Thursday, June 15, 2006

One year blog anniversary

One whole year ago, I decided to start a blog after reading and lurking around on some lovely, inspirational blogs. I've really enjoyed blogging and "meeting" some new friends. Here's to many more years.

Even though I've been doing this for a year, I am so bad at the technical side of blogging. I don't understand html. I've only just learned to add buttons. I look up Blogger help every time I need to add a link. Arrgghhh. Tech savvy, it just ain't me.

But I am making one small progress on the sock knitting front. Here's a partially completed sock. Managed to knit the heel flap and I'm now on the gusset. This tiny project has been a major pain the proverbial. I have knitted most of the sock at least 3 or 4 times. It's still not right. I was supposed to cast on 40 stitches . So 16, 16 plus 18. Off I go happily knitting away until the heel flap. Wait.... I've just cast on 50 stitches not 40. It's way too big for the kids. I'm not going to have enough yarn for a pair. I've already ripped it back so many times that I can't do it anymore. Sooo, it'll be my trial sock. Oh wait, maybe even a very small Christmas stocking. I'll just have to make more socks.
Another present for myself arrived in the post today. 2 more books from Amazon. Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan and And So To Bed by Lucinda Guy. Both amazing books for different reasons.
The construction of each design in Knitting Nature is innovative and eye-opening. Here's 3 of my favourites, Sand dollar sweater, Roundabout Leaf Tank and Phyllo Yoked Sweater. But I understand there are some errors in the pattern. Check out the Knitting Nature Knitalong.

The designs in Lucinda Guy's book is just so adorable. Very sweet designs and the illustraions are very cute. More things to include in my to knit list.


Mimi said...

At least the yarn have happy colors. Oh that's the famous knitting Nature and the kids book is lovely. Enjoy them!

Rain said...

Happy bloggiversary!

I love the colours in the sock yarn, it's turning out beautifully.

kateandmonsters said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary! I'm a big book collecter too (you should see how many knitting books I have! Some just to have the collection and to look at...). Growing up my mum was a librarian so I also feel like spending money on books isn't a bad thing. Also love internet retailing now that I've got a 2yr old and a 5 month old...

Love the bolero:)

my first socks are also still on the needle - after 3 months...

ra said...

hang in there with those socks, it IS worth it, honestly.

and a big Happy Blogiversary.