Pleased because I've managed, with one or two small lapses, to post regularly, to enjoy it, and to have met some nice people along the way.
Surprised because while there has certainly been some non-fibre-related content now and then, I've managed to blog about knitting for an entire year without actually accomplishing much. That list of Finished Objects to the right is rather meagre.
In fact, of the three projects that I wrote about in that very first post, I've managed to complete only the amigurumi piggy. Addison's cardi -- meant to be a shower present -- is languishing in my bag of WIPs, a few inches further along, but still missing its sleeves. Addison had his first birthday in May. And the Tofu-nky Baby Kimono...well, it's exactly as it appeared one year ago today: cast on, and that's it. I haven't bothered to frog it, however; I'm going to get to it...eventually.
Well, I am the Queen of the Pre-Process Knitters, after all.
So perhaps it's fitting that for today's blogiversary post I have nothing to show you. I am working on a wee project, but it's a secret one, for my partner in the Malabrigo Swap.
Instead, may I present to you my polar opposite, Alyria:
Alyria is sooooo not a Pre-Process Knitter (or crocheter). This girl churns projects out like there's no tomorrow. She picks up new skills like Piggy picks up Ben & Jerry's: frequently and with great gusto.
That's Alyria on Thursday with a few of her insanely large collection of crocheted granny squares. She learned to crochet a couple of weeks ago. Piggy, who learned how to crochet last September, has yet to figure out how to make a granny square.
But it's worse, piggies, much worse.
That's Alyria's first sock. She completed her first pair of socks a couple of months ago. (Let's try to forget about that toddler-sized one that's been living chez Piggy for months now, shall we?) Start-to-finish: one week. Boyfriend-sized socks, piggies!
If she weren't so darn cute, I'm pretty sure I'd have to kill her.
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