Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thank you!

This week marks my 3-year blogiversary! And I wouldn't be here without all of you!


Friends

Thank you all for another fabulous year in this knitting community! I have loved getting to know so many of you in person and here online. I do feel so very blessed to have this community and this special group of friends! Stitches, Sock Camp, Sock Summit, SnB, Knot Hysteria.....what a fun-filled knitting year it has been!

And to celebrate, let's have a yarny giveaway! I promise it'll be a great big yarny goody prize for one lucky reader! I'll make it easy too. Just leave a comment. It can be why you love knitting blogs, what you'd like to see more of on this blog, a fabulous book you are reading, or a hot new knitting pattern you have to knit now despite the looming holiday knits list. I'll pick one lucky winner this Sunday!

Happy Blogging!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

108 comments:

Scrabblequeen said...

Staying up ridulously late means I get to be first for once! Happy Blogiversary to you!! I love coming here...great yarn porn, wonderful knitting, cute dogs, and nice folks; what more could I ask for?

Sylvia said...

Happy blogiversary! I really love your blog and I hope there are many years of blogging to come!!!

Love,
Sylvia

Allison said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'd love to win the giveaway! I just discovered your blog not too long ago and added it to my feed right away.

The reason I love knitting blogs...seeing what people are working on and connecting with people from faraway!

AmyJo said...

Happy Blogiversary! I came across your blog about a year ago when I was knitting my FLS. A search brought me to your lovely FLS and this delightful blog. I've been with you ever since. Love your projects, your dogs, and even Notre Dame. It all feeds my spirit. Thank you.

Siena said...

Congratulations! I haven`t read your blog for very long, but will continue for sure!

Yvonne said...

Congratulations, it looks like you've enjoyed every minute of it. And you deserve some recognition for keeping it up, unlike some of us who've seriously lapsed :)

Donna said...

Your blog makes me smile all the time. I love the knitting internet...like having my own tutor. I don't know a single knitter, so you all are my teachers. Congratulations on your anniversary.

cbknits80 said...

I've really enjoyed watching the growth of your blog! Plus I can really appreciate your love for all things Plucky Yarns.

Erin said...

Happy Blogiverary! I totally envy you and all of your yarny trips. You really seem to have a crap load of fun. Looking forward to reading more!

turtlegirl76 said...

I wanna see more Snowboarder! (Just because I know he'd love to hear that.)

I love your blog Carrie. Keep up the good work. And knit that sexy man a new hat to model! ;)

peaknits said...

I love knit blogs for the inspiration they provide - and yours is no exception. You choose the mose gorgeous yarns, and knit the mose beautiful projects - many of them your own patterns! Congrats on three years!

Shannan said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! Your blog is one of the best, don't change a thing.

knittingsiamese said...

Congratulations! I love seeing all the beautiful things you make with Blue Moon yarns (my favorite) and your adorable doggies!

nestra said...

I love knitting blogs becuase the projects I see inspire me and yarn porn exposes me to yarn I might never know about otherwise.

Heather said...

Happy Blogiversary! I can't believe it's been a little over a year since I found you. And I have enjoyed every entry. Thank you.

Brandy said...

I love getting to meet new people via the knit-blogging world. It was fun to see you in person at Sock Summit. I envy your yarny trips, but it's nice to follow along on your blog. I'll second the "show me the Snowboarder!" Your nephew isn't the only cute boy in your life!

Katy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm excited to knit the Corrugator scarf for the Red Scarf Project - no purling. ;)

Jocelyn said...

I love I think I have found a life-long passion in knitting. I have lots of hobbies which rotate between reading, cross-stitching, silk painting but knitting is so portable and very satisfying that I think I will still be knitting way into my 90s! Congratulations on the blog-a-versary!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I've been an avid fan for a year or so and enjoy making a quick check every morning to see if there is a new entry for me to enjoy. Teaching means that I steal every little spare moment I can to enjoy relaxing with my needles, yarn, and current socks. I love the fact that you are from "the Penninsula" which makes me feel like I have a vicarious knitting friend close by. Thanks for the ideas, inspirations, and sharing of your family and friends I find on your blog. VREDE en VREUGDE Linda

Anonymous said...

