Today is my blogiversary! I've been posting about knitting, kids, life, and politics for one year now. I wasn't sure when I started this venture whether I would be able to keep it up, or if anyone would read it. Well, very few people read it, but those who do always brighten my day. In that year I've finished projects, started and abandoned projects, chronicled the life and times of one suburban family, and complained often about how I don't get to knit as much as I'd like to :) Readers have followed as I decided which political candidate to support. I'm sure some readers left because my views are sometimes pretty strong. Nonetheless, everyone is welcome here. I don't mind differing viewpoints -- in fact, I'd like to see some more -- as long as they're stated respectfully. Honest discussion is always enlightening, even if no minds get changed. In my real life, I often tone down my strong beliefs to avoid confrontation or offense, so I'm grateful to have a place where I can let loose.
I'm happy to have "met" some wonderful people through the comments. They bring me support, laugh with me, commiserate with me, and keep this blog going. I know there are people out there who read but don't comment. Consider this an open invitation to jump on in!
Back to the knitting. Yesterday's post showed you my Plum Lotus scarf pinned out and blocking. Today you get some free-form pictures, but no live modeling. Sorry. My little helpers are at a bike race, and I suck at taking pictures of myself in a mirror. (Blogger does NOT want to load photos today, but I'm patient.)
The moody backlit shot:
The long view:
And the closer-up view:
I don't know whether I'll get a chance to post again before Election Day, but you can count on one the day after, if I'm not too hung over ;)
Everyone get out and VOTE, and remember, no matter who we vote for or what the outcome of the election is, all of us want a better America.