...is when this all started...I hit publish on my first post (no link- it just said I'm here).
I had been reading blogs for about 2 months and had a job that afforded a load of down time. So, "Why not.", thought I, it shouldn't be too hard to knit and talk about it, too. Well, here I am three years later still in Blogland...a very different Blogland than it was back then. It's bigger, full of celebs, full of designers and more dynamic than anyone thought it would be (don't you think?). I knew there would be community (we all knit, for heaven sake), but I didn't know the extent to which yarn and needles would connect us. Many of my 'best' friends, the people I 'talk' to daily are here in Blogland. We are connected throughout the day, easily available to each other and that makes for a strong friendships. My 'real' friends often wonder why I'm not around as much and it's in large part due to having so many friends, true friends here...in cyberspace. Is that a sad thing or an amazingly wonderful one? Both, is my answer.
The very best thing to happen during the three years I've had a home in Blogland was Rhinebeck last October. To visit face to face, spend time hanging, knitting and shopping to with many of my pals was a true highlight...not only by Blogland standards, but a highlight of my 'real' life, too.
I just love to revisit these pictures and think of the friendships that grew stronger with my visit. I miss you all everyday!
Being in Blogland has produced many friendships close to home, too. I'm not sure I would have met Susan, Miriam, Blogless Karen, Anne or any number of the Ewe-tah Grrls. Anne, who I helped enticed from Vermont to Utah, has now opened a great shop full of fibery goodness. And, what a great name she chose! Congrats on Wooly Wonka Fibers, Anne and may it be very successful. I'll be doing my part to make sure it is!
There have been some ups and downs over the three years, as Blogland is surprisingly like 'real' life. There are people who don't understand you, and visa versa, people you can't connect with in a positive way, and people who turn their back and walk away. As in 'real life' you can hurt someones feelings, cause a rift, or make lasting friendships. Life is very real here in our virtual world, too.
As a way of thanking you for taking time everyday to come here and read, to spend time with me and share who you are, I am giving away some prizes. Three prizes for three years.
The fun bubblegum roving from Amy will hopefully become a nice handspun sock yarn...
Fleece Artistsock yarn in Hercules...
and Textiles A Mano 50silk/50 wool skein around 660 yds.
So, here is the part where you must perform in order to be in the running for prizes.
When at a large dinner party, surrounded with people I don't know well or have met for the first (and perhaps last) time, it has been my ploy to ask each person to reveal a little secret about themselves. Nothing too daring, dangrerous or shocking, just a little tidbit. Something that will help the rest of us at the table can get a sense of the person. This technique has started some very interesting, and long lasting conversations. So, that's what I'm asking you to do...reveal a little secret about yourself, something you feel comfortable sharing, something you may not reveal to others often.
We all have secrets...now share yours! Everyone who leaves a little tidbit behind will be put into the drawing for several prizes which will be given away on March 14th...another special day in March.