Joyeux blobversary. I discovered your blog a couple of months ago and go to it every day. I love all the STR at the top - we don't see it in Europe.
I also read your blog to see all the projects underway or finished. I have a lot of yarny blogs marked but yours is in the daily list.

Renee Anne said...

Happy Blogiversary! I don't know if I've ever celebrated one of those...hmm, just another reason to buy yarn, right?

Speaking of yarn and knitting and such, I found you through another friend's blog and I liked what I saw. I haven't been reading very long but I know enough to know that you have cute doggies and lots of yarn porn.

But, I like knitting blogs in general because I wind up learning something or finding a cute pattern or fun yarn or someone who just happens to be having the same problem I am (which, lately, is more often than not).

And, on top of that, I like knowing that there are people out in the world, maybe not in my immediate community, that have just as much of a problem as I do (regardless of what the title of the blog is about).

Megan Schaffer said...

Congratulations!! I love knitting because I can make things to give to my family and friends.

mhardersen said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I just love dropping by to see what new things you are working on and what kind of new patterns you have cooked up for us!!

Kelly-ann said...

I love knitting blogs because they inspire me in my own knitting and make me realize that there are other folks out there like me!

Liette said...

Congratulations! I love knitting blogs in particular because you get to see and 'hear' how a person has altered or done a pattern. I love to see the end results and seeing the project come to life through it's own WIPs. =)

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

First Congratulations on your Blogiversary and because of all your wonderful projects I'm addicted to plucky now;)
I'm reading "Knit The Season"
I just finished Toast and Mustard Scarf in plucky for friends and a wee tiny bat for a friends little girl.
I want to knit some dolls for my girls for Christmas there Dani Dolls from Amy Gaines on etsy she has wonderful fun patterns and kits too.Hugs Darcy/knottyknitter40

Knitter said...

Congrats on the 3rd Blogiversary!! If you ask me nothing needs to change about it=)

JelliDonut said...

Happy Blogiversary! It was very cool to meet you at Knot Hysteria. You are just as nice in person as you are in blogdom, and I'm looking forward to many more posts.

Monet said...

Congrats on the 3 years of blogging - that's awesome!

I love seeing the various STR photos and your puppies are so cute!

Jody said...

Such a lovely blog, I look forward to reading your new entries. I would love to knit your Cotty Socks!

piddleloop.com said...

congrats on your blog-iddy-blog-blog-o-versary!

that's easy, what would i like to see more of?

PUDDLES AND BAILEY!!

(and your face of course!)

momwhoknits said...

I stumbled over your blog a few months ago and have been a faithful follower since. Love the socks (especially the ones inspired by family) love the yarn pictures (makes me want to jump on-line and order) and love the doggies, too!!

elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your 3rd blogiversary! I have enjoyed reading your blog. The photography is beautiful and your knitting projects are definitely inspirational!

Mary said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love the puppies, they are so cute. Go Irish!

doviejay said...

I love knitting blogs because it feels like a huge community - no matter where in the world they are, or how different their lives are from mine, we share a common love - using two sticks to turn a string into something useful and beautiful.

Happy blogiversary!

AmyT said...

Happy Blogiversary to one of my favorite bloggers. I want to tell you and the other knit bloggers how much I enjoy your blogs because I am a lone knitter and my inspiration and education comes from people like you who share your work and ideas. I especially enjoy your upbeat attitude!! Looking forward to another great year!!

Susie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Love the blog. Keep up the great work!

Neuroknitter said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

Love you and love your blog!! I can't wait to see what's in store at Chez WDNHaKP in the coming year!!!

