Dang. As of today, I have been blogging for four entire years! That’s a long ass time. Granted, there have been some bursts of radio silence (most especially this year) but I am more than a little shocked that I have kept it up for this long. I really never would have guessed that there would be that much I’d have to say and so much that I’d want to share with all of you. There have been so many times when I’ve been tempted to quit, but it’s because of all of you that I am still here and still blogging. And I can never thank each and every one of you enough for all the wonderful comments, and generous kindness and support you have all shown me during these last four years. You’re fantastic!! I most definitely would not be celebrating four years of blogging if it wasn’t for all of you amazing peeps that keep me in your thoughts and stop by to see how I’m doing! I really and truly am so grateful for all of you :)
I feel like there is so much more I should say, on such a momentous day, but I’m so tired today I can hardly think straight. So let’s just keep it short and sweet. In honor of my 4th bloggyversary I am going to have a little contest! Leave me a comment telling me what the best thing you have ever done for yourself (and only yourself) has been (or will be), your favorite weight of yarn to use, and your favorite color (just because I’d like to know!) by Midnight October 17th, 2010. On the 18th I’ll pick two winners: one at random, and one whose answer I like best. The winners will receive one pattern of their choice (up to $9) through Ravelry’s gifting feature. Please keep in mind that, unfortunately, Twist patterns and certain others cannot be included in this feature at this time. The pattern must be available to gift through Ravelry. I can’t wait to hear all your answers!!
And since I’m holding the contest, I think I should play along :) The best thing I have ever done for myself (and only myself) is a little boring, but has got to be refusing to have a roommate throughout grad school and my early working career. Yes, I could have saved money, but having that time to be in my own space with my own thoughts and no need to consider anyone else’s, is a gift that I am so incredibly grateful for. If you want a can of corn for dinner, or no dinner at all, you can do that. If you want to come home and go to bed immediately, or if you want to wake up early and blast the music and dance in your underwear, you can do that. No one will look at you funny and the chance to be so uninhibited in just living your life is so truly priceless. I think everyone needs the gift of that freedom at some point in their life. And my favorite yarn weight? Probably worsted. Not too hard on the hands, but works up quickly and satisfyingly into a lovely item. Though fingering yarns far outweigh the worsteds in my stash. Probably because I’m a sucker for sock yarn! My favorite color? Used to be pink, but changed to green over the last year/year and a half. Yet lately, I find myself drawn to purples for the first time in my life. How strange!
Thanks for all the joy, the laughs, shouldering my burdens with me when I needed it most, and most of all, for just being there and listening to all my nonsense. You are all the best and I am so thankful for you each and every day. Look forward to hearing all your answers and maybe (fingers crossed) spending another couple years with all of you fabulous bloggy peeps!