbled and incredibly blessed.
So. Cheers to 14 years of the Carole Knits Blog. Thanks for being with me on this journey.