when i started this blog back in january 2007, the purpose of this blog was for me to dig deep into knitting… and to document my thesis. i read knitting history books and wanted to talk about the angora fad, argyle sock knitting, and the hat they found in a bog and how old it might be.
in the beginning, i only knew how to post one picture per post. that is kind of hilarious. i totally learned everything one thing at a time.
while finishing my thesis i spent my time working on my book. here’s an early peek. i avidly bought and recycled thrift store sweaters. i taught others to do the same.
there was the time my book was published and you all stepped up to preorder copies so i wouldn’t have to get a real job! that was amazing.
or the time i knit for that one movie! and that one actor!
and i did this stuff full time and blogged every few days, if not every other. that was a really freaking great job, talking to you all every day and sharing the fiber arts love.
i made hats! by the gagillions. people still see them in the wild and tell me about them. i love that. i did craft fairs and yarn shows. including some big ones.
i went to SOAR on scholarship and shared all my knowledge here. perhaps a bit much, but post after post after post of my new and exciting spinning knowledge. and you all agreed to have a conversation with me.
i became a somewhat serious designer.
i started a local indie yarn show! (what? how did that happen?)
and i had not one, but two babies! and now, with life catching up with me… i need to focus. but i thought in the meantime i’d thank you for being here with me. especially if you’ve been here from the beginning, because that is a crazy long time to be my internet friend. thank you for having the conversation. thank you for sharing fiber love. thank you for buying stuff from me, for test knitting for me, and for all around good times.
that said, this blog is going to not have much activity on it for the foreseeable future. when i publish patterns they will be posted here. this might just be a pattern site from here on out. if you’re not too averse to lots of baby/child related posts for our family who lives far away, you can friend me on facebook (Cosette Cornelius-Bates).
xoxo and happy woolie trails,