Twelve whole months ago I took the nervous plunge into the world of blogging, I say nervous because I had only a few months earlier worked out how to send emails to people. So you can get the picture here, I was not very computer minded at all but after discovering DONNA'S BLOG I was hooked and then went looking for others and realised that SUZI and KATT my fellow S'n'Bs had one and then as you do, decided that I definately wanted one too. Little did I realise what 'nervous' fun I would have along the way, learning how to add a photo for one and then learning about html which was all totally foreign in the early days. But the best thing of all has been the wonderful people you meet along the way, the knitting bloggers community out there is awesome and it is a great place for sharing ideas and getting help when we get stuck on a pattern or want to know how to add something to our blogs or simply show off our latest FO's. Not to mention where we find so many things that we 'must knit' because we have coveted the finished item on someones blog, anyway it has been a wonderful year.
The Opal Doktorfisch Socks, I used my sock pattern which can be found HERE, I can knit these in my sleep now I have used this pattern so many times but it is a good fitting easy sock pattern. As you can tell by my white legs, I wear long skirts or 3/4 trousers in summer, come to think of it I don't even think I own a pair of shorts!!
On Tuesday we went to the RSPCA to adopt a kitten, well isn't that the most difficult decision to make, their little faces all look at you with a look that says 'pick me, pick me'. The lady in charge told us to take our time and one would choose us, and one did
meet 'Rocky', he is about 9 weeks old and yes he definately chose us. When we first walked into the place where the kittens are kept he was in his basket and spun his little head around to look at us and then when we walked outside to look at the kittens who were outside he followed us. I left the choice up to the kids and all three of them looked at me and said it has to be that one, he is following us he must like us. He is such an affectionate little kitten which is exactly what we all needed after the upset of losing both Tabby and Tiger. Rocky is going to become one spoilt cat let me tell you. I was sitting in my favourite chair reading Delicious magazine which had just arrived in the mail, surprisingly before it hit the supermarket shelves this month, when this is where he decided he wanted to have a nap.
This has definately been a much longer post than my very first but I definately am looking forward to another fun year of knitting and blogging xx