Sunday, April 23, 2006

The First Year

Today is our first blogiversary! And to be honest I can't believe it has been a year. We started this blog to help us keep in touch. When Nonnahs moved to LA, we quickly realized that we were losing track of her knitting. She would say how she picked up this really pretty yarn or started this totally cute little top, and we'd say - send pictures! So starting a blog seemed like the perfect thing to do. Not only could we all see what we were making, we never missed out on some of those stupid details of everyday life that sometimes you forget to mention during a phone call.

But from those humble beginnings, we started venturing out. Joining knit alongs and saying - 'hey' to people we felt a connection with. We have met some great people from all over the world - people that we call our friends even if we have never even met them. And that's pretty amazing when you think about it.

On a personal note, knitting and blogging have also changed me. I am a very "have a couple close friends, love the comfort of my own home, rather watch a movie than go to a club" kind of person. There have been times that I refused to go to a party because I didn't want to be around so many people I didn't know. However, there is something about knitting that has empowered me. And something about blogging that has made me more bold. I am now fully capable of walking into a knit salon full of strangers, sit down, start chatting and have fun. I have met some wonderful friends this way, people that I have a ton in common with and who I never would have met, if I hadn't gotten the nerve to venture out of my comfort zone.

So, to all the people we have met over the last year. To all the people who we have come to know and call our friends. Thank you!

8 comments:

Mouse said...

Happy One Year y'all! Here's to many more years of blogging. I totally agree with you about blogging making you more bold.. I would have never done the things I'm doing now 2 years ago.

Chris said...

Happy Blogiversary to all of you! I'm glad to be getting to know you through your blog. And many happy returns!

Theresa said...

Congratulations! Here's to another year of good blogging fun!

Nonnahs said...

Yay, Happy Blogiversary to us! On one hand, I can't believe it's "already" been a year and on the other, I can't belive it's "only" been a year. We have had so much fun expanding our environments- both in blogland and in "real" life. When we first started, we thought the blog would be just a private little place for us to keep track of each other and keep in touch. While I am so pleased that it has accomplished that goal, I am also so happy that it has allowed us to meet new friends and to grow as knitters. Who knew?

Love to my girls, and to all of our new friends for visiting us regularly and being a part of our lives. Thanks so much!

Jennifer said...

Happy blogiversary, ladies! Glad to have you all in blogland.

Tara said...

Happy blogiversary! Cheers to many more!

Melissa said...

congrats!! Isn't it cool how blogs can generate friends??? Gosh, one of these days I really have to make it to knitsalon or to the saturday group. I tend to get stuck in my comfort zone, too. I was thinking of going this past saturday, but my man and I went hiking instead. Did you go?

Nasus said...

Seriously, it's been a year?! We need to open up some more wine to celebrate (after my finals...)