22 May 2008

100

I made this knitting bag today. I have a pattern to finish, and I'm at a point in that process that is a bit intense, so let's say I just felt like having a break, and then I did some sewing. The bag is just like the one I made for Hanne, and my own (which I use all the time). Both the floral fabric and the solid red is cotton, the red is heavy weight. And like Hanne's bag, it's lined with silk, a deep red this time.

A week ago, I discovered there are web sites ready to help me spy on those reading my blog, and have thus just discovered that quite a lot of people actually do. In fact, the last week, people from all over the world have been visiting. I have found that most of you are Danish or American, and there are also quite a lot from Norway and the rest of Europe. But then there have also been visitors from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, China, Brazil, India, Kuwait, Russia and Greenland! I guess Ravelry is to blame.

Anyway, I'm thrilled that there are people out there actually interested in what I do! I love to knit, I really do. It gives me so much pleasure, and after I started designing patterns, it has become even more enjoyable. And getting feedback on what I love to do, is of course satisfying. I deeply appreciate every comment you leave for me. I also like being able to visit your places, discovering more clever knitters with lots of inspiration to give.

Therefore, on this, my hundredth post, it's time for celebration. I missed my first blogiversary, so I figured this would be a proper occasion. And when there's celebration, there's usually cake. I must admit I prefer real life cakes over the virtual ones, so there won't be any today. But I have this knitting bag, though. Maybe that could be something?

So. One of you gets the knitting bag. And in return, I'd like a comment by Sunday. If you have made any of my designs, I would be very happy for a link to the picture! If you haven't, inspire me with some fabulous knitting! And if you don't feel like going fabulous knitting hunting, that's ok, too. Just make me feel special! And of course, identify yourself so I can discover your blog (if you have one, that is)!

30 comments:

MagFly said...

Fyrstemann!

Love your blog a lot. Inspiring and with a new view.

Strikkelise said...

Happy hundredth post! I love reading your blog, and looking at your great photos. There's a lot of red in here. Which I love.

Heather said...

I found you through Ravelry. I loved the simplicity and style of Little Sister's dress and when I visited your blog to see your other patterns, I added you to my blog roll immediately. You are very talented and I thank you for sharing.
The bag is lovely, but shipping to Alabama, USA would be too much... leave me out of the contest, but know you appreciated.
I am pneuma on ravelry by the way.

mari said...

What a beautiful bag.
I haven't knit any of your patterns but I do have little Sister's dress in my queue. That is how I found your blog, by the way.
Congrats on making it to 100!

Helle Nielsen said...

Hej tora

JEg vil da også sige tillykke. Jeg elsker også din blog og skal gerne lige forbi se om du har lavet nye fine ting. Jeg har selv lavet både little sisters dress og hearts til min datter og de bliver flittigt brugt - og kommenteret af andre. Jeg har desværre ikke en blog så jeg kan ikke linke til billeder.

HANNE said...

Kære Tora, tillykke med de 100 :)
Strikketasken er rigtig fin, den er sommerskøn.....min herhjemme bliver brugt hver dag og designet er genialt.
Spændende at se, hvem der kigger på ens blog, måske man skulle installere det program :)

Ballee said...

Hi, The Netherlands overhere!
Saw your knittingbag already on Flickr last night, and was hoping on a blogpost about it!
Never made a pattern from your hands, but I think you like this one too:

For my almost 3 year old daughter:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Ballee/girls-cap-sleeved-spring-shirt

Congrats with your posts, your in my blogroll!

Groeten uit Rotterdam, Puk

Siena Knit said...

Since I started reading blogs a few months ago I have discovered quite a few I like, but yours is still one of my favourites. I like your style, your photos and your great designs!
As you know, there isn`t much to see in my blog yet, but there will be more in the next weeks. Hopefully also a picture of Little sisters dress - it`s in my knitting queue.
I`m looking forward to the next 100 posts!

Lucette said...

Hello Tora,
I started visiting your blog after you had knit the beautiful yellow gloves. And now I link through Ravelry and enjoy seeing all your sewing and knitting. That is a great bag, I really like the colours.

lucette

Kristine said...

Gratulerer med de første 100!
Har strikket to sweethearter, her en en av de: http://kriiistine.blogspot.com/2008/04/sweetheart.html

Nå holder jeg på med Angle! Tusen takk for fantastiske design.. God helg!

zeusstrik said...

tillykke med jubilæet :) dine tasker er supersøde !! dejligt at følge med her :)

hanne

grendesign said...

