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.

Making Up For A Lost Hour

Due to dubbing my Saturday a Sunday, Sunday turned into Saturday, which meant that I had procrastinated myself into a corner I couldn’t readily ignore the way I wanted to: by curling up into a consoling fetal position with my knitting and damning the consequences of the real world.

After waking up and getting a late start, I decided to ignore anything fiber related until I had gotten at least most of my to-do list done. This wouldn’t normally be such a hard line to cross – I generally allow myself a congratulatory blog entry readying or Ravelry pattern search after each completed task – but a lack of clean underwear kept undermining and delaying a shower, and I refused to step out into public with the smell of Saturday lingering in the air behind me, so it seemed appropriate to buckle down and get to business as soon as my feet hit the floor in an effort to stop the snowballing from rendering the entire day utterly useless.

I chugged a larger-than-normal-but-average-for-me cup of coffee and allowed it to fuel my body as I dangled the proverbial knitting carrot (and this blog entry) in front of me as a reward for a job well done.

Well, friends, after seven loads of laundry, a futile attempting at riding the house of cat hair (I literally sweat like I was in a Zumba class while I was dusting and vacuuming), two loads of dishes (thank you dishwasher), a fridge clean out that could rival an episode of Hoarders, completing an essay for one very tough employment law class, and charging every peripheral electronic in the house (there is no worse thing than realizing your e-reader is dead at the beginning of your Monday morning bus ride), I finally sat down to focus on the one thing I wish I had been able reserve the whole day for: knitting.

The M&V baby blanket had a minimal amount of work left. I quickly bound off the two remaining edges, wove in the ends, and convinced my iron to cooperate during one very intense steam blocking session (as if there’s any other kind). Here, dear friends, is the end result:

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I had only a sliver of light left in the day by the time I was done and was happy to have a few great shots by the time I sat down to edit the photos and write this post.

The gray color used in the body and edging is a lovely textured alpaca yarn by Black Wolf Farms that I picked up at Vogue Knitting LIVE! this last year. The brownish-red color you see is fabulous llama yarn I picked up from Long Island Livestock Co., also at Vogue Knitting LIVE!, but during its premiere in Chicago in 2012.

Both are about a fingering weight yarn, so the blanket is wonderfully soft and light, as well as incredibly warm. I purposely wanted to create something with a little less bulk than usual, and am glad I went with my gut, even though it extended the finish line from about a month worth of knitting time to two. The end result is so completely worth it.

This lovely gift is being wrapped up and delivered tomorrow so mom and dad can have it readily available for when baby arrives in about a week. We’re all so excited to welcome their little man into the world.

Congratulations, Mike & Val!

 

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.

Top 10 Knitting Blogs, 2014 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.

I first decided to create this post last July when I first created this blog – it is the #1 post on this site, so I wanted to make sure I updated it for 2014. I hope you find some old favorites as well as some new knitting blogs on this list you can enjoy during the next year.

In an effort to support the blogs I admire and hope to one day share an internet presence with, here are the top 10 knitting blogs according to Google this morning (all have been updated within the last two weeks):

Top 10 Knitting Blogs 2014*

  1. My Sister’s Knitter
  2. Tandem Knits
  3. Susan B. Anderson
  4. Mason-Dixon Knitting
  5. Yarn Harlot
  6. Knitting To Stay Sane
  7. Never Not Knitting
  8. One Sheepish Girl
  9. Wendy Knits
  10. QueerJoe’s Knitting Blog
* Search term “knitting blogs” was utilized. 

Top 10 Knitting Blogs 2014 – 2.0*

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

Top 10 Knitting Blogs 2014 – 3.0*

  1. Tandem Knits
  2. Tin Can Knits
  3. My Sister’s Knitter
  4. Knitting To Stay Sane
  5. Knit and Tonic
  6. Oh My Good Knits!
  7. QueerJoe’s Knitting Blog
  8. Yarn Harlot
  9. Did You Make That?
  10. Susan B. Anderson
* Search term “top knitting blogs” was utilized.

When I initially created this post, I was barely getting five visitors to this blog on a daily basis; I can’t believe Tandem Knits made all three lists.

I don’t pretend to know how Google works, but I do know that some of it is about how popular the websites themselves are in terms of traffic and searches – so this honor is shared by all of you.

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!

Happy knitting, blogging, and reading in 2014, 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.