This marks the 1,000th post here at Reflections in the Pond.
I started this block back in July 2003. Seriously. Back then, it was all written by hand. There was no CMS to handle all the formatting and posting. Just me, a text editor, and an FTP program.
At some point we switched over to Movable Type, and stayed with them for many years. At that time this was a Pagan blog. I wrote about my spiritual journey, Tarot cards, and other things like that. Some of those posts are still in the archive, but the majority of them have been migrated elsewhere, and essentially mothballed. (This means, of course, this isn’t really the 1,000th post, but it is the 1,000th currently live post. 😉 )
At some point in 2008, I believe, I started changing this blog over into some place where I could share all my crafty projects. At the time I had just given birth to my little man, and I was making a lot of changes in my life and how I chose to spend my time. Unbelievably, 2008 was an incredibly productive year for me. I finished a pile of cross stitch projects and learned to knit. I promise, I didn’t neglect the little man too much. 😉
So, this July will mark nine years of blogging for me. I’m actually really amazed at how long I’ve stuck with it and with just how much I’ve written. (Check out my main site to see some of my other blog posts, essays and articles on non-crafty things, if you are interested.) Hopefully I will stick with it another nine years, and another nine after that. Goodness knows what the internet will look like by then!
My other big accomplishment today is finishing up the My Vampire Boyfriend Socks. My goodness where they ever difficult! The pattern was great, but all that cabling in cotton yarn was hard on my hands. I’m going to take a break for a few days and start a new crochet project and do some cross stitching. After that, it’s one more pair of socks for someone else, and then never again (unless I chose to give someone a gift.) Whhhheeeeeee!
(I’ve finished 34 pairs of socks and only kept 15 pairs for myself. Of those 15, four pairs have worn out, and two are just about too, and one shrunk so I can’t wear them.) I have three pairs on the needles right now, two for me and one for the husband, and one pair of commission socks remaining.)