11.26.2008

Happy Blogiversary To Me....

Wow, Everyone. A whole year has passed since I started this blog! I look back at some of those early blog posts and just cringe... ahhh the pictures are so... so.. ugh....
Yes, over this year I have learned so much about knitting, blogging, taking pictures....and now for the best part... I've met all of you! We'll a lot of you.... those of you who comment anyway...
It has been so much fun for me to share my finished projects and knitting nightmares with you. I love to receive all of your kind, funny and encouraging comments.
So basically what I'm trying to say is "Thanks for reading!"
In honor of my 'blogiversary" Id like to announce a drawing for my readers...
Leave a comment under this post telling me some of your favorite blogs that you like to read. I'll randomly choose a winner and send you some yarn and the new Winter issue of Interweave Knits when it comes available.
You have until December 15th to enter.
Thanks again to all of you! All of you have really made my blogging experience so rewarding!

26 comments:

Rilana said...

Happy Blogiversary! :-)

5 of my favorite blogs to read:

Shetland Trader - http://shetlandtrader.blogspot.com/

Wendy Knits - http://wendyknits.net/

Ysolda - http://ysolda.com/wordpress/

Storm Moon Knits - http://thestormmoon.blogspot.com/

BrainyLady - http://brainylady.blogspot.com/

knittinwolf said...

Happy Blogiversary! I remember when you first started this! I was even your first comment!:) Love ya!

5 blogs I read:

duh the nevernotknitting blog!

http://dsknits2.blogspot.com my TN buddy

http://natredknits.blogspot.com/ another buddy

http://chanknits.wordpress.com my friend Chan

http://g-girl-knittingadventures.blogspot.com/ another buddy

theres a lot more I love too

Valerie said...

Happy Blogiversary and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Blogs I read....
nevernotknitting
texas purl girl
hello yarn
see eunny knit
twist blog
manic purl podcast blog(yarnsproutknits)
yarn harlot
kimknits
I don't read as many blogs anymore because there are so many forums on Ravelry now!! Who can keep up?

mama dialogues said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

I also follow my "friends blogs" reader in Ravelry. Feel free to look them up through my username: brunettemama.

I also check:

www.simplemom.net
www.soulemama.com

and these are not blogs but I check:

www.etsy.com (I peruse the frontpage)
and
www.amazon.com (my gold box picks)

These are what I check everyday.

Cheers to the next exciting year!

angelknits said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I enjoy reading your blogs and you give me a lot of insights, ideas and the next thing I know, my queue is getting longer!
My favourite blogs are:
nevernotknitting
craftlover: craftlover.wordpress.com
ysolda: ysolda.com/wordpress
cosmicpluto: cosmicpluto.com/blog
brooklyntweed: http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com
sixoneseven: http://sixoneseven.blogspot.com
marie: http://marniemaclean.com/words

The list can go longer.....my favourite blog list actually is longer....just like my queue!

Daisy said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY ALANA!

Here are some of my favorite blogs to read...

Never Not Knitting (OF COURSE!)
http://nevernotknitting.blogspot.com/

Knit & Tonic
http://www.knitandtonic.net/knitandtonic/

Yarn Harlot
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog

Sock Lady Spins
http://sockladyspins.blogspot.com

Knitting and Sewing and all forms of procrastination. . .
http://kasiaiscarly.blogspot.com/

The Wiltin Rose
http://thewiltinrose.blogspot.com/

Looking Up in the Downpour
http://lookingupinthedownpour.blogspot.com/

Poethead said...

Oh, wow! I love anniversaries and contests! Here's a few blogs I love:

Knitspot.com
Ysolda.com
http://shetlandtrader.blogspot.com/

Ysolda - http://ysolda.com/wordpress/
Marie Grace Designs
Brooklyn Tweed
Coiled (Kat Coyle)
SpillyJane
Never No Knitting
Seed Stitch
Sknitty
KnitandTonic
MustaaVilla
CosmicPluto
Hello Yarn
Wendy Knits

Wow!! A LOT!!
Thanks for the contest!

Pam said...

I read spindyeknit by Alison Hyde, and of course, Nevernotknitting! Ummm, I think that's really about it on a regular basis.

Happy Bloggiversary! And thanks for the contest!

sweetp said...

COngrats!! I think my 1yr is coming up sometime soon too. Will have to go have a look.

http://princesspea.org/
http://frillbow.wordpress.com/
http://50villapeikkoa.blogspot.com/

Enjoy!

Christina said...

Happy Blogiversary!

There are a lot of blogs I like (some of which have been listed) so I'll add a few that haven't gotten a mention yet:

The Panopticon
http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/

Doll
http://mimikirchner.com/blog/

Live and Let Learn
http://livnletlrn.blogspot.com/

Luckybeans
http://luckybeans.typepad.com/

The Daily Coyote
http://www.dailycoyote.net/

Kitten said...

Happy Anniversary of the day you started to blog. Here are several of my favorite blogs:

Knits Notes Etc
http://www.knitsnotesetc.com/

The Purl Bee
http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/

A Mingled Yarn
http://amingledyarn.wordpress.com/

Clumsy Knitter said...

