Sunday, August 31, 2008

375 days











Here I was all ready to roll out the balloons and streamers to honor my first Blogiversary, today August 31- one whole year of blogging, and over 140,000 visitors (okay some of them are me just checking things, but not 140k worth), with prizes and everything as a thanks to everyone who has visited, and commented, and passed the word along, and just been here with me for this last year.

And then I checked my old posts because I couldn't remember what I said in my first one (you know, a sort of nostalgic look back), and discovered that my first post was made on August 21, 2007.


No wonder Blog has been sulky and silent for days, giving me the eye and not even thanking me for the flowers I bought this morning.

But I'll make it up, I promise. With drawings and prizes- a copy of I Heart Felt, a copy of 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, and though neither one is published yet, a copy of Luxury One Skein Wonders (out in October, I have a project in the book), and a copy of The Prayer Shawl Companion (out toward the end of September- not only do I have a project in the book, that's my shawl on the cover). And maybe a couple other prizes to be announced later. Lots of prizes, lots of winners!

All you have to do to enter is post a comment to this post between now and Tuesday. I'll draw names-I'll mail I Heart Felt and 101 Designer One Skein Wonders right away, the others will go out as soon as the books are published.
Do be sure to add your name to your comment- I have no idea who writes anonymous unsigned posts. Winners will be announced on Wednesday!
It's been a great year! Thanks to all!




63 comments:

Knitnik said...

Congratulations! You are very prolific in your writing, knitting, and spinning. I can't wait until the sock book comes out!

ambermoggie said...

Happy belated Blogaversary. It was on my birthday(21st)
amber

Robin C said...

Congrats on the anniversary. I love the Prayer Shawl book, never done one but lovely and your shawl on the cover is marvelous. And wow, another one skein book, with Luxury yarns, i'll have to get that, I have the first two. What exciting news to read on your blog. Look forward to reading more in the coming days. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION!
Robin in Virginia

Woven ~N~ Spun said...

Happy Blogaversary to you. May you continue to inspire us for years to come.
Kimberly

KarenS said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations on getting the cover shot on the new prayer shawl book!

debd94 said...

Happy (Belated!) Anniversary. Thank you for blogging. I came upon your blog after I heard you with Kelly Petkun. Then I bought both felting books, which are marvelous! Thank you for sharing your talent and terrific designs with us.
Debbie D.

duraknit said...

Kathleen, I had no idea you'd only been writing this for a year. I guess I found you pretty near the beginning, then, and you've got me into a lot of trouble! I went willingly. . .and can't wait to see all those socks you knit this year

Elizabeth D in PA

Charles said...

Happy Anniversary.

Jennifer said...

I so enjoy reading your blog. Congratulations on your anniversary, even it you are a little late.
Jennifer Wollesen

Marjukka said...

Happy Blogaversary to you from Finland too :)

Lil Knitter said...

You're not alone...I totally let my own blogaversary slip right by. :P
I can't seem to keep up with anything these days.
Happy Late Blogaversary!
Hugs!

Frankie said...

Happy Blogiversarry!! Wow! A whole year already . . . I've been reading since just about the beginning -- love your blog! Happy knitting!

Allison said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm looking forward to seeing the new books!

Diane said...

Best wishes! All of these publications will mean exciting times for you, although you most likely did the work ages ago!
Diane KW

Teresa said...

Wow! Happy blogaversary! I loved your knitting patterns as well as you humour. :D

Jessica said...

Happy blogiversary.

Karen said...

Happy blogiversary! A whole year...I can only imagine, as a relative newcomer to this blogging thing. But I can totally imagine you having 140K+ readers! Congratulations, and blog on!

Karen said...

Wow! Happy Anniversary!

Karen in KS

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary Kathleen!

joannamauselina said...

And again, Happy Anniversary! I too, can't believe it has been only a year. It seems like I have known you for a long time.

FiberGeek said...

Happy Anniversary to you even if it is late. I so enjoy your blog and I love your felting books!

Fríða said...

happy blogiversary Kathleen! I don´t believe I have ever commented before, but I read your blog with great interest. and of course I would like to be included in the prize-drawing.
best wishes from Iceland
Frida

Teish said...

Hey! Congratulations! I really do enjoy your blog. :-) Another One Skein book? Oh bliss! I have the other two, and I LOVE them! I'll have to add it to my list of Knitting books that I want for Christmas! BTW, when IS the sock book coming out? I'm anxious for that too!

Anne said...

Dear Kathleen, Congratulations! I have enjoyed following all your varied interests in addition to your fabulous knitting projects.

LizzieHelen said...

Happy (Belated) Blogiversary!!! I've enjoyed your entries all year from the Friday Freebies, to the paper dolls, to your mysteries--and more. Your blog is one of the few I use Bloglines for (so I don't miss any entries). Keep blogging, please!! Can't wait for the sock book, too.

Did you see the review of I [heart] Felt in BookPage for August?

loribird said...

Congratulations and happy, happy blogiversary (however belated!) Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog :)

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary to you!!!

I love reading your blog and, of course, looking at all your pictures. The jelly looked great!

Thanks and include me in the drawing.

Bunny said...

Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy your blog. I went out and found a copy of one of your mysteries (Friday) and I am really enjoying it too.

Anonymous said...

Congrats. I've enjoyed every minute of the last year (and ten days)!

Kathy Sue said...

