Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Holy Cow!

How does Yarn Harlot do it? I spent most of my available time the last two days just reading comments. Yarn Harlot gets hundreds of comments on her blog every day!! When does she sleep, eat, knit??

Here's what I have recently learned from my blog:

1. Knitters really, REALLY like Lisa Souza's yarn! Especially if it's free.

2. Knitters like animals. Lots of you had questions about my dogs. The formal introductions are

-Multi Group Placing, CKC Champion Ajax's SS Hocus Pocus, almost 10 years old, Bichon Frise

-WillowGlyn Patriot Games (Harrison), Shetland Sheepdog (sheltie), 6 years old

-Multi Group Placing CKC Champion and Best In Show UKC Champion WillowGlyn Oh Behave (Austin), sheltie, 3 years old

-WillowGlyn Serengeti Nights (Robbie), sheltie, almost 2 years old

3. A lot of people knit socks.

4. A lot of people read blogs. Many of them also write blogs.

5. Google Analytics is really fun! I just installed it on the weekend and you can see the stats about the hits to your blog including a map of where they originated. Amazing!

Chris asked whether I spin the dog hair. I am saving the undercoat from the shelties as I brush them. It's lovely and soft. I haven't started spinning it yet but I will.

Thank you for all of the lovely compliments about the dogs!

The first Meilenweit 6-ply sock is done. I started it for me but it will be for my sister. Unfortunately the STR Granite (see Jan. 31/07 post) sock was too big for her and this one was roomy on me so she'll get this one and the Granite was frogged for use at a later date. The more socks I knit the more I am discovering that I like my socks snug.


soapy said...

WOW! Thats some interesting Lisa Souza yarn... I've never tried it and I'm a definately a sock knitter!

not sure how to give you any tiops of reading comments and keeping up with others blogs, it's very hard.. maybe bloglines but still if you read lots and lots it's still difficult.. You definately need time for r&r....
Good Luck with your contest!

Michelle aka

Anonymous said...

Loved you sock -- I have neverused that brand before -- Ilove the self- patterning it does. I hope it fits her!

Lovs2Knit said...

lol....I take it your site has got a lot of hits. I like the socks. I haven't knit with any of the 6-ply yarns yet. I've been look at some of the Opal 6-ply.

Anonymous said...

Great sock, I like the little checkerd parts, I mostly get more random patterns...
now here is my blog-address in case the comment won't get that automatic linking thing...

kshotz said...

There's a gal at my church that had her collie's undercoat spun and then she made mittens from it. They are the softest, and she would tell you *warmets* mittens she's ever owned. It's pretty cool to be able to tell people the story.

And they don't smell like a wet dog when they get wet.

Your dogs are gorgeous!

Kelly said...

Very gorgeous sock. I will have to try that yarn out for myself in the near future! I'm running VERY low on sock yarn so maybe that is means for an online sock yarn spree? LOL.

ikkinlala said...

I wouldn't have thought of spinning dog hair (but then again, we've usually had short-haired dogs) - I'll be interested to see how that turns out.

Monika said...

Thanks for the tip on Google Analytics! This is most intresting!