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Hello, Everyone!

Holy moly, you guys!  When I started this blog (almost) two years ago, I never really thought it would take off.  I might get a couple readers, but mostly I thought I’d be just yelling out into the void of the internet.  But, now I just saw that I got my 150th follower!

150[1]I don’t even think I know 150 people in real life!  (OK, maybe I do, but they certainly don’t all want to hear me yammer on about yarn and my weird TV shows.)

I just wanted to say “Thank you” to all of you for reading my ramblings, even when they veer into the incoherent.  I love reading your responses to my posts, and seeing your projects on Ravelry.

So, tell your friends!  They’re all invited to the knitting party.  (And if one of you wanted to make me a ‘150’ cake, I wouldn’t complain. :D)

It’s a Party!

tumblr_n5u7t31xLD1rhtzjdo1_250[1]And I have 105 guests!

OK, actually I have 105 followers for On the Needles.  (Hi, followers!)  I somehow missed the 100th follower, which probably happened last week or so.  Whoops!

Anyway, I just wanted to say that I appreciate every one of you.  Each time I see the the little orange star pop up in the corner of my browser, I get a little squee of excitement.

Let’s keep the party going!

A Call for Ideas

As much as I try to be more, I am only one person, with one person’s ideas.  So, I wanted to ask you a favor.  It would be awesome if you could let me know if you have any questions, ideas, thoughts, or other knitting-related ramblings you want to hear about.

Do you have a project you want to make, but can’t find a pattern for?  Do you want to learn how to do a specific technique?  Did something weird happen to you the last time you worked on a pattern, and you want to share?

Or, do you have an itch to try writing yourself?  Do you want to contribute to an On the Needles guest post?  Did you write a pattern, that you want to get a little more exposure?

Email me (knittingontheneedles@gmail.com), tweet at me (@on_the_needles), or contact me through the blog if you have ideas/questions/submissions.  I’ll have my people talk to your people (in other words, we’ll chat).

Let’s make On the Needles bigger and better than ever!

Oh, so that’s who you are

It’s been a week since I put up the post with my demographic questions, and the results are in!

Now, only about 10 people responded, but still!  Very exciting.  That means at least 10 people read my blog (and care enough to fill out a poll), which is about 9 more than I expected.

Anyway, according to the results, you guys (or should I say gals) are all female.   About half of you are in your fifties, but the other half of you are spread out in age from teenagers on up.

Most of you learned to knit in your teens/early adulthood, some earlier, some later.  And a couple of you don’t know how to knit (yet!)!  This surprised me.  We will have to fix that!  (I have a great project for absolute beginner knitters in the works for the next couple weeks.)

Apart from knitting, you guys are a very busy group!  Crochet and sewing are the most popular crafts, but you also enjoy embroidery, quilting, fine art, and spinning.

Very cool!  Thanks to everyone who completed my poll.  I thought it was interesting to see what you guys are up to.alpaca-health-6

(I didn’t know what photo to include for this post, so here are some ridiculously cute alpacas.  You’re welcome)


(Oh, you want me to fill out the poll too?  OK… I’m Female, in my 20s, and I learned to knit when my mom taught me as an itty bitty kid (in second or third grade).   I crochet, sew clothes, love cross stitch, spin my own yarn from time to time and have a quilt I’ve been working on for the past 5 years.)

So… Who are you?

We’ve been doing this blog thing for a while now, and I think it’s time for us to get to know each other a little bit more.  Also, I just figured out how to add polls, so I had to give it a try.

So, just out of curiosity, if you would answer a couple quick questions for me, I would love to hear from you!  And feel free to add anything you think is missing in the comments section.