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14 Years

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.

Later, gater.

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.

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  1. Happy Blogiversary! My morning ritual, with that first cup of cofffee, includes reading your post. It feels like a quick catch up with a friend. Thank you for posting and sharing.

  2. Congratulations on 14 years; that is quite an accomplishment! I had to laugh at the 14-years-ago-Carole feeling like you were breaking the rules using Cascade 220, but I’m pretty sure you’re over that now. Here’s to another 14 years … or more!

  3. Congratulations! 14 years is an impressive accomplishment! I am chuckling with Bonny on “rule’s breaking” Carole! You bad ass you! XOXO

  4. Happy Blog-anniversary, Carole! I’ve been around since the beginning (although didn’t comment for a long time because . . . well, who even knows why at this point), and I really do feel like part of your family! Thanks for sharing your life and your stories with us. XOXO

  5. Happy Blog Anniversary! I’ve certainly have enjoyed reading your blog each morning and I look forward to reading it for another 14 years! Cheers!

  6. Wow! Fourteen years of consistently doing a project that takes intention, thought and significant time is impressive. I came into this story sometime later than Day One,but how fun to see the early days here. Here’s to continuing your story for as long as you enjoy it.

  7. Cheers! We’ll raise a glass to you. You have inspired our Boat Snacks…sitting with an adult beverage and snacks at the dock. Thanks!

  8. Happy Blog-a-versary, and cheers to many more years of Carole Knits! So very glad to be a part of your journey <3

  9. Happy Anniversary to you and your blog! I’ve been having my morning coffee with you for a very long time too! Here’s to many more. You make the day better! xo

  10. I remember you commenting on my blog maybe before your started blogging or just as you started to blog? Can it really be that long? If I still blogged, and I’m not saying I won’t, it would be my 15th? I’m so happy to have been your friend for so many years. This community has enhanced and grown our lives and our selves. We are fortunate and certainly humbled. xox

  11. Thanks for being here for us! It has been our pleasure. As others have said, it is my morning ritual since I retired to sit with my coffee and read my short list of knitting blogs. Yours is right at the top of the list!

  12. I’m glad I found you, Carole. I enjoy your daily posts and miss you when you’re on vacation. I do know, however, that you’ll certainly make up for it when you get back! Love those travelogues! Happy Anniversary!

  13. Happy blogaversery! Mine isn’t til August but the Super Bowl is my knitting anniversary, so I’ll be celebrating with you!

  14. Think of all the people we’ve met from our blogs! I am so grateful for my knitting/spinning friends.

  15. It is an honor to be a tiny part of your story, Carole. Thanks for letting me share it. I admire you very much, and you have enlarged my world quite a bit.

  16. Mwah!!! Love your blog! Love you more!! Happy Blogiversary, Carole! Blogging has made such a huge difference in my life… people met (virtual or for real), doors opened, ideas exchanged, love and loss and a million other things. I can’t imaging my life without what it’s given me, and I’m sure you can’t either. Congratulations!!!

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