Scratching the Itch
Today's not only February 1, 2011, it's also my 7th Blogiversary.
As always, Miss White is up for a party.
Here is my first unsteady post from February 1, 2004.
Geesh, no photos! I can't imagine doing a post without photos today.
I started blogging as a way to capture the progress of my crocheting and budding knitting projects. Although it's always been public, I didn't start it to gain followers or meet people, or as a writing exercise, or to share my life.
However it's become that and more, and I'm grateful for it.
All Thru the Years
Excuse this trip down the cobblestones of memory lane, but indulge me for today...
Favorite Posts: A Life Between Us has to be my favorite Someone wrote that this post brought tears to their eyes, and that brought tears to mine.
Another of my favorites is Named for Me; I have yet to start that tank. Of course, I have the yarn.
Favorite Projects: I adore my Eponymous Cardi, and wear it often. My Horse Around Purse is hanging from my chair as I type (oh the yarn drama), and we often sack out in front of the television cuddled under the Noro Sock Afghan.
I guess I should throw in the Solo Tank. I'm very pleased with it.
Of Course, There's a Contest (or Flattery May Get You Something)
Enough of me admiring my own posts and projects; I want to hear from you. Please comment on something you like about the blog--a post, project, whatever, and I'll enter you into a drawing for a book.
My friend Heather Solos is the brains behind one of my favorite blogs, Home-Ec 101.com, and her book is hitting the streets next month, and excited that she is graciously donating a couple of books for the contest.
I have actually exploded an egg in a microwave--literally had egg on my face-- so no one is going to mistake me for Martha Stewart, but I get so much from Heather's sensible and sane approach to running a household, and I think any and everyone can benefit from it.
The contest will run thru Thursday, and I'll have Patrick pick the winners although he doesn't know it yet. I may have Mauve finished; I may not.
What's more is that I will make the winners a small project (hat, scarf, mitts, dishcloth--who knows) of my own choosing to add to the book.
So, let the praise begin! Keep in mind, however, that you won't get the book until next month.
Thanks to all of you for reading, commenting, complementing, and encouraging through the seven years of VCB. You have been wonderful, and you keep me coming back.
Of course, a true celebration wouldn't be complete without a Crowded House reference. Long time readers know of my obsession.
Most of all, thanks for allowing me to share with you a little of the world where I live. It means a lot to me.