three years!

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.

tapestry cowl (by mintyfreshflavor)

52 Responses to three years!

  1. stacey says:

    Congrats!!! My three year is coming up also, and it’s hard to believe what has changed since I started! Love the preview of the new design!!!

  2. ysolda says:

    Your blog is exactly 1 week older than mine – I think that means we’re special, or something!

    Your new design looks very pretty :)

  3. anne says:

    Happy Blogiversary – can’t wait to see what that sneak peek turns out to be!

    In the meantime, online Boggle? Point the way, sister!

  4. ann says:

    Happy blogiversary! it’s been a delight seeing all your projects.

    also: love online boggle. are you playing on facebook? Challenge!

  5. Amy says:

    The last cylon is TOTALLY Zarek. Totally.

    (The sneak peek is really tantalizing! And happy blogiversary to you, I don’t know how it took me almost three years to stumble over here. :)

  6. Julie says:

    Whatever it is, it looks beautiful! I’m very excited to see the finished product. Congratulations on your first “real” design, and on your blog’s third birthday!

  7. jane says:

    Eee! I love absolutely *anyone* who makes Gossip Girl references!
    Happy blog birthday :) Your design looks delectable; I can’t wait to see more of it.

  8. Rachel says:

    Happy 3 years! This blogisphere is pretty amazing no? I can’t wait to see your design…the contrast of those colors is amazing and that design swirling through? I can already tell it will be incredible!

  9. pamela wynne says:

    woo! Happy Blogthday!!

    & I love that your blogiversary post has a Gossip Girl shout-out. Love.
    And, well, you know how I feel about the new pattern. (HINT: It’s good. I feel really good.)

  10. kris says:

    happy three years! i hear you on the blogging friends turned real life friends. even me in little norway have managed to meet up with several from different continents. we knitters are great! ;-)

  11. Laura says:

    Happy Birthday Minty’s Blog! I enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and I do hope to meet you one day IRL.

    The pattern looks lovely, btw. But colorwork makes me faint.

  12. Ava says:

    Happy Blog-Birthday! I love the Blogosphere too!

    Your new design looks intriguing and I LOVE the colors. Can’t wait to see it.

  13. Meg says:

    Hippity happity bloggity birthday to you! I will consider myself one of the ones who live lives so much more interesting than your own since I have never talked camera lenses with you… though I reckon I could whup you at Boggle…

  14. brenda in toronto says:

    happy thirdiversary! i’ve read you for almost the whole time – i’m glad i finally got over my comment shyness :) i’m also glad we’ve connected through the 365 – your photography is always inspiring :)

  15. Kristy says:

    Ooops, I meant to comment here much earlier than now. Congrats on three years! I’m glad that you blog :) Your new design looks very intriguing, and I cannot wait to see it!

  16. Steph says:

    Happy 3rd birthday! As a new knitter myself, I find your patterns and FO’s really inspiring. And I agree with you that I would not know of nearly all the amazing knitters that I do without blogs and Ravelry.

  17. Stella says:

    Happy Happy Blogthday, Minty!! Your blog is a joy, over and over.

    (Oh, and I’m a kick ass boggler and a weak ass scrabbler, too.)

  18. Rachel says:

    Congratulations on three awesome years, Mints! I honestly can say I knew you when, because I think you were one of my earliest blog commenters and I was one of yours. And give me a shout any time you do something boneheaded at work. I’ll be sure to IM you right back to tell you I’m knocked up with twins.

    P.S. I’ve seen that sneak peek item in person, and it is gore-gee-us.

  19. lolly says:

    A very big day indeed – sorry I am late to give congratulations :)
    If I recall, we talked lenses too! (that guy in the Park?) I know how to use them :) but of course, I am glad that our friendship has grown “out of the blog”. I remember when we first met “in person” in Columbia, and your mom was waiting with you.
    The new design looks amazing. Can’t wait for a big reveal!

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