Five years ago today I decided to start a blog. I had been reading some knitting blogs and thought it would be fun to do. I hadn't had a community to "hang out with" since Compuserve quit having their Machine Knitting forum and Ravelry wasn't around yet. The only way I knew of to talk to knitters on line was through the blog world.
The fall before (2006) I had moved my parents into two new places - Mom into a senior assisted living apartment and Dad into Memory Care. I had moved myself and the cats into the current house, the house I grew up in and well, life was a bit crazy.
Now for a sad confession. I mentioned 2 items I had recently knit in the first blog post. A sweater in Cascade 220 which needed to be pieced together and one clog which needed a partner and then the clogs would be felted. The sweater was put together and I decided there was too much yarn in the underarm so I was going to redo that part. It's still sitting in a bag waiting to be reworked. Then there's the clog. The 2nd was knit but I never got around to felting them. I really need to get around to finishing these 2 things because seriously, it's been 5 years!!!
It's been 5 years of family changes, Mom & Dad are no longer with us. Mom's sister is gone. Now my other Aunt is in the hospital with some health issues which we're all hoping she returns to health soon. My sister-in-law had a bout with the big C and came through with flying colors. But mostly the family changes have been good ones. Layla joined the family and is a beautiful, cheerful little girl. My other cousin's kids have grown into incredible young adults with the world waiting to see what wonderful things they do. My godson is indepenent, handsome and has a great girlfriend. My little family of Chief and Bert are happy and healthy.
I've met many new friends through Ravelry and traveled to visit some of them. All in all its been a good 5 years. I doubt some of the people I've met and experiences I've had would have happened if I hadn't started the blog and opened myself to the possibilities of computer friends. So, thank you for reading and sharing comments. Let's see what the next 5 years bring. We'll just keep hanging out here for now.