Ditto what Turtlegirl 76 said!! :) :)
More patterns!
More puppy pics!

Jodi said...

Congrats on 3 great years of blogging!

I'm completely HOOKED on knitting my Saroyan scarf in Silky Cashmere. I should be working on Christmas presents, but instead I'm binging on Bones and that darn scarf.

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I have nothing to add cept to be all sappy to tell you we love you for being yourself online.

Victoria said...
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caroline said...

I just found your blog this year (can't recall from where) and have enjoyed following along with you.
Hope the coming blog year is a wonderful one!

Victoria said...

Happy 3-year blogiversary! I've loved reading your blog. You're a great enabler. :D

Lauren said...

happy blogiversary! I'm too far behind on my holiday gift knitting to dare dream of casting on for myself, but I have been fantasizing about knitting with my own handspun for the first time - just as soon as I finish this holiday stuff (back to work)!

WingedStrategos said...

Congrats on the third anniversary!

I like knitting blogs for lots of different reasons like fun photos and inspiration.

weezalana said...

I made the collage! Cool! :)

Happy Blogiversary! Let's see, right now I'm halfway through the 16-button Cardigan from Simple Knits, even though I have a pair of sock and two hats I still need to knit before Christmas! After Christmas, if Santa brings me that Tatamy Tweed I put on my wishlist, I'm going to be ALL OVER the Tangled Yoke Cardigan.

Mya said...

Woo hoo! Happy blogiversary! I love reading other people's knitting blogs because it makes me feel like I'm not the only one... (who has a giant stash, who obsesses about a pattern or a colorway or a particular yarn...etc).

Beth said...

Happy Blogiversary. I love crafting blogs, knitting and quilting the most. Everyone show so much talent and provides so many ideas. I just wish I had the time to get a quarter of the ideas done.

Jacey said...

Happy blogiversary (or as I like to refer to it, blogibirthday!)! I've enjoyed reading this past year.

Sarah-Dianne said...

Happy Blogiversary!

knittinggolfer said...

you know i love you and your blog! why? cuz that's how we became friends!!!

Channon said...

Happy blogiversary! I like the diversity of your posts... There's always something fun and different with a photo that catches my eye...

ScarletFever said...

I love your blog. It is great to see (and buy) your designs so soon after you have created them - and it is a bonus you like knitting with the same types of yarn I do. Plus - it is like "knowing" a celebrity.
I confess, I saw you at Stitches West this last year and was tounge-tied - I couldn't introduce myself...how silly is that?
Keep up the great work!

TinkingBell said...

Despite the huge Bucket'o'WIPs (tm) and the projects on the needles - and of course the massive dash to the deadline with the Christmas knitting, there is always time for reading another knitting blog - love yours! Happy Blogiversary! Long may our imaginary knitting friends from Ravelry and Blogs, turn into real friends when we finally meet them in the flesh!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Happy Blogiversary! I just like reading blogs so I can knit vicariously when I see all the fabulous people making beautiful things that I know I will never have time to get to!

ksh said...

Thank you for an interesting blog and many lovely patterns - the Cotty socks are on the short list of sock patterns I've knitted more than once.

The new pattern that's trying to tempt me away from Christmas knitting: Elf Shoes from Flint Knits.

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Happy blogiversary! It was so nice to meet you this summer. I hope our paths cross again soon.

kristin said...

Happy blogiversary!

Right now I *should* be reading a book for a discussion I'm leading Sunday, I really *want* to knit the turtle neck on a sweater that's almost done, but I *am* enjoying a few inspirational minutes on some of my favorite knitting blogs!

EileenD said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've been reading your blog for a few months now, and really enjoy it. I'm planning on a pair of Cotty's soon - a friend just finished a pair and I fell in love:)

Heston Folks said...

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy your enthusiasm not just for knitting, but for life, too!

Maria said...

I just downloaded the French Press felted slipper pattern. Do I need that right now??? Maybe.

