When did this happen? (GIVEAWAY)

This month I am celebrating my 8th anniversary as a blogger. Yep, I went back and checked, and my blog posts started to appear (on my prior site) right around this time in 2005.

When I first dipped a toe into the blogging waters, I only knew that I liked to knit and I liked to write. I had a lot of opinions (some of which have changed, others not so much) and I was an outsider to an industry with which I was intrigued. Today I work in that industry and have therefore learned so much more about this weird wonderful world of yarn we’re all fascinated by. I’ve enjoyed blogging so much more than I anticipated when I started. And I’ve learned more than I ever thought I would, much of it stuff that I didn’t know I didn’t know.

So let’s have a little celebration this month.  I’ll start with a giveaway.

I recently released a couple of new BBF patterns, including two new cowl patterns. This is Barrowe, knit in two shades of a lush worsted weight yarn called Hannah by Lana Vida (kits are available at Loop, by the way).

brown cowl 2



Just enough colorwork to be interesting but not overwhelming.

This is Izora, knit with one skein of cushy Koigu Bulky in a simple scallop-y stitch:


pink cowl 6

(You can get Koigu Bulky and download the pattern at Loop as well. Or find the pattern alone on Ravelry.)

Leave a comment to this post with your Ravelry name and I’ll draw a winner and send him/her free PDF downloads of Barrowe and Izora — just in time for holiday knitting.  Leave your comment no later than midnight, Sunday, Nov. 3rd, EST.

Thanks for reading — and here’s to the next eight years!

14 Thoughts

  1. Bridget says:

    Being the person who convinced me to start blogging, and trying new things with my knitting, I am glad you are still around! Congratulations!

  2. Bonnie says:

    Congratulations and thanks for hosting the giveaway! My rav ID is bonniebeth.

  3. Heather start says:

    You rock ! Xoxo

  4. Janice says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I’m obstiknit on ravelry and love these patterns

  5. Loraine Guritzky says:

    Mazel Tov! Your blog is still fresh and fun after all these years. My Ravelry ID is fiberninja

  6. Marianne says:

    Congratulations on All The Things. !!!!!

    Both designs are beyond Lovely but manOman, Barrowe is calling my name. :)

  7. Julie says:

    I wasn’t even knitting eight years ago, but I’ve been enjoying your blog for at least the last three years (and I love your yarn, too). Congratulations on eight years!

    I’m jchant on Ravelry.

  8. Heather says:

    Love that sweater!

    ~ BlackberryTea <3

  9. Kristin says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Love the blog and looking forward to many powers of 8 years remaining!

  10. Ina says:

    Happy 8th Anniversary! May there be many more!

    Rav ID: jerseyknitter

  11. Shaz says:

    Congratulations on being one of my most favorite bloggers! I do hope I get to meet you in person one of these days. Just wanted to send along the wishes without being entered into the giveaway – I don’t want to be greedy after winning TWO times in the last one! ::hugs::

  12. Pam says:

    Congrats on your Blogiversary!! Here’s to many more! On ravelry, I am jusknittin. ;)

  13. Congratulations! I’ll get back to you shortly on the giveaway – i had some technical difficulties……

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