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My May SAM 3 KAL socks are complete and these are also socks for my mother for Mothers Day. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize until towards the end that a more appropriate pair should’ve been knit in spring colors, but since these are complete and there’s no time to knit another pair, they will have to do.
Pattern: Snake River Socks
Pattern Source: PersistentIllusion.com
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Green Mountain Madness
Needles: (2) KnitPicks Circular size 1 US
Notes: This is my first time knitting with Cherry Tree Hill yarn and let me just tell you it will definitely not be my last. Although the colorway isn’t one of my favorites, I must confess that the yarn was heavenly sliding through my hands to the needles. So far, this pattern has been one of my favorites not only because it was written toe-up for two circular needles, but because it was so simple to follow. These socks also fit my feet probably better than any I’ve ever knit. I suppose if they don’t fit mom, she could send them back to me. I’ll definitely keep this pattern in my sock binder to knit again in the future, but I’ll probably add the yarn overs as in the inspired River Rapid Socks just for something new.

Those silly dogs of mine kept running through all my photos, so I thought I’d include one to show you. Although the photo of the socks isn’t the best (and you have to deal with my hairy white legs), I just though it was fun to include a photo of what it’s like to be out on my backyard patio.

Also, remember those stitch markers I’ve been bugging all of you about? Well Ana opened her new online store, so please go take a look around. I can’t believe her low low prices!

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It’s like a broken record. Everywhere you look people are having a blogiversary. I believe something must have been in the water (or yarn) that month because a year ago today, I also got bit by the “blog bug”! I think I started reading 10 blogs consistently then, but as of today, I have 216 blogs that I’m subscribed to. Yes, insanity has hit an entirely new level around here. So much has happened in a year and I’ve made some great new blogging friends (although I’ve only met two of them) and I’d love to increase that number this year.

Of all the stats I located about my blog though, these are my favorite:

  • 4,776 people have visited my blog (about 1,000 of those were in February)
  • 127 posts have been written (including this one)
  • 536 comments have been left here

Thanks to all of you who frequently comment. It really does make my day to see so many comments on a consistent basis. I sincerely try to respond back to every comment I receive, but occasionally one falls through the cracks (or I can’t locate an email address) and for that I’m sorry. I hope you continue here with me for my adventures into my second year, and I look forward to whatever my blog brings me. (an income would be nice)

In honor of my one-year blogiversary, I’m going to do the predictable and give away yarn. I was going to make it a contest, but I don’t want you to have to work too hard for your freebie, so here’s what I’d like. Leave me a comment on this post about your favorite yarn, knitted item, knitting book, and knitting accessory between now and Monday, March 19th at 12:00pm PST. I’ll use a random number generator to choose the winner and that person will receive this skein of Trekking XXL. Come on people, it’s time to finally de-lurk. After all, this is FREE.

Since I haven’t posted since Monday, I could bore you with all the things I’ve been doing, but I won’t. I will, however share with you the best part of the week. On Wednesday I went to Laura‘s beautiful home up in the hills of Orange County California. WOW! Talk about some stunning views!! Of course, I didn’t think to take any photos because I’m an idiot! It’s the truth, what can I say? We had a wonderful afternoon of showing off some of the items we’ve knit and I brought my yarn haul from Stitches West to show. The time passed too quickly (as usually is the case when knitting and yarn are involved) and as I drove home I was very thankful for blogs. I finally realized that the reason I blog is to keep in contact with those of you who have the same obsession for knitting as I do. I love connecting with people who can appreciate the joy, happiness, sadness and frustration that we call our craft, and the opportunity to hopefully someday meet some of the amazing people we correspond with through our blogs. Am I sounding too sappy? Okay, I’ll shut up now.

In family news, my baby girl is turning 4 years old on Saturday.

This is Kya and I guess she’s really not my baby, as much as she is my dog, but since I never had kids of my own, (other than step-children) I consider my pets my kids. I know some of you may understand. Ever since she was a puppy, she’d lay on the ground and roll her ball around with her paw. It’s one of my favorite things to watch her do, so I just had to include a photo of it for you.

And just so my handsome 3-yr old doesn’t get left out, this is Duke.

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