Andrea said...

I'm not commenting on knitting *Shocker!*

Since you are an avid Notre Dame fan, I want to know how you feel about Charlie Weiss being fired from ND.

Jadielady said...

I love knit blogs because I get to have such wonderful friends all across the country!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Andrea.....to answer your question. I am so sad that Charlie was fired. I completely understand why..it was inevitable. But really, I love everything he has brought to ND (including the awesome athletes that ND wasn't recruiting with Davies and Willingham, the former players as coaches, new traditions). Charlie "gets" Notre Dame and that is so important. Plus, Charlie has a daughter with autism and has done a lot for the South Bend community with Hannah and Friends (his foundation). I was really sad the past few weeks when we all knew the inevitable was going to happen.

Now that its done, c'mon Irish! I want to be back in the top 10 next year!

cupcakefaerie said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogversary! Here's to many many more years of blogging by IGK!

(no entry, please)

Kayla said...

Happy Blogiversary. I love knitting blogs because it is like I am invited to share with someone the craft that brings happiness. To share in success and failures is truely amazing. Thank you for opening yourself up and blogging about your life. I hope there is many more years to come and I will be right here next to you reading your adventures.

Zonda said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Wow! Go you on the comments! ;)

I remember way back when, when you didn't have many readers, now look at you! I'm amazed at all of your projects and ability to come out with some fabulous patterns!

Thanks also for sharing all the fun things you get to do like Sock Summit, etc. Makes us sorta feel like we've been there. Oh and geesh, I want to meet you IRL, seems like a lot of my friends have ;)

adrienne said...

happy blogiversary!!

have vicariously enjoyed all your adventures !!!!

gaylen said...

Happy Blogiversary! What I love best about blogging is the friends that I have made, finding new cool things and admiring the talents and skills of others. g

Chris said...

Happy anniversary-reading blog is pure enjoyment and pure inspiration. Thank you so much.

Manda said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I wish you many more! :) I love reading your blog - some of us were just talking about how we should either move to the South bay or move the South Bay to us, because that's where all the cool people and our favorite yarn stores are. LOL :)

Kassia said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I'm a new-ish reader of your blog and I really enjoy it, especially your beautiful photography. :)

lamazeteacher said...

Congratulations! You have brought many readers (me, included, of course) lots of interesting stories and commentaries. My two favorite pastimes are knitting and reading. I would like to share a book with everyone entitled "Still Alice". It is a very moving and informative fictional story of a vibrant, extremely intelligent and accomplished woman who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I read it months ago and still can't get it out of my mind. I encourage you to read it.

sam said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for the awesome blog and being the best online knitting bud. You're a rock star.

Caffeine Girl said...

Happy Blogiversary. I have enjoyed getting a peek into your life and I love your patterns.

ludistitcher said...

Happy Blogiversary!

cksknitter said...

I'm usually a quiet follower of your blog, but a contest will always bring me out of hiding! I enjoy your blog because I love the great pattern ideas and motivation I get from seeing all of your beautiful finished knits!
cksknitter on ravelry

Cactusneedles said...

I like reading your blog! Have a Happy Blogiversary!!

Bobbie in AK said...

Carrie,

I have made many a comment on knitting blogs, but you were the first to reply to a personal email. Being a relatively new knitter (a little over a year) I can't begin to tell you how appreciative I was that you gave me encouragement and advise about a pattern that I wanted to try. I have my Shawl That Jazz done and I promise to send you a photo of it.

Happy Blogiversary!

Bobbie in AK

knitnonthefloor said...

Simple....I love YOUR blog because of the great pictures that you post! I was an early purchaser of the Cotty pattern, and have found it to be the best sock pattern! Thanks for sharing your world with us, and Happy 3rd, hopefully many more to come!

Melissa said...

Happy Blogiversy! I really enjoy reading your blog. I don't have any friends that knit and reading knitting blogs like yours makes me feel somewhat connected. Thank you!!

