One year ago today, I made my very first post to The Yarniad. That means that today, May 9, 2008, is my Blogiversary. This freaks me out more than a little bit. I mean, where on earth did the time go?? Into knitting and knitting-related activities, apparently. Since my first post, I have completed 49 projects (about 99% of them fingerless mitts of some sort), joined a knitalong, attended a knitting convention, joined a knitting social network, and cyber-met several wonderful and talented people. It's been a fabulous year, though the number of projects completed makes me wonder if I maybe need to get out more...
In the past year I've really grown as a knitter as well. It was just last January that I started tackling projects more complex than scarves, and knitblogland has helped me tremendously. I've learned techniques (often from tutorials on others' blogs) involving short rows and fair isle, socks, lace, steeks, designing, and more. Which is why I find it hilarious and absurd that my 50th finished object, posted here on my blogiversary, is what it is:
Note: There will be no modeled shots.
Yes indeed, all that I have learned in the past year has brought me to this -- knitting panties.
Anyway, thank you to the few of you who read this (including the non-knitting friends and family members I force to), to those who have left all the sweet and encouraging comments that warm my heart, to everyone in knitblogland in general for having such inspiring and entertaining blogs, and especially to Sophy, without whom I would have never started this blog in the first place.
(End of mushiness.)