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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hiya Friends!

Can you believe this little blog is 10 years old today!  I know!  It's so hard to believe that today, marks a friend to knit with's 10 year anniversary!  I remember this day ten years ago so clearly.  Our computer (our "office") was in the basement.  Andrew, my youngest,  had just started kindergarten and I felt as though I now had some to dive into a blog.  Right after I put the kids on the bus, I headed down to the basement, coffee in hand,  and started this blog.  I was super nervous to hit publish.  (I actually still get a little nervous!)   I didn't have a laptop. I didn't have a DSLR.  Just a little point and shoot camera and a big 'ol desktop in the basement. And, it became the beginning of my little space on the internet.

I can't even express what this blog has meant to me.  And I can't even express how much I appreciate each and every visitor and comment I have received.  Finding like minded people with the same interests and passions is a true gift. Blogging in the knitting community has been a complete honor.
These past few months, I have become very emotional about the passing of time.  I have been so grateful that I have my blog to go back in time.  If you are ever on the fence about blogging, I say DO IT!

To celebrate ten years, I'd like to offer $10.00 off your purchase of Chalk Lots Placemats.  Use coupon code AFTKWis10 at checkout.  And please, feel free to pass along to your friends.  Chalk Lots make great holiday gifts for those who like to plan ahead! :)

I'll be back tomorrow with one of my best giveaways.  Yarn, of course.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

xx, leslie

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27 comments

  1. Thank you for making the commitment to blog Leslie! I have followed your blog for years & I check it every week!....sometimes more frequently & find myself disappointed if you haven't posted yet! HaHa
    Your words inspire me not to mention your beautiful knitting & wonderful recipes! ...and I always love hearing about your family - makes us feel like "friends"! :) - Cyndi Stephenson
    Ravelry: knitgrlcj

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    1. thank you so much cyndi! btw... we ARE friends! :) xx

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  2. Ho'omaka'i on your 10 year anniversary!

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  3. Happy bloversary ;-)

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  4. You are definitely one of the gems I have found through traveling on the interwebs. Congrats on your anniversary, my friend.

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  5. Happy Blog Anniversary!!! I have been following you since about 2010 and have enjoyed your blog tremendously. Looking forward to another 10 yrs (at least).

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    1. awe! thank you so much mary lea! so happy to have you as a visitor! xx

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  6. Congratulations! I found your Toast pattern, followed it to your blog and have been reading ever since. Keep up the great work!

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    1. thank you karmyl for stopping by! and glad you have made toast! need to make a new pair myself! xx

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  7. Anonymous9/27/2016

    I love your blog, it's inspirational. Your stories are delightful , your photos are wonderful and I can so identify to your world!! Thank you for posting so often...Congratulations!!! Elizabeth from Canada :)

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    1. oooooh! thank you so much, elizabeth! xx

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  8. Congrats! I've been following you for almost all ten of them!

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    1. awe. SO sweet to hear mary jo! xx

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  9. happy blogiversary! I cant believe its been that long. When I found you I had only one child and one on the way. Now I have 3 boys and have been knitting them things almost the entire time. XOXO

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    1. awe! time really does fly. hold on tight to those little boys! happy knitting, elizabeth. thanks for visiting the old blog! :) xx

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  10. Congratulations, I enjoy visiting you with a cuppa! Thanks for sticking it out for us, and thanks for the stitch markers! Love them!

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    1. thank YOU for carolyn for stopping by! and so glad you received the stitch markers! xx

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  11. Congratulations! Thank you for taking the time to blog. It's a pleasure to read.

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    1. awe! well, thank YOU duni for stopping by! xx

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  12. Congratulations! I am so happy I found your blog - I don't have many friends who knit, so I turn to the internet to find them;) I also enjoy baking and have made many of the cookie recipes that you post. Lots of fun. Cheers!

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    1. hi dehnel! i know! it makes us feel like we are not alone in this wonderful world of knitting! right?! so glad we all have each other! xx

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  13. Happy 10 year Blogiversary! I've been reading your blog for many of those 10 years. Looking forward to the next 10.

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  14. I haven't seen that yarn before, but it sure looks luscious. Happy anniversary to you.

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