Thursday, September 10, 2009


Five years ago I started this blog. I was a fairly inexperienced knitter, and had just moved to Boston and discovered the wonders of knitting groups. I've come a long way!

The blog has gone on more or less that whole time. Some times have been more active than others, and the fact that I pretty much only post finished stuff doesn't help with that. But I feel pretty accomplished for keeping the blog going for this long.

So, in celebration, I'm having a contest. Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Monday September 14th telling me what your favorite thing is that I've knit. You can even cheat and look at my Ravelry projects page. I'll select a random comment and that person will win a pair of socks knit by me. I'll find out your general yarn and pattern preferences and figure out something fun. :)

I'll be camping with my sisters this weekend, so I might not be able to approve comments right away, so never fear if you don't see yours for a while.

Listening to: Serenity Painted Death ~ Opeth



Blogger Thursday said...

I love so many of your socks it was hard to choose, but I was really drawn to the "Rainbow socks, again" so lets call those my favorite.
Happy Blogiversary!

11:11 PM  
Blogger Eloise said...

My favorite thing that you have knitted is (not socks!) your nudibranch from Sock Camp.

11:46 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Happy Blogiversary! Mine is coming up in a few days.

I love your Frankensocks, but I'm going to say my favorite is your Portland Tweed vest. I like it so much that I'm putting it in my queue.

Great job blogging for all these years!

12:04 AM  
Anonymous marcy aka knittinggolfer said...

Your nudibranch of course! you were so proud of it, gave insights into the yarns used and even a little bio lesson for us campers! it made me smile for sure!

i am sure that some of your other fo's are much more complex but, i went for the feeling!

congrats on 5 years!

5:06 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Happy 5th Blogiversary!
My favorite thing that you've knit Jaywalkers. Duh. LOL.

How are you??

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Happy Blog-i-versary!

I really like Twists & Turns. I can't wait to see you in only a few weeks.

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging! I don't comment a lot, but I like to visit your blog to see all the great socks. (I'm a big sock knitter too.) I really like the Twisted Flower socks you made recently. The color is so pretty with the intricate pattern.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Wow, 5 years, congrats!! My favorite thing is something you *haven't* knit and that would be your "boyfriend" CTHGSY. We haven't seen him in so long!!

6:30 AM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

i like the second pair of rainbow socks. me likee bright colors, lol.

7:32 AM  
Blogger ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary!

You've knit so many things that it's tough to pick a favourite, but I keep coming back to the "Rainbow Socks, again".

9:32 AM  
Blogger Sarah-potterknitter said...

The twisted flowers socks are my favorite. Great colors and so crisp!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Your Rogue Hoodie is my favorite. It was my first ever sweater, so I know how much work went into it. I love all of your socks though. :)

12:39 PM  
Anonymous MJ said...

Polly Jean! Because.. it's a fantastic pattern and you used an excellent color for the yarn! (Oh wait, it's "my" pattern and I picked out the yarn for you LOL)

No, actually my favorite one is the Triple 8 socks (Oak Ribbed) - I think it's probably because of the memory attached to it - the fact that we actually have a picture taken of us WITH those socks in our hands. Hah!

5:13 PM  
Blogger yarn4kalei said...

Happy Blogiversary! My vote is for the snowflake socks! They are beautiful.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Tece said...

Congratulations on your 5 years of blogging. are certainly prolific....I choose Eleanor socks for my vote!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Sarah Jo Mosbeck said...

Aack! Just one?! i choose... Falling Up. Love the pattern, and the purple Cauldron Sock You used is spectacular!

1:05 PM  

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