Nancy N (n2n on Rav) said...

I love knitting blogs for both the awe and the inspiration-- I have learned so much and feel encouraged to try more challenging things based on the enthusiasm and humor people so generously provide. Happy blogiversary!

Marilynknits from Ravelry said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary Carrie! I'm really enjoying seeing all of the great things you've knit up. But I most enjoy seeing all of your wonderful knit designs. I'm anxiously awaiting your Uncle Frank hat pattern! Here's to many more years of your blog!

Stariel said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I love reading your blog since I know you in real life. ;) But in general I read knitting blogs for the inspiration and the chance to see so many different projects.

Jackie said...

Happy Blogiversary! Three years to keep a blog going is an amazing accomplishment. Here's to 3 more!

I love reading blogs. I learn from them, learn about the people that write them, and get to see great pics! It's all good.

Lobug said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I love reading knitting blogs b/c they give me ideas and tips for my own knitting.

Mujercita said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm stuck in Christmas knitting land- my DNA scarf is taking FOREVER

Joan said...

Congratulations. I am enjoying reading your blog!

Nat Red Knits said...

Happy Bolgiversary Carrie!! I love reading your blog and seeing what you come up with next. Don't ever stop being creative.

handmadeandpretty said...

Happy blogiversary!

I've enjoyed reading your blog and am looking forward to many more entires to come!

Katie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I wish I could keep a blog that long

The reason that I love reading blogs is that its fun to feel connected to other fantastic people who enjoy the same hobby I do!

Knitting Kris said...

Wonderful blog - I'm sure that three years goes so quickly! I have enjoyed reading about your knitting adventures. And you have made some great FO's in those three years. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy reading your posts!

Carla said...

I love knitting blogs because.... it is like a 12 step meeting ( I imagine) letting me know I am not the only one with this obsession!
I love your blog as it is great fun to read and share with someone I have met and stay in touch if only in one direction- thanks

Trillian42 said...

Happy Blogiversary, hon!

I love seeing what you are working on, whether it's a new design of your own or something by someone else. Really, that's why I read blogs - I want to see what other people are knitting and crocheting and get ideas and inspiration.


I also love seeing your pictures of Little Guy - he's so freaking cute, and it's fun to see him growing up. OK, and that big guy Snowboarder is never a bad thing to see, either. :)

Melissa B said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!! I loved knitting Cotty and am looking forward to trying more of your patterns.

VicKnits said...

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy seeing all your lovely projects and pictures of the Bay Area. Thank you.

JoannaCos said...

Hello! I wandered over to your blog after finding your destash on Ravelry. Your photography is awesome! THAT's why I love knitting blogs - so inspirational! Congrats on your blogiversary!

Laura said...

happy blogiversary! I love reading your blog to see what lovely things you've made. =)

Alicia said...

Happy Blogiversary! I started reading about a year ago and I love to see what you are making. My wallet is not as happy but, hey, you can't please everyone.

Guam Girl said...

Happy! Happy! Happy! Wow, three years! I love your blog and your quick wit. I just ordered a new booklet to start two baby sweaters for my nieces. I'm positive I have enough time, right?!

Kelly said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love to read your blog...you brighten my day!

browncurls said...

Congrats on the Blogiversary! I love knitting blogs because they are such a source of inspiration and sharing of knowledge, yours in particular!

Jo said...

I love how you always look so happy in your pictures and you always leave such nice comments on other people's blogs.

Terri said...

Thank you for the smiles.

Marisol said...

Happy, Happy Bloggiversary to you! We are so glad to have your wonderful blog. Love all your knitting enhusiasm and creativity!

cockeyed said...

Congrats my friend! Your blog is awesome! love you!

hearthead said...

I am so glad I got to spend so much cool yarny time with so many of our cool yarny friends! It's been a blast! I <3 You!

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