Friday Links: FOs From Around Blogland!

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There used to be a time when knit blogs exploded with finished knits and posts. Work in progress shots, discussions on which yarns to choose, and how the project was shaping up, kept my Bloglines feed alive with posts that made my work productivity low. 

I suppose it was the gift/curse of Ravelry. It allowed people to post their projects so easily for all to see without having to create a blog post. Soon you didn't need a blog to showcase your knits – it could be done easily with a post to your notebook. Suddenly my Bloglines feed updated less and less as the blogs became quiet. (Funny at about the same time I got a promotion at work… I kid, I kid.)

Some people think I'm a part of a "dying breed", but I know better. There are SO many of us still out there updating our little corner of the internet with our knit stories. One of my favorite things to do is to read the comments section on blogs I'm subcribed to and click on a random commenter. I go to their blog and click through to another blog. Click, click, click – going from one blog to the next. I found Dear Knits Tara that way and to be honest I can't imagine not reading her blog! 

The internet is a vast world with so many nooks and crannies and it's easy to get wrapped up in your "circle" of sites. Sometimes you need to click through and branch out.

With that said I give you my For the Love of Knit Blogs FO posts! I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite FOs from the blogs I read.  Some of them I'm sure you all know, while others may be new to you! Either way, enjoy! (and maybe even comment here, there, everywhere! We all are lovers of comments – helps the "garden grow"!)

Bestitched – Kristen's Birthday Sweater

Knitted Bliss Julie's Wasabi Cream and Sugar Cowl

Persimmontea's Rusted Root 

Mia's – Field of Daisys

Tara's Thanks Teach Totes (I know it's sewing but so cute!)

Helen's Offset Wraplan

Alex's Darla (which is a new pattern too! very cool!)

Jessica's Sheep Yokes x2

Vickie's Boy-O-Boy 

keep on knitting!

PS. I will SO have some FO posts next week, for now above is my swatch for my Melanie's Wrap in Quince & Co. Lark left over from my Belfast Hoodie. And that amazing bag? It's Knitterella Jill's amazing project bag, go get one!

15 thoughts on “Friday Links: FOs From Around Blogland!

  1. Jill says:

    I think that with anything, evolution is a huge part. We used to document everything on Ravelry, but now I couldn’t tell you the last time I updated anything there. Life? Not really sure . . . but the knitting continues. And you’re so not a dying breed. Just an evolving one.


  2. Vicki says:

    Haha! Sometimes it feels a little lonely in my little corner of the internet these days, but I’m not ready to close the shutters yet — no way! Thanks for sending a few my way today. I had fun checking out everyone else on the list (and then some!).


  3. melissa says:

    Thanks for linking to all those FOs! Some I had seen, but some I hadn’t, so I also learned about some new blogs. Thanks!


  4. amber says:

    yippee! i love putting my notes on my fo’s on my blog. i just put one up today actually, but when i think about it, i might like blogging about my projects because i like to ramble on and on……
    the world needs both ravelry and blogs. what would we do without a queue (use paper? pshhhaaa), and what would we do to occupy the time when we are supposed to be doing something else??


  5. kristin says:

    Thanks for all the links! Those were great.
    I still love to blog about my (shamefully small in number) FOs, but I do use Ravelry to keep copious notes, such as “do not ever try this again.” But I’m pretty sure nobody reads my Ravelry notes, so it’s good to double-post sometimes so others can learn from my numerous mistakes.


  6. Heather says:

    Well we are cut of the same cloth, because I, too, love to click-click-click and read new blogs. I’ve recently just added a bunch of new rss feeds to my line-up and I must say that it’s fun to include these fresh new talents in my stable of must-read blogs:)


  7. Mia says:

    OMG Margaux! I know we’ve talked about this before and I so agree with you. Sometimes it’s just easier to post a pic on ravelry and not take the time to put together a post, because let’s be honest, writers block does happen. Thanks sooo much for featuring me, and sorry for falling behind on my blog reading. <3 Mia


  8. Tara says:

    Well isn’t that just the sweetest thing EVER! :) I was wondering where the new commenters on my blog came from, heh. You’re just a lovely person, Margaux. I can’t imagine not reading you either! xxx


  9. debbieamy says:

    Thank you for all the links. I have just been thinking that many of the “knitting blogs” that I have been following are getting to be more about gardens and politics and travel and other things than knitting anymore. You have led me to a few new to me blogs that I plan to begin to read regularly as I find the time.


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