Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Creative KJ's Corner Year In Review - Top Blog Post in 2008

It is the last day of 2008 and I can't help but look back over the course of the year at my little corner of the world wide web and reflect on some of my favorite and my most popular posts. I had a lot of fun blogging this past year! I wish I had more time to blog, but with six kids, seven alpacas, a husband, a dog, and three cats, I just don't have the time to sit down and blog or even formulate coherent thoughts most days. When time allowed, however, there was so much fun, crazy, hectic, and strange content that came from my life with all of those people and animals!

My loom knitting and spinning communities have been so much fun for me too! I have really enjoyed creating my loom knitting how to videos and conducting my loom alongs on this blog! I had a really busy year designing loom knitting patterns and this is where I've documented a lot of this work. I really enjoy designing for my family and then sharing these designs with the loom knitting community! Loom knitting has been such a great creative outlet for me!

Looking back over the past twelve months here are some of my favorite, most memorable and/or most popular posts from oldest to newest:


Are you looming without obligation? In this post I wrote about a funny comment I read from a member of my loom knitting community on yahoo. She was commenting about feeling so inadequate because, although she had been looming for awhile, she still plotted along fairly slowly and felt as though she wasn't keeping up with the rest of her looming community. She would get one project done in a week and she kept hearing how so and so got 5 hats, 10 scarves, and 5 pairs of mittens done in one week... Then I read the most hilarious post from another gal saying she felt the same and so made 1,000 sweaters, 50,000 hats, blah, blah, blah. I had to laugh. It was an exaggeration of course, but it was funny none the less!


What are you loom knitting? In this post, I decided to start a loom knitting meme. I was always reading these needle knitting memes and I wanted to start one just for the loom knitters.


My Best Friend Died Yesterday In this post I opened up my heart and poured out all of my raw emotions. I had just found out my best friend died from cancer and I needed to find my voice to release some of my pent up feelings. This post received a lot of page views and people poured out support to me in my time of grief.


Tuesday's Toot - I am a Top Momma! All of my loomy friends and loyal bloggy friends kept me on the Top Momma front page for 10 days! Thanks for giving me that warm fuzzy goodness of sticking around for a few days at least!


Hubby took a tussle with a deer last night! I just finished talking to my hubby maybe 20 minutes prior. I told him I loved him and would see him in about a half hour. I hung up, jumped in the shower, got the girls ready for bed, and just sat down to rock-a-bye baby with my two year old (she still likes some extra special snuggly times with me before night night time), when the phone rang again. It was my hubby! That's strange, I thought when I picked up the phone. He didn't sound so good. He was breathing a little heavy and I could hear the two kids he had with him chattering excitedly in the background. He say's "Yeah, we had an accident."


Wordless Wednesday - We are expecting a pillow and a teddy bear any day now! In this picture post I captured some of the joys of motherhood!


My jam packed weekend of fiber, fun, animals, and friends! In this post I shared pictures and a little story of me meeting one of my online loom knitting friends!


A Harrowing Experience In this post I shared, what is in retrospect, a hilarious tale of me chasing all over the countryside six alpacas hell bent giving me a heart attack!


Spinning like mad I hate to say this, but I have one of those obsessive compulsive personalities. I usually get completely and totally obsessed with something, can't get enough of it, and eventually crash and burn out on it, sometimes I completely abandoned it and never look back (rubberstamping anyone?). Sometimes something else waves itself in front of my face and tempts me away from my current fascination. Well, something waved itself in front of my face and I hate to say it, but I can't seem to stop playing around with my new found toy. I am now spinning with my drop spindle like a mad woman...


Tuesday's Toot - I was on T.V. Yesterday! I got my 15 minutes of fame!


My Crazy September It was crazy. We had a baby (alpaca - in September). I turned 39 (in September). Went to my highschool reunion (in September). Appeared on T.V. (in September). Had a farm tour (in September). My son turned 8 (in September)...


My Loom Knit Dishcloth Design Published in Calendar of Hope! A very popular post! I was very honored to have my loom knitting design published in a needle knitting Calendar put together to benefit Breast Cancer Research!


At 12:42 AM we were awakened by gunshots at the side of our house... A very frightening experience!


Loom Along with me - Half Finger Gloves on long yellow KK Day 1 The first of a 10 day series of video posts of me making a pair of half finger gloves on my long yellow knifty knitter loom! A very popular series of posts!


My new toe socks on the knitting loom! I shared a picture of my latest accomplishment on my knitting loom!


Memory Lane In this post I shared a great way to spend an afternoon...What memories have you uncovered recently?


What do you think? In this post I shared the saga of our stolen dog...


First Lost Tooth on Thanksgiving Day! Another mile-stone documented!


ETA: My most popular post of 2008: The Bounty I documented my trip to the big 2008 Knit and Crochet Out event at the Mall of America and my opportunity to meet Isela Phelps!