To celebrate the One Year Blogoversary for Knitting On Cloud IX, I thought perhaps I would throw Confetti or have a glass of Sparkling White Wine! Instead I decided it was time to give the blog a new face lift. It was ironic that once into the revision, I found it most difficult to let go of the old format...but change is usually a good thing! Anyway, Welcome to my Refurbished Blog!
Knitting On Cloud IX...The Beginning!
Early in 2007, a couple of gals in my knitting group at a LYS were raving about some knitting related blogs. Not to be left out, I thought I should see what I was missing. How quickly I found myself checking certain blogs daily; like, A Friend to Knit With, 1870 Pearl, Domesticrafts, Knit, Shower and Shave, and Lolly Knitting Around. I was eagerly surfing blogs to either gain additional insight in the world of knitting or hear about the latest events in my favorite new friends' lives! In quick fashion I found myself lost in this new world of blogging.
It was during that summer I began to flirt with the idea of such a hobby. I carried a very small pink pad with me and jotted down possible blog titles for weeks. If I was in a grocery store and had a thought, it was quickly entered in the small pink pad. Then one Sunday morning, DH and I were on the way home from a morning spent with our dogs at the dog park and I was thinking about my (possible) newborn blog, when out of nowhere came Knitting On Cloud IX (not 9 but IX)! No need to write the title in the little pink pad as that WAS IT! At that point, I couldn't get home quick enough to start my blog! Now...what template would be me? It had to appear Fun, Light Hearted, Whimsical, and Feminine. Knitting On Cloud IX was born that very afternoon!
My site has been and remains an exercise to share my knitting successes/failures and perhaps a bit of my personal satisfactory from the beloved hobby. Stories have been shared relating to the numerous new knitting friends I have found through this journey, as well as some current and past events of my life, family and pets.
One year ago today, my intent was simply to develop a blog, a new hobby, a knitting journal. Along the way I found myself developing wonderful friendships. I have been blessed with fabulous friends that have encouraged and inspired me!