Thursday, April 17, 2008

four years and counting

I absolutely CANNOT believe that I missed my blogversary! 4 years and 27 days of blogging, can you believe it?
I started this blog when I was....what, SEVENTEEN? Gosh, it sure seems like an eternity.
Going back on my old posts get me thinking of how much my knitting style has changed. Sure, I've learned so much more since then. I can safely say that I'm a much better knitter in terms of technique and understanding. But I can't help but feel that I used to be so much more fearless and creative when i didn't know as much.
For example, I knitted this bag more than 4 years ago, even before I started blogging.

I had NO IDEA that intarsia was supposed to be hard, or that crochet eats yarn, or that cotton stretch, or that fluffy white edging with blue and purple clash. But it was my own, I didn't even use to read pattern back then. I guess my point is that the more I learn, the more timid I become. I'd really like to get back on track and USE what I've learned over the years instead of becoming intimidated by them. Being a design student, it seems a little ironic to me that I haven't been doing any designs.

On other notes, it seems funny to me that I still have UFOs from back then, like this cardigan for my mom.

Or that I still have yarn that I bought back then in my stash now.
Or that my amount of posts per yarn seems to decline by almost 50% every year.

But blogging has been a great part of my life, and I have met amazing people through it and made great friends.
So, my resolution for 5th year of blogging is to blog more often, to become a better blogger. When I grow up I'd like to become one of those knitters who inspire others. ( what can I say,I might be 20, but I'm still a kid at heart)

It's also been a while since I've a contest, so....




5 skeins of bamboo yarn. It's actually leftover from the boobholder I made 4 years ago.

My favourite sock yarn that I never use for socks,yet.
If you'd like any of these just leave me a comment and let me know which one you'd like. I'll pick someone on 19 April at midnight GMT +1.

14 comments:

Octopus Knits said...

Happy belated blogiversary! My, the Eden bamboo yarn is lovely...

Queen of the froggers said...

Happy blogibirthday, 4 years is a long time so well done! Your knits are great so keep it up! (don't enter me for the book draw though as I have that cable one ;) )

celia said...

Happy blogiversary! I hear you on the "the more I learn the less brave I am" front. I often feel the same way

happyspider said...

happy blog-day etc. I know what you mean about those dwindling posts... ah youth was so inspirational!

alltangledup said...

congrats to your 4 year anniversary. Well done you! Personally I love the regia silk, but there are much more deserving recipients than me. I think that you are inspiring in what you knit and what you achieve.

as for losing your fearlessness, as long as we keep in perspective that it's only yarn, and so what if it doesn't work out, you'll find that new things are less intimidating. Think if it as a bell curve... totally fearless when you start and then total paranoia and finally a good comfort level and no fear.

peri said...

Happy Bloggiversary - here's to many more blog posts - showing your groovy and amazing knitting!

Mei said...

Happy Anniversary and I look forward to more great FOs from you! Personally, that bamboo yarn is gorgeous! XD

knottygnome said...

happy blogiversary! your banner is adorable--i just noticed it.

i really like your mom's sweater too. the colors look really nice.

the bamboo is gorgeous. thanks for running a contest. :-)

Bajanknitter said...

Happy Blogday!!Love all of your work you are very talented!

The Bamboo yarn is lovely but I am curious about the pic "Knitgrrl 2" is that a book?

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary! I know what you mean about getting more cautious.

(I love the sock yarn - what a pretty colour!)

shopgirl said...

congratulations on 4 great years! thanks for sharing them with us:)

dawn said...

Happy blogiversary! I love reading about your knitting projects and your pictures are always beautiful! I like the regia silk. I keep meaning to try it and just haven't yet.

Nancy McCarroll said...

I am impressed with all you have done in your life thus far! I love the blue silk yarn for sox. Today is my last sock class. I REALLY need to go since my third sock has problems that I can't figure out, so hopefully the teacher can set me right. You are too clever in teaching yourself.
Thanks for a great read.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

PS. Dumb question, but pls forgive my ignorance as I have only been blogging two months. How do you get the avatar to show up on the comment form? Thanks!