A Look Back: Day One

So, I have been thinking about this for awhile now. As my blog has grown and changed over the last 4+ years, I thought it might be fun to take a look back at a few of the earlier posts.

For this week only, I will be reposting one of my older posts for you to enjoy. I hope you like reading them!

This post was originally posted on October 10, 2006. It was my first blog post with pictures and everything. It's funny to me to read this because it was before I really knew about yarn stores and it was pre-Ravelry. OMG pre-Ravelry! :)

Well, here are the coasters that I knit on Sunday. I quite enjoy them. I saw them on an episode of Knitty Gritty on DIY a couple of weeks ago and thought "Hey, I think I can knit that." Some leftover yarn and a couple hours later I had my set of four coasters. I think my friend Claire will enjoy them...they will match her kitchen. I used yarn I already had, which is always a good thing because a) I use up yarn I am tired of looking at and 2) I will soon have room for more yarn, which really is the key factor in this equation. You can find the pattern for these coasters here. I used some cheap 100% acrylic yarn that I had in my stash (I used TLC Essentials, Worsted Weight yarn in two different colors: 2672 Lt Thyme and 2916 Island). I am quite pleased with the result. I definitely will be knitting up some more of these for Christmas gifts. Ah, the Christmas knitting. Will it ever end?

I also knit a couple of wine cozy as part of my let's use up some yarn and get some Christmas knitting done at the same time plan. I found this pattern on Knitty.com. You can find the pattern for this wine cozy here. I really really like the way it turned out. I more than like it, I love it. I know that I am going to have no choice but to knit one for myself!

Hmm, in other news, my sister, Melissa, thinks my knitting blog is out of control (and not in a good way). I think she is off her rocker. I think it's smart. I knit a lot of stuff and then give it away, and I think it's nice to remember what I have knit. Just wait, in a year she will have her own knitting blog and then she will want to be my knitting blog friend!

And with that, it is back to knitting. I am working on some American Girl doll clothes for a little girl who is going to be getting one of these dolls for Christmas this year. I find patterns for these dolls to be few and far between in the land of free patterns on the internet, but I like what I have and I think everything will turn out nicely. We will see. . . .

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