i think it was inevitable that at some point during my hiatus from blogland i would consider not coming back, talking with lindsey and claire and just letting the knitting sandwich quietly slip off into internet oblivion.
this beautiful blanket is a tangible example of all the reasons i did not do that.
we came together from two countries (kate is from canada) and across an ocean (kathy was living in hawaii at the time) to create a handknit gift for a dear friend that none of us have ever met in person.
what an amazing thing. and it never would have happened without the wonderful world of the knitting blogs.
i think of all of you, the friends i've made on this 7+ year journey, and i want to continue to be a part of your community. i want to marvel at your talent and creativity, help celebrate your joys and mourn your losses, watch your kids (or cats) grow and change, drool over the gorgeous yarn you received in a swap, be inspired to try something new because of your example...
this one blog, that started as a way for lindsey, claire, and i to keep track of each others creative projects, has grown into a web of people and friendships. a few of you i have had the pleasure of meeting in person, most of you i will probably never meet face to face, yet the bond is still there.
so thank you to all of you, from those of you who have forged a close connection to those of you who have never left a comment, and everyone in between. thank you for making up such an amazing community of which i am proud to call myself a member.