That was me . the Anonymous above. I'll figure this thing out yet!

btraxsd said...

Congratulations! Since I have started reading your blog, I have been amazed at how much(knitting, writing, everything) you seem get done! Thanks for sharing all with us!
Bobbie T.

Lisa said...

Congratulations! You are really an inspiration with your knitting. Someday, I hope, I'll be able to knit that well. Until then I'll live vicariously through your blog!

Mikaela said...

Congratulations from a regular member of the 140,000! Keep up the good (and entertaining) work!

Donna said...

Happy Blogversary,
I'm one of those 140K visitors, always enjoying your posts and pics. I, too, can't wait for the sock book to come out. Here's too many more blogversarys.

Stickchicky said...

Happy Blogiversary plus 10!the shawl on the cover looks lovely!

Mary Keenan said...

Yay Kathi! A whole year plus a vacation's worth of blogs - how lucky we've been to be able to share the ride and share with others the fun things you post here (my friend did get a hoot out of the manly men paper dolls you made from the 70s pattern books, btw.) Many congrats and even more thanks!

Donna.in VA said...

Ah, every relationship has its little bumps in the road. I'm sure the blog will forgive you.

hag too said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
Only a year? I thought you had been blogging longer than that. I guess I've been here from the first then. I would love the Luxury Yarn One skein Wonders, I have the other two, so this would make a great addition to my collection.

Blessings, Patti

Kathy/Mom/Bedstemor said...

Congratulations on your Blogoversary plus 10. I'll be watching for the luxury yarn book to come out ... I have the yarn ready and waiting!

freshisle said...

Congratulations! I enjoy your blog very much and appreciate that you share so much. Here's to many more blogging years!

Mikatana said...

Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary!You inspire me as I want to write a book about knitting and do a blog nd I knit prayer shawls. At the last 3 churchs (over a period of many years, all home moved related)I have started Prayer Shawl Ministries.

Linda said...

Happy Blogaversary, Kathleen! And thank you for the suggested reading. I am in a total slump and will be taking your list to the library tomorrow.
Linda

CraftyCarole said...

congratulations... you have so much to share! My 2nd blogiversary is coming up (I can't believe it) Love your work and your blog is really art!

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, thanks so much for the inspiration and information you provide to us on a daily basis! Looking forward to many more years of your wisdom.

Carol from Alabama

Deborah said...

I am very happy to wish you a happy anniversary. I own most of your books and had pre-ordered the luxury one skein, and I didn't even know you were in it but I own the previous 2. I love your felting books and I wish I had your talent! I look forward to another year of your blog as again I say Happy Anniversary!

barbarab said...

Happy Blogaversary Kathi!
I've enjoyed reading your blog, seeing your paper dolls and cooking your recipes. Still don't knit! Barbara

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I enjoy your blog, I like the Thursday paper dolls, I had no idea there were so many different types. Thanks for blogging, and many more happy years!

Peggy said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading your blog and have been encouraged to start one of my own (http://flockewe.blogspot.com/)
I hope you have fun at the Fair and go ahead...eat some funnel cake!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I hope it has been as much fun for you to write this blog as it has been for me to read it!

Jessica
TwinKnitting

Northmoon said...

Happy Blogversary!! I love reading your blog, thanks for sharing your thoughts and projects.

Janice said...

Thanks so much, I enjoy your blog immensely.

OzKnitter said...

Happy Blogiversary Kathleen! (and hopefully many more)

I didn't know there was a new One-Skein Wonders due out, so thanks for letting me know. The cover looks gorgeous.

knitster said...

Congratulations on your year. I know i love the paper dolls and the other stuff. I read yours everyday along with the Yarn harlot and can't wait til Idol is back cos I miss your Idol blogging.

Rosie said...

Yay! One year! I really enjoy your blog and seeing what you're making!

Kathy said...

Happy Blogaversary, Kathleen. I read your blog everyday. Can;t wait to get the Prayer Shawl book and the one skein book for my collection. Thanks, Kathy

Glenda said...

Once again, I am delighted to be able to read your writing on line, and can't wait to do some knitting from your books! (once I finish up a few of the 34 projects I currently have started.) I am especially excited about the upcoming sock book!

Leslie said...

Congrats on your first blogiversary! I just found your blog today and am going to add you to my blog roll. Oh! And thanks for the adorable slipper pattern. Love love love it!

AlisonWonderland said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary! I first found you and your blog when I heard your interview on the Knitpicks podcast. Ever since, you've been in my feeds and I catch up with you daily!

danielle said...

Happy belated blogiversary! I always enjoy reading your blog...and have sent it to others to read - especially a friend who loves paper dolls! I am a big fan of your writing...and totally miss your mysteries!

Jackie said...

Happy anniversary. Love your blog and your books. I just started felting and I am loving it.

cadidier said...

Happy Blogiversary from one of your Rav friends...

Thanks so much with all the lovely things you share with us.

Carol in Oregon (aka rogueknitter)

maxine said...

So it's Tuesday that I am reading this, perhaps something serendipitous in that. Crossing my fingers...

Heather K said...

Happy Blogiversary! Yours is one of the few blogs that I read faithfully, a well-written blogger with a diverse range of interests that happily correspond with my own. I DO hope that we will see more of your Friday Freebies, they were such fun. But in the meantime, I shall merrily read along. Smiles, Heather