Fat quarters from the Cotton+Steel collection

I don’t tend to make a big deal about anniversaries but I’ve been told it’s perhaps because I don’t take enough time to “celebrate wins”. But this surely must be a win. To have somehow made it to the ten-year mark with this little corner of the internet… where I’ve documented my learning experiences in knitting, dyeing, spinning, and weaving. I’m eternally grateful that this technology exists and that it made possible these precious connections with other crafters around the world. Thank you to all the people who have read this blog and followed along with my smattering of crafty exploits.

They say, on average, hobbies last about three years at a time. So I’m pleasantly surprised with myself that even after ten years of crafting and writing, I still feel as wide-eyed and keen as I did with my first post. Ten years ago today, I was naively awaiting the arrival of several online yarn purchases (typical)… Today, I find myself sitting at my computer, surrounded by a half-completed baby quilt that I’m in love with, an in-progress Lush cardigan (in the new Mulberry colourway), and a pack of fat quarters cut from the new Cotton & Steel collection… The fact that this little packet of fabric has made me super giddy all day and slightly distracted from my “real work” is evidence to me that I still love making things with beautiful materials above all else.

I think I’ll celebrate this “win” with a little knitting, True Blood, and ice cream.

Contest time!

Leave a comment here about how knit blogging has changed for you over the past 10 years. Has Instagram replaced blogs for you? Or do you still make time to read your favourite blogs? We’ll do a draw on October 15th, 2014 and one lucky random commenter will get a swanky and stuffed swag bag from us! Come share in the discussion!