I never expected to become one of "the" blogs that everyone read all of the time, but I was surprised when quite a few people became regular readers and commenters. I really enjoyed posting, and the fact that others read what I wrote and would comment was pretty exciting (still is!). As I mentioned in the previous post, with Facebook and Ravelry, a lot of people abandoned their blogs, and also seemed to stop reading others' as well. But like anything else, new people came long, and new friends were made. I know that I don't read many of the same blogs I read seven years ago, but I am still an avid blog reader, because I really enjoy the ones I do follow regularly.
And so, whether you have been here for all 7 years, or are here for the first time today, THANK YOU! I love knowing that you are reading anything I write, and that on occasion you feel comfortable enough to comment or ask a question. I have no plans to stop blogging anytime soon, so I hope if you like it here, you'll stick with me.
For those friends who I have met as a result of this blog or you own blogs, I hope you will know that I often feel closer to you than to many of the people I see and talk to each day! And I do hope to someday meet as many of you in real life as I have the chance to - but even if that doesn't happen, I hope we'll stay friends.
Thanks also for your blogs - they keep me informed, inspired, entertained, and amazed!
You guys are the BEST!
In honor of my 7 years of blogging, I'm ready to give away packages of yarns and/or knitting books to at least 7 commenters here. At the moment, they are not organized into packages, so I can't provide a lot of specifics, though I can tell you that the yarns are mostly wool or wool blends.
So, if you are interested:
Leave a comment on this post before midnight (Philadelphia, PA time) on August 24, 2013. Please leave an e-mail address or Ravelry ID, since I don't usually get that from Blogger (which drives me nut, bthe way, but that's a post for another time).
I'll announce "winners" on Sunday, August 25, and once I have your address and everything together, a package will be on its merry way to you.
And whether or not you participate in this giveaway, let me just again say thanks for staying here with me!