Stort tillykke med blogolæet her på din skønne blog med dine fine designs.
Foreløbigt har jeg strikket Little Sisters dress og Hearts er højt på listen. De er så smukke.
Helt ligesom din fantastiske taske.
KH Britt

Karin MALLE Jegsen Petersen said...

tillykke med nr. 100.....du er en flittig blogger.

jeg beundrer din kreativitet og ikke mindst dine egne mønstre. min datter emma har fået sig en grøn hjertevest, der tit er i brug og som altid bliver beundret af andre.

tak fordi du deler dine strikke ideer/ opskrifter med os andre.

tasken er da en herlig lille ting.....jeg tror jeg har et strikketøj, der kan passe til den ;-)

malle

Galadriel said...

Gratulerer med 100!! Jeg er nettopp ferdig med Angle, og er strålende fornøyd. Jeg håper det blir surt og kaldt i morgen, så mottakeren får prøvd den lenge og vel :) :)

Joji said...

Hi! I´m Joji from Argentina! Yes, that´s Latinamerica.
I so love your blog and knits. I´m also inspired by your work all the time. I found your patterns through Ravelry and love them, though I´ve never knit one of them.
Just stopping bye to say hello and congratulations on your 100th post!

Trifarina said...

I also found you on the Ravelry! I love your patterns and the little sister dress is next on my list of to do items!

Kristin L said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. i just found you via Whip Up and am already excited to try the Anne's Feet wristwarmers. The bag is beautiful. BTW, I'm visiting from Germany -- just to add to your list of countries. ;-)

Kristin said...

Congratulations on 100 posts. I fell in love with your Sweetheart dress on Ravelry. It was wonderful to knit and very well received (I made it as a gift). There is a picture of it here: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2176/2432593164_1835025cd5.jpg

Rouxhauser said...

Love the bag. I don't have any of your patterns yet, but that may have to change soon. ;) Happy 100th!

Nettie said...

I don't know if it will inspire you, but here is the link to a pattern of mine that people seem to like :)

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Nettie/felicity

zebraknits said...

I just came by via whipup when I saw the cute dress you knit and loved your blog! Your work is wonderful and I will be visiting again!!

Happy blogversary!

solei said...

Gratulerer med ditt jubileum! Alltid spennende å lese din blogg.
Du lager så mye fint!

Line said...

Gratulerer med jubileum! Jeg er en av de mange som surfer til siden din fra Danmark, men jeg er norsk og fra Kolbotn. Jeg fant deg på Ravelry for noe som snart må være et år siden, og har lest bloggen din siden, men kan ikke huske om jeg har kommentert tidligere.
Jeg synes designene og ikke minst bildene dine er flotte (og jeg har lagret adressen til Trøste&Bære til jeg en dag blir mamma...)

Bagheraa på Ravelry

Barbara said...

I just found your blog via Whip Up and am utterly charmed by your patterns. Congratulations on your 100th post!

Hannahbelle said...

Well, I'm not sure if I'm too late to win, but I really have just discovered your blog quite recently (I saw a post about your Magda dress on Whip Up, which is a regular read, and have fallen in love with several of your other patterns too!)

You're welcome to say hello on Ravelry, my sn is hannahbelle. I can't say I've seen you about on there, but if I have, please understand I have a miserable memory :)

Tanterne, Charlotte said...

Congratulation on the milestone,

I found your blog through a comment of yours, but I can't remember where, your blog were the one I remembered. I like your designs, and your writing...

'Hearts' is on my 'want-to-do-list'. Though its been awhile since I had the time, so if you pop by to see some knitting, you might have to take a look at the older posts, like:
http://grnbrunlilla.blogspot.com/2007/12/blonde-trje.html
or the unfinished cronicle of the dominospencer.

I am all thrilled about your give away. The bag it so tempting.

Ingvild said...

Gratulerer med jubileum, Tora!

picperfic said...

and from yhe UK!!! I love and adore that knitting bag, so clever! Do you write up sewing patterns too?

Olyvia said...

You have a very nice blog.

Tina Mølgaard Andersen said...

Og jeg blev kvinde nr. 30, dejligt rundt tal. ;o)

Spændende/lækre ting du laver og meget alsidigt.