Thank YOU--for the blog as well as the fun podcast. :)

I read lots of blogs, but the lesser-known ones that I really like are:

Knitting with a Y - http://knittingwithay.blogspot.com/

Learner's Per-knit - http://learnersperknit.blogspot.com/

Green Apples - http://stitchywitch.wordpress.com/

Gingerbread said...

Happy blog, I didn't follow right at the beginning you caught me later, but I enjoy my visits.http://spookyknitting.blogspot.com http://littlejennywren.blogspot.com
http://dragonfliesandchickens.blogspot.com
http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk
http://theraineysisters.com

Beverly said...

Congratulations on reaching one whole year ... and many more!

5 of my favorite blogs besides NNK are:

www.iliveonafarm.com
Go back to the beginning to read how Firefly arrived on a farm in western NY from LA ...

www.messythrillinglife.blogspot.com
You'll laugh with Brin, you'll cry with Brin ...

www.jarlady.blogspot.com
Warm and fuzzy family life at Willow Way Knitting ...

www.theletteredcottage.com
Layla has SO much decorating talent ...

... and with a different style but just as much talent is Kim at:
www.deardaisycottage.typepad.com

Kathy said...

Happy One Year Blogiversary!
Some of my favorites are:
NeverNotKnitting ;)
AudKnits
http://audknits.com/

BrooklynTweed
http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/

Dancing Ewe (place of employment!)
http://www.dancingewe.blogspot.com/

JanelleKnits (and spins!)
http://janelleknits.blogspot.com/

LittleSesameKnits
http://littlesesameknits.blogspot.com/

SockPixie
http://sockpixie.blogspot.com/

WildeThymeKnits
http://wildethymeknitter.blogspot.com/

BaxterKnits
http://baxterknits.blogspot.com/

Whitney said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!
Some of my favorite blogs to read are:

http://verypink.com
http://mamieknits.blogspot.com
http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com
http://alison.knitsmiths.us/
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/
http://bloggybabybumpers.blogspot.com
http://www.sunshineyarns.com/blog
http://flashbangfibers.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

Happy blogaversary Alana.
Most of my favorites have already been listed.
I'm not sure I saw this one though
http://tiennie.com/
http://knittywhipped.blogspot.com/

haileysmomscat said...

Hi! Happy Blogiversary!

Anyway 2 of my all time favorite knitting blogs to read are

http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/

and

http://carrieoke.net/

Handcrafted Accents said...

Happy Blogiversary!

The ONLY blog I have ever read is NeverNotKnitting.... so it is the only one I can list here! Your podcast is the ONLY one I have ever listened to also! I am enjoying both of them. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into both!

AudKnits said...

Thanks for a year of sharing your beautiful projects with us!

Here are my favorite blogs:
NeverNotKnitting (of course!)

Berroco Design Studio
http://blog.berroco.com/feed/

Brooklyn Tweed
http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/

Knitting In Color
http://knittingincolor.blogspot.com/

nonaKnits and nonaSwatches
http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaknits/
http://nonaknits.typepad.com/nonaswatches/

Ysolda
http://ysolda.com/wordpress/Ysolda

knotmuchofaknitter said...

Hi Alana! I just discovered you and am working my way through your podcasts - excellent work!! Do you really have to take a break? What will I listen to... ;)

Among many others, I read

Zeneedle (Margene)
Shut Up and Knit (Cookie)
The Joy of Socks (Fairygodknitter)
Bellsknits (Bells)

Susanne said...

My favourite 5 are
The Plucky Knitter
Gib Knits (she needs to update)
LaceFreak
Knot Much of a Knitter
Jane Brocket
Happy Blogiversary and keep going!!
love your blog

Cathi said...

Happy Blogiversary, Alana! Wow, that went by fast, didn't it? You will have fun reading all these lists of blogs. Here are a couple more that I enjoy.
Posie gets Cozy
Confessions of a Pioneer Woman
Things Soo Likes
The Rainey Sisters
and of course Rebekah's Yarn

Andrea and Grant said...

Love your blog. I'm a beginner knitter and enjoyed your baby leg warmies post. I just finished my third pair.

Some of my favorite blogs:

Soule Mama- http://soulemama.typepad.com/

Little Birdie Secrets- http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/

Homemade by Jill- http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/

Knitted Zebra said...

What a fun way to find out about more blogs to read!! Great idea!

In addition to your blog, I also enjoy reading:
http://www.januaryone.com

http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/

http://www.fishbonedesigns.net/

http://www.keyboardbiologist.net/knitblog/

There are so many great blogs out there, so I will stop there.

Happy Blogiversary!!!
Delores aka Knitted Zebra

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary!

I read quite a few blogs. A lot of the knitting ones have already been listed here (Yarn Harlot, CosmicPluto, The Plucky Knitter...) , but I also like cooking blogs (such as http://smittenkitchen.com/) and funny blogs (such as http://www.lookydaddy.com/).