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.

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.

I’ve Moved On

The Artson baby blanket and I are having a fight. Sure, we’ve bickered during our time together. Once because I thought it would be fun to swap my color arrangement around, another time because I was drunk enough to use two different size needle tips during a 2 AM knitting session. Sure, he thinks I’m pain when I’m trying to get him to pose for the perfect in-progress picture, getting under my skin with statements like “You wouldn’t let someone post a picture of you first thing in the morning on the internet – why am I different?”.

Each time, the arguing has brought us closer together – except this last time. This last time, I was tempted to torch the sucker with a lighter. Instead, he’s folded up on my ottoman waiting for me to reconcile our relationship; I’m stubborn enough to just spend time with other projects until he commits to cooperating with me.

I know you’ll completely side with me, so let me tell you how all of this transpired. I was happily picking up stitches for the very last block while Mr. Joseph and I were traveling to a wedding this weekend. I didn’t have my pattern instructions with me, so I asked Artson, “Hey buddy, how many stitches do I need to pick up for this block?”.

He insisted there were only 137 needed for the block. I argued I thought it was more. Maybe 160?

“No, it’s definitely 137. Just pick up 137. I promise you, that’s all that will fit, anyway.” – Artson

So that’s what I did. And then I knit 51 rows during 3 hours of travel time. I thanked him for his help when I was done, and was excited to start the process of grafting his two halves together. I couldn’t wait for the moment to see the entire pattern come together in all it’s glory (yes, very much in a Dr. Frankenstein kind of way).

It was about 10 PM when I sat down on Monday to get it done. I happily repeated my Kitchener stitching mantra, while Mr. Joseph quietly entertained himself (he knows when he hears the muttering to leave me alone until it ceases).

About two hours in, I started to get concerned. It looked like I didn’t have enough stitches on one side of the work, but of course Artson would never lie to me, so I just kept on going. At 2 AM in the morning, I let out a “You have got to be !@#$%^&* kidding me!”, and shoved Artson into the bottom of an empty shelf in the darkest closet I could find. I yelled at him outside of the door for lying to me. I decided to call in Mr. Pattern for back up. He supported my side of the argument – 182 stitches were needed for the last block. I was under by almost 50 stitches. Artson lied. He’s a liar. And a jerk.

Since I can’t possibly look at him, much less think about all the spending time with him to cut out all the grafting, frog 6,000 stitches, and knit up 10,000 in their place, I decided we needed a break – some time apart in order to gain some perspective.

I searched and searched my stash for something that would be a quick knit, and found some wonderful chunky Misti Alpaca I had lying around. This sweater is just the new beginning I needed. The first date after a break up. Rebound knitting.

IMG_1792 IMG_1787 IMG_1785I asked him how many stitches I needed, he told me 47. Perfect. How many to decrease for armholes? 2. Music to my ears. What about the neckline? Hold the 5 center stitches and decrease one stitch at the neck edge every alternating row. You’re a dream come true, sweater – how great it is to rebound with someone who’s honest. You don’t lie, and I like that.

Of course, my deadline for both of these projects is the same day: the baby shower and my nephews birthday part are both on August 25th.

I’ve told Mr. Sweater that I’m not ready for anything serious, so we’ve agreed to continue to see each other as friends. Artson and I are going to have to work things out, for the baby’s sake of course. I’m not quite ready to spend time with him yet, but I’m hopeful about our future.

I guess time will tell.

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.