I thought this was interesting, although I am sad that I only hit 58 posts this year. After such a strong start too. I’m hoping to be more blog-productive in 2013. Happy New Year, y’all!
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 19,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals
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Hope you had a wonderful morning full of surprises!
A few years ago, we figured out that the kids and I all had various food allergies and intolerances. Isaac’s allergies were especially bad since they included peanut and soy. That Halloween we took the boys trick or treating anyway, figuring that we would be able to pick out the candy they COULD eat and they would have fun anyway. Except that night it was POURING rain. We went house to house anyway, like good little candy extortionists, in our costumes and raincoats, and collected a couple of sackfuls of candy. Then we went home to sort. You guys, it was so sad. Of all the candy we were given, there were only a few pieces the boys could eat. Everything else had soy. Or peanuts. Or wheat. It was an incredibly disappointing and miserable evening.
After that we didn’t much feel like trick or treating anymore, so instead we had to come up with a way to celebrate Halloween that didn’t involve trick or treats. I spent a lot of time thinking about what the kids liked the most about Halloween, aside from the going house to house. Costumes, candy, pumpkin carving. And so that’s what we do, except I added staying up late and watching movies. Here’s what our Halloween looked like tonight.
We had Frankenbeans for dinner:
And then pumpkins were carved:
Then we had cupcakes (instead of candy this year because of Isaac’s braces):
And now we are staying up late watching movies. Right now we are watching Megamind. The kids are lolling about in their costumes, sugared up (as they are meant to be on Halloween night). I admit to missing the trick or treating, a little, and I’m sure the kids do too, but it’s been a great evening, relaxing and fun, which we have spent together. And I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
Happy Halloween, however you’ve celebrated!
Wow, Day 5 already! I had a good day today, finally cracking into that gorgeous braid from Woolgaltherings. OMG I LOVE THESE COLORS!!
I have quite a bit more on the bobbin now, but it’s too late to get a good photo. I spun a lot while we are at the park waiting for the town fireworks, which were awesome, btw. How was your 4th of July?
Happy Star Wars Day, everyone! Here’s a question: what if Episode One was actually good? Like, really good? Well, BelatedMedia has some ideas. Check them out:
May the force be with you!
1. This morning I woke from a dream where I was frantically trying to knit a sharktopus for a boy in a wheelchair who desperately wanted one, but no matter how many stitches I knitted, I was never any closer to finishing it.
2. I have a cardiac stress test today. I’m a little stressed that I have to drive over to the testing place in the snow. I wonder if that will affect my test? Also, I did not know we were supposed to have a snow storm today and so did not get to do any PANIC shopping. Even though we have plenty of food in the house, I am stressed about it. I would call to reschedule my test, but I’ve already rescheduled it once and I just want to get it over with.
3. I’ve been working on some orange socks to use up the last of the 2nd hank of STR from Catkin.
4. Speaking of which, check out the nifty thingamabob my husband got for us to use on our iPhones:
Essentially, it’s a rubber band with a phone-sized lens in the middle. You put it around your iPhone, line up the lens with your camera and it makes it so you can take cool macro photos with your iPhone! Check it out:
4. Hubs and I finally got through all of Downton Abbey. OMG YOU GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THIS SHOW? I know, I’m a little late to the party. If you are even later to the party than I was, you can check out the whole first season on Netflix streaming. PBS has some (but not all) second season episodes available as well. I’m not sure how long they will be legally available online, though, so you better clear your schedule and make plans to not sleep for a couple of days to get through them all. Or become a pirate. I suppose that’s an option as well. Arr!
5. Leap Day 2008: Finished Object Friday
What a productive year 2011 was! So many hats! I did quite a lot of sewing, too, evidently.
Next year I hope to make several pairs of socks, to replace the 3 pairs I have lost so far this year to wear, and I’ve also promised Ezra more than a few tiny toys from Mochimochi land. Luckily those knit up quickly. Happy New Year to all!
The end of 2011 is fast approaching, which is always cause for a bit of navel gazing around these parts. For today’s post I offer you the Top 5 most visited Knitting, Interrupted posts of the past year.
1. Self Portrait Ski Mask. It’s always fun to see what silliness/creepiness people are knitting up.
2. YaYa Mitts. A top-down knitting pattern from yours truly, for those small treasured hanks of yarn you’re not sure what do to with.
3. Wollmeise Destash. I lured quite a few of you in with my April Fool’s prank this year. *evil grin*
4. Musings on the Closing of Remnants. I was sad when Remnants was retired.
5. 10 on Tuesday Goes up to 11. A top 11 list of my favorite non-knitting blogs.
I still really enjoy this blog, even though the past year I have pretty much failed to deliver on content. I hope to remedy that in 2012 and am toying with the idea of attempting the post a day challenge again. Heh. Well, we’ll see. In any case, I do hope to be a more consistent blogger in the New Year.
Tomorrow: A 2011 Finished Object Round Up.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks around here. I’ve been knitting and baking and generally making merry, which culminated today for our winter festival of choice, Christmas.
It’s been a pretty great day.
I wish you the warmest of the season’s spirit. May joy and peace be upon you and yours today and always.