31 October, 2008

Ravelversary

Holy Cow ... MOO!

I cannot believe that it has only been a year since I joined Ravelry. A lot has changed in the last year, there were times the months flew by and others that dragged like a binki in the hands of a toddler.

My changes in the last year:

In the fiber world:
I Finished 39 projects in the last year with 11 projects still in progress.

I met a group of amazing ladies and meet up with them on Mondays in Holland.
One of these ladies Twisted my arm (oh OUCH Damn it!!) and we started a podcast together. Yes, now I talk about knitting, while I am knitting, gee it is such a hard life.

I met a lady from Whitehall and we used to meet up on Tuesdays (miss those meet ups)

ETA: I have also gained wonderful friends through the Ravelry Groups and met several of them in person. I feel the fiber love all around me.

I learned to spin, found out I like it. now am in search for the perfect for me wheel.

I met the Yarn Harlot, attended my first Stitch-n-pitch, led a few knitters to the mecca of ThreadBear, Attended Stitches,and met Debbie Macomber.

I learned new processes in knitting & crocheting, learned stuff I like and a few things I tried I will not go back to, but over all I believe I have had an awesome knitting/crocheting year.

At Home:
My son graduated from High school.
My daughter got her first job.
I passed Keyboarding, Accounting, Access and Law in college (the classes I sweated through)

My husband is mostly supportive of my addiction to the fibers, he just wishes I would clean as much as I craft.

So a contest for my Ravelversary:

I will be making up a goodie box full of Swap goodness (swag...yum) to be given out around November 4th. (well the contest is open until the 7th, a full week) Please post a comment to my blog to be entered.

14 comments:

FiberGeek said...

Wow Coggie! A year on Ravelry. What did we ever do without it? I know my projects did not get tracked, and I did not find as many things to start.

I love your podcast. It is becoming one of my favorites.

Hope you have a great second year on Ravelry.

Taleah said...

I totally miss those too. Things have gotten crazy for me. I'll shoot you a message - we'll have to do something again.

Congrats on the Ravelversary! Seem I'm getting close to mine.

JavaNut said...

Happy Ravelversary! How fun to go thru your year in the fiber world (and at home, of course!).

I'm enjoying your podcast and looking forward to the next one!

Lori H said...

Wow -- what a year -- you've accomplished alot! Glad to have gotten to know you this past year -- happy Ravelversary, Coggie!

itsjustmeghan said...

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LadyDragonTear said...

Congrats on the Ravelversary!

Can't wait for the next podcast! Oh and I finished my 80's Glam Rock Socks! No pics up yet though, probably by tomorrow night.

Kathy said...

You should add all the nice people like "me" that you have met through the forums.

Happy Ravelversary.

BTW, are you getting a business degree?

margokp said...

Congrats on passing a milestone in your knitting story. Can't believer how much you've gotten done in the past year.... makes me dizzy.

Cookey_knits said...

Congrats, I love your podcast keep up the great job.

Sandra

Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

Happy Ravelversary! I'm so impressed at how many FOs you have. I love me some Ravelry, but man, isn't it addicting?
Love your podcast, keep it up!

Sunset Knitter said...

Congrats on a year! I know how you feel about knitting and ravelry.
I sometimes imagine "What did I do before I was a knitter?" I can't even remember.

Vicky said...

Happy Ravelversary!!!!!

I love reading your blog and listening to the podcast!!

Jenny Girl said...

Yes, I guess I am a contest ho, but I read your blog too.
Happy Ravelversary! Ravelry has definitely chanegd my life as well. New friends, techniques, and bravery in knitting.
Cheers! To many more years of this great knitting community :)

Heidi said...

I ditto Jenny Girl! Happy Ravelversary to you, isn't it great! I have Ravelry to thank for reigniting my enthusiasm for crochet and my learning to knit has been a great journey. I found you lot too, which is fantastico. Woo Hoo!

Bring on Year Two :)