Yesterday was the 7th anniversary of my first blog post. It’s hard to really consider it my blogiversary though considering I just started blogging again after taking a break.
I am off for a week of vacation in 100 Mile House with my best friend Angela and her two kids. We’ll be staying with her parents. It should be a good break and hopefully I’ll get some knitting done. See you in a week!
I am going to attempt to document (or maybe showoff is a better term) a few of my favourite projects that I completed when I wasn’t blogging. First up, is my Knitting Olympics project, Mr. Foster from KnitPicks. My challenge to myself for this project was to finish the monkey and at least one piece of clothing during the Olympics. The timing was perfect as this was a present for Mathew’s birthday in early March. He had asked me to make him a knitted sock monkey (not a monkey sewn together out of socks) after seeing Mr. Foster in one of the KnitPicks Catalogues last summer.
This project was particularly challenging to me because I have a tendency not to finish stuffed animals. I do all the knitting but they sit around waiting to be stuffed, sewn together, and have their features embroidered on. I completely finished the monkey and his long underwear during the Olympic time frame, but the robe took a little longer. I came pretty close, and almost ended up hurting my hands in the final day trying to get the robe knit before the flame was extinguished. The finishing on the robe took another week, but everything was done in time for birthday gifting. The monkey was well received and after a few days of thought (and at my insistence that he needed a name), Mathew dubbed him Uncle Peter.
I decided to try out a new blogging platform. Polurnet, my web hosting provider supports WordPress software and even has an easy install feature. I haven’t had time to play around with setting it up on my domain, so I thought I would start a free blog and start blogging here and then move it over to my server when I have time.
My primary reason for trying this out after using my own blogging scripts for so long is spam. I’ve been getting the same message posted once or twice a day and I am getting tired of going in and deleting it. Hopefully by changing to WordPress I can avoid this step.