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Is it my Blogiversary already!?

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It all started with a Stitch N Bitch book and a pair of size 8 and nine needles.

I made little things then like small cell phone cozies or pouches for my mom to keep her rosary in.I made a scarf for my boyfriend (which he still has and is so tattered now… ahh love) and a few other small knits but didn’t truly explode until I found the knit blogs. 

It was summer and I was searching the Internet trying to find the address of a LYS called Handknits.  In my Google search however I came across a knitting blog – and what an opener to have to the blogisphere: good ol’ Cara from January One.  I remember thinking at the time at how cool this was and was shocked that they actually left each other comments.  I vaguely remember what Cara posted that day but I know I just felt compelled to leave a comment not really thinking she was going to email me back… and she did!

I started a blog that August and oh the places it has taken me.  I went through a huge "what do I want this blog to be about and why am I doing this" phase as we all do and still re-visit that often.  I changed my name about a year ago to Tentenknits from Minor Obsessions as I just felt it sounded better. I’ve met some fabulous other knitters and bloggers am excited to continue to meet and know some truly amazing people! I know I’ve become a better and skilled knitter because of the experience.

Having a blog is such a new experience.  I’ve always kept journals growing up but those were mostly stream of conscience writing where one sentence to the next had nothing to do with each other.  I probably described my latest crush or what kind of food I felt like eating that night.  Total and utter jibberish! Having a blog means you actually have an audience (albet it might be one or two) and you must try to make sense!

I consider myself a not to shabby writer with a passion to be a really great writer (and knitter, and photographer… we all want it all sometimes, no?)  My whole formal education was surrounded around the idea that I wanted to be a journalist.  However,  it’s pretty obvious at times that I am not a master of grammar.  I had found one of my old standardized testing scores (9th grade) and while I was a kick ass reader (99th percentile!) I was terrible at the language arts (79! oops).  It is a skill though which I feel like I am improving with each post.  (sometimes with a little help of a bottle of red).

And my knitting – wow.  It’s amazing to look back and see the difference from one project to the next.  It’s a blur to me now the point at which I decided to go from knitting scarves to socks and lace. When my confidence to make myself a sweater came through in full swing and now I feel ready to tackle anything. 

New project to help ween me back to the office hours.

E. Knight's Tube Top

I truly am so grateful for all the readers I have as I recognize there are thousands upon thousands of blogs out there to visit and you’ve decided to pop by mine! (WOO HOO!)  I hope you get inspired by what you read and see as I’ve been inspired by so many of you!  I too am humbled by your wonderful words and comments and I look forward to seeing what the next year of blogging and knitting and dreaming will bring.