This week marks my blog’s third birthday. Three! I can’t even believe it. How quickly they grow up.
It’s natural to take some time for reflection, so indulge me a moment here. First off, my knitting knowledge has increased a zillionfold. I’ve knit some amazing patterns and created a bunch of my own. But most of all I met so many likeminded people! A lot of these friends are now real life friends—I chatter at length about camera lenses with them (and, in one case, her husband!), I debate who the last Cylon is with them, I kick their ass at Boggle (and in turn get my ass handed to me at Scrabble) online, I IM them when I do a boneheaded thing at work, I call them when I stand next to Al Roker for 5 minutes before I realize it’s him. I go to visit them, and when they come to New York we play in my city. They’re no longer just people “in the computer”—our relationships have definitely become real. I never would have known a lot of you if it weren’t for our blogs. And then there’s everyone whose blogs I read whenever I get a chance, who live lives so much more interesting than my own, who always have something to teach me! Here’s to the blogosphere! Oh, this is getting too cheesy. You know you love me. xoxo.
But where have I been for the past few weeks, you ask? I’ve certainly not been blogging. But I promise I’ve been knitting. I’ve been designing. And soon—very soon—I will debut my first “real” pattern. I’ve got a test knitter lined up, but the first step is to just carve out the time to finesse the design and provide all the tutorials that will go along with it. It’s my top non-work priority. Here’s a sneak peek.