Top 10 Knitting Blogs, 2015 Edition

knitting blogs, knitting blog, knittingblogsWonderful knitting blogs are a dime a dozen, right? Not even close!

Just as knitters will fiendishly scour the web looking for inspirational patterns, yarn information, or book reviews, I wanted to investigate what my fellow bloggers were up to, how they started their blogs, and look into how they all evolved over the years.

This post continues to be the most popular page within the blog, and I feel like I’m doing my good “blogging karma” by keeping it updated for you every year.

This is my third installment of this post. I hope you find some old favorites as well as some new blogs on this list you can enjoy during the next year.

All of these blogs have been actively updated for the last two weeks according to the Google search performed today. Enjoy, everyone!

Top 10 Knitting Blogs 2015*

  1. Mason-Dixon
  2. My Sister’s Knitter
  3. Knitting To Stay Sane
  4. Tin Can Knits
  5. Tandem Knits
  6. Yarn Harlot
  7. Never Not Knitting
  8. Susan B. Anderson
  9. Knitted Bliss
  10. La Maison Rililie
* Search term “knitting blogs” was utilized. 

Top 10 Knitting Blogs 2015 – 2.0*

  1. Tandem Knits
  2. Mason-Dixon
  3. My Sister’s Knitter
  4. Knitting To Stay Sane
  5. Yarn Harlot
  6. Knit and Tonic
  7. Never Not Knitting
  8. Tin Can Knits
  9. Susan B. Anderson
  10. Knitted Bliss
* Search term “knitting blog” was utilized.

Top 10 Knitting Blogs 2015 – 3.0*

  1. Tandem Knits
  2. Tin Can Knits
  3. My Sister’s Knitter
  4. Knit and Tonic
  5. Knitting Konrad
  6. Did You Make That?
  7. Ann Budd Knits
  8. Susan B. Anderson
  9. TECHknitting
  10. Wendy Knits
* Search term “top knitting blogs” was utilized.

There are some fabulous people on these lists, working hard to share their knitting and their lives with you on a regular basis (Google likes it when you’re active, too.) Please, continue to support all of their hard work (sometimes a post takes me up to five hours to complete!) – we do it for the love of knitting, and of course – the love of you, our readers!

If you’re interested in seeing the last two year’s top knitting blogs (some of which are still very wonderful to read), here are those lists: 2013, 2014.

Happy knitting, blogging, and reading in 2015, everyone!

About Hunter Liam

Hunter's grandmother had him making buttons and threading her sewing machine at the age of three. Ever since then, he's been obsessed with making things with his hands as a form of creative expression.Knitter, spinner, designer, writer, photographer, dancer . . . or just a creative soul with ADD.

One Pattern, Three Options, Dozens of Boxes

Well, we’re rounding the corner on Fiberista Club’s first shipment, and so far, things could have been a lot worse! We didn’t make it to the level of a Fiber Armageddon, and it looks like the last of the boxes will trickle in to members over the next few days.

I had the opportunity to design the first pattern for the club, mostly because I’m too much of a micro-manager to have trusted it to anyone else. I’d like to present my first legitimate pattern, Winter Woods, available in both a cowl and two infinity cowl formats:

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What do you guys think?!

The pattern is only available to Fiberistas for the first three months of its publication, and so far has received some really great feedback!

I’m currently knitting the infinity scarf version for the knit-a-long we’re hosting on Ravelry, and I think I’ll spend some much needed time on my spinning wheel over the weekend since there’s about a week of down time before we gear up for February’s shipment.

Ah, knitting and spinning – my zen needs a reboot, and I’m beyond excited to be able to devout some “me” time within my two favorite hobbies.

About Hunter Liam

Hunter's grandmother had him making buttons and threading her sewing machine at the age of three. Ever since then, he's been obsessed with making things with his hands as a form of creative expression.Knitter, spinner, designer, writer, photographer, dancer . . . or just a creative soul with ADD.

Let’s Rock 2015, Ya’ll!

Like most, I begin 2015 with an uplifted spirit and the best of intentions to stay committed and disciplined to my many interests, including this blog. It’s been good to me – I’ve met a lot of wonderful people here, and have had opportunities sent my way most people would absolutely drool over. I’m grateful for 2014 and what it has done for this blog, even without my ability to provide a regular posting schedule. Thank you, everyone for your past and continued support.

To say last fall kicked my bum would be an understatement – for some reason, I thought it would actually be easy to take six classes and work full time and volunteer and maintain a household and knit and blog and start my novel and go to the gym and find time to do the simple, basic human things like take a shower or properly use sleep as a method of rest and rejuvenation.

It was a difficult twelve weeks, and I struggled quite a bit to maintain everything. Unfortunately, my knitting time and this blog suffered. I’m happy to report I earned straight A’s (well, one B+ but given the course load I’m calling it straight A’s) and I’ve learned my lesson: slow and steady wins the race. There’s really no rush, and I’ve decided to remain in part-time standing for now just to give life some room to breathe.

In other news, Mr. Joseph and I also launched a business this year, and we’re very, very excited about the possibility it presents to us to combine all of our favorite skills and passions.

Fiberista Club – a yarn and fiber subscription service – officially launched at the beginning of December, just as I was placing the finishes touches on my final term paper. It’s been great fun, and we actually sold out of our first month’s boxes.

I can’t reveal any details here, but I did have the opportunity to design for the club and I’m excited to be able to release it into the world (well, the Fiberista world) within the next week or so.

I owe you some photos, and since most of my knitting time has been for the club, I can’t publish them here until they are officially released. However, we are using mood boards as our inspiration for the yarn box contents every month, and since these were officially published today, I can go ahead and post them here for you:

febneutral febwarm febcoolThe club is up to my yarn snob standards:  we feature two skeins of handyed yarn or a minimum of 8 oz. of spinning fiber in our boxes, which are shipped on the very first Monday of every month. Membership is at a nominal rate, and the products included within the box are discounted – it’s an opportunity to provide fabulous knitters and spinners with premium goods for their projects at a bargain rate.

We just finished shipping our very first boxes this past week:

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I’m in love! If you’d like more information regarding Fiberista Club, visit the blog or the shop.  You can also check out our Ravelry group, the Fiberista Clubhouse. We’d love to have you as a Fiberista!

Well, that’s all for now everyone. I wanted to update you a bit, but we’re hitting 2015 with a vengeance around here. I’ll be back soon to share my latest knitting and yarn splurging updates (I haven’t shared what I purchased at Vogue Knitting LIVE! this year!).

 

About Hunter Liam

Hunter's grandmother had him making buttons and threading her sewing machine at the age of three. Ever since then, he's been obsessed with making things with his hands as a form of creative expression.Knitter, spinner, designer, writer, photographer, dancer . . . or just a creative soul with ADD.