Friday, February 27, 2009

Anniversary - 'Blog-versary'

Well, well, well. It pays to look at the calendar. I remembered that it was February when I started this blog last year, and this morning decided to check the exact date. Good thing I did. Today's the day.

As is the custom here in 'Blogland' I am giving away a 'blog-versary' gift. When I worked at London Yarns, I taught a four- session class on how to knit socks. Called 'Socks 101'.

In the beginning, I typed up sheets of notes for the students. Many of them were impressed with those notes and indeed some of them kept encouraging me to 'publish'. Eventually, I did.

Well, to be exact, I printed, rather than published. After that, sock-class students received my booklet when they signed up for the class. I worked at London Yarns for five years, and each year taught 'Socks 101' three or four times. With an average of 6 students per class, I have taught about 100 knitters to make socks and most of them used the 'Socks 101' booklet to do it.

More a 'recipe' than a pattern, the booklet takes you from sock anatomy to techniques for knitting each part of the sock. There are also pattern ideas, places for your own notes and the story of how I came to be a sock knitter.

So - to celebrate my first year of blogging, I am giving away an autographed copy of my booklet. Simply leave a comment and Fred will do a random draw one week from today. March 6th.

And of course - Thank You For Reading.

13 comments:

EL said...

Your book looks cool.

Happy Anniversary!!!! See you Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your blog very much
I have your Knittin Mitten pattern & loved making them.
Looking forward to meeting you.

Happy Anniversary

Moe

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being a one year blogger! Love your idea of the mohair socks. Will give them a try.
PA

np said...

Happy Anniversary Brenda! I love reading your blog.
I have your Socks 101 booklet(thank-you :-) and wish I would of had it when I started knitting socks. It would of saved me lots of frogging and fretting. But alas I didn't know you then.

BLC said...

Hi, the Other Brenda:
Have really enjoyed your Blog and look forward to each episode. Love your sense of humour too! Congrats and keep blogging!
B
P.S. Have you thought of writing a book?

Anonymous said...

Hello Brenda - look forward to meeting you on Thursday at the combined Meaford-Southampton knit! The forecast looks promising for good driving weather.

Gina

Anonymous said...

Brenda
Am unable to make Thurs knit-to-gether because of fractured shoulder.Hope to see you on return to our group. Am new to socks but try my best. Is it possible to buy your Socks 101 if I am not picked? Just new to blog but love it Happy Anniversary!
Sandy

freshisle said...

Very cool! You're a published author.
Happy Blogiversary!

Sherrie said...

Happy anniversary. Good luck in the next year.

Lara said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Brenda, Love your blog & all the work you do knitting. This group has been a wonderfull experience.
Marlene

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