Monday, November 14, 2005

Where would I be without you??

I've decided today is "Blog Pal Appreciation" day at the (mostly) Self-Taught Knitters blog. I've been meaning to thank you guys for all the support and praise you give me (and my knitting) every time you comment.

When I blogged last week about putting in my two weeks notice at work, I was bowled over by how many supportive comments I got!! I think it was a record high. Your support means so much to me. And yesterday, when I proclaimed myself a "knit loser" for frogging up those socks, you all assured me everyone has trouble with their first pair. Whether you are just being nice or not, it really meant a lot to me. Thanks also to everyone who patted me on the back for my provisional cast-on. It was my first attempt, and a success, so I was quite proud too.

My blog pals have become my extended family. I look forward to seeing your blog light up on Bloglines. I want to see what Chrissy is designing next. I wonder what Bossy and Stinky are up to, and what great stories Chris will have for us today. I wonder what Keohinani's yarn is telling her today and what crazy knitting feat she is attempting. I want to know how many times knitting spaz has frogged her latest project to make it come out perfect. I can't wait to see what Bella and Ben are up to and how Christine's arm is doing. All day today I wondered how Cathy's daughter Em was doing and what she decided about class. And I can't wait for each weeks question over at Beak Knits. I want to see what Talitha has knitted up next. I found that Rayleen shares my love for Lost, so I look forward to many e-mail and comments on Thursday to discuss what happened!! I thank Laura and Lolly for the great K-A-L's that inspired me to try my hand at socks and hats.

And everyone else who's blogs I read every day. You've amused me, you've enlightened me, and you've made me feel a part of something. Here's to bloggers everywhere.

9 comments:

candsmom said...

Here, here! Karen, you're so sweet. I hope you know how much I look forward to reading your posts, too. With your ice-skating stalking stories, vacation tales and knitting adventures, you really make us feel like we're a part of your life. One of the things I love most about you is how genuine and candid you are. You're so warm and real, and that comes through so clearly in your posts and comments. I hope you know how much I appreciate *you* and how I consider myself fortunate indeed to have you as my blog pal. :-)

keohinani said...

woot woot! yeah! i know exactly how you feel :) jeez, too bad chris beat me to comment! sometimes, "ditto" just doesn't cut it...but ditto ;P

Lolly said...

Keohanani is right--ditto! What a great idea for a post. Knitblogging creates such a loving community! ;)

Pleasure to meet you through this medium!

Talitha said...

You are absolutely the cutest and kindest gal in blogland! Thank YOU for your support of me and my blog and for being the only one other than me who reads it, lol. It is weird that I like to read my own blog??? :D Have a wonderful superfantabulous day!

Jen said...

Hey thanks for the shoutout! OOh, and more blogs to go check out...

Laura said...

My reaction when I read your post (before I read Chris's comment) was, How sweet! Really! What's neat is I look forward to reading your blog, and many of the same ones you mentioned as well. That's what makes it such a wonderful "community!" And thanks for the plug for the hat KAL!

Cathy said...

Awwwwww - the feeling is mutual I'm sure! It's funny how people that have never met seem to gravitate toward people that are so much like themselves! I love reading your blog and seeing the lovely things you knit - you are a "knit-mate" (hmmmmmm... new word?!) Thank you for all of your support and kind comments, you are appreciated as well.
Cath

christine said...

Karen - I consider you to be one of my very first "blog pals," and read your musings daily. Bella is always interested, but Ben is a bit bored with blogland. And my sports injury is better every day - thanks for caring........(BTW, I always remember that sweetpea and the Bob have the same birthday!!!)

rayleen said...

I'm thinking about putting in my notice at work. The favoritism combined with constantly feeling like I'm dumb is finally getting to me. Of course, it won't be until after the holidays. Any advice? I'm scared. I know, it's silly, but the thought of going through the job seeking process really freaks me out.

Please don't post about it in the comments on my blog, my coworkers see it.

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