Back to normal, and a contest


On double pointed needles and enjoying every round. All is well. I’m actually a lot further than in this picture; there was some good dvd knitting time last night, and coffee with the crafty moms this morning. I’m down to the first elbow and need to decide how long the sleeves really want to be.

I passed 50 posts and 15,000 page views this week, and I’m having a contest to celebrate! I started this blog in March as a way to give my patterns a stable home on the ‘net and to keep track of my knitting, and it’s been way more fun than I expected. I hope you’re enjoying it, too. I know, most bloggers wait until their blogoversary, or their 100th post, but I’m happy NOW.

The contest? Leave a comment on this post and tell me how you found my knitting blog, and if you’re a repeat/regular visitor, what keeps you coming back?

The prize? This sweet book, Knitalong, Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together, by Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown. It’s by a local Portland knitter, and I believe she threw the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners game last night! Sorry I missed it.


Contest closes on August 20. I’ll choose a winner at random. Make sure you leave info on how to contact you, either your Ravelry name, or a hyperlink to your blog, or email, or….

35 responses to “Back to normal, and a contest

  1. meezermeowmy

    I’m in the Blog group on Ravelry, found you from your post.

    Love your Lady Sweater. I just finished a Antique Vanilla one in Cotton Fleece. Since mine is for “uber air-conditioning” and hits me just below the waist, I chose 3/4 length sleeves. It seems in proportion that way.

    Congratulations on a well-launched blog!

  2. Found you through Raverlry. Great blog and great knitting. Makes me wish I had more time to knit!

  3. I’ve just found your blog from your post on Ravelry. I’m off to have a look around!

  4. Hi Michele
    I found you b/c I go to knit night!! I keep coming back to keep up with you. Somebody’s gotta knit in my world if I can’t!

  5. I already have the book, so no contest for me BUT yay for you and your blogging achievements!

  6. Michele I honestly can’t remember how I found you, I just feel like I have been coming here ever since I was a blogger. Probably through Ravelry or you found me through one of my contests and I followed. Whatever it was I am glad, I love reading your blogs.

    Now can I just say that blue is gorgeous.

  7. I have no idea how I found you, but I keep coming back because I enjoy your blog content.

  8. I’m not sure if you found me or I found you first. But we are “friends” on Ravelry so I check there to see if you have a new post.

    I love your knitting and your writing about it.

  9. Hi! I found you through Ravelry. I am a new reader and I am sure I am going to be a lurker…I love looking at pictures and you have plenty!

  10. I can’t remember how I found you (or if you found me!) but I’m a regular and enjoy your blog very much. Happy 50 posts!

  11. Hello~ I think I found you through Ravelry, but it’s been a while now so I can’t remember. I come because I like what you knit, your photos, and being reminded of how cool people in the West really are. Keep up the great blog work!

  12. Oh crap. We’re supposed to remember how we find blogs? 50 posts ago might as well be 50 years. I dunno. I do know that I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your pictures. Here’s to 50 more great posts!

  13. I am a regular. I have had you on my blog feed for a few weeks now. I come back because I like what you write about. You have pictures with the posts and we live in the same general area of the world.

  14. I found you via Aunt Kathy’s blog, and I have to say–I love it here! Your knitting is beautiful–love that blue in the sweater you’re working on!

    And I’ll be back–you can count on it!


  15. I love the blue of the Lady Sweater! Congrats on being happy with the blog…. found you via Ravelry and wanted to say I like your writing style.

  16. I found you through Hello Knitty’s blog who I found through Ravelry 🙂
    Your February Lady Sweater is just gorgeous! I love the colorway you chose!
    Congratulations on your blogging achievements! This will definitely be a blog I visit regularly!

  17. I found you through the PDX Knitting Bloggers group, of course! I keep coming back ’cause I try to follow local knitters who blog and you’re in my blog roll. 🙂

    BTW, I covet that blue yarn! The sweater is turning out great. 🙂

  18. Lucy Anne Tillett

    I found the website via your Grant High School marquee board. I limit myself to a controlled number of blogs and I added you right away because of the strong knitting content. I learn something everytime I log on.

  19. Hi! I’ve “seen” you around Ravelry. I came here tonite because of a post on the blog group. I love all your knitting, you do such beautiful work! I bookmarked this blog so I’ll be back.

    Ria – tonyfan20 on Ravelry

  20. I found you via Ravelry. I adore your blue Feb Sweater and will be keeping my eyes out for progress. Congrats on 50 posts and here’s to many more!!

    neverenough on Ravelry

  21. I love February Lady the color is so pretty.
    I found your blog through Ravelry.

  22. I found you through a post about the high school sign on The Oregonian’s knitting blog. I thought the sign was cute, I collect Pacific Northwest knitting blogs, and I like your photos. Also, I’m more likely to comment if the blogger in question has less than 200 bloglines subscribers, because comments matter more to less trafficked bloggers, and it’s more personal. Congratulations on reaching 50 posts.

  23. Congrats on reaching a big milestone! I started reading your blog through Ravelry and quickly became a faithful reader. I also came across you on one of the knitting rings I cruise! Your photos, yarn choices and projects are always beautiful. (btw: no need to add me to contest, just wanted to wish you well on your big day!)

  24. Fellow Raveler KnitIng/Ingrid

    It’s all Cousin Paula’s fault that I follow your blog! Besides the wonderful knitting stories, I love the saga w/ the squirrels! We had them at my childhood home – even raised one that had fallen out of its nest, until he bit me….


  25. Hi , I found you through your contest post on Ravelry. Since this is my first time visiting, I’ll just comment on how I really like the clean look of your blog. If I can ever figure out how the whole WordPress thing works, I may switch over!

    Happy 50th Blog Post!

    Ravelry ID: edina

  26. i found you from gimpykats blog

    my ravelry name is morgaine1

  27. I found your blog via Critique my Blog in Ravelry. Though not subscribed, I come back moderately regularly. Possibly once a week, every two weeks, I see your ravatar and think, “oh, that was a nice blog, I should go check it again”.

    pocketsize on ravelry

  28. Not a knitter (only mastered golf club covers because they were mittens without a thumb). I think it was fate because we check each other’s blogs and post regularly. Congratulations on your good fortune and may the knitting gods smile upon you. I think you were fastest growing on WordPress and I loved the name, and you responded! Dee

  29. I found you on Aunt Kathy’s blog. That blue sweater you are knitting is beautiful! Also enjoyed the pattern links on your sidebar.
    I’m grammieknits on ravelry – come visit me!

  30. Hi! I have been coming to you blog since you helped me with the miter square several months back. My name is raineyday on ravelry…..

    Keep up the great knitting…love your work!

  31. Just found you, but already loves your blog. Keep on knitting!

  32. I found you on ravelry and your pictures are gorgeous:) Iam having a drawing on my blog also please come visit and enter if you’d like:)Hugs Darcy

  33. Do YOU remember where you found each blog you read? Hmm… I think it was through Ravelry, and I’m guessing it was the Blogging group. Love your blog. I like to see what you’ve been up to and you have beautiful photos. Your blog is also easy on the eyes because there are some blogs out there whose color scheme, design, or something that just makes it difficult to read (or maybe it is my eyes and/or monitor too).

  34. Hmmm… I think I started reading your blog because of knitting blogs webring… and I stayed for the photos and knitting content. You post frequently, and I like your style.

  35. My bike commute took me past the Grant reader board sometime in July – all week as i passed it i kept thinking “i’ve got to check that out” I think it was friday before I remembered to look while i was online. that’s how i found out about the Twisted Feb Lady KAL =)
    Nice to meet you!